Negotiated two-State solution still ‘the only option’ for Palestine: Guterres

UNRWA/Marwan Baghdadi The rubble of demolished Palestinian homes in Beit Hanina, East Jerusalem overlooking Pisgat Ze’ev settlement.

This article is brought to you in association with the United Nations.

A two-State solution where Israel and Palestine live side-by-side as sovereign nations is still “the only option” for lasting peace, and “containing the situation is not sufficient,” United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said on Wednesday, marking the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People.

The Assembly adopted Resolution 181 on the partition of Palestine in 1947, but an independent and sovereign state has yet to be realised.

Mr.Guterres called on Palestinian and Israeli leaders “to restore faith in the promise of Resolution 181, of two States living side-by-side in peace and security, fulfilling the legitimate national aspirations of both peoples, with borders based on the 1967 lines and Jerusalem as the capital of both states – East Jerusalem being the capital of the Palestinian state.”

This, he said, was “the only way to achieve the inalienable rights of the Palestinian people.”

President of the General Assembly, María Fernanda Espinosa highlighted the role of the United Nations in the peace process.

She reminded the committee and others in attendance of the theme of the 73rd session of the General Assembly: “Making the United Nations Relevant to All.”

“I would like to emphasize this point, ‘relevant to all,’” she said. “Our solidarity with the Palestinian people must not be rooted just in sympathy. As worthy as that is, the Palestinian people are entitled to more than that.”

Part of the UN pledge to leave no one behind, Mrs. Espinosa said, means doing “everything in our power to end their current nightmare.”

She said it was “not enough” to advocate on behalf of the Palestinian people, “if we don’t exercise the political will needed to make the stand count.”

Calling on world leaders, the Assembly President declared the need for an urgent response to the longstanding and complex humanitarian crises arising from the decades of conflict and mistrust.

“The state of the Palestinian people remains a scar on our collective conscience,” she said, “and we all have a responsibility to press the urgency of the need for an expeditious resolution.”

Advertising

Advertising

Advertising

Advertising

Advertising

Advertising

the sting Milestone

Featured Stings

Can we feed everyone without unleashing disaster? Read on

These campaigners want to give a quarter of the UK back to nature

How to build a more resilient and inclusive global system

Stopping antimicrobial resistance would cost just USD 2 per person a year

Your chocolate can help save the planet. Here’s how

‘Moral obligation and political imperative’ to support Syria on path to peace: Guterres

How digital remittances can help drive sustainable development

Growing up near green space is good for your mental health as an adult

Why growth is now a one way road for Eurozone

Economic sentiment and business climate stagnate in miserable euro area

The European Youth Forum needs better signal for its “call” for Quality Internships

Charles Michel advocates a strong Europe that acts where it can add real value

MEPs back plans to promote water reuse for agricultural irrigation

Idea of ‘homogenous’ Polish culture is a myth: UN human rights expert

Counting unemployment in the EU: The real rate comes to anything between 16.1% and 20.6%

Greener economies and investment to reduce unemployment and increase global growth

Climate change: Direct and indirect impacts on health

Banks promise easing of credit conditions in support of the real economy

EU and India re-open talks over strategic partnership while prepare for a Free Trade Agreement

“Austerity was not the alternative!”, President Hannes Swoboda of the European Socialists and Democrats on another Sting Exclusive

Nagasaki is ‘a global inspiration’ for peace, UN chief says marking 73rd anniversary of atomic bombing

EU budget 2021-2027: Commission calls on leaders to set out a roadmap towards an autumn agreement

How drones can manage the food supply chain and tell you if what you eat is sustainable

The EU invites the US and Russia to partition Ukraine

Summertime Consultation: 84% want Europe to stop changing the clock

Syria war: executions condemned as violence continues ‘on both sides’ of border with Turkey

ECB ready to counter the rise of the euro?

Entrepreneurship and strategic planning: the enabler

This is where people work the longest – and shortest – hours

Financial support for workers affected by no-deal Brexit

Draghi tells the Parliament the ECB to use all its weaponry; euro slides to parity with the dollar

OK computer: why the machine age still needs humans

Clean air is good for business

MEP Cristiana Muscardini @ European Business Summit 2014: International Trade in Europe

COP25: Global investors urge countries to meet climate action goals

Brexit: EP Group leaders support a flexible extension until 31/1/20

Cultural tolerance is a must: “No sir, I’m not inferior!”

DR Congo: Electoral process advancing despite threat of armed groups, UN envoy tells Security Council

European Youth Forum warns of a Peter Pan generation as a result of financial crisis and response to it

These coastal countries are sinking the fastest

EU–Canada Summit: strengthening the rules-based international order

The world invested almost $2 trillion in energy last year. These 3 charts show where it went

Thailand gave healthcare to its entire population and the results were dramatic

MEPs call on Russia to stop illegitimate prosecution of Lithuanian judges

UN chief calls for Security Council to work with Myanmar to end ‘horrendous suffering’ of Rohingya refugees

Youth Forum calls on Parliament to ease entry into Europe for young people

Banks can fight financial crime. But we can’t do it alone

Moving from commitment to action on LGBTI equality

These 5 countries plan to slash their CO2 emissions. But how will they do it?

Commission’s report shows that targeted investment and robust digital policies boost Member States’ performance

At UN, Yemen Foreign Minister demands end to ‘Iranian-Houthi coup d’etat’

ILO discusses world of work response to global refugee crisis

The Brussels bureaucracy blocks the Youth Guarantee scheme

Inflammation is the fuel that feeds the cancer flame. So how do we fight back?

Health Education, is it a necessity?

5 rules for making employers and employees trust each other again

Why the ocean holds the key to sustainable development

EU seems to fail its moderate migration promises postponing them for end 2015

Ebola: EU releases additional €3.5 million to tackle epidemic

Key economic forum in Russia: New technology a ‘vector of hope’ but also ‘a source of fear’ says Guterres

3 steps to making multistakeholder partnerships a powerful force

Amending Guatemala ‘reconciliation law’ would lead to unjust amnesty, warns Bachelet

If this is Globalization 4.0, what were the other three?

The United States divorce rate is dropping, thanks to millennials

More Stings?

Speak your Mind Here

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s