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UNITED
NATIONS
A

        General Assembly
Distr.
GENERAL
A/C.2/56/SR.31
18 December 2002

English
Original: French

Fifty-sixth session
Official Records



Second Committee

Summary record of the 31st meeting
Held at Headquarters, New York, on Monday, 26 November 2001, at 10 a.m.

Chairman: Ms. Simonova ............................................ (Czech Republic)

Contents

Agenda item 95: Macroeconomic policy questions

(a) Trade and development

Agenda item 105: Globalization and interdependence

Agenda item 107: High-level international intergovernmental consideration of financing for development

Agenda item 95: Macroeconomic policy questions (continued)

(a) Trade and development (continued)

Agenda item 101: Permanent sovereignty of the Palestinian people in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including Jerusalem, and of the Arab population in the occupied Syrian Golan over their natural resources (continued)


The meeting was called to order at 10.20 a.m.

Agenda item 95: Macroeconomic policy questions

(a) Trade and development (A/56/15 (Suppl. No. 15 (Part I)), A/56/15 (Suppl. No. 15 (Part II)), A/56/15 (Suppl. No. 15 (Part III)), A/56/15 (Suppl. No. 15 (Part III/Add.1)), A/56/376, A/56/435, A/56/427, A/56/473; A/C.2/56/4)

1. Mr. Mchumo (President of the Trade and Development Board) at its forty-eighth session, introducing the report of the Trade and Development Board on its forty-eighth session, stated that the terrorist attack on the United States would undoubtedly affect the world economy in the coming months.

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9. Despite troubled local conditions, the UNCTAD secretariat had intensified its programme of assistance to the Palestinian people in accordance with the Bangkok Declaration. Several delegations, in particular the Group of 77 and China and the European Union, had voiced their continued support for the secretariat’s activities in that area. Palestine had expressed appreciation for the special attention devoted to that programme, which had allowed development to continue in a very difficult situation. For its part, Israel had welcomed the technical assistance provided by UNCTAD to the Palestinian people.

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Agenda item 101: Permanent sovereignty of the Palestinian people in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including Jerusalem, and of the Arab population in the occupied Syrian Golan over their natural resources (continued )

Draft resolution A/C.2/56/L.29

44. Mr. Fahmy (Egypt) introduced draft resolution A/C.2/56/L.29, entitled “Permanent sovereignty of the Palestinian people in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including Jerusalem, and of the Arab population in the occupied Syrian Golan over their natural resources” on behalf also of Afghanistan, Algeria, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Brunei Darussalam, Comoros, Cuba, Denmark, Egypt, Indonesia, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Malaysia, Malta, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, Yemen and Palestine.

45. The draft resolution reaffirmed the principles set forth in the resolution adopted the previous year on the same subject, in accordance with the Charter of the United Nations, the pertinent Security Council resolutions and the international conventions applicable to the subject.

46. The sponsors of the draft resolution reaffirmed the inadmissibility of the acquisition of territory by force and drew attention to the fact that the Geneva Convention relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War was applicable to the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including Jerusalem, and other Arab territories occupied by Israel since 1967. They underlined the detrimental economic and social impact of the Israeli settlements on Palestinian and other Arab natural resources and reaffirmed the need for an immediate resumption of negotiations. They also reaffirmed the inalienable rights of the Palestinian people and the population of the occupied Syrian Golan over their natural resources, including land and water, called upon Israel, the occupying Power, not to exploit, to cause loss or depletion of, or to endanger the natural resources in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including Jerusalem, and in the occupied Syrian Golan, and recognized the right of the Palestinian people to claim restitution as a result of any exploitation, loss or depletion of, or danger to their natural resources.

The meeting rose at 12.45 p.m.


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