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UNITED
NATIONS
A

        General Assembly
Distr.
GENERAL
A/C.3/62/SR.24
13 November 2007

Original: English

Sixty-second session
Official Records


Third Committee

Summary record of the 24th meeting
Held at Headquarters, New York, on Thursday, 25 October 2007, at 10 a.m.

Chairman: Mr. Gibbons (Vice-Chairman) ..................................................................................................... (Ireland)



Contents

Agenda item 70: Promotion and protection of human rights (continued)

(b) Human rights questions, including alternative approaches for improving the effective enjoyment of human rights and fundamental freedoms (continued )

(c) Human rights situations and reports of special rapporteurs and representatives ( continued)

(e) Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (continued )




In the absence of Mr. Wolfe (Jamaica), Mr. Gibbons (Ireland), Vice-Chairman, took the Chair.

The meeting was called to order at 10.15 a.m.


Agenda item 70: Promotion and protection of human rights (continued ) (A/62/36, 369 and 464)

(b) Human rights questions, including alternative approaches for improving the effective enjoyment of human rights and fundamental freedoms (continued ) (A/62/183, A/62/207, 212, 214, 218, 222, 225, 227, 254, 255, 265, 280, 286, 287, 288, 289, 293, 298, 304, 317; A/C.3/62/3)

(c) Human rights situations and reports of special rapporteurs and representatives (continued) (A/62/213, 223, 263, 264, 275, 313, 318, 354 and 498)

(e) Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (continued ) (A/62/230)

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37. Mr. Kanaan (Observer for Palestine) said that the food and health situation in the occupied Palestinian territory, including East Jerusalem, had become catastrophic as a result of the strangulation policies implemented by the Government of Israel. Over 75 per cent of the population of the Gaza Strip were currently dependent on food aid. He asked what the legal implications were for an occupying Power when it denied the occupied people access to food and what responsibility the United Nations and the international community had to guarantee that people’s right to food.

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44. Mr. Ziegler (Special Rapporteur on the right to food), ...

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49. He shared the views of the Observer for Palestine concerning the effects of the Israeli occupation and the confinement of the Palestinian population in the Gaza Strip and paid tribute to the courageous efforts of Palestinian and Israeli non-governmental organizations that were working side by side to address Palestinians’ needs.

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The meeting rose at 1 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 publication to the Chief of the Official Records Editing Section, room DC2-750, 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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