Last updated on: 9/23/2015 | Author: ProCon.org

United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OCHA oPt) Biography

Position:
Pro to the question "Is a Two-State Solution (Israel and Palestine) an Acceptable Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?"
Reasoning:

“The international community must do more to promote difficult compromises on the part of Israeli and Palestinian leaders in order to salvage the two-State solution to the Middle East conflict, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told the Security Council this morning… Mr. Ban urged the incoming Israeli Government to reaffirm commitment to the two-State solution and take credible steps to foster an environment conducive to meaningful negotiations.”

“Tough Compromises Vital to Salvaging Two-State Solution, Secretary-General Tells Security Council Debate on Crisis in Middle East,” United Nations Security Council Meeting 7430 (AM) Coverage, www.un.org, Apr. 21, 2015

Description:

“OCHA’s Country Office in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) was established in 2002 to support international efforts to respond to the deteriorating humanitarian situation in the oPt. Since that time, OCHA has worked to ensure a coordinated and effective response to humanitarian needs stemming from the conflict and occupation and also from natural disasters or extreme weather events.”

“About Us,” www.ochaopt.org (accessed July 1, 2015)

Mission:

“OCHA Mission Statement:

  • Mobilize and coordinate effective and principled humanitarian action in partnership with national and international actors in order to alleviate human suffering in disasters and emergencies.
  • Advocate the rights of people in need.
  • Promote preparedness and prevention.
  • Facilitate sustainable solutions.”

“About Us,” www.ochaopt.org (accessed July 1, 2015)

Other:
Country Office of an Office of the United Nations' Secretariat
Quoted in:
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  2. What Is the Israeli Fence/Wall?