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Agenda item 102: Advancement of women*
Agenda item 103: Implementation of the outcome of the Fourth World Conference on Women and of the twenty-third special session of the General Assembly, entitled “Women 2000: gender equality, development and peace for the twenty-first century”*
* Items which the Committee has decided to consider together.
The meeting was called to order at 10.05 a.m.
Agenda item 102: Advancement of women (A/57/3, A/57/38 (Part I), A/57/125, A/57/129-E/2002/77, A/57/169, A/57/170, A/57/171, A/57/330 and Add.1, A/57/406, A/57/432, A/57/447)
Agenda item 103: Implementation of the outcome of the Fourth World Conference on Women and of the twenty-third special session of the General Assembly, entitled “Women 2000: gender equality, development and peace for the twenty-first century” (A/57/3, A/57/286)
95. Ms. Al Ali (United Arab Emirates) said that, notwithstanding the efforts put forth by the United Nations, the Security Council’s attention to the issue of women and armed conflicts, and the gender mainstreaming of all United Nations programmes and policies, millions of women still experienced hunger, disease and all forms of violence and humiliation. The advancement of women could not be achieved without eliminating the causes leading to the deterioration of women’s status in developing and poor countries, including poverty, foreign occupation, ethnic conflict and civil war. The international community should therefore be fully conscious of its responsibilities towards the developing and least developed countries and people living under occupation, who suffered all forms of coercion and deprivation and were stripped of the minimum standard of human dignity, as was the case in Palestine. She urged the advanced countries and international development institutions to implement the recommendations and resolutions adopted at international development conferences with regard to the provision of financial assistance and access to modern technology so that developing countries could build their economies and improve their living conditions.
97. Lastly, her Government extended financial and moral support to women in neighbouring countries in times of hardship and national disaster and, in particular, to Palestinian women in the occupied Palestinian territories.
The meeting rose at 1 p.m.
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