UN Palestinian Rights Committee to organize International Conference on the Question of Jerusalem in Rabat, 26-28 June 2018

NEW YORK, June 22-The United Nations Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People, a subsidiary organ of the UN General Assembly, will convene, with the support of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, the International Conference on the Question of Jerusalem from 26 to 28 June 2018 in Rabat, Morocco. The conference theme is “The Question of Jerusalem after 50 years of Occupation and 25 years of the Oslo Accords”. The Committee offers its sincere appreciation for the leadership of His Majesty King Mohamed VI in establishing and chairing the Al-Quds Committee of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation. The Committee also acknowledges the hospitality and support being provided by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Morocco to the conference.

The Committee is organizing the conference in accordance with General Assembly resolutions 72/11 and 72/13 and its 2018 Programme of Work. The conference will provide an opportunity for Member States to manifest their positions and share opinions, particularly in view of recent developments. It will also provide a valuable platform for youth from East Jerusalem to present their plight to the international community, and for participants to discuss and identify actionable solutions to the challenges confronting the youth, as vital to the future of the City and the goals of a sustainable peace.

The conference will be inaugurated on 26 June 2018 at 3 p.m. at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 7 rue F. Roosevelt, Rabat, in the presence of His Excellency Mr. Nasser Bourita, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Morocco, His Excellency Mr. Riad Malki, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the State of Palestine, United Nations Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs Mr. Miroslav Jenča, and Organization of Islamic Cooperation Assistant Secretary General Mr. Samir Bakr. The conference will continue on 27 and 28 June from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Hôtel la Tour Hassan Palace, 26, Avenue Chellah BP 14-Rabat (Tel: +212 5372 39000).

All Member and Observer States of the United Nations, as well as affiliated organizations, the media and the public are invited to this event, and requested to register their participation online via the link on the Committee website (www.un.org/unispal – “Upcoming Events”).

Additional information or questions are to be directed at the Division for Palestinian Rights of the United Nations Secretariat at dpr-meeting@un.org. All media inquiries may be directed to Mr. Fethi Debbabi (email: debbabi@un.org. phone: +212537750393) at the United Nations Information Centre, Rabat. Updates from the conference may be followed on Twitter at #Rights4Palestine.