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VIENNA, 30 March 2015
Media representatives are invited to attend the
United Nations Seminar on Assistance to the Palestinian People
31 March and Wednesday
1 April 2015
from 10.00 to 13.00 and from 15.00 to 18.00
at the Vienna International Centre (VIC), C-Building, 4 th floor, Board Room D
At the Seminar with the theme "Speeding up relief, recovery and reconstruction in post-war Gaza ", participants will review the immediate and longer-term humanitarian and development needs in the Gaza Strip and in particular Gaza's severe housing, fuel, power, environmental and water crises which greatly intensified in the wake of the war of 2014, and will identify ways to overcome obstacles to reconstruction.
The Seminar is convened by the UN Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People. It aims at strengthening cooperation between all parties involved in efforts towards Gaza's reconstruction and economic development: the Palestinian Government, intergovernmental organizations, including the United Nations, and key donors as well as the private sector.
The Seminar is open to the media and the full programme is available online
The suggested hashtag for the Seminar is: #UNPalrights
Media events :
On Tuesday, 31 March at 13:00, Vienna International Centre (VIC), C-building, 7 th floor, Conference Room 6
Chair, UN Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People
Deputy-Minister of Labour, State of Palestine
President, Palestinian Economic Council for Research and Development (PECDAR), Ramallah, State of Palestine
Ambassador, Permanent Observer Mission of the State of Palestine to the United Nations in New York
Special Representative of the Administrator, UN Development Programme (UNDP), Programme of Assistance to the Palestinian People
Media representatives who wish to attend and who are not already accredited to the VIC should write to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Press working area : journalists will be able to use the UNIS press working area in C0322 which is equipped with free wireless internet.
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For further information please contact:
Political Affairs Officer, DPA
Public Information Officer, UNIS Vienna
Telephone: (+43-1) 26060-83019
Mobile: (+43-699) 1458-3019