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        General Assembly
A/58/PV.91
18 June 2004

Official Records

General Assembly
Fifty-eighth session
91st plenary meeting
Friday, 18 June 2004, 10 a.m.
New York

President:The Hon. Julian R. Hunte (Saint Lucia)

In the absence of the President, Mr. Chimphamba (Malawi), Vice-President, took the Chair .

The meeting was called to order at 10.10 a.m.

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Agenda items 121 (continued), 131 (continued), 134 (continued ), 137, 138, 140, 141, 142, 145 (a) and (b), 146 and 147

Programme budget for the biennium 2004-2005

Financing of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Prosecution of Persons Responsible for Genocide and Other Serious Violations of International Humanitarian Law Committed in the Territory of Rwanda and Rwandan Citizens Responsible for Genocide and Other Such Violations Committed in the Territory of Neighbouring States between
1 January and 31 December 1994

Administrative and budgetary aspects of the financing of the United Nations peacekeeping operations

Financing of the United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus

Financing of the United Nations Organization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Financing of the United Nations Mission of Support in East Timor

Financing of the United Nations Mission in Ethiopia and Eritrea

Financing of the United Nations Observer Mission in Georgia

Financing of the United Nations peacekeeping forces in the Middle East

(a) United Nations Disengagement Observer Force

(b) United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon

Financing of the United Nations Mission in Sierra Leone

Financing of the United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara


Report of the Fifth Committee (A/58/820)

The Acting President : The Assembly will now take a decision on the draft resolution recommended by the Fifth Committee in paragraph 8 of its report. The draft resolution is entitled “Strengthening the security and safety of United Nations operations, staff and premises”. The Fifth Committee adopted the draft resolution without a vote. May I take it that the Assembly wishes to do the same?

The draft resolution was adopted (resolution 58/295).

The Assembly has thus concluded this stage of its consideration of agenda items 134, 137, 138, 140, 141, 142, sub-items (a) and (b), of agenda item 145, and agenda items 146 and 147.

May I take it that is the wish of the General Assembly to conclude its consideration of agenda items 121 and 131?

It was so decided.

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Agenda item 145


Financing of the United Nations peacekeeping forces in the Middle East

(a) United Nations Disengagement Observer Force

Report of the Fifth Committee (A/58/827)

The Acting President : The Assembly will now take a decision on the draft resolution recommended by the Fifth Committee in paragraph 6 of its report.

The draft resolution is entitled “Financing of the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force”. The Fifth Committee adopted the draft resolution without a vote. May I take it that the Assembly wishes to do likewise?

The draft resolution was adopted (resolution 58/306).

The Acting President : May I take it that it is the wish of the General Assembly to conclude its consideration of sub-item (a) of agenda item 145?

It was so decided.

(b) United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon

Report of the Fifth Committee (A/58/828)

The Acting President : The Assembly will now take a decision on the draft resolution recommended by the Fifth Committee in paragraph 13 of its report. The draft resolution is entitled “Financing of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon”.

A single separate vote has been requested on the fourth preambular paragraph and operative paragraphs 3, 4 and 13 of the draft resolution.

Is there any objection to that request? There is none.

I shall now put to the vote the fourth preambular paragraph and operatives paragraphs 3, 4 and 13, on which a single separate vote has been requested.

A recorded vote was taken.

In favour:

Afghanistan, Algeria, Argentina, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belize, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Central African Republic, Chile, China, Colombia, Cuba, Cyprus, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Gambia, Guatemala, Guinea, Guyana, India, Indonesia, Iran (Islamic Republic of), Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Mauritius, Mexico, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Peru, Qatar, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Singapore, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Syrian Arab Republic, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, United Republic of Tanzania, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Against:

Israel, United States of America

Abstaining:

Andorra, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Canada, Côte d’Ivoire, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Lesotho, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Korea, Republic of Moldova, San Marino, Serbia and Montenegro, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Uruguay

The fourth preambular paragraph and operative paragraphs 3, 4 and 13 were retained by 75 votes to 2, with 48 abstentions.

[Subsequently the delegations of Bolivia, the Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Lesotho and the Philippines informed the Secretariat that they had intended to vote in favour, and the delegation of Romania had intended to abstain.]

The Acting President : I shall now put to the vote the draft resolution as a whole.

A recorded vote has been requested.

A recorded vote was taken.

In favour:

Afghanistan, Algeria, Andorra, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Canada, Central African Republic, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Estonia, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Gabon, Gambia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Guatemala, Guinea, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Monaco, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Republic of Korea, Republic of Moldova, Russian Federation, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia and Montenegro, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Sweden, Switzerland, Syrian Arab Republic, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, United Republic of Tanzania, Uruguay, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Against:

Israel, United States of America

The draft resolution was adopted by 131 votes to 2 (resolution 58/307).

[Subsequently the delegations of Bolivia, the Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Lesotho, the Philippines and Romania informed the Secretariat that they had intended to vote in favour.]

The Acting President: I now give the floor to the representative of the Syrian Arab Republic on agenda item 145.

Mr. Eljy (Syrian Arab Republic) (spoke in Arabic ): My delegation joined the consensus on the adoption of resolution entitled “Financing of the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force” and voted in favour of the resolution entitled “Financing of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon”, based on the principle, which my delegation has always supported, that the financing of United Nations peacekeeping forces should be borne by the aggressor, which was the reason for the establishment of this Force, in keeping with the principles contained in General Assembly resolution 1874 (S-IV) of 27 June 1963.

The Acting President : May I take it that it is the wish of the General Assembly to conclude its consideration of sub-item (b) of agenda item 145 and of agenda item 145 as a whole?

It was so decided.

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Agenda item 38 ( continued)

Question of Palestine

Letter from the Chairman of the Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People (A/58/841)

The Acting President: The General Assembly has before it a letter dated 10 June 2004 from the Chairman of the Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People addressed to the President of the General Assembly (A/58/841).

In the letter, the Chairman of the Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People informs the President of the General Assembly of the decision of the Government of Hungary to resign as of 1 May 2004 from the membership of the Committee.

May I take it that it is the wish of the General Assembly to take note of the decision of the Government of Hungary to resign as of 1 May 2004 from the membership of the Committee?

It was so decided.

The Acting President: The General Assembly has thus concluded this stage of its consideration of agenda item 38.

The meeting rose at 11.10 a.m.


This record contains the text of speeches delivered in English and of the interpretation of speeches delivered in the other languages. Corrections should be submitted to the original languages only. They should be incorporated in a copy of the record and sent under the signature of a member of the delegation concerned to the Chief of the Verbatim Reporting Service, room C-154A. Corrections will be issued after the end of the session in a consolidated corrigendum.



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