United Nations Forum on the Question of Palestine, 4 April 2019, United Nations Headquarters, New York

Overview

The Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People (CEIRPP) convened the United Nations Forum on the Question of Palestine “The threat of de facto annexation – What next for Palestine?” on 4 April 2019 at the UN Headquarters in New York.

The Forum was organised to raise awareness and highlight the need to address creeping annexation in the occupied Palestinian territory including in and around East Jerusalem, its impact on the viability of the two-State solution and on the prospects to find a peaceful resolution to the Question of Palestine.

The Forum provided a platform for Palestinians, Israelis and international participants to discuss and exchange ideas on how to address the question of occupation and annexation, policies and measures in the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, their impact on the viability of the two-State solution and on the prospects to find a peaceful resolution to the Question of Palestine.

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OPENING SESSION
Mr. Oscar Fernandez-Taranco – Assistant Secretary-General of the United Nations
Amb. Cheikh Niang – Chair of the Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People, PR of Senegal to the UN
Amb. Riyad Mansour – Permanent Observer of the State of Palestine to the UN, Member of the PLO Central Committee
Min. Retno Marsudi – Minister of Foreign Affairs of Indonesia

PLENARY I
Mr. Raji Sourani – Director, Palestinian Centre for Human Rights
Mr. Ilan Baruch – Former Ambassador of Israel, Chairperson of the Policy Working Group of activists on Middle East Peace Process based on the two-state paradigm
Mr. Michael Lynk – UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territory occupied since 1967

PLENARY II
Mr. Ziad AbuZayyad – Former Minister of State of Palestine, Co-editor and co-publisher of the Palestine-Israel Journal
Ms. Frances Black – Senator, Seanad Éireann (Ireland)
Mr. Conor O’Neill – Researcher and Policy Advisor, Seanad Éireann
Ms. Emily Schaeffer Omer-Man – Human Rights Attorney, Tel Aviv