UNIC Information Officer at the press conference
On 25-26 May, in Istanbul, the Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People held a United Nations International Meeting in Support of the Israeli-Palestinian Peace Process, under the theme: “Ending the occupation and establishing the Palestinian State.”
The United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) Ankara worked closely with the Committee members to facilitate coverage of the meeting by the Turkish and international media based in Istanbul and facilitate interviews for Zahir Tannin, Head of Delegation, Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People, Riyad Mansour, the Permanent Observer Mission of Palestine.
The meeting was covered by all the leading media outlets in Turkey and international media.
A press conference was also organized after the opening session and attended by Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, Zahir Tanin, Riyad Mansour and Nemer Hammad, Special Political Adviser to the President of the Palestinian Authority.
UNIC Ankara Information Officer Ahmet Parla moderated the press conference which was also extensively covered and published by the Turkish media.
The UN International Meeting in Support of the Israeli-Palestinian Peace Process took place only a few days after the Secretary General’s visit to Istanbul to attend the UN meeting on Somalia on 21-23 May.
Another UN meeting is scheduled to take place in Istanbul on 9-10 June 2010.
A Regional Conference on progress towards the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) will be held in Istanbul on 9-10 June 2010.
Hosted by the government of Turkey and co-organized by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), the Conference draws on the full strength of the UN system.
UNIC Ankara will be the leading agency to coordinate the media and public affairs related activities.