HIGHLIGHTS OF THE NOON BRIEFING BY FARHAN HAQ,
DEPUTY SPOKESMAN FOR SECRETARY-GENERAL ANTÓNIO GUTERRES
THURSDAY, 8 FEBRUARY 2018
The Secretary-General, along with his Special Envoy Nickolay Mladenov, would like to express their gratitude to the State of Qatar and the United Arab Emirates for their prompt and generous contributions to the urgent UN appeal aimed at averting an imminent humanitarian catastrophe in Gaza. This contribution will ensure that the vulnerable people of Gaza are able to access life-saving health, water and sanitation services.
However, to achieve a sustainable solution to the critical humanitarian and socio-economic challenges that plague Gaza, it is critical to move forward with intra-Palestinian reconciliation, on the basis of the recent agreement brokered by Egypt, including the return of Gaza under the control of the legitimate Palestinian Authority.
Document Type: Press briefing
Document Sources: Department of Public Information (DPI), Secretary General, United Nations Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process (UNSCO)
subject: Assistance, Gaza Strip, Governance, Palestinian Authority, Reconciliation