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UNITED
NATIONS
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        Security Council
Distr.
GENERAL
S/2002/30/Add.29
2 August 2002

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/2002/30 of 15 March 2002, S/2002/30/Add.1 of 22 March 2002, S/2002/30/Add.2 of 25 March 2002, S/2002/30/Add.3 of 26 March 2002, S/2002/30/Add.5 of 1 April 2002, S/2002/30/Add.13 of 9 April 2002, S/2002/30/Add.23 of 21 June 2002 and S/2002/30/Add.27 of 19 July 2002.

During the week ending 27 July 2002, the Security Council took action on the following items:

The situation in Somalia (see S/23370/Add.11, 16, 30, 34 and 48; S/25070/Add.12, 23, 38, 43 and 46; S/1994/20/Add.4, 21, 33, 38 and 43; S/1995/40/Add.13; S/1996/15/Add.3, 10 and 50; S/1997/40/Add.8, 16 and 51; S/1999/25/Add.20 and 44; S/2000/40/Add.25 and 36; S/2001/15/Add.2, 25, 42 and 44; and S/2002/30/Add.10, 12, 17 and 26; see also S/23370/Add.3)

The Security Council resumed its consideration of the item at its 4580th meeting, held on 22 July 2002 in accordance with the understanding reached in its prior consultations, having before it the report of the Secretary-General on the situation in Somalia (S/2002/709).

The President drew attention to a draft resolution (S/2002/799) that had been prepared in the course of the Council’s prior consultations.

The Security Council proceeded to vote on draft resolution S/2002/799, and adopted it unanimously as resolution 1425 (2002) (for the text, see S/RES/1425 (2002); to be issued in Official Records of the Security Council, Fifty-seventh Year, Resolutions and Decisions of the Security Council, 2002).

International Tribunal for the Prosecution of Persons Responsible for Serious Violations of International Humanitarian Law Committed in the Territory of the Former Yugoslavia since 1991 (see S/1996/15/Add.18; S/1998/44/Add.19, 34 and 46; S/2000/40/Add.24; and S/2001/15/Add.3, 6 and 17; see also S/22110/Add.38, 47 and 50; S/23370/Add.1, 5, 7, 14, 16, 19, 21, 23, 24, 26, 28, 29, 31, 32, 35-37, 40, 43, 45, 46, 49 and 50; S/25070/Add.1, 4, 7-9, 11-13, 15-19, 21-23, 24 and Corr.1, 26, 28-30, 32-34, 37, 39-42 and 45; S/1994/20/Add.4, 6, 8, 10, 12-17, 20, 21, 23, 25, 26, 31, 34, 37, 38, 44-47 and 49; S/1995/40/Add.1, 2, 5, 6, 12, 14-19, 23, 24, 26-32, 35-37, 39, 40, 44 and 46-50; S/1996/15/Add.1, 2, 4, 6-8, 13, 20, 21, 26, 28, 30-32, 37, 39, 40, 45, 47, 49 and 50; S/1997/40/Add.2, 4, 6, 9-12, 14, 16, 18, 19, 21, 23, 28, 34, 37, 42, 47, 48 and 50; S/1998/44/Add.2, 6, 9, 11, 20, 24, 26, 28, 29 and 44; S/1999/25/Add.1-3, 7, 11, 17, 18, 22, 23, 27, 30, 31, 42-45 and 51; S/2000/40/Add.1, 8, 11, 18, 21, 23, 24, 27, 32, 42, 45-47 and 49; S/2001/15/Add.2 , 3, 7, 10-12, 15, 24, 25, 28, 30, 35, 38, 40, 45, 48 and 49; and S/2002/30/Add.19)

The Security Council resumed its consideration of the item at its 4581st (private) and 4582nd meetings, held on 23 July 2002 in accordance with the understanding reached in its prior consultations.

At the close of the 4581st meeting, in accordance with rule 55 of the provisional rules of procedure of the Security Council, the following communiqué was issued through the Secretary-General in place of a verbatim record:

“At its 4581st meeting, held in private on 23 July 2002, the Security Council considered the item entitled ‘International Tribunal for the Prosecution of Persons Responsible for Serious Violations of International Humanitarian Law Committed in the Territory of the Former Yugoslavia since 1991.’

“In accordance with the understanding reached in the Council’s prior consultations, and in the absence of objection, the President extended invitations under rule 39 of the Council’s provisional rules of procedure to Judge Claude Jorda, President of the International Tribunal for the Prosecution of Persons Responsible for Serious Violations of International Humanitarian Law Committed in the Territory of the Former Yugoslavia since 1991, and to Carla del Ponte, Prosecutor for the International Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia.

“The members of the Council heard an informative briefing by Judge Jorda.

“Ms. del Ponte made comments.

“The members of the Council, Judge Jorda and Ms. del Ponte had a constructive discussion.”

At the 4582nd meeting, the President stated that, following consultations of the Council, he had been authorized to make a statement on behalf of the Council and read out the text of that statement (for the text, see S/PRST/2002/21; to be issued in Official Records of the Security Council, Fifty-seventh Year, Resolutions and Decisions of the Security Council, 2002).

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; S/2001/15/Add.5, 8, 18, 24, 30, 35, 36, 43, 45, 50 and 51; and S/2002/30/Add.4, 8, 11, 20, 22 and 23; see also S/1996/15/Add.43-45; S/1997/40/Add.5, 7, 9, 13, 16 and 17; S/1998/44/Add.28; S/2001/15/Add.42 and 43; and S/2002/30/Add.9 and 23)

The Security Council resumed its consideration of the item at its 4583rd meeting, held on 23 July 2002 in accordance with the understanding reached in its prior consultations.

The President, with the consent of the Council, invited the representative of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, at his request, to participate in the discussion without the right to vote.

The President stated that, following consultations of the Council, he had been authorized to make a statement on behalf of the Council and read out the text of that statement (for the text, see S/PRST/2002/22; to be issued in Official Records of the Security Council, Fifty-seventh Year, Resolutions and Decisions of the Security Council, 2002).

Admission of new Members

By a note dated 24 July 2002 (S/2002/801), the Secretary-General circulated the application of the Swiss Confederation for admission to membership in the United Nations, contained in a letter dated 20 June 2002 from the President and the Chancellor of the Swiss Confederation on behalf of the Swiss Federal Council.

The Security Council considered the application of the Swiss Confederation for membership in the United Nations at its 4584th meeting, held on 24 July 2002.

At that meeting, in accordance with the provisions of rule 59 of the provisional rules of procedure of the Security Council and in the absence of a proposal to the contrary, the Council decided that the President of the Security Council would refer the application of the Swiss Confederation to the Committee on the Admission of New Members for examination and report.

At its 4585th meeting, held on 24 July 2002, the Security Council had before it the report of the Committee on the Admission of New Members concerning the application of the Swiss Confederation for admission to membership in the United Nations (S/2002/825), in which the Committee recommended to the Council the adoption of a draft resolution on the application of the Swiss Confederation for admission to membership in the United Nations.

At the same meeting, in accordance with the understanding reached in prior consultations among members of the Council and upon the proposal of the President, the Security Council adopted without a vote the draft resolution contained in paragraph 3 of the report as resolution 1426 (2002) (for the text, see S/RES/1426 (2002); to be issued in Official Records of the Security Council, Fifty-seventh Year, Resolutions and Decisions of the Security Council, 2002).

The President stated that he would convey the decision of the Security Council recommending the admission of the Swiss Confederation to membership in the United Nations to the Secretary-General for transmittal to the General Assembly, in accordance with the provisions of rule 60 of the Council’s provisional rules of procedure.

The President also stated that, following consultations of the Council, he had been authorized to make a statement on behalf of the Council and read out the text of that statement (for the text, see S/PRST/2002/23; to be issued in Official Records of the Security Council, Fifty-seventh Year, Resolutions and Decisions of the Security Council, 2002).

Meeting of the Security Council with the troop-contributing countries to the United Nations Observer Mission in Georgia pursuant to resolution 1353 (2001), annex II, section A (see S/2002/30/Add.3; see also S/23370/Add.40; S/25070/Add.4, 26, 27, 31, 34, 37, 42, 44, 45 and 51; S/1994/20/Add.4, 8, 9, 11, 13, 25, 28 and 47; S/1995/40/Add.1, 10, 18 and 32; S/1996/15/Add.1, 16, 27 and 42; S/1997/40/Add.4, 18, 30 and 44; S/1998/44/Add.4, 21, 30 and 47; S/1999/25/Add.3, 17, 29 and 44; S/2000/40/Add.4, 18, 29 and 45; and S/2001/15/Add.5, 12, 17, 31 and 44)

The Security Council resumed its consideration of the item at its 4586th (private) meeting, held on 24 July 2002 in accordance with the understanding reached in its prior consultations.

At the close of the meeting, in accordance with rule 55 of the provisional rules of procedure of the Security Council, the following communiqué was issued through the Secretary-General in place of a verbatim record:

“On 24 July 2002, the Security Council, pursuant to annex II, section A, of resolution 1353 (2001), held its 4586th meeting in private with the troop-contributing countries to the United Nations Observer Mission in Georgia (UNOMIG).

“The Security Council and the troop-contributing countries heard a briefing under rule 39 of its provisional rules of procedure by Joachim Hü tter, Director of the Europe and Latin America Division of the Department of Peacekeeping Operations.”

Meeting of the Security Council with the troop-contributing countries to the United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara pursuant to resolution 1353 (2001), annex II, section A (see S/2001/15/Add.47; and S/2002/30/Add.8 and 16; see also S/11593/Add.42 and 44; S/19420/Add.38; S/21100/Add.25; S/22110/Add.17; S/23370; S/25070/Add.9; S/1994/20/Add.12, 29 and 45; S/1995/40/Add.1, 14, 20, 25, 37 and 50; S/1996/15/Add.21 and 47; S/1997/40/Add.11, 20, 39 and 42; S/1998/44/Add.4, 15, 29, 37, 43 and 50; S/1999/25/Add.3, 5, 12, 16, 18, 36 and 49; S/2000/40/Add.8, 21, 29, 42 and 43; S/2001/15/Add.9, 17, 26 and 48; and S/2002/30/Add.8 and 17)

The Security Council resumed its consideration of the item at its 4587th (private) meeting, held on 24 July 2002 in accordance with the understanding reached in its prior consultations.

At the close of the meeting, in accordance with rule 55 of the provisional rules of procedure of the Security Council, the following communiqué was issued through the Secretary-General in place of a verbatim record:

“On 24 July 2002, the Security Council, pursuant to annex II, section A, of resolution 1353 (2001), held its 4587th meeting in private with the troop-contributing countries to the United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO).

“The Security Council and the troop-contributing countries heard a briefing under rule 39 of its provisional rules of procedure by William Lacy Swing, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Western Sahara and Chief of Mission.”

The situation in the Middle East, including the Palestinian question ( see S/2000/40/Add.39, 44, 46, 47 and 50; S/2001/15/Add.11-13, 34 and 50; and S/2002/30/Add.7, 8, 10, 12-15, 17, 23, 24 and 28; 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 47-50; 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; S/2001/15/Add.5, 22, 31 and 48; and S/2002/30/Add.4 and 21)

By a letter dated 23 July 2002 addressed to the President of the Security Council (S/2002/828), the Permanent Representative of Saudi Arabia, acting in his capacity as Chairman of the Group of Arab States for the month of July 2002, 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 continued Israeli military aggression against the Palestinian people and the Palestinian Authority, and the extremely grave and deteriorating situation in the occupied Palestinian territory, including Jerusalem”. The Arab Group requested the Council to consider “the adoption of the necessary immediate measures to ensure an end to the current tragic situation and the implementation of relevant Security Council resolutions”.

The Security Council resumed its consideration of the item at its 4588th meeting, held on 24 July 2002 in response to that request.

The President, with the consent of the Council, invited the representatives of Bahrain, Chile, Cuba, Denmark, Egypt, India, Indonesia, the Islamic Republic of Iran, Iraq, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kuwait, Malaysia, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, the Sudan, Tunisia and Yemen, at their request, to participate in the discussion without the right to vote.

In response to the request contained in a letter dated 24 July 2002 from the Permanent Observer of Palestine to the United Nations addressed to the President of the Security Council (S/2002/830), the President, in accordance with the rules of procedure and the previous practice in that regard, invited the Permanent Observer of Palestine to participate in the discussion.

In response to the request contained in a letter dated 24 July 2002 from the Acting 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 Bruno Rodríguez Parilla, Acting Chairman of the Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People.

In response to the request contained in a letter dated 24 July 2002 from the Permanent Representative of the Syrian Arab Republic to the United Nations (S/2002/831), the President, with the consent of the Council, extended an invitation under rule 39 of the Council’s provisional rules of procedure to Yahya Mahmassani, Permanent Observer of the League of Arab States to the United Nations.

Women and peace and security (see S/2000/40/Add.42 and 43; and S/2001/15/Add.44)

The Security Council resumed its consideration of the item at its 4589th meeting, held on 25 July 2002 in accordance with the understanding reached in its prior consultations.There was one suspension and one resumption of the meeting.

The President, with the consent of the Council, invited the representatives of Australia, Canada, Chile, Denmark, Grenada, Jamaica, Japan, Liechtenstein, New Zealand, Nigeria and the Republic of Korea, 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 invitations under rule 39 of the Council’s provisional rules of procedure to Jean-Marie Guéhenno, Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, Angela King, Assistant Secretary-General and Special Adviser on Gender Issues and Advancement of Women, and Noeleen Heyzer, Executive Director of the United Nations Development Fund for Women.


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