Gaza

Secretary-General, Israeli President discuss Gaza inquiry report

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.

Ban sends report of UN probe into Gaza incidents to Security Council

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.

Members of UN human rights probe into Gaza conflict meet in Geneva

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.

Better access crucial for Gaza's recovery and reconstruction – top UN official

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.

Humanity taking back seat to politics in Gaza – UN humanitarian chief

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.

Conflict over but situation of Gaza’s children still ‘precarious’ – UNICEF

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.

Israeli ban on imports into Gaza puts economic recovery on hold, UN reports

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.

UN agency to assess environmental damage in Gaza

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).

Three months after conflict, UN official warns of dire humanitarian situation

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.

Ban briefed on findings of UN investigation into Gaza incidents

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.