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        General Assembly
14 November 2006

Original: English

Sixty-first session
Official Records

Special Political and Decolonization Committee
(Fourth Committee)

Summary record of the 11th meeting
Held at Headquarters, New York, on Tuesday, 17 October 2006, at 3 p.m.

Chairman: Mr. Acharya ........................................................................... (Nepal)


Agenda item 34: Questions relating to information (continued)

The meeting was called to order at 3.15 p.m.

Agenda item 34: Questions relating to information (continued) (A/61/21 and Add.1 and A/61/216)


40. Mr. Taleb (Syrian Arab Republic) ...


45. He thanked DPI for organizing the International Media Seminar on Peace in the Middle East that had been held in Moscow. In light of the continued Israeli occupation and the suffering of the Palestinian people, it was important for the Department to continue to organize such activities and to implement the special information programme on the question of Palestine.


62. Mr. Kanaan (Observer for Palestine) commended DPI for its dissemination of information on various United Nations activities and initiatives, and emphasized the importance of the Special information programme on Palestine which helped to increase the awareness of the international community with regard to the question of Palestine and the situation in the Middle East. The Department should continue to help the Palestinian people with the development of their media and the training of their journalists. Recalling General Assembly resolution 60/38, which requested that DPI organize and promote fact-finding news missions for journalists to the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, he condemned the refusal of the Israeli occupation authorities to adhere to the resolution and called on them to implement it immediately.


The meeting rose at 5.35 p.m.

This record is subject to correction. Corrections should be sent under the signature of a member of the delegation concerned within one week of the date of publication to the Chief of the Official Records Editing Section, room DC2-750, 2 United Nations Plaza, and incorporated in a copy of the record.

Corrections will be issued after the end of the session, in a separate corrigendum for each Committee.

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