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Requests the Secretary-General to charge the UN Centre for Human Settlements (Habitat) with supervising the development of the programme and to provide it with the funds needed to engage 20 experts to prepare an adequate programme, in close co-operation with the PLO, taking into account the uprising of the Palestinian people in the occupied Palestinian territories and its implications; urges the international community to disburse their aid or any other forms of assistance to the occupied Palestinian territories solely for the benefit of the Palestinian people and in a manner that will not serve to prolong the Israeli occupation; calls for the provision of emergency assistance to the Palestinian people in the occupied Palestinian territories, including the dispatch of teams of orthopaedic surgeons; decides to extend to the occupied Palestinian territories the same preferential treatment accorded to the least developed countries; calls for the treatment on a transit basis of Palestinian exports and imports passing through neighbouring ports and points of exit and entry and for the granting of trade concessions and concrete preferential measures for Palestinian exports.
Adopted at the 38th plenary meeting, 26 July 1988. In: Resolutions and decisions adopted by the Economic and Social Council at its 2nd regular session of 1988, Geneva, 6-29 July 1988. - E/1988/INF/8. - 11 Aug. 1988. - p. 17-19. - Issued in ESCOR, 1988, Suppl. no. 1A.