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The President (spoke in French): The General Assembly will consider the reports of the Second Committee on agenda items 17 to 26, 60, 118 and 130. I now request Mr. Paul Losoko Efambe Empole of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rapporteur of the Second Committee, to introduce the reports of the Second Committee in one intervention.
Mr. Empole (Democratic Republic of the Congo), Rapporteur of the Second Committee (spoke in French): I have the great privilege and honour to present for the Assembly’s consideration the following reports of the Second Committee on the agenda items allocated to it by the General Assembly at the 2nd plenary meeting of its sixty-fifth session, held on 17 September. The reports, contained in documents A/65/433 to A/65/445, include the texts of draft resolutions and decisions recommended to the General Assembly for adoption. For the convenience of delegations, a checklist of actions taken in the Second Committee was prepared by the Secretariat and is contained in document A/C.2/65/INF/1.
Under agenda item 60, entitled “Permanent sovereignty of the Palestinian people in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, and of the Arab population in the occupied Syrian Golan over their natural resources”, the Committee recommends, in paragraph 13 of document A/65/443, the adoption of one draft resolution.
Report of the Second Committee (A/65/443)
The President (spoke in French): The Assembly has before it a draft resolution recommended by the Second Committee in paragraph 13 of its report. We will now take a decision on the draft resolution. A recorded vote has been requested.
A recorded vote was taken.
The draft resolution was adopted by 167 votes to 8, with 5 abstentions (resolution 65/179).
[Subsequently, the delegation of Panama advised the Secretariat that it had intended to abstain.]
It was so decided.
The meeting rose at 12.50 p.m.
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