Resolution: Displaced Persons 1967

This is a yearly resolution introduced at the UN General Assembly whose title is similar to: “Persons displaced as a result of the June 1967 and subsequent hostilities.”

Resolution in brief: Reaffirms the right of all persons displaced as a result of the June 1967 and subsequent hostilities to return to their homes or former places of residence in the territories occupied by Israel since 1967.

From 2000 to 2006 Canada voted "Yes" on this resolution, under Prime Ministers Jean Chrétien and Paul Martin (both Liberal), and for the first year under Stephen Harper (Conservative). Under Harper, Canada then abstained on the resolution from 2007 to 2010, and then voted "No" from 2011 to 2013. Under Justin Trudeau (Liberal), Canada continued to vote "No" from 2015 to 2019.

The 2019 version of this resolution can be found in .pdf here, on the UN website here, or copied below.


Resolution adopted by the General Assembly on 13 December 2019 [on the report of the Special Political and Decolonization Committee
(Fourth Committee) (A/74/409)
]

74/84.    Persons displaced as a result of the June 1967 and subsequent hostilities

        The General Assembly,

        Recalling its resolutions 2252 (ES-V) of 4 July 1967, 2341 B (XXII) of 19 December 1967 and all subsequent related resolutions,

        Recalling also Security Council resolutions 237 (1967) of 14 June 1967 and 259 (1968) of 27 September 1968,

        Taking note of the report of the Commissioner-General of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East covering the period from 1 January to 31 December 2018,[1]

        Concerned about the continuing human suffering resulting from the June 1967 and subsequent hostilities,

        Taking note of the relevant provisions of the Declaration of Principles on Interim Self-Government Arrangements of 13 September 1993[2] with regard to the modalities for the admission of persons displaced in 1967, and concerned that the process agreed upon has not yet been effected,

        Taking note also of its resolution 67/19 of 29 November 2012,

  1. Reaffirms the right of all persons displaced as a result of the June 1967 and subsequent hostilities to return to their homes or former places of residence in the territories occupied by Israel since 1967;
  2. Stresses the necessity for an accelerated return of displaced persons, and calls for compliance with the mechanism agreed upon by the parties in article XII of the Declaration of Principles on Interim Self-Government Arrangements of 13 September 19932 on the return of displaced persons;
  3. Endorses, in the meantime, the efforts of the Commissioner-General of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East to continue to provide humanitarian assistance, as far as practicable, on an emergency basis, and as a temporary measure, to persons in the area who are currently displaced and in serious need of continued assistance as a result of the June 1967 and subsequent hostilities, and requests the Commissioner-General to include information on relevant efforts in his annual report;
  4. Strongly appeals to all Governments and to organizations and individuals to contribute generously to the Agency and to the other intergovernmental and non‑governmental organizations concerned for the above-mentioned purposes.

 

47th plenary meeting
13 December 2019

 

 

        [1] Official Records of the General Assembly, Seventy-fourth Session, Supplement No. 13 (A/74/13).

        [2] A/48/486-S/26560, annex.