UN Forum on the Question of Palestine: Ò70 Years after 1948 Ð Lessons to Achieve a Sustainable PeaceÓ

Left: Ms. Amina Mohammed, Deputy Secretary-General/ Middle: H.E. Mr. Fodé Seck, Chairman, Palestinian Rights Committee/ Right: Ms. Hanan Ashrawi, Member of the PLO Executive Committee :: UN Photo/Loey Felipe

UN Forum on the Question of Palestine: Ò70 Years after 1948 Ð Lessons to Achieve a Sustainable PeaceÓ

Ms. Amina Mohammed, Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations :: UN Photo/Loey Felipe

UN Forum on the Question of Palestine: Ò70 Years after 1948 Ð Lessons to Achieve a Sustainable PeaceÓ

Ms. Hanan Ashrawi, Member of the PLO Executive Committee :: UN Photo/Loey Felipe

UN Forum on the Question of Palestine: Ò70 Years after 1948 Ð Lessons to Achieve a Sustainable PeaceÓ

PANEL I: From left (Mr. Ilan Pappé, Mr. Victor Kattan, Mr. Eugene Rogan, H.E. Ms. Maria Rubiales de Chamorro, Mr. Avraham Burg, Ms. Hanan Ashrawi) :: UN Photo/Loey Felipe

UN Forum on the Question of Palestine: Ò70 Years after 1948 Ð Lessons to Achieve a Sustainable PeaceÓ

Ms. Amina Mohammed, Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations :: UN Photo/Loey Felipe

Backdrop – UNHQ May Forum w UNRWA pic 2018 VS Rev
Backdrop – UNHQ May Forum w UNRWA pic 2018 RG Rev

Overview

To mark the anniversary of the 1948 War and subsequent uprooting and mass displacement of Palestinians, known in Arabic as Al-Nakba (the Catastrophe), the Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People (CEIRPP) will convene the two-day Forum “70 Years after 1948 – Lessons to Achieve a Sustainable Peace” at the United Nations Headquarters in New York.

The forum will bring together Palestinian, Israeli and international experts, representatives of the diplomatic community and civil society to highlight the need to substantively address issues related to the 1948 war and subsequent mass displacement and uprooting of Palestinians in the context of, and as vital for the success of, the efforts to achieve a comprehensive, just and lasting settlement of the question of Palestine.

Find here the Programme.

Remarks by Ms. Amina J. Mohammed (UN Deputy Secretary-General) at the UN Forum on the Question of Palestine

Opening session:
Ms. Amina J. Mohammed – UN Deputy Secretary-General
H.E. Mr. Fodé Seck – Chair of the Palestinian Committee, PR of Senegal to the UN
Ms. Hanan Ashrawi – Member of the PLO Executive Committee
Panel I:
Chair: H.E. Ms. Maria Rubiales de Chamorro (Vice-Chairman of the Palestinian Committee, PR of Nicaragua to the UN )
Moderator: Mr. Eugene Rogan
Panelists: Ms. Hanan Ashrawi, Mr. Avraham Burg, Mr. Victor Kattan, Mr. Ilan Pappé

Panel II :
Chair: H.E. Mr. Carmelo Inguanez (Vice-Chairman of the Palestinian Committee, PR of Malta to the UN)
Moderator: Ms. Mae Elise Cannon
Panelists: Mr. Seraje Assi , Ms. Suhad Bishara , Mr. Itay Epshtain

Panel III:
Chair: H.E. Mr. Dian Triansyah Djani (Permanent Representative of Indonesia to the UN)
Moderator: Mr. Mouin Rabbani
Panelists: Ms. Susan Akram, Ms. Lubnah Shomali, Ms. Jessica Nevo, Ms. Francesca Albanese

Panel IV:
Chair: H.E. Ms. Anayansi Rodríguez Camejo,  (Permanent Representative of Cuba to the UN)
Moderator: Mr. Fateh Azzam
Panelists: H. E. Mr. Riyad Mansour, Mr. Yossi Beilin, Ms. Phyllis Bennis, Mr. Obada Shtaya
Closing session:
H.E. Mr. Fodé Seck – Chair of the Palestinian Committee, PR of Senegal to the UN
H.E. Mr. Riyad Mansour – Permanent Observer of the State of Palestine to the UN