Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and Israeli President Shimon Peres discussed the report of the United Nations Board of Inquiry into incidents affecting the world body’s personnel, premises and operations during the recent conflict in Gaza at a meeting today in New York.
Secretary General Ban Ki-moon today sent to the Security Council a summary of the report by the United Nations Board of Inquiry into incidents affecting the world body’s personnel, premises and operations during the recent conflict in Gaza and southern Israel.
The independent team of investigators tasked by the United Nations Human Rights Council with examining alleged rights abuses and violations of international law during the recent conflict in Gaza began a week-long meeting in Geneva today to prepare for a fact-finding mission to the region.
The top United Nations envoy to the Middle East has urged better access for essential items to enter Gaza, stressing that the humanitarian and early recovery situation there nearly four months after the end of Israel's military offensive is “alarming” and shows no real progress.
Helping Gaza’s most vulnerable must be a top priority, the United Nations humanitarian chief urged today, lamenting that basic human needs are not being met and that reconstruction is stalled, nearly four months after the end of hostilities there.
The recent hostilities in Gaza may be over but the continuing Israeli blockade and inter-Palestinian tensions are hampering recovery efforts and having a particularly negative effect on the situation of children, the United Nations warned today.
Economic recovery in the Gaza Strip is at a standstill due to the ongoing blockade of materials and spare parts that would spur reconstruction following the Israel’s devastating three-week military offensive, the United Nations said today.
Increased discharge of raw sewage and other environmental effects of the recent combat in Gaza will be focus of an assessment announced today by the head of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).
Although the devastating Israeli military offensive in the Gaza Strip against Hamas came to an end three months ago, life for Gazans remains extremely difficult, the United Nations humanitarian chief has stressed.
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon was briefed today by members of the United Nations Board of Inquiry, which is probing incidents involving death and damage at the world body’s premises in Gaza during Israel’s military operation and whose report is expected in two weeks.