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UNITED
NATIONS
E

        Economic and Social Council
A/46/204/Add.2
E/1991/80/Add.2

11 September 1991

GENERAL ASSEMBLY
Forty-sixth session
Item 12 of the preliminary list*
REPORT OF THE ECONOMIC AND
SOCIAL COUNCIL
ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COUNCIL
Second regular session of 1991 Agenda item 13
IMPLEMENTATION OF THE DECLARATION ON THE GRANTING OF INDEPENDENCE TO COLONIAL COUNTRIES AND PEOPLES BY THE SPECIALIZED AGENCIES AND THE INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTIONS ASSOCIATED WITH THE UNITED NATIONS



Assistance to the Palestinian people


Report of the Secretary-General


Addendum


CONTENTS

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II.REPLIES FROM ORGANIZATIONS OF THE UNITED NATIONS SYSTEM2
A.United Nations2
Centre for Social Development and Humanitarian Affairs of the United Nations Office at Vienna2
B.Specialized agencies2
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization2

II. REPLIES FROM ORGANIZATIONS OF THE UNITED NATIONS SYSTEM

A. United Nations


Centre for Social Development and Humanitarian Affairs of the United Nations Office at Vienna


At its thirty-fifth session, the Commission on the Status of Women adopted a draft resolution entitled "Situation of and assistance to Palestinian women" and recommended it to the Economic and Social Council for adoption. At its first regular session of 1991, the Council adopted it as resolution 1991/19, which constitutes the mandate for the Centre's future activities on behalf of Palestinian women.


B. Specialized agencies


United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization


In accordance with decision 4.2.1. adopted by the Executive Board at its 134th session, in September 1990 the Director-General launched an appeal to member States and foundations to contribute to the special fund opened at UNESCO in order to provide fellowships for students from the occupied territories. He also launched an appeal to 89 universities linked to the United Nations network "to grant research and further training fellowships to Palestinian researchers and lecturers in the various areas of science and technology". The Novosibirsk State University (Union of Soviet Socialist Republics) and the University of Khartoum (Sudan) have offered fellowships. An amount of $US 183,960 has so far been allocated under UNESCO's Participation Programme for 1990-1991 to enable some 22 Palestinians to study at universities abroad.

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