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UNITED
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        General Assembly
        Economic and Social Council
A/71/3
19 August 2016

General Assembly
Official Records
Seventy-first Session
Supplement No. 3
A/71/3


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E. Report of the Economic and Social Council on its 2016 session

(New York, 24 July 2015-27 July 2016)

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(b) Report of the Secretary-General on assistance to the Palestinian people (A/71/87-E/2016/67);

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Support to Non-Self-Governing Territories by the specialized agencies and international institutions associated with the United Nations

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Report of the Secretary-General on assistance to the Palestinian people

77. At its 44th meeting, on 25 July, upon the proposal of the Vice-President of the Council (Zimbabwe), the Council took note of the report of the Secretary-General on assistance to the Palestinian people (A/71/87-E/2016/67) (E/2016/SR.44). See Council decision 2016/229.

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G . Economic and social repercussions of the Israeli occupation on the living conditions of the Palestinian people in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, and the Arab population in the occupied Syrian Golan

102. The Council considered agenda item 16 (Economic and social repercussions of the Israeli occupation on the living conditions of the Palestinian people in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, and the Arab population in the occupied Syrian Golan) at its 44th meeting, on 25 July. An account of the discussion is contained in the relevant summary record (E/2016/SR.44).

103. For its consideration of the agenda item, the Council had before it the note by the Secretary-General on the economic and social repercussions of the Israeli occupation on the living conditions of the Palestinian people in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, and the Arab population in the occupied Syrian Golan (A/71/86-E/2016/13).

104. At the 44th meeting, on 25 July, the Director of the Emerging and Conflict-related Issues Section of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia introduced the note by the Secretary-General (A/71/86-E/2016/13).

Action taken by the Council

105. Under agenda item 16, the Council adopted resolution 2016/14.

Economic and social repercussions of the Israeli occupation on the living conditions of the Palestinian people in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, and the Arab population in the occupied Syrian Golan

106. At the 44th meeting, on 25 July, the observer for Thailand introduced, on behalf of the Group of 77 and China, a draft resolution entitled “Economic and social repercussions of the Israeli occupation on the living conditions of the Palestinian people in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, and the Arab population in the occupied Syrian Golan” (E/2016/L.22). Subsequently, Turkey joined in sponsoring the draft resolution.

107. At the same meeting, the Council adopted the draft resolution by a recorded vote of 42 to 2, with 3 abstentions. See Council resolution 2016/14. The voting was as follows:

In favour:

Afghanistan, Algeria, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Bangladesh, Belgium, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Chile, China, Congo, Czechia, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Guatemala, Guyana, India, Iraq, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Lebanon, Mauritania, Nigeria, Pakistan, Peru, Portugal, Republic of Korea, Russian Federation, Serbia, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Viet Nam, Zimbabwe.

Against:

Australia, United States of America.

Abstaining:

Honduras, Panama, Togo.

108. Also at the 44th meeting, on 25 July, a statement was made by the representative of the United States (E/2016/SR.44).

109. At the same meeting, a statement before the vote was made by the representative of the United Kingdom (on behalf of the European Union) (E/2016/SR.44).

110. Also at the same meeting, statements were made by the observers for Israel and the State of Palestine.

111. At the 45th meeting, on 25 July, a statement in the exercise of the right of reply was made by the observer for Israel (E/2016/SR.44)./...

Recommendations contained in the report of the Commission on the Status of Women on its sixtieth session

Multi-year programme of work of the Commission on the Status of Women

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Situation of and assistance to Palestinian women

219. At its 27th meeting, on 2 June, the Council adopted the draft resolution entitled “Situation of and assistance to Palestinian women”, as recommended by the Commission (E/2016/27, chap. I, sect. B, draft resolution II) by a recorded vote of 27 to 2, with 19 abstentions (E/2016/SR.27). See Council resolution 2016/4. The voting was as follows:

In favour:

Afghanistan, Algeria, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Bangladesh, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Chile, China, Congo, Guatemala, Guyana, India, Iraq, Kazakhstan, Lebanon, Mauritania, Nigeria, Pakistan, Panama, Peru, Russian Federation, Somalia, South Africa, Trinidad and Tobago, Viet Nam, Zimbabwe.

Against:

Australia, United States of America.

Abstaining:

Belgium, Czechia, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Honduras, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Portugal, Republic of Korea, Republic of Moldova, Serbia, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

220. At the same meeting, a statement was made after the vote by the observer for the State of Palestine (E/2016/SR.27).

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Annex I

Agenda for the 2016 session of the Council

Adopted by the Council at its 1st meeting, on 24 July 2015

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16. Economic and social repercussions of the Israeli occupation on the living conditions of the Palestinian people in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, and the Arab population in the occupied Syrian Golan.

Annex II

Intergovernmental organizations designated by the Council under rule 79 of the rules of procedure* for participation in the deliberations of the Council on questions within the scope of their activities. The text of rule 79, entitled “Participation of other intergovernmental organizations”, reads: “Representatives of intergovernmental organizations accorded permanent observer status by the General Assembly and of other intergovernmental organizations designated on an ad hoc or a continuing basis by the Council on the recommendation of the Bureau may participate, without the right to vote, in the deliberations of the Council on questions within the scope of the activities of the organizations”. for participation in the deliberations of the Council on questions within the scope of their

Organizations and other entities accorded permanent observer status by the General Assembly

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State of Palestine (General Assembly resolutions 3237 (XXIX), 43/177, 52/250 and 67/19)

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* The text of rule 79, entitled “Participation of other intergovernmental organizations”, reads: “Representatives of intergovernmental organizations accorded permanent observer status by the General Assembly and of other intergovernmental organizations designated on an ad hoc or a continuing basis by the Council on the recommendation of the Bureau may participate, without the right to vote, in the deliberations of the Council on questions within the scope of the activities of the organizations”.


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