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UNITED
NATIONS
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        General Assembly
A/44/3/Rev.1
31 December 1989

General Assembly
Official Records
Supplement No. 3 (A/44/3/Rev.1)



REPORT OF THE ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COUNCIL
FOR THE YEAR 1989

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IV. QUESTIONS CONSIDERED DIRECTLY IN PLENARY MEETING

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D. Permanent sovereignty over national resources in the
occupied Palestinian and other Arab territories

28. The Council considered the question of permanent sovereignty over national resources in the occupied Palestinian and other Arab territories at its second regular session of 1989 (agenda item 5). It had before it the reports of the Secretary-General on Israeli trade tractices in the occupied Palestinian territories (A/44/277-E/1989/82) and on Israeli financial and trade practices in the occupied Syrian Arab Golan (A/44/338-E/1989/118).

29. The Council considered the item at its 32nd, 33rd and 35th meetings, on 17, 21 and 26 July 1989. An account of the discussion is contained in the relevant summary records (E/1989/SR.32, 33 and 35).

30. At its 32nd meeting, on 17 July, the Council held a general discussion on the item. Statements were made by the representative of Czechoslovakia, the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic, Jordan, the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, Bulgaria and Iran (Islamic Republic of) and the observers for Israel, Lebanon, the Syrian Arab Republic and Egypt. The observer for Palestine also made a statement.

Israeli economic practices in the occupied Palestinian and other Arab territories

31. At the 33rd meeting, on 21 July, the representative of the Sudan, on behalf of Algeria, 1/ Bahrain, 1/ Bangladesh 1/, Bulgaria, 1/ Czechoslovakia, Democratic Yemen, 1/ Egypt, 1/ the German Democratic Republic, 1/ Iran (Islamic Republic of), Jordan, Kuwait, 1/ the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, Madagascar, 1/ Morocco, 1/ Nicaragua, Oman, Saudi Arabic, Somalia, the Sudan, the Syrian Arab Republic, 1/ Tunisia, the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic, the United Arab Emirates 1/ and Yemen, 1/ introduced a draft resolution (E/1989/L.38) entitled "Israeli economic practices in the occupied Palestinian and other Arab territories".

32. At the 35th meeting, on 26 July, the Vice-President of the Council, Mr. Felipe Héctor Paolillo (Uruguay), informed the Council that, during informal consultations, it had been agreed to revise the draft resolution by deleting the words "to engage two experts" before the words "to prepare a comprehensive report" in operative paragraph 2. The revised draft resolution was subsequently circulated in document E/1989/L.38/Rev.1. Subsequently, Cuba joined in sponsoring the revised draft resolution.

33. At the same meeting, the Committee adopted the revised draft resolution by a roll-call vote of 48 to 1, with no abstentions. For the final text, see Council resolution 1989/86. The voting was as follows: 2/
34. After the draft resolution was adopted, the observer for the Syrian Arab Republic made a statement.

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V. QUESTIONS CONSIDERED BY THE SECOND (SOCIAL COMMITTEE)

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B. Women

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The situation of Palestinian women

159. At its 16th meeting, on 16 May, the Committee adopted draft resolution VII, entitled "The situation of Palestinian women", by a recorded vote of 32 to 1, with 14 abstentions. The voting was as follows:

160. The Council, at its 15th plenary meeting, on 24 May, adopted the draft resolution recommended by the Committee (E/1989/90, para. 32, draft resolution VI) by a recorded vote of 38 to 1, with 15 abstentions. For the final text, see Council resolution 1989/34. The voting was as follows:

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Notes

1/ In accordance with rule 72 of the rules of procedure of the Economic and Social Council.

2/ The delegations of the Bahamas and Oman subsequently indicated that, had they been present during the voting, they would have voted in favour of the revised draft resolution.






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