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UNITED
NATIONS

        Economic and Social Council
Distr.
GENERAL
E/CN.2/Sub.2/RES/1995/2
E/CN.4/1996/2
E/CN.4/Sub.2/1995/51

18 August 1995

COMMISSION ON HUMAN RIGHTS
Sub-Commission on Prevention of Discrimination
and Protection of Minorities


REPORT OF THE SUB-COMMISSION ON PREVENTION OF DISCRIMINATION
AND PROTECTION OF MINORITIES ON ITS FORTY-SEVENTH SESSION
Geneva, 31 July - 25 August 1995

1995/2. Situation in the Middle East



The Sub-Commission on Prevention of Discrimination and Protection of Minorities,

Noting General Assembly resolutions 48/58 of 14 December 1993 and 49/88 of 16 December 1994, Commission on Human Rights resolutions 1994/4 of 18 February 1994 and 1995/6 of 17 February 1995, Economic and Social Council resolutions 1994/44 of 29 July 1994 and 1995/52 of 28 July 1995 and its own resolution 1994/13 of 25 August 1994,

Recalling the convening of the International Peace Conference on the Middle East at Madrid on 30 October 1991, on the basis of Security Council resolutions 242 (1967) of 22 November 1967 and 338 (1973) of 22 October 1973, and the subsequent bilateral negotiations, as well as the meetings of the multilateral working groups,

Noting with satisfaction the broad international support for the peace process and its contribution to the implementation and furtherance of human rights in the area,

Welcoming the Declaration of Principles on Interim Self-Government Arrangements, signed by the Government of Israel and the Palestine Liberation Organization in Washington, D.C., on 13 September 1993, and the subsequent agreement on the Gaza Strip and the Jericho area, signed by the Government of Israel and the Palestine Liberation Organization, the representative of the Palestinian people, at Cairo on 4 May 1994,

Welcoming also the Agreement between Israel and Jordan on the Common Agenda, signed in Washington, D.C. on 14 September 1993, the Washington Declaration signed by the Governments of Jordan and Israel on 25 July 1994, and the Jordan-Israel Treaty of Peace of 26 October 1994,

1. Reaffirms that the achievement of a comprehensive, just and lasting peace in the Middle East is essential for the implementation and furtherance of human right and fundamental freedoms in the area;

2. Welcomes the peace process begun at Madrid and warmly supports the subsequent bilateral negotiations through which it has been continued;

3. Endorses the achievements of the peace process to date, which constitute important initial steps in achieving a comprehensive, just and lasting peace in the Middle East, and urges all parties to implement the agreements which have been reached, expressing the hope that successful steps will be taken soon;

4. Emphasizes the importance of making progress, as a matter of urgency, on the other tracks of the Arab-Israeli negotiations within the peace process;

5. Supports the request by the Economic and Social Council that all States Members of the United Nations render support for the peace process and extend economic, financial and technical assistance to parties in the region, taking into account, in particular, the needs of the Palestinian people, especially during the interim period;

6. Expresses its full support for the active role which the United Nations is playing in the peace process, and in particular for its assistance in implementing the Declaration of Principles on Interim Self-Government Arrangements signed by the State of Israel and the Palestine Liberation Organization.

26th meeting
18 August 1995
[Adopted without a vote. See chap. VII.]

*E/CN.4/1996/2
E/CN.4/Sub.2/1995/51



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