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GA/9379
10 December 1997

ASSEMBLY DEMANDS COMPLETE HALT TO ALL ISRAELI SETTLEMENT

ACTIVITIES IN OCCUPIED TERRITORIES, ACTING ON FOURTH COMMITTEE REPORTS


Adopts Texts on Israeli Practices, Palestine Relief Agency, Decolonization, Information,
Peacekeeping, Space, Atomic Radiation


The General Assembly this afternoon demanded a complete halt to construction of a new settlement at Jabal Abu Ghneim and of all Israeli settlement activities in the occupied territories, as it took action on a wide range of draft texts contained in the report of its Fourth Committee (Special Political and Decolonization).

The text on Israeli settlements was one of five resolutions on Israeli practices affecting the human rights of the Palestinian people and other Arabs of the occupied territories adopted this afternoon. By its terms, the Assembly also reaffirmed that those settlements are illegal and an obstacle to peace, as well as to economic and social development.

The resolution was adopted by 149 votes in favour to 2 against (Israel, United States), with 7 abstentions (Bulgaria, Federated States of Micronesia, Liberia, Marshall Islands, Nicaragua, Swaziland, Uruguay). (For details of the voting, see Annex IX.)

Other Fourth Committee texts adopted today address such issues as the effects of atomic radiation, international cooperation in the peaceful uses of outer space, the activities of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), peacekeeping operations, and questions relating to information.

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By a vote of 151 in favour to 2 against (Israel, United States), with 7 abstentions (Democratic Republic of the Congo, Federated States of Micronesia, Liberia, Marshall Islands, Nicaragua, Swaziland, Zambia), the Assembly demanded that Israel, as occupying Power, cease all practices and actions that violate the human rights of the Palestinian people. It also determined that all actions taken by Israel in the occupied Palestinian territory, including Jerusalem, in violation of the Geneva Convention and relevant Security Council resolutions, are illegal and have no validity. (Annex X)

The Assembly also called upon 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 there. The resolution was adopted by 152 votes in favour to 1 against (Israel), with 7 abstentions (Federated States of Micronesia, Marshall Islands, Nicaragua, Swaziland, United States, Uruguay, Zambia). (Annex XI)

By a vote of 83 in favour to 2 against (Israel, United States), with 72 abstentions, the Assembly commended the Special Committee on Israeli Practices for its efforts and demanded that Israel cooperate with it. The Secretary-General was asked to provide all necessary facilities to the Committee, including those needed for it to visit the occupied territories. (Annex VII)

The Assembly reaffirmed the applicability of the 1949 Geneva Convention relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War to the occupied Palestinian territory, including Jerusalem, and to the other occupied Arab territories. It demanded that Israel accept the de jure applicability of the Convention and comply scrupulously with its provisions. The resolution was adopted by 156 votes in favour to 2 against (Israel, United States), with 3 abstentions (Federated States of Micronesia, Marshall Islands, Swaziland). (Annex VIII)

In addition, the Assembly adopted seven resolutions on the activities of UNRWA. By a text on assistance to the Palestinian people, it urged all Member States to extend and expedite aid with a view to the economic and social development of the Palestinian people and the occupied territories. By a vote of 159 in favour to 1 against (Israel), with 2 abstentions (Federated States of Micronesia, United States), it also reiterated its deep concern regarding the persisting critical financial situation of the Agency. (Annex I)

The Assembly reaffirmed the right of all persons displaced as a result of the June 1967 and subsequent hostilities to return to their homes or former places of residence in the territories occupied by Israel since 1967, under another text. It also expressed hope for their accelerated return through the mechanisms agreed upon by the parties in their 1993 Declaration of Principles on Interim Self-Government Arrangements. The text was adopted by 159 votes in favour to 2 against (Israel, United States), with 1 abstention (Federated States of Micronesia). (Annex II)

Under another text, the Assembly strongly appealed to all States, specialized agencies and non-governmental organizations to augment the special allocations for grants and scholarships to Palestine refugees, in addition to their contributions to the regular budget of UNRWA. The resolution was adopted by 163 votes in favour to none against, with 1 abstention (Israel). (Annex III)

By a text on the operations of UNRWA, the Assembly called upon Israel to abide by provisions of the United Nations Charter and of the Convention of the Privileges and Immunities of the United Nations regarding the safety of the Agency's personnel, the protection of its institutions, and the safeguarding of its facilities in the occupied Palestinian territory, including Jerusalem. The resolution was adopted by 158 votes in favour to 2 against (Israel, United States), with 3 abstentions (Federated States of Micronesia, Marshall Islands, Zambia). (Annex IV)

The Assembly reaffirmed that the Palestine Arab refugees are entitled to their property and to the income derived therefrom, under another text. By 158 votes in favour to 2 against (Israel, United States) with 3 abstentions (Federated States of Micronesia, Liberia, Marshall Islands), it asked 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. (Annex V)

Under a resolution on a University of Jerusalem "Al-Quds" for Palestine refugees, the Assembly emphasized the need to strengthen the educational system in the occupied Palestinian territory, including Jerusalem, and specifically the need for establishment of the proposed university. That text was adopted by 158 votes in favour to 2 against (Israel, United States), with 3 abstentions (Federated States of Micronesia, Liberia, Zambia). (Annex VI)

Acting without a vote, the Assembly asked that the Working Group on the Financing of UNRWA continue its efforts, in cooperation with the Secretary-General and UNRWA's Commissioner-General, for the financing of the Agency for a further period of one year.

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On decolonization matters, the General Assembly urged Morocco and the Popular Front for the Liberation of Saguia el-Hamra and Rio de Oro to implement fully and faithfully their agreements on implementation of the settlement plan in Western Sahara, reached during their private direct talks under the auspices of Secretary-General's Personal Envoy, James Baker III. It took that action without a vote.

By a decision on the question of Gibraltar, adopted without a vote, the Assembly urged the Governments of Spain and the United Kingdom to continue negotiations towards a definitive resolution of the matter. Under a resolution on New Caledonia, also adopted without a vote, it urged all parties involved to continue promoting a framework for the peaceful progress of the Territory towards self-determination.

The Assembly also adopted an omnibus resolution addressing the specific situations in 12 Non-Self-Governing Territories: American Samoa, Anguilla, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Guam, Montserrat, Pitcairn, Saint Helena, Tokelau, Turks and Caicos Islands, and the United States Virgin Islands. It took that action without a vote.

Also by that text, the Assembly called on the administering Powers, in cooperation with the territorial governments, to facilitate political education programmes in the Non-Self-Governing Territories to foster the people's awareness of their electoral options. It also asked the administering Powers to protect the Territories against environmental degradation and to counter problems related to drug trafficking, money laundering and other crimes.

A resolution on foreign economic and other activities affecting the interests of the peoples of the Non-Self-Governing Territories was adopted by a vote of 156 in favour to 3 against (Israel, Marshall Islands, United States), with 5 abstentions (Bulgaria, Equatorial Guinea, Federated States of Micronesia, France, United Kingdom). By its terms, the Assembly reaffirmed the responsibility of administering Powers to promote the political, economic, social and educational advancement of the peoples of the Territories, as well as the rights of their peoples over their natural resources. (Annex XIII)

Under a decision adopted by 108 votes in favour to 51 against with 3 abstentions (Afghanistan, Kyrgyzstan, Republic of Korea), the Assembly reaffirmed that military bases and installations in colonial and Non-Self-Governing Territories could constitute an obstacle to the exercise of the right to self-determination. It reiterated that the Territories and adjacent areas should not be used for nuclear testing, dumping of nuclear waste, or deployment of nuclear or other weapons of mass destruction. (Annex XIV)

The Assembly also asked the administering Powers to transmit or continue transmitting to the Secretary-General information on the economic, social and educational conditions in the Territories, as prescribed in Article 73 e of the United Nations Charter. That resolution was adopted by 161 votes in favour to none against, with 4 abstentions (France, Israel, United Kingdom, United States). (Annex XII)

By another text, adopted by 117 votes in favour to none against with 50 abstentions, the Assembly asked that the specialized agencies and other United Nations, international and regional bodies review conditions in the Territories so as take measures to accelerate their economic and social progress. (Annex XV)

Acting without a vote, the Assembly invited States to make or continue making generous offers of study and training facilities to the inhabitants of the Non-Self-Governing Territories.

Also this afternoon, the Assembly, acting without a vote, endorsed the proposals, recommendations and conclusions of the Special Committee on Peacekeeping Operations and urged their implementation.

Among those proposals, the Special Committee recommends that the United Nations continue to maintain international peace and security by effectively planning, deploying and managing current and future peacekeeping operations. It also continues to attach great importance to the prevention and early resolution of conflict and urges the United Nations and the parties concerned to continue exploring ways to do more to that end.

In addition, the Peacekeeping Committee recommends that operations be provided with clearly defined mandates, objectives, command structures and secure financing, and that the congruity between mandates, resources and objectives be ensured. It also stresses the need for consultations between troop-contributing countries and the Security Council.

Addressing questions relating to information, the Assembly strongly reaffirmed its primary role in elaborating, coordinating and harmonizing United Nations policies and activities in the field of information. It took note of the failure of the Committee on Information to complete the task of its 1997 session, and asked the Secretary-General to continue implementing already mandated activities.

By a related resolution, on information in the service of humanity, the Assembly urged all countries, United Nations bodies and others concerned to cooperate with a view to reducing disparities in information flows at all levels. It also urged them to ensure for journalists the free and effective performance of their professional tasks, and to facilitate developing countries' access to advanced communications technology available in the open market.

The Assembly also decided to appoint Georgia as a new member of the Committee on Information, increasing its number from 89 to 90 States. The information texts were all adopted without a vote.

Addressing the effects of atomic radiation, the Assembly invited the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and the World Health Organization (WHO) to consider the function and role of the United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation, and to submit a recommendation at the Assembly's next session. Acting without a vote, the Assembly also asked the Scientific Committee, in the meanwhile, to submit its reports to the IAEA and the WHO, as well as to the Assembly.

Also without a vote, the Assembly agreed that the Third United Nations Conference on the Exploration and Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (UNISPACE III) shall be convened at the United Nations Office in Vienna from 19 to 30 July 1999, as a special session of the Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space. It also endorsed the report of that Committee, including recommendations pertaining to its Legal Subcommittee and its Scientific and Technical Subcommittee.

In other business, the Assembly took note of the Fourth Committee's decision to defer consideration of its item on the occupied territories of Croatia.

The representative of Syria, as Rapporteur of the Special Committee on decolonization, and Papua New Guinea, speaking for its Chairman, introduced that body's recommendations. The representative of Finland, as Rapporteur of the Fourth Committee, introduced that body's reports. Statements were also made by the representatives of Cuba, United Arab Emirates, Israel, Syria and the United Kingdom.

At the outset of the meeting, the President of the Assembly made a statement on the occasion of Human Rights Day, and the beginning of the fiftieth anniversary year of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

The General Assembly will meet again at 3 p.m. on Friday, 12 December, to take action on the reports of its Third Committee (Social, Humanitarian and Cultural).

Assembly Work Programme

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The reports also cover the effects of atomic radiation, international cooperation in the peaceful uses of outer space, peacekeeping operations in all their aspects, questions relating to information, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), the report of the Special Committee to Investigate Israeli Practices Affecting the Human Rights of the Palestinian People and Other Arabs of the Occupied Territories, and the occupied territories of Croatia.

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The Assembly also has before it the Fourth Committee's report on UNRWA (document A/52/616), which contains seven draft resolutions approved on 26 November.

By a draft resolution on assistance to Palestine refugees, the General Assembly would urge all Member States to extend and expedite aid and assistance with a view to the economic and social development of the Palestinian people and the occupied territories. It would also reiterate its deep concern regarding the persisting critical financial situation of UNRWA.

Also by the draft, the Assembly would note with profound concern that the structural deficit problem confronting the Agency portends an almost certain decline in the living conditions of the Palestine refugees, and that it, therefore, has possible consequences for the peace process. It would call upon all governments, as a matter of urgency, to make the most generous efforts possible to meet the anticipated needs of the Agency. The draft was approved by a recorded vote of 126 votes in favour to 1 against (Israel), with 2 abstentions (Cameroon, United States).

By another draft resolution, the Assembly would ask the Working Group on the Financing of UNRWA, to continue its efforts, in cooperation with the Secretary-General and the Commissioner-General, for the financing of the Agency for a further period of one year. It would also ask the Secretary-General to provide the necessary services and assistance to the Working Group for the conduct of its work. The draft was approved without a vote.

By another draft resolution, approved by 126 votes in favour to 2 against (Israel, United States) with no abstentions, the Assembly would reaffirm the right of all persons displaced as a result of the June 1967 and subsequent hostilities to return to their homes or former places of residence in the territories occupied by Israel since 1967. It would express the hope for their accelerated return through the mechanisms agreed upon by the parties in their 1993 Declaration of Principle on Interim Self-Government Arrangements.

In the meanwhile, the Assembly would endorse the efforts of the Commissioner-General of UNRWA to provide humanitarian assistance, as far as practicable, on an emergency basis, and as a temporary measure, to persons in the area who are currently displaced and in serious need of continued assistance as a result of those hostilities. It would strongly appeal to all governments and to organizations and individuals to contribute generously to the Agency.

Another draft resolution concerns offers by Member States of grants and scholarships for higher education, including vocational training, for Palestine refugees. By its terms, the Assembly would strongly appeal to all States, specialized agencies and non-governmental organizations to augment the special allocations for grants and scholarships to Palestine refugees, in addition to their contributions to the regular budget of UNRWA. It would ask the Agency to act as the recipient and trustee for the special allocations for grants and scholarships, and to award them to qualified Palestine refugee candidates. The draft was approved by 129 votes in favour to none against, with 1 abstention (Israel).

By a draft resolution on the observations of UNRWA, approved by 125 votes in favour to 2 against (Israel, United States), with 2 abstentions (Marshall Islands, Zambia), the Assembly would call upon Israel, as the occupying Power, to accept the de jure applicability of the 1949 Geneva Convention relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War and to abide scrupulously by its provisions. It would also call upon Israel to abide by provisions of the United Nations Charter and of the Convention of the Privileges and Immunities of the United Nations regarding the safety of the Agency's personnel, the protection of its institutions, and the safeguarding of the security of its facilities in the occupied Palestinian territory, including Jerusalem. Israel would again be called upon to compensate the Agency for damage to its property and facilities resulting from Israeli actions.

By a draft resolution on Palestine refugees' properties and their revenues, the Assembly would reaffirm that the Palestine Arab refugees are entitled to their property and to the income derived therefrom, in conformity with the principles of justice and equity. It would ask 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 urge the Palestinian and Israeli sides, as agreed between them, to deal with that important issue in the framework of their final status negotiations. The draft resolution was approved by 127 votes in favour to 2 against (Israel, United States), with 3 abstentions (Guatemala, Liberia, Marshall Islands).

Approved by the Committee by a vote of 126 in favour to 2 against (Israel, United States), with 2 abstentions (Liberia, Zambia), a draft resolution on a University of Jerusalem "Al-Quds" for Palestine refugees would have the Assembly emphasize the need to strengthen the educational system in the occupied Palestinian territory, including Jerusalem, and specifically the need for establishment of the proposed university. It would ask the Secretary-General to continue to take all necessary measures to establish it. The Assembly would call once more upon Israel, as the occupying Power, to cooperate in the implementation of the present text and to remove the hindrances it has put in the way of establishing the university.

The report of the Fourth Committee on the report 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/52/617) contains five draft resolutions, which it approved on 26 November.

By a draft resolution on the work of the Israeli Practices Committee, approved by 67 votes in favour to 2 against (Israel, United States), with 60 abstentions, the Assembly would commend the Special Committee for its efforts and demand that Israel cooperate with it. The Assembly would also deplore those policies and practices of Israel which violate the human rights of the Palestinian people and other Arabs of the occupied territories. The Secretary-General would be asked to provide all necessary facilities to the Committee, including those required for it to visit the occupied territories in pursuit of its investigations.

Under another draft, approved by 124 votes in favour to 2 against (Israel, United States), with 3 abstentions (Liberia, Marshall Islands, Swaziland), the Assembly would reaffirm the applicability of the Geneva Convention to the occupied Palestinian territory, including Jerusalem, and the other occupied Arab territories. It would demand that Israel accept the de jure applicability of the Convention and comply scrupulously with its provisions. The Assembly would call upon all States parties to the Convention to exert all efforts to ensure respect for its provisions by Israel, the occupying Power.

Another draft resolution concerns Israeli settlements in the occupied Palestinian territory, including Jerusalem, and the occupied Syrian Golan. By its terms, the Assembly would reaffirm that such settlements are illegal and an obstacle to peace and economic and social development. It would demand complete cessation of the construction of the new settlement in Jabal Abu Ghneim and of all Israeli settlement activities in the occupied territory.

The Assembly would also stress the need for full implementation of Security Council resolution 904 (1994), which called upon Israel to continue implementing measures, including the confiscation of arms, aimed at preventing illegal acts of violence by Israeli settlers. The resolution also called for measures to guarantee the safety and protection of the Palestinian civilians in the occupied territory. The Fourth Committee approved the draft by a vote of 122 in favour to 2 against (Israel, United States), with 4 abstentions (Bulgaria, Liberia, Marshall Islands, Swaziland).

Under another text, approved by 124 votes in favour to 2 against (Israel, United States), with 4 abstentions (Liberia, Marshall Islands, Swaziland, Zambia), the Assembly would demand that Israel, as occupying Power, cease all practices and actions that violate the human rights of the Palestinian people. It would determine that all actions taken by Israel in the occupied Palestinian territory, including Jerusalem, in violation of the Geneva Convention and relevant Security Council resolutions, are illegal and have no validity.

In addition, the Assembly would stress the need to preserve the territorial integrity of all of the occupied Palestinian territory and to guarantee the freedom of movement of persons and goods within the Palestinian territory, including the removal of restrictions into and from East Jerusalem, and the freedom of movement to and from the outside world. It would also call upon Israel to accelerate the release of all remaining Palestinians arbitrarily detained or imprisoned.

By a draft resolution on the occupied Syrian Golan, the Assembly would call upon Israel, as the occupying Power, to comply with the relevant resolutions on the occupied Syrian Golan. It would cite, in particular, Security Council resolution 497 (1981), in which the Council decided that the Israeli decision to impose its laws, jurisdiction and administration there was null and void and without international legal effect, and demanded that Israel should rescind that decision.

The Assembly would also call upon 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. It would also call upon Israel to desist from imposing Israeli citizenship and identity cards on the Syrian citizens there, and to desist from its repressive measures against the population. The draft was approved by 121 votes in favour to 1 against (Israel), with 6 abstentions (Liberia, Marshall Islands, Swaziland, United States, Uruguay, Zambia).

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Action on Draft Texts

RIITTA RESCH (Finland), Rapporteur of the Fourth Committee, introduced that body's reports to the General Assembly.

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The Assembly then took up the report on UNRWA, which contain seven draft resolutions.

MOHAMMAD J. SAMHAN (United Arab Emirates), speaking in explanation of vote, said that, in the resolution on assistance to Palestine refugees, his delegation objected to the current language in the fourth preambular paragraph, regarding the multilateral working group. Arab participation in that working group would be suspended until substantive progress in the peace process was achieved. Despite a request that the paragraph be changed to reflect that reality, the sponsors of the resolution had refused to change it.

The policies of the present Israeli Government did not contribute to regional peace, he said. While European support for UNRWA was appreciated, the concerned parties were often not taken into account. [Note: The fourth preambular paragraph "encourages the Multilateral Working Group on Refugees of the Middle East peace process to continue its important work".]

The draft resolution on assistance to Palestine refugees was adopted by 159 votes in favour to 1 against (Israel), with 2 abstentions (Federated States of Micronesia, United States). (For details on its voting, see Annex I.)

The draft resolution on the Working Group on the Financing of UNRWA was adopted without a vote.

The draft resolution on persons displaced as a result of the June 1967 and subsequent hostilities was adopted by 159 votes in favour to 2 against (Israel, United States), with 1 abstention (Federated States of Micronesia). (See Annex II.)

The draft resolution on offers by Member States of grants and scholarships for higher education, including vocational training, for Palestine refugees was adopted by 163 votes in favour to none against, with 1 abstention (Israel) (Annex III).

The Assembly then adopted the draft resolution on UNRWA's operations by a vote of 158 in favour to 2 against (Israel, United States), with 3 abstentions (Federated States of Micronesia, Marshall Islands, Zambia) (Annex IV).

It also adopted the text on revenues derived from Palestine refugees' properties, by a vote of 158 in favour to 2 against (Israel, United States), with 3 abstentions (Federated States of Micronesia, Liberia, Marshall Islands) (Annex V).

The draft resolution on a University of Jerusalem "Al-Quds" for Palestine refugees was adopted by 158 votes in favour to 2 against (Israel, United States), with 3 abstentions (Federated States of Micronesia, Liberia, Zambia) (Annex VI).

DAVID TOURGEMAN (Israel) said that the problem of Palestinian refugees was a purely humanitarian issue. The Israeli delegation would have fully supported the resolutions, but they included paragraphs with political implications which Israel could not accept.

The Assembly then took up the Fourth Committee's report on the report of the Special Committee on Israeli Practices, which contains five draft resolutions.

The draft resolution on the work of the Israeli Practices Committee was adopted by 83 votes in favour to 2 against (Israel, United States), with 72 abstentions (Annex VII).

The draft resolution on the applicability of the 1949 Geneva Convention was adopted by a vote of 156 in favour to 2 against (Israel, United States), with 3 abstentions (Federated States of Micronesia, Marshall Islands, Swaziland) (Annex VIII).

The draft resolution on Israeli settlements was adopted by 149 votes in favour to 2 against (Israel, United States), with 7 abstentions (Bulgaria, Federated States of Micronesia, Liberia, Marshall Islands, Nicaragua, Swaziland, Uruguay) (Annex IX).

The draft resolution on Israeli practices violating the human rights of the Palestinian people was adopted by 151 votes in favour to 2 against, (Israel, United States), with 7 abstentions (Democratic Republic of the Congo, Federated States of Micronesia, Liberia, Marshall Islands, Nicaragua, Swaziland, Zambia) (Annex X).

The draft resolution on the occupied Syrian Golan was adopted by 152 votes in favour to 1 against (Israel), with 7 abstentions (Federated States of Micronesia, Marshall Islands, Nicaragua, Swaziland, United States, Uruguay, Zambia) (Annex XI).

MIKHAIL WEHBE (Syria), speaking in explanation of vote, thanked the co-sponsors and supporters of the resolutions on UNRWA and Israeli practices, both in the Fourth Committee and in the General Assembly. Their adoption represented a clear message to Israel, since Israel continued to violate the rights of the residents of the occupied territories. He condemned Israel's continued occupation of Jerusalem and the Syrian Golan and demanded an end to its repressive measures, as well as to its policy of imposing Israeli identity cards on residents of the Syrian Golan.

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ANNEX I

Vote on Assistance to Palestine Refugees

The draft resolution on assistance to Palestine refugees (document A/52/616) was adopted by a recorded vote of 159 in favour to 1 against, with 2 abstentions, as follows:

In favour: Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Chile, China, Colombia, Côte d'Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gabon, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Latvia, Lebanon, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Monaco, Mongolia, 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, Republic of the Congo, Romania, Russian Federation, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Samoa, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Syria, Thailand, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United Republic of Tanzania, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

Against: Israel.

Abstain: Federated States of Micronesia, United States.

Absent: Burundi, Cambodia, Chad, Comoros, Costa Rica, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Lesotho, Palau, Rwanda, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Seychelles, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan.


ANNEX II

Vote on Persons Displaced as Result of Hostilities

The draft resolution on persons displaced as a result of the June 1967 and subsequent hostilities (document A/52/616) was adopted by a recorded vote of 159 in favour to 2 against, with 1 abstention, as follows:

In favour: Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Chile, China, Colombia, Côte d'Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gabon, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Latvia, Lebanon, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Monaco, Mongolia, 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, Republic of the Congo, Romania, Russian Federation, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Samoa, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Syria, Thailand, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United Republic of Tanzania, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen, Zimbabwe.

Against: Israel, United States.

Abstain: Federated States of Micronesia.

Absent: Burundi, Cambodia, Chad, Comoros, Costa Rica, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Dominican Republic, Lesotho, Palau, Rwanda, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Seychelles, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Zambia.


ANNEX III

Vote on Grants and Scholarships for Palestine Refugees

The draft resolution on offers by Member States of grants and scholarships for higher education, including vocational training for Palestine refugees (document A/52/616) was adopted by a recorded vote of 163 in favour to none against, with 1 abstention, as follows:

In favour: Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Chile, China, Colombia, Côte d'Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gabon, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Latvia, Lebanon, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Monaco, Mongolia, 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, Republic of the Congo, Romania, Russian Federation, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Samoa, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Syria, Thailand, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United Republic of Tanzania, United States, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

Against: None.

Abstain: Israel.

Absent: Cambodia, Chad, Comoros, Costa Rica, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Dominican Republic, Lesotho, Palau, Rwanda, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Seychelles, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan.


ANNEX IV

Vote on Operations of UNRWA

The draft resolution on the operations of UNRWA (document A/52/616) was adopted by a recorded vote of 158 in favour to 2 against, with 3 abstentions, as follows:

In favour: Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Chile, China, Colombia, Côte d'Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gabon, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Latvia, Lebanon, Liberia, Libya, 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, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Republic of Korea, Republic of Moldova, Republic of the Congo, Romania, Russian Federation, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Samoa, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Syria, Thailand, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United Republic of Tanzania, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen, Zimbabwe.

Against: Israel, United States.

Abstain: Federated States of Micronesia, Marshall Islands, Zambia.

Absent: Burundi, Cambodia, Chad, Comoros, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Lesotho, Madagascar, Palau, Rwanda, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Seychelles, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan.


ANNEX V

Vote on Revenues from Palestine Refugees' Properties

The draft resolution on revenues from Palestine refugees' properties (document A/52/616) was adopted by a recorded vote of 158 in favour to 2 against, with 3 abstentions, as follows:

In favour: Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Chile, China, Colombia, Côte d'Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gabon, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Latvia, Lebanon, Libya, 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, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Republic of Korea, Republic of Moldova, Republic of the Congo, Romania, Russian Federation, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Samoa, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Syria, Thailand, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United Republic of Tanzania, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

Against: Israel, United States.

Abstain: Federated States of Micronesia, Liberia, Marshall Islands.

Absent: Burundi, Cambodia, Chad, Comoros, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Lesotho, Madagascar, Palau, Rwanda, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Seychelles, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan.


ANNEX VI

Vote on University of Jerusalem 'Al Quds'

The draft resolution on a University of Jerusalem "Al Quds" for Palestine refugees (document A/52/616) was adopted by a recorded vote of 158 in favour to 2 against, with 3 abstentions, as follows:

In favour: Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Chile, China, Colombia, Côte d'Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gabon, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Latvia, Lebanon, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Monaco, Mongolia, 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, Republic of the Congo, Romania, Russian Federation, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Samoa, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Syria, Thailand, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United Republic of Tanzania, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen, Zimbabwe.

Against: Israel, United States.

Abstain: Federated States of Micronesia, Liberia, Zambia.

Absent: Burundi, Cambodia, Chad, Comoros, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Lesotho, Madagascar, Palau, Rwanda, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Seychelles, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan.


ANNEX VII

Vote on Special Committee on Israeli Practices

The draft resolution on the work of the Special Committee on Israeli Practices (document A/52/617) was adopted by a recorded vote of 83 in favour to 2 against, with 72 abstentions, as follows:

In favour: Afghanistan, Algeria, Antigua and Barbuda, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Burkina Faso, Chile, China, Colombia, Côte d'Ivoire, Cuba, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, India, Indonesia, Iran, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Lebanon, Libya, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Niger, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Qatar, Saint Lucia, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Singapore, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Syria, Thailand, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, United Republic of Tanzania, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen, Zimbabwe.

Against: Israel, United States.

Abstain: Albania, Andorra, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Belarus, Belgium, Bolivia, Bulgaria, Burundi, Cameroon, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Denmark, Ecuador, Estonia, Ethiopia, Federated States of Micronesia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Liberia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Marshall Islands, Monaco, Mongolia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Korea, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Russian Federation, Samoa, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, Spain, Swaziland, Sweden, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Zambia.

Absent: Angola, Cambodia, Cape Verde, Chad, Comoros, Costa Rica, Dominica, Dominican Republic El Salvador, Fiji, Lesotho, Madagascar, Palau, Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Seychelles, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan.


ANNEX VIII

Vote on Applicability of Geneva Convention

The draft resolution on the applicability of the 1949 Geneva Convention to the occupied Palestinian territory, including Jerusalem, and the other occupied Arab territories (document A/52/617) was adopted by a recorded vote of 156 in favour to 2 against, with 3 abstentions, as follows:

In favour: Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Chile, China, Colombia, Côte d'Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Gabon, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Latvia, Lebanon, Liberia, Libya, 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, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Republic of Korea, Republic of Moldova, Republic of the Congo, Romania, Russian Federation, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Samoa, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Sweden, Syria, Thailand, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United Republic of Tanzania, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen, Zimbabwe.

Against: Israel, United States.

Abstain: Federated States of Micronesia, Marshall Islands, Swaziland.

Absent: Burundi, Cambodia, Chad, Comoros, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Fiji, Lesotho, Madagascar, Palau, Rwanda, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Seychelles, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Zambia.


ANNEX IX

Vote on Israeli Settlements

The draft resolution on Israeli settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories, including Jersusalem, and the occupied Syrian Golan (document A/52/617) was adopted by a recorded vote of 149 in favour to 2 against, with 7 abstentions, as follows:

In favour: Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Chile, China, Colombia, Côte d'Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Denmark, Djibouti, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Gabon, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Latvia, Lebanon, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Monaco, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Niger, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Republic of Korea, Republic of Moldova, Republic of the Congo, Russian Federation, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Samoa, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Sweden, Syria, Thailand, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United Republic of Tanzania, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen, Zimbabwe.

Against: Israel, United States.

Abstain: Bulgaria, Federated States of Micronesia, Liberia, Marshall Islands, Nicaragua, Swaziland, Uruguay.

Absent: Burundi, Cambodia, Chad, Comoros, Costa Rica, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Fiji, Lesotho, Madagascar, Palau, Romania, Rwanda, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Seychelles, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Zambia.


ANNEX X

Vote on Practices Violating Palestinians' Human Rights

The draft resolution on Israeli practices violating the human rights of the Palestinian people (document A/52/617) was adopted by a recorded vote of 151 in favour to 2 against, with 7 abstentions, as follows:

In favour: Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Chile, China, Colombia, Côte d'Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Denmark, Djibouti, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Gabon, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Latvia, Lebanon, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Monaco, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, 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 Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Samoa, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Sweden, Syria, Thailand, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United Republic of Tanzania, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen, Zimbabwe.

Against: Israel, United States.

Abstain: Democratic Republic of the Congo, Federated States of Micronesia, Liberia, Marshall Islands, Nicaragua, Swaziland, Zambia.

Absent: Burundi, Cambodia, Chad, Comoros, Costa Rica, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Fiji, Lesotho, Madagascar, Palau, Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Seychelles, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan.


ANNEX XI

Vote on Occupied Syrian Golan

The draft resolution on the occupied Syrian Golan (document A/52/617) was adopted by a recorded vote of 152 in favour to 1 against, with 7 abstentions, as follows:

In favour: Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Chile, China, Colombia, Côte d'Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Denmark, Djibouti, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Gabon, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Latvia, Lebanon, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Monaco, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Niger, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Republic of Korea, Republic of Moldova, Republic of the Congo, Romania, Russian Federation, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Samoa, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Sweden, Syria, Thailand, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United Republic of Tanzania, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen, Zimbabwe.

Against: Israel.

Abstain: Federated States of Micronesia, Marshall Islands, Nicaragua, Swaziland, United States, Uruguay, Zambia.

Absent: Burundi, Cambodia, Chad, Comoros, Costa Rica, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Fiji, Lesotho, Madagascar, Palau, Rwanda, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Seychelles, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan.

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