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        General Assembly
A/53/PV.91
15 December 1998


United Nations A/53/PV.91
General Assembly Official Records
Fifty-third Session
91st plenary meeting
Tuesday, 15 December 1998, 10 a.m.
New York


President: Mr. Opertti........................................(Uruguay)

In the absence of the President, Mr. Mungra (Suriname), Vice-President, took the Chair.

The meeting was called to order at 10.20 a.m.


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Reports of the Second Committee

The Acting President: This morning, the General Assembly will consider the reports of the Second Committee on agenda items 91 to 98 and 12. I request the Rapporteur of the Second Committee, Mr. Uladzimir Gerus of Belarus, to introduce the reports of the Second Committee in one intervention.

Mr. Gerus (Belarus), Rapporteur of the Second Committee: It is my honour to introduce the reports of the Second Committee to the General Assembly. I take pleasure first in introducing the report of the Second Committee on agenda item 12, ...


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The Assembly also has before it document A/53/612, which contains the report of the Second Committee on agenda item 97, entitled Permanent sovereignty of the Palestinian people in the occupied Palestinian territory, including Jerusalem, and of the Arab population in the occupied Syrian Golan over their natural resources. Paragraph 11 contains one draft resolution, which was adopted by the Second Committee by a recorded vote and is recommended to the Assembly for adoption.

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Agenda item 97

Permanent sovereignty of the Palestinian people in the occupied Palestinian territory, including Jerusalem, and of the Arab population in the occupied Syrian Golan over their natural resources

Report of the Second Committee (A/53/612)

The Acting President: The Assembly will take a decision on the draft resolution recommended by the Second Committee in paragraph 11 of its report (A/53/612).

A recorded vote has been requested.

A recorded vote was taken.

In favour:
General Assembly 91st plenary meeting
Fifty-third session 15 December 1998
Afghanistan, Algeria, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Canada, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, Côte d'Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Denmark, Djibouti, Ecuador, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Gabon, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran (Islamic Republic of), Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Monaco, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Republic of Korea, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Russian Federation, Saint Lucia, Samoa, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Sweden, Syrian Arab Republic, Tajikistan, Thailand, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, United Republic of Tanzania, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen, Zimbabwe

Against:
Israel, United States of America

Abstaining:
Bahamas, Barbados, Cameroon, El Salvador, Fiji, Georgia, Grenada, Marshall Islands, Micronesia (Federated States of), Paraguay, Swaziland, Uzbekistan

The draft resolution was adopted by 144 votes to 2, with 12 abstentions (resolution 53/196).

The Acting President: May I take it that it is the wish of the General Assembly to conclude its consideration of agenda item 97?

It was so decided.


The meeting rose at 11.25 a.m.

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