Living conditions of the Palestinian people.

  • Author: UN General Assembly (32nd sess. : 1977)
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    19 December 1977

171. Living conditions of the Palestinian people

The General Assembly, Recalling the Vancouver Declaration on Human Settlements, 1976,[1] and the relevant recommendations for national action[2] adopted by Habitat: United Nations Conference on Human Settlements, held at Vancouver from 31 May to 11 June 1976, Recalling also resolution 3 on the living conditions of the Palestinians in occupied territories, as contained in the recommendations of the Conference for international co-operation,[3] and Economic and Social Council resolution 2100 (LXIII) of 3 August 1977, Recalling General Assembly resolution 31/110 of 16 December 1976,

1. Takes note of the report of the Secretary-General on the living conditions of the Palestinian people in the occupied territories[4] and expresses the view that there is need for further analysis in order to meet fully the objectives of General Assembly resolution 31/110;

2. Requests therefore the Secretary-General, in collaboration with the relevant United Nations organs and specialized agencies, particularly the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East and the Economic Commission for Western Asia, to prepare and submit to the General Assembly at its thirty-third session a comprehensive and analytical report on the social and economic impact of the Israeli occupation on the living conditions of the Palestinian people in the occupied territories;

3. Requests the Secretary-General, in preparing the above-mentioned report, to consult and co-operate with the Palestine Liberation Organization, the representative of the Palestinian people;

4. Urges all States to co-operate with the Secretary-General in the preparation of the report.

107th plenary meeting
19 December 1977

[1] Report of Hobitat: United Nations Conference on Human Settlements (United Nations publication, Sales No. E.76.IV.7 and corrigendum), chap. I. [2] Ibid., chap. II. [3] Ibid., chap. III. [4] A/32/228.

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