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
November 29, 2019 UN Office at Geneva Commemorates International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People – Press Release French text, Press Release African Union (See also - Organization of African Unity (OAU)), League of Arab States (LAS), Non-Aligned Movement (NAM)(See also - Committee on Palestine), Secretary-General, Special Committee to Investigate Israeli Practices, United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG), World Young Women's Christian Association
November 27, 2019 Thinking Middle East Conflict Can Be Managed or Contained “A Dangerous Illusion”, Warns Secretary-General in Message for International Day of Solidarity with Palestinian People – Press Release (SG/SM/19883-OBV/1940-PAL/2236) French text, Message, Press Release Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People (CEIRPP), Secretary-General, United Nations Department of Global Communications
November 25, 2019 Daily Press Briefing – Investigation of UNRWA – (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)
November 22, 2019 State of Palestine Response to US Secretary of State Pompeo’s Statement on Israeli Settlements – Letter from the State of Palestine (A/ES-10/830–S/2019/891) Arabic text, Chinese text, French text, Letter, Palestine letter (Situation in the OPT since 29 September 2000), Russian text, Spanish text, Statement A/ES-10/830 General Assembly, General Assembly 10th Emergency Special Session, Secretary-General, Security Council, State
November 19, 2019 Daily Press Briefing – UN Position on Israeli Settlements Remains Unchanged – (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)
November 15, 2019 Daily Press Briefing – Attack Kills 8 Family Members in Gaza – (Excerpts) Highlights of the Noon Briefing Secretary-General, United Nations Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process (UNSCO)
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