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UNITED
NATIONS
A S

        General Assembly
        Security Council
Distr.
GENERAL
A/59/884
S/2005/522

15 August 2005

Original: English

General Assembly
Fifty-ninth session
Agenda items 10, 22, 24, 25, 27, 29, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 45, 47, 48, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56 (p), 61, 62, 65, 68, 71, 75, 76, 77, 78, 83, 84, 85, 87, 88, 89, 91, 94, 96, 97, 98, 99, 100, 101, 103, 104, 105, 146, 147, 148 and 163
Security Council
Sixtieth year




Letter dated 25 July 2005 from the Permanent Representative of Yemen to the United Nations addressed to the Secretary-General


I have the honour, in my capacity as Chairman of the Organization of the Islamic Conference Group at the United Nations, to transmit herewith the text of the final communiqué (annex I), the Sana’a Declaration (annex II), and the resolutions (annexes III-XII), adopted by the Islamic Conference of Foreign Ministers at its thirty-second session, held at Sana’a from 28 to 30 June 2005.

I should be grateful if you would have the text of the present letter and its annexes circulated as a document of the General Assembly, under agenda items 10, 22, 24, 25, 27, 29, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 45, 47, 48, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56 (p), 61, 62, 65, 68, 71, 75, 76, 77, 78, 83, 84, 85, 87, 88, 89, 91, 94, 96, 97, 98, 99, 100, 101, 103, 104, 105, 146, 147, 148 and 163 and of the Security Council.


(Signed) Abdullah M. Alsaidi
Ambassador
Permanent Representative
Annexes to the letter dated 25 July 2005 from the Permanent Representative of Yemen to the United Nations addressed to the Secretary-General

[Original: Arabic, English and French]


Contents
Page

    I. Final communiqué of the thirty-second session of the Islamic Conference of Foreign Ministers
6
    II. Sana’a Declaration
27
    III. Resolutions on the cause of Palestine, Al-Quds Al-Sharif, the Arab-Israeli conflict and the Islamic boycott of Israel
30
    IV. Resolutions on political affairs
50
    V. Resolutions on Muslim communities and minorities in States not members of the Organization of the Islamic Conference
104
    VI. Resolutions on economic affairs
113
    VII. Resolutions on cultural and social affairs
180
    VIII. Resolutions on science and technology
220
    IX. Resolutions on information affairs
235
    X. Resolution on legal affairs
242
    XI. Resolutions on organizational matters
257
    XII. Resolutions on Dawa activities
264


Annex I

FINAL COMMUNIQUÉ

OF THE

THIRTY-SECOND SESSION

OF THE ISLAMIC CONFERENCE OF

FOREIGN MINISTERS

( SESSION OF INTEGRATION AND DEVELOPMENT )

SANA’A, REPUBLIC OF YEMEN

21-23 JUMADA AL-UWLA 1426H

(28-30 JUNE 2005)


1. At the kind invitation of the Government of the Republic of Yemen, the 32 nd Session of the Islamic Conference of Foreign Ministers ( Session of Integration and Development), wa s held in Sana’a, Republic of Yemen, on 21-23 Jumada I 1426H (28-30 June 2005).

2. The Conference was opened with a recitation of verses from the Holy Quran. His Excellency Abdullah Gul, Foreign Minister of the Republic of Turkey and Chairman of the 31 st ICFM delivered a speech in which he referred to the most important challenges facing the Islamic World. He stressed the wish of the people of the Islamic Ummah to achieve peace. He also referred to the most outstanding efforts which have been exerted during the chairmanship of Turkey of the 31 st Session of the ICFM. He expressed his confidence that such positive efforts will continue in the forthcoming phase.

3. The inaugural session was addressed by H.E. Hamid Albar, Foreign Minister of Malaysia, representing the Chair of the 10 th Islamic Summit. He reiterated the objectives of the Islamic Ummah of realizing peace, combating poverty and backwardness in their respective countries and confronting the policies of double standards. He stressed the need for the Islamic World to constitute a prominent economic power which is committed to the morals of Islam in the international arena.

4. H.E. Prof. Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, Secretary-General of the Organization of the Islamic Conference delivered a speech in which he addressed the most important issues of the Islamic Ummah and focused on the necessity of reforming the OIC to enable it to tackle such issues. Afterwards His Excellency the Secretary-General and Their Excellencies the Assistant Secretaries General, representing the geographical groups, took the oath of office.

5. The Conference listened to the speech of H.E. Ali Abdullah Saleh, President of the Republic of Yemen, which was delivered by H.E. Abdul Qadir Bajammal, the Prime Minister (Annex – Text of the Speech).

6. In conformity with the recommendation of the Senior Officials’ Meeting, the Conference unanimously elected H.E. Dr. Abu Bakr Al Qirabi, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Yemen, as Chairman of the 32nd Session of the Islamic Conference of Foreign Ministers. It approved the composition of the Bureau as follows: Republic of Gambia, the State of Palestine and the Republic of Azerbaijan as Vice Chairs, and the Republic of Turkey as Rapporteur.

7. The Conference adopted the report of the Senior Officials’ Meeting (SOM) Preparatory to the current session held in Jeddah from 21 to 23 Jumada I 1426H (30 April–2 May 2005). The Conference adopted the Draft Agenda and Work Program that the SOM submitted to it, as well as the reports of the Islamic Committee on Economic and Cultural Affairs and the Financial Committee.

8. The inaugural session was addressed by the representative of the UN Secretary-General who expressed his wish to continue cooperation, between the OIC and the organizations of the UN in order to preserve international peace and security.

9. After considering the reports of the Secretary-General and in light of the brilliant statements made and the constructive discussions that took place among the Ministers and Heads of Delegations at the Plenary Session and in the Committees, the Conference adopted a number of resolutions as follows:

10. The Conference reiterated that the cause of Al-Quds Al-Sharif is the central cause of the Islamic World and stressed the necessity of countering the perils of judaization to which the sacred city is subjected as a consequence of the policies and measures carried out by the Israeli occupation authorities aimed at isolating Al-Quds Al-Sharif from the rest of the occupied Palestinian territories by building the racist-separation wall, confiscating lands, demolishing houses and expanding colonies around the holy city. The Conference invited the Member States to support and strengthen the potential of the steadfastness of Palestinian cities in the occupied city of Al-Quds.

11. The Conference affirmed its full support and backing for the Palestinian people in strengthening their national unity and unifying their internal front; and expressed its support for the Palestinian national dialogue efforts and for its steadfastness in the face of the practices of Israeli occupation authorities

12. The Conference constituted an Islamic Ministerial Committee headed by the Kingdom of Morocco in its capacity as Chair of Al-Quds Committee, and membership of Malaysia, Chair of the 10 th Islamic Summit; Senegal, Chair of the next Islamic Summit; Republic of Turkey, Chair of the 31 st ICFM; Republic of Yemen, Chair of the 32nd ICFM; the State of Palestine and the General Secretariat of the OIC. This Committee shall carry out contact with the European Union, USA, the Russian Federation, the UN Secretary-General, the Members of the Security Council and the Vatican in order to state the dangers which threaten the holy city and to seek implementation of the UN resolutions on the occupied city of Al-Quds.

13. The Conference affirmed the necessity of ending the Israeli occupation of the Arab and Palestinian territories occupied since 1967, including Eastern Al-Quds, the occupied Syrian Golan and the other occupied Lebanese territories.

14. The Conference affirmed the necessity of reaching a just solution to the Palestinian issue in all its aspects on the basis of international law and legitimacy and the terms of reference agreed upon, embodied in the relevant UN resolutions, the principle of land for peace and the inadmissibility of acquisition of others’ territory by force, the Arab Peace Initiative and the Roadmap, such as to enable the Palestinian people to achieve their national independence and exercise their sovereignty in their Palestinian State and its capital Al-Quds Al-Sharif.

15. The Conference affirmed the illegality of the Israeli laws and practices in Eastern Al-Quds, aimed at annexing, judaizing and changing the demographic constitution of the city. It requested States and international institutions and bodies to abide by international resolutions on the City of Al-Quds as an integral part of the Palestinian and Arab territories occupied in 1967; and called on them also to not participate in any meeting or activity that serves Israel’s objectives in establishing its occupation and annexation of the Holy City.

16. The Conference reaffirmed the necessity of finding a just solution to the problem of Palestinian refugees in accordance with the resolutions of international legitimacy, particularly UN General Assembly Resolution 194 (1948), and reiterated its rejection of all forms of resettlement.

17. The Conference called upon the QUARTET to resume serious work in order to achieve just and comprehensive peace in the Middle East in accordance with the Roadmap and the Arab Peace Initiative, and to affirm that any Israeli withdrawal from Gaza Strip and parts of Northern West Bank should be complete and a step toward full Israeli withdrawal to the line of 1967, under the Roadmap and a first step toward its implementation, which will require similar steps to be taken all over the West Bank. The Conference emphasized the Palestinian territorial unity and integrity, including Eastern Al-Quds, rejected any changes in the legal status of only a part of this territory, excluded the option of a State with temporary borders, and stressed, on the other hand, the need to agree on the final form of comprehensive resolution and settlement.

18. The Conference affirmed its condemnation of Israel for continuing to colonize the Palestinian territories through all forms of settlement activity, and requested the UN Security Council to work toward their immediate ending and prohibition and to remove the existing Israeli settlements in accordance with UNSC Resolution 465 and the advisory opinion of the International Court of Justice. The Conference called on the UN Security Council also to reinvigorate the International supervisory and Monitoring Committee in order to prevent settlement in al-Quds and the occupied Arab territories in accordance with UNSC Resolution 446.

19. The Conference called on the Member States to commemorate the criminal attempt to burn down the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque and to dedicate the twenty-first of August every year as the Day of Islamic Solidarity with Al-Quds and Palestine.

20. The Conference requested the international community to counter the construction of the wall and its damaging impacts on the Palestinian people and their land, waters and borders, and the need to stop the construction of the wall and removing the existing parts thereof. It invited all States of the world to impose punitive measures against the bodies and companies contributing to the construction of the wall and against settlers, settlement products and all those making profit of any settlement activity on the occupied Palestinian territories, including Al-Quds, in implementation of the advisory opinion of the International Court of Justice and the UN General Assembly Resolution ES-10/15.

21. The Conference condemned Israel for the excavation works around and beneath the blessed Al Aqsa Mosque and for willfully destroying cultural and heritage sites in Al Quds, Nablus and Al-Khaleel (Hebron), and commended the initiative of the Director General of UNESCO concerning the preservation of the historical heritage of the city of Al Quds. In this regard, resolved to coordinate between the OIC General Secretariat and UNESCO, and invited the Member States to support this initiative and help implement it.

22. The Conference strongly condemned the continuous threats against Islamic and Christian holy places, particularly the threats to storm and damage the blessed Al Aqsa Mosque; and held Israel, as the “occupying power”, fully responsible for the consequences of these aggressions, particularly as they happen under the guise and protection of Israeli occupation forces. It condemned terrorism exercised by settler gangs against Palestinian civilians and peace activists.

23. The Conference affirmed its firm support and backing for the Syrian Arab Republic’s demand and right to restore the totality of the occupied Syrian Arab Golan to the line of 4 June 1967, on the basis of the peace process and the resolutions of international legitimacy, building on what has been accomplished in post-1991 Madrid Conference negotiations. It reaffirmed the previous Islamic resolutions which reject all the actions taken by the Israeli occupation authorities aimed at changing the legal, natural and demographic status of the occupied Syrian Arab Golan, considering these actions null and void and a violation to international agreements and to UN Charter and resolutions.

24. The Conference reaffirmed its support for Lebanon in its efforts to complete the liberation of all its territories up to the internationally recognized borders, and in its demands to release Lebanese prisoners and detainees in Israeli prisons. Also demanded the UN Security Council to act toward preventing the repeated Israeli violations of Lebanon’s sovereignty in land, air and sea, and to force Israel to pay damages for all the losses sustained by the Lebanese territories as a result of its continuous aggressions against Lebanon. It supported Lebanon in its demands for the removal of the mines left behind by the Israeli occupation, as Israel is responsible for laying and removing these mines, and for the need to hand over full mine location maps. It also supported the inalienable rights of Lebanon to utilize its waters in accordance with the international law, condemned Israel’s designs on these waters, and held Israel responsible for any action that would infringe upon Lebanon’s sovereignty, political independence, safety of its people and integrity of its territories.

25. The Conference adopted the recommendations of the Eighth Conference of the Liaison Officers of Islamic Regional Offices of Boycott of Israel, which was held at the headquarters of the General Secretariat in Jeddah from 14 to 16 March 2005.

...

111. The Conference recommended all forms of material and academic support and assistance to be extended to Palestinian universities so as to enable them to exercise their national educational role.

112. The Conference called on the Member States to lend the necessary support to secure the financial needs to develop the educational process in the occupied territories, generally, and Al-Quds Al-Sharif, particularly, in view of the difficulties faced by the educational process in the city of Al-Quds as a result of the practices of the Israeli occupation authorities, including imposing its educational curricula and closing down schools that are outside their jurisdiction.

113. The Conference requested the Member States to coordinate and intensify their efforts in the various international forums in order to prevent the implementation of the Israeli scheme to partition the Ibrahimi Mosque in Al-Khalil; allow Muslim worshippers to enter the mosque; and preserve the Ibrahimi Haram as a Muslim mosque, just as it has always been throughout the centuries.

...

Sana’a —Republic of Yemen
23 Jumada I 1426H
(30 June 2005)
Annex II
SANA’A DECLARATION
OF THE
THIRTY-SECOND SESSION
OF THE ISLAMIC CONFERENCE OF FOREIGN MINISTERS
(SESSION OF INTEGRATION AND DEVELOPMENT)
SANA’A – REPUBLIC OF YEMEN
21-23 JUMADA AL-AWWAL 1426H
(28-30 JUNE 2005 A.D.)

The Ministers of Foreign Affairs and the Heads of Delegation of the Islamic States held the 32 nd Session of the Islamic Conference of Foreign Ministers in Sana’a, the historic capital of Yemen, from 28-30 June 2005.

In the rich discussions held during the three days of the Conference, the Ministers surveyed the current situation in the Islamic World, emphasized their firm belief in the goals, objectives and principles of the Organization of the Islamic Conference and their insistence on the unity of the Islamic Ummah, and the safeguarding of its dignity, honour and cohesion at a time of increasing challenges and disasters.

The Ministers of Foreign Affairs and Heads of Delegation of the Islamic States convening in Sana’a affirmed the tolerant values and teachings of Islam, and enlightened interaction and the bright picture it brought to the annals of human civilization. They highlighted the contribution of Muslims, who represent one fifth of the world’s population, to the fields of science, culture and the human heritage, contributions that cannot be ignored or marginalized when discussing the world’s future and ensuring its security, stability and development.

The Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the Member States of the Organization of the Islamic Conference discussed developments on the international scene and confirmed their resolve to take a common stand on the following:

...

13. To invite all parties concerned to consider the cause of Palestine and the Arab-Israeli conflict as an urgent matter, the object of which is the implementation of the Arab peace initiative and the roadmap and the establishment of a fully sovereign Palestinian State, with Al-Quds Al-Sharif as its capital and the withdrawal of Israel from the Syrian Golan and the rest of the occupied Lebanese territories.

...

Done in Sana’a on
23 Jumada Al Awwal 1426H
(30 June 2005)



Annex III

Resolutions on the cause of Palestine, Al-Quds Al-Sharif, the Arab-Israeli conflict and the Islamic boycott of Israel

Contents
Resolution number
Subject
Page
1/32-PAL The cause of Palestine, the city of Al-Quds Al-Sharif and the Arab-Israeli conflict
31
2/32-PAL The Occupied Syrian Golan
37
3/32-PAL Israel’s continued occupation of parts of Lebanon and detention of Lebanese citizens in its jails and detention camps
40
4/32-PAL The current situation of the peace process in the Middle East
43
5/32-PAL Proposed diplomatic conference concerning draft Third Protocol Additional to the Geneva Conventions of 12 August 1949
45
6/32-PAL Mechanism for financial support for the Palestinian people
47
7/32-IBO Islamic Office for the Boycott of Israel
49



RESOLUTION N. 1/32-PAL
ON THE
CAUSE OF PALESTINE, THE CITY OF AL-QUDS AL-SHARIF
AND THE ARAB-ISRAELI CONFLICT

The Thirty-second Session of the Islamic Conference of Foreign Ministers (Session of Integration and Development), held in Sana'a, Republic of Yemen, from 21-23 Jumada Al-Awwal 1426H (28-30 June, 2005),

Having considered the report of the Secretary-General on the Cause of Palestine and the Arab-Israeli Conflict (Document No. OIC/32-2005/PAL/SG/REP.1);
Proceeding from the principles and objectives enshrined in the Charter of the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC);

Based on the Islamic resolutions on the Cause of Palestine, the city of Al-Quds Al-Sharif and the Arab-Israeli Conflict;

Recalling the resolutions adopted by the UN General Assembly and the UN Security Council, particularly resolutions 242 (1967); 252 (1968); 338 (1973); 425 (1978); 465 (1980); 476 (1980); 478 (1980); 681 (1990); 1073 (1996); 1397 (2002); 1435 (2002); and 1515 (2003) and UN General Assembly resolution 194 on refugees, as well as resolution ES-10-10 adopted by the 10 th Extraordinary Emergency Session of the General Assembly in 2002 on illegal Israeli practices in the occupied East Jerusalem and the other occupied Palestinian territories, as well as the UN General Assembly resolution ES-10/L15 on the apartheid wall which Israel is building on Palestinian land;

Referring to the resolutions adopted by the Commission on Human Rights relating to human rights violations in the occupied Arab and Palestinian territories, as well as the resolutions adopted by the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM), the African Union (AU) and the League of Arab States;

Affirming the Islamic States’ commitment to achieve a just and comprehensive peace in the region;

Emphasizing that the Israeli policies, practices and expansionist designs threaten not only Arab states and the peace process, but also the Islamic countries at large and jeopardize international peace and security;

Hailing the steadfastness of the Palestinian people and their valiant “Intifada ” (uprising) aimed at recovering their inalienable national rights,

1. Reaffirms all the resolutions adopted by the Islamic Conferences and Al-Quds Committee concerning the Cause of Palestine and the Arab-Israeli conflict.

2. Addresses again its condolences to the Palestinian people for the passing of the late leader P resident Yassir Arafat, and calls for unity around his struggle legacy and the national constants he set. The Conference further commends the capability which the Palestinian people have shown in overcoming their crisis, the smooth transfer of power, and the success of the democratic presidential elections, and congratulates President Mahmud Abbas for his election as President of the Palestinian National Authority.

4. Affirms its full support and backing for the Palestinian people in strengthening their national unity and unifying their internal front; and expresses its support for the Palestinian national dialogue efforts and for its steadfastness in the face of the practices of Israeli occupation authorities.

5. Affirms the necessity of ending the Israeli occupation of the Arab and Palestinian territories occupied since 1967, including East Jerusalem, the occupied Syrian Golan and the other occupied Lebanese territories.

6. Affirms the necessity of reaching a just solution to the Palestinian cause in all its aspects on the basis of international law and legitimacy and the terms of reference agreed upon, embodied in the relevant UN resolutions, the principle of land for peace and the inadmissibility of acquisition of others’ territory by force, the Arab peace initiative and the Roadmap, such as to enable the Palestinian people to achieve their national independence and exercise their sovereignty in their Palestinian State and its capital Al-Quds Al-Sharif.

7. Affirms the illegality of the Israeli laws and practices in East Jerusalem, aimed at annexing, judaizing and changing the demographic make-up of the city. Demands States and international institutions and bodies to abide by international resolutions on the City of Al-Quds as an integral part of the Palestinian and Arab territories occupied in 1967; and calls on them also to not participate in any meeting or activity that serves Israel’s objectives in establishing its occupation and annexation of the Holy City.

8. Reaffirms the necessity of finding a just solution to the problem of Palestinian refugees in accordance with the resolutions of international legitimacy, particularly UN General Assembly resolution 194 (1948), and reiterates its rejection of all forms of settlement, and emphasizes the United Nations’ responsibility towards the Palestinian cause and the role of the UNRWA in this respect..

9. Reaffirms its commitment to and support for the Arab peace initiative and the Roadmap, and rejects the stands that run counter to the rules of international legitimacy and the terms of reference of the peace process enshrined in the two speeches of the Israeli Prime Minister and the American President, including those stands that attempt to anticipate the outcomes of negotiations on the final settlement issues. Demands all States and international organizations to not recognize or deal with any guarantees or promises undermining the legitimate rights of the Palestinian people and rewarding the Israeli occupation which seeks to impose its conditions through the policy of fait accompli.

10. Calls upon the QUARTET to resume serious work in order to achieve just and comprehensive peace in the Middle East in accordance with the Roadmap and the Arab peace initiative, and to affirm that any Israeli withdrawal from Gaza Strip and parts of Northern West Bank should be complete and a step toward full Israeli withdrawal to the line of 1967, under the Roadmap and a first step toward its implementation, which will requires similar steps to be taken all over the West Bank. The Conference emphasizes the Palestinian territorial unity and integrity, including East Jerusalem, rejects any changes in the legal status of only a part of this territory, excludes the option of a State with temporary borders, and tresses , on the other hand, the need to agree on the final form of comprehensive resolution and settlement.

11. Considers the recent understandings reached at Sharm El Sheikh Summit as a first step toward the implementation of the Roadmap that should be followed with other executive steps translating these understandings into faithful and sincere acts on the ground, moving gradually toward rapid implementation of the subsequent phases of the Roadmap, including all negotiation tracks to reach just and comprehensive peace in the region. Invites the international community to compel Israel to implement the commitments and understandings reached without any procrastination or postponement.

12. Invites the UN Security Council to assume its responsibility in maintaining international peace and security by forcing Israel to put an end to its aggression and State terrorism practiced by its government and military institutions embodied in the killing of civilians, assassination, detention, collective punishment, siege and destruction of the Palestinian economy. Calls for the necessity of ensuring release of Palestinian and Arab prisoners and detainees in Israeli occupation prisons.

13. Affirms its condemnation of Israel for continuing to colonize the Palestinian territories through all forms of settlement activity, and requests the UN Security Council to work toward their immediate ending and prohibition and to remove the existing Israeli settlements in accordance with UNSC resolution 465 and the advisory opinion of the International Court of Justice. The Conference calls on the UN Security Council also to reinvigorate the International supervisory and Monitoring Committee in order to prevent settlement in al-Quds and the occupied Arab territories in accordance with UNSC resolution 446.

14. Strongly condemns Israel, “the occupying power”, for continuing to build the expansionist wall on Palestinian territories, including the so-called “Jerusalem Envelope” which is aimed at tearing apart al Quds and isolating its population. It stresses the extreme importance of the advisory opinion of the International Court of Justice issued in this connection and providing for the need for Israel, the UN Member States and the UN itself to abide by their legal obligations, including the appeal launched by the General Assembly of Switzerland, in its capacity as the State wherewith the Fourth Geneva Convention is deposited, to make the necessary consultations to convene a meeting of the high contracting parties to the Fourth Geneva Convention of 1949.

15. Demands the international community to counter the construction of the wall and its damaging impacts on the Palestinian people and their land, waters and borders, and the need to stop the construction of the wall and removing the existing parts thereof. It invites all States of the world to impose punitive measures against the bodies and companies contributing to the construction of the wall and against settlers, settlement products and all those making profit of any settlement activity on the occupied Palestinian territories, including al-Quds, in implementation of the advisory opinion of the International Court of Justice and the UN General Assembly resolution ES-10/15.

16. Condemns Israel for the excavation works around and beneath the blessed Al Aqsa Mosque and for willfully destroying cultural and heritage sites in Al Quds, Nablus and Al-Khaleel (Hebron), and commends the initiative of the Director General of UNESCO concerning the preservation of the historical heritage of the city of Al Quds. In this regard, resolves to coordinate between the OIC General Secretariat and the UNESCO, and invites the Member States to support this initiative and help implement it.

17. Condemns Israel for plundering, moving and sabotaging cultural assets in numerous Palestinian cultural centers and museums, and demands the international community, the UNESCO and the World Heritage Commission to impose deterrent sanctions on Israel on grounds of the danger it constitutes to the treasures of world heritage, and to act toward the return of these plundered assets to Palestinian museums and cultural centers.

18. Calls for strengthened cooperation and coordination with international and regional organizations concerning the cause of al-Quds al-Sharif and Palestine, and requests the General Secretariat to organize joint activities with these organizations to support the Palestinian’s rights.

19. Strongly condemns the continuous threats against Islamic and Christian holy places, particularly the threats to break into and damage the blessed Al Aqsa Mosque; and holds Israel, as the “occupying power”, fully responsible for the consequences of these aggressions, particularly as they happen under the guise and protection of Israeli occupation forces. It condemns terrorism exercised by settler gangs against Palestinian civilians and peace activists.

20. Reaffirms the previous resolutions of the Islamic conferences supporting the city of Al-Quds Al-Sharif and consolidating the steadfastness of its people, and calls upon the Member States to support Bait Mal Al-Quds and Al-Quds Fund in order to enable them to perform their missions in safeguarding the Arab, Islamic and civilizational character of Al-Quds Al-Sharif, and strengthening the steadfastness of its people in countering the Israeli attempts to judaize the Holy City.

21. Commends the efforts put in by the Islamic Development Bank both in managing the Al-Aqsa and Al-Quds Funds, and through financing the building, equipment and rehabilitation of health and educational facilities, as well as in consoling of affected families, the injured and victims of abuse, and alleviation of their suffering.

22. Invites the Member States that have not yet joined the two funds to do so, and urges volunteering institutions to utilize the technical capacities and the contracting and disbursement mechanisms provided by the IDB in order to finance programmes and projects that meet the priority needs of the Palestinian people according to the best professional standards and practices.

23. Entrusts the General Secretariat and the Islamic Development Bank to make consultations to mobilize resources in order to support the Al-Aqsa and Al-Quds funds from the rest of OIC Member States, and to issue appropriate resolutions to increase the Funds’ resources and contributions.

24. Affirms its firm support and backing for the Syrian Arab Republic’s demand and right to restore the totality of the occupied Syrian Arab Golan to the line of 4 June 1967, on the basis of the peace process and the resolutions of international legitimacy, building on what has been accomplished in post-1991 Madrid Conference negotiations. It reaffirms the previous Islamic resolutions which reject all the actions taken by the Israeli occupation authorities aimed at changing the legal, natural and demographic status of the occupied Syrian Arab Golan, considering these actions null and void and a violation to international agreements and to UN Charter and resolutions.

25. Emphasizes that the continued occupation of the Syrian Arab Golan constitutes a permanent threat to peace and security in the region and the world, and strongly condemns the Israeli practices of building and expanding settlements. It urges the international community to hold to the resolutions of international legitimacy, and renews its support and backing for the steadfastness of the Arab citizens in the occupied Arab Syrian Golan in countering occupation and its oppressive practices, as well as their determination to hold fast to their land and Syrian Arab identity.

26. Reaffirms its support for Lebanon in its efforts to complete the liberation of all its territories up to the internationally recognized borders, and in its demands to release Lebanese prisoners and detainees in Israeli prisons. Also demands the UN Security Council to act toward preventing the repeated Israeli violations of Lebanon’s sovereignty in land, air and sea, and to force Israel to pay damages for all the losses sustained by the Lebanese territories as a result of its continuous aggressions against Lebanon. It supports Lebanon in its demands for the removal of the mines left behind by the Israeli occupation, as Israel is responsible for laying and removing these mines, and for the need to hand over full mine location maps. It also supports the inalienable rights of Lebanon to utilize its waters in accordance with the international law, condemns Israel’s designs on these waters, and holds Israel responsible for any action that would infringe upon Lebanon’s sovereignty, political independence, safety of its people and integrity of its territories.

27. Demands the international community and the UN Security Council to compel Israel to comply with U.N. resolutions, especially Security Council resolution 487 of 1981, to join the Nuclear Weapons Non-Proliferation Treaty, implement the resolutions of the General Assembly and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) calling for subjecting all Israeli nuclear installations to the Agency’s comprehensive safeguards system. Emphasizes the necessity for Israel to declare rejection of nuclear armament and to submit to the UN Security Council and the IAEA a factual statement on its capabilities and stockpile of nuclear weapons and substances, given the fact that those are imperative steps toward making the Middle East a WMD-free area, particularly of nuclear weapons, which is essential to the establishment of a comprehensive and just peace in the region.

28. Requests the Secretary-General to follow up on the implementation of the present resolution and to report thereon to the 33 rd Session of the Islamic Conference of Foreign Ministers.


RESOLUTION N. 2/32-PAL
ON THE
OCCUPIED SYRIAN GOLAN

The Thirty-second Session of the Islamic Conference of Foreign Ministers (Session of Integration and Development), held in Sana’a, Republic of Yemen, from 21-23 Jumada Al-Awwal 1426H (28-30 June, 2005),

Having discussed the item titled "The Occupied Syrian Golan" and Israel's decision of 14/12/1981 to impose its laws, jurisdiction and administration on the Occupied Syrian Golan;

Having reviewed the oppressive measures to which the Syrian citizens in the occupied Syrian Golan are being subjected and Israel's continued attempts to force them to accept Israeli identity;

Recalling the relevant resolutions of previous Islamic Conferences, particularly Resolution 2/31-P of the 31th Session of the Islamic Conference of Foreign Ministers held in Istanbul, Republic of Turkey, and Resolution 3/10-P (IS) of the 10th Islamic Summit held in Putrajaya, Malaysia;

Recalling also Security Council Resolution 497 (1981) dated 17/12/1981 and the relevant UN General Assembly resolutions, latest of which was the one adopted by the Fifty-ninth Session;

Observing that Israel, in violation of Article 25 of the United Nations Charter, has refused to accept and implement the numerous relevant resolutions adopted by the Security Council, in particular resolution 497 (1981) which considered null and void and with no legal consequence Israel’s decision to annex the occupied Syrian Golan;

Deeply concerned at Israel’s persistent attempts to defy the will of the international community and its reaffirmation of the annexation decisions considered null and void and illegitimate by the international community;

Affirming that the Geneva Convention on the Protection of Civilians in times of War (dated 12 August 1949) applies to the occupied Syrian Golan and that setting up settlements and bringing settlers to this area violates this Convention and destroys the peace process;

Affirming the fundamental principle of the inadmissibility of acquisition of territories by force;

Condemning Israel’s non-compliance with the will of the international community by withdrawing from the occupied Syrian Golan which it occupies since 1967 contrary to the relevant resolutions of the UN Security Council and General Assembly as well as international law;

Expressing concern over Israel's destruction of the Peace Process which was launched by the Madrid Conference on the basis of the Security Council resolutions 242 and 338, as well as the land-for-peace formula and the risks resulting from Israel's reneging on the commitments and obligations reached,

1. Lauds the steadfastness of the Syrian Arab citizens in the occupied Syrian Golan against the occupation and their valiant resistance to Israel's repressive measures and against the continued attempts to undermine their attachment to their land and to their Syrian Arab identity, and declares its support for this steadfastness.
2. Strongly condemns Israel for its failure to comply with Security Council Resolution 497 (1981) and reaffirms that Israel's decision to impose its laws, jurisdiction and administration on the Occupied Syrian Golan is null and void and has no legal validity whatsoever and that it constitutes a blatant violation of the UN Charter and relevant resolutions and the OIC Charter and resolutions, as well as the Fourth Geneva Convention on the Protection of Civilians in times of war dated 12 August 1949, the relevant provisions of the Hague Conventions of 1899 and 1907, and the rules of international law, in particular the inadmissibility of acquisition of territory by force.

3. Strongly condemns Israel for its persistence in changing the legal status, demographic composition and institutional structure of the occupied Syrian Golan, and for its policy and practices particularly confiscating lands, appropriating water resources, establishing and expanding settlements and transferring settlers and immigrants thereto, exploiting their natural resources and establishing projects on them, and imposing an economic boycott of the agricultural products of the local population and prohibiting their exportation.

4. Strongly condemns also Israel's attempts to impose Israeli nationality and identity cards on the Syrian Arab citizens, as these measures constitute a flagrant violation of the Universal Declaration on Human Rights, the Geneva Convention on the Protection of Civilians in Times of War of 1949 and the relevant resolutions of the UN General Assembly and other international bodies.

5. Condemns repeated Israeli threats against Syria aiming at wrecking the peace process and escalating tension in the region.

6. Reaffirms that Israel’s continued occupation of the Syrian Golan since 1967 and its annexation of it on 14 December 1981 constitute a permanent threat to peace and security in the region.

7. Reaffirms also the right of the Syrian Arab Republic to recover its full sovereignty over the occupied Golan.

8. Demands Israel to fully withdraw from all the occupied Syrian Golan to the line of the 4th of June 1967 in implementation of the relevant resolutions of the UN Security Council and to begin demarcating that line.

9. Also demands Israel to fully respect all the foundations of the peace process as initiated in Madrid, consistent with Security Council resolutions 242 and 338 and the “land for peace” formula, and to abide by all the commitments and pledges reached so far.

10. Demands anew all states to stop providing Israel with any military, economic, financial, technological or humanitarian assistance that may extend Israeli occupation of Syrian Golan and encourage Israel to pursue its expansionist settlement policy.

11. Requests the Quartet and the international community to assume their responsibilities and compel Israel to implement the resolutions of international legality calling for total Israeli withdrawal from the occupied Syrian Golan to the line of 4 June 1967 and from other occupied Arab lands, and to immediately start demarcating this line in order to achieve a durable and comprehensive peace in the region.

12. Declares its support for the firm position of Syria in its commitment to a durable and comprehensive peace in the region.

13. Requests the Secretary General to follow up on the implementation of this resolution, and to submit a report thereon to the 33 rd Session of the Islamic Conference of Foreign Ministers.

RESOLUTION N. 3/32-PAL
ON
ISRAEL’S CONTINUED OCCUPATION OF PARTS OF LEBANON
AND DETENTION OF LEBANESE CITIZENS IN ITS JAILS AND
DETENTION CAMPS


The Thirty-second Session of the Islamic Conference of Foreign Ministers (Session of Integration and Development), held in Sana’a, Republic of Yemen, from 21-23 Jumada Al-Awwal 1426H (28-30 June, 2005),

Commending anew the steadfastness of Lebanon and the valor of its national resistance in achieving victory over the Israeli occupation forces and liberating most of its territories in the South and Western Bekaa;

Recalling the resolutions of the Organization of the Islamic Conference on Islamic solidarity with Lebanon to put an end to the Israeli occupation of Lebanese territories in the South and West Bekaa;

Noting Israel’s continued occupation of parts of Lebanese territories and positions along the Lebanese borders, its incomplete withdrawal from all Lebanese territories back to the internationally recognized borders in accordance with Security Council Resolution 425 (1978) and its continued violation of Lebanese airspace and plundering of their waters and soil;

Deeply concerned at Israel’s continued arbitrary detention of Lebanese citizens in Israeli prisons and camps in flagrant violation of the Universal Declaration on Human Rights, the Fourth Geneva Convention on the Protection of Civilians in Times of War of 1949, and the Hague Convention of 1907;

Noting with extreme concern and astonishment the ruling issued by the Israeli Supreme Court to allow the Israeli authorities to keep the Lebanese detainees in Israeli jails as “hostages and a card for compromise, and also to detain them without trial”;

Recalling as well the resolutions of the UN Commission on Human Rights in Geneva on the suffering of Lebanese citizens in Israeli jails who experience difficult health and humanitarian conditions resulting in the death of a number of them;

Reaffirming Lebanon’s right to compensation for the losses in human life, material damages and substantial economic losses it has sustained as a result of Israel’s repeated aggressions against Lebanese citizens and infrastructure, and the ensuing damages and heavy loss of life and property,

1. Expresses anew its congratulations and appreciation to the President, government and people of the Republic of Lebanon, and commends the valiant Lebanese resistance as well as the admirable Lebanese steadfastness which repelled the Israeli forces from the South of Lebanon and the Western Bekaa.

2. Strongly condemns Israel for its continued aggression against the Lebanese territories and its daily violations of the Lebanese sovereignty on the sea, land and airspace.

3. Also strongly condemns Israel for its continued occupation of positions on the internationally recognized Lebanese borders, and Lebanese territories, including the Shaba’a farms, in contravention of the provisions of Security Council resolution 425 (1978), reaffirmed by the latest Arab Summit held in Algeria in March 2005.

4. Reaffirms its commitment to Lebanon’s independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity within its internationally recognized borders and supports Lebanon in its sovereign rights to exercise its political choices through its constitutional institutions. It supports the position of the Lebanese government which insists on the necessity of ensuring the complete withdrawal of the Israeli forces from all Lebanese territories back to internationally recognized borders and of bringing them under Lebanese sovereignty. Reaffirms Lebanon’s right to recover every inch of its occupied territories and to reserve the right to resist Israeli occupation by all legitimate means until the liberation of all its territories, including the Shaba’a farms; and supports Lebanon’s right to its waters in accordance with the international law against Israeli avaricious designs.

5. Supports the Lebanese position calling for maintaining the number of international forces working in Southern Lebanon without decreasing it or changing the nature of their task, especially in the light of the continuing Israeli threats, aggressions, and violations of the sovereignty of the Lebanese territories, air space, and territorial waters; and mandates the Islamic Group at the United Nations in New York to continue its efforts to mobilize support for the Lebanese position.

6 Condemns Israel for laying hundreds of thousands of mines in the Lebanese territories which it had occupied, and which caused, and continue to lead to, the death to tens of victims as well as substantial material losses. Requests the international community to bring its pressure to bear on Israel to hand over all maps of mines in Lebanon and commends the initiative of the State of the United Arab Emirates to remove these mines in cooperation and coordination with the Lebanese Government and the United Nations.

7 Requests the international community, judiciary and political bodies and Member States to condemn Israel and bring pressure to bear on it to give compensation to Lebanon for the damages caused by Israeli repeated aggressions against Lebanese territories since the establishment of the State of Israel.

8. Also demands the international community to take all necessary measures to compel Israel to immediately release all the remaining Lebanese prisoners and abductees detained in its prisons in implementation of the provisions of international law and the Universal Declaration on Human Rights, the Fourth Geneva Convention of 1949, and the Hague Convention of 1907; and urges Member States and international organizations to exert pressure on Israel to allow representatives of the International Committee of the Red Cross and other humanitarian organizations to visit Lebanese detainees in Israeli prisons on a regular basis, report on their conditions, and provide them with health and humanitarian care. Requests the adoption of a decision by international organizations, especially, the UN Commission on Human Rights, to conduct enquiries, imposed by international conventions, into the death of Lebanese detainees in Israeli prisons and detention camps, and force Israel to compensate those affected according to prevailing international laws.

9. Reaffirms the right of Palestinian refugees to return to their homes and warns that settling these refugees in Lebanon and not settling their cause on the basis of the resolutions of international legitimacy undermines the security and stability of the region and impedes the achievement of a durable and comprehensive peace therein.

10.10. Considers that the achievement of a durable and comprehensive peace in the Middle East is the appropriate way of achieving security and stability in the region. For this reason, it calls upon the international community, particularly the sponsors of the peace process – the United States and the Russian Federation – as well as the European Union, to play a more effective role in ensuring the success of the settlement issue in accordance with the Madrid Terms of Reference and the decisions of international legality, particularly Resolutions 242, 338 and 425. Considers also that the liberation of Lebanon from Israeli occupation is a victory for Lebanon, and that it constitutes a part of the liberation of occupied Arab lands which will only be complete when the prompt and complete withdrawal from the occupied Syrian Golan, back to the 4 th of June 1967 borders, is realized and by guaranteeing the inalienable rights of the Palestinian people, including their right to return, rejecting their settlement outside their homeland, and establishing their independent state on their national territory with Al-Quds Al-Sharif as its capital.

11. Mandates the OIC Secretary General to follow up on the implementation of this resolution and to submit a report thereon to the 33r d Session of the Islamic Conference of Foreign Ministers.

RESOLUTION N. 4/32-PAL
ON THE
CURRENT SITUATION OF THE PEACE PROCESS
IN THE MIDDLE EAST

The Thirty-second Session of the Islamic Conference of Foreign Ministers (Session of Integration and Development), in Sana’a, Republic of Yemen, from 21-23 Jumada Al-Awwal 1426H (28-30 June, 2005),

Referring to the Islamic Conference resolutions;

Having examined the grave situation resulting from the continued policies of successive Israeli governments hostile to peace,

1. Reaffirms its continued solidarity with the Palestinian people for the recovery of their established and inalienable national rights, including their right to return, to self-determination, and to the establishment of their independent state on their national territory with Al-Quds Al-Sharif as its capital.

2. Reaffirms the total solidarity of the Islamic States with Syria and Lebanon to confront the continuous Israeli aggressions and threats against them, and invites all the Islamic States to express this solidarity in a practical manner and by the use of all means, as well as to stand firm with Syria and Lebanon against any Israeli aggressions targeting them.

3 Reiterates its adoption of the Arab peace initiative for settling the cause of Palestine and the Arab-Israeli conflict, which was adopted by the 14th Arab Summit held in Beirut (Lebanon) on 28 March 2002; decides to act by all means and ways to promote this initiative, explain its dimensions and gain international support for its implementation.

4. Reaffirms also its commitment to just and comprehensive peace in the Middle East based on Israel’s implementation of the relevant resolutions of international legitimacy, particularly UN Security Council Resolutions 242, 338 and 425, the principle of “land for peace”, and the Madrid Conference Terms of Reference, which guarantee Israel’s withdrawal from all occupied Arab and Palestinian territories, including Al-Quds Al-Sharif and the Syrian Golan, back to the 4 th of June 1967 line and from the Lebanese territory still under occupation to the internationally recognized borders as well as securing the Palestinian people’s inalienable national rights, including the right to return to their homes and properties in line with United Nations General Assembly Resolution 194 and to establish their independent state on their national territory with Al-Quds Al-Sharif as its capital. No party whatsoever has the right to make any amendment to any of the terms of reference which formed the basis of the peace process as a means to renege their obligations and commitments under these agreements.

5. Rejects the positions running counter to the rules of international legitimacy and the terms of reference of the peace process contained in the speeches made by the Israeli Prime Minister and the President of the United States in 14 April 2004, including those anticipating the outcomes of the negotiations on final settlement issues.

6. Strongly condemns the Israeli government’s policy and practices which are hostile to the peace process and are designed to undermine it through the continued colonization of Arab and Palestinian territories, including the city of Al-Quds Al-Sharif, and also designed to invalidate the foundations and terms of reference of the Madrid Peace Conference, and evade the obligations, commitments and agreements reached in the past years of peace talks with the Palestinian and other Arab parties.

7. Invites the OIC Member States which have already established, or started to take steps to establish relations with Israel in the framework of the Peace Process to sever these relations, including the closing of missions and offices, cutting economic ties and stopping all forms of normalization until Israel meticulously and genuinely implements UN resolutions on the Question of Palestine and Al-Quds Al-Sharif, and the Arab-Israeli Conflict, and until a just and comprehensive peace is established in the region.

8 - Requests the Secretary-General to follow up on the implementation of the present resolution and report thereon to the 33 rd Session of the Islamic Conference of Foreign Ministers.

RESOLUTION N. 5/32-PAL
ON THE
PROPOSED DIPLOMATIC CONFERENCE CONCERNING A DRAFT 3RD
PROTOCOL ADDITIONAL TO THE GENEVA CONVENTIONS OF
12 AUGUST 1949


The Thirty-second Session of the Islamic Conference of Foreign Ministers (Session of Integration and Development), held in Sana’a, Republic of Yemen, from 21-23 Jumada Al-Awwal 1426H (28-30 June, 2005),

Reaffirming OIC’s commitment to respect principles of international humanitarian law,

Recalling Switzerland’s impartial and neutral role in fulfilling its obligations as depositary of the Geneva Conventions;

Recalling the decision made by Switzerland, the depositary of the Geneva Conventions, in 2000 to indefinitely postpone the Diplomatic Conference concerning a draft protocol additional to the Geneva Conventions of 12 August 1949, and relating to the adoption of an additional distinctive emblem scheduled for 25-26 October 2000, in view of the prevailing situation in the Occupied Palestinian Territories, at the time;

Recalling also the expressed desire of the 28th International Conference of the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent (IFRC) in December 2003 to address the question of the additional distinctive emblem as soon as circumstances permit;

Taking into account the current consultations initiated by Switzerland, in its capacity as depositary of the Geneva Conventions, regarding the proposed Diplomatic Conference concerning a draft Protocol Additional to the Geneva Conventions of 12 August 1949, and relating to the adoption of an additional distinctive emblem;

Taking into account also the situation prevailing in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, and the grave violations of the international humanitarian law that continue to be perpetrated by Israel, the occupying power, including the construction of the Wall and the continued Israeli settlement activities,

1. Confirms the position of the member states of the Organization of the Islamic Conference, also in their capacity as high contracting parties to the Geneva Conventions, that the time is not ripe for convening a Diplomatic Conference concerning draft Third Protocol Additional to the Geneva Conventions of 12 August 1949, and relating to the adoption of an additional distinctive emblem;

2. Confirms further , the absolute necessity by the members of the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent, to fully respect and comply with the provisions of the Geneva Conventions of 12 August 1949, under all circumstances;

3. Requests the Chairman of the 32nd Session of the Islamic Conference of Foreign Ministers held in Sana’a, Yemen on 28-30 of June 2005, to convey this resolution to Switzerland in its capacity as the depositary country of the Geneva Conventions.

RESOLUTION N. 6/32-PAL
ON THE
MECHANISM FOR FINANCIAL SUPPORT FOR THE
PALESTINIAN PEOPLE

The Thirty-second Session of the Islamic Conference of Foreign Ministers (Session of Integration and Development), held in Sana’a, Republic of Yemen, from 21-23 Jumada Al-Awwal 1426H (28-30 June, 2005),

Proceeding from the principles and objectives of the OIC Charter,

Referring to the Islamic resolutions on the Palestinian problem and the Arab-Israeli conflict, particularly resolution No.9/1-S adopted by the 9th Islamic Summit Conference held in Doha,

Strongly condemning the crimes, terrorist practices and oppressive measures carried out by Israel, its insistence on expanding its settlement, its confiscation of land and property, its persistence in implementing collective punishment against the Palestinian people in all the occupied Arab territory, its siege of the Holy City of Al-Quds, and its violation of Islamic and Christians sanctities and values;

Recalling the resolutions adopted by the Extraordinary Arab Summit held in Cairo in October 2000, calling for the establishment of a mechanism for supporting the Palestinian people, for the preservation of the identity of Al-Quds, the consolidation of the self-capabilities of the Palestinian economy; further Recalling, the two resolutions adopted by the Arab Summit in Beirut (March 2002) and by the Arab Summit in Sharem El-Sheikh (February 2003) with respect to increasing the resources of both the Al-Aqsa and Al- Quds Funds; Recalling, also, the resolution adopted at the Algiers Summit (March 2003) on expanding the resource base of the two Funds and inviting OIC Member States to join in their funding;

Commending the just and legitimate struggle of the Palestinian people for the restoration of their national rights, and expressing its determination to support this struggle by all possible means to enable the Palestinians to overcome their predicament and achieve all their objectives;

Urging donor State and financing institutions to extend financial support to boost the resilience of the Palestinian people, to support economic and social development programmes in Palestine, and to extend aid for building a national self-sufficient economy, and to strengthen national institutions.

Expressing its gratitude to those countries which have announced their contribution to the budgets of both Funds and have transferred their generous amounts to the Fund’s accounts, thus helping the Palestinian people to cope with the consequences of enemy attacks.

1- Commends the efforts of the Supreme Council and the Administrative Committee of the Al-Aqsa and Al-Quds funds and the Islamic Development Bank, both with respect to the management of the Funds and with regard to the management of its own financial resources to activate the financial support mechanisms for the benefit of the Palestinian people, to finance the equipping and construction of health and educational facilities, to rehabilitate other public amenities, and to extend financial and moral assistance to, and alleviate the suffering of, the families of martyrs, the wounded, the handicapped and victims of injustice.

2- Calls on these Member States which have yet to accede to both Funds to do so and appeals to voluntary institutions and donors to use the technical capacity as well as contracting and payment mechanisms set up by the Islamic Development Bank to finance programmes and projects that would meet the vital needs of the Palestinian people and ensure the spending of these resources in accordance with the best professional standards and practices.

3- Entrusts the General Secretariat of the Organization of the Islamic Conference and the Islamic Development Bank to hold urgent talks so as to seek financial support from those Member States which have yet to announce their intentions to contribute to the two funds.

4- Requests the Secretary General to follow up the implementation of this resolution and to report thereon to the Thirty-third Session of the Islamic Conference of Foreign Ministers.

RESOLUTION N. 7/32-IBO
ON THE
ISLAMIC OFFICE FOR THE BOYCOTT OF ISRAEL

The Thirty-second Session of the Islamic Conference of Foreign Ministers (Session of Integration and Development), held in Sana’a, Republic of Yemen, from 21-23 Jumada Al-Awwal 1426H (28-30 June, 2005),

Proceeding from the principles and objectives of the Charter of the Organization of the Islamic Conference;

With reference to all the relevant Islamic resolutions, particularly Res. No.5/31-P issued by the 31 st Session of the Islamic Conference of Foreign Ministers, held in Istanbul, Republic of Turkey from 26 to 28 Rabiul Awal 1425H (14-16 June 2004);

Bearing in mind the existing cooperation and coordination between the Islamic Office for the Boycott of Israel at the OIC General Secretariat and the Arab Office for the Boycott of Israel at the Arab League General Secretariat, for the purpose of ensuring optimal implementation of the provisions and principles of the Boycott of Israel;

Having taken cognizance of the Secretary General’s report on the Islamic Office for the Boycott of Israel,

Decides to:

1. Invite the Member States to issue the necessary internal legislation that regulates the Islamic Boycott against Israel.

2. Invite those Member States that have not yet set up regional offices for the Boycott of Israel in their countries, to do so and to designate directors for such offices as well as their liaison officers.

3. Adopt the recommendations issued by the Eighth Conference of the Liaison Officers of the Islamic regional offices for the Boycott of Israel, which was held at the OIC General Secretariat’s headquarters in Jeddah on 4-6 Safar 1426H (14-16 March 2005).

4. Pay tribute to the existing cooperation between the Arab and Islamic offices for the Boycott of Israel, for the purpose of achieving greatest efficacy in the implementation of the provisions of the boycott against Israel in the Islamic states.

5. Request the Secretary General to follow up the implementation of the present resolution and to report thereon to the 33 rd Islamic Conference of Foreign Ministers.



Annex IV

Resolutions on political affairs



Contents
Resolution number
Subject
Page
1/32-P The Republic of Iraq
51
2/32-P The situation in Afghanistan
55
3/32-P The situation in Somalia
57
4/32-P Rejection of the unilateral United States sanctions imposed on the Syrian Arab Republic
59
5/32-P The situation in Cyprus
61
6/32-P Solidarity with the Republic of the Sudan
64
7/32-P The Jammu and Kashmir dispute
67
8/32-P The peace process between India and Pakistan
70
9/32-P Aggression of the Republic of Armenia against the Republic of Azerbaijan
72
10/32-P The problem of refugees in the Muslim world
76
11/32-P The imposition of unilateral economic sanctions on member States
77
12/32-P Combating international terrorism
79
13/32-P Security and solidarity among member States
81
14/32-P Reform of the United Nations and expansion of Security Council membership
83
15/32-P Conference of 2005 on review of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty
86
16/32-P Establishment of nuclear-weapon-free zones in the Middle East, Africa, Central Asia and South-East Asia
89
17/32-P Cooperation by the Islamic Republic of Iran with IAEA
93
18/32-P Islam and the Muslim world in the twenty-first century — the path of enlightened moderation and the recommendations of the Commission of Eminent Persons
94
19/32-P Coordination and consultation among member States to adopt a unified stand in international forums
96
20/32-P Cooperation between the Organization of the Islamic Conference and other international and regional organizations and groupings
98
21/32-P Establishing a mechanism for dialogue between OIC and the European Union
100
22/32-P Protection of Tsunami child victims
102
23/32-P The serious food shortage in the Niger
103

Note : Pursuant to resolution 13/31-P on the review and rationalization of agenda items and resolutions of OIC, all resolutions previously adopted by the Conference of Foreign Ministers are considered to be in force and are not listed on a regular basis.



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RESOLUTION No. 4 /32-P

ON THE REJECTION OF THE UNILATERAL US SANCTIONS IMPOSED ON THE SYRIAN ARAB REPUBLIC

The Thirty-second Session of the Islamic Conference of Foreign Ministers (Session of Integration and Development), held in Sana’a, Republic of Yemen from 21 to 23 Jumada Al Awwal 1426H (28-30 June 2005),

Recalling the principles and purposes of the Charter of the United Nations;

Recalling the aims and principles enunciated in the Charter of the Organization of the Islamic Conference, especially those calling for the consolidation of solidarity among the Islamic states and for strengthening their ability to protect their security, sovereignty, independence and national rights;

Recalling the two UN General Assembly resolutions 22/51 and 17/51 concerning the economic sanctions imposed by some UN members, in isolation, against other members;

Expressing surprise and concern over the adoption by the American Congress of the Bill on the Accountability of Syria, and the executive order signed by the US president on 11/ 5/2004 imposing unilateral sanctions, outside international legitimacy;

Having been informed of the proclamations, declarations and resolutions issued by the various international fora and non-government organizations which express the rejection by the international community of the forcing by one state of its national legislation on the rules of international law on the pretext of the sovereignty and interests of states and their peoples;

Noting that the imposition of arbitrary unilateral laws contradicts the regulations and directions of the World Trade Organization which prohibits the adoption of measures likely to hinder international free trade and shipping;

Expressing surprise that the US bill was adopted against a key Arab and Muslim country in the stability and security of the region and at a time when the United States is attempting to establish with the Arabs and Muslims relations of cooperation in combating international terrorism and introducing the necessary reforms to bring about the widest partnership possible between the two sides, decides the following

1 – Rejecting the so-called Accountability of Syria Bill and considering it in contradiction with the principles of international law, the resolutions of international legitimacy and the Charter of the Organization of the Islamic Conference and a forcing of the US laws on international law;

2 – Full solidarity with the Arab Republic of Syria and appreciation of her position in favor of dialogue and diplomacy as a method of understanding among nations and settlement of conflicts, and calling on the US Administration to enter upon a well-intentioned dialogue with Syria to find the most effective means of settling the issues which hamper the improvement of Syrian-American relations;

3- Requesting the United States of America to reconsider this law which is considered entirely partial to Israel so as to avoid the further deterioration of the situation and wasting opportunities to achieve a just and comprehensive peace in the Middle East region, which constitutes a serious infringement upon Arab interests;

4- Full solidarity with Lebanon against the attempts to harm its historical brotherly relations with Syria , and refusal to interfere in its internal affairs through the so-called accountability of Syria or any other related projects;

5- To request the Secretary General to follow up the implementation of this resolution and submit a report thereon to the coming session.


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RESOLUTION NO. 15/32-P
ON
THE CONFERENCE OF 2005
ON REVIEW OF NUCLEAR NON-PROLIFERATION TREATY


The Thirty-second Session of the Islamic Conference of Foreign Ministers, (Session of Integration and Development), held in Sana’a, Republic of Yemen, from 21 to 23 Jumada Awal, 1426H (28-30 June 2005),

Expressing concern and disappointment over the inability of the 7th NPT Review Conference, held in New York in May 2005, to arrive at an objective final document built on the agreement and the resolutions adopted during the 2000 NPT Review Conference and the extension of the Treaty in 1995;

Taking note of the active participation of the Islamic countries party to the NPT in the 2005 Review Conference as well as in other relevant multilateral fora and encouraging the continuation of this participation in the preparatory process for the 2010 NPT Review Conference.

Reaffirming that all nuclear activities of Israel, including its clandestine and unsafeguarded nuclear facilities, continue to pose a grave threat endangering international peace and security particularly to the OIC Member States;

Calling for the establishment of an effective follow-up mechanism to achieve the objectives of the Middle East Resolutions adopted by the 2005 NPT Review and Extension Conference, and for the implementation of the confirmation made by the 2000 Conference for the first time on the need for Israel to accede to this Treaty and subject all its nuclear facilities to the comprehensive guarantees system of the IAEA.

Noting the advisory opinion of the International Court of Justice of the 8th of July 1996, in which it recalls the obligation of the Nuclear Weapon States to initiate and conclude negotiations on complete nuclear disarmament;

Noting the Declaration of Principles and Objectives for Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament adopted by the 1995 NPT Review and Extension Conference on strengthening nuclear disarmament;

Taking note of the active participation of the Member States in the 2000 NPT Review Conference and encouraging the continuation of such participation in the preparatory process for the 2005 NPT Review Conference;

Concerned about the lack of progress on the implementation of the outcome of the 2000 NPT Review Conference;
Convinced of the necessity to reaffirm the universal character of the NPT which gives it force and credibility and allows the full implementation of the measures conducive to total elimination of nuclear weapons;

Underlining the need to hold the Nuclear Weapon States accountable for their obligation under Article VI of the NPT and the outcome of 1995 and 2000 Review Conferences including holding structural debates, with the NPT process to review and asses the implementation of their commitment of this obligation;

Appreciating the suggestions of Pakistan to improve the global non-proliferation regime;

1. Requests all Islamic countries party to the Treaty to actively participate in the preparatory process for the 2010 NPT Review Conference.

2. Requests all States parties to pursue vigorously the objective of nuclear disarmament in the international fora, as stipulated in Article VI of the NPT, in particular the Conference on Disarmament.

3. Invites all States parties to the NPT in particular the permanent members of the Security Council to exert pressure on Israel to accede to the Treaty to refrain from owning nuclear weapons and their components and to place all its nuclear activities and facilities under the IAEA comprehensive safeguards taking into consideration the relevant resolutions of the UN General Assembly and the resolution adopted by the NPT Review and Extension Conference held in New York in April and May 1995 regarding a nuclear weapon-free zone in the Middle East region as well as the outcome of the 2000 NPT Review Conference in this regard.

4. Strongly urges states parties to the NPT, in particular the sponsors of the Resolution on the Middle East, adopted at the 1995 NPT Review and Extension Conference, to promptly implement this Resolution with the objective of establishing a Nuclear Weapon Free Zone in the Middle East, particularly in light of the failure of the 2005 NPT Review Conference in reaching an effective follow-up mechanism for the implementation of the Middle East Resolution of 1995, whose objectives were some of the major reasons why the Conference failed in arriving at an objective final document, thus jeopardizing the foundation on which the entire review process is built.

5. Requests the Islamic countries party to NPT to conduct further consultations at the expert level to evaluate the result of the 2005 NPT Review Conference and coordinate positions for the 2010 NPT Review Conference.

6. Recalls the unequivocal undertakings of the Nuclear Weapon States as expressed in the final document of the 2000 NPT Review Conference to pursue nuclear disarmament and calls upon them to make a specific timetable for the elimination of their nuclear weapons.

7. Calls for fostering cooperation among the OIC Member States in the area of peaceful uses of nuclear energy for economic development, taking into consideration their needs in the fields of health, sciences, agriculture, energy, research and industry in accordance with the article IV of the NPT.

8. Takes note of the recognition by the 2000 NPT Review Conference that Israel is the only country in the Middle East that is yet to accede to the Treaty, and its encouragement of that State to accede to the Treaty without delay, should be closely followed-up through the establishment of an effective and specific mechanism aimed at arriving at measures to be implemented against Israel in the event of its non-accession within a specified time period, and requests Member States to take a unified position within the United Nations General Assembly, the International Atomic Energy Agency and other relevant international fora to achieve the above.

9. Requests the Experts Group on the Security of Islamic States to submit its report on this issue to the Thirty-third Session of the Islamic Conference of Foreign Ministers.

10. Requests the Secretary General to follow up the Implementation of this resolution and submit a report thereon to the Thirty-third Session of the Islamic Conference of Foreign Ministers.

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RESOLUTION NO.16/32-P
ON
ESTABLISHMENT OF NUCLEAR-WEAPONS-FREE ZONES
IN THE MIDDLE EAST, AFRICA, CENTRAL ASIA
AND SOUTH-EAST ASIA


The Thirty-second Session of the Islamic Conference of Foreign Ministers, (Session of Integration and Development), held in Sana’a, Republic of Yemen, from 21 to 23 Jumada Awal, 1426H (28-30 June 2005),

Recalling that the establishment of Nuclear Weapon Free Zones in various regions of the world is one of the measures which can most effectively guarantee the non- proliferation of nuclear weapons, as well as contribute to the total elimination of nuclear weapons and achievement of general and complete disarmament;

Convinced that the establishment of Nuclear-Weapon Free-Zones in various regions will serve to protect the States of such regions against the use or threat of use of nuclear weapons and reaffirming the calls upon all States, particularly Nuclear Weapon States to demand Israel to cease its clandestine nuclear activities and to shut down its nuclear reactors, especially the Dimona Nuclear Reactor given the highly disturbing news on the increase of nuclear radiation leakage which may lead to an environmental disaster in the Middle East, in addition to nuclear threats it represents;

Expressing deep concern over the fact reflected in the report of the UN Secretariat to the 2005 NPT Review Conference on implementing the resolution of the 2000 NPT Review and Extension Conference on the Middle East which states that all States of the region, with the exception of Israel, are parties to the NPT.

Underlining that the Final Document of the 2000 NPT Review Conference reaffirmed the importance of Israel’s accession to the NPT and the placement of its nuclear facilities under comprehensive IAEA safeguards, in realizing the goal of universal adherence to the Treaty in the Middle East.

Taking into consideration the resolution on the Middle East adopted by the 1995 NPT Review and Extension Conference as well as the Final Document of the 2000 NPT Review Conference;

Also recalling all the resolutions adopted by Islamic Conferences of Foreign Ministers, including Resolution 28/10-P(IS) adopted by the Tenth Summit of the OIC Conference and Resolution 32/31-P adopted by the Thirty First Session of the Islamic Conference of Foreign Ministers, on the establishment of Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zones in Africa, the Middle East, South East Asia and Central Asia;
Bearing in mind all the resolutions and recommendations adopted by the African Union in this respect, and recalling in particular the Declaration on Denuclearization of Africa adopted by the Conference of Heads of State and Government of the African Union at its First Ordinary Session held in Cairo from 17 to 21 July 1964 on the necessity for establishing a nuclear-weapon-free zone in Africa;

Warning at the serious consequences arising from the fact that all states of the Middle East have become parties to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty except Israel that has not acceded to the Treaty, has not placed its nuclear facilities under the IAEA comprehensive safeguard agreements and has not declared its intention to do so, and has continued its clandestine nuclear programmes and weapon activities;

Recalling as well, all relevant resolutions adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on this subject particularly Resolutions, 58/34, 58/30, 58/53 and Decision 58/598 on the establishment of nuclear weapon free zones in the Middle East, Africa and South East Asia and Central Asia respectively;

Noting the successful conclusion of the signing ceremony of the African Nuclear Weapon Free Zones Treaty (Treaty of Pelindaba) that was held at Cairo on 11 April 1996 and the South East Asia Nuclear Weapon Free-Zone Treaty (the Treaty of Bangkok) which was signed on 15 December 1995 and entered into force on 27 March 1997;

Welcoming the proposals made by the Islamic Republic of Pakistan aimed at achieving nuclear and missile restraint in South Asia;

Taking into consideration the initiative introduced by the Syrian Arab Republic, on behalf of the Arab Group, at the Security Council calling for the establishment of a zone free from all weapons of mass-destruction in the Middle East Region;

Convinced that the non-proliferation of Nuclear Weapons cannot be achieved in the absence of progress towards universal nuclear disarmament;

Recalling the paragraphs specific to disarmament in the Final Document of the Thirteenth Conference of the Heads of State of Government of the NAM held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, in February 2003, as well as the final document of the Thirteenth Ministerial Conference of the Non-Aligned Movement, Cartagena, Colombia in April 2000, and the communique of the Ministerial Meeting of the Coordinating Bureau of the NAM, held in Durban, South Africa in April 2002;

1. Urges all States, especially Nuclear Weapon States to exert pressure on Israel to accede to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and calls on the international community and the Security Council to compel Israel to comply with the relevant U.N. Resolutions, particularly Security Council Resolution 487(1981), to immediately implement the resolutions of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) calling for the subjection of all Israeli nuclear facilities to the IAEA Comprehensive Safeguards System and to implement the resolution on the Middle East adopted by the 1995 NPT Review and Extension Conference as well as paragraphs 1-9 of the Final Document of the 2000 NPT Review Conference.

2. Reaffirms the determination of Member States to take measures to prevent nuclear weapon proliferation on a non-discriminatory and universal basis and urges all States, particularly Nuclear Weapon States to pressure Israel to cease its clandestine nuclear activities and to shut down its nuclear reactor especially the Dimona Nuclear Reactor given the highly disturbing news on the increasing possibility of nuclear radiation leakage out of it, which may lead to an environmental disaster in the Middle East.

3. Condemns Israel for not implementing the resolution on the Middle East adopted by the 1995 NPT Extension and Review Conference and reaffirmed by the 2000 NPT Review Conference and calls on the United Nations, the Permanent Members of the Security Council and the international community to take the necessary measures to avert the Israeli nuclear threat endangering the peoples of the region, which constitutes a serious violation of the UN objectives, particularly Article 51 of the Charter.

4. Calls for the total and complete prohibition of transfer of all nuclear related equipment, information, material and facilities, resources or devices and extension of assistance in the nuclear related scientific or technological fields to Israel. In this regard, expresses serious concern over the continuing development where by Israeli scientists are provided access to the nuclear facilities of one nuclear weapon state and considers that this development will have potentially serious negative implications on the regional security as well as the reliability of the global non-proliferation regime.

5. Takes note of the initiative introduced by the Syrian Arab Republic at the UN Security Council in the months of Safar and Shawal 1424H (April and December 2003) calling for the establishment of a zone free from all weapons of mass-destruction, particularly nuclear ones in the Middle East Region.

6. Calls for a speedy implementation of Para 14 of Security Council Resolution No. 687 (1991) and Resolution No. 487 (1981) and the relevant UN General Assembly Resolutions concerning the establishment of zone free from weapons of mass destruction in the Middle East.

7. Requests the Security Council to obtain Israel's renunciation of nuclear weapons, and a full report on its stockpile and ammunition for the consideration of the Security Council and the International Atomic Energy Agency as those steps are essential for the establishment of a zone free from nuclear weapon and other weapons of mass destruction in the Middle East region, and are fundamental factor for a just and comprehensive peace in the region and calls upon Member States to strive to include again the item “Israeli nuclear capabilities and its dangers” on the agenda of the forthcoming General Conference of the IAEA.

8. Considers that the establishment of a Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zone in Central Asia constitute one of the important elements for the strengthening of the nuclear non-proliferation.

9. Calls on Nuclear Weapon States to engage constructively through a transparent and credible process of negotiations at the Conference on Disarmament with the view to establishing within its programme of work a subsidiary body on nuclear disarmament.

10. Requests all Member States to keep up and further coordinate their positions at the United Nations and other relevant international fora to promote the establishment of Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zones in the Middle East, Africa, South East Asia and Central Asia.

11. Requests the Secretary General to follow up the developments in this regard and submit a report thereon to the Thirty-third Session of the Islamic Conference of Foreign Ministers.

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Annex VI

Resolutions on economic affairs ...
RESOLUTION NO. 5/32-E
ON
ECONOMIC PROBLEMS OF THE PALESTINIAN PEOPLE IN THE
OCCUPIED PALESTINIAN TERRITORIES, OF THE SYRIAN CITIZENS IN
THE OCCUPIED SYRIAN GOLAN HEIGHTS AND OF THE LEBANESE
CITIZENS IN OCCUPIED SOUTH LEBANON
AND THE WESTERN BEKKA FORMERLY UNDER OCCUPATION


The Thirty-second Session of the Islamic Conference of Foreign Ministers (Session of Integration and Development), held in Sana’a, Republic of Yemen, from 21-23 Jumada Al Awwal 1426H (28-30 June 2005),

Recalling Resolution No. 9/10-E (IS) adopted by the Tenth Session of the Islamic Summit Conference; and Resolution No. 9/31-E adopted by the Thirty-first Session of the Islamic Conference of Foreign Ministers;

Believing in the objectives and principles of the OIC Charter aimed at strengthening Islamic solidarity among the Member States, and conforming with mass international will that rejects arbitrary Israeli practices in the occupied Arab territory which lead to deterioration of the economic and social conditions of Arab citizens under the yoke of Israeli occupation, on the one hand, and that supports the establishment of a just and comprehensive peace in the Middle East region based on the (Land-for-Peace principle) UN Security Council Resolutions 242, 338, 425, 1397, 1402 and 1403 as well as the authority of the Madrid Peace Conference, on the other;

Underlining the unfailing efforts exerted by the Palestinian National Authority (PNA) to promote the economic structure; and to renovate what was destroyed by the Israeli aggression and in view of the escalation of the illegal and unlawful expansionist settlement policies of the Israeli government, in the occupied Palestinian territory, including Al-Quds Al-Sharif and the occupied Syrian Golan; and also in view of the serious implications of this escalation on the existing difficult economic and humanitarian conditions of the Palestinian people in the occupied Palestinian territory and the Syrian citizens in the occupied Golan;

Expressing extreme concern over the grave economic impacts, resulting from the expansionist settlement policy of the Israeli government, on the difficult living conditions of the Palestinian people in the occupied Palestinian territory and those of the Syrian citizens in the occupied Syrian Golan as well as the Arab people in the occupied Arab territory;

Expressing deep concern over the danger of Israel's continued occupation of the Syrian Golan, part of South Lebanon which are suffering huge economic and material losses;

Having considered the report of the Secretary General,

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RESOLUTION NO. 7/32-E
ON
ECONOMIC ASSISTANCE TO PALESTINE


The Thirty-second Session of the Islamic Conference of Foreign Ministers (Session of Integration and Development), held in Sana’a, Republic of Yemen, from 21-23 Jumada Al Awwal 1426H (28-30 June 2005),

Recalling Resolution No. 25/10-E (IS) adopted by the Tenth Session of the Islamic Summit Conference; and Resolution No. 25/31-E adopted by the Thirty-first Islamic Conference of Foreign Ministers;

Recalling also Resolution of the Seventh Islamic Summit Conference as well as resolutions of the 22nd , 23rd, 24th , 25th, 26th, 27th, 28th, 29th, 30th , and 31st Sessions of the Islamic Conferences of Foreign Ministers;

Noting with great interest the efforts by the Palestinian National Authority in Gaza Strip and West Bank to improve the living conditions of the Palestinian people and to reconstruct the Palestinian national economy;

Having considered the report of the Secretary General on the issue;



RESOLUTION NO. 8/32-E
ON
ECONOMIC ASSISTANCE TO THE REPUBLIC OF LEBANON


The Thirty-second Session of the Islamic Conference of Foreign Ministers (Session of Integration and Development), held in Sana’a, Republic of Yemen, from 21-23 Jumada Al Awwal 1426H (28-30 June 2005),

Recalling Resolution No. 13/10-E (IS) adopted by the Tenth Session of the Islamic Summit Conference;

Recalling Resolution No. 13/31-E adopted by the Thirty-first Session of the Islamic Conference of Foreign Ministers;

Further recalling Israeli aggressions against Lebanon, and the resulting losses of life and property, and their consequences on political and economic conditions in Lebanon;

Appreciating the efforts exerted by the Government of Lebanon to achieve stability and security, establish its authority, reconstruct its country, and provide for the needs of citizens in the territories previously under Israeli occupation;

Taking into account the difficulties faced by the Lebanese citizens in the territories previously occupied by Israel, and in the neighbouring areas;

Having considered the report of the Secretary General on the subject;




Annex VII

Resolutions on cultural and social affairs

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RESOLUTION NO. 6/32-C (PAL)
ON
PALESTINIAN AFFAIRS


The 32nd Session of the Islamic Conference of Foreign Ministers, (Session of Integration and Development) held in Sana’a, Republic of Yemen, from 21-23 Jumad Ul Awwal 1426H (28-30 June 2005);

Recalling the Resolutions adopted by the Islamic Summit and other Islamic Conferences, in particular the 10th Session of the Islamic Summit Conference and the 31st Islamic Conference of Foreign Ministers;

Taking into consideration the policy and practices of the Israeli occupation authorities towards the Arab citizens in the occupied Arab territories, aimed primarily at the eradication of their cultural identity, along with Israeli attempts to wipe out and disintegrate their national and Arab identity at all levels, the Israeli policy of systematic stamping out of education aimed at creating a poorly educated generation ignorant of its history, culture, nation and Ummah, the Israeli practice of a policy geared towards maligning Arab and Islamic civilization and causing prejudice to Arabs and Muslims, the Israeli abuse and distortion of historical and geographical facts, in addition to the continued Israeli policy of racial discrimination by claims of Israeli superiority over the citizens of the occupied Arab territories which constitute a blatant violation of their fundamental rights;

Condemning the aggressive actions perpetuated by Israel for the expansion of the borders of Al-Quds Al-Sharif Municipality, for the establishment of more settlements around it, and for annexation of the city;

Expressing deep concern at the designs being devised against the precinct of the Ibrahimi Mosque in the occupied city of A1-Khalil with the aim of judaizing it, seizing part of it and preventing worshippers from entering and normally offering in it the five daily prayers;

Having considered the Report of the Secretary General on the subject;

a) The Twinning of Palestinian Universities in the Occupied Territories with Universities in OIC Member States

b) The Educational situation in the Occupied Palestinian Territories, and Occupied Syrian Golan

c) The Israel Aggressions against Islamic Shrines in the Occupied Palestinian Territories and Preservation of the Islamic Character, Human Heritage and Religious Rights of Al-Quds Al-Sharif


RESOLUTION NO. 8/32-C (SI)
ON
SPECIALIZED INSTITUTIONS


The 32nd Session of the Islamic Conference of Foreign Ministers, (Session of Integration and Development) held in Sana’a, Republic of Yemen, from 21-23 Jumad Ul Awwal 1426H (28-30 June 2005);

Recalling the Recommendationss adopted by the Islamic Summit Conferences, Standing Committees and other Islamic relevant Conferences, in particular the 10th Session of the Islamic Summit Conference (Putra Jaya, October 2003) and the 31st Islamic Conference of Foreign Ministers (Stanbul, June 2004);

Having considered with appreciation the excellent report presented by the Representative of the Director General of ISESCO to the 32nd Session of the ICFM containing all the details on projects, programmes and activities implemented in between the 31st and 32nd Sessions respectively, which have been of great benefit to Member States and Islamic societies;

Having taken cognizance of the report of the 20th Session of the Islamic Committee of the International Crescent which took place in Sana’a, Republic of Yemen, 5-6 December, 2004;

Having considered the report of the Chairman of the Islamic Committee of the International Crescent on the activities of the Committee;

Having considered the Secretary General’s report on the matter;

a) Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO)

1. Expresses its appreciation for and satisfaction with the educational, cultural, scientific and informational programmes and activities included in the current ISESCO Action Plan (2004-2006) which are characterized by innovation, creativity and integration in the selection of projects in such a way as to meet the needs and aspirations of the Islamic Ummah towards achieving global advancement and confronting challenges, commends the activities implemented within the framework of this Plan, and requests the Organization to continue its pioneering efforts to achieve its noble objectives.

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8. Expresses its utmost appreciation for the report submitted by ISESCO on its efforts to preserve the identity of Al-Quds Al-Sharif and its holy places, to support Palestinian educational, cultural and scientific institutions and protect them against any attempt at demolition, obliteration and judaization, lauds its initiative to hold the international conference on the Protection of Islamic and Christian sanctities in Palestine (Amman, 23-25/11/2004) under the high patronage of the Jordanian Sovereign, His Majesty King Abdallah II bin Al Hussein, in cooperation with Palestine Charity Commission in the International Islamic Charitable Organization, and welcomes their initiative to hold the Third Conference in Kuwait in September 2005. Requests ISESCO to pursue its commendable efforts in this respect, and approved the information plan to safeguard these sanctities, which was developed by the Expert Group during the meeting convened by ISESCO in Rabat on 5 and 6 May 2005.

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Annex VIII

Resolutions on science and technology

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RESOLUTION NO. 4/32-S&T
ON
ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES AND NEGATIVE IMPACT ON THE
ENVIRONMENT IN PALESTINE AND OCCUPIED ARAB TERRITORIES


The Thirty-Second Islamic Conference of Foreign Ministers (Session of Integration and Development), held in Sana’a, Republic of Yemen, from 21 to 23 Jumad ul Awwal 1426H (28-30 June 2005),

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Israel Practices and their effects on the Environment in Palestine and the occupied Arab territories,

Recalling previous OIC and other International Resolutions on this Subject;

Recalling also the UNEP GC decision (UNEPGC.19/107) on environmental situation in occupied Palestine and Arab territories, and expressing deep concern over the continued degradation of the environmental conditions in the occupied Palestine;

Also recalling resolutions 14/11-E and 15/18-E of the UN Environment Program with respect to the environmental conditions in the Palestinian Arab Territories, and the Syrian Golan and Lebanese territories occupied by Israel;

Expressing deep concern over the escalating brutal and expansionist practices of the Israeli occupation authorities which include seizure of land and water-resources, the demolition of houses, the construction of new settlements in the occupied Palestinian and Arab Territories, especially in Al-Quds Al-Sharif, and the Syrian Golan, the uprooting of the trees, the construction of crops, the cutting off of irrigation waters, the deforestation of wide expanses of land and the use of toxic gases with the attendant serious effects on the Palestinian and other Arab Inhabitants and the economic and social situation in those lands;

Expressing deep concern on the dumping by Israel of Highly toxic radioactive and chemical wastes in the Mediterranean Sea and particularly in the Lebanese regional waters;

1. Condemns Israel’s continued occupation of the Arab Palestinian territories, the Syrian Golan, and parts of southern Lebanon, including the Shabaa Farms, as an obstacle to the sustainable development of the Arab citizens of the occupied Arab territories.

2. Urges UNEP to update its report on the environmental situation in Occupied Palestinian Territories and submit it to the GC for immediate reaction.

3. Requests the Member States to continue to extend help and assistance to the Palestine Liberation Organization and the Syrian citizens in the Occupied Syrian Golan and the citizens in the Lebanese territories previously occupied, in drawing up the plans deemed necessary for environmental conservation within these territories and stresses the need to adopt concrete measures for consolidating such plans and taking steps to expose the policies pursued by Israeli occupation authorities which have led to ecological degradation in the occupied Palestinian territories, the occupied Syrian Golan and the previously occupied Lebanese territories.

4. Strongly condemns Israel’s persistence in changing the legal status of the occupied Syrian Golan and its practices aimed at changing its environmental conditions as well as its geographical, demographic and historical features and at imposing Israeli laws, jurisdiction and administration on the Israeli-occupied Syrian Golan.

5. Condemns Israel’s persistent defiance of the will of the international community by refusing to join the Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty (NPT) and to submit its nuclear facilities to the control of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), as well as its implementation of nuclear programs bound to cause a serious hazard to the neighboring Islamic States. It also passionately appeals to the international parties and bodies concerned to take the necessary steps to put an end to such hazards while emphasizing the importance of cooperation among the Member States concerned in the field of monitoring radiation fallout in the area.

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