Friday, 23 May 2008

June 3 & 4 UN International Meeting in Malta for Peace Advancement towards the State of Palestine

The Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People will convene the United Nations International Meeting on the Question of Palestine at the Dolmen Hotel in Qawra, Malta, on 3 and 4 June, under the theme “Advancing the peace process -– Challenges facing the parties”. The Meeting will be held to mobilize international support for the Middle East peace process.

Participants in the Meeting will discuss the impact of the settlement construction on the current political process and the need for the parties to meet Road Map commitments. They will also examine the effects of the construction of the wall in the Occupied West Bank, and the importance of finding a solution to the question of Jerusalem.

There will be three plenary sessions will address a variety of issues and have discussion periods; Plenary I, entitled “Meeting Road Map commitments”, The sub-themes of the session are “The impact of settlements on the Palestinian population -- the scope of the problem”, “The issue of settlements in the Road Map, and “The consequences of settlement construction for the territorial integrity and contiguity of a future Palestinian State”.

Plenary II, entitled “The wall in the Occupied West Bank”, will start at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, 4 June. This session will focus on “Physical aspects of the construction”, “Effects of the construction on Palestinian communities”, and “The wall and international law”.

Plenary III, entitled “ Jerusalem -- Looking forward to a capital of two States”, will take place at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, 4 June. The sub-themes are “The status of Jerusalem in international law”, “ Jerusalem between 1947 and today”, and “ Jerusalem as a permanent status issue”. [source]

Registration will be open on Friday, 30 May, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Monday, 2 June, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. On 3 June, registration will start at 8 a.m. The United Nations Secretariat is operating on the first floor of the Conference Centre, Room “Ammon”, tel.: +356 2355 2540 (direct line) or 2355 2355 (hotel Operator), fax: +356 2355 2405, e-mail:

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