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Source: Division for Palestinian Rights (DPR)
Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People (CEIRPP)
30 November 1992



November 1992


Volume XV, Bulletin No. 11

Contents
Page
I.
    INTERNATIONAL DAY OF SOLIDARITY WITH THE PALESTINIAN PEOPLE
1
II.
    RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE COMMITTEE ON THE EXERCISE OF THE INALIENABLE RIGHTS OF THE PALESTINIAN PEOPLE TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY
2
III.
    NON-GOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS: ACTIVITIES AND INFORMATION
6



I. INTERNATIONAL DAY OF SOLIDARITY WITH THE PALESTINIAN PEOPLE


On 30 November 1992, the International Day of Solidarity was observed at United Nations Headquarters, New York, and at the United Nations Offices at Geneva and Vienna, as well as in several other cities, in accordance with the provisions of General Assembly resolution 32/40 B of 2 December 1977.

All States Members of the United Nations, specialized agencies and observers were invited to attend the solemn meeting of the Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian people.

At that meeting, statements were made by: Kéba Birane Cissé (Senegal), Chairman of the Committee; Stoyan Ganev (Bulgaria), President of the General Assembly; the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Boutros Boutros-Ghali; and, the President of the Security Council for the month of November, André Erdös (Hungary).

The Observer of Palestine, Nasser Al-Kidwa, read out a message from Yasser Arafat, Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization. Also, Stanley Kalpagé (Sri Lanka) made a statement as Chairman of the Special Committee to Investigate Israeli Practices Affecting the Human Rights of the Palestinian People and Other Arabs of the Occupied Territories.

In addition, the representative of Indonesia, Nugroho Wisnumurti, read out a message from President Soeharto in his capacity as Chairman of the Movement of Non-Aligned Countries.

A further message was delivered by Hikmet Cetin, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Turkey and Chairman of the Twentieth Islamic Conference of Foreign Ministers.

The observer for the League of Arab States, Mahmood Aboul-Nasr, read out a message from its Secretary-General, Ahmed Esmat Meguid. Further statements were made by Hasan Ali Hussain Al-Ni'Mah (Qatar), speaking as Chairman of the Group of Arab States for the month of December 1992, and Colleen McGuire, representative of the International Coordinating Committee for NGOs on the Question of Palestine.

Concluding statements were made by the Chairman of the Committee and Farouk Kaddoumi, head of the Political Department of the Palestine Liberation Organization.

Messages to commemorate the occasion were received from 21 heads of State, 12 heads of Government and 11 Foreign Ministers, as well as the Secretary-General of the Organization of the Islamic Conference, the Pan Africanist Congress of Azania and UNESCO. Still further messages were received from 11 non-governmental organizations active on the question of Palestine.

All statements and messages received will be published in extenso in a special bulletin prepared by the Division for Palestinian Rights.

In further commemoration of the International Day, the Committee arranged the screening of a series of films during the week beginning 30 November in the Dag Hammarskjöld Library Auditorium.

At the request of the Committee, and also in commemoration of the International Day, the Office of the Permanent Observer for Palestine to the United Nations presented an exhibit in cooperation with the Committee, which was displayed in the Public Lobby at United Nations Headquarters from 30 November to 4 December 1992.




II. RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE COMMITTEE ON THE EXERCISE OF THE INALIENABLE
RIGHTS OF THE PALESTINIAN PEOPLE TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY


The Committee met on 5 November 1992, at which time it adopted its report to the General Assembly at its forty-seventh session. The report contained the following recommendations:
III. NON-GOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS: ACTIVITIES AND INFORMATION


During the course of November, the following information was received by the Division for Palestinian Rights:

1. ICCP Newsletter No. 47, special issue on prisons, providing background information relating to the hunger strike of Palestinian political prisoners during September and October. Available from: the International Coordinating Committee for NGOs on the Question of Palestine, 150 route de Ferney, Case postale 2100, CH-1211, Geneva 2, Switzerland.

2. The Other Front, weekly bulletin on developments in Israeli society, available from: P.O. Box 19543, Jerusalem.

3. Middle East International, bi-weekly publication, available from: P.O. Box 53365, Temple Heights Station, Washington, D.C., 20009, United States of America.

4. Newsletter of the Middle East Justice Network, available from: P.O. Box 558, Cambridge, MA 02238, United States of America.

5. Israel and Palestine Political Report, available from: Magelan, Boite Postale 130, 75463 Paris CEDEX 10, France.

6. Palestine Solidarité, bi-weekly bulletin of l'Association Médicale Franco-Palestinienne, available from: 14 rue de Nanteuil, 75015 Paris, France.

7. Women for Women Political Prisoners, available from: P.O. Box 8537, Jerusalem 91083.

8. Another Viewpoint, commentary available from: AVP, 604 Barbera Place, Davis, California 95616, United States of America.

9. Une Terre, Deux Peuples, publication of the Association pour l'Union entre les peuples juif et palestinien, available from: C.P. 43, 1247 Anières, Geneva, Switzerland.

10. P.R.C.S. Newsletter, newsletter of the Palestine Red Crescent Society, available from: Information Department, P.O. Box 5386, Nicosia, Cyprus.



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