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        General Assembly
20 December 1978

33/147. Assistance to the Palestinian people

The General Assembly,

Recalling its resolutions 3236 (XXIX) and 3237 (XXIX) of 22 November 1974,

Recalling also Economic and Social Council resolutions 1978 (LIX) of 31 July 1975, 2026 (LXI) of 4 August 1976 and 2100 (LXIII) of 3 August 1977,

Taking into consideration the report of the Secretary-General on assistance to the Palestinian people,1/

Taking note of the report of the Governing Council of the United Nations Development Programme on its twenty-fifth session 2/ and the response of the Administrator of the Programme,3/

1. Endorses the resolutions of the Economic and Social Council concerning assistance to the Palestinian people;

2. Calls upon the United Nations Development Programme, in consultation with the specialized agencies and other organizations within the United Nations system, to intensify its efforts, in co-ordination with the Economic Commission for Western Asia, to implement the relevant resolutions of the Economic and Social Council in order to improve the social and economic conditions of the Palestinian people by identifying their social and economic needs and by establishing concrete projects to that end, without prejudice to the sovereignty of the respective Arab host countries, and to provide adequate funds for that purpose.


1/ E/6005 and Add.1, E/1978/55 and Add.1-3.

2/ Official Records of the Economic and Social Council, 1978, Supplement No. 13 (E/1978/53/Rev.1).

3/ Ibid., para. 55.

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