Session Journal
Summary of Meetings Held
Tuesday, 15 April 2003


Third Meeting

Report of the Executive Secretary on the activities of the Commission: general review (item 6)

The secretariat presented the reports contained in E/ESCWA/22/4; E/ESCWA/22/4(Part I); E/ESCWA/22/4(Part II); E/ESCWA/22/4(Part II)/Add.1; E/ESCWA/22/4(Part II)/Add.2; and E/ESCWA/22/4(Part III). During the discussion, interventions were made by the delegates of Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Yemen; and the representatives of the United Nations Population Fund, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, the General Union of Palestinian Women and the National Institute for Palestinian Women’s Affairs.

General debate: summary of the issues of which the twenty-second session is seized (item 7)

During the general debate, interventions were made by the delegates of Bahrain, Egypt, Kuwait, Palestine, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Yemen and the representative of the League of Arab States.


Fourth Meeting

Report of the Executive Secretary on the activities of the Commission (item 6) (continued)

The secretariat presented the reports contained in E/ESCWA/22/4(Part III)/Add.1-Add.6; E/ESCWA/22/4(Part IV); E/ESCWA/22/4(Part V); E/ESCWA/22/4(Part VI); and E/ESCWA/22/4(Part VII)/Rev.1. During the discussion, interventions were made by the delegates of Egypt, Kuwait, Oman, the Syrian Arab Republic and Yemen and the representatives of the United Nations Children’s Fund and the General Union of Palestinian Women.