23 DECEMBER 2016
Welcoming Adoption of Security Council Resolution 2334 (2016), Secretary-General
Urges Return of Israeli, Palestinian Leaders to Meaningful Negotiations
The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon:
The Secretary-General welcomes the adoption by the Security Council of resolution 2334 (2016) on the situation in the Middle East, including the Palestinian question. The resolution is a significant step, demonstrating the Council's much needed leadership and the international community’s collective efforts to reconfirm that the vision of two States is still achievable.
The Secretary-General takes this opportunity to encourage Israeli and Palestinian leaders to work with the international community to create a conducive environment for a return to meaningful negotiations.
The United Nations stands ready to support all concerned parties in achieving this goal.
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Document Type: French text, Message, Multimedia, Press Release, Secretary-General press release, Video, Webcast
Document Sources: Department of Public Information (DPI), Secretary-General
Subject: Human rights and international humanitarian law, Legal issues, Negotiations and agreements, Occupation, Peace process, Settlements, Statehood-related
Publication Date: 23/12/2016