Press Releases

    For information only - not an official document

    VIENNA, 30 March 2015


    Media representatives are invited to attend the

    United Nations Seminar on Assistance to the Palestinian People

    on Tuesday 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 :

    Press Conference

    On Tuesday, 31 March at 13:00, Vienna International Centre (VIC), C-building, 7 th floor, Conference Room 6

    Speakers include:

    Mr. Fodé Seck
    Chair, UN Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People

    Mr. Nasser Qatami
    Deputy-Minister of Labour, State of Palestine

    Mr. Mohammed Shtayyeh
    President, Palestinian Economic Council for Research and Development (PECDAR), Ramallah, State of Palestine

    Mr. Riyad Mansour
    Ambassador, Permanent Observer Mission of the State of Palestine to the United Nations in New York

    Mr. Frode Mauring
    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

    Press working area : journalists will be able to use the UNIS press working area in C0322 which is equipped with free wireless internet.

    * *** *

    For further information please contact:

    Laura Bologna
    Political Affairs Officer, DPA
    Email: bologna[at]


    Reka Furtos
    Public Information Officer, UNIS Vienna
    Telephone: (+43-1) 26060-83019
    Mobile: (+43-699) 1458-3019
    Email: reka.furtos[at]