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ECOSOC/6089
24 July 2003

ECOSOC ADOPTS THIRTEEN RESOLUTIONS AND FOUR DECISIONS

Approves Suspension of Consultative Status of Reporters
sans frontières with United Nations System for One Year after Extended Debate

(Reissued as received.)


GENEVA, 24 July (UN Information Service) -- The Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) ...

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The Council deferred consideration of a decision on the implementation of the electronic meeting system to a resumed session of the Council.  It also took note of the report of the Secretary-General on assistance to the Palestinian people (document A/58/88-E/2003/84); the report of the Secretary-General on regional cooperation in the economic, social and related fields (document E/2003/15 and Add.1); the summary of the economic survey of Europe, 2002 (document E/2003/16); the summary of the economic and social situation in Africa, 2002 (document E/2003/17); the summary of the economic and social survey of Asia and the Pacific, 2003 (document E/2003/18); the summary of the economic survey of Latin America and the Caribbean, 2002 (document E/2003/19); the summary of the survey of economic and social developments in the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA)region, 2002-2003 (document E/2003/20); the note by the Secretary-General on the report prepared by the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia on the economic and social repercussions of the Israeli occupation on the living conditions of the Palestinian people in the occupied Palestinian territory, including Jerusalem, and of the Arab population in the occupied Syrian Golan (document A/58/75-E/2003/21); and the note of the Secretary-General (document E/2003/63) transmitting the report of the Secretary-General on the implementation of the provisions of the Charter of the United Nations related to assistance to third States affected by the application of sanctions (documents A/57/165 and Add.1);

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