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GA/EF/2776
28 October 1997



TEXTS ON GLOBAL FINANCIAL FLOWS, DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITIES,

EXTERNAL DEBT PALESTINIAN RESOURCES INTRODUCED IN SECOND COMMITTEE

Committee Also Begins Discussion of Industrial Development
Cooperation, Business and Development


The Second Committee (Economic and Financial) this morning heard the introduction of four draft resolutions, concerning global financial flows; operational activities for development; permanent sovereignty of the Palestinian people over their natural resources; and enhancing international cooperation towards a durable solution of the external debt problem of developing countries.

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The draft resolution on permanent sovereignty of the Palestinian people over their natural resources, introduced by Yemen, would have the Assembly call on Israel not to exploit or endanger the natural resources in the occupied Palestinian territory, including Jerusalem, and in the occupied Syrian Golan.

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Committee Work Programme

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Introduction of Draft Resolutions

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ABDULAZIZ A. KAID (Yemen), speaking on behalf of the co-sponsors -- Algeria, Cuba, Djibouti, Egypt, Jordan, Morocco, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Tunisia and United Arab Emirates -- introduced a draft resolution on permanent sovereignty of the Palestinian people in the occupied Palestinian territory, including Jerusalem, and of the Arab population of the occupied Syrian Golan over their natural resources (document A/C.2/52/L.6).

By that draft resolution, the Assembly would reaffirm the inalienable rights of the Palestinian people and the population of the occupied Syrian Golan over their natural resources, including land and water. The Assembly would call upon Israel not to exploit, to cause loss or depletion of or to endanger the natural resources in the occupied Palestinian territory, including Jerusalem, and in the occupied Syrian Golan. It would request the Secretary-General to report to the Assembly at its fifty-third session on the implementation of the resolution. The Assembly would also decide to include in the agenda of its fifty-third session the item on the subject.

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