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Source: Department of Public Information (DPI)
12 November 2010


General Assembly
GA/11023

            Department of Public Information • News and Media Division • New York

Sixty-fifth General Assembly
Plenary
50th Meeting (AM)


CONCLUDING ANNUAL DEBATE ON SECURITY COUNCIL REFORM,
 
GENERAL ASSEMBLY DELEGATIONS EXPRESS COMPETING VIEWS ON BEST WAY FORWARD

On Second Day of Discussion, Small, Medium-Sized Developing States
Weigh Value of Swift, Decisive Action over Cautious, Inclusive Restructuring


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Background

The General Assembly met today to continue and conclude its joint debate on the annual report of the work of the Security Council, as well as the question of equitable representation on and increase in the membership of the Council and related matters.  (For more information, please see Press Release GA/11022).

Statements

SAHBI KHALFALLAH ( Tunisia) ...

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...While the Council had acted “with determination” to address on-the-ground issues and to maintain peace and security, its efforts nonetheless continued to fall short, especially in the Middle East.  In particular, Tunisia was disappointed that the Council had refused to get further involved in resolving the Palestinian issue.

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SAVIOUR F. BORG ( Malta) ...

On the Middle East, he believed the Council had a “primordial” role in the Middle East peace process.  Indeed, it should contribute to resolving that question and bring peace to a region that had been a theatre of conflict for over 60 years.  The Council, backed by the Assembly, must work to resume peace talks leading to an independent, democratic and viable Palestinian State living side by side with Israel.  ...

MOHAMMED LOULICHKI ( Morocco) ...

Regarding the report of the Security Council, Morocco said that the Council must continue to search for responses to new kinds of threats now facing the international community.  In the area of peace and security, current peacekeeping missions continued to require clear workable mandates, the deployment of civil resources, and adequate financing.  During the reporting period, the Council continued to address the question of Middle East, and in particular the Palestinian question.  Morocco had closely followed the work of the United States Government, which led to talks between the Israeli and Palestinian sides in Washington D.C.  However, the persistence of Israel’s continued construction of settlements in the region - including over 1,300 new units in east Al-Quds – was of serious concern.  Morocco believed that only the establishment of an Arab State, with Al-Quds as it capital, would bring a solution to the problems in the Middle East.

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