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UNITED
NATIONS
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        General Assembly
Distr.
GENERAL
A/65/443
29 November 2010

Original: English

Sixty-fifth session
Agenda item 60



Permanent sovereignty of the Palestinian people in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, and of the Arab population in the occupied Syrian Golan over their natural resources


Report of the Second Committee


Rapporteur: Mr. Paul Losoko Efambe Empole (Democratic Republic of the Congo)

I. Introduction

1. At its 2nd plenary meeting, on 17 September 2010, the General Assembly, on the recommendation of the General Committee, decided to include in the agenda of its sixty-fifth session the item entitled “Permanent sovereignty of the Palestinian people in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, and of the Arab population in the occupied Syrian Golan over their natural resources” and to allocate it to the Second Committee.

2. The Second Committee considered the item at its 26th, 28th and 29th meetings, on 4, 12 and 18 November 2010. An account of the Committee’s discussion of the item is contained in the relevant summary records (A/C.2/65/SR.26, 28 and 29). Attention is also drawn to the general debate held by the Committee at its 2nd to 6th meetings, from 4 to 6 October (see A/C.2/65/SR.2-6).

3. For its consideration of the item, the Committee had before it the following documents:

(a) Relevant chapters of the report of the Economic and Social Council for 2010;1

(b) Note by the Secretary-General transmitting the report prepared by the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia on the economic and social repercussions of the Israeli occupation on the living conditions of the Palestinian people in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, and the Arab population in the occupied Syrian Golan (A/65/72-E/2010/13);

(c) Letter dated 29 September 2010 from the representative of Yemen to the Secretary-General (A/65/486);

(d) Letter dated 15 October 2010 from the representative of the Syrian Arab Republic to the Secretary-General and the President of the General Assembly (A/65/520);

(e) Identical letters dated 25 October 2010 from the representative of the Syrian Arab Republic to the Secretary-General and the President of the General Assembly (A/65/542);

(f) Identical letters dated 28 October 2010 from the representative of Tajikistan to the Secretary-General and the President of the Security Council (A/65/545-S/2010/558).

4. At the 26th meeting, on 4 November, the Director of the United Nations Regional Commissions New York Office made an introductory statement (see A/C.2/65/SR.26).

5. At the same meeting, the Director of the Regional Commissions New York Office responded to comments made and questions posed by the representative of the Syrian Arab Republic and the Observer for Palestine (see A/C.2/65/SR.26).

II. Consideration of draft resolution A/C.2/65/L.31

6. At the 28th meeting, on 12 November, the representative of Egypt, on behalf of Algeria, Bahrain, Bangladesh, the Comoros, Cuba, Djibouti, Egypt, Indonesia, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Malaysia, Mauritania, Morocco, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Somalia, South Africa, the Sudan, Tunisia, the United Arab Emirates, Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of), Viet Nam, Yemen and Palestine, 2 introduced a draft resolution entitled “Permanent sovereignty of the Palestinian people in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, and of the Arab population in the occupied Syrian Golan over their natural resources” (A/C.2/65/L.31).

7. At the same meeting, the representative of Egypt announced that Bolivia (Plurinational State of), Brunei Darussalam, Gabon and Guinea-Bissau had joined in sponsoring the draft resolution.

8. At its 29th meeting on 18 November, the Committee was informed that the draft resolution had no programme budget implications.

9. Also at the same meeting, the representative of Egypt informed the Committee that Ecuador, Namibia and Pakistan had joined in sponsoring the draft resolution.

10. Also at its 29th meeting, the Committee adopted draft resolution A/C.2/65/L.31 by a recorded vote of 162 to 7, with 3 abstentions (see para. 13). The voting was as follows:

In favour:

Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bolivia (Plurinational State of), Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran (Islamic Republic of), Iraq, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Republic of Korea, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Russian Federation, Rwanda, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Syrian Arab Republic, Tajikistan, Thailand, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Timor-Leste, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, United Republic of Tanzania, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of), Viet Nam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

Against:

Australia, Canada, Israel, Marshall Islands, Micronesia (Federated States of), Nauru, United States of America.

Abstaining:

Côte d’Ivoire, Panama, Papua New Guinea.

11. Before the vote, a statement in explanation of vote was made by the representative of Israel (see A/C.2/65/SR.29).

12. Also at the 29th meeting, a statement was made by the Observer for Palestine (see A/C.2/65/SR.29).

III. Recommendation of the Second Committee

13. The Second Committee recommends to the General Assembly the adoption of the following draft resolution:


Notes

1A/65/3; for the final text see Official Records of the General Assembly, Sixty-fifth Session, Supplement No. 3 (A/65/3/Rev.1).
2In accordance with General Assembly resolution 52/250.
3United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 75, No. 973.
4See resolution 2200 A (XXI), annex.
5See A/ES-10/273 and Corr.1; see also Legal Consequences of the Construction of a Wall in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, Advisory Opinion, I.C.J. Reports 2004, p. 136.
6United Nations Environment Programme, Environmental Assessment of the Gaza Strip following the Escalation of Hostilities in December 2008-January 2009 (Nairobi, 2009).
7A/56/1026-S/2002/932, annex II, resolution 14/221.
8See S/2003/529, annex.
9A/65/72-E/2010/13.



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