POLITICAL DEVELOPMENTS, KILLING OF UN PEACEKEEPER, PLIGHT OF REFUGEES, DISCUSSED IN SECURITY COUNCIL MEETING ON EAST TIMOR

2 August 2000
SC/6902/

POLITICAL DEVELOPMENTS, KILLING OF UN PEACEKEEPER, PLIGHT OF REFUGEES, DISCUSSED IN SECURITY COUNCIL MEETING ON EAST TIMOR

2 August 2000

Press ReleaseSC/6902/

POLITICAL DEVELOPMENTS, KILLING OF UN PEACEKEEPER, PLIGHT OF REFUGEES, DISCUSSED IN SECURITY COUNCIL MEETING ON EAST TIMOR

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CORRECTION

In Press Release SC/6902 of 28 July, the second paragraph of page 1 should read, as follows:

Briefing the Council, Hédi Annabi, Assistant Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, said the last six months had seen the creation of a decision-making Cabinet and a new National Council to replace the National Consultative Council. All 33 of its members were Timorese, marking the first time that the East Timorese had ever assumed political responsibility. The National Council would broaden participation in legislative consultations by including new sectors of the population who had not previously been represented.

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