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        General Assembly
A/65/1 (Supp)
2 August 2010

General Assembly
Official Records
Sixty-fifth Session
Supplement No. 1

Report of the Secretary-General on the work of the Organization


Chapter II

Delivering results for people most in need

B. Peace and security

1. Preventive diplomacy and support for peace processes


48. In the Middle East, the Organization’s political missions supported several countries navigating the difficult transition from war to peace. The Organization strived to create conditions conducive to a resumption of political negotiations between Israelis and Palestinians. The United Nations helped to manage a cessation of hostilities between Israel and Lebanon and encouraged the Government of Lebanon to develop a comprehensive border strategy to enforce the arms embargo. The United Nations has consistently advocated a full reopening of the crossings in Gaza.

49. The United Nations actively participated in the Middle East Quartet in supporting a broader Middle East settlement and responding to unfolding developments in the region. More recently, in the aftermath of the Israelis’ attack on and diversion of a humanitarian flotilla bound for Gaza, the Secretary-General has been engaged in formulating proposals, consistent with the Security Council presidential statement on the issue (S/PRST/2010/9), for a credible, transparent and independent international inquiry into the events.


C. Humanitarian affairs

83. There has been an increasing focus on accountability for funds, including the development of a draft performance and accountability framework for the Central Emergency Response Fund. Country-based pooled funds continued to make progress in strengthening their respective monitoring systems, notably in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Iraq, the Occupied Palestinian Territory and Somalia.



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