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20 December 2006


General Assembly
GA/10564

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

Sixty-first General Assembly
Plenary
83rd Meeting (PM)

GENERAL ASSEMBLY ADOPTS RESOLUTION STRESSING COOPERATION FOR UNIVERSAL

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AS IT ACTS ON OVER 40 SECOND COMMITTEE REPORTS

Delegates also Act on Plenary Texts, Including
Protection of Global Climate for Present, Future Generations


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Background

Meeting this afternoon to consider the reports of its Second Committee (Economic and Financial), the General Assembly was expected also to take action on its own plenary draft resolutions relating to the culture of peace, oceans and the Law of the Sea, cooperation between the United Nations and other organizations, and follow-up to the outcome of the Millennium Summit.

The Second Committee reports are the outcome of meetings held between 9 October and 20 December.  They concern the permanent sovereignty of the Palestinian people in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, and of the Arab population in the occupied Syrian Golan over their natural resources (agenda item 40); the report of the Economic and Social Council (item 42); information and communication technology for development (item 50); and macroeconomic policy questions (item 51), which includes sub-items on international trade and development, the international financial system and development, the external debt system and development and commodities.

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Committee Reports and Draft Resolutions

The report on permanent sovereignty of the Palestinian people and the Arab population in the occupied Syrian Golan over their natural resources (document A/61/418) contains a draft resolution by which the Assembly would call on Israel not to exploit, damage, cause loss or depletion of, or endanger those natural resources.  The Committee approved that text on 10 November by a recorded vote of 141 in favour to 6 against (Australia, Federated States of Micronesia, Israel, Marshall Islands, Palau, United States), with 6 abstentions (Cameroon, Canada, Côte d’Ivoire, Haiti, Nauru, Uganda).  (See Press Release GA/EF/3167).

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Action on Second Committee Reports

VANESSA GOMES ( Portugal), Rapporteur of the Second Committee, introduced that body’s reports.

Taking up the first report, on permanent sovereignty of the Palestinian people in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, and of the Arab population in the occupied Syrian Golan over their natural resources (document A/61/418), the Assembly adopted the related draft resolution by a recorded vote of 164 in favour to 6 against (Australia, Federated States of Micronesia, Israel, Marshall Islands, Palau, United States), with 9 abstentions (Cameroon, Canada, Côte d’Ivoire, Dominican Republic, Fiji, Nauru, Tonga, Uganda, Vanuatu).  (See annex I.)

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ANNEX I


Vote on Sovereignty over Natural Resources

The draft resolution on permanent sovereignty of the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, and of the Arab population in the occupied Syrian Golan over their natural resources (document A/61/418) was adopted by a recorded vote of 164 in favour to 6 against, with 9 abstentions, as follows:

In favour:  Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, 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, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Moldova, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Republic of Korea, Romania, Russian Federation, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Thailand, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Timor-Leste, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United Republic of Tanzania, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

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

Abstain:  Cameroon, Canada, Côte d’Ivoire, Dominican Republic, Fiji, Nauru, Tonga, Uganda, Vanuatu.

Absent:  Bosnia and Herzegovina, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Kiribati, Madagascar, Papua New Guinea, Rwanda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Seychelles, Swaziland, Tajikistan, Tuvalu.

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