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
September 20, 2019 Daily Press Briefing – Ministerial Meeting for UNRWA on 26 September – (Excerpts) Highlights of the Noon Briefing Secretary-General, United Nations Department of Global Communications, United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA)
September 16, 2019 Killing of Civilians During Gaza Protests – Letter from the State of Palestine (A/ES-10/827–S/2019/717) Arabic text, Chinese text, French text, Letter, Palestine letter (Situation in the OPT since 29 September 2000), Russian text, Spanish text A/ES-10/827 General Assembly, General Assembly 10th Emergency Special Session, Secretary-General, Security Council, State
September 13, 2019 Annexation of Palestinian Land – Letter from the State of Palestine (A/ES-10/826–S/2019/739) Arabic text, Chinese text, French text, Letter, Palestine letter (Situation in the OPT since 29 September 2000), Russian text, Spanish text A/ES-10/826 General Assembly, General Assembly 10th Emergency Special Session, Secretary-General, Security Council, State
September 11, 2019 Daily Press Briefing – Secretary-General Statement on Annexation, Civilians Killed – (Excerpts) Highlights of the Noon Briefing Secretary-General, United Nations Department of Global Communications, United Nations Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process (UNSCO)
September 11, 2019 Secretary-General Expresses Concern Over Israel Prime Minister’s Comments on Occupied West Bank, Underlines Support for Two-State Solution – Statement (SG/SM/19732) French text, Press Release, Secretary-General press release, Statement Secretary-General, United Nations Department of Global Communications
September 11, 2019 Two-State Vision Farther Away as Situation Deteriorates, Secretary-General Tells UN International Media Seminar on Peace in Middle East – Message (SG/SM/19730-PAL/2234-PI/2271) French text, Message, Remarks Secretary-General, United Nations Department of Global Communications
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