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27 August 2013

Second regular session 2013
9 to 13 September 2013, New York
Item 12 of the provisional agenda
UNFPA – Country programmes and related matters

Extensions of country programmes in the Arab States region

Note by the Executive Director


    The present note contains information on the first on-year extension of the UNFPA country programme for the State of Palestine.a

    In accordance with established procedures, the Executive Director approves six-month extensions and first one-year extensions of country programmes, while requests for extensions for a second or third year, as well as two-year and two and a half year extensions, are submitted to the Executive Board for approval.

    aOn 29 November 2012, the United Nations General Assembly passed resolution 67/19. Pursuant to operative paragraph 2 of that resolution, the General Assembly decided to "...accord to Palestine non-member observer State status in the United Nations...". On 12 December 2012, Palestine informed the Secretary-General that the designation "State of Palestine" should be used in all official documents, although this does not preclude the use of the term "occupied Palestinian territory".

Table. One-year country programme extension approved by the Executive Director

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