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22 Feb 2017 description
report UN Security Council
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I. Introduction

1. The present report is the thirty-sixth submitted pursuant to paragraph 17 of Security Council resolution 2139 (2014), paragraph 10 of Council resolution 2165 (2014), paragraph 5 of Council resolution 2191 (2014), paragraph 5 of Council resolution 2258 (2015), and paragraph 5 of Council resolution 2332 (2016) in which the Council requested the Secretary-General to report, every 30 days, on the implementation of the resolutions by all parties to the conflict in the Syrian Arab Republic.

22 Feb 2017 description

Today, the Coordinator for Humanitarian Aid and UN Development Activities for the occupied Palestinian territory, Robert Piper, and Director of UNRWA Operations in the West Bank, Scott Anderson, visited the Palestinian Bedouin community of Khan al Ahmar in Area C, in the immediate outskirts of East Jerusalem.

22 Feb 2017 description

On Tuesday morning, 21 February 2017, Israeli gunboats chased and opened fire at a Palestinian fishing boat. As a result, 5 fishermen, including a boy, were arrested and the fishing boat was confiscated. The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) noticed that Israeli forces have recently concentrated their attacks against fishermen in Gaza Sea, denying them access to their livelihood and free fishing in Gaza Sea.

22 Feb 2017 description

Ramallah, 22 February 2017

Following the launch of the Palestine National Policy Agenda (NPA) for 2017 – 2022, United Nations Special Coordinator Nickolay Mladenov made the following statement:

“I congratulate Prime Minister Hamdallah, his government, civil society and the business community for finalising an ambitious policy agenda for Palestine that articulates a strong, clear vision for the Palestinian people.

21 Feb 2017 description

The end of year dashboard summarizes the progress made by partners involved in the Lebanon Crisis Response and highlights trends affecting people in need. The Food Security sector in Lebanon is working to: OUTCOME 1) Promote food availability; OUTCOME 2) Promote food accessibility; OUTCOME 3) Promote food utilization; OUTCOME 4) Promote food stabilization.

21 Feb 2017 description

Earlier today, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) held an inauguration ceremony in Husn for the newest branch of the Agency’s microfinance programme in Jordan. The branch was inaugurated by UNRWA Deputy Commissioner-General Sandra Mitchell, with the Governor of Irbid, officials from the Jordanian Department of Palestinian Affairs, staff from the Agency’s Department of Microfinance and community members in attendance.

20 Feb 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

Basic Assistance partners have reached more than 220,000 households through different assistance modalities. More than $110 million was injected in local markets through cash assistance for winter between November 2016 and January 2017.

20 Feb 2017 description

GENEVA (16 February 2017) - The Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women today considered the sixth periodic report of Jordan on its implementation of the provisions of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women.

20 Feb 2017 description

Alexandra Spencer, Chloe Parrish and Charlotte Lattimer

Key messages

  • Data from aid agencies suggests that, in 2015, at least $1.9 billion was spent on humanitarian assistance in the form of cash-based responses (51% cash and 49% vouchers).

  • There is currently no systematic tracking of the volume of humanitarian assistance delivered in the form of cash and vouchers. As such, the international system is not ready to report on its cash-related commitments from the 2016 World Humanitarian Summit and the Grand Bargain.

20 Feb 2017 description

HRH Prince Feisal Al Hussein applauds partnership founded on shared focus on innovation and impact, and shared passion to inspire and support youth leaders

20 February 2017 - Amman: Samsung Electronics, the global technology giant and partner of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), and Generations For Peace, the only peace-through-sport organisation officially recognised by the IOC, today renewed their Peace Through Sport partnership for the tenth consecutive year, supporting youth leaders across the Levant region.

19 Feb 2017 description

The Israeli authorities must repeal the discriminatory Citizenship and Entry into Israel Law, which continues to bar family reunification for thousands of Palestinians, Amnesty International said today.
Nearly 14 years after the law was adopted as a temporary order, the Israeli authorities can no longer continue to use security grounds to justify institutional racial discrimination.

17 Feb 2017 description
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DECEMBER-JANUARY UPDATE

  • News from December and January
  • Launch of the Lebanon Crisis Response Plan 2017-2020
  • The mental hurdles Syrian refugees face in Lebanon
  • The trauma of exile: Alaa’s story

DEVELOPMENTS

Launch of the Lebanon Crisis Response Plan 2017-2020

17 Feb 2017 description

Recurrent armed conflict and ten years of blockade have resulted in persistent humanitarian needs and a shattered economy in Gaza (State of Palestine). Out of the 1.9 million population living there, 81.3 million are currently in need of humanitarian assistance](http://www.ochaopt.org/content/gaza-strip-humanitarian-impact-blockade-november-2016).

16 Feb 2017 description
report UN General Assembly

GENERAL ASSEMBLY
COMMITTEE ON THE INALIENABLE RIGHTS OF THE PALESTINIAN PEOPLE, 381ST MEETING (PM)
GA/PAL/1384
16 FEBRUARY 2017

With prospects for a two-State solution slipping away, a return to meaningful negotiations was more vital than ever, Secretary-General António Guterres told the Palestinian Rights Committee today, as it opened its session for 2017, a year marking 50 years of occupation.

16 Feb 2017 description

The quarterly dashboard summarizes the progress made by partners involved in the Lebanon Crisis Response and highlights trends aecting people in need. The Health Sector in Lebanon is working to: OUTCOME 1) to improve access to primary health care (PHC) services; OUTCOME 2) to improve access to hospital and advanced referral care; OUTCOME 3) to improve outbreak control; OUTCOME 4) to strengthen key institutions; and OUTCOME 5) to ensure transparency and accountability of health partners

16 Feb 2017 description

The end year dashboard summarizes the progress made by partners involved in the Lebanon Crisis Response and highlights trends aecting people in need.

16 Feb 2017 description
report UN Security Council

SECURITY COUNCIL
7885TH MEETING (AM)
SC/12720
16 FEBRUARY 2017

Only Two-State Solution Can Meet Legitimate Aspirations of Both Peoples, He Stresses in Briefing to Security Council