2 December 2011
General Assembly
GA/11182

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

Sixty-sixth General Assembly

Plenary

71st Meeting (AM)


General Assembly, Gravely Concerned about Status of UN Disarmament Machinery,


Especially in Conference on Disarmament, Invites States to Explore Options

 


Assembly Requires 46 Separate Votes to Take on Board 52 First Committee Texts

On Nuclear, Other Mass Destruction Weapons, Conventional Arms, Regional Security


On the recommendation of its First Committee (Disarmament and International Security), where concern over the paralysis in the United Nations disarmament machinery and the resulting negotiating impasse on key issues had informed much of the session’s debate, the General Assembly today adopted 47 resolutions and five decisions in its ongoing effort to temper national positions with a more flexible approach to revitalizing the multilateral disarmament process.


Thus, the Assembly, acting without a vote, reiterated “grave concern” about the current status of the disarmament machinery, including the lack of substantive progress in the Conference on Disarmament for more than a decade, and urged the Conference to adopt and implement a work programme to enable the resumption of substantive work on its agenda early in its 2012 session.


It invited States to explore, consolidate options, proposals and elements for a revitalization of the United Nations disarmament machinery as a whole, including the Conference on Disarmament.  It decided to include the item of revitalizing the Conference’s work on the agenda of the sixty-seventh session and to review progress made in implementing the present resolution and, if necessary, to further explore options for taking forward multilateral disarmament negotiations.


Following closely the Committee’s voting pattern, the Assembly, along with its resolutions on the disarmament machinery, adopted a host of texts on a broad spectrum of themes, including nuclear and other weapons of mass destruction, disarmament aspects of outer space, conventional weapons, regional disarmament and security, and other disarmament measures.  A total of 31 draft texts were agreed without a vote and 21 by recorded vote — in addition to several separate votes on contentious provisions.


All seven texts in the cluster on the disarmament machinery were adopted without a vote, reflecting overwhelming support for using the current positive momentum and political will required to hammer out new non-proliferation and disarmament instruments in the Conference on Disarmament and advance work in the Disarmament Commission.  Among those texts were the traditional drafts on the United Nations regional centres for peace and disarmament.


Stressing the urgent need for the Conference on Disarmament to commence its substantive work at the beginning of its 2012 session, the Assembly adopted, without a vote, a resolution on the Report of the Conference on Disarmament.  It called upon the Conference to further intensify consultations and explore possibilities, with a view to adopting a balanced and comprehensive programme of work at the earliest possible date during its 2012 session, bearing in mind the decision on the programme of work adopted by the Conference on 29 May 2009.


Convinced that a non-discriminatory, multilateral and internationally and effectively verifiable treaty banning the production of fissile material for nuclear weapons would be a significant contribution to nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation, the Assembly urged the Conference on Disarmament to agree on and implement early in 2012 a comprehensive programme of work that includes the immediate commencement of negotiations on such a treaty.


Expressing frustration with the years of stalemate in the Conference on Disarmament, which has prevented it from fulfilling its mandate as the world’s single multilateral disarmament negotiating forum, the Assembly resolved to consider options for the negotiation of a treaty banning the production of fissile material for nuclear weapons or other nuclear explosive devices on the basis of document CD/1299 of 24 March 1995 and the mandate contained therein.


It encouraged interested Member States, without prejudice to their national positions during future negotiations on such a treaty, to continue efforts, including within and on the margins of the Conference on Disarmament, in support of the commencement of negotiations.  The resolution was adopted by a recorded vote of 158 in favour to 2 against (Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Pakistan), with 21 abstentions.  (For details of the voting, see Annex XXVI).


Prior to voting on the resolution as a whole, separate recorded votes were requested on two operative paragraphs.  By the first, operative paragraph 2, the Assembly resolved to consider options for the negotiation of a treaty banning the production of fissile material for nuclear weapons and other nuclear explosive devices at its sixty-seventh session, should the Conference on Disarmament fail to agree on and implement a comprehensive programme of work by the end of its 2012 session.  The provision was retained by a vote of 157 in favour to 2 against ( Iran, Pakistan), with 17 abstentions (Annex XXIV).


The Assembly decided to retain operative paragraph 3 by a recorded vote of 160 in favour to 2 against (Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Pakistan), with 16 abstentions.  That provision encouraged interested Member States, without prejudice to their national positions during future negotiations on such treaty, to continue efforts, including within and on the margins of the Conference on Disarmament, in support of the commencement of negotiations, including through meetings involving scientific experts on various technical aspects of the treaty, drawing on available expertise from IAEA and other relevant bodies, as appropriate (Annex XXV).


Deeply disappointed at the absence of progress towards multilateral negotiations on nuclear disarmament issues, and underlining the importance of multilateralism in relations to nuclear disarmament, the Assembly emphasized the Treaty’s fundamental role and called upon nuclear-armed States to implement their commitments made at the 2010 NPT Review Conference.  It called upon all States parties to spare no effort to achieve the Treaty’s universality, and in that regard, urged India, Israel and Pakistan to accede to the Treaty as non-nuclear-weapon States promptly and without delay.


The Assembly adopted that resolution as a whole by a vote of 168 in favour to 6 against ((Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, France, India, Israel, United Kingdom, United States), with 6 abstentions(Bhutan, China, Federated States of Micronesia, Pakistan, Palau, Russian Federation) (Annex XXIII), but prior to taking that action, it retained operative paragraph 1 by a separate recorded vote, reiterating that each article of the NPT is binding on the States parties at all times and in all circumstances and, calling upon all States to comply fully with all decisions, resolutions and other commitments made at Review Conferences (Annex XXI).  It also approved the inclusion of operative paragraph 9 by a separate vote, urging India, Israel and Pakistan to accede to the Treaty promptly and without conditions (Annex XX).


According to a resolution, entitled “United action towards the total elimination of nuclear weapons, the Assembly, expressing deep concern at the catastrophic humanitarian consequences of any use of nuclear weapons, called upon nuclear-weapon States to undertake further efforts to reduce and ultimately eliminate all types of nuclear weapons, deployed and non-deployed, including through unilateral, bilateral, regional and multilateral measures.  It was adopted by a recorded vote of 169 in favour to 1 against (Democratic People’s Republic of Korea), with 11 abstentions (Annex XXXII).


Prior to voting on the draft, separate recorded votes were taken on one preambular paragraph and four operative paragraphs on, as follows:  the success of the 2010 NPT Review Conference (Annex XXVII); accession to the NPT (Annex XXVIII): signature and ratification of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT) (Annex XXIX); immediate negotiations on a fissile material cut-off treaty (Annex XXX); and importance of universalizing the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) safeguards agreements (Annex XXXI).


The Assembly also adopted a resolution on reducing nuclear danger, by a recorded vote of 117 in favour to 49 against, with 13 abstentions, which called for a review of nuclear doctrines and, in this context, immediate and urgent steps to reduce the risks of unintentional and accidental use of nuclear weapons, including through de-alerting and de-targeting of nuclear weapons (Annex XXXIV).


The following texts also took recorded votes in the nuclear cluster:  follow-up to the International Court of Justice advisory opinion on the legality of the threat or use of nuclear weapons (Annex XXXIII); convention on the prohibition of the use of nuclear weapons (Annex XL); nuclear disarmament (Annex XXXVIII), including separate votes operative paragraphs 14 (Annex XXXVI) and 16 (Annex XXXVII); 2015 NPT Review Conference (Annex XI), including a separate recorded vote on preambular paragraph 7 (Annex X); follow-up to the 1995, 2000 and 2010 NPT Review Conferences (Annex XII), including separate votes on preambular paragraphs 6 (Annex V) and 9 (Annex VI); the CTBT (Annex XLVI), including a separate vote on preambular paragraph 6 (Annex XLV); the risk of nuclear proliferation in the Middle East (Annex XLIV), including separate votes on preambular paragraphs 5 (Annex XLI), 6 (Annex XLII), and 7 (Annex XLIII), and on (L.25) negative security assurances (Annex III).


Acting without a vote in that cluster, the Assembly adopted texts on nuclear-weapon-free zones in (L.51) Africa and (L.38) South-East Asia; (L.1) establishing a nuclear-weapon-free zone in the Middle East; (L.53) prohibition of the dumping of radioactive wastes; and a draft decision on (L.10) missiles.


Turning to the cluster on other weapons of mass destruction, the Assembly, in its determination to prevent the emergence of new types of weapons of mass destruction, called upon all States, immediately following any recommendations of the Conference on Disarmament, to give favourable consideration to those recommendations.  It also requested the Conference, without prejudice to further overview of its agenda, to keep the matter under review, as appropriate, with a view to making, when necessary, recommendations on undertaking specific negotiations on identified types of such weapons.  It adopted that text by a recorded vote of 168 in favour to 1 against ( United States), with 1 abstention ( Israel) (Annex I).


Also in that cluster, the Assembly adopted without a vote resolutions on the Conventions on Chemical and Biological Weapons, and measures to prevent terrorists from acquiring weapons of mass destruction.


Under the cluster on disarmament aspects of outer space, the Assembly adopted, by a recorded vote of 176 in favour to none against, with 2 abstentions (Israel, United States), a resolution recognized that prevention of an arms race in outer space would avert a grave danger for international peace and security, and reaffirmed that the legal regime applicable to outer space does not in and of itself guarantee the prevention of an arms race in that environment.  In a related provision, it reiterated that the Conference on Disarmament, as the sole multilateral disarmament negotiating forum, has the primary role in the negotiation of a multilateral agreement or agreements, as appropriate, on the prevention of an arms race in outer space in all its aspects (Annex IV).


Also in that cluster, it adopted a decision on transparency and confidence-building measures.


The six texts on conventional weapons included a decision on the arms trade treaty, by which the Assembly decided to hold, within existing resources, the final session of the Preparatory Committee for the United Nations conference on the treaty from 13 to 17 February 2012 in New York, to conclude the Preparatory Committee’s substantive work and to decide on all relevant procedural matters pursuant to operational paragraph 8 of resolution 64/48 (2009).  The Assembly took that decision by a recorded vote of 166 in favour to none against, with 13 abstentions (Annex XXXIX).


Also requiring a recorded vote was a resolution on implementation of the Convention on the Prohibition of the Use, Stockpiling, Production, and Transfer of Anti-Personnel Mines and on Their Destruction, by which the Assembly urged all States to remain seized of the issue at the highest political level and, where in a position to do so, to promote adherence to the Convention through bilateral, subregional, regional and multilateral contacts, outreach, seminars and other means.  It was adopted by 162 in favour to none against, with 18 abstentions (Annex VIII).


Adopted without a vote were resolutions on the Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons; problems stemming from the accumulation of ammunition; assistance to States for curbing the illicit trafficking of small arms and light weapons; and the illicit trade in those weapons.


In the realm of regional disarmament, the Assembly, by recorded votes, adopted a resolution on the Declaration of the Indian Ocean as a Zone of Peace (Annex II), and on conventional arms control (Annex XIII), including a separate vote on operative paragraph 2 (Annex XII).


Adopted without a vote in that cluster were resolutions on regional disarmament; strengthening security in the Mediterranean region; regional confidence-building measures:  activities of the United Nations Standing Advisory Committee on Security Questions in Central Africa; and confidence-building measures in the regional and subregional context.


In the cluster on other disarmament measures and international security, the Assembly adopted eight resolutions and two decisions, with recorded votes taken on three of those texts.


By the terms of a text on compliance with non-proliferation, arms limitation and disarmament agreements and commitments, the Assembly stressed that failure by States parties to comply with those agreements to which they are parties, not only adversely affected the security of States parties, but also could create security risks for other States.  It urged all States not currently in compliance with their respective obligations to make the strategic decision to come back into compliance.  The Assembly adopted the text by a recorded vote of 161 in favour to none against, with 18 abstentions (Annex XXXV).


According to a text on transparency in armaments, the Assembly invited Member States, pending further development of the United Nations Register of Conventional Arms, to provide additional information on procurement through national production and military holdings.  It also invited them to provide additional information on transfers of small arms and light weapons on the basis of the optional standardized reporting form or by any other methods they deemed appropriate.  The Assembly adopted that resolution by a recorded vote of 156 in favour to none against, with 23 abstentions (Annex XX).


Prior to voting, six separate recorded votes were taken to retain operative paragraphs 2 (Annex XIV), 3 (Annex XV), 4 (Annex XVI), 5(b) (Annex XVII), 5 as a whole (Annex XVIII), and 7 (Annex XIX).  Those paragraphs concerned, respectively:  provision of continuing reports to the United Nations Register of Conventional Arms; provision of 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; provision of additional information on transfers of small arms and light weapons; keeping the scope of, and participation in, the Register under review and, to that end, request the Secretary-General with the assistance of a group of governmental experts to be convened in 2012, to prepare a report on the Register’s continuing operation and further development, with a view to taking a decision at its sixty-eight session; recall its request to Member States to provide the Secretary-General with their views on the continuing operation of the Register and its further development and on transparency measures related to weapons of mass destruction; and an invitation to the Conference on Disarmament to consider continuing its work undertaken in the field of transparency in armaments.


By a resolution on the promotion of multilateralism in disarmament and non-proliferation, the Assembly urged the participation of all interested States in multilateral negotiations on arms regulation, non-proliferation and disarmament in a non-discriminatory and transparent manner, and underlined the importance of preserving the existing agreements on arms regulation and disarmament.  It adopted that text by a recorded vote of 125 in favour to 5 against (Federated States of Micronesia, Israel, Palau, United Kingdom, United States), with 48 abstentions (Annex IX).


Acting without a vote in that cluster, the Assembly adopted resolutions on the relationship between disarmament and development; observance of environmental norms in the drafting and implementation of agreements on disarmament and arms control; developments in the field of information and telecommunications; (L.33) national legislation on transfer of arms, military equipment and dual-use goods and technology; objective information on military matters, including transparency of military expenditures, as well as two decisions; review of the implementation of the Declaration on Strengthening International Security; and on the role of science and technology.


The General Assembly will meet again at 3 p.m. today to consider integrated and coordinated implementation of and follow-up to the outcomes of the major United Nations conferences and summits in the economic, social and related fields.


Background


The General Assembly met to consider 22 reports of the First Committee and to take action on 47 draft resolutions and five draft decisions contained therein.


The Assembly had before it the report on reduction of military budgets (document A/66/401), containing one draft resolution on objective information on military matters, including transparency of military expenditure (document A/C.1/66/L.35).


Emphasizing the continuing importance of the Standardized Instrument for Reporting Military Expenditures under the current political and economic circumstances, the Assembly would, by the terms of that text, call upon Member States, with a view to achieving the broadest possible participation, to provide the Secretary-General, by 30 April annually, with their military expenditures for the latest fiscal year for which data are available, using preferably and to the extent possible, one of the reporting forms, including nil report if appropriate, on the basis of recommendations contained in paragraphs 68 to 71 of the 2011 report of the Secretary-General on the operation of the Standardized Instrument and Annex II thereto, or as appropriate, any other format developed in conjunction with similar reporting to other international or regional organizations.


Further to the text, the Assembly would endorse the report of the Secretary-General on the operation and further development of the Standardized Instrument, the recommendations contained in the consensus report of the 2010/2011 group of governmental experts and the new name of the instrument “United Nations Report on Military Expenditures”.


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


The Assembly was then expected to take up the report on prohibition on the development and manufacture of new types of weapons of mass destruction and new systems of such weapons:  report on the Conference on Disarmament (document A/66/402), which contains one draft resolution by the same name.


Determined to prevent the emergence of new types of weapons of mass destruction that have characteristics comparable in destructive effect to those of weapons of mass destruction identified in the definition of weapons of mass destruction adopted by the United Nations in 1948, the text (document A/C.1/66/L.24) would have the Assembly call upon all States, immediately following any recommendations of the Conference on Disarmament, to give favourable consideration to those recommendations.


The draft text would also have the Assembly request the Conference on Disarmament, without prejudice to further overview of its agenda, to keep the matter under review, as appropriate, with a view to making, when necessary, recommendations on undertaking specific negotiations on identified types of such weapons.


The Committee approved the draft resolution 27 October by a recorded vote of 173 in favour to 1 against ( United States), with 1 abstention ( Israel).


The Assembly was then expected to take up the report on implementation of the Declaration of the Indian Ocean as a Zone of Peace (document A/66/403), which contains one draft resolution by the same name.


The Assembly would, by the terms of that text (document A/C.1/66/L.5), 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 is important and would greatly facilitate the development of a mutually beneficial dialogue to advance peace, security and stability in the Indian Ocean region.


The Assembly would request the Chairman of the Ad Hoc Committee to continue his informal consultations with the members of the Committee and to report through it to the Assembly at its sixty-eighth session.  It would also request the Secretary-General to continue to render, within existing resources, all necessary assistance to the Ad Hoc Committee.


The Committee approved the draft resolution 26 October by a recorded vote of 124 in favour to 4 against ( France, Israel, United Kingdom, United States), with 45 abstentions.


The Assembly was then expected to take up the report on the African Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zone Treaty (document A/66/404), which contains one draft resolution of the same name.


By the terms of that text (document A/C.1/66/L.51), the Assembly would recall the statement made by the President of the Security Council on behalf of the members of the Council on 12 April 1996, affirming that the signature of the African Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zone Treaty constituted an important contribution by the African countries to the maintenance of international peace and security.


Further, the draft would have the Assembly call upon African States that have not yet done so to sign and ratify the Treaty as soon as possible.  It would call upon the States contemplated in Protocol III to the Treaty that have not yet done so to take all necessary measures to ensure the speedy application of the Treaty to territories for which they are, de jure or de facto, internationally responsible and that lie within the limits of the geographical zone established in the Treaty.


A related provision would have the Assembly call upon the African States parties to 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, thereby satisfying the requirements of Article 9 (b) of and Annex II to the Treaty of Pelindaba, 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 Committee approved that draft 27 October, as orally revised, without a vote.


The Assembly 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/66/405), which stated that no proposal was submitted and no action was taken by the Committee under this item.


The Assembly was then expected to take up the report on review of the implementation of the Declaration on the Strengthening of International Security (document A/66/406), the draft decision therein (document A/C.1/66/L.12) would have the Assembly decide to include the item in the provisional agenda of its sixty-eighth session.


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


The Assembly was also expected to take up a report on developments in the field of information and telecommunications in the context of international security (document A/66/407), containing one draft decision of the same name.


The terms of that draft decision (document A/C.1/63/L.30) would have the Assembly, expressing concern that information technologies can potentially be used for purposes that are inconsistent with the objectives of maintaining international stability and security may adversely affect the integrity of the infrastructure of States to the detriment of their security in both civil and military fields, ask the Secretary-General, with the assistance of a group of government experts to be established in 2012, to continue studying existing and potential threats in the sphere of international security and possible cooperation measures to address them, including norms, rules or principles of responsible behaviour of States and confidence-building measures in information science.


Further to the text, 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 strategies to address the threats emerging in this field, consistent with the need to preserve the free flow of information.


The Committee approved the draft resolution without a vote, as orally revised, 27 October.


Next, the Assembly was expected to take up the report on the establishment of a nuclear-weapon-free zone in the region of the Middle East (document A/66/408), which contains one draft resolution by the same name.


The draft resolution (document A/C.1/66/L.1) would have the Assembly urge all parties directly concerned seriously to consider taking the practical and urgent steps required for the implementation of the proposal to establish such a zone in the region, in accordance with the relevant resolutions of the General Assembly, and, as a means of promoting that objective, would invite the countries concerned to adhere to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons.


The Assembly would also invite those countries, pending the establishment of the zone, not to develop, produce, test or otherwise acquire nuclear weapons or permit the stationing on their territories, or territories under their control, of nuclear weapons or nuclear explosive devices.


Recognizing the importance of credible regional security, including the establishment of such a mutually verifiable zone and emphasizing the essential role of the United Nations in its establishment, the Assembly would, by the draft, call upon all countries of the region that have not yet done so, pending the establishment of the zone, to agree to place all their nuclear activities under IAEA safeguards.


In that connection, the Assembly would take note of the resolution adopted on 23 September by the IAEA’s General Conference concerning the application of Agency safeguards in the Middle East, and would note the importance of the ongoing bilateral Middle East peace negotiations and the activities of the multilateral Working Group on Arms Control and Regional Security in promoting mutual confidence and security in the region, including the establishment of the zone.


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


The Assembly was then expected to take up the report on conclusion of effective international arrangements to assure non-nuclear States against the use or threat of use of nuclear weapons (document A/66/409) containing one draft resolution by the same name.


Considering that, until nuclear disarmament was achieved on a universal basis, it was imperative for the international community to develop effective measures and arrangements to ensure the security of non-nuclear-weapon States against the use or threat of use of force, including the use or threat of use of nuclear weapons, the draft text (document A/C.1/66/L.25) would have the Assembly reaffirm the urgent need to reach an early agreement on effective international arrangements to assure non-nuclear-weapon States in that regard.


The Assembly would appeal to all States, especially the nuclear-weapon States, to work actively towards an early agreement on a common approach and, in particular, on a common formula that could be included in an international instrument of a legally binding character.


In that connection, it 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, in particular, those considered in the Conference on Disarmament, be further explored in order to overcome the difficulties.


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


Next, the Assembly was expected to take up the report on the prevention of an arms race in outer space (document A/66/410) containing one draft resolution of the same name.  By the terms of that draft (document A/C.1/66/L.14), the Assembly, recognizing that prevention of an arms race in outer space would avert a grave danger for international peace and security, would reaffirm the urgency of preventing an outer space arms race and the readiness of all States to contribute to that common objective.


The Assembly would also reaffirm its recognition that the legal regime applicable to outer space does not in and of itself guarantee the prevention of an arms race in that environment.  With that, the Assembly would reaffirm the need to consolidate and reinforce that regime and enhance its effectiveness and the importance of complying strictly with existing agreements, both bilateral and multilateral.


In a related provision, the Assembly would emphasize the necessity of further measures with appropriate and effective provisions for verification to prevent an arms race in outer space.


It would call upon all States, in particular those with major space capabilities, to contribute actively to the objective of the peaceful use of outer space and of the prevention of an arms race in outer space and to refrain from actions contrary to that objective and to the relevant existing treaties in the interest of maintaining international peace and security and promoting international cooperation.


Further to the text, the Assembly would reiterate that the Conference on Disarmament, as the sole multilateral disarmament negotiating forum, has the primary role in the negotiation of a multilateral agreement or agreements, as appropriate, on the prevention of an arms race in outer space in all its aspects.


The Committee approved the draft resolution 26 October by a recorded vote of 171 in favour to none against, with 2 abstentions ( Israel, United States).


The First Committee report on the role of science and technology in the context of international security and disarmament (document A/66/411) contains one draft decision (document A/C.1/66/L.44), which would have the General Assembly decide to include in the provisional agenda of its sixty-seventh session an item by the same name.


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


The Assembly was then expected to take up the report on the general and complete disarmament (document A/66/412), which contains 25 draft resolutions and three draft decisions.


A draft resolution on follow-up to nuclear disarmament obligations agreed to at the 1995, 2000 and 2010 Review Conferences of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (document A/C.1/66/L.3) would have the Assembly call for practical steps, as agreed at the 2000 NPT Review Conference, to be taken by all nuclear-weapon States, which would lead to nuclear disarmament in a way that promotes international stability.


Based on the principle of undiminished security for all, the draft would have the Assembly call for further efforts by those States to reduce their nuclear weapons capabilities; the implementation of agreements pursuant to article VI of the NPT as voluntary confidence-building measures to support further progress in nuclear disarmament; further reduction of non-strategic nuclear weapons, based on unilateral initiatives; and undertaking concrete agreed measures to reduce further the operational status of nuclear weapons systems and diminish the role for nuclear weapons in security policies.  It would also call for the engagement, as soon as appropriate, of all the nuclear-weapon States in the process leading to the total elimination of their nuclear weapons.


Noting that the 2000 and 2010 Review Conferences of the Parties to the NPT agreed that legally binding security assurances by the five nuclear-weapon States to the non-nuclear-weapon States parties to the Treaty strengthen the nuclear non-proliferation regime, the draft text would have the Assembly urge the States parties to follow up on the implementation of the nuclear disarmament obligations under the Treaty agreed to at the 1995, 2000 and 2010 Review Conferences.


Prior to voting on that draft text as a whole, the Committee approved the inclusion of preambular paragraph 6, as orally amended, by a separate recorded vote of 110 in favour to 7 against (Canada, Federated States of Micronesia, Finland, Israel, Marshall Islands, Panama, United States), with 47 abstentions.  Preambular paragraph 6 would have the Assembly reaffirm the resolution on the Middle East adopted on 11 May 1995 by the 1995 Review and Extension Conference of the Parties to the Treaty, in which the Conference reaffirmed the importance of the early realization of universal adherence to the Treaty and placement of nuclear facilities under full-scope International Atomic Energy Agency safeguards.


The Committee also approved the inclusion of preambular paragraph 9 by a recorded vote of 111 in favour to 6 against ( Canada, Israel, Japan, Monaco, Panama, United States), with 44 abstentions.  Preambular paragraph 9 would have the Assembly welcome the adoption by the 2010 Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons of a substantive Final Document containing conclusions and recommendations for follow-on actions relating to nuclear disarmament.


The Committee then approved the draft resolution as a whole on 26 October by a recorded vote of 105 in favour to 52 against, with 10 abstentions.


A 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/C.1/66/L.4) would have the Assembly urge all States that have signed but not ratified the Convention to do so without delay.


Noting with regret that anti-personnel mines continue to be used in some conflicts around the world, causing human suffering and impeding post-conflict development, the draft text would have the Assembly stress the importance of the full and effective implementation of, and compliance with, the Convention, including through the continued implementation of the Cartagena Action Plan 2010-2014.


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


Also by the draft, the Assembly would urge all States to remain seized of the issue at the highest political level and, where in a position to do so, to promote adherence to the Convention through bilateral, subregional, regional and multilateral contacts, outreach, seminars and other means.


The Committee approved the draft text 28 October by a recorded vote of 155 in favour to none against, with 17 abstentions.


A draft resolution on the relationship between disarmament and development (document A/C.1/66/L.6) would have the Assembly, bearing in mind the new challenges for the international community in the fields of development, urge the international community to devote part of the resources made available by the implementation of disarmament and arms limitation agreements to economic and social development, with a view to reducing the ever-widening gap between developed and developing countries.


The Assembly would stress the central role of the United Nations in the disarmament-development relationship and request the Secretary-General to continue to take action for the implementation of the action programme adopted at the 1987 International Conference on the Relationship between Disarmament and Development.


It would also encourage the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals and to make reference to the contribution that disarmament could provide in meeting them when it reviews its progress towards this purpose in 2012.


In a related provision, the Assembly would encourage relevant regional and subregional organizations and institutions, non-governmental organizations and research institutes to incorporate these issues into their agenda.  It would reiterate its invitation to Member States to provide the Secretary-General with information regarding measures and efforts to devote part of the resources made available by the implementation of disarmament and arms limitation agreements to economic and social development.


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


A draft resolution on observance of environmental norms in the drafting and implementation of agreements on disarmament and arms control (document A/C.1/66/L.7) 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 agreements, and that all States, through their actions, should contribute fully to ensuring compliance with those norms in the implementation of those instruments.


The Assembly would call upon States to adopt unilateral, bilateral, regional and multilateral measures so as to contribute to ensuring the application of scientific and technological progress within the framework of international security, disarmament and other related spheres, without detriment to the environment or to its selective contribution to attaining sustainable development.


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


A draft resolution on the promotion of multilateralism in the area of disarmament and non-proliferation (document A/C.1/66/L.8) would have the Assembly, concerned at the continuous erosion of multilateralism in the field of arms regulation, non-proliferation and disarmament, reaffirm multilateralism as the core principle in negotiations in the area of disarmament and non-proliferation with a view to maintaining and strengthening universal norms and enlarging their scope.


The draft would have the Assembly urge the participation of all interested States in multilateral negotiations on arms regulation, non-proliferation and disarmament in a non-discriminatory and transparent manner; underline the importance of preserving the existing agreements on arms regulation and disarmament; and call upon all Member States to renew and fulfil their individual and collective commitments to multilateral cooperation.


The Assembly would request the States parties to the relevant instruments on weapons of mass destruction to consult and cooperate among themselves in resolving their concerns with regard to cases of non-compliance, as well as on implementation, in accordance with the procedures defined in those instruments, and to refrain from resorting or threatening to resort to unilateral actions or directing unverified non-compliance accusations against one another to resolve their concerns.


The Committee approved the draft resolution on 27 October by a recorded vote of 120 in favour to 4 against (Federated States of Micronesia, Israel, United Kingdom, United States), with 49 abstentions.


A draft decision on missiles (document A/C.1/66/L.10) would have the Assembly include in the provisional agenda of its sixty-seventh session an item by the same name.


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


A draft decision on transparency and confidence-building measures in outer space (document A/C.1/66/L.11) would have the Assembly recall its resolution 65/68 of 8 December 2010 and previous resolutions on this matter, and decide to include the item in the provisional agenda of its sixty-eighth session.


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


A draft resolution on the 2015 Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons and its Preparatory Committee (document A/C.1/66/L.15) would have the Assembly note the decision on strengthening the review process for NPT, in which it was agreed that review conferences should continue to be held every five years.  In that connection, it would take note of the decision of the parties to the Treaty to hold the first session of the Preparatory Committee in Vienna from 30 April to 11 May 2012.


Further to the text, the Assembly would welcome the successful outcome of the 2010 Review Conference, and reaffirm the need to fully implement the follow-on actions adopted at the Conference.


The Committee approved the inclusion of preambular paragraph 7 by a separate recorded vote of 169 in favour to none against, with 3 abstentions ( India, Israel, Pakistan).  Preambular paragraph 7 would have the Assembly welcome the successful outcome of the 2010 NPT Review Conference, held from 3 to 28 May, and reaffirm the need to fully implement the follow-on actions adopted at the Conference.


The Committee then approved the draft text as a whole on 28 October by a vote of 169 in favour to none against, with 3 abstentions ( India, Israel, Pakistan).


A draft resolution on assistance to States for curbing the illicit traffic in small arms and light weapons and collecting them (document A/C.1/66/L.18) 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, invite the Secretary-General and States and organizations in a position to do so to continue to provide assistance for curbing the illicit traffic in those weapons and collecting them.


Concerned by the negative impact that the illicit proliferation and use of those weapons continue to have on the efforts of States in the Sahelo-Saharan subregion in the areas of poverty eradication, sustainable development and the maintenance of peace, security and stability, the Assembly would encourage the countries in that subregion to facilitate the effective functioning of national commissions to combat the illicit proliferation of those weapons.


Also, the Assembly would call upon the international community to provide technical and financial support to strengthen the capacity of civil society organizations to take action to help to combat the illicit trade of these weapons.


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


A draft resolution on the implementation of the Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production, Stockpiling and Use of Chemical Weapons and on Their Destruction (document A/C.1/66/L.19) would have the Assembly emphasize that 11 years after the Convention’s entry into force, it remains a unique multilateral agreement banning an entire category of weapons of mass destruction, and stress the importance of the Organization on the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons in verifying compliance with its provisions, as well as in promoting the timely and efficient accomplishment of all objectives.


Determined to achieve the effective prohibition of these weapons and their destruction, the draft would also have the Assembly urge all States parties to meet in full and on time their obligations.


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


A draft resolution on regional disarmament (document A/C.1/66/L.26) would have the Assembly, convinced that endeavours by countries to promote regional disarmament, taking into account the specific characteristics of each region and in accordance with the principle of undiminished security at the lowest level of armaments, would enhance the security of all States and reduce the risk of regional conflicts, call upon States to conclude agreements, wherever possible, for nuclear non-proliferation, disarmament and confidence-building measures at the regional and subregional levels.


The Assembly would affirm that global and regional approaches to disarmament complement each other and should, therefore, by pursued simultaneously to promote regional and international peace and security.  It would support and encourage efforts aimed at promoting confidence-building measures at the regional and subregional levels to ease regional tensions and to further disarmament, and stress that sustained efforts were needed, within the framework of the Conference on Disarmament and under the umbrella of the United Nations, to make progress on the entire range of disarmament issues.


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


A draft resolution on conventional arms control at the regional and subregional levels (document A/C.1/66/L.27) would have the Assembly, believing that an important objective of conventional arms control in regions of tension should be to prevent the possibility of military attack launched by surprise and to avoid aggression, decide to give urgent consideration to the issues involved in conventional arms control at the regional and subregional levels and request the Conference on Disarmament to consider the formulation of principles that can serve as a framework for regional agreements on conventional arms control.


The Committee approved the inclusion of operative paragraph 2 by a separate recorded vote of 133 in favour to 1 against ( India), with 31 abstentions.  Operative paragraph 2 would have the Assembly request the Conference on Disarmament to consider the formulation of principles that can serve as a framework for regional agreements on conventional arms control, and looks forward to a report of the Conference on this subject.


The Committee approved the draft resolution as a whole on 26 October by a recorded vote of 163 in favour to 1 against ( India), with 3 abstentions ( Bhutan, Poland, Russian Federation).


A draft resolution on confidence-building measures in the regional and subregional context (document A/C.1/66/L.28) would have the Assembly emphasize that the objective of those measures should be to strengthen international peace and security and to be consistent with the principle of undiminished security at the lowest level of armaments.


The Assembly would urge States to comply strictly with all bilateral, regional and international agreements, including arms control and disarmament agreements, to which they are party, and call on them to refrain from the use or threat of use of force in accordance with the purposes and principles of the Charter of the United Nations.  It would encourage the promotion of bilateral and regional confidence-building measures, with the consent and participation of the parties concerned, to avoid conflict and prevent the unintended and accidental outbreak of hostilities.


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


The Committee then took up a draft resolution sponsored by the Netherlands on transparency in armaments (document A/C.1/66/L.29), which would have the Assembly call upon Member States to provide the Secretary-General, by 31 May annually, with the requested data and information for the Register, including nil reports if appropriate.


The Assembly would invite Member States, 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.  It would also invite them 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.


Further to the text, the Assembly would reaffirm its decision to keep the Register’s scope and participation under review.  To that end, it would request Member States to provide the Secretary-General with their views on the Register’s continuing operation and further development and on transparency measures related to weapons of mass destruction.  It would request the Secretary-General, with the assistance of a group of governmental experts, to be convened in 2012, within available resources, to prepare a report on the Register’s continuing operation and its further development.  The Assembly would invite the Conference on Disarmament to continue its work in the field of transparency in armaments.


Prior to voting on the draft text as a whole, separate recorded votes were taken on operative paragraphs 2, 3, 4, 5(b), 5 as a whole, 7, and finally, the text as a whole.


The Committee approved the inclusion of operative paragraph 2 by a recorded vote of 150 in favour to none against, with 24 abstentions.  Operative paragraph 2 would have the General Assembly call 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 the inclusion of operative paragraph 3 by a recorded vote of 150 in favour to none against, with 23 abstentions.  Operative paragraph 3 would have the Assembly invite Member States in a position to do so, pending further development of the Register, to provide additional information on procurement through national production and military holdings and to make use of the “Remarks” column in the standardized reporting form to provide additional information, such as types or models.

The Committee approved the inclusion of operative paragraph 4 by a recorded vote of 151 in favour to none against, with 23 abstentions.  Operative paragraph 4 would have the Assembly invite 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 approved the inclusion of operative paragraph 5(b) by a recorded vote of 150 in favour to none against, with 23 abstentions.  Operative paragraph 5(b) would have the Assembly reaffirm its decision, with a view to further development of the Register, to keep the scope of, and participation in, the Register under review and, to that end, among other things, would request the Secretary-General with the assistance of a group of governmental experts to be convened in 2012, within available resources, on the basis of equitable geographical representation, to prepare a report on the continuing operation of the Register and its further development, taking into account the work of the Conference on Disarmament, relevant deliberations within the United Nations, the views expressed by Member States and the reports of the Secretary-General on the continuing operation of the Register and its further development with a view to taking a decision at its sixty-eighth session.


The Committee approved the inclusion of operative paragraph 5, as a whole, by a recorded vote of 149 in favour to none against, with 25 abstentions.  Operative paragraph 5, as a whole, would have the Assembly reaffirm its decision, with a view to further development of the Register, to keep the scope of and participation in the Register under review and, to that end, (a) recalls its request to Member States to provide the Secretary-General with their views on the continuing operation of the Register and its further development and on transparency measures related to weapons of mass destruction; (b) request the Secretary-General with the assistance of a group of governmental experts to be convened in 2012, within available resources, on the basis of equitable geographical representation, to prepare a report on the continuing operation of the Register and its further development, taking into account the work of the Conference on Disarmament, relevant deliberations within the United Nations, the views expressed by Member States and the reports of the Secretary-General on the continuing operation of the Register and its further development with a view to taking a decision at its sixty-eighth session; (c) requests the Secretary-General to continue to assist Member States to build capacity to submit meaningful reports, including capacity to report on small arms and light weapons.


The Committee approved the inclusion of operative paragraph 7 by a recorded vote of 150 in favour to none against, with 23 abstentions.  Operative paragraph 7 would have the Assembly invite the Conference on Disarmament to consider continuing its work undertaken in the field of transparency in armaments.


The Committee then approved the draft text L.29 as a whole, as orally revised, by a recorded vote of 149 in favour to none against, with 25 abstentions on 27 October.


A draft resolution accelerating the implementation of nuclear disarmament commitments (document A/C.1/66/L.31/Rev.1) would have the Assembly, deeply disappointed at the absence of progress towards multilateral negotiations on nuclear disarmament issues, and underlining the importance of multilateralism in relations to nuclear disarmament, call upon all States parties to NPT to work towards the full implementation of the resolution on the Middle East adopted at the 1995 Review and Extension Conference, including the convening of a conference in 2012 to be attended by all States of the region on the establishment of a Middle East zone free of nuclear weapons and all other weapons of mass destruction.


The Assembly would also, by the draft text, call upon nuclear-weapon States to implement their commitments made at the 2010 NPT Review Conference and call upon all States parties to spare no effort to achieve the universality of NPT, as well as urge India, Israel and Pakistan to accede to the Treaty without delay.


Prior to voting on the draft resolution as a whole, the Committee approved the inclusion of operative paragraph 1 by a separate recorded vote of 163 in favour to 1 against (Democratic People’s Republic of Korea), with 8 abstentions (China, France, Georgia, India, Israel, Pakistan, United Kingdom, United States).  Operative paragraph 1 would have the Assembly reiterate that each article of NPT is binding on the States parties at all times and in all circumstances and that all States parties should be held fully accountable with respect to strict compliance with their obligations under the Treaty, and it would call upon all States to comply fully with all decisions, resolutions and other commitments made at Review Conferences.


The Committee then approved the inclusion of operative paragraph 9 by a separate recorded vote of 160 in favour to 5 against (Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, India, Israel, Pakistan, United States), with 3 abstentions (Bhutan, France, United Kingdom).  Operative paragraph 9 would have the Assembly continue to emphasize the fundamental role of NPT in achieving nuclear disarmament and nuclear non-proliferation, and call upon all States parties to spare no effort to achieve the universality of the Treaty, and in this regard, urge India, Israel and Pakistan to accede to the Treaty as non-nuclear-weapon States promptly and without conditions.


The Committee then approved the draft text as a whole on 28 October by a recorded vote of 160 in favour to 6 against (Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, France, India, Israel, United Kingdom, United States), with 4 abstentions (China, Federated States of Micronesia, Pakistan, Russian Federation).


A draft resolution on national legislation on transfers of arms, military equipment and dual-use goods and technology (document A/C.1/66/L.33) would have the Assembly invite Member States that are in a position to do so, without prejudice to the provisions contained in Security Council resolution 1540 (2004) and subsequent relevant Security Council resolutions, to enact or improve national legislation, regulations and procedures to exercise effective control over the transfer of arms, military equipment and dual-use goods and technology, while ensuring that such legislation, regulations and procedures are consistent with the obligations of States parties under international treaties.


Recognizing that disarmament, arms control and non-proliferation are essential for the maintenance of international peace and security, the Committee took up a draft resolution, by which the Assembly would encourage Member States to provide, on a voluntary basis, information to the Secretary-General on their national legislation, regulations and procedures on the transfer of arms, military equipment and dual-use goods and technology, as well as the changes therein, and request the Secretary-General to make that information available to Member States.


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


A draft resolution on problems arising from the accumulation of conventional ammunition stockpiles in surplus (document A/C.1/66/L.36) 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 recognizes 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 indispensible at the national level in order to eliminate the risk of explosion, pollution or diversion.


In a related provision, the Assembly would appeal to all interested States to determine the size and nature of their surplus stockpiles of conventional ammunition, whether they represent a security risk, their means of destruction, if appropriate, and whether external assistance is needed to eliminate this risk.  It would encourage Member States to examine the possibility of developing and implementing, within a national, regional or subregional framework, measures to address accordingly the illicit trafficking related to the accumulation of such stockpiles.


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


A draft resolution on the South-East Asia Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zone Treaty (Bangkok Treaty) (document A/C.1/66/L.38) would have the Assembly welcome the resumption of direct consultations with the five nuclear-weapon States, and encourage States parties to the Treaty to continue direct consultations with the five nuclear-weapon States to resolve comprehensively, in accordance with the objectives and principles of the Treaty, existing outstanding issues on a number of provisions of the Treaty and the Protocol thereto.


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


A draft resolution on a treaty banning the production of fissile material for nuclear weapons or other nuclear devices (A/C.1/66/L.40/Rev.1) would have the Assembly urge the Conference on Disarmament to agree on and implement early in 2012 a comprehensive programme of work that includes the immediate commencement of negotiations on a treaty banning the production of fissile material for nuclear weapons or other nuclear explosive devices.


Expressing frustration with the years of stalemate in the Conference on Disarmament, which has prevented it from fulfilling its mandate as the world’s single multilateral disarmament negotiating forum, the Assembly would resolve to consider options for the negotiation of a treaty banning the production of fissile material for nuclear weapons or other nuclear explosive devices on the basis of document CD/1299 of 24 March 1995 and the mandate contained therein.


It would encourage interested Member States, without prejudice to their national positions during future negotiations on such a treaty, to continue efforts, including within and on the margins of the Conference on Disarmament, in support of the commencement of negotiations.


Prior to voting on the draft text as a whole, separate recorded votes were requested on operative paragraphs 2 and 3.


The Committee approved the inclusion of operative paragraph 2 by a recorded vote of 147 in favour to 3 against (Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Iran, Pakistan), with 16 abstentions.  By operative paragraph 2, the Assembly would resolve to consider options for the negotiation of a treaty banning the production of fissile material for nuclear weapons or other nuclear explosive devices at its sixty-seventh session, should the Conference on Disarmament fail to agree on and implement a comprehensive programme of work by the end of its 2012 session.


The Committee approved the inclusion of operative paragraph 3, as orally amended, by a vote of 148 in favour to 2 against (Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Pakistan), with 19 abstentions.  Operative paragraph 3 would have the Assembly encourage interested Member States, without prejudice to their national positions during future negotiations on such treaty, to continue efforts, including within and on the margins of the Conference on Disarmament, in support of the commencement of negotiations, including through meetings involving scientific experts on various technical aspects of the treaty, drawing on available expertise from IAEA and other relevant bodies, as appropriate.


The Committee then approved the draft text as a whole on 28 October by a vote of 151 in favour to 2 against (Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Pakistan), with 23 abstentions.


Expressing deep concern at the catastrophic humanitarian consequences of any use of nuclear weapons, a draft resolution on united action towards the total elimination of nuclear weapons (document A/C.1/66/L.41*) would have the Assembly call upon nuclear-weapon States to undertake further efforts to reduce and ultimately eliminate all types of nuclear weapons, deployed and non-deployed, including through unilateral, bilateral, regional and multilateral measures.


Reaffirming the need for all States at all times to comply with applicable international law, including international humanitarian law, the Assembly would also, by the draft text, be convinced that every effort should be made to avoid nuclear war and nuclear terrorism.


Prior to voting on that draft text as a whole, the Committee approved the inclusion of preambular paragraph 9 and operative paragraphs 2, 8, 9 and 15.


Preambular paragraph 9 was retained by a recorded vote of 165 in favour to 1 against (Democratic People’s Republic of Korea), with 3 abstentions ( India, Israel, Pakistan).  That paragraph would have the Assembly recall the successful outcome of the 2010 Review Conference of the NPT, held from 3 to 28 May 2010, in the year of the sixty-fifth anniversary of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan, and reaffirm the necessity of fully implementing the action plan adopted at the Conference.


Next, the Committee approved the inclusion of operative paragraph 2 by a recorded vote of 166 in favour to 3 against (Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, India, Israel), with 2 abstentions (Bhutan, Pakistan).  Operative paragraph 2 would have the Assembly reaffirm the vital importance of the universality of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons, and calls upon all States not parties to the Treaty to accede as non-nuclear-weapon States to the Treaty promptly and without any conditions and, pending their accession to the Treaty, to adhere to its terms and take practical steps in support of the Treaty.


The Committee then approved the inclusion of operative paragraph 8 by a recorded vote of 167 in favour to 1 against (Democratic People’s Republic of Korea), with 3 abstentions ( India, Mauritius, Syria).  Operative paragraph 8 would have the Assembly urge all States that have not yet done so to sign and ratify the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty at the earliest opportunity, with a view to its early entry into force and universalization, stresses the importance of maintaining existing moratoriums on nuclear-weapon test explosions or any other nuclear explosions pending the entry into force of the Treaty, and reaffirms the importance of the continued development of the Treaty verification regime, which will be a significant contribution to providing assurance of compliance with the Treaty.


By a recorded vote of 163 in favour to 3 against ( China, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Pakistan), with 7 abstentions ( Brazil, Ecuador, India, Israel, Russian Federation, South Africa, Venezuela), the Committee approved operative paragraph 9.  By its terms, the Assembly would reiterate its call for the immediate commencement of negotiations on a fissile material cut-off treaty and its early conclusion, regrets that negotiations have not yet started, and calls upon all nuclear-weapon States and States not parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons to declare and maintain moratoriums on the production of fissile material for any nuclear weapons or other nuclear explosive devices pending the entry into force of the Treaty.


The Committee then decided to retain operative paragraph 15 by a recorded vote of 164 in favour to 1 against (Democratic People’s Republic of Korea), with 5 abstentions ( Argentina, Brazil, India, Israel, Pakistan).  Operative paragraph 15 would have the Assembly stress the importance of the universalization of the comprehensive safeguards agreements of the International Atomic Energy Agency to include States that have not yet adopted and implemented such an agreement, while also strongly reaffirming the follow-on action of the 2010 Review Conference encouraging all States that have not done so to conclude and bring into force as soon as possible the Model Protocol Additional to the Agreement(s) between State(s) and the International Atomic Energy Agency for the Application of Safeguards approved by the Board of Governors of the Agency on 15 May 1997, and encouraging the full implementation of relevant Security Council resolutions, including resolution 1540 (2004) of 28 April 2004.


The Committee then approved L.41* as a whole on 26 October by a recorded vote of 156 in favour to 1 against (Democratic People’s Republic of Korea), with 15 abstentions.


A 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/C.1/66/L.42) would have the Assembly underline, once again, the unanimous conclusion of the International Court of Justice that there exists an obligation to pursue in good faith and bring to a conclusion negotiations leading to nuclear disarmament in all its aspects under strict and effective international control.


Desiring to achieve the objective of a legally binding prohibition of the development, production, testing, deployment, stockpiling, threat or use of nuclear weapons and their destruction under effective international control, the Assembly would, by terms of the draft text, call upon all States immediately to fulfil that obligation by commencing multilateral negotiations leading to an early conclusion of a nuclear weapons convention prohibiting the development, production, testing, deployment, stockpiling, transfer, treat or use of nuclear weapons and providing for their elimination.


The Committee approved the draft resolution on 27 October by a recorded vote of 127 in favour to 25 against, with 22 abstentions.


A draft resolution on the illicit trade in small arms and light weapons in all its aspects (document A/C.1/66/L.43) would have the Assembly underline the fact that the issue of that illicit trade requires concerted efforts at the national, regional and international levels to prevent it, and that those weapons’ uncontrolled spread in many regions of the world has a wide range of humanitarian and socio-economic consequences and poses a serious threat to peace, reconciliation, safety, security, stability and sustainable development at the individual, local, national, regional and international levels.


Emphasizing the importance of the continued and full implementation of the 2001 United Nations Programme of Action to Prevent, Combat and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All Its Aspects, the General Assembly would also recognize the urgent need to maintain and enhance national controls, in accordance with the Programme of Action, and to eradicate the illicit trade in small arms and light weapons, including their diversion to unauthorized recipients, taking into account, inter alia, their adverse humanitarian and socio-economic consequences on the affected States.


It would call upon all States to implement the International Tracing Instrument by, inter alia, including in their national reports the name and contact information of the national points of contact and information on national marking practices used to indicate country of manufacture and/or country of import, as applicable.


The Committee approved the draft text, as orally revised, without a vote on 27 October.


Considering that the hair-trigger alert of nuclear weapons carries unacceptable risks of unintentional or accidental use of nuclear weapons, which would have catastrophic consequences for all mankind, a draft resolution on reducing nuclear danger (document A/C.1/66/L.45) would have the Assembly call for a review of nuclear doctrines and, in this context, immediate and urgent steps to reduce the risks of unintentional and accidental use of nuclear weapons, including through de-alerting and de-targeting of nuclear weapons.


The Committee approved the draft text on 26 October by a recorded vote of 110 in favour to 48 against, with 12 abstentions.


A draft resolution on compliance with non-proliferation, arms limitation and disarmament agreements and commitments (A/C.1/66/L.47/Rev.1) would have the Assembly call upon Member States to support efforts aimed at the resolution of compliance questions by means consistent with such agreements and international law.  It would welcome the role that the United Nations has played, and continues to play, in restoring the integrity of, and fostering negotiations on, certain arms limitation and disarmament and non-proliferation agreements and in the removal of threats to peace.


Stressing that failure by States parties to comply with non-proliferation, arms limitation and disarmament agreements to which they are parties and with other agreed obligations, not only adversely affects the security of States parties, but also can create security risks for other States relying on the constraints and commitments stipulated in those agreements, the Assembly would urge all States to implement and to comply fully with their respective obligations, and those States not currently in compliance with their respective obligations and commitments to make the strategic decision to come back into compliance.


The Committee approved the draft text on 27 October by a recorded vote of 157 in favour to none against, with 18 abstentions.


A draft resolution on measures to prevent terrorists from acquiring weapons of mass destruction (document A/C.1/66/L.48) would have the Assembly give expression to the concerns of the international community and a clear reaffirmation of Member States to take measures in that area.  The draft underlined that the international response to the threat needed to be national, as well as multilateral and global.


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


A draft resolution on nuclear disarmament (document A/C.1/66/L.49) would have the Assembly reaffirm that, in accordance with the Charter of the United Nations, States should refrain from the use or threat of use of nuclear weapons in settling their disputes in international relations.


Seized of the danger of the use of weapons of mass destruction, particularly by nuclear weapons, in terrorist acts, and the urgent need for concerted efforts to control and overcome it, the General Assembly would recognize that the time was now opportune for all nuclear-weapon States to take effective disarmament measures to achieve the total elimination of nuclear weapons at the earliest possible time.


The Assembly would urge the nuclear-weapon States to stop immediately the qualitative improvement, development, production and stockpiling of nuclear warheads and their delivery systems, and, as an interim measure, to de-alert and deactivate immediately their nuclear weapons and to take concrete measures to reduce further the operational status of their nuclear-weapon systems.


Further to that wide-ranging text, the Assembly would call upon the nuclear-weapon States to undertake the step-by-step reduction of the nuclear threat and to carry out effective nuclear disarmament measures, with a view to achieving the total elimination of those weapons within a specified framework of time.


The Assembly would also call upon the nuclear-weapon States, pending the achievement of the total elimination of nuclear weapons, to agree on an internationally and legally binding instrument on a joint undertaking not to be the first to use nuclear weapons.


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 on the basis of the report of the Special Coordinator and the mandate contained therein.


First, the Committee took a separate recorded vote on operative paragraph 14 of L.49, which would have the Assembly call for the full implementation of the action plan as set out in the conclusions and recommendation for follow-up actions of the final document of the 2010 NPT Review Conference, particularly the 22-point action plan on nuclear disarmament.


The Committee approved the inclusion of operative paragraph 14 by a recorded vote of 157 in favour to none against, with 14 abstentions.


The Committee also decided to take a separate recorded vote on operative paragraph 16, by which the Assembly would 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 devises on the basis of the report of the Special Coordinator and the mandate contained therein.


The Committee retained operative paragraph 16 by a recorded vote of 164 in favour to 1 against ( Pakistan), with 6 abstentions ( France, Israel, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Uzbekistan).


The Committee then approved the draft resolution on 27 October as a whole by a recorded vote of 113 in favour to 44 against, with 18 abstentions.


A draft decision on the arms trade treaty (document A/C.1/66/L.50) would have the Assembly decide to hold, within existing resources, the final session of the Preparatory Committee for the United National Conference on the Arms Trade Treaty from 13 to 17 February 2012 in New York, to conclude the Preparatory Committee’s substantive work and to decide on all relevant procedural matters pursuant to operational paragraph 8 of resolution 64/48 (2009).


The Committee approved the draft text on 28 October by a recorded vote of 155 in favour to none against, with 13 abstentions.


A draft resolution on the prohibition of the dumping of radioactive wastes (document A/C.1/66/L.53) would have the Assembly 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; request the Conference on Disarmament to take into account, in the negotiations for a convention on the prohibition of radiological weapons, radioactive wastes as part of the scope of the convention; and appeals to all Member States that have not yet taken the necessary steps to become party to the Joint Convention on the Safety of Spent Fuel Management and on the Safety of Radioactive Waste Management to do so as soon as possible.


The Committee approved the draft, as orally revised, on 27 October without a vote.


The Assembly was then expected to take up the report on the Review and implementation of the Concluding Document of the Twelfth Special Session of the General Assembly (document A/66/413), which contains six draft resolutions.


A draft resolution on United Nations regional centres for peace and disarmament (document A/C.1/66/L.9) would have the Assembly, recognizing that the changes that have taken place in the world have created new opportunities and posed new challenges for the pursuit of disarmament, reiterate the importance of United Nations activities at the regional level to advance disarmament and to increase the stability and security of its Member States, which could be promoted in a substantive manner by the maintenance and revitalization of the three regional centres for peace and disarmament.


The Assembly would reaffirm that it was useful for the three centres to carry out dissemination and educational programmes that promote regional peace and security and that are aimed at changing basic attitudes with respect to peace and security and disarmament as to the achievement and purposes of the United Nations.


It would appeal to Member States in each region that are able to do so, as well as to international governmental and non-governmental organizations and foundations, to make voluntary contributions to the regional centres in their respective regions in order to strengthen their activities and initiatives.


The Committee approved the draft resolution, as orally revised, on 27 October.


A draft resolution on the United Nations Regional Centre for Peace, Disarmament and Development in Latin America and the Caribbean (document A/C.1/L.16) would have the General Assembly express appreciation for the important assistance provided by the Centre to many countries in the region, including through capacity-building and technical assistance programmes, as well as outreach activities, for the development of plans to reduce and prevent armed violence from an arms control perspective, for promoting the implementation of relevant agreements and treaties, and for capacity-building initiatives aimed at bolstering the efforts of the law enforcement community to combat illicit firearms trafficking.


The Assembly would recognize that the Regional Centre has an important role in the promotion and development of regional and subregional initiatives agreed upon by the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean in the field of weapons of mass destruction, in particular nuclear weapons, and conventional arms, including small arms and light weapons, as well as in the relationship between disarmament and development.


It would appeal to Member States, in particular those within the region, and to international governmental and non-governmental organizations and foundations, to make and to increase voluntary contributions to strengthen the Regional Centre, its programme of activities and the implementation thereof.


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


A draft resolution on activities of the United Nations Standing Advisory Committee on Security Questions in Central Africa (document A/C.1/66/L.23) would have the Assembly reaffirm its support for efforts aimed at promoting confidence-building measures at the regional and subregional levels in order to ease tensions in Central Africa and to further sustainable peace, stability and development in the subregion.


The Assembly would reaffirm the importance of disarmament and arms limitation programmes in Central Africa carried out by the States of the subregion with the support of the United Nations, the African Union and other international partners.  It would renew its encouragement to States members of the Standing Advisory Committee to provide financial support for the implementation of the Central African Convention for the Control of Small Arms and Light Weapons, Their Ammunition and All Parts and Components That Can Be Used for Their Manufacture, Repair and Assembly, called the Kinshasa Convention, adopted on 30 April 2010.


In that connection, it would welcome the signing of that Convention by all 11 States members of the Advisory Committee and appeal to them to ratify the Convention in a timely manner in order to facilitate its early entry into force.


The Assembly would appeal to the international community to support the efforts undertaken by the States concerned to implement disarmament, demobilization and reintegration programmes.  It would urge States members and intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations to support the activities of that Committee effectively through voluntary contributions to the Trust Fund.


The Committee approved the draft resolution, as orally revised, on 31 October without a vote.


A draft resolution on the United Nations Regional Centre for Peace and Disarmament in Asia and the Pacific (document A/C.1/66/L.34) would have the Assembly underline the importance of the Kathmandu process and reaffirm its strong support for the role of the Centre in the promotion of United Nations activities to strengthen peace, stability and security among its Member States, and similarly ask for increased voluntary contributions.


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


A draft resolution on the convention on the prohibition of the use of nuclear weapons (document A/C.1/66/L.46) would have the Assembly, determined to achieve an international convention prohibiting the development, production, stockpiling and use of nuclear weapons, leading to their ultimate destruction and noting with regret that the Conference on Disarmament, during its 2011 session, was unable to undertake negotiations on this subject as called for in General Assembly resolution 65/80 of 8 December 2010, reiterate its request to the Conference on Disarmament to commence negotiations in order to reach agreement on an international convention prohibiting the use or threat of use of nuclear weapons under any circumstances.


The Committee approved the draft resolution 26 October by a recorded vote of 113 in favour to 48 against, with 10 abstentions ( Armenia, Belarus, Georgia, Japan, Marshall Islands, Republic of Korea, Russian Federation, Serbia, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan).


A draft resolution on the United Nations Regional Centre for Peace and Disarmament in Africa (document A/C.1/66/L.52) would have the Assembly, recalling the Secretary-General’s calls for continued financial and in-kind support from Member States, which would enable the Regional Centre to discharge its mandate in full and to respond more effectively to requests for assistance from African States, urge all States, as well as international governmental and non-governmental organizations and foundations, to make voluntary contributions to enable the Centre to carry out its programmes and activities and meet the needs of African States.  It would urge States members of the African Union to make voluntary contributions to the Regional Centre’s trust fund in conformity with the decision taken by the Executive Council of the African Union in Khartoum in January 2006.


The Committee approved the draft text, as orally revised, without a vote on 28 October.


The Assembly was then expected to take up the report on the Review of the implementation of the recommendations and decisions adopted by the General Assembly at its tenth special session (document A/66/414), which contains two draft resolutions.


A draft resolution on the Report of the Conference on Disarmament (document A/C.1/66/L.13/Rev.1) would have the Assembly reaffirm the role of the Conference as the sole multilateral disarmament negotiating forum of the international community.


The Assembly would call upon the Conference to further intensify consultations and explore possibilities, with a view to adopting a balanced and comprehensive programme of work at the earliest possible date during its 2012 session, bearing in mind the decision on the programme of work adopted by the Conference on 29 May 2009.


Stressing the urgent need for the Conference to commence its substantive work at the beginning of its 2012 session, the Assembly would express its appreciation for the strong support expressed for the Conference during its 2011 session by ministers for foreign affairs and other high-level officials and take into account their calls for greater flexibility with respect to commencing the substantive work of the Conference without further delay.


The Assembly would welcome the decision of the Conference to request the current President and the incoming Presidents to conduct consultations during the intersessional period and, if possible, make recommendations, taking into account all relevant proposals, past, present and future, and to endeavour to keep the Conference membership informed of their consultations.


In a further provision, the Assembly would recognize the importance of continuing consultations on the question of expanding the Conference’s membership.


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


A draft resolution on the Report of the Disarmament Commission (document A/C.1/66/L.20) would have the Assembly reaffirm the mandate of the Commission as the specialized, deliberative body within the United Nations multilateral disarmament machinery that allows for in-depth deliberations on specific disarmament topics, leading to the submission of concrete recommendations on those issues.  It would also reaffirm the importance of further enhancing the dialogue and cooperation among the First Committee, the Disarmament Commission and the Conference on Disarmament.


By further terms of the text, the Assembly would request the Disarmament Commission to continue its work in accordance with its mandate and to make every effort to achieve specific recommendations on the items on its agenda, taking into account the adopted “Ways and means to enhance the functioning of the Disarmament Commission”.  It would recommend that the Commission intensify consultations with a view to reaching agreement on the agenda items, in accordance with decision 52/492, before the start of its substantive session of 2012.  It would also request the Commission to meet for a period next exceeding three weeks during 2012 and to submit a substantive report to the General Assembly at its sixty-seventh session.


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


The Assembly was then expected to take up the report on the risk of nuclear proliferation in the Middle East (document A/66/415) containing one draft resolution by the same name (document A/C.1/66/L.2), which would have the Assembly reaffirm the importance of Israel’s accession to the NPT and placement of all its nuclear facilities under comprehensive IAEA safeguards, in realizing the goal of universal adherence to the Treaty in the Middle East.


Concerned about the threats posed by the proliferation of nuclear weapons to the security and stability of the Middle East region, the Assembly, by the terms of the draft text, would call upon Israel to accede to the Treaty without further delay, not to develop, produce, test or otherwise acquire nuclear weapons, to renounce possession of nuclear weapons and to place all its unsafeguarded nuclear facilities under full-scope Agency safeguards as an important confidence-building measure among all States of the region and as a step towards enhancing peace and security.


Prior to voting on the text as a whole, the Committee voted on three preambular paragraphs, first approving the inclusion of preambular paragraph 5 as orally amended by a recorded vote of 155 in favour to 2 against (India, Israel), with 4 abstentions (Bhutan, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Pakistan, Kenya).  Preambular paragraph 5 would have the Assembly recall the decision on principles and objectives for nuclear non‑proliferation and disarmament adopted by the 1995 Review and Extension Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons on 11 May 1995, in which the Conference urged universal adherence to the Treaty as an urgent priority and called upon all States not yet parties to the Treaty to accede to it at the earliest date, particularly those States that operate unsafeguarded nuclear facilities.


The Committee then approved the inclusion of preambular paragraph 6, as orally amended, by a recorded vote of 159 in favour to 2 against (India, Israel), with 2 abstentions (Bhutan, Pakistan).  Preambular paragraph 6, which would have the Assembly recognize with satisfaction that, in the Final Document of the 2000 Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons, the Conference undertook to make determined efforts towards the achievement of the goal of universality of the Treaty, called upon those remaining States not parties to the Treaty to accede to it, thereby accepting an international legally binding commitment not to acquire nuclear weapons or nuclear explosive devices and to accept Agency safeguards on all their nuclear activities, and underlined the necessity of universal adherence to the Treaty and of strict compliance by all parties with their obligations under the Treaty.


The Committee also approved the inclusion of preambular paragraph 7, as orally amended, by a recorded vote of 163 in favour to 1 against (Israel), with 2 abstentions (India, Pakistan).  Preambular paragraph 7 would have the Assembly recall the resolution on the Middle East adopted by the 1995 Review and Extension Conference on 11 May 1995, in which the Conference noted with concern the continued existence in the Middle East of unsafeguarded nuclear facilities, and reaffirm the importance of the early realization of universal adherence to the Treaty and call upon all States in the Middle East that had not yet done so, without exception, to accede to the Treaty as soon as possible and to place all their nuclear facilities under full-scope Agency safeguards.


The Committee then approved the draft resolution as a whole, as orally amended, on 26 October, by a recorded vote of 157 in favour to 5 against (Canada, Israel, Federated States of Micronesia, Marshall Islands, United States), with 6 abstentions (Australia, Côte d’Ivoire, El Salvador, Ethiopia, India, Pakistan).


The Assembly was then expected to take up a 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 (Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons) (document A/66/416), containing one draft resolution by the same name (document A/C.1/66/L.17).


The draft text would have the Assembly 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, as amended, with a view to achieving the widest possible adherence to these instruments at an early date and so as to ultimately achieve their universality.


Also by the draft, 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 Protocols to the Convention and the amendment extending the scope of the Convention and the Protocols thereto to include armed conflicts of a non-international character, and it would emphasize the importance of the universalization of the Protocol on Explosive Remnants of War (Protocol V).


The Assembly would also welcome the commitment by States parties to continue to address the humanitarian problems caused by certain specific types of munitions in all their aspects, including cluster munitions, with a view to minimizing their humanitarian impact.  It would also note that, in conformity with Article 8 of the Convention, conferences may be convened to examine amendments to the Convention or to any of the Protocols thereto, to examine additional protocols concerning other categories of conventional weapons not covered by existing Protocols, or to review the scope and application of the Convention and the Protocols thereto and to examine any proposed amendments or additional protocols.


Acting without a vote, the Committee approved, as orally revised, the draft resolution on 27 October.


The Assembly was also expected to take up a report on strengthening of security and cooperation in the Mediterranean region (document A/66/417), which contains one draft resolution of the same name (document A/C.1/66/L.22).


The draft text would have the Assembly call upon all States of the Mediterranean 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 conditions necessary for strengthening peace and cooperation in the region.


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


Also by the text, the Assembly would encourage 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, taking into account the relevant resolutions of the United Nations, and in combating international crime and illicit arms transfers and illicit drug production, consumption and trafficking, which pose a serious threat to peace, security and stability in the region, and therefore, to the improvement of the current political, economic and social situation and which jeopardize friendly relations among States, hinder the development of international cooperation and result in the destruction of human rights, fundamental freedoms and the democratic basis of pluralistic society.


The Assembly would reaffirm that security in the Mediterranean is closely linked to European security, as well as to international peace and security.


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


The Assembly then was expected to take up the report on the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT) (document A/66/418), containing one draft resolution by the same name (document A/C.1/66/L.37).


The draft resolution would have the Assembly stress the vital importance and urgency of signature and ratification, without delay and without conditions, in order to achieve the earliest entry into force of that Treaty.


Prior to the vote on that draft, the Committee took a separate recorded vote on preambular paragraph 6.  By its terms, the Assembly would welcome the adoption by consensus of the conclusions and recommendations for follow-on actions of the 2010 NPT Review Conference, which, inter alia, reaffirmed the vital importance of the entry into force of CTBT as a core element of the international nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation regime and included specific actions to be taken in support of the entry into force of the Treaty.


The Committee approved the inclusion of that paragraph by a recorded vote of 168 in favour, to 1 against (Democratic People’s Republic of Korea), with 3 abstentions ( India, Israel, Pakistan).


The Committee then approved the draft text as a whole on 28 October by a recorded vote of 170 in favour to 1 against (Democratic People’s Republic of Korea), with 3 abstentions (India, Mauritius, Syria).


The Assembly then was expected to take up a report on the Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production and Stockpiling of Bacteriological (Biological) and Toxic Weapons and on Their Destruction (document A/66/419), which contains one draft resolution of the same name (document A/C.1/66/L.32).


By the terms of the draft resolution, the Assembly would note with satisfaction that there are 165 States parties to the Convention and reaffirm the call upon all signatory States that have not yet ratified it to do so without delay.  It would call upon those States that have not signed the Convention to become parties at the earliest possible date, thus contributing to the achievement of universal adherence to the Convention.


The Assembly would note the success of the Preparatory Committee Meeting of the Seventh Review Conference in Geneva in April, and welcome the convening in December of the Review Conference.  In that connection, it would recall that the upcoming Review Conference is mandated to consider issues identified in the review of the operation of the Convention as provided for in article XII thereof and any possible consensus follow-up action.


The Committee approved the draft text, as orally revised, without a vote on 26 October.


The Assembly was then expected to take up a report on Revitalizing the work of the Conference on Disarmament and taking forward multilateral disarmament negotiations (document A/66/420), which contains two draft resolutions.


Action was taken on the draft resolution on Revitalizing the work of the Conference on Disarmament and taking forward multilateral disarmament negotiations (document A/C.1/66/L.39), the Assembly, reiterating grave concern about the current status of the disarmament machinery, including the lack of substantive progress in the Conference on Disarmament for more than a decade, and noting with concern that, despite all efforts, the Conference has not been able to adopt and implement a Programme of Work during its 2011 Session, would urge the Conference to adopt and implement a Programme of Work to enable the resumption of substantive work on its agenda early in its 2012 Session.


The Assembly would invite States to explore, consider and consolidate options, proposals and elements for a revitalization of the United Nations disarmament machinery as a whole, including the Conference on Disarmament.  It would decide to include the item of revitalizing the Conference’s work on the agenda of the sixty-seventh session and to review progress made in implementing the present resolution and, if necessary, to further explore options for taking forward multilateral disarmament negotiations.


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


Introduction by Committee Rapporteur


ARCHIL GHEGHECHKORI (Georgia), Rapporteur of the First Committee, said that this year, nuclear issues were at the centre stage of the general debate in the First Committee.  Of 52 adopted resolutions and decisions, 17 were on nuclear issues and 4 were on other weapons of mass destruction.  The resolutions on non-proliferation of nuclear weapons and other weapons of mass destruction, the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty, and the Fissile Material Cut-off Treaty had been adopted with overwhelming support by Member States.


He said that visible progress in the area of weapons of mass destruction in general, and nuclear weapons in particular, did not overshadow the importance of such vital disarmament and international security issues as small arms and light weapons, or the universalization of existing legal instruments, or the role assigned to multilateralism in disarmament.  On the contrary, resolutions on various aspects of small arms and light weapons enjoyed increasing support of Member States.  The overall tone and result-oriented approach was clearly evident during the thematic debate stage, he said.


Action on Texts


The Assembly first took up the report on the reduction of military budgets (document A/66/401), adopting a draft resolution on objective information on military matters, including transparency of military expenditure (document A/66/402) without a vote.


The Assembly then adopted, by a recorded vote of 168 in favour to 1 against (United States), with 1 abstention (Israel) the draft resolution contained in the report on prohibition on the development and manufacture of new types of weapons of mass destruction and new systems of such weapons:  report on the Conference on Disarmament (document A/66/402).  (For details of the vote, please see Annex I.)


The Assembly then adopted the draft resolution in the report on implementation of the Declaration of the Indian Ocean as a Zone of Peace (document A/66/403) by a vote of 124 in favour to 4 against (France, Israel, United Kingdom, United States), with 46 abstentions (Annex 2).


Turning next to the report on the African Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zone Treaty (document A/66/404) the Assembly adopted the draft resolution contained therein without a vote.


The Assembly then took note of the report on verification in all its aspects, including the role of the United Nations in the field of verification (document A/66/405).


Acting without a vote, it then adopted the draft decisions contained in the report on the review of the implementation of the Declaration on the Strengthening of International Security (document A/66/406), and on the developments in the field of information and telecommunications in the context of international security (document A/66/407).


Also without a vote, the Assembly adopted the draft resolution contained in the report on establishment of a nuclear-weapon-free zone in the region of the Middle East (document A/66/408).


Taking up the report on conclusion of effective international arrangements to assure non-nuclear States against the use or threat of use of nuclear weapons (document A/66/409), the Assembly adopted the draft resolution contained therein by a recorded vote of 120 to none against, with 57 abstentions (Annex III).


The Assembly then turned to the report on prevention of an arms race in outer space (document A/66/410), adopting the draft resolution contained therein by a recorded vote of 176 in favour to none against, with 2 abstentions (Israel, United States) (Annex 4).


It then adopted without a vote the draft decision contained in the report on the role of science and technology in the context of international security and disarmament (document A/66/411).


The Assembly then turned to the 28 draft texts contained in the report on general and complete disarmament (documentA/66/412).


Speaking in explanation of vote, the representative of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, said he wished to clarify his delegation’s position on resolution L.41*.  He said that Japan had lost its moral justification to bring such a resolution before the General Assembly, as that country was under the nuclear umbrella of the United States.  The peaceful use of nuclear energy was a right of all States, and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea was able to exercise that right, based on the solid foundation of its national economy and the latest science and technology.  He sought to clarify his country’s flexible stand, that any concern arising might be discussed at the six-party talks, and the peaceful nature of the nuclear programme could be discussed in that context.


He added that the right of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea to peaceful uses of nuclear energy should be respected.  The United States had agreed to provide the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea with a light water reactor, but it had not honoured its commitment.  Thus the “twists and turns” in the nuclear status of the Korean peninsula was attributable to the United States.  The 19 September 2005 joint statement had not only stipulated the commitment of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, but the commitment of all parties to the six-party talks aiming at the denuclearization of the entire Korean peninsula, which could only come about when all parties honoured their commitments under the joint statement in good faith.


Proceeding to action on that cluster of draft texts, the Assembly took up draft I on follow-up to nuclear disarmament obligations agreed to at the 1995, 2000 and 2010 Review Conferences of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons.  It first adopted preambular paragraph 6 by a vote of 113 in favour to 9 against (Canada, Federated States of Micronesia, Israel, Japan, Marshall Islands, Palau, Panama, Republic of Korea, United States), with 48 abstentions (Annex V).


It then adopted preambular paragraph 9 by a vote of 118 in favour to 7 against ( Canada, France, Israel, Japan, Panama, United Kingdom, United States), with 43 abstentions(Annex VI).


The Assembly adopted the draft text as a whole by a vote of 118 in favour to 52 against, with 6 abstentions ( Armenia, China, India, Pakistan, Samoa, Tonga) (Annex VII).


Next it adopted draft II on implementation of the Convention on the Prohibition of the Use, Stockpiling, Production and Transfer of Anti-personnel Mines and on Their Destruction with a vote of 162 in favour to none against and 18 abstentions (Annex VIII).


Acting without a vote, the Assembly adopted draft III, on the relationship between disarmament and development, and draft IV on observance of environmental norms in the drafting and implementation of agreements on disarmament and arms control.


Next, the Assembly adopted draft V on the promotion of multilateralism in the area of disarmament and non-proliferation by a recorded vote of 125 in favour to 5 against (Federated States of Micronesia, Israel, Palau, United Kingdom, United States), with 48 abstentions (Annex IX).


The Assembly then turned its attention to draft VI on the 2015 Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons and its Preparatory Committee.  It first adopted preambular paragraph 7 by a recorded vote of 174 in favour to none against, with 3 abstentions ( India, Israel, Pakistan) (Annex X.)


The Assembly then approved the draft text as a whole by a vote of 175 in favour to none against, with 3 abstentions ( India, Israel, Pakistan) (Annex XI).


Acting without a vote, it adopted draft VII on assistance to States for curbing the illicit traffic in small arms and light weapons and collecting them without a vote, draft VIII on the implementation of the Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production, Stockpiling and Use of Chemical Weapons and on Their Destruction, and draft IX on regional disarmament.


It then took up draft X on conventional arms control at the regional and subregional levels, first adopting operative paragraph 2 by a recorded vote of 141 in favour to 1 against ( India), with 31 abstentions (Annex XII).  Next it adopted the draft resolution as a whole by a recorded vote of 175 in favour to 1 against ( India), with 2 abstentions ( Bhutan, Russian Federation) (Annex XIII).


Acting without a vote, the Assembly then adopted draft XI on confidence-building measures in the regional and subregional context.


It then turned to draft XII on the transparency in armaments.  Prior to voting on the draft text as a whole, the Assembly considered separately operative paragraphs 2, 3, 4, 5(b), 5 as a whole, and 7.


It adopted operative paragraph 2 by a vote of 154 in favour to none against, with 22 abstentions (Annex XIV).


It then adopted operative paragraph 3 by a vote of 154 in favour to none against, with 20 abstentions (Annex XV).


Next, it adopted operative paragraph 4 by a recorded vote of 156 in favour to none against, with 19 abstentions (Annex XVI).


Then it adopted operative paragraph 5(b) by a vote of 157 in favour to none against, with 21 abstentions (Annex XVII).


With a vote of 154 in favour to none against, with 24 abstentions, the Assembly adopted operative paragraph 5, as a whole (Annex XVIII).


It then adopted operative paragraph 7 by a vote of 156 in favour to none against, with 22 abstentions (Annex XIX).


The Assembly then adopted the draft resolution as a whole by a vote of 156 in favour to none against, with 23 abstentions (Annex XX).


Continuing, the Assembly took up draft XIII on accelerating the implementation of nuclear disarmament commitments.  First, it adopted operative paragraph 1 by a vote of 170 in favour to 1 against(Democratic People’s Republic of Korea),with 7 abstentions( China, France, India, Israel, Pakistan, United Kingdom, United States) (Annex XXI).


The Assembly then adopted operative paragraph 9 by a vote of 168 in favour to 4 against ( India, Israel, Pakistan, United States), with 3 abstentions ( Bhutan, France, United Kingdom) (Annex XXII).


By a vote of 168 in favourto 6 against(Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, France, India, Israel, United Kingdom, United States), with 6 abstentions(Bhutan, China, Federated States of Micronesia, Pakistan, Palau, Russian Federation), the Assembly adopted the draft resolution as a whole (Annex XXIII).


Acting without a vote, the Assembly adopted draft XIV on national legislation on transfers of arms, military equipment and dual-use goods and technology, draft XV on problems arising from the accumulation of conventional ammunition stockpiles in surplus, and draft XVI on the South-East Asia Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zone Treaty ( Bangkok Treaty).


Turning to draft XVII on a treaty banning the production of fissile material for nuclear weapons or other nuclear devices, separate recorded votes were taken on operative paragraphs 2 and 3 prior to the Assembly voting on the draft text as a whole.


The Assembly first adopted operative paragraph 2 by a vote of 157 in favour to 2 against ( Iran, Pakistan), with 17 abstentions (Annex XXIV).


Next, it adopted operative paragraph 3 by a vote of 160 in favour to 2 against (Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Pakistan), with 16 abstentions (Annex XXV).


It then adopted the draft text as a whole by a vote of158 in favour to 2 against (Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Pakistan), with 21 abstentions(Annex XXVI).


Turning its attention to draft XVIII on united action towards the total elimination of nuclear weapons, the Assembly first voted separately on preambular paragraph 9 and operative paragraphs 2, 8, 9 and 15.


It adopted preambular paragraph 9 by a vote of 175 in favour to 1 against(Democratic People’s Republic of Korea), with 4 abstentions( India, Israel, Pakistan, South Africa) (Annex XXVII).


It then adopted operative paragraph 2 by a vote of 174 in favour to 3 against (Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, India, Israel), with 2 abstentions ( Bhutan, Pakistan) (Annex XXVIII).


By a vote of 177 in favour to1 against (Democratic People’s Republic of Korea), with 3 abstentions ( India, Mauritius, Syria), the Assembly adopted operative paragraph 8 (Annex XXIX).


Operative paragraph 9 was then adopted by a vote of 169 in favour to 3 against ( China, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Pakistan), with 6 abstentions ( Brazil, Ecuador, India, Israel, Russian Federation, Venezuela) (Annex XXX).


The Assembly then adopted operative paragraph 15 by a vote of 172 in favour to 1 against (Democratic People’s Republic of Korea), with 5 abstentions ( Argentina, Brazil, India, Israel, Pakistan) (Annex XXXI).


It then adopted the draft text as a whole by a vote of 169 in favour to 1 against (Democratic People’s Republic of Korea), with 11 abstentions (Annex XXXII).


Draft XIX on follow-up to the advisory opinion of the International Court of Justice on the Legality of the Threat or Use of Nuclear Weapons was then adopted by the Assembly by a vote of 130 in favour to 26 against, with 23 abstentions (Annex XXXIII).


The Assembly adopted draft XXon illicit trade in small arms and light weapons in all its aspects without a vote.


It adopted draft XXI on reducing nuclear danger by a vote 117 in favour to 49 against, with 13 abstentions (Annex XXXIV).


Draft XII on compliance with non-proliferation, arms limitation and disarmament agreements and commitments was adopted by the Assembly by a vote of 161 in favour to none against, with 18 abstentions (Annex XXXV).


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


Before adopting draft XXIV on nuclear disarmament as a whole, the Assembly voted separately on operative paragraphs 14 and 16.


First, it adopted operative paragraph 14 by a vote of 162 in favour to none against, with 14 abstentions (Annex XXXVI).


Then it adopted operative paragraph 16 by a vote of 172 in favour to1 against(Pakistan), with7 abstentions(Armenia, Czech Republic, France, Israel, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Uzbekistan) (Annex XXXVII).


It then adopted the draft text as a whole by a vote of 117 in favour to 45 against, with 18 abstentions (Annex XXXVIII).


In an explanation of vote, the representative of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea said that, regarding the vote on preambular paragraph 7 of draft VI, his delegation had not voted in favour because of the phrase that welcomed the outcome of the NPT Conference.  That portrayed a picture of the Korean peninsula with the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea as a State party to the NPT, which was not the case.  The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea had withdrawn from the NPT under article 10 of the Treaty, which clearly stipulated that any country could withdraw if the supreme interests of that State were in great jeopardy.


He said his country had come out of the NPT under that article, because in 2002 the United States had listed the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea as a target of pre-emptive strike, and listed the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea among three countries on its “axis of evil”.  The United States then took military action and had invaded Iraq, and had openly declared that the next target was the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.  The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, therefore, had had no other option but to come out of the NPT, following all proper procedures, in 2003.  The country was compelled to have nuclear weapons and would continue to intensify its nuclear deterrent as long as the threats to it were rising.


Also speaking in explanation of vote, the representative of the Russian Federation said he was convinced that the settlement of the situation with regard to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea should be carried out in the context of the six-party talks.


The representative of the United Arab Emirates said the delegation’s vote had not been recorded for operative paragraph 4 of the draft on transparency in armaments, which should be noted as an abstention.


Sudan’s representative said his delegation would have voted in favour of L.40.


The representative of Yemen said that for draft XII, on transparency in armaments, his delegation would have abstained in the vote on operative paragraph 2.


The Assembly then adopted draft XXV on prohibition of the dumping of radioactive wastes without a vote.


It next proceeded to adopt three draft decisions.  Draft I on Missiles, and draft II on Transparency and confidence-building measures in outer space activities were both adopted without a vote.  Draft decision III entitled Arms trade treaty was approved by a recorded vote of 166 in favor to none against, with 13 abstentions (Annex XXXIX).


The Assembly then turned to the six draft texts contained in the report on the Review and implementation of the Concluding Document of the Twelfth Special Session of the General Assembly (document A/66/413).


Acting without a vote, the Assembly adopted draft I on the United Nations regional centres for peace and disarmament, draft II on United Nations Regional Centre for Peace, Disarmament and Development in Latin America and the Caribbean, draft III on the activities of the United Nations Standing Advisory Committee on Security Questions in Central Africa, and Draft IV on United Nations Regional Centre for Peace and Disarmament in Asia and the Pacific.


The Assembly then adopted draft V on the convention on the prohibition of the use of nuclear weaponsby a vote of 117 in favour to 48 against, with 12 abstentions (Annex XL).


It adopted draft VIon United Nations Regional Centre for Peace and Disarmament in Africa without a vote.


The Assembly then turned to the two draft texts contained in the report on the Review of the implementation of the recommendations and decisions adopted by the General Assembly at its tenth special session (document A/66/414).


Acting without a vote, it adopted draft I on the Report of the Conference on Disarmament, as well as draft II on the Report of the Disarmament Commission.


The Assembly then turned to the report on the risk of nuclear proliferation in the Middle East (document A/66/415), first adopting preambular paragraph 5 of the resolution contained therein by a recorded vote of 170 in favour to 2 against ( India, Israel), with 2 abstentions ( Bhutan, Pakistan) (Annex XLI).


Next, it adopted preambular paragraph 6 by a recorded vote of 171 in favour to 2 against ( India, Israel), with 2 abstentions ( Bhutan, Pakistan) (Annex XLII).


By a recorded vote of 173 in favour to 1 against ( Israel), with 2 abstentions ( India, Pakistan), it adopted preambular paragraph 7 (Annex XLIII).


It went on to adopt the draft resolution as a whole by a recorded vote of 167 in favour to 6 against (Canada, Israel, Federated States of Micronesia, Marshall Islands, Palau, United States), with 5 abstentions(Australia,Cameroon,Ethiopia, India, Panama) (Annex XLIV.)


The draft resolution contained in 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/66/416) was adopted without a vote.


Also adopted without a vote was the draft resolution contained in the report on strengthening of security and cooperation in the Mediterranean region (document A/66/417).


The Assembly then took up the draft resolution contained in the report on the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT) (document A/66/418), first adopting preambular paragraph 6 by a recorded vote of 174 in favour, to 1 against (Democratic People’s Republic of Korea), with 3 abstentions (India, Israel, Pakistan) (Annex XLV).


Then it adopted the draft text as a whole by a recorded vote of 175 in favour to 1 against (Democratic People’s Republic of Korea),with 3 abstentions ( India, Mauritius, Syria)(Annex XLVI).


Adopted by the Assembly without a vote was the draft resolution contained in the report on the Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production and Stockpiling of Bacteriological (Biological) and Toxin Weapons and on Their Destruction (Biological Weapons Convention) (document A/66/419).


The Assembly then took up the report on Revitalizing the work of the Conference on Disarmament and taking forward multilateral disarmament negotiations (document A/66/420), approving the draft decision contained therein without a vote.


The Assembly then took up the report on Revitalization of the work of the General Assembly (document A/66/421), approving the draft decision on the proposed programme of work for 2012.


The Assembly also took note of the report on Programme planning (document A/66/422).


ANNEX I


Vote on New Types of Weapons of Mass Destruction


The draft resolution on the Prohibition of the development and manufacture of new types of weapons of mass destruction and new systems of such weapons:  report of the Conference on Disarmament (document A/66/402) was adopted by a recorded vote of 168 in favour to 1 against, with 1 abstention, as follows:


In favour:  Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Estonia, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, 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, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Syria, Tajikistan, Thailand, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Togo, Tonga, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United Republic of Tanzania, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.


Against:  United States.


Abstain:  Israel.


Absent:  Armenia, Bhutan, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Dominica, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Gabon, Gambia, Grenada, Kiribati, Nauru, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan, Switzerland, Timor-Leste, Trinidad and Tobago, Tuvalu, Uganda.


ANNEX II


Vote on Declaration of Indian Ocean as Zone of Peace


The draft resolution on Implementation of the Declaration of the Indian Ocean as a Zone of Peace (document A/66/403) was adopted by a recorded vote of 124 in favour to 4 against, with 46 abstentions, as follows:


In favour:  Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Cuba, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, Ethiopia, Fiji, Ghana, 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, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Syria, Tajikistan, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tonga, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, United Republic of Tanzania, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.


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


Abstain:  Albania, Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, El Salvador, Estonia, Finland, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, 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, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Turkey, Ukraine.


Absent:  Botswana, Burundi, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Dominica, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Gabon, Gambia, Grenada, Kiribati, Nauru, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan, Switzerland, Trinidad and Tobago, Tuvalu, Uganda.


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/66/409) was adopted by a recorded vote of 120 in favour to none against, with 57 abstentions, as follows:


In favour:  Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Cuba, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Fiji, Ghana, 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, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Syria, Tajikistan, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tonga, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, United Republic of Tanzania, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, 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, 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, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Turkey, Tuvalu, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States.


Absent:  Burundi, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Dominica, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Gabon, Gambia, Grenada, Kiribati, Nauru, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan, Switzerland, Trinidad and Tobago.


ANNEX IV


Vote on Prevention of Arms Race in Outer Space


The draft resolution on Prevention of Arms Race in Outer Space (document A/66/410) 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, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Estonia, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, 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, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Tajikistan, Thailand, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tonga, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United Republic of Tanzania, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.


Against:  None.


Abstain:  Israel, United States.


Absent:  Burundi, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Dominica, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Gabon, Gambia, Grenada, Kiribati, Nauru, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan, Trinidad and Tobago.


ANNEX V


Vote on Nuclear Disarmament Obligations Agreed at NPT Review Conferences, Preambular Paragraph 6


Preambular paragraph 6 of the draft resolution on Follow-up to nuclear disarmament obligations agreed at the 2000 and 2010 Review Conferences of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) (document A/66/412) was adopted by a recorded vote of 113 in favour to 9 against, with 48 abstentions, as follows:


In favour:  Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Cape Verde, Chile, Colombia, Comoros, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Cuba, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Fiji, 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, Nepal, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Oman, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Qatar, Russian Federation, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Syria, Tajikistan, Thailand, Togo, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Republic of Tanzania, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.


Against:  Canada, Israel, Japan, Marshall Islands, Micronesia (Federated States of), Palau, Panama, Republic of Korea, United States.


Abstain:  Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Chad, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, India, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Pakistan, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Samoa, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Tonga, United Kingdom.


Absent:  Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, China, Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Dominica, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Kiribati, Namibia, Nauru, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan, Timor-Leste, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, Tuvalu.


ANNEX VI


Vote on Nuclear Disarmament Obligations Agreed at NPT Review Conferences, Preambular Paragraph 9


Preambular paragraph 9 of the draft resolution on Follow-up to nuclear disarmament obligations agreed at the 2000 and 2010 Review Conferences of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) (document A/66/412) was adopted by a recorded vote of 118 in favour to 7 against, with 43 abstentions, as follows:


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


Against:  Canada, France, Israel, Japan, Panama, United Kingdom, United States.


Abstain:  Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, India, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Pakistan, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Moldova, Romania, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Tonga.


Absent:  Benin, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Dominica, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Micronesia (Federated States of), Nauru, Palau, Republic of Korea, Rwanda, Samoa, Somalia, South Sudan, Timor-Leste, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, Tuvalu.


ANNEX VII


Vote on Nuclear Disarmament Obligations agreed at NPT Review Conferences


The draft resolution on Follow-up to nuclear disarmament obligations agreed at the 2000 and 2010 Review Conferences of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) (document A/66/412) was adopted by a recorded vote of 118 in favour to 52 against, with 6 abstentions, as follows:


In favour:  Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Chad, Chile, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Cuba, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gabon, 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, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Oman, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Qatar, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Syria, Tajikistan, Thailand, Togo, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Republic of Tanzania, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.


Against:  Albania, Andorra, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, 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, United Kingdom, United States.


Abstain:  Armenia, China, India, Pakistan, Samoa, Tonga.


Absent:  Burundi, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Dominica, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Gambia, Georgia, Kiribati, Nauru, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan, Timor-Leste, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, Tuvalu.


ANNEX VIII


Vote on Vote on Mine-Ban Treaty


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/66/412) was adopted by a recorded vote of 162 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, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Estonia, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gabon, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Iraq, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Latvia, 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, Nicaragua, 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, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Thailand, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tonga, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United Republic of Tanzania, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.


Against:  None.


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


Absent:  Burundi, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Dominica, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Gambia, Kiribati, Nauru, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan, Trinidad and Tobago.


ANNEX IX


Vote on Promotion of Multilateralism in Disarmament, Non-Proliferation


The draft resolution on Promotion of Multilateralism in the Area of Disarmament and Non-Proliferation (document A/66/412) was adopted by a recorded vote of 125 in favour to 5 against, with 48 abstentions, as follows:


In favour:  Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Cuba, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gabon, Ghana, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, 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, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Syria, Tajikistan, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Republic of Tanzania, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, 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, El Salvador, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, 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.


Absent:  Burundi, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Dominica, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Gambia, Kiribati, Nauru, Rwanda, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago.


ANNEX X


Vote on 2015 Review Conference of NPT, Preambular Paragraph 7


Preambular paragraph 7 of the draft resolution on 2015 Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons and its Preparatory Committee (document A/66/412) was adopted by a recorded vote of 174 in favour to none against, with 3 abstentions, as follows:


In favour:  Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Canada, Cape Verde, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Estonia, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gabon, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, 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, 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, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Tajikistan, Thailand, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tonga, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United Republic of Tanzania, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.


Against:  None.


Abstain:  India, Israel, Pakistan.


Absent:  Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Dominica, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Gambia, Kiribati, Nauru, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan, Trinidad and Tobago, Tuvalu.


ANNEX XI


Vote on 2015 Review Conference of NPT


The draft resolution on 2015 Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons and its Preparatory Committee (document A/66/412) was adopted by a recorded vote of 175 in favour to none against, with 3 abstentions, as follows:


In favour:  Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Estonia, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gabon, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, 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, 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, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Tajikistan, Thailand, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tonga, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United Republic of Tanzania, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.


Against:  None.


Abstain:  India, Israel, Pakistan.


Absent:  Burundi, Central African Republic, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Dominica, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Gambia, Kiribati, Nauru, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan, Trinidad and Tobago, Tuvalu.


ANNEX XII


Vote on Conventional Arms Control at Regional, Subregional Levels, Operative Paragraph 2


Operative paragraph 2 of the draft resolution on Conventional Arms Control at Regional, Subregional Levels (document A/66/412) was adopted by a recorded vote of 141 in favour to 1 against, with 31 abstentions, as follows:


In favour:  Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gabon, Ghana, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Palau, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Portugal, Qatar, Republic of Korea, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Russian Federation, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Syria, Tajikistan, Thailand, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tonga, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Republic of Tanzania, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.


Against:  India.


Abstain:  Albania, Andorra, Austria, Bhutan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Mexico, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, San Marino, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, United Kingdom.


Absent:  Burundi, Central African Republic, Cuba, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Dominica, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Gambia, Iceland, Kiribati, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Marshall Islands, Micronesia (Federated States of), Myanmar, Nauru, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan, Switzerland, Trinidad and Tobago.


ANNEX XIII


Vote on Conventional Arms Control at Regional, Subregional Levels


The draft resolution on Conventional Arms Control at Regional, Subregional Levels (document A/66/412) was adopted by a recorded vote of 175 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, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Estonia, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gabon, 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, 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, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Tajikistan, Thailand, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United Republic of Tanzania, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.


Against:  India.


Abstain:  Bhutan, Russian Federation.


Absent:  Burundi, Central African Republic, Cuba, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Dominica, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Gambia, Kiribati, Kuwait, Nauru, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan.


ANNEX XIV


Vote on Transparency in Armaments, Operative Paragraph 2


Operative paragraph 2 of the draft resolution on Transparency in Armaments (document A/66/412) was adopted by a recorded vote of 154 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, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Chile, China, Colombia, Congo, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Estonia, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gabon, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lesotho, Liberia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Micronesia (Federated States of), Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Niger, Nigeria, Norway, 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, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Thailand, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United Republic of Tanzania, United States, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.


Against:  None.


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


Absent:  Burundi, Central African Republic, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Dominica, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Gambia, Kiribati, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Nauru, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan, Uganda, Uzbekistan, Viet Nam.


ANNEX XV


Vote on Transparency in Armaments, Operative Paragraph 3


Operative paragraph 3 of the draft resolution on Transparency in Armaments (document A/66/412) was adopted by a recorded vote of 154 in favour to none against, with 20 abstentions, as follows:


In favour:  Afghanistan, Albania, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gabon, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, 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, Nigeria, Norway, 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, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Thailand, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United Republic of Tanzania, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Zambia, Zimbabwe.


Against:  None.


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


Absent:  Burkina Faso, Burundi, Central African Republic, Congo, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Dominica, Equatorial Guinea, Gambia, Kiribati, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Mauritania, Nauru, Niger, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan, Uganda, Viet Nam.


ANNEX XVI


Vote on Transparency in Armaments, Operative Paragraph 4


Operative paragraph 4 of the draft resolution on Transparency in Armaments (document A/66/412) was adopted by a recorded vote of 156 in favour to none against, with 19 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, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gabon, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lesotho, Liberia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Micronesia (Federated States of), Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Norway, 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, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Thailand, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United Republic of Tanzania, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Zambia, Zimbabwe.


Against:  None.


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


Absent:  Burundi, Central African Republic, Congo, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Dominica, Equatorial Guinea, Gambia, Kiribati, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Nauru, Nigeria, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, Viet Nam.


ANNEX XVII


Vote on Transparency in Armaments, Operative Paragraph 5 (b)


Operative paragraph 5 (b) of the draft resolution on Transparency in Armaments (document A/66/412) was adopted by a recorded vote of 157 in favour to none against, with 21 abstentions, as follows:


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


Against:  None.


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


Absent:  Burundi, Central African Republic, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Dominica, Equatorial Guinea, Gambia, Kiribati, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Nauru, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan, Uganda, Viet Nam.


ANNEX XVIII


Vote on Transparency in Armaments, Operative Paragraph 5


Operative paragraph 5 of the draft resolution on Transparency in Armaments (document A/66/412) was adopted by a recorded vote of 154 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, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Congo, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gabon, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, 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, 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, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Thailand, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United Republic of Tanzania, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Zambia, Zimbabwe.


Against:  None.


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


Absent:  Burundi, Central African Republic, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Dominica, Equatorial Guinea, Gambia, Kiribati, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Nauru, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan, Uganda, Viet Nam.


ANNEX XIX


Vote on Transparency in Armaments, Operative Paragraph 7


Operative paragraph 7 of the draft resolution on Transparency in Armaments (document A/66/412) was adopted by a recorded vote of 156 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, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Congo, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gabon, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, 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, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Thailand, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United Republic of Tanzania, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Zambia, Zimbabwe.


Against:  None.


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


Absent:  Burundi, Central African Republic, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Dominica, Equatorial Guinea, Gambia, Kiribati, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Nauru, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan, Uganda, Viet Nam.


ANNEX XX


Vote on Transparency in Armaments


The draft resolution on Transparency in Armaments (document A/66/412) was adopted by a recorded vote of 156 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, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Congo, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gabon, 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, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Micronesia (Federated States of), Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Norway, Pakistan, Palau, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Korea, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Russian Federation, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Thailand, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Zambia, Zimbabwe.


Against:  None.


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


Absent:  Burundi, Central African Republic, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Dominica, Equatorial Guinea, Gambia, Kiribati, Nauru, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan, Uganda, Viet Nam.


ANNEX XXI


Vote on Accelerating Implementation of Nuclear Disarmament Commitments, Operative Paragraph 1


Operative paragraph 1 of the draft resolution on Accelerating Implementation of Nuclear Disarmament Commitments (document A/66/412) was adopted by a recorded vote of 170 in favour to 1 against, with 7 abstentions, as follows:


In favour:  Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Chad, Chile, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, Gabon, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, 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, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Tajikistan, Thailand, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Republic of Tanzania, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.


Against:  Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.


Abstain:  China, France, India, Israel, Pakistan, United Kingdom, United States.


Absent:  Burundi, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Dominica, Equatorial Guinea, Gambia, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Micronesia (Federated States of), Monaco, Nauru, Palau, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan.


ANNEX XXII


Vote on Accelerating Implementation of Nuclear Disarmament Commitments, Operative Paragraph 9


Operative paragraph 9 of the draft resolution on Accelerating Implementation of Nuclear Disarmament Commitments (document A/66/412) was adopted by a recorded vote of 168 in favour to 4 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, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, Gabon, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Mauritania, 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, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Tajikistan, Thailand, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Republic of Tanzania, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.


Against:  India, Israel, Pakistan, United States.


Abstain:  Bhutan, France, United Kingdom.


Absent:  Burundi, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Dominica, Equatorial Guinea, Gambia, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Micronesia (Federated States of), Monaco, Nauru, Palau, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan.


ANNEX XXIII


Vote on Accelerating Implementation of Nuclear Disarmament Commitments


The draft resolution on Implementation of Nuclear Disarmament Commitments, as a whole (document A/66/412), was adopted by a recorded vote of 168 in favour to 6 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, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Chad, Chile, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, Gabon, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, 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, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Tajikistan, Thailand, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Republic of Tanzania, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.


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


Abstain:  Bhutan, China, Micronesia (Federated States of), Pakistan, Palau, Russian Federation.


Absent:  Burundi, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Dominica, Equatorial Guinea, Gambia, Greece, Kiribati, Monaco, Nauru, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan.


ANNEX XXIV


Vote on Fissile Material Cut-Off Treaty, Operative Paragraph 2


Operative paragraph 2 of the draft resolution on a Fissile Material Cut-Off Treaty (document A/66/412) was adopted by a recorded vote of 157 in favour to 2 against, with 17 abstentions, as follows:


In favour:  Afghanistan, Albania, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Chad, Chile, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gabon, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Iraq, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lesotho, Liberia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Mexico, Micronesia (Federated States of), Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Mozambique, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Norway, 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, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Thailand, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United Republic of Tanzania, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Zambia, Zimbabwe.


Against:  Iran, Pakistan.


Abstain:  Algeria, China, Cuba, Ecuador, Egypt, Indonesia, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Mauritania, Morocco, Myanmar, Niger, Oman, Syria, Yemen.


Absent:  Burundi, Cambodia, Central African Republic, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Dominica, Equatorial Guinea, Gambia, Kiribati, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Libya, Namibia, Nauru, Rwanda, Senegal, Somalia, South Sudan.


ANNEX XXV


Vote on Fissile Material Cut-Off Treaty, Operative Paragraph 3


Operative paragraph 3 of the draft resolution on Fissile Material Cut-Off Treaty (document A/66/412) was adopted by a recorded vote of 160 in favour to 2 against, with 16 abstentions, as follows:


In favour:  Afghanistan, Albania, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Chad, Chile, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gabon, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Iraq, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, 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, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Norway, 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, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Thailand, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United Republic of Tanzania, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Zambia, Zimbabwe.


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


Abstain:  Algeria, China, Cuba, Ecuador, Egypt, Indonesia, Iran, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Myanmar, Oman, Syria, Tunisia, Yemen.


Absent:  Burundi, Cambodia, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Dominica, Equatorial Guinea, Gambia, Kiribati, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Libya, Nauru, Rwanda, Senegal, Somalia, South Sudan.


ANNEX XXVI


Vote on Fissile Material Cut-Off Treaty


The draft resolution on Fissile Material Cut-Off Treaty, as a whole (document A/66/412), was adopted by a recorded vote of 158 in favour to 2 against, with 21 abstentions, as follows:


In favour:  Afghanistan, Albania, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Congo, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Ireland, 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, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Micronesia (Federated States of), Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Norway, 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, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Thailand, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United Republic of Tanzania, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Zambia, Zimbabwe.


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


Abstain:  Algeria, Bahrain, Comoros, Djibouti, Ecuador, Egypt, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, Yemen.


Absent:  Burundi, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Dominica, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Gambia, Kiribati, Nauru, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan.


ANNEX XXVII


Vote on United Action towards Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons, Preambular Paragraph 9


Preambular paragraph 9 of the draft resolution on United Action towards Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons (document A/66/412) was adopted by a recorded vote of 175 in favour to 1 against, with 4 abstentions, as follows:


In favour:  Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Chad, Chile, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gabon, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, 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, 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, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Thailand, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United Republic of Tanzania, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.


Against:  Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.


Abstain:  India, Israel, Pakistan, South Africa.


Absent:  Burundi, Central African Republic, China, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Dominica, Equatorial Guinea, Gambia, Kiribati, Nauru, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan, Syria.


ANNEX XXVIII


Vote on United Action towards Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons, Operative Paragraph 2


Operative paragraph 2 of the draft resolution on United Action towards Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons (document A/66/412) was adopted by a recorded vote of 174 in favour to 3 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, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gabon, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Iraq, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mexico, Micronesia (Federated States of), Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, 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, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Thailand, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United Republic of Tanzania, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.


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


Abstain:  Bhutan, Pakistan.


Absent:  Burundi, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Dominica, Equatorial Guinea, Gambia, Iran, Kiribati, Mauritius, Nauru, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan, Syria.


ANNEX XXIX


Vote on United Action towards Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons, Operative Paragraph 8


Operative paragraph 8 of the draft resolution on United Action towards Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons (document A/66/412) was adopted by a recorded vote of 177 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, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gabon, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, 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, 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, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Thailand, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United Republic of Tanzania, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.


Against:  Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.


Abstain:  India, Mauritius, Syria.


Absent:  Burundi, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Dominica, Equatorial Guinea, Gambia, Iran, Kiribati, Nauru, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan.


ANNEX XXX


Vote on United Action towards Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons, Operative Paragraph 9


Operative paragraph 9 of the draft resolution on United Action towards Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons (document A/66/412) was adopted by a recorded vote of 169 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, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Chad, Chile, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Egypt, El Salvador, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gabon, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Iraq, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Micronesia (Federated States of), Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, 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, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Spain, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Thailand, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tonga, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United Republic of Tanzania, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Viet Nam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.


Against:  China, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Pakistan.


Abstain:  Brazil, Ecuador, India, Israel, Russian Federation, Venezuela.


Absent:  Burundi, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Dominica, Equatorial Guinea, Gambia, Iran, Kiribati, Nauru, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Syria, Trinidad and Tobago.


ANNEX XXXI


Vote on United Action towards Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons, Operative Paragraph 15


Operative paragraph 15 of the draft resolution on United Action towards Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons (document A/66/412) was adopted by a recorded vote of 172 in favour to 1 against, with 5 abstentions, as follows:


In favour:  Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gabon, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Iraq, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, 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, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Thailand, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United Republic of Tanzania, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.


Against:  Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.


Abstain:  Argentina, Brazil, India, Israel, Pakistan.


Absent:  Burundi, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Dominica, Equatorial Guinea, Gambia, Iran, Kiribati, Micronesia (Federated States of), Nauru, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Syria.


ANNEX XXXII


Vote on United Action towards Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons


The draft resolution on United Action towards Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons, as a whole (document A/66/412), was adopted by a recorded vote of 169 in favour to 1 against, with 11 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, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Chad, Chile, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Egypt, El Salvador, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gabon, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Iraq, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, 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, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Thailand, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United Republic of Tanzania, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.


Against:  Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.


Abstain:  Brazil, China, Cuba, Ecuador, India, Iran, Israel, Mauritius, Myanmar, Pakistan, Syria.


Absent:  Burundi, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Dominica, Equatorial Guinea, Gambia, Kiribati, Nauru, Rwanda, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan.


ANNEX XXXIII


Vote on Advisory Opinion of International Court of Justice on Nuclear Weapons


The draft resolution on Follow-up to the advisory opinion of the International Court of Justice on the legality of threat or use of nuclear weapons (document A/66/412) was adopted by a recorded vote of 130 in favour to 26 against, with 23 abstentions, as follows:


In favour:  Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Cape Verde, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Cuba, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Ghana, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, 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, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Republic of Tanzania, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.


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


Abstain:  Andorra, Armenia, Australia, Belarus, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Finland, Georgia, Iceland, Japan, Kyrgyzstan, Liechtenstein, Marshall Islands, Micronesia (Federated States of), Montenegro, Norway, Republic of Korea, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Tajikistan, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Uzbekistan.


Absent:  Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Dominica, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Gambia, Kiribati, Monaco, Nauru, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan.


ANNEX XXXIV


Vote on Reducing Nuclear Danger


The draft resolution on Reducing Nuclear Danger (document A/66/412) was adopted by a recorded vote of 117 in favour to 49 against, with 13 abstentions, as follows:


In favour:  Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Chad, Chile, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Cuba, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Fiji, 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, 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, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Solomon Islands, 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, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.


Against:  Albania, Andorra, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, 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, Belarus, China, Georgia, Japan, Marshall Islands, Republic of Korea, Russian Federation, Serbia, Tajikistan, Timor-Leste, Uzbekistan.


Absent:  Burundi, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Dominica, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Gambia, Kiribati, Malawi, Nauru, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan, Tuvalu.


ANNEX XXXV


Vote on Compliance with Disarmament Agreements


The draft resolution on Compliance with Disarmament Agreements (document A/66/412) was adopted by a recorded vote of 161 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, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gabon, 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, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, 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, Niger, Nigeria, Norway, 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, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Thailand, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United Republic of Tanzania, United States, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Viet Nam, Zambia, Zimbabwe.


Against:  None.


Abstain:  Bahrain, Belarus, Bolivia, Cuba, Ecuador, Egypt, Iran, Kuwait, Lebanon, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria, Venezuela, Yemen.


Absent:  Burundi, Central African Republic, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Dominica, Equatorial Guinea, Gambia, Kiribati, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Nauru, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan, Uzbekistan.


ANNEX XXXVI


Vote on Nuclear Disarmament, Operative Paragraph 14


Operative paragraph 14 of the draft resolution on Nuclear Disarmament (document A/66/412) was adopted by a recorded vote of 162 in favour to none against, with 14 abstentions, as follows:


In favour:  Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, Gabon, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, 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, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Russian Federation, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Thailand, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Tuvalu, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, United Republic of Tanzania, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.


Against:  None.


Abstain:  Armenia, El Salvador, France, India, Israel, Italy, Netherlands, Pakistan, Slovenia, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States, Uzbekistan.


Absent:  Burundi, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Dominica, Equatorial Guinea, Gambia, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Micronesia (Federated States of), Nauru, Palau, Republic of Korea, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan.


ANNEX XXXVII


Vote on Vote on Nuclear Disarmament, Operative Paragraph 16


Operative paragraph 16 of the draft resolution on Nuclear Disarmament (document A/66/412) was adopted by a recorded vote of 172 in favour to 1 against, with 7 abstentions, as follows:


In favour:  Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, Gabon, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, 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, 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, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Tajikistan, Thailand, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Tuvalu, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, United Republic of Tanzania, United States, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.


Against:  Pakistan.


Abstain:  Armenia, Czech Republic, France, Israel, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Uzbekistan.


Absent:  Brazil, Burundi, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Dominica, Equatorial Guinea, Gambia, Kiribati, Nauru, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan, Turkmenistan.


ANNEX XXXVIII


Vote on Nuclear Disarmament


The draft resolution on Nuclear Disarmament, as a whole (document A/66/412), was adopted by a recorded vote of 117 in favour to 45 against, with 18 abstentions, as follows:


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


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


Absent:  Burundi, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Dominica, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Gambia, Kiribati, Nauru, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan, Turkmenistan.


ANNEX XXXIX


Vote on Arms Trade Treaty


The draft decision on the Arms Trade Treaty (document A/66/412) was adopted by a recorded vote of 166 in favour to none against, with 13 abstentions, as follows:


In favour:  Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gabon, 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, Kyrgyzstan, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, 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, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Norway, 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, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Thailand, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United Republic of Tanzania, United States, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Zambia, Zimbabwe.


Against:  None.


Abstain:  Bahrain, Egypt, Iran, Kuwait, Libya, Oman, Pakistan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria, United Arab Emirates, Yemen.


Absent:  Burundi, Central African Republic, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Dominica, Equatorial Guinea, Gambia, Kiribati, Nauru, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan, Tuvalu, Uzbekistan.


ANNEX XL


Vote on Convention on the Prohibition of the Use of Nuclear Weapons


The draft resolution on Convention on the Prohibition of the Use of Nuclear Weapons (document A/66/413) was adopted by a recorded vote of 117 in favour to 48 against, with 12 abstentions, as follows:


In favour:  Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Cuba, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Ghana, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, 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, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Solomon Islands, 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, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Micronesia (Federated States of), Monaco, 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, Belarus, El Salvador, Georgia, Japan, Kyrgyzstan, Marshall Islands, Republic of Korea, Russian Federation, Serbia, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan.


Absent:  Burundi, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Dominica, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Gambia, Kiribati, Montenegro, Nauru, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan, Timor-Leste, Tuvalu, Vanuatu.


ANNEX XLI


Vote on Risk of Nuclear Proliferation Middle East, Preambular Paragraph 5


Preambular paragraph 5 of the draft resolution on Risk of Nuclear Proliferation Middle East (document A/66/415) was adopted by a recorded vote of 170 in favour to 2 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, Cambodia, Canada, Cape Verde, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gabon, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Mauritania, Mexico, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, 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, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, 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, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United Republic of Tanzania, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.


Against:  India, Israel.


Abstain:  Bhutan, Pakistan.


Absent:  Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Dominica, Equatorial Guinea, Gambia, Kenya, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Micronesia (Federated States of), Nauru, Niger, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan, Timor-Leste, Vanuatu.


ANNEX XLII


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


Preambular paragraph 6 of the draft resolution on Risk of Nuclear Proliferation Middle East (document A/66/415) was adopted by a recorded vote of 171 in favour to 2 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, Cambodia, Canada, Cape Verde, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gabon, 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, 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, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, 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, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United Republic of Tanzania, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.


Against:  India, Israel.


Abstain:  Bhutan, Pakistan.


Absent:  Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Dominica, Equatorial Guinea, Gambia, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Micronesia (Federated States of), Nauru, Niger, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan, Timor-Leste, Vanuatu.


ANNEX XLIII


Vote on Risk of Nuclear Proliferation Middle East, Preambular Paragraph 7


Preambular paragraph 7 of the draft resolution on Risk of Nuclear Proliferation Middle East (document A/66/415) was adopted by a recorded vote of 173 in favour to 1 against, with 2 abstentions, as follows:


In favour:  Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Canada, Cape Verde, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gabon, 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, 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, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, 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, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United Republic of Tanzania, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.


Against:  Israel.


Abstain:  India, Pakistan.


Absent:  Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Dominica, Equatorial Guinea, Gambia, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Micronesia (Federated States of), Nauru, Niger, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan, Timor-Leste, Vanuatu.


ANNEX XLIV


Vote on Risk of Nuclear Proliferation Middle East


The draft resolution as a whole on Risk of Nuclear Proliferation Middle East (document A/66/415) was adopted by a recorded vote of 167 in favour to 6 against, with 5 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, Cambodia, Cape Verde, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Eritrea, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gabon, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Malta, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, 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, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Tajikistan, Thailand, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Timor-Leste, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United Republic of Tanzania, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.


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


Abstain:  Australia, Cameroon, Ethiopia, India, Panama.


Absent:  Burundi, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Dominica, Equatorial Guinea, Gambia, Kiribati, Mali, Nauru, Niger, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan, Tonga, Vanuatu.


ANNEX XLV


Vote on Vote on Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT), Preambular Paragraph 6


Preambular paragraph 6 of the draft resolution on the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT) (document A/66/418) was adopted by a recorded vote of 174 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, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gabon, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, 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, 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, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Thailand, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, 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, Israel, Pakistan.


Absent:  Burundi, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Dominica, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Gambia, Kiribati, Mauritius, Nauru, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan, Syria, Vanuatu.


ANNEX XLVI


Vote on Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT)


The draft resolution as a whole on Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT) (document A/66/418) 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, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, France, 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, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Thailand, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, 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:  Burundi, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Dominica, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Gambia, Kiribati, Nauru, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan, Vanuatu.


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