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UNITED
NATIONS
A

        General Assembly
Distr.
GENERAL
A/C.4/61/SR.10
1 November 2006

Original: English

Sixty-first session
Official Records



Special Political and Decolonization Committee
(Fourth Committee)

Summary record of the 10th meeting
Held at Headquarters, New York, on Monday, 16 October 2006, at 3 p.m.

Chairman: Mr. Acharya .................................................................................. (Nepal)
later: Mr. Andersson (Vice-Chairman) ........................................................... (Sweden)



Contents

Election of a Vice-Chairman

Agenda item 34: Questions relating to information




The meeting was called to order at 3.20 p.m.

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Agenda item 34: Questions relating to information (A/61/21, A/61/21/Add.1 and A/61/216)

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28. Mr. Gidor (Israel) ...

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31. Israel was disappointed that the Israeli-Palestinian conflict was the only conflict that still had a special information programme and, moreover, one which — by the very definition of its mandate — conveyed a one-sided picture. That seemed rather wasteful, at a time when there were no funds to tell other, more globally relevant stories.

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33. Mr. Alzaabi (United Arab Emirates) ...

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36. Finally, he expressed concern that Arabic was not being given equal treatment and called upon DPI to rectify the situation. He also called for greater cooperation between DPI and the programmes and agencies of the United Nations and for the strengthening of DPI activities aimed at disseminating information on the question of Palestine, developments in the Middle East and the suffering of the Palestinian people.

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The meeting rose at 5.15



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Corrections will be issued after the end of the session, in a separate corrigendum for each Committee.



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