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11 May 1964
REPORT OF THE COMMISSIONER-GENERAL OF THE UNITED NATIONS
RELIEF AND WORKS AGENCY FOR
PALESTINE REFUGEES IN THE NEAR EAST*
Twenty-second progress report of the
United Nations Conciliation Commission for Palestine
(1 November 1963-30 April 1964)
[Note by the Secretary-General: The twenty-second progress report of the United Nations Conciliation Commission for Palestine has been transmitted by the Chairman of the Commission to the Members of the United Nations, in accordance with paragraph 6 of General Assembly resolution 512 (VI) of 26 January 1952.]
1. The United Nations Conciliation for Palestine wishes to report that, as foreshadowed in its twenty-first progress report dated 1 November 1963,
/ its identification and valuation programme has been completed. It has always considered this programme to be an important element relating to the mandate assigned to it by the General Assembly.
2. The Commission has requested its land expert to prepare a working paper
containing a detailed description of the work accomplished in connexion with the programme, together with an exposition of the documentary material and basic data the release of which would be impracticable because of their variety and magnitude. This working paper also describes the techniques developed for the purpose of identifying property holdings and determining consistent bases for establishing the values of individual properties.
3. Given the interest expressed in the past in the identification and valuation programme, the Commission believes that the interested parties will consider this working paper as a valuable source of information. The Commission also realizes that such parties would probably wish to make inquiries or comments concerning this document. It has therefore requested the Secretary-General to make available for the necessary period of time the services of Mr. Frank E. Jarvis as the Commission's technical representative for the purpose of receiving and answering inquiries of a technical nature.
4. The Commission's technical representative is prepared to answer inquiries from Member States about the basis of the work and such questions as might lead to clarification of this very complex programme. The Commission will also accept inquiries from individuals and will be prepared to answer these within limitations imposed by staff and budget.
Official Records of the General Assembly, Eighteenth Session, Annexes,
agenda item 32, document A/5545.