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10 September 1999
Item 88 of the provisional agenda*
United Nations Relief and Works Agency
for Palestine Refugees in the Near East
Report of the United Nations Conciliation Commission for Palestine
Note by the Secretary-General
The fifty-third report of the United Nations Conciliation Commission for Palestine, covering the period from 1 September 1998 to 31 August 1999, was transmitted by the Chairman of the Commission for communication to the States Members of the United Nations in accordance with paragraph 6 of General Assembly resolution 512 (VI) of 26 January 1952 and paragraph 3 of Assembly resolution 53/46 of 3 December 1998. The text of the report of the Commission is contained in the annex to the present note.
Fifty-third report of the United Nations Conciliation Commission for Palestine
1. In paragraph 3 of its resolution 53/46 of 3 December 1998, the General Assembly requested the Commission to report to the Assembly as appropriate, but no later than 1 September 1999. The Commission notes its report of 19 October 1998 (A/53/518, annex) and observes that it has nothing new to report since its submission.
2. The Commission also notes that the project to preserve and modernize its records, carried out by a contractor in accordance with General Assembly resolution 51/129 of 13 December 1996, is nearing completion.