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UNITED
NATIONS
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        General Assembly
        Security Council
Distr.
GENERAL
A/67/506
S/2012/752

16 October 2012

Original: English

General Assembly
Sixty-seventh session
Agenda items 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18,
19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31,
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Security Council
Sixty-seventh year


Letter dated 8 October 2012 from the Permanent Representative of the Islamic Republic of Iran to the United Nations addressed to the Secretary-General


I have the honour to transmit to you, in my capacity as Chair of the Coordinating Bureau of the Non-Aligned Movement, the outcome documents of the Sixteenth Conference of Heads of State or Government of Non-Aligned Countries, held in Tehran from 26 to 31 August 2012, as follows:
It would be appreciated if the present letter and its annexes could be circulated as a document of the sixty-seventh session of the General Assembly, under agenda items 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 33, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 60, 61, 62, 63, 64, 65, 66, 67, 68, 69, 70, 73, 75, 76, 80, 81, 82, 83, 84, 85, 86, 87, 88, 89, 90, 91, 92, 93, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 100, 101, 102, 103, 104, 105, 107, 109, 110, 111, 112, 113, 114, 115, 116, 117, 118, 119, 121, 124, 128, 130, 131, 132, 135, 139, 141, 143, 145, 146, 160 and 165, and of the Security Council.

(Signed) Mohammad Khazaee
Ambassador
Permanent Representative
Islamic Republic of Iran




Annexes to the letter dated 8 October 2012 from the
Permanent Representative of the Islamic Republic of Iran
to the United Nations addressed to the Secretary-General



Sixteenth Conference of Heads of State or Government of
Non-Aligned Countries, Tehran, 26-31 August 2012



Annex I


Final Document

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CHAPTER I: GLOBAL ISSUES

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Non-Aligned Movement: Role and Methods of Work

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15. The Heads of State or Government recalled that the Movement has been playing a key active, effective and central role, over the years, on issues of concern and vital importance to its members, such as decolonization, apartheid, the situation in the Middle East including the Question of Palestine, the maintenance of international peace and security, and disarmament. ...

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International Law

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24. Recognizing the serious danger and threats posed by the actions and measures which seek to undermine international law and international legal instruments, as well as consistent with and guided by the Movement’s principled positions thereof, the Heads of State or Government agreed to undertake the following measures, among others:

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Disarmament and International Security

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205. The Heads of State or Government once again condemned the Israeli military aggression against the Gaza Strip in 2009 and the occupying power’s indiscriminate shelling and bombing of Palestinian civilian areas, and expressed their grave concern over the reported use in civilian areas of harmful and potentially fatal incendiary weapons, such as white phosphorous. In this regard, they reiterated their call for a thorough investigation of this serious matter by relevant bodies under the appropriate international conventions and agreements.

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CHAPTER II:
REGIONAL AND SUB-REGIONAL POLITICAL ISSUES

Middle East

Peace Process

243. The Heads of State or Government expressed serious concern about the dangerous impasse in the Middle East peace process. They condemned ongoing Israeli intransigence and illegal policies, which continue to undermine the resumption of credible negotiations and to obstruct the achievement of a just, lasting, comprehensive and peaceful solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the core of the Arab-Israeli conflict. They expressed grave concern regarding the consequent deterioration of the situation on the ground in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, and stressed that the status quo is unsustainable and that the situation requires immediate attention by the international community.

244. The Heads of State or Government called for urgent efforts to resume and advance a Middle East peace process based on Security Council resolutions 242, 338, 425, 1397, 1515 and 1850, the Madrid terms of reference, including the principle of land for peace, and the Arab Peace Initiative. They rejected attempts to alter the terms of reference of the peace process, including the imposition of unilateral measures and schemes by Israel, the occupying Power, aimed at forcibly and illegally imposing a unilateral solution. They affirmed that such illegal measures, including in particular the construction and expansion of settlements and the Wall, the confiscation of Palestinian land and the displacement of the Palestinian civilian population by other illegal means, are totally contradictory to the peace process and must be ceased completely for the resumption of credible peace negotiations. They stressed the need for intensified, coordinated efforts by the international community to compel Israel, the occupying Power, to cease its illegal policies and genuinely commit to the peace process on the basis of its agreed terms of reference, stressing also the need to ensure respect for international law, including international humanitarian and human rights law, the key to a peaceful solution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the Arab-Israeli conflict as a whole.

245. On this basis, the Heads of State or Government stressed the need for intensified international and regional efforts to promote the resumption, in a timely and appropriate manner, of substantial and accelerated negotiations between the parties on all tracks of the peace process for the achievement of a comprehensive, just, lasting and peaceful settlement, based on the relevant U.N. resolutions and in accordance with the rules and principles of international law enshrined therein. In this regard, they reiterated the necessity and urgency of ending the prolonged, unlawful Israeli occupation of all of the Arab territories occupied since 1967, including East Jerusalem. They further reaffirmed their long-standing position in support of the achievement of the independence of the State of Palestine in all of the Palestinian Territory occupied by Israel in 1967, including East Jerusalem as its capital.

246. The Heads of State or Government recalled the historic role and obligations of the international community, including the UN Security Council and General Assembly, towards advancing a just and comprehensive peace settlement of the Arab-Israeli conflict, as a whole, including the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and regional stability. They called upon the international community, particularly the Quartet, in light of the responsibilities undertaken by its members, to intensify and coordinate efforts and actions to support and promote negotiations on all final status issues, including full implementation of the provisions of the Road Map for a permanent two-State solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. They also called upon the Security Council to engage the Quartet, considering the Council’s Charter authority and responsibility for the maintenance of international peace and security, and called on the members of the NAM Caucus of the Council to remain active in this regard.

247. On the occasion of the 10th anniversary of its adoption, the Heads of State or Government reaffirmed their support for the Arab Peace Initiative, which was adopted by the XIV Arab Summit in Beirut in March 2002, and endorsed repeatedly thereafter, confirming the commitment by the Arab States to a comprehensive peace. The Heads of State or Government deplored Israel’s failure to seriously respond to this important initiative and to reciprocate in word and deed, and called upon it to do so forthwith in the interest of advancing comprehensive peace and security in the region.

Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem

248. The Heads of State or Government reaffirmed their commitment to upholding the positions concerning Palestine adopted by the XV Summit of Heads of State or Government held in Sharm El Sheikh in July 2009, as well as by the recent NAM Ministerial Conferences and Meetings, including the XVI Ministerial Conference held in May 2011, which constitute the guidelines for the Non-Aligned Countries on the question of Palestine. In this regard, they further reaffirmed their adherence to the principled positions set forth in the Declarations on Palestine adopted by the NAM Committee on Palestine during the XV Summit as well as during previous and subsequent Ministerial Conferences and Meetings. They thus reaffirmed their long-standing support and solidarity with the just cause of Palestine and strong commitment to continue supporting the Palestinian people and their leadership. They underscored the need to continue providing political, economic and humanitarian support to assist the Palestinian people and to bolster their resilience and efforts aimed at achieving their legitimate national aspirations, including their inalienable right to self-determination and freedom in their independent State of Palestine, with East Jerusalem as its capital.

249. The Heads of State or Government expressed their deep regret that the question of Palestine remains unresolved after the passage of more than sixty-four years since the 1948 Al-Nakba1 that befell the Palestinian people, by which they became a stateless and dispossessed people, displaced and dispersed from their homeland of Palestine, and that more than half of the Palestinian people continue to live in exile in refugee camps throughout the region and in the Diaspora, denied their right to return in accordance with General Assembly resolution 194 (III). They also expressed their deep regret that since 1967, for nearly forty five years now, the Palestinian people have continuously suffered under the brutal Israeli military occupation of their land and continue to be denied their fundamental human rights, including the right to self-determination.
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1This is the term commonly used to refer to the catastrophe and tragedy that befell the Palestinian people
in 1948, by which they lost their homeland and by which the majority of Palestinians were forcibly uprooted
from their homes and displaced, becoming refugees, whose plight continues until this day.


250. The Heads of State or Government reiterated their regret at the lack of progress made to resolve the final status issues regarding the question of Palestine, namely refugees, Jerusalem, settlements, borders, security and water, despite increased international and regional efforts, including by the Quartet, and by the League of Arab States and all other concerned Member States. They also expressed their grave concern about the critical political, economic, social, humanitarian and security situation in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, as a result of ongoing unlawful policies and practices by Israel, the occupying Power, foremost among them its continuing settlement campaign in the West Bank and its six-year blockade of the Gaza Strip. They expressed alarm about the intensification in the recent period of Israel’s settlement activities, violence and terror by its extremist settlers, and provocations and incitement, including against holy sites in Occupied East Jerusalem and the vandalization of mosques and churches, and cautioned that such illegal and provocative acts are fuelling tensions and religious sensitivities that risk further destabilization.

251. The Heads of State or Government condemned Israel’s continuing military occupation of the Palestinian Territory in breach of international law and UN resolutions. They condemned the continuing brutal Israeli military campaign against the Palestinian people throughout the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, by which the occupying Power has continued to commit grave human rights violations and reported war crimes, including by use of excessive and indiscriminate force that over the years has killed and injured thousands of Palestinian civilians, including children, and has caused vast destruction of properties, infrastructure and agricultural lands. They also condemned illegal Israeli settlement activities by which the occupying Power has continued to colonize the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, and to displace Palestinian civilians in grave breach of international law. They also condemned Israel’s imposition of collective punishment on the Palestinian people by various illegal means and measures, particularly in the Gaza Strip. The Heads of State or Government reiterated their demand that Israel, the occupying Power, immediately cease all such violations of international law, including international humanitarian and human rights law, and fully abide by its legal obligations, including under the 4th Geneva Convention.

252. The Heads of State or Government commended the announcement made by His Highness Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani, Emir of the State of Qatar, during the international conference on Jerusalem held in Doha in February 2012, in accordance with the resolution of the 22nd Arab Summit in Sirte in 2010, which was welcomed by the 4th Extraordinary Summit of the OIC, held in Makkah al-Mukkaramah in August 2012, about the State of Qatar’s readiness to participate, with all means, in implementing the strategic plan for al-Quds. They stressed the need to implement the call by His Highness the Emir of Qatar to approach the UN appropriate bodies to adopt a resolution to establish an international commission to investigate all the measures taken by Israel in Arab Jerusalem since the occupation of 1967, and aimed at obliterating its Islamic and Arab features.

253. The Heads of State or Government also condemned Israel’s unlawful and arbitrary detention and imprisonment of thousands of Palestinian civilians, including children, women and numerous elected officials, who continue to be held under harsh, inhumane conditions and to be subjected to physical and mental ill-treatment, including reported torture, severe interrogations, intimidation and solitary confinement, and denied access to proper medical care and family visits. They expressed grave concern about the recent crisis involving prolonged hunger strikes by prisoners and detainees, in peaceful, non-violent protest of the occupying Power’s illegal practice of administrative detention, by which hundreds of Palestinians are being held without charge or trial, and of other oppressive measures violating their most basic human rights. They deplored Israel’s continuing arrest campaign throughout the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, and called for its complete cessation. They reiterated the call for proper international access to those prisoners and detainees and the inspection of their current conditions, stressing that Israel, the occupying Power, must be held fully accountable for their well-being, including those on hunger strike, and they reiterated the call for their immediate release. In this regard, they recalled the Ministerial Declarations on Palestinian Political Prisoners adopted in Bali in May 2011 as well as in Sharm El Sheikh in May 2012.

254. The Heads of State or Government continued to call for accountability for the crimes and violations committed by Israel, the occupying Power, during its December 2008-January 2009 military aggression against the Palestinian civilian population in the Gaza Strip, which resulted in the killing of more than 1,400 Palestinians, including hundreds of children and women, and the injury of more than 5,500 Palestinians and the wanton destruction of thousands of Palestinian homes; business properties; vital civilian infrastructure; mosques; public institutions, farms; and several UN facilities. They called upon Israel, the occupying Power, to cease immediately its military aggression against the Palestinian people.

255. The Heads of State or Government also reiterated their call for the international community, including the Security Council, to ensure that serious follow-up efforts are undertaken to hold accountable the perpetrators of such crimes and to bring an end to Israel’s impunity and defiance of the law and to realize justice for the victims. They reiterated the call for serious action to follow-up the findings contained in the report of the “United Nations Fact-Finding Mission on the Gaza Conflict” (Goldstone Report). They reaffirmed the obligations of the High Contracting Parties to the Geneva Conventions with regard to penal sanctions, grave breaches and responsibilities, and called for reconvening the Conference of High Contracting Parties to the Fourth Geneva Convention on measures to enforce the Convention in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, and to ensure its respect in accordance with common article 1, as called for by the relevant resolutions of the General Assembly and the Human Rights Council. They recalled the letters, of 11 January 2011 and 16 January 2012, addressed by the Chair of the Movement to the Government of Switzerland, in its capacity as Depositary of the Geneva Conventions, and reiterated the call for the Depositary to undertake the necessary measures for reconvening such a conference.

256. The Heads of State or Government also reiterated their call for ensuring accountability for the Israeli military attack of 31 May 2010 in international waters on the maritime convoy of humanitarian aid destined for the Gaza Strip, “Gaza Freedom Flotilla”, in which nine Turkish civilians were killed. They recalled that a Human Rights Council’s Fact-Finding Mission had determined that the Israeli attack was carried out in violation of international law, including humanitarian and human rights law, and called for immediate action to follow up on the findings.

257. The Heads of State or Government reiterated their condemnation of Israel’s inhumane, unlawful closure and blockade of the Gaza Strip deploring the occupying Power’s collective punishment of the Palestinian civilian population there, particularly by the continued obstruction of the freedom of movement of persons and goods and obstruction of the reconstruction and recovery of the Gaza Strip. They expressed serious concern about the grave socio-economic and humanitarian conditions caused by this six years blockade, which has caused widespread deprivation, poverty and hardship in addition to the vast trauma and suffering inflicted by the military aggression. They stressed that, in addition to violating countless provisions of human rights law, such collective punishment measures by Israel are tantamount to grave breaches of international humanitarian law, by which it is bound as the occupying Power and with which it must scrupulously comply.

258. The Heads of State or Government demanded that Israel cease such illegal practices against the Palestinian people and that it immediately, end its illegal blockade of the Gaza Strip. They called upon Israel to promptly and unconditionally open all its crossing points with the Strip in accordance with international humanitarian law and all UN resolutions, including relevant Security Council resolutions. They called for an end to the isolation imposed on the Gaza Strip by ensuring the sustained and regular movement of persons and goods between Gaza and the outside world as well as by restoring the link, unity and movement between Gaza and the West Bank, emphasizing that Gaza remains an integral part of the Occupied Palestinian Territory. They reiterated the urgency of reconstructing Gaza, and called upon the international community to exert serious efforts to compel Israel, the occupying Power, to allow for the entry of all necessary construction materials for the repair of destroyed and damaged Palestinian properties and infrastructure and UN facilities, including UNRWA schools. They also stressed the necessity of sustained commercial flows, including both imports and exports, to promote the recovery of livelihoods, businesses, and industry in Gaza and its economic viability.

259. The Heads of State or Government reiterated their strong condemnation of Israel’s continuing intensive campaign of settler colonization in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem. They also condemned the violence, terror, provocations and incitement by Israeli settlers against Palestinian civilians and properties, including homes, orchards, mosques and churches. They deplored all illegal Israeli actions associated with this destructive colonization campaign, particularly ongoing land confiscations; the construction and expansion of illegal settlements, settlement “outposts” and settlement infrastructure; the transfer of more Israeli settlers; the construction of the Wall; home demolitions; residency revocations; excavations; and the imposition of arbitrary and racist residency and movement restrictions via a permit regime and hundreds of checkpoints throughout the Occupied Palestinian Territory, especially in and around Occupied East Jerusalem. They reiterated that such policies and measures by Israel, the occupying Power, constitute grave breaches of international law and flagrant defiance of UN resolutions and the 9 July 2004 Advisory Opinion of the International Court of Justice. They also reiterated their call for the expeditious operation of the “United Nations Register of Damage caused by the Construction of the Wall in the Occupied Palestinian Territory” and the speedy fulfilment of its mandate.

260. The Heads of State or Government stressed the incompatibility of peace process negotiations with such illegal colonization activities, which are clearly aimed at the illegal creation of facts on the ground and the acquisition and de facto annexation of more Palestinian land and forcibly imposing a unilateral solution. They expressed deep concern about the extensive physical, economic and social devastation being caused by the Israeli settlements, Wall and network of checkpoints, which are severing the Palestinian Territory into separate areas, including several walled cantons; isolating East Jerusalem from the rest of the Territory; displacing thousands of Palestinians from their homes, including many Bedouin families; and completely destroying some communities. They stressed that this illegal Israeli colonization campaign in its entirety is gravely undermining the contiguity, integrity, viability and unity of the Occupied Palestinian Territory and jeopardizing the prospects for physically achieving the two-State solution for peace on the basis of the 1967 borders. They concluded that the continuation of illegal Israeli settlement activities remains the major obstacle to peace, impairing all efforts to revive negotiations aimed at bringing an end to the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, and achieving a peace on the basis of the two-State solution.

261. The Heads of State or Government demanded that Israel, the occupying Power, immediately cease all of its colonization activities in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem. They reaffirmed all relevant Security Council and General Assembly resolutions, including those relating to Jerusalem and confirming that it is an integral part of the Occupied Palestinian Territory; demanded their full implementation; and considered that all Israeli measures aimed at altering the legal, geographic and demographic character and status of Jerusalem and of the Occupied Palestinian Territory as a whole are null and void and have no legal validity whatsoever. They also recalled Israel’s obligations under the Quartet Roadmap to freeze all settlement activities, including so-called “natural growth”. They further reaffirmed that these unlawful measures will not be recognized by the international community and cannot alter the terms of reference of the peace process nor negate the inalienable rights of the Palestinian people.

262. The Heads of State or Government stressed that a full cessation of all Israeli settlement activities is necessary for fostering an environment conducive for salvaging the two-State solution based on the 1967 borders and advancing peace negotiations towards the achievement of a just and lasting solution on the basis of the relevant UN resolutions, the Madrid terms of reference, including the principle of land for peace, the Arab Peace Initiative and the Quartet Road Map. If faced with continued Israeli defiance, they called for urgent action and practical measures by the international community, including in particular by the Security Council, to compel the occupying Power to cease completely its settlement campaign in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, and to abide by all of its obligations under international law, including the Fourth Geneva Convention, UN resolutions, the Advisory Opinion and its obligations under the Road Map in this regard. They deplored the failure of the Security Council to uphold its responsibilities in this regard due to the use of veto by a permanent member, and reiterated their call for serious Security Council action, in accordance with its Charter mandate, to bring a halt to Israeli settlement activities and to ensure compliance by Israel with all of its legal obligations and commitments, which are essential for the promotion of peace and security.

263. The Heads of State or Government reaffirmed their support for the Palestine Liberation Organization, the sole and legitimate representative of the Palestinian people, and the Palestinian Authority under the leadership of President Mahmoud Abbas and emphasized the importance of protecting and strengthening the national, democratic institutions of the Palestinian Authority, including the Palestinian Legislative Council which shall constitute a vital foundation for the future independent Palestinian State. They reiterated the importance of Palestinian unity for the realization of the just, legitimate national rights and aspirations of the Palestinian people. In this connection, they welcomed the signing of the Reconciliation Agreement by all Palestinian political factions in Cairo, on 4 May 2011, aimed at ending the division since June 2007, as well as the Declaration signed in Doha, on 5 February 2012, aimed at overcoming the challenges to the implementation of the Agreement as soon as possible. They commended the serious efforts undertaken in this regard by the Government of the Arab Republic of Egypt, the League of Arab States and all other concerned regional parties. They called upon the international community to respect and support the Palestinian reconciliation, and reaffirmed the need for mobilization of all Palestinian capabilities to preserve the unity and integrity of the Palestinian Territory, to end the occupation and to achieve independence.

264. The Heads of State or Government called for urgent efforts to support the development and strengthening of Palestinian national institutions, including continuing efforts in connection with the plan launched by Prime Minister Salam Fayyad in August 2009, “Palestine: Ending the Occupation, Establishing the State”. They commended the completion of this plan in August 2011 with the implementation of the second phase, “Homestretch to Freedom”, stressing the importance of this effort in laying strong foundations for the independence of the State of Palestine. In this connection, they strongly welcomed the important step taken in the recent period, including by several Members of the Movement, in extending official recognition to the State of Palestine on the basis of the 1967 borders. They considered that such recognition constitutes a significant contribution to sustaining momentum towards the ultimate realization of independence. They expressed the hope that all Members of the Movement would extend recognition to Palestine at this time, remaining at the forefront of support for this historic march of the Palestinian people to end the Israeli occupation and to realize their human rights, including to self-determination in their independent State.

265. The Heads of State or Government welcomed in this regard the application submitted, on 23 September 2011, by Palestine to be admitted as a Member State of the UN, consistent with the right of the Palestinian people to self-determination and independence, convinced that the realization of this objective will be a major step towards the advancement of freedom, dignity, stability and peace for the Palestinian people. They also welcomed the admission of Palestine as a Member State of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), in accordance with the decision adopted at the 36th General Conference of that Organization.

266. The Heads of State or Government called for intensification of efforts by the entire international community, particularly the Security Council and the Quartet, to address the current political and humanitarian crisis, in order to ameliorate the situation on the ground, de-escalate tensions and help resume a credible peace process, based on clear parameters and within a set timeframe, towards the achievement of a settlement that guarantees an end to the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, that began in 1967, and the establishment of the sovereign, independent, and viable state of Palestine within a specified timeframe as well as a just solution for the Palestine refugee problem based on General Assembly resolution 194 (III). They stressed that such a settlement is essential for the promotion of comprehensive peace and security in the region. They called upon the Security Council, considering its Charter authority for the maintenance of international peace and security, to actively engage the Quartet for advancement of such a peace settlement. They stressed the continuing importance of the Arab Peace Initiative and the Quartet Road Map and called for its full and honest implementation.

267. The Heads of State or Government commended the many bilateral and multilateral efforts undertaken by the Non-Aligned countries in support of the Palestinian people in their struggle to achieve their inalienable rights and full independence and welcomed, inter alia, the New Asian African Strategic Partnership (NAASP) Capacity Building Programs for Palestine as well as the efforts regarding Palestine by the Summit of South American-Arab Countries (ASPA).

268. The Heads of State or Government reaffirmed the necessity of upholding international law, including the Fourth Geneva Convention, and the purposes and principles of the UN Charter with regard to the question of Palestine under all circumstances. They also reaffirmed the permanent responsibility of the UN towards the question of Palestine until it is resolved in all its aspects on the basis of international law and stressed the need for all relevant UN organs, committees and agencies to continue exerting efforts to this end. They reiterated the call upon the UN not to reward illegal actions and intransigence and to increase its efforts towards the attainment of a just, comprehensive and lasting peace settlement, based on the two-State solution, and the realization of the inalienable rights of the Palestinian people. In this context, the Heads of State or Government reaffirmed their commitment to a peaceful solution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and to the right of the Palestinian people to exercise self-determination and sovereignty in their independent State of Palestine, on the basis of the 1967 borders, with East Jerusalem as its capital.

269. The Heads of State or Government expressed the deep regret that, due to the deplorable measures of Israel, the occupying Power, they had been unable to convene the Extraordinary Ministerial Meeting of the Committee on Palestine in Ramallah, due to be held on 5 August 2012, which had been planned as a demonstration of NAM’s solidarity with the Palestinian people. They condemned Israel’s provocative action, in contravention of international law and its obligations as an occupying power, which prevented the Members of the Committee from witnessing first-hand the situation in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, and from directly conveying to the Palestinian people and their leadership NAM’s longstanding, principled support for the just cause of Palestine, as well as its commitment to the achievement of a just, lasting and peaceful settlement of the question of Palestine in all its aspects.

270. Consistent with, and guided by, the afore-mentioned principled positions, and affirming the need to defend, preserve and promote these positions, the Heads of State or Government agreed to undertake the following measures: /...
CHAPTER III
DEVELOPMENT, SOCIAL AND HUMAN RIGHTS ISSUES

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575.14 The Heads of State or Government underlined their growing concern and dismay at the flagrant disregard for life and the accompanying wanton destruction of property, as recently evidenced in Occupied Palestinian Territory and other occupied Arab territories, including the occupied Syrian Golan and Lebanon. The Heads of State or Government welcomed the adoption of Human Rights Council resolution 5/1, whereby it decided to include the “Human Rights Situation in Occupied Palestinian Territory and other occupied Arab territories” as a permanent agenda item in the Council;

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Tehran, Islamic Republic of Iran
August 2012

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