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UNITED
NATIONS
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        General Assembly
A/59/PV.70
10 December 2004

Official Records

General Assembly
Fifty-ninth session
70th plenary meeting
Friday, 10 December 2004, 10 a.m.
New York

President:Mr. Ping ..................................................(Gabon)

The meeting was called to order at 10.10 a.m.


Agenda item 105


Human rights questions

(b) Human rights questions, including alternative approaches for improving the effective enjoyment of human rights and fundamental freedoms


United Nations Decade for Human Rights Education, 1995-2004


Note by the Secretary-General (A/59/525)


Draft resolution (A/59/L.43)

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Ms. Al-Qassimi (United Arab Emirates) (spoke in Arabic ): ...

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While the United Arab Emirates notes the activities undertaken by the Department of Public Information in the field of human rights, we urge that those activities be expanded so as to be able to uncover facts relating to violations of human rights that are committed in circumstances of occupation, war and during the process of terminating colonization. That includes the crimes committed by Israel in the occupied Palestinian and Arab territories, which constitute an abrogation of Israel’s commitment to the 1949 Fourth Geneva Convention relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War.

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The meeting rose at 1 p.m.

This record contains the text of speeches delivered in English and of the interpretation of speeches delivered in the other languages. Corrections should be submitted to the original languages only. They should be incorporated in a copy of the record and sent under the signature of a member of the delegation concerned to the Chief of the Verbatim Reporting Service, room C-154A. Corrections will be issued after the end of the session in a consolidated corrigendum.



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