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UNITED
NATIONS
A

        General Assembly
Distr.
GENERAL
A/55/74
12 May 2000

Original: English

General Assembly
Fifty-fifth session
Items 20 (a), 31, 32, 40, 41, 61 (b), 88, 94, 95, 96 (a), (c) and (d), 97 (a), (b), (d) and (e), 98, 101, 102, 103, 104, 105 and 110 of the preliminary list* (*A/55/50)

Strengthening of the coordination of humanitarian and disaster
relief assistance of the United Nations, including special economic assistance: strengthening of the coordination of emergency humanitarian assistance of the United Nations

Elimination of coercive economic measures as a means of political and economic compulsion

United Nations Year of Dialogue among Civilizations

The situation in the Middle East

Question of Palestine

United Nations reform: measures and proposals: the Millennium
Assembly of the United Nations

Questions relating to information

Macroeconomic policy questions

Sectoral policy questions

Sustainable development and international economic cooperation:
implementation of the commitments and policies agreed upon in the Declaration on International Economic Cooperation, in particular the Revitalization of Economic Growth and Development of the Developing Countries, and implementation of the International Development Strategy for the Fourth United Nations Development Decade; cultural development; high-level dialogue on strengthening international economic cooperation for development through partnership

Environment and sustainable development: implementation of agenda 21 and the Programme for the Further Implementation of Agenda 21; Convention on Biological Diversity; further implementation of the Programme of Action for the Sustainable Development of Small Island Developing States; implementation of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification in Those Countries Experiencing Serious Drought and/or Desertification, particularly in Africa

Operational activities for development

Implementation of the first United Nations Decade for the
Eradication of Poverty

Globalization and interdependence

High-level international intergovernmental consideration of
financing for development

Third United Nations Conference on the Least Developed Countries

Social development, including questions relating to the world social situation and to youth, ageing, disabled persons and the family

Implementation of the outcome of the Fourth World Conference on
Women and of the special session of the General Assembly entitled “Women 2000: gender equality, development and peace for the twenty-first century”

Letter dated 5 May 2000 from the Permanent Representative of Nigeria to the United Nations addressed to the President of the General Assembly


I have the honour to transmit herewith the Declaration and the Havana Programme of Action adopted by the South Summit of the Group of 77, held in Havana from 10 to 14 April 2000 (see annexes).

On behalf of the Group of 77, I would appreciate it if the final documents of the Group of 77 South Summit could be circulated as documents of the forthcoming Millennium Summit and the Millennium Assembly, under items 20 (a), 31, 32, 40, 41, 61 (b), 88, 94, 95, 96 (a), (c) and (d), 97 (a), (b), (d) and (e), 98, 101, 102, 103, 104, 105 and 110.
(Signed) Arthur C. I. Mbanefo, MFR
Ambassador
Permanent Representative of Nigeria
to the United Nations
Chairman of the Group of 77


Annex I to the letter dated 5 May 2000 from the Permanent Representative of Nigeria to the United Nations to the President of the General Assembly
Declaration of the Summit

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51. We affirm that bringing an end to the Israeli occupation and establishing a comprehensive, just and lasting peace in the Middle East is a prerequisite for economic and social development in the region. We reaffirm our support for the Middle East peace process on the basis of Security Council resolutions 242 (1967), 338 (1973) and 425 (1978) and the principle of land for peace. Peace demands complete Israeli withdrawal from the occupied Palestinian territory, including Jerusalem, and the achievement of a final settlement by the agreed-upon deadline of September 2000, as well as the establishment of the State of Palestine with Jerusalem as its capital. It also demands complete Israeli withdrawal from the occupied Syrian Golan and the demarcation of the 4 June 1967 line, as well as the unconditional withdrawal from South Lebanon and Western Bekaa to the internationally recognized boundaries. We affirm that measures taken by Israel aimed at changing the legal status and the demographic composition of Jerusalem are null and void.

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