Press releases

  • 05 Apr 2018 - Statement by United Nations Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process,Nickolay Mladenov, on the situation in GazaJerusalem, 5 April 2018 “I am following with concern the continuing preparations and rhetoric for this Friday’s ‘Great Return March’ in Gaza. Israeli forces should exercise maximum restraint and Palestinians should avoid friction at the Gaza fence.
  • 05 Apr 2018 - Secretary-General’s statement on the situation in Gaza
  • Nickolay Mladenov, UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process (screen) addresses the Security Council via videoconference on the situation in the Middle East, including the 5th report on SC Resolution 2334 - 26 March 2018

    27 Mar 2018 - Reporting that over the past three months, Israel has advanced 22 plans for some 1,200 housing units for one area of the West Bank, a United Nations envoy warned Monday that such ongoing settlement expansion is eroding the prospect of a two-state solution to the long-standing Middle East conflict.
  • Nickolay Mladenov (on screens), UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, briefs the Security Council meeting on the situation in the Middle East, including the Palestinian question - 26 March 2018

    26 Mar 2018 - Mr. President, Members of the Security Council, On behalf of the Secretary-General, I devote my regular briefing on the situation in the Middle East today to presenting the fifth report on the implementation of Security Council resolution 2334 that covers the period from 18 December last year to 25 March this year.
  • 16 Mar 2018 - The absence of a political process aimed at ending the conflict on the basis of two-state solution continues to be the single largest impediment to Palestinian development, according to a new report by the office of the United Nations Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process (UNSCO).
  • 13 Mar 2018 - “I condemn the attack on the convoy of Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah in Gaza earlier today and wish those injured a speedy recovery. This grave incident must be promptly investigated and the perpetrators brought to justice. Until the legitimate Palestinian Authority is fully empowered in Gaza, Hamas has the responsibility to ensure that the Government is able to carry out its work in the Strip without fear of intimidation, harassment and violence.
  • Nickolay Mladenov, UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, briefs the Security Council meeting on the situation in the Middle East, including the Palestinian question. 20 February 2019 - UN Photo/Loey Felipe

    20 Feb 2018 - Mr. President, Your Excellency President Mahmoud ABBAS, President of the State of Palestine; Ladies and Gentlemen,                                  
  • 15 Feb 2018 - Following his joint meeting with Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah and Israel’s Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories, Major General Yoav (Poli) Mordechai on 14 February, UN Special Coordinator Mladenov stated:
  • Secretary-General António Guterres (second left) addresses the 2018 opening session of the General Assembly's Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe

    Secretary-General António Guterres (second left) addresses the 2018 opening session of the General Assembly's Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe - 5 February 2018

    05 Feb 2018 - International consensus on a two-State solution to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict could be eroding “at a time when it is more important than ever,” Secretary-General António Guterres said on Tuesday, calling the ‘question of Palestine’ one of the longest unresolved issues on the agenda of the United Nations.
  • Nickolay Mladenov, UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process and Personal Representative of the Secretary-General to the Palestine Liberation Organization and the Palestinian Authority, addresses the Security Council meeting on the situation in the Middle East, including the Palestinian question.

    Nickolay Mladenov, UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process addresses the Security Council meeting on the situation in the Middle East, including the Palestinian question. (UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe - 25 January 2018)

    25 Jan 2018 - The United Nations, the Security Council and the wider international community all have fallen into a pattern of “managing, rather than resolving” the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, the UN envoy on the Middle East peace process warned Thursday, saying it was time to end this paralysis, show political leadership and push for policies on the ground that rebuild trust.
  • Nickolay Mladenov (on screen), UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process and Personal Representative of the Secretary-General to the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) and the Palestinian Authority, briefs the Security Council on the situation in the Middle East. (20 November 2017 - UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe)

    Nickolay Mladenov (on screen), UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process briefs the Security Council on the situation in the Middle East. (20 November 2017 - UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe)

    20 Nov 2017 -
    Noting that with the signing last month of the Cairo agreement, Palestinians have set out on a path towards reconciliation, a senior United Nations official underscored on Monday the urgency to resolve the humanitarian crisis in the Gaza Strip and to return the enclave to full civilian and security control of the Palestinian Authority.
  • Miroslav Jenča, Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs. UN Photo/Cia Pak - 18 October 2017

    18 Oct 2017 - Mr. President, Members of the Security Council, Today’s briefing is taking place as important developments unfold to end the more than ten year long Palestinian divide and return Gaza to the full control of the legitimate Palestinian Authority.
  • UN Deputy Special Coordinator/Resident Coordinator/Humanitarian Coordinator, Mr. Robert Piper, in a visit to a number of educational facilities in H2/Hebron City

    UN Deputy Special Coordinator/Resident Coordinator/Humanitarian Coordinator, Mr. Robert Piper, in a visit to a number of educational facilities in H2/Hebron City. (UNSCO Photo - 17 October 2017)

    17 Oct 2017 - On 17 October, the UN Deputy Special Coordinator/Resident Coordinator/Humanitarian Coordinator, Mr. Robert Piper, undertook a visit to a number of educational facilities in H2 to learn about and understand the current conditions and challenges relating to realizing the right to education in this area of Hebron. He was joined by a number of representatives from UN agencies and international donors.
  • UN Special Coordinator Nickolay Mladenov's keynote address at International Institute for Counter-Terrorism’s (ICT's) 17th World Summit on Counter-Terrorism

    UN Special Coordinator Nickolay Mladenov's keynote address at ICT's 17th World Summit on Counter-Terrorism. (UNSCO Photo/Daniela Penkova)

    11 Sep 2017 - Prof Reichman, President and Founder of the Interdisciplinary Centre (IDC) in Herzliya, Prof Ganor, Founder and Executive Director of the IDC, Chairman of the Board, Mr Shavit, Honourable Minister Shaked, Ladies and Gentlemen,
  • Miroslav Jenca (right), Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs, addresses the Security Council on the situation in the Middle East

    Miroslav Jenca (right), Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs, addresses the Security Council on the situation in the Middle East. 22 August 2017- UN Photo/Kim Haughton

    22 Aug 2017 - A senior United Nations political affairs official today voiced concerns over recent developments that undermine efforts to end the long-standing Israeli-Palestinian conflict, including Israel's move to amend a law to cement its control over East Jerusalem.

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