The Middle East diplomatic Quartet issued a wide-ranging statement today calling on Israel and the Palestinians to work constructively to create an environment where there can be progress towards Palestinian statehood that is consistent with previous international agreements and resolutions.
The Security Council agreed today that the special tribunal set up to try the suspected killers of the former Lebanese prime minister Rafik Hariri will enter into force on 10 June unless Lebanon ratifies the tribunal itself before that date.
The situation of workers in Gaza, the West Bank and the Golan Heights has worsened dramatically over the past year, with two out of three people lacking employment, according to a new report by the United Nations labour agency.
The United Nations, which has long supported the convening of democratic elections in Iraq, today kicked off a week-long session to train nine new members of the country’s Independent High Electoral Commission.
The top United Nations envoy to Iraq today condemned in the strongest terms the deadly attack on the Shrine of Abdul-Qader Al-Bilani Mosque in Baghdad, calling on those responsible to be brought to justice.
The President of the United Nations Security Council today said the 15-member body may move Wednesday to vote on a draft resolution on a planned special tribunal to try the suspected killers of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri.
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is on his way to Berlin to attend Wednesday’s high-level meeting of the Middle East Quartet, the international diplomatic grouping trying to advance the peace process between Israel and the Palestinians.
The Director-General of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) today condemned the killing of yet another Iraqi journalist following the murder in Baghdad of Ali Khalil