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4 January 2005


UNITED
NATIONS
EP
Governing Council
of the United Nations
Environment Programme
Distr.
GENERAL

UNEP/GC.23/INF/3
4 January 2005

English only
Twenty-third session of the Governing Council/
Global Ministerial Environment Forum
Nairobi, 21–25 February 2005
Item 5 of the provisional agenda*

Outcomes of intergovernmental meetings of relevance to
the Governing Council/Global Ministerial Environment Forum






*UNEP/GC.23/1.



Annex

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60. By its resolution 59/251 of 22 December 2004 regarding 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’, adopted by a vote of 156 for, 5 against and 11 abstentions, the General Assembly, aware of the detrimental impact of the Israeli settlements on Palestinian and other Arab natural resources, especially as a result of the confiscation of land and the forced diversion of water resources, and of the dire economic and social consequences in this regard, reaffirmed the inalienable rights of the Palestinian people and the population of the occupied Syrian Golan over their natural resources, including land and water. It also recognized the right of the Palestinian people to claim restitution as a result of any exploitation, damage, loss or depletion, or endangerment of their natural resources, and expresses the hope that this issue will be dealt with in the framework of the final status negotiations between the Palestinian and Israeli sides.

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