In a region known for intolerance and repression, Israel stands out for its commitment to the rule of law. By ensuring its citizens enjoy freedom and empowerment, Israel has built a thrivin ...
Today, Ambassador Prosor addressed the UN Security Council on "War, its lessons, and the search for a permanent peace." In his speech, Prosor, said that war is preventable only if the inter ...
Israel's representative to UN boards delivered a statement earlier today on behalf of Canada and Israel about the joint UNICEF-UNFPA program. Read More
Today, the UN held its annual Holocaust Memorial Ceremony. Oscar-winning film director, writer and producer Steven Spielberg delivered the keynote address, followed by remarks from U.S. Am ...
Israel's representative to UN Boards, Yahav Lichner, delivered a joint statement at the First Regular Session of the Executive Board of UN-Women for 2014. Read More
Today, Israel's Ambassador to the United Nations, Ron Prosor addressed the Security Council on the Situation in the Middle East. Read his full speech below. Read More
Ambassador David Roet, Israel's Deputy Permanent Representative to the UN, delivered a statement on behalf of the United States, Canada and Israel at the General Assembly Open Working Group ...
In recent weeks, Israelis have become the victims of a series of escalating attacks originating from both Gaza and Palestinian villages in Judea and Samaria. Read More
Ambassador Ron Prosor attacked the hypocrisy of Iran, whereby the charge against violent extremism is being led by the world leader in violent extremism. Read More
As the world’s leading exporter of diamonds and the third largest trading center for diamonds, Israel is committed to demonstrating that a sustainable economy can be sustained by values lik ...
While driving inside Israeli sovereign territory, Israeli soldier Shlomi Cohen was killed by seven shots fired from within Lebanon by a member of the Lebanese Armed Forces. Read More
For decades, Israel has provided its expertise, technology, medicine, and training to developing countries in the field of health.Read More
Since the inception of Israel in 1948, not a single day has gone by where we did not face the threat of terrorism. Out of this persistent need to defend our citizens, Israel became a speci ...
It has only been one year since this assembly voted to change the Palestinian delegation’s status at the United Nations. To all those who voted in favor of that resolution, I ask: What exa ...
The report furthers a biased and one-sided narrative of the conflict and in doing so, advances a clear political agenda aimed at discrediting Israel. Read More
While Israel supports the humanitarian mission of UNRWA, we deeply oppose its political agenda. UNRWA’s mandate is perpetuating the Palestinian refugee issue and undermining the realization ...
Israel is sharing its experience using sport to promote peace and tolerance with countries throughout the developing world. Sport has the ability to unite us, but only if the politics of co ...
The Jewish experience with racism & xenophobia is chronicled in the blood-stained volumes of our history books. This makes Israel especially sensitive to the critical role of education in p ...
Israel is paving the way forward, building green jobs and opening new markets for aspiring entrepreneurs. Currently, more than 100 solar companies operate in Israel and 90% of Israeli homes ...
Israel pays tribute to the brave men and women from countries across the world who serve in UN peacekeeping operations. We thank them for their dedication and commend them for their commit ...
Over the past 25 years, Israel’s agricultural output has increased dramatically, with barely any rise in water usage. In the process, Israel has developed extensive knowledge and expertise ...
One of the five main objectives of Israel's National Civil Space Program is to position the State of Israel amongst the five leading space faring nations. Read More
Jewish people identify with the suffering of the peoples of Africa, the Caribbean & all who share a burdened history. Because we were born in slavery, we understand the yearning for freedom. Read More
Israel is proud to conclude a year on the Board of UNICEF, where we played a meaningful role in promoting the organization's crucial efforts for children to ensure a better future for gener ...
Unfortunately, Israel does not enjoy peace with the region as a whole – at times we believe that our very existence is called into question. Read More
Israel feels strongly about the subject of gender equality. It is enshrined in our 1948 Declaration of Independence and has been implemented through law and public policy.Read More
Israel supports a Comprehensive Convention on International Terrorism that would underscore the fact that - without exception - no cause or grievance justifies terrorism in any form or mani ...
Israel's national drug control policy continues to promote a comprehensive approach centered on health, human rights, and balanced demand and supply reduction. Read More
Israel cannot be expected to stand by as Assad’s reign of terror results in shells raining on our citizens. The continuous attacks on our border have the potential to escalate an already te ...
Permitting Iran to serve on the UN’s leading disarmament committee is like appointing a drug lord CEO of a pharmaceutical company.Read More
No matter the issue being addressed – whether it be combatting disease, promoting education or expanding financing for entrepreneurs - the support and engagement of young people is critical ...
Our existence as a Jewish people was born in migration over three thousand years ago. Today’s debate presents an opportunity to address the many valuable contributions that migrants can off ...
Israel and UN Women are working hand-in-hand to combat violence against women and to eradicate poverty through training and agricultural technology programs that enable women to become entr ...
Instead of concentrating on the 100,000 men, women, and children that have been slaughtered by in Syria or the millions that have fled their homes, the UN continues to obsess over Israel. Read More
Israel cannot be expected to stand by as Assad’s reign of terror results in shells raining on our citizens.Read More
Human suffering anywhere should be the concern of men and women everywhere, but the responsibility rests with the international community. Read More
At long last, having realized how dangerous Hezbollah is and what it is capable of, the EU showed up late to the party – to condemn the “Party of God.”Read More
Those who try to silence journalists are in fact trying to silence the voices of millions of people whose stories deserve to be told. Read More
We draw inspiration from Moses, who led the nation of Israel from slavery to freedom despite being impaired with a stutter.Read More
Today belongs to those who are not afraid to fail, to question, and to dream. Read More
We must tirelessly persist until the day when women are the agents of peace, rather than the victims or war. Read More
In a world of scarce resources and multiple challenges, UNV should put emphasis on expanding its partnershipsRead More
Israel commends the efforts undertaken by UNDP to implement the current strategic plan of the organizationRead More
We remain committed to working closely with UNDP to help the organization move forward on a path of continuous improvement. Read More
UNFPA has a unique mandate, and assumes a crucial--even a leadership--role in the global development architecture. Read More
We expect the international community to hold the Government of Syria accountable for undermining international agreements and regional stability. Read More
Every year, hundreds of thousands of people, mostly women and children are trafficked across borders worldwide. This is a crime of humanity towards humanity. The trafficking of human beings ...
It is time for the international community to unite and put terrorism out of business. The Security Council must further utilize Chapter Seven of the Charter to force terrorist groups to f ...
The architecture of peace has never been clearer. As we face historic challenges in the Middle East, it has never been more important to strengthen the pillars of tolerance, mutual recognit ...
In an age of short attention spans, it has never been more important to find new ways to instill the passion of global civic participation in the next generation. Read More
We have all the ingredients to make this celebration distinctly Middle Eastern – a tent by the river, more food than we can eat, and some UN peacekeepers to make sure things don't get out o ...
Since its establishment, the State of Israel has been deeply committed to ensuring the survival and development of our forests for the future generations. Read More
Far too many women today seek shelter from abusive men. We cannot rest until abusive men must seek shelter from society's outrage.Read More
I always hoped that I would one day be the opening act for Rita at a major venue in New York City. Read More
Israel cannot be expected to stand idle as the lives of its citizens are being put at risk by the Syrian government's reckless actions. Read More
Just as the international community has an obligation to bring terrorists to justice, it must also pursue those who build the foundations of terror by teaching children to detest and despise. Read More
After only three months of relative quiet, the citizens of Israel awoke again this morning to discover the horrific reality of terrorism from Gaza. Read More
The EU must find the moral and political courage to place Hezbollah on its list of terrorist organizations. It must send a clear message that Hezbollah can no longer target its civilians wi ...
The Israeli experience shows that human capital is the greatest natural resource of all. It proves that the best way to attain sustainable development is to put citizens in charge of the pr ...
Israel places particular emphasis on the need to improve gender equality work in UNICEF, and to better mainstream gender equality in the next strategic plan. This will require improving cap ...
We cannot achieve our development goals until we ensure that children around the world have the resources to realize their potential. Read More
Poverty is one of the most intricate problems facing the world today. There are no instant answers. There are no easy solutions. Read More
Because of the strong correlation between gender equality, poverty reduction, and sustainable development, the UNDP's gender capacities must be well-equipped and well-staffed.Read More
Today, on behalf of the six million, we say loudly and clearly: nothing can break the 5,000 year-old chain of Jewish history. Read More
France’s Foreign Minister said this month that his country was fighting to prevent the creation of an Islamist terrorist enclave “at the doorstep of France and Europe." If Mali is on France ...
True counter-terrorism must begin by disrupting the ecosystem of extremism in which terror thrives. It means speaking out against incitement and all forms of terrorism, even when it is poli ...
The failure to enforce the arms embargo in Lebanon undermines the basic fabric of security and stability in our region. It could have catastrophic consequences.Read More
Israel today stands with the international community to make a solemn promise. Together we say: freedom is universal. We promise to our children that we will never stand idle when we see ot ...
Among all the pressing issues in the Middle East, what was singled out as the most urgent? Surprise, surprise: early plans to build homes in the Jewish people’s ancient capital of Jerusalem.Read More
Israel is committed to making sure that each and every diamond is certified as “conflict-free” throughout its entire lifecycle – from the mine to the display case.Read More
Regardless of size, every business venture—from a small start-up in the Amazon to the next Amazon.com—must be given the chance to thrive. Read More
Today the Palestinians are turning their back on peace. Don't let history record that today the UN helped them along on their march of folly. Read More
Today, Israel announced a cease-fire, with the goal of restoring calm and stability to the region. Read More
I want to take you from this chamber into the towns and cities of Southern Israel. It is the middle of the night there right now. Parents and their children should be sleeping in their beds ...
In the past two days, Hamas and other terrorists in Gaza have fired more than 150 rockets into our homes, schools, and cities.Read More
Today, Israel leads the way in sustainable energy through innovation and policy. More than a hundred solar companies operate in Israel. Ninety percent of Israeli homes are fitted with solar ...
The report before us today is filled with glaring omissions. It is silent about the repressive Hamas terrorist regime in Gaza – and says nothing about the rockets that this organization con ...
On 2 November 2012, Syrian tanks crossed into the area of separation under the 1974 Separation of Forces agreement between Israel and Syria. Just today, gunfire from the Syrian side of the ...
When it comes to creating work opportunities, Israel understands that entrepreneurship carries tremendous potential.Read More
Over the past 25 years, Israel’s agricultural output has increased sevenfold, with hardly any increase in the amount of water used. Israel has also developed extensive knowledge and experti ...
The Jewish people understand the issues and the terrible consequences of discrimination, racism and xenophobia all too well. Read More
Hamas is determined to murder Israelis and escalate conflict in our already very turbulent region. Let me be clear. If the international community does not send a strong signal today, there ...
Over the past fifteen years, SACH has treated more than 3,000 children from 43 countries, many of whom do not have diplomatic relations with Israel.Read More
In 1958, Golda Meir, Israel's FM, undertook a historic visit to the continent. She sent thousands of Israeli experts of every sort – scientists, doctors, engineers, teachers and irrigation ...
The rap sheets of the passengers on board this ship make clear that they are driven by radical and extremist agendas. Johan Galtung—the leader—was recently suspended from the Swiss World Pe ...
It is time to for the United Nations and all responsible members of the international community to take note: Hezbollah’s continued provocations and military buildup could have devastating ...
Gender equality is a fundamental principle that has long guided the Government of Israel. It is enshrined in our 1948 Declaration of Independence and in the 1951 Equal Rights for Women Law.Read More
I want to make it perfectly clear so that no one in this chamber will say that they did not hear me or did not understand me: Hezbollah’s continued provocation and military buildup could ha ...
The Council has slept through more than 12,000 rocket attacks against Israelis over the past decade.Read More
Israel reiterates its commitment as a signatory to all three international drug control treaties and as a member of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs.Read More
The medieval Jewish philosopher Maimonides taught that we reach the highest level of righteousness when we give someone the means to sustain themselves. This idea is what drives our focus o ...
Last month Israel ratified the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. The ratification of the convention is an important step toward realizing the Millennium Development ...
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the United Nations General Assembly: "At this late hour, there is only one way to peacefully prevent Iran from getting nuclear weapons - by placing a cl ...
This month, Israel’s children started their school year with the all-too-familiar sounds of exploding rockets. Every morning, the parents of Southern Israel wake up not knowing whether thei ...
Every morning, the children of Southern Israel wake up not knowing whether they will spend the day in a classroom or a bomb shelter. Three families in Netivot are homeless this week, after ...
As Bashar al-Assad was getting ready to graduate from High School, his father massacred tens of thousands in Hama. Years later, the keys to the regimes Presidential Palace and killing machi ...
While Israel's schoolchildren were taking cover in bomb shelters, the UN released yet another biased report about Gaza. Apparently, the roar of rockets flying out of Gaza has not reached th ...
Israel expects all responsible nations to immediately condemn the Iranian campaign of incitement and terrorism. It is time for the world to speak with one voice and act with common purpose ...
Israel has several laws to protect older persons. Israeli laws guarantee free care and protection for older persons. Under the law, reporting is mandatory in instances of elderly abuse.Read More
Adviser Yoni Ish-Hurwitz spoke about Israel's commitment to empower older persons in their communities and to support their families. Yoni highlighted Israel's comprehensive legislation in ...
Israel has in place a number of programs that provide job opportunities for older persons, including competency training and job placement. These programs provide extra income, contribute t ...
Iran - a member state of the United Nations - continues to declare that it seeks the destruction of Israel, another UN Member State.Read More
"We should not pretend that a regime that cuts the throats of children today will not be prepared to gas them tomorrow.
Assad must know that he will be held accountable for using these wea ...
"There is a crisis in Gaza – for both Israelis and Palestinians – and it’s called Hamas. The crisis in Gaza is that Hamas attacks the crossings used to transfer humanitarian aid – and then ...
A clear line of terror runs from Argentina to Bulgaria, which begins and ends in Iran.Read More
"One nation stands above all others as an active supporter of terrorism. Iran is the central banker, primary sponsor and chief trainer of terrorists – from Bangkok to Baghdad"Read More
One million Israeli civilians are living under constant rocket fire from the Gaza Strip. The Security Council’s decision to stay mute could have grave consequences.Read More
"Some of the very nations that ruthlessly exploit and target civilians in armed conflict have the audacity to sit in this chamber and speak about their protection. They should find no refug ...
"Today, on behalf of the Israeli People and the Jewish People, I say directly to the Syrian people: we hear your cries. We are horrified by the crimes of the Assad regime. We extend our han ...
"Day after day, trafficked arms explode in our cities. Day after day, our citizens live with the threat of growing terrorist networks – and the states that support them."Read More
There have been more than 172 resolutions exclusively devoted to Palestinian refugees, but not one dedicated to Jewish refugees. The Palestinian refugees have their own UN agency..and their ...
"As a family of nations, we must stand shoulder-to-shoulder to defend each person from sexual violence as if they were members of our own family.Read More
"It is time for the international community to stop standing on the sidelines watching murder after murder. It is time for the voices of the victims to finally unite the voice of the world ...
With his own eyes, the Secretary-General has seen the threats facing one million Israelis this week. He met children from Sha'ar HaNegev whose school bus was struck by a Hamas anti-tank mis ...
"As we gather in this chamber, an alarm bell is ringing. Never has it been so clear that Iran is seeking to build a nuclear weapon"Read More
"Marilyn Monroe famously joked that "diamonds are a girl's best friend". It is the international community’s responsibility to ensure that diamonds are not the best friends of terrorists, w ...
"The Jewish people know well the joys of freedom and the pain of persecution. Today we join hands with the nations of the world to create a permanent memorial at the United Nations to honor ...
"Let us pledge to improve the health of every family, every community, every nation – laying the foundation for a more secure, more prosperous, and more peaceful planet."Read More
"The Millennium Declaration’s message about the importance of international collaboration is more relevant than ever. Global challenges require a global response."Read More
Central to the Jewish tradition is a principle known in Hebrew as Tikkun Olam, which calls on us to mend the world and make it a better place. The diverse support behind this resolution rev ...
On November 29, 1947, the United Nations voted to partition then British-Mandate Palestine into two states: one Jewish, one Arab. Two states for two peoples.Read More
"In Syria, Bashar al-Assad remains the world’s only ophthalmologist dedicated to cutting his people’s vision of hope and freedom. The Syrian people’s cries must not go unheard."Read More
As we begin to observe the Year of Cooperatives, the Government of Israel pledges to join with others around the world to promote the growth of cooperative frameworks.Read More
"In Israel, we take pride in the fact that approximately half of our internationally renowned judiciary is made up of women, including our Supreme Court, which is lead by Justice Dorit Bein ...
"There is the future offered by Iranian and Syrian leaders – a future of more extremism, greater violence and continued hate. Their vision will not liberate human beings, it will enslave th ...
"Israel views sport as essential for the promotion of peace and coexistence in our own state, the Middle East, and the international community."Read More
Israel has focused extensively on education in Africa. In 2010 alone, MASHAV trained more 1200 people from more than 35 African countries, both in Israel and in their own countries.Read More
As the prime minister of Israel, I speak for a hundred generations of Jews who were dispersed throughout the lands, who suffered every evil under the Sun, but who never gave up hope of rest ...
Our common goal of global sustainability can only be accomplished with productive land that is supported by functional biodiversity, a balanced atmosphere and a stable climate.Read More
The Government of Israel has enacted a number of policies to promote awareness about early detection and to find cures to diseases that currently have none.Read More
Lebanon continues to take provocative actions along the Blue Line. On August 1st, a soldier from the Lebanese Armed Forces fired on Israeli Defense Forces situated south of the Blue Line.Read More
Israel remains committed to assisting in the sustained, long-term capacity-building of Haiti.Read More
"Lasting peace must be based on a demilitarized Palestinian state and an emphasis on education that promotes peace instead of hate, tolerance instead of violence, and mutual understanding i ...
Israel, as a member of the NGO Committee, supports the purpose of this body and understands the benefit of increasing the dialogue between civil society and Member States.Read More
Israel continues to work toward achieving our Nation’s target of a 20% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2020, while serving as a full and active partner in global efforts to address ...
Within three days after the tragic earthquake, Israel rapidly constructed and operated a field hospital in Port-Au-Prince, which treated 1,111 patients, performed 317 surgeries, and deliver ...
The People of Israel recognize the evil that can be carried out when good men and women stand silent. We are a Nation that arose like a phoenix from the ashes of the Holocaust. We bear the ...
We recently launched a major waste revolution in Israel under the motto “From Nuisance to Resource.” Our target is to reach zero landfilling by 2020 while reducing, reusing and recycling waste.Read More
In Israel, the scarcity of water, land and other natural resources has served as an impetus to develop cutting-edge technologies in a wide variety of fields, including water management, sea ...
Hezbollah continues to build up its military capabilities and armaments in southern Lebanon, especially in civilian villages, where it stores weapons in mosques, houses, and schoolsRead More
Israel has established information and response centers that oversee coordination between different response forces, collect data from the scene, perform risk assessments, and provide vital ...
Jewish people identify with the suffering of the peoples of Africa, the Caribbean, and those who share a burdened history. Because we were born in slavery, we understand the yearning for fr ...
Talent is everywhere, but opportunity is not. Today, we are sending a clear message — we must harness this talent. We must create opportunity. We must propel the global agenda forward. Read More
The provocations on the Israel-Syria border occurred just as Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon was wrapping up his visit to our region. Israel cannot be expected to stand by as Assad’s reign of ...