Recent Events with Civil Society

New York and ​​UN premiere screening of “Giraffada”
and discussion with Palestinian director Rani Massalha
7 April 2016, United Nations Headquarters, New York

Yacine is the veterinarian of the only zoo remaining in the Palestinian West Bank. He lives alone with his 10-year old son, Ziad. The kid has a special bond with the two giraffes in the zoo. He seems to be the only one to communicate with them. After an air raid in the region the male giraffe dies. His mate, Rita, won’t survive unless the veterinarian finds her a new companion. The only zoo that might provide this animal is located in Tel Aviv.


Panel discussion "Women's role in the search for Israeli-Palestinian peace" on the margins of Commission of Status of Women 
​14 Mar 2016, United Nations Headquarters, New York

Organized by the Working Group of the Palestinian Rights Committee on the first day of the 60th session of the Commission on the Status of Women informed civil society about the role and the impact of women and women's groups in promoting peace between Israel and Palestine. Watch the video here

 Briefing on the situation of detained children in the occupied Palestinian territory
27 Apr 2016, United Nations Headquarters, New York

​A briefing organized by the Working Group of the Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of Palestinian People on Wednesday, 27 April, at 10:00 a.m. in the ECOSOC Chamber, at the UN Headquarters in New York, on the situation of Palestinian child detainees. It was followed by a Q&A session. Watch the video here.