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UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon farewell speech: the number of decisions against Israel is disproportionate

18 December 2016

Addressing the UN Security Council on Friday, 16 of December, the United Nations Secretary- General Ban Ki-moon has said that the organization has a "disproportionate" volume of resolutions against Israel, which he believes has "foiled the ability of the UN to fulfill its role effectively".

Mr Ban Ki-moon stated: “Over the last decade I have argued that we cannot have a bias against Israel at the UN.

"Decades of political maneuvering have created a disproportionate number of resolutions, reports and committees against Israel.

 “In many cases, instead of helping the Palestinian issue, this reality has foiled the ability of the UN to fulfill its role effectively."