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        General Assembly
17 September 1999

Official Records
General Assembly
Fifty-fourth Session
3rd plenary meeting
Tuesday, 17 September 1999, 11 a.m.
New York

President: Mr. Gurirab ........................................... (Namibia)

In the absence of the President, Mr. Baali (Algeria), Vice-President, took the Chair.

The meeting was called to order at 11.15 a.m.


The President: The General Assembly has thus concluded its consideration of the first report of the General Committee. I wish to thank all the members of the Assembly for their cooperation.


I should now like to draw the attention of representatives to a matter concerning the participation of Palestine, in its capacity as observer, in the sessions and work of the General Assembly. Members will recall resolution 52/250 of 7 July 1998 and its annex, as well as a note by the Secretary-General contained in document A/52/1002 that outlines the Secretary-General’s understanding of the implementation of the modalities annexed to the resolution.

I should like to draw the Assembly’s attention in particular to paragraph 6 of the annex to resolution 52/250, which reads as follows:
Accordingly, for the fifty-fourth session of the General Assembly, the observer of Palestine will therefore participate in the work of the General Assembly in accordance with resolution 3237 (XXIX) of the twenty-ninth session of 22 November 1974, resolution 43/177 of 15 December 1988 and resolution 52/250 of 7 July 1998, with no further need for a precursory explanation prior to any intervention by Palestine in this session.

The meeting rose at 12.25 p.m.

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