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UNITED
NATIONS
A

        General Assembly
Distr.
GENERAL
A/60/3
15 August 2005

Original: English

Sixtieth session
Agenda item 43
Report of the Economic and Social Council




Report of the Economic and Social Council for 2005 *












* The present report is a preliminary version of those sections of the report of the Economic and Social Council relating to the organizational and resumed organizational sessions for 2005 and the substantive session of 2005. The section relating to the resumed substantive session will be issued as an addendum to the present report. The entire report will be issued in final form as Official Records of the General Assembly, Sixtieth Session, Supplement No. 3 (A/60/3/Rev.1).

The resolutions and decisions adopted by the Council at the organizational and resumed organizational sessions for 2005 and the substantive session of 2005 are being issued initially in documents E/2005/INF/2 and Add.1. Those adopted at the resumed substantive session will be issued in document E/2005/INF/2/Add.2. The resolutions and decisions will be issued in final form as Official Records of the Economic and Social Council, 2005, Supplement No. 1 (E/2005/99).



Chapter I
Matters calling for action by or brought to the attention of the General Assembly


In 2005, the Economic and Social Council adopted resolutions and decisions that call for action by or that are to be brought to the attention of the General Assembly. The relevant paragraphs of those resolutions and decisions are summarized below.

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Economic and social repercussions of the Israeli occupation on the living conditions of the Palestinian people in the occupied Palestinian territory, including Jerusalem, and the Arab population in the occupied Syrian Golan (item 11)


Economic and social repercussions of the Israeli occupation on the living conditions of the Palestinian people in the occupied Palestinian territory, including Jerusalem, and the Arab population in the occupied Syrian Golan

By resolution 2005/51 , the Council requested the Secretary-General to submit to the General Assembly at its sixtieth session, through the Council, a report on the implementation of the resolution and to continue to include in the report of the United Nations Special Coordinator an update on the living conditions of the Palestinian people, in collaboration with relevant United Nations agencies.

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Chapter VII
General segment

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D. Implementation of the Declaration on the Granting of Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples by the specialized agencies and the international institutions associated with the United Nations


65. The Council held a discussion on the implementation of the Declaration on the Granting of Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples by the specialized agencies and the international institutions associated with the United Nations (agenda item 9) at its 31st, 33rd and 40th meetings, on 19, 20 and 27 July 2005 (for the discussion, see E/2005/SR.31, 33 and 40). It had before it the following documents:

(a) Report of the Secretary-General on assistance to the Palestinian people (A/60/90-E/2005/80);

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F. Economic and social repercussions of the Israeli occupation on the living conditions of the Palestinian people in the occupied Palestinian territory, including Jerusalem, and the Arab population in the occupied Syrian Golan


91. The Council held a discussion on the economic and social repercussions of the Israeli occupation on the living conditions of the Palestinian people in the occupied Palestinian territory, including Jerusalem, and the Arab population in the occupied Syrian Golan (agenda item 11) at its 31st, 35th and 40th meetings, on 19, 21 and 27 July 2005 (for the discussion, see E/2005/SR.31, 35 and 40). It had before it a 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 Jerusalem, and of the Arab population in the occupied Syrian Golan (A/60/65-E/2005/13).

92. At the 31st meeting, on 19 July, the Chief of the Regional Commissions New York Office made an introductory statement (see E/2005/SR.31).

Action taken by the Council


93. Under agenda item 11, the Council adopted resolution 2005/51 and decision 2005/304.

Economic and social repercussions of the Israeli occupation on the living conditions of the Palestinian people in the occupied Palestinian territory, including Jerusalem, and the Arab population in the occupied Syrian Golan

94. At its 35th meeting, on 21 July, the representative of Tunisia, on behalf of Algeria, 1 Djibouti,1 Egypt,1 Jordan,1 Kuwait,1 Lebanon,1 Malaysia, Mauritania,1 Morocco,1 Oman,1 Qatar,1 Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Somalia,1 South Africa, the Sudan,1 Tunisia, the United Arab Emirates, Yemen1 and Palestine, 2 introduced a draft resolution entitled “Economic and social repercussions of the Israeli occupation on the living conditions of the Palestinian people in the occupied Palestinian territory, including Jerusalem, and the Arab population in the occupied Syrian Golan” (E/2005/L.24).

95. At its 40th meeting, on 27 July, the Council had before it a revised text of the draft resolution (E/2005/L.24/Rev.1) which was introduced by the representative of Tunisia, on behalf of the same sponsors as well as Iraq, Cuba, Indonesia and Namibia, and orally revised the draft resolution as follows:

(a) In the thirteenth preambular paragraph, in the penultimate line, the words “for full respect of the legal” were replaced by the words “to comply with the”;

(b) In the final preambular paragraph, the last word “quartet” should be “Quartet”.

96. At the same meeting, the Council adopted the revised draft resolution, as further revised orally, by a recorded vote of 49 to 2, with 1 abstention. See Council resolution 2005/51. The voting was as follows:

In favour:

Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, Congo, Cuba, Denmark, Ecuador, France, Germany, Guinea, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Kenya, Lithuania, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mexico, Mozambique, Namibia, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Pakistan, Panama, Poland, Republic of Korea, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, South Africa, Spain, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, United Republic of Tanzania.

Against:

Australia, United States of America.

Abstaining:

Costa Rica.

97. Before the adoption of the draft resolution, a statement was made by the representative of the United States; after the adoption of the draft resolution, statements were made by the representatives of Canada, Panama, the Russian Federation, the United Kingdom (on behalf of the European Union) and Japan and the observers for Israel and the Syrian Arab Republic, as well as by the observer for Palestine (see E/2005/SR.40).

Document considered by the Council in connection with agenda item 11

98. At its 40th meeting, on 27 July, on the proposal of the President, the Council took note of the report of the Secretary-General on the economic and social repercussions of the Israeli occupation on the living conditions of the Palestinian people in the occupied Palestinian Territory, including Jerusalem, and the Arab population in the occupied Syrian Golan (A/60/65-E/2005/13). See Council decision 2005/304.

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I. Social and human rights questions


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1. Advancement of women


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Recommendations contained in the report of the Commission on the Status of Women



Situation of and assistance to Palestinian women

195. At the 39th meeting, on 26 July, the Council adopted draft resolution I recommended by the Commission, 13 entitled “Situation of and assistance to Palestinian women”, by a recorded vote of 46 to 2, with 4 abstentions. See Council resolution 2005/43. The voting was as follows:

In favour:

Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Brazil, China, Colombia, Congo, Cuba, Denmark, Ecuador, France, Germany, Guinea, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Kenya, Lithuania, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mexico, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Pakistan, Panama, Poland, Republic of Korea, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, South Africa, Spain, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, United Republic of Tanzania.

Against:

Australia, United States of America.

Abstaining:

Canada, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Iceland, Nicaragua.

196. Before the adoption of the draft resolution, the representative of the United States made a statement; after it was adopted, the observer for Palestine made a statement (see E/2005/SR.39).

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Notes

1 In accordance with rule 72 of the rules of procedure of the Economic and Social Council.

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13 See Official Records of the Economic and Social Council, 2005, Supplement No. 7 (E/2005/27 and Corr.1), chap. I.B.

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