The Palestinian Civil Society Coalitions and Networks letter to his Excellency Mr. Antonio Guterres
23 May 2017Your Excellency Mr. Antonio Guterres,Secretary General of the United NationsThe Palestinian Civil Society Coalitions and Networks call your attention to Israel’s continued violations of the rights of over 6000 Palestinian political prisoners, who have long been denied their basic rights, and are currently undergoing a hunger strike. After 37 days of their strike, it has become obvious that Israel, the occupying power, is unwilling to fulfill its obligations ... المزيد »
Questions arise about large Palestinian security budget
Serious questions are being asked about the huge Palestinian security budget. Local transparency organizations, the US State Department and Congress are not convinced that the Palestinian government needs to spend so much of its budget on security.On Nov. 9, the Ramallah-based Coalition for Accountability and Integrity (AMAN) issued a detailed report of the Palestinian security sector, saying it amounts to more than one-third of the Palestinian government’s overall budget.On the ... المزيد »
A statement from MENA anti-corruption organisations and activists
We, the anti-corruption organisations and activists participating in the fifth ministerial conference of the Arab anti-Corruption and Integrity Network (ACINET) held in Tunisia, are deeply concerned by the restriction on freedom of travel and movement for Sharaf Almosawi, one of the network’s members and the Chair of the Bahrain Transparency Society (BTS). Due to this restriction, Mr Almosawi was not able to attend the conference.These restrictions are not consistent with ... المزيد »
Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS)- International Youth Day,12/08/2016
Youth comprise one third of Palestinian SocietyIn mid-2016 the total population of Palestine is estimated at 4.82 million. Youth represent 30% of this total: 37% are adolescents aged (15-19) years and 63% are young adults aged (20-29) years.  While the sex ratio among youth is at 104.1 males to 100 females.7 of 10 households in Palestine have at least one young personThe 2015 census data of Palestinian youth shows the ... المزيد »
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