General Assembly Adopts 28 Fourth Committee Texts on Effects of Israeli Practices, Decolonization, Outer Space, Atomic Radiation, UN Public Outreach, Peacekeeping

10 December 2010
GA/11035

General Assembly Adopts 28 Fourth Committee Texts on Effects of Israeli Practices, Decolonization, Outer Space, Atomic Radiation, UN Public Outreach, Peacekeeping

10 December 2010
General Assembly
GA/11035
Department of Public Information • News and Media Division • New York

Sixty-fifth General Assembly

Plenary

62nd Meeting (AM)

General Assembly Adopts 28 Fourth Committee Texts on Effects of Israeli Practices,

 

Decolonization, Outer Space, Atomic Radiation, UN Public Outreach, Peacekeeping

 

Deems Extremely Detrimental Israeli Settlement Policies on Peace Process;

Renews Palestinian Refugee Agency Mandate, Seeking Support from UN Regular Budget

Acting on the recommendation of its Fourth Committee (Special Political and Decolonization), the General Assembly this morning adopted 27 resolutions and 1  decision, nine among them concerning the Arab-Israeli conflict, by which it deemed “extremely detrimental” Israeli settlement policies and activities on efforts to resume and advance the peace process and on its credibility.

As in past years, those updated, but traditional, resolutions forwarded to the world body by the Fourth Committee required recorded votes.  Other texts covered decolonization, outer space, atomic radiation, information and public outreach, and peacekeeping.  Recorded votes were required for more than half.

Of the five resolutions contained in the Report of the Work of the Special Committee to Investigate Israeli Practices Affecting the Human Rights of the Palestinian Peoples and Other Arabs of the Occupied Territories, three contained provisions that focused on Israeli settlement activities.

In one such text, adopted by a recorded vote of 169 in favour to 6 against (Israel, Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Nauru, Palau, United States), with 3 abstentions (Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Panama), the Assembly demanded the immediate and complete cessation of all Israeli settlement activities in all of the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, and in the occupied Syrian Golan.  (For details of the vote, see Annex VII)

By further terms of that text, the Assembly expressed its grave concern about the rising incidents of violence, harassment, provocation and incitement by “illegal armed Israeli settlers” in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, against Palestinian civilians, including children, and their properties, including historic and religious sites, and agricultural lands.

With 73 delegations abstaining from the vote on the traditional text on the work of the Special Committee to Investigate Israeli Practices, the resolution only garnered the support of little more than half those voting, with 87 in favour to 8 against (Australia, Canada, Israel, Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Nauru, Palau, United States).

Drawing broader support were three more texts on Israeli practices:  on the applicability of the Geneva Convention relative to the protection of civilian persons in time of war; practices affecting the human rights of the Palestinian people in the Occupied Territory, including East Jerusalem; and the occupied Syrian Golan.

Also adopted were four texts on the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), specifically concerning:  UNRWA’s operations; persons displaced as a result of the June 1967 and subsequent hostilities; assistance to Palestine refugees; and entitlement of the Palestine refugees to their property and to the income derived therefrom.

In the text on UNRWA’s operations, the Assembly renewed the Agency’s mandate until June 2014 and invited Kuwait to become a member of the Advisory Commission.  It reaffirmed that the Agency’s functioning remained essential in all fields of operation and asked the Secretary-General to support its institutional strengthening through sufficient resources from the United Nations regular budget.

That resolution was adopted by a recorded vote of 169 in favour to 6 against (Israel, Palau, Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Nauru, United States), with 2 abstentions (Cameroon, Canada). (Annex III)

Taking up 13 decolonization texts, the Assembly adopted seven by recorded vote, including one related to the implementation of the Declaration on the Granting of Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples, another to the specialized agencies and international institutions associated with the United Nations, a third on the fiftieth anniversary of the decolonization Declaration, and a fourth on the Third International Decade for the Eradication of Colonialism.

Once again reaching consensus on a draft resolution on the question of Western Sahara, the Assembly welcomed the process of negotiations initiated by Security Council resolution 1754 (2007), and the commitment of the parties to continue to show political will and work in an atmosphere propitious for dialogue, in order to enter into a more intensive phase of negotiations.

The Assembly expressed its satisfaction at the holding of two informal meetings convened by the Secretary-General’s Personal Envoy on 10 and 11 August 2009 in Durnstein, Austria, and from 9 to 11 February 2010 in Westchester, New York state, to prepare for a fifth round of negotiations.

Also acting without a vote, the Assembly adopted a resolution related to Tokelau, acknowledging initiative of the South Pacific island nation in devising a strategic economic development plan for the period 2007-2010, and the ongoing and consistent commitment of New Zealand to meeting the social and economic requirements of the people of Tokelau, as well as Tokelau’s need for the international community’s continued support.

The Assembly also passed by consensus a draft decision on the question of Gibraltar, by which it urged the Governments of Spain and the United Kingdom, while listening to the interests and aspirations of Gibraltar, to reach a definitive solution to the question of Gibraltar, in the light of relevant resolutions of the General Assembly and applicable principles, and in the spirit of the United Nations Charter.

Acting without a vote, the Assembly also adopted a resolution on international cooperation in the peaceful uses of outer space, by which it urged States that had not yet become parties to the international treaties governing the uses of outer space to consider ratifying or acceding to those instruments in accordance with their domestic law, as well as incorporating them into national legislation.

Also by consensus, the Assembly adopted two draft resolutionsrelating to information.  By the terms of one text, it urged all countries, organizations of the United Nations system as a whole, and all others concerned to heed the call for what has been termed, in the United Nations and at various international forums, a “new world information and communication order”.  Towards that goal, it encouraged increasing assistance for the development of communications infrastructures and capabilities in developing countries, to enable them to develop their own information and communication policies freely and independently.

In further action, the Assembly adopted texts on the effects of atomic radiation, the Committee’s programme of work, and a draft decision on revitalization of the Assembly’s work, all without a vote.  It also took note of the Fourth Committee’s report on a comprehensive review of the whole question of peacekeeping operations in all their aspects.

Following action on its Fourth Committee texts, the Assembly considered the role of the United Nations in promoting a new global human order, and adopted a draft resolution by the same name (document A/65/L.38).  By the resolution, the General Assembly, deeply concerned about persistent and considerable disparities between rich and poor and about their adverse implications for the promotion of human development throughout the world, emphasized the need to promote human well-being and the full realization of human potential.

The Assembly stressed that efforts to promote sustained, inclusive and equitable economic growth, while necessary, were not sufficient and that growth should enable everyone, particularly the poor, to participate in and benefit from economic opportunities and should lead to job creation and income opportunities and be complemented by effective social policies.  In that connection, it encouraged greater consideration of the impact of social and economic inequalities in development, including in designing and implementing development strategies.

In final business, the President announced that consideration of agenda item 69 and its sub-items (a) to (d) (Strengthening of the coordination of humanitarian and disaster relief assistance of the United Nations, including special economic assistance) would take place on Wednesday, 15 December.  Agenda item 32 (The role of diamonds in fuelling conflict) would be considered on Thursday, 16 December.

The reports of the Third and Second Committees would be considered on Monday, 20 December and Tuesday, 21 December, respectively.  The Assembly decided to extend the work of the Fifth Committee until Friday, 17 December.

General Assembly President Joseph Deiss opened the meeting today with a message on the occasion of Human Rights Day, which is celebrated annually on 10 December.

The Rapporteur of the Fourth Committee, Mohammad Wali Naeemi, of Afghanistan, introduced that body’s reports.

The representative of Guyana introduced the plenary-generated draft resolution on the role of the United Nations in promoting a new global human order.

Delivering statements on that text were Trinidad and Tobago, and Libya.

The representative of Belgium, on behalf of the European Union, spoke in explanation of position.

The General Assembly will reconvene at 10 a.m. on Monday, 13 December, to take up matters related to elimination of unilateral extraterritorial coercive economic measures, zone of peace and cooperation in the South Atlantic, multilingualism at the United Nations, and cooperation between the United Nations and regional and other organizations.

Background

The General Assembly met this morning to take up the reports of its Fourth Committee (Special Political and Decolonization), as well as the Secretary-General’s report on the role of the United Nations in promoting a new global human order.

That report (document A/65/483) reviews the key features of the new global human order — a concept intended to promote multilateral approaches to solving global problems through the adoption of a holistic framework that focuses on integrating the economic, environmental, social, cultural and political aspects of development while highlighting its multidimensional character — and highlights the common elements it shares with the 1995 Copenhagen Declaration on Social Development.  The concept, with its emphasis on reversing the growing disparities between rich and poor countries and its focus on human development, also echoes the central vision of the Millennium Declaration.

Detailing trends around the world, the report looks at several types of inequality, such as “within-country inequality”, “international inequality” and “global inequality”, or inequality at the individual or household level worldwide.  While no clear consensus emerged on the magnitude or trend of global inequality, the report says that there was broad agreement that it is too high.  For example, it estimates that the wealthiest 5 per cent of the population received roughly one third of global income, while the poorest 5 per cent received a mere 0.2 per cent.

The report considers that globalization, deregulation and liberalization have been identified as key factors contributing to rising income inequality.  The social and economic impacts of that phenomenon include higher unemployment, diminished contribution of growth to poverty reduction, higher average crime rates, lower average health status, and more fragile democracy.  Additional negative impacts included disparities in life expectancy, poverty, a weaker middle class, political instability, market inefficiencies and failures, and barriers to universal primary education among children.

Among its conclusions, the report notes that the promotion of decent and productive employment for all has been identified as a key instrument for addressing the problem of inequality within countries. In addition, the structural transformation of labour markets is essential to reduce inequality and poverty, and the transition from lower to higher productivity work requires appropriate investment in education and training to develop the labour force.  Additionally, policies that ensure that women and men have equal access to education, decent work and avenues of political participation are essential to reducing poverty and inequality.  The report proposes that the international community might consider establishing a new mechanism for equitable development that can support the international coordination of policies to address inequality.

Topics covered in the Fourth Committee include effects of atomic radiation (item 49); international cooperation in the peaceful uses of outer space (item 50); United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) (item 51); report of the Special Committee to Investigate Israeli Practices Affecting the Human Rights of the Palestinian People and Other Arabs of the Occupied Territories (item 52); comprehensive review of the whole question of peacekeeping operations in all their aspects (item 53); questions relating to information (item 54); decolonization issues (items 55-59); revitalization of the work of the General Assembly (item 118); and programme planning (item 130).

Decolonization issues before the Assembly included information from Non-Self-Governing Territories transmitted under Article 73e of the United Nations Charter (item 55); economic and other activities which affect the interest of the peoples of the Non-Self-Governing Territories (item 56); implementation of the Declaration on the Granting of Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples by the specialized agencies and the international institutions associated with the United Nations (item 57); offers by Member States of study and training facilities for inhabitants of Non-Self-Governing Territories (item 58); and implementation of the Declaration on the Granting of Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples (item 59).

Committee Reports

The Assembly had before it a report on the effects of atomic radiation (document A/65/420) containing a draft resolution, by which the Assembly would express concern about the potentially harmful effects on present and future generations resulting from the levels of radiation to which mankind and the environment were exposed.  It would commend the United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation for the valuable contribution it had been making since its inception to widen knowledge and understanding of the levels, effects and risks of ionizing radiation, and for fulfilling its original mandate with scientific authority and independence of judgement.

Also by that draft, the Assembly would emphasize the vital need for sufficient, assured and predictable funding, and efficient management of the Scientific Committee, and would urge the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) to continue to strengthen the Committee’s funding, and encourage Member States to consider making voluntary contributions to the general trust fund.

By further provisions of that text, the Assembly would welcome the Scientific Committee’s new strategy to improve data collection, and encourage Member States, the United Nations system, and non-governmental organizations, to provide further relevant data about doses, effects and risks from various sources of radiation.

The Committee approved that text on 11 November without a vote.  (See Press Release GA/SPD/471)

Also before the Assembly was a report on international cooperation in the peaceful uses of outer space (document A/65/421) containing a draft resolution by which the Assembly would urge States that had not yet become parties to the international treaties governing the uses of outer space to consider ratifying or acceding to those treaties in accordance with their domestic law, as well as incorporating them into national legislation.

Also according to that text,the Assembly would consider it essential that Member States pay more attention to the problem of collisions of space objects, including those with nuclear power sources, and space debris.  By further terms, it would urge all States, in particular those with major space capabilities, to contribute actively to the goal of preventing an arms race in outer space as an essential condition for the promotion of international cooperation in the exploration and use of outer space for peaceful purposes.

The Assembly would, by other terms, emphasize that regional and interregional cooperation in the field of space activities would be essential to strengthen the peaceful uses of outer space, assist States in the development of their space capabilities and contribute to the achievement of the goals of the United Nations Millennium Declaration.  It would further emphasize the need to increase the benefits of space technology and its applications and to contribute to an orderly growth of space activities favourable to sustained economic growth and sustainable development, including mitigation of the consequences of disasters, in particular in the developing countries.

The Assembly would, by other terms, urge all Member States to continue to contribute to the Trust Fund for the United Nations Programme on Space Applications.

The Committee approved the draft resolution without a vote on 19 October.  (Press Release GA/SPD/459)

Also before the Assembly was a report on the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (document A/65/422) containing four draft resolutions, all of which were approved by a recorded vote on 15 November. (Press Release GA/SPD/472)

First, by draft I, on assistance to Palestine refugees, the Assembly would stress the imperative of resolving the Palestinian refugee problem in the interest of lasting peace.  It would also affirm the need to continue UNRWA, pending the achievement of a just solution, and called upon donors to be as generous as possible.  Also by that text, the Assembly would renew the Agency’s mandate until June 2014 and invite Kuwait to become a member of the Advisory Commission.

The draft was approved by a recorded vote of 163 in favour to 1 against (Israel), with 8 abstentions (Cameroon, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Liberia, Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Nauru, Palau, United States).

By the terms of draft II, on persons displaced as a result of the June 1967 and subsequent hostilities, the Assembly would reaffirm the right of persons displaced as a result of the June 1967 and subsequent hostilities to return to their homes in the territories occupied by Israel, and stressed the need for an accelerated return of the displaced persons, in compliance with the mechanism agreed upon by the parties.

The text was approved by a vote of 160 in favour to 6 against (Israel, Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Nauru, Palau, United States), with 5 abstentions (Cameroon, Canada, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Fiji, Liberia).

By draft III on UNRWA’s operations, the Assembly would renew the Agency’s mandate until June 2014 and would invite Kuwait to become a member of the Advisory Commission.  It would reaffirm that the Agency’s functioning remained essential in all fields of operation and ask the Secretary-General to support the Agency’s institutional strengthening through the provision of sufficient resources from the United Nations regular budget.

By further provisions, it would have the Assembly urge the Government of Israel to expeditiously reimburse the Agency for all transit charges incurred and other financial losses sustained as a result of delays and restrictions on movement and access imposed by Israel.  It would call upon Israel particularly to cease obstructing the movement and access of the staff, vehicles and supplies of the Agency, and to fully lift the restrictions impeding the import of necessary construction materials and supplies for the reconstruction and repair of damaged or destroyed Agency facilities.

The text was approved by a recorded vote of 162 in favour to 6 against (Israel, Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Nauru, Palau, United States), with 2 abstentions (Cameroon, Canada).

Draft IV on Palestine refugees’ properties and revenues would have the Assembly reaffirm that the Palestine refugees were entitled to their property and to the income derived there from.  It would also request the Secretary-General to take all appropriate steps, in consultation with the United Nations Conciliation Commission for Palestine, for the protection of Arab property, assets and property rights in Israel.  It would also urge the Palestinian and Israeli sides, as agreed between them, to deal with the important issue of Palestine refugees’ properties and revenues within the framework of the final status negotiations of the Middle East peace process.

The text was approved by a vote of 160 in favour to 6 against (Israel, Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Nauru, Palau, United States), with 4 abstentions (Cameroon, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Liberia).

The Committee’s report on the Special Committee to Investigate Israeli Practices Affecting the Human Rights of the Palestinian Peoples and Other Arabs of the Occupied Territories (document A/65/423) contains five draft resolutions, all of which were approved by a recorded vote, also on 15 November.  (Press Release GA/SPD/472)

By draft I, entitled Work of the Special Committee to Investigate Israeli Practices Affecting the Human Rights of the Palestinian People and Other Arabs of the Occupied Territories, the Assembly would reiterate its demand that Israel cooperate with the Special Committee in implementing its mandate, and deplore those policies and practices of Israel that violate the human rights of the Palestinian people and other Arabs of the occupied territories.  It would request the Special Committee to continue to investigate Israeli policies and practices in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, and other Arab territories occupied by Israel since 1967, especially violations of the Fourth Geneva Convention.  It would also have the Special Committee consult with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), as appropriate.

The text was approved by a recorded vote of 87 in favour to 8 against (Australia, Canada, Israel, Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Nauru, Palau, United States), with 73 abstentions.

By draft text II, on the applicability of the Geneva Convention relative to the protection of civilian persons in time of war, of 12 August 1949, to the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, and the other occupied Arab territories, the Assembly would demand that Israel accept the de jure applicability of the Convention in the occupied Arab territories, and that it comply scrupulously with that Convention’s provisions.

The text was approved by a vote of 161 in favour to 6 against (Israel, Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Nauru, Palau, United States), with 3 abstentions (Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo).

The draft text III, on Israeli settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, and the occupied Syrian Golan, would have the Assembly call on Israel to comply strictly with its obligations under international law, with respect to the alteration of the character and status of the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem.  It would reiterate its demand for the immediate and complete cessation of all Israeli settlement activity, and demand that Israel comply with its legal obligations as set by the International Court of Justice.  Further, it would reiterate its call for the prevention of all acts of violence and harassment by Israeli settlers, especially against Palestinian civilians and their properties and agricultural lands.

The text was approved by a vote of 159 in favour to 6 against (Israel, Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Nauru, Palau, United States), with 5 abstentions (Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Liberia, Panama).

Then, by draft resolution IV on Israeli practices affecting the human rights of the Palestinian people in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, the Assembly would condemn all acts of violence, especially the excessive use of force by the Israeli occupying forces against Palestinian civilians.  The Assembly would call upon Israel, the occupying Power, to cease its imposition of prolonged closures and economic and movement restrictions, including those amounting to a blockade on the Gaza Strip, and to fully implement the Agreement on Movement and Access and the Agreed Principles for the Rafah Crossing.  Also by that text, the Assembly would urge Member States to continue to provide emergency assistance to the Palestinian people to alleviate the financial crisis and dire socio-economic and humanitarian situations they faced, particularly in the Gaza Strip.  Further, it would reiterate its demand for the full implementation of Security Council resolution 1860 (2009).

The text was approved by a vote of 156 in favour to 9 against (Australia, Canada, Israel, Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Nauru, Palau, Panama, United States), with 4 abstentions (Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Liberia).

By draft resolution V on the occupied Syrian Golan, the Assembly would call upon Israel to comply with the relevant resolutions on the occupied Syrian Golan, in particular Security Council resolution 497 (1981).  It would also call on Israel to desist from changing the physical character, demographic composition, institutional structure and legal status of the occupied Syrian Golan and, in particular, to desist from the establishment of settlements.  Israel would further be called on to desist from imposing Israeli citizenship and Israeli identity cards on the Syrian citizens in the occupied Syrian Golan and from its repressive measures against the population of the occupied Syrian Golan.  It would call on Member States to not recognize any of the legislative or administrative measures and actions referred to above.

The text was approved by a recorded vote of 158 in favour to 1 against (Israel), with 10 abstentions (Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Fiji, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Liberia, Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Nauru, Palau, United States).

Also before the Assembly was the Fourth Committee’s report on the Comprehensive review of the whole question of peacekeeping operations in all their aspects, for which no action was put forward (document A/65/424).

The report on questions relating to information (document A/65/425) contains two draft resolutions, which were approved without a vote on 21 October. (Press Release GA/SPD/461)

By the terms of draft I on information in the service of humanity,the Assembly would urge all countries, organizations of the United Nations system as a whole, and all others concerned to heed the call for what has been termed, in the United Nations and at various international forums, a “new world information and communication order”.  Towards that goal, it would have them cooperate and interact to reduce existing disparities in information flows at all levels, by increasing assistance for the development of communications infrastructures and capabilities in developing countries, to enable them to develop their own information and communication policies freely and independently, and increase the participation of media and individuals in the communication process.

Also by the text, those countries and other entities would be urged to ensure for journalists the free and effective performance of their professional tasks, and to resolutely condemn all attacks against them.  Those countries and entities would also be urged to provide support for the continuation and strengthening of practical training programmes for broadcasters and journalists from all media in developing countries, and to enhance regional efforts and cooperation among developing countries, and between developed and developing countries, to strengthen communication capacities and to improve the media infrastructure and communication technology.  They would be further urged to aim at providing all possible support and assistance to the developing countries and their media, with due regard to their needs in the field of information, and to action already adopted within the United Nations system.

By further provisions of that text, the Assembly would urge those countries and entities to provide all possible assistance to developing countries for human and technical resource development, as well as support for the continuation and strengthening of practical training programmes.  Those countries and entities would also be urged to enable developing countries and their media to have the communications technology suited to their national needs, especially for radio and television broadcasting.  They would be further urged to facilitate, as appropriate, the access by developing countries to advanced communications technology available on the open market.

By the terms of draft resolution II, entitled United Nations public information policies and activities, the Assembly would reaffirm that the Organization remained the indispensable foundation of a peaceful world and that its voice should be heard in a clear and effective manner.  In that context, it would emphasize the essential role of the Department of Public Information.

Also by that draft, the Assembly would stress the importance of the provision of clear, timely, accurate and comprehensive information by the Secretariat to Member States, upon their request, within the framework of existing mandates and procedures.  It would also request the Department to pay particular attention to peace and security, development and human rights and to major issues, such as the eradication of poverty, including the global food crisis, conflict prevention, sustainable development, the HIV/AIDS epidemic, combating terrorism in all its forms and manifestations, and the needs of the African continent.

By further terms, the Assembly would request that particular attention be paid to implementing the internationally agreed development goals, including those contained in the Millennium Declaration, and raising public awareness of climate change, especially in the context of the Conference of the Parties and of the meetings of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol, held in Copenhagen from 7 to 19 December 2009, and the forthcoming session in Cancun, Mexico, from 29 November to 10 December 2010.

By a further term of the text, the Assembly would emphasize that the Department should maintain and improve its activities in the areas of special interest to developing countries and, where appropriate, other countries with special needs, and that the activities of the Department should contribute to bridging the existing gap between developing and developed countries in the crucial field of public information and communications.

Also by the text, the Assembly would request the Department, acknowledging its commitment to a culture of evaluation, to continue to evaluate its products and activities to improve their effectiveness, and to cooperate and coordinate with Member States and the Office of Internal Oversight Services (OIOS).

The Assembly would note both the Department’s continued efforts to publicize the work and decisions of the Assembly, and its efforts in issuing daily press releases, and request the Department and content-providing offices of the Secretariat to ensure that United Nations publications were produced in a cost-effective and environmentally friendly manner and to continue to coordinate closely with all other entities, in order to avoid duplication.

It would also note the issuance of daily press releases, and reiterate the request to the Department to continue to improve their production process, keeping in mind the views expressed by Member States, including their views on expanding them to the other official languages, among others, through cost-neutral cooperative arrangements with academic institutions.

The Assembly would also welcome the Department’s ongoing efforts to enhance multilingualism in all its activities, and stress the importance of ensuring that the texts of all new public documents in all six official languages and information materials of the United Nations were made available daily through the United Nations website and were accessible to Member States, without delay.

As for bridging the digital divide, the Assembly would call upon the Department to contribute to raising the international community’s awareness of the importance of the implementation of the outcome document of the World Summit on the Information Society.  It would also emphasize the importance of the network of United Nations Information Centres in enhancing the public image of the United Nations and in disseminating messages on the Organization to local populations, especially in developing countries.

By further provisions, the Assembly would reaffirm the role of the strategic communications services in devising and disseminating United Nations messages, by developing communications strategies, in close collaboration with the substantive departments, United Nations funds and programmes, and the specialized agencies.

By a section of the text on the Department’s role in peacekeeping the Assembly would request the Secretariat to ensure the Department’s role in every stage of future peacekeeping operations, and stress the importance of enhancing the public information capacity of the Department and its role in the process of selecting public information staff for United Nations peacekeeping operations or missions.

In a related provision, the Assembly would also emphasize the importance of the peacekeeping gateway on the United Nations website, and request the Department to continue its efforts in supporting the peacekeeping missions to further develop their websites.  It would also request the Department and the Department of Peacekeeping Operations to continue effective outreach programmes to explain the zero-tolerance policy of the Organization regarding sexual exploitation and abuse, and to inform the public of the outcome of all such cases involving peacekeeping personnel.  Those departments would also be requested to inform the public of the adoption by the General Assembly of the United Nations Comprehensive Strategy on Assistance and Support to Victims of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse by United Nations Staff and Related Personnel.

In a section on the Department’s role in strengthening dialogue among civilizations and the culture of peace as means of enhancing understanding among nations, the Assembly would requests the Department to continue to provide the necessary support for the dissemination of information on dialogue among civilizations and the culture of peace, as well as the initiative on the Alliance of Civilizations.

Concerning the Department’s news services, the Assembly would stress, as their central objective, the timely delivery of accurate, objective and balanced news and information emanating from the United Nations system in print, radio, television and the Internet, and reiterate its request to the Department to ensure that all news-breaking stories and news alerts are accurate, impartial and free of bias.

Regarding traditional means of communication, the Assembly would welcome the initiative of United Nations radio, which remained one of the most effective and far-reaching traditional media available to the Department, to enhance its live radio broadcasting service by making more frequently updated reports in all six official languages and features available to broadcasters on a daily basis on all United Nations activities.  It would also request the Secretary-General to continue to make every effort to achieve parity in the six official languages in United Nations radio productions.

The Assembly would reaffirm that the United Nations website was an essential tool for the media, non-governmental organizations, educational institutions, Member States and the general public, and in that regard, reiterate the continued need for the Department to maintain and improve it.

Also by the text, the Assembly would request the Secretary-General to continue to take full advantage of new developments in information technology in order to improve, in a cost-effective manner, the expeditious dissemination of information on the United Nations.

In a section on library services, the Assembly would call upon the Department to continue leading the Steering Committee for the Modernization and Integrated Management of United Nations Libraries, and commend the steps taken by the Dag Hammarskjöld Library and the other member libraries to align their activities, services and outputs more closely with the goals, objectives and operational priorities of the Organization.  Further, the Assembly would reiterate the need to maintain a multilingual collection of books, periodicals and other material in hard copy, and ensure that the library continues to be a broadly accessible resource.

By other terms, the Committee would have the Assembly request the Department to strengthen its role as a focal point for two-way interaction with civil society, relating to those priorities and concerns of the Organization, identified by Member States.  It would also commend, in a spirit of cooperation, the United Nations Correspondents Association for its ongoing activities and for its Dag Hammarskjöld Memorial Scholarship Fund, and encourage the international community to continue its financial support for the Fund.

The Assembly would also ask the Department to continue to examine its policies and activities regarding the durable preservation of its radio, television, film and photographic archives and to take action in ensuring that the archives were preserved and remained accessible, including in the context of the construction work of the capital master plan within the overall budget of the plan.

By a section on outreach services, the Assembly would request the Department to continue the publication of the UN Chroniclewith a view to improving it further within existing resources and to report to the Committee on Information at its thirty-third session on progress in this matter, and reiterates its request to submit options for publishing the UN Chroniclein all six official languages.

Further provisions of the text would have the Assembly request the Secretary-General to report to the Committee on Information at its thirty-third session, and to the General Assembly at it sixty-sixth session, on the activities of the Department and on the implementation of all recommendations and requests contained in the present resolution.

The Assembly would also request the Secretary-General to make every effort to ensure that the level of services provided by the Department was maintained throughout the period of the implementation of the Capital Master Plan.

The Fourth Committee’s report on Information from Non-Self Governing Territories transmitted under Article 73e of the Charter of the United Nations (document A/65/426) contains a resolution of the same name, by which the Assembly would request the administrating Powers concerned to transmit, or continue to transmit, regularly to the Secretary-General information relating to economic, social and educational conditions in the Territories, for which they were responsible.  It would also request the fullest possible information on political and constitutional developments in the Territories concerned.

The text was approved by a recorded vote of 143 in favour to none against, with 4 abstentions (France, Israel, United Kingdom, United States) on 11 October. (Press Release GA/SPD/455)

The Fourth Committee’s report economic and other activities which affect the interests of the peoples of the Non-Self-Governing Territories (document A/65/427) contains a draft resolution of the same name, by which the Assembly would reaffirm the right of peoples of Non-Self-Governing Territories to self-determination in conformity with the Charter of the United Nations, as well as their right to enjoy and dispose of their natural resources in their best interest.

Also according to the text, the Assembly would call once again on all Governments that had not yet done so to take legislative, administrative or other measures to put an end to enterprises in the Territories — undertaken by those Governments’ nationals or corporate bodies under their jurisdiction — that were detrimental to the interests of the inhabitants.  It would call upon the administrating Powers to ensure that the exploitation of the marine and other natural resources in the Non-Self-Governing Territories under their administration were not in violation of the relevant resolutions of the United Nations and did not adversely affect the interests of the peoples of those Territories.

The Committee approved the text by a recorded vote of 147 in favour to 2 against (Israel, United States), with 2 abstentions (France, United Kingdom) on 11 October. (Press Release GA/SPD/455)

Also before the Assembly was the Committee’s report on implementation of the Declaration by the specialized agencies and the international institutions associated with the United Nations (document A/65/428), containing a resolution of the same name, by which the Assembly would recommend that all States intensify their efforts in the specialized agencies and other organizations of the United Nations system in which they were members to ensure the full and effective implementation of the Declaration on the Granting of Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples.

The Assembly would, by other provisions, request the specialized agencies and other organizations of the United Nations system to examine and review conditions in each Territory so as to take appropriate measures to accelerate progress in the economic and social sectors of the Territories.

By that same draft, the Assembly would request the specialized agencies and other organizations of the United Nations system concerned to provide information on environmental problems facing the Non-Self-Governing Territories, as well as on the impact of natural disasters and other environmental problems in those Territories.

The Committee approved the draft resolution by a recorded vote of 98 in favour to none against, with 51 abstentions on 11 October.  (Press Release GA/SPD/455)

The report on offers by Member States of study and training facilities for inhabitants of Non-Self-Governing Territories (document A/65/429) contains one draft resolution, by which the Assembly would urge the administering Powers to take effective measures to ensure the widespread and continuous dissemination in the Territories under their administration of information relating to offers of study and training facilities made by States.

The draft was approved without a vote on 11 October.  (Press Release GA/SPD/455)

The report on implementation of the Declaration on the Granting of Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples (document A/65/430) contains eightdraft resolutions and onedraft decision.

By the terms of draft resolution Ion the question of Western Sahara, the Assembly would welcome the process of negotiations initiated by Security Council resolution 1754 (2007).  It would also welcome the commitment of the parties to continue to show political will and work in an atmosphere propitious for dialogue, in order to enter into a more intensive phase of negotiations.

The text was also approved without a vote on 11 October.  (Press Release GA/SPD/455)

By the terms of draft resolution II, on the question of New Caledonia, the Assembly would urge all the parties involved to maintain, in the framework of the Nouméa Accord, their dialogue in a spirit of harmony and in this context welcomed the unanimous agreement, reached in Paris on 8 December 2008, on the transfer of powers to New Caledonia in 2009 and the conduct of provincial elections in May 2009.  It would also call upon the administering Power to continue to transmit to the Secretary-General information as required under Article 73e of the United Nations Charter, and would welcome all measures taken to strengthen and diversify the New Caledonian economy in all fields.  By further provisions of that text, the Assembly would decide to keep under continuous review the process unfolding in New Caledonia as a result of the signing of the Nouméa Accord.

The Committee approved that text without a vote, as orally revised, on 11 October.  (Press Release GA/SPD/455)

By draft resolution III, on the question of Tokelau, the General Assembly would note New Zealand’s exemplary cooperation and ongoing recognition of the complete right of the people of Tokelau to undertake the act of self-determination when they consider it to be appropriate.  It would acknowledge General Fono’s decision that consideration of any future act of self-determination by Tokelau would be deferred.  It would acknowledge Tokelau’s initiative in devising a strategic economic development plan for the period 2007-2010, and the ongoing and consistent commitment of New Zealand in meeting the social and economic requirements of the people of Tokelau, as well as the support and cooperation of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

By further provisions, the Assembly would acknowledge Tokelau’s need for the international community’s continued support, and would call upon the administering Power and United Nations agencies to continue to provide assistance to Tokelau as it further developed

The Committee approved the text without a vote on 11 October.  (Press Release GA/SPD/455)

The two-part draft text IV on questions of American Samoa, Anguilla, Bermuda, the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands, Guam, Montserrat, Pitcairn, Saint Helena, the Turks and Caicos Islands and the United States Virgin Islands was approved without a vote on 19 October.  (Press Release GA/SPD/459)

By draft resolution V, on dissemination of information on decolonization, the Assembly would approve the activities of the United Nations Departments of Public Information and Political Affairs for disseminating decolonization information, particularly the leaflet entitled “What the UN Can Do to Assist Non-Self-Governing Territories”, which was updated in March 2009.  It would urge the administering Powers concerned to take effective measures to safeguard and guarantee the inalienable rights of the peoples of the Non-Self-Governing Territories to their natural resources, and to establish and maintain control over the future development of those resources.  It would request the administering Powers to take all steps necessary to protect the property rights of the peoples of those Territories.  The Assembly would further urge all States to provide moral and material assistance, as needed, to the peoples of the Non-Self-Governing Territories.

The Committee approved the text by a recorded vote of 148 in favour to 3 against (Israel, United Kingdom, United States), with 1 abstention (France).  (Press Release GA/SPD/455)

By the terms of draft resolution VI, on the implementation of the Declaration on the Granting of Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples, the Assembly would reaffirm, once again, that the existence of colonialism in any form or manifestation, including economic exploitation, was incompatible with the United Nations Charter, the Declaration on decolonization, and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

The Committee approved the text by a recorded vote of 149 in favour to 3 against (Israel, United Kingdom, United States), with 2 abstentions (Belgium, France). (Press Release GA/SPD/455)

By draft resolution VII on the fiftieth anniversary of the decolonization Declaration, the Assembly would urge Member States to do their utmost to promote effective measures for the full and speedy implementation of the Declaration in all Non-Self-Governing Territories to which the Declaration applied.

The text was approved on 11 October by a recorded vote of 150 in favour and 3 against (United States, United Kingdom, Israel) and no abstentions.  (Press Release GA/SPD/455)

Draft resolution VIII on the Third International Decade for the Eradication of Colonialism, would call upon Member States to intensify their efforts to continue to implement the plan of action for the Second International Decade for the Eradication of Colonialism and use those efforts as the basis for a plan of action for the next Decade.

The text was approved by a recorded vote of 130 in favour and 3 against (Israel, United States, United Kingdom), with 20 abstentions.  (Press Release GA/SPD/455)

By the terms of the draft decision on the question of Gibraltar, the General Assembly would urge both the Governments of Spain and the United Kingdom, while listening to the interests and aspirations of Gibraltar, to reach a definitive solution to the question of Gibraltar, in light of relevant resolutions of the General Assembly and applicable principles, and in the spirit of the United Nations Charter.

The Committee approved the text without a vote on 11 October.  (Press Release GA/SPD/455)

Also before the Assembly was the Fourth Committee’s report on Revitalization of the work of the General Assembly (document A/65/431), containing a draft decision by which the Assembly would approve the programme of work and timetable of the Committee for the Assembly’s sixty-sixth session.

That text was approved without a vote on 11 November.  (See Press Release GA/SPD/471)

The Fourth Committee’s report on programme planning (document A/65/432) on the proposed programme of work and timetable of the Fourth Committee for the sixty-sixth session of the General Assembly was approved without a vote on 11 November.  (Press Release GA/SPD/471)

Statement by General Assembly President

Opening the meeting with a message on the occasion of Human Rights Day, which is celebrated annually on 10 December, the President of the Assembly, JOSEPH DEISS, said that the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was reinforced by the aspirations of people in every part of the globe for a world of peace, justice and development rooted in individual freedom, democracy and the rule of law.

It was necessary to pay particular tribute to the human rights defenders around the world who strove to make the content of the Universal Declaration a reality, he added, saying that they often did so at great risk to themselves and their families.  Too many human rights defenders, in every region of the world, were the target of abuse, harassment, intimidation, defamation, death threats, as well as beatings, torture and even executions.  Despite those obstacles, human rights defenders did outstanding work in all parts of the world.  The General Assembly strongly benefited from their work, as they brought a grassroots perspective to its debates, galvanized action, advanced issues and laid the ground for the intergovernmental processes that took place at the Assembly.

He said that the Human Rights Council had the mandate to promote universal respect for the protection of all human rights and fundamental freedoms for all and to address situations of violations of human rights.  Recalling that a Review of that body was set for the coming months, he added that completing the review as expeditiously as possible, by July 2011, would enable the Human Rights Council to concentrate on its important core mandate for the greater good, for the good of the victims of human rights violations and their defenders.

Action on Fourth Committee Texts

MOHAMMAD WALI NAEEMI (Afghanistan), Rapporteur, introduced the reports for the Fourth Committee (Special Political and Decolonization).

The Assembly first took up the report on the effects of atomic radiation (document A/65/420), andadopted the draft resolution contained therein without a vote.

Turning to the report on international cooperation in the peaceful uses of outer space (document A/65/421), the Assembly adopted the draft text contained therein, also without a vote.

The Assembly next turned to the report on United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (document A/65/422).

It adopted draft resolution I, on assistance to Palestine refugees, by a recorded vote of 169 in favour to 1 against (Israel), with 6 abstentions (Cameroon, Marshall Islands, Palau, Federated States of Micronesia, Nauru, United States). (For details of the vote, see Annex I)

Next, it adopted draft resolution II, on persons displaced as a result of the June 1967 and subsequent hostilities, by a recorded vote of 167 in favour to 6 against(Israel, Palau, Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Nauru, United States), with 4 abstentions (Cameroon, Canada, Panama, Liberia). (Annex II)

After that, the Assembly adopted draft resolution III, on UNRWA’s operations, by a recorded vote of 169 in favour to 6 against (Israel, Palau, Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Nauru, United States), with 2 abstentions (Cameroon, Canada). (Annex III)

The Assembly then adopted draft resolution IV, on Palestine refugees’ properties and their revenues, by recorded vote of 169 in favour to 6 against (Israel, Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Nauru, Palau, United States), with 2 abstentions (Cameroon, Liberia). (Annex IV)

Continuing, the Assembly turned its attention to the report on the Special Committee to Investigate Israeli Practices Affecting the Human Rights of the Palestinian People and Other Arabs o the Occupied Territories (document A/645/423), adopting draft resolution I, on the work of the Special Committee, by a recorded vote of 94 in favour to 9 against (Australia, Israel, Canada, Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Nauru, Palau, Panama, United States), with 72 abstentions. (Annex V)

It then adopted draft resolution II, on the applicability of the Geneva Convention relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War, of 12 August 1949, to the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, and the other occupied Arab territories, by a recorded vote of 169 in favour to 6 against (Israel, Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Nauru, Palau, United States), with 2 abstentions (Cote d’Ivoire, Cameroon). (Annex VI)

Turning next to draft III, on Israeli settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, and the occupied Syrian Golan, the Assembly adopted that text by a recorded vote of 169 in favour to 6 against (Israel, Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Nauru, Palau, United States), with 3 abstentions (Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire, Panama). (Annex VII)

Draft IV, on Israeli practices affecting the human rights of the Palestinian people in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, was adopted by a recorded vote of 165 in favour to 9 against (Israel, Australia, Canada, Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Nauru, Palau, Panama, United States), with 2 abstentions (Cote d’Ivoire, Cameroon). (Annex VIII)

Draft V, on the occupied Syrian Golan, was also adopted, by a recorded vote of 167 in favour to 1 against (Israel), with 9 abstentions (Cote d’Ivoire, Cameroon, Fiji, Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Nauru, Palau, Tonga, United States). (Annex IX)

The Assembly then took note of the report on the Comprehensive review of the whole question of peacekeeping operations in all their aspects (document A/65/424).

Next, the Assembly took up the report on questions relating to information (document A/65/425), adopting draft resolution A, on Information in the service of humanity, and draft resolution B, on United Nations public information policies and activities, without a vote.

Turning to the report on Information from Non-Self-Governing Territories transmitted under Article 73e of the United Nations Charter (document A/65/426), the Assembly adopted the resolution of the same name contained therein by a recorded vote of 172 in favour to none against, with 5 abstentions (Benin, France, Israel, United Kingdom, United States). (Annex X)

The Assembly, taking up the report on economic and other activities which affect the interests of the peoples of the Non-Self-Governing Territories (document A/65/427), adopted a draft resolution of the same name, by a recorded vote of 173 in favour to 2 against (Israel, United States), with 2 abstentions (France, United Kingdom). (See Annex XI)

The Assembly then took up the report on the Implementation of the Declaration on the Granting of Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples by the specialized agencies and the international institutions associated with the United Nations (document A/65/428), adopting the draft resolution of the same name by a recorded vote of 119 in favour to none against, with 56 abstentions. (Annex XII)

The Assembly then turned to the report on offers by Member States of study and training facilities for inhabitants of Non-Self-Governing Territories(document A/65/429), adopting the draft resolution contained therein, without a vote.

Next, the Assembly took up the report on implementation of the Declaration on the Granting of Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples (document A/65/430), which contained eight draft resolutions and one draft decision.

The Assembly adopted, without a vote, draft resolution I, on the Question of Western Sahara, draft resolution II, on the Question of New Caledonia, draft resolution III, on the Question of Tokelau, and a two-part draft resolution IV, on the Questions of American Samoa, Anguilla, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Guam, Montserrat, Pitcairn, Saint Helena, Turks and Caicos Islands, and the United States Virgin Islands.

The Assembly adopted draft resolution V, on the dissemination of information on decolonization, by a recorded vote of 171 in favour to 3 against (Israel, United Kingdom United States), with 1 abstention (France).  (Annex XIII)

The Assembly then adopted draft resolution VI, on implementation of the Declaration on the Granting of Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples, by a recorded vote of 171 in favour to 3 against (Israel, United Kingdom United States), with 2 abstentions (Belgium, France).  (Annex XIV)

The Assembly adopted draft resolution VII on the fiftieth anniversary of the Declaration on the Granting of Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples, by a recorded vote of 168 in favour to 3 against (Israel, United Kingdom, United States) with no abstentions.  (Annex XV)

The Assembly adopted draft resolution VIII entitled Third International Decade for the Eradication of Colonialism, by a recorded vote of 151 in favour to 3 against (Israel, United Kingdom, United States), with 21 abstentions. (Annex XVI)

Acting without a vote, the Assembly adopted the draft decision on the Question of Gibraltar.

Turning next to the report on the revitalization of the work of the General Assembly (document A/65/431), it adopted the draft decision contained therein, also without a vote.

Finally, the Assembly adopted the report on programme planning (document A/65/432) also without a vote.

Action on Plenary Texts

The General Assembly then turned its attention to the role of the United Nations in promoting a new global human order.  It had before it a draft resolution by the same name (document A/65/L.38).

Introducing the draft resolution, GEORGE TALBOT (GUYANA) said that inequality represented a growing challenge to the achievement of internationally agreed development goals, including the Millennium Development Goals.  Reviewing the various findings of the Secretary-General’s report, which was an “assessment of the implications of inequality for development”, he said the subject warranted closer attention by the international community.  The draft resolution on the role of the United Nations in promoting the new global human order built upon its predecessor resolution 62/213 of 2007.  Among the new elements of the resolution before the Assembly this year were a stronger emphasis on the multidimensional nature of inequality and unequal access to social and economic opportunities and their complex relationships with efforts to eradicate poverty, promote sustained, inclusive and equitable growth and sustainable development, and the full enjoyment of human rights, said the delegate.

Statements

EDEN CHARLES (Trinidad and Tobago), speaking on behalf of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), said that CARICOM members were united in their support for a new global human order.  It was evident that despite the greater integration of markets and expanded opportunities for prosperity that globalization had brought for some, the current world order was marked by growing inequalities.  Unfulfilled commitments from international conferences and summits threatened global peace and development.  CARICOM members believed that the proposal of a new global human order offered a framework for integrating the economic, environmental, social, cultural and political aspects of development, and was premised on partnership, interdependence and a people-centred approach to the effective and coherent integration of those disparate elements.  It was necessary to institutionalize such an approach to human development.  CARICOM members supported and sponsored the draft resolution, and called on other United Nations Member States to lend it their valuable support.

FADEL BEN ASHUR (Libya) stated that the efforts of the international community had been directed in recent decades towards the establishment of a new economic order based on the principles of sovereignty.  Those efforts took into account variances in development, as well as the rights of developing countries including in economic decision-making.  The efforts made in that respect over the past three decades had culminated in economic and social initiatives led by the “global 77” and the non-aligned movement.  While they received wide support from other regional groups, they nonetheless remained “dead letters” among the archives of the United Nations and other international organizations, and received no sincere political will among big world Powers that sought to keep control over world economic matters.  Those facts showed a lack of trust that dated back to the cold war period.  Today, as regional variance persisted and as global interdependence increased, big Powers became paralysed in the face of social and economic crises.  Currency wars and other crises had affected the biggest economic systems, and under them, many institutions had collapsed.  Thus, it was “high time to give up those selfish ambitions”, which had no place in today’s world.  The “impasse of inequality and economic disparity” included major economic gaps worldwide, and the international community would “face a dark future” if it did not start to collectively reverse prevailing trends.  That reversal, however, could not be achieved as long as the big Powers clung to the “obsolete values that remained for long decades”.  It was time to establish a new global human order that was capable of finding solutions to economic and financial crises and that made the human being the focus of those solutions, based on the principles of equality and the right of the human being to a decent life.

Action on Draft Resolution

Speaking in explanation of his delegate’s position, the representative of Belgium, speaking on behalf of the European Union, said that the Union supported the resolution’s strong focus on inequality.  It believed that the overall framework for addressing inequality should be the Millennium Development Goals and, specifically, the outcome of the high-level plenary meeting on those Goals.

The Assembly then adopted the resolution on the role of the United Nations in promoting a new global human order (document A/65/L.38), without a vote.

ANNEX I

Vote on Assistance to Palestine Refugees

The draft resolution on assistance to Palestine refugees (document A/65/422) was adopted by a recorded vote of 169 in favour to 1 against, with 6 abstentions, as follows:

In favour:  Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Angola, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Canada, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, 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, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, 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, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

Against:  Israel.

Abstain:  Cameroon, Marshall Islands, Micronesia (Federated States of), Nauru, Palau, United States.

Absent:  Antigua and Barbuda, Burundi, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Dominica, Equatorial Guinea, Kiribati, Nigeria, Rwanda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Sao Tome and Principe, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Suriname, United Republic of Tanzania, Vanuatu.

ANNEX II

Vote on Persons Displaced as Result of June 1967 Hostilities

The draft resolution on persons displaced as a result of the June 1967 and subsequent hostilities (document A/65/422) was adopted by a recorded vote of 167 in favour to 6 against, with 4 abstentions, as follows:

In favour:  Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Angola, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Republic of Korea, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Russian Federation, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, 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, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

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

Abstain:  Cameroon, Canada, Liberia, Panama.

Absent:  Antigua and Barbuda, Burundi, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Dominica, Equatorial Guinea, Kiribati, Rwanda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Sao Tome and Principe, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Suriname, United Republic of Tanzania, Vanuatu.

ANNEX III

Vote on UNRWA’s Operations

The draft resolution on operations of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (document A/65/422) was adopted by a recorded vote of 169 in favour to 6 against, with 2 abstentions, as follows:

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

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

Abstain:  Cameroon, Canada.

Absent:  Antigua and Barbuda, Burundi, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Dominica, Equatorial Guinea, Kiribati, Rwanda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Sao Tome and Principe, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Suriname, United Republic of Tanzania, Vanuatu.

ANNEX IV

Vote on Palestinian Refugees’ Properties and Revenues

The draft resolution on Palestinian refugees’ properties and their revenues (document A/65/422) was adopted by a recorded vote of 169 in favour to 6 against, with 2 abstentions, as follows:

In favour:  Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Angola, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Canada, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Republic of Korea, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Russian Federation, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, 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, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

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

Abstain:  Cameroon, Liberia.

Absent:  Antigua and Barbuda, Burundi, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Dominica, Equatorial Guinea, Kiribati, Rwanda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Sao Tome and Principe, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Suriname, United Republic of Tanzania, Vanuatu.

ANNEX V

Vote on Work of Special Committee to Investigate Israeli Practices

The draft resolution on the work of the Special Committee to Investigate Israeli Practices Affecting the Human Rights of the Palestinian People and Other Arabs of the Occupied Territories (document A/65/423) was adopted by a recorded vote of 94 in favour to 9 against, with 72 abstentions, as follows:

In favour:  Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belize, Bhutan, Bolivia, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Cape Verde, Chile, China, Comoros, Congo, Cuba, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, Eritrea, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Grenada, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Jamaica, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Qatar, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Swaziland, Syria, Tajikistan, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, United Republic of Tanzania, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

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

Abstain:  Albania, Andorra, Argentina, Austria, Bahamas, Belgium, Benin, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Bulgaria, Cameroon, Colombia, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, El Salvador, Estonia, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Mexico, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Korea, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Russian Federation, Samoa, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Timor-Leste, Tonga, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Uruguay.

Absent:  Antigua and Barbuda, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Central African Republic, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Dominica, Equatorial Guinea, Kiribati, Madagascar, Rwanda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Sao Tome and Principe, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Suriname, Vanuatu.

ANNEX VI

Vote on Applicability of Geneva Convention on Occupied Arab Territories

The draft resolution on applicability of the Geneva Convention relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War, of 12 August 1949, to the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, and the other occupied Arab territories (document A/65/423) was adopted by a recorded vote of 169 in favour to 6 against, with 2 abstentions, as follows:

In favour:  Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Angola, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Canada, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Republic of Korea, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Russian Federation, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, 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, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

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

Abstain:  Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire.

Absent:  Antigua and Barbuda, Burundi, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Dominica, Equatorial Guinea, Kiribati, Rwanda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Sao Tome and Principe, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Suriname, United Republic of Tanzania, Vanuatu.

ANNEX VII

Vote on Israeli Settlements

The draft resolution on Israeli settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, and the occupied Syrian Golan (document A/65/423) was adopted by a recorded vote of 169 in favour to 6 against, with 3 abstentions, as follows:

In favour:  Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Angola, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Canada, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Republic of Korea, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Russian Federation, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, 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, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

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

Abstain:  Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Panama.

Absent:  Antigua and Barbuda, Burundi, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Dominica, Equatorial Guinea, Kiribati, Rwanda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Sao Tome and Principe, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Suriname, Vanuatu.

ANNEX VIII

Vote on Israeli Practices Affecting Human Rights of Palestinian People

The draft resolution on Israeli practices affecting the human rights of the Palestinian people in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem(document A/65/423) was adopted by a recorded vote of 165 in favour to 9 against, with 2 abstentions, as follows:

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

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

Abstain:  Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire.

Absent:  Antigua and Barbuda, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Dominica, Equatorial Guinea, Kiribati, Rwanda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Sao Tome and Principe, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Suriname, Tonga, Vanuatu.

ANNEX IX

Vote on Occupied Syrian Golan

The draft resolution on the Occupied Syrian Golan (document A/65/423) was adopted by a recorded vote of 167 in favour to 1 against, with 9 abstentions, as follows:

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

Against:  Israel.

Abstain:  Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Fiji, Marshall Islands, Micronesia (Federated States of), Nauru, Palau, Tonga, United States.

Absent:  Antigua and Barbuda, Burundi, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Dominica, Equatorial Guinea, Kiribati, Panama, Rwanda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Sao Tome and Principe, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Suriname, Vanuatu.

ANNEX X

Vote on Information from Non-Self Governing Territories

The draft resolution on information from Non-Self Governing Territories transmitted under Article 73e of the Charter of the United Nations (document A/65/426) was adopted by a recorded vote of 172 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, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Micronesia (Federated States of), Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Palau, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Republic of Korea, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Russian Federation, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, 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, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

Against:  None.

Abstain:  Benin, France, Israel, United Kingdom, United States.

Absent:  Burundi, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Dominica, Equatorial Guinea, Kiribati, Nauru, Rwanda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Sao Tome and Principe, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Suriname, Tajikistan, Vanuatu.

ANNEX XI

Vote on Economic Activities Affecting Non-Self-Governing Territories

The draft resolution on economic and other activities which affect the interests of the peoples of the Non-Self-Governing Territories (document A/65/427) was adopted by a recorded vote of 173 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, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Micronesia (Federated States of), Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Palau, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Republic of Korea, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Russian Federation, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, 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, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

Against:  Israel, United States.

Abstain:  France, United Kingdom.

Absent:  Benin, Burundi, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Dominica, Equatorial Guinea, Kiribati, Nauru, Rwanda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Sao Tome and Principe, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Suriname, Vanuatu.

ANNEX XII

Vote on Implementation of Decolonization by Specialized Agencies

The draft resolution on implementation of the Declaration on the Granting of Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples by the specialized agencies and the international institutions associated with the United Nations: report of the Special Political and Decolonization (document A/65/428) was adopted by a recorded vote of 119 in favour to none against, with 56 abstentions, as follows:

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

Against:  None.

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

Absent:  Benin, Burundi, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Dominica, Equatorial Guinea, Kiribati, Nauru, Rwanda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Sao Tome and Principe, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Suriname, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Vanuatu.

ANNEX XIII

Vote on Dissemination of Information on Decolonization

The draft resolution on the dissemination of information on decolonization (document A/65/430) was adopted by a recorded vote of 171 in favour to 3 against, with 1 abstention, as follows:

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

Against:  Israel, United Kingdom, United States.

Abstain:  France.

Absent:  Benin, Burundi, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Dominica, Equatorial Guinea, Kiribati, Micronesia (Federated States of), Nauru, Palau, Rwanda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Sao Tome and Principe, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Suriname, Vanuatu.

ANNEX XIV

Vote on Implementation of Decolonization Declaration

The draft resolution on implementation of the Declaration on the Granting of Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples (document A/65/430) was adopted by a recorded vote of 171 in favour to 3 against, with 2 abstentions, as follows:

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

Against:  Israel, United Kingdom, United States.

Abstain:  Belgium, France.

Absent:  Benin, Burundi, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Dominica, Equatorial Guinea, Kiribati, Micronesia (Federated States of), Nauru, Palau, Rwanda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Sao Tome and Principe, Seychelles, Suriname, Vanuatu.

ANNEX XV

Vote on Fiftieth Anniversary of Independence to Colonial Countries, Peoples

The draft resolution on fiftieth anniversary of the Declaration on the Granting of Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples (document A/65/430) was adopted by a recorded vote of 168 in favour to 3 against, as follows:

In favour:  Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Bhutan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, 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, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, 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, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

Against:  Israel, United Kingdom, United States.

Absent:  Benin, Bolivia, Burundi, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Dominica, Equatorial Guinea, Kiribati, Kyrgyzstan, Micronesia (Federated States of), Nauru, Palau, Rwanda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Sao Tome and Principe, Seychelles, Suriname, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Vanuatu, Yemen.

ANNEX XVI

Vote on Third International Decade for Eradication of Colonialism

The draft resolution on third International Decade for the Eradication of Colonialism (document A/65/430) was adopted by a recorded vote of 151 in favour to 3 against, with 21 abstentions, as follows:

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

Against:  Israel, United Kingdom, United States.

Abstain:  Albania, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Latvia, Lithuania, Micronesia (Federated States of), Netherlands, Palau, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Sweden, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.

Absent:  Benin, Burundi, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Dominica, Equatorial Guinea, Kiribati, Kyrgyzstan, Nauru, Rwanda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Sao Tome and Principe, Seychelles, Suriname, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Vanuatu.

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For information media • not an official record
For information media. Not an official record.