Minister for Foreign Affairs, Kristian Jensen, launches a new strategy for Denmark’s continued engagement in Palestine (2016-2020). The Danish engagement in Palestine is based on a broad consensus within the Danish Parliament to support the objective of a two-state solution.
Minister of Foreign Affairs, Kristian Jensen, states:
The Danish Minister for Foreign Affairs, Martin Lidegaard, visited Gaza today to see firsthand the destruction wrought by the summer’s conflict and hear about the long-term financial, humanitarian and political support necessary to help the people of Gaza rebuild.
The Danish Minister for Foreign Affairs, Martin Lidegaard, visited the Gaza Strip yesterday to see first-hand the destruction wrought by the summer’s conflict and hear about the long-term financial, humanitarian and political support necessary to help the people of Gaza rebuild.
6 September 2014, Jeusalem - After weeks of rapid humanitarian mapping all along the latest offensive in Gaza, UNOSAT deployed a field staff to Jerusalem and Gaza on 01 September to provide support to the UN efforts to conclude a definite assessment of the damage caused by the crisis.
The government of Denmark and UNRWA have signed a new memorandum of understanding which allows increased Danish funds to UNRWA’s General Fund, providing predictable support to the Agency’s core services in education, health, relief and social services for the period 2013-2015. This memorandum of understanding formalizes an increase in Danish contributions to UNRWA which took place last year, increasing Danish funds from approximately US$ 12.5 million (DKK 70 million) to approximately US$ 16.1 million (DKK 90 million) annually.
The European Union is making today a contribution of approximately €7.2 million to the payment of the December salaries and pensions of around 83,800 Palestinian civil servants and pensioners in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip. This contribution, which is channelled through the PEGASE mechanism, is being funded by the Government of Denmark (DKK 45.0 million or c.€6.0 million) and the Government of the Netherlands (c.€1.2 million earmarked specifically to the PA salaries in the Justice sector).
Jerusalem, 01 December 2011 - UNDP’s Programme of Assistance to the Palestinian People signed two separate agreements today worth approximately USD 6 million with the Governments of Denmark, Sweden and EUPOL COPPS in an effort to reinforce transparency and democratic governance.
Secretary-General: Good morning, ladies and gentlemen. It is a great pleasure to see you. I am sorry that I couldn't have a press conference with you last month, because of my very hectic schedule. I am pleased to have this monthly regular press conference today.
Yesterday, as you know, I briefed the General Assembly on the latest developments regarding the H1N1 epidemic.
As you know, this outbreak is yet another reminder that we live an interconnected world.