UN Ambassadors - December 2016

Israeli Ambassador to the UN Danny Danon escorted a delegation of ambassadors to the UN on a trip to Israel, organized by AJC Project Interchange and led by Ambassador Aaron Jacob, AJC Director of Diplomatic Affairs, and Myra Clark-Siegel, Director of Communications and Senior Strategic Counsel, AJC Project Interchange.

The delegation of 14 ambassadors from Africa, Asia, Europe, and Latin America marked the fifth time that AJC (American Jewish Committee) brought a group of UN Ambassadors to Israel, and the second time this year the group is led by Ambassador Danon and AJC.

To provide a deeper understanding of the geopolitical and security challenges Israel faces, the ambassadors traveled throughout Israel, including Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, the Northern border and Southern region. Visits to hi-tech and agricultural research facilities will demonstrate Israel’s role as a world leader in innovations with global impact.

They met with Israeli officials and academic experts, as well as with Israelis representative of the country’s diverse population. Meetings took place on topics specific to the United Nations 2030 Global Agenda, including special needs, gender equality and women’s empowerment, and food security.

The delegation also traveled to Ramallah to meet with Palestinian government officials and with Palestinian entrepreneurs, to discuss co-existence opportunities, including the new joint Israeli-Jordanian-Palestinian Industrial Zone.

Both in Israel and in Ramallah, the ambassadors will discuss with officials current challenges to advancing the peace process.