Resolution and Decision

of the Security Council

1 August 2002 – 31 July 2003



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I.  Meeting of the Security Council with the troop-contributing countries

to the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force

pursuant to resolution 1353 (2001), annex II, sections A and B64

Decisions

At its 4669th meeting, held in private on 17 December 2002, the Security Council decided to authorize its President to issue through the Secretary-General the following communiqué, in accordance with rule 55 of the provisional rules of procedure of the Council:

“On 17 December 2002, the Security Council, pursuant to sections A and B of annex II to resolution 1353 (2001) of 13 June 2001, held its 4669th meeting in private with the troop-contributing countries to the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force.
“The Council and the troop-contributing countries heard a briefing under rule 39 of its provisional rules of procedure of the Council by Mr. Hédi Annabi, Assistant Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations.
“The members of the Council had a constructive exchange of views with representatives of participating troop-contributing countries.”

At its 4778th meeting, held in private on 23 June 2003, the Security Council decided to authorize its President to issue through the Secretary-General the following communiqué, in accordance with rule 55 of the provisional rules of procedure of the Council:

“On 23 June 2003, the Security Council, pursuant to sections A and B of annex II to resolution 1353 (2001) of 13 June 2001, held its 4778th meeting, in private with the troop-contributing countries to the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF).
“The Council and the troop-contributing countries heard a briefing under rule 39 of the provisional rules of procedure of the Council by Major General Martin L. Agwai, Deputy Military Adviser in the Department of Peacekeeping Operations of the Secretariat.
“The members of the Council had a constructive exchange of views with representatives of participating troop-contributing countries.” 

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I.  Meeting of the Security Council with the troop-contributing countries

to the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon

pursuant to resolution 1353 (2001), annex II, sections A and B66

Decisions

At its 4689th meeting, held in private on 21 January 2003, the Security Council decided to authorize its President to issue through the Secretary-General the following communiqué, in accordance with rule 55 of the provisional rules of procedure of the Council:

“On 21 January 2003, the Security Council, pursuant to sections A and B of annex II to resolution 1353 (2001) of 13 June 2001, held its 4689th meeting, in private with the troop-contributing countries to the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon.
“The Council and the troop-contributing countries heard briefings under rule 39 of the provisional rules of procedure of the Council by Mr. Hédi Annabi, Assistant Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, and Major General Lalit Mohan Tewari, Force Commander of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon.
“The members of the Council had a constructive exchange of views with representatives of participating troop-contributing countries.”

At its 4795th meeting, held in private on 25 July 2003, the Council decided to authorize its President to issue through the Secretary-General the following communiqué, in accordance with rule 55 of the provisional rules of procedure of the Council:

"On 25 July 2003, the Security Council, pursuant to sections A and B of annex II to resolution 1353 (2001) of 13 June 2001, held its 4795th meeting, in private with the troop-contributing countries to the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon.
“The Council and the troop-contributing countries heard a briefing under rule 39 of the provisional rules of procedure of the Council by Mr. Julian Harston, Acting Director of the Asia and Middle East Division of the Department of Peacekeeping Operations of the Secretariat.
“The members of the Council had a constructive exchange of views with representatives of participating troop-contributing countries.”

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THE SITUATION IN THE MIDDLE EAST, INCLUDING

THE PALESTINE QUESTION161

Decisions

At its 4613th meeting, on 20 September 2002, the Security Council considered the item entitled 'The situation in the Middle East, including the Palestinian question".

At the same meeting, in accordance with the understanding reached in its prior consultations, the Council decided to extend an invitation, under rule 39 of its provisional rules of procedure, to Mr. Terje Roed-Larsen, United Nations Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process and Personal Representative of the Secretary-General.

At its 4614th meeting, on 23 September 2002, the Council decided to invite the representatives of Algeria, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Cuba, Denmark, Egypt, India, the Islamic Republic of Iran, Israel, Jordan, the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, Malaysia, Pakistan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, the Sudan, Tunisia and Turkey to participate, without vote, in the discussion of the item entitled:

"The situation in the Middle East, including the Palestinian question

"Letter dated 20 September 2002 from the Permanent Observer of Palestine to the United Nations addressed to the President of the Security Council (S/2002/1055)

"Note verbale dated 20 September 2002 from the Permanent Representative of the Syrian Arab Republic to the United Nations addressed to the President of the Security Council (S/2002/1056)".

At the same meeting, the Council also decided to extend an invitation to the Permanent Observer of Palestine to the United Nations, in response to his request dated 23 September 2002 to the President of the Council,162 in accordance with the provisional rules of procedure of the Council and its previous practice in that regard.

Upon resumption of the meeting, on 23 September 2002, the Council further decided to invite the representatives of Cyprus, Indonesia, Iraq, Mauritania, Morocco and Nepal to participate, without vote, in the discussion of the item.

At the same meeting, in response to the request dated 23 September 2002 from the Permanent Representative of the Syrian Arab Republic to the United Nations addressed to the President of the Security Council,163 the Council decided to extend an invitation, under rule 39 of its provisional rules of procedure, to Mr. Yahya Mahmassani, Permanent Observer of the League of Arab States to the United Nations.

At the same meeting, the Council also decided to extend an invitation, under rule 39 of its provisional rules of procedure, to the Chairman of the Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People, in response to his request dated 23 September 2002.

At the same meeting, in response to the request dated 23 September 2002 from the Permanent Representative of Côte d'Ivoire to the United Nations addressed to the President of the Security Council,164 the Council further decided to extend an invitation, under rule 39 of its provisional rules of procedure, to Mr. Amadou Kébé, Permanent Observer of the African Union to the United Nations.

Adopted at the 4614th meeting,

by 14 votes to none, with 1 abstention

(United States of America).


Decisions

At its 4645th meeting, on 12 November 2002, the Security Council considered the item entitled "The situation in the Middle East, including the Palestinian question".

At the same meeting, in accordance with the understanding reached in its prior consultations, the Council decided to extend an invitation, under rule 39 of its provisional rules of procedure, to Mr. Kieran Prendergast, Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs.

At its 4668th meeting, on 16 December 2002, the Council considered the item entitled "The situation in the Middle East, including the Palestinian question".

At the same meeting, in accordance with the understanding reached in its prior consultations, the Council decided to extend an invitation, under rule 39 of its provisional rules of procedure, to Mr. Terje Roed-Larsen, United Nations Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process and Personal Representative of the Secretary-General.

At its 4681st meeting, on 20 December 2002, the Council decided to invite the representative of Israel to participate, without vote, in the discussion of the item entitled "The situation in the Middle East, including the Palestinian question".

At the same meeting, the Council also decided to extend an invitation to the Permanent Observer of Palestine to the United Nations, in response to his request dated 20 December 2002 to the President of the Council,168 in accordance with the provisional rules of procedure of the Council and its previous practice in that regard.

At its 4685th meeting, on 16 January 2003, the Council considered the item entitled "The situation in the Middle East, including the Palestinian question".

At the same meeting, in accordance with the understanding reached in its prior consultations, the Council decided to extend an invitation, under rule 39 of its provisional rules of procedure, to Mr. Kieran Prendergast, Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs.

At its 4704th meeting, on 13 February 2003, the Council considered the item entitled "The situation in the Middle East, including the Palestinian question".

At the same meeting, in accordance with the understanding reached in its prior consultations, the Council decided to extend an invitation, under rule 39 of its provisional rules of procedure, to Mr. Kieran Prendergast, Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs.

At its 4722nd meeting, on 19 March 2003, the Council considered the item entitled "The situation in the Middle East, including the Palestinian question".

At the same meeting, in accordance with the understanding reached in its prior consultations, the Council decided to extend an invitation, under rule 39 of its provisional rules of procedure, to Mr. Terje Roed-Larsen, United Nations Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process and Personal Representative of the Secretary-General.

At its 4741st meeting, on 16 April 2003, the Council considered the item entitled 'The situation in the Middle East, including the Palestinian question".

At the same meeting, in accordance with the understanding reached in its prior consultations, the Council decided to extend an invitation, under rule 39 of its provisional rules of procedure, to Mr. Danilo Türk, Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs.

At its 4757th meeting, on 19 May 2003, the Council considered the item entitled "The situation in the Middle East, including the Palestinian question".

At the same meeting, in accordance with the understanding reached in its prior consultations, the Council decided to extend an invitation, under rule 39 of its provisional rules of procedure, to Mr. Terje Roed-Larsen, United Nations Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process and Personal Representative of the Secretary-General.

At its 4773rd meeting, on 13 June 2003, the Council considered the item entitled "The situation in the Middle East, including the Palestinian question".

At the same meeting, in accordance with the understanding reached in its prior consultations, the Council decided to extend an invitation, under rule 39 of its provisional rules of procedure, to Mr. Kieran Prendergast, Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs.

At its 4788th meeting, on 17 July 2003, the Council considered the item entitled "The situation in the Middle East, including the Palestinian question".

At the same meeting, in accordance with the understanding reached in its prior consultations, the Council decided to extend an invitation, under rule 39 of its provisional rules of procedure, to Mr. Terje Roed-Larsen, United Nations Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process and Personal Representative of the Secretary-General.

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THE SITUATION IN THE MIDDLE EAST264

Decision

At its 4670th meeting, on 17 December 2002, the Security Council considered the item entitled:

"The situation in the Middle East

"Report of the Secretary-General on the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (S/2002/1328)".


Adopted unanimously at the 4670th meeting


Decisions

At the 4670th meeting also, following the adoption of resolution 1451 (2002), the President of the Security Council made the following statement on behalf of the Council: 266

"In connection with the resolution just adopted on the renewal of the mandate of the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force, I have been authorized to make the following complementary statement on behalf of the Security Council:

'As is known, the report of the Secretary-General on the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force265 states in paragraph 11: "…the situation in the Middle East is very tense and is likely to remain so, unless and until a comprehensive settlement covering all aspects of the Middle East problem can be reached". That statement of the Secretary-General reflects the view of the Security Council.'"

At its 4696th meeting, on 30 January 2003, the Council considered the item entitled:

"The situation in the Middle East

"Report of the Secretary-General on the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (S/2003/38)".


Adopted unanimously at the 4696th meeting.


Decision

At its 4779th meeting, on 26 June 2003, the Security Council considered the item entitled:

"The situation in the Middle East

"Report of the Secretary-General on the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (S/2003/655)".


Adopted unanimously at the 4779th meeting.


Decisions

At the 4779th meeting also, following the adoption of resolution 1488 (2003), the President of the Security Council made the following statement on behalf of the Council: 275

"In connection with the resolution just adopted on the renewal of the mandate of the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force, I have been authorized to make the following complementary statement on behalf of the Security Council:

'As is known, the report of the Secretary-General on the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force274 states, in paragraph 12: " … the situation in the Middle East is very tense and is likely to remain so, unless and until a comprehensive settlement covering all aspects of the Middle East problem can be reached". That statement of the Secretary-General reflects the view of the Security Council."'

On 18 July 2003, the President of the Security Council addressed the following letter to the Secretary-General: 276

"I have the honour to inform you that your letter dated 15 July 2003 concerning your intention to appoint Major General Franciszek Gagor, of Poland, to the post of Force Commander of the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force 277 has been brought to the attention of the members of the Security Council. They take note of the intention expressed in your letter."

At its 4802nd meeting, on 31 July 2003, the Council considered the item entitled:

"The situation in the Middle East

"Report of the Secretary-General on the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (S/2003/728)".


Adopted unanimously at the 4802nd meeting.


Notes

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64Resolutions or decisions on this question were also adopted by the Security Council in the year 2000 and during the period from 1 January to 31 July 2002.

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66Resolutions or decisions on this question were also adopted by the Security Council during the period from 1 January to 31 July 2002.

161Resolutions or decisions on this question were also adopted by the Security Council in the years 2000 and 2001 and during the period from I January to 31 July 2002.

162Document S/2002/1058, incorporated in the record of the 4614th meeting.

163Document S/2002/1060, incorporated in the record of the 4614th meeting (Resumption 1).

164Document S/2002/1059, incorporated in the record of the 4614th meeting (Resumption 1).

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168Document S/2002/1395, incorporated in the record of the 4681st meeting.

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264Resolutions or decisions on this question were also adopted by the Security Council in the years from 1967 to 2001 and during the period from I January to 31 July 2002.

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266S/PRST/2002/37.

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274S/2003/655.

275S/PRST/2003/9.

276S/2003/727.

277S/2003/726.