Letter dated 5 July 2005 from the Permanent Representative of Jamaica to the United Nations addressed to the Secretary-General

  

  

  I have the honour to transmit herewith the Doha Declaration and Doha Plan of Action adopted by the Second South Summit of the Group of 77, held in Doha, Qatar, from 12 to 16 June 2005 (see annexes I and II).

  On behalf of the Group of 77 and China, I would appreciate if the present letter and its annexes were circulated as a document of the General Assembly, under items 14, 15, 20, 23, 29, 41, 43, 44, 47, 48, 49, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 61, 63, 66, 67, 68, 72 and 74 of the preliminary list.

 

 

(Signed) Stafford Neil 

Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary

Permanent Representative of Jamaica to the United Nations

Chairman of the Group of 77

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*A/60/50 and Corr.1.


 

 Annex I to the letter dated 5 July 2005 from the Permanent Representative of Jamaica to the United Nations addressed to the Secretary-General

  

  

  Doha Declaration

 

 

  Adopted at the Second South Summit

 

 

 Doha, 12-16 June 2005 

  

58.   We affirm the need for a just solution to the question of Palestine in all its aspects in accordance with International law and relevant United Nations resolutions for the achievement of a comprehensive and lasting peace in the Middle East. In this regard, we reaffirm the right of the Palestinian people to self-determination, including the right to establish their independent State of Palestine, with East Jerusalem as its capital. We stress that Israel’s unlawful practices in colonizing Palestinian land through, inter alia, the construction of the Wall, which is intricately linked with the illegal Israeli settlement campaign in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, constitute breaches of international law and are an impediment to the establishment of a viable Palestinian State. In this regard, we recognize the importance of the Advisory Opinion of the International Court of Justice, rendered on 9 July 2004, and demand the full implementation of General Assembly resolution ES-10/15 of 20 July 2004. We also call for the complete dismantlement and immediate end of all illegal Israeli settlement activities in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, and in the occupied Syrian Golan. We also reaffirm our conviction that the Israeli occupation remains the main obstacle to the efforts to achieve a sustainable development and sound economic environment in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, and in the occupied Syrian Golan. Further, we affirm the necessity of achieving a comprehensive, just and lasting peace in the Middle East in accordance with Security Council resolutions 242 (1967), 338 (1973), 425 (1978), the principle of land for peace, the terms of reference of the Madrid Peace Conference, the Roadmap, the Beirut Arab Peace Initiative and thus the withdrawal of Israel from all the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, the occupied Syrian Golan to the 4 June 1967 line, and the remaining occupied Lebanese territories.

59.   We support the inalienable right of Lebanon to utilize its waters in accordance with the international law, in particular to ensure the social and economic needs of its population in the liberated areas and villages. We call on Israel to end its air violations of Lebanese sovereignty and other violation that severely damage the security situation which is a critical factor in promoting the tourism industry and the economy. We also call on Israel to release all the Lebanese prisoners and detainees in the Israeli prisons and we call on Israel to provide the United Nations with all the maps and information on the location of the landmines that it has planted in the south of Lebanon during its occupation which are hindering the development and rehabilitation of the south of Lebanon and preventing the agricultural exploitation of vast areas of rich agrarian land and we express support for the assistance in the demining efforts in the south of Lebanon.


 

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Document symbol: A/60/111
Document Type: Declaration
Document Sources: General Assembly, Group of 77
Subject: Fence, Golan Heights, Palestine question, Peace proposals and efforts, Separation barrier, Settlements, Situation in Lebanon, Wall
Publication Date: 16/06/2005