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7 July 2006
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 documents S/2006/10 of 1 March 2006, S/2006/10/Add.12 of 7 April 2006, S/2006/10/Add.15 of 28 April 2006, S/2006/10/Add.16 of 5 May 2006, S/2006/10/Add.21 of 9 June 2006 and S/2006/10/Add.24 of 30 June 2006.
During the week ending 1 July 2006, the Security Council took action on the following items:
The situation in the Middle East, including the Palestinian question
S/2000/40/Add.39, 44, 46, 47 and 50; S/2001/15/Add.11-13, 34 and 50; S/2002/30/Add.7, 8, 10, 12-15, 17, 23, 24, 28, 29, 37, 38, 45 and 50; S/2003/40/Add.2, 6, 11, 15, 20, 23, 28, 33, 37, 41, 42, 46 and 49; S/2004/20/Add.2, 7, 11, 12, 16, 20, 25, 28, 32, 37, 40, 42, 46 and 50; S/2005/15/Add.1, 6, 7, 9, 11, 15, 19, 23, 28, 33, 37, 41, 47 and 50; and S/2006/10/Add.4, 8, 12, 15, 16, 20 and 24)
By a letter dated 29 June 2006 addressed to the President of the Security Council (S/2006/458), the Permanent Representative of Algeria to the United Nations, in his capacity as Chairman of the Group of Arab States for the month of June 2006, and on behalf of the States members of the League of Arab States, requested that an immediate meeting of the Security Council be convened “to consider the practices of Israel, the occupying Power, affecting Palestinian civilians in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem”.
By a letter dated 29 June 2006 addressed to the President of the Security Council (S/2006/462), the Permanent Representative of Qatar to the United Nations requested that an immediate meeting of the Security Council be convened to consider the item entitled “The situation in the Middle East, including the Palestinian question”.
The Security Council resumed its consideration of the item at its 5481st meeting, held on 30 June 2006, in response to those requests.
The President, with the consent of the Council, invited the representatives of Algeria, Austria, Cuba, Egypt, India, Indonesia, the Islamic Republic of Iran, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, Malaysia, Morocco, Norway, South Africa, the Syrian Arab Republic, Yemen and Zimbabwe, at their request, to participate in the consideration of the item without the right to vote.
In response to the request contained in a letter dated 30 June 2006 from the Permanent Observer of Palestine to the United Nations addressed to the President of the Security Council (S/2006/465), the President, in accordance with the rules of procedure and the previous practice in that regard, invited the Permanent Observer of Palestine to participate in the discussion.
In response to the request contained in a letter dated 30 June 2006 from the Permanent Representative of Senegal to the United Nations, the President extended an invitation under rule 39 of the Council’s provisional rules of procedure to Paul Badji, Chairman of the Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People.
In accordance with the understanding reached in the Council’s prior consultations, the President, with the consent of the Council, extended an invitation under rule 39 of the Council’s provisional rules of procedure to Angela Kane, Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs.