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UN agency for Palestine refugee launches global funding push after US aid cuts

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) launched on Monday a global fundraising campaign to sustain resources for its education, health and other assistance programmes.

Gaza: UN official releases funds to enable life-saving aid programmes in enclave

A senior United Nations aid and development official in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) today released $2.2 million to support health, food and livelihood programmes in the Gaza Strip.

UN trade report highlights impact of loss of land and resources to Palestinian economy

Agricultural output in the Occupied Palestinian Territory decreased by 11 per cent and the sector’s gross domestic product (GDP) share fell 0.5 per cent between 2015 and 2016 on the back of sparse utilization of cultivatable land, lack of irrigation and a ban on the import of suitable fertilizers by Israel, according to a report released by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD).

In Palestine, UN chief says two-state solution 'only way to guarantee peace'

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today reiterated his call for a political solution to the Middle East conflict that would end Israel's occupation of Palestinian land and would create an independent Palestinian state, living side by side with Israel in peace and security.

UN chief Guterres meets Israel's Netanyahu in Jerusalem, pledges to fight anti-Semitism

Reiterating his commitment to fighting anti-Semitism, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today told Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that he is committed to protecting Israel and its right to exist.

Senior UN political official concerned by recent incidents that undermine Middle East peace process

A senior United Nations political affairs official today voiced concerns over recent developments that undermine efforts to end the long-standing Israeli-Palestinian conflict, including Israel's move to amend a law to cement its control over East Jerusalem.

UN rights office 'deeply concerned' about deteriorating humanitarian conditions in Gaza

The United Nations human rights office today expressed deep concern about the steadily deteriorating humanitarian and human rights conditions in Gaza, especially the restrictions on the enclave's power supply.

UN chief welcomes news crisis in Jerusalem's Old City has been 'defused'

After days of mounting tensions over the situation around Jerusalem's holy sites, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today welcomed news that the crisis in the Old City has been defused.

Jerusalem: Guterres urges political and religious leaders to refrain from 'provocative actions and rhetoric'

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres, concerned by the potential risk of escalating violence over the situation in the Old City of Jerusalem, today urged all political, religious and community leaders to refrain from provocative actions and rhetoric.

Amid rising tensions in Jerusalem, UN envoy warns of 'grave risk' of escalation in Middle East

The United Nations envoy on Middle East peace has warned that developments over the past 11 days at holy sites in the Old City in Jerusalem have demonstrated the “grave risk” that the Israeli-Palestinian conflict could become a religious conflict that could ultimately engulf the rest of the region.