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UNITED
NATIONS
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        Security Council
Distr.
GENERAL
S/2000/40/Add.50
29 December 2000

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/2000/40 of 15 February 2000, S/2000/40/Add.1 of 21 February 2000, S/2000/40/Add.5 of 28 March 2000, S/2000/40/Add.8 of 14 April 2000, S/2000/40/Add.9 of 19 April 2000, S/2000/40/Add.15 of 23 May 2000, S/2000/40/Add.28 of 31 July 2000, S/2000/40/Add.39 of 13 October 2000, S/2000/40/Add.42 of 3 November 2000, S/2000/40/Add.44 of 17 November 2000 and S/2000/40/Add.45 of 24 November 2000.

During the week ending 23 December 2000, the Security Council took action on the following items:

The situation in the Middle East, including the Palestinian Question
(see S/2000/40/Add.39, 44, 46 and 47)

The Security Council resumed its consideration of the item at its 4248th meeting, held on 18 December 2000, in accordance with the understanding reached in its prior consultations.

The President, with the consent of the Council, invited the representative of Israel, at his request, to participate in the discussion without the right to vote.

In response to the request contained in a letter dated 18 December 2000 from the Permanent Observer of Palestine to the United Nations addressed to the President of the Security Council (S/2000/1206), the President invited the Permanent Observer of Palestine to participate in the debate in accordance with the rules of procedure and the previous practice in that regard.

The President drew attention to a draft resolution (S/2000/1171), which had been submitted by Bangladesh, Jamaica, Malaysia, Mali, Namibia and Tunisia.

The Security Council proceeded to vote on draft resolution S/2000/1171, which received 8 votes in favour (Bangladesh, China, Jamaica, Malaysia, Mali, Namibia, Tunisia and Ukraine), none against, and 7 abstentions (Argentina, Canada, France, the Netherlands, the Russian Federation, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the United States of America), and was not adopted, having failed to obtain the required number of votes.

Security Council resolutions 1160 (1998), 1199 (1998), 1203 (1998), 1239 (1999) and 1244 (1999) (see S/1999/25/Add.43 and 51; and S/2000/40/Add.6, 9, 18, 22, 27, 33, 38, 45 and 46; see also S/1998/44/Add.13, 34, 38 and 42; and S/1999/25/Add.2, 3, 11, 18 and 22)

The Security Council resumed its consideration of the item at its 4249th and 4250th meetings, held on 19 December 2000, in accordance with the understanding reached in its prior consultations, having before it the report of the Secretary-General on the United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (S/2000/1196).

The President, with the consent of the Council, invited the representative of Yugoslavia, at his request, to participate in the discussion without the right to vote.

In accordance with the understanding reached in the Council’s prior consultations, the President, with the consent of the Council, extended an invitation under rule 39 of the Council’s provisional rules of procedure to Mr. Hédi Annabi, Assistant Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations.

At the 4250th meeting, the President stated that, following consultations of the Council, he had been authorized to make a statement on behalf of the Council and read out the text of that statement (for the text, see S/PRST/2000/40, to be issued in Official Records of the Security Council, Fifty-fifth Year, Resolutions and Decisions of the Security Council, 2000).

The situation in Afghanistan (see S/1994/20/Add.3, 11, 31 and 47; S/1996/15/Add.6, 14, 38, 41 and 42; S/1997/40/Add.15, 27 and 50; S/1998/44/Add.14, 28, 31, 34, 37 and 49; and S/1999/25/Add.33, 40 and 41;
and S/2000/40/Add. 13; see also S/19420/Add.44; S/20370/Add.14-16; and S/21100/Add.1)

The Security Council resumed its consideration of the item at its 4251st meeting, held on 19 December 2000, in accordance with the understanding reached in its prior consultations.

The President, with the consent of the Council, invited the representatives of Afghanistan, India, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan, at their request, to participate in the discussion without the right to vote.

The President drew attention to a draft resolution (S/2000/1202), which had been submitted by India, Kyrgyzstan, the Russian Federation, Tajikistan and the United States of America.

The Security Council proceeded to vote on draft resolution S/2000/1202, and adopted it by 13 votes in favour to none against with 2 abstentions (China and Malaysia) as resolution 1333 (2000) (for the text, see S/RES/1333 (2000); to be issued in Official Records of the Security Council, Fifty-fifth Year, Resolutions and Decisions of the Security Council, 2000).

The situation in Guinea following recent attacks along its borders with Liberia and Sierra Leone

The Security Council met to consider the item at its 4252nd meeting, held on 21 December 2000, in accordance with the understanding reached in its prior consultations.

The President, with the consent of the Council, invited the representative of Guinea, at his request, to participate in the discussion of the item without the right to vote.

The President stated that, following consultations of the Council, he had been authorized to make a statement on behalf of the Council and read out the text of that statement (for the text, see S/PRST/2000/41 to be issued in Official Records of the Security Council, Fifty-fifth Year, Resolutions and Decisions of the Security Council, 2000).

The situation in Sierra Leone (see S/1995/40/Add.47; S/1996/15/Add.6, 11 and 48; S/1997/40/Add.21, 27, 31, 40 and 45; S/1998/44/Add.8, 11, 15, 20, 22, 28 and 50; S/1999/25 and Add.1, 9, 18, 22, 32, 41 and 48; and S/2000/40/Add.5, 10, 17, 18, 19, 24, 26, 28, 30, 32, 35, 37 and 43)

The Security Council resumed its consideration of the item at its 4253rd meeting, held on 22 December 2000, in accordance with the understanding reached in its prior consultations, having before it the eighth report of the Secretary-General on the United Nations Mission in Sierra Leone (S/2000/1199).

The President, with the consent of the Council, invited the representative of Sierra Leone, at his request, to participate in the discussion of the item without the right to vote.

The President drew attention to a draft resolution (S/2000/1224) that had been prepared in the course of the Council’s prior consultations.

The Security Council proceeded to vote on draft resolution S/2000/1224, and adopted it unanimously as resolution 1334 (2000) (for the text, see S/RES/1334 (2000); to be issued in Official Records of the Security Council, Fifty-fifth Year, Resolutions and Decisions of the Security Council, 2000).


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