United Nations


General Assembly

Distr. GENERAL  

12 December 1996


Fifty-first session
Agenda item 35


         [without reference to a Main Committee (A/51/L.33 and Add.1)]

            51/23.   Committee on the Exercise of the
                     Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian

      The General Assembly,

      Recalling its resolutions 181 (II) of 29 November 1947, 194 (III)
of 11 December 1948, 3236 (XXIX) of 22 November 1974, 3375 (XXX) and
3376 (XXX) of 10 November 1975, 31/20 of 24 November 1976, 32/40 A of
2 December 1977, 33/28 A and B of 7 December 1978, 34/65 A of 29
November 1979 and 34/65 C of 12 December 1979, ES-7/2 of 29 July 1980,
35/169 A and C of 15 December 1980, 36/120 A and C of 10 December
1981, ES-7/4 of 28 April 1982, 37/86 A of 10 December 1982, 38/58 A of
13 December 1983, 39/49 A of 11 December 1984, 40/96 A of 12 December
1985, 41/43 A of 2 December 1986, 42/66 A of 2 December 1987, 43/175 A
of 15 December 1988, 44/41 A of 6 December 1989, 45/67 A of
6 December 1990, 46/74 A of 11 December 1991, 47/64 A of
11 December 1992, 48/158 A of 20 December 1993, 49/62 A of
14 December 1994 and 50/84 A of 15 December 1995,

      Having considered the report of the Committee on the Exercise of
the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People, 1/ 

      Welcoming the signing of the Declaration of Principles on Interim
Self-Government Arrangements, including its Annexes and Agreed
Minutes, by the Government of the State of Israel and the Palestine
Liberation Organization in Washington, D.C., on 13 September 1993, 2/
as well as the subsequent implementation agreements, in particular
the Agreement on the Gaza Strip and the Jericho Area, signed at Cairo
on 4 May 1994, 3/ and the Israeli-Palestinian Interim Agreement on
the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, signed in Washington, D.C., on 28
September 1995,

      Reaffirming that the United Nations has a permanent
responsibility with respect to the question of Palestine until the
question is resolved in all its aspects in a satisfactory manner in
accordance with international legitimacy,

      1.    Expresses its appreciation to the Committee on the Exercise
of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People for its efforts in
performing the tasks assigned to it by the General Assembly;

      2.    Considers that the Committee can continue to make a valuable
and positive contribution to international efforts to promote the
effective implementation of the Declaration of Principles on Interim
Self-Government Arrangements and to mobilize international support for
and assistance to the Palestinian people during the transitional

      3.    Endorses the recommendations of the Committee contained in
chapter VII of its report;

      4.    Requests the Committee to continue to keep under review the
situation relating to the question of Palestine and to report and make
suggestions to the General Assembly or the Security Council, as

      5.    Authorizes the Committee to continue to exert all efforts to
promote the exercise of the inalienable rights of the Palestinian
people, to make such adjustments in its approved programme of work as
it may consider appropriate and necessary in the light of
developments, to give special emphasis to the need to mobilize support
and assistance for the Palestinian people, and to report thereon to
the General Assembly at its fifty-second session and thereafter;

      6.    Requests the Committee to continue to extend its cooperation
to non-governmental organizations in their contribution towards
heightening international awareness of the facts relating to the
question of Palestine and promoting support and assistance to meet the
needs of the Palestinian people, and to take the necessary steps to
involve additional non-governmental organizations in its work;

      7.    Requests the United Nations Conciliation Commission for
Palestine, established under General Assembly resolution 194 (III),
and other United Nations bodies associated with the question of
Palestine to continue to cooperate fully with the Committee and to
make available to it, at its request, the relevant information and
documentation which they have at their disposal;

      8.    Requests the Secretary-General to circulate the report of
the Committee to all the competent bodies of the United Nations, and
urges them to take the necessary action, as appropriate;

      9.    Also requests the Secretary-General to continue to provide
the Committee with all the necessary facilities for the performance of
its tasks.

                                                          72nd plenary meeting
                                                               4 December 1996


1/    A/51/35.

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

3/    A/49/180-S/1994/727, annex.


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