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UN envoy welcomes full return of Gaza border crossings to Palestinian Authority

01 November 2017 – The United Nations envoy for the Middle East peace process on Wednesday welcomed the full return of the Gaza crossings to the control of the Palestinian Authority.


Winter may be 'harsh blow' to vulnerable children in Middle East, UNICEF warns amid funding gap

27 October 2017 – Freezing temperatures, storms and heavy snowfall will add to the misery afflicting hundreds of thousands of families affected by conflict across the Middle East unless assistance – including cold weather clothing and supplies – is urgently provided, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has warned.


With ‘cautious optimism,’ UN political official reports positive developments on Middle East peace

18 October 2017 – A senior United Nations political affairs official on Wednesday highlighted at the Security Council some positive developments on the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, particulalry on intra-Palestinian reconciliation efforts.


UN envoy discusses implementation of intra-Palestinian agreement with Prime Minister Hamdallah

16 October 2017 – Meeting the Palestinian Prime Minister today, the United Nations Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, Nickolay Mladenov, and discussed the implementation of the intra-Palestinian agreement signed in the Egyptian capital, Cairo, on 12 October.


In phone call, UN chief offers congratulations and support to Palestinian President

12 October 2017 – United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has congratulated by phone Mahmoud Abbas, President of the State of Palestine, on the intra-Palestinian agreement, signed earlier Thursday in Cairo.


International Media Seminar discusses objectivity, role of social, traditional media in covering Israel-Palestine conflict

06 October 2017 – Journalists, diplomats, academics and civil society representatives shared their views on the status of the Israel-Palestine conflict, ways to end the occupation – now in its fiftieth year – and media coverage of those efforts, during the 2017 International Media Seminar on Peace in the Middle East, co organized by the United Nations and held in Vienna from 5 to 6 October.