The UN Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People, convened today, February 10, 2012, at UN Headquarters. The meeting of the committee, which was presided over by H.E. UN Secretary General Ban-Ki Moon, re-elected members of the Bureau of the committee and adopted the draft program of its work for 2012.
The Committee elected H.E. Abdou Salam Diallo, Permanent Representative of Senegal to the UN as Chairman of the Committee; H.E. Dr. Zahir Tanin, Permanent Representative of Afghanistan, and H.E. Pedro Nunez Mosquera, Permanent Representative of Cuba as Vice-Chairmen of the Committee; and H.E., Mr. Christopher Grima, Permanent Representative of Malta as Rapporteur.
The Committee further approved Ecuador’s request to become the Committee’s newest full member, approved the Committee’s program of work for 2012, and heard a briefing from Chairman of the Committee on the outcome of the recent UN Seminar on Assistance to the Palestinian People, held from 6-7 February 2012 in Cairo, Egypt.