“The Palestinian people still yearn for the freedom and dignity denied them for decades. The Israeli people yearn for long-term security. Neither can achieve their legitimate demands without a settlement of the conflict. Today, we are at a critical juncture in efforts to move beyond crisis management and renew efforts toward genuine conflict resolution.”
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, February 2007
The United Nations has been working on the question of Palestine since the first special session of the General Assembly on 28 April 1947, which established a body to investigate the issue and return with its recommendations. Over 60 years later, the range of the UN’s work on the issue has continued to adapt to meet new challenges and address changing realities on the ground. Download publication “The Question of Palestine” which reflects important United Nations milestones and events through the end of 2007.