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Indonesia, Kuwait and South Africa will convene a Security Council Arria-Formula Meeting on “Israeli-Settlements and Settlers: Core of the occupation, protection crisis and obstruction of peace” at 3.00 p.m. in the ECOSOC chamber of UNHQ on 9 May 2019.

The meeting will be chaired by Indonesia’s Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi. The Foreign Minister of the Observer State of Palestine, Riyad Malki will also attend. Panelists will include Prof. John Quigley and Human Rights Attorney Emily Schaeffer Omer-Man. It will allow for discussions on international responsibilities to uphold the law and internationally agreed norms and principles, including in regards to the prohibitions on the acquisition of territory by force; the right of peoples to self-determination and the protection of civilians in situations of armed conflict; and will examine measures of accountability in a case of continued violations.

Security Council Members, other UN Member States and Observers, accredited NGOs, and media are invited. The meeting will also be webcast live on UN Web TV.

Those without UN passes can RSVP at https://tinyurl.com/y3z4cf4p by 6 May.