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UNITED
NATIONS
A

        General Assembly
Distr.
GENERAL
A/C.3/61/SR.12
2 November 2006

Original: English

Sixty-first session
Official Records



Third Committee


Summary record of the 12th meeting
Held at Headquarters, New York, on Wednesday, 11 October 2006, at 10 a.m.

Chairman: Mr. Al Bayati .................................................................................. (Iraq)



Contents

Agenda item 61: Advancement of women ( continued)

(a) Advancement of women (continued)

(b) Implementation of the outcome of the Fourth World Conference on Women and of the twenty-third special session of the General Assembly ( continued)





The meeting was called to order at 10.15 a.m.


Agenda item 61: Advancement of women (continued ) (A/61/283 and 303)

(a) Advancement of women (continued) (A/61/38, 122 and Add.1, 292 and 318)

(b) Implementation of the outcome of the Fourth World Conference on Women and of the twenty-third special session of the General Assembly (continued) (A/61/174)

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12. Mr. Khalfallah (Tunisia), ...

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14. The situation of Palestinian women could not be overlooked. The persistent, systematic violation of their fundamental rights, particularly their right to life, was unacceptable and contrary to humanitarian and human rights instruments.

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20. Ms. Eilon Shahar (Israel) ...

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23. ... In September 2006, the International Women’s Commission for a Just and Sustainable Israeli-Palestinian Peace, a group which included Palestinian and Israeli women leaders, had met in New York to help move peace negotiations forward. She hoped that that meeting, and subsequent ones, would ultimately contribute to achieving peaceful coexistence between the two sides. Israel was a progressive society and, as international concepts of equality and rights evolved, it was committed to remaining at the forefront of change.

The meeting rose at 12.45 p.m.



This record is subject to correction. Corrections should be sent under the signature of a member of the delegation concerned within one week of the date of publication to the Chief of the Official Records Editing Section, room DC2-750, 2 United Nations Plaza, and incorporated in a copy of the record.

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



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