New York, 9 March 2010 - Statement Attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General on Israeli settlement activityThe Secretary-General condemns the approval of plans for the building of 1,600 new housing units in East Jerusalem by the Israeli Ministry of Interior earlier today. He reiterates that settlements are illegal under international law. Furthermore, he underscores that settlement activity is contrary to Israel's obligations under the Roadmap, and undermines any movement towards a viable peace process.
Statements on 9 March 2010
- New York, 9 March 2010 - Secretary-General's remarks at meeting with the McDonnell International Scholars Academy [as prepared for delivery]
- Nairobi, Kenya, 9 March 2010 - Secretary-General's message to the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) [delivered by Mr. Haile Menkerios, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Sudan]
- New York, 9 March 2010 - Secretary-General's remarks to the Memorial Ceremony in honour of those killed in the Haiti earthquake