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Committee on Rights of                              Press Release GA/PAL/22

 Palestinian People                                 9 September 1976

 18th Meeting (AM)

PALESTINIAN RIGHTS COMMITTEE INFORMED OF ENDORSEMENT OF ITS REPORT BY

CONFERENCE OF NON-ALIGNED COUNTRIES

     The Chairman of the Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable

Rights of the Palestinian People, Medoune Fall (Senegal), informed the   

Committee, at a meeting this morning, that the recent Conference of

the Non-Aligned Countries, in Colombo, Sri Lanka, had endorsed the  

Committee's report and recommendations.

     He said the Conference had requested the delegations of the

non-aligned States to support the report at the forthcoming General

Assembly session, and had called on the competent bodies of the

United Nations to take measures in conformity with the programme of

action recommended in the Committee's report.

     He said the report of the Committee would be issued tomorrow,

10 September, as a General Assembly document.

     He said the 20-nation Committee should maintain contact with the

co-ordinating body of the Conference of Non-Aligned Countries regarding

the consideration of the report at the Assembly session.  He felt that

it should be dealt with under the heading, "Question of Palestine".

     At the start of the meeting, the Chairman spoke in tribute to the

late Chairman Mao Tse-tung of China, calling him "a great man, who has

put his imprint on our century and will be long remembered".

     The Committee rose for a minute of silence in memory of Chairman

Mao, who died early today.

     Reporting on his participation in the Conference of the Non-Aligned

Countries, Mr. Fall said that a section of the political declaration of

the Conference, as well as two of the resolutions adopted, dealt with

the Palestinian question and the report of the Committee.

     He said the Conference had reaffirmed the full backing by the

non-aligned States of the struggle of the Palestinian people for their

inalienable rights, including the right to return and to an independent,

sovereign State in Palestine.

     He congratulated the representative of the Palestine Liberation

Organization (PLO) on the election of the PLO as a member of the

co-ordinating body of the Conference of Non-Aligned Countries.

     Zehdi Labib Terzi, of the PLO, said "with great pride" that the

community of non-aligned States had endorsed the struggle of the

Palestinian people for their inalienable rights and the policy

adopted by the PLO leadership, "particularly at these times of which we

are all aware".

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Document symbol: GA/PAL/22
Download Document Files: gapal22.pdf
Document Type: Meeting record, Meeting records
Document Sources: Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People (CEIRPP)
Subject: Palestine question
Publication Date: 09/09/1976