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A/RES/38/144


General Assembly

Distr. GENERAL  

19 December 1983

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                                                   A/RES/38/144
                                                   19 December 1983
                                                   Meeting no. 102
 
             Permanent sovereignty over national resources in the occupied
                Palestinian and other Arab territories
 
     The General Assembly,
 
     Recalling its resolution 37/135 of 17 December 1982,
 
     Recalling also its previous resolutions on permanent sovereignty over
natural resources,
 
     Bearing in mind the relevant principles of international law and the
provisions of the international conventions and regulations, in particular
Convention IV of The Hague of 1907, and the fourth Geneva Convention of
12 August 1949, concerning the obligations and responsibilities of the
occupying Power,
 
     Bearing in mind also the pertinent provisions of its resolutions 3201
(S-VI) and 3202 (S-VI) of 1 May 1974, containing the Declaration and the
Programmme of Action on the Establishment of a New International Economic
Order, and 3281 (XXIX) of 12 December 1974, containing the Charter of Economic
Rights and Duties of States,
 
     1.   Takes note of the report of the Secretary-General on permanent
sovereignty over national resources in the occupied Palestinian and other Arab
territories;
 
     2.   Commends the report of the Secretary-General on the implications,
under international law, of the United Nations resolutions on permanent
sovereignty over natural resources, in the occupied Palestinian and other Arab
territories and on the obligations of Israel concerning its conduct in these
territories;
 
     3.   Condemns Israel for its exploitation of the national resources of
the occupied Palestinian and other Arab territories;
 
     4.   Reaffirms that Convention IV of The Hague of 1907 and the fourth
Geneva Convention of 1949 are applicable to the occupied Palestinian and other
Arab territories;
 
     5.   Emphasizes the right of the Palestinian and other Arab peoples whose
territories are under Israeli occupation to full and effective permanent
sovereignty and control over their natural and all other resources, wealth and
economic activities;
 
     6.   Also reaffirms that all measures undertaken by Israel to exploit the
human, natural and all other resources, wealth and economic activities in the
occupied Palestinian and other Arab territories are illegal, and calls upon
Israel to desist immediately from such measures;
 
     7.   Further reaffirms the right of the Palestinian and other Arab
peoples subjected to Israeli aggression and occupation to the restitution of
and full compensation for the exploitation, depletion and loss of and damages
to their natural, human and all other resources, wealth and economic
activities, and calls upon Israel to meet their just claims;
 
     8.   Calls upon all States to support the Palestinian and other Arab
peoples in the exercise of their above-mentioned rights;
 
     9.   Calls upon all States, international organizations, specialized
agencies, business corporations and all other institutions not to recognize,
or co-operate with or assist in any manner in, any measures undertaken by
Israel to exploit the national resources of the occupied Palestinian and other
Arab territories or to effect any changes in the demographic composition, the
character and form of use of their natural resources or the institutional
structure of those territories;
 
     10.  Requests the Secretary-General to elaborate on his report in
order to cover also, in detail, the resources exploited by the Israeli
settlements and the Israeli-imposed regulations and policies hampering the
economic development of the occupied Palestinian and other Arab territories,
including a comparison between the practices of Israel and its obligations
under international law;
 
     11.  Also requests the Secretary-General to submit the detailed report to
the General Assembly at its thirty-ninth session through the Economic and
Social Council.