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United Nations International Meeting in Support of Israeli-Palestinian Peace
"Reviving the collective international engagement towards a two-State solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict"
Beijing, China, 18 and 19 June 2013

联合国支持以色列-巴勒斯坦和平国际会议
重新推动国际共同努力,通过两国方案解决以巴冲突
北京,中,2013年6月18和19日


Under the theme “Reviving the collective international engagement towards a two-State solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict”, the Meeting reviewed the current situation on the ground, including the main obstacles to the realization of the two-State solution, such as continued Israeli settlement expansion, and the latest international efforts to end such illegal practices. It examined action by United Nations organs in response to violations of international law, and explored current opportunities, particularly following the admission of Palestine in the United Nations as a non-Member Observer State. The Meeting also looked at possible ways for the international community to create conditions conducive to the resumption of meaningful negotiations between the parties. Invited were also all United Nations Members and Observers, intergovernmental organizations, United Nations system entities, parliamentarians, members of the academic community and representatives of civil society organizations.

OPENING SESSION


  • Video: Part 1 Part 2
  • H.E. Mr. Ma Zhaoxu, Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs, People's Republic of China; Representative of the host country (English, Chinese)
  • Mr. Oscar Fernandez-Taranco, Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs; Representative of the Secretary-General of the United Nations (English, Chinese)
  • H.E. Mr. Abdou Salam Diallo, Chairman of the Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People (English, Chinese)
  • Mr. Bassam al-Salhi, Secretary-General, Palestinian People's Party; Member, Palestinian Legislative Council; Representative of the State of Palestine (English, Chinese)

KEYNOTE PRESENTATION
  • Mr. Oscar Fernandez-Taranco, Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs (English)

PLENARY I
Creating favourable conditions for the resumption of negotiations
while countering the obstacles to the realization of the two-State solution

  • Video
  • Mr. Bassam al-Salhi, Secretary-General, Palestinian People's Party; Member, Palestinian Legislative Council (English)
  • Mr. Richard Wright, Director, UNRWA Representative Office in New York (English)
  • Mr. Ahmad Tibi, Member of the Knesset (Arab Movement for Change), Jerusalem
  • Mr. Li Lianhe, Deputy Director-General, Department of West Asian and North African Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, People's Republic of China (Chinese)
  • Mr. Daniel Ben Simon, Former member of the Knesset (Labour), Tel Aviv
  • Mr. Qais Abdel-Karim Khader, Chairman, Committee for Social Affairs and Health, Palestinian Legislative Council, Ramallah (English, Chinese)

PLENARY II
United Nations and Palestine

  • Video
  • Mr. Abdullah Abdullah, Head of the Political Committee, Palestinian Legislative Council, Ramallah
  • Ms. Christine Chanet, Chairperson, Human Rights Council Fact-finding Mission on Israeli Settlements, Member, Committee against Torture (English, Chinese)
  • H.E. Mr. Nawaf Salam, Permanent Representative of Lebanon to the United Nations, New York
  • Mr. La Yifan, Deputy Director-General, Department of International Organizations and Conferences, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, People's Republic of China (Chinese)
  • H.E. Mr. Mohammed Loulichki, Permanent Representative of the Kingdom of Morocco to the United Nations, New York

PLENARY III
Towards a resumption of meaningful negotiations: The role of the international community

  • Video
  • H.E. Mr. Wu Sike, Ambassador, China's Special Envoy on the Middle East Issue (English, Chinese)
  • H.E. Mr. Abdulaziz Aboughosh, Ambassador of the State of Palestine to Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand and Brunei Darussalam (English, Chinese)
  • Ms. Yifat Bitton, Associate Professor of Law, Sha’arei Mishpatim Law College, Hod HaSharon, Israel (English, PowerPoint)
  • Mr. Shlomo Molla, Former Member of Knesset (Kadima), Rishon Letzion, Israel
  • Mr. Nathan Stock, Assistant Director, Conflict Resolution Programme, The Carter Center, Atlanta (English, Chinese)

CLOSING SESSION


  • Video
  • Mr. La Yifan Deputy, Director-General, Department of International Organizations and Conferences, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, People's Republic of China, Representative of the host country (Chinese)
  • H.E. Mr. Riyad Mansour, Permanent Observer of the State of Palestine to the United Nations, Representative of the State of Palestine
  • H.E. Mr. Abdou Salam Diallo, Chairman of the Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People (English)
 
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