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Source: Department of Public Information (DPI)
General Assembly
28 October 2008




General Assembly
GA/EF/3224

          Department of Public Information • News and Media Division • New York

Sixty-third General Assembly
Third Committee
19th & 20th Meetings (AM & PM)



UN-HABITAT CHIEF, IN SECOND COMMITTEE, CITES ‘RAPID AND CHAOTIC’ URBANIZATION,

SHORTAGE OF AFFORDABLE HOUSING AS CAUSES OF GLOBAL FINANCIAL CRISIS

Delegates Conclude Sustainable Development Debate, Take Up Human Settlements



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Background

Meeting to discuss human settlements, Committee members were also expected to hear the introduction of draft resolutions on the permanent sovereignty of the Palestinian people in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, and of the Arab population in the occupied Syrian Golan over their natural resources (document A/C.2/63/L.5); the International Year of Chemistry (document A/C.2/63/L.2/Rev.1); reliable and stable transit of energy and its role in ensuring sustainable development and international cooperation (document A/C.2/63/L.3/Rev.1); industrial development cooperation (document A/C.2/63/L.6); and operational activities for development (document A/C.2/63/L.4).

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Introduction of Draft Resolutions

HATEM TAG-ELDIN ( Egypt) introduced the draft resolution on the permanent sovereignty of the Palestinian people in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, and of the Arab population in the occupied Syrian Golan over their natural resources (document A/C.2/63/L.5).

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Statements

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OSAMA ALI ( Syria), associating himself with the Group of 77 and China...

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...   In addition, the continued Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories and the Syrian Golan for more than four decades, in addition to its continuing blockade against Gaza, deprived the Palestinian people of their right to sustainable development.

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