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Source: Department of Public Information (DPI)
19 April 2016



19 APRIL 2016
GA/PAL/1361

International Conference on Question of Jerusalem Convenes in Dakar, 3-4 May

The Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People, in cooperation with the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), will convene an International Conference on the Question of Jerusalem in Dakar, at the King Fahd Palace Hotel on 3 and 4 May, under the theme “Jerusalem at the Heart of the Settlement of the Question of Palestine”.

The opening session will begin on Tuesday, 3 May, at 10 a.m. in the Amphitheatre of the King Fahd Palace Hotel, located at Pointe des Almadies.  Expected participants are:  Mankeur Ndiaye, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Senegalese Abroad of Senegal; Mohammed ibn Chambas, Special Representative of Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and Head of the United Nations Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS); Fodé Seck, Chairman of the Committee; Riad Malki, Minister for Foreign Affairs of the State of Palestine; and a high-level representative of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC).  Also participating are diplomatic representatives of United Nations Member States and representatives of United Nations agencies, among others.

The Conference will be open to the media.  A press conference is scheduled to be held on Tuesday, 3 May, at 11 a.m. in the Amphitheatre.  For media inquiries, interview requests and for accreditation, please contact the Conference secretariat at e-mail:  dpr-meeting@un.org, or, starting 26 April, at tel.:  +00221 78 38 83 932 or +00221 78 38 83 934 in Dakar.

In the afternoon of 3 May and continuing on 4 May, international, African, Palestinian and Israeli speakers will examine the current situation in East Jerusalem under occupation, identify opportunities to intensify international support for resilience, protection and development in the city, and explore possible scenarios for a just and lasting settlement of the question of Jerusalem.

Updates, including the programme of the event and press releases, will be posted online at www.un.org/depts/dpa/qpal/calendar.htm, and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/unispal.  A Chairman’s summary and a full report will be issued after the Conference.

For information media. Not an official record.


http://www.un.org/press/en/2016/gapal1361.doc.htm


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