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Fifty-fourth General Assembly
Plenary
71st Meeting (PM)
GA/9677
6 December 1999


ASSEMBLY URGES ENRICHMENT OF UNITED NATIONS 'INTERNET' PRESENCE,

FULL USE OF EMERGING INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES


Texts from Fourth Committee Also Adopted on Issues of Outer
Space, Declaration on Decolonization, Situation of Palestine Refugees


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Also this afternoon, the Assembly adopted 12 resolutions concerning the activities of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) and the report of the Special Committee to Investigate Israeli Practices in the Occupied Territories.

By one of five resolutions relating to Israeli practices, the Assembly called upon Israel to desist from imposing Israeli citizenship and identity cards on the Syrian citizens in the occupied Syrian Golan, and from its repressive measures against the population there. That resolution was approved by a recorded vote of 150 in favour, to 1 against with 5 abstentions. (For details of the voting see Annex XI.)

dopting another text, by a recorded vote of 149 in favour to 3 against (Israel, Federated States of Micronesia, United States) with 3 abstentions (Marshall Islands, Swaziland, Uruguay), the Assembly reaffirmed that Israeli settlements in the Palestinian territory, including Jerusalem, and in the occupied Syrian Golan, were illegal and an obstacle to peace and socio-economic development. (See Annex IX.)

By the terms of another text, the Assembly reaffirmed that the 1949 Geneva Convention on the treatment of civilians in the time of war was applicable to the occupied Palestinian territory, including Jerusalem and other occupied Arab territories occupied by Israel since 1967. That draft was approved by a recorded vote of 154 in favour to 2 against (Israel, United States) with 1 abstention (Federated States of Micronesia. (Annex VIII.)

A draft on the work of the Special Committee on Israeli Practices was adopted by 84 votes in favour to 2 against (Israel, United States) with 67 abstentions. The Assembly demanded that Israel cooperate with the Special Committee in implementing its mandate. It deplored Israeli policies and practices violating the human rights of the Palestinian people and other Arabs of the occupied territories (Annex VII.)

By another text on Israeli practices, the Assembly called upon Israel to accelerate the release of all remaining Palestinians arbitrarily detained or imprisoned, in line with agreements already reached, and to guarantee the freedom of movement of persons and goods in the occupied territory. That text was approved by a recorded vote of 150 in favour to 2 against (Israel, United States), with 3 abstentions (Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Swaziland). (Annex X.)

The Assembly adopted by 155 in favour to 1 against (Israel), with 2 abstentions (Federated States of Micronesia, United States) a resolution reiterating its deep concern over UNRWA's persisting critical financial situation and urging all Member States to extend assistance for the socio-economic development of the Palestinian people and the occupied territories. (Annex I.) Acting without a vote, the Assembly adopted a related resolution on the financing of UNRWA.

By another text, adopted by a recorded vote of 154 in favour, to 2 against (Israel, United States) with 2 abstentions (Federated States of Micronesia, Marshall Islands), the Assembly reaffirmed the right of all persons displaced as a result of hostilities to return to their homes or former places of residence in the territories occupied by Israel since June 1967. (Annex II.)

Adopting a further UNRWA text, the Assembly strongly appealed to all Member States, specialized agencies and non-governmental organizations to augment special allocations for grants and scholarships to Palestine refugees in addition to their contributions to the Agency's regular budget. That resolution was adopted by 158 votes in favour to none against, with 1 abstention (Israel). (Annex III.)

A resolution on the operations of UNRWA was adopted by 154 votes in favour to 2 against (Israel, United States) with 1 abstention (Federated States of Micronesia). By its terms, the Assembly called upon Israel to compensate the Agency for damage to its property and facilities resulting from Israeli actions. (Annex IV.)

By the terms of another draft, adopted by 154 votes in favour, to 2 against (Israel, United States), with 2 abstentions (Federated States of Micronesia, Marshall Islands), the Assembly urged the Palestinian and Israeli sides to deal with the issue of Palestine refugees' properties and their revenues in the framework of the final status negotiations of the Middle East negotiations. (Annex V.)

A resolution on University of Jerusalem "Al-Quds" for Palestine refugees was approved by a recorded vote of 155 in favour to 2 against (Israel, United States), with 1 abstention (Federated States of Micronesia). It called once more upon Israel to remove all hindrances in the way of establishing the proposed university. (Annex VI.)

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Assembly Work Programme

The General Assembly was expected to take action this afternoon on a number of draft resolutions and draft decisions relating to reports of its Fourth Committee (Special Political and Decolonization).

Among the topics addressed in those reports are: effects of atomic radiation; international cooperation in the peaceful uses of outer space; 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; comprehensive review of peacekeeping operations; and questions relating to information.

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Of the seven drafts on UNRWA (document A/54/575), the first, on assistance to Palestine refugees, would have the General Assembly reiterate its deep concern regarding the Agency's persisting critical financial situation as outlined in the report of the Commissioner-General. It would note with profound concern that the continuing shortfall in the Agency's finances has a significant negative influence on the living conditions of the Palestine refugees most in need and that it therefore has possible consequences for the peace process. The Assembly would call upon all donors, as a matter of urgency, to make the most generous efforts possible to meet UNRWA's anticipated needs, including the remaining costs of moving the headquarters to Gaza, and encourage contributing governments to contribute regularly and to consider increasing their contributions.

The second draft, on the Working Group on the Financing of UNRWA, the Assembly would request the Working Group to continue its efforts, in cooperation with the Secretary- General and the Commissioner-General, to find a solution to the Agency's financial situation. It would welcome the new, unified budget structure for the 2000-2001 biennium 2000-2001, which can contribute significantly to improved budgetary transparency.

Under the terms of a text relating to persons displaced as a result of the June 1967 and subsequent hostilities, the Assembly would reaffirm the right of all persons displaced as a result of those 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 an accelerated return of displaced people through the mechanism agreed upon by the parties in article XII of the 1993 Declaration of Principles on Interim Self-Government Arrangements.

By a text on offers by Member States of grants and scholarships for higher education, including vocational training, for Palestine refugees, 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 the UNRWA. It would also request the Agency to act as the recipient and trustee for those special allocations and to award them to qualified Palestine refugee candidates.

According to a draft on operations of UNRWA, the Assembly would call upon Israel to accept the de jure applicability of the Geneva Convention relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War, of 12 August 1949, and to abide scrupulously by its provisions. It would also call upon Israel to abide by Articles 100, 104, and 105 of the United Nations Charter and the Convention on the Privileges and Immunities of the United Nations with regard to the safety of UNRWA personnel and the protection of its institutions and the safeguarding of the security of its facilities in the occupied Palestinian territory, including Jerusalem. In addition, the Assembly would call once again upon the Government of Israel to compensate the Agency for damages to its property and facilities resulting from actions by the Israeli side.

According to a text on Palestine refugees' properties and their revenues, the Assembly would reaffirm that the Palestinian refugees are entitled to their property and to income derived therefrom, in conformity with the principles of justice and equity. It would urge the Palestinian and Israeli sides, as agreed between them, to deal with the important issue ofthe refugees' properties and their revenues in the framework of the final status negotiations of the Middle East peace process.

A draft on a University of Jerusalem "Al Quds" for Palestine refugees would have the Assembly emphasize the need to strengthen the educational system in the Palestinian territory occupied by Israel since 5 June 1967, including Jerusalem, and specifically the need for the establishment of the proposed university. The Assembly would also call once more upon Israel to remove the hindrances that it has put in the way of establishing the University of Jerusalem "Al Quds".

By one of five draft resolutions in the report of the Special Committee on Israeli Practices (document A/54/576), the General Assembly would commend that body for its efforts and its impartiality. It would demand that Israel cooperate with the Special Committee in implementing its mandate.

Also by that text, the Assembly would deplore those policies and practices of Israel which violate the human rights of the Palestinian people and other Arabs of the occupied territories, as reflected in the reports of the Special Committee covering the reporting period.

By a draft on applicability of the Geneva Convention relative to the protection of civilian persons during time of war, the Assembly would reaffirm that the Convention is applicable to the occupied Palestinian territory, including Jerusalem, and other occupied Arab territories occupied by Israel since 1967. The Assembly would demand that Israel accept the Convention's de jure applicability in the occupied territories and that it comply scrupulously with the its provisions.

Under the terms of a text on Israeli settlements in occupied Palestinian territory, including Jerusalem, and the occupied Syrian Golan, the Assembly would reaffirm that Israeli settlements in the Palestinian territory, including Jerusalem, and in the occupied Syrian Golan are illegal and an obstacle to peace and socio-economic development.

Further, the Assembly would demand complete cessation of the construction of the new settlement in Jabal Abu-Ghneim and of all Israeli settlement activities in the occupied Palestinian territory, including Jerusalem, and in the occupied Syrian Golan.

Also, Assembly would stress the need for full implementation of Security Council resolution 904 (1994) in which, among other things, the Council called upon Israel, the occupying Power, to continue to take and implement measures, including confiscation of arms, with the aim of preventing illegal acts of violence by Israeli settlers, and called for measures to guarantee the safety and protection of the Palestinian civilians in the occupied territory.

By a text on Israeli practices affecting the human rights of the Palestinian people in the occupied Palestinian territory, including Jerusalem, the Assembly would demand that Israel cease all practices and actions which violate the human rights of the Palestinian people. It would call upon Israel to accelerate the release of all remaining Palestinians arbitrarily detained or imprisoned, in line with agreements already reached, and call for complete respect by Israel of all fundamental freedoms of the Palestinian people.

The Assembly would stress the need to preserve the territorial integrity of all the occupied Palestinian territory and to guarantee the freedom of movement of persons and goods within the Palestinian territory, including the removal of restrictions on movement into and from East Jerusalem, and the freedom of movement to and from the outside world.

By a draft 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), in which the Council, inter alia, decided that the Israeli decision to impose its laws, jurisdiction and administration on the occupied Syrian Golan was null and void and without international legal effect, and demanded that Israel, the occupying Power, should rescind forthwith its 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, by other terms. It would determine that all legislative and administrative measures and actions by Israel purporting to alter the character and legal status of the occupied Syrian Golan are null and void, constitute a flagrant violation of international law and of the Geneva Convention relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War, of 12 August 1949, and have no legal effect.

Further, the Assembly would call upon Israel to desist from imposing Israeli citizenship and identity cards on the Syrian citizens in the occupied Syrian Golan and to desist from its repressive measures against the population of the occupied Syrian Golan.

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Action on Texts

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Turning to the Fourth Committee's report on United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) (document A/54/575), the Assembly first adopted the draft on assistance to Palestine refugees by a recorded vote of 155 in favour to 1 against (Israel), with 2 abstentions (Federated States of Micronesia, United States) (For details of the vote, see Annex I).

The draft on the financing of the UNRWA was adopted without a vote.

The draft on persons displaced as a result of the June 1967 and subsequent hostilities was adopted by a recorded vote of 154 in favour to 2 against (Israel, United States), with 2 abstentions (Federated States of Micronesia, Marshall Islands) (Annex II).

The draft on offers by Member States of grants and scholarships for higher education and vocational training for Palestine refugees was adopted by a recorded vote of 158 in favour to none against, with 1 abstention (Israel) (Annex III).

By a recorded vote of 154 in favour to 2 against (Israel, United States), with 1 abstention (Federated States of Micronesia), the Assembly adopted the draft on operations of UNRWA (Annex IV).

The draft on Palestine refugees' properties and their revenues was adopted by a recorded vote of 154 in favour to 2 against (Israel, United States), with 2 abstentions (Federated States of Micronesia, Marshall Islands) (Annex V).

The Assembly then adopted the draft on University of Jerusalem "Al-Quds" for Palestine refugees by a recorded vote of 155 in favour to 2 against (Israel, United States), with 1 abstention (Federated States of Micronesia) (Annex VI)

The Assembly then took action on draft resolutions on Israeli Practices (document A/54/576). It adopted the draft on the work of the Special Committee to Investigate Israeli Practices by a recorded vote of 84 in favour to 2 against (Israel, United States), with 67 abstentions (For additional information, see Annex VII).

The draft on the applicability of the Geneva Convention relative to the protection of civilians time of war has adopted by a recorded vote of 154 in favour to 2 against (Israel, United States), with 1 abstention (Federated States of Micronesia) (Annex VIII).

The draft on Israeli settlements in the occupied territories was adopted by a recorded vote of 149 in favour to 3 against (Israel, Federated States of Micronesia, United States), with 3 abstentions (Marshall Islands, Swaziland, Uruguay) (Annex IX).

The Assembly adopted the draft on the Israeli practices in the occupied territories by a recorded vote of 150 in favour to 2 against (Israel, United States), with 3 abstentions (Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Swaziland) (Annex X).

By a recorded vote of 150 in favour to 1 against (Israel), with 5 abstentions (Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Swaziland, United States, Uruguay) the Assembly adopted the text on the occupied Syrian Golan. (Annex XI)

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ANNEX I

Vote on assistance to Palestine Refugees

The draft resolution on assistance to Palestine refugees (document A/54/575/Resolution I) was adopted by a recorded vote of 155 in favour to 1 against, with 2 abstentions.

In favour: 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, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Congo, Costa Rica, Cote
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, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala,
Guinea, Guyana, Haiti, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland,
Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Lao People's
Democratic Republic, Latvia, Lebanon, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania,
Luxembourg, Madagascar, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Marshall Islands,
Mauritius, Mexico, Monaco, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia,
Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, 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, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore,
Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan,
Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Syria, Tajikistan, Thailand, The former
Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey,
Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United Republic of Tanzania,
Uruguay, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

Against: Israel.

Abstain: Federated States of Micronesia, United States.

Absent: Afghanistan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cambodia, Comoros, Democratic
Republic of the Congo, Dominican Republic, Guinea-Bissau, Honduras,
Kiribati, Lesotho, Malawi, Nauru, Palau, Rwanda, Saint Kitts and Nevis,
Tonga, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Uzbekistan.


(END OF ANNEX I)


ANNEX II

Vote on persons displaced by June 1967 and later hostilities

The draft resolution on persons displaced as a result of the 1967 and subsequent hostilities (document A/54/575/Resolution III) was adopted by a recorded vote of 154 in favour to 2 against, with 2 abstentions:

In Favour: 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, Cambodia,
Cameroon, Canada, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Congo, Costa Rica, Cote
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, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala,
Guinea, Guyana, Haiti, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland,
Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Lao People's Democratic
Republic, Latvia, Lebanon, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg,
Madagascar, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Monaco,
Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, New
Zealand, Nicaragua, 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,
Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands,
South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Syria,
Tajikistan, Thailand, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia , Togo,
Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United
Kingdom, United Republic of Tanzania, Uruguay, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen,
Zambia, Zimbabwe.

Against: Israel, United States.

Abstain: Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia.

Absent: Afghanistan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Comoros, Democratic Republic
of the Congo, Dominican Republic, Guinea-Bissau, Honduras, Kazakhstan,
Kiribati, Lesotho, Malawi, Nauru, Palau, Rwanda, Saint Kitts and Nevis,
Tonga, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Uzbekistan.


(END OF ANNEX II)


ANNEX III

Vote on offers of grants and scholarships for refugees

The draft resolution on offers by Member States of grants and scholarships for Palestine refugees (Document A/54/575/Resolution IV) was adopted by a recorded vote of 158 in favour to none against, with 1 abstention.

In Favour: 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, Cambodia,
Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Congo, Costa
Rica, Cote 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, Gambia, Georgia, Germany,
Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guyana, Haiti, Hungary, Iceland,
India, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan,
Kenya, Kuwait, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Latvia, Lebanon, Libya,
Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali,
Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Mexico, Monaco, Mongolia, Morocco,
Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua,
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, Seychelles, Sierra
Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Spain,
Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Syria, Tajikistan, Thailand,
The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago,
Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United
Republic of Tanzania, United States, Uruguay, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen,
Zambia, Zimbabwe.

Against: None.

Abstain: Israel

Absent: Afghanistan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Comoros, Democratic Republic
of the Congo, Dominican Republic, Guinea-Bissau, Honduras, Kiribati,
Lesotho, Malawi, Nauru, Palau, Rwanda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Tonga,
Turkmenistan, Uganda, Uzbekistan.


(END OF ANNEX III)


ANNEX IV

Vote on Operations of United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine
Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA)

The draft resolution on the operations of United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (document A/54/575/Resolution V) was adopted by a recorded vote on 154 in favour, to 2 against, with 1 abstention, as follows:

In favour: 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, Cambodia,
Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Congo, Costa
Rica, Cote 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, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala,
Guinea, Guyana, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Italy,
Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Lao People's Democratic Republic,
Latvia, Lebanon, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Madagascar,
Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Mexico,
Monaco, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal,
Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, 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, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia,
Solomon Islands, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname,
Swaziland, Sweden, Syria, Tajikistan, Thailand, The former Yugoslav
Republic of Macedonia, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine,
United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United Republic of Tanzania, Uruguay,
Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

Against: Israel, United States.

Abstain: Federated States of Micronesia.

Absent: Afghanistan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Comoros, Democratic Republic of
the Congo, Dominican Republic, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Honduras, Kazakhstan,
Kiribati, Lesotho, Malawi, Nauru, Palau, Rwanda, Saint Kitts and Nevis,
Tonga, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Uzbekistan.


(END OF ANNEX IV)


ANNEX V

Vote on properties and revenues of Palestine refugees

The draft resolution on Palestine refugees' properties and their revenues (document A/54/575-Resolution VI) was adopted by a recorded vote of 154 in favour to 2 against, with 2 abstentions as follows:

In favour: 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, Cambodia,
Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Congo, Costa
Rica, Cote 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, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala,
Guinea, Guyana, Haiti, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland,
Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Lao People's Democratic
Republic, Latvia, Lebanon, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg,
Madagascar, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Monaco,
Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, New
Zealand, Nicaragua, 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,
Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands,
South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Syria,
Tajikistan, Thailand, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Togo,
Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United
Kingdom, United Republic of Tanzania, Uruguay, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen,
Zambia, Zimbabwe.

Against: Israel, United States.

Abstain: Federated States of Micronesia, Marshall Islands.

Absent: Afghanistan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Comoros, Democratic Republic of
the Congo, Dominican Republic, Guinea-Bissau, Honduras, Kazakhstan,
Kiribati, Lesotho, Malawi, Nauru, Palau, Rwanda, Saint Kitts and Nevis,
Tonga, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Uzbekistan.


(END OF ANNEX V)


ANNEX VI

Vote on University of Jerusalem "Al Quds"

The draft resolution on University of Jerusalem "Al Quds" (document A/54/575/Resolution VI) was adopted by a recorded vote of 155 in favour to 2 against, with 1 abstention:

In Favour: 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, Cambodia,
Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Congo, Cote
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, Gambia, Georgia, Germany,
Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guyana, Haiti, Hungary, Iceland,
India, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan,
Kenya, Kuwait, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Latvia, Lebanon, Libya,
Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali,
Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Mexico, Monaco, Mongolia, Morocco,
Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua,
Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Papau 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, Seychelles, Sierra
Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Spain,
Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Syria, Tajikistan, Thailand,
The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago,
Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United
Republic of Tanzania, Uruguay, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen, Zambia,
Zimbabwe.

Against: Israel, United States.

Abstain: Federated States of Micronesia.

Absent: Afghanistan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Comoros, Costa Rica,
Democratic Republic of the Congo, Dominican Republic, Guinea-Bissau,
Honduras, Kiribati, Lesotho, Malawi, Nauru, Palau, Rwanda, Saint Kitts and
Nevis, Tonga, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Uzbekistan.


(END OF ANNEX VI)


ANNEX VII

Vote on work of Special Committee on Israeli Practices

The draft resolution on the Work of the Special Committee to Investigate Israeli Practices affecting human rights of the Palestinian people and other Arabs in the occupied territories (document A/54/576/Resolution I) was adopted by a recorded vote on 84 in favour to 2 against with 67 abstentions as follows:

In favour: Algeria, Angola, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belarus,
Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Burkina Faso,
Cambodia, Cape Verde, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Congo, Cote d'Ivoire,
Cuba, Cyprus, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Djibouti, Dominica,
Ecuador, Egypt, Eritrea, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Guyana, Haiti, India,
Indonesia, Iran, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Lao People's Democratic Republic,
Lebanon, Libya, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico,
Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan,
Panama, 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, United Arab
Emirates, United Republic of Tanzania, Uruguay, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen,
Zambia, Zimbabwe.

Against: Israel, United States.

Abstain: Albania, Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia,
Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Barbados, Belgium, Bolivia, Bulgaria,
Cameroon, Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Equatorial Guinea,
Estonia, Ethiopia, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Finland, France,
Georgia, Germany, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland,
Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania,
Luxembourg, Madagascar, Marshall Islands, Monaco, Mongolia, Netherlands,
New Zealand, Norway, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Korea,
Republic of Moldova, Romania, Russian Federation, Saint Vincent and the
Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, Spain,
Swaziland, Sweden, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia , Ukraine,
United Kingdom.

Absent: Afghanistan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Comoros, Costa Rica,
Democratic Republic of the Congo, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Gambia,
Guinea-Bissau, Honduras, Kiribati, Lesotho, Malawi, Nauru, Nicaragua, Palau,
Rwanda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Tajikistan, Tonga, Turkmenistan, Uganda,
Uzbekistan.


(END OF ANNEX VII)


ANNEX VIII

Vote on Applicability of Geneva Convention

The draft resolution on the applicability to the occupied Palestinian territory of the Geneva Convention on the protection of civilians in time of war (document A/54/576/Resolution II) was adopted by a recorded vote of 154 in favour to 2 against, with 1 abstention:

In favour: 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, Cambodia,
Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Congo, Cote
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, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala,
Guinea, Guyana, Haiti, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland,
Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Lao People's
Democratic Republic, Latvia, Lebanon, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania,
Luxembourg, Madagascar, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Marshall Islands,
Mauritius, Mexico, Monaco, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia,
Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, 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, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia,
Solomon Islands, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname,
Swaziland, Sweden, Syria, Tajikistan, Thailand, The former Yugoslav
Republic of Macedonia, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine,
United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United Republic of Tanzania, Uruguay,
Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

Against: Israel, United States.

Abstain: Federated States of Micronesia.

Absent: Afghanistan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Comoros, Costa Rica,
Democratic Republic of the Congo, Dominican Republic, Guinea-Bissau,
Honduras, Kiribati, Lesotho, Malawi, Nauru, Palau, Rwanda, Saint Kitts and
Nevis, Tonga, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Uzbekistan.


(END OF ANNEX XIII)


ANNEX IX

Vote on Israeli settlements in occupied Palestine territory

The draft resolution on Israeli settlements in the occupied Palestinian territory (document A/54/576/Resolution III) was adopted by a recorded vote of 149 in favour to 3 against, with 3 abstentions:

In Favour: 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, Cambodia,
Canada, Cape Verde, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Congo, Cote 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, Gambia,
Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guyana, Haiti,
Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Japan,
Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Latvia, Lebanon,
Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Malaysia,
Maldives, Mali, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Monaco, Mongolia, Morocco,
Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua,
Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Papau 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, Sierra Leone,
Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Spain, Sri
Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Sweden, Syria, Tajikistan, Thailand, The former
Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey,
United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United Republic of Tanzania,
Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

Against: Federated States of Micronesia, Israel, United States.

Abstain: Marshall Islands, Swaziland, Uruguay.

Absent: Afghanistan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cameroon, Comoros, Costa
Rica, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Dominican Republic, Guinea-Bissau,
Honduras, Kazakhstan, Kiribati, Lesotho, Malawi, Nauru, Palau, Rwanda,
Saint Kitts and Nevis, Seychelles, Tonga, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Uzbekistan.


(END OF ANNEX IX)


ANNEX X

Vote on Israeli practices affecting human rights

The draft resolution on Israeli practices affecting human rights of the Palestinian people in the occupied territory (Document A/54/576/Resolution IV) was adopted by a recorded vote of 150 in favour to 2 against, with 3 abstentions, as follows:

In Favour: 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, Cambodia,
Canada, Cape Verde, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Congo, Cote 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, Gambia,
Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guyana, Haiti,
Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Japan,
Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Latvia, Lebanon,
Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Malaysia,
Maldives, Mali, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Monaco, Mongolia, Morocco,
Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua,
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, Sierra Leone,
Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Spain, Sri
Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Sweden, Syria, Tajikistan, Thailand, The former
Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey,
Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United Republic of Tanzania,
Uruguay, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

Against: Israel, United States.

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

Absent: Afghanistan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cameroon, Comoros, Costa
Rica, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Dominican Republic, Guinea-Bissau,
Honduras, Kazakhstan, Kiribati, Lesotho, Malawi, Nauru, Palau, Rwanda,
Saint Kitts and Nevis, Seychelles, Tonga, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Uzbekistan.


(END OF ANNEX X)


ANNEX XI

Vote on occupied Syrian Golan

The draft resolution on the occupied Syrian Golan (Document A/54/576/Resolution V) was adopted by a recorded vote of 150 in favour to 1 against, with 5 abstentions.

In Favour: Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda,
Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh,
Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Botswana,
Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Cameroon,
Canada, Cape Verde, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Congo, Costa Rica, Cote
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, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala,
Guinea, Guyana, Haiti, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland,
Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Lao People's Democratic
Republic, Latvia, Lebanon, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg,
Madagascar, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Monaco,
Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, New
Zealand, Nicaragua, 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,
Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, South Africa,
Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Sweden, Syria, Tajikistan, Thailand, The
former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia,
Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United Republic of
Tanzania, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

Against: Israel.

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

Absent: Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Comoros,
Democratic Republic of the Congo, Dominican Republic, Guinea-Bissau,
Honduras, Kazakhstan, Kiribati, Lesotho, Malawi, Nauru, Palau, Rwanda,
Saint Kitts and Nevis, Seychelles, Tonga, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Uzbekistan.


(END OF ANNEX XI)


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