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        Security Council
Distr.
GENERAL
S/2001/15/Add.34
31 August 2001

Original: English

Summary statement by the Secretary-General on matters of which the Security Council
is seized and on the stage reached in their consideration


Addendum


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/2001/15 of 19 March 2001, S/2001/15/Add.3 of 28 March 2001, S/2001/15/Add.5 of 2 April 2001, S/2001/15/Add.6 of 4 April 2001, S/2001/15/Add.7 of 6 April 2001, S/2001/15/Add.10 of 13 April 2001, S/2001/15/Add.20 of 25 May 2001 and S/2001/15/Add.26 of 6 July 2001.

During the week ending 25 August 2001, the Security Council took action on the following items:

The situation in the Middle East, including the Palestinian question (see S/2000/40/Add.39, 44, 46, 47 and 50; and S/2001/15/Add.11-13; see also S/7382, S/7441, S/7452, S/7564, S/7570, S/7596, S/7600, S/7913, S/7923, S/7976, S/8000, S/8048, S/8066, S/8215, S/8242, S/8252, S/8269, S/8502, S/8525, S/8534, S/8564, S/8575, S/8584, S/8595, S/8747, S/8753, S/8807, S/8815, S/8828, S/8836, S/8885, S/8896, S/8960, S/9123, S/9135, S/9319, S/9382, S/9395, S/9406, S/9427 and Corr.1, S/9449, S/9452, S/9805, S/9812, S/9930, S/10327, S/10341, S/10554, S/10557, S/10703, S/10721, S/10729, S/10743, S/10770/Add.4, S/10855/Add.15, 16, 23, 24, 29, 30, 33, 41, 43, 44 and 50; S/11185/Add.14-16, 21, 42/Rev.1 and 47; S/11593/Add.15, 21, 29, 42 and 49; S/11935/Add.2-4, 12, 18-21, 23-26, 42, 44, 45 and 48; S/12269/Add.12, 13, 21, 42, 43 and 48; S/12520/Add.10, 11, 17, 21, 37, 39, 42, 47 and 48; S/13033/Add.2, 9-11, 16, 19, 21, 23, 25, 28, 29, 33, 34, 47 and 50; S/13737/Add.7, 8, 13-18, 20-22, 24-26, 33, 47 and 50; S/14326/Add.10, 11, 20, 24, 28, 29, 47 and 50; S/14840/Add.1-4, 8, 12, 13, 15, 16, 21-25, 27, 30-33, 37, 42, 45, and 48; S/15560/Add.3, 6, 7, 20, 21, 29-31, 37, 42, 45, 47 and 48; S/16270/Add.6-8, 15, 20, 21, 34, 35, 40 and 47; S/16880/Add.8-10, 15, 20, 21, 36, 40, 41 and 46; S/17725/Add.2-4, 15, 21, 28, 35, 38, 43 and 47-49; S/18570/Add.2, 21, 30, 47 and 49-51; S/19420/Add.1-5, 13, 15, 18, 19, 22 and Corr.1, 30, 48 and 50; S/20370/Add.4-6, 12, 16, 21, 22, 26, 30, 32, 34, 37, 44, 46, 47 and 51; S/21100/Add.4, 10, 12, 17, 20, 21, 30, 39, 40, 42, 44, 45 and 47-50; S/22110/Add.4, 12, 20, 21, 30 and 47; S/23370/Add.1, 4, 7, 13, 21, 30, 47 and 50; S/25070/Add.4, 21, 30 and 48; S/1994/20/Add.3, 8, 10, 20, 29 and 47; S/1995/40/Add.4, 8, 18, 19, 21, 29 and 47; S/1996/15/Add.4, 15, 21, 30, 38 and 47; S/1997/40/Add.4, 9, 11, 21, 30 and 46; S/1998/44/Add.4, 21, 26, 28, 30 and 47; S/1999/25/Add.3, 20, 29 and 46; S/2000/40/Add.4,15, 20, 21, 24, 29 and 47; and S/2001/15/Add.5, 22 and 31)

By a letter dated 15 August 2001 addressed to the President of the Security Council (S/2001/797), the representatives of Mali and Qatar, acting in their capacity as Chairman of the Group of Islamic States and Chairman of the Follow-up Committee of the Ninth Islamic Summit Conference, respectively, requested, on behalf of the States members of the Group of Islamic States, the convening of an immediate meeting of the Security Council to consider the grave and deteriorating situation in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including Jerusalem.

The Security Council resumed its consideration of the item at its 4357th meeting, held on 20 and 21 August 2001 in response to that request. There were two suspensions and two resumptions of the meeting.

On 20 August 2001, the President, with the consent of the Council, invited the representatives of Algeria, Bahrain, Belgium, Djibouti, Egypt, India, Indonesia, the Islamic Republic of Iran, Iraq, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kuwait, the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, Malaysia, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Pakistan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, the Sudan, Turkey and Yemen, at their request, to participate in the discussion without the right to vote.

In response to the request contained in a letter dated 17 August 2001 from the Permanent Observer of Palestine to the United Nations (S/2001/799), 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 17 August 2001 from the Acting Chairman of the Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People, the President extended an invitation under rule 39 of the Council’s provisional rules of procedure to Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla, Acting Chairman of the Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People.

In response to the request contained in a letter dated 17 August 2001 from the Chargé d’affaires a.i. of the Permanent Mission of Mali to the United Nations (S/2001/800), the President, with the consent of the Council, extended an invitation under rule 39 of the Council’s provisional rules of procedure to Ahmad Hajihosseini, Acting Permanent Observer for the Organization of the Islamic Conference to the United Nations.

The meeting was suspended.

Upon the resumption of the meeting on the same day, the President, with the consent of the Council, invited the representatives of Cuba, Cyprus, Lebanon and Namibia, at their request, to participate in the discussion without the right to vote.

In response to the request contained in a letter dated 20 August 2001 from the Chargé d’affaires a.i. of the Permanent Mission of Tunisia to the United Nations (S/2001/801), the President, with the consent of the Council, extended an invitation under rule 39 of the Council’s provisional rules of procedure to Ali A. Abbas, Deputy Permanent Observer for the League of Arab States to the United Nations.

The meeting was suspended.

Upon the resumption of the meeting on 21 August 2001, the President, with the consent of the Council, invited the representative of Mexico, at her request, to participate in the discussion without the right to vote.

The situation in East Timor (see S/11593/Add.50 and 51; S/11935/Add.15 and 16; S/1999/25/Add.17, 22, 25, 30, 33-36, 42 and 50; S/2000/40/Add.4, 11, 16, 20, 25, 29, 30, 34, 35, 37, 38, 40, 46, 47 and 48; and S/2001/15/Add.4, 5, 14, 20 and 31)

The Security Council resumed its consideration of the item at its 4358th meeting, held in private on 23 August 2001 in accordance with the understanding reached in its prior consultations.

At the close of the meeting, the following communiqué was issued through the Secretary-General in accordance with rule 55 of the provisional rules of procedure of the Council:

“At its 4358th meeting, held in private on 23 August 2001, the Security Council considered the item entitled ‘The situation in East Timor’.

“The President, with the consent of the Council, invited the representatives of Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Indonesia, Japan, Mexico, Namibia, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Portugal, the Republic of Korea and Sweden at their request, to participate in the discussion without the right to vote, in accordance with the relevant provisions of the Charter and rule 37 of the Council’s provisional rules of procedure.

“The Security Council heard a briefing under rule 39 of its provisional rules of procedure by Hédi Annabi, Assistant Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations. Giving the details of the election arrangements, the Assistant Secretary-General informed the Council that the electoral campaign in East Timor so far had been conducted in a peaceful manner. He said that political parties and the population at large had shown strong support for the pact of national unity.

“The members of the Council, as well as the representative of Belgium emphasized the importance of the peaceful conduct of the elections of 30 August. They believed that a peaceful, democratic process would be a major first step towards East Timor’s independence in a complex process of stabilization in East Timor. Speakers encouraged a spirit of peace, democracy and tolerance throughout the electoral process and beyond, and joined the Secretary-General in supporting the heroic efforts of the East Timorese people and in urging a large voter turn-out.

“The Assistant Secretary-General responded to the comments and questions.”



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