Quadrennial reports, 2001-2004 – NGO reports – SecGen note (excerpts)

Quadrennial reports for the period 2001-2004 submitted through the Secretary-General pursuant to Economic and Social Council resolution 1996/31 *


    Note by the Secretary-General


*   Reports submitted by non-governmental organizations are issued without formal editing.

1.    Australian Catholic Social Justice Council

Cooperation with UN bodies & specialised agencies

Following the escalation of violence in the Holy Land in 2002, the ACSJC wrote to UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan in April, supporting calls from the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights and the Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in the Occupied Palestinian Territories for an international presence to prevent greater tragedy in the Holy Land and to create conditions in which the failed negotiations could be resumed.


2.   International League for the Rights and Liberation of Peoples


Fifty-third session of the Sub-Commission on the Promotion and Protection

of Human Rights (30 July-17 August)

  LIDLIP made a number of oral presentations. In one, linking the questions of globalization and transnational corporations, it called on the Sub-Commission to study the impact and consequences of globalization and of neoliberal policies and structural adjustment policies. The League also addressed the use of Vieques by the United States of America for military purposes, the right of the people of Western Sahara to self-determination and the dramatic question of Palestine.


… Violations of human rights in Palestine were the focus of a statement condemning abuses of the state of emergency by Israel in the occupied territories and the behaviour of the Israeli police towards the local population and the press. …

Participation in the Working group of the Commission on Human Rights

to elaborate a draft declaration in accordance with paragraph 5

of General Assembly resolution 49/214 of 23 December 1994, eighth session,

Geneva (2-13 December)


Commission on Human Rights , fifty-ninth session, Geneva (17 March-25 April)

… It also gave a presentation on the Palestinian question and another on the right of the Saharan people to self-determination viewed from the perspective of economic rights.





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