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GA/9026
6 December 1995

ASSEMBLY ACTS ON REPORTS OF FOURTH COMMITTEE,
ADOPTS 25 RESOLUTIONS, FIVE DECISIONS

Israeli Practices, Decolonization, Information, Peace-Keeping, among Issues

The General Assembly this morning deplored Israeli policies and practices which violate the human rights of the Palestinians and other Arabs in the occupied territories and expressed the hope that, in light of recent positive political developments, those violations would end immediately.

In one of four resolutions on Israeli practices adopted this morning, the Assembly, by a vote of 69 in favour to 2 against (Israel, United States), with 80 abstentions, commended the Special Committee to Investigate Israeli Practices for its impartiality, asked it to continue its work and demanded that Israel cooperate. (For details of voting, see Annex VII.)

Overall this morning the Assembly took action on 25 draft resolutions and 5 draft decisions as recommended by its Fourth Committee (Special Political and Decolonization). In addition to Israeli practices, the Fourth Committee submitted reports on decolonization, atomic radiation, international cooperation in the peaceful uses of outer space and peace-keeping operations. Other reports presented by the Rapporteur of the Committee were on the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) and on information questions.

Adopting another text on Israeli practices by a recorded vote of 144 in favour to 2 against (Israel, United States), with 7 abstentions (Argentina, Marshall Islands, Federation States of Micronesia, Nicaragua, Panama, Russian Federation, Uruguay) the Assembly noted with satisfaction the return of a number of deportees to the occupied Palestinian territory and called on Israel to facilitate the return of the rest and accelerate the release of all remaining Palestinians arbitrarily detained or imprisoned. Pending the extension of self-government arrangements to the rest of the West Bank, the Assembly called for Israel to completely respect the fundamental freedoms of the Palestinian people (Annex IX).

By a recorded vote of 147 in favour to 2 against (Israel, United States), with 4 abstentions (Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Nicaragua, Russian Federation) the Assembly demanded that Israel accept the de jure applicability of the 1949 Geneva Convention to the occupied Palestinian territories, including Jerusalem, and other territories it had occupied since 1967, and comply scrupulously with its provisions (Annex VIII).

In another action, the Assembly called on Israel to "rescind forthwith" its decision to impose its laws, jurisdiction and administration on the occupied Syrian Golan, declaring them "null and void" and without international legal effect. By a recorded vote of 139 in favour to 1 against (Israel), with 13 abstentions, it also called on Israel to desist from changing the physical character, demographic composition, institutional structure and legal status of the occupied Syrian Golan and, in particular, from establishing settlements (Annex X).

The representatives of Venezuela and Swaziland spoke in explanation of vote on the drafts on Israeli practices.

Also on the recommendation of its Fourth Committee, the Assembly adopted seven UNRWA resolutions, including one which extended the Agency's mandate until 30 June 1999. By a recorded vote of 145 in favour to 1 against (Israel), with 1 abstention (United States), the Assembly noted with "profound concern" that UNRWA's structural deficit problem "portends an almost certain decline in the living conditions of Palestine refugees, possibly with consequences for the peace process." (Annex I).

By that text the Assembly called on all governments, as a matter of urgency, to contribute generously to meet the Agency's anticipated needs, including the costs of moving its headquarters to Gaza. Noting the significant success of UNRWA's peace implementation programme, the Assembly urged all Member States to assist the Palestinian people's economic and social development.

In other action, 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 by a recorded vote of 147 in favour to 2 against (Israel, United States), with no abstentions. It expressed hope for an accelerated return through the mechanism agreed upon by the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) and Israel in the Declaration of Principles (Annex II).

By a recorded vote of 148 votes in favour to 2 against (Israel, United States), with 2 abstentions (Russian Federation, Swaziland), the Assembly emphasized the need to strengthen the educational system in the occupied Palestinian territory, including Jerusalem, and to establish the proposed university of Jerusalem "Al-Quds". It would once more call on Israel to cooperate and remove the hindrances it had put in the way of that process (Annex VI).

In a related resolution, the Assembly urged all States to provide grants and scholarships for Palestine refugees, in a manner commensurate with their needs for higher education, including vocational training. It appealed strongly for States, specialized agencies and non-governmental organizations to augment their grants and scholarship allocations, and to contribute generously to the Palestinian universities in the occupied territory, including, in due course, the proposed University of Jerusalem "Al-Quds" for Palestine refugees. The text was adopted by a recorded vote of 150 in favour to none against, with 1 abstention (Israel) (Annex III).

By a recorded vote of 146 in favour to 2 against (Israel, United States), with 3 abstentions (Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Russian Federation), the Assembly called on Israel to respect the safety of the UNRWA's personnel and facilities in the occupied Palestinian territory, including Jerusalem. The UNRWA's Commissioner-General was asked to issue identification cards for Palestine refugees and their descendants in the occupied Palestinian territory and called on UNRWA to continue contributing towards the development of economic and social stability there (Annex IV).

In other action, the Assembly asked the Secretary-General to take appropriate steps, in consultation with the United Nations Conciliation Commission for Palestine, to protect Arab property, assets and property rights in Israel, and to establish a fund for the receipt of income derived therefrom, on behalf of its rightful owners. The text was adopted by a recorded vote of 98 in favour to 2 against (Israel, United States), with 48 abstentions (Annex V).

Acting without a vote, the Assembly adopted a resolution on the overall operation of UNRWA.

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Assembly Work Programme

The General Assembly met this morning to take up a series of reports of the Fourth Committee (Special Political and Decolonization), on the 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, peace-keeping operations in all their aspects, questions relating to information, and the occupied territories of Croatia.

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By a text on assistance to Palestine refugees, approved by a vote of 140 in favour to 1 against (Israel) with 1 abstention (United States), the Assembly would decide to extend UNRWA's mandate until 30 June 1999. It would note with regret that the refugees had not been repatriated or compensated, as provided for in paragraph 11 of its resolution 194 (III) of 11 December 1948, and that the problem continued to be a matter of concern.

The Assembly would note the significant success of UNRWA's peace implementation programme since the signing in Washington, D.C. of the Declaration of Principles on Interim Self-Government Arrangements between Israel and the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) on 13 September 1993. It would urge all Member States to extend and expedite aid and assistance for the economic and social development of the Palestine people and the occupied territories. It would further note progress on the transfer of UNRWA's headquarters to its area of operations in Gaza and request the Secretary-General, in consultation with the Agency's Commissioner-General, to present to the working group on the financing of UNRWA an updated plan on the transfer.

Referring to the seriousness of UNRWA's financial situation, 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 Palestine refugees and therefore has possible consequences for the peace process. It would call on all governments, as a matter of urgency, to make the most generous efforts possible to meet the Agency's anticipated needs, including the costs of moving its headquarters to Gaza.

By a draft text on the working group on the Financing of UNRWA, approved without a vote, the Assembly would emphasize the continued need for extraordinary efforts to maintain UNRWA's activities -- at least at current minimum levels -- and to enable it to carry out essential construction. The Assembly would commend the working group for its efforts to help ensure the Agency's financial security and would ask it to continue them for another year.

By a draft on persons displaced as a result of the June 1967 and subsequent hostilities, approved by a vote of 140 in favour to 2 against (Israel, United States) with no abstentions, the Assembly would reaffirm the right of all those persons to return to their homes or former places of residence. It would express the hope for an accelerated return of displaced persons through the mechanism agreed upon by Israel and the PLO in article XII of the Declaration of Principles on Interim Self-Government Arrangements.

Meanwhile, the Assembly would endorse the Commissioner-General's efforts to continue emergency humanitarian assistance, as far as practicable, to displaced persons in serious need. It would strongly appeal to all Governments, organizations and individuals to contribute generously to the Agency and to the other concerned intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations.

A draft resolution on offers by Member States of grants and scholarships for higher education, including vocational training, for Palestine refugees, approved by a vote of 142 in favour to none against with 1 abstention (Israel), would have the Assembly urge all States to respond to its appeal for such offers in a manner commensurate with the needs of Palestine refugees for higher education. It would strongly appeal to all States, specialized agencies and non-governmental organizations to augment the special allocations for grants and scholarships in addition to their contributions to UNRWA's regular budget.

By other terms of the text, the Assembly would invite the relevant specialized agencies and other United Nations organizations to continue assisting higher education for Palestine refugee students. It would appeal to all States, specialized agencies and the United Nations University to contribute generously to Palestinian universities in the occupied territory, including, in due course, the proposed University of Jerusalem "Al-Quds" for Palestine refugees. The Assembly would also appeal for contributions to establish vocational training centres for Palestine refugees.

By a draft resolution on UNRWA's operations, approved by a vote of 138 in favour to 2 against (Israel, United States) with 3 abstentions (Federated States of Micronesia, Marshall Islands, Russian Federation), the Assembly would call on Israel, as occupying Power, to accept the de jure applicability of the Fourth Geneva Convention of 1949, and to abide scrupulously by its provisions. It would call once again on Israel to compensate UNRWA for damages to its property and facilities resulting from Israeli actions.

By other terms of the text, the Assembly would call on Israel to abide by Articles 100, 104 and 105 of the Charter and the Convention on the Privileges and Immunities of the United Nations with regard to 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.

In addition, the Assembly would request UNRWA's Commissioner-General to issue identification cards for Palestine refugees and their descendants in the occupied Palestinian territory. It would call on UNRWA to continue contributing towards the development of economic and social stability in the occupied territory, in close cooperation with the United Nations Special Coordinator in the Occupied Territories, the specialized agencies and the World Bank.

The Assembly would urge all States, specialized agencies and non-governmental organizations to continue and to increase their contributions to UNRWA in order to ease current financial constraints and to support its assistance to the Palestine refugees.

By a draft resolution on revenues derived from Palestine refugees' properties, approved by a vote of 91 in favour to 2 against (Israel, United States) with 48 abstentions, the Assembly would ask the Secretary-General to take all appropriate steps, in consultation with the United Nations Conciliation Commission for Palestine, to protect Arab property, assets and property rights in Israel and to establish a fund for the receipt of income derived therefrom, on behalf of the rightful owners. It would once more call on Israel to render all facilities and assistance to the Secretary-General to implement the present text.

By a draft text on University of Jerusalem "Al-Quds" for Palestine refugees, approved by a vote of 138 in favour to 2 against (Israel, United States) with 1 abstention (Russian Federation), the Assembly would emphasize the need to strengthen the educational system in the occupied Palestinian territory, including Jerusalem, and specifically the need to establish the proposed university. It would ask the Secretary-General to continue taking all necessary measures to establish the University, and would once more call on Israel to remove hindrances.

The Fourth Committee's report on the report of the Special Committee on Israeli Practices (document A//50/606) contains four draft resolutions which were approved on 30 November.

By a draft resolution approved by a vote of 63 in favour to 2 against (Israel, United States) with 65 abstentions, the Assembly would demand that Israel cooperate with the Special Committee on Israeli Practices. It would deplore Israeli policies and practices which violate the human rights of the Palestinians and other Arabs of the occupied territories, and express the hope that, in the light of the recent positive political developments, those policies and practices would end immediately.

Pending complete termination of the Israeli occupation, the Special Committee would be asked to continue investigating Israeli policies and practices and to consult with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) to ensure that the welfare and human rights of people in the occupied territories were safeguarded. The Special Committee would also be asked to submit regular, periodic reports to the Secretary-General on the current situation in the occupied territory and to continue investigating the treatment of prisoners there.

The Secretary-General would be asked to provide the Special Committee with all necessary facilities, ensure the widest circulation of its reports and information on its activities and findings through the Department of Public Information (DPI) and, where necessary, to reprint reports that were no longer available.

A draft resolution on the 1949 Geneva Convention would have the Assembly reaffirm the Convention's applicability to the occupied Palestinian territory, including Jerusalem, and other Arab territories occupied by Israel since 1967. It would demand that Israel accept the de jure applicability of the Convention in those territories and comply scrupulously with its provisions. The draft resolution was approved by a vote of 127 in favour to 2 against (Israel, United States) with 4 abstentions (Federated States of Micronesia, Marshall Islands, Nicaragua, Russian Federation).

By the terms of a draft resolution on Israeli practices in the occupied Territories, the Assembly would demand that Israel, as occupying Power, "desist forthwith" from any measures or actions in the occupied Palestinian territory, including Jerusalem, which violated the 1949 Geneva Convention. It would determine that all such actions had no validity, and reaffirm that Israeli settlements in the occupied territories are illegal and an obstacle to peace.

The Assembly would note with satisfaction the return of a number of deportees to the occupied Palestinian territory, and would call on Israel to facilitate the return of the rest. It would also call on Israel to accelerate the release of all remaining Palestinians arbitrarily detained or imprisoned, in line with agreements reached. Pending the extension of self-government arrangements to the rest of the West Bank, the Assembly would call for Israel's complete respect of the fundamental freedoms of the Palestinian people. The draft was approved by a vote of 122 in favour to 2 against (Israel, United States) with 8 abstentions (Argentina, Barbados, Federated States of Micronesia, Marshall Islands, Nicaragua, Panama, Russian Federation and Uruguay).

By the terms of a draft on the occupied Syrian Golan, the Assembly would call on Israel, as occupying Power, to comply with the relevant resolutions, particularly Security Council resolution 497 (1981), in which it 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. It would demand that Israel "rescind forthwith" those decisions. It 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 establishing settlements.

By other terms of the text, the Assembly would determine that all legislative and administrative measures and actions by Israel purporting to alter the character and legal status of the occupied Golan are null and void. It would further call on Israel to desist from imposing Israeli citizenship and identity cards on Syrian citizens in the occupied Golan, and to desist from its repressive measures against the population there. The Committee approved the draft resolution by a vote of 121 in favour to 1 against (Israel) with 11 abstentions.

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Action on Fourth Committee Drafts

ALLAN BREIER-CASTRO (Venezuela), Rapporteur of the Fourth Committee, introduced the Committee's reports to the General Assembly.

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The Assembly then took up the report on UNRWA (document A/50/605), which contained seven draft resolutions.

The first resolution in the report on assistance to Palestine refugees was adopted by a vote of 145 in favour to 1 against (Israel) with 1 abstention (United States). (See Annex I for voting details.)

The Assembly then adopted the resolution on the working group on the Financing of UNRWA without a vote.

It also adopted the resolution on persons displaced as a result of the June 1967 and subsequent hostilities by a vote of 147 in favour to 2 against (Israel, United States) with no abstentions. (See Annex II.)

The resolution on offers by Member States of grants and scholarships for higher education, including vocational training, for Palestine refugees was adopted by the Assembly by a vote of 150 in favour to none against with 1 abstention (Israel). (See Annex III.)

The Assembly also adopted the resolution on UNRWA's operations by a vote of 146 in favour to 2 against (Israel, United States) with 3 abstentions (Federated States of Micronesia, Marshall Islands, Russian Federation). (See Annex IV.)

It also adopted the text on revenues derived from Palestine refugees' properties by a vote of 98 in favour to 2 against (Israel, United States) with 48 abstentions. (See Annex V.)

The Assembly adopted the text on University of Jerusalem "Al-Quds" for Palestine refugees by a vote of 148 in favour to 2 against (Israel, United States) with 2 abstentions (Russian Federation, Swaziland). (See Annex VI.)

KHARASS KANE (Mauritania) said he would have voted in favour of the resolution on revenues derived from Palestine refugees' properties had he been present.

MOSES MATHENDELE DLAMINI (Swaziland) said his delegation's position had not been registered.

The Assembly then took up the Fourth Committee's report on the report of the Special Committee on Israeli Practices (document A/50/606) and its four related draft resolutions.

Explanation Before the Vote

ENRIQUE TEJERA-PARIS (Venezuela) said he would vote in favour of the resolution on Israeli Practices. His country fully supported the peace process including recent agreements. His Government saluted the parties' efforts and hoped it would no longer be necessary to consider the item at the next General Assembly session.

Mr. DLAMINI (Swaziland) said that his Government would not support the resolution on Israeli practices. He urged all parties to bury the sound of guns and use peaceful dialogue.

The Assembly adopted the resolution on the Special Committee by a vote of 69 in favour to 2 against (Israel, United States) with 80 abstentions. (See Annex VII.)

It adopted the text on the 1949 Geneva Convention by a vote of 147 in favour to 2 against (Israel, United States) with 4 abstentions (Federated States of Micronesia, Marshall Islands, Nicaragua, Russian Federation). (See Annex VIII.)

The resolution on Israeli practices in the occupied territories was adopted by the Assembly by a vote of 144 in favour to 2 against (Israel, United States) with 7 abstentions (Argentina, Federated States of Micronesia, Marshall Islands, Nicaragua, Panama, Russian Federation, Uruguay). (See Annex IX.)

The Assembly also adopted the resolution on the occupied Syrian Golan by a vote of 139 in favour to 1 against (Israel) with 13 abstentions. (See Annex X.)

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ANNEX I

Vote on Assistance to Palestine Refugees


The draft resolution on assistance to Palestine refugees (document A/50/605) was adopted by a recorded vote of 145 in favour to 1 against, with 1 abstention, as follows:

In favour: Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Congo, Côte d'Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Ecuador, Egypt, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gabon, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Guatemala, Guinea, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Lebanon, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Mexico, Monaco, Mongolia, Morocco, Myanmar, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Republic of Korea, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Russian Federation, Saint Lucia, Samoa, 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, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

Against: Israel.

Abstaining: United States.

Absent: Andorra, Angola, Bhutan, Burundi, Cape Verde, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Gambia, Grenada, Guinea-Bissau, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lesotho, Madagascar, Mauritania, Mozambique, Namibia, Norway, Palau, Rwanda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, San Marino, Seychelles, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, United Republic of Tanzania, Uzbekistan, Zaire.


ANNEX II

Vote on Persons Displaced in June 1967 on Subsequent Hostilities


The draft resolution on persons displaced as a result of the June 1967 and subsequent hostilities (document A/50/605) was adopted by a recorded vote of 147 in favour to 2 against, with 0 abstentions, as follows:

In favour: Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, 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, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gabon, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Guatemala, Guinea, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Lebanon, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Mexico, Monaco, Mongolia, Morocco, Myanmar, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Republic of Korea, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Russian Federation, Saint Lucia, Samoa, 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, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

Against: Israel, United States.

Abstaining: None.

Absent: Andorra, Angola, Bhutan, Cape Verde, Costa Rica, Equatorial Guinea, Gambia, Grenada, Guinea-Bissau, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lesotho, Madagascar, Mauritania, Mozambique, Namibia, Norway, Palau, Rwanda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, San Marino, Seychelles, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, United Republic of Tanzania, Uzbekistan, Zaire.


ANNEX III

Vote on Offers by Member States of Grants and Scholarships for Palestine Refugees


The draft resolution on offers by Member States of grants and scholarships for higher education for Palestine refugees (document A/50/605) was adopted by a recorded vote of 150 in favour to none against, with 1 abstention, as follows:

In favour: Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Congo, Côte d'Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gabon, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Guatemala, Guinea, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Lebanon, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Mexico, Monaco, Mongolia, Morocco, Myanmar, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Republic of Korea, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Russian Federation, Saint Lucia, Samoa, 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 States, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

Against: None.

Abstaining: Israel.

Absent: Andorra, Angola, Bhutan, Costa Rica, Equatorial Guinea, Gambia, Grenada, Guinea-Bissau, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lesotho, Mauritania, Mozambique, Namibia, Norway, Palau, Rwanda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, San Marino, Seychelles, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, United Republic of Tanzania, Uzbekistan, Zaire.


ANNEX IV

Vote on UNRWA's Operations


The draft resolution on UNRWA's operations (document A/50/605) was adopted by a recorded vote of 146 in favour to 2 against, with 3 abstentions, as follows:

In favour: Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, 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, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gabon, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Guatemala, Guinea, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Latvia, Lebanon, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Monaco, Mongolia, Morocco, Myanmar, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Republic of Korea, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Saint Lucia, Samoa, 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, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

Against: Israel, United States.

Abstaining: Federated States of Micronesia, Marshall Islands, Russian Federation.

Absent: Andorra, Angola, Bhutan, Costa Rica, Equatorial Guinea, Gambia, Grenada, Guinea-Bissau, Kyrgyzstan, Lesotho, Madagascar, Mauritania, Mozambique, Namibia, Norway, Palau, Rwanda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, San Marino, Seychelles, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, United Republic of Tanzania, Uzbekistan, Zaire.


ANNEX V

Vote on Revenues from Palestine Refugees' Properties


The draft resolution on revenues derived from Palestine refugees' properties (document A/50/605) was adopted by a recorded vote of 98 in favour to 2 against, with 48 abstentions, as follows:

In favour: Afghanistan, Algeria, Antigua and Barbuda, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belize, Benin, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Congo, Cote d'Ivoire, Cuba, Cyprus, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Djibouti, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, France, Gabon, Ghana, Greece, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Lebanon, Libya, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Monaco, Morocco, Myanmar, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Qatar, Republic of Korea, Saint Lucia, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Syria, Thailand, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

Against: Israel, United States.

Abstaining: Albania, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominica, Estonia, Ethiopia, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Finland, Georgia, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Kazakstan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Marshall Islands, Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Russian Federation, Samoa, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, Swaziland, Sweden, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom.

Absent: Andorra, Angola, Bhutan, Burundi, Cambodia, Costa Rica, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Gambia, Grenada, Kyrgyzstan, Lesotho, Madagascar, Mauritania, Mongolia, Mozambique, Namibia, Norway, Palau, Rwanda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, San Marino, Seychelles, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, United Republic of Tanzania, Uzbekistan, Zaire.


ANNEX VI

Vote on University of Jerusalem "Al-Quds" for Palestine Refugees


The draft resolution on the University of Jerusalem "Al-Quds" for Palestine refugees (document A/50/605) was adopted by a recorded vote of 148 in favour to 2 against with 2 abstentions, as follows:

In favour: Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, 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, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gabon, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Latvia, Lebanon, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Mexico, Monaco, Mongolia, Morocco, Myanmar, 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, Romania, Saint Lucia, Samoa, 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, Uruguay, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

Against: Israel, United States.

Abstaining: Russian Federation, Swaziland.

Absent: Andorra, Angola, Bhutan, Costa Rica, Equatorial Guinea, Gambia, Grenada, Kyrgyzstan, Lesotho, Madagascar, Mauritania, Mozambique, Namibia, Palau, Rwanda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, San Marino, Seychelles, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, United Republic of Tanzania, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Zaire.


ANNEX VII

Vote on Special Committee on Israeli Practices


The draft resolution on the Special Committee on Israeli Practices (document A/50/606) was adopted by a recorded vote of 69 in favour to 2 against, with 80 abstentions, as follows:

In favour: Afghanistan, Algeria, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Benin, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Cote d'Ivoire, Cuba, Djibouti, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Egypt, Ghana, Guinea, Guyana, Haiti, India, Indonesia, Iran, Jordan, Kuwait, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Lebanon, Libya, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Morocco, Myanmar, Nepal, Niger, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Philippines, Qatar, Saint Lucia, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Singapore, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Syria, Thailand, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Uganda, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

Against: Israel, United States.

Abstaining: Albania, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Estonia, Ethiopia, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gabon, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea-Bissau, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Kazakstan, Kenya, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Marshall Islands, Monaco, Mongolia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Korea, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Russian Federation, Samoa, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, Spain, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Uruguay, Vanuatu.

Absent: Andorra, Angola, Bhutan, Burundi, Cape Verde, Congo, Costa Rica, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Gambia, Kyrgyzstan, Lesotho, Madagascar, Mozambique, Namibia, Palau, Rwanda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, San Marino, Seychelles, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, United Republic of Tanzania, Uzbekistan, Zaire.


ANNEX VIII

Vote on the 1949 Geneva Convention


The draft resolution on the 1949 Geneva Convention (document A/50/606) was adopted by a recorded vote of 147 in favour to 2 against, with 4 abstentions, as follows:

In favour: Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Cote d'Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, 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, Kazakstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Latvia, Lebanon, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Monaco, Mongolia, Morocco, Myanmar, 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, Saint Lucia, Samoa, 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, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

Against: Israel, United States.

Abstaining: Federated States of Micronesia, Marshall Islands, Nicaragua, Russian Federation.

Absent: Andorra, Angola, Bhutan, Cambodia, Congo, Costa Rica, Equatorial Guinea, Gambia, Kyrgyzstan, Lesotho, Madagascar, Mozambique, Namibia, Palau, Rwanda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, San Marino, Seychelles, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, United Republic of Tanzania, Uzbekistan, Zaire.


ANNEX IX

Vote on Israel Practices in Occupied Territories


The draft resolution on Israel practices in the occupied territories (document A/50/606) was adopted by a recorded vote of 144 in favour to 2 against, with 7 abstentions, as follows:

In favour: Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Antigua and Barbuda, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Cote d'Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, 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, Kazakstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Latvia, Lebanon, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Monaco, Mongolia, Morocco, Myanmar, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Niger, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Republic of Korea, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Saint Lucia, Samoa, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Syria, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Thailand, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Uganda, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

Against: Israel, United States.

Abstaining: Argentina, Federated States of Micronesia, Marshall Islands, Nicaragua, Panama, Russian Federation, Uruguay.

Absent: Andorra, Angola, Bhutan, Cambodia, Congo, Costa Rica, Equatorial Guinea, Gambia, Kyrgyzstan, Lesotho, Madagascar, Mozambique, Namibia, Palau, Rwanda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, San Marino, Seychelles, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, United Republic of Tanzania, Uzbekistan, Zaire.


ANNEX X

Vote on Occupied Syrian Golan


The draft resolution on the occupied Syrian Golan (document A/50/606) was adopted by a recorded vote of 139 in favour to 1 against, with 13 abstentions, as follows:

In favour: Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Cote d'Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Djibouti, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Ecuador, Egypt, 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, Kazakstan, Kuwait, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Latvia, Lebanon, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Monaco, Mongolia, Morocco, Myanmar, 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, Saint Lucia, Samoa, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Syria, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Thailand, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Uganda, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

Against: Israel.

Abstaining: Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Bahamas, Barbados, Dominica, El Salvador, Federated States of Micronesia, Kenya, Marshall Islands, Nicaragua, Russian Federation, United States, Uruguay.

Absent: Andorra, Angola, Bhutan, Cambodia, Congo, Costa Rica, Equatorial Guinea, Gambia, Kyrgyzstan, Lesotho, Madagascar, Mozambique, Namibia, Palau, Rwanda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, San Marino, Seychelles, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, United Republic of Tanzania, Uzbekistan, Zaire.

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