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UNITED
NATIONS
A

        General Assembly
Distr.
GENERAL
A/C.3/48/SR.8
19 November 1993

ENGLISH
ORIGINAL: SPANISH

THIRD COMMITTEE
8th meeting
held on
Friday, 15 October 1993
at 3 p.m.
New York


SUMMARY RECORD OF THE 8th MEETING


Chairman: Mr. KUKAN (Slovakia)


CONTENTS

AGENDA ITEM 107: ELIMINATION OF RACISM AND RACIAL DISCRIMINATION (continued)

AGENDA ITEM 108: RIGHT OF PEOPLES TO SELF-DETERMINATION (continued)

(a) RIGHT OF PEOPLES TO SELF-DETERMINATION (continued)

The meeting was called to order at 3.30 p.m.


AGENDA ITEM 107: ELIMINATION OF RACISM AND RACIAL DISCRIMINATION (continued) (A/48/18, A/48/76-S/25230, A/48/81, A/48/118, A/48/291-S/26242, A/48/423, A/48/438 and A/48/439)

AGENDA ITEM 108: RIGHT OF PEOPLES TO SELF-DETERMINATION (continued)

(a) RIGHT OF PEOPLES TO SELF-DETERMINATION (continued) (A/48/94, A/48/207, A/48/211, A/48/307, A/48/330, A/48/357, A/48/384, A/48/385)

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5. Mr. SERGIWA (Libyan Arab Jamahiriya) ...

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9. Despite the progress made regarding the exercise of the right to self-determination, there were still peoples which did not enjoy that right, such as the Palestinians, who had seen its exercise denied them and whose lands had been taken by force. It was to be hoped that all the resolutions on the question of Palestine recognizing the inalienable right of that people to self-determination would be implemented and that Israel would be requested to withdraw from all occupied Arab territories, including the Holy City of Jerusalem.

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38. Mr. YASEEN (Sudan) ...

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41. The negotiations being conducted between Israel and the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) must lead to guarantees for the rights of the Arab and Palestinian peoples on the basis of international legitimacy and, in particular, the relevant Security Council resolutions must be fully implemented. Although a new stage had begun with the signing of the declaration of principles between the PLO and Israel, lasting peace would be achieved in the region only if Israel withdrew from all occupied Arab territories, including Jerusalem, and if the refugees were permitted to return to their land and their property was returned to them.

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44. Mr. ROSENBERG (Ecuador) said that the significant progress achieved recently with regard to the situation in the Middle East and South Africa represented a great victory in the exercise of the right to self-determination and the struggle against racism and racial discrimination. None the less, it was regrettable that racism had today assumed new forms leading to violence against ethnic minorities, thousands of political refugees and countless migrant workers. One conflict after another had come about in a process that had cast a pall over the initial euphoria resulting from the end of the cold war.

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51. Mr. BRAHA (Albania) ...

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52. The recent developments in South Africa and the Middle East gave reason to hope that, in the former, the racial hatred and intolerance that had prevailed in that country for centuries would come to an end, and that the elections of April 1994 would be free and fair and would result in a multiracial government, and that, in the latter, the dialogue that had commenced with the signing of the agreement between Israel and the Palestine Liberation Organization would soon lead to peace.

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60. Mr. TUANKU JAAFAR (Malaysia) ...

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69. He commended the role of the United Nations and the spirit of cooperation shown by all the parties involved in the question of Western Sahara and urged them to cooperate with the Secretary-General so that talks could resume soon in order to facilitate the holding of the referendum at the end of 1994. He also fully supported the historic Washington accord between the Palestine Liberation Organization and the Government of Israel and commended the Russian Federation and the Governments of Norway and the United States for their role in that regard.

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The meeting rose at 5.40 p.m.


This record is subject to correction. Corrections should be sent under the signature of a member of the delegation concerned within one week of the date of the publication to the Chief of the Official Records Editing Section, room DC2-794, 2 United Nations Plaza, and incorporated in a copy of the record.

Corrections will be issued after the end of the session, in a separate corrigendum for each Committee.


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