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        Economic and Social Council
23 May 1986

Palestinian women

The Economic and Social Council,

Deeply concerned about the prevailing living conditions of Palestinian women,

Recalling the relevant provisions of the Nairobi Forward-looking Strategies for the Advancement of Women,

Taking note of the report of the Secretary-General on the preparation of a comprehensive report on the situation of Palestinian women living within and outside the occupied Arab territories,

1. Requests the Secretary-General to focus on the identification of the main humanitarian needs of Palestinian women in preparing the comprehensive report;

2. Requests the Commission on the Status of Women at its 1988 session to propose concrete measures of assistance to Palestinian women on the basis of the conclusions of that report;

3. Calls upon United Nations organs and organizations, as well as national, regional and international women's organizations, to extend their assistance to Palestinian women;

4. Emphasizes that nothing less than the achievement of their inalienable rights will put an end to the sufferings of Palestinian women.

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