The General Assembly,
Recalling its resolution 212 (III) of 19 November 1948 on assistance to Palestine refugees,
Recalling also its resolution 35/13 B of 3 November 1980 and all subsequent relevant resolutions, including resolution 57/120 of 11 December 2002,
Having considered the report of the Secretary-General, 1
Having considered also the report of the Commissioner-General of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East covering the period from 1 July 2002 to 30 June 2003, 2
Expressing its appreciation to all Governments, specialized agencies and non-governmental organizations that responded favourably to its resolutions on this question,
1. Reiterates its previous appeals to all States, specialized agencies and non-governmental organizations to continue and to augment the special allocations for grants and scholarships to Palestine refugees, in addition to their contributions to the regular budget of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East;
2. Appeals to all States, specialized agencies and other international bodies to extend assistance for higher education to Palestine refugee students and to continue to support vocational training centres for Palestine refugees, and requests the Agency to act as the recipient of and trustee for the special allocations for grants and scholarships;
3. Appeals to all States, specialized agencies and the United Nations University to contribute generously to the Palestinian universities in the Palestinian territory occupied by Israel since 1967, including, in due course, the proposed University of Jerusalem “Al-Quds” for Palestine refugees;
4. Requests the Secretary-General to report to the General Assembly at its fifty-ninth session on the implementation of the present resolution.
2 Official Records of the General Assembly, Fifty-eighth Session, Supplement No. 13 and corrigendum and addendum (A/58/13 and Corr.1 and Add.1).
Document Type: Draft resolution
Document Sources: General Assembly, Sub-Commission on Prevention of Discrimination and Protection of Minorities, United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA)
Subject: Agenda Item, Assistance, Economic issues, Humanitarian relief, Refugees and displaced persons
Publication Date: 30/10/2003