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UNITED
NATIONS
A

      General Assembly
Distr.
GENERAL
A/57/455
8 October 2002

Original: English

Fifty-seventh session
Agenda item 76
United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine
Refugees in the Near East


Palestine refugees’ properties and their revenues

Report of the Secretary-General *

Summary
On 27 June 2002, the Secretary-General sent note verbales to Israel and all other Member States, drawing their attention to the relevant provisions of resolutions 56/52 to 56/58, including paragraph 5 of resolution 55/57, and requesting information by 16 August 2002 concerning any action taken or envisaged in relation to their implementation. A reply dated 15 August 2002 was received from Israel, covering various aspects of resolutions 56/52 to 56/58. The full text of the reply is reproduced in the report. No replies have been received from other Member States regarding paragraph 5 of resolution 56/57.

1. The present report is submitted pursuant to General Assembly resolution 56/57 of 10 December 2001 on Palestine refugees’ properties and their revenues.

2. On 27 June 2002, the Secretary-General drew the attention of the Permanent Representative of Israel to the United Nations to resolutions 56/52 to 56/58 of 10 December 2001, with the request that the Permanent Representative of Israel inform him by 16 August 2001 of any steps his Government had taken or envisaged taking in implementation of the relevant provisions of the resolutions.

3. On 27 June 2002, the Secretary-General sent a note verbale to all other Member States, drawing their attention to the relevant provisions of resolutions 56/52 to 56/58, including paragraph 5 of resolution 55/57, and requesting information by 16 August 2002 concerning any action taken or envisaged in relation to their implementation.

4. A reply dated 15 August 2002 was received from Israel, covering various aspects of resolutions 56/52 to 56/58. The text reads as follows:


5. No replies have been received from other Member States with regard to paragraph 5 of resolution 56/57.

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* This report is being submitted on 8 October 2002 so as to include the most up-to-date information possible


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