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UNITED
NATIONS
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        General Assembly
A/45/3/Rev.1
31 December 1990

REPORT OF THE

ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COUNCIL

for the year 1990



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I. MATTERS CALLING FOR ACTION BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OR BROUGHT TO ITS ATTENTION

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PERMANENT SOVEREIGNTY OVER NATIONAL RESOURCES IN THE OCCUPIED
PALESTINIAN AND OTHER ARAB TERRITORIES

Israeli economic practices in the occupied
Palestinian and other Arab territories

By resolution 1990/53, the Council, after recalling General Assembly decision 40/432 and Council resolution 1989/86, requested the Secretary-General to prepare a report on Israeli land and water policies and practices in the occupied Palestinian and other Arab territories, taking into account Israeli settlement practices, and to submit that report to the General Assembly at its forty-sixth session, through the Economic and Social Council.

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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

By resolution 1990/59, the Council, after recalling General Assembly resolution 44/235 and Council resolution 1989/86, requested the international community, the United Nations system and intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations to sustain and increase their assistance to the Palestinian people, in close cooperation with the Palestine Liberation Organization; called for the immediate lifting of Israeli restrictions and obstacles hindering the implementation of assistance projects by the United Nations Development Programme, other United Nations bodies and others providing economic and social assistance to the Palestinian people in the occupied Palestinian territory, and reiterated its call for the implementation of development projects in the occupied Palestinian territory, including the projects mentioned in General Assembly resolution 39/223; and requested the Secretary-General to report in full to the General Assembly at its forty-sixth session, through the Council, on the implementation of Council resolution 1990/59.

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C. PERMANENT SOVEREIGNTY OVER NATIONAL RESOURCES IN THE
OCCUPIED PALESTINIAN AND OTHER ARAB TERRITORIES

28. The Council considered the question of permanent sovereignty over national resources in the occupied Palestinian and other Arab territories at its second regular session of 1990 (agenda item 4). It had before it a note by the Secretary-General on the question (E/1990/83).

29. The Council considered the item at its 30th, 32nd and 34th meetings, on 16, 18 and 24 July 1990. An account of the discussion is contained in the relevant summary records (E/1990/SR.30, 32 and 34).

30. At its 30th meeting, on 16 July, the Council held a general discussion on the item. Statements were made by the representatives of the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic, Bahrain, Jordan, Iraq and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics and the observers for the Syrian Arab Republic, Israel and Egypt. The observer for Palestine also made a statement.

Israeli economic practices in the occupied Palestinian and other Arab territories

31. At its 32nd meeting, on 18 July, the representative of Pakistan, on behalf of Algeria, Bahrain, Cuba, Egypt, 1/ Iraq, the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, Mauritania, 1/ Pakistan, the Syrian Arab Republic, 1/ Tunisia and the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic, introduced a draft resolution (E/1990/L.43) entitled "Israeli economic practices in the occupied Palestinian and other Arab territories". In introducing the draft resolution, he revised the third preambular paragraph by replacing the words "Expressing its regret" by the words "Expressing concern" and the word "submitted" by the word "presented". The revised draft resolution was subsequently circulated in document E/1990/L.43/Rev.1. Subsequently, Jordan, Malaysia, 1/ Morocco, 1/ Saudi Arabia, Senegal, 1/ and the Sudan 1/ joined in sponsoring the revised draft resolution.

32. At the 34th meeting, on 24 July, the Vice-President of the Council, Mr. Burka (Ireland), informed the Council that no consensus had been reached during the informal consultations on the revised draft resolution.

33. At the same meeting, the Council adopted the revised draft resolution by a vote of 46 to 1, with no abstentions. For the final text, see Council resolution 1990/53.

34. After the revised draft resolution was adopted, statements were made by the representative of the United States of America and the observer for the Syrian Arab Republic.

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D. 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

28. The Council considered the question of the 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 at its second regular session (agenda item 12). It had before it the following documents:

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(b) Note by the Secretary-General on assistance to the Palestinian people (E/1990/71/Rev.1);

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Assistance to the Palestinian people

30. At its 36th plenary meeting, on 26 July, the Council considered the draft resolution entitled "Assistance to the Palestinian people", recommended by the Committee (E/1990/113, para. 14, draft resolution I). The Council adopted the resolution by a roll-call vote of 52 to 1, with no abstentions. For the final text, see Council resolution 1990/59. The voting were as follows:

In favour:

Algeria, Bahamas, Bahrain, Brazil, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Canada, China, Colombia, Cuba, Czechoslovakia, Ecuador, Finland, France, German Democratic Republic, Germany, Federal Republic of, Ghana, Greece, Guinea, India, Indonesia, Iran (Islamic Republic of), Iraq, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Pakistan, Portugal, Rwanda, Saudi Arabic, Sweden, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic, Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Venezuela, Yugoslavia, Zaire, Zambia.

Against:

United States of America.

Abstaining:

None.

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1/ In accordance with rule 72 of the rules of procedure of the Economic and Social Council.

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