Second Committee

Summaries of work and references

 

●  Item 40: Permanent sovereignty of the Palestinian people in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, and of the Arab population in the occupied Syrian Golan over their natural resources

Document:

Summary:

The General Assembly considered this question from its forty-eighth to fifty-first sessions under the item entitled “Report of the Economic and Social Council” (resolutions 48/212, 49/132, 50/129 and 51/190).

At its fifty-first session, in 1996, the General Assembly decided to include in the provisional agenda of its fifty-second session an item entitled “Permanent sovereignty of the Palestinian people in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including Jerusalem, and of the Arab population in the occupied Syrian Golan over their natural resources” (resolution 51/190).

The General Assembly considered the item from its fifty-second to fifty-ninth sessions (resolutions 52/207, 53/196, 54/230, 55/209, 56/204, 57/269, 58/229 and 59/251). At its substantive session of 2005, the Economic and Social Council requested the Secretary-General to submit to the Assembly at its sixtieth session, through the Council, a report on the implementation of the resolution (Council resolution 2005/51).

At its sixtieth session, the General Assembly reaffirmed the inalienable rights of the Palestinian people and the population of the occupied Syrian Golan over their natural resources, including land and water; called upon Israel, the occupying Power, not to exploit, damage, cause loss or depletion of, or endanger the natural resources in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, and in the occupied Syrian Golan; recognized the right of the Palestinian people to claim restitution as a result of any exploitation, damage, loss or depletion, or endangerment of their natural resources resulting from illegal measures and actions taken by Israel, the occupying Power, in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem; stressed that the wall being constructed by Israel in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including in and around East Jerusalem, was contrary to international law, and called for full compliance with the legal obligations mentioned in the 9 July 2004 advisory opinion of the International Court of Justice and in resolution ES-10/15; called upon Israel, the occupying Power, to cease the dumping of all kinds of waste materials in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, and in the occupied Syrian Golan, which gravely threatened their natural resources, namely the water and land resources, and posed an environmental hazard and health threat to the civilian populations; and requested the Secretary-General to report to it at its sixty-first session on the implementation of the resolution (resolution 60/183).

 

Go to:   List of documents ö List of summaries

 

<27 Sep 2006>

Second Committee

Other Committees

 

 

ECOSOC Affairs Branch, General Assembly & ECOSOC Affairs Division

United Nations Department for General Assembly & Conference Management

Tel: (1-212) 963-2184 / 963-7855 / 963-8429  Fax: 1-212 963-5935

E-mail:  2ndcommittee@un.org  Web site: http://www.un.org/ga/61/second/second.shtml