United Nations Secretary-General

The United Nations Charter
empowers the Secretary-General to bring to the attention of the Security Council any matter, which, in his opinion, threatens international peace and security. It also calls upon him to perform “such other functions” as are entrusted to him by the Security Council, the General Assembly and the other main United Nations organs. His work entails consultations with world leaders and other individuals, attendance at sessions of various United Nations bodies, issuance of  public statements, and acting  either personally or through his special representatives  and other envoys in the interests of preventive diplomacy, peacemaking and peace-building. He also represents the UN in the Middle East Quartet (United Nations, Russian Federation, United States, European Union).

The United Nations Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process and Personal Representative to the Palestine Liberation Organization and the Palestinian Authority represents the Secretary-General in discussions with the parties and the international community in all matters related to continuing United Nations support to the peace process. He is charged with making appropriate preparations within the United Nations for enhancing development assistance in support of the peace process.

Secretary-General’s website

Date Title Document Type symbol Source subject
24-Feb-2020 Daily Press Briefing – UNRWA Financial Shortage (Excerpts) Highlights of the Noon Briefing Secretary-General, Security Council, United Nations Department of Global Communications, United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), United Nations Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process (UNSCO)
31-Jan-2020 Action by UN System and IGOs Relevant to Question of Palestine (Jan. 2020 Monthly Bulletin) Bulletin, Monthly Bulletin Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People (CEIRPP), Department of Political and Peacebuilding Affairs, Division for Palestinian Rights (DPR), European Union (EU), International Criminal Court, Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Secretary-General, Security Council, Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the OPT, United Nations Department of Global Communications, United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA)
13-Feb-2020 Daily Press Briefing – Publication of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Report on Business Activities Related to Settlements in the oPt (Excerpts) Highlights of the Noon Briefing Human Rights Council, Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), Secretary-General, United Nations Department of Global Communications
12-Feb-2020 Daily Press Briefing – UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Report on Business Activities Related to Settlements in the oPt (Excerpts) Highlights of the Noon Briefing Human Rights Council, Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), Secretary-General, United Nations Department of Global Communications
11-Feb-2020 Key Players Reject Proposed US Peace Plan as Failing to Meet Minimum Rights of Palestinians, Special Coordinator Tells Security Council – Press Release (SC/14103) French text, Press Release, Voting record, Webcast Secretary-General, Security Council, United Nations Department of Global Communications, United Nations Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process (UNSCO)
11-Feb-2020 The Situation in the Middle East, Including the Palestinian Question – Verbatim Record (S/PV.8717) Arabic text, Briefing, Chinese text, Council Briefing, French text, Russian text, Spanish text, Verbatim Record, Video, Webcast S/PV.8717 Secretary-General, Security Council, United Nations Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process (UNSCO)
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