E. Effective coordination of humanitarian assistance efforts
Assistance to the Palestinian people
The Economic and Social Council, in its resolutions 2026 (LXI) of 4 August 1976 and 2100 (LXIII) of 3 August 1977, called upon the United Nations Development Programme, the specialized agencies and other organizations of the United Nations system to intensify, in coordination with the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia, their efforts in identifying the social and economic needs of the Palestinian people. It also urged those agencies and organizations to consult and cooperate with the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) in establishing concrete projects to improve the social and economic conditions of the Palestinian people.
The General Assembly considered this question at its thirty-third to sixty-first sessions (resolutions 33/147, 34/133, 35/111, 36/70, 37/134, 38/145, 39/224, 40/170, 41/181, 42/166, 43/178, 44/235, 45/183, 46/201, 47/170, 48/213, 49/21 N, 50/58 H, 51/150, 52/170, 53/89, 54/116, 55/173, 56/111, 57/147, 58/113, 59/56, 60/126 and 61/135).
At its sixty-second session, the General Assembly encouraged donors to increase their direct assistance to the Palestinian Authority in accordance with its government programme in order to enable it to build a viable and prosperous Palestinian state; called upon the international community to provide urgently needed assistance and services in an effort to alleviate the dire humanitarian situation being faced by Palestinian children and their families and to help in the reconstruction of relevant Palestinian institutions; stressed the role that the temporary international mechanism had been playing in assisting directly the Palestinian people, and welcomed its extension; called upon the international donor community to expedite the delivery of pledged assistance to the Palestinian people to meet their urgent needs; urged the international donor community, United Nations agencies and organizations and non-governmental organizations to extend as rapidly as possible to the Palestinian people emergency economic assistance and humanitarian assistance, particularly in the Gaza Strip, to counter the impact of the current crisis; and requested the Secretary-General to submit a report to the Assembly at its sixty-third session, through the Economic and Social Council, on the implementation of the resolution, containing an assessment of the assistance actually received by the Palestinian people, and an assessment of the needs still unmet and specific proposals for responding effectively to them (resolution 62/93).
References for the sixty-second session (agenda item 71 (c))
- Report of the Secretary-General A/62/82-E/2007/66
- Draft resolution A/62/L.36 and A/62/L.36/Add.1
- Plenary meetings A/62/PV.53 - 55 and 74
- Resolution 62/93
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