The Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People invites UN correspondents to a press conference featuring a former US diplomat who was aboard the recent Gaza flotilla.
Dag Hammarskjöld Auditorium, UN Headquarters, New York
Wednesday, 9 June 2010, 11:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
H.E. Mr. Edward Peck is a former US diplomat who was aboard the Gaza flotilla that was intercepted on 31 May 2010. His diplomatic career, which spanned 32 years, included stints in a number of US embassies, including as Chief of Mission in Iraq and Mauritania. He will give an eyewitness account of his recent experience on the flotilla.
H.E. Mr. Paul Badji is the Permanent Representative of Senegal to the UN. He also serves as Chairman of the Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People.
H.E. Mr. Riyad Mansour is the Permanent Observer of Palestine to the UN.
The press conference will follow a meeting of the Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People, which will take place at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, 9 June 2010, in Conference Room 1 (NLB). The meeting will be open to the media.
The Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People was established in 1975 by the UN General Assembly. Its mandated objective is to promote the realization of the inalienable rights of the Palestinian people; raise international awareness on the question of Palestine; mobilize international support for and assistance to the Palestinian people; and work towards a peaceful settlement of the question of Palestine. The Committee strongly supports the objective of two States, Israel and Palestine, living side by side within secure and recognized borders.
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