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UNITED
NATIONS
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        General Assembly
Distr.
GENERAL
A/66/449
28 November 2011

Original: English

Sixty-sixth session
Agenda item 61



Permanent sovereignty of the Palestinian people in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, and of the Arab population in the occupied Syrian Golan over their natural resources


Report of the Second Committee


Rapporteur: Mr. Raymond Landveld (Suriname)


I. Introduction

1. At its 2nd plenary meeting, on 16 September 2011, the General Assembly, on the recommendation of the General Committee, decided to include in the agenda of its sixty-sixth session the item entitled “Permanent sovereignty of the Palestinian people in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, and of the Arab population in the occupied Syrian Golan over their natural resources” and to allocate it to the Second Committee.

2. The Second Committee considered the item at its 23rd, 34th and 35th meetings, on 26 October and on 10 and 17 November 2011. An account of the Committee’s discussion of the item is contained in the relevant summary records (A/C.2/66/SR.23, 34 and 35). Attention is also drawn to the general debate held by the Committee at its 2nd to 6th meetings, from 3 to 5 October (see A/C.2/66/SR.2-6).

3. For its consideration of the item, the Committee had before it the following documents:

(a) Relevant chapters of the report of the Economic and Social Council for 2011 (A/66/3);1

(b) Note by the Secretary-General transmitting the report prepared by the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia on the economic and social repercussions of the Israeli occupation on the living conditions of the Palestinian people in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, and the Arab population in the occupied Syrian Golan (A/66/78-E/2011/13);

(c) Letter dated 27 September 2011 from the Permanent Representative of Argentina to the United Nations addressed to the Secretary-General, transmitting the Ministerial Declaration adopted at the thirty-fifth annual meeting of the Ministers for Foreign Affairs of the Group of 77 (A/66/388).

4. At the 23rd meeting, on 26 October, the Under-Secretary-General and Executive Secretary of the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia made an introductory statement (see A/C.2/66/SR.23).

5. At the same meeting, the Under-Secretary-General and Executive Secretary of the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia responded to comments made and questions posed by the representatives of Kuwait, Egypt, the Syrian Arab Republic and the observer for Palestine (see A/C.2/66/SR.23).

II. Consideration of draft resolution A/C.2/66/L.22

6. At the 34th meeting, on 10 November, the representative of Egypt, on behalf of Algeria, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bolivia (Plurinational State of), Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, the Comoros, Cuba, Djibouti, Ecuador, Egypt, Guinea-Bissau, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Malaysia, Mauritania, Morocco, Namibia, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Qatar, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Somalia, South Africa, Tunisia, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of), Viet Nam, Yemen and Palestine,2 introduced a draft resolution entitled “Permanent sovereignty of the Palestinian people in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, and of the Arab population in the occupied Syrian Golan over their natural resources” (A/C.2/66/L.22). Subsequently, Afghanistan, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Kazakhstan, Maldives, Mali and the Niger joined in sponsoring the draft resolution.

7. At its 35th meeting, on 17 November, the Committee was informed that the draft resolution had no programme budget implications.

8. At the same meeting, the Committee adopted draft resolution A/C.2/66/L.22 by a recorded vote of 158 to 6, with 7 abstentions (see para. 11). The voting was as follows:

In favour:

Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia (Plurinational State of), Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Cape Verde, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Denmark, Djibouti, Ecuador, Egypt, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran (Islamic Republic of), Iraq, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Republic of Korea, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Russian Federation, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Syrian Arab Republic, Tajikistan, Thailand, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Timor-Leste, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, United Republic of Tanzania, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of), Viet Nam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

Against:

Canada, Israel, Marshall Islands, Micronesia (Federated States of), Nauru, United States of America.

Abstaining:

Australia, Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, El Salvador, Panama, Saint Lucia, Vanuatu.

9. Before the vote, a statement in explanation of vote was made by the representative of Israel; after the vote, statements in explanation of vote were made by the representatives of Australia and the Syrian Arab Republic (see A/C.2/66/SR.35).

10. Also at the 35th meeting, a statement was made by the observer for Palestine (see A/C.2/66/SR.35).

III. Recommendation of the Second Committee

11. The Second Committee recommends to the General Assembly the adoption of the following draft resolution:


Notes
1For the final text, see Official Records of the General Assembly, Sixty-sixth Session, Supplement No. 3 (A/66/3/Rev.1).
2In accordance with General Assembly resolution 52/250.
3United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 75, No. 973.
4See resolution 2200 A (XXI), annex.
5See A/ES-10/273 and Corr.1; see also Legal Consequences of the Construction of a Wall in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, Advisory Opinion, I.C.J. Reports 2004, p. 136.
6Environmental Assessment of the Gaza Strip following the Escalation of Hostilities in December 2008-January 2009 (United Nations publication, Sales No. E.09.III.D.30).
7A/56/1026-S/2002/932, annex II, resolution 14/221.
8S/2003/529, annex.
9A/66/78-E/2011/13.



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