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GA/9844
8 December 2000



Fifty-fifth General Assembly
Plenary
83rd Meeting (AM)

GENERAL ASSEMBLY COMMEMORATES 40TH ANNIVERSARY OF
DECOLONIZATION DECLARATION, DECLARES 2001 – 2010 SECOND DECADE
FOR ELIMINATION OF COLONIALISM


Adopts 19 Texts Recommended by Fourth Committee on Atomic Radiation,
Outer Space, Palestine Relief and Works Agency, Information, Decolonization


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Taking up a resolution on the work of Special Committee to Investigate Israeli Practices Affecting the Human Rights of the Palestinian People and Other Arabs of the Occupied Territories, the Assembly adopted that text by a recorded vote of 91 in favour to 2 against (Israel, United States) with 61 abstentions. The text condemned the excessive use of force resulting in the last few weeks in more than 160 Palestinian deaths and thousands of injuries. (See Annex VII.)

Adopting a text on the applicability of the Geneva Convention relative to the protection of civilian persons during time of war, the Assembly reaffirmed that the Convention is applicable to the occupied Palestinian territory, including Jerusalem, and other Arab territories occupied by Israel since 1967. It reiterated the need for speedy implementation of the recommendations contained in resolutions ES-10/3 of 15 July 1997, ES-10/4 of 13 November 1997, ES-10/5 of 17 March 1998 and ES-10/6 of 9 February 1999 with regard to ensuring respect by Israel for the Convention. That resolution was adopted by a recorded 152 votes in favour to 2 against (Israel, United States) with 2 abstentions (Federated States of Micronesia, Marshall Islands). (See Annex VIII.)

By a recorded vote of 152 in favour to 4 against (Federated States of Micronesia, Israel, Marshall Islands, United States) and no abstentions, the Assembly adopted a resolution reaffirming that Israeli settlements in the occupied Palestinian territory and the occupied Syrian Golan are illegal and an obstacle to peace and socio-economic development. The Assembly demanded complete cessation of the construction of the new settlement in Jabal Abu-Ghneim and of all Israeli settlement activities. (See Annex IX.)

Adopting a text on Israeli practices affecting the human rights of the Palestinian people in the occupied Palestinian territory, including Jerusalem, the Assembly condemned all acts of violence, especially the excessive use of force against Palestinian civilians, resulting in injury and loss of human life. It called for the accelerated release of all arbitrarily detained or imprisoned Palestinians, and for complete respect of all fundamental freedoms of the Palestinian people. The recorded vote was 150 in favour to 3 against (Israel, Marshall Islands, United States) with 1 abstention (Federated States of Micronesia). (See Annex X.)

In a resolution adopted by a recorded 150 votes in favour to 1 against (Israel) with 4 abstentions (Federated States of Micronesia, Marshall Islands, Nauru, United States), the Assembly called upon Israel to desist from imposing Israeli citizenship and identity cards on the Syrian citizens in the occupied Syrian Golan. It deplored the violations by Israel of the Geneva Convention relative to the Protection of Civilians in Time of War. (See Annex XI.)

On the related issue of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), the Assembly adopted a draft resolution on assistance to Palestine refugees by a recorded vote of 156 in favour to 1 against (Israel), with 3 abstentions (Federated States of Micronesia, Marshall Islands, United States). It reiterated its deep concern regarding the Agency's persisting critical financial situation and noted 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, with possible consequences for the Middle East peace process. (See Annex I.)

By a further text the Assembly reaffirmed the right of all persons displaced as a result of the June 1967 and subsequent hostilities to return to the territories occupied by Israel since 1967. It endorsed, in the meanwhile, the efforts of the Agency’s Commissioner-General to continue to provide emergency humanitarian assistance, as a temporary measure, to persons in the area who are currently displaced and in serious need of continued assistance, as a result of the June 1967 and subsequent hostilities. That text was adopted by a recorded vote of 156 in favour to 2 against (Israel, United States) with 2 abstentions (Federated States of Micronesia, Marshall Islands). (See Annex V.)

The Assembly adopted a text on operations of UNRWA, by a recorded vote of 157 in favour to 2 against (Israel, United States) with 2 abstentions (Federated States of Micronesia, Marshall Islands). It called upon Israel to accept the de jure applicability of the Geneva Convention relative to the Protection of Civilians in Time of War, of 12 August 1949, and to compensate the Agency for damages to its property and facilities resulting from actions by the Israeli side. It requested the Commissioner-General to proceed with the issuance of identification cards for Palestine refugees and their descendants in the occupied Palestinian territory. (See Annex IV.)

A resolution on offers by Member States of grants and scholarships for higher education, including vocational training, for Palestine refugees strongly appealed to all States, specialized agencies and non-governmental organizations to augment their special allocations for grants and scholarships in addition to their contributions to UNRWA’s regular budget. The recorded vote was 160 in favour to none against with 1 abstention (Israel). (See Annex III.)

By a recorded vote of 156 in favour to 2 against (Israel, United States) with 2 abstentions (Federated States of Micronesia, Nauru), the Assembly adopted a text on the University of Jerusalem “Al Quds” for Palestine refugees. It emphasized 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 called once more upon Israel to remove the hindrances that it has put in the way of establishing the University of Jerusalem “Al Quds”. (See Annex VI.)

Without a vote, the Assembly adopted a resolution on the Working Group on the Financing of UNRWA and requested 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.

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Assembly Work Programme

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UNRWA Drafts

The Assembly also had before it seven draft resolutions on the work of UNRWA (document A/55/570).

A text on assistance to Palestine refugees (document A/55/570-I) recommends that the General Assembly reiterate its deep concern regarding the Agency's persisting critical financial situation as outlined in the report of UNRWA's Commissioner-General. The Assembly 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, with possible consequences for the peace process.

By other terms, the Assembly would note with regret that repatriation or compensation of the refugees, as provided for in its resolution 194 (III), has not yet been effected, and also that the United Nations Conciliation Commission for Palestine has been unable to achieve progress in the matter. It would urge all Member States to expedite aid and assistance with a view to the economic and social development of the Palestinian people and the occupied territory. Further, the Assembly would note the significant success of the Agency's Peace Implementation Programme since the signing of the Declaration of Principles on Interim Self-Government Arrangements, and stress the importance that contributions to this Programme not be at the expense of the General Fund.

The draft resolution was approved by the Committee on 10 November by a recorded vote of 123 in favour to 1 against (Israel), with 1 abstention (United States).

A draft on the Working Group on the Financing of UNRWA (document A/55/570-II) recommends that the Assembly 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, which can contribute significantly to improved budgetary transparency. Also by that draft, the Assembly would request the Secretary-General to provide the necessary services and assistance to the Working Group for the conduct of its work.

The Committee approved the draft text on 10 November without a vote.

Under the provisions of a text on persons displaced as a result of the June 1967 and subsequent hostilities (document A/ 55/570-III), 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 endorse, in the meanwhile, the Commissioner-General's efforts to continue to provide emergency humanitarian assistance, as a temporary measure, to persons in the area who are currently displaced and in serious need of continued assistance as a result of the June 1967 and subsequent hostilities.

The Committee approved the text on 10 November by a recorded vote of 122 in favour to 2 against (Israel, United States), with no abstentions.

By a draft on offers by Member States of grants and scholarships for higher education, including vocational training, for Palestine refugees (document A/55/570-IV) would have the Assembly strongly appeal to all States, specialized agencies and NGOs to augment the special allocations for grants and scholarships to Palestine refugees, in addition to their contributions to UNRWA's regular budget. 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. Further, the Assembly would appeal to all States, specialized agencies and other international bodies to contribute generously towards the establishment of vocational training centres for Palestine refugees.

The text was approved by the Committee on 10 November by a recorded vote of 123 in favour to none against, with 1 abstention (Israel).

The General Assembly would, by a text on operations of UNRWA (document A/55/570-V), 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 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. It would request the Commissioner-General to proceed with the issuance of identification cards for Palestine refugees and their descendants in the occupied Palestinian territory.

The text was approved by the Committee on 10 November by a recorded vote of 122 in favour to 2 against (Israel, United States), with no abstentions.

According to a draft on Palestine refugees’ properties and their revenues (document A/55/570-VI), the Assembly would reaffirm that the Palestine refugees are entitled to their property and to income derived therefrom, in conformity with the principles of justice and equity. The Assembly would urge the Palestinian and Israeli sides, as agreed between them, to deal with the important issue of the refugees' properties and their revenues in the framework of the final status negotiations of the Middle East peace process.

The Committee approved the draft text on 10 November by a recorded vote of 122 in favour to 2 against (Israel, United States), with no abstentions.

Under the provisions of a draft relating to the University of Jerusalem “Al Quds” for Palestine refugees (document A/55/570-VII), the General Assembly would 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, by further terms of the text, call once more upon Israel to remove the hindrances that it has put in the way of establishing the University of Jerusalem “Al Quds”.

The Committee approved the draft by recorded vote on 10 November by 122 in favour to 2 against (Israel, United States), with no abstentions.

Israeli Practices

By a text on the work 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/55/571-I), the General 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. It would especially condemn the excessive use of force resulting in the last few weeks in more than 160 Palestinian deaths and thousands of injuries.

The draft text was approved by the Committee on 10 November by a recorded vote of 68 in favour to 2 against (Israel, United States) with 53 abstentions.

According to a draft on applicability of the Geneva Convention relative to the protection of civilian persons during time of war (document A/55/571-II), the Assembly would reaffirm that the Convention is applicable to the occupied Palestinian territory, including Jerusalem, and other Arab territories occupied by Israel since 1967. It would reiterate the need for speedy implementation of the recommendations contained in resolutions ES-10/3 of 15 July 1997, ES-10/4 of 13 November 1997, ES-10/5 of 17 March 1998 and ES-10/6 of 9 February 1999 with regard to ensuring respect by Israel for the Convention.

The Committee approved the draft on 10 November by a recorded vote of 124 in favour to 2 against (Israel, United States), with no abstentions.

Another draft, on Israeli settlements in the occupied Palestinian territory, including Jerusalem, and the occupied Syrian Golan (document A/ 55/571-III), would have the Assembly reaffirm that those settlements are illegal and an obstacle to peace and socio-economic development. The Assembly would, by other terms, demand complete cessation of the construction of the new settlement in Jabal Abu-Ghneim and of all Israeli settlement activities. It would stress the need for full implementation of Security Council resolution 904 (1994), which called upon Israel to implement measures aimed at preventing illegal acts of violence by Israeli settlers, and for measures to guarantee the safety and protection of Palestinian civilians. Further, the Assembly would reiterate its call for the prevention of those illegal acts of violence by the settlers, particularly in light of recent developments.

The Committee approved the text on 10 November by a recorded vote of 124 in favour to 2 against (Israel, United States), with no abstentions.

By a text on Israeli practices affecting the human rights of the Palestinian people in the occupied Palestinian territory, including Jerusalem (document A/55/571-IV), the Assembly would condemn all acts of violence, especially the excessive use of force against Palestinian civilians, resulting in injury and loss of human life. The Assembly would, by other terms, call upon Israel to accelerate the release of all remaining Palestinians arbitrarily detained or imprisoned, and call for complete respect by Israel of all fundamental freedoms of the Palestinian people. Also, 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, into and from East Jerusalem, and to and from the outside world.

The Committee approved the text by a recorded vote of 123 in favour to 2 against (Israel, United States), with no abstentions.

A draft on the occupied Syrian Golan (document A/55/571-V), recommends that the Assembly 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 local population. It would also deplore the violations by Israel of the Geneva Convention relative to the Protection of Civilians in Time of War.

By further terms, the Assembly would call upon Israel to comply with Security Council resolution 497 (1981) in which the Council 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. 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. The Assembly would determine that all legislative and administrative actions purporting to alter the character and legal status of the occupied Syrian Golan constitute a flagrant violation of international law.

The Committee approved the text on 10 November by a vote of 124 in favour to 1 against (Israel), with 1 abstention (United States).

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Action on Draft Resolutions


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The Assembly then took up the Committee’s report on the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) (document A/55/570) which contained seven draft resolutions.

It adopted draft resolution I, on assistance to Palestine refugees, by a recorded vote of 156 in favour to 1 against (Israel), with 3 abstentions (Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, United States) (Annex I).

Acting without a vote, the Assembly adopted draft resolution II on the Working Group on the Financing of UNRWA .

It adopted draft resolution III, on persons displaced as a result of the June 1967 and subsequent hostilities by a recorded vote of 156 in favour to
2 against (Israel, United States), with 2 abstentions (Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia) (Annex II).

Draft resolution IV, on offers by Member States of grants and scholarships for higher education, including vocational training, for Palestine refugees, was adopted by a recorded vote of 160 in favour to none against, with 1 abstention (Israel) (Annex III).

The Assembly adopted draft resolution V, on operations of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East by a vote of 157 in favour to 2 against (Israel, United States), with 2 abstentions (Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia) (Annex IV).

By a recorded vote of 156 in favour to 2 against (Israel, United States), with 2 abstentions (Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia), the Assembly adopted draft resolution VI on Palestine refugees' properties and their revenues (Annex V).

The Assembly concluded its action on UNRWA-related draft resolutions by adopting a text on the University of Jerusalem "Al Quds" for Palestine refugees by a recorded vote of 156 in favour, to 2 against (Israel, United States) and
2 abstentions (Federated States of Micronesia, Nauru) (Annex VI).

The Assembly then took up the Fourth Committee's report on agenda item 85, "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/55/571), which contained five draft resolutions.

By a recorded vote of 91 in favour to 2 against (Israel, United States), with 61 abstentions, the Assembly adopted draft resolution I, on the work of the Special Committee to Investigate Israeli Practices (Annex VII).

It adopted draft resolution II, on applicability of the Geneva Convention relative to the protection of civilian persons during time of war, by a recorded vote of 152 in favour to 2 against (Israel, United States), with 2 abstentions (Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia) (Annex VIII).

Draft III, on Israeli settlements in the occupied Palestinian territory, including Jerusalem, and the occupied Syrian Golan, was adopted by a recorded vote of 152 in favour to 4 against (Israel, Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, United States), with no abstentions (Annex IX).

The Assembly adopted draft resolution IV, on Israeli Practices Affecting the Human Rights of the Palestinian People and Other Arabs of the Occupied Territories, by a recorded vote of 150 in favour to 3 against (Israel, Marshall Islands, United States), with 1 abstention (Federated States of Micronesia) (Annex X).

By a recorded vote of 150 in favour to 1 against (Israel), with 4 abstentions (Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Nauru, United States), the Assembly adopted draft resolution V, 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/55/570-I) was adopted by a recorded vote of 156 in favour to 1 against, with 3 abstentions, as follows:

In favour: Afghanistan, 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, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gabon, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, 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, Madagascar, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Monaco, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Russian Federation, Saint Lucia, Samoa, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Swaziland, Sweden, Syria, Thailand, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Togo, Tonga, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United Republic of Tanzania, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen, Yugoslavia, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

Against: Israel.

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

Absent: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Dominica, Equatorial Guinea, Gambia, Kiribati, Lesotho, Malawi, Palau, Republic of Korea, Rwanda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Sao Tome and Principe, Suriname, Tajikistan, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uzbekistan.




ANNEX II


Vote on Persons Displaced in June 1967

The draft resolution on persons displaced as a result of the June 1967 and subsequent hostilities (document A/55/570-III) was adopted by a recorded vote of 156 in favour to 2 against, with 2 abstentions, as follows:

In favour: 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, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gabon, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, 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, Madagascar, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Monaco, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nauru, 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, Samoa, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Swaziland, Sweden, Syria, Thailand, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Togo, Tonga, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United Republic of Tanzania, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen, Yugoslavia, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

Against: Israel, United States.

Abstain: Federated States of Micronesia, Marshall Islands.

Absent: Afghanistan, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Dominica, Equatorial Guinea, Gambia, Kiribati, Lesotho, Malawi, Palau, Rwanda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Sao Tome and Principe, Suriname, Tajikistan, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uzbekistan.




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/55/570-IV) was adopted by a recorded vote of 160 in favour to none against, with 1 abstention, as follows:

In favour: Afghanistan, 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, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gabon, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, 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, Madagascar, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Monaco, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nauru, 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, Samoa, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Swaziland, Sweden, Syria, Thailand, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Togo, Tonga, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United Republic of Tanzania, United States, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen, Yugoslavia, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

Against: None.

Abstain: Israel.

Absent: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Dominica, Equatorial Guinea, Gambia, Kiribati, Lesotho, Malawi, Palau, Rwanda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Sao Tome and Principe, Suriname, Tajikistan, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uzbekistan.




ANNEX IV


Vote on UNRWA Operations

The draft resolution on the operations of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) (document A/55/570-V) was adopted by a recorded vote of 157 in favour to 2 against, with
2 abstentions, as follows:

In favour: Afghanistan, 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, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gabon, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, 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, Madagascar, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Monaco, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nauru, 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, Samoa, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Swaziland, Sweden, Syria, Thailand, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Togo, Tonga, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United Republic of Tanzania, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen, Yugoslavia, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

Against: Israel, United States.

Abstain: Federated States of Micronesia, Marshall Islands.

Absent: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Dominica, Equatorial Guinea, Gambia, Kiribati, Lesotho, Malawi, Palau, Rwanda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Sao Tome and Principe, Suriname, Tajikistan, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uzbekistan.




ANNEX V


Vote on Palestine Refugees' Properties

The draft resolution on Palestine refugees' properties and their revenues (document A/55/570-VI) was adopted by a recorded vote of 156 in favour to 2 against, with 2 abstentions, as follows:

In favour: Afghanistan, 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, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gabon, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, 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, Madagascar, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Monaco, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nauru, 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, Samoa, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Swaziland, Sweden, Syria, Thailand, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Togo, Tonga, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United Republic of Tanzania, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen, Yugoslavia, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

Against: Israel, United States.

Abstain: Federated States of Micronesia, Marshall Islands.

Absent: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Dominica, Equatorial Guinea, Gambia, Kiribati, Lesotho, Malawi, Palau, Rwanda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Sao Tome and Principe, Sierra Leone, Suriname, Tajikistan, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uzbekistan.




ANNEX VI


Vote on University of Jerusalem ‘Al Quds’

The draft resolution on the University of Jerusalem ‘Al Quds’ for Palestine Refugees (document A/55/570-VII) was adopted by a recorded vote of 156 in favour to 2 against, with 2 abstentions, as follows:

In favour: Afghanistan, 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, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, Côte d’Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gabon, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, 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, Madagascar, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, 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, Samoa, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Swaziland, Sweden, Syria, Thailand, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Togo, Tonga, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United Republic of Tanzania, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen, Yugoslavia, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

Against: Israel, United States.

Abstain: Federated States of Micronesia, Nauru.

Absent: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Congo, Costa Rica, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Dominica, Equatorial Guinea, Gambia, Kiribati, Lesotho, Malawi, Palau, Rwanda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Sao Tome and Principe, Suriname, Tajikistan, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uzbekistan.



ANNEX VII


Vote on Special Committee to Investigate Israeli Practices

The draft resolution on the work 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/55/571-I) was adopted by a recorded vote of 91 in favour to 2 against, with 61 abstentions, as follows:

In favour: Afghanistan, Algeria, Antigua and Barbuda, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cape Verde, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, Côte d’Ivoire, Cuba, Cyprus, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Djibouti, Ecuador, Egypt, Eritrea, Gabon, Ghana, Grenada, Guinea, Guyana, Haiti, India, Indonesia, Iran, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Lebanon, Libya, Madagascar, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Philippines, Qatar, Saint Lucia, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Singapore, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Swaziland, Syria, Thailand, Togo, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, United Republic of Tanzania, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

Against: Israel, United States.

Abstain: Andorra, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Estonia, Ethiopia, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Marshall Islands, Monaco, Nauru, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Korea, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Russian Federation, Samoa, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, Spain, Sweden, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Tonga, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Yugoslavia.

Absent: Albania, Angola, Bahamas, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cameroon, Congo, Costa Rica, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Dominica, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Gambia, Kiribati, Lesotho, Malawi, Mongolia, Palau, Rwanda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Sao Tome and Principe, Sierra Leone, Suriname, Tajikistan, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uzbekistan.




ANNEX VIII


Vote on 1949 Geneva Convention

The draft resolution on the applicability of the Geneva Convention relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War, of 12 August 1949, to the occupied Palestinian territory, including Jerusalem and the other occupied territories (document A/55/571-II) was adopted by a recorded vote of 152 in favour to 2 against, with 2 abstentions, as follows:

In favour: Afghanistan, Algeria, Andorra, 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, Cambodia, Canada, Cape Verde, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, Côte d’Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gabon, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Latvia, Lebanon, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Monaco, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nauru, 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, Samoa, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Swaziland, Sweden, Syria, Thailand, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Togo, Tonga, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United Republic of Tanzania, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen, Yugoslavia, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

Against: Israel, United States.

Abstain: Federated States of Micronesia, Marshall Islands.

Absent: Albania, Angola, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cameroon, Congo, Costa Rica, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Dominica, Equatorial Guinea, Gambia, Kazakhstan, Kiribati, Lesotho, Malawi, Palau, Rwanda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Sao Tome and Principe, Sierra Leone, Suriname, Tajikistan, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uzbekistan.




ANNEX IX


Vote on Israeli Settlements

The draft resolution on Israeli Settlement in the occupied Palestinian territory, including Jerusalem and the occupied Syrian Golan (document A/55/571-III) was adopted by a recorded vote of 152 in favour to 4 against, with no abstentions, as follows:

In favour: Afghanistan, Algeria, Andorra, 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, Cambodia, Canada, Cape Verde, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gabon, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, 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, Madagascar, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Mauritania, 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, Samoa, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Swaziland, Sweden, Syria, Thailand, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Togo, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United Republic of Tanzania, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen, Yugoslavia, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

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

Abstain: None.

Absent: Albania, Angola, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cameroon, Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Dominica, Equatorial Guinea, Gambia, Kiribati, Lesotho, Malawi, Nauru, Palau, Rwanda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Sao Tome and Principe, Sierra Leone, Suriname, Tajikistan, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uzbekistan.




ANNEX X


Vote on Israeli Practices

The draft resolution on Israeli practices affecting the human rights of the Palestinian people in the occupied Palestinian territory, including Jerusalem (document A/55/571-IV) was adopted by a recorded vote of 152 in favour to 3 against, with 1 abstention, as follows:

In favour: Afghanistan, Algeria, Andorra, 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, Cambodia, Canada, Cape Verde, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, Côte d’Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gabon, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Latvia, Lebanon, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Mauritania, 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, Samoa, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Swaziland, Sweden, Syria, Thailand, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Togo, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United Republic of Tanzania, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen, Yugoslavia, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

Against: Israel, Marshall Islands, United States.

Abstain: Federated States of Micronesia.

Absent: Albania, Angola, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cameroon, Congo, Costa Rica, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Dominica, Equatorial Guinea, Gambia, Kazakhstan, Kiribati, Lesotho, Malawi, Nauru, Palau, Rwanda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Sao Tome and Principe, Sierra Leone, Suriname, Tajikistan, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uzbekistan.



ANNEX XI


Vote on Syrian Golan

The draft resolution on the occupied Syrian Golan (document A/55/571-V) was adopted by a recorded vote of 150 in favour to 1 against, with 4 abstentions, as follows:

In favour: Afghanistan, Algeria, Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Canada, Cape Verde, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gabon, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Latvia, Lebanon, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Mauritania, 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, Samoa, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Swaziland, Sweden, Syria, Thailand, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Togo, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United Republic of Tanzania, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen, Yugoslavia, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

Against: Israel.

Abstain: Federated States of Micronesia, Marshall Islands, Nauru, United States.

Absent: Albania, Angola, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cameroon, Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Dominica, Equatorial Guinea, Gambia, Kazakhstan, Kiribati, Lesotho, Malawi, Palau, Rwanda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Sao Tome and Principe, Sierra Leone, Suriname, Tajikistan, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uzbekistan.




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