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UNITED
NATIONS
A

        General Assembly
Distr.
GENERAL
A/C.2/61/SR.13
8 November 2006

Original: English

Sixty-first session
Official Records


Second Committee


Summary record of the 13th meeting
Held at Headquarters, New York, on Tuesday, 17 October 2006, at 10 a.m.

Chairperson: Ms. Intelmann (Chairperson) ..................................... (Estonia)
later: Mr. Barry (Vice-Chairperson) .............................................. (Senegal)
later: Ms. Intelmann (Chairperson) ................................................ (Estonia)



Contents

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The meeting was called to order at 10.15 a.m.


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Agenda item 51: Macroeconomic policy questions (continued)


(a) International trade and development (A/61/272 and A/61/15 (Parts I-IV))

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17. Mr. Ould Mohamed Lemine (President of the Trade and Development Board of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)), ...

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29. The deliberations on the report on UNCTAD’s assistance to the Palestinian people (TD/B/53/2) were reflected in the Board’s report. The current year’s discussions had focused on the extreme economic decline affecting the occupied Palestinian territory in 2006 and the immediate prospects of further collapse if current constraints were not removed. Many delegations had stressed the need for urgent policy action to link relief to development in the context of preparations for statehood. There was widespread agreement that the UNCTAD programme of technical cooperation had delivered significant concrete results on the ground and had been conducted professionally and in a manner that amplified development gains for the Palestinian people despite the continuing humanitarian crisis. All had welcomed the continued efforts by the secretariat to ensure implementation of the Bangkok and São Paulo mandates in that area, including by mobilizing adequate resources for UNCTAD technical assistance to the Palestinian people.

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The meeting rose at 1.05 p.m.




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Corrections will be issued after the end of the session, in a separate corrigendum for each Committee.



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