New York, 8 December 2010 - Statement Attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General Middle East Peace ProcessThe Secretary-General takes note with regret that Israel will not heed the united call of the international community, as reflected by the Quartet, to extend the settlement restraint policy. He reiterates his urging Israel to fulfil its Roadmap obligation to freeze all settlement activity in the occupied Palestinian territory, including East Jerusalem.
In spite of this setback, the Secretary-General believes it is more important than ever to promote a negotiated end-game for a two-State solution. He is encouraged that the United States has indicated its determination to continue its efforts in this direction and he urges the full cooperation of the parties towards that end. He is looking forward to these matters being discussed in the days to come among all members of the Quartet.
Statements on 8 December 2010
- Cancun, Mexico, 8 December 2010 - Secretary-General's Remarks to UNFCCC COP16 Avoided Deforestation Partners Event [As prepared for delivery]
- Cancun, Mexico, 8 December 2010 - Secretary-General's opening remarks to UNFCCC COP16 Side Event on Advisory Group on Climate Change Financing (as delivered)
- New York, 8 December 2010 - Statement attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General on Haiti n[scroll down for French version]