10 December 1997


Press Release
GA/9379



ASSEMBLY DEMANDS COMPLETE HALT TO ALL ISRAELI SETTLEMENT ACTIVITIES IN OCCUPIED TERRITORIES, ACTING ON FOURTH COMMITTEE REPORTS

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Adopts Texts on Israeli Practices, Palestine Relief Agency, Decolonization, Information, Peacekeeping, Space, Atomic Radiation

The General Assembly this afternoon demanded a complete halt to construction of a new settlement at Jabal Abu Ghneim and of all Israeli settlement activities in the occupied territories, as it took action on a wide range of draft texts contained in the report of its Fourth Committee (Special Political and Decolonization).

The text on Israeli settlements was one of five resolutions on Israeli practices affecting the human rights of the Palestinian people and other Arabs of the occupied territories adopted this afternoon. By its terms, the Assembly also reaffirmed that those settlements are illegal and an obstacle to peace, as well as to economic and social development.

The resolution was adopted by 149 votes in favour to 2 against (Israel, United States), with 7 abstentions (Bulgaria, Federated States of Micronesia, Liberia, Marshall Islands, Nicaragua, Swaziland, Uruguay). (For details of the voting, see Annex IX.)

Other Fourth Committee texts adopted today address such issues as the effects of atomic radiation, international cooperation in the peaceful uses of outer space, the activities of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), peacekeeping operations, and questions relating to information.

The Assembly also adopted the Committee's recommendations on issues relating to implementation of the Declaration on the Granting of Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples (Assembly resolution 1514 (XV) of 14 December 1960. Those include the activities of foreign and other interests and of military activities affecting the Territories, offers of study and training facilities for their inhabitants, activities of the United Nations specialized agencies, and information provided by the administering Powers.

The Assembly also acted directly on texts relating to the dissemination of information on decolonization, and on the elimination of military bases from the Territories.


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By the text on military bases, as orally revised, the Assembly called on the administering Powers to eliminate the remaining military bases in the Non- Self-Governing Territories, in compliance with its resolutions, and urged them not to involve those Territories in any offensive acts or interfere against other States. It was adopted by 139 votes in favour to 2 against (United Kingdom, United States), with 23 abstentions. (Annex XVI)

On the dissemination of information on decolonization, the Assembly asked the Department of Political Affairs and the Department of Public Information (DPI) to take account of the suggestions of the Special Committee on decolonization that they continue to publicize the United Nations work in the field of decolonization through all available media, including publications, radio and television, and the Internet. The text was adopted by 159 votes in favour to 3 against (Israel, United Kingdom, United States), with 3 abstentions (Federated States of Micronesia, France, Russian Federation). (Annex XVII)

By a vote of 151 in favour to 2 against (Israel, United States), with 7 abstentions (Democratic Republic of the Congo, Federated States of Micronesia, Liberia, Marshall Islands, Nicaragua, Swaziland, Zambia), the Assembly demanded that Israel, as occupying Power, cease all practices and actions that violate the human rights of the Palestinian people. It also determined that all actions taken by Israel in the occupied Palestinian territory, including Jerusalem, in violation of the Geneva Convention and relevant Security Council resolutions, are illegal and have no validity. (Annex X)

The Assembly also called upon Israel to desist from changing the physical character, demographic composition, institutional structure and legal status of the occupied Syrian Golan, and in particular to desist from the establishment of settlements there. The resolution was adopted by 152 votes in favour to 1 against (Israel), with 7 abstentions (Federated States of Micronesia, Marshall Islands, Nicaragua, Swaziland, United States, Uruguay, Zambia). (Annex XI)

By a vote of 83 in favour to 2 against (Israel, United States), with 72 abstentions, the Assembly commended the Special Committee on Israeli Practices for its efforts and demanded that Israel cooperate with it. The Secretary- General was asked to provide all necessary facilities to the Committee, including those needed for it to visit the occupied territories. (Annex VII)

The Assembly reaffirmed the applicability of the 1949 Geneva Convention relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War to the occupied Palestinian territory, including Jerusalem, and to the other occupied Arab territories. It demanded that Israel accept the de jure applicability of the Convention and comply scrupulously with its provisions. The resolution was adopted by 156 votes in favour to 2 against (Israel, United States), with 3 abstentions (Federated States of Micronesia, Marshall Islands, Swaziland). (Annex VIII)


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In addition, the Assembly adopted seven resolutions on the activities of UNRWA. By a text on assistance to the Palestinian people, it urged all Member States to extend and expedite aid with a view to the economic and social development of the Palestinian people and the occupied territories. By a vote of 159 in favour to 1 against (Israel), with 2 abstentions (Federated States of Micronesia, United States), it also reiterated its deep concern regarding the persisting critical financial situation of the Agency. (Annex I)

The Assembly reaffirmed 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, under another text. It also expressed hope for their accelerated return through the mechanisms agreed upon by the parties in their 1993 Declaration of Principles on Interim Self-Government Arrangements. The text was adopted by 159 votes in favour to 2 against (Israel, United States), with 1 abstention (Federated States of Micronesia). (Annex II)

Under another text, the Assembly strongly appealed to all States, specialized agencies and non-governmental organizations to augment the special allocations for grants and scholarships to Palestine refugees, in addition to their contributions to the regular budget of UNRWA. The resolution was adopted by 163 votes in favour to none against, with 1 abstention (Israel). (Annex III)

By a text on the operations of UNRWA, the Assembly called upon Israel to abide by provisions of the United Nations Charter and of the Convention of the Privileges and Immunities of the United Nations regarding the safety of the Agency's personnel, the protection of its institutions, and the safeguarding of its facilities in the occupied Palestinian territory, including Jerusalem. The resolution was adopted by 158 votes in favour to 2 against (Israel, United States), with 3 abstentions (Federated States of Micronesia, Marshall Islands, Zambia). (Annex IV)

The Assembly reaffirmed that the Palestine Arab refugees are entitled to their property and to the income derived therefrom, under another text. By 158 votes in favour to 2 against (Israel, United States) with 3 abstentions (Federated States of Micronesia, Liberia, Marshall Islands), it asked the Secretary-General to take all appropriate steps, in consultation with the United Nations Conciliation Commission for Palestine, for the protection of Arab property, assets and property rights in Israel. (Annex V)

Under a resolution on a University of Jerusalem "Al-Quds" for Palestine refugees, the Assembly emphasized the need to strengthen the educational system in the occupied Palestinian territory, including Jerusalem, and specifically the need for establishment of the proposed university. That text was adopted by 158 votes in favour to 2 against (Israel, United States), with 3 abstentions (Federated States of Micronesia, Liberia, Zambia). (Annex VI)


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Acting without a vote, the Assembly asked that the Working Group on the Financing of UNRWA continue its efforts, in cooperation with the Secretary- General and UNRWA's Commissioner-General, for the financing of the Agency for a further period of one year.

On decolonization matters, the General Assembly urged Morocco and the Popular Front for the Liberation of Saguia el-Hamra and Rio de Oro to implement fully and faithfully their agreements on implementation of the settlement plan in Western Sahara, reached during their private direct talks under the auspices of Secretary-General's Personal Envoy, James Baker III. It took that action without a vote.

By a decision on the question of Gibraltar, adopted without a vote, the Assembly urged the Governments of Spain and the United Kingdom to continue negotiations towards a definitive resolution of the matter. Under a resolution on New Caledonia, also adopted without a vote, it urged all parties involved to continue promoting a framework for the peaceful progress of the Territory towards self-determination.

The Assembly also adopted an omnibus resolution addressing the specific situations in 12 Non-Self-Governing Territories: American Samoa, Anguilla, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Guam, Montserrat, Pitcairn, Saint Helena, Tokelau, Turks and Caicos Islands, and the United States Virgin Islands. It took that action without a vote.

Also by that text, the Assembly called on the administering Powers, in cooperation with the territorial governments, to facilitate political education programmes in the Non-Self-Governing Territories to foster the people's awareness of their electoral options. It also asked the administering Powers to protect the Territories against environmental degradation and to counter problems related to drug trafficking, money laundering and other crimes.

A resolution on foreign economic and other activities affecting the interests of the peoples of the Non-Self-Governing Territories was adopted by a vote of 156 in favour to 3 against (Israel, Marshall Islands, United States), with 5 abstentions (Bulgaria, Equatorial Guinea, Federated States of Micronesia, France, United Kingdom). By its terms, the Assembly reaffirmed the responsibility of administering Powers to promote the political, economic, social and educational advancement of the peoples of the Territories, as well as the rights of their peoples over their natural resources. (Annex XIII)

Under a decision adopted by 108 votes in favour to 51 against with 3 abstentions (Afghanistan, Kyrgyzstan, Republic of Korea), the Assembly reaffirmed that military bases and installations in colonial and Non-Self-Governing Territories could constitute an obstacle to the exercise of the right to self- determination. It reiterated that the Territories and adjacent areas should not be used for nuclear testing, dumping of nuclear waste, or deployment of nuclear or other weapons of mass destruction. (Annex XIV)


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The Assembly also asked the administering Powers to transmit or continue transmitting to the Secretary-General information on the economic, social and educational conditions in the Territories, as prescribed in Article 73 e of the United Nations Charter. That resolution was adopted by 161 votes in favour to none against, with 4 abstentions (France, Israel, United Kingdom, United States). (Annex XII)

By another text, adopted by 117 votes in favour to none against with 50 abstentions, the Assembly asked that the specialized agencies and other United Nations, international and regional bodies review conditions in the Territories so as take measures to accelerate their economic and social progress. (Annex XV)

Acting without a vote, the Assembly invited States to make or continue making generous offers of study and training facilities to the inhabitants of the Non-Self-Governing Territories.

Also this afternoon, the Assembly, acting without a vote, endorsed the proposals, recommendations and conclusions of the Special Committee on Peacekeeping Operations and urged their implementation.

Among those proposals, the Special Committee recommends that the United Nations continue to maintain international peace and security by effectively planning, deploying and managing current and future peacekeeping operations. It also continues to attach great importance to the prevention and early resolution of conflict and urges the United Nations and the parties concerned to continue exploring ways to do more to that end.

In addition, the Peacekeeping Committee recommends that operations be provided with clearly defined mandates, objectives, command structures and secure financing, and that the congruity between mandates, resources and objectives be ensured. It also stresses the need for consultations between troop-contributing countries and the Security Council.

Addressing questions relating to information, the Assembly strongly reaffirmed its primary role in elaborating, coordinating and harmonizing United Nations policies and activities in the field of information. It took note of the failure of the Committee on Information to complete the task of its 1997 session, and asked the Secretary-General to continue implementing already mandated activities.

By a related resolution, on information in the service of humanity, the Assembly urged all countries, United Nations bodies and others concerned to cooperate with a view to reducing disparities in information flows at all levels. It also urged them to ensure for journalists the free and effective performance of their professional tasks, and to facilitate developing countries' access to advanced communications technology available in the open market.


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The Assembly also decided to appoint Georgia as a new member of the Committee on Information, increasing its number from 89 to 90 States. The information texts were all adopted without a vote.

Addressing the effects of atomic radiation, the Assembly invited the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and the World Health Organization (WHO) to consider the function and role of the United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation, and to submit a recommendation at the Assembly's next session. Acting without a vote, the Assembly also asked the Scientific Committee, in the meanwhile, to submit its reports to the IAEA and the WHO, as well as to the Assembly.

Also without a vote, the Assembly agreed that the Third United Nations Conference on the Exploration and Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (UNISPACE III) shall be convened at the United Nations Office in Vienna from 19 to 30 July 1999, as a special session of the Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space. It also endorsed the report of that Committee, including recommendations pertaining to its Legal Subcommittee and its Scientific and Technical Subcommittee.

In other business, the Assembly took note of the Fourth Committee's decision to defer consideration of its item on the occupied territories of Croatia.

The representative of Syria, as Rapporteur of the Special Committee on decolonization, and Papua New Guinea, speaking for its Chairman, introduced that body's recommendations. The representative of Finland, as Rapporteur of the Fourth Committee, introduced that body's reports. Statements were also made by the representatives of Cuba, United Arab Emirates, Israel, Syria and the United Kingdom.

At the outset of the meeting, the President of the Assembly made a statement on the occasion of Human Rights Day, and the beginning of the fiftieth anniversary year of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

The General Assembly will meet again at 3 p.m. on Friday, 12 December, to take action on the reports of its Third Committee (Social, Humanitarian and Cultural).


Assembly Work Programme

The General Assembly met this afternoon to take action on a series of reports of the Fourth Committee (Special Political and Decolonization). They address such questions as implementation of the Declaration on decolonization, information from Non-Self-Governing Territories transmitted under Article 73 e of the Charter, the activities of foreign economic and other interests impeding implementation of the decolonization Declaration, implementation of that Declaration by United Nations specialized agencies and international institutions, and offers by Member States of study and training facilities for inhabitants of Non-Self-Governing Territories.

The reports also cover the effects of atomic radiation, international cooperation in the peaceful uses of outer space, peacekeeping operations in all their aspects, questions relating to information, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), the report of the Special Committee to Investigate Israeli Practices Affecting the Human Rights of the Palestinian People and Other Arabs of the Occupied Territories, and the occupied territories of Croatia.

The Assembly was also expected to act directly on two draft resolutions relating to the report of the Special Committee on decolonization. They concern implementation of the Declaration on decolonization (General Assembly resolution 1514 (XV) of 14 December 1960), and the dissemination of information on decolonization. By the text on implementation of the decolonization Declaration (document A/52/L.64), the Assembly would call on the administering Powers to eliminate the remaining military bases in the Non-Self-Governing Territories, in compliance with its resolutions, and urge them not to involve those Territories in any offensive acts or interference against other States. It would also call on them to ensure that foreign economic activities in territories under their administration are directed to assist their peoples in the exercise of their right to self-determination.

The Assembly would ask the Special Committee on decolonization to formulate specific proposals for elimination of the remaining manifestations of colonialism; to continue examining the implementation by States of the Organization's decolonization resolutions; to continue paying special attention to the small territories, in particular through the dispatch of regular visiting mission; and to take all necessary steps to enlist worldwide support for the achievement of the objectives of the Declaration.

By other terms of the text, the Assembly would call on the administering Powers to continue to cooperate with the Special Committee and to receive visiting missions to the Territories. It would call on those administering Powers which have not participated in the work of the Special Committee to do so at its 1998 session.


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The Secretary-General and the United Nations system would be asked to provide economic, social and other assistance to the Territories. The Assembly would urge all States to provide moral and material assistance to the peoples of colonial Territories, directly and through the United Nations system. It would ask the administering Powers, in consultation with the territorial governments, to take step to enlist and make effective use of all possible assistance to strengthen the economies of the Territories under their administration.

The draft is sponsored by Côte d'Ivoire, Cuba, Fiji, Grenada, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Saint Lucia and Syria.

By the draft resolution on the dissemination of information on decolonization (document A/52/23), Part II, chap. III, para. 10), the Assembly would ask the Department of Political Affairs and the Department of Public Information to consider to take account of the Special Committee's suggestions that they continue their efforts to publicize the United Nations work in the field of decolonization through all available media, including publications, radio and television, and the Internet.

Those efforts would include collecting, preparing and disseminating basic materials on self-determination, particularly to the Territories, and to seek the full cooperation of the administering Powers. The involvement of non-governmental organizations in the dissemination of information on decolonization would also be encouraged.

The Fourth Committee's report on implementation of the Decolonization declaration (document A/52/613) contains three draft resolutions and one draft decision.

By a draft resolution on the question of Western Sahara, approved by the Committee on 27 October without a vote, the Assembly would take note with satisfaction of the agreements reached between the Kingdom of Morocco and the Popular Front for the Liberation of Saguia el-Hamra and Rio de Oro for implementation of the settlement plan in Western Sahara during their private direct talks under the auspices of the Secretary-General's Personal Envoy, James Baker. It would urge them to implement those agreements fully and faithfully, to continue their cooperation with the Secretary-General and his Envoy, and to refrain from undertaking any action that could undermine implementation of the settlement plan and the agreements reached for its implementation.

By other terms of the text, the Assembly would reaffirm the United Nations responsibility towards the people of Western Sahara under the settlement plan. It would reiterate its support for further efforts of the Secretary-General for the organization and supervision by the United Nations, in cooperation with the Organization of African Unity (OAU), of a referendum


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for self-determination by the people of Western Sahara, in conformity with Security Council resolutions 658 (1990) and 690 (1991), by which the Council approved the settlement plan for Western Sahara.

By the terms of the draft resolution on New Caledonia, also approved by the Committee without a vote on 27 October, the Assembly would urge all the parties involved, in the interest of all the people of New Caledonia and building on the positive outcome of the mid-term review of the Matignon Accords, to maintain their dialogue in a spirit of harmony.

Also by the draft, the Assembly would invite all parties involved to continue promoting a framework for the peaceful progress of the Territory towards an act of self-determination, in which all options would be open and which would safeguard the rights of all New Caledonians according to the letter and spirit of the Matignon Accords, based on the principle that it is for the populations of New Caledonia to choose how to control their destiny.

By the first part of an omnibus draft resolution on the 12 Non-Self- Governing Territories, approved without a vote as orally revised on 4 November, the Assembly would call on the administering Powers, in cooperation with the territorial governments, to facilitate political education programmes to foster the people's awareness of their electoral options. The administering Powers would be asked to keep the Secretary-General informed of the wishes of the people regarding their future political status and to invite United Nations visiting missions to monitor the situation in the Territories.

The administering Powers would also be asked to protect the Territories against environmental degradation and to counter problems related to drug trafficking, money laundering and other crimes. Priority would be given to strengthening and diversifying the Territories' economies.

The second part of the draft resolution addresses specific conditions in each Territory. They are American Samoa, Anguilla, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Guam, Montserrat, Pitcarin, Saint Helena, Tokelau, Turks and Caicos Islands, and the United States Virgin Islands.

By the section of the draft on American Samoa, the administering Power would be called upon to assist the territorial government in the economic and social development of the Territory, including measures to rebuild management capabilities.

By the section on Anguilla, the administering Power and all States, organizations and United Nations agencies would be called on to continue to assist the Territory in its social and economic development.

Regarding Bermuda, the administering Power would be called on to elaborate, in consultation with the territorial government, development


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programmes specifically intended to alleviate the economic, social and environmental consequences of the closure of certain military bases and installations in the Territory.

Under the section on the British Virgin Islands, the administering Power, the specialized agencies and other organizations of the United Nations system and all financial institutions would be asked to continue providing development assistance, bearing in mind the vulnerability of the Territory to external factors.

With respect to the Cayman Islands, the administering Power and the territorial government would be called upon to continue cooperating to counter problems related to money laundering, smuggling of funds and other related crimes, as well as drug trafficking. Continued facilitation of the expansion of the current programme of securing employment for the population, particularly at the decision-making level, would also be requested.

Regarding Guam, the draft's provisions would ask the administering Power, in cooperation with the territorial government, to continue the orderly transfer of land to the people of the Territory and to take necessary steps to safeguard property rights. The administering Power would be asked to cooperate in establishing programmes intended to promote the sustainable development of economic programmes by the people of Guam, including the Chamorro people. It would also be asked to recognize the political rights, as well as the cultural and ethnic identity, of the Chamorro people.

By the section on Montserrat, the administering Power, the specialized agencies and other organizations of the United Nations system, as well as regional and other organizations, would be called upon to provide urgent emergency assistance to the Territory in order to alleviate the consequences of the recent series of volcanic eruptions.

With respect to Pitcarin, the administering Power and relevant regional and international organizations would be asked to continue to support the efforts of the territorial government to address the socio-economic development of the Territory.

By the section on Saint Helena, the administering Power would be asked to conduct a constitutional review of the Territory and to continue, in cooperation with relevant regional and international organizations, to address the socio-economic development of the Territory.

The Assembly would also welcome the assurances of the Government of New Zealand that it will meet its obligations with respect to Tokelau and abide by the freely expressed wish of its people with regard to their future status.


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Also by the draft, the administering Power of the Turks and Caicos Islands and relevant regional and international organizations would be called upon to continue providing assistance for the improvement of social and economic conditions in the Territory. The administering Power would be further called upon to cooperate with the territorial government to counter problems related to money laundering, smuggling of funds and related crimes, including trafficking in illicit drugs.

Regarding the United States Virgin Islands, the administering Power would be asked to continue to assist the territorial government in its political, economic and social goals. It would also be asked to facilitate the Territory's participation in organizations, especially the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States and the Caribbean Community.

A draft decision on the question of Gibraltar, approved without a vote on 27 October, would have the Assembly urge the Governments of Spain and the United Kingdom to continue their negotiations with the aim of reaching a definitive solution to the problem of Gibraltar, in the light of relevant General Assembly resolutions and in the spirit of the United Nations Charter.

The Committee's report on information from Non-Self-Governing Territories (document A/52/620) contains a draft resolution by which the Assembly would ask the administering Powers concerned to transmit or continue transmitting to the Secretary-General information on the economic, social and educational conditions in the Territories, as prescribed in Article 73 e of the Charter, and the fullest possible information on political and constitutional developments in the Territories concerned. The Secretary-General would be asked to continue to ensure that adequate information was drawn from all available published sources in connection with the preparation of the working papers on those Territories. The draft was approved by the Committee on 27 October by a recorded vote of 134 in favour to none against, with 4 abstentions (France, Israel, United Kingdom, United States).

The Committee's report on foreign economic and other activities which affect the interests of the peoples of the Non-Self-Governing Territories (document A/52/621) contains a draft resolution and a draft decision. The draft resolution, approved on 27 October by a recorded vote of 140 in favour to 2 against (Israel, United States), with 4 abstentions (Bulgaria, Federated States of Micronesia, France, United Kingdom), would have the Assembly reaffirm the right of peoples of Non-Self-Governing Territories to self-determination, in conformity with the Charter of the United Nations and with Assembly resolution 1514 (XV), which contains the Declaration on decolonization. It would also reaffirm the responsibility of the administering Powers under the Charter to promote the political, economic, social and educational advancement of the Territories, as well as the rights of their peoples over their natural resources.


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The draft decision, on military activities and arrangements by colonial Powers in Territories under their administration, would have the Assembly reaffirm its conviction that military bases and installations in colonial and Non-Self-Governing Territories could constitute an obstacle to the right to self-determination. It would reiterate that existing bases and installations which were impeding the implementation of the Declaration on decolonization should be withdrawn.

The Assembly would also reiterate that the Territories and adjacent areas should not be used for nuclear testing, dumping of nuclear wastes or deployment of nuclear and other weapons of mass destruction. Also, the continued alienation of land for military installations in the Territories, particularly in the small island Territories of the Pacific and Caribbean regions, would be deplored. The draft was approved on 27 October by a recorded vote of 90 in favour to 44 against, with 2 abstentions (Republic of Korea, Ukraine).

The Committee's report on implementation of the decolonization Declaration by United Nations specialized agencies and other bodies (document A/52/622) contains one draft resolution, by which the Assembly would ask that the specialized agencies and other organizations of the United Nations system, as well as international and regional organizations, review conditions in the Non-Self-Governing Territories so as to take measures to accelerate their economic and social progress. The specialized agencies would also be asked to strengthen existing measures of support and assistance to the Territories. The administering Powers would be asked to facilitate the participation of representatives of the Territories in meetings and conferences of the United Nations system. The draft was approved on 27 October by a recorded vote of 102 in favour to none against, with 44 abstentions.

The report on offers by Member States of study and training facilities for inhabitants of Non-Self-Governing Territories (document A/52/623) contains a draft resolution which was approved on 27 October without a vote. By its terms, the Assembly would invite all States to make or continue making generous offers of study and training facilities to the inhabitants of those Territories which have not yet attained self-government or independence, and to provide travel funds to students wherever possible. It would urge the administering Powers to take effective measures to ensure widespread and continuous dissemination in the Territories of information on study offers and training facilities made by States, and to provide the necessary facilities to enable students to avail themselves of such offers.

The Committee's report on the effects of atomic radiation (document A/52/614) contains one draft resolution, which was approved on 17 October without a vote, as orally revised. By its terms, the Assembly would commend the United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation for its valuable contribution to understanding of the levels, effects and risks of


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ionizing radiation and ask it to continue that work. It would also invite Member States, United Nations bodies and non-governmental organizations to provide the Scientific Committee with relevant information on the effects of atomic radiation in affected areas.

In addition, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) would be asked to continue providing support for the Scientific Committee's work. The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and the World Health Organization (WHO) would be invited to consider the Committee's function and role, submitting a recommendation to the Assembly at its next session. The Scientific Committee would be asked, in the meanwhile, to submit its report to the IAEA and the WHO, as well as to the General Assembly.

The Fourth Committee's report on international cooperation in the peaceful uses of outer space (document A/52/615) contains a draft resolution which was approved without a vote, as orally amended, on 6 November. By its terms, the Assembly would take action on a number of space-related issues, including the work of the Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space.

The Assembly would endorse the 1997 report of the Outer Space Committee, including recommendations pertaining to its two subcommittees. It would endorse the recommendation that the Legal Subcommittee begin its review of the status of the five international legal instruments governing outer space, and invite States which had not yet become parties to them to consider doing so. Other issues to be considered by that body would include questions relating to equitable use of the geostationary orbit. The draft would also have the Scientific and Technical Subcommittee continue its priority consideration of the following subjects: the United Nations Space Applications Programme; preparations for the Third United Nations Conference on the Exploration of Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (UNISPACE III), as its Advisory Committee; satellite remote sensing of the Earth, including applications for developing countries; the use of nuclear power sources in space; and the question of space debris.

Also by the text, the Assembly would agree that UNISPACE III shall be convened at the United Nations Office in Vienna from 19 to 30 July 1999, as a special session of the Outer Space Committee open to all Member States. It would encourage all Member States, United Nations bodies, other intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations and space-related industries to contribute actively to achieving the objectives of the Conference.

The Assembly would consider it essential that Member States pay more attention to the problem of collisions of space objects, including those with nuclear power sources, with space debris. In addition, it would emphasize the need to increase the benefits of space technology in a manner favourable to sustained economic growth and development in all countries, particularly the developing countries.


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The report of the Committee on peacekeeping operations (document A/52/618) contains one draft resolution, approved without a vote on 14 November. By its terms, the Assembly would endorse the proposals, recommendations and conclusions in the report of the Special Committee on Peacekeeping Operations and urge Member States, the Secretariat and relevant organs of the United Nations to take all necessary steps to implement them.

It would reiterate that those States which become personnel contributors to United Nations peacekeeping operations in years to come or participate in the Special Committee in the future for three consecutive years as observers would, upon request in writing to the Chairman of the Committee, become members at its following session.

The Assembly would also decide that the Special Committee shall continue its efforts for a comprehensive review of peacekeeping operations, review the implementation of its previous proposals, and consider new proposals so as to enhance the peacekeeping capacity of the United Nations.

The report on questions relating to information (document A/52/619) contains a two-part draft resolution, as well as a draft decision concerning the membership of the Committee on Information. The draft texts were approved by the Fourth Committee without a vote on 19 November. By draft resolution A, on information in service of humanity, the General Assembly would urge all countries, organizations of the United Nations system as a whole, and all others concerned to cooperate with a view to reducing existing disparities in information flows at all levels, by increasing assistance for the development of communication infrastructures and capabilities in developing countries, and to ensure a free flow of information at all levels.

The Assembly would urge them to ensure for journalists the free and effective performance of their professional tasks; to strengthen training programmes for broadcasters and journalists from developing countries; and to enhance regional efforts and cooperation among developing countries, as well as between developed and developing countries, so as to improve the latter's media infrastructure and communications technology.

In addition, the Assembly would urge them to aim at providing all possible support and assistance to the developing countries and their media through such measures as support for the strengthening of training programmes; the creation of conditions to enable them to have communication material suited to their national needs, including the necessary programme material for radio and television; assistance in establishing and promoting telecommunication links at the subregional, regional and interregional levels; facilitating their access, as appropriate, to advance communications technology available in the open market; and fully supporting the International Programme for the Development of Communication of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).


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By draft resolution B, on United Nations public information policies and activities, the Assembly would strongly reaffirm its primary role in elaborating, coordinating and harmonizing United Nations policies and activities in the field of information. It would take note of the report of the Committee on Information, as well as of the Committee's failure to complete the task of its 1997 session. It would also take note of the Secretary-General's report on information questions (document A/52/455), as well as of the Task Force on the Reorientation of United Nations public information activities.

By other terms of the draft, the Assembly would ask the Secretary-General to continue to implement already mandated activities. He would also be asked to report to the Committee and to the Assembly at their 1998 sessions on United Nations public information activities, and on the implementation of the measures regarding information and communications approved by the General Assembly.

The draft decision would have the Assembly increase the Committee on Information from 89 to 90 members, appointing Georgia as its new member.

The Assembly also has before it the Fourth Committee's report on UNRWA (document A/52/616), which contains seven draft resolutions approved on 26 November.

By a draft resolution on assistance to Palestine refugees, the General Assembly would urge all Member States to extend and expedite aid and assistance with a view to the economic and social development of the Palestinian people and the occupied territories. It would also reiterate its deep concern regarding the persisting critical financial situation of UNRWA.

Also by the draft, the Assembly would note with profound concern that the structural deficit problem confronting the Agency portends an almost certain decline in the living conditions of the Palestine refugees, and that it, therefore, has possible consequences for the peace process. It would call upon all governments, as a matter of urgency, to make the most generous efforts possible to meet the anticipated needs of the Agency. The draft was approved by a recorded vote of 126 votes in favour to 1 against (Israel), with 2 abstentions (Cameroon, United States).

By another draft resolution, the Assembly would ask the Working Group on the Financing of UNRWA, to continue its efforts, in cooperation with the Secretary-General and the Commissioner-General, for the financing of the Agency for a further period of one year. It would also ask the Secretary- General to provide the necessary services and assistance to the Working Group for the conduct of its work. The draft was approved without a vote.

By another draft resolution, approved by 126 votes in favour to 2 against (Israel, United States) with no abstentions, the Assembly would reaffirm the right of all persons displaced as a result of the June 1967 and subsequent


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hostilities to return to their homes or former places of residence in the territories occupied by Israel since 1967. It would express the hope for their accelerated return through the mechanisms agreed upon by the parties in their 1993 Declaration of Principle on Interim Self-Government Arrangements.

In the meanwhile, the Assembly would endorse the efforts of the Commissioner-General of UNRWA 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 those hostilities. It would strongly appeal to all governments and to organizations and individuals to contribute generously to the Agency.

Another draft resolution concerns offers by Member States of grants and scholarships for higher education, including vocational training, for Palestine refugees. By its terms, the Assembly would strongly appeal to all States, specialized agencies and non-governmental organizations to augment the special allocations for grants and scholarships to Palestine refugees, in addition to their contributions to the regular budget of UNRWA. It would ask the Agency to act as the recipient and trustee for the special allocations for grants and scholarships, and to award them to qualified Palestine refugee candidates. The draft was approved by 129 votes in favour to none against, with 1 abstention (Israel).

By a draft resolution on the observations of UNRWA, approved by 125 votes in favour to 2 against (Israel, United States), with 2 abstentions (Marshall Islands, Zambia), the Assembly would call upon Israel, as the occupying Power, to accept the de jure applicability of the 1949 Geneva Convention relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War and to abide scrupulously by its provisions. It would also call upon Israel to abide by provisions of the United Nations Charter and of the Convention of the Privileges and Immunities of the United Nations regarding the safety of the Agency's personnel, the protection of its institutions, and the safeguarding of the security of its facilities in the occupied Palestinian territory, including Jerusalem. Israel would again be called upon to compensate the Agency for damage to its property and facilities resulting from Israeli actions.

By a draft resolution on Palestine refugees' properties and their revenues, the Assembly would reaffirm that the Palestine Arab refugees are entitled to their property and to the income derived therefrom, in conformity with the principles of justice and equity. It would ask the Secretary-General to take all appropriate steps, in consultation with the United Nations Conciliation Commission for Palestine, for the protection of Arab property, assets and property rights in Israel. It would urge the Palestinian and Israeli sides, as agreed between them, to deal with that important issue in the framework of their final status negotiations. The draft resolution was approved by 127 votes in favour to 2 against (Israel, United States), with 3 abstentions (Guatemala, Liberia, Marshall Islands).


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Approved by the Committee by a vote of 126 in favour to 2 against (Israel, United States), with 2 abstentions (Liberia, Zambia), a draft resolution on a University of Jerusalem "Al-Quds" for Palestine refugees would have the Assembly emphasize the need to strengthen the educational system in the occupied Palestinian territory, including Jerusalem, and specifically the need for establishment of the proposed university. It would ask the Secretary-General to continue to take all necessary measures to establish it. The Assembly would call once more upon Israel, as the occupying Power, to cooperate in the implementation of the present text and to remove the hindrances it has put in the way of establishing the university.

The report of the Fourth Committee on the report of the Special Committee to Investigate Israeli Practices Affecting the Human Rights of the Palestinian People and Other Arabs of the Occupied Territories (document A/52/617) contains five draft resolutions, which it approved on 26 November.

By a draft resolution on the work of the Israeli Practices Committee, approved by 67 votes in favour to 2 against (Israel, United States), with 60 abstentions, the Assembly would commend the Special Committee for its efforts and demand that Israel cooperate with it. The Assembly would also deplore those policies and practices of Israel which violate the human rights of the Palestinian people and other Arabs of the occupied territories. The Secretary-General would be asked to provide all necessary facilities to the Committee, including those required for it to visit the occupied territories in pursuit of its investigations.

Under another draft, approved by 124 votes in favour to 2 against (Israel, United States), with 3 abstentions (Liberia, Marshall Islands, Swaziland), the Assembly would reaffirm the applicability of the Geneva Convention to the occupied Palestinian territory, including Jerusalem, and the other occupied Arab territories. It would demand that Israel accept the de jure applicability of the Convention and comply scrupulously with its provisions. The Assembly would call upon all States parties to the Convention to exert all efforts to ensure respect for its provisions by Israel, the occupying Power.

Another draft resolution concerns Israeli settlements in the occupied Palestinian territory, including Jerusalem, and the occupied Syrian Golan. By its terms, the Assembly would reaffirm that such settlements are illegal and an obstacle to peace and economic and social development. It would demand complete cessation of the construction of the new settlement in Jabal Abu Ghneim and of all Israeli settlement activities in the occupied territory.

The Assembly would also stress the need for full implementation of Security Council resolution 904 (1994), which called upon Israel to continue implementing measures, including the confiscation of arms, aimed at preventing illegal acts of violence by Israeli settlers. The resolution also called for


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measures to guarantee the safety and protection of the Palestinian civilians in the occupied territory. The Fourth Committee approved the draft by a vote of 122 in favour to 2 against (Israel, United States), with 4 abstentions (Bulgaria, Liberia, Marshall Islands, Swaziland).

Under another text, approved by 124 votes in favour to 2 against (Israel, United States), with 4 abstentions (Liberia, Marshall Islands, Swaziland, Zambia), the Assembly would demand that Israel, as occupying Power, cease all practices and actions that violate the human rights of the Palestinian people. It would determine that all actions taken by Israel in the occupied Palestinian territory, including Jerusalem, in violation of the Geneva Convention and relevant Security Council resolutions, are illegal and have no validity.

In addition, the Assembly would stress the need to preserve the territorial integrity of all of the occupied Palestinian territory and to guarantee the freedom of movement of persons and goods within the Palestinian territory, including the removal of restrictions into and from East Jerusalem, and the freedom of movement to and from the outside world. It would also call upon Israel to accelerate the release of all remaining Palestinians arbitrarily detained or imprisoned.

By a draft resolution on the occupied Syrian Golan, the Assembly would call upon Israel, as the occupying Power, to comply with the relevant resolutions on the occupied Syrian Golan. It would cite, in particular, Security Council resolution 497 (1981), in which the Council decided that the Israeli decision to impose its laws, jurisdiction and administration there was null and void and without international legal effect, and demanded that Israel should rescind that decision.

The Assembly would also call upon Israel to desist from changing the physical character, demographic composition, institutional structure and legal status of the occupied Syrian Golan, and, in particular, to desist from the establishment of settlements. It would also call upon Israel to desist from imposing Israeli citizenship and identity cards on the Syrian citizens there, and to desist from its repressive measures against the population. The draft was approved by 121 votes in favour to 1 against (Israel), with 6 abstentions (Liberia, Marshall Islands, Swaziland, United States, Uruguay, Zambia).

The report on the situation in the occupied territories of Croatia (document A/52/624) states that the Committee decided not to take any action on the item.

Statement on Human Rights Day

HENNADIY UDOVENKO (Ukraine), President of the General Assembly, said that although 50 years had passed since the drafting of the Universal Declaration on Human Rights, much still needed to be done in order to make


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that ideal a reality. Worldwide, peoples were still being denied basic human rights on the basis of race and ethnicity.

Implementation of Declaration on Decolonization

FAYSSAL MEKDAD (Syria), Rapporteur of the Special Committee on decolonization, introduced that body's report, including the draft resolution on the dissemination of information on decolonization. He said that, during the year, the Special Committee had been able to discharge the tasks entrusted to it by the Assembly and to submit appropriate recommendations on all the items referred to it.

JIMMY OVIA (Papua New Guinea), speaking on behalf of Special Committee Chairman Utula Utuoc Samana (Papua New Guinea), introduced the draft resolution on the elimination of military bases. He said that the international community, and the administering Powers in particular, had an obligation under the legal and customary norms of the United Nations to implement the goals of the Declaration on decolonization. Where Powers had cooperated with the work of the Special Committee on decolonization, both in terms of participating in its formal sessions and in allowing visiting missions to visit the Territories, much progress had been achieved in assisting the constitutional, political and economic development of the Territories. That had enabled the peoples of the Territories to gain greater autonomy.

Some had argued that, given the changing international climate and the difficulties faced by many of these Territories, complete independence might not be viable, and that the international community might be wasting time and energy in considering those issues, he said. Nevertheless, the great majority of the General Assembly was committed to achieving the eradication of colonialism by the year 2000.

He said the Special Committee had continued to carry out its mandate judiciously and faithfully. Over the years, it had diligently pursued its task of reviewing the situation in the Territories, hearing petitioners, sending visiting missions to the Territories, disseminating information on decolonization with a view to mobilizing public opinion, and making suggestions and recommendations to the General Assembly on progress made in implementing the Declaration.

He then introduced an oral revision to the draft resolution. As originally written, its operative paragraph 15 "welcomes the decision of the Secretary-General to maintain the Decolonization Unit with all its functions in the Department of Political Affairs and to avail it of all the resources in conformity with the medium-term plan for the period 1998-2001, and urges its speedy implementation".


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It would be revised to read, as follows:

"15. Welcomes the decision of the Secretary-General on 24 October 1997:

(a) That the substantive responsibilities for the Decolonization Programme will be maintained in the Department of Political Affairs;

(b) To establish a stand alone "Decolonization Unit" with the necessary resources to provide substantive input for the work of the Special Committee of 24;

(c) That the Department of General Assembly Affairs and Conference Services will be responsible for the technical secretariat servicing relating to the Decolonization Programme, as outlined in his letter of 17 March 1997; and

(d) His commitment to implement subprogramme 1.6 of the Medium-Term Plan, 1998-2001."

PEDRO NUÑEZ-MOSQUERA (Cuba) said decolonization represented one of the praiseworthy achievements of the United Nations. A large number of States had achieved independence and swelled the ranks of the Organization. Unfortunately, as the world prepared to enter the twenty-first century, many peoples were still being denied the right to self-determination. Year after year, dozens of petitioners came to the United Nations seeking that right -- a fact which could not be ignored.

For that reason, Cuba attached key importance to the strengthening of the Special Committee on decolonization and the need to endow it with the necessary resources to carry out its work, he said. The Committee's activities must be promoted through seminars and by sending missions to the Non-Self-Governing Territories, to collect first-hand information on the realities there.

Action on Draft Texts

RIITTA RESCH (Finland), Rapporteur of the Fourth Committee, introduced that body's reports to the General Assembly.

Mr. OVIA (Papua New Guinea) said he had made an error in his oral revision to the draft resolution on dissemination of information on decolonization. The Secretary-General's letter had arrived 27 October, not 24 September.

The draft resolution on the effects of atomic radiation was adopted without a vote.

The draft resolution on international cooperation in the peaceful uses of outer space was adopted without a vote.


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The Assembly then took up the report on UNRWA, which contain seven draft resolutions.

MOHAMMAD J. SAMHAN (United Arab Emirates), speaking in explanation of vote, said that, in the resolution on assistance to Palestine refugees, his delegation objected to the current language in the fourth preambular paragraph, regarding the multilateral working group. Arab participation in that working group would be suspended until substantive progress in the peace process was achieved. Despite a request that the paragraph be changed to reflect that reality, the sponsors of the resolution had refused to change it.

The policies of the present Israeli Government did not contribute to regional peace, he said. While European support for UNRWA was appreciated, the concerned parties were often not taken into account. [Note: The fourth preambular paragraph "encourages the Multilateral Working Group on Refugees of the Middle East peace process to continue its important work".]

The draft resolution on assistance to Palestine refugees was adopted by 159 votes in favour to 1 against (Israel), with 2 abstentions (Federated States of Micronesia, United States). (For details on its voting, see Annex I.)

The draft resolution on the Working Group on the Financing of UNRWA was adopted without a vote.

The draft resolution on persons displaced as a result of the June 1967 and subsequent hostilities was adopted by 159 votes in favour to 2 against (Israel, United States), with 1 abstention (Federated States of Micronesia). (See Annex II.)

The draft resolution on offers by Member States of grants and scholarships for higher education, including vocational training, for Palestine refugees was adopted by 163 votes in favour to none against, with 1 abstention (Israel) (Annex III).

The Assembly then adopted the draft resolution on UNRWA's operations by a vote of 158 in favour to 2 against (Israel, United States), with 3 abstentions (Federated States of Micronesia, Marshall Islands, Zambia) (Annex IV).

It also adopted the text on revenues derived from Palestine refugees' properties, by a vote of 158 in favour to 2 against (Israel, United States), with 3 abstentions (Federated States of Micronesia, Liberia, Marshall Islands) (Annex V).

The draft resolution on a University of Jerusalem "Al-Quds" for Palestine refugees was adopted by 158 votes in favour to 2 against (Israel, United States), with 3 abstentions (Federated States of Micronesia, Liberia, Zambia) (Annex VI).


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DAVID TOURGEMAN (Israel) said that the problem of Palestinian refugees was a purely humanitarian issue. The Israeli delegation would have fully supported the resolutions, but they included paragraphs with political implications which Israel could not accept.

The Assembly then took up the Fourth Committee's report on the report of the Special Committee on Israeli Practices, which contains five draft resolutions.

The draft resolution on the work of the Israeli Practices Committee was adopted by 83 votes in favour to 2 against (Israel, United States), with 72 abstentions (Annex VII).

The draft resolution on the applicability of the 1949 Geneva Convention was adopted by a vote of 156 in favour to 2 against (Israel, United States), with 3 abstentions (Federated States of Micronesia, Marshall Islands, Swaziland) (Annex VIII).

The draft resolution on Israeli settlements was adopted by 149 votes in favour to 2 against (Israel, United States), with 7 abstentions (Bulgaria, Federated States of Micronesia, Liberia, Marshall Islands, Nicaragua, Swaziland, Uruguay) (Annex IX).

The draft resolution on Israeli practices violating the human rights of the Palestinian people was adopted by 151 votes in favour to 2 against, (Israel, United States), with 7 abstentions (Democratic Republic of the Congo, Federated States of Micronesia, Liberia, Marshall Islands, Nicaragua, Swaziland, Zambia) (Annex X).

The draft resolution on the occupied Syrian Golan was adopted by 152 votes in favour to 1 against (Israel), with 7 abstentions (Federated States of Micronesia, Marshall Islands, Nicaragua, Swaziland, United States, Uruguay, Zambia) (Annex XI).

MIKHAIL WEHBE (Syria), speaking in explanation of vote, thanked the co-sponsors and supporters of the resolutions on UNRWA and Israeli practices, both in the Fourth Committee and in the General Assembly. Their adoption represented a clear message to Israel, since Israel continued to violate the rights of the residents of the occupied territories. He condemned Israel's continued occupation of Jerusalem and the Syrian Golan and demanded an end to its repressive measures, as well as to its policy of imposing Israeli identity cards on residents of the Syrian Golan.

Turning to the Fourth Committee's report on peacekeeping operations, the Assembly adopted the draft resolution on that subject without a vote.

The Assembly then adopted the draft resolutions on information in the


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service of humanity and on United Nations public information policies and activities, as well as the draft decision on the membership of the Committee on Information, without a vote.

The draft resolution on information from Non-Self-Governing Territories was adopted by 161 votes in favour to none against, with 4 abstentions (France, Israel, United Kingdom, United States) (Annex XII).

The draft resolution on the activities of foreign economic and other interests which affect the implementation of the decolonization Declaration was adopted by 156 votes in favour to 3 against (Israel, Marshall Islands, United States), with 5 abstentions (Bulgaria, Equatorial Guinea, Federated States of Micronesia, France, United Kingdom) (Annex XIII).

The draft decision on the military activities by colonial Powers in Territories under their administration was adopted by 108 votes in favour to 51 against, with 3 abstentions (Afghanistan, Kyrgyzstan, Republic of Korea) (Annex XIV).

The draft resolution on implementation of the decolonization Declaration by the specialized agencies was adopted by 117 votes in favour to none against, with 50 abstentions (Annex XV).

The draft resolution on offers by Member States of study and training facilities for inhabitants of Non-Self-Governing Territories was adopted without a vote.

The Assembly took note of the Fourth Committee's report on the situation in the occupied territories of Croatia.

Acting without a vote, the Assembly then adopted the draft resolutions on Western Sahara and New Caledonia, the omnibus resolution on the 12 Non-Self- Governing Territories, and the draft decision on Gibraltar.

Mr. UDOVENKO (Ukraine), President of the General Assembly, announced that Trinidad and Tobago wished to be added as an sponsor of the draft resolution on the elimination of military bases.

The draft resolution on elimination of military bases, as orally revised, was adopted by 139 votes in favour to 2 against (United Kingdom, United States), with 23 abstentions (Annex XVI).

The draft resolution on the dissemination of information on decolonization was adopted by 159 votes in favour to 3 against (Israel, United Kingdom, United States), with 3 abstentions (Federated States of Micronesia, France, Russian Federation) (Annex XVII).


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STEPHEN GOMERSALL (United Kingdom) said he regretted that his delegation had again found it necessary to vote against the two preceding resolutions. The text on the dissemination of decolonization information contain elements which the United Kingdom, as an administering Power, welcomed. The recognition that self-determination did not automatically mean independence was particularly noted. However, at a time of an ever more acute financial crisis in the United Nations, placing an obligation on the Department of Political Affairs and the Department of Public Information to publicize decolonization issues represented a serious waste of scarce resources.

He said it was also regretted that the resolution on the elimination of military bases continued to contain many egregious examples of language and assumptions which did not reflect the present situation in the Territories. The United Kingdom did not believe that the presence of military bases could, in any way, constitute an obstacle to the granting of independence or impede the Territories' inhabitants from expressing their views on self-determination. Also unacceptable were the continued references to "colonialism", "colonial rule" and "colonial countries".

(annexes follow)


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ANNEX I

Vote on Assistance to Palestine Refugees

The draft resolution on assistance to Palestine refugees (document A/52/616) was adopted by a recorded vote of 159 in favour to 1 against, with 2 abstentions, as follows:

In favour: Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Chile, China, Colombia, Côte d'Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gabon, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Latvia, Lebanon, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Monaco, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Republic of Korea, Republic of Moldova, Republic of the Congo, Romania, Russian Federation, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Samoa, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Syria, Thailand, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United Republic of Tanzania, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

Against: Israel.

Abstain: Federated States of Micronesia, United States.

Absent: Burundi, Cambodia, Chad, Comoros, Costa Rica, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Lesotho, Palau, Rwanda, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Seychelles, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan.

(END OF ANNEX I)

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ANNEX II

Vote on Persons Displaced as Result of Hostilities

The draft resolution on persons displaced as a result of the June 1967 and subsequent hostilities (document A/52/616) was adopted by a recorded vote of 159 in favour to 2 against, with 1 abstention, as follows:

In favour: Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Chile, China, Colombia, Côte d'Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gabon, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Latvia, Lebanon, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Monaco, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Republic of Korea, Republic of Moldova, Republic of the Congo, Romania, Russian Federation, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Samoa, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Syria, Thailand, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United Republic of Tanzania, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen, Zimbabwe.

Against: Israel, United States.

Abstain: Federated States of Micronesia.

Absent: Burundi, Cambodia, Chad, Comoros, Costa Rica, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Dominican Republic, Lesotho, Palau, Rwanda, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Seychelles, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Zambia.

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ANNEX III

Vote on Grants and Scholarships for Palestine Refugees

The draft resolution on offers by Member States of grants and scholarships for higher education, including vocational training for Palestine refugees (document A/52/616) was adopted by a recorded vote of 163 in favour to none against, with 1 abstention, as follows:

In favour: Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Chile, China, Colombia, Côte d'Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gabon, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Latvia, Lebanon, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Monaco, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Republic of Korea, Republic of Moldova, Republic of the Congo, Romania, Russian Federation, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Samoa, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Syria, Thailand, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United Republic of Tanzania, United States, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

Against: None.

Abstain: Israel.

Absent: Cambodia, Chad, Comoros, Costa Rica, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Dominican Republic, Lesotho, Palau, Rwanda, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Seychelles, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan.

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ANNEX IV

Vote on Operations of UNRWA

The draft resolution on the operations of UNRWA (document A/52/616) was adopted by a recorded vote of 158 in favour to 2 against, with 3 abstentions, as follows:

In favour: Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Chile, China, Colombia, Côte d'Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gabon, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Latvia, Lebanon, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Monaco, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Republic of Korea, Republic of Moldova, Republic of the Congo, Romania, Russian Federation, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Samoa, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Syria, Thailand, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United Republic of Tanzania, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen, Zimbabwe.

Against: Israel, United States.

Abstain: Federated States of Micronesia, Marshall Islands, Zambia.

Absent: Burundi, Cambodia, Chad, Comoros, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Lesotho, Madagascar, Palau, Rwanda, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Seychelles, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan.

(END OF ANNEX IV)

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ANNEX V

Vote on Revenues from Palestine Refugees' Properties

The draft resolution on revenues from Palestine refugees' properties (document A/52/616) was adopted by a recorded vote of 158 in favour to 2 against, with 3 abstentions, as follows:

In favour: Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Chile, China, Colombia, Côte d'Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gabon, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Latvia, Lebanon, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Monaco, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Republic of Korea, Republic of Moldova, Republic of the Congo, Romania, Russian Federation, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Samoa, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Syria, Thailand, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United Republic of Tanzania, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

Against: Israel, United States.

Abstain: Federated States of Micronesia, Liberia, Marshall Islands.

Absent: Burundi, Cambodia, Chad, Comoros, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Lesotho, Madagascar, Palau, Rwanda, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Seychelles, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan.

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ANNEX VI

Vote on University of Jerusalem 'Al Quds'

The draft resolution on a University of Jerusalem "Al Quds" for Palestine refugees (document A/52/616) was adopted by a recorded vote of 158 in favour to 2 against, with 3 abstentions, as follows:

In favour: Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Chile, China, Colombia, Côte d'Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gabon, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Latvia, Lebanon, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Monaco, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Republic of Korea, Republic of Moldova, Republic of the Congo, Romania, Russian Federation, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Samoa, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Syria, Thailand, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United Republic of Tanzania, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen, Zimbabwe.

Against: Israel, United States.

Abstain: Federated States of Micronesia, Liberia, Zambia.

Absent: Burundi, Cambodia, Chad, Comoros, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Lesotho, Madagascar, Palau, Rwanda, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Seychelles, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan.

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ANNEX VII

Vote on Special Committee on Israeli Practices

The draft resolution on the work of the Special Committee on Israeli Practices (document A/52/617) was adopted by a recorded vote of 83 in favour to 2 against, with 72 abstentions, as follows:

In favour: Afghanistan, Algeria, Antigua and Barbuda, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Burkina Faso, Chile, China, Colombia, Côte d'Ivoire, Cuba, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, India, Indonesia, Iran, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Lebanon, Libya, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Niger, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Qatar, Saint Lucia, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Singapore, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Syria, Thailand, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, United Republic of Tanzania, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen, Zimbabwe.

Against: Israel, United States.

Abstain: Albania, Andorra, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Belarus, Belgium, Bolivia, Bulgaria, Burundi, Cameroon, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Denmark, Ecuador, Estonia, Ethiopia, Federated States of Micronesia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Liberia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Marshall Islands, Monaco, Mongolia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Korea, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Russian Federation, Samoa, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, Spain, Swaziland, Sweden, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Zambia.

Absent: Angola, Cambodia, Cape Verde, Chad, Comoros, Costa Rica, Dominica, Dominican Republic El Salvador, Fiji, Lesotho, Madagascar, Palau, Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Seychelles, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan.

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ANNEX VIII

Vote on Applicability of Geneva Convention

The draft resolution on the applicability of the 1949 Geneva Convention to the occupied Palestinian territory, including Jerusalem, and the other occupied Arab territories (document A/52/617) was adopted by a recorded vote of 156 in favour to 2 against, with 3 abstentions, as follows:

In favour: Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Chile, China, Colombia, Côte d'Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Gabon, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Latvia, Lebanon, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Monaco, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Republic of Korea, Republic of Moldova, Republic of the Congo, Romania, Russian Federation, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Samoa, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Sweden, Syria, Thailand, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United Republic of Tanzania, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen, Zimbabwe.

Against: Israel, United States.

Abstain: Federated States of Micronesia, Marshall Islands, Swaziland.

Absent: Burundi, Cambodia, Chad, Comoros, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Fiji, Lesotho, Madagascar, Palau, Rwanda, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Seychelles, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Zambia.

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ANNEX IX

Vote on Israeli Settlements

The draft resolution on Israeli settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories, including Jersusalem, and the occupied Syrian Golan (document A/52/617) was adopted by a recorded vote of 149 in favour to 2 against, with 7 abstentions, as follows:

In favour: Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Chile, China, Colombia, Côte d'Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Denmark, Djibouti, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Gabon, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Latvia, Lebanon, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Monaco, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Niger, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Republic of Korea, Republic of Moldova, Republic of the Congo, Russian Federation, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Samoa, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Sweden, Syria, Thailand, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United Republic of Tanzania, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen, Zimbabwe.

Against: Israel, United States.

Abstain: Bulgaria, Federated States of Micronesia, Liberia, Marshall Islands, Nicaragua, Swaziland, Uruguay.

Absent: Burundi, Cambodia, Chad, Comoros, Costa Rica, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Fiji, Lesotho, Madagascar,

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Palau, Romania, Rwanda, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Seychelles, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Zambia.

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ANNEX X

Vote on Practices Violating Palestinians' Human Rights

The draft resolution on Israeli practices violating the human rights of the Palestinian people (document A/52/617) was adopted by a recorded vote of 151 in favour to 2 against, with 7 abstentions, as follows:

In favour: Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Chile, China, Colombia, Côte d'Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Denmark, Djibouti, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Gabon, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Latvia, Lebanon, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Monaco, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Niger, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Republic of Korea, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Russian Federation, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Samoa, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Sweden, Syria, Thailand, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United Republic of Tanzania, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen, Zimbabwe.

Against: Israel, United States.

Abstain: Democratic Republic of the Congo, Federated States of Micronesia, Liberia, Marshall Islands, Nicaragua, Swaziland, Zambia.

Absent: Burundi, Cambodia, Chad, Comoros, Costa Rica, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Fiji, Lesotho, Madagascar, Palau, Republic of the Congo, Rwanda,

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Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Seychelles, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan.

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ANNEX XI

Vote on Occupied Syrian Golan

The draft resolution on the occupied Syrian Golan (document A/52/617) was adopted by a recorded vote of 152 in favour to 1 against, with 7 abstentions, as follows:

In favour: Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Chile, China, Colombia, Côte d'Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Denmark, Djibouti, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Gabon, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Latvia, Lebanon, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Monaco, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Niger, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Republic of Korea, Republic of Moldova, Republic of the Congo, Romania, Russian Federation, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Samoa, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Sweden, Syria, Thailand, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United Republic of Tanzania, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen, Zimbabwe.

Against: Israel.

Abstain: Federated States of Micronesia, Marshall Islands, Nicaragua, Swaziland, United States, Uruguay, Zambia.

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Absent: Burundi, Cambodia, Chad, Comoros, Costa Rica, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Fiji, Lesotho, Madagascar, Palau, Rwanda, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Seychelles, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan.

(END OF ANNEX XI)

ANNEX XII

Vote on Information from Non-Self Governing Territories

The draft resolution on information from Non-Self-Governing Territories (document A/52/620) was adopted by a recorded vote of 161 in favour to none against, with 4 abstentions, as follows:

In favour: Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Côte d'Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Finland, Gabon, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Latvia, Lebanon, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Republic of Korea, Republic of Moldova, Republic of the Congo, Romania, Russian Federation, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Samoa, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Syria, Thailand, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Republic of Tanzania, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe,

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Against: None.

Abstain: France, Israel, United Kingdom, United States.

Absent: Cambodia, Chad, Comoros, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Lesotho, Monaco, Palau, Rwanda, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Seychelles, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan.

(END OF ANNEX XII)

ANNEX XIII

Vote on Activities of Foreign Economic Interests

The draft resolution on the activities of foreign economic and other interests impeding implementation of the declaration on decolonization (document A/52/621) was adopted by a recorded vote of 156 in favour to 3 against, with 5 abstentions, as follows:

In favour: Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Côte d'Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, Gabon, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Latvia, Lebanon, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Republic of Korea, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Russian Federation, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Samoa, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Syria, Thailand, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab

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Emirates, United Republic of Tanzania, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

Against: Israel, Marshall Islands, United States.

Abstain: Bulgaria, Equatorial Guinea, Federated States of Micronesia, France, United Kingdom.

Absent: Azerbaijan, Cambodia, Chad, Comoros, Lesotho, Monaco, Palau, Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Seychelles, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan.

(END OF ANNEX XIII)

ANNEX XIV

Vote on Military Activities by Colonial Powers

The draft decision on military activities by colonial Powers in territories under their administration (document A/52/621) was adopted by a recorded vote of 108 in favour to 51 against, with 3 abstentions, as follows:

In favour: Algeria, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Chile, China, Colombia, Côte d'Ivoire, Cuba, Cyprus, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gabon, Ghana, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Iran, Jamaica, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Lebanon, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Qatar, Republic of the Congo, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Samoa, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Singapore, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Syria, Thailand, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, United Republic of Tanzania, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

Against: Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Belarus, Belgium,

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Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Federated States of Micronesia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Marshall Islands, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Russian Federation, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, Spain, Sweden, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States.

Abstain: Afghanistan, Kyrgyzstan, Republic of Korea.

Absent: Azerbaijan, Cambodia, Cape Verde, Chad, Comoros, Costa Rica, Lesotho, Mongolia, Morocco, Palau, Rwanda, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Seychelles, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan.

(END OF ANNEX XIV)

ANNEX XV

Vote on Implementation by Specialized Agencies

The draft resolution on implementation of the declaration on decolonization by United Nations special agencies and other bodies (document A/52/622) was adopted by a recorded vote of 117 in favour to none against, with 50 abstentions, as follows:

In favour: Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Australia, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Côte d'Ivoire, Cuba, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gabon, Ghana, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Iran, Jamaica, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Lebanon, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Qatar, Republic of Korea, Republic of the Congo, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Samoa, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Syria, Thailand, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Uganda,

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United Arab Emirates, United Republic of Tanzania, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

Against: None.

Abstain: Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Federated States of Micronesia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Russian Federation, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States.

Absent: Cambodia, Chad, Comoros, Lesotho, Palau, Rwanda, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Seychelles, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan.

(END OF ANNEX XV)

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ANNEX XVI

Vote on Elimination of Military Bases

The draft resolution on elimination of the remaining military bases in the Non-Self-Governing Territories (document A/52/L.64) was adopted by a recorded vote of 139 in favour to 2 against, with 23 abstentions, as follows:

In favour: Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Austria, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Côte d'Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gabon, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Lao People's Demoratic Republic, Lebanon, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Republic of Korea, Republic of the Congo, Romania, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Samoa, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Syria, Thailand, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, United Republic of Tanzania, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

Against: United Kingdom, Unites States.

Abstain: Australia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Federated States of Micronesia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Israel, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Republic of Moldova, Russian Federation, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Turkey, Ukraine.

Absent: Armenia, Cambodia, Chad, Comoros, Kyrgyzstan, Lesotho, Monaco, Palau, Rwanda, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Seychelles, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan.

(END OF ANNEX XVI)

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ANNEX XVII

Vote on Dissemination of Decolonization Information

The draft resolution on the dissemination of information on decolonization (document A/52/23, Part II, Chapter III, Para. 10) was adopted by a recorded vote of 159 in favour to 3 against, with 3 abstentions, as follows:

In favour: Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Côte d'Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, Gabon, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Latvia, Lebanon, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Niger, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Republic of Korea, Republic of Moldova, Republic of the Congo, Romania, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Samoa, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Syria, Thailand, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Republic of Tanzania, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

Against: Israel, United Kingdom, United States.

Abstain: Federated States of Micronesia, France, Russian Federation.

Absent: Cambodia, Chad, Comoros, Lesotho, Monaco, Nicaragua, Palau, Rwanda, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Seychelles, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan.

General Assembly 38 Press Release GA/9379 69th Meeting (PM) 10 December 1997

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