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27 July 2007


Economic and Social Council
ECOSOC/6310

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




ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COUNCIL SUSPENDS 2007 SUBSTANTIVE SESSION

(Reissued as received.)

GENEVA, 27 July (UN Information Service) -- The Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) this morning suspended its 2007 substantive session, having adopted, over the course of the session, a wide range of texts on, among other things, strengthening the coordination of emergency humanitarian assistance of the United Nations, the role of the United Nations in providing full and productive employment and decent work for all, the elimination of all forms of discrimination and violence against the girl child, technical assistance for implementing the international conventions and protocols related to terrorism, living conditions of the Palestinian people in the occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, and the Arab population in the occupied Syrian Golan, and the role of the Economic and Social Council in the integrated and coordinated implementation of the outcomes of and follow-up to major United Nations conferences and summits.

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With regards to its subsidiary bodies, among others the Council adopted recommendations contained in the reports of the Statistical Commission and the Commission on Population and Development. It also adopted a resolution from the report of the Commission on the Status of Women in which it called upon the international community to continue to provide urgently needed assistance and services in an effort to alleviate the dire humanitarian crisis being faced by Palestinian women and their families, and approved a text on the elimination of all forms of discrimination and violence against the girl child.

Among the wide range of other texts adopted were a decision on the flow of information for the follow-up to the World Summit on the Information Society;  technical assistance for implementing the international conventions and protocols related to terrorism; international cooperation for the improvement of access to legal aid in criminal justice systems, particularly in Africa; the living conditions of the Palestinian people in the occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, and the Arab population in the occupied Syrian Golan; granting of independence to colonial countries and peoples; and social development, including new partnerships for Africa’s development.

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