SecGen opening remarks at UN Headquarters year-end press conference – Press release (excerpts)

Looking back, Ban calls 2010 ‘a big year for the United Nations’

17 December 2010 – In his end-of-year “state of the world” news conference, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called 2010 “a big year for the United Nations,” with progress on issues from biodiversity to electoral support in Iraq and Afghanistan, but warned of challenges ahead in Sudan, the Middle East and other world flashpoints.


Turning to the Middle East, he once again urged Israelis and Palestinians to engage seriously and be forthcoming on substance and reiterated Israel’s obligation to freeze all settlement activity, including in East Jerusalem.

Document Type: Press Conference, Press briefing, Remarks
Document Sources: Secretary-General
Subject: Peace process, Settlements
Publication Date: 17/12/2010
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