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UNITED
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        Security Council
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GENERAL
S/2001/15/Add.50
21 December 2001

Original: English

Summary statement by the Secretary-General on matters of which the
Security Council is seized and on the stage reached in their consideration

Addendum

Pursuant to rule 11 of the provisional rules of procedure of the Security Council, the Secretary-General is submitting the following summary statement.

The list of items of which the Security Council is seized is contained in documents S/2001/15 of 19 March 2001, S/2001/15/Add.3 of 28 March 2001, S/2001/15/Add.5 of 2 April 2001, S/2001/15/Add.6 of 4 April 2001, S/2001/15/Add.7 of 6 April 2001, S/2001/15/Add.10 of 13 April 2001, S/2001/15/Add.20 of 25 May 2001, S/2001/15/Add.26 of 6 July 2001, S/2001/15/Add.35 of 1 September 2001, S/2001/15/Add.37 of 21 September 2001, S/2001/15/Add.38 of 28 September 2001, S/2001/15/Add.39 of 5 October 2001, S/2001/15/Add.40 of 12 October 2001, S/2001/15/Add.41 of 19 October 2001, S/2001/15/Add.42 of 26 October 2001, S/2001/15/Add.43 of 2 November 2001, S/2001/15/Add.47 of 30 November 2001 and S/2001/15/Add.49 of 14 December 2001.

During the week ending 15 December 2001, the Security Council took action on the following items:

The situation in Cyprus (see S/11185/Add.28, 29, 32, 34 and 49; S/11593/Add.7-10, 23, 24 and 49; S/11935/Add.23, 24 and 50; S/12269/Add.24, 35-37 and 50; S/12520/Add.23, 45, 47 and 49; S/13033/Add.23 and 49; S/13737/Add.23 and 49; S/14326/Add.22 and 50; S/14840/Add.24 and 50; S/15560/Add.24, 46 and 50; S/16270/Add.17, 18, 23 and 49 ; S/16880/Add.23, 37 and 49; S/17725/Add.23 and 49; S/18570/Add.23 and 50; S/19420/Add.24 and 50; S/20370/Add.22 and 49; S/21100/Add.10, 23, 28, 49 and 50 ; S/22110/Add.23, 40, 49 and 51; S/23370/Add.14, 23, 28, 34, 47 and 50; S/25070/Add.19, 21, 23 and 50; S/1994/20/Add.9, 23, 29 and 50; S/1995/40/Add.24 and 50; S/1996/15/Add.25 and 51; S/1997/40/Add.25 and 51; S/1998/44/Add.26 and 51; S/1999/25/Add.25 and 49; S/2000/40/Add.23 and 49; and S/2001/15/Add.24; see also S/2001/15/Add.49)

The Security Council resumed its consideration of the item at its 4436th meeting, held on 14 December 2001 in accordance with the understanding reached in its prior consultations, having before it the report of the Secretary-General on the United Nations operation in Cyprus (S/2001/1122).

The President drew attention to a draft resolution (S/2001/1190) that had been prepared in the course of the Council’s prior consultations.

The Security Council proceeded to vote on draft resolution S/2001/1190 and adopted it unanimously as resolution 1384 (2001) (for the text, see S/RES/1384 (2001); to be issued in Official Records of the Security Council, Fifty-sixth Year, Resolutions and Decisions of the Security Council, 2001).

The situation concerning the Democratic Republic of the Congo (see S/1997/40/Add.21; S/1998/44/Add.35 and 49; S/1999/25/Add.10, 13, 24, 30, 43, 47 and 49; S/2000/40/Add.3, 7, 16, 17, 19, 21, 23, 30, 33, 40, 47 and 49; and S/2001/15/Add.5, 8, 18, 24, 30, 35, 36, 43 and 45; see also S/1996/15/Add.43-45; S/1997/40/Add.5, 7, 9, 13, 16 and 17; S/1998/44/Add.28; see also S/2001/15/Add.42)

The Security Council resumed its consideration of the item at its 4437th meeting, held on 14 December 2001 in accordance with the understanding reached in its prior consultations, having before it the letter dated 10 November 2001 from the Secretary-General addressed to the President of the Security Council (S/2001/1072). There was one suspension and one resumption of the meeting.

The President, with the consent of the Council, invited the representatives of Angola, Belgium, Burundi, Canada, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Japan, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe, at their request, to participate in the discussion without the right to vote.

In accordance with the understanding reached in the Council’s prior consultations, the President, with the consent of the Council, extended an invitation under rule 39 of the Council’s provisional rules of procedure to Mahmoud Kassem, Chairman of the Panel of Experts on the Illegal Exploitation of Natural Resources and Other Forms of Wealth of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

The situation in the Middle East, including the Palestinian question (see S/2000/40/Add.39, 44, 46, 47 and 50; and S/2001/15/Add.11-13 and 34; see also S/7382, S/7441, S/7452, S/7564, S/7570, S/7596, S/7600, S/7913, S/7923, S/7976, S/8000, S/8048, S/8066, S/8215, S/8242, S/8252, S/8269, S/8502, S/8525, S/8534, S/8564, S/8575, S/8584, S/8595, S/8747, S/8753, S/8807, S/8815, S/8828, S/8836, S/8885, S/8896, S/8960, S/9123, S/9135, S/9319, S/9382, S/9395, S/9406, S/9427 and Corr.1, S/9449, S/9452, S/9805, S/9812, S/9930, S/10327, S/10341, S/10554, S/10557, S/10703, S/10721, S/10729, S/10743, S/10770/Add.4, S/10855/Add.15, 16, 23, 24, 29, 30, 33, 41, 43, 44 and 50; S/11185/Add.14-16, 21, 42/Rev.1 and 47; S/11593/Add.15, 21, 29, 42 and 49; S/11935/Add.2-4, 12, 18-21, 23-26, 42, 44, 45 and 48; S/12269/Add.12, 13, 21, 42, 43 and 48; S/12520/Add.10, 11, 17, 21, 37, 39, 42, 47 and 48; S/13033/Add.2, 9-11, 16, 19, 21, 23, 25, 28, 29, 33, 34, 47 and 50; S/13737/Add.7, 8, 13-18, 20-22, 24-26, 33, 47 and 50; S/14326/Add.10, 11, 20, 24, 28, 29, 47 and 50; S/14840/Add.1-4, 8, 12, 13, 15, 16, 21-25, 27, 30-33, 37, 42, 45, and 48; S/15560/Add.3, 6, 7, 20, 21, 29-31, 37, 42, 45, 47 and 48; S/16270/Add.6-8, 15, 20, 21, 34, 35, 40 and 47; S/16880/Add.8-10, 15, 20, 21, 36, 40, 41 and 46; S/17725/Add.2-4, 15, 21, 28, 35, 38, 43 and 47-49; S/18570/Add.2, 21, 30, 47 and 49-51; S/19420/Add.1-5, 13, 15, 18, 19, 22 and Corr.1, 30, 48 and 50; S/20370/Add.4-6, 12, 16, 21, 22, 26, 30, 32, 34, 37, 44, 46, 47 and 51; S/21100/Add.4, 10, 12, 17, 20, 21, 30, 39, 40, 42, 44, 45 and 4 7-50; S/22110/Add.4, 12, 20, 21, 30 and 47; S/23370/Add.1, 4, 7, 13, 21, 30, 47 and 50; S/25070/Add.4, 21, 30 and 48; S/1994/20/Add.3, 8, 10, 20, 29 and 47; S/1995/40/Add.4, 8, 18, 19, 21, 29 and 47; S/1996/15/Add.4, 15, 21, 30, 38 and 47; S/1997/40/Add.4, 9, 11, 21, 30 and 46; S/1998/44/Add.4, 21, 26, 28, 30 and 47; S/1999/25/Add.3, 20, 29 and 46; S/2000/40/Add.4, 15, 20, 21, 24, 29 and 47; and S/2001/15/Add.5, 22, 31 and 48)

By a letter dated 13 December 2001 addressed to the President of the Security Council (S/2001/1191), the representative of Egypt, acting in his capacity as Chairman of the Arab Group for the month of December 2001 and on behalf of the States members of the League of Arab States, requested the convening of an immediate meeting of the Security Council to consider the “extremely dangerous situation in the occupied Palestinian territory and take the necessary action in that regard”.

The Security Council resumed its consideration of the item at its 4438th meeting, held on 14 December 2001 in response to the above-mentioned request.

The President, with the consent of the Council, invited the representatives of Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Cuba, Egypt, the Islamic Republic of Iran, Israel, Malaysia and South Africa, at their request, to participate in the discussion without the right to vote.

In response to the request contained in a letter dated 14 December 2001 from the Permanent Observer of Palestine to the United Nations (S/2001/1205), the President, in accordance with the rules of procedure and the previous practice in that regard, invited the Permanent Observer of Palestine to the United Nations to participate in the discussion.

In response to the request contained in a letter dated 14 December 2001 from the Chairman of the Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People, the President extended an invitation under rule 39 of the Council’s provisional rules of procedure to Papa Louis Fall, Chairman of the Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People.

The President drew attention to a draft resolution (S/2001/1199) that had been submitted by Egypt and Tunisia.

The Security Council proceeded to vote on draft resolution S/2001/1199, which received 12 votes in favour (Bangladesh, China, Colombia, France, Ireland, Jamaica, Mali, Mauritius, Russian Federation, Singapore, Tunisia and Ukraine) to 1 against (the United States of America), with 2 abstentions (Norway and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland), and was not adopted, owing to the negative vote of a permanent member of the Council.



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