In a message, the UN chief cautioned that prospects for a viable two-State resolution have gotten “extra distant”.
Because the @UN turns 75, the query of Palestine stays distressingly unresolved.
On #PalestineDay, let’s renew our dedication to the Palestinian folks of their quest to realize their rights and construct a way forward for peace, dignity, justice and safety. https://t.co/0NoegRykgb
— António Guterres (@antonioguterres) November 28, 2020
“A number of things proceed to trigger nice distress, together with: the enlargement of unlawful settlements, a major spike within the demolition of Palestinian houses and constructions, violence and continued militant exercise,” stated Mr. Guterres.
“Israeli and Palestinian leaders have a duty to discover each opening to revive hope and obtain a two-State resolution.”
The International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People is noticed annually on 29 November. Established in 1977, it marks the day in 1947 when the UN Common Meeting adopted a decision partitioning Palestine into an Arab State and a Jewish State.
Dedicated to supporting Palestinians and Israelis
The Secretary-General stated that he stays dedicated to supporting Palestinians and Israelis to resolve the battle and finish the occupation in keeping with related UN resolutions, worldwide legislation and bilateral agreements in pursuit of the imaginative and prescient of two States – Israel and an impartial, democratic, contiguous and sovereign Palestine – dwelling aspect by aspect in peace and safety, inside safe and acknowledged borders, on the idea of the pre-1967 borders, with Jerusalem because the capital of each States.
“I hope that current developments will encourage Palestinian and Israeli leaders to re-engage in significant negotiations, with the assist of the worldwide neighborhood, and can create alternatives for regional cooperation,” he stated.
“Allow us to collectively resolve to resume our dedication to the Palestinian folks of their quest to realize their inalienable rights and construct a way forward for peace, dignity, justice and safety,” added the Secretary-Common.
Within the message, Mr. Guterres additionally prolonged his condolences on the passing, earlier this month, of Saeb Erakat, Palestine Liberation Group (PLO) Secretary-Common and Chief Negotiator for Palestinians within the Center East Peace Course of.
Monetary scenario of UNRWA
Mr. Guterres additionally voiced concerns over the financial situation dealing with the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), which gives direct and infrequently life-saving help to hundreds of thousands of Palestine refugees.
“I enchantment to all Member States to urgently contribute to allow UNRWA to satisfy the essential humanitarian and growth wants of Palestine refugees throughout the pandemic,” urged the Secretary-Common.