The United Nations General Assembly will hold an informal meeting on Wednesday to hear briefings by senior officials on the war in Gaza at the request of Arab nations.
UN members will be briefed by officials including the head of the UN agency for Palestinian refugees and the special coordinator for the Middle East peace process.
The more powerful Security Council has called for an immediate and unconditional humanitarian ceasefire in Gaza, but not in a legally binding resolution.
There have been two days of quiet in Gaza. No rockets or missiles, no more destroyed houses, no more ambulance sirens screaming.
A three-year-old girl has been rescued from Gaza and brought to London for life-saving heart surgery.
A small team of NHS doctors and surgeons is travel to Gaza to set up facilities and establish how best to use specialists and equipment.