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GA/10121
11 December 2002


Fifty-seventh General Assembly
Plenary
73rd Meeting (AM)

ISRAELI PRACTICES, PALESTINE REFUGEE AGENCY, DECOLONIZATION, INFORMATION
AMONG ISSUES ADDRESSED IN 30 TEXTS ADOPTED BY GENERAL ASSEMBLY

Acting on Recommendations of Fourth Committee,
Also Designates 29 May as International Day of UN Peacekeepers


The General Assembly this morning adopted 27 resolutions and three decisions -- all but two recommended by its Fourth Committee (Special Political and Decolonization) -- on a wide-range of agenda items, including decolonization, information, atomic radiation, the work of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), and Israeli practices in the occupied Palestinian territories.

Five of the resolutions adopted today related to 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.  Seven more texts focused on the work of UNRWA.

The Assembly demanded that Israel cooperate with the Special Committee in carrying out its mandate under a text on the work of the Committee, adopted by a recorded vote of 86 in favour to 6 against (Federated States of Micronesia, Israel, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Palau, United States), with 66 abstentions.  (For details of the vote, see Annex VII.)

In a related text, the Assembly demanded that Israel cease all practices and actions that violated the human rights of the Palestinian people.  It took that action by a recorded vote of 148 in favour to 6 against (Federated States of Micronesia, Israel, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Palau, United States), with 6 abstentions (Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu) (see Annex X).

Under a related text on Israeli settlements, the Assembly reaffirmed that Israeli settlements in the Palestinian territory, including East Jerusalem, and in the occupied Syrian Golan are illegal and an obstacle to peace and socio-economic development.  It reiterated its demand for the complete cessation of all Israeli settlement activities in the occupied Palestinian territory, including East Jerusalem, and in the occupied Syrian Golan, including the construction of the settlement in Jabal Abu Ghneim.

That resolution was adopted by a vote of 154 in favour to 6 against (Federated States of Micronesia, Israel, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Palau, United States), with 3 abstentions (Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu) (see Annex IX).

According to a text on the applicability of the 1949 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 and demanded that Israel accept the de jure applicability of the Convention and comply scrupulously with its provisions.

That resolution was adopted by a recorded vote of 155 in favour to 6 against (Federated States of Micronesia, Israel, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Palau, United States), with 3 abstentions (Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu).  (See Annex VIII.)

By the terms of a draft on the occupied Syrian Golan, the Assembly called upon Israel to comply with relevant resolutions on the occupied Syrian Golan, in particular 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.

That resolution was adopted by a recorded vote of 155 in favour to 1 against (Israel) with 9 abstentions (Federated States of Micronesia, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Palau, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, United States, Vanuatu) (Annex XI).

On the work of UNRWA, the Assembly adopted a resolution by which it called upon Israel to cease obstructing the movement of the Agency's personnel, vehicles and supplies, as well as the levying of extra fees and charges, which have had a detrimental impact on the Agency's operations.

Adopting the text by 155 in favour to 5 against (Federated States of Micronesia, Israel, Marshall Islands, Palau, United States), with 4 abstentions (Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu), the Assembly urged the Government of Israel to compensate UNRWA for damage to its property and facilities resulting from Israeli actions (see Annex IV).

A text on persons displaced as a result of the June 1967 and subsequent hostilities, adopted by a vote of 155 in favour to 5 against (Federated States of Micronesia, Israel, Marshall Islands, Palau, United States), with 3 abstentions (Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands), had the Assembly reaffirm the right of all such persons to return to their homes or former places of residence in the territories occupied by Israel since 1967 (see Annex II).

By a further text, on assistance to Palestine refugees, the Assembly noted with regret that repatriation or compensation of the refugees, as provided for in its resolution 194 (III), has not yet been effected and that the situation of the Palestine refugees continues to be a matter of concern.  The Assembly also affirmed the necessity for continuing UNRWA's work and, in that context, called upon all donors to make the most generous efforts possible to meet the anticipated needs of the Agency, including recent emergency appeals.  The text was adopted by a recorded vote of 158 in favour to 1 against (Israel), with 5 abstentions (Federated States of Micronesia, Honduras, Marshall Islands, Palau, United States) (see Annex I).

Under a related text, adopted without a vote, the Assembly requested the Working Group on UNRWA's financing to continue its efforts, in cooperation with the Secretary-General and the Commissioner-General, to find a solution to the Agency's financial situation.

Also concerning the Palestine refugees, the Assembly reiterated its previous appeals to all States, specialized agencies and non-governmental organizations to continue and to augment the special allocations for grants and scholarships to Palestine refugees, in addition to their contributions to UNRWA's regular budget, under a text adopted by a vote of 164 in favour to none against, with 1 abstention (Israel) (see Annex III).

Under the terms of a resolution on Palestine refugees' properties and their revenues, the Assembly reaffirmed that the refugees are entitled to their property and to income derived therefrom and urged the Palestinian and Israeli sides, as agreed between them, to deal with the important issue of Palestine refugees' properties and their revenues in the framework of the final status negotiations of the Middle East peace process.  The text was adopted by a vote of 159 in favour to 5 against (Federated States of Micronesia, Israel, Marshall Islands, Palau, United States), with 2 abstentions (Nauru, Solomon Islands) (see Annex V).

According to a resolution on the University of Jerusalem "Al-Quds" for Palestine refugees, the Assembly emphasized the need for strengthening 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 text was adopted by a vote of 155 in favour to 5 against (Federated States of Micronesia, Israel, Marshall Islands, Palau, United States), with 4 abstentions (Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu) (see Annex VI).

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Background

When the General Assembly met this morning, it was expected to take action on the draft resolutions and draft decisions contained in reports submitted by the Fourth Committee (Special Political and Decolonization).

Topics addressed in those reports include the effects of atomic radiation (item 74); international cooperation in the peaceful uses of outer space (item 75); the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) (item 76); Israeli practices affecting the human rights of the Palestinian people and other Arabs of the occupied territories (item 77); comprehensive review of the whole question of peacekeeping operations in all their aspects (item 78); and questions relating to information (item 79).

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UNRWA Drafts

The Assembly also had before it seven draft resolutions on the work of UNRWA (document A/57/520).

By the terms of draft resolution I on assistance to Palestine refugees, 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 that the situation of the Palestine refugees continues to be a matter of concern.  It would also note with regret that the United Nations Conciliation Commission for Palestine has been unable to find a means of achieving progress in the implementation of that resolution.  The Assembly would also request the Commission to exert continued efforts towards its implementation and to report to the Assembly no later than 1 September 2003.

By further terms, the Assembly would affirm the necessity for the continuation of UNRWA's work and the importance of its operation and services for the well-being of the Palestine refugees and for the stability of the region pending resolution of the question of Palestine refugees.  It would call upon all donors to make the most generous efforts possible to meet the anticipated needs of the Agency, including recent emergency appeals.

The Committee approved the draft resolution on 15 November by a recorded vote of 148 in favour to 1 against (Israel), with 3 abstentions (Federated States of Micronesia, Marshall Islands, United States).

By draft resolution II on the Working Group on the Financing of UNRWA, the Assembly would request the Working Group to continue its efforts, in cooperation with the Secretary-General and the Commissioner-General, to find a solution to the Agency's financial situation.  It would also request the Secretary-General to provide the necessary services and assistance to the Working Group for the conduct of its work.

The Committee approved that text on 15 November without a vote.

According to the terms of draft resolution III on persons displaced as a result of the June 1967 and subsequent hostilities, the Assembly would reaffirm the right of all persons displaced as a result of those hostilities to return to their homes or former places of residence in the territories occupied by Israel since 1967.  It would express deep concern that the mechanism agreed upon by the parties in article XII of the 1993 Declaration of Principles on Interim Self-Government Arrangements on the return of displaced persons has not been effected, and stress the necessity for an accelerated return of displaced persons.

Further, the Assembly would endorse, in the meanwhile, the efforts of the Commissioner-General to continue to provide humanitarian assistance, as far as practicable, on an emergency basis, and as a temporary measure, to persons in the area who are currently displaced and in serious need of continued assistance as a result of the June 1967 and subsequent hostilities.  It would also strongly appeal to governments, organizations and individuals to generously contribute to the Agency and to other intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations.

The Committee approved the draft resolution on 15 November by a recorded vote of 147 in favour to 4 against (Federated States of Micronesia, Israel, Marshall Islands, United States), with 3 abstentions (Honduras, Nauru, Papua New Guinea).

By draft resolution IV on offers by Member States of grants and scholarships for higher education, including vocational training, for Palestine refugees, the Assembly would reiterate its previous appeals to all States, specialized agencies and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to continue and to augment the special allocations for grants and scholarships to Palestine refugees, in addition to their contributions to UNRWA's regular budget.  It would appeal to those entities to extend assistance for higher education to Palestine refugee students and to contribute towards the establishment of vocational training centres for Palestine refugees.  The Agency would be requested to act as recipient and trustee for the special allocations for grants and scholarships.

Also by the text, the Assembly would appeal to all States, specialized agencies and the United Nations University to generously contribute to the Palestinian universities in the Palestinian territory occupied by Israel since 1967, including, in due course, the proposed University of Jerusalem "Al-Quds" for Palestine refugees.

The Committee also approved that text on 15 November by a recorded vote of 153 in favour to none against, with 1 abstention (Israel).

Draft resolution V on the operations of UNRWA would have the Assembly call upon Israel to comply fully with the provisions of the Geneva Convention relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War of 12 August 1949.  It would also call upon Israel to abide by Articles 100, 104 and 105 of the United Nations Charter and the Convention on the Privileges and Immunities of the United Nations regarding the safety of the Agency's personnel, the protection of its institutions and the safeguarding of the security of its facilities in the occupied Palestinian territory, including East Jerusalem.

By other terms of the text, the Assembly would urge the Government of Israel to compensate the Agency for damage to its property and facilities resulting from actions by the Israeli side, particularly during the reporting period (1 July 2001 to 30 June 2002).

The Assembly would also call upon Israel to cease obstructing the movement of the Agency's personnel, vehicles and supplies and to cease the levying of extra fees and charges, which have a detrimental impact on the Agency's operations.  It would also request the Commissioner-General to proceed with the issuance of identification cards for Palestinian refugees and their descendants in the occupied Palestinian territory.

Also by the draft, the Assembly would urge all States, specialized agencies and NGOs to increase their contribution to the Agency so as to ease the ongoing financial constraints, which have been exacerbated by the current humanitarian situation on the ground, and to support the Agency's work in providing assistance to the Palestine refugees.

The Committee approved the draft resolution on 15 November by a recorded vote of 147 in favour to 5 against (Federated States of Micronesia, Israel, Marshall Islands, Nauru, United States), with 1 abstention (Papua New Guinea).

Under the terms of draft resolution VI on Palestine refugees' properties and their revenues, the Assembly would reaffirm that the Palestinian refugees are entitled to their property and to income derived therefrom, in conformity with the principles of equity and justice.  It would also request the Secretary-General to take all appropriate steps, in consultation with the United Nations Conciliation Commission for Palestine, for the protection of Arab property, assets and property rights in Israel.

By further terms, the Assembly would call once again upon Israel to render all facilities and assistance to the Secretary-General in the implementation of the present resolution.  The Assembly would also urge the Palestinian and Israeli sides, as agreed between them, to deal with the important issue of Palestine refugees' properties and their revenues in the framework of the final status negotiations of the Middle East peace process.

The Committee approved that text on 15 November by a recorded vote of 147 in favour to 4 against (Federated States of Micronesia, Israel, Marshall Islands, United States), with 3 abstentions (Honduras, Nauru, Papua New Guinea).

Draft resolution VII on the University of Jerusalem "Al-Quds" for Palestine refugees would have the Assembly emphasize the need for strengthening 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 call once again upon Israel to cooperate in the implementation of the present resolution and to remove the hindrances that it has put in the way of establishing the University of Jerusalem "Al-Quds", by other terms of that text.

The draft was approved on 15 November by a recorded vote of 148 in favour to 4 against (Federated States of Micronesia, Israel, Marshall Islands, United States), with 2 abstentions (Nauru, Papua New Guinea).

Israeli Practices

The Assembly had before it five draft resolutions 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/57/521).

By draft resolution I on the work of the Special Committee, the Assembly would reiterate its demand that Israel cooperate with the Special Committee in implementing its mandate.  It would deplore those policies and practices which violate the human rights of the Palestinian people and other Arabs of the occupied territories, as reflected in the reports of the Special Committee covering the reporting period.

By other terms, the Assembly would express grave concern about the situation in the occupied Palestinian territory, including East Jerusalem, as a result of Israeli practices and measures.  It would especially condemn the excessive and indiscriminate use of force since 28 September 2000, which has resulted in almost 2,000 Palestinian deaths and tens of thousands of injuries.

Also by the text, the Assembly would request the Special Committee, pending complete termination of the Israeli occupation, to investigate Israeli policies and practices in the occupied Palestinian territory, including Jerusalem, and other Arab territories occupied by Israel since 1967, especially Israeli violations of the 1949 Geneva Convention.  It would also consult, as appropriate, with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) to ensure that the welfare and human rights of the peoples of the occupied territories are safeguarded.

The Assembly would further request the Special Committee to continue to investigate the treatment of prisoners and detainees in the occupied Palestinian territory, including Jerusalem, and other Arab territories occupied by Israel since 1967.

The Committee approved that draft on 15 November by a recorded vote of 82 in favour to 5 against (Federated States of Micronesia, Israel, Marshall Islands, Nauru, United States), with 62 abstentions.

Under the provisions of draft resolution II on the applicability of the 1949 Geneva Convention relative to the protection of civilian persons during time of war, the Assembly would reaffirm that the Convention is applicable to the occupied Palestinian territory, including East Jerusalem, and other Arab territories occupied by Israel since 1967.  The Assembly would demand that Israel accept the de jure applicability of the Convention in the occupied territories and that it comply scrupulously with its provisions.

By other terms, the Assembly would call upon all States parties to the Convention to exert all efforts to ensure respect for its provisions by Israel in the territories occupied by Israel.  It would reiterate the need for speedy implementation of the relevant recommendations contained in the tenth General Assembly emergency special session with regard to ensuring respect by Israel for the Convention's provisions.

The Committee approved the draft resolution on 15 November by a recorded vote of 145 votes in favour to 5 against (Federated States of Micronesia, Israel, Marshall Islands, Nauru, United States),with 2 abstentions (Papua New Guinea, Tuvalu).

According to draft resolution III on Israeli settlements in the occupied Palestinian territory, including Jerusalem, and the occupied Syrian Golan, the Assembly would reaffirm that Israeli settlements in the Palestinian territory, including East Jerusalem, and in the occupied Syrian Golan are illegal and an obstacle to peace and socio-economic development.  It would also call upon Israel to accept the de jure applicability of the 1949 Geneva Convention to the occupied Palestinian territory, including East Jerusalem, and to the occupied Syrian Golan, and to scrupulously abide by its provisions.

By other terms, the Assembly would reiterate its demand for the complete cessation of all Israeli settlement activities in the occupied Palestinian territory, including East Jerusalem, and in the occupied Syrian Golan, including the construction of the settlement in Jabal Abu Ghneim.  It would stress the need for full implementation of Security Council resolution 904 (1994), which called upon Israel to implement measures, including confiscation of arms, with the aim of preventing illegal acts of violence by Israeli settlers, and called for measures to guarantee the safety and protection of the Palestinian civilians.  It would also reiterate its call for the prevention of all acts of violence by Israeli settlers, particularly in light of recent developments.

The text was approved on 15 November by a recorded vote of 145 in favour to 6 against (Federated States of Micronesia, Israel, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Tuvalu, United States),with 1 abstention (Papua New Guinea).

By draft resolution IV on Israeli practices affecting the human rights of the Palestinian people in the occupied Palestinian territory, including Jerusalem, the Assembly would demand that Israel cease all practices and actions that violate the human rights of the Palestinian people.  It would also demand that Israel comply fully with the provisions of the 1949 Fourth Geneva Convention and cease immediately all measures and actions taken in violation of the Convention, including extrajudiciary executions.

The Assembly would, by further terms of the text, condemn all acts of violence, including all acts of terror, provocation, incitement and destruction, especially the excessive use of force by Israeli forces against Palestinian civilians, resulting in extensive loss of life, vast numbers of injuries and massive destruction.

By other terms, the Assembly would also condemn the recent events that have taken place in the Jenin refugee camp, including the loss of life, injury, destruction and displacement inflicted on many of its civilian inhabitants.  It would demand that Israel cease all practices and actions that violate the human rights 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, including the removal of restrictions on movement into and from East Jerusalem, and to and from the outside world.

The text was approved on 15 November by a recorded vote of 141 in favour to 5 against (Federated States of Micronesia, Israel, Marshall Islands, Nauru, United States), with 2 abstentions (Papua New Guinea, Tuvalu).

By the terms of draft resolution V on the occupied Syrian Golan, the Assembly would call upon Israel to comply with relevant resolutions on the occupied Syrian Golan, in particular 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.  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 the establishment of settlements.

By further terms, the Assembly would determine that all legislative and administrative measures taken by Israel that purport to alter the character and legal status of the occupied Syrian Golan are null and void, constitute a flagrant violation of international law and of the 1949 Geneva Convention relative to the protection of civilians in time of war.  It would also call upon Israel to desist from imposing Israeli citizenship and Israeli identity cards on the Syrian citizens in the occupied Syrian Golan and from taking repressive measures against the population.

The Committee approved the draft on 15 November by a recorded vote of 144 in favour to 1 against (Israel), with 7 abstentions (Federated States of Micronesia, Honduras, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Tuvalu, United States).

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Action by Assembly

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The Assembly then took up the Fourth Committee's reports on the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) (document A/57/520), which contained seven draft resolutions.

JIMMY OVIA (Papua New Guinea), speaking in explanation of vote before the vote, said his country’s policy on the inalienable rights of people to self-determination remained firm.  However, he believed that those inalienable rights must be exercised through peaceful means.  For the Middle East region, two States, Israel and Palestine, had a right to exist as sovereign States, side by side and within secure borders.  The current state of violence on both sides of the Middle East conflict must not be condoned by the international community.  He condemned the violent methods of some among Palestinian population to achieve those aims.  He appealed to them to take the peaceful route.  He also called for the fair treatment of the Palestinian people by the Israeli army.  Many resolutions on the Palestine question and the Middle East were not fair or balanced.  They condemned Israel for taking action to protect its civilians to bring to justice those who took the lives of innocent people.  The resolution said little or nothing about suicide bombings used to achieve the intended goal of freedom.  Dialogue and negotiation was always the best way forward.

By a recorded vote of 158 in favour to 1 against (Israel), with 5 abstentions (Federated States of Micronesia, Honduras, Marshall Islands, Palau, United States), the Assembly adopted draft resolution I, on assistance to Palestine refugees.  (For details, see Annex I.)

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

The Assembly then adopted draft resolution III, on persons displaced as a result of the June 1967 and subsequent hostilities, by a recorded vote of 155 in favour to 5 against (Federated States of Micronesia, Israel, Marshall Islands, Palau, United States), with 3 abstentions (Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands) (Annex II).

It then acted on draft resolution IV, on offers by Member States of grants and scholarships for higher education, adopting it by a recorded vote of 164 in favour to none against, with 1 abstention (Israel) (Annex III).

The Assembly next adopted draft resolution V, on the operations of UNRWA, by a recorded 155 votes in favour to 5 against (Federated States of Micronesia, Israel, Marshall Islands, Palau, United States), with 4 abstentions (Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu) (Annex IV).

By a recorded vote of 159 in favour to 5 against (Federated States of Micronesia, Israel, Marshall Islands, Palau, United States), with 2 abstentions (Nauru, Solomon Islands), the Assembly then adopted draft resolution VI on Palestine refugees' properties and their revenues (Annex V).

Concluding its action on UNRWA-related texts, the Assembly adopted a draft on the University of Jerusalem "Al Quds" for Palestine refugees by a recorded vote of 155 in favour to 5 against (Federated States of Micronesia, Israel, Marshall Islands, Palau, United States), with 4 abstentions (Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu) (Annex VI).

The Committee then took up five draft resolutions contained in the Fourth Committee's report relating to 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/57/521).

It first adopted draft resolution I, on the work of the Special Committee to Investigate Israeli Practices, by a recorded vote of 86 in favour to 6 against (Federated States of Micronesia, Israel, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Palau, United States), with 66 abstentions (Annex VII).

Turning to draft resolution II, on applicability of the Geneva Convention, the Assembly adopted that draft by a recorded 155 votes in favour to 6 against (Federated States of Micronesia, Israel, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Palau, United States), with 3 abstentions (Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu) (Annex VIII).

It then adopted draft resolution III, on Israeli settlements in the occupied Palestinian territory, including Jerusalem, and the occupied Syrian Golan by a recorded vote of 154 in favour to 6 against (Federated States of Micronesia, Israel, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Palau, United States), with 3 abstentions (Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu) (Annex IX).

The Assembly then 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 148 in favour to 6 against (Federated States of Micronesia, Israel, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Palau, United States), with 6 abstentions (Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu) (Annex X).

Concluding action on drafts relating to Israeli practices, the Assembly adopted, by 155 votes in favour to 1 against (Israel), with 9 abstentions (Federated States of Micronesia, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Palau, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, United States, Vanuatu) (Annex XI), draft resolution V, on the occupied Syrian Golan.

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ANNEX I

Vote on Assistance to Palestine Refugees

The draft resolution on assistance to Palestine refugees (document  A/57/520-I) was approved by a recorded vote of 158 in favour to 1 against, with 5 abstentions, as follows:

In favour:  Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Angola, 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, Cape Verde, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Congo, 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, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guyana, Haiti, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Monaco, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nauru, 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, Rwanda, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Seychelles, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Thailand, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United Republic of Tanzania, Uruguay, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen, Yugoslavia, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

Against:  Israel.

Abstaining:  Federated States of Micronesia, Honduras, Marshall Islands, Palau, United States.

Absent:  Afghanistan, Benin, Bhutan, Burundi, Comoros, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Dominica, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Kiribati, Nepal, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Sierra Leone, Tajikistan, Timor-Leste, Tonga, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu.


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/57/520-III) was approved by a recorded vote of 155 in favour to 5 against with 3 abstentions, as follows:

In favour:  Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Congo, 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, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Monaco, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Republic of Korea, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Russian Federation, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Seychelles, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Somalia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Thailand, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United Republic of Tanzania, Uruguay, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen, Yugoslavia, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

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

Abstaining:  Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands.

Absent:  Afghanistan, Benin, Bhutan, Burundi, Comoros, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Dominica, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Kiribati, Nepal, Rwanda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Sierra Leone, Tajikistan, Timor-Leste, Tonga, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu.


ANNEX III

Vote on Scholarships for Palestine Refugees

The draft resolution on grants and scholarships for Palestine refugees (document A/57/520-IV) was approved by a recorded vote of 164 in favour to none against, with 1 abstention, as follows:

In favour:  Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Congo, 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, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Monaco, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nauru, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Palau, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Republic of Korea, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Russian Federation, Rwanda, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Seychelles, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Thailand, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United Republic of Tanzania, United States, Uruguay, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen, Yugoslavia, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

Against:  None.

Abstaining:  Israel.

Absent:  Afghanistan, Benin, Bhutan, Burundi, Comoros, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Dominica, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Kiribati, Nepal, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Sierra Leone, Tajikistan, Timor-Leste, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu.


ANNEX IV

Vote on UNRWA Operations

The draft resolution on the operation of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) (document A/57/520-V) was approved by a recorded vote of 155 in favour to 5 against with 4 abstentions, as follows:

In favour:  Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Angola, 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, Cape Verde, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Congo, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Monaco, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Republic of Korea, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Russian Federation, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Seychelles, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Somalia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Thailand, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United Republic of Tanzania, Uruguay, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen, Yugoslavia, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

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

Abstaining:  Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu.

Absent:  Afghanistan, Benin, Bhutan, Burundi, Comoros, Dominica, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Kiribati, Madagascar, Nepal, Rwanda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Sierra Leone, Tajikistan, Timor-Leste, Tonga, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uzbekistan.


ANNEX V

Vote on Refugee Properties

The draft resolution on Palestine refugees’ properties and their revenues (document A/57/520-VI) was approved by a recorded vote of 159 in favour to 5 against, with 2 abstentions, as follows:

In favour:  Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Congo, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Monaco, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Republic of Korea, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Russian Federation, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Seychelles, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Somalia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Thailand, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, 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, Palau, United States.

Abstaining:  Nauru, Solomon Islands.

Absent:  Afghanistan, Benin, Bhutan, Burundi, Comoros, Dominica, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Kiribati, Nepal, Rwanda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Sierra Leone, Tajikistan, Timor-Leste, 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/57/520-VII) was approved by a recorded vote of 155 in favour to 5 against, with 4 abstentions, as follows:

In favour:  Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Angola, 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, Cape Verde, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Congo, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Monaco, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Republic of Korea, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Russian Federation, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Seychelles, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Somalia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Thailand, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United Republic of Tanzania, Uruguay, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen, Yugoslavia, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

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

Abstaining:  Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu.

Absent:  Afghanistan, Benin, Bhutan, Burundi, Comoros, Dominica, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Kiribati, Madagascar, Nepal, Rwanda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Sao Tome and Principe, Sierra Leone, Tajikistan, Timor-Leste, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uzbekistan.


ANNEX VII

Vote on Special Committee on Israeli Practices

The draft resolution on the Work of the Special Committee to Investigate Israeli Practices Affecting the Human Rights of the Palestinian People (document A/57/521-I) was approved by a recorded vote of 86 in favour to 6 against, with   66 abstentions, as follows:

In favour:  Algeria, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belize, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Congo, Côte d’Ivoire, Cuba, Cyprus, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, Eritrea, Ghana, Guinea, Guyana, Haiti, India, Indonesia, Iran, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Lebanon, Lesotho, Libya, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Philippines, Qatar, Saint Lucia, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Singapore, Somalia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Syria, Thailand, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Republic of Tanzania, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

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

Abstaining:  Albania, Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Barbados, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Canada, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Korea, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Russian Federation, Rwanda, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Tonga, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Yugoslavia.

Absent:  Afghanistan, Benin, Bhutan, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Comoros, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Dominica, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Gambia, Grenada, Guinea-Bissau, Kiribati, Madagascar, Nepal, Nicaragua, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Tajikistan, Timor-Leste, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uganda, Uzbekistan.

ANNEX VIII

Vote on Applicability of 1949 Geneva Convention

The draft resolution on the applicability of the 1949 Geneva Convention to the occupied territories (document A/57/521-II) was approved by a recorded vote of 155 in favour to 6 against, with 3 abstentions, as follows:

In favour:  Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Canada, Cape Verde, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Congo, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guinea, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Monaco, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Republic of Korea, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Russian Federation, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Seychelles, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Somalia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Thailand, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United Republic of Tanzania, Uruguay, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen, Yugoslavia, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

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

Abstaining:  Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu.

Absent:  Afghanistan, Benin, Bhutan, Burundi, Cameroon, Comoros, Dominica, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Gambia, Guatemala, Guinea-Bissau, Kiribati, Nepal, Rwanda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Sierra Leone, Tajikistan, Timor-Leste, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uzbekistan.


ANNEX IX

Vote on Israeli Settlements

The draft resolution on Israeli settlements in the occupied Palestinian territory (document A/57/521-III) was approved by a recorded vote of 154 in favour to 6 against, with 3 abstentions, as follows:

In favour:  Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Canada, Cape Verde, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Congo, 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, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guinea, Guyana, Haiti, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Monaco, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Republic of Korea, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Russian Federation, Rwanda, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Seychelles, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Thailand, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United Republic of Tanzania, Uruguay, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen, Yugoslavia, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

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

Abstaining:  Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu.

Absent:  Afghanistan, Benin, Bhutan, Burundi, Comoros, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Dominica, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Kiribati, Nepal, Rwanda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Sierra Leone, Tajikistan, Timor-Leste, Tonga, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uzbekistan.


ANNEX X

Vote on Israeli Practices

The draft resolution on Israeli practices affecting the human rights of the Palestinian people (document A/57/521-IV) was approved by a recorded vote of 148 in favour to 6 against, with 6 abstentions, as follows:

In favour:  Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Angola, 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, Canada, Cape Verde, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Congo, 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, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guinea, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Monaco, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Republic of Korea, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Russian Federation, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, San Marino, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Seychelles, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Somalia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Thailand, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United Republic of Tanzania, Uruguay, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen, Yugoslavia, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

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

Abstaining:  Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu.

Absent:  Afghanistan, Benin, Bhutan, Burundi, Cameroon, Comoros, Costa Rica, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Dominica, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Gambia, Guatemala, Guinea-Bissau, Kiribati, Madagascar, Nepal, Nicaragua, Peru, Rwanda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Sierra Leone, Tajikistan, Timor-Leste, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan.


ANNEX XI

Vote on Syrian Golan

The draft resolution on the occupied Syrian Golan (document A/57/521-V) was approved by a recorded vote of 155 in favour to 1 against, with 9 abstentions, as follows:

In favour:  Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Angola, 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, Canada, Cape Verde, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Congo, Costa Rica, Côte d’Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Monaco, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Republic of Korea, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Russian Federation, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Seychelles, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Somalia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Thailand, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United Republic of Tanzania, Uruguay, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen, Yugoslavia, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

Against:  Israel.

Abstaining:  Federated States of Micronesia, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Palau, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, United States, Vanuatu.

Absent:  Afghanistan, Benin, Bhutan, Burundi, Cameroon, Comoros, Dominica, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Kiribati, Nepal, Pakistan, Rwanda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Sierra Leone, Tajikistan, Timor-Leste, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan.

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