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Two-state solution to Israel-Palestine conflict at risk of giving way to ‘one-state reality,’ warns Ban

15 September 2016 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called for intensified efforts to encourage Israelis and Palestinians to take the difficult steps required to change the current destructive trajectory of the conflict, which is heading towards a “one-state reality” rather than a peaceful resolution.


New UN report finds that without obstacles Occupied Palestinian Territory’s economy could easily double gross domestic product

06 September 2016 – The economy of the Occupied Palestinian Territory could easily produce twice the gross domestic product (GDP) it generates now, while unemployment and poverty could recede significantly, according a new United Nations report.


UN agency lays foundation for its biggest logistics base in Gaza

31 August 2016 – The United Nations relief agency charged with the well-being of Palestinian refugees has started work on what will become its largest logistics base in the Gaza Strip.


Reverse ‘negative trajectory’ and restore hope for two-state solution, says UN Middle East envoy

29 August 2016 – The United Nations senior official coordinating efforts towards the peaceful resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict today reiterated a call for both sides to work towards a negotiated two-state solution which envisages the co-existence of Palestine and Israel as amicable neighbours.


UN agencies urge efforts to halt Gaza's 'de-development' trajectory

26 August 2016 – Marking the second anniversary of the 2014 ceasefire which ended the most devastating round of hostilities in Gaza, heads of United Nations agencies there have called for a greater flow of material and funding to address humanitarian needs and boost economic prospects for Gaza's 1.9 million residents.


UN envoy encouraged by preparations for upcoming Palestinian local elections

24 August 2016 – United Nations Deputy Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process Robert Piper today said he is encouraged by preparations for the early October poll across the occupied West Bank and Gaza – the first such concurrent elections in a decade – and appealed to all Palestinian parties to stick to the agreed code of conduct and to refrain from actions that could undermine the process.


With long-term strategy, UN protects civilians in Gaza from threat of unexploded munitions

11 August 2016 – Hostilities in the Gaza Strip dating back to 2014 and earlier still pose serious threats to life and physical integrity in the tine enclave as explosive remnants of war (ERW) and other legacy hazards remained littered throughout the strip, said the United Nations humanitarian wing, spotlighting a sustainable strategy to mitigate those risks.