Pro to the question "Is a Two-State Solution (Israel and Palestine) an Acceptable Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?"
"Over the years, we have seen determined efforts to achieve a comprehensive, negotiated peace based on a two-state solution.
Instead of peace, however, there have been decades of missed opportunities and failures that have come at an enormous human cost. The prospect of a two-state solution continues to recede, with potentially explosive consequences.
In the coming weeks, a new Israeli Government will be formed. I strongly urge the incoming Government to reaffirm Israel's commitment to the two-state solution and to take credible steps to foster an environment conducive to a return to meaningful negotiations, including a freeze of settlement activity."
"Briefing to the Security Council on the Situation in the Middle East," www.un.org, Apr. 21, 2015
Experts Members of Congress, Ambassadors, Consul Generals, heads of government, heads of major government organizations, members of legislative bodies, and PhD's with significant involvement in, or related to, the Palestinian - Israeli conflict. [Note: Experts definition varies by site.]
Involvement and Affiliations:
Secretary-General of the United Nations (UN), 2007-present
Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Republic of Korea (ROK), 2004-2006
Chef de Cabinet to the President of the UN General Assembly (GA), Han Seung-soo, 2001-2004
Vice Minister to the President of the UN GA, Han Seung-soo, 2000-2001
National Security Advisor to the President, 1996-2000
Deputy Minister for Policy Planning and International Organizations, ROK Embassy, Washington, D.C., 1995-1996
Special Advisor to the Foreign Minister, 1992
Director-General for American Affairs, ROK Embassy, Washington, D.C., 1990-1992
First Secretary, South Korea's Permanent Observer Mission to the UN
Chairman of the Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO PrepCom), 1999
South Korean Ambassador to Vienna, Austria, 1998
Vice Chairman of the South-North Joint Nuclear Control Commission, 1992
MPA, Harvard University, 1985
BA, International Relations, Seoul National University, 1970