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UNITED
NATIONS
A

        General Assembly
Distr.
GENERAL
A/C.3/61/SR.8
25 October 2006

Original: English

Sixty-first session
Official Records

Third Committee

Summary record of the 8th meeting
Held at Headquarters, New York, on Monday, 9 October 2006, at 10 a.m.

Chairman: Mr. Al-Bayati ................................................................................ (Iraq)



Contents

Agenda item 61: Advancement of women

(a) Advancement of women

(b) Implementation of the outcome of the Fourth World Conference on Women and of the twenty-third special session of the General Assembly




The meeting was called to order at 10.10 a.m.



Agenda item 61: Advancement of Women (A/61/283 and A/61/303)

(a) Advancement of women (A/61/38, A/61/122 and Add.1, A/61/292 and A/61/318)

(b) Implementation of the outcome of the Fourth World Conference on Women and of the twenty-third special session of the General Assembly (A/61/174)

/...

16. Ms. Rasheed (Observer for Palestine) said that her delegation also regretted that the situation of women under occupation was absent from the study. Palestinian women had borne the brunt of the Israeli occupation; as just one example, many women had given birth at Israeli checkpoints because they had been barred from going to hospitals to deliver.

/...

The meeting rose at 1 p.m.





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