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UN Programming in East Jerusalem

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This document outlines the plan of the United Nations (UN) to enhance its programming in East Jerusalem. Based on existing strategic analyses, as well as agency expertise, it outlines a range of programming that has been developed in accordance with the following four principles:

  • adherence to the relevant legal and political framework on East Jerusalem;

  • responsiveness to, and focus on needs and rights;

  • adherence to key humanitarian principles of impartiality and operational independence, as well as the principle commonly referred to as ‘do no harm’ and related development imperatives; and

  • partnership with INGOs and Palestinian counterparts.