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Global response to terrorism vital for solving refugee crisis, European leaders tell UN

30 September 2015 – European leaders took to the podium of the United Nations General Assembly today to call for a global response to terrorism, both by combatting it and taking early action to pre-empt the scourge, which has seen hundreds of thousands of refugees flooding to the continent’s doorstep.

Citing Israeli violations, Palestinian leader renounces security, political accords at UN Assembly

30 September 2015 – On the day that the Palestinian flag was raised at United Nations Headquarters for the first time, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas today renounced political and security accords with Israel, saying it must now resume its responsibilities as occupying Power, due to its continual violations of the 20-year-old agreements.

Ban urges Israelis, Palestinians to defuse tensions, prevent escalation

22 September 2015 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has urged both the Israeli and Palestinian sides to defuse tensions and prevent an escalation of the current situation on the ground, during a recent phone call with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.

UN chief condemns rocket attacks on Israel from Gaza

20 September 2015 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Sunday condemned the recent rocket attacks by extremist Palestinian militants on Israel from Gaza.

Latest provocations could ignite fresh Israeli-Palestinian violence, warns UN envoy

15 September 2015 – The United Nations Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process told the Security Council today that he is gravely concerned over the violence and continuing clashes in and around the holy sites of the Old City of Jerusalem, and urged all leaders to ensure that visitors and worshippers demonstrate restraint and respect for the sanctity of the area.

Gaza could become uninhabitable in less than five years due to ongoing ‘de-development’– UN report

01 September 2015 – A new report published by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development on assistance to the Palestinian people warns that the Gaza Strip could become “uninhabitable” by 2020 if current economic trends persist.