In a resolution adopted during the 138th IPU Assembly in Geneva, the IPU membership called for the rejection of any unilateral decisions to modify United Nations resolutions and other international agreements dealing with the status of Jerusalem. The membership also urged the international community to make every effort to preserve and maintain the historical heritage of Jerusalem.
The IPU resolution concluded by encouraging all sides to relaunch the peace process with the aim of achieving a two-State solution on the basis of the 1967 borders.
During the vote to adopt the resolution, 28 countries took the floor to reaffirm their strong support for a two-State solution, but also expressed reservations on the text of the resolution.
The IPU is committed to facilitating direct dialogue and practical cooperation between Israeli and Palestinian MPs in a variety of ways, including through the work of its Committee on Middle East Questions. Palestinian and Israeli members of the Committee reiterated their commitment to support IPU efforts to contribute to a viable, lasting and fair peace.