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UNITED
NATIONS
A

        General Assembly
Distr.
GENERAL
A/43/750/Add.2
5 December 1988

ORIGINAL: ENGLISH

Forty-third session
Agenda item 12



REPORT OF THE ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COUNCIL

Report of the Second Committee (Part III)*

Rapporteur: Mr. Martin WALTER (Czechoslovakia)

I. INTRODUCTION


1. The Second Committee held a substantive debate on item 12 (see A/43/750) at its 10th to 15th meetings, on 11, 13 and 14 October 1988. An account of the Committee’s discussion is contained in the relevant summary records (A/C.2/43/SR.10-15)


II. CONSIDERATION OF PROPOSALS

A. Draft resolutions A/C.2/43/L.13 and Rev.1 and 2


2. On 21 October, Algeria, Bahrain, Cuba, Democratic Yemen, Egypt, Iraq, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and Tunisia submitted a draft resolution (A/C.2/43/L.13) entitled “Assistance to the Palestinian people”. The draft resolution read as follows:

3. At the 24th meeting, on 26 October, the representative of Pakistan, on behalf of Algeria, Bahrain, Cuba, Democratic Yemen, Egypt, Iraq, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and Tunisia subsequently joined by Mauritania introduced a revised draft resolution (A/C.2/43/L.13/Rev.1) entitled “Assistance to the Palestinian people”.

4. At the 32nd meeting, on 4 November, the Vice-Chairman of the Committee, Mr. José Fernandez (Philippines), reported on the results of the informal consultations that had been held on revised draft resolution A/C.2/43/L.13/Rev.1.

5. At the same meeting, the Committee had before it revised draft resolution A/C.2/43/L.13/Rev.2, sponsored by Algeria, Bahrain, Cuba, Democratic Yemen, Egypt, Iraq, Mauritania, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and Tunisia which called for the addition of the following words at the end of operative paragraph 11: “on the basis of certificates of origin issued by Palestinian bodies designated by the Palestine Liberation Organization”.

6. At that meeting, the Secretary of the Committee made a statement on the programme budget implications of revised draft resolution A/C.2/43/L.13/Rev.2 (see A/C. 2/43/SR.32).

7. Before the adoption of the draft resolution, statements were made by the representatives of Iraq, Kuwait, Malawi, Israel and the United States of America (see A/C.2/43/SR.32).

8. At the same meeting, the Committee adopted revised draft resolution A/C.2/43/L.13/Rev.2 by a recorded vote of 90 to 14, with 14 abstentions (see para. 24, draft resolution I). The voting was as follows: 4/


9. After the adoption of the draft resolution, statements were made by the representatives of Australia, Norway, Uruguay, Iceland, Venezuela, Sweden, Colombia, Argentina, Greece (on behalf of the States Members that are members of the European Economic Community), Malta, Finland. Côte d’Ivoire, Canada, Bolivia, Barbados, Ecuador, Austria, Fiji, Peru, Mexico, the Central African Republic, the Philippines and Chad (see A/C.2/43/SR.32).


III. RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE SECOND COMMITTEE

24. The Second Committee recommends to the General Assembly the adoption of the following draft resolutions:


DRAFT RESOLUTION I

Assistance to the Palestinian people


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* The report of the Committee on this item will be issued in four parts (see also A/43/750 and Add.1 and 3).



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