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UNITED
NATIONS
E

        General Assembly
Distr.
GENERAL
A/46/3/Rev.1
31 December 1991

Original: English

Forty-sixth session
Official Records
Supplement No. 3



REPORT OF THE ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COUNCIL
FOR THE YEAR 1991

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IV. QUESTIONS CONSIDERED DIRECTLY IN PLENARY MEETING

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H. Permanent sovereignty over national resources in the
occupied Palestinian and other Arab territories
43. The Council considered the question of permanent sovereignty over national resources in the occupied Palestinian and other Arab territories at its second regular session of 1991 (agenda item 5). It had before it a note by the Secretary-General on Israeli land and water policies and practices in the occupied Palestinian and other Arab territories (A/46/263-E/1991/88).

44. The Council considered the item at its 28th, 30th and 31st meetings, on 17, 24 and 26 July 1991. An account of the discussion is contained in the relevant summary records (E/1991/SR.28, 30 and 31).

45. At the 28th meeting, on 17 July, the Council held a general discussion on the item. Statements were made by the representatives of the Syrian Arab Republic, Algeria, the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic, the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, Bahrain and Morocco and the observers for Israel and Egypt. The observer for Palestine also made a statement.

Other Arab territories

46. At the 30th meeting, on 24 July, the representative of the Syrian Arab Republic, on behalf of Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, 1/ Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, 1/ the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, 1/ Morocco, Qatar, 1/ Saudi Arabia, 1/ Somalia, the Sudan, 1/ the Syrian Arab Republic, Tunisia, the United Arab Emirates 1/ and Yemen, 1/ introduced a draft resolution (E/1991/L.36) entitled "Israeli settlements in the Palestinian territory, the Syrian Golan and the other occupied Arab territories". Subsequently, Pakistan, Viet Nam 1/ and Zambia joined in sponsoring the draft resolution, which read as follows:



47. At the 3lst meeting, on 26 July, the representative of the Syrian Arab Republic orally revised the draft resolution by deleting the words "of the Palestinian territory" after the words "of the Palestinian people" in operative paragraph 4.

48. Also at the 31st meeting, the Vice-President of the Council, Mr. Razali Ismail (Malaysia), introduced a draft decision (E/1991/L.41) entitled "Permanent sovereignty over national resources in the occupied Palestinian and other Arab territories", submitted on the basis of informal consultations held on draft resolution E/1991/L.36. The draft decision read as follows:

49. In introducing the draft decision, the Vice-President revised it to read as follows:
50. At the same meeting, the Council adopted draft decision E/1991/L.41, as orally revised. For the final text, see Council decision 1991/279.


Report of the Secretary-General on Israeli land and water policies and
practices in the occupied Palestinian and other Arab territories

51. At the 31st meeting, on 26 July, on the proposal of the President, the Council took note of the report of the Secretary-General on Israeli land and water policies and practices in the occupied Palestinian and other Arab territories (A/46/263-E/1991/88). See Council decision 1991/280.


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