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SUMMARY RECORD OF THE 15th MEETING
Held at the Palais des Nations, Geneva,
on Tuesday, 27 March 2001, at 3 p.m.
Chairperson : Mr. DESPOUY (Argentina)
RACISM, RACIAL DISCRIMINATION, XENOPHOBIA AND ALL FORMS OF
THE RIGHT TO DEVELOPMENT
ORGANIZATION OF THE WORK OF THE SESSION (continued)
THE RIGHT TO DEVELOPMENT (agenda item 7) (E/CN.4/2001/24-26; E/CN.4/2001/NGO/3, 6, 12, 42, 83, 147, 165 and 175; E/CN.4/2001/WG.18/2; A/55/302)
Mr. IBRAHIM (Syrian Arab Republic) ...
Armed conflict, too, had a paralysing effect on development, as could be seen in Palestine, where Israeli forces had uprooted trees and trampled agricultural land, thus impoverishing both the Palestinians and the inhabitants of the Syrian Golan. He called for the Commission to show solidarity, so that the people of that area could enjoy their right to economic and social development.