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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, S/2006/10/Add.24 of 30 June 2006 and S/2006/10/Add.27 of 21 July 2006.
During the week ending 22 July 2006, 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; 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, 24, 25 and 27)
The Security Council resumed its consideration of the item at its 5493rd meeting, held on 21 July 2006 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 Algeria, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Cuba, Djibouti, Egypt, Finland, Guatemala, India, Indonesia, Iran (Islamic Republic of), Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Malaysia, Morocco, New Zealand, Norway, Saudi Arabia, the Sudan, Switzerland, 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 19 July 2006 from the Chargé d’affaires a.i. of the Permanent Observer Mission of Palestine to the United Nations addressed to the President of the Security Council (S/2006/553), 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 invitations under rule 39 of the Council’s provisional rules of procedure to Vijay Nambiar, Special Adviser to the Secretary-General, and Jan Egeland, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator.
In response to the request contained in a letter dated 20 July 2006 from the Permanent Representative of Qatar to the United Nations, the President extended an invitation under rule 39 of the Council’s provisional rules of procedure to Yahya Mahmassani, Permanent Observer of the League of Arab States to the United Nations.
In response to the request contained in a letter dated 21 July 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.
The meeting was suspended.
Upon the resumption of the meeting, the President, with the consent of the Council, invited the representatives of Pakistan, South Africa and Viet Nam, at their request, to participate in the consideration of the item without the right to vote.