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Souveraineté permanente du peuple palestinien sur les ressources naturelles - Vote de l'AG - Communiqué de presse (extraits) Français
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Source: Department of Public Information (DPI)
General Assembly
21 December 2012


General Assembly
GA/11332

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

Sixty-seventh General Assembly
Plenary
61st Meeting (AM)

Delegations Adopt 41 Texts, Including 2 Plenary-generated Draft Resolutions

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In another recorded vote, the Assembly adopted a draft resolution demanding that Israel stop exploiting, damaging, depleting, and endangering natural resources in occupied Arab lands. It recognized the right of the Palestinian and other Arab peoples to claim restitution for such illegal actions. The text was adopted by a recorded vote of 170 in favour to 7 against (Canada, Federated States of Micronesia, Israel, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Palau, United States), with 9 abstentions (Australia, Cameroon, El Salvador, Honduras, Malawi, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Tonga, Vanuatu).

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Background

The General Assembly met this morning to consider the 33 reports of its Second Committee (Economic and Financial) and to take action on the draft resolutions contained therein. The Assembly was also expected to take action on two plenary generated texts, respectively, on the role of the United Nations in promoting a new global human order, and strengthening of the coordination of emergency humanitarian assistance of the United Nations.

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Moving on the report on the permanent sovereignty of the Palestinian people in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, and of the Arab population in the occupied Syrian Golan over their natural resources (document A/67/444), the Assembly adopted the related text by a recorded vote of 170 in favour to 7 against (Canada, Federated States of Micronesia, Israel, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Palau, United States), with 9 abstentions (Australia, Cameroon, El Salvador, Honduras, Malawi, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Tonga, Vanuatu). By that text, the Assembly demanded that Israel stop exploiting, damaging, depleting and endangering the natural resources in occupied Arab lands. It called upon Israel to cease all actions that harmed the environment in all the territories under its occupation, as well as the destruction of infrastructure, including water pipelines and sewage networks. (See Annex V.)

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ANNEX V

Vote on Permanent Sovereignty

The draft resolution on permanent sovereignty of the Palestinian people in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, and of the Arab population in the occupied Syrian Golan over their natural resources (document A/67/444) was adopted by a recorded vote of 170 in favour to 7 against, with 9 abstentions, as follows:
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