United Nations / 17-03-2017
Head of U.N.'s ESCWA resigns over report on 'apartheid' Israel
Rima Khalaf, the head of the United Nation's West Asia commission resigned on Friday, after what she described as pressure from the secretary general to withdraw a report accusing Israel of imposing an "apartheid regime" on Palestinians.
The Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA), which comprises 18 Arab states, published the report on Wednesday and said it was the first time a U.N. body had clearly made the charge.
U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres had asked the commission to remove the report from its website, a U.N. official said earlier.