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Release of women and children taken hostage, including those subsequently imprisoned, in armed conflicts
Report of the Secretary-General
11. The Syrian Arab Republic reported that two Syrian women remained imprisoned by Israeli occupation authorities.
III. Information from the United Nations system
29. The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) reported on its assistance to a non-governmental organization which provided free legal aid and documented the condition of detainees, especially children, and on the enhancement of the follow-up mechanisms to monitor the situation on both the Israeli and Palestinian sides.
35. In the light of current submissions received from Member States, the Commission on the Status of Women may wish to renew its commitment to resolution 46/1 and further encourage Governments to report on its implementation. The Commission may also wish to encourage Governments to report on the relevance of women and children taken hostage, including those subsequently imprisoned, in armed conflicts, in the context of the follow-up to Security Council resolution 1325 (2000).