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United Nations International Meeting of Parliamentarians in Support of Israeli-Palestinian Peace
“The role of parliamentarians in ensuring respect for international law”

21 November 2014 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York in the ECOSOC chamber

The Meeting was convened under the auspices of the UN Palestinian Rights Committee. The Committee believes that efforts towards a peaceful settlement of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict need to be grounded in international law and human rights in order to succeed. The tragic conflict in Gaza unfolding over this summer exposed protection gaps and underscored the necessity to hold perpetrators accountable. There is a large body of international law applicable to the Palestinian question. What is required now is to build a strong commitment by all stakeholders to ensure the implementation of applicable norms. Parliamentarians have a crucial role to play in this regard.

Invited to the Meeting were parliamentarians and their umbrella organizations, such as the Inter-Parliamentary Union; the United Nations Secretary-General, other high-level United Nations officials, diplomatic representatives of United Nations Members and Observers, other intergovernmental organizations, United Nations Agencies, representatives of civil society organizations (as observers), as well as the media. The Meeting provided an important opportunity for parliamentarians to convey the views and concerns of their constituencies to United Nations senior officials and to the United Nations membership at large.

OPENING SESSION (Video)
  • Mr. Jens Toyberg-Frandzen, Assistant Secretary-General ad interimfor Political Affairs
    Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General (English, French)
  • H.E. Mr. Fodé Seck, Chairman of the Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People (English)
  • H.E. Mr. Riyad Mansour, Permanent Observer of the State of Palestine to the United Nations
  • H.E. Mr. Martin Chungong, Secretary-General of the Inter-Parliamentary Union Geneva (English)
  • H.E. Mr. Nour Eddine Bouchkouj, Secretary-General of the Arab Inter-Parliamentary Union, Beirut
  • H.E. Mr. Syed Nayyer Hussain Bokhari. President of the Asian Parliamentary Assembly
    Chairman, Senate of Pakistan, Islamabad (
    English)

PLENARY I "Briefings by United Nations officials on international humanitarian and human rights law applicable to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict: the responsibilities of States" (Video)
  • Mr. Jens Toyberg-Frandzen, Assistant Secretary-General ad interim for Political Affairs (English)
  • Mr. Richard Wright, Director, UNRWA Representative Office, New York (English)
  • Mr. Ramesh Rajasingham (via video-conference), Head, United Nations Office for the Coordination, of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) - OPT, Jerusalem
  • H.E. Mr. Palitha T. B. Kohona, Chairman, Special Committee to Investigate Israeli Practices Affecting the Human Rights of the Palestinian People and Other Arabs of the Occupied Territories, New York (English)

PLENARY II "Action by parliamentarians to uphold international law and advance Israeli-Palestinian peace" (Video)
  • Dr. Abdelrahim Barham, Member of the Palestine National Council, Amman
  • Mr. Uri Zaki, Member of the Executive Board, Meretz Party, Tel Aviv (English)
  • Mr. Ahmad Tibi, Member of the Knesset, Arab Movement for Change, Jerusalem
  • Ms. Karima Delli, Member of the European Parliament, Group of the Greens / European Free Alliance – Member, Brussels (French)
  • Ms. Monica Green, Vice-Chair of the IPU Middle East Committee, Member of the Swedish Parliament, Stockholm (English)
  • Ms. Nurhayati Assegaf, Deputy Chairperson of Democratic Party, Chairperson of Democratic Party Faction, People's Representative Council of the Republic of Indonesia Surakarta (English)
  • Ms. Averil Power, Member of the Irish Senate, Spokesperson on Education and Skills, Fianna Fáil Party, Dublin (English)
  • Mr. Carmelo Abela, Member of the House of Representatives of Malta, Valetta (English)
  • Mr. Hasan Abu Nimeh, Member of the Jordanian Senate, Amman (Arabic)
  • Mr. Carmelo Mifsud Bonnici, Member of the House of Representatives of Malta, Valetta
  • Ms. Falak Al Jama’ni, Member of the Jordanian House of Deputies, Amman
  • Mr. Khamis Atieh, Member of the Jordanian House of Deputies, Amman (Arabic)
  • Chihed Seddik, Vice President of the People's National Assembly, Algeria


CLOSING SESSION (Video)
  • H.E. Mr. Riyad Mansour, Permanent Observer of the State of Palestine to the United Nations
  • H.E. Mr. Fodé Seck, Chairman of the Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People (English, French)
 
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