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Source: United Nations Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process (UNSCO)
9 October 2014

Office of the Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process

Gaza Reconstruction Mechanism

Fact Sheet

1. The Gaza Reconstruction Mechanism (GRM) is a temporary agreement between the Government of Palestine (GoP) and the Government of Israel (Gol) brokered by the United Nations in September 2014. If implemented in good faith this mechanism represents an important step towards the objective of lifting all remaining closures, and a signal of hope to the people of Gaza. Its overall objective is to enable construction and reconstruction work at the large scale now required in the Gaza Strip, in keeping with the requirement to: 2. The GRM foresees two main streams of work: GoP and UN led. Both rely on the establishment of a central database within the GoP's Ministry of Civil Affairs (MoCA) to track the material required and delivered to the Gaza Strip. 3. A High Level Steering Team, consisting of representatives of the GoP (Ministry of Civil Affairs), Gol (CoGAT) and the UN (UNSCO) has been established and is actively engaging to ensure all processes move forward smoothly. UNOPS has been commissioned to establish a unit to ensure and coordinate end use monitoring.

4. Progress to date:

October 2014

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