Gaza

UN rights office condemns executions carried out by Gaza authorities

The United Nations human rights office has condemned the execution of three men by authorities in Gaza today, despite serious and widespread concerns that international fair trial standards were not respected, and in spite of appeals by many local and international actors to halt the executions.

Amid stalled reconstruction, UN official says 'root causes' of Gaza crisis still unresolved

The root causes of last year's conflict in Gaza – which claimed nearly two thousand lives and ravaged large swathes of the Palestinian enclave – remain unaddressed despite a growing humanitarian crisis in the area, the head of the United Nations agency assisting Palestinian refugees has warned.

UN chief condemns rocket attacks on Israel from Gaza

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today has condemned the firing of rockets by militants from Gaza towards Israel which occurred yesterday on 3 June.

Gaza: Security Council receives report of inquiry into incidents during 2014 conflict

In a letter transmitting to the Security Council the public summary of a report of the Board of Inquiry regarding incidents in Gaza during the recent conflict, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today expressed his "profound and continuing concern” for civilian populations of the Gaza Strip and Israel.

Middle East envoy Serry ‘outraged’ by attack on UN Gaza compound

The United Nations Special Coordinator for the Middle East Process, Robert Serry, has expressed outrage by the assault on the UN premises in Gaza this morning.

UN agency ramps up for Gaza reconstruction push

A week after a major conference in Cairo on the reconstruction of war-ravaged Gaza, and in the wake of recent visits to Gaza by the Palestinian Prime Minister, Rami Hamdallah and United Nations Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon, the key UN agency on the ground there has begun scaling up its response to meet critical needs of people in the Strip.

In war-ravaged Gaza, Ban urges ministers of new government to unite on “building one Palestine”

Two days after donors pledged $5.4 billion in aid for Gaza reconstruction, Secretary General Ban Ki-moon visited the war-ravaged enclave, where he viewed destruction wrought by the most recent conflict that was “beyond description”, and also met with the ministers of the National Consensus Government calling on them to focus all efforts on “building one Palestine.”

In Cairo, Ban urges parties to Gaza conflict to end ‘cycle of building and destroying’

On the next stop of his tour of North Africa, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in Egypt today at a conference on the reconstruction of Gaza urged all parties to last summer's war to address the root causes of the protracted conflict to prevent the “cycle of building and destroying” from becoming a ritual.

UN chief set for Gaza visit to help jump-start massive reconstruction effort

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced today that he will travel to Gaza on Tuesday to visit several sites destroyed during last summer's conflict, spotlighting the need to help the enclave “look ahead and build a better future” and advance reconstruction efforts.

In phone call, Ban, Israel's Netanyahu discuss need for lasting ceasefire in Gaza

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon spoke today with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, urging the Isreaeli leader to retrun to calm in Gaza and enouraging steps to facilitate Egyptian efforts to secure a lasting ceasefire.