Secretariat Holds Informal Discussions with Partners



The Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law Secretariat in the oPt held on 22nd, 30th September and 2nd October three separated meetings with partner CSOs in the West Bank, Jerusalem and Gaza Strip.
The meetings aimed at informing the partners of the work of the Secretariat in 2014, evaluating its activities, and presenting suggestions concerning its plan for 2015.
The Secretariat staff presented to the CSO partners the Secretariat work during 2014, especially the signing of core funding grant agreements with twenty four CSOs, the approval on funding twenty projects for different CSOs, and the donation of emergency funding to the Secretariat core funding partners engaged directly in documentation efforts of violations of international human rights and humanitarian law during the recent war on the Gaza Strip.
The CSO partners were informed about the future vision of the secretariat concerning the capacity building, fund management, policy dialogue, as well as monitoring and evaluation.
On the other hand, the CSOs in the West Bank, Gaza, and Jerusalem confirmed that they see the Secretariat as essential partner, and they expressed their desire to deepening its contribution in developing their strategies and plans.
The representatives of CSOs asked the Secretariat to continue its role in facilitating their work, building their capacity, and offering a common ground to discuss the shared issues such as the adhesion to the Criminal International Court, and the Israeli plan called Jerusalem 2020 which aims at emptying Jerusalem from Palestinian citizens.


Ras Al-Tahouneh ST, near Al-Muqata'a
Al-Bireh, Palestine
Phone: 02 297 4563/4
Fax: 02 297 4565
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Tomouh Building (Jawwal), Al-Jala'
Gaza City, Palestine
Phone: 08 288 3115
Fax: 08 288 3114
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