Gaza: UN envoy on sport voices concern over ban of youth organization

A senior United Nations official has voiced concern over the decision by the local authorities in Gaza to close the offices of a non-governmental organization (NGO) working with youth and called for the unconditional lifting of the ban.

Top UN humanitarian official in Gaza concerned over closure of youth NGO

The top United Nations humanitarian official in the occupied Palestinian territory expressed concern today over the closure by local authorities of the Gaza-based offices of a non-government organization (NGO) working with young people.

Despite easing of Gaza blockade, situation still desperate, UN official warns

Despite encouraging developments in Gaza since Israel eased its blockade in June, with shops now full of consumer goods, the economic, humanitarian, and physical situation is still extremely bleak, the top United Nations official there said today, calling for speedy moves to revive the territory’s economy

UN experts call on Israel, Palestinians to abide by rule of law in Gaza conflict probes

A United Nations monitoring committee is concerned that Israel may not have investigated all allegations of serious humanitarian violations during its deadly conflict in Gaza 21 months ago and said there is no indication that Hamas seriously investigated alleged abuses on its part.

Gaza: UN urges lifting of Israeli restrictions on access to land and sea

The United Nations is calling for the urgent lifting of Israeli military restrictions on civilian access to Gaza’s land and sea, which has eroded the livelihoods of Palestinian residents and worsened the plight of a population already under an economic blockade.

UN chief issues second report on follow-up to inquiry into Gaza conflict

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has issued his second report to the General Assembly on the follow-up to the report made by the United Nations fact-finding mission into the deadly conflict in the Gaza Strip that ended early last year.

Ban announces Israeli, Turkish members of inquiry panel into flotilla incident

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today announced the Israeli and Turkish members of the Panel of Inquiry on the 31 May incident involving a flotilla headed for Gaza after departing Turkey.

Kites fly high over Gaza as children at UN summer camp soar to new world record

More than 6,200 children attending a summer camp in the Gaza Strip run by the United Nations agency assisting Palestinian refugees have broken their own world record for the number of kites flown at the same time.

UN Human Rights Council unveils panel to probe deadly interception of Gaza flotilla

The United Nations Human Rights Council today announced the names of the three experts who will serve on a fact-finding mission to investigative violations of international law resulting from Israel’s interception of a flotilla of aid ships bound for the Gaza Strip, which led to the deaths of nine civilians.

Gaza’s children bounce their way into record books at UN summer sporting event

More than 7,200 children in Gaza today simultaneously bounced basketballs, putting them on track to set their second world record in as many years, as part of an annual summer sporting event organized by the United Nations agency assisting Palestinian refugees.