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        General Assembly
6 December 2005

Original: English

Sixtieth session
Agenda item 67

Promotion and protection of the rights of children

Report of the Third Committee

Rapporteur: Mr. Pedro Cardoso...................................................... (Brazil)

I. Introduction

1. At its 17th plenary meeting, on 20 September 2005, the General Assembly, on the recommendation of the General Committee, decided to include in the agenda of its sixtieth session the item entitled “Promotion and protection of the rights of children” and to allocate it to the Third Committee.

2. The Committee considered the item at its 15th to 18th, 21st, 23rd, 41st and 43rd to 45th meetings, on 14, 17, 18, 21 and 25 October and on 15, 18 and 21 November 2005. At its 15th to 18th meetings, it held a general discussion on the item. An account of the Committee’s discussion is contained in the relevant summary records (A/C.3/60/SR.15-18, 21, 23, 41, and 43-45).


II. Consideration of proposals


B. Draft resolution A/C.3/60/L.19

18. At the 21st meeting, on 21 October, the representative of Egypt, on behalf of Algeria, Bahrain, Belize, Brunei Darussalam, China, the Comoros, Cuba, Djibouti, Egypt, Indonesia, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, Malaysia, Mali, Morocco, Oman, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, South Africa, the Sudan, Tunisia, the United Arab Emirates, Yemen and Palestine, subsequently joined by Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, the Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Namibia, Qatar, Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of) and Zimbabwe, introduced a draft resolution entitled “The situation of and assistance to Palestinian children” (A/C.3/60/L.19), which read as follows:

19. At the 45th meeting, on 21 November, the Committee was informed that the draft resolution had no programme budget implications.

20. At the same meeting, the observer for Palestine made a statement, during which she withdrew draft resolution A/C.3/60/L.19 on behalf of the sponsors (see A/C.3/60/SR.45).


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