World Video | Defence | Foreign Affairs | Natural Events | Trade | NZ in World News | NZ National News Video | NZ Regional News | Search

 


Visit by Palestinian Ambassador Feb 6,7,8 Wellington

Visit by Palestinian Ambassador Feb 6,7,8 Wellington

Mr Izzat Abdulhadi, the Canberra-based Palestinian Ambassador to Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific, will visit Wellington on 6 and 7 February. As well as participating in Waitangi Day celebrations, Mr Abdulhadi is coming to New Zealand to facilitate the establishment of an umbrella network for organizations that are currently working in support of Palestinians and Palestinian issues.

Mr Abdulhadi has been Ambassador to New Zealand since 2006 during which time he has actively engaged with the government on key Palestinian issues, including Palestine’s bid for non-member observer state status in the United Nations General Assembly last November.

“I was so pleased that New Zealand voted in favour of Palestinian statehood in the United Nations”, he said. “The New Zealand Government has demonstrated that it has an independent foreign policy, based on fairness and justice, and it is not beholden to the agendas of others.  New Zealand is very well respected in the Middle East for that reason, and for its continued constructive and balanced approach to regional issues.”

It is that sense of fairness and justice within New Zealand that he knows is so strong amongst this country’s civil society groups.  “I know there is a lot of support for the Palestinian cause in New Zealand, and I am interested to meet with a range of organisations during my time in Wellington, including non-governmental organisations, labour unions, academics, Iwi groups, faith-based organisations and of course the Palestinian diaspora,” he said.

In Australia he has already succeeded in establishing a network called the ‘Australian Palestinian Advocacy Network (APAN)’, and hopes that he can facilitate something similar here.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
World Headlines

 


Signs Of Ebola Decline In Liberia Offer ‘Glimmer Of Hope’

Equipped with UNICEF-developed and Government-approved awareness materials, these girls go door-to-door in West Point, Monrovia, to educate their parents, family members and friends about Ebola and how it can be prevented. Photo: UNICEF/UNI171713/Griggers More>>

ALSO:

Allegations Of Misreporting By Joint Darfur Mission

Ban ‘Deeply Troubled’ by Findings of Review of Allegations of Misreporting by Joint Darfur Mission More>>

Status Quo Not Viable Option’ In Jerusalem

Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs Jeffrey Feltman briefs the Security Council at its meeting on the situation in the Middle East, including the Palestinian question. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe More>>

ALSO:

  • ITUC - Israel’s Settlement Expansion is an Outrage
  • World News: No To TPP Trade-Offs

    No to TPP Trade-Offs, Say Public Health, Fair Trade Activists at Sydney TPP Ministers’ Meeting More>>

    ALSO:

  • AFTINET - Fair Trade Group Calls for Release of TPP Text
  • Al Jazeera Interpol Rejects Egypt Request For Red Notice On Journalist

    Interpol, the international organisation for police cooperation, has rejected a request from Egypt to issue one of its red notices against Ahmed Mansour, an Al Jazeera journalist. More>>

    UN-Backed Study: Fruit Flies To Prompt Better Pest Controls

    Bactrocera dorsalis is causing “incalculable damage to horticultural industries and food security” across a swathe of countries in Asia, Africa, the Pacific and parts of South America. Photo: IAEA/Viwat Wornoayporn More>>


    ‘The Only Way To Stop Ebola Is At Its Source’ – UN Chief

    Girls in the city of Voinjama look at a poster that displays information and illustrations about how to prevent the spread of Ebola. Photo: UNICEF/2014/Liberia/Jallanzo More>>

    ALSO:

  • Christian World Service - CWS appeals for help to Stop Ebola
  • UN: Multi-Billion Dollar Horn Of Africa Pledge

    UN’s Ban, Global Leaders Join Forces in Multi-Billion Dollar Horn of Africa Pledge More>>


     
     
     
     
     
    World
    Search Scoop  
     
     
    Powered by Vodafone
    NZ independent news