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UNITED
NATIONS
S

        Security Council
Distr.
GENERAL
S/20370/Add.44
1 December 1989

ORIGINAL: ENGLISH

SUMMARY STATEMENT BY THE SECRETARY-GENERAL ON MATTERS OF WHICH THE SECURITY COUNCIL IS SEIZED AND ON THE STAGE REACHED IN THEIR CONSIDERATION

Addendum


Pursuant to rule 11 of the provisional rules of procedure of the Security Council, the Secretary-General is submitting the following summary statement.

The list of items of which the Security Council is seized is contained in documents S/20370 of 11 January 1989, S/20370/Add.16 of 2 May 1989, S/20370/Add.23 of 21 June 1989, S/20370/Add.29 of 3 August 1989 and S/20370/Add.30 of 10 August 1989.

During the week ending 11 November 1989, the Security Council took action on the following items:

The situation in the occupied Arab territories (see S/11935/Add.18, S/11935/Add.19, S/11935/Add.20, S/11935/Add.21, S/11935/Add.44, S/11935/Add.45, S/13033/Add.9, S/13033/Add.10, S/13033/Add.11, S/13033/Add.28, S/13737/Add.7, S/13737/Add.8, S/13737/Add.18, S/13737/Add.20, S/13737/Add.22, S/13737/Add.50, S/14326/Add.50, S/14840/Add.1, S/14840/Add.2, S/14840/Add.3, S/14840/Add.4, S/14840/Add.12, S/14840/Add.13, S/14840/Add.15, S/14840/Add.16, S/14840/Add.45, S/15560/Add.6, S/15560/Add.7, S/15560/Add.20, S/15560/Add.30, S/15560/Add.31, S/16880/Add.36, S/17725/Add.3, S/17725/Add.4, S/17725/Add.48, S/17725/Add.49, S/18570/Add.49, S/18570/Add.50, S/18570/Add.51, S/19420/Add.1, S/19420/Add.2, S/19420/Add.4, S/19420/Add.5, S/19420/Add.13, S/19420/Add.15, S/20370/Add.5, S/20370/Add.6, S/20370/Add.22, S/20370/Add.26 and S/20370/Add.34)

In a letter dated 3 November 1989 addressed to the President of the Security Council (S/20942), the Permanent Representative of Kuwait to the United Nations, in his capacity as Chairman of the Arab Group at the United Nations for the month of November 1989, requested that an immediate meeting of the Security Council be convened to consider the current situation in the occupied Palestinian territory.

The Security Council resumed its consideration of the item at its 2887th meeting, on 6 November 1989, on the basis of the above request.

The President, with the consent of the Council, invited the representatives of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Israel, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia, at their request, to participate in the discussion without the right to vote.

At the 2887th meeting, held on 6 November 1989, the President drew attention to the request contained in the letter dated 6 November 1989 (S/20949) from the Permanent Observer of Palestine to the United Nations to participate in the debate. He said that the request was not made pursuant to rule 37 or rule 39 of the provisional rules of procedure of the Security Council but that, if it was approved, the Council would be inviting the Permanent Observer of Palestine to participate, not under rule 37 or rule 39 of the Council's provisional rules of procedure, but with the same rights of participation as under rule 37.

Following discussion, the Security Council adopted the proposal by 11 votes in favour, to 1 against (United States of America), with 3 abstentions (Canada, France and United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland).

In response to the request dated 3 November 1989 from the Permanent Observer of Algeria to the United Nations (S/20950), the Security Council, at its 2887th meeting, extended an invitation under rule 39 of its provisional rules of procedure to Mr. Clovis Maksoud.

At its 2887th meeting, the Security Council had before it the text of a draft resolution (S/20945), submitted by Algeria, Colombia, Ethiopia, Malaysia, Nepal, Senegal and Yugoslavia, which reads as follows:

At its 2887th meeting, the President drew attention to the revised text (S/20945/Rev.1), submitted by Algeria, Colombia, Ethiopia, Malaysia, Nepal, Senegal and Yugoslavia, which reads as follows:

The Security Council then proceeded to vote on the revised draft resolution, which received 14 votes in favour to 1 against (United States of America), with no abstentions, and was not adopted, owing to the negative vote of a permanent member of the Security Council.

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