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        Security Council
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GENERAL
S/2000/40/Add.46
1 December 2000

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/2000/40 of 15 February 2000, S/2000/40/Add.1 of 21 February 2000, S/2000/40/Add.5 of 28 March 2000, S/2000/40/Add.8 of 14 April 2000, S/2000/40/Add.9 of 19 April 2000, S/2000/40/Add.15 of 23 May 2000, S/2000/40/Add.28 of 31 July 2000, S/2000/40/Add.39 of 13 October 2000, S/2000/40/Add.42 of 3 November 2000, S/2000/40/Add.44 of 17 November 2000 and S/2000/40/Add.45 of 24 November 2000.

During the week ending 25 November 2000, the Security Council took action on the following items:

The situation in East Timor (see S/11593/Add.50 and 51; S/11935/Add.15 and 16; S/1999/25/Add.17, 22, 25, 30, 33-36, 42 and 50; and S/2000/40/Add.4, 11, 16, 20, 25, 29, 30, 34, 35, 37, 38 and 40)

The Security Council resumed its consideration of the item at its 4228th meeting, held in private on 20 November 2000, in accordance with the understanding reached in its prior consultations, having before it the report of the Security Council Mission to East Timor and Indonesia (S/2000/1105).

At the close of the meeting, the following communiqué was issued by the Secretary-General in accordance with rule 55 of the provisional rules of procedure of the Council:

“At its 4228th meeting, held in private on 20 November 2000, the Security Council considered the item entitled ‘The situation in East Timor’.

“In accordance with the understanding reached in the Council’s prior consultations, representatives of the Troop-Contributing countries to the United Nations Transitional Administration in East Timor (UNTAET) were invited to be present at the meeting.

“The Security Council heard a briefing by His Excellency Mr. Martin Andjaba, Permanent Representative of Namibia to the United Nations, Head of the Security Council Mission to East Timor and Indonesia, who introduced the mission’s report (S/2000/1105).”

The members of the Council had a preliminary discussion of the report.

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

International Criminal Tribunal for the Prosecution of Persons Responsible for Genocide and Other Serious Violations of International Humanitarian Law Committed in the Territory of Rwanda and Rwandan Citizens Responsible for Genocide and Other Such Violations Committed in the Territory of Neighbouring States between 1 January and 31 December 1994

(see S/1996/15/Add.8 and S/1999/25/Add.31, 44 and 21; and S/2000/40/Add.21; 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, 7-13, 15-19, 21-23, 24 and Corr.1, 25, 26, 28-30, 32-34, 36, 37, 39-42, 45 and 51; S/1994/20 and Add.4, 6, 8, 10, 12-17, 19-27, 31, 34, 37, 38, 40, 44-47 and 49; S/1995/40 and Add.1, 2, 5-8, 12, 14-19, 22-24, 26-33, 35-37, 39-41, 44 and 46-50; S/1996/15/Add.1, 2, 4, 6, 7, 13, 18, 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, 14, 17, 19, 20, 24, 26, 28, 29, 33, 34, 39, 44 and 46; S/1999/25/Add.19; and S/2000/40/Add.24)

The Security Council resumed its consideration of the item at its 4229th meeting, held on 21 November 2000, in accordance with the understanding reached in its prior consultations.

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 its 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, Judge Navanethem Pillay, President of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Prosecution of Persons Responsible for Genocide and Other Serious Violations of International Humanitarian Law Committed in the Territory of Rwanda and Rwandan Citizens Responsible for Genocide and Other Such Violations Committed in the Territory of Neighbouring States between 1 January and 31 December 1994, and Carla del Ponte, Prosecutor 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 the International Criminal Tribunal for the Prosecution of Persons Responsible for Genocide and Other Serious Violations of International Humanitarian Law Committed in the Territory of Rwanda and Rwandan Citizens Responsible for Genocide and Other Such Violations Committed in the Territory of Neighbouring States between 1 January and 31 December 1994.

The situation between Eritrea and Ethiopia (see S/1998/44/Add.25; S/1999/25/Add.3, 5 and 7; and S/2000/40/Add.18, 19, 30, 32, 36 and 45)

The Security Council resumed its consideration of the item at its 4230th meeting, held on 21 November 2000, in accordance with the understanding reached in its prior consultations.

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/2000/34, to be issued in Official Records of the Security Council, Fifty-fifth Year, Resolutions and Decisions of the Security Council, 2000)

The situation in the Middle East, including the Palestinian Question (see S/2000/40/Add.39 and 44)

The Security Council resumed its consideration of the item at its 4231st meeting, held on 22 November 2000 in accordance with the understanding reached in its prior consultations, having before it the letter dated 21 November 2000 from the Permanent Representative of the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya to the United Nations addressed to the President of the Security Council (S/2000/1109).

The President, with the consent of the Council, invited the representatives of Cuba, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya 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 22 November 2000 from the Permanent Observer of Palestine to the United Nations addressed to the President of the Security Council (S/2000/1107), 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.

Security Council resolutions 1160 (1998), 1199 (1998), 1203 (1998), 1239 (1999) and 1244 (1999) (see S/1999/25/Add.43 and 51; and S/2000/40/Add.6, 9, 18, 22, 27, 33, 38 and 45; see also S/1998/44/Add.13, 34, 38 and 42; and S/1999/25/Add.2, 3, 11, 18 and 22)

The Security Council resumed its consideration of the item at its 4232nd meeting, held on 22 November 2000, in accordance with the understanding reached in its prior consultations.

The President, with the consent of the Council, invited the representative of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, 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/2000/35, to be issued in Official Records of the Security Council, Fifty-fifth Year, Resolutions and Decisions of the Security Council, 2000).



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