UN launches health partnership plan for European, Israeli and Palestinian cities

The United Nations health agency co-launched a new partnership programme today aimed at improving the public health of European, Palestinian and Israeli cities through information exchange, study tours, training initiatives and workshops, leading eventually to direct Israeli-Palestinian cooperation.

Top UN rights official condemns suicide attack in Tel Aviv, calls for Middle East peace

The top United Nations human rights official said today he was “appalled” by the suicide bombing in Tel Aviv early Wednesday morning, which resulted in three people being killed and some 50 wounded.

Senior UN envoy condemns suicide attack in Israel

The senior United Nations envoy for the Middle East peace process, Terje Roed-Larsen, strongly condemned today's suicide bombing attack in the Israeli town of Kfar Sava, which left one person dead another at least another 13 people wounded, several seriously.

Road Map's success depends on Israelis, Palestinians staying the course - UN official

The Israelis and Palestinians, along with the international community, must be prepared to stay the course on a plan to settle the Middle East crisis, however strewn with obstacles that course may be, a senior United Nations official told the Security Council today.

Annan deeply concerned by Israel's air attack in Gaza neighbourhood

The United Nations Secretary-General, Kofi Annan, today voiced his deep concern about Israel's air attack last night in Gaza, which left seven Palestinians dead and dozens more wounded, and repeated earlier calls for an end to violence by all sides and a return to the negotiating table.

Annan 'happy' Quartet to push forward with plan for Middle East peace

Secretary-General Kofi Annan has said he is "happy" that the diplomatic Quartet - comprising the United Nations, European Union, Russian Federation and United States - is determined to move ahead with a plan to resolve the Middle East crisis.