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        General Assembly
11 September 2000

Official Records
General Assembly
Fifty-fifth session
9th plenary meeting
Monday, 11 September 2000, 10 a.m.
New York

President: Mr. Holkeri......................(Finland)

The meeting was called to order at 10.10 a.m.


I should now like to draw the attention of representatives to a matter concerning the participation of Palestine, in its capacity as observer, in the sessions and work of the General Assembly. Members will recall resolution 52/250 of 7 July 1998 and its annex, as well as a note by the Secretary-General contained in document A/52/1002 that outlines the Secretary-General’s understanding of the implementation of the modalities annexed to the resolution.

I should like to draw the Assembly’s attention in particular to paragraph 6 of the annex to resolution 52/250, which reads as follows:

“The right to make interventions, with a precursory explanation or the recall of relevant General Assembly resolutions being made only once by the President of the General Assembly at the start of each session of the Assembly”.

Accordingly, for the fifty-fifth session of the General Assembly, the observer of Palestine will therefore participate in the work of the General Assembly in accordance with resolution 3237 (XXIX) of 22 November 1974, resolution 43/177 of 15 December 1988 and resolution 52/250 of 7 July 1998, with no further need for a precursory explanation prior to any intervention by Palestine in this session.

The meeting rose at 12.20 p.m.

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