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        General Assembly
3 November 2000

Disttr.: Limited

3 November 2000

Original: English
Fifty-fifth session
Special Political and Decolonization Committee
(Fourth Committee)
Agenda item 84
United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine
Refugees in the Near East

Afghanistan, Algeria, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Brunei Darussalam, Egypt,
Indonesia, Jordan, Kuwait, Malaysia, Mauritania, Morocco, Qatar,
Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, Yemen and Palestine:
draft resolution

University of Jerusalem “Al-Quds” for Palestine refugees

The General Assembly,

Recalling its resolutions 36/146 G of 16 December 1981, 37/120 C of 16 December 1982, 38/83 K of 15 December 1983, 39/99 K of 14 December 1984, 40/165 D and K of 16 December 1985, 41/69 K of 3 December 1986, 42/69 K of 2 December 1987, 43/57 J of 6 December 1988, 44/47 J of 8 December 1989, 45/73 J of 11 December 1990, 46/46 J of 9 December 1991, 47/69 J of 14 December 1992, 48/40 I of 10 December 1993, 49/35 G of 9 December 1994, 50/28 G of 6 December 1995, 51/130 of 13 December 1996, 52/63 of 10 December 1997, 53/52 of 3 December 1998 and 54/75 of 6 December 1999,
Having considered the report of the Secretary-General,1/

Having also considered the report of the Commissioner-General of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East covering the period from 1 July1999 to 30 June 2000,2/

1. Emphasizes the need for strengthening the educational system in the Palestinian territory occupied by Israel since 5 June 1967, including Jerusalem, and specifically the need for the establishment of the proposed university;

2. Requests the Secretary-General to continue to take all necessary measures for establishing the University of Jerusalem “Al-Quds”, in accordance with General Assembly resolution 35/13 B of 3 November 1980, giving due consideration to the recommendations consistent with the provisions of that resolution;

3. Calls once more upon Israel, the occupying Power, to cooperate in the implementation of the present resolution and to remove the hindrances that it has put in the way of establishing the University of Jerusalem “Al-Quds”;

4. Requests the Secretary-General to report to the General Assembly at its fifty-sixth session on the progress made in the implementation of the present resolution.


1/ A/55/425.
2/ Official Records of the General Assembly, Fifty-fifth Session, Supplement No. 13 (A/55/13).

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