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23 February 2007
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 document S/2007/10 of 9 February 2007.
During the week ending 17 February 2007, 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; S/2006/10/Add.4, 8, 12, 15, 16, 20, 24, 25, 27, 28, 33, 37, 41, 44 and 46; and S/2007/10/Add.3)
The Security Council resumed its consideration of the item at its 5629th meeting, held on 13 February 2007 in accordance with the understanding reached in its prior consultations. There was one suspension and one resumption of the meeting.
The President, with the consent of the Council, invited the representatives of Argentina, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Cuba, Egypt, Germany, Israel, the Islamic Republic of Iran, Japan, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Malaysia, Morocco, Norway, Pakistan, Senegal, the Syrian Arab Republic, Turkey and Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of), 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 12 February 2007 from the Permanent Observer of Palestine to the United Nations addressed to the President of the Security Council (S/2007/83), 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 meeting.
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 Alvaro de Soto, Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process and Personal Representative of the Secretary-General.
In response to the request contained in a letter dated 12 February 2007 from the 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 Paul Badji, Chairman of the Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People.