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Source: Department of Public Information (DPI)
15 December 2011


General Assembly
GA/11196

            Department of Public Information • News and Media Division • New York

Sixty-sixth General Assembly
Plenary
86th Meeting (AM)


GENERAL ASSEMBLY ADOPTS FOUR RESOLUTIONS AS SPEAKERS STRESS IMPORTANCE


OF STREAMLINING RESPONSES TO COMPLEX HUMANITARIAN EMERGENCIES


Only by streamlining responses to the world’s complex humanitarian landscape would the needs of those affected by disasters and emergencies be met, speakers stressed today as the General Assembly adopted four resolutions relating to humanitarian assistance.

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Action on Draft Resolutions

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It then adopted the draft Assistance to the Palestinian people (document A/66/L.27), also without a vote.

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The representative of Israel, speaking in explanation of position after those actions, said she had joined the consensus on the draft resolution “Assistance to the Palestinian people”, adding that her country had worked closely with the Palestinian Authority to grow the West Bank economy.  Even as terrorists used the area to launch attacks, Israel had taken actions to help increase its gross domestic product (GDP), and the unemployment rate was now at its lowest point of the decade.  However, the resolution was far from comprehensive or complete, she said, noting that it painted a distorted picture in which key elements needed to bring peace to the region were absent.  That neglect of basic facts was nothing new, she said, noting that while Israel had joined consensus, the path to peace lay not in resolutions of the General Assembly, but in those worked out at the negotiating table.

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