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        General Assembly
20 February 2002

Original: Spanish

General Assembly
Fifty-sixth session
Official Records
Third Committee

Summary record of the 19th meeting

Held at Headquarters, New York, on Tuesday, 23 October 2001, at 3 p.m.

Chairman: Ms. Martinson ................................................. (Sweden)


Agenda item 108: Social development, including questions relating to the world social situation and to youth, ageing, disabled persons and the family ( continued)

Agenda item 110: Crime prevention and criminal justice (continued)

Agenda item 111: International drug control (continued)

Agenda item 115: Promotion and protection of the rights of children ( continued)

The meeting was called to order at 3.10 p.m.


Agenda item 115: Promotion and protection of the rights of children ( continued)


22. Ms. Khalil (Egypt) said that she would have liked the Special Representative’s report to mention the situation of children under foreign occupation, in particular, children in the occupied Arab territories who were still living in inhumane, unacceptable conditions.


61. Ms. Hastaei (Islamic Republic of Iran) ...


62. Despite the postponement of the special session, there remained a high-level commitment on the part of the international community to continue collective efforts to create a better world for children. Unfortunately, the growing awareness of the plight of war-affected children and the increasing focus on their protection and rehabilitation had not yet ended children’s suffering during armed conflicts. In the face of the horrendous atrocities perpetrated against children in various regions of the world, particularly in occupied Palestine, the international community must make a serious effort to bring to justice those who committed war crimes, particularly against women and children, and must give priority to the protection of children, who were civilian targets, especially in territories under foreign occupation. The situation in Afghanistan, where more than two decades of war had all but destroyed children’s hope for a better future, was a source of concern and there was a collective obligation to ensure that increased international assistance was allocated to those children, particularly refugee and displaced children.


The meeting rose at 5.30 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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