2 December 2009
General Assembly
GA/10898

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

Sixty-fourth General Assembly

Plenary

55th Meeting (PM)


On Recommendation of First Committee, General Assembly Adopts 54 Texts, Sets


Aside Four Weeks in 2012 to Hammer Out Legally Binding Arms Trade Treaty


Consensus Emerges to Seek Ban on Fissile Material for Nuclear Weapons, Nuclear

Powers Back Test-Ban Treaty Text, International Day Against Nuclear Tests Agreed


The General Assembly, acting on the recommendation of its First Committee (Disarmament and International Security), today adopted 54 texts, including one new resolution adopted by consensus in the nuclear weapons sphere -– naming 29 August as the international day against nuclear tests.


Particularly significant was a consensus text aimed at banning fissile material for nuclear weapons, which urged the Conference on Disarmament to start negotiations early in 2010 on a treaty.  The resolution on the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty enjoyed the co-sponsorship of the five nuclear-weapon States and was adopted by a vote of 175 in favour to 1 against (Democratic People’s Republic of Korea), with 3 abstentions (India, Mauritius, Syria).  (For details of the vote, see Annex XXXV).


Prior to the draft’s adoption, a separate vote was held on operative paragraph 5 -- which, among other things, urges the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea to re-engage constructively in the six-party talks.  The Assembly retained that portion of the text by a vote of 169 in favour to 1 against (Democratic People’s Republic of Korea), with 6 abstentions (Cuba, Iran, Namibia, Nicaragua, Syria, Venezuela).  (See Annex XXXIV).


In a voting pattern familiar to disarmament and security-related drafts -– on nuclear and other weapons of mass destruction, outer space, conventional weapons, regional disarmament and security, and disarmament machinery -- recorded votes were sought on 21, with several requiring separate votes on certain provisions. 


A total of sixteen texts were adopted in the nuclear weapons category, with four by consensus:  establishment of a nuclear-weapon-free zone in the Middle East; preventing the acquisition by terrorists of radioactive materials and sources (decision); African Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zone Treaty; and prohibition of the dumping of radioactive wastes.


The rest of the drafts in that cluster were adopted by a vote, but many with broad support.  Noteworthy was the strong support shown on a resolution concerning a renewed determination towards the total elimination of nuclear weapons, which calls upon all nuclear-weapon States to undertake reductions of nuclear weapons in a transparent manner, encouraging the Russian Federation and the United States to fully implement the obligations under the Treaty on Strategic Offensive Reductions and to undertake further nuclear disarmament steps with greater transparency.


By a vote of 171 in favour to 2 against (Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, India), with 8 abstentions (Bhutan, China, Cuba, France, Israel, Iran, Myanmar, Pakistan), the Assembly stressed the necessity of a diminishing role for nuclear weapons in security policies to minimize the risk that those weapons would ever be used, and to facilitate the process of their total elimination in a way that promoted international stability and security for all.  (See Annex XIII).


Remaining resolutions in the nuclear category requiring recorded votes concerned:  the risk of nuclear proliferation in the Middle East (Annex XXXIII); 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 (NPT) (Annex VI); reducing nuclear danger (Annex VIII); nuclear weapons convention (Annex XXXI); Treaty on the South-East Asia Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zone (Annex XXXI); conclusion of effective international arrangements to assure non-nuclear-weapon States against the use or threat of use of nuclear weapons (Annex III); Second Conference of States parties and signatories to treaties by which nuclear-weapon-free zones have been established (Annex XVIII); nuclear disarmament (Annex XIX); and follow-up to the advisory opinion of the International Court of Justice on the legality of the threat or use of nuclear weapons (Annex XIX).


Two nuclear weapons-related resolutions also required recorded votes on elements within the texts:  nuclear-weapon-free southern hemisphere and adjacent areas (Annex XII), which required a recorded vote on operative paragraph 7 (Annex XI); and towards a nuclear-weapon-free world:  accelerating the implementation of nuclear disarmament commitments (Annex XXX), which was adopted after a separate vote on operative paragraph four (Annex XXIX).


All three resolutions grouped under other weapons of mass destruction –-concerning biological and chemical weapons, and measures to prevent terrorists from acquiring weapons of mass destruction -- were adopted without a vote.  Another “no vote” resolution concerned transparency and confidence-building measures in outer space activities.  As in years past, a recorded vote was needed to adopt the resolution on the prevention of an arms race in outer space.  However, this year, the resolution passed unopposed by a vote of 176 in favour to none against, with 2 abstentions ( Israel, United States) (Annex IV). 


Turning to conventional weapons, the Assembly –- not withstanding the opposition of a single delegation -- decided to convene a four-week United Nations conference in 2012 to elaborate a legally binding arms trade treaty and to work on the instrument in the meantime.  The text was adopted by a recorded vote of 151 in favour to 1 against ( Zimbabwe), with 20 abstentions (Annex XIV).


Tackling another conventional arms challenge, the Assembly unanimously voted in favour of a resolution on the illicit trade in small arms and light weapons in all its aspects (Annex XVII), after holding recorded votes on two operative paragraphs.  By the text, the Assembly underlined the fact that the issue of this illicit trade required concerted efforts at the national, regional and international levels to prevent, combat and eradicate the illicit manufacture, transfer and circulation of small arms and light weapons. 


The Assembly also underlined that the uncontrolled spread of those weapons in many regions of the world had a wide range of humanitarian and socioeconomic consequences and posed a serious threat to peace, reconciliation, safety, security, stability and sustainable development at the individual, local, national, regional and international levels.


The recorded vote on operative paragraph 4 –- by which the Assembly recalled its endorsement of the report adopted at the third biennial meeting of States to consider the implementation of the Programme of Action, and encouraged all States to implement the measures highlighted in the section of the report entitled “The way forward” –- retained that paragraph by a vote of 177 in favour to none against, with 1 abstention (Iran) (Annex XV).


Operative paragraph 15 of that resolution was retained by a vote of 176 in favour to none against, with 1 abstention ( Iran) (Annex XVI). By that provision, the Assembly recalled its decision to convene an open-ended meeting of governmental experts for one week, no later than in 2011, to address key implementation challenges and opportunities relating to particular issues and themes, including international cooperation and assistance.


In a demonstration of working towards a common goal, the Assembly also adopted a resolution on the implementation of the Convention on the Prohibition of the Use, Stockpiling, Production and Transfer of Anti-personnel Mines and on Their Destruction (Mine-Ban Convention), by a vote of 158 in favour, none against and 18 abstentions (Annex XXVIII).


The remaining four resolutions in the conventional weapons sphere were adopted by consensus:  on the Convention on Prohibitions or Restrictions on the Use of Certain Conventional Weapons Which May Be Deemed to Be Excessively Injurious or to Have Indiscriminate Effects (Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons); Convention on Cluster Munitions; assistance to States for curbing the illicit traffic in small arms and light weapons and collecting them; and problems arising from the accumulation of conventional ammunition stockpiles in surplus.


Turning to regional disarmament and security, the Assembly adopted four of six draft resolutions by consensus.  They concerned:  regional disarmament;confidence-building measures in the regional and subregional context;strengthening of security and cooperation in the Mediterranean region; and regional confidence-building measures:  activities of the United Nations Standing Advisory Committee on Security Questions in Central Africa.


The two draft resolutions adopted by recorded vote concerned conventional arms control at the regional and subregional levels, which passed by 174 votes in favour to 1 against (India), with 2 abstentions (Bhutan, Russian Federation) (Annex X), and the implementation of the Declaration of the Indian Ocean as a Zone of Peace, by 128 in favour, 3 against (France, United Kingdom, United States) and 44 abstentions (Annex I).


The Assembly also took recorded votes on two draft resolutions related to other disarmament measures and international security.  They were:  promotion of multilateralism in the area of disarmament and non-proliferation (Annex VII); and transparency in armaments (Annex XXVI).  Prior to the vote on the latter, six separate recorded votes were held on operative paragraphs 3, 4, 5, 6(d), 6 as a whole and 8 (Annexes XX, XXI, XXII, XXIII, XXIV and XXV).


The Assembly adopted eight other texts on other disarmament measures and international security without a vote, on:  verification (decision); Declaration on the Strengthening of International Security (decision); relationship between disarmament and development; observance of environmental norms in drafting and implementing disarmament and arms control agreements; role of science and technology in international security and disarmament (decision); national legislation on transfer of arms, military equipment and dual-use goods and technology; developments in the field of information and telecommunications in the context of international security; and objective information on military matters, including transparency of military expenditures.


Also acting without a vote, the Assembly adopted six resolutions and one decision related to disarmament machinery, including on:  convening of the fourth special session of the General Assembly devoted to disarmament (decision); United Nations Regional Centres for Peace and Disarmament; United Nations Regional Centre for Peace, Disarmament and Development in Latin America and the Caribbean; United Nations Regional Centre for Peace and Disarmament in Africa; Report of the Conference on Disarmament; United Nations Regional Centre for Peace and Disarmament in Asia and the Pacific; and Report of the Disarmament Commission.


Speaking in explanation of position were the representatives of Syria, France, Colombia, Cuba and Iran.


The representatives of Pakistan, New Zealand, Lithuania, Poland and Côte d’Ivoire spoke on procedural matters.


Yemen’s representative spoke on a procedural matter related to the vote on the Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of Palestinian People during the Assembly’s morning meeting.


The Rapporteur of the First Committee introduced that body’s reports.


The General Assembly will meet again at a time to be announced.


Background


The General Assembly met to take action on 20 reports of the First Committee (Disarmament and International Security).  Those reports contained 49 draft resolutions and six draft decisions.


The Assembly had before it the report on reduction of military budgets (document A/64/381), which contained one draft resolution on objective information on military matters, including transparency of military expenditures.  By that draft (document A/C.1/64/L.43), the Assembly would 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, using, preferably and to the extent possible, the reporting instrument as recommended in its resolution 35/142 B or, as appropriate, any other format developed in conjunction with similar reporting on military expenditures to other international or regional organizations, and, in the same context, encourages Member States to submit nil returns, if appropriate.


The First Committee approved the text on 28 October without a vote.


Next, the Assembly was expected to take up the report on the implementation of the Declaration of the Indian Ocean as a Zone of Peace (document A/64/382), which contained one draft resolution of the same name.  By that draft text (document A/C.1/64/L.8), the Assembly would 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 on the Indian Ocean was important, and would greatly facilitate the development of mutually beneficial dialogue to advance peace, security and stability in the Indian Ocean.


The Committee approved the text on 28 October by a recorded vote of 128 in favour to 3 against ( France, United Kingdom, United States), with 44 abstentions.


Then the Assembly was expected to take up the report on the African Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zone Treaty (document A/64/383), which contained one resolution of the same name.  That text (document A/C.1/64/L.33) would have the Assembly note with satisfaction the entry into force of that Treaty on 15 July and would call upon African States that have not yet done so to sign and ratify it as soon as possible.  It would further call upon the States contemplated in Protocol III of the Treaty that have not yet done so to take all necessary measures to ensure its speedy application to territories for which they are, de jure or de facto, internationally responsible and that lie within the limits of the geographical zone established in the Treaty.


It would also call upon the African States parties to the Treaty on the Non Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) that have not yet done so to conclude comprehensive safeguards agreements with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) pursuant to the Treaty, and to conclude additional protocols to their safeguards agreements on the basis of the Model Protocol approved by the Board of Governors of the Agency on 15 May 1997.


The First Committee approved the text on 27 October without a vote.


The Assembly then was expected to take up the report on verification in all its aspects, including the role of the United Nations in the field of verification (document A/64/384), which contained a text of the same name.  That decision (document A/C.1/64/L.2) would have the Assembly include the item in its sixty-sixth session provisional agenda.


The First Committee approved the text on 28 October without a vote.


Then the Assembly was expected to take up a report on the review of the implementation of the Declaration on the Strengthening of International Security (document A/64/385), which contained one decision of the same name.  That text (document A/C.1/64/L.7) would have the Assembly decide to include an item of the same title in the provisional agenda for its sixty-sixth session.


The First Committee approved the text on 28 October without a vote.


The Assembly was then expected to take up a report on developments in the field of information and telecommunications in the context of international security (document A/64/386), which contained one resolution of the same name.  By that text (document A/C.1/64/L.39), the Assembly would call upon Member States to promote further at multilateral levels the consideration of existing and potential threats in the field of information security, as well as possible measures to limit the threats emerging in this field, consistent with the need to preserve the free flow of information.


The Assembly would also 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, and it would invite all Member States to continue to inform the Secretary-General of their views and assessments on questions, including the general appreciation of the issues of information security, the efforts taken at the national level to strengthen information security and promote international cooperation in this field and the possible measures that could be taken by the international community to strengthen information security at the global level.


The First Committee approved the text on 29 October without a vote.


The Assembly was then expected to take up the report on establishment of a nuclear-weapon-free zone in the region of the Middle East (document A/64/387), which contained one resolution of the same name.  By that draft (document A/C.1/64/L.3), the Assembly would urge all parties directly concerned to seriously consider taking the practical and urgent steps required for the implementation of proposal to establish such a zone and invite concerned countries to adhere to the NPT.


Under the draft, the Assembly would call upon all countries of the region that had not done so, pending the establishment of the zone, to agree to place all their nuclear activities under IAEA safeguards.  Furthermore, the draft would have the Assembly invite all countries of the region, pending the establishment of such a zone, not to develop, produce, test or otherwise acquire nuclear weapons or permit the stationing of such weapons or nuclear devices on their territories, or territories under their control.


The Assembly would also invite the nuclear-weapon States and all other States to assist in establishing the zone and to refrain from any action that ran counter to both the letter and the spirit of the present resolution.  The Assembly would also invite all parties to consider the appropriate means that might contribute to the goal of general and complete disarmament and the establishment of a zone free of weapons of mass destruction in that region.


During action in the Committee on 27 October, a separate vote was held on operative paragraph 3, which takes note of resolution GC(53)/RES/16, adopted on 17 September by the General Conference of the IAEA, concerning the application of Agency safeguards in the Middle East.


The Committee voted to retain that provision by 166 in favour to none against, with 3 abstentions ( Côte d’Ivoire, India, Israel).


Then the Committee approved the draft resolution in its entirety without a vote.


The Assembly then was expected to take up the report 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/64/388), which contained one draft resolution of the same name.  By that text (document A/C.1/64/L.24), the Assembly would appeal to all States, especially nuclear-weapon States, to work actively towards an early agreement on a common approach and a common formula that could be included in an international legally binding instrument.  The Assembly would recommend that further intensive efforts be devoted to the search for such a common approach or common formula and that the various alternative approaches, including those considered by the Conference on Disarmament, be explored further in order to overcome difficulties.


The Assembly would also recommend that the Conference on Disarmament actively continue intensive negotiations with a view to reaching early agreement and concluding effective international agreements to assure non-nuclear-weapon States against the use or threat of use of nuclear weapons.


The Committee approved the text on 27 October by a recorded vote of 119 in favour to none against, with 58 abstentions.


Then the Assembly was expected to take up the report on prevention of an arms race in outer space (document A/64/389), which contained one resolution of the same name.  Recognizing that preventing an arms race in outer space would avert a grave danger for international peace and security, the Assembly would, by the text (document A/C.1/64/L.25), call upon all States, particularly those with major space capabilities, to contribute actively to the objective of the peaceful use of outer space.  It would also reaffirm the importance and urgency of preventing an arms race in outer space and call on States to refrain from actions contrary to that objective, as well as to the relevant existing treaties.


The Committee approved that draft on 28 October by a recorded vote of 176 in favour to none against, with 2 abstentions ( Israel, United States).


Next, the Assembly was expected to take up the report on the role of science and technology in the context of international security and disarmament (document A/64/390), which contained one decision of the same name.  By that text (document A/C.1/64/L.21), the Assembly would decide to include this item in its provisional agenda of its sixty-fifth session.


The Committee approved the text on 28 October without a vote.


Then the Assembly was expected to turn to the report on general and complete disarmament (document A/64/391), which contained 29 draft resolutions and two draft decisions.


Draft resolution I, on the treaty banning the production of fissile material for nuclear weapons or other nuclear explosive devices (document A/C.1/64/L.1/Rev.1), would have the Assembly, convinced that a non-discriminatory, multilateral and internationally and effectively verifiable treaty banning fissile material production for nuclear weapons and other nuclear explosive devices would be a significant contribution to disarmament and non-proliferation, urge the Conference on Disarmament to agree early in 2010 on a programme of work that includes the immediate commencement of negotiations on such a treaty.  The resolution would also have the Assembly decide to include this item on its sixty-fifth session provisional agenda.


The Committee approved the text on 29 October without a vote.


Draft resolution II, on assistance to States for curbing the illicit traffic in small arms and light weapons and collecting them (document A/C.1/64/L.5), would have the Assembly, deeply concerned by the magnitude of human casualty and suffering, especially among children, caused by the illicit proliferation and use of small arms and light weapons, commend the United Nations and international, regional and other organizations for their assistance to States for curbing the illicit traffic in small arms and collecting them.


The Committee approved the draft resolution without a vote on 28 October.


Draft resolution III, on follow-up to nuclear disarmament obligations agreed to at the 1995 and 2000 Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (document A/C.1/64/L.6), would have the Assembly, gravely concerned over the failure of the 2005 Review Conference to reach any substantive agreement on the follow-up to nuclear disarmament obligations, call for practical steps to be taken by all nuclear-weapon States that would lead to nuclear disarmament in a way that promotes international stability.  The draft would also have the Assembly urge States party to the Treaty to follow up on the implementation of the nuclear disarmament obligations under the Treaty agreed to at the 1995 and 2000 Review Conferences.


The Committee approved the draft resolution on 27 October by a recorded vote of 105 in favour to 56 against, with 12 abstentions.


Prior to that vote, the Committee approved the preambular paragraph 6 of the draft resolution, which reaffirms the resolution on the Middle East adopted on 11 May 1995 by the 1995 Review and Extension Conference of the NPT States parties, by a vote of 109 in favour to 48 against, with 10 abstentions (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, India, Peru, Russian Federation, Rwanda, Samoa, Serbia, Timor-Leste).


Draft resolution IV, on relationship between disarmament and development (document A/C.1/64/L.10), would have the Assembly request the Secretary-General to continue to take action, through appropriate organs and within available resources, for the implementation of the action programme adopted at the 1987 International Conference on the Relationship between Disarmament and Development.  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 draft resolution was approved by the Committee without a vote on 28 October.


Draft resolution V, on the observance of environmental norms in the drafting and implementation of agreements on disarmament and arms control (document A/C.1/64/L.12), would have the Assembly reaffirm that international disarmament forums should take fully into account the relevant environmental norms in negotiating treaties and agreements on disarmament and arms limitation, and that all States, through their actions, should contribute fully to ensuring compliance with those norms in the implementation of treaties and conventions to which they were parties.  It would call on 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 its effective contribution to attaining sustainable development.


The draft resolution was approved by the Committee without a vote on 28 October.


Draft resolution VI, on the promotion of multilateralism in the area of disarmament and non-proliferation (document A/C.1/64/L.13), would have the Assembly, stressing that international cooperation, the peaceful settlement of disputes, dialogue and confidence-building measures would contribute to the creation of multilateral and bilateral friendly relations among peoples and nations, reaffirm multiculturalism as the core principle in negotiations in the area of disarmament and non-proliferation.


The Committee approved the draft resolution on 28 October by a recorded vote of 126 in favour to 5 against (Israel, Federated States of Micronesia, Palau, United Kingdom, United States), with 49 abstentions.


Draft resolution VII, on the International Day against Nuclear Tests (document A/C.1/64/L.14/Rev.1), would have the Assembly, convinced that the end of nuclear tests is one of the key means of achieving the goal of a nuclear-weapon-free world, welcome the recent positive momentum in the international community to work towards that goal and declare 29 August as the International Day against Nuclear Tests.


Further to that text, the Assembly, convinced that every effort should be made to end nuclear tests in order to avert their devastating and harmful effects on the lives and health of people and the environment, would invite Member States, the United Nations system, civil society, academia, the mass media and individuals to commemorate the International Day against Nuclear Tests in an appropriate manner, including through all means of educational and public awareness-raising activities.


The Committee approved the text on 30 October without a vote.


Draft resolution VIII, on the Convention on Cluster Munitions (document A/C.1/64/L.16), would have the Assembly, noting the signature of the Convention on behalf of many States and the growing number of ratifications by signatories, which now approached the number required for its entry into force, welcome the offer of the Government of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic to host the First Meeting of States Parties to the Convention following its entry into force.


The Committee approved the text on 28 October without a vote.


Draft resolution IX, on reducing nuclear danger (document A/C.1/64/L.18), would have the Assembly call for a review of nuclear doctrines and, in that context, immediate and urgent steps to reduce the risks of unintentional and accidental use of nuclear weapons, including through de-alerting and de-targeting of nuclear weapons.


The draft resolution was approved by the Committee on 27 October by a vote of 113 in favour to 50 against, with 15 abstentions.


Draft resolution X, on measures to prevent terrorists from acquiring weapons of mass destruction (document A/C.1/64/L.19), would have the Assembly call on Member States to support international efforts towards that goal and appeal to States to consider early accession and ratification of the International Convention for the Suppression of Acts of Nuclear Terrorism.  The Assembly would also urge Member States to take and strengthen national measures to prevent terrorists from acquiring weapons of mass destruction, their means of delivery and materials and technologies related to their manufacture


The Committee approved the draft resolution without a vote on 28 October.


Draft resolution XI, on the Treaty on the South-East Asia Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zone (Bangkok Treaty) (document A/C.1/64/L.23), would have the Assembly encourage States parties to resume direct consultations with the five nuclear-weapon States to resolve comprehensively existing outstanding issues on provisions of the Treaty and the Protocol thereto.  The Assembly would also encourage nuclear-weapon States and States parties to work constructively, with a view to ensuring the early accession of the nuclear-weapon States to the Treaty’s Protocol.


The Committee approved the draft resolution on 27 October by a vote of 172 in favour to none against, with 5 abstentions ( France, Israel, Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, United States).


Draft resolution XII, on the national legislation on transfer of arms, military equipment and dual-use goods and technology (document A/C.1/64/L.26), would have the Assembly invite Member States to enact or improve national legislation to exercise control over the transfer of arms, military equipment and dual-use goods and technology.  It would 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 text on 28 October without a vote.


Draft resolution XIII, on regional disarmament (document A/C.1/64/L.28), would have the Assembly affirm that global and regional approaches to disarmament complement each other and should be pursued simultaneously to promote regional and international peace and security.


The Committee approved the draft decision without a vote on 28 October.


Draft resolution XIV, on conventional arms control at the regional and subregional levels (document A/C.1/64/L.29), would have the Assembly request the Conference on Disarmament to consider the formulation of principles that could serve as a framework for regional agreements on conventional arms control, and the Secretary-General to seek the views of Member States on the subject for a report to be submitted at its sixty-fifth session.


The Committee approved the draft resolution on 28 October by a vote of 173 in favour to 1 against ( India), with 2 abstentions ( Bhutan, Russian Federation).


Draft resolution XV, on confidence-building measures in the regional and subregional context (document A/C.1/64/L.30), 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.


The Committee approved the draft resolution without a vote on 28 October.


Draft resolution XVI, on nuclear-weapon-free southern hemisphere and adjacent areas (document A/C.1/64/L.31), would have the Assembly welcome the continued contribution that the Antarctic Treaty and the Treaties of Tlatelolco, Rarotonga, Bangkok and Pelindaba are making towards freeing the southern hemisphere and adjacent areas covered by those treaties from nuclear weapons.  It would further note with satisfaction that all nuclear-weapon-free zones in the southern hemisphere and adjacent areas were now in force.


The Committee approved the draft resolution on 27 October by a vote of 168 in favour to 3 against ( France, United Kingdom, United States), with 5 abstentions ( India, Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Pakistan, Palau).


Prior to that vote, a separate vote was taken on operative paragraph 7, which calls upon all States to consider all relevant [nuclear-weapon-free zone] proposals, including those reflected in its resolutions on the establishment of nuclear-weapon-free zones in the Middle East and South Asia.  Paragraph 7 was approved by a vote of 165 in favour to 2 against ( India, Pakistan), with 6 abstentions ( Bhutan, France, Israel, Palau, United Kingdom, United States).


Draft resolution XVII, on prohibition of the dumping of radioactive wastes (document A/C.1/64/L.34), 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.  It would 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.


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

Draft resolution XVIII, on implementation of the Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production, Stockpiling and Use of Chemical Weapons and on Their Destruction (document A/C.1/64/L.35), would have the Assembly stress the importance to the Convention that all possessors of chemical weapons, chemical weapons production facilities or chemical weapons development facilities, including previously declared possessor States, should be among the States parties to the Convention, and welcome progress to that end.  It would stress that the full and effective implementation of all provisions of the Convention, including those on national implementation (article VII) and assistance and protection (article X), constituted an important contribution to the efforts of the United Nations in the global fight against terrorism in all its forms and manifestations.


The Committee approved the draft resolution on 28 October without a vote.


Draft resolution XIX, on renewed determination towards the total elimination of nuclear weapons (document A/C.1/64/L.36), would have the Assembly stress the importance of an effective review process to the NPT, and call upon all States parties to that Treaty to work together so that the 2010 NPT Review Conference can successfully strengthen the Treaty’s regime, and establish effective and practical measures in all three of the Treaty’s three pillars.  The Assembly would reaffirm the importance of the Treaty’s universality, and call upon States not parties to it to accede to it as non-nuclear-weapon States without delay and without conditions and, pending their accession to the Treaty, to adhere to its terms, as well as to take practical steps in support of it.


Further to the text, the Assembly would call upon all nuclear-weapon States to undertake reductions of nuclear weapons in a transparent manner.  It would invite those States to agree on transparency and confidence-building measures, while noting the increased transparency demonstrated by nuclear-weapon States on their nuclear arsenals, including the current number of their nuclear warheads.


The Committee approved the draft resolution on 29 October by a recorded vote of 161 in favour to 2 against (Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, India), with 8 abstentions ( Bhutan, China, Cuba, France, Israel, Iran, Pakistan, Myanmar).


Draft resolution XX, on arms trade treaty (document A/C.1/64/L.38/Rev.1), would have the Assembly, acknowledging the right of all States to manufacture, import, export, transfer and retain conventional arms for self-defence and security needs and in order to participate in peace support operations, call upon States to implement on a national basis the relevant recommendations contained in section VII of the Secretary-General’s report and command all States to carefully consider how to achieve such implementation to ensure their national import and export control systems have the highest possible standards.


By further terms, the Assembly would stress the need to address the problems relating to unregulated trade in conventional weapons and their diversion to the illicit market, considering that such risks can fuel instability, and transnational organized crime and terrorism, and that international action should be taken to address the problem.  The Assembly would also decide to convene a United Nations Conference on the Arms Trade Treaty to meet for four consecutive weeks in 2012 to elaborate a legally binding instrument on the highest possible common international standards for the transfer of conventional arms.


The Committee approved the draft resolution on 30 October by a vote of 153 in favour to 1 against ( Zimbabwe), with 19 abstentions.


Draft resolution XXI, on transparency and confidence-building measures in outer space activities (document A/C.1/64/L.40), would have the Assembly take note of the reports 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 Secretary-General would, in turn, be requested to submit a final report within an annex containing these concrete proposals at its sixty-fifth session.


The Committee approved the draft resolution without a vote on 29 October.


Draft resolution XXII, on the illicit trade in small arms and light weapons in all its aspects (document A/C.1/64/L.42/Rev.1), would have the Assembly underline the fact that the issue of the illicit trade in small arms and light weapons in all its aspects required concerted efforts 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 posed a serious threat to peace, reconciliation, safety, security, stability and sustainable development at the individual, local, national, regional and international levels.  The Assembly would also decide that the fourth biennial meeting of States to consider the national, regional and global implementation of the Programme of Action to Prevent, Combat and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All Its Aspects shall be held in New York from 14 to 18 June.


The Committee approved the draft resolution on 29 October by a vote of 179 in favour to none against, with no abstentions.


Prior to that vote, a separate vote was taken on operative paragraph 4, which would recall the endorsement of the report adopted at the third biennial meeting of States to consider the implementation of the Programme of Action, and have the Assembly encourage all States to implement the measures highlighted in the section of the report entitled “The way forward”.  Operative paragraph 4 was approved by a recorded vote of 177 in favour to none against, with 1 abstention ( Iran).


A separate vote was also taken on operative paragraph 15, which would recall the decision to convene an open-ended meeting of governmental experts for a period of one week, no later than in 2011, to address key implementation challenges and opportunities relating to particular issues and themes, including international cooperation and assistance.  That paragraph was approved by a vote of 177 in favour to none against, with 1 abstention ( Iran).


Draft resolution XXIII, on problems arising from the accumulation of conventional ammunition stockpiles in surplus (document A/C.1/64/L.44), would have the Assembly encourage all interested States to assess, on a voluntary basis, whether, in conformity with their legitimate security needs, parts of their stockpiles of conventional ammunition should be considered to be in surplus, and recognize that the security of such stockpiles must be taken into consideration and that appropriate controls with regard to the security and safety of stockpiles of conventional ammunition are indispensable at the national level, in order to eliminate the risk of explosion, pollution or diversion.


The Committee approved the draft resolution without a vote on 28 October.


Draft resolution XXIV, on the Second Conference of States parties and signatories to treaties by which nuclear-weapon-free zones have been established (document A/C.1/64/L.46/Rev.1), would have the Assembly, urging regions that have not yet established nuclear-weapon-free zone treaties to accelerate efforts in that direction, particularly in the Middle East, decide to convene this conference in New York on 30 April 2010.  The Assembly would also urge the States parties and signatories to such treaties to develop activities of cooperation and coordination in order to promote their common objectives in the framework of the conference.


The Committee approved that draft resolution on 2 November by a recorded vote of 159 in favour to none against, with 6 abstentions ( France, Israel, Russian Federation, Syria, United Kingdom, United States).


Prior to that vote, a draft amendment contained in document A/C.1/64/L.55), which would delete a paragraph referring to the Middle East region, was defeated by the Committee by a vote of 4 in favour (Algeria, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Iran, Syria) to 103 against, with 22 abstentions.


Draft resolution XXV, on nuclear disarmament (document A/C.1/64/L.48), 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 welcome and encourage the efforts to establish new nuclear-weapon-free zones in different parts of the world on the basis of agreements or arrangements freely arrived at among the States of the regions concerned, which is an effective measure for limiting the further spread of nuclear weapons geographically and contributes to the cause of nuclear disarmament.


Further by the text, the Assembly would urge the nuclear-weapon States to carry out further reductions of non-strategic nuclear weapons, based on unilateral initiatives and as an integral part of the nuclear arms reduction and disarmament process.  It would also call for the immediate commencement of negotiations in the Conference on Disarmament on a non-discriminatory, multilateral and internationally and effectively verifiable treaty banning the production of fissile material for nuclear weapons or other nuclear explosive devices.


The Committee approved the draft resolution on 27 October by a recorded vote of 112 in favour to 43 against, with 21 abstentions.


Draft resolution XXVI, on transparency in armaments (document A/C.1/64/L.50), would have the Assembly, continuing to take the view that an enhanced level of transparency in armaments contributes to confidence-building and security among States and that the establishment of the United Nations Register of Conventional Arms constitutes an important step forward in promoting transparency in military matters, reaffirm its determination to ensure the effective operation of the Register.


The Committee approved the draft resolution on 29 October by a vote of 150 in favour to none against, with 22 abstentions.


Prior to that vote, separate recorded votes were taken to approve six of the operative paragraphs.


First, a separate recorded vote was taken on operative paragraph 3, which reads:  “Calls upon Member States, with a view to achieving universal participation, to provide the Secretary-General, by 31 May annually, with the requested data and information for the Register, including nil reports, if appropriate, on the basis of resolutions 46/36 L and 47/52 L, the recommendations contained in paragraph 64 of the 1997 report of the Secretary-General on the continuing operation of the Register and its further development, the recommendations contained in paragraph 94 of the 2000 report of the Secretary-General and the appendices and annexes thereto, the recommendations contained in paragraphs 112 to 114 of the 2003 report of the Secretary-General, the recommendations contained in paragraphs 123 to 127 of the 2006 report of the Secretary-General and the recommendations contained in paragraphs 71 to 75 of the 2009 report of the Secretary-General.”


The Committee approved operative paragraph 3 by a vote of 147 in favour to none against, with 24 abstentions.


Next, a separate recorded vote was taken on operative paragraph 4, which reads:  “Invites Member States in a position to do so, pending further development of the Register, to provide additional information on procurement through national production and military holdings and to make use of the ‘Remarks’ column in the standardized reporting form to provide additional information such as types or models.”


Operative Paragraph 4 was retained by a vote of 147 in favour to none against, with 24 abstentions.


A vote was then taken on operative paragraph 5, which reads:  “Also invites Member States in a position to do so to provide additional information on transfers of small arms and light weapons on the basis of the optional standardized reporting form, as adopted by the 2006 group of governmental experts, or by any other methods they deem appropriate.”


The Committee voted to retain operative paragraph 5 by 149 in favour to none against, with 22 abstentions.


Next, a separate vote was taken on operative paragraph 6(d) which reads:  “Requests the Secretary-General, with a view to the three-year cycle regarding review of the Register, to ensure that sufficient resources are made available for a group of governmental experts to be convened in 2012, to review the continuing operation of the Register and its further development, taking into account the work of the Conference on Disarmament, the views expressed by Member States and the reports of the Secretary-General on the continuing operation of the Register and its further development.”


By a vote of 147 in favour to none against, with 23 abstentions, operative paragraph 6(d) of the draft resolution was approved.


The Committee voted to retain operative paragraph 6 as a whole by 148 in favour to none against, with 22 abstentions.


The Committee next took a separate vote on operative paragraph 8, which reads:  “Invites the Conference on Disarmament to consider continuing its work undertaken in the field of transparency in armaments”, retaining that provision by 146 in favour to none against, with 23 abstentions.


Draft resolution XXVII, on follow-up to the advisory opinion of the International Court of Justice on the Legality of the Threat of Use of Nuclear Weapons (document A/C.1/64/L.51), would have the Assembly, stressing the importance of strengthening all existing nuclear-related disarmament and arms control and reduction measures, underline the Court’s unanimous conclusion that there existed an obligation to pursue in good faith, and bring to a conclusion, negotiations leading to nuclear disarmament in all its aspects under strict and effective international control.  It would once again call on all States immediately to fulfil that obligation.


The Committee approved the draft resolution on 30 October by a vote of 126 in favour to 29 against, with 22 abstentions.


Draft resolution XXVIII, on the 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.1/64/L.53), would have the Assembly invite all States that have not signed the Convention on the Prohibition of the Use, Stockpiling, Production and Transfer of Anti-personnel Mines and on Their Destruction1 to accede to it without delay.  All States that have signed, but not ratified, the Convention would be urged to ratify it without delay.


Further by the text, the Assembly would stress the importance of the full and effective implementation of and compliance with the Convention.  It would also urge all States parties to provide the Secretary-General with complete and timely information to promote transparency and compliance with the Convention.  It would also 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 text on 29 October by a recorded vote of 158 in favour to none against, with 18 abstentions.


Draft resolution XXIX, on towards a nuclear-weapon-free world:  accelerating the implementation of nuclear disarmament commitments (document A/C.a/64/L.54), would have the Assembly call upon all States to comply fully with all such commitments and not to act in any way that may compromise either cause or that may lead to a new nuclear arms race.  The text would also have the Assembly urge the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea to rescind its announced withdrawal from the NPT, to re-establish cooperation with the IAEA and to rejoin the Six-Party Talks, with a view to achieving the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula in a peaceful manner.


The Committee approved the draft resolution on 27 October by a vote of 165 in favour to 5 against (Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, France, India, Israel, United States), with 4 abstentions (Bhutan, Federated States of Micronesia, Pakistan, United Kingdom).


Prior to that vote, a separate vote was held on operative paragraph 4, by which the Assembly would reiterate its call upon all States parties to the NPT to spare no effort to achieve the Treaty’s universality and, in that regard, urge India, Israel and Pakistan to accede to the Treaty as non-nuclear-weapon States promptly and without conditions.  The Committee decided to retain that paragraph by a vote of 159 in favour to 4 against ( India, Israel, Pakistan, United States), with 2 abstentions ( Bhutan, France).


Draft decision I, on convening of the fourth special session of the General Assembly devoted to disarmament (document A/C.1/64/L.9), would have the Assembly decide to include an item of the same title in the provisional agenda for its sixty-fifth session.


The Committee approved the decision on 28 October without a vote.


Draft decision II, on preventing the acquisition by terrorists of radioactive materials and sources (document A/C.1/64/L.17), would have the Assembly decide to include an item of the same title in the provisional agenda for its sixty-fifth session.


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


The Assembly was then expected to turn to the report on review and implementation of the Concluding Document of the Twelfth Special Session of the General assembly (document A/64/392), which contained six draft texts.


Draft resolution I, on United Nations regional centres for peace and disarmament (document A/C.1/64/L.11), would have the Assembly reaffirm that, in order to achieve positive results, it was useful for the three regional centres to carry out dissemination and educational programmes that promoted regional peace and security that were aimed at changing basic attitudes with respect to peace and security and disarmament, so as to support the achievement of the purposes and principles of the United Nations.


The Committee approved the text on 28 October without a vote.


Draft resolution II, on the Convention on the Prohibition of the Use of Nuclear Weapons (document A/C.1/64/L.20), would have the Assembly, convinced that the use of nuclear weapons poses the most serious threat to the survival of mankind and stressing that an international convention on the prohibition of the use of nuclear weapons would be an important step in a phased programme towards the complete elimination of nuclear weapons within a specified time frame, reiterate its request to the Conference on Disarmament to commence negotiations to reach an agreement on such a convention.


The draft resolution was approved by the Committee on 27 October by a vote of 116 in favour to 50 against, with 11 abstentions.


Draft resolution III, on the United Nations Regional Centre for Peace, Disarmament and Development in Latin America and the Caribbean (document A/C.1/64/L.22), would have the Assembly express its satisfaction for the Centre’s activities carried out this year and appeal to States and international governmental and non-governmental organizations and foundations to make and to increase voluntary contributions to strengthen the Centre, as well as its activities programme and their implementation.


The Committee approved the text on 28 October without a vote.


Draft resolution IV, 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.27), would have the Assembly welcome the adoption by States members of the Standing Advisory Committee of the Code of Conduct for the Defence and Security Forces in Central Africa on 8 May and the major strides made by States in drafting a legal instrument on the control of small arms and light weapons in Central Africa.  The Assembly would encourage interested countries to provide financial support to the implementation of the “Sao Tome Initiative”.  It would also encourage the States members of the Standing Advisory Committee to continue their efforts to render the early-warning mechanism for Central Africa fully operational.  The Secretary-General would also be requested to provide the necessary assistance for its smooth functioning.


The Committee approved the text on 29 October without a vote.


Draft resolution V, on the United Nations Regional Centre for Peace and Disarmament in Africa (document A/C/1/64/L.32/Rev.2), would have the Assembly note the successful conclusion of that Centre’s revitalization through the strengthening of its financial and human capacities and welcome its efforts to revitalize its activities and extend its operations to cover all of Africa in order to respond to the evolving needs of the continent in the areas of peace, security and disarmament.  The Assembly would also urge all States, as well as international governmental and non -governmental organizations and foundations, to make voluntary contributions to support the programmes and activities of the Centre and to facilitate their implementation.


The Committee approved the text on 30 October without a vote.


Draft resolution VI, on the United Nations Regional Centre for Peace and Disarmament in Asia and the Pacific (document A/C.1/64/L.45), would have the Assembly welcome the physical operation of the Regional Centre for Peace and Disarmament in Asia and the Pacific from Kathmandu in close cooperation with Member States and 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 only resources of the Regional Centre, to strengthen the programme of activities of the Centre and the implementation thereof.


The Committee approved the text on 28 October without a vote.


The Assembly would then take up the report on review of the implementation of the recommendations and decisions adopted by the General Assembly at its tenth special session (document A/64/393), which contained two draft resolutions.


Draft resolution I, on the report of the Conference on Disarmament (document A/C.1/64/L.41), would have the General Assembly welcome the consensus adoption of a programme of work for the 2009 session, including the establishment of four working groups and three special coordinators.  It would also welcome the decision of the Conference to request the current and incoming Presidents to conduct consultations during the intersessional period and, if possible, make recommendations taking into account all relevant proposals.


The Committee approved the text on 30 October without a vote.


Draft resolution II, on the report of the Disarmament Commission (document A/C.1/64/L.52), would have the Assembly recommend that the Disarmament Commission continue the consideration of recommendations for achieving the objective of nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation of nuclear weapons, elements of a draft declaration of the 2010s as the fourth disarmament decade, and practical confidence-building measures in the field of conventional weapons.


The Committee approved the text on 28 October without a vote.


The Assembly would next take up the report on the risk of nuclear proliferation in the Middle East (document A/64/394), which contained one draft resolution of the same title (document A/C.1/64/L.4).  The draft resolution would have the Assembly reaffirm the importance of Israel’s accession to the NPT 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 as an important confidence-building measure among all States of the region and as a step towards enhancing peace and security.


The draft resolution was approved by the Committee on 27 October by a vote of 164 in favour to 5 against (Israel, Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Palau, United States), with 6 abstentions (Australia, Cameroon, Canada, Côte d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, India).


Prior to that approval, a separate vote was held for preambular paragraph 6, by which the Assembly recognized with satisfaction that, in the Final Document of the 2000 Review Conference of Parties to the NPT, the Conference undertook to make determined efforts towards achieving the Treaty’s universality, called upon those remaining States not parties to the Treaty to accede to it, and underlined the necessity of universal adherence to the Treaty and of strict compliance by all parties with their obligations under the Treaty.


That paragraph was retained by a vote of 163 in favour to 4 against (India, Israel, Palau, United States), with 6 abstentions (Bhutan, Côte d’Ivoire, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Ethiopia, Mauritius, Pakistan).


The Assembly was then expected to turn to the report on the Convention on Prohibitions or Restrictions on the Use of Certain Conventional Weapons Which May Be Deemed to Be Excessively Injurious or to Have Indiscriminate Effects (document A/64/395), which contained one draft resolution of the same name (document A/C.1/64/L.37).  By that text, the Assembly would call on all States that have not yet done so to take all measures to become parties, as soon as possible, to the Convention and the Protocols thereto, with a view to achieving the widest possible adherence to these instruments at an early date, and so as to ultimately achieve their universality.


By further provisions, the Assembly would call on all States parties to the Convention that have not yet done so to express their consent to be bound by the Convention’s Protocols and the amendment extending the scope of the Convention and its Protocols to include armed conflicts of a non-international character.  It would also welcome the adoption by the Third Review Conference of the High Contracting Parties to the Convention of a Plan of Action to promote universality of the Convention and its annexed Protocols.


The Committee approved the draft resolution on 29 October without a vote.


The Assembly was next expected to take up the report on Strengthening security and cooperation in the Mediterranean region (document A/64/396), which contained one draft resolution of the same title (document A/C.1/64/L.49).  The draft resolution would have the Assembly, welcoming the entry into force of the African Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zone as a contribution to the strengthening of peace and security both regionally and internationally, reaffirm that security in the Mediterranean is closely linked to European security, as well as to international peace and security.  It would 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.


Further by the text, the Assembly would call on all States of the region that have not yet done so to adhere to all the multilaterally negotiated legal instruments related to the field of disarmament and non-proliferation, thus creating the necessary conditions for strengthening peace and cooperation in the region.  It 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 text on 28 October without a vote.


The Assembly would, thereafter, take up the report on Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (document A/64/397), which contained one draft resolution of the same name (document A/C.1/64/L.47/Rev.1).  That draft 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 welcome the contributions by the States signatories to the work of the Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization, particularly its efforts to ensure that the Treaty’s verification regime will be capable of meeting the Treaty’s verification requirements for its entry into force, in accordance with article IV of the Treaty.


Also by the text, the Assembly would 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 Treaty’s object and purpose, while stressing that these measures do not have the same permanent and legally binding effect as the entry into force of the Treaty.  The Assembly would further urge all States that have not yet signed the Treaty to sign and ratify it as soon as possible.  Those that have signed, but not yet ratified, it, in particular those whose ratification is needed for its entry into force, would be urged to accelerate their ratification processes with a view to ensuring their earliest successful conclusion.


Then the Committee approved the draft resolution on 30 October by a vote of 175 in favour to 1 against (Democratic People’s Republic of Korea), with 3 abstentions ( India, Mauritius, Syria).


Prior to that approval, the Committee first voted on operative paragraph 5, which recalled Security Council resolutions 1718 (2006) and 1874 (2009) and called for their early implementation, and also called for the early resumption of the Six-Party Talks.  It approved that paragraph by a vote of 166 in favour to 1 against (Democratic People’s Republic of Korea), with 5 abstentions ( Cuba, Iran, Nicaragua, Syria, Venezuela).


The Assembly was then expected to take up the report on the Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production and Stockpiling of Bacteriological (Biological) and Toxin Weapons and on Their Destruction (document A/64/398), which contained one draft resolution of the same name (document A/C.1/64/L.15).  The text would have the Assembly note the increase in the number of States parties to the Convention and reaffirms the call on all signatory States that have not yet ratified the Convention to do so without delay.  Those States that have not signed the Convention would be called on to become parties thereto at an early date, thus, contributing to the achievement of the Convention’s universal adherence.  The Assembly would also urge States parties to continue to work closely with the implementation support unit in fulfilling its mandate.


The Committee approved the draft resolution on 28 October without a vote.


Finally, the Assembly was expected to take up the Committee’s report on revitalization of the work of the General Assembly (document A/64/399), which contains a draft decision on the proposed programme of work and timetable of the First Committee for 2010.


The Assembly also had before it a report on programme planning (document A/64/400), which states that the need for the First Committee to take up the Assembly’s agenda item of that name did not arise during the main part of the Assembly’s sixty-fourth session.


Action on Draft Texts


TETYANA POKHVAL’ONA ( Ukraine), Rapporteur, introduced the reports of the First Committee (Disarmament and International Security), after which the Assembly decided not to discuss those reports.


The Assembly first took up the report on reduction of military budgets (document A/64/381), adopting the draft resolution contained therein, entitled “objective information on military matters, including transparency of military expenditures”, without a vote.


Next, the Assembly took up the report on the implementation of the Declaration of the Indian Ocean as a Zone of Peace (document A/64/382), adopting the draft resolution (document A/C.1/64/L.8) contained in the report by a vote of128 in favour to 3 against (France, United Kingdom, United States), with 45 abstentions.  (See Annex I.)


Then the Assembly adopted without a vote the draft resolution (document A/C.1/64/L.33) contained in the report on the African Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zone Treaty (document A/64/383).


Turning to the report on verification in all its aspects, including the role of the United Nations in the field of verification (document A/64/384), the Assembly adopted the draft text (document A/C.1/64/L.2) contained therein without a vote.


Then the Assembly took up the report on the review of the implementation of the Declaration on the Strengthening of International Security (document A/64/385), and adopted the decision (document A/C.1/64/L.7) contained therein without a vote.


The Assembly then took up the report on developments in the field of information and telecommunications in the context of international security (document A/64/386), which contained one resolution, adopting that text (document A/C.1/64/L.39), without a vote.


Turning to the next report on establishment of a nuclear-weapon-free zone in the region of the Middle East (document A/64/387), the Assembly first held a separate vote to approve operative paragraph 3, of the draft resolution contained therein, which takes note of resolution GC(53)/RES/16, adopted on 17 September by the General Conference of the IAEA, concerning the application of Agency safeguards in the Middle East, voting to retain that provision by 169 in favour to none against, with 3 abstentions (India, Israel, Marshall Islands) (see Annex II).


It then approved the draft resolution in its entirety without a vote.


Next, the Assembly turned to the report 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/64/388), and the draft resolution (document A/C.1/64/L.24) contained therein.


Before the Assembly acted on the text, the representative of Pakistan made oral revisions to preambular paragraph 14, so that it would now read:


“Taking note also of the relevant decision of the Thirteenth Conference of Heads of State or Government of Non-Aligned Countries, held at Kuala Lumpur on 24 and 25 February 2007 which was reiterated at the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Conferences of Heads of State or Government of Non-Aligned Countries, held at Havana and Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt, on 15 and 16 September 2008 and 15-16 July 2009, respectively, as well as the relevant recommendations of the Organization of Islamic Conference.”


The Assembly then adopted the text as orally revised by a vote of 118 in favour to none against, with 58 abstentions (Annex III).


It then turned to the report on prevention of an arms race in outer space (document A/64/389), adopting the draft resolution (document A/C.1/64/L.25) contained therein by a recorded vote of 176 in favour to none against, with 2 abstentions ( Israel, United States) (Annex IV).


The Assembly next took up the report on the role of science and technology in the context of international security and disarmament (document A/64/390), approving the draft decision (document A/C.1/64/L.21) contained therein without a vote.


Then the Assembly turned to the report on general and complete disarmament (document A/64/391), which contained 29 draft resolutions and two draft decisions.


Proceeding to action on the cluster of draft texts, the Assembly first adopted draft resolution I, on the treaty banning the production of fissile material for nuclear weapons or other nuclear explosive devices (document A/C.1/64/L.1/Rev.1), without a vote.


Next, it adopted draft resolution II, on assistance to States for curbing the illicit traffic in small arms and light weapons and collecting them (document A/C.1/64/L.5), also without a vote.


Turning to draft resolution III, on follow-up to nuclear disarmament obligations agreed to at the 1995 and 2000 Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (document A/C.1/64/L.6), it first approved preambular paragraph 6 by a vote of 112 in favour to 50 against, with 8 abstentions (Armenia, Azerbaijan, India, Pakistan, Peru, Russian Federation, Samoa, Serbia) (Annex V).


It then approved the draft resolution, as a whole, by a recorded vote of 109 in favour to 56 against, with 10 abstentions (Armenia, Azerbaijan, China, Costa Rica, Colombia, India, Pakistan, Peru, Samoa, Tonga) (Annex VI).


Acting without a vote, the Assembly adopted draft resolution IV, on the relationship between disarmament and development (document A/C.1/64/L.10).


The Assembly then adopted draft resolution V, on the observance of environmental norms in the drafting and implementation of agreements on disarmament and arms control (document A/C.1/64/L.12), also without a vote.


By a vote of 122 in favour to 5 against (Israel, Federated States of Micronesia, Palau, United Kingdom, United States), with 49 abstentions, the Assembly then approved draft resolution VI, on the promotion of multilateralism in the area of disarmament and non-proliferation (document A/C.1/64/L.13) (Annex VII).


It then acted without a vote to adopt draft resolution VII, on the International Day against Nuclear Tests (document A/C.1/64/L.14/Rev.1).


Also acting without a vote, the Assembly adopted draft resolution VIII, on the Convention on Cluster Munitions (document A/C.1/64/L.16).


Continuing, the Assembly adopted draft resolution IX, on reducing nuclear danger (document A/C.1/64/L.18), by a vote of 115 in favour to 50 against, with 14 abstentions (Annex VIII).


Turning to draft resolution X, on measures to prevent terrorists from acquiring weapons of mass destruction (document A/C.1/64/L.19), the Assembly adopted the text without a vote.


It then adopted draft resolution XI, on the Treaty on the South-East Asia Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zone (Bangkok Treaty) (document A/C.1/64/L.23), by 174 in favour to none against, with 6 abstentions (France, Israel, Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Palau, United States) (Annex IX).


Next, the Assembly adopted draft resolution XII, on the national legislation on transfer of arms, military equipment and dual-use goods and technology (document A/C.1/64/L.26), without a vote.


Also acting without a vote, the Assembly adopted draft resolution XIII, on regional disarmament (document A/C.1/64/L.28).


With a vote of 174 in favour to 1 against ( India), with 2 abstentions ( Bhutan, Russian Federation), the Assembly adopted draft resolution XIV, on conventional arms control at the regional and subregional levels (document A/C.1/64/L.29) (Annex X).


It then acted without a vote in adopting draft resolution XV, on confidence-building measures in the regional and subregional context (document A/C.1/64/L.30).


Turning to draft resolution XVI, on nuclear-weapon-free southern hemisphere and adjacent areas (document A/C.1/64/L.31), the Assembly first voted on operative paragraph 7, which calls upon all States to consider all relevant [nuclear-weapon-free zone] proposals, including those reflected in its resolutions on the establishment of nuclear-weapon-free zones in the Middle East and South Asia, retaining that paragraph by 167 votes in favour to 2 against (India, Pakistan), with 7 abstentions (Bhutan, France, Israel, Marshall Islands, Palau, United Kingdom, United States) (Annex XI).


By a vote of 170 in favour to 3 against ( France, United Kingdom, United States), with 6 abstentions ( India, Israel, Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Pakistan, Palau), it adopted the draft resolution as a whole (Annex XII).


Next, the Assembly adopted draft resolution XVII, on prohibition of the dumping of radioactive wastes (document A/C.1/64/L.34), without a vote.


Also without a vote, it adopted draft resolution XVIII, on implementation of the Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production, Stockpiling and Use of Chemical Weapons and on Their Destruction (document A/C.1/64/L.35).


By a vote of 171 in favour to 2 against (Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, India), with 8 abstentions (Bhutan, China, Cuba, France, Israel, Iran, Myanmar, Pakistan), the Assembly then adopted draft resolution XIX, on renewed determination towards the total elimination of nuclear weapons (document A/C.1/64/L.36) (Annex XIII).


Also by a recorded vote, of 151 in favour to 1 against (Zimbabwe), with 20 abstentions, the Assembly adopted draft resolution XX, on the arms trade treaty (document A/C.1/64/L.38/Rev.1) (Annex XIV).


The Assembly then acted without a vote to approve draft resolution XXI, on transparency and confidence-building measures in outer space activities (document A/C.1/64/L.40).


Continuing, the Assembly took up draft resolution XXII, on the illicit trade in small arms and light weapons in all its aspects (document A/C.1/64/L.42/Rev.1), first voting by 177 in favour to none against, with 1 abstention (Iran) to retain operative paragraph 4, which recalled the endorsement of the report adopted at the third biennial meeting of States to consider the implementation of the Programme of Action, and encouraged all States to implement the measures highlighted in the section of the report entitled “The way forward” (Annex XV).


A separate vote was also taken on operative paragraph 15, which would recall the decision to convene an open-ended meeting of governmental experts for a period of one week, no later than in 2011, to address key implementation challenges and opportunities relating to particular issues and themes, including international cooperation and assistance.  That paragraph was retained by a vote of 176 in favour to none against, with 1 abstention ( Iran) (Annex XVI).


The Assembly then adopted draft resolution XXII, as a whole, by a vote of 180 in favour to none against, with no abstentions (Annex XVII).


Acting without a vote, the Assembly adopted draft resolution XXIII, on problems arising from the accumulation of conventional ammunition stockpiles in surplus (document A/C.1/64/L.44).


It then turned to draft resolution XXIV, on the Second Conference of States parties and signatories to treaties by which nuclear-weapon-free zones have been established (document A/C.1/64/L.46/Rev.1), adopting that text by a recorded vote of 166 in favour to 3 against (Lithuania, New Zealand, Poland), with 6 abstentions (France, Israel, Marshall Islands, Russian Federation, United Kingdom, United States) (Annex XVIII).


Continuing, the Assembly adopted draft resolution XXV, on nuclear disarmament (document A/C.1/64/L.48), by a recorded vote of 111 in favour to 45 against, with 19 abstentions (Annex XIX).


It then turned to draft resolution XXVI, on transparency in armaments (document A/C.1/64/L.50), first voting separately on its operative paragraph 3, which reads:  “Calls upon Member States, with a view to achieving universal participation, to provide the Secretary-General, by 31 May annually, with the requested data and information for the Register, including nil reports, if appropriate, on the basis of resolutions 46/36 L and 47/52 L, the recommendations contained in paragraph 64 of the 1997 report of the Secretary-General on the continuing operation of the Register and its further development, the recommendations contained in paragraph 94 of the 2000 report of the Secretary-General and the appendices and annexes thereto, the recommendations contained in paragraphs 112 to 114 of the 2003 report of the Secretary-General, the recommendations contained in paragraphs 123 to 127 of the 2006 report of the Secretary-General and the recommendations contained in paragraphs 71 to 75 of the 2009 report of the Secretary-General.”


Operative paragraph 3 was retained by a vote of 149 in favour to none against, with 24 abstentions (Annex XX).

Next, the Assembly voted 152 in favour to none against, with 22 abstentions, to retain operative paragraph 4, which reads:  “Invites Member States in a position to do so, pending further development of the Register, to provide additional information on procurement through national production and military holdings and to make use of the ‘Remarks’ column in the standardized reporting form to provide additional information such as types or models.” (Annex XXI)


It then voted 151 in favour to none against, with 22 abstentions, to retain operative paragraph 5, which reads:  “Also invites Member States in a position to do so to provide additional information on transfers of small arms and light weapons on the basis of the optional standardized reporting form, as adopted by the 2006 group of governmental experts, or by any other methods they deem appropriate.” (Annex XXII)


Next, a separate vote was taken on operative paragraph 6(d) which reads:  “Requests the Secretary-General, with a view to the three-year cycle regarding review of the Register, to ensure that sufficient resources are made available for a group of governmental experts to be convened in 2012, to review the continuing operation of the Register and its further development, taking into account the work of the Conference on Disarmament, the views expressed by Member States and the reports of the Secretary-General on the continuing operation of the Register and its further development.”


By a vote of 151 in favour to none against, with 22 abstentions, operative paragraph 6(d) was adopted (Annex XXIII).


The Assembly also voted to retain operative paragraph 6, as a whole, by 149 in favour to none against, with 24 abstentions (Annex XXIV).


The Assembly next took a separate vote on operative paragraph 8, which reads:  “Invites the Conference on Disarmament to consider continuing its work undertaken in the field of transparency in armaments”, retaining that provision by 152 in favour to none against, with 22 abstentions (Annex XXV).


It then adopted the draft resolution, as a whole, by a vote of 153 in favour to none against, with 23 abstentions (Annex XXVI).


The Assembly subsequently voted 124 in favour to 31 against, with 21 abstentions, to approve draft resolution XXVII, on follow-up to the advisory opinion of the International Court of Justice on the Legality of the Threat of Use of Nuclear Weapons (document A/C.1/64/L.51) (Annex XXVII).


It then adopted draft resolution XXVIII, on the 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.1/64/L.53), by a recorded vote of 160 in favour to none against, with 18 abstentions (Annex XXVIII).


Turning to draft resolution XXIX, Towards a nuclear-weapon-free world:  accelerating the implementation of nuclear disarmament commitments (document A/C.a/64/L.54), the Assembly first voted on operative paragraph 4, retaining it by a vote of 162 in favour to 4 against (India, Israel, Pakistan, United States), with 2 abstentions (Bhutan, France) (Annex XXIX).


It then adopted draft resolution XXIX, as a whole, by a vote of 169 in favour to 5 against (Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, France, India, Israel, United States), with 5 abstentions (Bhutan, Federated States of Micronesia, Pakistan, Palau, United Kingdom) (Annex XXX).


Acting without a vote, the Assembly adopted draft decision I, on convening of the fourth special session of the General Assembly devoted to disarmament (document A/C.1/64/L.9).


It also adopted draft decision II, on preventing the acquisition by terrorists of radioactive materials and sources (document A/C.1/64/L.17), without a vote.


Speaking in explanation of vote after action on the texts contained in the report on general and complete disarmament (document A/64/391), the representative of Syria said that, with respect to the draft resolution on the Second Conference of States Parties and Signatories to Treaties that Establish Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zones and Mongolia, his delegation supported the principle underpinning agreements for nuclear-weapon-free zones in the world.  It deeply believed in the importance of establishment of such a zone in the Middle East, given its importance to international peace and security, as well as in the region.


Syria congratulated those countries that had succeeded in ridding themselves of nuclear weapons, he said, further noting that his country had submitted an initiative in 2003 to the Security Council on ridding the Middle East zone of nuclear weapons.  The initiative still awaited implementation.  That was a stark example of double standards and the lack of political will of some parties.   Israel continued to have a stockpile of weapons of mass destruction, including nuclear weapons.  It enjoyed an immoral impunity that allowed it to erode all efforts towards nuclear disarmament and the non-proliferation of nuclear weapons in the Middle East, thereby making the region more vulnerable to threats.  It should not be exempt from international law and the NPT regimes.


He said that his delegation wished to put on record its opposition to the sentence in the fourth preambular paragraph, which referred to “agreements freely arrived at among States in the region concerned” -– and which meant, by definition, that a nuclear-weapon-free zone could not be established in the Middle East since Israel had no interest in such an endeavour.


The representative of France spoke in explanation of vote on the resolutions regarding disarmament and development, and on compliance with environmental norms.  He specified that France had not participated in the decision on those two resolutions for reasons already stated in meetings of the First Committee.


Colombia’s representative said he had voted in favour of the resolution on the arms trade treaty, convinced of the need for a legally binding universal instrument to regulate small arms, light weapons and explosives, and convinced also of the need to prevent their diversion into illegal markets.   Colombia believed that controlling those weapons was fundamental to peace and security, as was the need to uphold various aspects of international law, including human rights norms and international humanitarian law, and to show respect for provisions in the United Nations Charter on the right to self-defence, respect for national sovereignty and non-intervention in the affairs of States.  At the same time, Colombia recognized the right of all States to produce, export, import, transfer and possess conventional weapons for legitimate self-defence.  But the non-participation of those playing a significant role in the arms trade affected the treaty’s effectiveness and full implementation.  It made no sense to negotiate such treaties if there were no controls on the transfer of arms beyond existing regulations, and if there was a lack of transparency.


He said the transfer of small arms to non-State actors also affected the internal security of States, compromising rule of law.  Small arms were often used to commit crimes against humanity.  Colombia would advocate for the implicit prohibition of such transfers through stricter controls, and was pleased to note that the draft just adopted –- draft resolution XX -- by a considerable majority of States contained provisions on such subjects.  The Assembly should seek the adoption by consensus of such resolutions.  He was concerned, however, by the interpretation of paragraph 5; seeking consensus on the treaty could be an obstacle to decision-making.


The representative of Cuba made an explanation of vote in relation to the resolution on transparency in armaments, on which it had abstained -- both on the vote on the text as a whole and on its operative paragraphs 3 and 6.  Cuba believed that transparency in arms was important to building confidence and decreasing tension between States, and the United Nations Register was one measure that could contribute to that objective.  But it was concerned by the greater importance placed on the inclusion of small arms and light weapons in the Register, while no progress was being made to include information on weapons of mass destruction, especially nuclear weapons.  Cuba had always stressed the need for a balanced Register that was holistic and non-discriminatory.


She wished to record her Government’s request for information on weapons of mass destruction, and on the transfer of equipment and technology connected to the development of those weapons, which would make the Register more balanced and facilitate its becoming universal.  The Register was not an end in itself, but a means towards greater security, on the basis of strict respect for international law.  The recommendations of the Group of Government Experts in the Secretary-General’s report had practical implications of extreme importance to the future of such registers.  As such, States had a legitimate right to reasonable time to assess those recommendations, which required an analysis by a myriad of national bodies.  She also drew attention to the need for transparent procedures that were participatory.  States should in no way be forced to accept those recommendations without an opportunity to discuss them.


In addition, the concerns of many States had not been considered, to the benefit of a handful of States, she said.  It was not a healthy way of conducting multilateral discussions or of attaining consensus on such sensitive issues.  Although Cuba had voted in favour of operative paragraph 6(d), she wished to record the fact that despite her country’s interest in becoming a member of the governmental expert group, no Cuban expert had been included.  She trusted that, in future, the composition of such groups would take account of the interest of all Member States wishing to participate.


The representative of New Zealand said her delegation had intended to vote for the resolution on the Second Conference of States Parties and Signatories to Treaties that Establish a Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zones and Mongolia [draft resolution XXIV] and asked that this intention be recorded.


The representative Lithuania said his delegation had also wished to vote “yes” on that text.


Similarly, the representative of Poland said his delegation had wished to support that text, and hoped it would be reflected in the records of the meeting.


The representative of Côte d’Ivoire asked that his vote on resolution XXVIII be corrected.


The Assembly next took up the report on review and implementation of the Concluding Document of the Twelfth Special Session of the General Assembly (document A/64/392), which contained six draft texts.


The Assembly adopted draft resolution I, on United Nations Regional Centres for Peace and Disarmament (document A/C.1/64/L.11) without a vote.


By a vote of 116 in favour to 50 against, with 12 abstentions, it adopted draft resolution II, on the Convention on the Prohibition of the Use of Nuclear Weapons (document A/C.1/64/L.20) (Annex XXXI).


Acting without a vote, it adopted the following draft resolutions:  III, on the United Nations Regional Centre for Peace, Disarmament and Development in Latin America and the Caribbean (document A/C.1/64/L.22); IV, 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.27); V, on the United Nations Regional Centre for Peace and Disarmament in Africa (document A/C/1/64/L.32/Rev.2); and VI, on the United Nations Regional Centre for Peace and Disarmament in Asia and the Pacific (document A/C.1/64/L.45).


The Assembly then took up the report on review of the implementation of the recommendations and decisions adopted by the General Assembly at its tenth special session (document A/64/393), adopting draft resolution I, on the report of the Conference on Disarmament (document A/C.1/64/L.41), and draft resolution II, on the report of the Disarmament Commission (document A/C.1/64/L.52), contained therein, without a vote.


Next, the Assembly took up the report on the risk of nuclear proliferation in the Middle East (document A/64/394), first holding a separate vote on preambular paragraph 6, of the draft resolution contained therein (document A/C.1/64/L.4), which would have the Assembly call on those remaining States not parties to the NPT to accede to it and to accept IAEA safeguards on all their nuclear activities.  That paragraph was retained by a vote of 164 in favour to 5 against (India, Israel, Marshall Islands, Palau, United States), with 5 abstentions (Bhutan, Côte d’Ivoire, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Mauritius, Pakistan) (Annex XXXII).


The draft resolution, as a whole, was then adopted by a vote of 167 in favour to 6 against (Israel, Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Nauru, Palau, United States), with 6 abstentions (Australia, Cameroon, Canada, Côte d’Ivoire, India, Panama) (Annex XXXIII).


Taking up the report on Convention on Prohibition or Restrictions on the Use of Certain Conventional Weapons Which May Be Deemed to Be Excessively Injurious or


to Have Indiscriminate Effects (document A/64/395), the Assembly adopted the draft resolution contained therein(document A/C.1/64/L.37) without a vote.


It also acted without a vote to adopt the draft resolution (document A/C.1/64/L.49) contained in the report on Strengthening security and cooperation in the Mediterranean region (document A/64/396).


Iran said his delegation would like to put on record that it had not supported “L.49” on strengthening security and cooperation in the Mediterranean region based on reasons outlined in the First Committee.


Taking up the report on the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (document A/64/397), the Assembly first voted on operative paragraph 5 of the draft resolution contained therein (document A/C.1/64/L.47/Rev.1), which recalls Security Council resolutions 1874 (2009) and 1718 (2006), calls for their early implementation, and calls for early resumption of the six-party talks, adopting it by a vote of 169 in favour to 1 against (Democratic People’s Republic of Korea), with 6 abstentions (Cuba, Iran, Namibia, Nicaragua, Syria, Venezuela) (Annex XXXIV).


The Assembly then adopted the draft resolution, as a whole, by a vote of 175 in favour to 1 against (Democratic People’s Republic of Korea), with 3 abstentions ( India, Mauritius, Syria) (Annex XXXV).


Next, the Assembly took up the report on Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production and Stockpiling of Bacteriological (Biological) and Toxin Weapons and on Their Destruction (document A/64/398), adopting the draft resolution contained therein without a vote.


It took up the report on revitalization of the work of the General Assembly (document A/64/399), adopting the draft decision on the proposed programme of work and timetable of the First Committee for 2010, also without a vote.


Finally, the Assembly took note of the report on programme planning (document A/64/400).


Before the meeting was adjourned, the representative of Yemen explained that he had meant to vote in favour of the resolution acted on in the morning, contained in document A/64/L.20, on the Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of Palestinian People.  His vote in favour had not been reflected correctly on the board.


ANNEX I


Vote on Indian Ocean as Zone of Peace


The draft resolution on the Declaration of the Indian Ocean as a Zone of Peace (document A/64/382) was adopted by a recorded vote of 128 in favour to 3 against, with 45 abstentions, as follows:


In favour:  Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Barbados, Belarus, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Cuba, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Eritrea, Fiji, Gambia, 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, Nepal, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Qatar, Republic of Korea, Russian Federation, Rwanda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Syria, Thailand, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, United Republic of Tanzania, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.


Against:  France, United Kingdom, United States.


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


Absent:  Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Central African Republic, Chad, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Kiribati, Nauru, Sao Tome and Principe, Seychelles, Swaziland, Tajikistan, Timor-Leste, Tuvalu, Vanuatu.


ANNEX II


Vote on Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zone, Middle East, Operative Paragraph 3


Operative paragraph 3 of the draft resolution on establishment of a nuclear-weapon-free zone in the Middle East (document A/64/387) was adopted by a recorded vote of 169 in favour to none against, with 3 abstentions, as follows:


In favour:  Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Finland, France, 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, 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, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Russian Federation, Rwanda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Thailand, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United Republic of Tanzania, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.


Against:  None.


Abstain:  India, Israel, Marshall Islands.


Absent:  Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Central African Republic, Chad, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gabon, Kiribati, Micronesia (Federated States of), Nauru, Palau, Sao Tome and Principe, Seychelles, Swaziland, Tajikistan, Timor-Leste, Tonga, Tuvalu, 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/64/388) was adopted by a recorded vote of 118 in favour to none against, with 58 abstentions, as follows:


In favour:  Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Barbados, Belarus, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, 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, Fiji, Gambia, 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, 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, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Syria, Thailand, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, United Republic of Tanzania, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.


Against:  None.


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


Absent:   Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Central African Republic, Chad, Ethiopia, Gabon, Kiribati, Nauru, Sao Tome and Principe, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Swaziland, Tajikistan, Timor-Leste, Tuvalu, Vanuatu.


ANNEX IV


Vote on P revention of Outer Space Arms Race


The draft resolution on prevention of an arms race in outer space (document A/64/389) was adopted by a recorded vote of 176 in favour to none against, with 2 abstentions, as follows:


In favour:  Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, France, 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), 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, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Russian Federation, Rwanda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Thailand, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United Republic of Tanzania, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.


Against:  None.


Abstain:  Israel, United States.


Absent:  Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Central African Republic, Chad, Ethiopia, Gabon, Kiribati, Nauru, Sao Tome and Principe, Swaziland, Tajikistan, Timor-Leste, Tuvalu, Vanuatu.


ANNEX V


Vote on Follow-up to Nuclear Disarmament


The sixth preambular paragraph of the draft resolution 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/64/391) was adopted by a recorded vote of 112 in favour to 50 against, with 8 abstentions, as follows:


In favour:  Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Bahamas, Bahrain, Barbados, Belarus, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Chile, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Cuba, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Fiji, 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, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Mauritania, Mexico, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Oman, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Philippines, Qatar, Rwanda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Switzerland, Syria, Thailand, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, United Republic of Tanzania, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, 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, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Marshall Islands, Micronesia (Federated States of), Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Panama, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Korea, Republic of Moldova, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States.


Abstain:  Armenia, Azerbaijan, India, Pakistan, Peru, Russian Federation, Samoa, Serbia.


Absent:  Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Central African Republic, Chad, China, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Kiribati, Lesotho, Mauritius, Nauru, Palau, Sao Tome and Principe, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Swaziland, Tajikistan, Timor-Leste, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu.


ANNEX VI


Vote on Follow-up to Nuclear Disarmament, as a Whole


The draft resolution, as a whole, 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/64/391) was adopted by a recorded vote of 109 in favour to 56 against, with 10 abstentions, as follows:


In favour:  Algeria, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Bahamas, Bahrain, Barbados, Belarus, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Chile, Congo, Côte d’Ivoire, Cuba, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Fiji, 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, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Oman, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Philippines, Qatar, Rwanda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Syria, Tajikistan, Thailand, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, United Republic of Tanzania, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.


Against:  Albania, Andorra, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Canada, Comoros, 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), Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Palau, Panama, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Korea, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Russian Federation, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States.


Abstain:  Armenia, Azerbaijan, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, India, Pakistan, Peru, Samoa, Tonga.


Absent:  Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Central African Republic, Chad, Ethiopia, Gabon, Kiribati, Nauru, Sao Tome and Principe, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Swaziland, Timor-Leste, Turkey, Tuvalu, Vanuatu.


ANNEX VII


Vote on Promotion of Multilateralism


The draft resolution on promotion of multilateralism in the area of disarmament and non-proliferation (document A/64/391) was adopted by a recorded vote of 122 in favour to 5 against, with 49 abstentions, as follows:


In favour:  Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Barbados, Belarus, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Cuba, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Fiji, 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, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Qatar, Russian Federation, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Syria, Tajikistan, Thailand, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, United Republic of Tanzania, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.


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


Abstain:  Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Australia, Austria, 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, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Korea, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Samoa, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Turkey, Ukraine.


Absent:  Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Central African Republic, Chad, Ethiopia, Gabon, Kiribati, Nauru, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Swaziland, Timor-Leste, Tuvalu, Vanuatu.


ANNEX VIII


Vote on Reducing Nuclear Danger


The draft resolution on reducing nuclear danger (document A/64/391) was adopted by a recorded vote of 115 in favour to 50 against, with 14 abstentions, as follows:


In favour:  Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Chile, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Cuba, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Fiji, 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, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Syria, Thailand, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, United Republic of Tanzania, Uruguay, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.


Against:  Albania, Andorra, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Micronesia (Federated States of), Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Palau, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Moldova, Romania, San Marino, 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, Marshall Islands, Republic of Korea, Russian Federation, Serbia, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan.


Absent:  Central African Republic, Chad, Ethiopia, Gabon, Kiribati, Nauru, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Timor-Leste, Tuvalu, Vanuatu.


ANNEX IX


Vote on Bangkok Treaty


The draft resolution on Treaty on the South-East Asia Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zone (Bangkok Treaty) (document A/64/391) was adopted by a recorded vote of 174 in favour to none against, with 6 abstentions, as follows:


In favour:  Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, 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, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, 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, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Russian Federation, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, 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, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United Republic of Tanzania, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.


Against:  None.


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


Absent:  Central African Republic, Chad, Ethiopia, Gabon, Kiribati, Nauru, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Sierra Leone, Timor-Leste, Tuvalu, Vanuatu.


ANNEX X


Vote on Conventional Arms Control


The draft resolution on conventional arms control at the regional and subregional levels (document A/64/391) was adopted by a recorded vote of 174 in favour to 1 against, with 2 abstentions, as follows:


In favour:  Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, France, 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), 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, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, 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, Russian Federation.


Absent:  Central African Republic, Chad, Cuba, Ethiopia, Gabon, Kiribati, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Nauru, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Timor-Leste, Tuvalu, Uganda, Vanuatu, Viet Nam.


ANNEX XI


Vote on Nuclear-Weapon-Free Southern Hemisphere, Operative Paragraph 7


Operative paragraph 7 of the draft resolution on nuclear-weapon-free southern hemisphere (document A/64/391) was adopted by a recorded vote of 167 in favour to 2 against, with 7 abstentions, as follows:


In favour:  Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, 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, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, 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, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Russian Federation, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, 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, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Republic of Tanzania, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.


Against:  India, Pakistan.


Abstain:  Bhutan, France, Israel, Marshall Islands, Palau, United Kingdom, United States.


Absent:  Central African Republic, Chad, Ethiopia, Gabon, Kiribati, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Micronesia (Federated States of), Monaco, Nauru, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Timor-Leste, Tuvalu, Vanuatu.


ANNEX XII


Vote on Nuclear-Weapon-Free Southern Hemisphere, as a Whole


The draft resolution, as a whole, on nuclear-weapon-free southern hemisphere (document A/64/391) was adopted by a recorded vote of 170 in favour to 3 against, with 6 abstentions, as follows:


In favour:  Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, 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, 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, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Russian Federation, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, 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, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Republic of Tanzania, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.


Against:  France, United Kingdom, United States.


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


Absent:  Central African Republic, Chad, Ethiopia, Gabon, Kiribati, Monaco, Nauru, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Timor-Leste, Turkey, Tuvalu, Vanuatu.


ANNEX XIII


Vote on Renewed Determination towards Elimination of Nuclear Weapons


The draft resolution on renewed determination towards elimination of nuclear weapons (document A/64/391) was adopted by a recorded vote of 171 in favour to 2 against, with 8 abstentions, as follows:


In favour:  Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Chile, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Iraq, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, 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), Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Palau, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Republic of Korea, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Russian Federation, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, 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, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United Republic of Tanzania, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.


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


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


Absent:  Central African Republic, Chad, Côte d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Gabon, Nauru, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Timor-Leste, Tuvalu, Vanuatu.


ANNEX XIV


Vote on Arms Trade Treaty


The draft resolution on the arms trade treaty (document A/64/391) was adopted by a recorded vote of 151 in favour to 1 against, with 20 abstentions, as follows:


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


Against:  Zimbabwe.


Abstain:  Bahrain, Belarus, Bolivia, China, Cuba, Egypt, India, Iran, Kuwait, Libya, Nicaragua, Pakistan, Qatar, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria, United Arab Emirates, Venezuela, Yemen.


Absent:  Central African Republic, Chad, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Kiribati, Kyrgyzstan, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Nauru, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Seychelles, Tajikistan, Timor-Leste, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uganda, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Viet Nam.


ANNEX XV


Vote on Illicit Small Arms Trade, Operative Paragraph 4


Operative paragraph 4 of the draft resolution on the illicit trade in small arms and light weapons in all its aspects (document A/64/391) was adopted by a recorded vote of 177 in favour to none against, with 1 abstention, as follows:


In favour:  Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, 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), 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, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Russian Federation, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, 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, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United Republic of Tanzania, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.


Against:  None.


Abstain:  Iran.


Absent:  Central African Republic, Chad, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Kiribati, Nauru, Palau, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Seychelles, Timor-Leste, Tuvalu, Vanuatu.


ANNEX XVI


Vote on Illicit Small Arms Trade, Operative Paragraph 15


Operative paragraph 15 of the draft resolution on the illicit trade in small arms and light weapons in all its aspects (document A/64/391) was adopted by a recorded vote of 176 in favour to none against, with 1 abstention, as follows:


In favour:  Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, 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), 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, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Russian Federation, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, 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, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United Republic of Tanzania, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.


Against:  None.


Abstain:  Iran.


Absent:  Central African Republic, Chad, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Kiribati, Nauru, Palau, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Seychelles, Timor-Leste, Tuvalu, Vanuatu.


ANNEX XVII


Vote on Illicit Small Arms Trade, as a Whole


The draft resolution, as a whole, on the illicit trade in small arms and light weapons in all its aspects (document A/64/391) was adopted by a recorded vote of 180 in favour to none against, with no abstentions, as follows:


In favour:  Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, France, 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), 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, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Russian Federation, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, 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, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United Republic of Tanzania, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.


Against:  None.


Abstain:  None.


Absent:  Central African Republic, Chad, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Kiribati, Nauru, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Timor-Leste, Tuvalu, Vanuatu.


ANNEX XVIII


Vote on Conference of Parties to Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zones and Mongolia


The draft resolution on Second Conference of States Parties and Signatories of Treaties that Establish Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zones and Mongolia (document A/64/391) was adopted by a recorded vote of 166 in favour to 3 against, with 6 abstentions, as follows:


In favour:  Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, 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, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Portugal, Qatar, Republic of Korea, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, 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, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Republic of Tanzania, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.


Against:  Lithuania, New Zealand, Poland.


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


Absent:  Central African Republic, Chad, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Kiribati, Micronesia (Federated States of), Nauru, Palau, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Timor-Leste, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Vanuatu.


ANNEX XIX


Vote on Nuclear Disarmament


The draft resolution on nuclear disarmament (document A/64/391) was adopted by a recorded vote of 111 in favour to 45 against, with 19 abstentions, as follows:


In favour:  Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Chile, China, Colombia, Congo, Costa Rica, Cuba, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Fiji, 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, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Syria, Thailand, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Uganda, 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, Micronesia (Federated States of), Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Palau, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Moldova, Romania, San Marino, 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, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Pakistan, Republic of Korea, Russian Federation, Serbia, Sweden, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan.


Absent:  Bolivia, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Côte d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Gabon, Kiribati, Nauru, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Timor-Leste, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Vanuatu.


ANNEX XX


Vote on Transparency in Armaments, Operative Paragraph 3


Operative paragraph 3 of the draft resolution on transparency in armaments (document A/64/391) was adopted by a recorded vote of 149 in favour to none against, with 24 abstentions, as follows:


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


Against:  None.


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


Absent:  Central African Republic, Chad, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Kiribati, Nauru, Palau, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Tajikistan, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tuvalu, Uganda, Vanuatu, Viet Nam.


ANNEX XXI


Vote on Transparency in Armaments, Operative Paragraph 4


Operative paragraph 4 of the draft resolution on transparency in armaments (document A/64/391) was adopted by a recorded vote of 152 in favour to none against, with 22 abstentions, as follows:


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


Against:  None.


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


Absent:  Central African Republic, Chad, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Kiribati, Nauru, Palau, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Tajikistan, Timor-Leste, Tuvalu, Uganda, Vanuatu, Viet Nam.


ANNEX XXII


Vote on Transparency in Armaments, Operative Paragraph 5


Operative paragraph 5 of the draft resolution on transparency in armaments (document A/64/391) was adopted by a recorded vote of 151 in favour to none against, with 22 abstentions, as follows:


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


Against:  None.


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


Absent:  Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Kiribati, Nauru, Palau, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Tajikistan, Timor-Leste, Tuvalu, Uganda, Vanuatu, Viet Nam.


ANNEX XXIII


Vote on Transparency in Armaments, Operative Paragraph 6 (d)


Operative paragraph 6 (d) of the draft resolution on transparency in armaments (document A/64/391) was adopted by a recorded vote of 151 in favour to none against, with 22 abstentions, as follows:


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


Against:  None.


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


Absent:  Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Kiribati, Nauru, Palau, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Tajikistan, Timor-Leste, Tuvalu, Uganda, Vanuatu, Viet Nam.


ANNEX XXIV


Vote on Transparency in Armaments, Operative Paragraph 6, as a Whole


Operative paragraph 6 as a whole of the draft resolution on transparency in armaments (document A/64/391) was adopted by a recorded vote of 149 in favour to none against, with 24 abstentions, as follows:


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


Against:  None.


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


Absent:  Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Kiribati, Nauru, Palau, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Tajikistan, Timor-Leste, Tuvalu, Uganda, Vanuatu, Viet Nam.


ANNEX XXV


Vote on Transparency in Armaments, Operative Paragraph 8


Operative paragraph 8 of the draft resolution on transparency in armaments  (document A/64/391) was adopted by a recorded vote of 152 in favour to none against, with 22 abstentions, as follows:


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


Against:  None.


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


Absent:  Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Kiribati, Nauru, Palau, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Seychelles, Tajikistan, Timor-Leste, Tuvalu, Uganda, Vanuatu, Viet Nam.


ANNEX XXVI


Vote on Transparency in Armaments, as a Whole


The draft resolution, as a whole, on transparency in armaments (document A/64/391) was adopted by a recorded vote of 153 in favour to none against, with 23 abstentions, as follows:


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


Against:  None.


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


Absent:  Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Kiribati, Nauru, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Seychelles, Timor-Leste, Tuvalu, Uganda, Vanuatu, Viet Nam.


ANNEX XXVII


Vote on International Court of Justice Advisory Opinion


The draft resolution 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/64/391) was adopted by a recorded vote of 124 in favour to 31 against, with 21 abstentions, as follows:


In favour:  Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Austria, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Chile, China, Colombia, Congo, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Cuba, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Fiji, 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, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Thailand, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, United Republic of Tanzania, Uruguay, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.


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


Abstain:  Andorra, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Finland, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Liechtenstein, Marshall Islands, Micronesia (Federated States of), Republic of Korea, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Tajikistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan.


Absent:  Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Ethiopia, Gabon, Kiribati, Monaco, Nauru, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Timor-Leste, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu.


ANNEX XXVIII


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/64/391) was adopted by a recorded vote of 160 in favour to none against, with 18 abstentions, as follows:


In favour:  Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, France, 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), Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Niger, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Palau, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Senegal, 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, Uganda, 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:  Central African Republic, Chad, Ethiopia, Gabon, Kiribati, Nauru, Nicaragua, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Seychelles, Timor-Leste, Tuvalu, Vanuatu.


ANNEX XXIX


Vote on Towards Nuclear-Weapon-Free World, Operative Paragraph 4


Operative paragraph 4 of the draft resolution on towards a nuclear-weapon-free world:  accelerating the implementation of nuclear disarmament commitments (document A/64/391) was adopted by a recorded vote of 162 in favour to 4 against, with 2 abstentions, as follows:


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


Against:  India, Israel, Pakistan, United States.


Abstain:  Bhutan, France.


Absent:  Central African Republic, Chad, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Kiribati, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Micronesia (Federated States of), Monaco, Namibia, Nauru, Palau, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Tajikistan, Timor-Leste, Tonga, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Vanuatu.


ANNEX XXX


Vote on Towards a Nuclear-Weapon-Free World, as a Whole


The draft resolution, as a whole, on towards a nuclear-weapon-free world:  accelerating the implementation of nuclear disarmament commitments (document A/64/391) was adopted by a recorded vote of 169 in favour to 5 against, with 5 abstentions, as follows:


In favour:  Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, 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, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, 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, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Russian Federation, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, 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, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Republic of Tanzania, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.


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


Abstain:  Bhutan, Micronesia (Federated States of), Pakistan, Palau, United Kingdom.


Absent:  Central African Republic, Chad, Ethiopia, Gabon, Kiribati, Monaco, Nauru, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Timor-Leste, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Vanuatu.


ANNEX XXXI


Vote on Nuclear Weapons Convention


The draft resolution on convention on the prohibition of the use of nuclear weapons (document A/64/392) was adopted by a recorded vote of 116 in favour to 50 against, with 12 abstentions, as follows:


In favour:  Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Chile, China, Colombia, Congo, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Cuba, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Fiji, 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, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Singapore, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Syria, Tajikistan, Thailand, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, United Republic of Tanzania, Uruguay, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.


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


Abstain:  Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Comoros, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Marshall Islands, Republic of Korea, Russian Federation, Serbia, Uzbekistan.


Absent:  Central African Republic, Chad, Ethiopia, Gabon, Kiribati, Nauru, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Timor-Leste, Tuvalu, Vanuatu.


ANNEX XXXII


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


Preambular paragraph 6 of the draft resolution on the risk of nuclear proliferation in the Middle East (document A/64/394) was adopted by a recorded vote of 164 in favour to 5 against, with 5 abstentions, as follows:


In favour:  Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Chile, China, Colombia, Congo, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, France, 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, Mexico, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Republic of Korea, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Russian Federation, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Tajikistan, Thailand, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United Republic of Tanzania, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.


Against:  India, Israel, Marshall Islands, Palau, United States.


Abstain:  Bhutan, Côte d’Ivoire, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Mauritius, Pakistan.


Absent:  Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Ethiopia, Gabon, Kiribati, Micronesia (Federated States of), Nauru, Panama, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Timor-Leste, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu.


ANNEX XXXIII


Vote on Risk of Nuclear Proliferation in Middle East, as a Whole


The draft resolution, as a whole, on the risk of nuclear proliferation in the Middle East (document A/64/394) was adopted by a recorded vote of 167 in favour to 6 against, with 6 abstentions, as follows:


In favour:  Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cape Verde, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, France, 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, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Republic of Korea, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Russian Federation, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Tajikistan, Thailand, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United Republic of Tanzania, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.


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


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


Absent:  Central African Republic, Chad, Ethiopia, Gabon, Kiribati, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Seychelles, Somalia, Timor-Leste, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu.


ANNEX XXXIV


Vote on Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty, Operative Paragraph 5


Operative paragraph 5 of the draft resolution on the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT) (document A/64/397) was adopted by a recorded vote of 169 in favour to 1 against, with 6 abstentions, as follows:


In favour:  Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, 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), Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Niger, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Republic of Korea, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Russian Federation, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, 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, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Viet Nam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.


Against:  Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.


Abstain:  Cuba, Iran, Namibia, Nicaragua, Syria, Venezuela.


Absent:  Central African Republic, Chad, Ethiopia, Gabon, Kiribati, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Nauru, Palau, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Timor-Leste, Tuvalu, Uganda, Vanuatu.


ANNEX XXXV


Vote on Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty, as a Whole


The draft resolution, as a whole, on the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT) (document A/64/397) was adopted by a recorded vote of 175 in favour to 1 against, with 3 abstentions, as follows:


In favour:  Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, France, 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), 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, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Russian Federation, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Thailand, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United Republic of Tanzania, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.


Against:  Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.


Abstain:  India, Mauritius, Syria.


Absent:  Central African Republic, Chad, Ethiopia, Gabon, Kiribati, Nauru, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Seychelles, Sudan, Timor-Leste, Tuvalu, Vanuatu.


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