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Les questions relatives à l’information/Les efforts du DIP sur la question de Palestine – Debat de Quatrième Commission - Communiqué de presse (extraits) Français
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Source: Department of Public Information (DPI)
General Assembly
18 October 2013


General Assembly
GA/SPD/536

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



Sixty-eighth General Assembly
Fourth Committee
11th Meeting (AM)



FOURTH COMMITTEE COMMENDS PUBLIC INFORMATION DEPARTMENT FOR RISING TO FORMIDABLE

COMMUNICATIONS DEMANDS, SENDING TWO DRAFT RESOLUTIONS TO GENERAL ASSEMBLY

Sweeping Text Notes Multilingual Development of Website, Urges Press Releases
In Six Official UN Languages ‘through Creative Schemes, in Cost-Neutral Manner’

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Background

The Fourth Committee (Special Political and Decolonization) met this morning to conclude its consideration of questions relating to information, for which it was expected to take action on Action on draft resolutions A and B contained in document A/68/21.

Statements

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LILIANNE SANCHEZ RODRIGUEZ ( Cuba), associating herself with the Group of 77, the “GAE” and CELAC, encouraged the Department to intensify its efforts with regard to questions relating to Palestine and decolonization. ...

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MOHAMED SELIM (Egypt), associating with the Group of 77 and China, called on the Secretary-General to continue to enhance the work of the Department due to its importance in the dissemination of information about the Organization’s activities and the need to meet emerging challenges in the discharge of its duties. Egypt supported the work of the Information Centre in the Middle East, which he said was making remarkable efforts to enlighten people on developments in the region and for promoting peace, and he called for more resources to enable it to carry out its work effectively. On multilingualism, he stressed the need for all six official languages to be used in United Nations products, to facilitate language parity and enable the world population to access information. He commended the Department on the Special Information Programme on the Question of Palestine and for raising awareness about the suffering of Palestinians, including human rights abuses and other violations.

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MLUNGISI MBALATI (South Africa), associating himself with the Group of 77 and China, ... commended the Department for disseminating information through effective partnership with other Agencies and welcomed efforts by the News Centre and United Nations Relief and Work Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) for highlighting the plight of Palestine refugees affected by the Syrian conflict. He commended the Department for raising awareness of the question of Palestine and the situation in the Middle East. ...

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