Archives for December 2013

UN Platform for Palestine

UN Platform for Palestine (UNPfP) was created by the Working Group within the Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People to foster strong cooperation with civil society organizations (CSOs).

The purpose of UNPfP is to create a central location for CSOs  around the world to inform, share and mobilize among themselves regarding international, regional and local efforts in support of the Palestinian people and the just cause of Palestine. This platform will provide CSOs active on the question of Palestine with the tools to produce a multiplier effect, connect with other groups and hopefully raise greater awareness and support for collective efforts. It will also build a bridge between CSOs and the United Nations and its Member States, including the Committee and its Working Group.



Press Release 27 November 2013 – بيــان صحفـي

بعث السفير الدكتور رياض منصور، المراقب الدائم لدولة فلسطين لدى الأمم المتحدة في نيويورك، رسائل متطابقة إلى الأمين العام للأمم المتحدة ورئيس مجلس الأمن (الصين) ورئيس الجمعية العامة للأمم المتحدة، حول الانتهاكات المستمرة للقانون الدولي التي ترتكبها إسرائيل، السلطة القائمة بالاحتلال، في الأرض الفلسطينية المحتلة، بما فيها القدس الشرقية، وهي الأرض التي تشكل دولة فلسطين، ذكرفيها أن هذه الانتهاكات تؤثر سلبا على الوضع على الأرض وتتسبب في معاناة ومشاق للشعب الفلسطيني وتؤجج التوتر بين الجانبين  وتقوض المفاوضات التي استؤنفت وتدمر جهود السلام. [Read more…]

3 December 2013 – Statement on the Announcement of Voluntary Contributions to UNRWA

Statement by H.E Ambassador Dr. Riyad Mansour, Permanent Observer of the State of Palestine to the United Nations, before the Ad Hoc Committee of the General Assembly for the Announcement of Voluntary Contributions to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), 3 December 2013:

 Check against Delivery

 Mr. President,

On behalf of the delegation of the State of Palestine, I wish to thank the Deputy Commissioner-General of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), Ms. Margot Ellis, for all of her efforts in serving the Agency and for her briefing on UNRWA’s work over the past year, including updates on both the serious financial and operational challenges being faced by the Agency and accomplishments of the past year. [Read more…]