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23 December 1986
SUMMARY STATEMENT BY THE SECRETARY-GENERAL
ON MATTERS OF WHICH THE SECURITY COUNCIL IS SEIZED
AND ON THE STAGE REACHED IN THEIR CONSIDERATION
Pursuant to rule 11 of the provisional rules of procedure of the Security Council, the Secretary-General is submitting the following summary statement.
The list of items of which the Security Council is seized is contained in document S/17725 of 8 January 1986, S/17725/Add.5 of 18 February 1986, S/17725/Add.12 of 15 April 1986, S/17725/Add.14 of 23 April 1986, S/17725/Add.15 of 30 April 1986, S/17725/Add.26 of 16 July 1986, S/17725/Add.30 of 11 August 1986, S/17725/Add.42 of 31 October 1986 and S/17725/Add.46 of 26 November 1986.
During the week ending 13 December 1986, the Security Council took action on the following item:
The situation in the occupied Arab territories
(see S/11935/Add.18, S/11935/Add.19, S/11935/Add.20, S/11935/Add.21, S/11935/Add.44, S/11935/Add.45, S/13033/Add.9, S/13033/Add.10, S/13033/Add.11, S/13033/Add.28, S/13737/Add.7, S/13737/Add.8, S/13737/Add.18, S/13737/Add.20, S/13737/Add.22, S/13737/Add.50, S/14326/Add.50, S/14840/Add.1, S/14840/Add.2, S/14840/Add.3, S/14840/Add.4, S/14840/Add.12, S/14840/Add.13, S/14840/Add.15, S/14840/Add.16, S/14840/Add.45, S/15560/Add.6, S/15560/Add.7, S/15560/Add.20, S/15560/Add.30, S/15560/Add.31, S/16880/Add.36, S/17725/Add.3, S/17725/Add.4 and S/17725/Add.48).
The Security Council resumed its consideration of the item at its 2725th to 2727th meetings, on 8 December 1986.
In addition the representatives previously invited, the President, with the consent of the Council, invited the representative of the Syrian Arab Republic, at his request, to participate in the discussion without the right to vote.
At the 2727th meeting, the President drew attention to the
text of a draft resolution (S/18506) submitted by the Congo, Ghana, Madagascar, Trinidad and Tobago and the United Arab Emirates. The representative of the Congo, on behalf of the sponsors, orally revised draft resolution S/18506.
The Security Council then proceeded to vote on the draft resolution as orally revised (S/18506/Rev.1), and adopted it by 14 votes to none, with 1 abstention (the United States of America), as resolution 592 (1986).
Resolution 592 (1986) reads as follows:
The Security Council
the letter dated 4 December 1986 from the Permanent Representative of Zimbabwe to the United Nations, in his capacity as the Chairman of the Movement of Non-Aligned Countries, contained in document S/18501,
the Geneva Convention relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War, of 12 August 1949,
about the situation in the Palestinian and other Arab territories occupied by Israel since 1967, including Jerusalem,
Bearing in mind
the specific status of Jerusalem,
that the Geneva Convention relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War, of 12 August 1949, is applicable to the Palestinian and other Arab territories occupied by Israel since 1967, including Jerusalem;
the opening of fire by the Israeli army resulting in the death and the wounding of defenceless students;
Israel to abide immediately and scrupulously by the Geneva Convention relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War, of 12 August 1949;
Further calls upon
Israel to release any person or persons detained as a result of the recent events at Bir Zeit University in violation of the above-mentioned Geneva Convention;
on all concerned parties to exercise maximum restraint, to avoid violent acts, and to contribute towards the establishment of peace;
the Secretary-General to report to the Council on the implementation of the present resolution not later than 20 December 1986.