1 December 1999


Press Release
GA/9675



GENERAL ASSEMBLY CALLS FOR STRICT COMPLIANCE WITH 1972 ABM TREATY, AS IT ADOPTS 51 DISARMAMENT, INTERNATIONAL SECURITY TEXTS

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The General Assembly this afternoon called for renewed efforts by the States parties to the 1972 Treaty on the Limitation of Anti-Ballistic Missile (ABM) Systems -– Russian Federation and United States -— to preserve and strengthen it through full and strict compliance, by the terms of one of 47 resolutions and four decisions adopted on the recommendation of its First Committee (Disarmament and International Security).

By further terms of the amended text, the Assembly also called on the parties to limit the deployment of anti-ballistic missile systems and to refrain from the deployment of such systems for a defence of the territory of its country. The resolution was adopted by a recorded vote of 80 in favour to 4 against (Albania, Federated States of Micronesia, Israel, United States), with 68 abstentions. (For details of the vote, see Annex V).

By a vote of 111 in favour to 13 against, with 39 abstentions, the Assembly adopted, for the second time, a resolution entitled, "Towards a nuclear-weapon- free world: the need for a new agenda". It called for the examination of ways and means to diminish the role of nuclear weapons in security policies, so as to enhance strategic stability, facilitate the process of the elimination of those weapons, and contribute to international confidence and security (Annex XIV).

Prior to acting on that resolution, the Assembly held two separate votes. By 150 in favour to 3 against (India, Israel, Pakistan), with 2 abstentions (Bhutan, Cuba), it voted to retain operative paragraph 7, calling upon States that had not yet done so to adhere unconditionally and without delay to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) (Annex XII).

The Assembly adopted operative paragraph 18 by a vote of 149 in favour to none against, with 4 abstentions (Cuba, India, Israel, Pakistan). That provision calls for the conclusion of an internationally legally binding instrument to effectively assure non-nuclear-weapon States parties to the NPT against the use or threat of use of nuclear weapons (Annex XIII).

The Assembly called on all States that had not yet signed the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT) to sign and ratify it as soon as possible and refrain from acts which could defeat its object and purpose in the


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meanwhile, by the terms of another nuclear-related text. The Assembly further called for all States that had signed but not yet ratified the Treaty, in particular those whose ratification was needed for its entry into force, to accelerate their ratification processes. The resolution was adopted by a recorded vote of 158 in favour to none against, with 6 abstentions (Bhutan, India, Lebanon, Mauritius, Syria, United Republic of Tanzania) (Annex XXXIV).

According to another nuclear-related resolution, the Assembly called for the determined pursuit by the nuclear-weapon States of systematic and progressive efforts to reduce nuclear weapons globally, with the ultimate goal of eliminating those weapons. By further terms of the text, adopted by a recorded vote of 153 in favour to none against, with 12 abstentions, the Assembly called upon all States to redouble their efforts to prevent proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, among others nuclear weapons, confirming and strengthening, if necessary, their policies not to export equipment, materials or technology that could contribute to the proliferation of those weapons (Annex X).

Prior to adoption of the draft, the Assembly took three separate recorded votes. It decided to retain the second preambular paragraph, concerning recent nuclear tests, by a vote of 154 in favour to 2 against (India, Pakistan), with 4 abstentions (Bhutan, Cambodia, Israel, Myanmar) (Annex VII).

By a vote of 158 in favour to 3 against (India, Israel, Pakistan), with 2 abstentions (Bhutan, Cuba), the Assembly adopted operative paragraph 1, which reaffirmed the importance of achieving universal adherence to the NPT (Annex VIII).

Operative paragraph 9, underlining the importance of the 2000 Review Conference of the NPT and calling upon all States parties to the Treaty to reaffirm the decisions and resolution adopted by the 1995 Review and Extension Conference, was adopted by a vote of 132 in favour to 1 against (France), with 22 abstentions (Annex IX).

Under another nuclear disarmament text, the Assembly recognized that, in view of recent political developments, the time was now opportune for all the nuclear-weapon States to undertake effective disarmament measures with a 104 in favour to 41 against, with 17 abstentions (Annex XXVI).

The Assembly once again underlined the unanimous conclusion of the International Court of Justice that an obligation existed to conclude negotiations leading to nuclear disarmament in all its aspects under strict and effective international control, under a related text.

By further terms of the text, adopted by a recorded vote of 114 in favour to 28 against, with 22 abstentions, the Assembly called upon all States immediately to fulfil that obligation by commencing multilateral negotiations in 2000 leading to an early conclusion of a nuclear weapons convention prohibiting the development, production, testing, deployment, stockpiling, transfer, threat or use of nuclear weapons and providing for their elimination (Annex XXIX).


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Prior to the approval of the draft, the Assembly held two separate votes. The first was on operative paragraph 1, which had underlined the Court's unanimous conclusion on the obligation to conclude nuclear disarmament negotiations. The Assembly adopted the paragraph by a vote of 156 in favour to 3 against (France, Russian Federation, United States), with 3 abstentions (Bulgaria, Israel, United Kingdom) (Annex XXVII).

By a recorded vote of 107 in favour to 29 against, with 26 abstentions, the Assembly also adopted operative paragraph 2, which called upon all States to fulfil immediately their obligation by commencing multilateral negotiations in 2000 leading to an early conclusion of a nuclear weapons convention (Annex XXVIII).

Also concerning the call for a convention on nuclear weapons, the Assembly, stressing that such an international convention was an important step in a phased programme towards their complete elimination, within a specified framework of time, reiterated its request to the Conference on Disarmament to commence negotiations, in order to reach agreement on an international convention prohibiting the use or threat of use of nuclear weapons under any circumstances. The resolution was adopted by a vote of 104 in favour to 42 against, with 17 abstentions (Annex XXXI).

A further nuclear-related resolution had the Assembly call for a review of nuclear doctrines and, in that context, immediate and urgent steps to reduce the risks of unintentional and accidental use of nuclear weapons. It requested the five nuclear-weapon States to undertake measures towards implementation of that provision. The resolution was adopted by a vote of 104 in favour to 43 against, with 14 abstentions (Annex XVIII).

Under the terms of a text on security assurances to non-nuclear-weapon States against the use or threat of use of nuclear weapons, adopted by a recorded vote of 111 in favour to none against, with 53 abstentions, the Assembly appealed to all States, especially the nuclear-weapon States, to work actively towards an early agreement on a common approach, and in particular, on a common formula that could be included in an international instrument of a legally binding nature (Annex III).

According to a text on a nuclear-weapon-free southern hemisphere, the Assembly called upon the States parties and signatories to existing nuclear- weapon-free zone treaties, in order to pursue the common goals envisaged in those treaties and to promote the nuclear-weapon-free status of the southern hemisphere and adjacent areas, to explore and implement further ways and means of cooperation among themselves and their treaty agencies. The text was adopted by a vote of 157 in favour to 3 against (France, United Kingdom, United States), with 4 abstentions (India, Federated States of Micronesia, Israel, Russian Federation) (Annex XXI).

Prior to approval of the draft, the Committee held two separate votes. The first concerned whether to retain the words "and South Asia" in the third operative paragraph. The words were retained by a vote of 147 in favour to


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2 against (France, India), with 9 abstentions (Bhutan, Cuba, Cyprus, Israel, Mauritius, Myanmar, Pakistan, United Kingdom, United States) (Annex XIX).

By a vote of 147 in favour to 2 against (France, India), with 10 abstentions (Bhutan, Cuba, Cyprus, Israel, Mauritius, Micronesia, Myanmar, Pakistan, United Kingdom, United States), the Committee retained operative paragraph 3 as a whole, which calls upon States to consider all relevant proposals for the establishment of nuclear-weapon-free zones, including in the Middle East and South Asia (Annex XX).

Acting without a vote on three more drafts on nuclear-weapon-free zones, the Assembly: urged the countries of the Latin American and Caribbean region to ratify the amendments to the Treaty for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons in Latin America and the Caribbean (Treaty of Tlatelolco) approved by the General Conference of the Agency for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons in Latin America and the Caribbean; urged all parties directly concerned in the Middle East to consider seriously taking the practical and urgent steps requires for the implementation of the proposal to establish a nuclear-weapon-free zone in that region and called upon African States to sign and ratify the African-Nuclear- Weapon-Free Zone Treaty (Pelindaba Treaty), so that it could enter into force without delay.

Also without a vote, the Assembly decided to include the establishment of a nuclear-weapon-free zone in Central Asia in the provisional agenda of its next session.

Another text on the Middle East, adopted by a vote of 149 in favour to 3 against (Israel, Federated States of Micronesia, United States), with 9 abstentions (Belarus, Cameroon, Canada, Kenya, India, Marshall Islands, Norway, Singapore, Trinidad and Tobago), had the Assembly call upon the only State in the region that was not party to the NPT to accede to the Treaty without further delay and not to develop, produce, test or otherwise acquire nuclear weapons (Annex XXXII).

According to a new nuclear-related resolution, the Assembly requested the Secretary-General to seek the views of Member States on the issue of missiles in all its aspects, and to submit a report to the Assembly at the next session. The Assembly decided to include the item in the provisional agenda of its next session. The resolution was adopted by a vote of 94 in favour to none against, with 65 abstentions (Annex XI).

Concerning drafts on other weapons of mass destruction, adopted without a vote today, the Assembly: urged all States parties to the Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production, Stockpiling and Use of Chemical Weapons and on Their Destruction (Chemical Weapons Convention) to meet in full and on time their obligations and to support the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) in its implementation activities; and called upon all States parties to the Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production and Stockpiling of Bacteriological (Biological) and


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Toxin Weapons and on Their Destruction (Biological Weapons Convention) to accelerate the negotiations for a protocol, including possible verification measures, to strengthen the Convention.

Also acting without a vote on weapons of mass destruction, the Assembly: expressed grave concern regarding any use of nuclear wastes that would constitute radiological warfare and have grave implications for the national security of all States, and call upon them to take appropriate measures to prevent any dumping of nuclear or radioactive wastes that would infringe upon the sovereignty of States; and reaffirmed that effective measures should be taken to prevent the emergence of new types of weapons of mass destruction.

On an outer space arms race, the Assembly called upon all States, in particular those with major space capabilities, to contribute actively to the prevention of an arms race in outer space and to refrain from actions contrary to that objective. The resolution was adopted by a vote of 162 in favour to none against, with 2 abstentions (Israel, United States) (Annex IV).

Also today, the Assembly adopted two resolutions and one decision on international security matters.

Under a new text on stability and development of South-Eastern Europe, the Assembly called upon the participants of the Stability Pact for South-Eastern Europe, adopted on 10 June in Cologne, Germany, and all concerned international organizations, to support the efforts of South-Eastern European States to overcome the negative effects of the Kosovo crisis and to enable them to pursue sustainable development and integration of their economies in the European and global economy. The resolution was adopted by a vote of 155 in favour to none against, with 2 abstentions (Belarus, China) (Annex XXXIII).

Acting without a vote, the Assembly reaffirmed that security in the Mediterranean region was closely linked to European security, as well as to international peace and security. It called on all States of the region to adhere to all the multilaterally negotiated legal instruments related to the field of disarmament and non-proliferation, thus creating the necessary conditions for strengthening peace and cooperation in the region.

Also without a vote, the Assembly decided to include in the provisional agenda of its fifty-sixth session the item entitled "Review of the implementation of the Declaration on the Strengthening of International Security".

Six drafts on conventional weapons were also adopted.

Acting without a vote, the Assembly adopted a text by which it requested the Secretary-General to continue his broad-based consultations on the illicit trafficking in small arms and to submit to the international conference on the subject information on: the magnitude and scope of illicit trafficking; measures to combat it; and the role of the United Nations in collecting, collating, sharing and disseminating information on the problem.


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Also acting without a vote on a text on assistance to States for curbing the illicit traffic in small arms and collecting them, the Assembly welcomed the Declaration of a Moratorium on the Importation, Exportation and Manufacture of Small Arms and Light Weapons in West Africa, adopted by the Conference of Heads of State and Government of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) at Abuja on 30 October 1998, and urged the international community to support the implementation of the moratorium.

By a recorded vote of 159 in favour to 1 against (India), with 1 abstention (Bhutan), the Assembly decided to give urgent consideration to the issues involved in conventional arms control at the regional and subregional levels. It requested the Conference on Disarmament, as a first step, to consider the formulation of principles that could serve as a framework for regional agreements (Annex XXII).

Acting without a vote, the Assembly called upon all States to conclude agreements for nuclear non-proliferation, disarmament and confidence-building measures at the regional and subregional levels. The Assembly stressed that sustained efforts were needed, within the framework of the Conference on Disarmament and under the umbrella of the United Nations, to make progress on the entire range of disarmament issues.

Two texts on the landmines issues were also adopted. A text urging all States that had signed but not ratified the Convention on the Prohibition of the Use, Stockpiling, Production and Transfer of Anti-Personnel Mines and on Their Destruction (Ottawa Convention), to ratify it without delay was adopted by a recorded vote of 139 in favour to 1 against (Lebanon), with 20 abstentions (Annex VI).

By another landmines text, adopted without a vote, the Assembly urgently called upon all States to take all measures to become parties, as soon as possible, to the Convention on Prohibitions or Restrictions on the Use of Certain Conventional Weapons and its Protocols and, in particular, to amended Protocol II on Prohibitions or Restrictions on the Use of Mines, Booby Traps and Other Devices.

The Assembly adopted five resolutions and one decision on confidence- building measures, including transparency in armaments.

By a vote of 97 in favour to 48 against, with 15 abstentions, it recognized the importance of achieving greater progress in the development of the United Nations Register of Conventional Arms in order that it might truly enhance confidence-building and security among States and accelerate efforts towards attainment of general and complete disarmament (Annex XVII).

Prior to approval of the draft as a whole, the Assembly took two separate votes. By a vote of 156 in favour to 3 against (India, Israel, Turkey), 3 abstentions (Cuba, Libya, Pakistan), it decided to retain the eighth preambular paragraph, which stresses the need to achieve universality of the NPT and of the


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Conventions on Biological and Chemical Weapons, with a view to the total elimination of all weapons of mass destruction (Annex XV).

The Assembly also adopted operative paragraph 4 (b) by a vote of 93 in favour to 50 against, with 17 abstentions. By its terms, the Secretary-General was requested to report to the next Assembly session on the elaboration of practical means for the development of the Register in order to increase transparency related to weapons of mass destruction, in particular nuclear weapons, and to transfers of equipment and technology directly related to the development and manufacture of such weapons (Annex XVI).

According to another text on the Register of Conventional Arms, adopted by a vote of 150 in favour to none against, with 12 abstentions, the Assembly reaffirmed its decision, with a view to the further development of the Register, to keep the scope of and participation in the Register under review. By further terms of the text, the Assembly called upon Member States, with a view to achieving universal participation to provide the Secretary-General by 31 May, annually, the requested date and information for the Register, including nil reports, if appropriate (Annex XXV).

Prior to adoption of the draft, the Assembly took two separate recorded votes. The first concerned operative paragraph 4 (b) by which the Assembly requested the Secretary-General, with the assistance of a group of governmental experts to be convened in 2000, to prepare a report on the continuing operation of the Register and its further development, with a view to a decision at its next session. The operative paragraph was adopted by a vote of 140 in favour to none against, with 16 abstentions (Annex XXIII).

The second recorded vote concerned operative paragraph 6, by which the Assembly invited the Conference on Disarmament to consider continuing its work undertaken in the field of transparency in armaments. The paragraph was adopted by a vote of 139 in favour to none against, with 17 abstentions (Annex XXIV).

In a related resolution, adopted without a vote, the Assembly called upon all Member States to report annually, by 30 April, to the Secretary-General their military expenditures for the latest fiscal year. It recommended the guidelines and recommendations for objective information to all Member States for implementation, fully taking into account specific political military and other conditions prevailing in a region, on the basis of initiatives with the agreement of the States of the region concerned.

Also acting without a vote, the Assembly: reaffirmed the critical importance of, and vital contribution that had been made by effective verification measures in arms limitation and disarmament agreements and other similar obligations; decided to include an item on compliance with arms limitation and disarmament and non-proliferation agreements in the provisional agenda of its fifty-sixth session; and emphasized the importance of providing the States members of the Standing Advisory Committee on Security Questions in Central Africa with the essential support needed to carry out the full programme


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of activities, in particular the organization of joint military exercises to stimulate peacekeeping operations.

Prior to the adoption of the text on the Standing Advisory Committee, amendments to the text were introduced by the representative of Chad (document A/54/L.39), and adopted without a vote.

Under other disarmament measures, the Assembly affirmed that scientific and technological progress should be used for the benefit of all mankind to promote sustainable economic and social development and to safeguard international security. In that connection, the Assembly urged Member States to undertake multilateral negotiations in order to establish universally acceptable, non- discriminatory guidelines for international transfers of dual-use goods and technologies and high technology with military applications. The text was adopted by a recorded vote of 98 in favour to 46 against, with 19 abstentions (Annex II).

Under another text, adopted without a vote, the Assembly called on Member States to further promote, at multilateral levels, the consideration of existing and potential threats in the field of information and telecommunications in the context of international security. The Assembly invited all Member States to inform the Secretary-General of their views on, among other issues, unauthorized interference with or misuse of information and telecommunications.

By a vote of 120 in favour to 3 against (France, United Kingdom, United States), with 41 abstentions, the Assembly reiterated its conviction that the participation of all the permanent members of the Security Council and the major maritime users of the Indian Ocean in the work of the Ad Hoc Committee on the Indian Ocean would greatly facilitate the development of a mutually beneficial dialogue to advance peace, security and stability in the Indian Ocean region (Annex I).

A resolution on the observance of environmental norms in disarmament and arms control agreements had the Assembly call on States to adopt unilateral, bilateral, regional and multilateral measures to ensure the application of scientific and technological progress in the framework of international security and disarmament, without detriment to the environment or to its effective contribution to attaining sustainable development. The resolution was adopted by a vote of 159 in favour to none against, with 4 abstentions (France, Israel, United Kingdom, United States) (Annex XXX).

Acting without a vote on other disarmament measures, the Assembly urged the international community to devote part of the resources gained from disarmament and arms limitation agreements to economic and social development, with a view to reducing the ever widening gap between developed and developing countries.


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In related matters, the Assembly welcomed the adoption by the Disarmament Commission of guidelines on conventional arms control, limitation and disarmament, and stressed their particular relevance in the context of the current draft resolution.

Acting without a vote, the Assembly urged the Conference on Disarmament to fulfil its role as the single multilateral disarmament negotiating forum of the international community. A text on the Disarmament Commission was adopted without a vote, as orally amended by the representative of Mexico. The amendment indicated that the Assembly was not yet ready to recommend two items for the Commission's consideration at its 2000 substantive session.

The Assembly also decided, subject to the emergence of a consensus on its objectives and agenda, to convene a fourth special session on disarmament. In that connection, it requested the Secretary-General to seek the views of Member States on the objectives, agenda and timing of this special session.

According to a series of texts on regional disarmament measures, the Assembly reiterated the importance of the United Nations activities at the regional level to increase the stability and security of its Member States, which could be promoted in a substantive manner by the maintenance and revitalization of the three regional centres for peace and disarmament.

In that respect, the Assembly reaffirmed its strong support for the revitalization of the Regional Centre for Peace and Disarmament in Africa; reiterated its strong support of the role of the Centre in Latin America and the Caribbean in the promotion of United Nations activities at the regional level; and reaffirmed its strong support for the continuing operation and further strengthening of the Centre in Asia and the Pacific.

Under the terms of a draft decision, the Assembly decided to request the Secretary-General to adjust the language in the mandate of the Advisory Board on Disarmament Matters to reflect the current practice of the Board. The thrust of the amendment emphasized the Board’s proactive advisory role on disarmament matters over its role to advise on various aspects of studies and research.

Also acting without a vote on the question of Antarctica, considered by the Assembly every three years, the Assembly recognized that the 1959 Antarctic Treaty, which provided for demilitarization of the continent, the prohibition of nuclear explosions and disposal of nuclear wastes, the freedom of scientific research, and the free exchange of scientific information, was in furtherance of the purposes and principles of the United Nations Charter.


Assembly Work Programme

The General Assembly met this afternoon to take action on 22 reports of the First Committee (Disarmament and International Security). Those reports contain 48 draft resolutions and 3 decisions on disarmament and security related issues.

The report of the First Committee on objective information on military matters (document A/54/551) contains one draft resolution under which the Assembly would call upon all Member States to report annually, by 30 April, to the Secretary-General their military expenditures for the latest fiscal year. The Assembly would recommend the guidelines and recommendations for objective information to all Member States for implementation, fully taking into account specific political military and other conditions prevailing in a region, on the basis of initiatives with the agreement of the States of the region concerned.

By further terms of the text the Assembly would request the Secretary- General to make recommendations on necessary changes to the content and structure of the standardized reporting system in order to strengthen and broaden participation, and to submit a report on the subject to the Assembly at its fifty- sixth session. In a related provision, the Assembly would call upon all Member States, in time for the fifty-sixth session of the Assembly, to provide the Secretary-General with their views on the analysis and recommendations contained in his report, with further suggestions to strengthen and broaden participation.

The Committee approved the draft resolution on 1 November without a vote.

By the terms of a draft resolution contained in the report on the prohibition of the development and manufacture of new types of weapons of mass destruction and new systems (document A/54/552), the Assembly would reaffirm that effective measures should be taken to prevent the emergence of new types of weapons of mass destruction. The Assembly would request the Conference on Disarmament to keep the matter under review, with a view to making, when necessary, recommendations on undertaking specific negotiations on identified types of such weapons.

In that context, the Assembly would call upon all States, immediately following any recommendations of the Conference on Disarmament, to give favourable consideration to those recommendations. It would request the Secretary-General to transmit to the Conference all documents relating to the consideration of the item by the Assembly at its current session, and it would request the Conference to report the results of any consideration of the matter in its annual report.

The Committee approved the draft resolution on 1 November without a vote.

The report on the question of Antarctica (document A/54/553) contains a draft resolution which would have the General Assembly recognize that the 1959 Antarctic Treaty, which provided for demilitarization of the continent, the prohibition of nuclear explosions and disposal of nuclear wastes, the freedom of scientific research, and the free exchange of scientific information, is in furtherance of the purposes and principles of the United Nations Charter.

The Assembly would also welcome the entry into force of the Madrid Protocol on Environmental Protection to the Antarctic Treaty on 14 January 1998, which has designated Antarctica as a natural reserve devoted to peace and science. Under further terms of the draft, the Assembly would recall the statement in Agenda 21, adopted at the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED), that States carrying out research activities in Antarctica continue to ensure that data and information resulting from such research are freely available to the international community, and enhance access of the international scientific community and specialized agencies of the United Nations to such data and information.

The draft resolution on the Question of Antarctica was approved on 11 November without a vote.

According to a draft decision on compliance with arms limitation and disarmament and non-proliferation agreements (document A/54/554), the Assembly, recalling its resolution 52/30 of 9 December 1997, would decide to include in the provisional agenda of its fifty-sixth session the item entitled “Compliance with arms limitation and disarmament and non-proliferation agreements”.

The Committee approved the draft decision on 1 November without a vote.

By the terms of a draft resolution contained in the report on verification in all its aspects (document A/54/555) the Assembly would reaffirm the critical importance of, and vital contribution that had been made by effective verification measures in arms limitation and disarmament agreements and other similar obligations. It would request the Secretary-General to report to the General Assembly at its fifty-sixth session on further views received from Member States pursuant to resolutions 50/61 and 52/31.

The Committee approved the draft resolution on 5 November without a vote.

A draft resolution contained in the report on the Declaration of the Indian Ocean as a Zone of Peace (document A/54/556) would have the Assembly reiterate its conviction that the participation of all the permanent members of the Security Council, and the major maritime users of the Indian Ocean, in the work of the ad hoc committee was important and would greatly facilitate the development of a mutually beneficial dialogue to advance peace, security and stability in the Indian Ocean region. The Assembly would request the Chairman of the ad hoc committee to continue his informal consultations with the members of the Committee and to report through it to the General Assembly at its fifty-sixth session.

The Committee approved the draft resolution on 2 November by a vote of 105 in favour to 3 against (France, United States, United Kingdom) and 36 abstentions.

A draft resolution contained in the report on the African Nuclear-Weapon- Free Zone Treaty (Treaty of Pelindaba) (document A/54/557), would have the Assembly call upon African States to sign and ratify the Treaty as soon as possible so that it could enter into force without delay. It would call upon the States contemplated in Protocol III to the Treaty that had not yet done so to take all necessary measures to ensure the speedy application of the Treaty to territories for which they were, de jure or de facto, internationally responsible and which lay within the limits of the geographical zone established in the Treaty.

The Assembly would call upon the African States parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) which had not yet done so to conclude comprehensive safeguards agreements with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), thereby satisfying the requirements of the Treaty when it entered into force and to conclude additional protocols to their safeguards agreements on the basis of the Model Protocol approved by the Board of Governors on 15 May 1997.

The Committee adopted the draft resolution on 4 November without a vote.

According to a draft text contained in the report on information and telecommunications in the context of international security (document A/54/558), sponsored by the Russian Federation, the Assembly would call on Member States to further promote, at multilateral levels, the consideration of existing and potential threats in the field of information security.

The Assembly would invite all Member States to inform the Secretary-General of their views on the following questions: general appreciation of the issues of information security; definition of basic notions related to information security, including unauthorized interference with or misuse of information and telecommunications systems and information resources; and the advisability of developing international principles that would enhance the security of global information and telecommunications systems and help to combat information terrorism and criminality.

The Committee approved the draft resolution on 2 November without a vote.

By the terms of a draft text contained in the report on the role of science and technology in the context of international security (document A/54/559), the Assembly would affirm that scientific and technological progress should be used for the benefit of all mankind to promote the sustainable economic and social development of all States and to safeguard international security. In that connection, it would urge Member States to undertake multilateral negotiations with the participation of all interested States in order to establish universally acceptable, non-discriminatory guidelines for international transfers of dual-use goods and technologies and high technology with military applications.

In a related provision, the Assembly would invite Member States to undertake additional efforts to apply science and technology for disarmament-related purposes and to make such technologies available to interested States. United Nations bodies would be encouraged to contribute, within existing mandates, to promote the application of science and technology for peaceful purposes.

The Committee approved the draft resolution on 2 November by a vote of 84 in favour to 45 against, with 15 abstentions.

By the terms of a draft resolution sponsored by Egypt contained in the report on the establishment of a nuclear-weapon-free zone in the Middle East (document A/54/560), the Assembly would urge all parties directly concerned to seriously consider taking the practical and urgent steps required for the implementation of the proposal to establish a nuclear-weapon-free zone in the region of the Middle East, in accordance with the relevant General Assembly resolutions, and as a means of promoting that objective, invite the countries concerned to adhere to the NPT.

The Assembly would call upon all countries of the region that had not done so, pending the establishment of the zone, to agree to place all their nuclear activities under IAEA safeguards. Further, pending the zone’s establishment, the Assembly would also invite those countries not to develop, produce, test or otherwise acquire nuclear weapons or permit the stationing on their territories, or territories under their control, of nuclear weapons or nuclear explosive devices.

The Committee approved the draft resolution on 8 November without a vote.

A draft resolution contained in the report on assurances to non-nuclear- weapon States (document A/54/561) would have the Assembly appeal to all States, especially the nuclear-weapon States, to work actively towards an early agreement on a common approach and, in particular, on a common formula that could be included in an international instrument of a legally binding character. It would recommend that further intensive efforts should be devoted to the search for a common approach or common formula and that the various alternative approaches, including, in particular, those considered in the Conference on Disarmament, should be further explored in order to overcome the difficulties.

The Assembly would also recommend that the Conference should actively continue intensive negotiations with a view to reaching early agreement and concluding effective international arrangements to assure the non-nuclear-weapon States against the use or threat of use of nuclear weapons, taking into account the widespread support for the conclusion of an international convention and giving consideration to any other proposals designed to secure the same objective.

The Committee approved the draft resolution on 1 November by a recorded vote of 77 in favour to none against, with 50 abstentions.

According to a draft resolution contained in the report on the prevention of an arms race in outer space (document A/54/562), the General Assembly would call upon all States, in particular those with major space capabilities, to contribute actively to the objective of the peaceful use of outer space and of the prevention of an arms race in outer space and to refrain from actions contrary to that objective and to the relevant existing treaties.

Reiterating that the Conference on Disarmament, as the single multilateral disarmament negotiating forum, had the primary role in negotiating a multilateral agreement, as appropriate, on the prevention of an outer space arms race in all its aspects, the Assembly would urge States conducting activities in outer space, as well as States interested in conducting such activities, to keep the Conference on Disarmament informed of the progress of bilateral and multilateral negotiations on the matter. It would invite the Conference to complete examination and updating of the mandate contained in its decision of 13 February 1992 and establish an ad hoc committee at the earliest, during its 2000 session.

The text was approved on 1 November by a recorded vote of 138 in favour to none against, with 2 abstentions (Israel, United States).

The report on general and complete disarmament (document A/54/563) contains 22 draft resolutions and one draft decision, A to V (the texts are listed as they are expected to be considered by the Assembly).

According to draft A on the Treaty on the Limitation of Anti-Ballistic Missile Systems (Anti-Ballistic Missile (ABM) Treaty), the Assembly, recognizing the historic role of the Treaty between the Russian Federation and the United States of 26 May 1972 as a cornerstone for maintaining international peace and security and strategic stability, would call for continued efforts to strengthen the Treaty and to preserve its integrity and validity so that it remained a cornerstone of global strategic stability and world peace and in promoting further strategic nuclear arms reductions.

In a related provision, the Assembly would call for renewed efforts by each of the States parties to the ABM Treaty to preserve and strengthen it through full and strict compliance. It would also call on the parties to the Treaty to limit the deployment of anti-ballistic missile systems and to refrain from the deployment of anti-ballistic missile systems for a defence of the territory of its country and not to provide a base for such a defence, and not to transfer to other States or to deploy outside its national territory ABM systems or their components limited by the Treaty. The Assembly would urge all Member States to support efforts aimed at stemming the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and their means of delivery.

The Assembly would consider that the implementation of any measure undermining the purposes and provisions of the Treaty would also undermine global strategic stability and world peace and the promotion of further strategic nuclear arms reductions. The Assembly would support further efforts by the international community in the light of emerging developments with the goal of safeguarding the inviolability and integrity of the ABM Treaty. It would decide to include the item in the provisional agenda of its fifty-fifth session.

The Committee approved the draft resolution, as amended, on 5 November by a vote of 54 in favour to 4 against (United States, Israel, Federated States of Micronesia, Latvia), with 73 abstentions.

By the terms of draft B on the Convention on the Prohibition of the Use, Stockpiling, Production and Transfer of Anti-Personnel Mines and on Their Destruction (Ottawa Convention), the Assembly would urge all States that had signed but not ratified the Convention to ratify it without delay, and invite all States that had not signed the Convention to accede to it without delay. It would stress the importance of the full and effective implementation of, and compliance with, the Convention, and urge all States parties to provide the Secretary-General with complete and timely information as required in article 7 of the Convention, in order to promote transparency and compliance with the Convention.

[Under article 7, States parties are required to provide the Secretary- General, within 180 days after the treaty's entry into force, a detailed report of its anti-personnel landmine stockpiles, mined areas and steps taken to protect nearby populations, demining and destruction programmes, destruction inventories, and technical characteristics of mines produced or possessed to facilitate mine clearance.]

In a related provision, the Assembly would renew its call upon all States and other relevant parties to work together to promote, support and advance the care, rehabilitation and social and economic reintegration of mine victims, mine awareness programmes, and the removal of anti-personnel mines placed throughout the world and the assurance of their destruction. It would invite all States that had not ratified or acceded to the Convention to provide, on a voluntary basis, information to make global mine action efforts more effective.

The Committee approved the draft resolution on 8 November by a vote of 122 in favour to none against, with 19 abstentions.

Under draft resolution C on the dumping of radioactive wastes, the Assembly would express grave concern regarding any use of nuclear wastes that would constitute radiological warfare and have grave implications for the national security of all States, and call upon them to take appropriate measures to prevent any dumping of nuclear or radioactive wastes that would infringe upon the sovereignty of States.

By further terms, the Assembly would request the Conference on Disarmament to take into account, in the negotiations for a convention on the prohibition of radiological weapons, radioactive wastes as part of the scope of such a convention. It would also request the Conference to intensify efforts towards an early conclusion of such a convention and to include in its report to the General Assembly at its fifty-sixth session the progress recorded in the negotiations on the subject.

The Committee approved the draft resolution on 1 November without a vote.

Under the terms of draft D on nuclear disarmament with a view to the elimination of nuclear weapons, the Assembly would call for the determined pursuit by the nuclear-weapon States of systematic and progressive efforts to reduce nuclear weapons globally, with the ultimate goal of eliminating those weapons, and by all States of general and complete disarmament under strict and effective international control.

The Assembly would call upon all States to redouble their efforts to prevent proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, among others, nuclear weapons, confirming and strengthening, if necessary, their policies not to export equipment, materials or technology that could contribute to the proliferation of those weapons.

In that connection, the Assembly would stress that, in order to make advancement towards the ultimate goal of eliminating nuclear weapons, it was important and necessary to pursue such actions as:

-- The early signature and ratification of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test- Ban Treaty (CTBT) by all States, especially by those States whose ratification was required for its entry into force, with a view to its early entry into force, as well as a cessation of nuclear tests pending its entry into force;

-- Intensive negotiations in the Conference on Disarmament on, and their early conclusion of, a non-discriminatory, multilateral and internationally and effectively verifiable treaty banning the production of fissile material for nuclear weapons and, pending its entry into force, a moratorium of the production of fissile material for nuclear weapons;

-- Multilateral discussions on possible future steps on nuclear disarmament and nuclear non-proliferation;

-- The early entry into force of the Treaty on Further Reduction and Limitation of Strategic Offensive Arms (START II) and the early commencement and conclusion of negotiations for START III by the Russian Federation and the United States, and the continuation of the process beyond START III; and

-- Further efforts by the five nuclear-weapon States to reduce their nuclear arsenals unilaterally and through their negotiations.

In a further provision, the Assembly would underline the vital importance of the 2000 Review Conference of the NPT for the preservation and strengthening of the regime anchored therein. It would call upon all States parties to that Treaty to reaffirm their decisions, as well as the resolution adopted by the 1995 Review and Extension Conference of the Treaty, and to intensify their efforts with a view to reaching an agreement on updated objectives for nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament, based on the review of achievements since 1995.

The Committee voted to retain the second preambular paragraph, by which the Assembly would bear in mind the recent nuclear tests, as well as the regional situations, which challenged international efforts to strengthen the global regime of non-proliferation of nuclear weapons on 9 November by a vote of 130 in favour to 1 against (India), with 4 abstentions (Bhutan, Israel, Pakistan, Sierra Leone).

The Committee approved the draft resolution on 9 November by a vote of 128 in favour to none against, with 12 abstentions.

According to draft E on the Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production, Stockpiling and Use of Chemical Weapons and on Their Destruction (Chemical Weapons Convention), the Assembly would urge all States parties to the Convention to meet, in full and on time, their obligations under the Convention and to support the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) in its implementation activities.

The Committee approved the draft resolution on 1 November without a vote.

According to draft resolution F entitled “Missiles”, the Assembly, convinced of the need for a comprehensive approach towards missiles in a balanced and non- discriminatory manner as a contribution to international peace and security, would request the Secretary-General to seek the views of all Member States on the issue of missiles in all its aspects, and to submit a report to the Assembly at its fifty-fifth session. The Assembly would decide to include the item in the provisional agenda of its next session.

The Committee approved the draft on missiles on 9 November by a of 65 in favour to none against, with 58 abstentions.

By the terms of draft resolution G entitled "Towards a nuclear-weapon-free world: the need for a new agenda”, the General Assembly would call for the examination of ways and means to diminish the role of nuclear weapons in security policies so as to enhance strategic stability, facilitate the process of the elimination of those weapons, and contribute to international confidence and security.

It would call upon the nuclear-weapon States to make an unequivocal undertaking to accomplish the speedy and total elimination of their nuclear arsenals and to engage without delay in an accelerated process of negotiations, thus achieving nuclear disarmament to which they were committed under article VI of the NPT.

The Assembly would also call upon the nuclear-weapon States to take early steps to: reduce tactical nuclear weapons with a view to their elimination, as an early part of nuclear arms reductions; examine the possibilities for and proceed to the de-alerting and the removal of nuclear warheads from delivery vehicles; demonstrate transparency on their nuclear arsenals and fissile material inventories; and place all fissile materials for nuclear weapons declared to be in excess of military requirements under IAEA safeguards, in the framework of the voluntary safeguards agreements in place.

In a related provision, the Assembly would call upon those three States that were nuclear-weapon capable and that had not yet acceded to the NPT to reverse, clearly and urgently, the pursuit of all nuclear weapons development or deployment and to refrain from any action which could undermine the regional and international peace and security and the efforts of the international community towards nuclear disarmament and the prevention of nuclear weapons proliferation.

It would also call upon the United States and the Russian Federation to bring START II into force without further delay and to commence negotiations on START III with a view to its early conclusion. It would further call upon those States to undertake necessary steps towards the seamless integration of all five nuclear-weapon States into the process, leading to the total elimination of nuclear weapons.

The Assembly would further call upon those States that had not yet done so to sign and ratify, unconditionally and without delay, the CTBT and, pending its entry into force, to observe a moratorium on nuclear tests. It would call upon those States that had not yet done so to: adhere unconditionally and without delay to the NPT and to take all the necessary measures which flowed from adherence to that instrument as non-nuclear-weapon States; and to conclude full- scope safeguards agreements with the IAEA, as well as additional protocols to their safeguards agreements on the basis of the Model Protocol approved by the Board of Governors of the Agency on 15 May 1997.

The Committee approved the draft resolution as a whole on 9 November by a recorded vote of 90 in favour to 13 against, with 37 abstentions.

Under draft H on the consolidation of peace through practical disarmament measures, the Assembly would welcome the adoption by consensus of the guidelines on conventional arms control, limitation and disarmament, with particular emphasis on the consolidation of peace, at the 1999 substantive session of the Disarmament Commission. The Assembly would stress the particular relevance of those guidelines in the context of the present draft resolution.

The Assembly would take note of the report of the Secretary-General on the consolidation of peace through practical disarmament measures and, once again, encourage Member States, as well as regional arrangements and agencies, to lend their support to the implementation of his recommendations.

It would welcome the activities undertaken by the Group of Interested States that was formed in New York in March 1998, and invite the Group to continue to analyse lessons learned from previous disarmament and peace-building projects, as well as to promote new practical disarmament measures to consolidate peace, especially as undertaken or designed by affected States themselves.

The Committee approved the draft resolution on 2 November without a vote.

Draft text I on transparency in armaments, would have the Assembly recognize the importance of achieving greater progress in the development of the United Nations Register of Conventional Arms in order that it might truly enhance confidence-building and security among States and accelerate efforts towards attainment of general and complete disarmament.

In that connection, the Assembly would request the Secretary-General, with the assistance of the Group of Governmental Experts on the United Nations Register of Conventional Arms to be convened in the year 2000 and, taking into account the views submitted by Member States, to report to the fifty-fifth session on: the early expansion of the scope of the Register; and the elaboration of practical means for the development of the Register in order to increase transparency related to weapons of mass destruction, in particular nuclear weapons; and transfers of equipment and technology directly related to the development and manufacture of such weapons.

The Committee approved the resolution on transparency in armaments as a whole on 9 November by a vote of 81 in favour to 45 against, with 13 abstentions.

By the terms of draft text J on assistance to States for curbing the illicit traffic in small arms and collecting them, the Assembly would welcome the Declaration of a Moratorium on the Importation, Exportation and Manufacture of Small Arms and Light Weapons in West Africa, adopted by the Conference of Heads of State and Government of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) at Abuja on 30 October 1998, and urge the international community to support the implementation of the moratorium.

The Assembly would encourage the Secretary-General to continue his efforts to curb the illicit circulation of small arms and to collect such arms in the affected States that so requested. It would also encourage the setting up in the countries of the Saharo-Sahelian subregion of national commissions against the proliferation of small arms, and invite the international community to support their smooth functioning.

It would express its full support for the appeal launched by the Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the Organization of African Unity (OAU) at its thirty-fifth ordinary session, for a coordinated African approach to the problems posed by the illicit proliferation and circulation of and traffic in small arms, bearing in mind the experiences and activities of the various regions.

The Committee approved the draft resolution on 4 November without a vote.

Under draft resolution K on reducing nuclear danger, the Assembly would call for a review of nuclear doctrines and, in that context, immediate and urgent steps to reduce the risks of unintentional and accidental use of nuclear weapons. It would request the five nuclear-weapon States to undertake measures towards implementation of that provision.

In a related provision, the Assembly would call upon Member States to take the necessary measures to prevent the proliferation of nuclear weapons in all its aspects and to promote nuclear disarmament, with the ultimate objective of eliminating nuclear weapons. It would request the Secretary-General, within existing resources, to seek inputs from the Advisory Board on Disarmament Matters on information with regard to specific measures that significantly reduced the risk of nuclear war, and to report to the Assembly at its next session.

The Committee approved the draft on 4 November by a recorded vote of 90 in favour to 42 against, with 14 abstentions.

According to draft resolution L on a nuclear-weapon-free southern hemisphere, the Assembly would call upon the States parties and signatories to the Treaties of Tlatelolco, Rarotonga, Bangkok and Pelindaba, in order to pursue the common goals envisaged in those Treaties and to promote the nuclear-weapon-free status of the southern hemisphere and adjacent areas, to explore and implement further ways and means of cooperation among themselves and their treaty agencies. The Assembly would also call for the ratification of those Treaties by all regional States and for all concerned States to facilitate adherence to the protocols to nuclear-weapon-free zone treaties by all relevant States that had not yet done so.

The Assembly would welcome the steps taken to conclude further nuclear- weapon-free-zone treaties on the basis of arrangements freely arrived at among the States of the region concerned and call upon all States to consider all relevant proposals, including those reflected in its resolutions on the establishment of nuclear-weapon-free zones in the Middle East and South Asia.

The Committee approved the draft resolution as a whole on 4 November by a vote of 136 in favour to 3 against (France, United Kingdom, United States), with 5 abstentions (Federated States of Micronesia, India, Israel, Russian Federation, Uzbekistan).

The Committee approved the draft resolution on 4 November without a vote.

By the terms of draft text M on conventional arms control at the regional and subregional levels, the Assembly would decide to give urgent consideration to the issues involved in conventional arms control at the regional and subregional levels. It would request the Conference on Disarmament, as a first step, to consider the formulation of principles that could serve as a framework for regional agreements on conventional arms control, and looked forward to a report of the Conference on the subject.

The draft resolution was approved on 1 November, by a recorded vote of 128 in favour to none against, with 13 abstentions.

Under draft resolution N on regional disarmament, the Assembly would call upon States to conclude agreements, wherever possible, for nuclear non- proliferation, disarmament and confidence-building measures at the regional and subregional levels. It would stress that sustained efforts were needed, within the framework of the Conference on Disarmament and under the umbrella of the United Nations, to make progress on the entire range of disarmament issues. It would affirm that global and regional approaches to disarmament complemented each other and should, therefore, be pursued simultaneously to promote regional and international peace and security.

The Committee approved the draft resolution on 1 November without a vote.

Draft text O on transparency in armaments would have the Assembly call upon Member States, with a view to achieving universal participation, to provide the Secretary-General by 31 May annually the requested data and information for the United Nations Register of Conventional Arms, including nil reports if appropriate, on the basis of relevant General Assembly resolutions and the 1997 report of the Secretary-General on the continuing operation of the Register and its further development.

The Assembly would recall its request to the Secretary-General, with the assistance of a group of governmental experts to be convened in 2000 on the basis of equitable representation, to prepare a report on the continuing operation of the Register and its further development, with a view to a decision at its fifty- fifth session.

In a separate recorded vote, operative paragraph 4 (b), by which the Assembly would request the Secretary-General, with the assistance of a group of governmental experts to be convened in 2000, to prepare a report on the continuing operation of the Register and its further development, was approved by a vote of 121 in favour to none against, with 12 abstentions.

The Committee approved the draft resolution on 1 November by a recorded vote of 128 in favour to none against, with 13 abstentions.

By the terms of draft text P on nuclear disarmament, the Assembly would recognize that, in view of recent political developments, the time was now opportune for all the nuclear-weapon States to undertake effective disarmament measures with a view to the total elimination of nuclear weapons. It would also recognize the genuine need to de-emphasize the role of nuclear weapons and to review and revise nuclear doctrines accordingly.

In that connection, the Assembly would urge the nuclear-weapon States to stop immediately the qualitative improvement, development, production and stockpiling of nuclear warheads and their delivery systems, and, as an interim measure, to immediately de-alert and deactivate their nuclear weapons. It would also urge them to commence plurilateral negotiations among themselves, at an appropriate stage, on further deep reductions of nuclear weapons as an effective measure of nuclear disarmament.

The Assembly would reiterate its call upon the nuclear-weapon States to undertake the step-by-step reduction of the nuclear threat and to carry out effective nuclear disarmament measures with a view to the total elimination of nuclear weapons. It would call for the conclusion, as a first step, of a universal and legally binding multilateral agreement committing States to the process of nuclear disarmament leading to the total elimination of nuclear weapons. It would also call upon those States, pending the achievement of the total elimination of nuclear weapons, to agree on an internationally and legally binding instrument of the joint undertaking not to be the first to use nuclear weapons.

In that connection, the Assembly would call upon all States to conclude an internationally and legally binding instrument on security assurances of non-use and threat of use of nuclear weapons against non-nuclear-weapon States. It would reiterate its call upon the Conference on Disarmament to establish, on a priority basis, an ad hoc committee on nuclear disarmament to commence negotiations early in 2000 on a phased programme of nuclear disarmament and for the eventual elimination of nuclear weapons, through a set of legal instruments, which might include a nuclear weapons convention.

In a related provision, the Assembly would call for the convening of an international conference on nuclear disarmament at an early date with the objective of arriving at an agreement or agreements on a phased programme of nuclear disarmament and for the eventual total elimination of nuclear weapons through a set of legal instruments, which might include a nuclear weapons convention. The Secretary-General would be requested to submit to the Assembly, at its next session, a report on the implementation of the present resolution, and decide to include in the provisional agenda of that session an item entitled “Nuclear disarmament”.

The Committee approved the draft resolution on 8 November by a recorded vote of 90 in favour to 40 against, with 17 abstentions.

By the terms of draft resolution Q on small arms, the Assembly would decide to convene the conference on the illicit trade in small arms and light weapons in all its aspects in June/July 2001. The Assembly would also decide that the scope of the conference would be the illicit trade in small arms and light weapons in all its aspects.

The Assembly would also decide to establish a preparatory committee, open to participation by all States, with the participation as observers of the United Nations specialized agencies, other relevant international organizations and others to be determined by the preparatory committee, which would hold no less than three sessions, with its first session to be held in New York, from 28 February to 3 March 2000. The Assembly would further decide that the United Nations specialized agencies, other relevant intergovernmental organizations and relevant entities would participate, as observers, in the preparatory committee.

In a related provision, the Assembly would request the committee to decide, at its first session, on the date and venue of the conference in 2001, as well as on the dates and venue of its subsequent sessions. By further terms of the text, all Member States would be invited to respond to the Secretary-General’s note verbale of 20 January, to communicate to him their views on the agenda and other relevant questions relating to the conference.

The Committee approved the resolution on small arms as a whole on 8 November by a vote of 143 in favour to none against, with 3 abstentions (Kuwait, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia).

Under the terms of draft R on the advisory opinion of the International Court of Justice on the legality of the threat or use of nuclear weapons, the Assembly would underline once again the unanimous conclusion of the Court that there existed an obligation to pursue in good faith, and bring to a conclusion, negotiations leading to nuclear disarmament in all its aspects under strict and effective international control.

In that connection, the Assembly would call upon all States immediately to fulfil that obligation by commencing multilateral negotiations in 2000 leading to an early conclusion of a nuclear weapons convention prohibiting the development, production, testing, deployment, stockpiling, transfer, threat or use of nuclear weapons and providing for their elimination.

The Committee approved the draft resolution as a whole on 4 November by a recorded vote of 98 in favour to 27 against, with 21 abstentions.

According to draft S on illicit traffic in small arms, the Assembly would request the Secretary-General to continue his broad-based consultations, within available financial resources and with any other assistance provided by Member States in a position to do so, and to submit to the international conference on the subject, information on: the magnitude and scope of illicit trafficking in small arms and light weapons; measures to combat illicit trafficking in and circulation of small arms and light weapons; and the role of the United Nations in collecting, collating, sharing and disseminating information on illicit trafficking in small arms and light weapons.

The Committee adopted the draft resolution on 1 November without a vote.

Draft resolution T on observance of environmental norms in disarmament and arms control agreements would have the Assembly call upon States to adopt unilateral, bilateral, regional and multilateral measures so as to contribute to ensuring the application of scientific and technological progress in the framework of international security, disarmament and other related spheres, without detriment to the environment or to its effective contribution to attaining sustainable development.

The Assembly would reaffirm that international disarmament forums should take fully into account the relevant environmental norms in negotiating treaties and agreements on disarmament and arms limitation and that all States, through their actions, should fully contribute to ensuring compliance with those norms in the implementation of treaties to which they were parties. All Member States would be invited to communicate to the Secretary-General information on the measures they had adopted to promote the objectives envisaged in the present draft. The Secretary-General would be requested to submit a report containing that information to the Assembly at its fifty-fifth session.

The Committee approved the draft resolution on 2 November by a vote of 138 in favour to none against, with 4 abstentions (France, Israel, United States, United Kingdom).

Draft resolution U on the relationship between disarmament and development would have the Assembly urge the international community to devote part of the resources gained from disarmament and arms limitation agreements to economic and social development, with a view to reducing the ever-widening gap between developed and developing countries.

The Assembly would invite all Member States to communicate to the Secretary- General, by 15 April 2000, on the implementation of the Action Programme adopted at the International Conference on the Relationship between Disarmament and Development, as well as any other views and proposals with a view to achieving the goals of the Action Programme. It would request the Secretary-General to continue to take action, through appropriate organs and within available resources, for the implementation of that Action Programme.

The Committee approved the draft resolution on 2 November without a vote.

Draft V on the convening of the fourth special session of the General Assembly devoted to disarmament would have the Assembly decide, subject to the emergence of a consensus on its objectives and agenda, to convene the special session. It would request the Secretary-General to seek the views of Member States on the objectives, agenda and timing of the special session and to report to the Assembly at its fifty-fifth session. It would decide to include that item at the next session.

The Committee approved the draft resolution on 5 November without a vote.

Under a draft decision on the establishment of a nuclear-weapon-free zone in Central Asia, the Assembly would decide to include that in the provisional agenda of its fifty-fifth session.

The report on Review and Implementation of the Concluding Document of the Twelfth Special Session of the General Assembly (document A/54/564) contains 6 draft resolutions, A to E (the texts are listed as they are expected to be considered by the Assembly).

According to draft resolution A on the activities of the Standing Advisory Committee on Security Questions in Central Africa (document A/54/564), the Assembly would emphasize the importance of providing the States members of the Standing Advisory Committee with the essential support they needed to carry out the full programme of activities which they had adopted at the ninth and tenth ministerial meetings, in particular the organization of joint military exercises to stimulate peacekeeping operations.

In that connection, the Assembly would appeal to Member States and to governmental and non-governmental organizations to make additional voluntary contributions to the Trust Fund for the implementation of the programme of work of the Standing Advisory Committee, in particular to activities such as the joint military exercises, the creation of a mechanism for the promotion, maintenance and consolidation of peace and security in Central Africa, to be known as the Council for Peace and Security in Central Africa, and the establishment of a network of parliamentarians from the heads of State and government of the Economic Community of Central African States, with a view to the eventual creation of a parliament of the Community.

The Committee approved the draft resolution on 5 November without a vote.

Following the conclusion of the Committee's work, a series of amendments (document A/54/L.39) on the draft resolution concerning the activities of the Standing Advisory Committee on Security Questions in Central Africa was proposed by Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, and Sao Tome and Principe.

After operative paragraph 4 (d) of the text, paragraphs would be inserted concerning the recently held tenth, eleventh and twelfth ministerial meetings of the Standing Advisory Committee, as well as the subregional conference on the proliferation of and illicit traffic in light weapons and small arms in Central Africa.

At the end of operative paragraph 6, concerning the creation of a mechanism for the promotion, maintenance and consolidation of peace and security in Central Africa, to be known as the Council for Peace and Security in Central Africa, the Secretary-General would be requested to give his full support to the realization of that priority objective.

Operative paragraph 7, which welcomes the decision of the Economic Community of Central African States to establish a network of parliamentarians from the Community, would also welcome the decision to integrate the Council for Peace and Security in Central Africa into the Community.

Operative paragraph 8 would emphasize, rather than welcome, the progress made in the establishment of an early warning mechanism in Central Africa so that it would serve, on the one hand, as an instrument for analysing and monitoring political situations in the States members of the Committee with a view to preventing the outbreak of future armed conflicts and, on the other hand, as a technical body through which the member States would carry out the Committee's work programme. That paragraph would end with a request of the Secretary-General to provide the early warning mechanism with the necessary assistance for it to function properly.

After operative paragraph 10, two new paragraphs would be inserted. The first would request the Secretary-General to support the establishment of a network of parliamentarians with a view to the creation of a subregional parliament in Central Africa. The second would request the Secretary-General and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to continue to provide increased assistance to the countries of Central Africa for coping with the problems of refugees in their territories.

A paragraph would be inserted after operative paragraph 12 calling on the international community, non-governmental organizations and the mass media to support the dissemination of objective information on Central Africa.

Under draft text B on the United Nations Regional Centre for Peace and Disarmament in Africa, the Assembly would reaffirm its strong support for the revitalization of the Centre and emphasize the need to provide it with resources to enable it to strengthen its activities and carry out its programmes. It would appeal again to all States, as well as to international governmental organizations and foundations, to make voluntary contributions in order to strengthen the activities of the Regional Centre and facilitate the implementation of its programmes.

The Assembly would take note of the report of the Secretary-General and commend the activities carried out by the Centre, in particular in support of the efforts made by the African States in the areas of peace and security. It would request the Secretary-General to provide all necessary support, within existing resources, to the Centre, and also request him to facilitate the close cooperation between the Centre and the Organization of African Unity (OAU), in particular, in the area of peace, security and development, and to continue to assist the Centre's Director in his efforts to stabilize the Centre's financial situation and revitalize its activities.

The Committee adopted the draft resolution on 1 November without a vote.

Draft resolution C on the United Nations Regional Centre for Peace and Disarmament in Asia and the Pacific would have the Assembly reaffirm its strong support for the continuing operation and further strengthening of the Regional Centre. The Assembly would underscore the importance of the Kathmandu process as a powerful vehicle for the development of the practice of region-wide security and disarmament dialogue. In that connection, the Assembly would appeal to Member States, as well as to international governmental and non-governmental organizations and foundations, to make voluntary contributions, the only resources of the Regional Centre, so as to strengthen it.

The Committee adopted the draft resolution on 1 November without a vote.

By the terms of draft D on a nuclear weapons convention, the Assembly, stressing that such an international convention would be an important step in a phased programme towards the complete elimination of nuclear weapons, within a specified framework of time, and noting with regret that the Conference on Disarmament, during its 1999 negotiations, had been unable to undertake such negotiations, would reiterate its request to the Conference to commence negotiations, in order to reach agreement on an international convention prohibiting the use or threat of use of nuclear weapons under any circumstances.

The Committee approved the draft on 4 November by a recorded vote of 89 in favour to 40 against, with 18 abstentions.

Draft text E on the United Nations regional centres for peace and disarmament would have the Assembly reiterate the importance of the United Nations activities at the regional level to increase the stability and security of its Member States, which could be promoted in a substantive manner by the maintenance and revitalization of the three regional centres for peace and disarmament.

The Assembly would reaffirm that, in order to achieve positive results, it would be useful for the three regional centres to carry out dissemination and educational programmes that promoted regional peace and security aimed at changing basic attitudes with respect to peace and security and disarmament. In that connection, it would appeal to Member States, as well as to international governmental and non-governmental organizations and foundations, to make voluntary contributions to the regional centres to strengthen their programmes of activities and implementation.

The Committee approved the draft resolution on 1 November without a vote.

Under draft text F on the Regional Centre for Peace and Disarmament in Latin America and the Caribbean, the Assembly would reiterate its strong support of the role of the Centre in the promotion of United Nations activities at the regional level, and urge all States of the region to make greater use of the Centre’s potential in meeting the current challenges of the international community, with a view to fulfilling the aims of the United Nations Charter regarding peace, disarmament and development.

The Assembly would appeal to Member States, particularly those within the region, as well as to governmental and non-governmental organizations and foundations, to make voluntary contributions to strengthen the Centre’s activities.

The Committee approved the draft resolution on 1 November without a vote.

The report on review and implementation of the recommendations and decisions adopted by the General Assembly at its tenth special session (document A/54/565) contains two draft resolutions, A and B, and one draft decision. (The texts are listed as they are expected to be considered by the Assembly).

According to draft resolution A on the Disarmament Commission, the Assembly would commend the Commission for the successful conclusion of the items on the establishment of nuclear-weapon-free zones and guidelines on conventional arms control, limitation and disarmament. It would note with regret that the Commission was unable to reach a consensus on the item on a fourth special session of the General Assembly devoted to disarmament.

By further terms of the text, the Assembly would reaffirm the role of the Disarmament Commission as the specialized deliberative body within the United Nations multilateral disarmament machinery that allowed for in-depth deliberations on specific disarmament issues, leading to the submission of concrete recommendations on those issues. It would recommend that the Commission, at its 1999 organizational session, adopt two items to be determined in the coming months for consideration at its 2000 substantive session.

The Committee adopted the draft resolution on 1 November without a vote.

According to draft text B on the Conference on Disarmament, the General Assembly would urge the Conference to fulfil its role as the single multilateral disarmament negotiating forum of the international community in light of the evolving international situation, with a view to making early substantive progress on priority agenda items. It would welcome the decision of the Conference on 5 August to admit five new members, and note that the Conference recognized the importance “of continuing consultations on” the question of expansion of its membership. It would also welcome the Conference’s strong collective interest in commencing substantive work as soon as possible during its 2000 session. The Conference would be encouraged to continue the ongoing review of its agenda and methods.

The Committee adopted the draft resolution on 1 November without a vote.

Under the terms of a draft decision on the Advisory Board on Disarmament Matters, the Assembly would decide to request the Secretary-General to adjust the language in the mandate of the Advisory Board, as set out in paragraphs 45 to 46 of the report of the Secretary-General.

[The relevant paragraphs in the report of the Secretary-General on the work of the Advisory Board (document A/54/218) concern the Board's improved functioning and mandate, and contain the Secretary-General's endorsement that the General Assembly approve the change of language to reflect the current practice of the Board. The Board proposes that the language of its formal mandate, adopted in 1982, be readjusted to reflect its actual functions as they have been performed for more than a decade. The thrust of the amendment would be to emphasize the Board's proactive advisory role on disarmament matters over its role to advise on various aspects of studies and research. Its function to serve as the Board of Trustees for the United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR) would remain unchanged, and it would retain its role of advising on the implementation of the Disarmament Information Programme.]

The Committee approved the draft decision on 5 November without a vote.

A draft resolution contained in the report on the risk of nuclear proliferation in the Middle East (document A/54/566) would have the Assembly call upon the only State in the region that was not party to the NPT to accede to the Treaty without further delay and not to develop, produce, test or otherwise acquire nuclear weapons, to renounce possession of nuclear weapons, and to place all its unsafeguarded nuclear facilities under full scope of IAEA safeguards as an important confidence-building measure among all States of the region and as a step towards enhancing peace and security.

The Committee approved the draft resolution on 8 November by a vote of 125 in favour to 3 against (Federated States of Micronesia, Israel, United States), with 11 abstentions.

By the terms of a text contained in the report on the Convention on the Prohibition or Restrictions on the Use of Certain Conventional Weapons Which May Be Deemed to Be Excessively Injurious or to Have Indiscriminate Effects (Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons) (document A/54/567), the Assembly would urgently call upon all States that had not yet done so to take all measures to become parties, as soon as possible, to the Convention and its Protocols, and in particular to amended Protocol II on Prohibitions or Restrictions on the Use of Mines, Booby Traps and Other Devices. The Assembly would call upon successor States to take appropriate measures towards universal adherence to those measures.

The Assembly would express satisfaction that the Protocol on Blinding Laser Weapons (Protocol IV) had entered into force on 30 July 1998. It would welcome the entry into force on 3 December 1998 of the amended Protocol on Prohibitions or Restrictions on the Use of Mines, Booby Traps and Other Devices (Protocol II) and call upon all States parties that had not yet done so to notify the Secretary- General of their consent to be bound by Protocols II and IV.

In that connection, the Assembly would welcome the convening, from 15 to 17 December, of the first annual conference of High Contracting Parties to Protocol II and call upon all High Contracting Parties to address at the conference, among other things, the issue of holding the second annual conference in 2000, and recall the decision of States parties to the Convention to convene the next review conference no later than 2001, preceded by the preparatory committee.

The Committee approved the draft resolution on 4 November without a vote.

Under a text contained in the report on strengthening security and cooperation in the Mediterranean region (document A/54/568), the Assembly would reaffirm that security in the Mediterranean was closely linked to European security, as well as to international peace and security. It would call on all States of the region to adhere to all the multilaterally negotiated legal instruments related to the field of disarmament and non-proliferation, thus creating the necessary conditions for strengthening peace and cooperation in the region.

The Assembly would express its satisfaction at the continuing efforts by those countries to eliminate the cause of regional tension and promote just and lasting solutions to the persistent regional problems through peaceful means, thus ensuring the withdrawal of foreign forces of occupation and respecting the sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity of all Mediterranean countries and the right of peoples to self-determination. It would call for full adherence to the principles of non-interference, non-intervention, non-use of force or threat of use of force and the inadmissibility of the acquisition of territory by force, in accordance with the United Nations Charter and the relevant United Nations resolutions.

The Committee approved the draft resolution on 2 November without a vote.

By the terms of a draft resolution contained in the report on the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons in Latin America and the Caribbean (Treaty of Tlatelolco) (document A/54/569), the Assembly would urge the countries of the region that had not yet done so to ratify the amendments to the Treaty approved by the General Conference of the Agency for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons in Latin America and the Caribbean, in its resolutions of 3 July 1990, 10 May 1991, and 26 August 1992. The Assembly would welcome the concrete steps taken by some countries of the region during the past year for the consolidation of the regime of military denuclearization established by the Treaty.

The Committee approved the draft resolution on 1 November without a vote.

Under a draft text contained in the report on the Prohibition of the Development, Production and Stockpiling of Bacteriological (Biological) and Toxin Weapons and on Their Destruction (Biological Weapons Convention) (document A/54/570), the Assembly would call upon all States parties to accelerate the negotiations for a protocol, including possible verification measures, to strengthen the Convention, and to redouble their efforts within the ad hoc group to formulate an efficient, cost-effective and practical regime and seek early resolution of the outstanding issues through renewed flexibility in order to complete the protocol on the basis of consensus at the earliest possible date.

In that context, the Assembly would welcome the progress achieved so far negotiating a protocol to strengthen the Convention and would reaffirm the decision of the fourth review conference, urging the conclusion of the negotiations by the ad hoc group as soon as possible before the commencement of the fifth review conference and to submit its report, which shall be adopted by consensus, to the States parties to be considered at a special conference.

The Assembly would also reaffirm the call on all signatory States that had not yet ratified the Convention to do so without delay. It would also call upon those States that had not yet signed the Convention to become parties to it at an early date, thus contributing to the achievement of universal adherence, duly noting the forthcoming anniversary of the twenty-fifth year of its entry into force.

The Committee approved the draft resolution on 4 November without a vote.

According to a new draft resolution contained in the report on the stability and development of South-Eastern Europe (document A/54/571), the Assembly would call upon all participants of the Stability Pact for South-Eastern Europe, adopted on 10 June in Cologne, Germany, and all concerned international organizations, to support the efforts of South-Eastern European States to overcome the negative effects of the Kosovo crisis and to enable them to pursue sustainable development and integration of their economies in the European and global economy. The Assembly would urge the normalization of relations among the States of South- Eastern Europe and the strengthening of their mutual cooperation on the basis of respect of international law and agreements, and within the principle of good- neighbourliness and mutual respect.

The Assembly would stress the importance of regional efforts aimed at preventing bilateral conflicts endangering the maintenance of international peace and security, and note with satisfaction that the multilateral peacekeeping force for South-East Europe had become operational. It would also stress that closer engagement of the South-Eastern European States in furthering cooperation on the European continent would favourably influence the security, political and economic situation in the region, as well as the good-neighbourly relations among the Balkan States.

It would also emphasize the importance of regional efforts in South-Eastern Europe on arms control, disarmament and confidence-building measures and call upon all States and the relevant international organizations to communicate to the Secretary-General their views on the subject of the draft resolution. It would decide to include in the provisional agenda of its fifty-fifth session an item entitled “Maintenance of International Security -- Stability and Development of South-Eastern Europe”.

The Committee adopted the draft resolution on 5 November by a vote of 137 in favour to none against, with 2 abstentions (Belarus, China).

A draft decision contained in the report on the Declaration on the Strengthening of International Security (document A/54/571) would have the Assembly decide to include in the provisional agenda of its fifty-sixth session the item entitled “Review of the Implementation of the Declaration on the Strengthening of International Security”.

The Committee approved the draft resolution on 2 November without a vote.

According to a draft resolution contained in the report on the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT) (document A/54/572), the Assembly would endorse the Final Declaration of the Conference on facilitating the entry into force of the CTBT, held in Vienna from 6 to 8 October. In particular, the Assembly would call upon all States that had not yet signed the Treaty to sign and ratify it as soon as possible and refrain from acts which could defeat its object and purpose in the meanwhile; and call upon all States that had signed but not yet ratified the Treaty, in particular those whose ratification was needed for its entry into force, to accelerate their ratification processes with a view to their early successful conclusion.

The Assembly would urge States to maintain their moratoriums on nuclear- weapon-test explosions or any other nuclear explosions, and to sustain the momentum generated by the Conference on facilitating the entry into force of the CTBT by continuing to remain seized of the issue at the highest political level. The Assembly would welcome the contributions of States signatories to the work of the Preparatory Commission of the CTBT Organization (CTBTO), in particular to its efforts to ensure that the Treaty’s verification regime would be capable of meeting the verification requirements of the Treaty upon its entry into force, in accordance with article IV of the Treaty.

The Committee approved the draft resolution on 8 November by a recorded vote of 137 in favour to none against, with 5 abstentions (Bhutan, India, Mauritius, Syria, United Republic of Tanzania).

Action on First Committee Reports

CARLOS D. SORRETA (Philippines), Rapporteur, introduced the reports of the First Committee (Disarmament and International Security).

The Assembly first took up the report on the reduction of military budgets (document A/54/551), adopting the resolution on objective information on military matters, including transparency of military expenditures, without a vote.

The Assembly next took up the report of the Conference on Disarmament on the prohibition of the development and manufacture of new types of weapons of mass destruction and new systems of such weapons (document A/54/552), adopting the related resolution without a vote.

Turning to the report on the question of Antarctica (document A/54/553), the Assembly adopted the related resolution without a vote.

The Assembly then took up the report on compliance with arms limitation and disarmament and non-proliferation agreements (document A/54/554) and adopted the related draft decision without a vote.

The draft resolution contained in the report on verification in all its aspects, including the role of the United Nations in the verification field (document A/54/555) was adopted without a vote.

The Assembly next took up the report of the Committee on implementation of the Declaration of the Indian Ocean as a Zone of Peace (document A/54/556), and adopted the related resolution by a vote of 120 in favour to 3 against (France, United Kingdom, United States), with 41 abstentions. (For details of vote see Annex I.)

The Assembly then acted on the text contained in the report on the African Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zone Treaty (document A/54/557), and adopted the related resolution without a vote.

The report on developments in the field of information and telecommunications in the context of international security (document A/54/558) contained one draft text, which the Assembly adopted without a vote.

By a vote of 98 in favour to 46 against, with 19 abstentions, the Assembly adopted the resolution contained in the report on the role of science and technology in the context of international security (document A/54/559) (Annex II).

The resolution contained in the report on the establishment of a nuclear- weapon-free zone in the Middle East (document A/54/560) was adopted without a vote.

The Assembly adopted the resolution contained in the report on conclusion of effective international arrangements to assure non-nuclear-weapon States against the use or threat of use of nuclear weapons (document A/54/561) by a vote of 111 in favour to none against, with 53 abstentions (Annex III).

A resolution on prevention of an arms race in outer space contained in a report of the same title (document A/54/562) was adopted by a vote of 162 in favour to none against, with 2 abstentions (Israel, United States) (Annex IV).

The Assembly next took up the 22 draft resolutions, drafts A to V, and one draft decision contained in the report on general and complete disarmament (document A/54/563).

Speaking in explanation of vote before the vote, KIM SAM JONG (Democratic People’s Republic of Korea) said the ABM Treaty was a pillar of strategic stability. His delegation would vote in favour of the related draft resolution and would have been willing to co-sponsor it.

Mr. IBRAIMOVA (Kyrgyzstan) said that if his delegation had had the right to vote, it would have voted in favour of the draft on the ABM Treaty.

ERIC SAZONOU (Benin) said that although he had voted in favour of the draft on the Indian Ocean (document A/54/556), his Committee vote had not been recorded.

The draft, as amended, on the ABM Treaty (document A/54/563-A) was adopted by a vote of 80 in favour to 4 against (Albania, Federated States of Micronesia, Israel, United States), with 68 abstentions (Annex V).

By a vote of 139 in favour to 1 against (Lebanon), with 20 abstentions, the Assembly adopted the draft on the Convention on the Prohibition of the Use, Stockpiling, Production and Transfer of Anti-Personnel Mines and on Their Destruction (Ottawa Convention) (document A/54/563-B) (Annex VI).

Acting without a vote, the Assembly adopted a text on the prohibition of the dumping of radioactive wastes (document A/54/563-C).

SELIM TADMOURY (Lebanon) said his delegation would have abstained in the vote on the ABM Treaty draft.

EMILIO IZQUIERDO (Ecuador) said his delegation would have abstained in the vote on the ABM Treaty draft and would have voted in favour of the text on the Ottawa Convention.

The Assembly then took up the draft on nuclear disarmament with a view to the ultimate elimination of nuclear weapons (document A/54/563-D).

In a separate vote, it adopted the second preambular paragraph, concerning recent nuclear tests, by a vote of 154 in favour to 2 against (India, Pakistan) with 4 abstentions (Bhutan, Cambodia, Israel, Myanmar) (Annex VII).

By a recorded vote of 158 in favour to 3 against (India, Israel, Pakistan) with 2 abstentions (Cuba, Bhutan) the Assembly also retained operative paragraph 1, which reaffirmed the importance of achieving universal adherence to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) (Annex VIII).

Operative paragraph 9, underlining the importance of the 2000 Review Conference of the NPT and calling upon all States parties to the Treaty to reaffirm the decisions and resolution adopted by the 1995 Review and Extension Conference, was adopted by a separate vote of 132 in favour to 1 against (France), with 22 abstentions (Annex IX).

The Assembly adopted the draft resolution as a whole by a vote of 153 in favour to none against, with 12 abstentions (Annex X).

The text on implementation of the Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production, Stockpiling and Use of Chemical Weapons and on Their Destruction (Chemical Weapons Convention) (document A/54/563-E) was adopted without a vote.

A draft text on missiles (document A/54/563-F) was next adopted by a vote of 94 in favour to none against, with 65 abstentions (Annex XI).

The Assembly next considered a nuclear-related text on “a nuclear-weapon- free world: the need for a new agenda” (document A/54/563-G), and adopted the seventh operative paragraph by a vote of 150 in favour to 3 against (India, Israel, Pakistan) with 2 abstentions (Bhutan, Cuba). That provision called upon States that had not yet done so to adhere unconditionally and without delay to the NPT (Annex XII).

By a vote of 149 in favour to none against, with 4 abstentions (Cuba, India, Israel, Pakistan), the Assembly voted to retain operative paragraph 18, calling for the conclusion of an internationally legally binding instrument to effectively assure non-nuclear-weapon States parties to the NPT against the use or threat of use of nuclear weapons (Annex XIII).

It adopted the draft as a whole by a vote of 111 in favour to 13 against, with 39 abstentions (Annex XIV).

Acting without a vote, the Assembly adopted a text consolidation of peace through practical disarmament measures (document A/54/563-H).

The Assembly then took up the draft text concerning transparency in armaments (document A/54/563-I). In a separate recorded vote, the eighth preambular paragraph was retained, by a vote of 156 in favour to 3 against (India, Israel, Turkey), with 3 abstentions (Cuba, Libya, Pakistan). That provision stresses the need to achieve universality of the NPT and of the Conventions on Biological and Chemical Weapons, with a view to the total elimination of all weapons of mass destruction (Annex XV).

By a recorded vote of 93 in favour to 50 against, with 17 abstentions, the Assembly also retained operative paragraph 4 (b). By its terms, the Secretary- General is requested to report to the next Assembly session on the elaboration of practical means for the development of the Register in order to increase transparency related to weapons of mass destruction, in particular nuclear weapons, and to transfers of equipment and technology directly related to the development and manufacture of such weapons (Annex XVI).

It adopted the draft resolution as a whole by a vote of 97 in favour to 48 against, with 15 abstentions (Annex XVII).

Acting without a vote, the Assembly adopted a draft text on assistance to States for curbing the illicit traffic in small arms (document A/54/563-J).

A text on reducing nuclear danger (document A/54/563-K) was adopted by a vote of 104 in favour to 43 against, with 14 abstentions (Annex XVIII).

The Assembly next took up the resolution on the nuclear-weapon-free southern hemisphere (document A/54/563-L), and voted to retain the words “and South Asia" in the third operative paragraph, by a vote of 147 in favour to 2 against (France, India), with 9 abstentions (Bhutan, Cuba, Cyprus, Israel, Mauritius, Myanmar, Pakistan, United Kingdom, United States) (Annex XIX).

By a vote of 147 in favour to 2 against (India, France), with 10 abstentions (Bhutan, Cuba, Cyprus, Federated States of Micronesia, Israel, Mauritius, Myanmar, Pakistan, United Kingdom, United States), the Assembly retained operative paragraph 3 as a whole, calls upon States to consider all relevant proposals for the establishment of nuclear-weapon-free zones, including in the Middle East and South Asia.(Annex XX).

It adopted the draft as a whole by a vote of 157 in favour to 3 against (France, United Kingdom, United States), with 4 abstentions (India, Federated States of Micronesia, Israel, Russian Federation) (Annex XXI).

By a vote of 159 in favour to 1 against (India), with 1 abstention (Bhutan), it then adopted the draft text on conventional arms control at the regional and subregional levels (document A/54/563-M) (Annex XXII).

Acting without a vote, it adopted a text on regional disarmament (document A/54/563-N).

Prior to the adoption of another transparency text (document A/54/563-O), the Assembly took two separate recorded votes. It adopted operative paragraph 4 (b) by a vote of 140 in favour to none against, with 16 abstentions. By its terms, the Assembly requested the Secretary-General, with the assistance of a group of governmental experts to be convened in 2000, to prepare a report on the continuing operation of the Register and its further development, with a view to a decision at its next session (Annex XXIII).

The second recorded vote concerned operative paragraph 6, by which the Assembly invited the Conference on Disarmament to consider continuing its work undertaken in the field of transparency in armaments. The paragraph was adopted by a vote of 139 in favour to none against, with 17 abstentions (Annex XXIV).

It adopted the draft as a whole by a vote of 150 in favour to none against, with 12 abstentions (Annex XXV).

A nuclear disarmament draft (document A/54/563-P) was adopted by a vote of 104 in favour to 41 against, with 17 abstentions (Annex XXVI).

As announced earlier, action on the draft resolution on small arms, concerning the convening of an international conference in 2001, would be taken at a later date to be announced.

It next took up the draft on the advisory opinion of the International Court of Justice on the legality of nuclear weapons (document A/54/563-R), and voted to retain operative paragraph 1, which underlined the Court's unanimous conclusion on the obligation to conclude nuclear disarmament negotiations, by a vote of 156 in favour to 3 against (France, Russian Federation, United States), with 3 abstentions (Bulgaria, Israel, United Kingdom) (Annex XXVII).

In a second separate vote, the Assembly retained operative paragraph 2, calling upon all States to fulfil immediately their obligation by commencing multilateral negotiations in 2000 leading to an early conclusion of a nuclear weapons convention, by 107 in favour to 29 against, with 26 abstentions (Annex XXVIII).

The text as a whole was adopted by a vote of 114 in favour to 28 against, with 22 abstentions (Annex XXIX).

Acting without a vote, the Assembly adopted a text on the illicit traffic in small arms (document A/54/563-S).

By a vote of 159 in favour to none against, with 4 abstentions (France, Israel, United Kingdom, United States), the Assembly adopted the draft on observance of environmental norms in the drafting and implementation of disarmament and arms control agreements (document A/54/563-T) (Annex XXX).

Acting without a vote, the Assembly adopted a text on the relationship between disarmament and development (document A/54/563-U).

Also acting without a vote, the Assembly adopted a text on the fourth special session devoted to disarmament (document A/54/563-V).

The Assembly next adopted the draft decision on the establishment of a nuclear-weapon-free zone in Central Asia (document A/54/563) without a vote.

WILMER MENDEZ (Venezuela) said his vote in favour of reducing nuclear danger had not been adequately reflected.

MEHMET SAMSAR (Turkey) would have voted in favour of the eighth preambular paragraph in draft I, on transparency in armaments.

TREVOR HUGHES (New Zealand) would have voted against draft K, on reducing nuclear danger.

AYMAN AAMIRY (Jordan) would have abstained in the separate vote on operative paragraph 9 of resolution D, on nuclear disarmament with a view to the ultimate elimination of nuclear weapons.

AMRAIYA NAIDU (Fiji) would have voted in favour of resolution T, on observance of environmental norms in the drafting of disarmament agreements.

FRED BEYENDEZA (Uganda) would have voted in favour of draft P, on nuclear disarmament.

The Assembly then took up the five draft resolutions contained in the report on review and implementation of the Concluding Document of the Twelfth Special Session of the General Assembly (document A/54/564).

Turning to draft A, on the Standing Advisory Committee on Security Questions in Central Africa, AHMAT HAGGAR (Chad) introduced a series of amendments (document A/54/L.39) to the draft.

Acting without a vote, the Assembly then adopted the amendments.

Next, it adopted draft A, as amended, without a vote.

Also acting without a vote, the Assembly adopted two more resolutions, as follows: the United Nations Regional Centres for Peace and Disarmament in Africa (document A/54/564-B), and in Asia and the Pacific (A/54/564-C).

By a vote of 103 in favour to 42 against, with 17 abstentions, the Assembly adopted a fourth resolution in that report, on the Convention on the Prohibition of the Use of Nuclear Weapons (document A/54/564-D) (Annex XXXI).

The Assembly next adopted a resolution on the United Nations Regional Centres for Peace and Disarmament (document A/54/564-E).

Also without a vote, it adopted the draft on the United Nations Regional Centre for Peace, Disarmament and Development in Latin America and the Caribbean (document A/54/564-F).

The Assembly then took up the two draft resolutions and one draft decision contained in the report on review of the implementation of the recommendations and decisions adopted by the General Assembly at its tenth special session (document A/54/565).

Prior to taking action on the draft resolution on the Disarmament Commission (A/54/565-A), MARIA ARCE DE JEANNET (Mexico) proposed an amendment to operative paragraph 7, concerning the items to be considered at its 2000 substantive session. The subparagraphs (a) and (b) of that paragraph would be followed by a footnote in both cases, as follows: “In accordance with general decision 52/492.”

The amendment was adopted without a vote. The Assembly then adopted the draft, as orally amended, without a vote.

The Assembly next adopted the report of the Conference on Disarmament (A/54/565-B), also without a vote.

Also acting without a vote, the Assembly adopted a draft decision on the Advisory Board on Disarmament Matters (document A/54/565).

By a vote of 149 in favour to 3 against (Federated States of Micronesia, Israel, United States), with 9 abstentions (Barbados, Cameroon, Canada, India, Kenya, Marshall Islands, Norway, Singapore, Trinidad and Tobago), the Assembly then adopted the resolution on the risk of nuclear proliferation in the Middle East (document A/54/566) (Annex XXXII).

A draft on the Convention on Prohibitions or Restrictions on the Use of Certain Conventional Weapons Which May Be Deemed to Be Excessively Injurious or to Have Indiscriminate Effects (document (A/54/567) was adopted without a vote.

Also acting without a vote, the Assembly adopted the following draft texts:

-- Strengthening security and cooperation in the Mediterranean region (A/54/568);

-- Consolidation of the regime established by the Treaty for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons in Latin America and the Caribbean (Treaty of Tlatelolco) (A/54/569);

-- and, Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production and Stockpiling of Bacteriological (Biological) and Toxin Weapons and on Their Destruction (A/54/570).

The Assembly adopted a new text on the stability and development of South- Eastern Europe (document A/54/571) by a vote of 155 in favour to none against, with 2 abstentions (Belarus, China) (Annex XXXIII).

Acting without a vote, it adopted a draft decision on the Declaration on the Strengthening of International Security (document A/54/571).

By a vote of 158 favour to none against, with 6 abstentions (Bhutan, India, Lebanon, Mauritius, Syria, United Republic of Tanzania), the Assembly adopted a draft on the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT) (document A/54/572) (Annex XXXIV).

HAZAIRIN POHAN (Indonesia) said he would have abstained in the vote on operative paragraph 9 of draft D, on nuclear disarmament (document A/54/563).

(annexes follow)

ANNEX I

Vote on Indian Ocean Zone of Peace

The draft resolution on Implementation of the Declaration of the Indian Ocean as a Zone of Peace (document A/54/556) was adopted by a recorded vote of 120 in favour to 3 against, with 41 abstentions, as follows:

In favour: Algeria, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belize, Bhutan, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Congo, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Cuba, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Georgia, Ghana, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Iran, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Lebanon, Libya, Madagascar, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Mauritius, Mexico, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Qatar, Republic of Korea, Russian Federation, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Syria, Tajikistan, Thailand, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Republic of Tanzania, Uruguay, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

Against: France, United Kingdom, United States.

Abstain: Albania, Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Federated States of Micronesia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Marshall Islands, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Turkey, Uzbekistan.

Absent: Afghanistan, Benin, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Gabon, Gambia, Kiribati, Lesotho, Malawi, Nauru, Palau, Rwanda, Tonga.

(END OF ANNEX I)

ANNEX II

Vote on Science and Technology in Disarmament

The draft resolution on the role of science and technology in the context of international security and disarmament (document A/54/559) was adopted by a recorded vote of 98 in favour to 46 against, with 19 abstentions, as follows:

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

Against: Albania, Andorra, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Federated States of Micronesia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Marshall Islands, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Moldova, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States.

Abstain: Argentina, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Brazil, Georgia, Japan, Kazakhstan, Paraguay, Republic of Korea, Russian Federation, Samoa, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uruguay, Uzbekistan.

Absent: Afghanistan, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Gabon, Gambia, Kiribati, Lesotho, Malawi, Nauru, Palau, Rwanda, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Seychelles, Tonga.

(END OF ANNEX II)

ANNEX III

Vote on arrangements against use of nuclear weapons

The draft resolution on the conclusions of international arrangements against the use of nuclear weapons (document A/54/561) was adopted by a recorded vote of 111 in favour to 0 against, with 53 abstentions, as follows:

In favour: Algeria, Angola, Antigua-Barbuda, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Congo, Costa Rica, Cote d’Ivoire, Cuba, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Ghana, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Iran, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Lebanon, Libya, Madagascar, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Mauritius, Mexico, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Qatar, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Syria, Tajikistan, Thailand, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Republic of Tanzania, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

Against: None.

Abstain: Albania, Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Federated States of Micronesia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Marshall Islands, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Korea, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Russian Federation, Samoa, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States.

Absent: Afghanistan, Comoros, Democratic Republic of Congo, Gabon, Gambia, Kiribati, Lesotho, Malawi, Nauru, Palau, Rwanda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Tonga.

(END OF ANNEX III)

ANNEX IV

Vote on Outer Space Arms Race

The draft resolution on prevention of an arms race in outer space (document A/54/562) was adopted by a recorded vote of 162 in favour to none against, with 2 abstentions, as follows:

In favour: Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Angola, Antigua-Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Congo, 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, Fiji, Finland, France, 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, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Latvia, Lebanon, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Mexico, Monaco, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, 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, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Syria, Tajikistan, Thailand, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United Republic of Tanzania, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Against: None.

Abstain: Israel and United States.

Absent: Afghanistan, Comoros, Democratic Republic of Congo, Federated States of Micronesia, Gabon, Gambia, Kiribati, Lesotho, Malawi, Nauru, Palau, Rwanda, and Tonga.

(END OF ANNEX IV)

ANNEX V

Vote on Compliance with ABM Treaty

The draft resolution on preservation of and compliance with the Treaty on the Limitation of Anti-Ballistic Missile Systems (ABM Treaty) (document A/54/563- A) was adopted by a recorded vote of 80 in favour to 4 against, with 68 abstentions, as follows:

In favour: Algeria, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Armenia, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Botswana, Brunei and Darussalam, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Chad, China, Colombia, Congo, Côte d'Ivoire, Cuba, Cyprus, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Dominica, Ecuador, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Fiji, France, Gabon, Grenada, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Jamaica, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Lebanon, Libya, Madagascar, Malaysia, Mexico, Monaco, Mongolia, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Russian Federation, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Senegal, Singapore, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Syria, Tajikistan, Thailand, Togo, Turkmenistan, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania, Viet Nam, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Against: Albania, Federated States of Micronesia, Israel, United States.

Abstain: Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Bahrain, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Eritrea, Estonia, Finland, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Guatemala, Guinea, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kuwait, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Morocco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Korea, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Samoa, San Marino, Sierra Leone, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, Spain, Sweden, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela.

Absent: Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Comoros, Democratic Republic of the Congo, El Salvador, Gambia, Kiribati, Lesotho, Malawi, Maldives, Mali, Nauru, Nicaragua, Oman, Palau, Panama, Philippines, Qatar, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Seychelles, Tonga, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, Yemen.

(END OF ANNEX V)

ANNEX VI

Vote on Ottawa Convention

The draft resolution on the Convention on the Prohibition of the Use, Stockpiling Production and Transfer of Anti-Personnel Mines and on their Destruction (Ottawa Convention) (document A/54/563-B) was adopted by a recorded vote of 139 in favour to 1 against, with 20 abstentions, as follows:

In favour: Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Chad, Chile, Colombia, Congo, Costa Rica, Cote d’Ivoire, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Monaco, Mongolia, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Tajikistan, Thailand, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United Republic of Tanzania, Uruguay, Venezuela, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

Against: Lebanon.

Abstain: Azerbaijan, China, Cuba, Egypt, Federated States of Micronesia, India, Iran, Israel, Kazakhstan, Libya, Marshall Islands, Morocco, Myanmar, Pakistan, Republic of Korea, Russian Federation, Syria, United States, Uzbekistan, Viet Nam.

Absent: Afghanistan, Comoros, Democratic Peoples’ Republic of Korea, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ecuador, Gabon, Gambia, Kiribati, Kuwait, Lao Peoples’ Democratic Republic, Lesotho, Malawi, Nauru, Palau, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Tonga.

(END OF ANNEX VI)

ANNEX VII

Vote on Second Preambular Paragraph on Elimination of Nuclear Weapons

The second preambular paragraph, concerning recent nuclear tests, of the draft resolution on nuclear disarmament with a view to the ultimate eliminating nuclear weapons (document A/54/563-D) was adopted by a recorded vote of 154 in favour to 2 against, with 4 abstentions, as follows:

In favour: Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Congo, Costa Rica, Cote d’Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Latvia, Lebanon, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Mexico, Monaco, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, 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, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Syria, Tajikistan, Thailand, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United Republic of Tanzania, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

Against: India, Pakistan.

Abstain: Bhutan, Cambodia, Israel, Myanmar.

Absent: Afghanistan, Comoros, Democratic Peoples’ Republic of Korea, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Gabon, Gambia, Kiribati, Lao Peoples’ Democratic Republic, Lesotho, Malawi, Nauru, Palau, Rwanda, Seychelles, Sudan, Tonga, Yemen.

(END OF ANNEX VII)

ANNEX VIII

Vote on Operative Paragraph 1 on Elimination of Nuclear Weapons

Operative paragraph 1, on universal adherence to the Treaty on the Non- Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT), of the draft resolution on nuclear disarmament with a view to the ultimate elimination of nuclear weapons (document A/54/563-D) was adopted by a recorded vote of 158 in favour to 3 against with 2 abstentions, as follows:

In favour: Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Congo, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Latvia, Lebanon, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Mexico, Monaco, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, 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, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Syria, Tajikistan, Thailand, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United Republic of Tanzania, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

Against: India, Israel, Pakistan.

Abstain: Bhutan, Cuba.

Absent: Afghanistan, Comoros, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Gabon, Gambia, Kiribati, Lesotho, Malawi, Nauru, Palau, Rwanda, Seychelles, Tonga.

(END OF ANNEX VIII)

ANNEX IX

Vote on Operative Paragraph 9 on Elimination of Nuclear Weapons

Operative paragraph 9, on the 2000 Review Conference of the NPT, of the draft resolution on nuclear disarmament with a view to the ultimate elimination of nuclear weapons (document A/54/563-D) was adopted by a recorded vote of 132 in favour to 1 against, with 22 abstentions, as follows:

In favour: Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Chad, Congo, Costa Rica, Côte d'Ivoire, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Latvia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Republic of Korea, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, Spain, Suriname, Swaziland, Tajikistan, Thailand, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United Republic of Tanzania, Uzbekistan, Viet Nam, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

Against: France.

Abstain: Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Egypt, Iran, Ireland, Lebanon, Mexico, New Zealand, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Russian Federation, Samoa, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Syria, United States, Uruguay, Venezuela.

Absent: Afghanistan, China, Comoros, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Federated States of Micronesia, Gabon, Gambia, India, Israel, Kiribati, Lesotho, Malawi, Monaco, Nauru, Pakistan, Palau, Rwanda, Seychelles, Sudan, Tonga, Yemen.

(END OF ANNEX IX)

ANNEX X

Vote on Disarmament/Elimination of Nuclear Weapons

The draft resolution on nuclear disarmament with a view to the ultimate eliminating nuclear weapon (document A/54/563-D) was adopted by a recorded vote of 153 in favour to 0 against, with 12 abstentions, as follows:

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

Against: None.

Abstain: Algeria, Bhutan, China, Cuba, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, France, India, Israel, Mauritius, Myanmar, Pakistan, Russian Federation.

Absent: Afghanistan, Comoros, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Gabon, Gambia, Kiribati, Lesotho, Malawi, Nauru, Palau, Rwanda, Tonga.

(END OF ANNEX X)

ANNEX XI

Vote on Missiles

The draft resolution entitled “Missiles” (document A/54/563-F) was adopted by a recorded vote of 94 in favour to none against, with 65 abstentions, as follows:

In favour: Algeria, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Botswana, Brunei Darussalam, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Congo, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Cuba, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Fiji, Ghana, Grenada, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Iran, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Libya, Madagascar, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Mauritius, Mexico, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Philippines, Qatar, Russian Federation, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Saudi Arabia, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Tajikistan, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

Against: None.

Abstain: Albania, Andorra, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Federated States of Micronesia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Marshall Islands, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Paraguay, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Korea, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Samoa, San Marino, Senegal, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Togo, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay.

Absent: Afghanistan, Comoros, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Gabon, Gambia, Kiribati, Lesotho, Malawi, Nauru, Nicaragua, Palau, Rwanda, Seychelles, Syria, Tonga, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan.

(END OF ANNEX XI)

ANNEX XII

Vote on Operative Paragraph 7 of Nuclear Free World

The Operative Paragraph 7, concerning adherence to NPT, of the draft resolution entitled “Towards a nuclear-free World: the need for a new agenda” (document A/54/563 – G) was adopted by a recorded vote of 150 in favour to 3 against, with 2 abstentions, as follows:

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

Against: India, Israel, Pakistan.

Abstain: Bhutan, Cuba.

Absent: Afghanistan, Comoros, Democratic Peoples’ Republic of Korea, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Estonia, Federated States of Micronesia, France, Gabon, Gambia, Kiribati, Lesotho, Malawi, Monaco, Nauru, Palau, Russian Federation, Rwanda, Seychelles, Tonga, United Kingdom, United States, Uzbekistan.

(END OF ANNEX XII)

ANNEX XIII

Vote on Operative Paragraph 18 of Nuclear Free World

Operative paragraph 18, concerning a legal instrument for non-nuclear-weapon States, of the draft resolution on a nuclear free world (document A/54/563-G) was adopted by a recorded vote of 149 in favour to 0 against, with 4 abstentions, as follows:

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

Against: None.

Abstain: Cuba, India, Israel, Pakistan.

Absent: Afghanistan, Australia, China, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Democratic Republic of Congo, Estonia, Federated States of Micronesia, France, Gabon, Gambia, Kiribati, Lesotho, Malawi, Monaco, Nauru, Palau, Republic of Korea, Russian Federation, Rwanda, Seychelles, Tonga, United Kingdom, United States.

(END OF ANNEX XIII)

ANNEX XIV

Vote on Nuclear Free World

The draft resolution entitled "Towards a nuclear-free world: the need for a new agenda" (document A/54/563-G) was adopted by a recorded vote of 111 in favour to 13 against, with 39 abstentions, as follows:

In favour: Albania, Algeria, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Austria, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belize, Benin, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Chad, Chile, Colombia, Congo, Costa Rica, Côte d'Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Ghana, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Jamaica, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Lao Peoples' Democratic Republic, Lebanon, Libya, Liechtenstein, Madagascar, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mexico, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Oman, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Qatar, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Syria, Tajikistan, Thailand, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, United Republic of Tanzania, Uruguay, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

Against: Bulgaria, Estonia, France, Hungary, India, Israel, Monaco, Pakistan, Poland, Romania, Russian Federation, United Kingdom, United States.

Abstain: Albania, Andorra, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Bhutan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Federated States of Micronesia, Finland, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Mauritius, Myanmar, Netherlands, Norway, Republic of Korea, Republic of Moldova, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Turkey, Ukraine, Uzbekistan.

Absent: Afghanistan, Comoros, Democratic Peoples’ Republic of Korea, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Gabon, Gambia, Kiribati, Lesotho, Malawi, Nauru, Palau, Rwanda, Tonga, Turkmenistan.

(END OF ANNEX XIV)

ANNEX XV

Vote on Eighth Preambular Paragraph of Transparency in Armaments

Trhe eighth preambular paragraph concerning the NPT and the Biological and Chemical Weapons Conventions, of the draft resolution on transparency in armaments (document A/54/563-I) was adopted by a recorded vote of 156 in favour to 3 against, with 3 abstentions, as follows:

In favour: Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Congo, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Latvia, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Mexico, Monaco, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, 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, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Tajikistan, Thailand, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United Republic of Tanzania, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

Against: India, Israel, Turkey.

Abstain: Cuba, Libya, Pakistan.

Absent: Afghanistan, Comoros, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Gabon, Gambia, Kiribati, Lesotho, Malawi, Nauru, Palau, Rwanda, Seychelles, Syria, Tonga.

(END OF ANNEX XV)

ANNEX XVI

Vote on Operative Paragraph 4(b) on Transparency in Armaments

Operative paragraph 4(b), concerning transparency in weapons of mass destruction, of the draft resolution on transparency in armaments (document A/54/563-I) was adopted by a recorded vote of 93 in favour to 50 against, with 17 abstentions, as follows:

In favour: Algeria, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Chad, Chile, Colombia, Congo, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Cuba, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Ghana, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Indonesia, Iran, Jamaica, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Madagascar, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Mauritius, Mexico, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Oman, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Qatar, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Thailand, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, United Republic of Tanzania, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

Against: Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Federated States of Micronesia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Marshall Islands, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Russian Federation, Samoa, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States.

Abstain: Argentina, Azerbaijan, Belarus, China, Georgia, India, Japan, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, Pakistan, Republic of Korea, Singapore, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Tajikistan, Uruguay, Uzbekistan.

Absent: Afghanistan, Comoros, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Gabon, Gambia, Kiribati, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Lesotho, Malawi, Nauru, Palau, Rwanda, Seychelles, Syria, Tonga, Turkmenistan.

(END OF ANNEX XVI)

ANNEX XVII

Vote on Transparency in Armaments

The draft resolution on transparency in armaments (document A/54/563-I) was adopted by a recorded vote of 97 in favour to 48 against, with 15 abstentions, as follows:

In favour: Algeria, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Chad, Chile, Colombia, Congo, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Cuba, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Ghana, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea- Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Indonesia, Iran, Jamaica, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Madagascar, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Mauritius, Mexico, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Oman, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Qatar, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Thailand, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, United Republic of Tanzania, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

Against: Albania, Andorra, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Federated States of Micronesia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Marshall Islands, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, 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.

Abstain: Argentina, Armenia, Azerbaijan, China, Georgia, India, Japan, Kazakhstan, Pakistan, Republic of Korea, Samoa, Singapore, Tajikistan, Uruguay, Uzbekistan.

Absent: Afghanistan, Comoros, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Gabon, Gambia, Kiribati, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Lesotho, Malawi, Nauru, Palau, Rwanda, Seychelles, Syria, Tonga, Turkmenistan.

(END OF ANNEX XVII)

ANNEX XVIII

Vote on Reducing Nuclear Danger

The draft resolution on reducing nuclear danger (document A/54/563-K) was adopted by a recorded vote of 104 in favour to 43 against, with 14 abstentions, as follows:

In favour: Algeria, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Botswana, Brunei Darussalam, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Chad, Chile, Colombia, Congo, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Cuba, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Ghana, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Iran, Jamaica, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Lebanon, Libya, Madagascar, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Mexico, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Philippines, Qatar, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Syria, Thailand, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, United Republic of Tanzania, Uruguay, Viet Nam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

Against: Albania, Andorra, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Russian Federation, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States.

Abstain: Argentina, Armenia, Belarus, Brazil, China, Georgia, Israel, Japan, Kazakhstan, Paraguay, Republic of Korea, Tajikistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan.

Absent: Afghanistan, Comoros, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Federated States of Micronesia, Gabon, Gambia, Kiribati, Lesotho, Malawi, Nauru, New Zealand, Palau, Rwanda, Seychelles, Tonga, Venezuela.

(END OF ANNEX XVIII)

ANNEX XIX

Vote on Words `And South Asia’ in Southern Hemisphere

The words “and South Asia” in operative paragraph 3 of the draft resolution on a nuclear-weapon-free southern hemisphere (document A/54/563-L) was adopted by a recorded vote of 147 in favour to 2 against, with 9 abstention, as follows:

In favour: Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Congo, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Latvia, Lebanon, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mexico, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, 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, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Tajikistan, Thailand, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Republic of Tanzania, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

Against: France, India.

Abstain: Bhutan, Cuba, Cyprus, Israel, Mauritius, Myanmar, Pakistan, United Kingdom, United States.

Absent: Afghanistan, Comoros, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Federated States of Micronesia, Gabon, Gambia, Kiribati, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Lesotho, Malawi, Monaco, Nauru, Palau, Rwanda, Seychelles, Syria, Tonga, Viet Nam.

(END OF ANNEX XIX)

ANNEX XX

Vote on Operative Paragraph 3 of Southern Hemisphere

Operative paragraph 3, which concerns nuclear-weapon-free zones in the Middle East and South Asia, of the draft resolution on a nuclear-weapon-free southern hemisphere (document A/54/563-L), was adopted by a recorded vote of 147 in favour to 2 against, with 10 abstentions, as follows:

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

Against: France, India.

Abstain: Bhutan, Cuba, Cyprus, Federated States of Micronesia, Israel, Mauritius, Myanmar, Pakistan, United Kingdom, United States.

Absent: Afghanistan, Comoros, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Gabon, Gambia, Kiribati, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Lesotho, Malawi, Monaco, Nauru, Palau, Panama, Rwanda, Seychelles, Tonga, Viet Nam.

(END OF ANNEX XX)

ANNEX XXI

Vote on Nuclear-Weapon-Free Southern Hemisphere

The draft resolution on a nuclear-weapon-free southern hemisphere (document A/54/563-L) was adopted by a recorded vote of 157 in favour to 3 against, with 4 abstentions, as follows:

In favour: Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Congo, 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, Fiji, Finland, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Italy Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Latvia, Lebanon, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Mexico, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Republic of Korea, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Syria, Tajikistan, Thailand, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Republic of Tanzania, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

Against: France, United Kingdom, United States.

Abstain: Federated States of Micronesia, India, Israel, Russian Federation.

Absent: Afghanistan, Comoros, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Gabon, Gambia, Kiribati, Lesotho, Malawi, Monaco, Nauru, Palau, Rwanda, Tonga.

(END OF ANNEX XXI)

ANNEX XXII

Vote on Regional Conventional Arms Control

The draft resolution on conventional arms control at the regional levels (document A/54/563-M) was adopted by a recorded vote of 159 in favour to 1 against, with 1 abstention, as follows:

In favour: Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Congo, Costa Rica, Côte d'Ivoire, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Latvia, Lebanon, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Mexico, Monaco, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, 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, Saint Vincent and Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Syria, Tajikhstan, Thailand, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macadonia, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United Republic of Tanzania, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

Against: India.

Abstain: Bhutan.

Absent: Afghanistan, Comoros, Cuba, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Gabon, Gambia, Kiribati, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Lesotho, Malawi, Nauru, Palau, Rwanda, Tonga, Viet Nam.

(END OF ANNEX XXII)

ANNEX XXIII

Vote on Operative Paragraph 4(b) on Transparency in Armaments

Operative paragraph 4(b) concerning a report on the Register of Conventional Arms, of the draft resolution on transparency in armaments (document A/54/563-0), was adopted by a recorded vote of 140 in favour to none against, with 16 abstentions, as follows:

In favour: Albania, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Chad, Chile, Colombia, Congo, Costa Rica, Côte d'Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea- Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Latvia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Monaco, Mongolia, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Norway, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Korea, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Russian Federation, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Tajikistan, Thailand, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United Republic of Tanzania, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

Against: None.

Abstain: Algeria, China, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Egypt, Indonesia, Iran, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Mexico, Morocco, Myanmar, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Yemen.

Absent: Afghanistan, Bahrain, Comoros, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Gabon, Gambia, Kiribati, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Lesotho, Malawi, Nauru, Oman, Palau, Qatar, Rwanda, Seychelles, Sudan, Tonga, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, Viet Nam.

(END OF ANNEX XXIII)

ANNEX XXIV

Vote on Operative Paragraph 6 on Transparency in Armaments

Operative paragraph 6, concerning the Conference on Disarmament, of the draft resolution on transparency in armaments (document A/54/563-O), was adopted by a recorded vote of 139 in favour to none against, with 17 abstentions, as follows:

In favour: Albania, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Chad, Chile, Colombia, Congo, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Latvia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Monaco, Mongolia, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Norway, 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, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Tajikistan, Thailand, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United Republic of Tanzania, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

Against: None.

Abstain: Algeria, China, Cuba, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Egypt, Indonesia, Iran, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Mexico, Morocco, Myanmar, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Yemen.

Absent: Afghanistan, Bahrain, Comoros, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Gabon, Gambia, Kiribati, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Lesotho, Malawi, Nauru, Oman, Palau, Rwanda, Seychelles, Sudan, Tonga, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, Viet Nam.

(END OF ANNEX XXIV)

ANNEX XXV

Vote on Transparency in Armaments

The draft resolution on transparency in armaments (document A/54//563-O) was adopted by a recorded vote of 150 in favour to none against, with 12 abstentions, as follows:

In favour: Albania, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Chad, Chile, Colombia, Congo, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Federal States of Micronesia, Fiji, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Latvia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Monaco, Mongolia, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, 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, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Senegal, Seychelles, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Tajikistan, Thailand, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United Republic of Tanzania, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

Against: None.

Abstain: Algeria, China, Democratic People’s Republic Korea, Egypt, Iran, Lebanon, Mexico, Morocco, Myanmar, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Syria.

Absent: Afghanistan, Comoros, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Gabon, Gambia, Kiribati, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Lesotho, Malawi, Nauru, Palau, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Tonga, Viet Nam.

(END OF ANNEX XXV)

ANNEX XXVI

Vote on Nuclear Disarmament

The draft resolution on nuclear disarmament (document A/54/563-P) was adopted by a recorded vote of 104 in favour to 41 against, with 17 abstentions, as follows:

In favour: Algeria, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Chad, China, Colombia, Congo, Costa Rica, Cote d’Ivoire, Cuba, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Ghana, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Iran, Jamaica, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Lebanon, Libya, Madagascar, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Mexico, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Qatar, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Syria, Thailand, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, United Republic of Tanzania, Uruguay, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

Against: Albania, Andorra, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Federated States of Micronesia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States.

Abstain: Argentina, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Chile, Georgia, Ireland, Japan, Kazakhstan, New Zealand, Republic of Korea, Russian Federation, South Africa, Sweden, Tajikistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan.

Absent: Afghanistan, Comoros, Democratic Republic of Congo, Gabon, Gambia, Kiribati, Lesotho, Malawi, Nauru, Palau, Rwanda, Seychelles, Tonga, Turkmenistan, Uganda.

(END OF ANNEX XXVI)

ANNEX XXVII

Vote on Operative Paragraph 1 of International Court of Justice Opinion

Operative paragraph 1, on the obligation to conclude disarmament negotiations of the draft resolution on the International Court of Justice Advisory Opinion on the use of nuclear weapons (document A/54/563-R) was adopted by a recorded vote of 156 in favour to 3 against, with 3 abstentions, as follows:

In favour: Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbajian, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Congo, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Democratic Peoples’ Republic of Korea, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, 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, Lao Peoples’ Democratic Republic, Latvia, Lebanon, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Mexico, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Republic of Korea, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Syria, Tajikistan, Thailand, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Republic of Tanzania, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

Against: France, Russian Federation, United States.

Abstain: Bulgaria, Israel, United Kingdom.

Absent: Afghanistan, Comoros, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Federated States of Micronesia, Gabon, Gambia, Kiribati, Lesotho, Malawi, Monaco, Nauru, Palau, Rwanda, Seychelles, Tonga.

(END OF ANNEX XXVII)

ANNEX XXVIII

Vote on Operative Paragraph 2 of ICJ Opinion

Operative paragraph 2, concerning multilateral negotiations in 2000, of the International Court of Justice advisory opinion on the use of nuclear weapons (document A/54/563-R), was adopted by a recorded vote of 107 in favour to 29 against, with 26 abstentions, as follows:

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

Against: Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Israel, Italy, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russian Federation, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States.

Abstain: Albania, Andorra, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Finland, Georgia, Ireland, Japan, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Malta, Marshall Islands, Republic of Korea, Republic of Moldova, Sweden, Tajikistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan.

Absent: Afghanistan, China, Comoros, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Federated States of Micronesia, Gabon, Gambia, Kiribati, Lesotho, Malawi, Nauru, Palau, Rwanda, Seychelles, Tonga.

(END OF ANNEX XXVIII)

ANNEX XXIX

Vote on International Court of Justice Advisory Opinion

The draft resolution on the International Court of Justice advisory opinion (document A/54/563-R), was adopted by a recorded vote of 114 in favour to 28 against, with 22 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, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Congo, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Cuba, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Ghana, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Jamaica, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Lebanon, Libya, Madagascar, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Mexico, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Qatar, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Syria, Thailand, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Republic of Tanzania, Uruguay, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

Against: Albania, Andorra, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Israel, Italy, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Monaco, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russian Federation, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States.

Abstain: Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Finland, Georgia, Japan, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Norway, Republic of Korea, Republic of Moldova, Tajikistan, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan.

Absent: Afghanistan, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Federated States of Micronesia, Gabon, Gambia, Kiribati, Lesotho, Malawi, Nauru, Palau, Rwanda, Tonga.

(END OF ANNEX XXIX)

ANNEX XXX

Vote on Observance of Environmental Norms

The draft resolution on the observance of environmental norms in the drafting of disarmament agreements (document A/54/563-T) was adopted by a recorded vote of 159 in favour to none against, with 4 abstentions, as follows:

In favour: Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Congo, 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 Federated States of Micronesia, Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Finland, 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, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Latvia, Lebanon, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Mexico, Monaco, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, 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, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Syria, Tajikistan, Thailand, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Republic of Tanzania, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

Against: None.

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

Absent: Afghanistan, Brunei Darussalam, Comoros, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Fiji, Gabon, Gambia, Kiribati, Lesotho, Malawi, Nauru, Palau, Rwanda, Tonga.

(END OF ANNEX XXX)

ANNEX XXXI

Vote on Convention on Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

The draft resolution on a convention on the prohibition of the use of nuclear weapons (document A/54/564-D) was adopted by a recorded vote of 103 in favour to 42 against, with 17 abstentions, as follows:

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

Against: Albania, Andorra, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Federated States of Micronesia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States.

Abstain: Argentina, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, China, Cyprus, Georgia, Israel, Japan, Kazakhstan, Republic of Korea, Russian Federation, San Marino, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan.

Absent: Afghanistan, Chad, Comoros, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Gabon, Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Kiribati, Lesotho, Nauru, Palau, Rwanda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Tonga.

(END OF ANNEX XXXI)

ANNEX XXXII

Vote on Middle East Nuclear Proliferation

The draft resolution on the risk of nuclear proliferation in the Middle East (document A/54/566) was adopted by a recorded vote of 149 in favour to 3 against, with 9 abstentions, as follows:

In favour: Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Cape Verde, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Congo, Costa Rica, Cote 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, Fiji, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kuwait, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Latvia, Lebanon, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Monaco, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, 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, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Syria, Tajikistan, Thailand, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Togo, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United Republic of Tanzania, Uruguay, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

Against: Federated States of Micronesia, Israel, United States.

Abstain: Barbados, Cameroon, Canada, India, Kenya, Marshall Islands, Norway, Singapore, Trinidad and Tobago.

Absent: Afghanistan, Comoros, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Kazakhstan, Kiribati, Lesotho, Nauru, Palau, Rwanda, Tonga, Uzbekistan.

(END OF ANNEX XXXII)

ANNEX XXXIII

Vote on Stability of South-East Europe

The draft resolution on the maintenance of international security -- stability of South-East Europe (document A/54/571) -- was adopted by a recorded vote of 155 in favour to none against, with 2 abstentions, as follows:

In favour: Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Chad, Chile, Colombia, Congo, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Iran, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Latvia, Lebanon, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Mexico, Monaco, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, 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, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Tajikistan, Thailand, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United Republic of Tanzania, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

Against: None.

Abstain: Belarus, China.

Absent: Afghanistan, Cambodia, Comoros, Democratic Republic of Korea, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Gabon, Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Indonesia, Jordan, Kiribati, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Lesotho, Nauru, Palau, Rwanda, Syria, Tonga, Viet Nam, Yemen.

(END OF ANNEX XXXIII)

ANNEX XXXIV

Vote on Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty

The draft resolution on the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (document A/54/572) was adopted by a recorded vote of 158 in favour to none against, with 6 abstentions, as follows:

In favour: Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Congo, Costa Rica, Côte d'Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mexico, Monaco, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, 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, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Tajikistan, Thailand, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

Against: None.

Abstain: Bhutan, India, Lebanon, Mauritius, Syria, United Republic of Tanzania.

Absent: Afghanistan, Comoros, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Gabon, Gambia, Kiribati, Lesotho, Libya, Nauru, Palau, Rwanda, Tonga.

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