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UNITED
NATIONS
A

        General Assembly
Distr.
GENERAL
A/58/206
4 August 2003

Original: English

Fifty-eighth session
Item 84 of the provisional agenda*
United Nations Relief and Works Agency for
Palestine Refugees in the Near East


Palestine refugees’ properties and their revenues

Report of the Secretary-General **

Summary
On 13 and 19 June 2003, the Secretary-General sent notes verbales to Israel and all other Member States, drawing their attention to the relevant provisions of resolutions 57/117 to 57/123, in particular paragraph 4 of resolution 57/122, and requesting information by 18 July 2003 concerning any action taken or envisaged in relation to their implementation. A reply dated 1 July 2003 was received from Israel, covering various aspects of resolutions 57/117 to 57/123. The full text of that reply is reproduced in the present report. No information has been received from other Member States regarding the request contained in paragraph 4 of resolution 57/122.

* A/58/150.

** The present report was submitted on 4 August 2003 so as to include the most up-to-date information.


1. The present report is submitted in pursuance of General Assembly resolution 57/122 of 11 December 2002, on Palestine refugees’ properties and their revenues.

2. On 13 June 2003, the Secretary-General drew the attention of the Permanent Representative of Israel to the United Nations to resolutions 57/117 to 57/123, all of 11 December 2002, and requested that the Permanent Representative of Israel inform him by 18 July 2003 of any steps his Government had taken or envisaged taking in implementation of the relevant provisions of the resolutions.

3. On 19 June 2003, the Secretary-General sent a note verbale to all other Member States, drawing their attention to the relevant provisions of resolutions 57/117 to 57/123, in particular paragraph 4 of resolution 57/122, and requesting information by 18 July 2003 concerning any action taken or envisaged in relation to their implementation.

4. A reply dated 1 July 2003 was received from Israel, covering various aspects of resolutions 57/117 to 57/122. The text reads as follows:


5. No information has been received from other Member States with regard to the request contained in paragraph 4 of resolution 57/122.


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