5 December 2007
General Assembly
GA/10666

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

Sixty-second General Assembly

Plenary

61st Meeting (PM)


GENERAL ASSEMBLY MOVES TO DECREASE OPERATIONAL READINESS OF NUCLEAR WEAPONS


SYSTEMS, BY 1 OF 52 TEXTS ADOPTED ON RECOMMENDATION OF FIRST COMMITTEE


Thirty-Two Recorded Votes Needed for Drafts on Missiles, Test-Ban Treaty,

Depleted Uranium in Armaments, Prevention of Outer Space Arms Race, among Others


Following on the recent pledge by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to give increased priority to disarmament and international security issues, the General Assembly today adopted 52 texts on the recommendation of its First Committee (Disarmament and International Security).


Concerned that, notwithstanding the end of the cold war, thousands of nuclear weapons still remained on high alert, ready to be launched within minutes, the Assembly, seeking to address that danger, adopted a new resolution calling for further practical steps to decrease the operational readiness of nuclear weapons systems, with a view to ensuring that all nuclear weapons were removed from high alert status.


Originally sponsored by Chile, New Zealand, Nigeria, Sweden and Switzerland, that new text had the Assembly recognize that the maintenance of nuclear weapons systems at a high level of readiness increased the risk of their use, including unintentional or accidental use, which would have catastrophic consequences.  The Assembly adopted the draft resolution by a recorded vote of 139 in favour, to 3 against ( France, United Kingdom, United States), with 36 abstentions.  (For details, see Annex XVIII.)


In a related action, the Assembly, considering that the hair-trigger alert of nuclear weapons carried unacceptable risks, adopted a resolution calling for immediate and urgent steps to reduce the dangers of those weapons’ unintentional and accidental use.


By further terms of that text, entitled “Reducing nuclear danger”, it called for the five nuclear-weapon States to take steps towards de-alerting and de-targeting their nuclear weapons.  The Assembly also called on 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.


That resolution was adopted by a recorded vote of 117 in favour to 52 against, with 12 abstentions (see Annex XIV). 


Also today, the Assembly, taking into consideration the potential harmful effects of the use of armaments and ammunitions containing depleted uranium on human health and the environment, requested the Secretary-General to seek the views of Member States and relevant international organizations on that subject, and to submit a report to the Assembly at its next session, by the terms of another text it adopted today.


Sponsored by Indonesia, on behalf of the Non-Aligned Movement, that resolution was adopted by a recorded vote of 136 in favour to 5 against (Czech Republic, Israel, Netherlands, United Kingdom, United States), with 36 abstentions (see Annex XII). 


By a recorded vote of 176 in favour to 1 against (United States), with 4 abstentions (Colombia, India, Mauritius, Syria), the Assembly adopted a resolution stressing the vital importance and urgency of signature and ratification, without delay and without conditions, to achieve the earliest entry into force of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (see Annex XXXII).


In a related provision, the Assembly urged all States not to carry out nuclear-weapon test explosions or any other nuclear explosions, to maintain their moratoriums in this regard and to refrain from acts that would defeat the object and purpose of the Treaty, while stressing that those measures do not have the same permanent and legally binding effect as the entry into force of the Treaty.


Deeply concerned by the threat of terrorism and the risk that terrorists might acquire, traffic in or use radioactive materials, the Assembly acted without a vote in adopting a resolution calling on Member States to support international efforts to prevent the acquisition and use of such materials by terrorists.


Mindful that responsibility for nuclear security within a State rested entirely with that State, and mindful also of the urgent need for addressing the rising concern of terrorist acquisition or use of radioactive materials, within the United Nations framework and through international cooperation, the Assembly urged Member States to take and strengthen national measures to prevent that occurrence, as well as terrorist attacks on nuclear plants and facilities, which would result in radioactive releases, and, if necessary, suppress such acts by taking effective measures to secure and physically protect such materials.


Taking note of the unilateral declarations made by all the nuclear-weapon States on their policies of non-use or non-threat of use of nuclear weapons against the non-nuclear-weapon States, the Assembly, by a recorded vote of 121 in favour to 1 against (United States), with 56 abstentions, reaffirmed the urgent need for effective international arrangements to assure non-nuclear-weapon States against the use or threat of use of nuclear weapons (see Annex III).


By a recorded vote of 109 in favour to 55 against, with 15 abstentions, the Assembly, determined to pursue practical steps for systematic and progressive efforts to implement article VI of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons, adopted a resolution calling for, among other things, nuclear-weapon States to make further efforts to reduce their nuclear arsenals unilaterally, increase transparency with regard to nuclear weapons capabilities as a voluntary confidence-building measure and support further progress in nuclear disarmament (see Annex VI).


Prior to that action, the Assembly decided by a separate recorded vote of 114 in favour to 50 against, with 10 abstentions ((Armenia, Bhutan, Paraguay, Peru, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Burundi, Azerbaijan, Russian Federation) to retain the sixth preambular paragraph of that text (see Annex V).


Turning to the prevention of an arms race in outer space, the Assembly called on all States, in particular those with major space capabilities, to contribute actively to the objective of the peaceful use of outer space and of the prevention of an arms race in outer space and to refrain from actions contrary to that objective and to the relevant existing treaties in the interest of maintaining international peace and security, and promoting international cooperation, by a recorded vote of 178 in favour to 1 against (United States), with 1 abstention (Israel) (see Annex IV).


Adopting a resolution on conventional arms control at the regional and subregional levels by a recorded vote of 177 in favour to 1 against ( India), with 1 abstention ( Bhutan), the Assembly decided to give urgent consideration to those issues, and further requested the Conference on Disarmament to consider creating a framework for regional agreements on conventional arms control (see Annex XXIV).


The Assembly also adopted a  resolution on a nuclear-weapon-free southern hemisphere and adjacent areas, by which it affirmed its conviction of the important role of nuclear-weapon-free zones in strengthening the nuclear non-proliferation regime and in extending the areas of the world that are nuclear-weapon-free.  With particular reference to the responsibilities of the nuclear-weapon States, it called upon all States to support the process of nuclear disarmament and to work for the total elimination of all nuclear weapons.


Prior to adopting the draft resolution as a whole, two separate recorded votes were taken, on the last three words in operative paragraph 6 and on the whole of that paragraph.  That paragraph reads:


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


The Assembly voted to retain the last three words in that paragraph, “and South Asia”, by a recorded vote of 163 in favour to 1 against (India), with 9 abstentions (Bhutan, France, Israel, Marshall Islands, Pakistan, Myanmar, Russian Federation, United Kingdom, United States) (see Annex XV).


The full paragraph was retained by a recorded vote of 163 in favour to 1 against (India), with 8 abstentions (Bhutan, Israel, France, Marshall Islands, Pakistan, Russian Federation, United Kingdom, United States) (see Annex XVI).


By a vote of 169 in favour to 3 against (France, United Kingdom, United States), and 8 abstentions (Bhutan, India, Israel, Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Pakistan, Palau, Russian Federation), the Assembly adopted the full text of the draft resolution (see Annex XVII).


Also today, the Assembly adopted a resolution calling on all States parties to respect their obligations under the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons, and on the nuclear-weapon States to accelerate the implementation of the practical steps towards nuclear disarmament that were agreed on at the Treaty’s 2000 Review Conference.


Under the draft, entitled “Towards a nuclear-weapon-free world:  accelerating the implementation of nuclear disarmament commitments”, the Assembly urged the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea to rescind its announced withdrawal from the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.


The draft resolution as a whole was adopted by a recorded vote of 156 in favour to 5 against (Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, France, India, Israel, United States), with 14 abstentions (see Annex VIII).


Prior to the adoption of the full text, a separate recorded vote was requested on operative paragraph 6, which calls on States parties to spare no effort to achieve universality of the Non-Proliferation Treaty, and urges India, Israel and Pakistan, which are not yet parties to the Treaty, to accede to it as non-nuclear-weapon States, promptly and without conditions.


The Assembly voted to retain that paragraph by a recorded vote of 165 in favour to 4 against ( India, Israel, Pakistan, United States), with 2 abstentions ( Bhutan, Greece) (see Annex VII).


In other action today, the Assembly adopted a draft resolution on transparency and confidence-building measures in outer space activities, by a recorded vote of 179 in favour to 1 against (United States), with 1 abstention (Israel) (see Annex XXIII).


Another draft, adopted by a vote of 164 in favour to none against, with 18 abstentions, had the Assembly stress the importance of the full and effective implementation of and compliance with the Convention on the Prohibition of the Use, Stockpiling, Production and Transfer of Anti-Personnel Mines and on Their Destruction (see Annex XXI).


Also today, the Assembly, recognizing that illicit brokering in small arms and light weapons was a serious problem that the international community should address urgently, adopted a resolution calling 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 on the name and contact information of the national points of contact and on national marking practices related to markings used to indicate country of manufacture and/or country of import, as applicable.


The resolution was adopted by a recorded vote of 179 in favour, to 1 against ( United States), with no abstentions (see Annex XXV).


With a  vote of 123 in favour to 6 against (Israel, Marshall Islands, Palau, United Kingdom, United States), with 51 abstentions, the Assembly adopted a resolution that reaffirmed multilateralism as the core principle in negotiations in the area of disarmament and non-proliferation, and urged the participation of all interested States in such negotiations (see Annex IX).


The Assembly also adopted a resolution by which it urged the international community to devote part of the resources made available by the implementation of disarmament and arms limitation agreements to economic and social development, with a view to reducing the ever widening gap between developed and developing countries, by a recorded vote of 179 in favour to 1 against ( United States), with 2 abstentions ( France, Israel) (see Annex XXVI).


Recorded votes were also taken to adopt draft resolutions on the following:  the Treaty on the South-East Asia Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zone (Annex XIII); observance of environmental norms in the drafting and implementation of agreements on disarmament and arms control (Annex X); implementation of the Declaration of the Indian Ocean as a Zone of Peace (Annex I); developments in the field of information and telecommunications in the context of international security (Annex II); and convening of the fourth special session of the General Assembly devoted to disarmament (Annex XI).


Also by recorded votes, the Assembly adopted draft texts on missiles (Annex XXVIII); a convention on the prohibition of the use of nuclear weapons (Annex XXIX),; the follow-up to the advisory opinion of the International Court of Justice on the Legality of the Threat or Use of Nuclear Weapons (Annex XX); nuclear disarmament (Annex XXII); risk of nuclear proliferation in the Middle East (Annex XXXI); United Nations conference to eliminate nuclear dangers (Annex XXVII); and renewed determination towards the total elimination of nuclear weapons (Annex XIX).


Acting without a vote, the Assembly adopted texts on United Nations regional centres for peace and disarmament; regional confidence-building measures: activities of the United Nations Standing Advisory Committee on Security Questions in Central Africa; verification in all its aspects, including the role of the United Nations in the field of verification; review of the implementation of the Declaration on the Strengthening of International Security; the African Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zone Treaty; Treaty of Tlateloco; establishment of a nuclear-weapon-free zone in the region of the Middle East; assistance to States for curbing the illicit traffic in small arms and light weapons and collecting them; the Chemical Weapons Convention; measures to prevent terrorists from acquiring weapons of mass destruction; and prohibition of the dumping of radioactive wastes.


Also adopted without a vote were texts on objective information on military matters, including transparency of military expenditures; regional disarmament; confidence-building measures in the regional and subregional context; prevention of the illicit transfer and unauthorized access to man-portable air defence systems (MANPADS); national legislation on transfer of arms, military equipment and dual-use goods and technology; report of the Disarmament Commission; report of the Conference on Disarmament; the Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons; strengthening of security and cooperation in the Mediterranean region; Biological Weapons Convention; and the proposed programme of work and timetable of the First Committee for 2008.


The representatives of Australia, Andorra, Kyrgyzstan, Netherlands, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Egypt and the United States spoke in explanation of vote.


The General Assembly will meet again at 10 a.m. Thursday, 6 December, to continue its work.


Background


The General Assembly met to take action on 20 reports of the First Committee.  Those reports contained 49 draft resolutions and three draft decisions.


The Assembly was expected to take up the report of the Committee on the reduction of military budgets (document A/62/381), which contains one draft resolution.


The draft resolution, on objective information on military matters, including transparency of military expenditures (document A/C.1/62/L.33), would have the Assembly call upon Member States to report annually, by 30 April, to the Secretary-General their military expenditures for the latest fiscal year for which data are available.  It would also request the Secretary-General to establish a group of governmental experts, on the basis of equitable geographical representation, to review the operation and further development of the Standardized Instrument for Reporting Military Expenditures, commencing in 2010, taking into account the views expressed by Member States on the subject and the reports of the Secretary-General on objective information on military matters, including transparency of military expenditures, and to transmit the report of the group of experts to the General Assembly for consideration at its next session.


The Committee approved the draft resolution on 31 October without a vote.


The Assembly was then expected to take up the report of the Committee on the implementation of the Declaration of the Indian Ocean as a Zone of Peace (document A/62/382), also containing one draft resolution.


The text, on implementation of the Indian Ocean as a zone of peace (document A/C.1/62/L.16), would take note of the report of the Ad Hoc Committee on the Indian Ocean and reiterate its conviction that the participation of all permanent members of the Security Council and the major maritime users of the Indian Ocean in the work of the Ad Hoc Committee is important and would greatly facilitate the development of a mutually beneficial dialogue to advance peace, security and stability in the Indian Ocean region.  The draft would request the Chairman of the Ad Hoc Committee to continue his informal consultations with the members of the Committee and to report through the Committee to the General Assembly at its sixty-fourth session.  The draft would further request the Secretary-General to continue to render, within existing resources, all necessary assistance to the Ad Hoc Committee, including the provision of summary records, and would decide to include in the provisional agenda of its sixty-fourth session the item entitled “Implementation of the Declaration of the Indian Ocean as a Zone of Peace”.


The Committee approved the draft resolution on 1 November by a recorded vote of 120 in favour, to 3 against ( France, United Kingdom, United States), with 45 abstentions.


The Assembly was then expected to take up the report of the Committee on the African Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zone Treaty (Pelindaba Treaty) (document A/62/383).


A draft resolution, on African Nuclear-Weapon-Free-Zone Treaty(document A/C.1/61/L.26), contained in that report, would have the Assembly call upon African States that have not yet done so to sign and ratify the Treaty as soon as possible so that it may enter into force without delay. It would express its appreciation to the nuclear-weapon States that have signed the Protocols that concern them, and call upon those that have not yet ratified the Protocols concerning them to do so as soon as possible.  The Assembly would call upon the States contemplated in Protocol III to the Treaty that have not yet done so to take all necessary measures to ensure the speedy application of the Treaty to territories for which they were, de jure or de facto, internationally responsible and that lie within the limits of the geographical zone established in the Treaty.


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


The Assembly would also take up the report of the Committee on the Consolidation of the regime established by the Treaty for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons in Latin America and the Caribbean (Treaty of Tlatelolco) (document A/62/384).


A draft resolution on consolidation of the regime established by the Treaty for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons in Latin America and the Caribbean (Treaty of Tlatelolco) (document A/C.1/62/L.10), which is contained in the report, would welcome the fact that the Treaty was now in force, and would urge the countries of the region that had not done so to deposit their instruments of ratification of the amendments to the Treaty.  It would also encourage States members of the Agency for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons in Latin America and the Caribbean to continue its activities, with a view to implementation of the agreements reached at the first Conference of States Parties and Signatories to Treaties that Establish Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zones, and would decide to include in the provisional agenda of its sixty-fifth session the item entitled “Consolidation of the regime established by the Treaty for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons in Latin America and the Caribbean”.


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


The Assembly was then expected to take up the report of the Committee on the Review of the implementation of the Declaration on the Strengthening of International Security (document A/62/385) containing one draft decision.


The draft decision on review of the implementation of the Declaration on the Strengthening of International Security (document A/C.1/62/L.51) would have the Assembly decide to include that item in the provisional agenda of its sixty-fourth session.


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


The Assembly was then expected to take up the report of the Committee on developments in the field of information and telecommunications in the context of international security (document A/62/386).


A draft resolution on developments in the field of information and telecommunications in the context of international security (document A/C.1/62/L.45), which is contained in the report, 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.  It would consider that the purpose of such measures could be served through the examination of relevant international concepts aimed at strengthening the security of global information and telecommunications systems.  It would invite all Member States to continue to inform the Secretary-General of their views and assessments on questions, including general appreciation of the issues of information security; efforts taken at the national level to strengthen information security and promote international cooperation in this field; and possible measures that could be taken by the international community to strengthen information security globally.


The Committee approved the draft resolution on 1 November by a recorded vote of 168 in favour to 1 against ( United States), with no abstentions.


The Assembly was then expected to take up the report of the Committee on the establishment of a nuclear-weapon-free zone in the region of the Middle East (document A/62/387).


That report contains a draft resolution on the establishment of a nuclear-weapon-free zone in the region of the Middle East (document A/C.1/62/L.1), by which the Assembly would urge all parties that were directly concerned to consider seriously taking the practical and urgent steps required for the implementation of proposal to establish such a zone.  The draft would call upon all countries of the region that had not done so, pending the establishment of the zone, to agree to place all their nuclear activities under International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) safeguards.  Furthermore, the draft would have the Assembly invite those countries not to develop, produce, test or otherwise acquire nuclear weapons or permit the stationing of such weapons or nuclear explosive devices on their territories or territories under their control.


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


The Assembly was then expected to take up the report of the Committee on conclusion of effective international arrangements to assure non-nuclear-weapon States against the use or threat of use of nuclear weapons (document A/62/388).


A draft resolution on the conclusion of effective international arrangements to assure non-nuclear-weapon States against the use or threat of use of nuclear weapons (document A/C.1/62/L.44), which is contained in the report, would have the Assembly reaffirm the urgent need to reach an early agreement on effective international arrangements to assure non-nuclear-weapon States against the use or threat of use of nuclear weapons.  The Assembly would note with satisfaction that, in the Conference on Disarmament, there is no objection, in principle, to the idea of an international convention to so assure non-nuclear-weapon States, although the difficulties with regard to evolving a common approach acceptable to all have also been pointed out.  It would recommend that the Conference on Disarmament actively continue intensive negotiations, with a view to reaching early agreement and concluding effective international agreements to so assure the non-nuclear-weapon States, taking into account the widespread support for the conclusion of an international convention and giving consideration to any other proposals designed to secure the same objective.


The Committee approved the draft resolution on 30 October by a vote of 120 in favour to 1 against ( United States), with 54 abstentions.


The Assembly would then take up the report of the Committee on the prevention of an arms race in outer space (document A/62/389), which also contains one draft resolution.


The draft resolution, on prevention of an arms race in outer space (document A/C.1/62/L.34), would have the Assembly call upon all States, in particular those with major space capabilities, to contribute actively to the objective of the peaceful use of outer space and of the prevention of an arms race in outer space and to refrain from actions contrary to that objective and to the relevant existing treaties in the interest of maintaining international peace and security and promoting international cooperation.  It would further reiterate that the Conference on Disarmament, as the sole multilateral disarmament negotiating forum, has the primary role in the negotiation of a multilateral agreement or agreements on the prevention of an arms race in outer space in all its aspects.


Further, the Assembly would urge States conducting activities in outer space, as well as States interested in conducting such activities, to keep the Conference on Disarmament informed of the progress of bilateral and multilateral negotiations on the matter, if any, so as to facilitate its work.


The draft resolution was approved by the Committee on 30 October by a recorded vote of 170 in favour to 1 against ( United States), with 1 abstention ( Israel).


The Assembly was then expected to take up the report of the Committee on verification in all its aspects, including the role of the United Nations in the field of verification (document A/62/390), which contains one draft resolution.


The draft resolution, on Verification in all its aspects, including the role of the United Nations in the field of verification (document A/C.1/62/L.47), would have the Assembly takenote of the report of the Panel of Government Experts on verification in all its aspects, including the role of the United Nations in the field of verification, transmitted by the Secretary-General on 15 August, and request the Secretary-General to give the report the widest possible circulation.  The Committee approved the draft resolution on 31 October without a vote.


The Assembly would then take up the report of the Committee on general and complete disarmament (A/62/391), which contained 27 draft resolutions and two draft decisions.


Draft I, on assistance to States for curbing the illicit traffic in small arms and light weapons and collecting them (document A/C.1/62/L.5), would have the Assembly encourage cooperation among State organs, international organizations and civil society in supporting programmes and projects aimed at combating the illicit traffic in small arms and light weapons and collecting them.  It would call upon the international community to provide technical and financial support to strengthen the capacity of civil society organizations to help combat the illicit trade in small arms and light weapons.  It would invite the Secretary-General, and those States and organizations that are in a position to do so, to continue to provide assistance to States for curbing the illicit traffic in small arms and light weapons and collecting them.


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


Draft II, on implementation of the Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production, Stockpiling and Use of Chemical Weapons and Their Destruction (document A/C.1/62/L.7), would emphasize that the universality of that Convention was fundamental to its objective and purpose.  The draft would urge all States parties to meet in full and on time their obligations under the Convention and to support the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) in its implementation activities.  It would also note with appreciation the work of the Organisation, and reaffirm the importance of article XI provisions on the economic and technological development of States parties.


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


Draft III, on follow-up to nuclear disarmament obligations agreed to at the 1995 and 2000 Review Conferences of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (document A/C.1/62/L.8), would call for practical steps, as agreed to at the 2000 Review Conference of the States Parties to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, to be taken by all nuclear-weapon States that would lead to nuclear disarmament in a way that promoted international stability.  Specifically, it would call for:  nuclear-weapon States to make further efforts to reduce their nuclear arsenals unilaterally; increased transparency by the nuclear-weapon States with regard to nuclear weapons capabilities and the implementation of agreements pursuant to article VI of the Treaty and as a voluntary confidence-building measure to support further progress in nuclear disarmament; the reduction of non-strategic nuclear weapons; concrete measures to reduce the operational status of nuclear weapons systems; a diminishing role for nuclear weapons in security policies so as to minimize the risk that these weapons would ever be used and to facilitate the process of their total elimination; and the engagement, as soon as appropriate, of all the nuclear-weapon States in the process leading to the total elimination of their nuclear weapons.


The Assembly would urge States parties to the Treaty to follow up on the implementation of obligations agreed to at the 1995 and 2000 Review Conferences within the framework of the 2010 Review Conference, and would decide to include in the provisional agenda of its sixty-fourth session an item entitled “Follow-up to nuclear disarmament obligations agreed to at the 1995 and 2000 Review Conferences of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons”.


The Committee approved the draft resolution as a whole on 30 October by a recorded vote of 103 in favour to 53 against, with 15 abstentions.


Prior to approval of the text as a whole, the Committee voted to retain preambular paragraph 6 by vote of 102 in favour to 48 against, with 11 abstentions.


(Preambular paragraph 6 reads:  “reaffirming the resolution on the Middle East adopted on 11 May 1995 by the 1995 Review and Extension Conference of the Parties to the Treaty, in which the Conference reaffirmed the importance of the early realization of universal adherence to the Treaty and placement of nuclear facilities under full-scope International Atomic Energy Agency safeguards”.)


Draft IV, entitled towards a nuclear-weapon-free world:  accelerating the implementation of nuclear disarmament commitments (document A/C.1/62/L.9), would have the Assembly continue to emphasize the central role of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) and its universality in achieving nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation, calling on all States parties to respect their obligations, and reiterating its call upon the nuclear-weapon States to accelerate the implementation of the practical steps towards nuclear disarmament that were agreed on at the 2000 Review Conference.


The Assembly would urge the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea to rescind its announced withdrawal from the Treaty.  It would recognize the vital importance of the early entry into force of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty to the achievement of nuclear disarmament and nuclear non-proliferation and would decide to include in the provisional agenda of its sixty-third session the item entitled “towards a nuclear-weapon-free world:  accelerating the implementation of nuclear disarmament commitments”.


The draft resolution was approved on 31 October by a recorded vote of 151 in favour to 5 against (Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, France, India, Israel, United States), with 13 abstentions.


Operative paragraph 6 was approved by a separate vote of 155 in favour to 4 against ( India, Israel, Pakistan, United States), with 2 abstentions ( Bhutan, France).


Draft V, on national legislation on transfer of arms, military equipment and dual-use goods and technology (document A/C.1/62/L.12), which would have Member States enact or improve national legislation to exercise control over the transfer of arms, military equipment and dual-use goods and technology.  The draft would also encourage Member States to provide, on a voluntary basis, information to the Secretary-General on their national legislation, regulations and procedures on this issue, and would request the Secretary-General to make that information accessible to Member States.


The Committee approved the draft resolution on 31 October without a vote.


Draft VI, on the promotion of multilateralism in the area of disarmament and non-proliferation (document A/C.1/62/L.13), would reaffirm multilateralism as the core principle in negotiations in the area of disarmament and non-proliferation, and urge the participation of all interested States in such negotiations.  It would underline the importance of preserving the existing arguments on arms regulation and disarmament and would call on all Member States to renew and fulfil their individual and collective commitments to multilateral cooperation.


Also under that text, the Assembly would request States parties to the relevant instruments on weapons of mass destruction to consult among themselves in resolving their concerns with regard to cases of non-compliance and on implementation, and it would request those States to refrain from resorting or threatening to resort to unilateral actions.  Further, it would request the Secretary-General to seek the views of Member States on the promotion of multilateralism in disarmament and non-proliferation and to submit a report to the General Assembly at its sixty-third session.


The Committee approved the draft resolution on 1 November by a vote of 112 in favour, to 4 against (Israel, Marshall Islands, United Kingdom, United States), with 51 abstentions.


Draft VII, on observance of environmental norms in the drafting and implementation of agreements on disarmament and arms control (document A/C.1/62/L.14), would call upon States to adopt unilateral, bilateral, regional and multilateral measures so as 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 draft would invite all Member States to communicate to the Secretary-General information on the measures they have adopted to promote the objectives envisaged in the present resolution, and would request the Secretary-General to submit a report containing that information to the General Assembly at its sixty-third session.  Further, it would decide to include in the provisional agenda of the Assembly’s sixty-third session the item entitled “Observance of environmental norms in the drafting and implementation of agreements on disarmament and arms control”.


The Committee approved the draft resolution on 1 November by a recorded vote of 162 in favour, to 1 against ( United States), with 3 abstentions ( France, Israel, United Kingdom).


Draft VIII, on convening the fourth special session of the General Assembly devoted to disarmament (document A/C.1/62/L.17), would establish an open-ended working group to consider the objectives and agenda, including the possible establishment of the preparatory committee, for the special session.  It would request the open-ended working group to hold an organizational session in order to set the date for its substantive sessions in 2008 and to submit a report on its work, including possible substantive recommendations, before the end of the sixty-second session of the General Assembly. 


The draft would ask the Secretary-General, within existing resources, to provide the open-ended working group with the necessary assistance and services as may be required to discharge its tasks, and would decide to include in that item in the provisional agenda of the Assembly’s sixty-third session.


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


Draft IX, on the effects of the use of armaments and ammunition containing depleted uranium (document A/C.1/62/L.18/Rev.1), would have the Assembly request the Secretary-General to seek the views of Member States and relevant international organizations on the effects of the use of armaments and ammunitions containing depleted uranium, and to submit a report on that subject to the General Assembly at its sixty-third session.  The draft would also decide to include in the item in the provisional agenda of the Assembly’s next session.


The Committee approved the draft resolution on 1 November by a recorded vote of 122 in favour, to 6 against (Czech Republic, France, Israel, Netherlands, United Kingdom, United States), with 35 abstentions.


Draft X, on the Treaty on the South-East Asia Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zone (document A/C.1/62/L.19/Rev.1), would have the Assembly encourage States parties to the Treaty to work towards resuming direct consultations with the five nuclear-weapon States to resolve comprehensively, in accordance with the objectives and principles of the Treaty, existing outstanding issues on a number of provisions of the Treaty and its Protocol.  The Assembly would also encourage nuclear-weapon States to continue to work constructively, with a view to ensuring the early accession of the nuclear-weapon States to the Treaty’s Protocol.  It would underline the value of enhancing and implementing further ways and means of cooperation among nuclear-weapon-free zones, and would decide to include the item in the provisional agenda of its next session.


The Committee approved it on 1 November by a recorded vote of 161 in favour, to 1 against ( United States), with 4 abstentions ( Andorra, France, Israel, United Kingdom).


Draft XI, on reducing nuclear danger (document A/C.1/62/L.21), would call for a review of nuclear doctrines and, in this context, immediate and urgent steps to reduce the risks of unintentional and accidental use of nuclear weapons, including through de-alerting and de-targeting of nuclear weapons.  The draft would request the five nuclear-weapon States to take measures towards the implementation of paragraph 1 above, and would call upon Member States to take the necessary measures to prevent the proliferation of nuclear weapons in all its aspects and to promote nuclear disarmament, with the objective of eliminating nuclear weapons.


Further, the draft would request the Secretary-General to intensify efforts and support initiatives that would contribute towards the full implementation of the seven recommendations identified in the report of the Advisory Board on Disarmament Matters that would significantly reduce the risk of nuclear war, and also to continue to encourage Member States to consider the convening of an international conference as proposed in the United Nations Millennium Declaration, to identify ways of eliminating nuclear dangers, and to report thereon to the Assembly at its next session.


The Committee approved the draft resolution on 30 October by a recorded vote of 113 in favour to 50 against, with 13 abstentions.


Draft XII, on measures to prevent terrorists from acquiring weapons of mass destruction (document A/C.1/62/L.22), would call upon all Member States to support international efforts to prevent terrorists from acquiring weapons of mass destruction and their means of delivery, and would appeal to all Member States to consider early signing and ratification of the International Convention for the Suppression of Acts of Nuclear Terrorism.  The draft would urge Member States to take and strengthen national measures, as appropriate, to prevent terrorists from acquiring weapons of mass destruction, their means of delivery and materials and technologies related to their manufacture, and would invite them to inform the Secretary-General, on a voluntary basis, of the measures taken in this regard.  Further, the resolution would encourage cooperation among and between Member States and relevant regional and international organizations for strengthening national capacities in this regard.


Further, the text would request the Secretary-General to compile a report on measures already taken by international organizations on issues relating to the linkage between the fight against terrorism and the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, and seek the views of Member States on additional relevant measures for tackling the global threat posed by the acquisition by terrorists of weapons of mass destruction and to report to the General Assembly at its sixty-third session.  The Assembly would decide to include the item in the provisional agenda of its next session.


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


Draft XIII, on prohibition of the dumping of radioactive wastes (document A/C.1/61/L.25), would have the Assembly express grave concern regarding any use of nuclear wastes that would constitute radiological warfare and have grave implications for the national security of all States and call upon all States to take appropriate measures with a view to preventing any dumping of nuclear or radioactive wastes that would infringe upon the sovereignty of States.  It would further request the Conference on Disarmament to take into account, in the negotiations for a convention on the prohibition of radiological weapons, radioactive wastes as part of the scope of such a convention, and to intensify efforts towards an early conclusion of such a convention.  It would also appeal to all Member States that had not yet taken the necessary steps to become party to the Joint Convention on the Safety of Spent Fuel Management and on the Safety of Radioactive Waste Management to do so as soon as possible.


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


Draft XIV, on nuclear-weapon-free southern hemisphere and adjacent areas (document A/C.1/62/L.27), would have the Assembly welcome the continued contribution that the Antarctic Treaty and the Treaty for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons in Latin America and the Caribbean (Treaty of Tlatelolco), the South Pacific Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zone Treaty (Treaty of Rarotonga), the South-East Asia Nuclear-Weapon-Free-Zone Treaty (Treaty of Bangkok) and the African Nuclear-Weapon-Free-Zone Treaty (Treaty of Pelindaba) are making towards freeing the southern hemisphere and adjacent areas covered by those treaties from nuclear weapons, and call upon all concerned States to continue to work together in order to facilitate adherence to the protocols to nuclear-weapon-free-zone treaties by all relevant States that have not yet adhered to them.  It would further affirm its conviction of the important role of nuclear-weapon-free zones in strengthening the nuclear non-proliferation regime and in extending the areas of the world that are nuclear-weapon free, and, with particular reference to the responsibilities of the nuclear-weapon States, call upon all States to support the process of nuclear disarmament and to work for the total elimination of all nuclear weapons.


The Committee approved the draft resolution on 31 October by a recorded vote of 162 in favour to 3 against (France, United Kingdom, United States), with 7 abstentions (Bhutan, India, Israel, Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Pakistan, Russian Federation).


Prior to approving the draft as a whole, the Committee voted to retain the last three words of operative paragraph 6, which reads “and South Asia”, by a recorded vote of 154 in favour to 2 against (India, Pakistan), with 9 abstentions (Bhutan, France, Israel, Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Myanmar, Russian Federation, United Kingdom, United States).


The Committee also voted separately to retain operative paragraph 6 as a whole by 156 in favour to 1 against ( India), with 8 abstentions ( Bhutan, Federated States of Micronesia, France, Marshall Islands, Pakistan, Russian Federation, United Kingdom, United States)


Draft XV, on decreasing the operational readiness of nuclear weapons systems (document A/C.1/62/L.29), would have the Assembly, concerned that, notwithstanding the end of the cold war, several thousand nuclear weapons remain on high alert, ready to be launched within minutes, call for the taking of further practical steps to decrease the operational readiness of nuclear weapons systems, with a view to ensuring that all nuclear weapons are removed from high-alert status.


The draft resolution was approved on 1 November by a vote of 124 in favour, to 3 against ( France, United Kingdom, United States), with 34 abstentions.


Draft XVI, on renewed determination towards the total elimination of nuclear weapons (document A/C.1/62/L.30), would have the Assembly reaffirm the importance of all States parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons complying with their obligations under all the articles of the Treaty and stress the importance of an effective Treaty review process.  It would also reaffirm the importance of the universality of the Treaty, and call upon States not parties to the Treaty to accede to it as non-nuclear-weapon States, without delay and without conditions, and, pending their accession, to refrain from acts that would defeat the objective and purpose of the Treaty, as well as to take practical steps in support of the Treaty.


By the text, the Assembly would further encourage the Russian Federation and the United States to fully implement the Treaty on Strategic Offensive Reductions, which should serve as a step for further nuclear disarmament, and to undertake nuclear arms reductions beyond those provided for by the Treaty, while welcoming the progress made by nuclear-weapon States, including the Russian Federation and the United States, on nuclear arms reductions.


The Assembly would stress the necessity of a diminishing role for nuclear weapons in security policies to minimize the risk that these weapons will ever be used and emphasize the importance of the immediate commencement of negotiations on a fissile material cut-off treaty and its early conclusion, and call upon all nuclear-weapon States and States not parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons to declare moratoriums on the production of fissile material for any nuclear weapons or other nuclear explosive devices pending the entry into force of the Treaty.


The Committee approved the draft resolution on 30 October by a recorded vote of 165 in favour to 3 against (Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, India, United States), with 10 abstentions (Bhutan, China, Cuba, Egypt, France, Iran, Israel, Myanmar, Nicaragua, Pakistan).


Draft XVII, on regional disarmament (document A/C.1/62/L.31), would have the Assembly affirm that global and regional approaches to disarmament complement each other and should, therefore, be pursued simultaneously to promote regional and international peace and security.  The Assembly would call upon States to conclude agreements, wherever possible, for nuclear non-proliferation, disarmament and confidence-building measures at the regional and subregional levels.


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


Draft XVIII, on follow-up to the advisory opinion of the International Court of Justice on the Legality of the Threat or Use of Nuclear Weapons (document A/C.1/62/L.36), would have the Assembly underline, 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.  It would call, once again, upon all States immediately to fulfil that obligation by commencing 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.


The Committee approved the draft resolution on 30 October by a recorded vote of 121 in favour to 25 against, with 29 abstentions.


Daft XIX, on prevention of the illicit transfer and unauthorized access to man-portable air defence systems (“MANPADS”) (document A/C.1/62/L.38/Rev.1) would have the Assembly emphasize the importance of the full implementation of the Programme of Action to Prevent, Combat and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All Its Aspects, adopted by the United Nations Conference on the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All Its Aspects in 2001, and urge Member States to support current international, regional and national efforts to combat and prevent the illicit transfer of man-portable air defence systems and unauthorized access to and use of such weapons.


The Assembly would also stress the importance of effective and comprehensive national controls on the production, stockpiling, transfer and brokering of man-portable air defence systems to prevent the illicit trade in and unauthorized access to and use of such weapons, their components and training and instruction materials, and encourage Member States to enact or improve legislation, regulations, procedures and stockpile management practices and to assist other States, at their request, to exercise effective control over access to and transfer of man-portable air defence systems so as to prevent the illicit brokering and transfer of and unauthorized access to and use of such weapons.


The draft resolution was approved, as orally amended, without a vote on 1 November.


In addition, draft XX, 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/C.1/62/L.39), would have the Assembly stress the importance of the full and effective implementation of and compliance with the Convention, including through the continued implementation of the Nairobi Action Plan 2005–2009.  It would further renew its call upon all States and other relevant parties to work together to promote, support and advance the care, rehabilitation and social and economic reintegration of mine victims, mine-risk education programmes, and the removal and destruction of anti-personnel mines placed or stockpiled throughout the world.


The Committee approved the draft resolution on 31 October by a recorded vote of 154 in favour to none against, with 18 abstentions.


Draft XXI, on nuclear disarmament (document A/C.1/62/L.40), would have the Assembly reaffirm that nuclear disarmament and nuclear non-proliferation are substantively interrelated and mutually reinforcing, that the two processes must go hand in hand and that there is a genuine need for a systematic and progressive process of nuclear disarmament.  It would urge the nuclear-weapon States to stop immediately the qualitative improvement, development, production and stockpiling of nuclear warheads and their delivery systems and to, as an interim measure, de-alert and deactivate immediately their nuclear weapons and to take other concrete measures to reduce further the operational status of their nuclear-weapon systems.


The Committee approved the draft resolution on 30 October by a recorded vote of 113 in favour to 45 against, with 17 abstentions.


Draft XXII, on transparency and confidence-building measures in outer space activities (document A/C.1/62/L.41), would have the Assembly take note of the report of the Secretary-General containing concrete proposals from Member States on international outer space transparency and confidence-building measures, and invite all Member States to continue to submit to the Secretary-General concrete proposals on international outer space transparency and confidence-building measures in the interest of maintaining international peace and security and promoting international cooperation and the prevention of an arms race in outer space.


The Committee approved the draft resolution on 31 October by a recorded vote of 168 in favour to 1 against ( United States), with 1 abstention ( Israel).


Draft XXIII, on conventional arms control at the regional and subregional levels (document A/C.1/62/L.42), would have the Assembly decide to give urgent consideration to the issues involved in conventional arms control at the regional and subregional levels and request the Conference on Disarmament to consider the formulation of principles that can serve as a framework for regional agreements on conventional arms control.


The Committee approved the draft resolution on 30 October by a recorded vote of 167 in favour to 1 against ( India), with 1 abstention ( Bhutan).


Draft XXIV, on confidence-building measures in the regional and subregional context (document A/C.1/62/L.43), would have the Assembly urge States to comply strictly with all bilateral, regional and international agreements, including arms control and disarmament agreements, to which they are party and emphasize that the objective of confidence-building measures should be to help strengthen international peace and security and be consistent with the principle of undiminished security at the lowest level of armaments.  It would further encourage the promotion of bilateral and regional confidence-building measures, with the consent and participation of the parties concerned, to avoid conflict and prevent the unintended and accidental outbreak of hostilities.


The Committee approved the draft resolution on 31 October without a vote.


Draft XXV, on preventing the acquisition by terrorists of radioactive materials and sources (document A/C.1/62/L.46/Rev.1), would have the Assembly call upon Member States to support international efforts to prevent the acquisition and use by terrorists of radioactive materials and sources, and, if necessary, suppress such acts, in accordance with their national legal authorities and legislation and consistent with international law.  It would urge Member States to take and strengthen national measures, as appropriate, to prevent the acquisition and use by terrorists of radioactive materials and sources, as well as terrorist attacks on nuclear plants and facilities which would result in radioactive releases, and, if necessary, suppress such acts, in particular by taking effective measures to account for, secure and physically protect such materials and sources in accordance with their international obligations.


The Assembly would encourage Member States to enhance their national capacities with appropriate means of detection and related architecture or systems, including through international cooperation and assistance in conformity with international law and regulations, with a view to reflecting and preventing the illicit trafficking of radioactive materials and sources.  It would, in addition, welcome the entry into force on 7 July 2007 of the International Convention for the Suppression of Acts of Nuclear Terrorism and invite all Member States that have not yet done so to sign and ratify it as soon as possible, while also inviting Member States, in particular those producing and distributing radioactive sources, to support and endorse the efforts of the IAEA to enhance the safety and security of radioactive sources.


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


Draft XXVI, on the illicit trade in small arms and light weapons in all its aspects (document A/C.1/62/L.49/Rev.1), would have the Assembly 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 on the name and contact information of the national points of contact and on national marking practices related to markings used to indicate country of manufacture and/or country of import, as applicable.  It would decide that, in conformity with the follow-up to the Programme of Action, the next biennial meeting of States to consider the national, regional and global implementation of the Programme of Action shall be held from 14 to 18 July 2008, in New York.


The Assembly would underline that concerted efforts are required at the national, regional and international levels to prevent, combat and eradicate the illicit manufacture, transfer and circulation of small arms and light weapons and that their uncontrolled spread in many regions of the world has a wide range of humanitarian and socio-economic consequences and poses a serious threat to peace, reconciliation, safety, security, stability and sustainable development at the individual, local, national, regional and international levels.  It would also emphasize the need to facilitate the implementation at the national level of the Programme of Action through the strengthening of national coordination agencies or bodies and institutional infrastructure.


The Committee approved the draft resolution on 1 November by a recorded vote of 165 in favour to 1 against ( United States), with no abstentions.


Draft XXVII, on the relationship between disarmament and development (document A/C.1/62/L.50), would have the Assembly stress the central role of the United Nations in the disarmament-development relationship, and request the Secretary-General to strengthen further the role of the Organization in this field, in particular the high-level Steering Group on Disarmament and Development, in order to ensure continued and effective coordination and close cooperation between the relevant United Nations departments, agencies and sub-agencies.  It would urge the international community to devote part of the resources made available by the implementation of disarmament and arms limitation agreements to economic and social development, with a view to reducing the ever-widening gap between developed and developing countries.


The Assembly would encourage the international community to achieve the Millennium Development Goals and to make reference to the contribution that disarmament could provide in meeting them when it reviews its progress towards this purpose in 2006, as well as to make greater efforts to integrate disarmament, humanitarian and development activities.


The Committee approved the draft resolution on 1 November by a vote of 166 in favour to 1 against ( United States), with 2 abstentions ( France, Israel).


Thereport of the Committee on general and complete disarmament (document A/62/391)also contained two draft decisions.


Draft decision I, on the United Nations conference to identify appropriate ways of eliminating nuclear dangers in the context of nuclear disarmament (document A/C.1/62/L.6), would have the Assembly decide to include that item on the provisional agenda of its sixty-third session.


The Committee approved the draft decision on 30 October by a recorded vote of 123 in favour to 3 against ( France, United Kingdom, United States), with 44 abstentions.


Draft decision II, on missiles (document A/C.1/62/L.20), would have the Assembly decide to include that item in the provisional agenda of its sixty-third session.


The Committee approved the draft decision on 30 October by a recorded vote of 117 in favour to 6 against (Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, France, Israel, Netherlands, United Kingdom, United States), with 51 abstentions.


The Assembly was then expected to take up the Committee’s report on the review and implementation of the concluding document of the twelfth special session of the General Assembly (document A/62/392), which contained six drafts.


Draft I, on the United Nations Regional Centre for Peace, Disarmament and Development in Latin America and the Caribbean (document A/C.1/62/L.4), would have the Assembly 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 need to carry out its programme of activities in accordance with its mandate.


The Committee approved the draft resolution on 31 October without a vote.


Draft II, on United Nations regional centres for peace and disarmament (document A/C.1/62/L.15), would appeal to Member States to make voluntary contributions to the regional centres in their respective regions and would emphasize the importance of the activities of the regional disarmament branch of the Office for Disarmament Affairs of the Secretariat.  The draft would request the Secretary-General to provide all necessary support to the regional centres and it would decide to include the item in the provisional agenda of its next session.


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


Further, draft III, on the Convention on the Prohibition of the Use of Nuclear Weapons (document A/C.1/62/L.23), would reiterate its request to the Conference on Disarmament to commence negotiations in order to reach agreement on an international convention prohibiting the use or threat of use of nuclear weapons under any circumstances.  It would further request the Conference on Disarmament to report to the General Assembly on the results of those negotiations.


The Committee approved the draft resolution on 30 October by a recorded vote of 115 in favour to 50 against, with 11 abstentions.


Draft IV, on the United Nations Regional Centre for Peace and Disarmament in Africa (document A/C.1/62/L.24/Rev.1), would recommend that three posts (one Professional at the P-3 level and two General Service)be established and added to the structure of the Centre, and funded from the regular budget, as recommended by the Consultative Mechanism for the Reorganization of the Centre.  It would also recommend that the operating costs of the Centre be funded from the regular budget and urge all States, as well as international governmental and non-governmental organizations and foundations, to make voluntary contributions, in order to strengthen the programmes and activities of the Regional Centre and facilitate their implementation.  It would ask the Secretary-General to facilitate close cooperation between the Centre and the African Union, in particular in the areas of peace, security and development, and to continue to provide assistance towards stabilizing the Centre’s financial situation.


The Committee approved the draft resolution on 2 November by a recorded vote of 164 in favour to 1 against ( United States), with 5 abstentions ( Australia, Canada, Japan, Israel, United Kingdom).


Draft V, on the United Nations Regional Centre for Peace and Disarmament in Asia and the Pacific (document A/C.1/62/L.35), would reaffirm its strong support for the forthcomingoperation and further strengthening of the United Nations Regional Centre for Peace and Disarmament in Asia and the Pacific, and would underline the importance of the Kathmandu process as a powerful vehicle for the development of the practice of region-wide security and disarmament dialogue.  The draft would express its appreciation for the continuing political support and voluntary financial contributions to the Centre, which are essential for its continued operation.


Further, the draft would appeal to Member States, in particular those within the Asia-Pacific region, as well as to international governmental and non-governmental organizations and foundations, to make voluntary contributions -- the Centre’s only resources -- to strengthen its programme of activities and their implementation.  It would request the Secretary-General to provide the Centre with the necessary support, within existing resources.


The resolution would welcome the signing of the host country agreement and the memorandum of understanding by the High Representative for Disarmament Affairs and the Permanent Representative of Nepal on 20 July for the Centre’s relocation to Kathmandu.  It would request the Secretary-General to expedite the necessary preparations, with a view to ensuring physical operation of the Regional Centre from Kathmandu within six months to enable the Centre to function effectively.  It would also request the Secretary-General to report to the Assembly at its next session on the implementation of the present resolution.


The Committee approved the draft resolution on 31 October without a vote.


Draft VI, on regional confidence-building measures:  activities of the United Nations Standing Advisory Committee on Security Questions in Central Africa (document A/C.1/62/L.52/Rev.1), would have the Assembly request the Secretary-General, pursuant to Security Council resolution 1197 (1998), to provide the States members of the Standing Advisory Committee with the necessary support for the smooth functioning of the Council for Peace and Security in Central Africa.  It would encourage the States members of the Economic Community of Central African States to pursue their efforts to render the early-warning mechanism for Central Africa fully operational as an instrument for analysing and monitoring the political situation in the subregion within the framework of the prevention of crises and armed conflicts, and requests the Secretary-General to provide the necessary assistance for its smooth functioning.


The Assembly would further emphasize the importance of providing the States members of the Standing Advisory Committee with the essential support they need to carry out the full programme of activities, which they adopted at their ministerial meetings, and request the Secretary-General and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to continue their assistance to the countries of Central Africa in tackling the problems of refugees and displaced persons in their territories.  Additionally, it would encourage the States members of the Standing Advisory Committee to implement resolution 1540 (2004), adopted by the Security Council on 28 April 2004, which deals with combating the use of and trafficking in nuclear, biological or chemical weapons and their means of delivery by non-State actors.


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


The Assembly was then expected to take up the Committee’s report on the review of the implementation of the recommendations and decisions adopted by the General Assembly at its tenth special session (document A/62/393).  That report contained two draft resolutions.


Draft I, on the report of the Disarmament Commission (document A/C.1/62/L.3), would have the Assembly reaffirm the mandate of the Commission as the specialised, deliberative body within the United Nations multilateral disarmament machinery that allows for in-depth deliberations on specific disarmament issues, leading to the submission of concrete recommendations on those issues.  The Assembly would also request the Commission to continue its work in accordance with its mandate, and, towards that end, to make every effort to achieve specific recommendations on the items on its agenda, taking into account the adopted “Ways and means to enhance the functioning of the Disarmament Commission”.


Further, the Assembly would recommend that the Commission continue the consideration of recommendations for achieving nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation of nuclear weapons, as well as practical confidence-building measures in the field of conventional weapons.  It would also request it to meet for a period not exceeding three weeks during 2008, from 14 April to 2 May, and to submit a substantive report to the General Assembly at its sixty-third session.


The Committee approved the draft resolution on 31 October without a vote.


Draft II, on the report of the Conference on Disarmament (document A/C.1/61/L.11), would have the Assembly reaffirm the role of the Conference on Disarmament as the sole multilateral disarmament negotiating forum of the international community and call upon it to further intensify consultations and explore possibilities with a view to reaching an agreement on a programme of work.  It would welcome the decision of the Conference to request its current President and the incoming President to conduct consultations during the intersessional period and, if possible, to make recommendations, taking into account all relevant proposals, past, present and future, including those submitted as documents of the Conference, views presented and discussions held, and to endeavour to keep the membership of the Conference informed, as appropriate, of their consultations.  It would further request all States 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 2008 session.


The Committee approved the draft resolution on 31 October without a vote.


The Assembly was then expected to take up work on the Committee’s report on the risk of nuclear proliferation in the Middle East (document A/62/394).


A draft resolution, on the risk of nuclear proliferation in the Middle East (document A/C.1/61/L.2), 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, and to renounce possession of nuclear weapons, and place all its unsafeguarded nuclear facilities under full-scope IAEA safeguards.


The Committee approved the draft resolution on 30 October by a vote of 164 in favour, to 3 against ( Israel, Federated States of Micronesia, United States), with 6 abstentions ( Australia, Cameroon, Canada, Côte d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, India).


Prior to approving the draft as a whole, the Committee took a separate recorded vote on preambular paragraph 6, approving it by a vote of 161 in favour to 3 against (India, Israel, United States), with 6 abstentions (Bhutan, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Mauritius, Pakistan, Uganda).


The Assembly then was expected to take up work on the Committee’s report on the Convention on the 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/62/395).


A draft resolution, on the Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons (document A/C.1/62/L.32), would have the Assembly call upon all States that have not yet done so to take all measures to become parties, as soon as possible, to the Convention and its Protocols, with a view to achieving the widest possible adherence to these instruments at an early date, and ultimately to achieve their universality.  It would further call upon all States 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 thereto to include armed conflicts of a non-international character.


The Assembly would welcome the decision of the Third Review Conference to establish a Compliance Mechanism in order to promote compliance and the full implementation of the obligations contained in the Convention and its annexed Protocols, as well as the decision to establish a sponsorship programme within the framework of the Convention, and encourage States to contribute to the programme.


The Committee approved the draft resolution on 31 October without a vote.


The Assembly was then expected to take up work on the Committee’s report on the strengthening of security and cooperation in the Mediterranean region (document A/62/396).


A draft resolution, on strengthening of security and cooperation in the Mediterranean region (document A/C.1/62/L.48), would have the Assembly reaffirm that security in the Mediterranean is closely linked to European security, as well as to international peace and security, and recognize that the elimination of the economic and social disparities in levels of development and other obstacles, as well as respect and greater understanding among cultures in the Mediterranean area, will contribute to enhancing peace, security and cooperation among Mediterranean countries through the existing forums.  It would further encourage all States of the region to favour the necessary conditions for strengthening the confidence-building measures among them by promoting genuine openness and transparency on all military matters, by participating, inter alia, 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.  The Assembly would also encourage the Mediterranean countries to strengthen further their cooperation in combating terrorism in all its forms and manifestations, including the possible resort by terrorists to weapons of mass destruction.


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


The Assembly was then expected to take up work on the Committee’s report on the Comprehensive Nuclear Test-Ban Treaty (document A/62/397).


A draft resolution, on the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (document A/C.1/62/L.28), would have the Assembly stress the vital importance and urgency of signature and ratification, without delay and without conditions, to achieve the earliest entry into force of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty.  It would also urge all States not to carry out nuclear-weapon test explosions or any other nuclear explosions, to maintain their moratoriums in this regard and to refrain from acts that would defeat the object and purpose of the Treaty, while stressing that these measures do not have the same permanent and legally binding effect as the entry into force of the Treaty.  In addition, the text would call for a peaceful solution of the nuclear issues on the Korean peninsula through successful implementation of the Joint Statement, and the initial and second-phase actions to implement it, agreed upon in the framework of the six-party talks.


The Committee approved the draft resolution on 31 October by a recorded vote of 166 in favour to 1 against ( United States), with 4 abstentions ( Colombia, India, Mauritius, Syria).


The Assembly was then expected to take up work on the Committee’s report on the prohibition of the development, production and stockpiling of bacteriological (biological) and toxin weapons and on their destruction (document A/62/398).


A draft resolution, on the Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production and Stockpiling of Bacteriological (Biological) and Toxin Weapons and on Their Destruction (document A/C.1/62/L.37), would have the Assembly note with satisfaction the increase in the number of States parties to the Convention and reaffirm the call upon all signatory States that have not yet ratified it to do so without delay, and calls upon those States that have not signed the Convention to become parties thereto at an early date, thus contributing to the achievement of universal adherence to the Convention.


The Committee approved the draft resolution on 31 October without a vote.


The Assembly was further expected to take up work on the report of the Committee on the revitalization of the work of the General Assembly (document A/62/399).  That report did not contain any draft resolutions.


Finally, the Assembly was expected to take up work on the report of the Committee on programme planning (document A/62/400).  That report also did not contain any draft resolutions.


Action on Texts


DAINIUS BAUBLYS ( Lithuania), Rapporteur, introduced the reports of the First Committee (Disarmament and International Security).


The Assembly first took up the report on the reduction of military budgets (document A/62/381), and adopted the resolution contained therein, without a vote. (L.33)


The Assembly then took up the report on the implementation of the Declaration of the Indian Ocean as a Zone of Peace (document A/62/382), adopting the resolution contained therein by a vote 130 in favour to 3 against (France, United Kingdom, United States), with 47 abstentions.  (For details of the vote, see Annex I.)


The Assembly adopted the resolution contained in the report of the Committee on the African Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zone Treaty (A/62/383) without a vote. (L.26)


Also acting without a vote, the Assembly adopted the resolution contained in the report of the Committee on the consolidation of the regime established by the Treaty for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons in Latin America and the Caribbean (Treaty of Tlatelolco) (A/62/384).


It then adopted the decision contained in the report on the review of the implementation of the Declaration on the Strengthening of International Security (A/62/385), also without a vote. (L.51)


The resolution contained in the report of the Committee on developments in the field of information and telecommunications in the context of international security (A/62/386) was adopted by a recorded vote of 179 in favour to 1 against ( United States), with no abstentions.  (See Annex II.)


The Assembly then took up the report of the Committee on the establishment of a nuclear-weapon-free zone in the region of the Middle East (A/62/387) and adopted the resolution contained therein without a vote.


Turning to the report of the Committee on conclusion of effective international arrangements to assure non-nuclear-weapon States against the use or threat of use of nuclear weapons (A/62/388), the Assembly adopted the resolution contained therein by a recorded vote of 121 in favour to 1 against ( United States), with 56 abstentions (Annex III).


The representative of Australia, saying his comments were intended for an earlier resolution but were equally relevant to this one, drew the Assembly’s attention to the fact that a new Government had just been sworn in Australia and had not had time to review the draft resolutions in depth.  It was, therefore, adopting the practice of maintaining the position taken by the previous Government in the Committee.  The new Government had asked him to draw the Assembly’s attention to the fact that it was strongly committed to non-proliferation and disarmament, and that commitment would inform its approach to issues related to international peace and security in the United Nations and other international forums.


The Assembly next took up the report of the Committee on the prevention of an arms race in outer space (A/62/389), and adopted the resolution contained in the report by a recorded vote of 178 in favour to 1 against ( United States), with 1 abstention ( Israel) (Annex IV).


Taking up the report on verification in all its aspects, including the role of the United Nations in the field of verification (A/62/390), the Assembly adopted the resolution contained in the report without a vote.


The Assembly next turned to the draft texts contained in the report on general and complete disarmament (document A/62/391).


The representative of Andorra said he was taking the floor to inform the Assembly of a change of vote on the South-East Asian Nuclear-Weapon-Free-Zone Treaty (Treaty of Bangkok).  Andorra had abstained during the Committee vote and would now like to vote in favour of the resolution.


The representative of Kyrgyzstan said that his country, taking into account that it could not be included in the list of co-sponsors of the draft resolution on the Bangkok Treaty, nevertheless expressed full support for the resolution.


Proceeding to action on that cluster of draft texts, the Assembly first adopted draft I, on assistance to States for curbing the illicit traffic in small arms and light weapons and collecting them, without a vote.


Next, it adopted draft II, on implementation of the Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production, Stockpiling and Use of Chemical Weapons and Their Destruction, also without a vote.


Turning to draft III, on follow-up to nuclear disarmament obligations agreed to at the 1995 and 2000 Review Conferences of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons, the Assembly first voted to retain preambular paragraph 6 by a recorded vote of 114 in favour to 50 against, with 10 abstentions (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bhutan, Burundi, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Russian Federation, Samoa) (Annex V).


It then adopted the resolution as a whole by a recorded vote of 109 in favour to 55 against, with 15 abstentions (Annex VI).


It began action on draft IV, entitled towards a nuclear-weapon-free world: accelerating the implementation of nuclear disarmament commitments, by first adopting operative paragraph 6 by a recorded vote of 165 in favour to 4 against (India, Israel, Pakistan, United States), with 2 abstentions (Bhutan, Greece) (Annex VII).


It adopted draft IV as a whole by a recorded vote of 156 in favour to 5 against (Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, France, India, Israel, United States), with 14 abstentions (Annex VIII).


Acting without a vote, the Assembly adopted draft V, on national legislation on transfer of arms, military equipment and dual-use goods and technology.


It then adopted draft VI, on the promotion of multilateralism in the area of disarmament and non-proliferation (document A/C.1/62/L.13) by a recorded vote of 123 in favour, to 6 against (Israel, Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Palau, United Kingdom, United States), with 51 abstentions (Annex IX).


By a recorded vote of 175 in favour, to 1 against ( United States), with 3 abstentions ( Israel, Palau, United Kingdom), the Assembly adopted draft VII, on observance of environmental norms in the drafting and implementation of agreements on disarmament and arms control (Annex X).


Continuing, the Assembly adopted draft VIII, on convening of the fourth special session of the General Assembly devoted to disarmament, by a recorded vote of 179 in favour, to 1 against ( United States), with 1 abstention ( Nauru) (Annex XI).


Draft IX, on the effects of the use of armaments and ammunition containing depleted uranium, was adopted by a recorded vote of 136 in favour, to 5 against (Czech Republic, Israel, Netherlands, United Kingdom, United States), with 36 abstentions (Annex XII).


The Assembly then adopted draft X, on the Treaty on the South-East Asia Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zone (Bangkok Treaty) by a recorded vote of 174 in favour, to 1 against (United States), with 5 abstentions (Federated States of Micronesia, France, Israel, Palau, United Kingdom) (see Annex XIII).


The Assembly next adopted draft XI, on reducing nuclear danger, by a recorded vote of 117 in favour to 52 against, with 12 abstentions (Annex XIV).


Next, acting without a vote, the Assembly, adopted draft XII, on measures to prevent terrorists from acquiring weapons of mass destruction.


Also without a vote, it adopted draft XIII, on prohibition of the dumping of radioactive wastes.


Turning to draft XIV, on nuclear-weapon-free southern hemisphere and adjacent areas, the Assembly first voted on the last three words of operative paragraph 6, which reads, “and South Asia”, retaining those by a recorded vote of 163 in favour to 1 against (India), with 9 abstentions (Bhutan, France, Israel, Marshall Islands, Myanmar, Pakistan, Russian Federation, United Kingdom, United States) (Annex XV).


It then voted to retain operative paragraph 6 as a whole by 153 in favour to 1 against (India), with 8 abstentions (Bhutan, France, Israel, Marshall Islands, Pakistan, Russian Federation, United Kingdom, United States) (Annex XVI).


It adopted the draft resolution as a whole by a recorded vote of 169 in favour to 3 against (France, United Kingdom, United States), with 8 abstentions (Bhutan, Federated States of Micronesia, India, Israel, Marshall Islands, Pakistan, Palau, Russian Federation) (Annex XVII).


Draft XV, on decreasing the operational readiness of nuclear weapons systems, was adopted by a recorded vote of 139 in favour, to 3 against (France, United Kingdom, United States), with 36 abstentions (Annex XVIII).


The Assembly then adopted draft XVI, on renewed determination towards the total elimination of nuclear weapons, by a recorded vote of 170 in favour to 3 against (Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, India, United States), with 9 abstentions (Bhutan, China, Cuba, France, Iran, Israel, Myanmar, Nicaragua, Pakistan) (Annex XIX).


Acting without a vote, the Assembly adopted draft XVII, on regional disarmament (document A/C.1/62/L.31).


The Assembly then adopted draft XVIII, on follow-up to the advisory opinion of the International Court of Justice on the Legality of the Threat or Use of Nuclear Weapons, by a recorded vote of 127 in favour to 27 against, with 27 abstentions (Annex XX).


Acting without a vote, the Assembly adopted draft XIX, on prevention of the illicit transfer and unauthorized access to man-portable air defence systems (“MANPADS”).


Draft XX, on implementation of the Convention on the Prohibition of the Use, Stockpiling, Production and Transfer of Anti-personnel Mines and on Their Destruction, was adopted by a recorded vote of 164 in favour to none against, with 18 abstentions (Annex XXI).


Draft XXI, on nuclear disarmament, was adopted by a recorded vote of 117 in favour to 47 against, with 17 abstentions (Annex XXII).


The Assembly next voted to adopt draft XXII, on transparency and confidence-building measures in outer space activities, by 179 in favour to 1 against ( United States), with 1 abstention ( Israel) (Annex XXIII).


The Assembly adopted draft XXIII, on conventional arms control at the regional and subregional levels, by a recorded vote of 177 in favour to 1 against ( India), with 1 abstention ( Bhutan) (Annex XXIV).


The Assembly then adopted draft XXIV, on confidence-building measures in the regional and subregional context (document A/C.1/62/L.43), without a vote.


The Assembly then acted without a vote to adopt draft XXV, on preventing the acquisition by terrorists of radioactive materials and sources.


Draft XXVI, on the illicit trade in small arms and light weapons in all its aspects, was adopted by a recorded vote of 179 in favour to 1 against ( United States), with no abstentions (Annex XXV).


Acting by a recorded vote, the Assembly adopted draft XXVII, on the relationship between disarmament and development, by 179 in favour to 1 against (United States), with 2 abstentions (France, Israel) (Annex XXVI).


Next, the Assembly adopted draft decision I, on the United Nations conference to identify appropriate ways of eliminating nuclear dangers in the context of nuclear disarmament, by a vote of 133 in favour to 3 against (France, United Kingdom, United States), with 43 abstentions (Annex XXVII).


It then adopted draft decision II, on missiles, by a vote of 123 in favour to 7 against (Denmark, France, Israel, Netherlands, Palau, United Kingdom, United States), with 51 abstentions (Annex XXVIII).


The representative of the Netherlands, explaining his vote on the resolution on the effects of the use of armaments and ammunitions containing depleted uranium, said that the reference made in the text on munitions could not presently be supported by conclusive scientific studies conducted by relevant international organizations, such as the World Health Organization (WHO).  The Netherlands would closely monitor the outcomes of ongoing and future research in the field and carefully examine the views of Member States and relevant organizations.  In response to the resolution just adopted, it was fully prepared to discuss the substance of any resolution that might be introduced by the co-sponsors next year.


The representative of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic, referring to the resolution on the Mine Ban Convention, said his country was not yet a State party to that treaty, but it supported its humanitarian endeavour and shared the international community’s concerns.  In that context, his country had participated in the treaty process, including various meetings of States parties since the treaty’s inception.  His Government continued to express interest in acceding to the treaty, but it still needed time and resources to prepare the conditions to enable it to accede to that instrument and to meet its conditions, including in the areas of national capacity-building raising public awareness.  His Government had cooperated with others, notably the Canadian Government, in organizing workshops and campaigns to ban landmines.


He said that the major problem facing his country was unexploded ordnance. It was the most heavily bombed country per capita, with 87,000 square kilometres still contaminated by unexploded ordnance.  That contamination had hindered his country’s economic development, and, in response, it had adopted a national strategy that focused on the humanitarian, social, environmental and economic dimensions of the problem.  For all those reasons, he had voted in favour of the resolution.


The representative of Egypt, referring to the resolution on the renewed determination towards the total elimination of nuclear weapons, said his delegation had voted in favour of the draft resolution after having abstained in the Committee.  That had been done in appreciation of the positive spirit with which Japan had treated issues of disarmament and for the constructive Japanese position in the United Nations and other relevant international organizations, particularly IAEA, in which Japan, in the course of the last General Conference, had voted in favour of applying Agency safeguards in the Middle East.  Japan had also expressed its full support for the establishment of a nuclear-weapon-free zone in that region, as well as the need for Israel to join the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty as a basis for the establishment of such a zone and to submit to IAEA safeguards.  He hoped that the change in his vote would constitute a strong motive for joint action with the Japanese delegation and others to develop the draft before voting on it at the next session.


The Assembly then took up the report on the review and implementation of the concluding document of the twelfth special session of the General Assembly (A/62/392) which contained six draft texts.


Draft I, on the United Nations Regional Centre for Peace, Disarmament and Development in Latin America and the Caribbean, and draft II, on United Nations regional centres for peace and disarmament, were adopted without a vote


It then turned to draft III, on the Convention on the prohibition of the use of nuclear weapons , adopting the text by 120 votes in favour to 52 against, with 10 abstentions (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Republic of Korea, Russian Federation, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan) (Annex XXIX).


The General Assembly President announced that the Assembly would postpone action on draft IV, on the United Nations Regional Centre for Peace and Disarmament in Africa, to a later date to allow time for a review of its programme budget implications by the Fifth Committee (Administrative and Budgetary).  The Assembly would take action on the text as soon as the programme budget implications were available.


Then, acting without a vote, the Assembly then adopted draft V, on the United Nations Regional Centre for Peace and Disarmament in Asia and the Pacific, and draft VI, on Regional confidence-building measures:  activities of the United Nations Standing Advisory Committee on Security Questions in Central Africa.


The Assembly next took up the report on the review of the implementation of the recommendations and decisions adopted by the General Assembly at its tenth special session (A/62/393).  That report contained two draft resolutions.


The United States’ representative said he would not participate in the vote on draft I, on the report of the United Nations Disarmament Commission.


The two drafts, draft I, on the report of the Disarmament Commission, and draft II, on the report of the Conference on Disarmament, were adopted without votes.


Turning to the report on the risk of nuclear proliferation in the Middle East (A/62/394), the Assembly adopted the resolution contained therein, first voting to retain preambular paragraph 6 by a vote of 166 in favour, to 3 against ( India, Israel, United States), with 6 abstentions ( Bhutan, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Mauritius, Pakistan, Tonga) (Annex XXX).


The Committee then adopted the resolution as a whole on the risk of nuclear proliferation in the Middle East (A/62/394), by a vote of 170 in favour, to 5 against (Federated States of Micronesia, Israel, Marshall Islands, Palau, United States), with 7 abstentions (Australia, Cameroon, Canada, Côte d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, India, Tonga) (Annex XXXI).


The Assembly next turned to the report on the Convention on the Prohibitions or Restrictions on the Use of Certain Conventional Weapons Which May Be Deemed to Be Excessively Injurious or to Have Indiscriminate Effects (A/62/395), adopting the resolution contained therein on the Convention, without a vote.


Turning to the report on the strengthening of security and cooperation in the Mediterranean region (A/62/396), the Assembly acted without a vote to adopt the resolution on that item.


The Assembly next took up the report on the Comprehensive Nuclear Test-Ban Treaty (A/62/397).  It adopted the draft resolution, on the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (document A/C.1/62/L.28), by a recorded vote of 176 in favour to 1 against ( United States), with 4 abstentions ( Colombia, India, Mauritius, Syria) (Annex XXXII).


Taking up the report on the prohibition of the development, production and stockpiling of bacteriological (biological) and toxin weapons and on their destruction (A/62/398), the Assembly, acting without a vote, adopted the resolution on the Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production and Stockpiling of Bacteriological (Biological) and Toxin Weapons and on Their Destruction.


The Assembly next considered the report on the revitalization of the work of the General Assembly (A/62/399), adopting without a vote the draft decision contained therein on the proposed programme of work and timetable of the First Committee for 2008.


It then took up the report on programme planning (document A/62/400), taking note of the report of the First Committee.


ANNEX I


Vote on Declaration of Indian Ocean as Zone of Peace


The draft resolution on implementation of the Declaration of the Indian Ocean as a Zone of Peace (document A/62/382) was adopted by a recorded vote of 130 in favour to 3 against, with 47 abstentions, as follows:


In favour:  Afghanistan, Algeria, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Botswana, 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, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, 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, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Samoa, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Syria, Tajikistan, Thailand, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, United Republic of Tanzania, Uruguay, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.


Against:  France, United Kingdom, United States.


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


Absent:  Angola, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Kiribati, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Seychelles, Timor-Leste, Tuvalu, Uganda, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu.


ANNEX II


Vote on Developments in Information and Telecommunications


The draft resolution on developments in the field of information and telecommunications in the context of international security (document A/62/386) was adopted by a recorded vote of 179 in favour to 1 against, with no abstentions, as follows:


In favour:  Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, 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, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, 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, Madagascar, 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, 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, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United Republic of Tanzania, Uruguay, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.


Against:  United States.


Abstain:  None.


Absent:  Angola, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Kiribati, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Seychelles, Timor-Leste, Tuvalu, Uganda, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu.


ANNEX III


Vote on Negative Security Assurances


The draft resolution on conclusion of effective international arrangements to assure non-nuclear-weapon States against the use or threat of use of nuclear weapons (document A/62/388) was adopted by a recorded vote of 121 in favour to 1 against, with 56 abstentions, as follows:


In favour:  Afghanistan, Algeria, Antigua and Barbuda, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Botswana, 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, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Qatar, Rwanda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Samoa, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Syria, Tajikistan, Thailand, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, United Republic of Tanzania, Uruguay, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.


Against:  United States.


Abstain:  Albania, Andorra, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, 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, Republic of Korea, Romania, Russian Federation, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Tonga, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom.


Absent:  Angola, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Kiribati, Lebanon, Nauru, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Seychelles, Timor-Leste, Tuvalu, Uganda, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu.


ANNEX IV


Vote on Outer Space Arms Race


The draft resolution on the prevention of an arms race in outer space (document A/62/389) was adopted by a recorded vote of 178 in favour to 1 against, with 1 abstention, as follows:


In favour:  Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, 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, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, 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, Madagascar, 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, 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, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United Republic of Tanzania, Uruguay, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.


Against:  United States.


Abstain:  Israel.


Absent:  Angola, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Kiribati, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Seychelles, Timor-Leste, Tuvalu, Uganda, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu.


ANNEX V


Vote on Preambular Paragraph 6 to Follow-Up to Nuclear Disarmament Obligations


Preambular paragraph 6 of the draft resolution on follow-up to the nuclear disarmament obligations agreed at the 1995 and 2000 Review Conferences of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (document A/62/391) was adopted by a recorded vote of 114 in favour to 50 against, with 10 abstentions, as follows:


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


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


Abstain:  Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bhutan, Burundi, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Russian Federation, Samoa.


Absent:  Afghanistan, Angola, Chad, China, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, France, Kiribati, Madagascar, Mauritius, Palau, Seychelles, Timor-Leste, Tuvalu, Uganda, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu.


ANNEX VI


Vote on Follow-Up to Nuclear Disarmament Obligations


The draft resolution as a whole on follow-up to the nuclear disarmament obligations agreed to at the 1995 and 2000 Review Conferences of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (document A/62/391) was adopted by a recorded vote of 109 in favour to 55 against, with 15 abstentions, as follows:


In favour:  Algeria, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chile, Comoros, Congo, Cuba, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Grenada, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, 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, Philippines, Qatar, Rwanda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Syria, Tajikistan, Thailand, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, United Republic of Tanzania, Uruguay, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.


Against:  Albania, Andorra, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, 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, Russian Federation, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States.


Abstain:  Armenia, Azerbaijan, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Guatemala, Honduras, India, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Samoa.


Absent:  Afghanistan, Angola, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Kiribati, Madagascar, Seychelles, Timor-Leste, Tuvalu, Uganda, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu.


ANNEX VII


Vote on Operative Paragraph 6 on Nuclear-Weapon-Free World


Operative paragraph 6 of the draft resolution on a nuclear-weapon-free world:  accelerating the implementation of nuclear disarmament commitments (document A/62/391) was adopted by a recorded vote of 165 in favour to 4 against, with 2 abstentions, as follows:


In favour:  Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, 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, 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, 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, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United Republic of Tanzania, Uruguay, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.


Against:  India, Israel, Pakistan, United States.


Abstain:  Bhutan, Greece.


Absent:  Angola, Chad, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Dominica, Equatorial Guinea, France, Kiribati, Madagascar, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Micronesia (Federated States of), Monaco, Palau, Seychelles, Timor-Leste, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uganda, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu.


ANNEX VIII


Vote on Nuclear-Weapon-Free World


The draft resolution as a whole on a nuclear-weapon-free world:  accelerating the implementation of nuclear disarmament commitments (document A/62/391) was adopted by a recorded vote of 156 in favour to 5 against, with 14 abstentions, as follows:


In favour:  Afghanistan, Algeria, Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, 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, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Iceland, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Lebanon, 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, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Portugal, Qatar, 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, Somalia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Tajikistan, Thailand, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Republic of Tanzania, Uruguay, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.


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


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


Absent:  Angola, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Dominica, Equatorial Guinea, Kiribati, Lesotho, Madagascar, Monaco, Republic of Korea, Seychelles, Timor-Leste, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uganda, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu.


ANNEX IX


Vote on Multilateralism in Disarmament, Non-Proliferation


The draft resolution on promotion of multilateralism in the area of disarmament and non-proliferation (document A/62/391) was adopted by a recorded vote of 123 in favour to 6 against, with 51 abstentions, as follows:


In favour:  Afghanistan, Algeria, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Botswana, 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, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, 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, Somalia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Syria, Tajikistan, Thailand, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, United Republic of Tanzania, Uruguay, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.


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


Abstain:  Albania, Andorra, 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.


Absent:  Angola, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Dominica, Equatorial Guinea, Kiribati, Seychelles, Timor-Leste, Tuvalu, Uganda, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu.


ANNEX X


Vote on Observance of Environmental Norms


The draft resolution on observance of environmental norms in the drafting and implementation of agreements on disarmament and arms control (document A/62/391) was adopted by a recorded vote of 175 in favour to 1 against, with 3 abstentions, as follows:


In favour:  Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, 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, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, 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, Madagascar, 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, 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, Somalia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Tajikistan, Thailand, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Republic of Tanzania, Uruguay, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.


Against:  United States.


Abstain:  Israel, Palau, United Kingdom.


Absent:  Angola, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Dominica, Equatorial Guinea, Kiribati, Nauru, Seychelles, Timor-Leste, Tuvalu, Uganda, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu.


ANNEX XI


Vote on Fourth Special Session on Disarmament


The draft resolution on the convening of a fourth special session of the General Assembly devoted to disarmament (document A/62/389) was adopted by a recorded vote of 178 in favour to 1 against, with 1 abstention, as follows:


In favour:  Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, 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, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, 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, Madagascar, 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, 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, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United Republic of Tanzania, Uruguay, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.


Against:  United States.


Abstain:  Israel.


Absent:  Angola, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Kiribati, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Seychelles, Timor-Leste, Tuvalu, Uganda, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu.


ANNEX XII


Vote on Effects of Depleted Uranium


The draft resolution on the effects of the use of armaments and ammunitions containing depleted uranium (document A/62/391) was adopted by a recorded vote of 136 in favour to 5 against, with 36 abstentions, as follows:


In favour:  Afghanistan, Algeria, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chile, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Cuba, Cyprus, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gabon, Gambia, Germany, Ghana, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nauru, 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, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Switzerland, Syria, Thailand, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, United Republic of Tanzania, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.


Against:  Czech Republic, Israel, Netherlands, United Kingdom, United States.


Abstain:  Albania, Andorra, Australia, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Georgia, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Micronesia (Federated States of), Moldova, Norway, Palau, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Korea, Romania, Russian Federation, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Tajikistan, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Turkey, Ukraine.


Absent:  Angola, Chad, China, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Dominica, Equatorial Guinea, France, Kiribati, Kyrgyzstan, Monaco, Seychelles, Timor-Leste, Tuvalu, Uganda, Vanuatu.


ANNEX XIII


Vote on South-East Asia Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zone Treaty


The draft resolution on the South-East Asia Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zone Treaty (Bangkok Treaty) (document A/62/391) was adopted by a recorded vote of 174 in favour to 1 against, with 5 abstentions, as follows:


In favour:  Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, 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, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, 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, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Moldova, 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, Somalia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Tajikistan, Thailand, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Republic of Tanzania, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.


Against:  United States.


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


Absent:  Angola, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Dominica, Equatorial Guinea, Kiribati, Monaco, Seychelles, Timor-Leste, Tuvalu, Uganda, Vanuatu.


ANNEX XIV


Vote on Reducing Nuclear Danger


The draft resolution on reducing nuclear danger (document A/62/391) was adopted by a recorded vote of 117 in favour to 52 against, with 12 abstentions, as follows:


In favour:  Afghanistan, Algeria, Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, 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, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Jamaica, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, 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, Somalia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Syria, Thailand, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, United Republic of Tanzania, Uruguay, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.


Against:  Albania, Andorra, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, 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, Republic of Korea, Russian Federation, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan.


Absent:  Angola, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Kiribati, Nauru, Seychelles, Timor-Leste, Tuvalu, Uganda, Vanuatu.


ANNEX XV


Vote on Last Three Words, Operative Paragraph 6, Nuclear-Weapon-Free Southern Hemisphere


The last three words, “and South Asia”, of operative paragraph 6 of the draft resolution on a nuclear-weapon-free southern hemisphere and adjacent areas (document A/62/391) was adopted by a recorded vote of 163 in favour to 1 against, with 9 abstentions, as follows:


In favour:  Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, Gabon, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Mauritania, 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, Somalia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Tajikistan, Thailand, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Republic of Tanzania, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.


Against:  India.


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


Absent:  Angola, Chad, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Dominica, Equatorial Guinea, Gambia, Kiribati, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Mauritius, Micronesia (Federated States of), Monaco, Palau, Seychelles, Timor-Leste, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uganda, Vanuatu.


ANNEX XVI


Vote on Operative Paragraph 6 of Nuclear-Weapon-Free Southern Hemisphere


Operative Paragraph 6 of the draft resolution on a nuclear-weapon-free southern hemisphere (document A/62/391) was adopted by a recorded vote of 163 in favour to 1 against, with 8 abstentions, as follows:


In favour:  Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, Gabon, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Mauritania, Mexico, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, 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, Somalia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Tajikistan, Thailand, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Republic of Tanzania, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.


Against:  India.


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


Absent:  Angola, Chad, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Dominica, Equatorial Guinea, Gambia, Kiribati, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Mauritius, Micronesia (Federated States of), Monaco, Palau, Philippines, Seychelles, Timor-Leste, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uganda, Vanuatu.


ANNEX XVII


Vote on Nuclear-Weapon-Free Southern Hemisphere


The draft resolution as a whole on a nuclear-weapon-free southern hemisphere and adjacent areas (document A/62/391) was adopted by a recorded vote of 169 in favour to 3 against, with 8 abstentions, as follows:


In favour:  Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, 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, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, 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, Madagascar, 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, Somalia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Tajikistan, Thailand, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Republic of Tanzania, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, 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.


Absent:  Angola, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Dominica, Equatorial Guinea, Kiribati, Monaco, Seychelles, Timor-Leste, Tuvalu, Uganda, Vanuatu.


ANNEX XVIII


Vote on Decreasing Operational Readiness of Nuclear Weapons Systems


The draft resolution on decreasing operational readiness of nuclear weapons systems (document A/62/391) was adopted by a recorded vote of 139 in favour to 3 against, with 36 abstentions, as follows:


In favour:  Afghanistan, Algeria, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chile, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Cuba, Cyprus, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, Gabon, Gambia, Germany, Ghana, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Portugal, 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, Somalia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Tajikistan, Thailand, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, United Republic of Tanzania, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.


Against:  France, United Kingdom, United States.


Abstain:  Albania, Andorra, Australia, Belgium, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Georgia, Greece, Hungary, Israel, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Marshall Islands, Micronesia (Federated States of), Moldova, Montenegro, Netherlands, Palau, Poland, Republic of Korea, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Tonga, Turkey, Ukraine.


Absent:  Angola, Chad, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Dominica, Equatorial Guinea, Kiribati, Monaco, Russian Federation, Seychelles, Timor-Leste, Tuvalu, Uganda, Vanuatu.


ANNEX XIX


Vote on R enewed Determination to Eliminate Nuclear Weapons


The draft resolution on renewed determinations towards the total elimination of nuclear weapons (document A/62/391) was adopted by a recorded vote of 170 in favour to 3 against, with 9 abstentions, as follows:


In favour:  Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chile, 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, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Iraq, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Micronesia (Federated States of), Moldova, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, 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, Somalia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Tajikistan, Thailand, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United Republic of Tanzania, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.


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


Abstain:  Bhutan, China, Cuba, France, Iran, Israel, Myanmar, Nicaragua, Pakistan.


Absent:  Angola, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Kiribati, Seychelles, Timor-Leste, Tuvalu, Uganda, Vanuatu.


ANNEX XX


Vote on Advisory Opinion On Legality of Nuclear Weapons


The draft resolution on the advisory opinion on the use or threat of use of nuclear weapons (document A/62/391) was adopted by a recorded vote of 127 in favour to 27 against, with 27 abstentions, as follows:


In favour:  Afghanistan, Algeria, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Austria, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, 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, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Jamaica, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, 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, Somalia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Syria, Thailand, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, United Republic of Tanzania, Uruguay, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.


Against:  Albania, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Georgia, 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, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Liechtenstein, Marshall Islands, Micronesia (Federated States of), Moldova, Montenegro, Republic of Korea, Romania, Serbia, Switzerland, Tajikistan, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Ukraine, Uzbekistan.


Absent:  Angola, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kiribati, Monaco, Nauru, Seychelles, Timor-Leste, Tuvalu, Uganda, Vanuatu.


ANNEX XXI


Vote on Mine Ban 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/62/391) was adopted by a recorded vote of 164 in favour to none against, with 18 abstentions, as follows:


In favour:  Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Iraq, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Latvia, Lesotho, Liberia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Madagascar, 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, Somalia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Thailand, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United Republic of Tanzania, Uruguay, Venezuela, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.


Against:  None.


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


Absent:  Angola, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kiribati, Saudi Arabia, Seychelles, Timor-Leste, Tuvalu, Uganda, Vanuatu.


ANNEX XXII


Vote on Nuclear Disarmament


The draft resolution on nuclear disarmament (document A/62/391) was adopted by a recorded vote of 117 in favour to 47 against, with 17 abstentions, as follows:


In favour:  Afghanistan, Algeria, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Botswana, 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, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Jamaica, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Mauritania, Mexico, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, 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, Somalia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Syria, Thailand, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, United Republic of Tanzania, Uruguay, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.


Against:  Albania, Andorra, Australia, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Canada, 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, India, Ireland, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Malta, Mauritius, Pakistan, Republic of Korea, Russian Federation, Sweden, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan.


Absent:  Angola, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kiribati, Nauru, Seychelles, Timor-Leste, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uganda, Vanuatu.


ANNEX XXIII


Vote on Outer Space Activities


The draft resolution on transparency and confidence-building measures in outer space activities (document A/62/391) was adopted by a recorded vote of 179 in favour to 1 against, with 1 abstention, as follows:


In favour:  Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, 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, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, 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, Madagascar, 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, Somalia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Tajikistan, Thailand, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United Republic of Tanzania, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.


Against:  United States.


Abstain:  Israel.


Absent:  Angola, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Dominica, Kiribati, Nauru, Seychelles, Timor-Leste, Tuvalu, Uganda, Vanuatu.


ANNEX XXIV


Vote on Conventional Arms Control


The draft resolution on conventional arms control at the regional and subregional levels (document A/62/391) was adopted by a recorded vote of 177 in favour to 1 against, with 1 abstention, as follows:


In favour:  Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, 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, Madagascar, 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, Somalia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Tajikistan, Thailand, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United Republic of Tanzania, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.


Against:  India.


Abstain:  Bhutan.


Absent:  Angola, Chad, Cuba, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kiribati, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Nauru, Seychelles, Timor-Leste, Tuvalu, Uganda, Vanuatu, Viet Nam.


ANNEX XXV


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/62/391) was adopted by a recorded vote of 179 in favour to 1 against, with no abstentions, as follows:


In favour:  Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Madagascar, 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, Somalia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Tajikistan, Thailand, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United Republic of Tanzania, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.


Against:  United States.


Abstain:  None.


Absent:  Angola, Chad, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Dominica, Kiribati, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Seychelles, Timor-Leste, Tuvalu, Uganda, Vanuatu.


ANNEX XXVI


Vote on Relationship Between Disarmament, Development


The draft resolution on the relationship between disarmament and development (document A/62/391) was adopted by a recorded vote of 179 in favour to 1 against, with 2 abstentions, as follows:


In favour:  Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, 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, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, 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, Madagascar, 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, Somalia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Tajikistan, Thailand, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United Republic of Tanzania, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.


Against:  United States.


Abstain:  France, Israel.


Absent:  Angola, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Dominica, Kiribati, Seychelles, Timor-Leste, Tuvalu, Uganda, Vanuatu.


ANNEX XXVII


Vote on Conference to Eliminate Nuclear Dangers


The draft decision on a United Nations conference to identify appropriate ways of eliminating nuclear dangers in the context of nuclear disarmament (document A/62/391) was adopted by a recorded vote of 133 in favour to 3 against, with 43 abstentions, as follows:


In favour:  Afghanistan, Algeria, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, 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, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Qatar, 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, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Syria, Tajikistan, Thailand, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Republic of Tanzania, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, 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, Moldova, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Palau, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Korea, Romania, Russian Federation, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Turkey.


Absent:  Angola, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kiribati, Micronesia (Federated States of), Monaco, Nauru, Seychelles, Timor-Leste, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uganda, Vanuatu.


ANNEX XXVIII


Vote on Missiles


The draft decision on missiles (document A/62/391) was adopted by a recorded vote of 123 in favour to 7 against, with 51 abstentions, as follows:


In favour:  Afghanistan, Algeria, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Botswana, 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, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Lebanon, Lesotho, Libya, Madagascar, 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, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Syria, Tajikistan, Thailand, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, United Republic of Tanzania, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.


Against:  Denmark, France, Israel, Netherlands, Palau, United Kingdom, United States.


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


Absent:  Angola, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kiribati, Micronesia (Federated States of), Nauru, Seychelles, Timor-Leste, Tuvalu, Uganda, Vanuatu.


ANNEX XXIX


Vote on Nuclear Weapons Convention


The draft resolution on convention on the prohibition of the use of nuclear weapons (document A/62/392) was adopted by a recorded vote of 120 in favour to 52 against, with 10 abstentions, as follows:


In favour:  Afghanistan, Algeria, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Botswana, 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, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Jamaica, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, 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, 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, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Syria, Thailand, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, United Republic of Tanzania, Uruguay, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.


Against:  Albania, Andorra, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, 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:  Angola, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kiribati, Rwanda, Seychelles, Timor-Leste, Tuvalu, Uganda, Vanuatu.


ANNEX XXX


Vote on Preambular Paragraph 6, Risk of Nuclear Proliferation in Middle East


Preambular paragraph 6 of the draft resolution on the risk of nuclear proliferation in the Middle East (document A/62/394) was adopted by a recorded vote of 166 in favour to 3 against, with 6 abstentions, as follows:


In favour:  Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Eritrea, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gabon, Gambia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, 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, Madagascar, 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, Somalia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Tajikistan, Thailand, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United Republic of Tanzania, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.


Against:  India, Israel, United States.


Abstain:  Bhutan, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Mauritius, Pakistan, Tonga.


Absent:  Angola, Chad, Côte d’Ivoire, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Georgia, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Micronesia (Federated States of), Nauru, Palau, Rwanda, Seychelles, Timor-Leste, Tuvalu, Uganda, Vanuatu.


ANNEX XXXI


Vote on Risk of Nuclear Proliferation in Middle East


The draft resolution on the risk of nuclear proliferation in the Middle East (document A/62/394) was adopted by a recorded vote of 170 in favour to 5 against, with 7 abstentions, as follows:


In favour:  Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, 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, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, 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, 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, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United Republic of Tanzania, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.


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


Abstain:  Australia, Cameroon, Canada, Côte d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, India, Tonga.


Absent:  Angola, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kiribati, Rwanda, Seychelles, Timor-Leste, Tuvalu, Uganda, Vanuatu.


ANNEX XXXII


Vote on Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty


The draft resolution on the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT) (document A/62/397) was adopted by a recorded vote of 176 in favour to 1 against, with 4 abstentions, as follows:


In favour:  Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, 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, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, 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, Madagascar, 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, 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, Somalia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Thailand, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United Republic of Tanzania, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.


Against:  United States.


Abstain:  Colombia, India, Mauritius, Syria.


Absent:  Angola, Chad, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Dominica, Kiribati, Seychelles, Timor-Leste, Tuvalu, Uganda, Vanuatu.


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