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Women and peace and security
Report of the Secretary-General on women, peace and security (S/2002/1154).
The meeting was called to order at 3.15 p.m.
Adoption of the agenda
The agenda was adopted.
Mr. Wehbe (Syrian Arab Republic) (spoke in Arabic ): ...
Resolution 1325 (2000) correctly expressed concern that women and children account for the vast majority of those adversely affected by armed conflict because they are easily targeted. In that regard, I cannot fail to mention the Arab women and children in the occupied Arab territories, who are, indeed, easy targets for the Israeli occupying forces. It would not be an exaggeration to say that at least half, if not more, of the victims of the Israeli military machine are women and children. In times of conflict and occupation, women are deprived of their right to participate in political decision-making on issues of peace and security, particularly if they cannot even leave their homes or shelters. In that regard, we stress the need for the Israeli occupying authorities to respect international humanitarian law and the 1949 Fourth Geneva Convention relative to civilians, particularly women and children and to put an end to the practices that they carry out daily, violating the rights of Arab civilians, in particular Arab women, in the occupied Arab territories.
The meeting was suspended at 6.05 p.m.
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