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        General Assembly
10 June 1982


Thirty-seventh session
Item of the preliminary list*

Report of the Secretary-General

1. On 10 December 1981, the General Assembly, at its thirty-sixth session, adopted resolution 36/120 E entitled "Question of Palestine", the operative part of which reads as follows:

"The General Assembly,


2. The present report is submitted in pursuance of paragraph 5 of the above resolution.

3. On 22 February 1982, the Secretary-General addressed a note verbale to the Permanent Representative of Israel. In it, the Secretary-General drew the attention of the Permanent Representative to the operative paragraphs of General Assembly resolution 36/120 E and, in view of his reporting responsibility, requested the Permanent Representative to inform him, if possible by 15 May 1982 of any action which the Government of Israel had taken or envisaged to take in regard to the implementation of the resolution.

4. On 24 May 1982, the Permanent Representative of Israel addressed a note verbale to the Secretary-General, the substantive part of which is reproduced below

5. It will be recalled that, in paragraph 4 of General Assembly resolution 36/120 E, reference was made to Security Council resolution 478 (1980) of 20 August 1980. In that resolution, the Security Council had, inter alia, called upon "those States that have established diplomatic missions at Jerusalem to withdraw such missions from the Holy City". In letters dated 17 May 1982 (S/15109) and 1 June 1982 (A/37/262), the Charge d'Affaires of the Permanent Mission of Costa Rica transmitted to the Secretary-General a message from the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Public Worship of Costa Rica informing the Secretary-General of his Government's decision, on 9 May 1982, to transfer its Embassy to Jerusalem. Communications regarding the decision of the Government of Costa Rica were thereafter addressed to the Secretary-General and to the President of the Security Council by the Permanent Representative of Iraq, current Chairman of the Islamic Conference (A/37/239-S/15114), and the Permanent Representative of Jordan (S/1509l) and A/37/231-S/15093).


A/3 7/50/Rev.l.

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