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UNITED
NATIONS
A S

        General Assembly
        Security Council
Distr.
GENERAL
A/52/447
S/1997/775

6 October 1997

Original: ENGLISH

GENERAL ASSEMBLY
Fifty-second session
Agenda items 10, 11, 18, 21, 30, 35, 36,
37, 41, 51, 56, 58, 59, 60, 61, 62, 64,
66, 67, 69, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 75, 76,
78, 79, 80, 81, 82, 83, 87, 88, 92, 95,
96, 97, 98, 99, 101, 103, 104, 105, 106,
108, 110, 111, 112, 113, 114, 117, 120,
142, 146, 150, 151 and 152
REPORT OF THE SECRETARY-GENERAL ON THE WORK
OF THE ORGANIZATION
REPORT OF THE SECURITY COUNCIL
IMPLEMENTATION OF THE DECLARATION ON THE
GRANTING OF INDEPENDENCE TO COLONIAL
COUNTRIES AND PEOPLES
REVITALIZATION OF THE WORK OF THE
GENERAL ASSEMBLY
NECESSITY OF ENDING THE ECONOMIC, COMMERCIAL
AND FINANCIAL EMBARGO IMPOSED BY THE
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AGAINST CUBA
ELIMINATION OF COERCIVE ECONOMIC MEASURES
AS A MEANS OF POLITICAL AND ECONOMIC
COMPULSION
QUESTION OF PALESTINE
THE SITUATION IN THE MIDDLE EAST
ASSISTANCE IN MINE CLEARANCE
DECLARATION OF THE ASSEMBLY OF HEADS OF
STATE AND GOVERNMENT OF THE ORGANIZATION
OF AFRICAN UNITY ON THE AERIAL AND NAVAL
MILITARY ATTACK AGAINST THE SOCIALIST
PEOPLE'S LIBYAN ARAB JAMAHIRIYA BY THE
PRESENT UNITED STATES ADMINISTRATION IN
APRIL 1986
LAUNCHING OF GLOBAL NEGOTIATIONS ON
INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC COOPERATION
FOR DEVELOPMENT
RESTRUCTURING AND REVITALIZATION OF THE
UNITED NATIONS IN THE ECONOMIC, SOCIAL
AND RELATED FIELDS
QUESTION OF EQUITABLE REPRESENTATION ON
AND INCREASE IN THE MEMBERSHIP OF THE
SECURITY COUNCIL AND RELATED MATTERS
STRENGTHENING OF THE UNITED NATIONS SYSTEM
QUESTION OF CYPRUS
COMPLIANCE WITH ARMS LIMITATION AND
DISARMAMENT OBLIGATIONS
COMPREHENSIVE NUCLEAR-TEST-BAN TREATY
THE ROLE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY IN THE
CONTEXT OF INTERNATIONAL SECURITY AND
DISARMAMENT
ESTABLISHMENT OF A NUCLEAR-WEAPON-FREE ZONE
IN THE REGION OF THE MIDDLE EAST
CONCLUSION OF EFFECTIVE INTERNATIONAL
ARRANGEMENTS TO ASSURE NON-NUCLEAR-WEAPON
STATES AGAINST THE USE OR THREAT OF USE
OF NUCLEAR WEAPONS
PREVENTION OF AN ARMS RACE IN OUTER SPACE
GENERAL AND COMPLETE DISARMAMENT
REVIEW AND IMPLEMENTATION OF THE CONCLUDING
DOCUMENT OF THE TWELFTH SPECIAL SESSION
OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY
REVIEW OF THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE
RECOMMENDATIONS AND DECISIONS ADOPTED
BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY AT ITS TENTH
SPECIAL SESSION
THE RISK OF NUCLEAR PROLIFERATION IN THE
MIDDLE EAST
CONVENTION ON PROHIBITIONS OR RESTRICTIONS
ON THE USE OF CERTAIN CONVENTIONAL
WEAPONS WHICH MAY BE DEEMED TO BE
EXCESSIVELY INJURIOUS OR TO HAVE
INDISCRIMINATE EFFECTS
STRENGTHENING OF SECURITY AND COOPERATION
IN THE MEDITERRANEAN REGION
CONSOLIDATION OF THE REGIME ESTABLISHED BY
THE TREATY FOR THE PROHIBITION OF NUCLEAR
WEAPONS IN LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN
(TREATY OF TLATELOLCO)
AFRICAN NUCLEAR-WEAPON-FREE ZONE TREATY
CONVENTION ON THE PROHIBITION OF THE
DEVELOPMENT, PRODUCTION AND STOCKPILING
OF BACTERIOLOGICAL (BIOLOGICAL) AND TOXIN
WEAPONS AND ON THEIR DESTRUCTION
MAINTENANCE OF INTERNATIONAL SECURITY
REVIEW OF THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE
DECLARATION ON THE STRENGTHENING OF
INTERNATIONAL SECURITY
RATIONALIZATION OF THE WORK AND REFORM OF
THE AGENDA OF THE FIRST COMMITTEE
REPORT OF THE SPECIAL COMMITTEE TO
INVESTIGATE ISRAELI PRACTICES
AFFECTING THE HUMAN RIGHTS OF THE
PALESTINIAN PEOPLE AND OTHER ARABS
OF THE OCCUPIED TERRITORIES
COMPREHENSIVE REVIEW OF THE WHOLE QUESTION
OF PEACEKEEPING OPERATIONS IN ALL THEIR
ASPECTS
IMPLEMENTATION OF THE DECLARATION ON THE
GRANTING OF INDEPENDENCE TO COLONIAL
COUNTRIES AND PEOPLES BY THE SPECIALIZED
AGENCIES AND THE INTERNATIONAL
INSTITUTIONS ASSOCIATED WITH THE
UNITED NATIONS
MACROECONOMIC POLICY QUESTIONS
SECTORAL POLICY QUESTIONS
SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT AND INTERNATIONAL
ECONOMIC COOPERATION
ENVIRONMENT AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
OPERATIONAL ACTIVITIES FOR DEVELOPMENT
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
CRIME PREVENTION AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE
INTERNATIONAL DRUG CONTROL
ADVANCEMENT OF WOMEN
IMPLEMENTATION OF THE OUTCOME OF THE
FOURTH WORLD CONFERENCE ON WOMEN
PROMOTION AND PROTECTION OF THE RIGHTS
OF CHILDREN
ELIMINATION OF RACISM AND RACIAL
DISCRIMINATION
RIGHT OF PEOPLES TO SELF-DETERMINATION
HUMAN RIGHTS QUESTIONS
FINANCIAL REPORTS AND AUDITED FINANCIAL
STATEMENTS, AND REPORTS OF THE BOARD
OF AUDITORS
REVIEW OF THE EFFICIENCY OF THE
ADMINISTRATIVE AND FINANCIAL
FUNCTIONING OF THE UNITED NATIONS
IMPROVING THE FINANCIAL SITUATION OF
THE UNITED NATIONS
SCALE OF ASSESSMENTS FOR THE APPORTIONMENT
OF THE EXPENSES OF THE UNITED NATIONS
ADMINISTRATIVE AND BUDGETARY ASPECTS OF
THE FINANCING OF THE UNITED NATIONS
PEACEKEEPING OPERATIONS
UNITED NATIONS DECADE OF INTERNATIONAL LAW
ESTABLISHMENT OF AN INTERNATIONAL
CRIMINAL COURT
REPORT OF THE SPECIAL COMMITTEE ON THE
CHARTER OF THE UNITED NATIONS AND ON
THE STRENGTHENING OF THE ROLE OF THE
ORGANIZATION
MEASURES TO ELIMINATE INTERNATIONAL
TERRORISM
SECURITY COUNCIL
Fifty-second year



Letter dated 1 October 1997 from the Permanent Representative
of Colombia to the United Nations addressed to the
Secretary-General


In my capacity as Chairman of the Coordinating Bureau of the Movement of Non-Aligned Countries, I have the honour to enclose herewith the Communiqué of the Meeting of Ministers for Foreign Affairs and Heads of Delegation of the Movement of Non-Aligned Countries to the fifty-second session of the General Assembly, held in New York on 25 September 1997.

I would greatly appreciate it if this letter and its annex could be circulated as an official document of the General Assembly under agenda items 10, 11, 18, 21, 30, 35, 36, 37, 41, 51, 56, 58, 59, 60, 61, 62, 64, 66, 67, 69, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 75, 76, 78, 79, 80, 81, 82, 83, 87, 88, 92, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 101, 103, 104, 105, 106, 108, 110, 111, 112, 113, 114, 117, 120, 142, 146, 150, 151 and 152 and of the Security Council.

(Signed) Julio LONDOÑO PAREDES
Ambassador
Permanent Representative



ANNEX


Communiqué of the Meeting of Ministers for Foreign Affairs and
Heads of Delegation of the Movement of Non-Aligned Countries
to the fifty-second session of the General Assembly,
issued on 25 September 1997

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21. The Ministers for Foreign Affairs and Heads of Delegation expressed their satisfaction for the fact that the General Assembly had exercised its role and responsibility more effectively in maintaining international peace and security in accordance with resolution 377 of the General Assembly of 3 November 1950, titled: "Uniting for Peace", which led to the convening of the Tenth Emergency Special session on "Illegal Israeli actions in occupied East Jerusalem and the rest of the occupied Palestinian territory as called for by the XII Ministerial Conference of the Movement.

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53. The Ministers for Foreign Affairs and Heads of Delegation reiterated their support for the establishment in the Middle East of a zone free of all weapons of mass destruction. To this end, they reaffirmed the need for the speedy establishment of a nuclear-weapons-free zone in the Middle East in accordance with the relevant General Assembly resolutions adopted in consensus. They called upon all parties concerned to take urgent and practical steps towards the establishment of such a zone and, pending its establishment, they called on Israel, the only country in the region that has not joined the NPT nor declared its intention to do so, to renounce possession of nuclear weapons, to accede to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) without delay, and to place promptly all its nuclear facilities under full-scope IAEA safeguards. They expressed great concern over the acquisition of nuclear capability by Israel which poses a serious and continuing threat to the security of neighboring and other States and they condemned Israel for continuing to develop and stockpile nuclear arsenals. Stability cannot be achieved in a region where massive imbalances in military capabilities are maintained particularly through the possession of nuclear weapons which allow one party to threaten its neighbors and the region. They further welcomed the initiative by H.E. Mohammed Hosni Mubarak, President of the Arab Republic of Egypt, on the establishment of a zone free from weapons of mass destruction in the in the Middle East. They stressed that necessary steps should be taken in different international fora for the establishment of this zone. They also called for the total and complete prohibition of the transfer of all nuclear-related equipment, information, material and facilities, resources or devices and the extension of assistance in the nuclear-related scientific or technological fields to Israel.

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65. The Ministers for Foreign Affairs and Heads of Delegation reaffirmed the positions taken by the Eleventh Summit in Cartagena as well as the Twelfth Ministerial Conference in New Delhi on the Question of Palestine and the Situation in the Middle East. They expressed their deep concern over the serious deterioration of the Middle East peace process and the increased tension in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including Jerusalem, and in the region as a whole as a result of the policies and actions of the current Israeli government. They reaffirmed their position with regard to the illegal Israeli settlements and other projects in the occupied territories. They supported the recommendation contained in resolution ES-10/3 (15 July 1997) to convene a conference of the High Contracting Parties to the Fourth Geneva Convention on measures to enforce the Convention in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including Jerusalem, and to ensure its respect. They agreed that that Israeli participation in the work of the General Assembly must be in conformity with international law and that Palestinian participation should reflect recent important developments on the Palestinian scene.

66. The Ministers for Foreign Affairs and Heads of Delegation reiterated their support for the rights of the Palestinian people, including the right to have their own state, and they reiterated their demand for the withdrawal of Israel from all the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including Jerusalem, and the Syrian Golan to the line of 4 June 1967. They also reiterated their support for the Middle East peace process started in Madrid, on the basis of Security Council resolutions 242, 338, and 425 and the principle of land for peace. They called for the implementation of the agreements reached between the Palestinian and Israeli sides. They also called for the respect of all commitments and pledges made during the peace talks between Syria and Israel and for the resumption of these talks from the point at which they stopped. While expressing their deep concern over the repeated Israeli aggression against Lebanon, they called for Israel's withdrawal from South Lebanon and the West Bekaa in accordance with Security Council resolution 425, and to fully respect the independence, sovereignty and integrity of Lebanon.

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