6 December 2006
General Assembly
GA/10547

Department of Public Information • News and Media Division • New York

Sixty-first General Assembly

Plenary

67th Meeting (PM)


ARMS TRADE TREATY, ‘NUCLEAR-WEAPON-FREE WORLD’, OUTER SPACE ARMS RACE


AMONG ISSUES, AS GENERAL ASSEMBLY ADOPTS 54 FIRST COMMITTEE TEXTS


Against an international backdrop of renewed threats to the nuclear non-proliferation regime, including the 9 October nuclear-weapon test by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, as well as heightened concern about the threats posed by conventional weapons, the General Assembly today adopted 54 texts, on the recommendation of its First Committee (Disarmament and International Security).


Building on last year’s adoption of an international instrument on marking and tracing illicit small arms and light weapons, a resolution approved today -- “Towards an Arms Trade Treaty” -– represented a first step towards establishing international standards in the trade on conventional arms.


By the terms of the resolution, the Assembly requested the Secretary-General to seek the views of Member States on creating a legally binding instrument and to establish a group of governmental experts, commencing in 2008, to examine the feasibility, scope and draft parameters of such an instrument.


The draft was approved by a vote of 153 in favour to 1 against ( United States), with 24 abstentions.  (See annex XL.)


Prior to approving the draft, the Assembly voted to retain operative paragraphs 2 and 3, which requested the Secretary-General to establish the group of governmental experts and provide it with all necessary assistance.


The representative of Costa Rica hailed the adoption of the resolution, which he said reflected the determination of the international community to prevent criminals and their suppliers from acting with impunity.  He trusted that the resolution opened the door for more serious work in showing the viability of an international instrument aimed at decreasing levels of violence worldwide.


By the terms of a draft on a related issue -- transparency in armaments -- the Assembly reaffirmed its determination to ensure the effective operation of the United Nations Register of Conventional Arms and called upon Member States to provide the Secretary-General annually with requested data and information for the Register.


The Assembly adopted that resolution by a vote of 158 in favour to none against, with 21 abstentions (see annex XXX), following separate votes on seven operative paragraphs within the text.


Condemnation of the announced nuclear-weapon test by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea appeared in several texts, including one on “Towards a nuclear weapon free world:  accelerating the implementation of nuclear disarmament commitments”.


By that draft, the Assembly condemned not only the test by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea but all nuclear weapons tests by any State whatsoever, regardless of whether they were party to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons.  It further urged the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea to rescind its announced withdrawal from the Non-Proliferation Treaty and urged India, Israel and Pakistan to accede to the Treaty promptly and without conditions.


The Assembly approved the draft by a vote of 157 in favour to 7 against (Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, France, India, Israel, Pakistan, United Kingdom, United States), with 13 abstentions.  (See annex XI.)


By again adopting a draft on the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty, the Assembly stressed the urgency of the Treaty’s signature and ratification, to achieve its earliest entry into force, underlined the need to maintain momentum towards completion of the verification regime and urged all States to maintain their moratoriums on any type of nuclear explosions.


The Committee approved the text by a vote of 172 in favour to 2 against (Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, United States), with 4 abstentions ( Colombia, India, Mauritius, Syria).  (See annex XLV.)


A draft addressing the risk of nuclear proliferation in the Middle East reaffirmed the importance of Israel’s accession to the Non-Proliferation Treaty and called upon that country to accede to the Treaty without further delay.  It also called on Israel to not 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 International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) safeguards.


That resolution was approved by a vote of 166 in favour to 5 against (Federated States of Micronesia, Israel, Marshall Islands, Palau, United States), with 6 abstentions (Australia, Cameroon, Canada, Ethiopia, India, Tonga) (see annex XLIV), after a separate vote on preambular paragraph 6, which recognized with satisfaction the fact that the Final Document of the 2000 Review Conference on the Non-Proliferation Treaty undertook to make determined efforts to achieve the universality of the Treaty and called upon all remaining States that were not yet party to accede to it and place their nuclear activities under IAEA safeguards.


The Assembly extended the call to place all nuclear activities under IAEA safeguards to all countries in the region, by the terms of a resolution on a nuclear-weapon-free zone in the Middle East, which was approved by consensus.


Looking ahead to the 2010 Review Conference of the Parties to the Non-Proliferation Treaty, the Assembly adopted a resolution requesting the Secretary-General to render the necessary assistance and services for the Conference, whose Preparatory Committee will hold its first session in Vienna from 30 April to 11 May 2007.


The resolution was approved by a vote of 175 in favour to none against, with 3 abstentions ( India, Israel, Pakistan).  (See annex XVII.)


Similarly, a resolution on the convening of the fourth special session of the General Assembly devoted to disarmament had the Assembly decide to establish an open-ended working group to consider the objectives and agenda for such a session.  It also requested the working group to hold an organizational session in order to set the date for its substantive sessions in 2007.


The resolution was approved by a vote of 175 in favour to 1 against ( United States), with no abstentions.  (See annex VI.)


Concerns about an arms race in outer space were again addressed this year, in two texts.  The traditional resolution on preventing an arms race in outer space reaffirmed the urgency of preventing such an arms race and the fact that the existing legal regime applicable to outer space needed to be reinforced, with the Conference on Disarmament playing the primary role in negotiating agreements on the issue.


The Assembly adopted the resolution by a vote of 178 in favour to 1 against ( United States), with 1 abstention ( Israel).  (See annex IV.)


By a second resolution, on transparency and confidence-building measures in outer-space activities, the Assembly invited all Member States to submit concrete proposals on such measures to the Secretary-General before the Assembly’s sixty-second session and requested the Secretary-General submit a report on those proposals at the Assembly’s next session.


The Assembly adopted the resolution by a vote of 178 in favour to 1 against ( United States), with 1 abstention ( Israel). (See annex XXI.)


The Assembly also adopted texts by recorded vote on:  information and telecommunications; science and technology in international security; assurances to non-nuclear-weapon States against the use or threat of use of nuclear weapons; missiles; the 1925 Geneva Protocol; multilateralism; environmental norms; disarmament and development; the illicit trade in small arms; a fourth disarmament decade; a nuclear-weapon-free southern hemisphere; conventional ammunition stockpiles in surplus; total elimination of nuclear weapons; practical disarmament measures; nuclear disarmament; regional conventional arms control; the advisory opinion of the International Court of Justice; implementation of the Convention on anti-personnel mines; reducing nuclear danger; a Convention on the Prohibition of the Use of Nuclear Weapons; and a United Nations conference to identify ways of eliminating nuclear danger.


Adopted by consensus were texts on:  maintaining security in South-Eastern Europe; implementing the conventions on biological, chemical and certain conventional weapons; assistance to States for curbing the illicit trade in small arms; the United Nations study on disarmament and non-proliferation education; information on confidence-building measures in the field of conventional arms; regional disarmament; regional confidence-building measures; measures to prevent terrorists from acquiring weapons of mass destruction; Mongolia’s nuclear-weapon-free status; the United Nations regional centres for peace and disarmament; United Nations disarmament fellowship, training and advisory services; the United Nations Disarmament Information Programme; activities of the United Nations Standing Advisory Committee on Security Questions in Central Africa; the reports of the Disarmament Commission and the Conference on Disarmament; strengthening security and cooperation in the Mediterranean region; and verification in all its aspects.


The representative of Cuba spoke in explanation of vote.


The representatives of France, Sierra Leone, Argentina, and Pakistan took the floor on points of order.


Background


The General Assembly met this afternoon to take action on 18 reports of the First Committee (Disarmament and International Security).  Those reports contain 52 draft resolutions and 2 draft decisions.


The Assembly was expected to first take up the report of the Committee on reduction of military budgets (document A/61/386).  No proposal was put forward in that report.


A draft resolution on the maintenance of international security -– good-neighbourliness, stability and development in South-Eastern Europe (document A/61/387) would have the Assembly reaffirm the validity of the 23 February 2001 Agreement delineating the borderline between the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Serbia and Montenegro.  It would further call upon all States, relevant international organizations and the appropriate organs of the United Nations to respect and support all the principles of the Charter and the commitments of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe and through further development of regional arrangements to eliminate threats to international peace and security and to help to prevent conflicts in South-Eastern Europe.


The Assembly would stress that every effort should be made to achieve a negotiated settlement in line with Security Council resolution 1244 (1999) and the contact group guiding principles, emphasize the importance of the implementation of the standards for Kosovo and fully support the work of the Special Envoy of the Secretary-General and his team on the Kosovo status talks.  It would also call upon all States to intensify cooperation with and render all necessary assistance to the International Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia to bring all at-large indictees to surrender to the Tribunal.


The Committee approved the draft resolution on 30 October without a vote.


A draft decision on verification in all its aspects, including the role of the United Nations in the field of verification (document A/61/388) (L.22) would have the Assembly encourage the Panel of Government Experts on Verification to bring its work to an agreed conclusion as soon as possible.


The Committee approved the draft resolution on 25 October without a vote.


The draft resolution on developments in the field of information and telecommunications in the context of international security (document A/61/389) would have the Assembly call upon Member States to promote further at multilateral levels the consideration of existing and potential threats in the field of information security, as well as possible measures to limit the threats emerging in this field, consistent with the need to preserve the free flow of information.


The Committee approved the draft resolution on 25 October by a vote of 169 in favour to 1 against ( United States), with no abstentions.


Expressing its concern about growing proliferation of ad hoc and exclusive export control regimes and arrangements for dual-use goods and technologies and also emphasizing that internationally negotiated guidelines for the transfer of high technology with military applications should take into account the legitimate defence requirements of all States while ensuring that access to high-technology products and services and know-how for peaceful purposes was not denied, the draft on the role of science and technology in the context of international security and disarmament (document A/61/390) would have the Assembly invite Member States to undertake additional efforts to apply science and technology for disarmament-related purposes and to make disarmament-related technologies available to interested States.  The draft would also urge Member States to undertake multilateral negotiations to establish universally acceptable, non-discriminatory guidelines for international transfers of dual-use goods and technologies and high technology with military applications.


The Committee approved the draft resolution on 25 October by a vote of 107 in favour to 52 against, with 13 abstentions.


A draft resolution on the establishment of a nuclear-weapon-free zone in the region of the Middle East (document A/61/391) would have the Assembly urge all concerned parties to consider seriously taking the steps to implement such a zone.  The draft would invite those countries to adhere to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons and call upon all countries of the region that had not done so to place all their nuclear activities under International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) safeguards.  Further to the draft, the Assembly would invite those countries not to develop, produce, test or otherwise acquire nuclear weapons or permit the station of such weapons or nuclear explosive devices on their territories, or territories under their control.


The Committee approved the draft resolution on 23 October without a vote.


By a draft on the conclusion of effective international arrangements to assure non-nuclear-weapon Sates against the use or threat of use of nuclear weapons (A/61/392) 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.  Further, it would recommend that further intensive efforts be devoted to the search for such an approach or formula and that the various alternative approaches, including, in particular, those considered in the Conference on Disarmament, be further explored.


The Committee approved the draft resolution on 23 October by a vote of 108 in favour to 1 against ( United States), with 57 abstentions.


According to a draft on the prevention of an arms race in outer space (document A/61/393), the Assembly would reaffirm the importance and urgency of preventing such an arms race and the readiness of all States to contribute to that common objective, in conformity with the 1967 Treaty on Principles Governing the Activities of States in the Exploration and Use of Outer Space, including the Moon and other Celestial Bodies.


The Assembly would also reaffirm that the legal regime applicable to outer space did not, in and or itself, guarantee the prevention of such an arms race and that there was a need to consolidate and reinforce that regime and enhance its effectiveness.  To that end, the Assembly would reiterate that the Conference on Disarmament has the primary role in the negotiation of a multilateral agreement or agreements on the prevention of such an arms race and would invite the Conference to establish an ad hoc committee on the issue, with an appropriate mandate, as early as possible during its 2007 session.


The Committee approved the draft resolution on 25 October by a vote of 166 in favour to 1 against ( United States), with 2 abstentions ( Côte d’Ivoire, Israel).


The report on general and complete disarmament (document A/61/394) contains 31 draft resolutions and 1 draft decision.


By the terms of draft I on missiles (document A/61/394 I), the Assembly would take note of the report of the Secretary-General on the issue of missiles, submitted pursuant to resolution 59/67, and decide to include in the provisional agenda of its sixty-second session the item entitled “Missiles”.


The Committee approved the draft resolution on 23 October by a vote of 105 in favour to 6 against (Albania, Federated States of Micronesia, France, Israel, United Kingdom, United States), with 55 abstentions.


According to draft II on the convening of the fourth special session of the General Assembly devoted to disarmament, the Assembly would decide to establish an open-ended working group, working on the basis of consensus, to consider the objectives and agenda for the fourth special session of the General Assembly devoted to disarmament.  It would further request that working group to hold an organizational session in order to set the date for its substantive sessions in 2007 and to submit a report on its work before the end of the sixty-first session of the General Assembly.


The Committee approved the draft resolution on 30 October by a vote of 166 in favour to 1 against ( United States), with no abstentions.


Draft III on measures to uphold the authority of the 1925 Geneva Protocol would have the Assembly renew its previous call to all States to observe strictly the principles and objectives of the Protocol for the Prohibition of the Use in War of Asphyxiating, Poisonous or Other Gases, and of Bacteriological Methods of Warfare, and reaffirm the vital necessity of upholding its provisions.  It would also call upon those States that continued to maintain reservations to the Protocol to withdraw them.


The Committee approved the draft resolution on 23 October by a vote of 163 in favour to none against, with 2 abstentions ( Israel, United States).


By the terms of draft IV on the promotion of multilateralism in the area of disarmament and non-proliferation, the Assembly would underline the importance of preserving the existing agreements on arms regulation and disarmament.  It would call once again upon all Member States to renew and fulfil their individual and collective commitments to multilateral cooperation and request that State parties to the relevant instruments on weapons of mass destruction consult and cooperate among themselves in resolving their concerns on cases of non-compliance and implementation.  It would also call once again on Member States to refrain from resorting or threatening to resort to unilateral actions or directing unverified non-compliance accusations against one another.


The Committee approved the draft resolution on 25 October by a vote of 117 in favour to 4 against (Federated States of Micronesia, Israel, United Kingdom, United States), with 50 abstentions.


According to draft V on the observance of environmental norms in the drafting and implementation of agreements on disarmament and arms control, 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 limitations.  It would also call upon States to adopt unilateral, bilateral, regional and multilateral measures to contribute to ensuring the application of scientific and technological progress within 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 Committee approved the draft resolution on 25 October by a vote of 168 in favour to 1 against ( United States), with 3 abstentions ( France, Israel, United Kingdom).


Draft VI on the relationship between disarmament and development would have the Assembly stress the central role of the United Nations in the disarmament-development relationship and request the Secretary-General to further strengthen the role of the Organization in that field, in particular the high-level Steering Group on Disarmament and Development.  It would also request that the Secretary-General continue to take action for the implementation of the action programme adopted at the 1987 International Conference on the Relationship between Disarmament and Development.


The Committee approved the draft resolution on 25 October by a vote of 169 in favour to 1 against ( United States), with 2 abstentions ( France, Israel).


By the terms of draft VII on Towards a nuclear-weapon-free world:  accelerating the implementation of nuclear disarmament commitments (L.13/Rev.2), the Assembly would call upon all States to comply fully with all commitments made regarding nuclear disarmament and nuclear non-proliferation and not to act in any way that compromised either cause, or that could lead to a nuclear arms race.  The text would also call upon all States Parties to spare no effort in achieving the universality of the Non-Proliferation Treaty, while urging India, Israel and Pakistan to accede to it promptly and without conditions.  It would further have the Assembly condemn the announced nuclear weapon test, by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, on 9 October, all nuclear weapons tests by States which were not yet parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons and any further nuclear weapon test by any State whatsoever, and urge the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea to rescind its announced withdrawal from the Treaty.


The Committee approved the draft on 27 October by a vote of 147 in favour to 8 against (Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, France, India, Israel, Pakistan, Togo, United Kingdom, United States), with 12 abstentions.


According to draft VIII on the illicit trade in small arms and light weapons in all its aspects, the Assembly would call upon all States to implement the International Instrument to Enable States to Identify and Trace, in a Timely and Reliable Manner, Illicit Small Arms and Light Weapons, among others, through the provision of information to the Secretary-General of the name and contact information for the national points of contact and on national marking practices used to indicate country of manufacture and/or country of import.


The Assembly would further decide that the meeting of States to consider the implementation of the Instrument shall be held within the framework of the biennial meeting of States to consider the implementation of the Programme of Action, which shall be held in New York no later than in 2008.  It would also encourage States to submit national reports on their implementation of the Programme of Action and request the Secretary-General to collate and circulate such data and information.  It would also encourage States to share information on national experiences relating to best practices in the implementation of the Programme of Action.


The Committee approved the draft on 26 October by a vote of 172 in favour to 1 against ( United States), with no abstentions.


A draft decision on the United Nations conference to identify ways of eliminating nuclear dangers in the context of nuclear disarmament (L.16) would have the Assembly decide to include in the provisional agenda of its sixty-second session the item entitled “United Nations conference to identify ways of eliminating nuclear dangers in the context of disarmament”.


The Committee approved the draft decision on 23 October by a vote of 116 in favour to 3 against ( France, United Kingdom, United States), with 44 abstentions.


Seriously concerned at the current disarmament, non-proliferation and international security climate, the Assembly would direct the Disarmament Commission, in its 2009 substantive session, to prepare elements of a draft “Declaration of the 2010s as the Fourth Disarmament Decade” and submit them to the General Assembly at its sixty-fourth session for consideration, according to draft IX on the Declaration of a Fourth Disarmament Decade.


The Committee approved the draft resolution on 30 October by a vote of 116 in favour to 1 against ( United States), with 51 abstentions.


By the terms of draft X on the Implementation of the Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production, Stockpiling, and the Use of Chemical Weapons and on Their Destruction, the Assembly would underline that the Convention and its implementation contributed to enhancing international peace and security and emphasize that its full, universal implementation would contribute further by excluding the possibility of the use of chemical weapons.  The text would further reaffirm the obligation of the States Parties to the Convention to destroy chemical weapons and to destroy or convert chemical weapons production facilities within the provided time limits.


The Committee approved the draft resolution on 23 October without a vote.


According to draft XI on a nuclear-weapon-free southern hemisphere and adjacent areas (L.20), the Assembly would stress the importance of the Treaties of Tlatelolco, Rarotonga, Bangkok and Pelindaba establishing nuclear-weapon-free zones, as well as the Antarctica Treaty, to achieving a world free of nuclear weapons.  The Assembly would call upon eligible States to adhere to the Treaty of Rarotonga and its protocols, as well as call upon States of the region that had not yet ratified the Treaty of Pelindaba to do so.  It would further call upon 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.


Further to the draft, the Assembly would welcome the signature of the Treaty on a Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zone in Central Asia, in Semipalatinsk, Kazakhstan, on 8 September.  It would also welcome the progress made on increased collaboration within and between zones at the first Conference of States parties to such treaties.


The Committee approved the draft resolution on 26 October by a vote of 168 in favour to 3 against ( France, United Kingdom, United States), with 7 abstentions ( Bhutan, India, Israel, Marshall Islands, Pakistan, Russian Federation, Spain).


Prior to approving the draft as a whole, the Committee voted to retain operative paragraph 5, which reads “welcomes 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 calls 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”, by a vote of 161 in favour to 1 against (India), with 9 abstentions (Bhutan, France, Israel, Marshall Islands, Pakistan, Russian Federation, Spain, United Kingdom, United States).


In a separate vote, the Committee retained the last three words of operative paragraph 5 (“and South Asia”) by a vote of 160 in favour to 2 against ( India and Pakistan), with 11 abstentions.


Draft XII on the 2010 Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons and its Preparatory Committee would have the Assembly request the Secretary-General to render the necessary assistance and to provide such services, including summary records, as may be required for that Conference, whose Preparatory Committee would hold its first session in Vienna from 30 April to 11 May 2007.


The Committee approved the draft resolution on 30 October by a vote of 163 in favour to none against, with 3 abstentions ( India, Israel, Pakistan).


By the terms of draft XIII on assistance to States for curbing the illicit traffic in small arms and light weapons and collecting them, the Assembly would encourage the collaboration of organizations and associations of civil society in the efforts of the national commissions of the Sahelo-Saharan subregion to combat the illicit traffic in small arms and light weapons and in the implementation of the Programme of Action to Prevent, Combat, and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in all Its Aspects.  It would further have the Assembly call upon the international community to provide technical and financial support to strengthen the capacity of civil society organizations to take action to combat the illicit trade.


The Committee approved the draft resolution on 30 October without a vote.


According to draft XIV on problems arising from the accumulation of conventional ammunition stockpiles in surplus, the Assembly would appeal to all interested States to determine the size and nature of their surplus stockpiles of conventional ammunition, whether they represented a security risk, their means of destruction and whether external assistance was needed to eliminate that risk.  It would encourage States in a position to do so to assist interested States in elaborating and implementing programmes to eliminate surplus stockpiles or to improve their management.  Further to the draft, the Assembly would request the establishment of a group of governmental experts, commencing no later than 2008, to consider steps to enhance cooperation on the issue of conventional ammunitions stockpiles in surplus.


The Committee approved the draft resolution on 30 October following a separate vote on operative paragraph 7, which reads “requests the Secretary-General to establish a group of governmental experts, commencing no later than 2008, to consider further steps to enhance cooperation with regard to the issue of conventional ammunition stockpiles in surplus, and to transmit the report of the Group of Experts to the General Assembly for consideration at its sixty-third session”, by a vote of 163 in favour to 2 against (Japan, United States), with no abstentions.


The draft resolution as a whole was approved by a vote of 164 in favour to 1 against ( United States), with 1 abstention ( Japan).


Draft XV on the United Nations study on disarmament and non-proliferation education would have the Assembly encourage Member States to continue applying the study’s recommendations and reporting to the Secretary-General on steps taken to implement them. 


The Committee approved the draft resolution on 25 October without a vote.


By the terms of draft XVI on the renewed determination towards the total elimination of nuclear weapons, the Assembly would reaffirm the importance of the universality of the Non-Proliferation Treaty and call upon States not parties to it to accede as non-nuclear-weapons States without delay and without conditions.  The draft would also call for nuclear-weapon States to further reduce the operational status of nuclear weapons systems in ways that promoted international stability and security.  It would urge all States that had not yet done so to sign and ratify the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty, while stressing the importance of maintaining existing moratoriums on nuclear-weapon test explosions.


Further, the draft would call upon the Conference on Disarmament to immediately resume its substantive work to its fullest, considering the current year’s developments in the Conference, and call upon all States to redouble their efforts to prevent and curb the proliferation of nuclear and other weapons of mass destruction, and their means of delivery.


The Committee approved the draft on 26 October by a vote of 168 in favour to 4 against (Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Equatorial Guinea, India, United States), with 8 abstentions (Bhutan, China, Cuba, Egypt, Iran, Israel, Myanmar, Pakistan).


According to draft XVII on transparency and confidence-building measures in outer space activities, the Assembly would invite all Member States to submit to the Secretary-General before the Assembly’s sixty-second session concrete proposals on international outer space transparency and confidence-building measures.  It would further request the Secretary-General to submit to the Assembly, at its sixty-second session, a report with an annex containing those proposals.


The Committee approved the draft resolution on 25 October by a vote of 167 in favour to 1 against ( United States), with 1 abstention ( Israel).


Draft XVIII on consolidation of peace through practical disarmament measures would have the Assembly emphasize the importance of United Nations-mandated peacekeeping missions, as appropriate and with the consent of the host States, practical disarmament measures aimed at addressing the problem of the illicit trade in small arms and light weapons in conjunction with disarmament, demobilization and reintegration programmes aimed at former combatants, in order to promote an integrated comprehensive and effective weapons management strategy.


The Committee approved the draft on 27 October by a vote of 158 in favour to 1 against ( United States), with no abstentions.


According to draft XIX on Transparency in armaments, the Assembly would reaffirm its determination to ensure the effective operation of the United Nations Register of Conventional Arms.  It would call upon Member States to provide the Secretary-General by 31 May, annually, with requested data and information for the Register.  It would also reaffirm its decision to keep the scope of, and participation in, the Register under review.  Further, it would reiterate its call upon all Member States to cooperate at the regional and subregional levels, taking fully into account the specific conditions in the region or subregion, with a view to enhancing and coordinating international efforts aimed at increasing openness and transparency in armaments.


The Committee approved the draft on 27 October by a vote of 141 in favour to none against, with 23 abstentions.


Prior to approving the text, the Committee voted to retain operative paragraph 2, which reads “endorses the report of the Secretary-General on the continuing operation of the Register and its further development, and the recommendations ensuing from the consensus report of the 2006 group of governmental experts contained therein”, by a vote of 140 in favour to none against, with 21 abstentions.


The Committee also retained operative paragraph 3, which reads “decides to adapt the scope of the Register in conformity with the recommendations contained in the report of the Secretary-General on the continuing operation of the Register and its further development”, by a vote of 141 in favour to none against, with 22 abstentions.


The Committee also retained operative paragraph 4, which reads “calls upon Member States, with a view to achieving universal participation, to provide the Secretary-General, by 31 May annually, with the requested data and information for the Register, including nil reports if appropriate, on the basis of resolutions 46/36 L and 47/52 L, the recommendations contained in paragraph 64 of the 1997 report of the Secretary-General on the continuing operation of the Register and its further development, the recommendations contained in paragraph 94 of the 2000 report of the Secretary-General and the appendices and annexes thereto, and the recommendations contained in paragraphs 112 to 114 of the 2003 report of the Secretary-General and the recommendations contained in paragraphs 123 to 127 of the 2006 report of the Secretary-General”, by a vote of 141 in favour to none against, with 22 abstentions.


The Committee also retained operative paragraph 5, which reads “invites Member States in a position to do so, pending further development of the Register, to provide additional information on procurement through national production and military holdings and to make use of the ‘Remarks’ column in the standardized reporting form to provide additional information such as types or models”, by a vote 141 in favour to none against, with 22 abstentions.


The Committee also retained operative paragraph 6, which reads “also invites Member States in a position to do so to provide additional background information on transfers of small arms and light weapons on the basis of the optional standardized reporting form, as adopted by the 2006 group of governmental experts, or by any other methods they deem appropriate”, by a vote of 139 in favour to none against, with 22 abstentions.


The Committee also retained operative paragraph 7b, which reads “requests the Secretary-General, with a view to the three-year cycle regarding review of the Register, to ensure that sufficient resources are made available for a group of governmental experts to be convened in 2009 to review the continuing operation of the Register and its further development, taking into account the work of the Conference on Disarmament, the views expressed by Member States and the reports of the Secretary-General on the continuing operation of the Register and its further development”, by a vote of 141 in favour to none against, with 21 abstentions.


The Committee also retained operative paragraph 9, which reads “invites the Conference on Disarmament to consider continuing its work undertaken in the field of transparency in armaments”, by a vote of 140 in favour to none against, with 22 abstentions.


By the terms of draft XX on nuclear disarmament, the Assembly would call upon the nuclear-weapon States, pending the achievement of the total elimination of nuclear weapons, to agree on an internationally and legally binding instrument, on a joint undertaking not to be the first to use nuclear weapons and, on an instrument on security assurances of non-use and non-threat of use of nuclear weapons against non-nuclear-weapon States.  Further to the draft, the Assembly would call for the full implementation of the 13 steps for nuclear disarmament contained in the Final Document of the 2000 Review Conference of the Parties to the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) and call for the immediate commencement of negotiations in the Conference on Disarmament on a treaty banning the production of fissile material for nuclear weapons or other nuclear explosive devices.  The draft would also have the Assembly call for the early entry into force and strict observance of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty and for the convening of an international conference on nuclear disarmament at an early date.


The Committee approved the draft resolution on 23 October by a vote of 105 in favour to 45 against, with 16 abstentions.


According to draft XXI on information on confidence-building measures in the field of conventional arms, the Assembly would encourage Member States to continue adopting confidence-building measures in the field of conventional arms and to provide information in that regard.  The Assembly would further welcome the establishment of an electronic database containing information provided by Member States.


The Committee approved the draft resolution on 25 October without a vote.


Draft XXII on regional disarmament would have the Assembly 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 and call upon States to conclude agreements, wherever possible, for nuclear non-proliferation, disarmament and confidence-building measures at the regional and subregional levels.


The Committee approved the draft resolution on 25 October without a vote.


By the terms of draft XXIII on confidence-building measures in the regional and subregional context, the Assembly would call upon Member States to refrain from the use or threat of use of force in accordance with the United Nations Charter.  It would further call upon Member States to pursue the ways and means regarding confidence- and security-building measures set out in the report of the Disarmament Commission’s 1993 session through sustained consultations and dialogue while avoiding actions which might hinder or impair such a dialogue.  Further, it would urge States to comply strictly with all bilateral, regional and international agreements to which they were party.


The Committee approved the draft resolution on 25 October without a vote.


According to draft XXIV 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 also request that the Conference on Disarmament consider the formulation of principles that could serve as a framework for regional agreements on conventional arms control.


The Committee approved the draft resolution on 25 October by a vote of 165 in favour to 1 against ( India), with 1 abstention ( Bhutan).


Expressing its deep concern at the lack of progress, in the implementation of the 13 steps to implement article VI of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons, agreed to at the 2000 Review Conference, the Assembly would call once again upon all States, immediately, to commence multilateral negotiations 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, by the terms of draft XXV on Follow-up to the advisory opinion of the International Court of Justice on the Legality of the Threat or Use of Nuclear Weapons.


The Committee approved the draft on 27 October by a vote of 117 in favour to 27 against, with 26 abstentions.


Prior to approving the text, the Committee voted to retain operative paragraph 1, which reads “underlines once again the unanimous conclusion of the International Court of Justice that there exists 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”, by a vote of 159 in favour to 4 against (France, Israel, Russian Federation, United States), with 3 abstentions (Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, United Kingdom).


According to draft XXVI on the implementation of the Convention on the Prohibition of the Use, Stockpiling, Production and Transfer of Anti-Personnel Mines and on Their Destruction, the Assembly would urge all States that had signed, but not ratified, the Convention to ratify it without delay.  It would further renew its call upon all States and other relevant parties to promote, support and advance the care, rehabilitation and social and economic reintegration of mine victims, mine risk education programmes and the removal and destruction of anti-personnel mines placed or stockpiled worldwide.


The Committee approved the draft resolution on 26 October by a vote of 157 in favour to none against, with 15 abstentions.


Draft resolution XXVII on reducing nuclear danger would have the Assembly call for a review of nuclear doctrines, as well as for urgent steps to reduce the risks of unintentional and accidental use of nuclear weapons, including through de-alerting and de-targeting of such weapons.  It would further request the five nuclear-weapon States to take measures towards implementing those steps and call upon all Member States to take the necessary measures to prevent the proliferation of nuclear weapons and to promote nuclear disarmament, with the objective of eliminating nuclear weapons.


The Committee approved the draft resolution on 23 October by a vote of 105 in favour to 50 against, with 13 abstentions.


According to draft resolution XXVIII on measures to prevent terrorists from acquiring weapons of mass destruction, the Assembly would call upon all Member States to support international efforts to prevent terrorists from acquiring weapons of mass destruction and their means of delivery.  The Assembly would further appeal to all Member States to consider signing and ratifying the International Convention for the Suppression of Acts of Nuclear Terrorism in order to bring about its early entry into force.  Furthermore, the Assembly would urge all Member States to strengthen national measures to prevent terrorists from acquiring weapons of mass destruction.


The Committee approved the draft resolution on 23 October without a vote.


By the terms of draft XXIX on Mongolia ’s international security and nuclear-weapon-free status, the Assembly would endorse and support Mongolia’s good-neighbourly and balanced relationship with its neighbours as an important element of strengthening regional peace, security and stability.  It would further appeal to Member States of the Asia and Pacific region to support Mongolia’s efforts to join the relevant regional security and economic arrangements.


The Committee approved the draft on 26 October without a vote.


Draft XXX on the establishment of a nuclear-weapon-free zone in Central Asia would have the Assembly welcome the signing of the Treaty on a Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zone in Central Asia in Semipalatinsk, Kazakhstan on 8 September.  It would also note the readiness of the Central Asian countries to continue consultations with the nuclear-weapon States on a number of provisions of the Treaty.


The Committee approved the draft resolution on 30 October by a vote of 128 in favour to 3 against ( France, United Kingdom, United States), with 36 abstentions.


Acknowledging the right of all States to manufacture, import, export, transfer and retain conventional arms for self-defence and security needs, and in order to participate in peace support operations, the Assembly would request the Secretary-General to seek the views of Member States on the feasibility, scope and draft parameters for a comprehensive, legally binding instrument establishing international standards in that area, and submit a report on the subject to the General Assembly at its sixty-second session, according to draft XXXI on toward an arms trade treaty:  establishing common international standards for the import, export and transfer of conventional arms.


Further, the Assembly would request the Secretary-General to establish a group of governmental experts, on the basis of equitable geographic distribution, commencing in 2008, to examine the feasibility, scope and draft parameters for such an instrument and to transmit the group of experts’ report to the General Assembly for consideration at its sixty-third session.


The Committee approved the draft as a whole on 26 October by a vote of 139 in favour to 1 against ( United States), with 24 abstentions.


Prior to approving the draft as a whole, the Committee voted to retain operative paragraph 2, which reads “requests the Secretary-General to establish a group of governmental experts, on the basis of equitable geographic distribution, commencing in 2008, informed by the report of the Secretary-General submitted to the General Assembly at its sixty-second session, to examine the feasibility, scope and draft parameters for a comprehensive, legally binding instrument establishing common international standards for the import, export and transfer of conventional arms, and to transmit the report of the group of experts to the General Assembly for consideration at its sixty-third session”, by a vote of 133 in favour to 1 against (United States), with 26 abstentions.


The Committee also voted to retain operative paragraph 3, which reads “requests the Secretary-General to provide the group of governmental experts with any assistance and services that may be required for the discharge of its tasks”, by a vote of 133 in favour to 1 against (United States), with 24 abstentions.


The report on Review and implementation of the Concluding Document of the Twelfth Special Session of the General Assembly (document A/1/395) contains eight draft resolutions.


Draft I on United Nations regional centres for peace and disarmament would have the Assembly appeal to Member States in each region and those able to do so, as well as to international governmental and non-governmental organizations and foundations, to make voluntary contributions to the regional centres in their respective regions to strengthen their initiatives and activities.  The text would further 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 three regional centres for peace and disarmament.


The Committee approved the draft resolution on 25 October without a vote.


By the terms of draft II on United Nations disarmament fellowship, training, and advisory services, the Assembly, noting that the programme contributed, significantly, to developing greater awareness of the importance of disarmament and security, would express its appreciation to all Member States and organizations that had consistently supported the programme throughout the years, in particular, to the Governments of Germany and Japan, for the continuation of extensive study visits for programme participants and to the Government of China for organizing a study visit for the fellows, in the area of disarmament.  Further to the draft, the Assembly would request the Secretary-General to continue to implement, annually, the Geneva-based programme, within existing resources.


The Committee approved the draft on 27 October without a vote.


According to draft III on the United Nations Regional Centre for Peace, Disarmament and Development in Latin America and the Caribbean, the Assembly would appeal to Member States, in particular those within the Latin American and Caribbean region, and to international governmental and non-governmental organizations and foundations to make and increase voluntary contributions to strengthen the Regional Centre and its programme of activities.  It would invite all States of the region to continue to take part in the Centre’s activities and encourage the Centre to further develop activities in the area of disarmament and development.  It would request the Secretary-General to provide the Centre with all necessary support so that it might carry out its programme of activities in accordance with its mandate. 


The Committee approved the draft resolution on 25 October without a vote.


By the terms of draft IV on the United Nations Regional Centre for Peace and Disarmament in Africa, the Assembly, deeply concerned that, as noted in the report of the Secretary-General, the future of the Regional Centre looked bleak, as there was no foreseeable reliable source of funding to ensure its operational sustainability, would request the consultative mechanism for the reorganization of the Regional Centre to continue its work, including reviewing its mandate and programmes, with a view to identifying concrete revitalization measures.  The draft would also have the Assembly urge all States and international governmental and non-governmental organizations and foundations to make voluntary contributions, to strengthen the Centre’s programmes and activities and facilitate their implementation.  It would appeal, in particular, to the Regional Centre, with the cooperation of the African Union, regional and sub-regional organizations and the African States, to promote the consistent implementation of the Programme of Action to Prevent, Combat and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons.


The Committee approved the draft on 27 October without a vote.


Draft V on the United Nations Regional Centre for Peace and Disarmament in Asia and the Pacific would have the Assembly underline the importance of the Kathmandu process as a powerful vehicle for the development of region-wide security and disarmament dialogue.  It would appeal to Member States, in particular those within the Asia-Pacific region, as well as international governmental and non-governmental organizations and foundations, to make voluntary contributions to strengthen the Centre’s programme of activities.  The Assembly would, further, urge the Secretary-General to complete the internal procedure for finalizing the host country agreement and the related memorandum of understanding and to ensure the physical operation of the Centre from Kathmandu, within six months of the signature of the host country agreement.


The Committee approved the draft on 27 October without a vote.


Draft VI on the United Nations Disarmament Information Programme would have the Assembly stress the importance of the Programme as a significant instrument in enabling all Member States to participate fully in the deliberations and negotiations on disarmament in the various United Nations bodies, in assisting them in complying with treaties and in contributing to agreed mechanisms.  It would further recommend that the Programme continue to inform, educate and generate public understanding of the importance of multilateral action and support for it, including action by the United Nations and the Conference on Disarmament, in the field of arms limitation and disarmament, in a balanced and objective manner.


The Committee approved the draft resolution on 25 October without a vote.


By the terms of draft VII on regional confidence-building measures:  activities of the United Nations Standing Advisory Committee on security questions in Central Africa, the Assembly would strongly appeal to the international community to provide all necessary support for the smooth functioning of the electoral process in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and to support the efforts undertaken by the States concerned to implement disarmament, demobilization and reintegration programmes.  It would further emphasize the need to make the early warning mechanism in Central Africa operational and 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 Committee approved the draft resolution on 25 October without a vote.


Noting, with regret, that the Conference on Disarmament, during its 2006 session, was unable to undertake negotiations on an international convention prohibiting the use or threat of use of nuclear weapons under any circumstances, the Assembly would reiterate its request to the Conference on Disarmament to commence such negotiations, according to draft VIII on the Convention on the Prohibition of the Use of Nuclear Weapons.


The Committee approved the draft resolution on 23 October by a vote of 108 in favour to 50 against, with 10 abstentions.


The report on the Review of the implementation of the recommendations and decisions adopted by the General Assembly at its tenth special session (document A/1/396) contains two draft resolutions.


Draft I on the report of the Disarmament Commission would have the Assembly decide to adopt additional measures for improving the effectiveness of the Commission’s methods of work, including that the Chairpersons and Vice-Chairpersons of the Commission and its subsidiary bodies be elected at an organizational session, if possible at least three months before the beginning of the substantive session.  Also, the Assembly would encourage Member States to adopt the draft agenda of the substantive session as early as possible at the organizational meetings of the Commission and encourage the Commission to invite experts on disarmament for discussions at its plenary meetings.  Further to the text, the Assembly would request the Commission to meet for a period not exceeding three weeks during 2007 and recommend that it continue the consideration of recommendations for both achieving the objective of nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation of weapons and practical confidence-building measures in the field of conventional weapons.


The Committee approved the draft resolution on 25 October without a vote.


By the terms of draft II on the report of the Conference on Disarmament, the Assembly would call upon the Conference to further intensify consultations and explore possibilities with a view to reaching an agreement on a programme of work.  It would also request all State members of the Conference to cooperate with the current President and successive Presidents in their efforts to guide the Conference to the early commencement of substantive work in its 2007 session.


The Committee approved the draft resolution on 25 October without a vote.


A draft resolution on the risk of nuclear proliferation in the Middle East (document A/61/397) would have the Assembly reaffirm the importance of Israel’s accession to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons and placement of all its nuclear facilities under IAEA safeguards.  It would call upon Israel to accede to the Treaty without further delay and not develop, produce, test or otherwise acquire nuclear weapons, renounce possession of nuclear weapons, and place all its unsafeguarded nuclear facilities under full-scope IAEA safeguards.


The Committee approved the draft resolution on 23 October following a separate vote on preambular paragraph 6, which reads “Recognizing with satisfaction that, in the Final Document of the 2000 Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons, the Conference undertook to make determined efforts towards the achievement of the goal of universality of the Treaty, called upon those remaining States not parties to the Treaty to accede to it, thereby accepting an international legally binding commitment not to acquire nuclear weapons or nuclear explosive devices and to accept Agency safeguards on all their nuclear activities, and underlined the necessity of universal adherence to the Treaty and of strict compliance by all parties with their obligations under the Treaty”, by a vote of 151 in favour to 2 against (India and Israel), with 6 abstentions (Bhutan, Ethiopia, Mauritius, Pakistan, Togo, United States).


The whole text was approved by a recorded vote of 156 in favour to 4 against (Federated States of Micronesia, Israel, Palau, United States), with 6 abstentions (Australia, Cameroon, Canada, Ethiopia, India, Tonga).


According to a draft resolution 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/61/398), the Assembly would call upon all States to take all measures to become parties to the Convention and the Protocols thereto, in order to achieve the widest possible adherence at an early date.  It would further call upon all State parties to the Convention that have not yet done so, to express their consent to be bound by the Protocols to the Convention and the amendment extending the scope of the Convention and the Protocols to include armed conflicts of a non-international character. 


The Committee approved the draft resolution on 25 October without a vote.


According to a draft resolution on the strengthening of security and cooperation in the Mediterranean region (document A/61/399), the Assembly would call upon all States of the Mediterranean region that had not yet done so to adhere to all multilaterally negotiated legal instruments related to the field of disarmament and non-proliferation.  It would also encourage those States to favour the necessary conditions for strengthening confidence-building measures, including by promoting genuine openness and transparency on all military matters by, among other things, participating in the United Nations system for the standardized reporting of military expenditures and by providing accurate data and information to the United Nations Register of Conventional Arms.  It would also encourage them to strengthen further their cooperation in combating terrorism, international crime, illicit arms transfers and illicit drug production, consumption and trafficking.


The Committee approved the draft resolution on 25 October without a vote.


By the terms of a draft on the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty (document A/61/400), the Assembly would stress the vital importance and urgency of signature and ratification of the Treaty, without delay and without conditions, to achieve its earliest entry into force.  It would also underline the need to maintain momentum towards completion of the verification regime and urge all States to maintain their moratoriums on nuclear-weapon test explosions or any other nuclear explosions and to refrain from acts that would defeat the object and purpose of the Treaty, while stressing that those measures did not have the same permanent and legally binding effect as the entry into force of the Treaty.  Further, it would condemn the nuclear test proclaimed by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea on 9 October and demand that it not conduct any further tests.


The Committee approved the draft on 26 October by a vote of 175 in favour to 2 against (Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, United States), with 4 abstentions ( Colombia, India, Mauritius, Syria).


A draft on the Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production and Stockpiling of Bacteriological (Biological) and Toxin Weapons and on Their Destruction (document A/61/401), the Assembly would welcome the adoption of necessary national measures to implement the prohibitions set forth in the Convention, including enacting penal legislation; national mechanisms to establish the security of pathogenic micro-organisms and toxins in 2003; enhancing international capabilities for responding to cases of alleged use of biological or toxin weapons or suspicious outbreaks of disease; and the content, promulgation and adoption of codes of conduct for scientists in 2005.


The Committee approved the draft resolution on 23 October without a vote.


Lastly, the Assembly was expected to take up reports of the Committee on revitalization of the work of the General Assembly (document A/61/402) and Programme Planning (A/61/403).


Action on Texts


ABDELHAMID GHARBI ( Tunisia), Rapporteur, introduced the reports of the First Committee (Disarmament and International Security). 


The Assembly first took up the report on maintenance of international security in South-Eastern Europe (document A/61/387) and adopted the resolution contained therein, without a vote.


The Assembly then took up the next report on verification (document A/61/388) and adopted the resolution contained therein without a vote.


The resolution contained in the report on developments in the field of information and telecommunications in the context of international security (document A/61/389) was adopted by a vote of 176 in favour to 1 against ( United States), with no abstentions.  (See annex I.)


The Assembly adopted the resolution contained in the report on the role of science and technology in the context of international security and disarmament (document A/61/390) by a vote of 108 in favour to 54 against, with 16 abstentions.  (See annex II.)


Acting without a vote, the Assembly next adopted the resolution contained in the report on the establishment of a nuclear-weapon-free zone in the region of the Middle East (document A/61/391).


It then 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 (A/61/392) by a vote of 119 in favour to 1 against ( United States), with 59 abstentions.  (See annex III.)


The resolution contained in the report on prevention of an arms race in outer space (document A/61/393) was adopted by a vote of 178 in favour to 1 against ( United States), with 1 abstention ( Israel).  (See annex IV.)


The Assembly then turned to the draft texts contained in the report on general and complete disarmament (document A/61/394).


The representative of Cuba, referring to draft XVII on transparency and confidence-building measures in outer space activities, said that an arms race implied serious dangers to international peace and security.  In light of that, his Government felt it was appropriate to develop international measures, as those would contribute to preventing an arms race in outer space.  Prior notification, verification and follow-up meant greater transparency in outer space activities.  Furthermore, because of the advantages brought by the draft, Cuba had joined in its co-sponsorship.


Taking up draft I on missiles, the Assembly adopted it by a vote of 115 in favour to 7 against (Albania, Federated States of Micronesia, France, Israel, Palau, United Kingdom, United States), with 54 abstentions.  (See annex V.)


Draft II on the convening of the fourth special session of the General Assembly devoted to disarmament was adopted by a vote of 175 in favour to 1 against ( United States), with no abstentions.  (See annex VI.)


Draft III on measures to uphold the authority of the 1925 Geneva Protocol was adopted by a vote of 173 in favour to none against, with 4 abstentions ( Israel, Palau, Marshall Islands, United States).  (See annex VII.)


The Assembly adopted draft IV on the promotion of multilateralism in the area of disarmament and non-proliferation by a vote of 120 in favour to 7 against (Andorra, Federated States of Micronesia, Israel, Marshall Islands, Palau, United Kingdom, United States), with 51 abstentions.  (See annex VIII.)


By a recorded vote of 175 in favour to 1 against (United States), with 4 abstentions (France, Israel, Palau, United Kingdom) (annex IX), the Assembly adopted draft V on observance of environmental norms in the drafting and implementation of agreements on disarmament and arms control.


Draft VI on the relationship between disarmament and development was adopted by a vote of 178 in favour to 1 against ( United States), with 2 abstentions ( France, Israel).  (See annex X.)


Draft VII on “Towards a nuclear-weapon-free world:  accelerating the implementation of nuclear disarmament commitments” was adopted by a vote of 157 in favour to 7 against (Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, France, India, Israel, Pakistan, United Kingdom, United States), with 13 abstentions.  (See annex XI.)


The representative of South Africa took the floor to make an editorial amendment to draft VIII on the illicit trade of small arms and light weapons, which had been introduced by his delegation.  As the oral amendment did not change the draft’s substance, he trusted that it would enjoy consensus.


The Assembly then took up draft VIII on the illicit trade in small arms and light weapons, adopting it, as orally corrected, by a vote of 176 in favour to 1 against ( United States), with no abstentions.  (See annex XII.)


The Assembly then adopted draft IX on the Declaration of a Fourth Disarmament Decade by a vote of 123 in favour to 1 against ( United States), with 52 abstentions.  (See annex XIII.)


Draft X on the implementation of the Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production, Stockpiling, and the Use of Chemical Weapons and on Their Destruction was adopted without a vote.


The Assembly then took up draft XI on a nuclear-weapon-free southern hemisphere and adjacent areas.  Prior to action on the resolution as a whole, two separate votes were taken.  In the first, the Assembly voted to retain the last three words of operative paragraph 5 (“and South Asia”) by a vote of 162 in favour to 2 against (India, Pakistan), with 9 abstentions (Bhutan, France, Israel, Marshall Islands, Myanmar, Russian Federation, Spain, United Kingdom, United States).  (See annex XIV.) 


Operative paragraph 5 as a whole, by which the Assembly welcomed 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 called 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, was adopted by a vote of 164 in favour to 1 against (India), with 9 abstentions (Bhutan, France, Israel, Marshall Islands, Pakistan, Russian Federation, Spain, United Kingdom and United States).  (See annex XV.)


The draft as a whole was adopted by a vote of 167 in favour to 3 against (France, United Kingdom, United States), with 9 abstentions (Bhutan, Federated States of Micronesia, India, Israel, Marshall Islands, Pakistan, Palau, Russian Federation and Spain).  (See annex XVI.)


Draft XII on the 2010 Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons and its Preparatory Committee was adopted by a vote of 175 in favour to none against, with 3 abstentions ( India, Israel, Pakistan).  (See annex XVII.)


Acting without a vote, the Assembly adopted draft XIII on assistance to States for curbing the illicit traffic in small arms and light weapons and collecting them.


In two separate recorded votes, the Assembly adopted draft XIV on problems arising from the accumulation of conventional ammunition stockpiles in surplus.  First, it adopted operative paragraph 7, by which it requested the Secretary-General to establish a group of governmental experts, commencing no later than 2008, to consider further steps to enhance cooperation with regard to the issue of conventional ammunition stockpiles in surplus, and to transmit the report of the Group of Experts to the General Assembly for consideration at its sixty-third session, by a vote of 172 in favour to 2 against (Japan, United States), with no abstentions.  (See annex XVIII.)


It then adopted the draft as a whole by a recorded vote of 175 in favour to 1 against ( United States) with 1 abstention ( Japan).  (See annex XIX.)


Acting without a vote, the Assembly adopted draft XV on the United Nations study on disarmament and non-proliferation education.


The Assembly then took up draft XVI on the renewed determination towards the total elimination of nuclear weapons, adopting it by a recorded vote of 167 in favour to 4 against (Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, India, Pakistan, United States), with 7 abstentions (Bhutan, China, Cuba, Egypt, Iran, Israel, Myanmar).  (See annex XX.)


It adopted draft XVII on transparency and confidence-building measures in outer space activities by a vote of 178 in favour to 1 against ( United States), with 1 abstention ( Israel).  (See annex XXI.)


Draft XVIII on consolidation of peace through practical disarmament measures was adopted by a vote of 179 in favour to 1 against ( United States), with no abstentions.  (See annex XXII.)


The Assembly next took up draft XIX on transparency in armaments.


Prior to approving the text, the Committee voted to retain operative paragraph 2, which endorsed the report of the Secretary-General on the continuing operation of the United Nations Conventional Arms Register and its further development, as well as the recommendations from the consensus report of the 2006 group of governmental experts, by a vote of 154 in favour to none against, with 21 abstentions.  (See annex XXIII.)


It also retained operative paragraph 3, by which the Assembly decided to adapt the scope of the Register in conformity with the recommendations contained in the Secretary-General’s report, by a vote of 153 in favour to none against, with 21 abstentions.  (See annex XXIV.)


By a vote of 153 in favour to none against, with 21 abstentions (annex XXV), the Assembly retained operative paragraph 4, which called upon Member States to provide the Secretary-General, by 31 May annually, with the requested data and information for the Register, including nil reports if appropriate.


The Assembly also retained operative paragraph 5, which had the Assembly invite Member States in a position to do so, pending further development of the Register, to provide additional information on procurement through national production and military holdings and to make use of the ‘Remarks’ column in the standardized reporting form to provide additional information such as types or models, by a vote of 154 in favour to none against, with 21 abstentions.  (See annex XXVI.)


The Assembly also retained operative paragraph 6, by which it invited Member States in a position to do so to provide additional background information on transfers of small arms and light weapons on the basis of the optional standardized reporting form, as adopted by the 2006 group of governmental experts, or by any other methods they deemed appropriate, by a vote of 153 in favour to none against, with 20 abstentions.  (See annex XXVII.)


It also retained operative paragraph 7(b), by which the Assembly requested the Secretary-General to ensure that sufficient resources were made available for a group of governmental experts to be convened in 2009 to review the continuing operation of the Register and its further development, by a vote of 154 in favour to none against, with 20 abstentions.  (See annex XXVIII.)


The Assembly also retained operative paragraph 9, by which it invited the Conference on Disarmament to consider continuing its work undertaken in the field of transparency in armaments, by a vote of 155 in favour to none against, with 20 abstentions.  (See annex XXIX.)


The draft as a whole was approved by a vote of 158 in favour to none against, with 21 abstentions.  (See annex XXX.)


It then took up draft XX on nuclear disarmament, which it adopted by a vote of 115 in favour to 48 against, with 18 abstentions.  (See annex XXXI.)


The Assembly then adopted the following draft resolutions without a vote:  draft XXI on information on confidence-building measures in the field of conventional arms, draft XXII on regional disarmament, and draft XXIII on confidence-building measures in the regional and subregional context.


It adopted draft XXIV on conventional arms control at the regional and subregional levels by a vote of 177 in favour to 1 against ( India), with 1 abstention ( Bhutan).  (See annex XXXII.)


In two separate recorded votes, the Assembly adopted draft XXV on follow-up to the advisory opinion of the International Court of Justice on the Legality of the Threat or Use of Nuclear Weapons.  First, it adopted operative paragraph 1, by which it underlined once again the unanimous conclusion of the International Court of Justice 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, by a vote of 168 in favour to 3 against (Israel, Russian Federation, United States), with 5 abstentions (Belarus, France, Latvia, Nauru, United Kingdom).  (See annex XXXIII.)


It then adopted the draft as a whole by a vote of 125 in favour to 27 against, with 29 abstentions.  (See annex XXXIV.)


Following that, it adopted draft XXVI on the implementation of the Convention on the Prohibition of the Use, Stockpiling, Production and Transfer of Anti-Personnel Mines and on Their Destruction by a vote of 161 in favour to none against, with 17 abstentions.  (See annex XXXV.)


Draft resolution XXVII on reducing nuclear danger was adopted by a vote of 118 in favour to 52 against, with 13 abstentions.  (See annex XXXVI.)


The Assembly then adopted two drafts without a vote.  They were draft XXVIII on measures to prevent terrorists from acquiring weapons of mass destruction, and draft XXIX on Mongolia’s international security and nuclear-weapon-free status.


Next, the Assembly adopted draft XXX on the establishment of a nuclear-weapon-free zone in Central Asia by a vote of 141 in favour to 3 against (France, United Kingdom, United States), with 37 abstentions.  (See annex XXXVII.)


It then took up draft XXXI on towards an arms trade treaty:  establishing common international standards for the import, export and transfer of conventional arms.


Prior to action on the draft as a whole, it adopted, in a separate recorded vote, operative paragraph 2, by which the Assembly requested the Secretary-General to establish a group of governmental experts, commencing in 2008, to examine the feasibility, scope and draft parameters for a comprehensive, legally binding instrument establishing common international standards for the import, export and transfer of conventional arms, by a vote of 148 in favour to 1 against (United States), with 22 abstentions.  (See annex XXXVIII.)


The Assembly also retained operative paragraph 3, by which it requested the Secretary-General to provide the group of governmental experts with any assistance and services that may be required for the discharge of its tasks, by a vote of 147 in favour to 1 against ( United States), with 21 abstentions.  (See annex XXXIX.)


The draft as a whole was then adopted by a vote of 153 in favour to 1 against ( United States), with 24 abstentions.  (See annex XL.)


It then approved a draft decision on the United Nations Conference to identify ways of eliminating nuclear dangers in the context of nuclear disarmament by a vote of 128 in favour to 3 against (France, United Kingdom, United States), with 44 abstentions.  (See annex XLI.)


The representative of Costa Rica said he was pleased at the adoption of all the resolutions contained in the report on general and complete disarmament, particularly the one establishing a treaty on the trade in conventional weapons.  His Government had eliminated all military expenditures almost 60 years ago, concentrating instead on furthering peace.  President Sanchez, the winner of a Nobel Peace Prize, was doing his utmost to have an international instrument regulating the trade in conventional arms and the resolution’s adoption signified a first step. 


Furthermore, the United Kingdom’s leadership had been instrumental in the resolution’s adoption, which reflected the determination of the international community to prevent criminals and their suppliers from acting with impunity.  He trusted that the resolution opened the door for more serious work in showing the viability of an international instrument aimed at decreasing levels of violence worldwide.


The representative of Sierra Leone said that he had made a mistake when voting on the draft on consolidation of peace through practical disarmament measures.  He had meant to vote in favour of the resolution.


The representative of Argentina then took the floor on a point of order.


The representative of Pakistan said that, due to a technical error, his vote on the resolution on renewed determination towards the total elimination of nuclear weapons had been recorded incorrectly.  His intention had been to abstain.


Next, the Assembly turned to the 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/61/395).


The following texts were approved without a vote:  draft I on United Nations regional centres for peace and disarmament, draft II on United Nations disarmament fellowship, training and advisory services, draft III on the United Nations Regional Centre for Peace, Disarmament and Development in Latin America and the Caribbean, draft IV on the United Nations Regional Centre for Peace and Disarmament in Africa, draft V on the United Nations Regional Centre for Peace and Disarmament in Asia and the Pacific, draft VI on the United Nations Disarmament Information Programme, and draft VII on regional confidence-building measures:  activities of the United Nations Standing Advisory Committee on security questions in Central Africa.


By a recorded vote of 119 in favour to 52 against, with 10 abstentions (annex XLII), it adopted draft VIII on a Convention on the Prohibition of the Use of Nuclear Weapons.


Next, the Assembly considered the two draft resolutions contained in the report on the review of the implementation of the recommendations and decisions adopted by the General Assembly at its tenth special session (document A/1/396).


The representative of the United States said that her delegation would not be taking part in the upcoming vote on draft I.


Acting without a vote, the Assembly adopted draft I, on the report of the Disarmament Commission; and draft II, on the report of the Conference on Disarmament.


Without a vote, the Assembly then adopted the resolution contained in the report on the Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons (document A/61/398).


Also without a vote, the Assembly adopted the resolution contained in the report on strengthening security and cooperation in the Mediterranean region (document A/61/399).


The Assembly then adopted the draft contained in the report on the Biological Weapons Convention (document A/61/401) without a vote.


It then adopted without a vote a decision on the proposed programme of work and timetable of the First Committee for 2007, as contained in the report on the revitalization of the work of the General Assembly (A/61/402) and took note of the report on programme planning (A/61/403).]


Then, the Assembly took up the resolution contained in the report on the risk of nuclear proliferation in the Middle East (document A/61/397).


Prior to taking action on the draft as a whole, it adopted, in a separate recorded vote, preambular paragraph 6 by a vote of 165 in favour to 2 against (India, Israel), with 6 abstentions (Bhutan, Ethiopia, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Pakistan, United States).  (See annex XLIII.)  By the terms of that paragraph, the Assembly recognized with satisfaction that, among other things, the 2000 Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference called on those remaining States not parties to the Treaty to accede to it, thereby accepting an international legally binding commitment not to acquire nuclear weapons and to accept IAEA safeguards on all their nuclear activities, and underlined the necessity of universal adherence to the Treaty and of strict compliance by all parties with their obligations under the Treaty.


It adopted the resolution as a whole by a vote of 166 in favour to 5 against ( Israel, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Palau, United States), with 6 abstentions ( Australia, Cameroon, Canada, Ethiopia, India, Tonga).  (See annex XLIV.) 


By a vote of 172 in favour to 2 against (Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, United States), with 4 abstentions ( Colombia, India, Mauritius, Syria) (annex XLV), it adopted the text contained in the report on the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty (document A/61/400).


ANNEX I


Vote on Information and Telecommunications


The draft resolution on developments in information and telecommunication in the context of international security (document A/61/389) was adopted by a recorded vote of 176 in favour to 1 against, with no abstentions, as follows:


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


Against:  United States.


Abstain:  None.


Absent:  Benin, Botswana, Chad, Côte d’Ivoire, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Equatorial Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Kiribati, Madagascar, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Seychelles, Tuvalu, Uganda.


ANNEX II


Vote on Science and Technology


The draft resolution on the role of science and technology in the context of international security and disarmament (document A/61/390) was adopted by a recorded vote of 108 in favour to 54 against, with 16 abstentions, as follows:


In favour:  Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belize, Bhutan, Bolivia, Brunei Darussalam, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Costa Rica, Cuba, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gabon, Ghana, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Jamaica, Jordan, Kuwait, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Qatar, Rwanda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Syria, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, 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, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Marshall Islands, Micronesia (Federated States of), Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Palau, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Korea, Romania, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States.


Abstain:  Argentina, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Brazil, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russian Federation, Samoa, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Tajikistan, Tonga, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu.


Absent:  Benin, Botswana, Chad, Côte d’Ivoire, Equatorial Guinea, Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Kiribati, Madagascar, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Seychelles, Tuvalu.


ANNEX III


Vote on Assurances for Non-Nuclear-Weapon States


The draft resolution on international arrangements to assure non-nuclear-weapon States against the use or threat of use of nuclear weapons (document A/61/392) was adopted by a recorded vote of 119 in favour to 1 against, with 59 abstentions, as follows:


In favour:  Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belize, Bhutan, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Costa Rica, Cuba, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Qatar, Rwanda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Syria, Tajikistan, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, United Republic of Tanzania, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.


Against:  United States.


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


Absent:  Benin, Botswana, Chad, Côte d’Ivoire, Equatorial Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Kiribati, Madagascar, Papua New Guinea, Seychelles, Tonga, Tuvalu.


ANNEX IV


Vote on Outer Space Arms Race


The draft resolution on the prevention of an arms race in outer space (document A/61/393) was adopted by a recorded vote of 178 in favour to 1 against, with 1 abstention, as follows:


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


Against:  United States.


Abstain:  Israel.


Absent:  Benin, Botswana, Chad, Equatorial Guinea, Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Kiribati, Madagascar, Papua New Guinea, Seychelles, Tuvalu.


ANNEX V


Vote on Missiles


The draft resolution on missiles (document A/61/394-I) was adopted by a recorded vote of 115 in favour to 7 against, with 54 abstentions, as follows:


In favour:  Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belize, Bhutan, Bolivia, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Costa Rica, Cuba, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gabon, Ghana, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guyana, Haiti, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Qatar, Russian Federation, Rwanda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Syria, Tajikistan, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, United Republic of Tanzania, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.


Against:  Albania, France, Israel, Micronesia (Federated States of), Palau, United Kingdom, United States.


Abstain:  Andorra, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Burundi, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Marshall Islands, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Nauru, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Korea, Romania, Samoa, San Marino, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Turkey, Ukraine.


Absent:  Benin, Botswana, Chad, Côte d’Ivoire, Equatorial Guinea, Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Kiribati, Madagascar, Papua New Guinea, Seychelles, South Africa, Tuvalu, Uganda, Vanuatu.


ANNEX VI


Vote on Disarmament Special Session


The draft resolution on convening a fourth special session of the General Assembly devoted to disarmament (document A/61/394-II) was adopted by a recorded vote of 175 in favour to 1 against, with no abstentions, as follows:


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


Against:  United States.


Abstain:  None.


Absent:  Benin, Botswana, Chad, Equatorial Guinea, Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Kiribati, Madagascar, Marshall Islands, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Seychelles, Tonga, Tuvalu, Uganda.


ANNEX VII


Vote on 1925 Geneva Protocol


The draft resolution on measures to uphold the authority of the 1925 Geneva Protocol (document A/61/394-III) was adopted by a recorded vote of 173 in favour to none against, with 4 abstentions, as follows:


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


Against:  None.


Abstain:  Israel, Marshall Islands, Palau, United States.


Absent:  Benin, Botswana, Chad, Equatorial Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Kiribati, Madagascar, Micronesia (Federated States of), Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Seychelles, Somalia, Tuvalu, Uganda.


ANNEX VIII


Vote on Multilateralism


The draft resolution on the promotion of multilateralism in the area of disarmament and non-proliferation (document A/61/394-IV) was adopted by a recorded vote of 120 in favour to 7 against, with 51 abstentions, as follows:


In favour:  Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belize, Bhutan, Bolivia, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Cuba, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Qatar, Russian Federation, Rwanda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Syria, Tajikistan, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, United Republic of Tanzania, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.


Against:  Andorra, Israel, Marshall Islands, Micronesia (Federated States of), Palau, United Kingdom, United States.


Abstain:  Albania, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Korea, Romania, Samoa, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Turkey, Ukraine, Vanuatu.


Absent:  Benin, Botswana, Chad, Equatorial Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Kiribati, Madagascar, Papua New Guinea, Seychelles, Somalia, Tonga, Tuvalu, Uganda.


ANNEX IX


Vote on Environmental Norms


The draft resolution on the observance of environmental norms in the drafting and implementation of agreements on disarmament and arms control (document A/61/394-V) was adopted by a recorded vote of 175 in favour to 1 against, with 4 abstentions, as follows:


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


Against:  United States.


Abstain:  France, Israel, Palau, United Kingdom.


Absent:  Benin, Botswana, Chad, Equatorial Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Kiribati, Madagascar, Seychelles, Somalia, Tuvalu, Uganda.


ANNEX X


Vote on Disarmament and Development


The draft resolution on the relationship between disarmament and development (document A/61/394-VI) was adopted by a recorded vote of 178 in favour to 1 against, with 2 abstentions, as follows:


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


Against:  United States.


Abstain:  France, Israel.


Absent:  Benin, Botswana, Equatorial Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Kiribati, Madagascar, Seychelles, Somalia, Tuvalu, Uganda.


ANNEX XI


Vote on Nuclear-Weapon-Free World


The draft resolution on “towards a nuclear-weapon-free world:  accelerating the implementation of nuclear disarmament commitments” (document A/61/394-VII) was adopted by a recorded vote of 157 in favour to 7 against, with 13 abstentions, as follows:


In favour:  Afghanistan, Algeria, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belgium, Belize, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Iceland, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Norway, Oman, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Portugal, Qatar, Republic of Korea, Rwanda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Thailand, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Republic of Tanzania, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.


Against:  Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, France, India, Israel, Pakistan, United Kingdom, United States.


Abstain:  Albania, Australia, Belarus, Bhutan, Greece, Hungary, Latvia, Micronesia (Federated States of), Palau, Poland, Romania, Russian Federation, Slovenia.


Absent:  Benin, Botswana, Equatorial Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Kiribati, Madagascar, Monaco, Nigeria, Seychelles, Somalia, Syria, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uganda.


ANNEX XII


Vote on Illicit Small Arms Trade


The draft resolution on the illicit trade in small arms and light weapons in all its aspects (document A/61/394-VIII) was adopted by a recorded vote of 176 in favour to 1 against, with no abstentions, as follows:


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


Against:  United States.


Abstain:  None.


Absent:  Benin, Botswana, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Equatorial Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Kiribati, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Madagascar, Marshall Islands, Seychelles, Somalia, Tonga, Tuvalu, Uganda.


ANNEX XIII


Vote on Fourth Disarmament Decade


The draft resolution on a Fourth Disarmament Decade (document A/61/394) was adopted by a recorded vote of 123 in favour to 1 against, with 52 abstentions, as follows:


In favour:  Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belize, Bhutan, Bolivia, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Cuba, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Qatar, Russian Federation, Rwanda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Syria, Tajikistan, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, United Republic of Tanzania, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.


Against:  United States.


Abstain:  Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Palau, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Korea, Romania, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom.


Absent:  Benin, Botswana, Equatorial Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Kiribati, Madagascar, Marshall Islands, Micronesia (Federated States of), Samoa, Seychelles, Somalia, Tonga, Tuvalu, Uganda, Vanuatu.


ANNEX XIV


Vote on ‘And South Asia’/Southern Hemisphere


The words ‘and South Asia’ in operative paragraph 5 of the draft resolution on a nuclear-weapon-free southern hemisphere (document A/61/394-XI) were retained by a recorded vote of 162 in favour to 2 against, with 9 abstentions, as follows:


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


Against:  India, Pakistan.


Abstain:  Bhutan, France, Israel, Marshall Islands, Myanmar, Russian Federation, Spain, United Kingdom, United States.


Absent:  Benin, Botswana, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Kiribati, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Madagascar, Micronesia (Federated States of), Monaco, Palau, Seychelles, Somalia, Tonga, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu.


ANNEX XV


Vote on Operative Paragraph 5/Southern Hemisphere


The operative paragraph 5 of the draft resolution on a nuclear-weapon-free southern hemisphere (document A/61/394-XI) was retained by a recorded vote of 164 in favour to 1 against, with 9 abstentions, as follows:


In favour:  Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, 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, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, Gabon, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Republic of Korea, Romania, Rwanda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Tajikistan, Thailand, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Timor-Leste, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Republic of Tanzania, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.


Against:  India.


Abstain:  Bhutan, France, Israel, Marshall Islands, Pakistan, Russian Federation, Spain, United Kingdom, United States.


Absent:  Benin, Botswana, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Kiribati, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Madagascar, Micronesia (Federated States of), Monaco, Palau, Seychelles, Somalia, Tonga, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu.


ANNEX XVI


Vote on Nuclear-Weapon-Free Southern Hemisphere


The draft resolution on a nuclear-weapon-free southern hemisphere (document A/61/394-XI) was adopted by a recorded vote of 167 in favour to 3 against, with 9 abstentions, as follows:


In favour:  Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, 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, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, Gabon, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Republic of Korea, Romania, Rwanda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Tajikistan, Thailand, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Republic of Tanzania, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.


Against:  France, United Kingdom, United States.


Abstain:  Bhutan, India, Israel, Marshall Islands, Micronesia (Federated States of), Pakistan, Palau, Russian Federation, Spain.


Absent:  Benin, Botswana, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Kiribati, Madagascar, Monaco, Seychelles, Somalia, Tuvalu.


ANNEX XVII


Vote on Treaty on Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons Preparatory Committee


The draft resolution on the 2010 Review Conference of the parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons and its Preparatory Committee (document A/61/394-XII) was adopted by a recorded vote of 175 in favour to none against, with 3 abstentions, as follows:


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


Against:  None.


Abstain:  India, Israel, Pakistan.


Absent:  Benin, Botswana, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Kiribati, Madagascar, Marshall Islands, Seychelles, Somalia, Tonga, Tuvalu.


ANNEX XVIII


Vote on Operative Paragraph 7/Ammunition Stockpiles


The operative paragraph 7 of the draft resolution on problems arising from the accumulation of conventional ammunition stockpiles in surplus (document A/61/394-XIV) was adopted by a recorded vote of 172 in favour to 2 against, with no abstentions, as follows:


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


Against:  Japan, United States.


Abstain:  None.


Absent:  Benin, Botswana, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Kiribati, Madagascar, Marshall Islands, Micronesia (Federated States of), Myanmar, Nauru, Palau, Seychelles, Somalia, Tonga, Tuvalu.


ANNEX XIX


Vote on Ammunition Stockpiles


The draft resolution on problems arising from the accumulation of conventional ammunition stockpiles in surplus (document A/61/394-XIV) was adopted by a recorded vote of 175 in favour to 1 against, with 1 abstention, as follows:


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


Against:  United States.


Abstain:  Japan.


Absent:  Botswana, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Kiribati, Madagascar, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Palau, Seychelles, Somalia, Tonga, Tuvalu.


ANNEX XX


Vote on Elimination of Nuclear Weapons


The draft resolution on renewed determination towards the total elimination of nuclear weapons (document A/61/394-XVI) was adopted by a recorded vote of 167 in favour to 4 against, with 7 abstentions, as follows:


In favour:  Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Iraq, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Micronesia (Federated States of), Moldova, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Norway, Oman, Palau, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Republic of Korea, Romania, Russian Federation, Rwanda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Thailand, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United Republic of Tanzania, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.


Against:  Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, India, Pakistan, United States.


Abstain:  Bhutan, China, Cuba, Egypt, Iran, Israel, Myanmar.


Absent:  Botswana, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Kiribati, Madagascar, Mozambique, Nigeria, Seychelles, Somalia, Syria, Tuvalu.


ANNEX XXI


Vote on Outer Space Transparency


The draft resolution on transparency and confidence-building measures in outer space activities (document A/61/394-XVII) was adopted by a recorded vote of 178 in favour to 1 against, with 1 abstention, as follows:


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


Against:  United States.


Abstain:  Israel.


Absent:  Botswana, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kiribati, Madagascar, Nauru, Seychelles, Somalia, Tonga, Tuvalu.


ANNEX XXII


Vote on Practical Disarmament Measures


The draft resolution on the consolidation of peace through practical disarmament measures (document A/61/394-XVIII) was adopted by a recorded vote of 179 in favour to 1 against, with no abstentions, as follows:


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


Against:  United States.


Abstain:  None.


Absent:  Botswana, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kiribati, Madagascar, Marshall Islands, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Tuvalu.


ANNEX XXIII


Vote on Operative Paragraph 2/Transparency


Operative paragraph 2 of the draft resolution on transparency in armaments (document A/61/394-XIX) was adopted by a recorded vote of 154 in favour to none against, with 21 abstentions, as follows:


In favour:  Afghanistan, Albania, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Congo, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Latvia, Lesotho, Liberia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Micronesia (Federated States of), Moldova, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Norway, Pakistan, Palau, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Korea, Romania, Russian Federation, Rwanda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Thailand, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Timor-Leste, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United Republic of Tanzania, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Zambia, Zimbabwe.


Against:  None.


Abstain:  Algeria, Bahrain, Comoros, Djibouti, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, Yemen.


Absent:  Botswana, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Kiribati, Madagascar, Myanmar, Nauru, Seychelles, Somalia, Tonga, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Viet Nam.


ANNEX XXIV


Vote on Operative Paragraph 3/Transparency


Operative paragraph 3 of the draft resolution on transparency in armaments (document A/61/394-XIX) was adopted by a recorded vote of 153 in favour to none against, with 21 abstentions, as follows:


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


Against:  None.


Abstain:  Algeria, Bahrain, Comoros, Djibouti, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Myanmar, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, Yemen.


Absent:  Botswana, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Kiribati, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Madagascar, Moldova, Nauru, Seychelles, Somalia, Tonga, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Viet Nam.


ANNEX XXV


Vote on Operative Paragraph 4/Transparency


Operative paragraph 4 of the draft resolution on transparency in armaments (document A/61/394-XIX) was adopted by a recorded vote of 153 in favour to none against, with 21 abstentions, as follows:


In favour:  Afghanistan, Albania, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Congo, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Latvia, Lesotho, Liberia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Micronesia (Federated States of), Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Norway, Pakistan, Palau, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Korea, Romania, Russian Federation, Rwanda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Thailand, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Timor-Leste, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United Republic of Tanzania, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Zambia, Zimbabwe.


Against:  None.


Abstain:  Algeria, Bahrain, Comoros, Djibouti, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Myanmar, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, Yemen.


Absent:  Botswana, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Kiribati, Madagascar, Marshall Islands, Moldova, Nauru, Seychelles, Somalia, Tonga, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Viet Nam.


ANNEX XXVI


Vote on Operative Paragraph 5/Transparency


Operative paragraph 5 of the draft resolution on transparency in armaments (document A/61/394-XIX) was adopted by a recorded vote of 154 in favour to none against, with 21 abstentions, as follows:


In favour:  Afghanistan, Albania, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Congo, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Latvia, Lesotho, Liberia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Micronesia (Federated States of), Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Norway, Pakistan, Palau, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Korea, Romania, Russian Federation, Rwanda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Thailand, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Timor-Leste, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United Republic of Tanzania, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Zambia, Zimbabwe.


Against:  None.


Abstain:  Algeria, Bahrain, Comoros, Djibouti, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Myanmar, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, Yemen.


Absent:  Botswana, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Kiribati, Madagascar, Moldova, Nauru, Seychelles, Somalia, Tonga, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Viet Nam.


ANNEX XXVII


Vote on Operative Paragraph 6/Transparency


Operative paragraph 6 of the draft resolution on transparency in armaments (document A/61/394-XIX) was adopted by a recorded vote of 153 in favour to none against, with 20 abstentions, as follows:


In favour:  Afghanistan, Albania, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Congo, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Latvia, Lesotho, Liberia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Micronesia (Federated States of), Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Norway, Pakistan, Palau, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Korea, Romania, Russian Federation, Rwanda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Thailand, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Timor-Leste, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United Republic of Tanzania, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Zambia, Zimbabwe.


Against:  None.


Abstain:  Algeria, Bahrain, Comoros, Djibouti, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, Yemen.


Absent:  Botswana, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Kiribati, Madagascar, Moldova, Myanmar, Nauru, Seychelles, Somalia, Tonga, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Venezuela, Viet Nam.


ANNEX XXVIII


Vote on Operative Paragraph 7(b)/Transparency


Operative paragraph 7(b) of the draft resolution on transparency in armaments (document A/61/394-XIX) was adopted by a recorded vote of 154 in favour to none against, with 20 abstentions, as follows:


In favour:  Afghanistan, Albania, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Congo, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Denmark, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Latvia, Lesotho, Liberia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Micronesia (Federated States of), Moldova, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Norway, Pakistan, Palau, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Korea, Romania, Russian Federation, Rwanda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Thailand, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Timor-Leste, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United Republic of Tanzania, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Zambia, Zimbabwe.


Against:  None.


Abstain:  Algeria, Bahrain, Comoros, Djibouti, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, Yemen.


Absent:  Botswana, Czech Republic, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Kiribati, Madagascar, Myanmar, Nauru, Seychelles, Somalia, Tonga, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Viet Nam.


ANNEX XXIX


Vote on Operative Paragraph 9/Transparency


Operative paragraph 9 of the draft resolution on transparency in armaments (document A/61/394-XIX) was adopted by a recorded vote of 155 in favour to none against, with 20 abstentions, as follows:


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


Against:  None.


Abstain:  Algeria, Bahrain, Comoros, Djibouti, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, Yemen.


Absent:  Botswana, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Kiribati, Madagascar, Myanmar, Nauru, Seychelles, Somalia, Tonga, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Viet Nam.


ANNEX XXX


Vote on Transparency in Armaments


The draft resolution on transparency in armaments (document A/61/394-XIX) was adopted by a recorded vote of 158 in favour to none against, with 21 abstentions, as follows:


In favour:  Afghanistan, Albania, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Congo, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gabon, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Latvia, Lesotho, Liberia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Micronesia (Federated States of), Moldova, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Mozambique, Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Norway, Pakistan, Palau, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Korea, Romania, Russian Federation, Rwanda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Thailand, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Timor-Leste, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United Republic of Tanzania, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Zambia, Zimbabwe.


Against:  None.


Abstain:  Algeria, Bahrain, Comoros, Djibouti, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Myanmar, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, Yemen.


Absent:  Botswana, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Kiribati, Madagascar, Seychelles, Somalia, Tonga, Tuvalu, Viet Nam.


ANNEX XXXI


Vote on Nuclear Disarmament


The draft resolution on nuclear disarmament (document A/61/394-XX) was adopted by a recorded vote of 115 in favour to 48 against, with 18 abstentions, as follows:


In favour:  Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Cuba, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Jamaica, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Mauritania, Mexico, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Oman, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Qatar, Rwanda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Syria, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, United Republic of Tanzania, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.


Against:  Albania, Andorra, Australia, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Canada, Chad, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Marshall Islands, Micronesia (Federated States of), Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Palau, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States.


Abstain:  Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Cape Verde, India, Ireland, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Malta, Mauritius, Pakistan, Republic of Korea, Russian Federation, Sweden, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan.


Absent:  Botswana, Burundi, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kiribati, Madagascar, Seychelles, Somalia, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu.


ANNEX XXXII


Vote on Regional Conventional Arms Control


The draft resolution on conventional arms control at the regional and subregional levels (document A/61/394-XXIV) was adopted by a recorded vote of 177 in favour to 1 against, with 1 abstention, as follows:


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


Against:  India.


Abstain:  Bhutan.


Absent:  Botswana, Cuba, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kiribati, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Madagascar, Seychelles, Somalia, Tuvalu, Viet Nam.


ANNEX XXXIII


Vote on Operative Paragraph 1/International Court of Justice Opinion


Operative paragraph 1 of the draft resolution on follow-up to the International Court of Justice advisory opinion on the legality of the threat on use of nuclear weapons (document A/61/394-XXV) was adopted by a recorded vote of 168 in favour to 3 against, with 5 abstentions, as follows:


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


Against:  Israel, Russian Federation, United States.


Abstain:  Belarus, France, Latvia, Nauru, United Kingdom.


Absent:  Botswana, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Guinea-Bissau, Kiribati, Madagascar, Marshall Islands, Micronesia (Federated States of), Monaco, Palau, Seychelles, Somalia, Tonga, Tuvalu.


ANNEX XXXIV


Vote on International Court of Justice Opinion


The draft resolution on the International Court of Justice advisory opinion on the legality of the threat on use of nuclear weapons (document A/61/394-XXV) was adopted by a recorded vote of 125 in favour to 27 against, with 29 abstentions, as follows:


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


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


Abstain:  Andorra, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Estonia, Finland, Georgia, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Liechtenstein, Marshall Islands, Micronesia (Federated States of), Moldova, Montenegro, Nauru, Republic of Korea, Romania, Serbia, Switzerland, Tajikistan, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Ukraine, Uzbekistan.


Absent:  Botswana, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Kiribati, Madagascar, Monaco, Seychelles, Somalia, Tuvalu.


ANNEX XXXV


Vote on Anti-Personnel Mine Convention


The draft resolution on implementation of the Convention on the Prohibition of the Use, Stockpiling, Production and Transfer of Anti-Personnel Mines and on Their Destruction (document A/61/394-XXVI) was adopted by a recorded vote of 161 in favour to none against, with 17 abstentions, as follows:


In favour:  Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gabon, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Iraq, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Latvia, Lesotho, Liberia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Micronesia (Federated States of), Moldova, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nauru, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Palau, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Rwanda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Thailand, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United Republic of Tanzania, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.


Against:  None.


Abstain:  Cuba, Egypt, India, Iran, Israel, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Libya, Myanmar, Pakistan, Republic of Korea, Russian Federation, Syria, United States, Uzbekistan, Viet Nam.


Absent:  Botswana, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Kiribati, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Madagascar, Nepal, Saudi Arabia, Seychelles, Somalia, Tuvalu.


ANNEX XXXVI


Vote on Reducing Nuclear Danger


The draft resolution on reducing nuclear danger (document A/61/394-XXVII) was adopted by a recorded vote of 118 in favour to 52 against, with 13 abstentions, as follows:


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


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


Abstain:  Argentina, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, China, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Paraguay, Republic of Korea, Russian Federation, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan.


Absent:  Botswana, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kiribati, Madagascar, Seychelles, Somalia, Tuvalu.


ANNEX XXXVII


Vote on Central Asia Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zone


The draft resolution on the Central Asia nuclear-weapon-free zone (document A/61/394-XXX) was adopted by a recorded vote of 141 in favour to 3 against, with 37 abstentions, as follows:


In favour:  Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Cuba, Cyprus, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Moldova, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Qatar, Republic of Korea, Russian Federation, Rwanda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Tajikistan, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Republic of Tanzania, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.


Against:  France, United Kingdom, United States.


Abstain:  Albania, Andorra, Australia, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Marshall Islands, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Palau, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Turkey.


Absent:  Botswana, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kiribati, Madagascar, Micronesia (Federated States of), Seychelles, Somalia, Tonga, Tuvalu.


ANNEX XXXVIII


Vote on Operative Paragraph 2/Arms Trade Treaty


Operative paragraph 2 of the draft resolution on the arms trade treaty (document A/61/394-XXXI) was adopted by a recorded vote of 148 in favour to 1 against, with 22 abstentions, as follows:


In favour:  Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Moldova, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Norway, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Korea, Romania, Rwanda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Thailand, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Timor-Leste, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United Republic of Tanzania, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Zambia.


Against:  United States.


Abstain:  Bahrain, Belarus, China, Egypt, India, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Kuwait, Libya, Nepal, Oman, Pakistan, Qatar, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria, United Arab Emirates, Venezuela, Yemen, Zimbabwe.


Absent:  Botswana, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Guinea-Bissau, Kiribati, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Madagascar, Marshall Islands, Micronesia (Federated States of), Myanmar, Nauru, Palau, Seychelles, Somalia, Tonga, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uzbekistan, Viet Nam.


ANNEX XXXIX


Vote on Operative Paragraph 3/Arms Trade Treaty


Operative paragraph 3 of the draft resolution on an arms trade treaty (document A/61/394-XXXI) was adopted by a recorded vote of 147 in favour to 1 against, with 21 abstentions, as follows:


In favour:  Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Moldova, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Norway, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Korea, Romania, Rwanda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Timor-Leste, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United Republic of Tanzania, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Zambia.


Against:  United States.


Abstain:  Bahrain, Belarus, China, Egypt, India, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Libya, Nepal, Oman, Pakistan, Qatar, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria, United Arab Emirates, Venezuela, Yemen, Zimbabwe.


Absent:  Botswana, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Kiribati, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Madagascar, Marshall Islands, Micronesia (Federated States of), Myanmar, Nauru, Palau, Seychelles, Somalia, Tajikistan, Tonga, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uzbekistan, Viet Nam.


ANNEX XL


Vote on Arms Trade Treaty


The draft resolution on “Towards an arms trade treaty:  establishing common international standards for the import, export and transfer of conventional arms” (document A/61/394-XXXI) was adopted by a recorded vote of 153 in favour to 1 against, with 24 abstentions, as follows:


In favour:  Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Micronesia (Federated States of), Moldova, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nauru, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Norway, Palau, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Korea, Romania, Rwanda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Thailand, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United Republic of Tanzania, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Zambia.


Against:  United States.


Abstain:  Bahrain, Belarus, China, Egypt, India, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Kuwait, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Libya, Marshall Islands, Nepal, Oman, Pakistan, Qatar, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria, United Arab Emirates, Venezuela, Yemen, Zimbabwe.


Absent:  Botswana, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kiribati, Madagascar, Myanmar, Seychelles, Somalia, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uzbekistan, Viet Nam.


ANNEX XLI


Vote on United Nations Conference on Nuclear Dangers


The draft decision on a United Nations Conference on nuclear dangers (document A/61/394) was adopted by a recorded vote of 128 in favour to 3 against, with 44 abstentions, as follows:


In favour:  Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Cuba, Cyprus, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Oman, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Qatar, Rwanda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Syria, Tajikistan, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, United Republic of Tanzania, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.


Against:  France, United Kingdom, United States.


Abstain:  Albania, Andorra, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Marshall Islands, Moldova, Montenegro, Norway, Palau, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Korea, Romania, Russian Federation, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Turkey, Ukraine.


Absent:  Botswana, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Guinea-Bissau, Kiribati, Madagascar, Micronesia (Federated States of), Monaco, Netherlands, Pakistan, Seychelles, Somalia, Tonga, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu.


ANNEX XLII


Vote on Convention Prohibiting Nuclear Weapons


The draft resolution on a Convention on the Prohibition of the Use of Nuclear Weapons (document A/61/395-VIII) was adopted by a recorded vote of 119 in favour to 52 against, with 10 abstentions, as follows:


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


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


Abstain:  Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Republic of Korea, Russian Federation, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan.


Absent:  Botswana, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kiribati, Madagascar, Mozambique, Nauru, Seychelles, Somalia, Tuvalu.


ANNEX XLIII


Vote on Preambular Paragraph 6/Middle East Nuclear Proliferation


Preambular paragraph 6 of the draft resolution on the risk of nuclear proliferation in the Middle East (document A/61/397) was adopted by a recorded vote of 165 in favour to 2 against, with 6 abstentions, as follows:


In favour:  Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, 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, Eritrea, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Mauritania, Mexico, Moldova, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Republic of Korea, Romania, Russian Federation, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Tajikistan, Thailand, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Timor-Leste, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United Republic of Tanzania, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.


Against:  India, Israel.


Abstain:  Bhutan, Ethiopia, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Pakistan, United States.


Absent:  Benin, Botswana, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Guinea-Bissau, Kiribati, Madagascar, Micronesia (Federated States of), Nauru, Palau, Rwanda, Seychelles, Somalia, Tonga, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uganda.


ANNEX XLIV


Vote on Middle East Nuclear Proliferation


The draft resolution on the risk of nuclear proliferation in the Middle East (document A/61/397) was adopted by a recorded vote of 166 in favour to 5 against, with 6 abstentions, as follows:


In favour:  Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, 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, Eritrea, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Moldova, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Republic of Korea, Romania, Russian Federation, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Tajikistan, Thailand, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Timor-Leste, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United Republic of Tanzania, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.


Against:  Israel, Marshall Islands, Micronesia (Federated States of), Palau, United States.


Abstain:  Australia, Cameroon, Canada, Ethiopia, India, Tonga.


Absent:  Benin, Botswana, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kiribati, Madagascar, Nauru, Rwanda, Seychelles, Somalia, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uganda.


ANNEX XLV


Vote on Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty


The draft resolution on the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (document A/61/400) was adopted by a recorded vote of 172 in favour to 2 against, with 4 abstentions, as follows:


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


Against:  Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, United States.


AbstainColombia, India, Mauritius, Syria.


Absent:  Benin, Botswana, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kiribati, Madagascar, Nigeria, Seychelles, Somalia, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uganda.


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