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Summary record of the 20th meeting
Held at Headquarters, New York, on Tuesday, 15 October 2002, at 10 a.m.
Chairman: Mr. Wenawaser ............................................... (Liechtenstein)
Agenda item 43: Follow-up to the outcome of the special session on children* (continued)
Agenda item 105: Promotion and protection of the rights of children* (continued)
*Items which the Committee has decided to consider together.
The meeting was called to order at 10.05 a.m.
Agenda item 43: Follow-up to the outcome of the special session on children (continued) (A/57/350)
Agenda item 105: Promotion and protection of the rights of children ( continued) (A/57/41 and Corr.1, 295 and 402)
60. Mr. Chowdhury (Bangladesh) ...
65. There were a number of issues which should command international attention: the situation of children affected by armed conflict and the situation of children under occupation (such as those in Palestine) and human trafficking (particularly trafficking in girls). The international community, especially the United Nations, must take tangible action to protect all such children.
73. Mr. Kadiri (Morocco) ...
74. ... Concerning the situation of children in the world, Morocco deplored the situation of children in the occupied Palestinian Territories, which had been deteriorating for a year as a result of the policies of Israel, which denied children their basic rights, including the right to security and education. The international community must shoulder its responsibilities and force Israel to abide by the provisions of international law and respect the resolutions of the United Nations. ...
98. Ms. Mint Mohamed Saleck (Mauritania), speaking on item 105, said that her delegation was alarmed by the tragic and devastating effect which armed conflict, occupation, war and economic sanctions had on the world’s children, particularly in Africa, Palestine and Iraq.
The meeting rose at 12.40 p.m.
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