GENEVA (Jun. 14)
The Governing Council of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) has approved a $4 million project to assist the Palestinian people. It acted on the recommendation of its Administrator, Bradford Morse, who suggested that the project be headquartered in Jerusalem to make it easier to oversee and monitor the activities of the organization.
He also appealed to interested governments and intergovernmental organizations to provide the UNDP with another $8 million to implement a revised program of assistance to help meet the economic and social needs of the Palestinians. Mohammed Nashashibi, the Palestine Liberation Organization representative, said that it was impossible for the Palestinian people to carry out economic or social development under Israeli occupation.