Date(s) - Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - Wednesday, May 4, 2016
King Fahd Palace Hotel
Pointe des Almadies
Gershon Baskin will address the International Conference on the Question of Jerusalem. The Conference, to be convened in cooperation with the OIC at the King Fahd hotel, will provide up-to-date information on the current situation in East Jerusalem under occupation; identify opportunities to intensify international support for resilience, protection and development in the city; explore possible solutions and scenarios for a just and lasting settlement of the question of Jerusalem; and provide a venue for an open exchange among policy makers, experts, practitioners, activists and academics.
The Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People, in cooperation with the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), will convene an International Conference on the Question of Jerusalem in Dakar, at the King Fahd Palace Hotel on 3 and 4 May, under the theme “Jerusalem at the Heart of the Settlement of the Question of Palestine”.
The opening session will begin on Tuesday, 3 May, at 10 a.m. in the Amphitheatre of the King Fahd Palace Hotel, located at Pointe des Almadies. Expected participants are: Mankeur Ndiaye, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Senegalese Abroad of Senegal; Mohammed ibn Chambas, Special Representative of Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and Head of the United Nations Office for West Africa and the Sahel (UNOWAS); Fodé Seck, Chairman of the Committee; Riad Malki, Minister for Foreign Affairs of the State of Palestine; and a high-level representative of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC). Also participating are diplomatic representatives of United Nations Member States and representatives of United Nations agencies, among others.
In the afternoon of 3 May and continuing on 4 May, international, African, Palestinian and Israeli speakers will examine the current situation in East Jerusalem under occupation, identify opportunities to intensify international support for resilience, protection and development in the city, and explore possible scenarios for a just and lasting settlement of the question of Jerusalem.