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Source: Department of Public Information (DPI)
General Assembly
31 October 2013



General Assembly
GA/SHC/4082

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

Sixty-seventh General Assembly
Third Committee
35th & 36th Meetings (AM & PM)


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Continuing General Discussion,
Delegates Criticize Use of Human Rights as Excuse for Interference, Sanctions


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Background

Meeting this morning to continue its consideration of the promotion and protection of human rights, the Third Committee (Social, Humanitarian and Cultural) was expected to take action on one draft resolution, and to continue its general discussion. For background information, see Press Release GA/SHC/4076 of 23 October.

General Discussion

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Mr. ALDEHANI ( Kuwait) ... He condemned the illegal Israeli settlements that “consistently violate the human rights of the Palestinian people”, as well as the brutal blockade against the Gaza Strip, carried out in disregard of the relevant Security Council and General Assembly resolutions. ...

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Ms. AL-TEMIMI ( Qatar) ... She called upon Israel to end human rights violations in the occupied Palestinian territories, underlining also the need to address the prolonged humanitarian crisis in Syria, which had impacted neighbouring countries.

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TARIQ BIN MOHAMMED RASHWAN (Saudi Arabia), ... Condemning Israel’s violence against Palestinians in refugee camps, he called on the international community also to take measures for a comprehensive ceasefire in Syria and for peaceful and lasting solutions to the Muslim minority’s situation in Myanmar.

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