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Droit du peuple palestinien à l’autodétermination – Débat de la Troisième Commission de l’AG – Communiqué de presse (extraits) Français
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Source: Department of Public Information (DPI)
General Assembly
3 November 2010




General Assembly
GA/SHC/3993

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

Sixty-fifth General Assembly
Third Committee
40th Meeting (AM)


ELIMINATING RACIAL DISCRIMINATION; ENSURING RIGHT TO SELF-DETERMINATION; PROTECTING REFUGEES

ISSUES ADDRESSED, AS THIRD COMMITTEE CONTINUES HUMAN RIGHTS DEBATE 


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Background

The Third Committee (Social, Humanitarian and Cultural) met today to conclude discussion on several agenda items:  the elimination of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance; the right of peoples to self-determination; and the Report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, questions relating to refugees, returnees and displaced persons and humanitarian questions. (For more information, please see Press Releases GA/SHC/3991 and GA/SHC/3992 of 1 and 2 November 2010).

Statements on Racism and Self-Determination

JASSIM AL-MAAWDA ( Qatar) ...

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... Additionally, he said, concerning the situation of the Palestinian people, the continuation of Israeli occupation and dangerous practices, including the building of a racist wall, had negative repercussions. The suffering of the Palestinian people was a test for the international community as it confronted racial discrimination and promoted the rights enshrined in international agreements, particularly the right to establish an independent state.

PABLO BERTI OLIVA ( Cuba) ...

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He noted that Cuba would be presenting a draft resolution entitled:  Use of mercenaries as a means of violating human rights and impeding the exercise of the right of peoples to self-determination. That draft resolution would draw attention to certain international companies and ensure “a new change” in the global use of mercenaries.  The exercise of the right of peoples to self-determination was a precondition for the enjoyment of all human rights, he emphasized.  In that context, Cuba supported the establishment of an independent and sovereign Palestinian State ...

YASEEN AL MAJED (Kuwait), ...

With regard to international cooperation, Kuwait had acceded to conventions regarding the elimination of all forms of discrimination, prevention of torture and other inhumane treatment and promotion of civil and political rights, he said. Additionally, he mentioned the racist practices against Arab citizens in the occupied Palestinian territories and Golan Heights.  He called upon the international community to put an end to those racist practices and to launch a campaign to respect holy shrines against Israel’s practices, which were trying to obliterate the Palestinian identity. ...

HASSAN ALIHASSAN ALI (Sudan) ...

... He also stated that it was necessary to respect the report of the committee that had conducted a fact-finding mission to Gaza. With respect to the rights of the Palestinian people and avoiding impunity, he expressed profound concern regarding the suffering, particularly of women and children, in the occupied territories, where the population was suffering from the blockade, while the world remained silent and indifferent.

FARHAD MAMDOUHI (Iran), speaking on the right of peoples to self-determination, said the Palestinian people were being deprived of that right, resulting in human rights violations, suffering and regional instability.  The Zionist regime had continued to perpetrate massive human rights abuses.  Referring to the Goldstone report, he said war crimes and crimes against humanity had been committed in Gaza by the regime, which went on to carry out a well-orchestrated terrorist attack by military forces on civilians in international waters en route to Gaza with humanitarian aid.

The latest report by the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories occupied since 1967, rightfully touched upon apartheid and ethnic cleansing in the occupied territories, he said.  Such fact-finding should identify the culprits at the highest levels of the Israeli regime, and not buy time for Israeli officials to respond.  Had there been action by United Nations bodies and those States that claim to advocate human rights, the regime would have thought twice before attacking nationals of different countries.

His colleague, MOHSEN GHANEI, ...

...  Gross and systematic violation of human rights in the occupied Palestinian territories, emanating from the racist activities of the Zionist community, was a concern for all. What had occurred in Gaza was genocide and war crimes intended to eliminate Muslims there.  Strong international condemnation of such violations was called for.


KAKOLI GHOSH DASTIDAR ( India) ...

... India stood in solidarity with Palestine towards the achievement of a two-State solution.  ...

LUVOYO NDIMENI ( South Africa) ...

...  Additionally, he reiterated South Africa’s strong stance on the issue of self-determination for the Palestinian people, and said his Government would continue to make strong statements about Palestine until it achieved self-determination and that issue was brought to a close.

MARIÁ RUBIALES DE CHAMORRO ( Nicaragua) ...

...  She went on to express support for the Palestinian people’s right to self-determination and urged that international efforts be stepped up in order to find an overall and just solution to the question of Palestine.


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