United Nations


General Assembly

Distr. GENERAL  

30 January 1996

Fiftieth session
Agenda item 104


               [on the report of the Third Committee (A/50/627)]

            50/140.     The right of the Palestinian people to

      The General Assembly,

      Aware that the development of friendly relations among nations,
based on respect for the principle of equal rights and self-
determination of peoples, is among the purposes and principles of the
United Nations, as defined in its Charter,

      Recalling the International Covenants on Human Rights,  1/ the
Universal Declaration of Human Rights,  2/ the Declaration on the
Granting of Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples,  3/ and
the Vienna Declaration and Programme of Action, adopted by the World
Conference on Human Rights on 25 June 1993,  4/

      Noting the progress made in the Middle East peace process, in
particular the mutual recognition and the signing of the Declaration
of Principles on Interim Self-Government Arrangements in Washington on
13 September 1993 by the Palestine Liberation Organization and the
Government of Israel,  5/ as well as the ensuing implementation
agreements, the last of which was the interim agreement of
28 September 1995,

      Affirming the right of all States in the region to live in peace
within secure and internationally recognized borders,

      1.    Reaffirms the right of the Palestinian people to self-

      2.    Expresses the hope that the Palestinian people could soon be
exercising their right to self-determination in the current peace

      3.    Urges all States, specialized agencies and organizations of
the United Nations system to continue to support the Palestinian
people in their quest for self-determination.

                                                          97th plenary meeting
                                                              21 December 1995


1/          Resolution 2200 A (XXI), annex.

2/          Resolution 217 A (III).

3/          Resolution 1514 (XV).

4/          A/CONF.157/24 (Part I), chap. III.

5/          A/48/486-S/26560, annex.

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