On 29 September, the British Consulate General in Jerusalem and the British Embassy in Tel Aviv held a roundtable discussion with development and human rights organisations funded by the UK. The meeting discussed achievements and future challenges of working toward a just and peaceful resolution to the conflict.
In his opening speech, Political Consul Edward Evans praised the important role played by the partner organisations in defending human rights and supporting sustainable development. Evans said the UK was proud to support organisations that were working to improve the situation for all the people of the region.
During the meeting, partners discussed priorities for next year, evaluated and presented results and were introduced to the UK’s new conflict reduction approach. The importance of strengthening the dialogue and between partner organisations and with the UK was also discussed.
This is the first round table meeting of its kind, and comes as part of the UK’s strategy to enhance the role of community based and non-governmental organisations in order to support individuals, work to reduce the damage of conflict and seek to provide a better life for all.