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UNITED
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        Economic and Social Council
E/RES/1986/21
23 May 1986

Palestinian women


The Economic and Social Council,

Deeply concerned about the prevailing living conditions of Palestinian women,

Recalling the relevant provisions of the Nairobi Forward-looking Strategies for the Advancement of Women,

Taking note of the report of the Secretary-General on the preparation of a comprehensive report on the situation of Palestinian women living within and outside the occupied Arab territories,

1. Requests the Secretary-General to focus on the identification of the main humanitarian needs of Palestinian women in preparing the comprehensive report;

2. Requests the Commission on the Status of Women at its 1988 session to propose concrete measures of assistance to Palestinian women on the basis of the conclusions of that report;

3. Calls upon United Nations organs and organizations, as well as national, regional and international women's organizations, to extend their assistance to Palestinian women;

4. Emphasizes that nothing less than the achievement of their inalienable rights will put an end to the sufferings of Palestinian women.


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