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Fifty-third General Assembly
Fourth Committee
2nd Meeting (AM)
GA/SPD/132
17 September 1998


FOURTH COMMITTEE ELECTS VICE-CHAIRMEN, ADOPTS PROGRAMME OF WORK


The Fourth Committee (Special Political and Decolonization), this morning elected Tomas Hrbac (Slovakia) and Chun Hae-jin (Republic of Korea) as Vice-Chairmen. The Committee's third Vice-Chairman, who will also serve as its Rapporteur, will be elected at a future meeting. The Chairman of the Committee, Pablo Macedo (Mexico), was elected on 9 September.

Also this morning, the Committee adopted its 13-item programme of work for the fifty-third session.

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The Fourth Committee will also consider the activities of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) as well as the report of the Special Committee to Investigate Israeli Practices Affecting the Human Rights of the Palestinian People and Other Arabs of the Occupied Territories.

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The Committee will meet again at 3 p.m. on Monday, 5 October, to begin its general debate on decolonization issues.

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