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Source: Sweden
24 August 2006

The Stockholm Conferences on Lebanon's Early Recovery and the Humanitarian Situation in the Palestinian Territories

On 31 August and 1 September, Sweden will host two conferences at the Grand Hôtel in Stockholm. Ministers and senior officials from main donor countries and international organisations are expected to attend.

The Lebanon conference is an answer to the call in UN Security Council Resolution 1701 for immediate steps to extend financial and humanitarian assistance to the Lebanese people. The Government of Sweden is arranging the conference in close collaboration with the Government of Lebanon and with support from the United Nations. The World Bank and the European Commission have also been consulted in the preparations of the conference.

Stockholm Donor Conference on the Humanitarian Situation in the Palestinian Territories is a response to the reviewed UN humanitarian appeal for the Palestinian territories, as yet underfinanced despite great and growing humanitarian needs, especially in Gaza. The conference is held in collaboration with Norway and Spain, in consultation with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.

Sweden's Minister for Foreign Affairs Jan Eliasson and Minister for International Development Cooperation Carin Jämtin host both conferences. The United Nations is closely involved in the preparations.

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