GENERAL ASSEMBLY ADOPTS 55 TEXTS RECOMMENDED BY FIRST COMMITTEE ON A WIDE RANGE OF DISARMAMENT, SECURITY MATTERS

3 December 2004
GA/10310

GENERAL ASSEMBLY ADOPTS 55 TEXTS RECOMMENDED BY FIRST COMMITTEE ON A WIDE RANGE OF DISARMAMENT, SECURITY MATTERS

03/12/2004
Press Release
GA/10310

Fifty-ninth General Assembly

Plenary

66th Meeting (AM)


GENERAL ASSEMBLY ADOPTS 55 TEXTS RECOMMENDED BY FIRST COMMITTEE


ON A WIDE RANGE OF DISARMAMENT, SECURITY MATTERS


Also Approves $21.8 Million for Sudan Advance Team


Concerned about the increasing security challenges caused by the ongoing proliferation of ballistic missiles capable of delivering weapons of mass destruction, the General Assembly welcomed the adoption of the Hague Code of Conduct against Ballistic Missile Proliferation, as it acted on resolutions and decisions on the recommendation of its First Committee (Disarmament and International Security).


By a further term of the new resolution, one of 55texts adopted today, the Assembly invited all States that had not yet done so to subscribe to the Code.  Despite some delegations’ concerns that negotiations leading to the Code’s adoption had taken place outside the United Nations, the resolution, initially tabled by Chile on behalf of 114 co-sponsors, was adopted by a recorded vote of 161 in favour to 2 against (Egypt, Iran), with 15 abstentions (For details of the vote, see Annex XXII).


A recorded vote was requested for 22 of 55 Committee texts, including separate votes on several.  Most of those texts concerned nuclear and other weapons of mass destruction.  The 33 consensus texts were largely in the areas of disarmament machinery, confidence-building, and related disarmament and international security matters.  The voting pattern, once again, reflected general agreement on the fundamental disarmament and non-proliferation goals, with substantial disagreements remaining on the ways to achieve them.


Explaining his decision not to vote on the resolution on The Hague Code of Conduct, the speaker from the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea said that those who had most of the world’s missiles were none other than the United States and its allies.  Also, those States were developing new types of missiles, which they were selling to other countries.  He expressed concern over double standards.


By the terms of another resolution on missiles, first tabled by Iran in 1999, the Assembly requested the Secretary-General, with the assistance of a panel of governmental experts, to further explore ways to address within the United Nations the issue of missiles, and to submit a report for consideration by the Assembly at its 63rd session.  The resolution was adopted by a recorded vote of 119 in favour to 4 against (Federated States of Micronesia, Israel, Palau, United States), with 60 abstentions (Annex IV).


According to a new Indonesia-led resolution on improving the effectiveness of the Committee’s methods of work, adopted without a vote, the Assembly invited Member States to take such steps as:  submitting draft resolutions in a more concise, focused and action-oriented manner; considering the biennialization or triennialization of agenda items; continuing to hold interactive debates; and merging texts that were similar in substance.  The resolution incorporated elements from two other draft texts that had been submitted but later withdrawn by Malaysia, on behalf of the Non-Aligned Movement, and the United States.


Another new resolution, on man-portable air defence systems (MANPADS), was also adopted without a vote.  By that text, the Assembly urged Member States to support all international, regional and national efforts related to prevention of the illicit transfer and unauthorized access to and use of MANPADS.  It also stressed the importance of effective and comprehensive national controls on the production, transfer and brokering of such weapons.


Expressing deep concern regarding the growing dangers posed by the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, the Assembly reaffirmed the importance of achieving the universality of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT), called on States not parties to the Treaty to accede to it as non-nuclear weapon States, and asserted the importance and urgency surrounding the signing and ratifying of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT), according to a resolution called “A path to the total elimination of nuclear weapons.”  The text was adopted by a recorded vote of 165 in favour to 3 against (India, Palau, United States), with 16 abstentions (Annex X).


A related text, entitled “Towards a nuclear-weapon-free world:  Accelerating the implementation of nuclear disarmament commitments”, was adopted by a recorded vote of 151 in favour to 6 against (France, Israel, Latvia, Palau, United Kingdom, United States), with 24 abstentions (Annex IX).


By the terms of that resolution, submitted by the New Agenda Coalition (Brazil, Egypt, Ireland, Mexico, New Zealand, South Africa and Sweden), the Assembly called upon all States to fully comply with commitments made vis-à-vis nuclear disarmament and nuclear non-proliferation, and not to act in any way that may lead to a new nuclear arms race.


Prior to adoption of the resolution as a whole, the Assembly approved its second operative paragraph -- by which it called upon all States to spare no efforts to achieve universal adherence to the NPT, and the early entry into force of the CTBT -- by a recorded vote of 169 votes in favour to 4 against (India, Israel, Palau, United States), with 4 abstentions (Bhutan, Mauritius, Pakistan, Russian Federation) (Annex VIII).


According to an additional resolution on the CTBT, the Assembly stressed the importance and urgency of signature and ratification, without delay and conditions, to achieve the earliest entry into force of that instrument.  The text was adopted by a recorded vote of 177 in favour to 2 against (Palau, United States), with 4 abstentions (Colombia, India, Mauritius, Syria) (Annex XXVII).


Despite the United States’ concerns that compliance with a fissile material cut-off treaty could not be effectively verified, the Assembly adopted a resolution by which it urged the Conference on Disarmament to agree on a programme of work that included the immediate commencement of negotiations on such an instrument.  The text was adopted by a recorded vote of 179 in favour to 2 against (Palau, United States), with 2 abstentions (Israel, United Kingdom) (Annex XIV).


By the terms of a resolution on general nuclear disarmament, the Assembly urged the nuclear-weapon States to:  immediately stop the qualitative improvement, development, production, and stockpiling of nuclear warheads and their delivery systems; and, as an interim measure, immediately de-alert and deactivate their nuclear weapons and to further reduce the operational status of their nuclear-weapon systems.


Under a further term, the Assembly called on the nuclear-weapon States to agree on an internationally and legally binding instrument imposing policies of no-first use, and upon all States to conclude an internationally and legally binding instrument on security assurances of non-use and non-threat of use of nuclear weapons against non-nuclear-weapon States.


The resolution was adopted by a recorded vote of 117 in favour to 43 against, with 21 abstentions (Annex XI).


In line with a resolution on a follow-up to the advisory opinion of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) on the legality of the threat or use of nuclear weapons, the Assembly called, once again, on all States to immediately start multilateral negotiations leading to an early conclusion of a nuclear weapons convention prohibiting the development, production, testing, deployment, stockpiling, transfer, threat or use of nuclear weapons and providing for their elimination. 


That text was adopted by a recorded vote of 132 in favour to 29 against, with 24 abstentions (Annex XVI).


Prior to adoption of the resolution as a whole, the Assembly adopted its first operative paragraph, by which it underlined once again the ICJ’s unanimous conclusion that there exists an obligation to pursue in good faith and bring to a conclusion negotiations leading to nuclear disarmament under strict and effective international control, by a recorded vote of 170 in favour to 5 against (Israel, Palau, Russian Federation, United Kingdom, United States), with 4 abstentions (Belarus, France, Latvia, Uzbekistan) (Annex XV).


The following additional texts on nuclear weapons were also approved by recorded votes:  a United Nations conference on eliminating nuclear dangers, 138 in favour to 5 against (France, Palau, Poland, United Kingdom, United States), with 38 abstentions (Annex XXIII); a convention on the prohibition of the use of nuclear weapons, 125 in favour to 48 against, with 12 abstentions (Annex XXIV); reducing nuclear danger, 116 in favour to 46 against, with 18 abstentions (Annex XIII); and effective international arrangements to assure non-nuclear-weapon States against the use or threat of use of nuclear weapons, 118 in favour to none against, with 63 abstentions (Annex II).


Deeply concerned by the growing risk that terrorists might seek to acquire weapons of mass destruction, the Assembly called on all Member States to support international efforts to prevent terrorists from acquiring such arms and their delivery means, according to an Indian-led resolution adopted without a vote.  By another consensus resolution on weapons of mass destruction, the Assembly welcomed the entry into force of the Treaty on Strategic Offensive Reductions (Moscow Treaty), and recognized specific steps taken by the Russian Federation and the United States to reduce their deployed strategic warheads.


Several resolutions were adopted on existing nuclear-weapon-free zones or the quest for new ones.  Among them was a resolution on a nuclear-weapon-free southern hemisphere, by which the Assembly affirmed its conviction of the important role of nuclear-weapon-free zones in strengthening the nuclear non-proliferation regime and in extending the areas of the world that were nuclear-weapon-free.  With particular reference to the responsibilities of the nuclear-weapon States, it called on all States to support the nuclear disarmament process and work for the total elimination of all nuclear weapons.


That resolution was adopted by a recorded vote of 171 in favour to 4 against (France, Palau, United Kingdom, United States), with 8 abstentions (Bhutan, Federated States of Micronesia, India, Israel, Marshall Islands, Pakistan, Russian Federation, Spain) (Annex XX).


Prior to its adoption as a whole, a separate vote was taken on the last three words of operative paragraph 5 -- “and South Asia”.  The Assembly voted to retain that phrase, which called on all States to consider all relevant proposals for the establishment of such zones, including those reflected in its resolutions on the establishment of nuclear-weapon-free zones in the Middle East and South Asia, by 158 in favour to 4 against (India, Pakistan, Palau, United States) with  7 abstentions (Bhutan, France, Israel, Myanmar, Russian Federation, Spain, United Kingdom) (Annex XVIII).


Operative paragraph 5 as a whole was adopted by a vote of 166 in favour to 3 against (India, Palau, United States), with 7 abstentions (Bhutan, France, Israel, Pakistan, Russian Federation, Spain, United Kingdom) (Annex XIX).


According to texts on nuclear-weapon-free zones adopted without a vote, the Assembly:  included in the provisional agenda for its sixtieth session an item on the establishment of a nuclear-weapon-free zone in Central Asia; invited Member States to continue to cooperate with Mongolia in consolidating and strengthening that country’s nuclear-weapon-free status; and urged all parties directly concerned to consider seriously taking the practical and urgent steps required for the establishment of a nuclear-weapon-free zone in the Middle East.


Related to that last text was a resolution on the risk of nuclear proliferation in the Middle East, which the Assembly adopted by a recorded vote of 170 in favour to 5 against (Federated States of Micronesia, Israel, Marshall Islands, Palau, United States), with 9 abstentions (Australia, Cameroon, Ethiopia, India, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Vanuatu) (Annex XXVI).


By the terms of that resolution, the Assembly, noting that Israel remained the only State in the Middle East that had not yet become party to the NPT, would call upon it to accede to the Treaty without further delay and not to develop, produce, test or otherwise acquire nuclear weapons, and to renounce possession of nuclear weapons and to place all its unsafeguarded nuclear facilities under full-scope International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) safeguards.


Prior to action on the text as a whole, the Assembly adopted its sixth preambular paragraph, by which it recognized with satisfaction that, in the Final Document of the 2000 NPT Review Conference, the Conference undertook to make determined efforts towards the universality of the NPT, called upon those remaining States not parties to the Treaty to accede to it, and underlined the necessity of universal adherence to the Treaty and of strict compliance by all parties.


That paragraph was approved by a recorded vote of 169 in favour to 6 against (Federated States of Micronesia, India, Israel, Marshall Islands, Palau, United States), with 4 abstentions (Bhutan, Mauritius, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea) (Annex XXV).


The following texts were also adopted by recorded votes:  preventing an arms race in outer space, 178 in favour to none against, with 4 abstentions (Haiti, Israel, Palau, United States) (Annex III); measures to uphold the authority of the 1925 Geneva Protocol, 179 in favour to none against, with 5 abstentions (Federated States of Micronesia, Israel, Marshall Islands, Palau, United States) (Annex VII); conventional arms control at the regional and subregional levels, 178 in favour to 1 against (India), with 1 abstention (Bhutan) (Annex XXI); and observing environmental norms in the drafting and implementation of disarmament and arms control agreements, 175 in favour to 2 against (Palau, United States) with 3 abstentions (France, Israel, United Kingdom) (Annex V).


Also adopted by recorded votes were texts on the relationship between disarmament and development, 180 in favour to 2 against (Palau, United States) with 2 abstentions (France, Israel) (Annex XII); the role of science and technology in the context of international security and disarmament, 106 in favour to 48 against, with 21 abstentions (Annex I); and the promotion of multilateralism in the area of disarmament and non-proliferation, 125 in favour to 9 against (Albania, Federated States of Micronesia, Israel, Latvia, Marshall Islands, Palau, Poland, United Kingdom, United States), with 49 abstentions (Annex VI).


By the terms of several texts adopted by consensus, the Assembly: reaffirmed the critical importance of verification measures in non-proliferation, arms limitation and disarmament agreements; decided to establish an open-ended working group to consider the objectives and agenda for the fourth special session of the General Assembly devoted to disarmament; called upon the Conference on Disarmament to further intensify efforts towards agreeing on a programme of work; and reaffirmed that security in the Mediterranean region was closely linked to European and international peace and security.


Under the provisions of additional texts adopted without a vote, the Assembly:  called on those States that had not yet signed the Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production and Stockpiling of Bacteriological (Biological) and Toxin Weapons and on Their Destruction (Biological Weapons Convention) to become parties to it at an early date; and underlined the importance of the Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production, Stockpiling and Use of Chemical Weapons and on Their Destruction (Chemical Weapons Convention).


Acting without a vote on conventional weapons issues, the Assembly called upon all States that had not yet done so to become parties, as soon as possible, to 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), its annexed Protocols, and the amendment that extends the scope of the Convention and Protocols to include armed conflicts of a non-international character.


The resolution on the Convention on the Prohibition of the Use, Stockpiling, Production and Transfer of Anti-Personnel Mines and on Their Destruction (Ottawa Convention), however, required a recorded vote.  By its terms, the Assembly invited all States that had not yet signed the Convention to accede to it, and urged all States that signed but did not ratify it to do so without delay.  It was adopted by a recorded vote of 157 in favour to none against, with 22 abstentions (Annex XVII).


According to several texts adopted without a vote, the Assembly:  decided that the United Nations conference to review progress made in implementing the Programme of Action to Prevent, Combat and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All Its Aspects would be held in New York between 26 June and 7 July 2006; and emphasized that the objective of confidence-building measures should be to help strengthen international peace and security and be consistent with the principle of undiminished security at the lowest level of armaments.


By the terms of four resolutions on the United Nations regional centres for peace and disarmament, which were all adopted without a vote, the Assembly reaffirmed its strong support for the centres in Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, and Asia and the Pacific, as well as the centres in general.  Also without a vote, the Assembly encouraged the establishment of national commissions in the Sahelo-Saharan countries to combat the illicit proliferation of small arms there, and reaffirmed its support for efforts aimed at promoting confidence-building measures, to ease tensions and conflicts in Central Africa.


Under the provisions of additional consensus texts, the Assembly:  called upon Member States to promote further at multilateral levels the consideration of existing and potential threats in the field of information security; requested the Secretary-General to continue to implement annually the United Nations disarmament fellowship, training and advisory services within existing resources; and invited Member States to enact or improve national legislation, regulations and procedures to exercise effective control over the transfer of arms, military equipment and dual use of goods and technology.


Also:  encouraged Member States and regional arrangements and agencies to help implement the recommendations contained in the Secretary-General’s report on the consolidation of peace through practical disarmament measures; reaffirmed the valuable role of the Disarmament Commission; called upon States to conclude agreements for nuclear non-proliferation, disarmament and confidence-building measures at the regional and subregional levels; and called upon all States to continue to take measures to help prevent conflicts in South-Eastern Europe.


In addition:  decided to include problems arising from the accumulation of conventional ammunition stockpiles in surplus, as an item in the provisional agenda of its sixtieth session; recommended that the United Nations Disarmament Information Programme continue to inform, educate and generate public understanding of the importance of multilateral action in the field of arms limitation and disarmament; encouraged Member States to continue to adopt and provide information on confidence-building measures in the field of conventional arms; and expressed its appreciation to all parties that had implemented the recommendations made in the United Nations study on disarmament and non-proliferation.


Explanations of vote on the reports of the First Committee were also made by the representatives of Canada, the United States and Yemen.


Also at today’s meeting, on the recommendations of its Fifth Committee (Administrative and Budgetary), the Assembly approved some $21.79 million gross to fund the Organization’s advance team in the Sudan for the 90-day period from 11 September to 10 December 2004.  The team was established by Security Council resolution 1547 for a three-month period, through 10 September 2004, and was subsequently extended by 90 days, until 10 December 2004.


Background


The General Assembly met this morning to take action on 15 reports of the First Committee (Disarmament and International Security).  Those reports contain 52 draft resolutions and three draft decisions.


The Assembly was expected to first take up the report of the Committee on reduction of military budgets (document A/59/451).  No proposal was put forward in that report.


By a draft resolution contained in the report on the maintenance of international security -- through good-neighbourliness, stability and development -- in South-Eastern Europe (document A/59/452), the Assembly would call upon all States, the relevant international organizations and the appropriate organs of the United Nations to respect the principles of territorial integrity and sovereignty of all States and the inviolability of international borders.


The Assembly would also call upon all States to continue to take measures in accordance with the Charter and the commitments of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe and through further development of regional arrangements, as appropriate, to eliminate threats to international peace and security and to help to prevent conflicts in South-Eastern Europe, which could lead to the violent disintegration of States.


Under a further term, the Assembly would call upon all participants in the Stability Pact for South-Eastern Europe, as well as all concerned international organizations, to continue to support the efforts of the States of South-Eastern Europe towards regional stability and cooperation so as to enable them to pursue sustainable development and integration into European structures, taking also into account transatlantic relations.


The Assembly would also call upon all States and relevant international organizations to contribute to the full implementation of Security Council resolution 1244 (1999), on Kosovo, Serbia and Montenegro, as well as of Security Council resolutions 1345 (2001) of 21 March 2001 and 1371 (2001) of 26 September 2001, and emphasize the importance of the standards review process, of the implementation of the “Standards for Kosovo” document endorsed by the Security Council in its presidential statement of 12 December 2003, and of the Kosovo Standards Implementation Plan of 31 March 2004.


It would also call on all States to intensify cooperation with and render all necessary assistance to the International Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia since 1991 to bring all at-large indictees to surrender to the Tribunal in line with Security Council resolutions 1503 (2003) and 1534 (2004).


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


According to a draft resolution contained in the report entitled “Verification in all its aspects, including the role of the United Nations in the field of verification” (document A/59/453), the Assembly would reaffirm the critical importance of, and the vital contribution that has been made by, verification measures in non-proliferation, arms limitation and disarmament agreements.


It would also request the Secretary-General, with the assistance of a Panel of Government Experts, which would be established in 2006 on the basis of equitable geographic distribution, to explore the issue of verification, including the role of the United Nations, and to submit the Panel’s report to the General Assembly at its sixty-first session.


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


A draft resolution contained in the report on developments in the field of information and telecommunications in the context of international security (document A/59/454) would have the Assembly call upon Member States to promote further, at multilateral levels, the consideration of existing and potential threats in the field of information security, as well as possible measures to limit the threats emerging in this field, consistent with the need to preserve the free flow of information.


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


By a draft resolution contained in the report on the role of science and technology in the context of international security and disarmament (document A/59/455), the Assembly would affirm that scientific and technological progress should be used for the benefit of all mankind to promote the sustainable economic and social development of all States and to safeguard international security, and that international cooperation in the use of science and technology through the transfer and exchange of technological know-how for peaceful purposes should be promoted.


It would urge Member States to undertake multilateral negotiations with the participation of all interested States, in order to establish universally acceptable, non-discriminatory guidelines for international transfers of dual use goods and technologies and high technology with military applications. 


The Committee approved the draft resolution on 27 October by a vote of 101 in favour to 49 against, with 17 abstentions.


A draft resolution contained in the report on the establishment of a nuclear-weapon-free zone in the region of the Middle East (document A/59/456) would have the Assembly urge all parties directly concerned to consider seriously taking the practical and urgent steps required for the establishment of a nuclear-weapon-free zone in the Middle East in accordance with the relevant resolutions of the General Assembly.  To promote that objective, the Assembly would invite the countries concerned to adhere to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT).  It would also call on countries of the region that had not done so, pending the establishment of the zone, to agree to place all their nuclear activities under International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) safeguards.


By further terms, the Assembly would invite all countries of the region, pending the establishment of the zone, to declare their support for establishing such a zone and to deposit those declarations with the Security Council.  It would also invite those countries, pending establishment, not to 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.  Additionally, the Assembly would invite nuclear-weapon States and all other States to render their assistance in the establishment of the zone and, at the same time, refrain from any actions that ran counter to both the letter and the spirit of the present resolution.


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


Convinced that nuclear weapons posed the greatest threat to mankind and to the survival of civilization, the General Assembly would reaffirm the urgent need to reach an early agreement on effective international arrangements to assure non-nuclear-weapon States against the use or threat of use of nuclear weapons, according to a draft resolution contained in the report on that topic (document A/59/457).  It 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.


The Committee approved the draft resolution on 27 October by a vote of 109 in favour to none against, with 61 abstentions.


According to the draft resolution contained in the report on the prevention of an arms race in outer space (document A/59/458), the Assembly, recognizing that the prevention of an outer space arms race would avert a grave danger for international peace and security, would reaffirm the importance and urgency of preventing such an arms race and the readiness of all States to contribute to that common objective.


The Assembly would reaffirm its recognition that the legal regime applicable to outer space did not, in and of itself, guarantee the prevention of an outer space arms race, that the regime played a significant role in the prevention of an arms race in that environment, that there was a need to consolidate and reinforce that regime and enhance its effectiveness and that it was important to comply strictly with existing agreements, both bilateral and multilateral.


It would call on all States, in particular those with major space capabilities, to contribute actively to the peaceful use of outer space and of the prevention of an arms race there 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.


The Conference on Disarmament would be invited to establish an ad hoc committee as early as possible during its 2005 session. 


The Committee approved the draft resolution on 27 October by a vote of 167 in favour to none against, with 2 abstentions (Israel, United States).


The report on general and complete disarmament (document A/59/459) contains 28 draft resolutions and 3 draft decisions.


According to draft I on national legislation on transfer of arms, military equipment and dual use goods and technology, the Assembly would invite Member States in a position to do, without prejudice to the provisions contained in Security Council resolution 1540 (2004) of 28 April 2004, 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 were consistent with the obligations of States parties under international treaties.


The Assembly would also 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.


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


By the terms of a draft II on missiles, the Assembly would request the Secretary-General to prepare a report, with the support of qualified consultants and the United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research, as appropriate, taking into account the views expressed by Member States; to contribute to the United Nations endeavour to address the issue of missiles by identifying areas where consensus could be reached; and to submit that report to the
General Assembly during its 60th session.


It would also request the Secretary-General, with the assistance of a Panel of Governmental Experts, to be established in 2007, to further explore ways and means to address within the United Nations the issue of missiles, including identifying areas where consensus could be reached, and to submit a report for consideration by the General Assembly at its 63rd session.


The Committee approved the draft resolution on 26 October by a vote of 98 in favour to 2 against (Israel, United States), with 60 abstentions.


By the terms of a draft III on the observance of environmental norms in the drafting and implementation of disarmament and arms control agreements, the Assembly would reaffirm that international disarmament forums should take fully into account the relevant environmental norms in negotiating treaties and agreements on disarmament and arms limitation and that all States, through their actions, should contribute fully to ensuring compliance with those norms in the implementation of treaties and conventions to which they were parties.


It would also call on States to adopt unilateral, bilateral, regional and multilateral measures so as to contribute to ensuring the application of scientific and technological progress in the framework of international security, disarmament and other related spheres, without detriment to the environment or to its effective contribution to attaining sustainable development.


The Committee approved the draft resolution on 27 October by a vote of 165 in favour to 1 against (United States), with 3 abstentions (France, Israel, United Kingdom).


Draft IV on the promotion of multilateralism in the area of disarmament and non-proliferation would have the Assembly 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.  It would also have the Assembly reaffirm multilateralism as the core principle in resolving disarmament and non-proliferation concerns and urge the participation of all interested States in multilateral negotiations on arms regulation, non-proliferation and disarmament in a non-discriminatory and transparent manner.


By additional terms, the Assembly would underline the importance of preserving the existing agreements on arms regulation and disarmament, which constitute an expression of the results of international cooperation and multilateral negotiations in response to the challenges facing mankind.  It would also call, once again, on all Member States to renew and fulfil their individual and collective commitments to multilateral cooperation as an important means of pursuing and achieving their common objectives in the area of disarmament and non-proliferation.


The Committee approved the draft resolution on 27 October by a vote of 109 in favour to 9 against (Albania, Federated States of Micronesia, Israel, Latvia, Marshall Islands, Poland, Spain, United Kingdom, United States), with 49 abstentions.


Draft V on measures to uphold the authority of the 1925 Geneva Protocol would have the Assembly renew its previous call on all States to observe strictly the principles and objectives of the Protocol for the Prohibition of the Use in war of Asphyxiating, Poisonous or Other Gases, and of Bacteriological Methods of Warfare, signed at Geneva on 17 June 1925, and reaffirm the vital necessity of upholding its provisions.  It would call on those States that continued to maintain reservations to the Protocol to withdraw them.


The Committee approved the draft resolution on 27 October by a vote of 165 in favour to none against, with 3 abstentions (Israel, Marshall Islands, United States).


By the terms of draft VI concerning the convening of the fourth special session of the General Assembly devoted to disarmament, the Assembly would decide to establish an open-ended working group, working on the basis of consensus, to consider the objectives and agenda, including the possible establishment of the preparatory committee, for that session.  It would also request that group to hold an organizational session in order to set the date for its substantive sessions, and to submit a report on its work, including possible substantive recommendations, before the end of the 60th session of the General Assembly.


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


Under the terms of draft VII on implementing the Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production, Stockpiling and Use of Chemical Weapons and on Their Destruction (Chemical Weapons Convention), the Assembly would underline that the Convention and its implementation contributed to enhancing international peace and security.  It would emphasize that its full, universal and effective implementation would further contribute to that purpose by excluding completely, for the sake of all humankind, the possibility of the use of chemical weapons. 


The Assembly would stress the importance to the Convention that all possessors of chemical weapons, chemical weapons production facilities or chemical weapons development facilities, including previously declared possessor States, should be among the States parties to the Convention, and welcomed progress to that end.  It would urge all States parties to the Convention to meet in full and on time their obligations and to support the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) in its implementation activities. 


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


According to draft VIII on Mongolia’s international security and nuclear-weapon-free status, the Assembly would endorse and support that country’s good relationship with its neighbours as an important element of strengthening regional peace, security and stability.  It would also appeal to the Member States in the region to support Mongolia’s efforts to join the relevant regional security and economic arrangements.


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


Deeply disturbed by the magnitude of the illicit proliferation and circulation of and traffic in small arms in the States of the Sahelo-Saharan subregion, the Assembly, by draft IX concerning assistance to States for curbing the illicit traffic in small arms and collecting them, would encourage the establishment of national commissions in the Sahelo-Saharan countries to combat the aforementioned proliferation, and invite the international community to lend support to those commissions.


By a further term, it would encourage civil society groups to participate in the work of the national commissions and in implementing the moratorium on the trade and manufacture of small arms and light weapons in West Africa.  The Assembly would also call upon the international community to provide technical and financial support to strengthen the capacity of civil organizations to take action to combat the illicit trade in small arms.


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


Expressing its grave concern at the danger to humanity posed by the possibility that nuclear weapons could be used, the Assembly would call upon all States to fully comply with commitments made to nuclear disarmament and nuclear non-proliferation and not to act in any way that may be detrimental to nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation or that may lead to a new nuclear arms race, according to draft X entitled “Towards a nuclear-weapon-free world:  Accelerating the implementation of nuclear disarmament commitments”.


The Assembly would also call upon all States to spare no efforts to achieve universal adherence to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) and the early entry into force of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT).


By further terms, the Assembly would call upon all NPT States to accelerate the implementation of the practical steps agreed upon at the 2000 Review Conference, and upon the nuclear-weapon States to take further steps to reduce their non-strategic nuclear arsenals and not develop new types of nuclear weapons.


Additionally, it would agree to urgently strengthen efforts to resume negotiations in the Conference on Disarmament on a non-discriminatory, multilateral and verifiable treaty banning the production of fissile material.  It would further call for the establishment of a subsidiary body within the Conference to deal with nuclear disarmament.


The Committee approved the draft resolution on 28 October following a separate vote on operative paragraph 2, which reads:  “calls upon all States to spare no efforts to achieve universal adherence to the Treaty on Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons, and the early entry into force of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty”, approved by 153 votes in favour to 4 against (France, India, Israel and United States), with 5 abstentions (Bhutan, Mauritius, Monaco, Pakistan, Uzbekistan), 


The whole text was approved by a recorded vote of 135 in favour to 5 against (France, Latvia, Israel, United Kingdom, United States), with 25 abstentions.


Expressing deep concern regarding the growing dangers posed by the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, including that caused by proliferation networks, and convinced that every effort should be made to avoid nuclear war and nuclear terrorism, the Assembly would reaffirm the importance of achieving the universality of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons, and call on States not parties to the Treaty to accede to it as non-nuclear-weapon States without delay and without conditions, according to draft XI entitled “A path to the total elimination of nuclear weapons”.


The Assembly would also reaffirm the importance for all States parties to the Treaty to fulfil their obligations under the NPT, and invite the nuclear-weapon States to keep United Nations Members informed on their progress in the field of nuclear disarmament.


By further terms, the Assembly would stress the importance of further developing verification capabilities, such as International Atomic Energy Agency safeguards, and call upon all States to redouble their efforts to prevent and curb the proliferation of nuclear weapons.  It would also call upon all States to maintain the highest possible standards of security, safe custody, effective control and physical protection of all materials related to such weapons, so that they did not fall into the hands of terrorists.


The Committee approved the draft resolution on 28 October by a vote of 151 in favour to 2 against (India, United States), with 16 abstentions.


Draft XII on nuclear disarmament would have the Assembly urge the nuclear-weapon States to immediately stop the qualitative improvement, development, production, and stockpiling of nuclear warheads and their delivery systems.  It would also urge them to, as an interim measure, immediately de-alert and deactivate their nuclear weapons and to further reduce the operational status of their nuclear-weapon systems.


By a further term, it would call on those States to agree on an internationally and legally binding instrument imposing policies of no-first use, and upon all States to conclude an internationally and legally binding instrument on security assurances of non-use and non-threat of use of nuclear weapons against non-nuclear-weapon States.  It would also urge nuclear-weapon States to commence plurilateral negotiations among themselves at an appropriate stage on further deep reductions of nuclear weapons.


By additional terms, the Assembly would call for the full and effective implementation of the thirteen steps for nuclear disarmament, contained in the Final Document of the 2000 Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons, and urge the nuclear-weapon States to carry out further reductions of non-strategic nuclear weapons, based on unilateral initiatives.


The Assembly would also call for the immediate commencement of negotiations in the Conference on Disarmament on a non-discriminatory, multilateral and verifiable treaty banning the production of fissile material for nuclear weapons or other nuclear explosive devices.  In that context, it would urge the Conference on Disarmament to agree on a programme of work which includes immediate negotiations on such a treaty with a view to their conclusion within five years.


The Assembly would also call for the convening of an international conference on nuclear disarmament at an early date to identify and deal with concrete measures to attain that goal.


The Committee approved the draft resolution on 1 November by a vote of 93 in favour to 42 against, with 18 abstentions.


According to draft XIII on the relationship between disarmament and development the Assembly would stress the central role of the United Nations in the disarmament-development relationship.  By a further term, the Assembly would urge the international community to devote part of the resources made available by the implementation of disarmament and arms limitation agreements to economic and social development, with a view to reducing the ever-widening gap between developed and developing countries.


The Committee approved the draft resolution on 27 October by a vote of 165 in favour to 1 against (United States), with 2 abstentions (France, Israel).


Considering that the hair-trigger alert of nuclear weapons carried unacceptable risks of unintentional or accidental use of nuclear weapons, which would have catastrophic consequences for all mankind, the General Assembly would call for a review of nuclear doctrines and, in that context, immediate and urgent steps to reduce the risks of unintentional and accidental use of nuclear weapons, by a draft XIV entitled “Reducing nuclear danger”.


The Assembly would request the five nuclear-weapon States to take measures towards implementation of that provision and call upon all Member States to take the necessary measures to prevent the proliferation of nuclear weapons in all its aspects and to promote nuclear disarmament, with the objective of eliminating nuclear weapons.


The Secretary-General would be requested, among other things, to intensify efforts and support initiatives that would contribute towards the full implementation of the recommendations identified in the report of the Advisory Board on Disarmament Matters (document A/56/400) that would significantly reduce the risk of nuclear war.


Those recommendations include:  de-alerting nuclear weapons; review of nuclear doctrines; further reduction of tactical nuclear weapons as an integral part of the nuclear arms reduction and disarmament process; enhancing security at a global and a regional level by promoting increased transparency of all nuclear weapons programmes; and creating a climate for implementing nuclear disarmament measures.


The Committee approved the draft resolution on 26 October by a vote of 106 in favour to 46 against, with 16 abstentions.


Deeply concerned by the growing risk of linkages between terrorism and weapons of mass destruction, and particularly by the fact that terrorists might seek to acquire weapons of mass destruction, the Assembly would call on all Member States to support international efforts to prevent terrorists from acquiring weapons of mass destruction and their delivery means, according to draft XV entitled “Measures to prevent terrorists from acquiring weapons of mass destruction”.


The Assembly would urge Member States to take and strengthen national measures to prevent terrorists from acquiring mass destruction weapons, their delivery means and materials and technologies related to their manufacture.  It would invite them to inform the Secretary-General, on a voluntary basis, of the measures taken in that regard.


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


Draft XVI on the Conference on Disarmament decision to establish an ad hoc committee to negotiate a non-discriminatory, multilateral, internationally verifiable treaty banning the production of fissile material for nuclear weapons would have the Assembly urge the Conference to agree on a programme of work that includes the immediate commencement of negotiations on such a treaty, under the conviction that such a treaty would be a significant contribution to nuclear disarmament and nuclear non-proliferation.


The Committee approved the draft resolution on 4 November by a vote of 147 in favour to 1 against (United States), with 2 abstentions (Israel, United Kingdom).


Draft XVII on consolidation of peace through practical disarmament measures would have the Assembly, once again, encourage Member States, as well as regional arrangements and agencies, to lend their support to the implementation of the recommendations contained in the Secretary-General’s report on that theme.


The Assembly would emphasize the importance of including in United Nations-mandated peacekeeping operations, as appropriate and with the consent of the host State, practical disarmament measures aimed at addressing the problem of illicit trade in small arms and light weapons in conjunction with disarmament, demobilization and reintegration programmes aimed at former combatants, with a view to promoting an integrated, comprehensive and effective weapons management strategy that would contribute to sustainable peace-building process.


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


Convinced that the continuing existence of nuclear weapons posed a threat to all humanity and that their use would have catastrophic consequences for all life on earth, the Assembly would underline, once again, the unanimous conclusion of the International Court of Justice that there existed an obligation to pursue in good faith and bring to a conclusion negotiations leading to nuclear disarmament in all its aspects under strict and effective international control, under draft XVIII entitled “Follow-up to the advisory opinion of the International Court of Justice on the Legality of the Threat or Use of Nuclear Weapons”.


The Assembly would call, once again, all States immediately to fulfil that obligation by commencing multilateral negotiations leading to an early conclusion of a nuclear weapons convention prohibiting the development, production, testing, deployment, stockpiling, transfer, threat or use of nuclear weapons and providing for their elimination.  It would request all States to inform the Secretary-General of the efforts and measures they had taken to implement the present resolution and nuclear disarmament, and request the Secretary-General to apprise the Assembly of that information at its next session.


The Committee approved the draft resolution on 28 October following a separate vote on its first operative paragraph, which states:  “Underlines once again the unanimous conclusion of the International Court of Justice that there exists an obligation to pursue in good faith and bring to a conclusion negotiations leading to nuclear disarmament in all its aspects under strict and effective international control”, approved by 156 votes in favour to 3 against (Israel, Russian Federation, United States) with 5 abstentions (Belarus, France, Latvia, United Kingdom and Uzbekistan).


The draft resolution as a whole was approved by 118 in favour to 28 against, with 21 abstentions.


Draft XIX on the implementation of the Convention on the Prohibition of the Use, Stockpiling, Production and Transfer of Anti-personnel Mines and on Their Destruction (Ottawa Convention) would have the Assembly invite all States that had not yet signed the Convention to accede to it, and urge all States that signed but did not ratify it to do so without delay.  The Assembly would also urge all States parties to provide the Secretary-General with complete and timely information to promote transparency and compliance with the Convention.


By a further term, 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 of anti-personnel mines and stockpiles throughout the world and the assurance of their destruction.


The Committee approved the draft resolution on 1 November by a vote of 140 in favour to 1 against (Democratic People’s Republic of Korea), with 18 abstentions.


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


The Committee approved the draft resolution on 1 November following a separate vote on the last three words of operative paragraph 5, “and South Asia”, retained by a recorded vote of 139 in favour to 2 against (India, Pakistan), with 9 abstentions (Bhutan, Bulgaria, France, Israel, Myanmar, Russian Federation, Spain, United Kingdom, United States).


Operative paragraph 5 as a whole was approved by a recorded vote of 144 in favour to 1 against (India), with 8 abstentions (Bhutan, France, Israel, Pakistan, Russian Federation, Spain, United Kingdom, United States).


The draft resolution as a whole was approved by a recorded vote of 149 in favour to 3 against (France, United Kingdom, United States), with 6 abstentions (Bhutan, India, Israel, Pakistan, Russian federation, Spain.)


Emphasizing the importance of early and full implementation of the Programme of Action to Prevent, Combat and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All Its Aspects, the Assembly would decide that the United Nations conference to review progress made in implementing it, would be held in New York for a period of two weeks between 26 June and 7 July 2006, according to draft XXI on the illicit trade in small arms and light weapons.


The Assembly would also decide that the preparatory committee for that conference should be held in New York between 9 and 20 January 2006, with a subsequent session of up to two weeks if necessary.  By a further term, the Assembly would decide that the second biennial meeting of States, as stipulated in the Programme of Action -- to consider the Programme’s national, regional and global implementation -- would be held in New York between 11 and 15 July 2005.


The Committee approved the draft resolution on 3 November without a vote.


Concerned that continuation of disputes among States might contribute to the arms race and endanger international peace and security and the efforts of the international community to promote arms control and disarmament, the Assembly would urge States to strictly comply with all bilateral, regional and international agreements to which they were party, according to draft XXII on confidence-building measures in the regional and subregional context.


The Assembly would also emphasize that the objective of confidence-building measures should be to help strengthen international peace and security and be consistent with the principle of undiminished security at the lowest level of armaments.


The Committee approved the draft resolution on 3 November without a vote.


By draft XXIII on conventional arms control at the regional and subregional levels, the Assembly, convinced that conventional arms control needed to be pursued primarily in the regional and subregional context, since most threats to peace and security in the post-cold war era arise mainly among States located in the same region or subregion, would decide to give urgent consideration to the issues involved and request the Conference on Disarmament to consider the formulation or principles that could serve as a framework for regional agreements on conventional arms control. 


The Committee approved the draft resolution on 27 October by a vote of 165 in favour to 1 against (India), with 1 abstention (Bhutan).


Convinced that endeavours by countries to promote regional disarmament would enhance the security of all States and reduce the risk of regional conflicts, the Assembly, by the terms of draft XXIV on regional disarmament would stress that sustained efforts were needed, within the framework of the Conference on Disarmament and under the umbrella of the United Nations, to make progress on the entire range of disarmament issues.  It would call upon States to conclude agreements, wherever possible, for nuclear non-proliferation, disarmament and confidence-building measures at the regional and subregional levels. 


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


According to draft XXV entitled “Prevention of the Illicit Transfer and Unauthorized Access to and Use of Man-Portable Air Defence Systems (MANPADS)”, the Assembly would urge Member States to support all international, regional and national efforts related to that theme.  It would also stress the importance of effective and comprehensive national controls on the production, stockpiling, transfer and brokering of MANPADS.


The Committee approved the draft resolution on 3 November without a vote.


Concerned about the increasing security challenges caused by the ongoing proliferation of ballistic missiles capable of delivering weapons of mass destruction, the Assembly would welcome the adoption of the Hague Code of Conduct against Ballistic Missile Proliferation, according to draft XXVI about the Code.  By a further term, the Assembly would invite all States that had not yet done so to subscribe to the Code.


The Committee approved the draft resolution on 26 October by a vote of by a recorded vote of 137 in favour to 2 against (Egypt, Iran), with 16 abstentions. 


Separate votes were held on:  the seventh preambular paragraph, to add the words “development and” before the word “proliferation” in first line and add “in a comprehensive manner” at the end of the paragraph; operative paragraph 1, to add the word “first” before the word “practical” in line 2, to now read, “welcomes the adoption of the Hague Code of Conduct against Ballistic Missile Proliferation on 25 November 2002 at the Hague as a first practical step against the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and their means of delivery”; and operative paragraph 4, to change the word “exploration” in line 1 to “United Nations to explore” after the word “encourages” to now read, “encourages the United Nations to explore further ways and means to deal effectively with the problem of ballistic missiles capable of delivering weapons of mass destruction”.


The proposed amendment to the seventh preambular paragraph was rejected by a recorded vote of 21 in favour to 103 against, with 8 abstentions (Belarus, Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Mauritius, Nepal, Philippines, Russian Federation, Singapore).


The proposed amendment to operative paragraph 1 was rejected by a recorded vote of 17 in favour to 104 against, with 10 abstentions (Belarus, Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Guinea Bissau, India, Mauritius, Nepal, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand).


The proposed amendment to operative paragraph 4 was rejected by a recorded vote of 23 in favour to 104 against, with 6 abstentions (Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Guinea-Bissau, Mauritius, Singapore, Thailand).


Draft XXVII on information on confidence-building measures in the field of conventional arms would have the Assembly welcome confidence-building measures in that field already undertaken by MemberStates as well as the information on such measures voluntarily provided.  It would encourage Member States to continue to adopt and provide information on confidence-building measures and to also engage in a dialogue on such measures.  It would, in addition, request the Secretary-General to establish with the financial support of States in a position to do so, an electronic database containing information provided by Member States and to assist them, at their request, in the organization of seminars, courses and workshops aimed at enhancing the knowledge of new developments in the field.


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


By the terms of draft XXVIII on United Nations study on disarmament and non-proliferation the Assembly would express its appreciation to the Members States, the United Nations and other international and regional organizations, civil society and non-governmental organizations, which, within their purview, implemented the recommendations made in the United Nations Study, as discussed in the report of the Secretary-General.


It would also convey, once again, those recommendations to Member States, the United Nations and other international and regional organizations, civil society and non-governmental organizations and encourage them to report to the Secretary-General on steps taken to implement them.  In addition, it would request the Secretary-General to prepare a report reviewing the results of the implementation of the recommendations and possible new opportunities for promoting disarmament and non-proliferation education and to submit it to the General Assembly at its 61st session.


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


Draft XXIX on bilateral strategic nuclear arms reductions and the new strategic framework would have the Assembly welcome the entry into force of the Treaty on Strategic Offensive Reductions (Moscow Treaty).  It would also recognize specific steps taken by the Russian Federation and the United States to reduce their deployed strategic warheads.


The Assembly would also note with approval that, since the end of the cold war, the Russian Federation and the United States had halted the production of fissile material for nuclear weapons and had committed to eliminate excess fissile material resulting from the dismantlement of weapons no longer needed for national security.


The Committee approved the draft resolution on 3 November without a vote.


Draft XXX on improving the effectiveness of the methods of work of the First Committee would have the Assembly invite Member States to consider the biennialization or triennialization of the agenda items discussed in the First Committee, on a voluntary basis, and particularly when no specific action was required to be taken for implementation.


It would also invite Member States to continue to hold interactive debates based on a programme and format elaborated through informal consultations between the Bureau and Member States in advance of each Committee session, and to submit draft resolutions in a more concise, focused and action-oriented manner and, where practical, to consider the possibility of submitting draft decisions.


By a further term, the Assembly would recommend that the respective sponsors of draft resolutions hold informal consultations, both before and during Committee meetings, with the participation of all interested Member States for furthering discussions on draft resolutions already submitted or yet to be submitted to the Committee.


Under a related provision, it would encourage Member States to introduce draft resolutions on related or complementary issues to find commonalities in the language and purpose of those draft resolutions, and invite Member States to consider pursuing mergers of such texts through consultations with all sponsors.


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


A draft decision I on the establishment of a nuclear-weapon-free zone in Central Asia would have the Assembly decide to include in the provisional agenda for its 60th session an item on that subject.


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


A draft decision II on a United Nations conference to identify ways of eliminating nuclear dangers in the context of nuclear disarmament would have the Assembly decide to include an item on that topic in the provisional agenda of its 60th session.


The Committee approved the draft decision on 26 October by a vote of 119 in favour to 6 against (France, Israel, Monaco, Poland, United Kingdom, United States), with 41 abstentions.


By a draft decision III on problems arising from the accumulation of conventional ammunition stockpiles in surplus the Assembly would decide to include the topic as an item in the provisional agenda of its 60th session.


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


The report on review and implementation of the Concluding Document of the Twelfth Special Session of the General Assembly (document A/59/460) contained eight draft resolutions.


Draft I on the activities of the United Nations Standing Advisory Committee on Security Questions in Central Africa would have the Assembly reaffirm its support for efforts aimed at promoting confidence-building measures at regional and subregional levels, in order to ease tensions and conflicts in Central Africa and to further peace, stability and sustainable development in the subregion.


The Assembly would also emphasize the need to make the early-warning mechanism in Central Africa operational so that it would serve as an instrument for analysing and monitoring political situations in the States members of the Standing Advisory Committee and as a technical body through which the Member States would carry out the Committee’s programme of work, adopted in 1992.  It would also appeal to MemberStates and organizations to make additional voluntary contributions to support the Committee’s work.


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


According to draft II on United Nations disarmament fellowship, training and advisory services, the Assembly would request the Secretary-General to continue to implement annually the Geneva-based programme within existing resources and to report thereon to the General Assembly at its sixty-first session.


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


Draft III on the United Nations regional centres for peace and disarmament would have the Assembly reiterate the importance of United Nations activities at the regional level to increase stability and security of 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 also appeal to Member States in each region and those that were able to do so, as well as to international governmental and non-governmental organizations and foundations, to make voluntary contributions to the centres.


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


Draft IV on the United Nations Regional Centre for Peace, Disarmament and Development in Latin America and the Caribbean would have the Assembly reiterate its strong support for the role of the Centre in promoting United Nations activities at the regional level to strengthen peace, stability, security and development.  It would appeal to Member States, particularly those in the region, and to international governmental and non-governmental organizations and foundations to make and increase voluntary contributions to the Centre.


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


Draft V on the United Nations Regional Centre for Peace and Disarmament in Asia and the Pacific would have the Assembly reaffirm its strong support for the forthcoming operation and further strengthening of the Centre, and underline the importance of the Kathmandu process as a powerful vehicle for the development of the practice of region-wide security and disarmament dialogue.  It would appeal to Member States, especially those within the Asia-Pacific region, as well as to international governmental and non-governmental organizations and foundations, to make voluntary contributions, the only resources of the Centre, to strengthen the Centre’s activities and their implementation.


The Assembly would also urge the Secretary-General to ensure the physical operation of the Regional Centre from Kathmandu within six months of the date of signature of the host country agreement.


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


Draft VI on the United Nations Centre for Peace and Disarmament in Africa would have the Assembly reaffirm its strong support for the Centre and emphasize the need to provide it with the necessary resources to enable it to strengthen its activities and carry out its programmes.  It would appeal, once again, to all States, as well as intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations and foundations, to make voluntary contributions to the Centre.


The Assembly would also appeal to the Centre, in cooperation with the African Union, regional and subregional organizations and AfricanStates, to take steps to promote the consistent implementation of the Programme of Action to Prevent, Combat and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All Its Aspects.


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


By Draft VII, entitled “Convention on the Prohibition of the Use of Nuclear Weapons”, the Assembly would reiterate its request to the Conference on Disarmament to commence negotiations in order to reach agreement on such an instrument.


The Committee approved the draft resolution on 26 October by a vote of 111 in favour to 46 against, with 12 abstentions.


By the terms of draft VIII on United Nations Disarmament Information Programme, the Assembly would take note with appreciation of the report of the Secretary-General on that topic.


The Assembly would recommend that the programme continue to inform, educate and generate public understanding of the importance of multilateral action and support for it, including action by the United Nations and the Conference on Disarmament, in the field of arms limitation and disarmament, in a factual, balanced and objective manner, focusing on:  continuing to publish the Yearbook in all official languages and posting the 2002 and 2003 English editions on the Internet; continuing to maintain the Disarmament Internet web site as part of the United Nations web site and producing new versions of the site in as many official languages as feasible; continuing to intensify interaction with the public, principally non-governmental organizations and research institutes, to help further an informed debate on topical issues of arms limitations, disarmament and security; and  continuing to organize discussions on topics of interest in the field of arms limitation and disarmament with a view to broadening understanding and facilitating an exchange of views and information among Members States and civil society.


The Assembly would, in addition, invite Member States to make contributions to the Voluntary Trust Fund for the United Nations Disarmament Information Programme with a view to sustaining a strong outreach programme.


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


The report on the implementation of the recommendations and decisions adopted by the General Assembly at its tenth special session (document A/59/461) contains two draft resolutions.


Draft I contained in the report of the Conference on Disarmament would have the Assembly call upon the Conference to further intensify efforts in conducting consultations and in exploring possibilities with a view to reaching agreement on a programme of work.


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


Draft II on the report of the Disarmament Commission would have the Assembly reaffirm the role of the Commission as the specialized, deliberative body within the United Nations multilateral disarmament machinery that allowed for in-depth deliberations on specific disarmament issues, leading to the submission of concrete recommendations.


The Assembly would also request the Commission to meet for a period not exceeding three weeks during 2005, namely from 18 July to 5 August. 


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


According to a draft resolution on the risk of nuclear proliferation in the Middle East (document A/59/462), the Assembly, noting that Israel remained the only State in the Middle East that had not yet become party to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons, would call upon it to accede to the Treaty without further delay and not to develop, produce, test or otherwise acquire nuclear weapons, and to renounce possession of nuclear weapons and to place all its unsafeguarded nuclear facilities under full-scope International Atomic Energy Agency safeguards, as an important confidence-building measure among all States of the region and as a step towards enhancing peace and security.


The Committee approved the draft resolution on 27 October following a separate vote on preambular paragraph 6, which reads:  “Recognizing with satisfaction that, in the Final Document of the 2000 Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons, the Conference undertook to make determined efforts towards the achievement of the goal of universality of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons, 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 International Atomic Energy 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 Paragraph was approved by 154 votes in favour to 3 against (India, Israel, United States), with 4 abstentions (Bhutan, Mauritius, Pakistan, and Papua New Guinea).


The draft as a whole was approved by 157 votes in favour to 4 against (Federated States of Micronesia, Israel, Marshall Islands, and United States), with 8 abstentions (Australia, Cameroon, Canada, Ethiopia, India, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, and Trinidad and Tobago).


According to a draft resolution on the Convention on Prohibitions or Restrictions on the Use of Certain Conventional Weapons Which May Be Deemed To Be Excessively Injurious or To Have Indiscriminate Effects (Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons)(document A/59/463), the Assembly would call upon all States that had not yet done so to become parties, as soon as possible, to the Convention, its annexed Protocols, and the amendment that extends the scope of the Convention and Protocols to include armed conflicts of a non-international character.


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


A draft resolution on strengthening security and cooperation in the Mediterranean region (document A/59/464) would have the Assembly reaffirm that security in that region was closely linked to European security, as well as to international peace and security. 


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 there 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.


In that context, it would call for full adherence to the principles of non-interference, non-intervention, non-use of force, in accordance with the United Nations Charter and the relevant resolutions.  It would also call on all States of the region that had not yet done so to adhere to all the multilaterally negotiated legal instruments related to the field of disarmament and non-proliferation, thus creating the necessary conditions for strengthening peace and cooperation in the region.


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


A draft resolution on the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT) (document A/59/465) would have the Assembly stress the importance and urgency of signature and ratification, without delay and conditions, to achieve the earliest entry into force of the Treaty.


By an additional term, the Assembly would underline the need to maintain momentum towards completion of the verification regime.  It would also call on all States to maintain their moratoria on nuclear-weapons test explosions or any other nuclear explosions, and refrain from acts that would defeat the object and purpose of the Treaty.


Regarding States that had not yet signed the Treaty, the Assembly would call on them to sign and ratify it as soon as possible.  Furthermore, it would call on all States that had signed but not yet ratified the Treaty, in particular those whose ratification were needed for the instrument’s entry into force, to accelerate their ratification process with a view to the earliest successful conclusion.


The Committee approved the draft resolution on 1 November by a vote of 147 in favour to 1 against (United States), with 4 abstentions (Colombia, India, Mauritius, Syria).


According to a 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/59/466), the Assembly would note with satisfaction the increase in the number of States parties to the Convention and reaffirm its call on all signatories that had not yet ratified it to do so without delay.  It would call on those States that had not yet signed the Convention to become parties to it at an early date, thus contributing to its universal adherence


By a further term, the Assembly would call upon the States parties to the Convention to participate in its implementation.


The Committee approved the draft resolution on 3 November without a vote.


Action on Texts


Prior to action on First Committee texts, the Assembly adopted, without a vote, a Fifth Committee resolution entitled “Estimates in respect of special political missions, good offices and other political initiatives authorized by the General Assembly and/or Security Council:  United Nations advance team in the Sudan” (document A/59/448/Add.1).


By that text, the Assembly approved some $21.79 million gross to fund the United Nations advance team in the Sudan for the 90-day period from 11 September to 10 December 2004, noting that some of the requirements would be met from the unspent balance of $998,600 remaining against the amount of $16.64 million already provided for the Mission.


It authorized a charge against the provision for special political missions of just over $3 million, which represents the unassigned balance in that provision (appropriated under section 3, Political affairs, of the programme budget for 2004-2005); and appropriated $17.01 million under section 3, Political affairs, and $781,300 under section 34, Staff assessment, to be offset by corresponding amounts in the estimates of income, under Income section 1, Income from staff assessment, of the programme budget for 2004-2005.


The advance team was established by Security Council resolution 1547 for a three-month period, through 10 September 2004, and was subsequently extended by 90 days, until 10 December 2004.  This special political mission was to lay the groundwork for international monitoring, as foreseen in the 2003 Naivasha agreement on security arrangements, facilitate contact with the parties and prepare for a support operation following the signing of a comprehensive peace agreement.  Security Council resolution 1556 of 30 July 2004, which extended the mandate of the team, further requested the Secretary-General to incorporate into that mission contingency planning for the Darfur region.  It was to assist the African Union with planning for its mission to Darfur and to prepare to support the implementation of a future peace agreement there.


Following adoption of the Fifth Committee text, MOHAMED ALI SALEH ALNAJAR (Yemen), Rapporteur, introduced the reports of the First Committee (Disarmament and International Security).


The Assembly first took up the report on the maintenance of international security in South-Eastern Europe (document A/59/452) and adopted the resolution contained therein, without a vote.


The Assembly next took up the report on verification (document A/59/453) and adopted the resolution contained therein without a vote.


The resolution contained in the report on developments in the field of information and telecommunications in the context of international security (document A/59/454) was also adopted without a vote.


By a vote of 106 in favour to 48 against, with 21 abstentions, the Assembly adopted the resolution contained in the report on the role of science and technology in the context of international security (document A/59/455) (Annex I).


Acting without a vote, the Assembly adopted the resolution contained in the report on establishment of a nuclear-weapon-free zone in the Middle East (document A/59/456).


It adopted the resolution contained in the report on conclusion of effective international arrangements to assure non-nuclear-weapon States against the use or threat of use of nuclear weapons (document A/59/457) by a vote of 118 in favour to none against, with 63 abstentions (Annex II).


The resolution contained in the report on prevention of an arms race in outer space (document A/59/458) was adopted by a vote of 178 in favour to none against, with 4 abstentions (Haiti, Israel, Palau, United States) (Annex III).


The Assembly then turned to the draft texts contained in the report on general and complete disarmament (document A/59/459).


Prior to action on those drafts, the representative of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, in reference to the draft resolution concerning the Hague Code of Conduct on ballistic missile proliferation, said his delegation understood that curbing missile proliferation was aimed at obstructing the development and production of missiles in certain developing countries, particularly those that the United States and its allies detested.  Those who had most of the missiles in the world, however, were none other than the United States and its allies, which were developing new types of missiles and deploying and selling those to other countries.


He said his country had always dealt with the missile issue in the context of the political, military situation on the Korean peninsula.  The United States and its allies in the region had deployed missiles around the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, threatening to pre-emptively strike at it.  In those circumstances, his country was not at all interested in any debate which might negatively affect the development, production and deployment of missiles for its self-defence.  His country, concerned at the use of double standards disguised as a quest for non-proliferation, and out of respect for the ideal of the resolution, would not participate in the voting. 


The representative of the Philippines, on a point of order, said he should have been named as a co-sponsor of the draft text on the Hague Code of Conduct.


Taking up draft resolution I on national legislation on transfer of arms, military equipment and dual use goods and technology, the Assembly adopted it without a vote.


Draft II, on missiles, was adopted by a recorded vote of 119 in favour to 4 against (Federated States of Micronesia, Israel, Palau, United States), with 60 abstentions (Annex IV).


Draft resolution III, on the observance of environmental norms in the drafting and implementation of disarmament and arms control agreements, was approved by a recorded vote of 175 in favour to 2 against (Palau, United States) with 3 abstentions (France, Israel, United Kingdom) (Annex V).


The Assembly adopted draft IV on promotion of multilateralism in the area of disarmament and non-proliferation by a vote of 125 in favour to 9 against (Albania, Federated States of Micronesia, Israel, Latvia, Marshall Islands, Palau, Poland, United Kingdom, United States), with 49 abstentions (Annex VI).


By a recorded vote of 179 in favour to none against, with 5 abstentions (Federated States of Micronesia, Israel, Marshall Islands, Palau, United States) (Annex VII), the Assembly adopted draft resolution V, on measures to uphold the authority of the 1925 Geneva Protocol.


The Assembly then adopted the following draft resolutions without a vote:  draft VI, concerning the convening of the fourth special session of the General Assembly devoted to disarmament; draft VII, on implementing the Chemical Weapons Convention; draft VIII, dealing with Mongolia’s nuclear-weapon-free status; and draft IX, on assistance to States for curbing the illicit traffic in small arms and collecting them.


In two separate recorded votes, the Assembly adopted draft X, entitled “Towards a nuclear-weapon-free world:  Accelerating the implementation of nuclear disarmament commitments”.  First it adopted operative paragraph 2, by which it called upon all States to spare no efforts to achieve universal adherence to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons, and the early entry into force of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty, by 169 votes in favour to 4 against (India, Israel, Palau, United States), with 4 abstentions (Bhutan, Mauritius, Pakistan, Russian Federation) (Annex VIII).


It then adopted the draft as a whole by a recorded vote of 151 in favour to 6 against (France, Israel, Latvia, Palau, United Kingdom, United States), with 24 abstentions (Annex IX).


Draft XI, entitled “A path to the total elimination of nuclear weapons”, was approved by a vote of 165 in favour to 3 against (India, Palau, United States), with 16 abstentions. (Annex X).


The Assembly then took up draft XII on nuclear disarmament, adopting it by a recorded vote of 117 in favour to 43 against, with 21 abstentions (Annex XI).


Next, the Assembly acted on draft XIII, on the relationship between disarmament and development, adopting it by a recorded vote of 180 in favour to 2 against (Palau, United States) with 2 abstentions (France, Israel) (Annex XII).


Draft resolution XIV on reducing nuclear danger was adopted by a vote of 116 in favour to 46 against, with 18 abstentions (Annex XIII).


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


Following that, it adopted draft XVI on the establishment of an ad hoc committee in the Conference on Disarmament to negotiate a non-discriminatory, multilateral and internationally and effectively verifiable treaty banning the production of fissile material for nuclear weapons.  The recorded vote was as follows:  179 in favour to 2 against (Palau, United States), with 2 abstentions (Israel, United Kingdom) (Annex XIV).


Draft XVII, on consolidation of peace through practical disarmament measures, was adopted without a vote.


Draft XVIII as a whole, on follow-up to the International Court of Justice’s (ICJ) advisory opinion on the Legality of the Threat of Use of Nuclear Weapons, was adopted by a vote of 132 in favour to 29 against, with 24 abstentions (Annex XVI).


Prior to adoption of the text, a separate vote was taken on operative paragraph 1, which underlined, once again, the unanimous conclusion of the ICJ that there existed an obligation to pursue in good faith and bring to a conclusion negotiations leading to nuclear disarmament under strict and effective control.  It was adopted by a vote of 170 in favour to 5 against (Israel, Palau, Russian Federation, United Kingdom, United States), with 4 abstentions (Belarus, France, Latvia, Uzbekistan) (Annex XV).


The Assembly then took up draft XIX on the Ottawa Convention, and adopted it by a recorded vote of 157 in favour to none against, with 22 abstentions (Annex XVII).


It adopted draft XX on a nuclear-weapon-free southern hemisphere by a vote of 171 in favour to 4 against (France, Palau, United Kingdom, United States), with 8 abstentions (Bhutan, Federated States of Micronesia, India, Israel, Marshall Islands, Pakistan, Russian Federation, Spain) (Annex XX).


Prior to action on the resolution as a whole, two separate votes were taken.  In the first, the Assembly voted to retain the words “and South Asia” in operative paragraph 5, by 158 in favour to 4 against (India, Pakistan, Palau, United States) with 7 abstentions (Bhutan, France, Israel, Myanmar, Russian Federation, Spain, United Kingdom) (Annex XVIII).


Operative paragraph 5 as a whole, by which the Assembly welcomed the steps taken to conclude further nuclear-weapon-free zone treaties on the basis of arrangements freely arrived at among the States of the region concerned, and called upon all States to consider all relevant proposals including those reflected in its resolutions on the establishment of nuclear-weapon-free zones in the Middle East and South Asia, was adopted by a vote of 166 in favour to 3 against (India, Palau, United States), with 7 abstentions (Bhutan, France, Israel, Pakistan, Russian Federation, Spain, United Kingdom) (Annex XIX).


Acting without a vote, the Assembly adopted draft XXI, on the illicit trade in small arms and light weapons, and draft XXII, on confidence-building measures in the regional and subregional context.


Draft XXIII, on conventional arms control at the regional and subregional levels, was adopted by a recorded vote of 178 in favour to 1 against (India), with 1 abstention (Bhutan) (Annex XXI).


The Assembly then adopted two drafts without a vote.  They were draft XXIV, on regional disarmament, and draft XXV, on preventing the illicit transfer and unauthorised access to and use of MANPADS.

By a recorded vote of 161 in favour to 2 against (Egypt, Iran), with 15 abstentions, the Assembly adopted draft XXVI on the Hague Code of Conduct against Ballistic Missile Proliferation (Annex XXII).


It then adopted the following draft resolutions without a vote:  draft XXVII on information on confidence-building measures in the field of conventional arms; draft XXVIII on the United Nations study on disarmament and non-proliferation; draft XXIX on bilateral strategic nuclear arms reductions and the new strategic framework; and draft XXX on improving the effectiveness of the methods of work of the First Committee.


The Assembly next adopted draft decision I on the establishment of a nuclear-weapon-free zone in Central Asia without a vote.


Draft decision II, on a United Nations conference to identify ways of eliminating nuclear dangers in the context of nuclear disarmament, was adopted by a vote of 138 in favour to 5 against (France, Palau, Poland, United Kingdom, United States), with 38 abstentions (Annex XXIII).


Draft decision III, on problems arising from the accumulation of conventional ammunition stockpiles in surplus, was adopted without a vote.


Speaking after action on the texts contained in the report on general and complete disarmament, the representative of Yemen said he shared the concerns of delegations on armaments issues affecting regional and international peace and security, as well as non-proliferation issues.  In that context, his delegation did not oppose the draft resolution on the Hague Code of Conduct on ballistic missile proliferation.  Given that he was carefully studying The Hague Code of Conduct and still awaiting instructions from his Government, he had abstained in the vote. 


The representative of Morocco drew attention to an error in paragraph 47 of the French version of the Committee’s report containing the draft text on anti-personnel mines.  During the 14th meeting of the Committee, Thailand’s representative had introduced the draft resolution on anti-personnel mines and not on chemical weapons.  So, a correction should be made in the French version. 


Greece’s representative corrected his vote on the text on the promotion of multilateralism in disarmament.  He had pushed the “yes” button, but he had meant to abstain. 


Next, the Assembly turned to the draft resolutions contained in the report on review and implementation of the Concluding Document of the Twelfth Special Session of the General Assembly (document A/59/460).


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


By a recorded vote of 125 in favour to 48 against, with 12 abstentions, it adopted draft VII of that report on a convention on the prohibition of the use of nuclear weapons (Annex XXIV).


Draft VIII, on the United Nations Disarmament Information Programme, was adopted without a vote.


Next, the Assembly considered the two draft resolutions contained in the report on review of the implementation of the recommendations and decisions adopted by the General Assembly at its tenth special session (document A/59/461).


Prior to that, however, the United States representative said her country would not be taking part in the General Assembly’s decision on the report of the Disarmament Commission. 


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


Then, the Assembly adopted the resolution contained in the report on the risk of nuclear proliferation in the Middle East (document A/59/462) by a vote of 170 in favour to 5 against (Federated States of Micronesia, Israel, Marshall Islands, Palau, United States), with 9 abstentions (Australia, Cameroon, Ethiopia, India, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Vanuatu) (Annex XXVI).


Prior to that action, it adopted, in a separate recorded vote, preambular paragraph 6 by 169 in favour to 6 against (Federated States of Micronesia, India, Israel, Marshall Islands, Palau, United States), with 4 abstentions (Bhutan, Mauritius, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea) (Annex XXV).  By its terms, the Assembly recognized with satisfaction that, among other things, the 2000 NPT review conference called on those remaining States not parties to the NPT to accede to it, thereby accepting an international legally binding commitment not to acquire nuclear weapons and to accept IAEA safeguards on all their nuclear activities.


Speaking after the vote on the risk of nuclear proliferation in the Middle East, the representative of Canada said it was important to ensure that his country’s position on that text was neither misunderstood nor misrepresented.  In April 2004, the Security Council unanimously adopted resolution 1540 (2004) on the non-proliferation of mass destruction weapons.  That resolution called on all States to promote the universal adoption and full implementation and, where necessary, the strengthening of multilateral treaties to which they were parties, whose aim was to promote the non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction.


Recalling that Canada had been an original State party to the NPT, he had judged today’s resolution on its merit and had concluded that it was consistent with Canada’s policy.  The text was firmly grounded in the consensus achieved by the NPT States parties and fully reflected in the 2000 NPT review process.  He, meanwhile, urged Israel, in the crucial months leading to the 2005 NPT Review Conference, to take the necessary first steps to adhere to that Treaty as a non-nuclear-weapon State.  He further called on all States in the region to comply fully with their NPT obligations, and he urged all those who had not yet done so to sign and fully implement all safeguards agreements with the International Atomic Energy Agency.


Without a vote, the Assembly adopted the resolution contained in the report on the Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons (document A/59/463).


Also without a vote, the Assembly adopted the resolution contained in the report on strengthening security and cooperation in the Mediterranean region (document A/59/464).


By a vote of 177 in favour to 2 against (Palau, United States), with
4 abstentions (Colombia, India, Mauritius, Syria), it adopted the text contained in the report on the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (document A/59/465) (Annex XVII).


The Assembly then adopted the draft contained in the report on the Biological Weapons Convention (document A/59/466), without a vote.


(annexes follow)


ANNEX I


Vote on Science and Technology


The draft resolution on the role of science and technology in the context of international security and disarmament (document A/59/455) was adopted by a recorded vote of 106 in favour to 48 against, with 21 abstentions, as follows:


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


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


Abstain:  Argentina, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Chile, Haiti, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Paraguay, Russian Federation, Samoa, South Africa, Tajikistan, Tonga, Ukraine, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu.


Absent:  Botswana, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Dominica, Georgia, Guinea, Kiribati, Latvia, Malawi, Mauritania, Niger, Papua New Guinea, Seychelles, Solomon Islands, Swaziland, United Republic of Tanzania.


(END OF ANNEX I)


ANNEX II


Vote on Non-Nuclear-Weapons States


The draft resolution on international arrangements to assure non-nuclear- weapon states against the use or threat of use of nuclear weapons (document A/59/457) was adopted by a recorded vote of 118 in favour to none against, with
63 abstentions, as follows:


In favour:  Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Brunei Darussalam, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, China, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Cuba, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, 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, Mauritius, Mexico, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Qatar, Rwanda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Somalia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Syria, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Republic of Tanzania, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.


Against:  None.


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


Absent:  Botswana, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Georgia, Guinea, Kiribati, Latvia, Mauritania, Papua New Guinea, Seychelles.


(END OF ANNEX II)


ANNEX III


Vote on Outer Space Arms Race


The draft resolution on prevention of an arms race in outer space (document A/59/458) was adopted by a recorded vote of 178 in favour to none against, with
4 abstentions, as follows:


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


Against:  None.


Abstain:  Haiti, Israel, Palau, United States.


Absent:  Botswana, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Georgia, Guinea, Kiribati, Mauritania, Papua New Guinea, Uganda.


(END OF ANNEX III)


ANNEX IV


Vote on Missiles


The draft resolution on missiles (document A/59/459-II) was adopted by a recorded vote of 119 in favour to 4 against, with 60 abstentions, as follows:


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


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


Abstain:  Albania, Andorra, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Liberia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Korea, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Serbia and Montenegro, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Turkey, Tuvalu, United Kingdom, Uruguay, Uzbekistan.


Absent:  Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Guinea, Iraq, Kiribati, Mauritania, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Vanuatu.


(END OF ANNEX IV)


ANNEX V


Vote on Environmental Norms


The draft resolution on the observance of environmental norms in the drafting and implementation of disarmament and arms control agreements (document A/59/459-III) was adopted by a recorded vote of 175 in favour to 2 against, with
3 abstentions, as follows:


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


Against:  Palau, United States.


Abstain:  France, Israel, United Kingdom.


Absent:  Canada, Chad, CzechRepublic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Guinea, Iraq, Kiribati, Latvia, Mauritania, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Zambia.


(END OF ANNEX V)


ANNEX VI


Vote on Multilateralism


The promotion of multilateralism in the area of disarmament and non-proliferation (document A/59/459-IV) was adopted by a recorded vote of 125 in favour to 9 against, with 49 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, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Cuba, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Mauritius, Mexico, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Qatar, Russian Federation, Rwanda, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Syria, Tajikistan, Thailand, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, United Republic of Tanzania, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.


Against:  Albania, Federated States of Micronesia, Israel, Latvia, Marshall Islands, Palau, Poland, United Kingdom, United States.


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


Absent:  Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Guinea, Kiribati, Mauritania, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Timor-Leste, Tonga.


(END OF ANNEX VI)


ANNEX VII


Vote on 1925 Geneva Protocol


The draft resolution on measures to uphold the authority of the 1925 Geneva Protocol (document A/59/459-V) was adopted by a recorded vote of 179 in favour to none against, with 5 abstentions, as follows:


In favour:  Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, 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, Mauritius, Mexico, Monaco, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Republic of Korea, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Russian Federation, Rwanda, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia and Montenegro, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Tajikistan, Thailand, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, 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:  Federated States of Micronesia, Israel, Marshall Islands, Palau, United States.


Absent:  Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Guinea, Iraq, Kiribati, Mauritania, Saint Kitts and Nevis.


(END OF ANNEX VII)


ANNEX VIII


Vote on Op Para 2/Nuclear-Weapon-Free World


Operative paragraph 2 of the draft entitled “Towards a nuclear-weapon-free world:  Accelerating the implementation of nuclear disarmament commitments” (document A/59/459-X) was adopted by a recorded vote of 169 in favour to
4 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, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, 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, Mexico, Mongolia, Morocco, Myanmar, Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Republic of Korea, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Rwanda, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia and Montenegro, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Tajikistan, Thailand, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Timor-Leste, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United Republic of Tanzania, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.


Against:  India, Israel, Palau, United States.


Abstain:  Bhutan, Mauritius, Pakistan, Russian Federation.


Absent:  Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Federated States of Micronesia, Gabon, Guinea, Kiribati, Mauritania, Monaco, Mozambique, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Seychelles, Tonga, Turkmenistan.


(END OF ANNEX VIII)


ANNEX IX


Vote on Nuclear-Weapon-Free World


The draft resolution entitled “Towards a nuclear-weapon-free world:  Accelerating the implementation of nuclear disarmament commitments” (document A/59/459-X) was adopted by a recorded vote of 151 in favour to 6 against, with
24 abstentions, as follows:


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


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


Abstain:  Albania, Australia, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, CzechRepublic, Denmark, Estonia, Georgia, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, India, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russian Federation, Serbia and Montenegro, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Uzbekistan.


Absent:  Chad, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Guinea, Kiribati, Mauritania, Monaco, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Tonga, Turkmenistan.


(END OF ANNEX IX)


ANNEX X


Vote on Path to Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons


The draft resolution entitled “A path to the total elimination of nuclear weapons” (document A/59/459-XI) was adopted by a recorded vote of 165 in favour to 3 against, with 16 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, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chile, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Costa Rica, Cote d'Ivoire, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Iraq, 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, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Monaco, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, Netherlands, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Republic of Korea, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Russian Federation, Rwanda, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia and Montenegro, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, Somalia, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Switzerland, Syria, Tajikistan, Thailand, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United Republic of Tanzania, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.


Against:  India, Palau, United States.


Abstain:  Bhutan, Brazil, China, Cuba, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Egypt, Iran, Ireland, Israel, Malta, Mexico, Myanmar, New Zealand, Pakistan, South Africa, Sweden.


Absent:  Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Guinea, Kiribati, Mauritania, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Turkmenistan.


(END OF ANNEX X)


ANNEX XI


Vote on Nuclear Disarmament


The draft resolution on nuclear disarmament (document A/59/459-XII) was adopted by a recorded vote of 117 in favour to 43 against, with 21 abstentions, as follows:


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


Abstain:  Argentina, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Haiti, India, Ireland, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Malta, Mauritius, Pakistan, Republic of Korea, Republic of Moldova, Russian Federation, Sweden, Tajikistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan.


Absent:  Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Guinea, Kiribati, Mauritania, Nauru, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Seychelles, Turkmenistan, Vanuatu.


(END OF ANNEX XI)


ANNEX XII


Vote on Disarmament and Development


The draft resolution on the relationship between disarmament and development (document A/59/459-XIII) was adopted by a recorded vote of 180 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, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Finland, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, 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, Mauritius, Mexico, Monaco, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Republic of Korea, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Russian Federation, Rwanda, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia and Montenegro, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Tajikistan, Thailand, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United Republic of Tanzania, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.


Against:  Palau, United States.


Abstain:  France, Israel.


Absent:  Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Guinea, Kiribati, Mauritania, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Turkmenistan.


(END OF ANNEX XII)


ANNEX XIII


Vote on Reducing Nuclear Danger


The draft resolution on “Reducing Nuclear danger” (document A/59/459-XIV) was adopted by a recorded vote of 116 in favour to 46 against, with 18 abstentions, as follows:


In favour:  Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chile, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Cuba, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Jamaica, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Mexico, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Qatar, Rwanda, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Somalia, 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, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Federated States of Micronesia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Palau, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Serbia and Montenegro, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States.


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


Absent:  Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Guinea, Haiti, Kiribati, Mauritania, Papua New Guinea, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Seychelles, Solomon Islands, Turkmenistan.


(END OF ANNEX XIII)


ANNEX XIV


Vote on Fissile Material


The draft resolution on a treaty banning the production of fissile material for weapons purposes (document A/59/459-XVI) was adopted by a recorded vote of 179 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, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, 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, Mauritius, Mexico, Monaco, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Republic of Korea, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Russian Federation, Rwanda, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia and Montenegro, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Tajikistan, Thailand, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Republic of Tanzania, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.


Against:  Palau, United States.


Abstain:  Israel, United Kingdom.


Absent:  Chad, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Guinea, Kiribati, Mauritania, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Turkmenistan.


(END OF ANNEX XIV)


ANNEX XV


Vote on Operative Paragraph 1/ICJ Advisory Opinion


Operative paragraph 1 of the International Court of Justice Advisory Opinion (document A/59/459-XVIII) was adopted by a recorded vote of 170 in favour to
5 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, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, 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, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Mexico, Mongolia, Morocco, Myanmar, Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Republic of Korea, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Rwanda, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia and Montenegro, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Tajikistan, Thailand, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Republic of Tanzania, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.


Against:  Israel, Palau, Russian Federation, United Kingdom, United States.


Abstain:  Belarus, France, Latvia, Uzbekistan.


Absent:  Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Federated States of Micronesia, Gabon, Guinea, Kiribati, Mauritania, Monaco, Mozambique, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Seychelles.


(END OF ANNEX XV)


ANNEX XVI


Vote on ICJ Advisory Opinion


The draft resolution on follow-up to the advisory opinion of the International Court of Justice on the legality of the threat or use of nuclear weapons (document A/59/459-XVIII) was adopted by a recorded vote of 132 in favour to 29 against, with 24 abstentions, as follows:


In favour:  Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Cuba, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Jamaica, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Mexico, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Qatar, Rwanda, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, 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, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Palau, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russian Federation, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States.


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


Absent:  Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Guinea, Kiribati, Mauritania, Saint Kitts and Nevis.


(END OF ANNEX XVI)


ANNEX XVII


Vote on Ottawa Convention


The draft resolution on the Convention on the Prohibition of the Use, Stockpiling, Production and Transfer of Anti-Personnel Mines and on Their Destruction (Ottawa Convention) (document A/59/459-XIX) was adopted by a recorded vote of 157 in favour to none against, with 22 abstentions, as follows:


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


Against:  None.


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


Absent:  Chad, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Guinea, Kiribati, Kuwait, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Mauritania, Nauru, Nepal, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saudi Arabia.


(END OF ANNEX XVII)


ANNEX XVIII


Vote on ‘and South Asia


The words “and South Asia” in operative paragraph 5 of the draft resolution on a nuclear-weapon-free southern hemisphere (document A/59/459-XX) was adopted by a recorded vote of 158 in favour to 4 against, with 7 abstentions, as follows:


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


Against:  India, Pakistan, Palau, United States.


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


Absent:  Bahrain, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Federated States of Micronesia, Gabon, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kiribati, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Monaco, Mozambique, Nauru, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Seychelles, Syria, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Zimbabwe.


(END OF ANNEX XVIII)


ANNEX XIX


Vote on Operative Paragraph 5/Southern Hemisphere


Operative paragraph 5 of the draft resolution on a nuclear-weapon-free southern hemisphere (document A/59/459-XX) was adopted by a recorded vote of 166 in favour to 3 against, with 7 abstentions, as follows:


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


Against:  India, Palau, United States.


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


Absent:  Seychelles, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Federated States of Micronesia, Gabon, Gambia, Guinea, Kiribati, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Monaco, Mozambique, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Turkmenistan.


(END OF ANNEX XIX)


ANNEX XX


Vote on Nuclear-Weapon-Free Southern Hemisphere


The draft resolution on a nuclear-weapon-free southern hemisphere (document A/59/459-XX) was adopted by a recorded vote of 171 in favour to 4 against, with
8 abstentions, as follows:


In favour:  Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, 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, Mauritius, Mexico, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Republic of Korea, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Rwanda, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia and Montenegro, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, 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 Republic of Tanzania, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.


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


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


Absent:  Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Guinea, Kiribati, Mauritania, Monaco, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Trinidad and Tobago.


(END OF ANNEX XX)


ANNEX XXI


Vote on Regional/Subregional Conventional Arms Control


The draft resolution on regional and subregional conventional arms control (document A/59/459-XXIII) was adopted by a recorded vote of 178 in favour to 1 against, with 1 abstention, as follows:


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


Against:  India.


Abstain:  Bhutan.


Absent:  Chad, Cuba, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Guinea, Iraq, Kiribati, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Mauritania, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Viet Nam.


(END OF ANNEX XXI)


ANNEX XXII


Vote on Hague Code of Conduct


The draft resolution on The Hague Code of Conduct against Ballistic Missile Proliferation (document A/59/459-XXVI) was adopted by a recorded vote of 161 in favour to 2 against, with 15 abstentions, as follows:


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


Against:  Egypt, Iran.


Abstain:  Algeria, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Brazil, Cuba, Djibouti, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mexico, Pakistan, Syria, United Arab Emirates, Yemen.


Absent:  Chad, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Guinea, Iraq, Kiribati, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Lebanon, Mauritania, Saudi Arabia, Tonga, Turkmenistan, Viet Nam.


(END OF ANNEX XXII)


ANNEX XXIII


Vote on Conference on Elimination All Nuclear Dangers


The draft decision on a United Nations conference to identify ways of eliminating nuclear dangers (document A/59/459-Decision II) was adopted by a recorded vote of 138 in favour to 5 against, with 38 abstentions, as follows:


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


Against:  France, Palau, Poland, United Kingdom, United States.


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


Absent:

Chad, Czech Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Federated States of Micronesia, Guinea, Kiribati, Mauritania, Monaco, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Turkmenistan.


(END OF ANNEX XXIII)


ANNEX XXIV


Vote on Convention on Prohibition of Nuclear-Weapon Use


The draft resolution entitled “Convention on the Prohibition of the Use of Nuclear Weapons” (document A/59/460-VII) was adopted by a recorded vote of 125 in favour to 48 against, with 12 abstentions, as follows:


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


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


Absent:  Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Guinea, Kiribati, Mauritania, Saint Kitts and Nevis.


(END OF ANNEX XXIV)


ANNEX XXV


Vote on Preambular Paragraph 6/Middle East


Preambular paragraph 6 of the draft resolution on the risk of nuclear proliferation in the Middle East (document A/59/462) was retained by a recorded vote of 169 in favour to 6 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, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Canada, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Eritrea, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, 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, Mexico, Monaco, Mongolia, Morocco, Myanmar, Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Republic of Korea, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Russian Federation, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia and Montenegro, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Tajikistan, Thailand, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United Republic of Tanzania, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.


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


Abstain:  Bhutan, Mauritius, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea


Absent:  Cameroon, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Guinea, Kiribati, Mauritania, Mozambique, Rwanda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Seychelles.


(END OF ANNEX XXV)


ANNEX XXVI


Vote on Middle East Nuclear Proliferation


The draft resolution on the risk of nuclear proliferation in the Middle East (document A/59/462) was adopted by a recorded vote of 170 in favour to 5 against, with 9 abstentions, as follows:


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


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


Abstain:  Australia, Cameroon, Ethiopia, India, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Vanuatu.


Absent:  Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Guinea, Kiribati, Mauritania, Rwanda, Saint Kitts and Nevis.


(END OF ANNEX XXVI)


ANNEX XXVII


Vote on Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty


The draft resolution on the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (document A/59/465) was adopted by a recorded vote of 177 in favour to 2 against, with
4 abstentions, as follows:


In favour:  Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chile, China, Comoros, Congo, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, 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, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mexico, Federated States of Micronesia, Monaco, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Republic of Korea, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Russian Federation, Rwanda, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia and Montenegro, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Thailand, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, 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:  Palau, United States.


Abstain:  Colombia, India, Mauritius, Syria.


Absent:  Chad, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Guinea, Kiribati, Lebanon, Mauritania, Saint Kitts and Nevis.


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