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Source: Department of Public Information (DPI)
General Assembly
16 October 2008


General Assembly
GA/EF/3218

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


Sixty-third General Assembly
Second Committee
11th & 12th Meetings (AM & PM) /...

The Second Committee will meet again at 3 p.m. on Monday, 20 October, to consider 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.

Background

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In addition, the Committee had before it a letter dated 8 July 2008, from the Chargé d’affaires a.i. of the Permanent Mission of Italy, addressed to the Secretary-General (document A/63/123), which transmits, on behalf of the Italian Presidency of the Inter-Parliamentary Union, the text of four resolutions adopted by the 188th Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union, held in Cape Town, South Africa, on 18 April 2008.

The resolutions pertain to:  the role of Parliaments in striking a balance between national security, human security and individual freedoms, and in averting threats to democracy; the role of Parliaments and the Inter-Parliamentary Union in ensuring an immediate halt to the rapidly deteriorating humanitarian situation in conflict areas and its environmental dimension, in facilitating the right of the Palestinian people to self-determination -- particularly by ending the blockade in Gaza -– and in accelerating the creation of a Palestinian State through viable peace processes; migrant workers, people trafficking, xenophobia and human rights; and Parliamentary oversight of State policies on foreign aid.

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