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Source: Division for Palestinian Rights (DPR)
Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People (CEIRPP)
30 September 1993



September 1993


Volume XVI, Bulletin No. 9



Contents
Page
I.
    Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People reviews developments in the peace process
1
II.
    Declaration of Principles on Interim Self-Government Arrangements between Israel and the Palestine Liberation Organization issued as United Nations document
2
III.
    Excerpt from the report of the Secretary-General on the work of the Organization
2
IV.
    Statements issued by the Secretary-General in connection with the Israeli-Palestinian agreement
3
V.
    Statements by the European Community concerning the Israeli-Palestinian agreement
4
VI.
    Excerpt from final communiqué of the Gulf Cooperation Council
5
VII.
    Excerpt from statement of the Committee on Palestine of the Non-Aligned Movement
5
VIII.
    Other statements issued on the occasion of the Israeli-Palestinian agreement
6
IX.
    Non-Governmental Organizations: activities and information
7



I. COMMITTEE ON THE EXERCISE OF THE INALIENABLE RIGHTS OF THE
PALESTINIAN PEOPLE REVIEWS DEVELOPMENTS IN THE PEACE PROCESS


The Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People held its 200th meeting on 16 September 1993. The Chairman reported on the European NGO Symposium and the International NGO Meeting held at Vienna from 23 to 27 August, as well as the African Seminar and NGO Symposium held at Dakar from 30 August to 3 September 1993. The Chairman stressed that in the light of the Declaration of Principles on Interim Self-Government Arrangements, signed by the PLO and Israel on 13 September, the United Nations must continue and intensify its involvement in the question of Palestine in the difficult period ahead. The Committee would continue to strengthen its efforts to monitor the situation on the ground, to bring new developments affecting Palestinian rights to the attention of the international community and to mobilize public opinion and action in support of the Palestinian people.

The Committee heard a statement by the Observer for Palestine to the United Nations, Mr. M. Nasser Al-Kidwa, concerning the new developments.

As summarized in a press release, (see GA/PAL/638), he said:
In conclusion, the Chairman expressed great satisfaction with developments regarding the question of Palestine.

He subscribed to the feeling of hope expressed by various members and observers of the Committee (Sri Lanka, India, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Egypt, Pakistan) who had stressed their support for the Palestinian people. (See press release GA/PAL/638)




II. DECLARATION OF PRINCIPLES ON INTERIM SELF-GOVERNMENT ARRANGEMENTS
BETWEEN ISRAEL AND THE PALESTINE LIBERATION ORGANIZATION
ISSUED AS UNITED NATIONS DOCUMENT


In a joint letter by the Permanent Representatives of the United States of America and the Russian Federation, as co-sponsors of the Madrid peace process and witnesses to the signing in Washington on 13 September, by Israel and the Palestine Liberation Organization, of the Declaration of Principles on Interim Self-Government Arrangements, including its annexes and agreed minutes, as well as in similar letters by the Permanent Representative of Israel and the Permanent Observer of Palestine, all dated 8 October 1993, the Secretary-General was requested to circulate that document as an official document of the forty-eighth session of the General Assembly, under agenda item 10, ("Report of the Secretary-General on the work of the Organization"), and of the Security Council.

The full text of the Declaration, annexes and minutes, together with the accompanying letters, was issued under the symbol A/48/486-S/26560. Copies of the document can be obtained from the Division for Palestinian Rights.




III. EXCERPT FROM THE REPORT OF THE SECRETARY-GENERAL
ON THE WORK OF THE ORGANIZATION


The report of the Secretary-General on the work of the Organization, submitted to the General Assembly at its forty-eighth session and issued prior to the new developments in the peace process, contained the following paragraphs relating to the question of Palestine (see A/48/1 paras. 377 to 379):
IV. STATEMENTS ISSUED BY THE SECRETARY-GENERAL
IN CONNECTION WITH THE ISRAELI-PALESTINIAN AGREEMENT


The following statement was issued by a spokesman for the Secretary-General on 1 September 1993:
V. STATEMENTS BY THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITY CONCERNING
THE ISRAELI-PALESTINIAN AGREEMENT


The following statement was issued by the Presidency on 21 August 1993:
VI. EXCERPT FROM FINAL COMMUNIQUE OF THE GULF COOPERATION COUNCIL


After meeting on 5 and 6 September 1993, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Gulf Cooperation Council issued a communiqué on their work which contained the following passage:
VII. EXCERPT FROM STATEMENT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PALESTINE
OF THE NON-ALIGNED MOVEMENT


A meeting of the Ministers and Heads of Delegations of the members of the Committee on Palestine of the Non-Aligned Movement took place in New York on 28 September 1993 to consider the new developments relating to the question of Palestine. The final statement includes the following:
VIII. OTHER STATEMENTS ISSUED ON THE OCCASION OF THE
ISRAELI-PALESTINIAN AGREEMENT


A number of Governments and intergovernmental organizations circulated statements at the United Nations supporting the Israeli-Palestinian agreement and expressing the hope that it would lead to a just and lasting peace in accordance with United Nations resolutions. The following were issued:

- Communiqué issued by Mr. Abdou Diouf in his dual capacity as Chairman of the Sixth Summit of the Organization of the Islamic Conference and President of the Republic of Senegal (A/47/1017)

- Press statement issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Singapore (A/48/488-S/26563)

- Press release issued by the Government of El Salvador (A/48/481-S/26548)

- Statement issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Myanmar (A/48/450)

- Statement issued by Government of Ghana and letter from the President of that country (A/48/459)

- Statement issued by the official spokesman of the Ministry of External Affairs of the Government of India (S/26459)

- Statement issued by the Government of India (A/47/1024)

- Statement issued by the Government of Thailand (A/48/437-S/26494)

- Statement issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Worship of Bolivia (A/47/1021)

- Statement made by the President of the Philippines (A/48/429)

- Letter from the President of Madagascar (A/48/415-S/26473 and A/48/410-S/26465)

- Statement by the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Malaysia (A/47/1020-S/26453)

- Communiqué issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Venezuela (A/47/1018-S/26443)

- Statement by the Government of Brunei Darussalam (A/48/487-S/26505)

- Statement by the official spokesman of the Ministry of External Affairs of the Government of India (S/26459)

- Statement from the Secretary-General of the Organization of African Unity (press release NY/OAU/BUR/36/93)




IX. NON-GOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS: ACTIVITIES AND INFORMATION


In the course of September, the following information was received by the Division for Palestinian Rights:

1. La Paix en Mouvement, article on Palestine available in September/ October issue. Available from: 139, Boulevard Victor Hugo, F-93-400 Saint Ouen, CCP 780-56 Z, France.

2. Washington Report on Middle East Affairs, available from: The American Educational Trust, P.O. Box 53062, Washington, D.C. 20009, United States of America.

3. ADC Times, publication of the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee. Available from: 4201 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Suite 500, Washington, D.C. 20008, United States of America.

4. Israel and Palestine Political Report devoted to "The Israel-PLO Accord - A New Era", available from: Magelan and Association Mashdek Développement, ISSN 0294 1341, Boite Postale 130, 75463 Paris CEDEX 10, France.

5. The Middle East, monthly publication available from: IC Publications Ltd., 7 Coldbath Square, London EC1R 4LQ, United Kingdom.

6. Council for the Advancement of Arab-British Understanding, briefing paper entitled "From Shamir to Rabin: What chance for peace?", available from: 21, Collingham Road, London SW5 ONV, United Kingdom.

7. Middle East International, biweekly publication, available from: P.O. Box 53365, Temple Heights Station, Washington, D.C. 20009, United States of America.

8. The Other Front, weekly bulletin on developments in Israeli society, available from: The Alternative Information Centre, P.O. Box 24278, Jerusalem.

9. The Other Israel, newsletter of the Council for Israeli-Palestinian Peace, available from: P.O. Box 2542, Holon, Israel 58125.

10. "Surveillance and Defamation, Arab-American Political Rights in Times of Crisis", special report of the Arab-American Institute, available from: 918 Sixteenth Street, N.W., Suite 601, Washington, D.C. 20077-2505.

11. Samed, Palestinian Prison Voices, Mandela Institute for Political Prisoners, available from: P.O. Box 19543, Jerusalem, Israel.

12. April 17, quarterly publication by the Alternative Information Centre, P.O. Box 31417, Jerusalem.

13. News from Within, newsletter of the Alternative Information Center, P.O. Box 31417, Jerusalem, Vol. IX, No. 9 containing an article on "The Oslo Agreement".

14. North American Coordinating Committee for NGOs on the Question of Palestine (NACC), The Fax Tree, "Special Report on Israel-PLO Declaration of Principles", available from: NACC, 1747 Connecticut Avenue, NW Washington, D.C. 20009.

15. Palestine Human Rights Information Center (PHRIC) of the Arab Studies Society, "PHRIC Statement: Human Rights Issues After the Agreement on the Declaration of Principles", available from: PHRIC, P.O. Box 20479, Jerusalem.



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