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UNITED
NATIONS
A

        General Assembly
Distr.
GENERAL
A/C.3/53/SR.17
19 October 1998

ENGLISH
Original: SPANISH

General Assembly
Fifty-third session
Official Records

Third Committee
Summary record of the 17th meeting
Held at Headquarters, New York, on Monday, 19 October 1998, at 3 p.m.

Chairman:Mr. Hachani ....................................................................(Tunisia)
later: Ms. Sandru (Vice-Chairman) ...................................(Romania)


Contents

Agenda item 103: Advancement of women (continued)

Agenda item 104: Implementation of the outcome of the Fourth World Conference on Women (continued)

Conclusion of the general debate


The meeting was called to order at 3.15 p.m.


Agenda item 103: Advancement of women (continued) (A/53/38/Rev.1, A/53/72–S/1998/156, A/53/87, A/53/95–S/1998/311, A/53/167, A/53/203, A/53/318, A/53/354, A/53/363, A/53/376, A/53/409 and A/53/447)

Agenda item 104: Implementation of the outcome of the Fourth World Conference on Women (continued) (A/53/72–S/1998/156, A/53/87, A/53/95–S/1998/311 and A/53/38)

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32. However, the situation of women was particularly serious in various parts of the world, including Afghanistan, the occupied Palestinian territory and Kosovo. The degrading and inhumane treatment of women and girls by the Taliban, based on a misinterpretation of religion, together with the other crimes committed by them, should be condemned by the relevant United Nations bodies, in particular the Security Council. Those bodies should also address the appalling situation in Kosovo. The continued occupation of Palestine was a source of concern to Muslims throughout the world.

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96. Ms. Al-Rummaithi (United Arab Emirates) ...

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97. She expressed concern at the suffering to which Arab and Palestinian women were subjected in the occupied territories. They were victims of violence and were deprived of their freedom and their homes by the Israeli authorities. The international community should exert pressure on Israel to cease violating United Nations resolutions and the provisions of the Fourth Geneva Convention relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War and other international human rights instruments.

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The meeting rose at 6.30 p.m.


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