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A/RES/51/126


General Assembly

Distr. GENERAL  

4 February 1997

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Fifty-first session
Agenda item 84


                  RESOLUTION ADOPTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY

          [on the report of the Special Political and Decolonization
                   Committee (Fourth Committee) (A/51/591)]


            51/126.     Persons displaced as a result of the
                        June 1967 and subsequent hostilities

      The General Assembly,

      Recalling its resolutions 2252 (ES-V) of 4 July 1967, 2341 B
(XXII) of 19 December 1967 and all subsequent related resolutions,

      Recalling also Security Council resolutions 237 (1967) of 14 June
1967 and 259 (1968) of 27 September 1968,

      Taking note of the report of the Secretary-General submitted in
pursuance of its resolution 50/28 C of 6 December 1995, 1/

      Taking note also of the report of the Commissioner-General of the
United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the
Near East for the period from 1 July 1995 to 30 June 1996, 2/

      Concerned about the continuing human suffering resulting from the
June 1967 and subsequent hostilities,

      Taking note of the relevant provisions of the Declaration of
Principles on Interim Self-Government Arrangements, signed in
Washington on 13 September 1993 by the Government of the State of
Israel and the Palestine Liberation Organization, 3/ with regard to
the modalities for the admission of persons displaced in 1967, and
concerned that the process agreed upon has not yet been effected,

      1.    Reaffirms the right of all persons displaced as a result of
the June 1967 and subsequent hostilities to return to their homes or
former places of residence in the territories occupied by Israel since
1967;

      2.    Expresses the hope for an accelerated return of displaced
persons through the mechanism agreed upon by the parties in article
XII of the Declaration of Principles on Interim Self-Government
Arrangements; 3/

      3.    Endorses, in the meanwhile, the efforts of the Commissioner-
General of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine
Refugees in the Near East to continue to provide humanitarian
assistance, as far as practicable, on an emergency basis, and as a
temporary measure, to persons in the area who are currently displaced
and in serious need of continued assistance as a result of the June
1967 and subsequent hostilities;

      4.    Strongly appeals to all Governments and to organizations and
individuals to contribute generously to the Agency and to the other
intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations concerned for the
above purposes;

      5.    Requests the Secretary-General, after consulting with the
Commissioner-General, to report to the General Assembly before its
fifty-second session on the progress made with regard to the
implementation of the present resolution.

                                                          83rd plenary meeting
                                                              13 December 1996


                                     Notes

1/    A/51/369.

2/    Official Records of the General Assembly, Fifty-first Session,
Supplement No. 13 (A/51/13).

3/    A/48/486-S/26560, annex; see Official Records of the Security
Council, Forty-eighth Year, Supplement for October, November and
December 1993, document S/26560.

 

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