New York

10 November 2014

Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on the Gaza Board of Inquiry

The Secretary-General has established an internal and independent United Nations Headquarters Board of Inquiry into certain incidents that occurred in the Gaza Strip between 8 July and 26 August 2014. 

The Board will be led by Mr. Patrick Cammaert (The Netherlands) and includes, as its other members, Ms. Maria Vicien-Milburn (Argentina), Ms. Lee O’Brien (USA), Mr. Pierre Lemelin (Canada) and Mr. K.C. Reddy (India).  It will review and investigate a number of specific incidents in which death or injuries occurred at, and/or damage was done to United Nations premises.  The Board will also review and investigate incidents in which weapons were found to be present on United Nations premises.  The Secretary-General expects that the Board will enjoy the full cooperation of all parties concerned.