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Economic and Social Council
11 November 1999
COMMISSION ON HUMAN RIGHTS
Item 5 of the provisional agenda
THE RIGHT OF PEOPLES TO SELF-DETERMINATION AND ITS APPLICATION
TO PEOPLES UNDER COLONIAL OR ALIEN DOMINATION OR FOREIGN OCCUPATION
Situation in occupied Palestine
Report of the Secretary-General
1. At its
fifty-fifth session, the Commission on Human Rights adopted resolution 1999/55, entitled "Situation in occupied Palestine" In this resolution, the Commission,
, reaffirmed the continuing and unqualified Palestinian right to
self-determination, including the option of a State, and looked forward to the early fulfilment of that right. It requested the Secretary-General to transmit the resolution to the Government of Israel and all other Governments, to distribute it on the widest possible scale and to make available to the Commission on Human Rights, prior to the convening of its fifty-sixth session, all information pertaining to the implementation of the resolution by the Government of Israel.
2. In accordance with these requests, the Secretariat, on 28 June 1999, addressed a note verbale to the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Israel and to all other Governments requesting information pertaining to the implementation of the resolution by the Government of Israel.
3. No reply had been received at the time of the preparation of the present report.
4. The Department of Public Information undertook the activities enumerated in document E/CN.4/2000/23, paragraph 4.