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UNITED
NATIONS
S

        Security Council
Distr.
GENERAL
S/1998/44
9 January 1998

ORIGINAL: ENGLISH

SUMMARY STATEMENT BY THE SECRETARY-GENERAL ON MATTERS
OF WHICH THE SECURITY COUNCIL IS SEIZED AND ON THE STAGE REACHED IN THEIR CONSIDERATION

1. Pursuant to rule 11 of the provisional rules of procedure of the Security Council, the Secretary-General wishes to submit hereunder the list of items of which the Security Council is currently seized, with references in parentheses to the previous summary statements that have been issued covering consideration of each item. 1/

2. It will be recalled that, in the interest of economy, the Secretary-General reproduces only once annually the full, up-to-date list of items of which the Security Council is seized. In fulfilment of his responsibility under rule 11, an addendum to the basic list is issued weekly, making reference to those items on which further action has been taken by the Council during the week covered or indicating that there has been no change during that period.

3. The last full summary statement (S/1997/40) was issued on 10 January 1997. The last weekly addendum (S/1997/40/Add.52) covered developments up to 3 January 1998.

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7. Pursuant to the procedure set out in the note by the President of the Security Council of 29 August 1996 (S/1996/704), the Secretary-General wishes to inform Member States that as at 1 January 1998 the Security Council had not considered in formal meetings during the preceding five-year period (1993-1997) the following items (the item numbers correspond to the listing contained in paragraph 17 of document S/1997/40):

1. The Palestine question.

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12. Arrangements for the proposed Peace Conference on the Middle East.

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17. The Middle East problem, including the Palestinian question.

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20. The question of the exercise by the Palestinian people of its inalienable rights.

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10. As at 4 January 1998, the list of matters of which the Security Council was seized was as follows, bearing in mind paragraphs 7, 8 and 9 above:

1. The Palestine question (see S/7382, S/7441, S/7452, S/7564, S/7570, S/7596 and S/7600).

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12. Arrangements for the proposed Peace Conference on the Middle East (see S/108 55/Add . 50).

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17. The Middle East problem, including the Palestinian question (see S/11935/Add.2-4; and S/16880/Add.40).

18. Request by the Libyan Arab Republic and Pakistan for consideration of the serious situation arising from recent developments in the occupied Arab territories (see S/11935/Add.12).

19. The situation in the occupied Arab territories (see S/11935/Add.18-21, 44 and 45; S/13033/Add.9-11 and 28; S/13737/Add.7, 8, 18, 20, 22 and 50; S/14326/Add.50; S/14840/Add.1-4, 12, 13, 15, 16 and 45; S/15560/Add.6, 7, 20, 30 and 31; S/16880/Add.36; S/17725/Add.3, 4, 48 and 49; S/18570/Add.49-51; S/19420/Add.1, 2, 4, 5, 13 and 15; S/20370/Add.5, 6, 22, 26, 34 and 44; S/21100/Add.10, 12, 17, 20, 39, 40, 42, 44, 45 and 48-50; S/22110 and Add.12 and 20; S/23370/Add.1, 13 and 50; S/1994/20/Add.8 and 10; S/1995/40/Add.8, 18 and 19; S/1996/15/Add.15 and 38; and S/1997/40/Add.9 and 11).

20. The question of the exercise by the Palestinian people of its inalienable rights (see S/11935/Add.23-26; S/12269/Add.43; S/13033/Add.25, 29 and 33; and S/13737/Add.13, 14 and 17).

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1/ In the following listing, the formula "see . . ." indicates consideration of the item on a previous occasion; the formula "see also . . ." refers to consideration of a related item. The listing of the same document symbol under both formulas means that the item itself and the related item were considered in the course of the same week.



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