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UNITED
NATIONS
A

        General Assembly
Distr.
GENERAL
A/C.3/53/SR.44
12 November 1998

ENGLISH
Original: FRENCH

General Assembly
Fifty-third session
Official Records

Third Committee
Summary record of the 44th meeting
Held at Headquarters, New York, on Thursday, 12 November 1998, at 10 a.m.

Chairman:Ms. Sandru................................ (Romania)
Vice-Chairman



Contents

Agenda item 105: Report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees: questions relating to refugees and displaced persons and humanitarian questions (continued)

In the absence of Mr. Hachani (Tunisia), Ms. Sandru (Romania), Vice-Chairman, took the Chair.

The meeting was called to order at 10.15 a.m.

Agenda item 105: Report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees: questions relating to refugees and displaced persons and humanitarian questions (continued) (A/53/12 and Add.1, A/53/325, A/53/328, A/53/413, A/53/486 and A/53/494).

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11. The situation of refugees and displaced persons in Africa and the Middle East remained a source of concern for the international community. The repatriation of those refugees, including Palestinian refugees, in security and dignity, and compensation for the loss of their property, must be at the forefront of the priorities of the United Nations. The international community must step up its efforts to resolve those problems, which not only impeded sustainable development but also threatened the stability and security of States, particularly countries of asylum.

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The meeting rose at 11.45 a.m.


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