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GA/SPD/129
26 November 1997


FOURTH COMMITTEE APPROVES DRAFT RESOLUTIONS ON PALESTINE REFUGEES

AGENCY (UNRWA), ISRAELI PRACTICES COMMITTEE

Approves 12 Texts, Concluding Work of 1997 Session


The General Assembly would address a broad range of issues concerning the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) and the Special Committee to Investigate Israeli Practices Affecting the Human Rights of the Palestinian People and Other Arabs of Occupied Territories, by the terms of 12 draft resolutions approved this morning by the Fourth Committee (Special Political and Decolonization).

The Committee took those actions as it concluded the work of its current session.

By one of five texts on the report of Israeli Practices Committee the Assembly would reaffirm that Israeli settlements in the occupied Palestinian territory, including Jerusalem, and in occupied Syrian Golan are illegal and an obstacle to peace and economic and social development.

The Assembly would also demand a complete halt to construction of the new settlement at Jabal Abu Ghneim, and of all Israeli settlement activities in the occupied territory, by that text. The draft resolution was approved by 122 in favour to 2 against (Israel, United States), with 4 abstentions (Bulgaria, Liberia, Marshall Islands and Swaziland). (For details of the voting see Annex IX.)

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

The Assembly would call upon Israel, as occupying Power, 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, under another text. That was approved by 121 votes in favour to 1 against (Israel), with 6 abstentions (Liberia, Marshall Islands, Swaziland, United States, Uruguay, Zambia). (See Annex XI.)

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

Another draft, approved by 124 vote in favour to 2 against (Israel, United States), with 3 abstentions (Liberia, Marshall Islands, Swaziland), would have the Assembly reaffirm the applicability of the 1949 Geneva Convention relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War to the occupied Palestinian territory, including Jerusalem, and the other occupied Arab territories. It would demand that Israel accept the de jure applicability of the Convention and comply scrupulously with its provisions. (See Annex VIII.)

By one of seven draft resolutions on UNRWA, the Assembly would urge all Member States to extend and expedite aid and assistance with a view to the economic and social development of the Palestinian people and the occupied territories. It would also reiterate its deep concern regarding the persisting critical financial situation of the Agency. The draft was approved by 126 votes in favour to 1 against (Israel), with 2 abstentions (Cameroon, United States). (See Annex I.)

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

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

Another draft, approved by 129 votes in favour to none against, with 1 abstention (Israel), would have the Assembly strongly appeal to all States, specialized agencies and non-governmental organizations to augment the special allocations for grants and scholarships to Palestine refugees, in addition to their contributions to the regular budget of UNRWA. It would ask the Agency to act as the recipient and trustee for the special allocations for grants and scholarships, and to award them to qualified Palestine refugee candidates. (See Annex III.)

By another draft, approved by 125 votes in favour to 2 against (Israel, United States), with 2 abstentions (Marshall Islands, Zambia), the Assembly would call upon Israel to abide by provisions of the United Nations Charter and of the Convention of the Privileges and Immunities of the United Nations regarding the safety of the Agency's personnel, the protection of its institutions, and the safeguarding of the security of its facilities in the occupied Palestinian territory, including Jerusalem. Israel would again be called upon to compensate the Agency for damage to its property and facilities resulting from Israeli actions. (See Annex IV.)

The Assembly would reaffirm that the Palestine Arab refugees are entitled to their property and to the income derived therefrom, in conformity with the principles of justice and equity, under another text. It would ask the Secretary-General to take all appropriate steps, in consultation with the United Nations Conciliation Commission for Palestine, for the protection of Arab property, assets and property rights in Israel. The draft resolution was approved by 127 votes in favour to 2 against (Israel, United States), with 3 abstentions (Guatemala, Liberia, Marshall Islands). (See Annex V.).

A draft resolution on a University of Jerusalem "Al-Quds" for Palestine refugees was approved by 126 votes in favour to 2 against (Israel, United States), with 2 abstentions (Liberia, Zambia). (See Annex VI). By its terms, the Assembly would emphasize the need to strengthen the educational system in the occupied Palestinian territory, including Jerusalem, and specifically the need for establishment of the proposed university. It would ask the Secretary-General to continue to take all necessary measures to that end.

The draft resolutions were introduced by the representatives of Luxembourg, Netherlands, Indonesia and Cuba. Statements on explanation of vote were made by the representatives of Senegal, Swaziland, Libya, Israel, Iran, Japan, Pakistan, Egypt, Bangladesh, Australia and Syria, as well as by the observer for Palestine.

In other business, the Committee decided not to take action on its agenda item concerning the situation in the occupied territories of Croatia. The representative of the Russian Federation said he welcomed the decision.

In a closing statement, Machivenyika Tobias Mapuranga (Zimbabwe), Committee Chairman, said the Committee should be congratulated for all the work it had accomplished. He reminded members that there would be a pledging conference for UNRWA at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, 2 December.

The Fourth Committee will present its reports to the Assembly on a date to be announced in the Journal.

The Fourth Committee (Special Political and Decolonization) met this morning to conclude its consideration of the report of the Special Committee to Investigate Israeli Practices Affecting the Human Rights of the Palestinian People and Other Arabs of the Occupied Territories. It was also expected to take action on draft resolutions relating to that body's report, and to the report of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA).


Draft Resolutions on UNRWA

By a draft resolution on assistance to Palestine refugees (document A/C.4/52/L.10), the General Assembly would urge all Member States to extend and expedite aid and assistance with a view to the economic and social development of the Palestinian people and the occupied territories. It would also reiterate its deep concern regarding the persisting critical financial situation of UNRWA.

Also by the draft, the Assembly would note with profound concern that the structural deficit problem confronting the Agency portends an almost certain decline in the living conditions of the Palestine refugees and that it, therefore, has possible consequences for the peace process. It would call upon all governments, as a matter of urgency, to make the most generous efforts possible to meet the anticipated needs of the Agency. It would urge non-contributing governments to contribute regularly and encourage the others to consider increasing the regular contributions.

The draft is sponsored by Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Turkey and the United Kingdom.

By a draft resolution on the Working Group on the Financing of UNRWA (document A/C.4/52/L.11), the Assembly would ask the Working Group to continue its efforts, in cooperation with the Secretary-General and the Commissioner-General, for the financing of the Agency for a further period of one year. It would also ask the Secretary-General to provide the necessary services and assistance to the Working Group for the conduct of its work.

The draft is sponsored by Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Turkey and the United Kingdom.

By another draft resolution (document A/C.4/52/L.12) the Assembly would reaffirm the right of all persons displaced as a result of the June 1967 and subsequent hostilities to return to their homes or former places of residence in the territories occupied by Israel since 1967. It would express the hope for their accelerated return through the mechanisms agreed upon by the parties in their 1993 Declaration of Principle on Interim Self-Government Arrangements.

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

The draft resolution is sponsored by Bangladesh, Brunei Darussalam, Djibouti, Egypt, Indonesia, Jordan, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates and Yemen.

Another draft resolution concerns offers by Member States of grants and scholarships for higher education, including vocational training, for Palestine refugees (document A/C.4/52/L.13). By its terms the Assembly would strongly appeal to all States, specialized agencies and non-governmental organizations to augment the special allocations for grants and scholarships to Palestine refugees, in addition to their contributions to the regular budget of UNRWA. It would ask the Agency to act as the recipient and trustee for the special allocations for grants and scholarships, and to award them to qualified Palestine refugee candidates.

The draft is sponsored by Bangladesh, Brunei Darussalam, Djibouti, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Jordan, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates and Yemen.

By a draft resolution on observations of UNRWA (document A/C.4/52/L.14), the Assembly would call upon Israel, as the occupying Power, to accept the de jure applicability of the 1949 Geneva Convention relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War and to abide scrupulously by its provisions. It would also call upon Israel to abide by provisions of the United Nations Charter and of the Convention of the Privileges and Immunities of the United Nations regarding the safety of the Agency's personnel, the protection of its institutions and the safeguarding of the security of its facilities of the Agency in the occupied Palestinian territory, including Jerusalem. Israel would again be called upon to compensate the Agency for damage to its property and facilities resulting from Israeli actions.

The Assembly would note that the new context created by the signing of the Declaration of Principles by the Government of Israel and the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) and subsequent implementation agreements had major consequences for the activities of the Agency, which was henceforth called upon to continue to contribute towards the development of economic and social stability in the occupied territory.

The draft would have the Assembly ask the Commissioner-General to proceed with the issuance of identification cards for Palestine refugees and their descendants in the occupied Palestinian territory. It would urge all States, special agencies and non-governmental organizations to continue and increase their contribution to the Agency.

The draft is sponsored by Bangladesh, Djibouti, Egypt, Indonesia, Jordan, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates and Yemen.

By a draft resolution on Palestine refugees' properties and their revenues (document A/C.4/52/L.15), the Assembly would reaffirm that the Palestine Arab refugees are entitled to their property and to the income derived therefrom, in conformity with the principles of justice and equity. It would ask the Secretary-General to take all appropriate steps, in consultation with the United Nations Conciliation Commission for Palestine, for the protection of Arab property, assets and property rights in Israel. It would urge the Palestinian and Israeli sides, as agreed between them, to
deal with that important issue in the framework of their final status negotiations.

The draft is sponsored by Bangladesh, Brunei Darussalam, Djibouti, Egypt, Indonesia, Jordan, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates and Yemen.

By a draft resolution on a University of Jerusalem "Al-Quds" for Palestine refugees (document A/C.4/52/L.16), the Assembly would emphasize the need to strengthen the educational system in the occupied Palestinian territory, including Jerusalem, and specifically the need for establishment of the proposed university. It would ask the Secretary-General to continue to take all necessary measures to establish it. The Assembly would call once more upon Israel, as the occupying Power, to cooperate in the implementation of the present text and to remove the hindrances it has put in the way of establishing the university.

The draft is sponsored by Bangladesh, Djibouti, Egypt, Indonesia, Jordan, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates and Yemen.


Draft Resolutions on Israeli Practices

By a draft resolution on the work of the Israeli Practices Committee (document A/C.4/52/L.17), the Assembly would commend the Special Committee for its efforts and demand that Israel cooperate with it. The Assembly would also deplore those policies and practices of Israel which violate the human rights of the Palestinian people and other Arabs of the occupied territories. The Secretary-General would be asked to provide all necessary facilities to the Committee, including those required for it to visit the occupied territories in pursuit of its investigations.

In addition, the Assembly would ask the Special Committee, pending complete termination of the Israeli occupation, to continue its investigations, particularly with respect to Israeli non-compliance with the 1949 Geneva Convention, and to report periodically to the Secretary-General. It would further ask the Special Committee to continue to investigate the treatment of prisoners in the occupied Palestinian territory.

The draft is sponsored by Bangladesh, Brunei Darussalam, Cuba, Djibouti, Egypt, Indonesia, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates and Yemen.

Under another draft (document A/C.4/52/L.18), the Assembly would reaffirm the applicability of the Geneva Convention to the occupied Palestinian territory, including Jerusalem, and the other occupied Arab territories. It would demand that Israel accept the de jure applicability of the Convention and comply scrupulously with its provisions. The Assembly would call upon all States parties to the Convention to exert all efforts in order to ensure respect for its provisions by Israel, the occupying Power.

The draft is sponsored by Bangladesh, Cuba, Djibouti, Egypt, Indonesia, Jordan, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates and Yemen.

Another draft resolution concerns Israeli settlements in the occupied Palestinian territory, including Jerusalem, and the occupied Syrian Golan, (document A/C.4/52/L.19). On its terms, the Assembly would reaffirm that such settlements are illegal and an obstacle to peace and economic and social development. It would demand complete cessation of the construction of the new settlement in Jabal Abu Ghneim and of all Israeli settlement activities in the occupied territory.

The Assembly would stress the need for full implementation of Security Council resolution 904 (1994), which called upon Israel to continue implementing measures, including the confiscation of arms, aimed at preventing illegal acts of violence by Israeli settlers. The resolution also called for measures to guarantee the safety and protection of the Palestinian civilians in the occupied territory.

The draft resolution is sponsored by Bangladesh, Brunei Darussalam, Cuba, Djibouti, Egypt, Indonesia, Jordan, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates and Yemen.

By another text (document A/C.4/52/L.20), the Assembly would demand that Israel, as occupying Power, cease all practices and actions that violate the human rights of the Palestinian people. It would determine that all actions taken by Israel in the occupied Palestinian territory, including Jerusalem, in violation of the Geneva Convention and relevant Security Council resolutions are illegal and have no validity.

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

The draft is sponsored by Bangladesh, Brunei Darussalam, Cuba, Djibouti, Egypt, Indonesia, Jordan, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates and Yemen.

By a draft resolution on the occupied Syrian Golan (document A/C.4/52/L.21), the Assembly would call upon Israel, as the occupying Power, to comply with the relevant resolutions on the occupied Syrian Golan. It would cite, in particular, Security Council resolution 497 (1981), in which the Council decided that the Israeli decision to impose its laws, jurisdiction and administration there was null and void and without international legal effect, and demanded that Israel should rescind that decision.

The Assembly would also call upon Israel to desist from changing the physical character, demographic composition, institutional structure and legal status of the occupied Syrian Golan, and in particular to desist from the establishment of settlements. It would also call upon Israel to desist from imposing Israeli citizenship and identity cards on the Syrian citizens there, and to desist from its repressive measures against the population.

The draft is sponsored by Bangladesh, Brunei Darussalam, Cuba, Djibouti, Egypt, Indonesia, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Malaysia, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates and Yemen.


Statement on Israeli Practices Report

IBRA DEGUENE KA (Senegal) said the report of the Special Committee confirmed that the pursuit of a policy of colonization flouted the obligations into which the occupying Power had entered. It had almost totally halted the peace process, which once raised such hope in the world.

How the peace negotiations could be carried to their conclusion when one of the parties to the conflict saw its most basic freedoms frustrated, its legitimate hopes and dreams destroyed, its right to life denied, its people dispossessed and its lands and property confiscated? He asked.

Certain recent discriminatory measures taken against the Palestinian people were clearly aimed at altering the demographic character and social composition of the occupied territories, he said. In East Jerusalem, for example, the Arab population had become a minority in a short time as a result of massive Jewish settlements and the expulsions of Palestinians, whose homes had been destroyed and lands confiscated.


Action on Texts

MACHIVENYIKA TOBIAS MAPURANGA (Zimbabwe), Committee Chairman, announced that Austria, Romania and Sweden wished to be added as sponsors of the draft resolution on the Working Group of the Financing of UNRWA. Senegal wished to be added as a sponsor of the draft resolutions on assistance to Palestine refugees, persons displaced as a result of the June 1967 hostilities, offers of higher education grants and scholarships, the observations of UNRWA, Palestine refugees' properties and their revenues, and the University of Jerusalem "Al-Quds".

YURIKO BACKES (Luxembourg) introduced the draft resolution on assistance to Palestine refugees.

MONICA T.G. VAN DAALEN (Netherlands) introduced the draft resolution on the Working Group of the Financing of UNRWA.

ANTONIUS AGUS SRIYONO (Indonesia) introduced the draft resolutions on displaced persons, offers of grants and scholarships, the observations of UNRWA, Palestine refugees' properties and the University of Jerusalem "Al-Quds".

MOSES MATHENDELE DLAMINI (Swaziland) said that the draft resolutions being considered were humanitarian texts. He wondered if any in the Committee could stand up and say that the people in the Middle East should die without assistance. Life was of the utmost importance. The current drafts should have been consensus texts, since they dealt with human life.

RAMADAN A. BARG said his Country supported a just and lasting peace, which should put an end to the occupation. Such a resolution to the conflict would end the bloody struggle between Arabs and Jews who would live together in peace with Jerusalem "Al-Quds" as their capital.

DAVID TOURGEMAN (Israel) called for a recorded vote. While he agreed with the representative of Swaziland that the issue was basically humanitarian, it had a political dimension as well. Israel's objection to the draft resolutions stemmed from their reference to the principle of the "so-called right of return" of the Palestinians. An inundation of Arab refugees in Israel would create a time bomb which his country would not accept under any circumstances.

The draft resolution on assistance to Palestine refugees was approved by 126 votes in favour to 1 against (Israel), with 2 abstentions (Cameroon, United States.) (For details of the voting, see Annex I.)

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

The draft resolution on displaced persons was approved by 126 votes in favour to 2 against (Israel, United States), with no abstentions. (See Annex II.)

The draft resolution on offers of higher education grants and scholarships was approved by 129 votes in favour to none against, with 1 abstention (Israel). (Annex III.)

The draft resolution on the observations of UNRWA was approved by 125 votes in favour to 2 against (Israel, United States), with 2 abstentions (Marshall Islands, Zambia). (Annex IV.)

The draft resolution on Palestine refugees' properties was approved by 127 votes in favour to 2 against (Israel, United States), with 3 abstentions (Guatemala, Liberia, Marshall Islands). (Annex V.)

The draft resolution on the University of Jerusalem "Al-Quds" was approved by 126 votes in favour to 2 against (Israel, United States), with 2 abstentions (Liberia, Zambia). (Annex VI.)

The observer for Palestine thanked the members of the Committee for their overwhelming support.

The representative of Iran, speaking in explanation of position, said Iran had supported the draft resolutions. However, it wished to express reservations about their recognition of the Government of Israel.

The representative of Japan said that voting in favour of the draft resolutions should not prejudge issues which are to be discussed during the peace negotiations.


Action on Israeli Practices texts

Mr. MAPURANGA (Zimbabwe), Committee Chairman, said that Pakistan wished to be added as a sponsor of the draft resolution on the occupied Syrian Golan, and Brunei Darussalam wished to be added as a sponsor of the draft on the applicability of the Geneva Convention.

PEDRO NUNEZ-MOSQUERA (Cuba) introduced the five draft resolutions relating to the report of the Committee on Israeli Practices.

Mr. DLAMINI (Swaziland) said his country would continue to offer its good offices with respect to the situation in the Middle East. Swaziland believed that when one's brothers had a dispute, one invited them, prayed for them, and even asked the ancestors to help them solve it amicably. Such humanitarian needs of the Palestinian people as food and education must be met before political matters could be resolved. That was why Swaziland had voted for the draft resolutions on UNRWA.

However, his country also believed that the spirit of Madrid should be rekindled, so that the warring parties could come together and revisit the agreements they had reached, he said. Similarly, the Oslo Accords were still valid today, as were those reached in Washington, D.C. The spirit of all those conferences was saying that the parties should lay down their arms and talk to each other in order to find an amicable solution. Swaziland would abstain in the voting on the Israeli practices texts, as it did not believe in condemnatory resolutions, but rather texts which could
persuade the parties to sit down and reach a lasting solution.

BURHANUL ISLAM (Pakistan), drawing particular attention to the draft on the occupied Syrian Golan, expressed concern over the stalled peace process, especially with respect to its Syrian and Lebanese tracks. It was deplorable that Israel had imposed its laws and administration in the Syrian Golan and that its practices had altered the demographic character, social composition and institutional structure of the occupied territories.

HOSSAM ZAKI (Egypt) said he wished to note for the record that the draft resolutions on Israeli practices did not contain one word of condemnation of the peace process.

M. RUHUL AMIN (Bangladesh) said his delegation had not been able to express its position regarding the UNRWA texts. He said that Bangladesh be added as supporting those draft resolutions.

The draft resolution on the work of the Israeli Practices Committee was approved by 67 votes in favour to 2 against (Israel, United States), with 60 abstentions. (See Annex VII.)

The draft resolution on the applicability of the Geneva Convention was approved by 124 votes in favour to 2 against (Israel, United States), with 3 abstentions (Liberia, Marshall Islands, Swaziland). (Annex VIII)

The draft resolution on Israeli settlement was approved by 122 votes in favour to 2 against (Israel, United States), with 4 abstentions (Bulgaria, Liberia, Marshall Islands, Swaziland.) (Annex IX)

The draft resolution on Israeli practices affecting the human rights of the Palestinian people was approved by 124 votes in favour to 2 against (Israel, United States), with 4 abstentions (Liberia, Marshall Islands, Swaziland, Zambia). (Annex X)

The draft resolution on the occupied Syrian Golan was approved by 121 votes in favour to 1 against (Israel), with 6 abstentions (Liberia, Marshall Islands, Swaziland, United States, Uruguay, Zambia). (Annex XI)

The representative of Australia said his country strongly supported the peace process in the Middle East. The best means to advance that process was through clear, direct negotiations.

The representative of Luxembourg, speaking on behalf of the European Union, said the European Union remained profoundly dedicated to the peace process.

The representative of Iran expressed that country's reservation regarding those parts of the draft resolutions which could be construed as recognizing Israel.

The representative of Syria said his country wished to thank all the countries that had supported the draft resolution on the occupied Syrian Golan. That vote had shown great support for a just cause and for the legitimacy of international law. Deep concern over the deadlock in the peace process was expressed. The resolutions had a humanitarian aspect and were not solely political.

The observer for Palestine said she wished to express her appreciation for the Committee's support. The work of the Special Committee remained important.

The representative of Israel said that adoption of extreme and one-sided resolutions had no impact on the reality on the ground. Such texts were not conducive to the peaceful atmosphere needed in the negotiations.

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Concluding Statement

Mr. MAPURANGA (Zimbabwe), Committee Chairman, said that the work of the Committee had covered an extraordinarily wide range of issues. Action had been taken on 26 draft resolutions and decisions. Concerning decolonization, unanimous agreement was reached on six out of 10 texts. Those matters lay close to the heart of many Member States, including his own. Today, consideration of three agenda items had been concluded. The Committee had not exceeded its total allowance of 30 meetings and had, therefore, realized significant savings. It should be congratulated on all the work it had done. He also reminded the Committee that there would be a pledging conference for UNRWA at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, 2 December.



ANNEX I

Vote on assistance to Palestine Refugees

The draft resolution on assistance to Palestine refugees (document A/C.4/52/L.10) was approved by a recorded vote of 126 in favour to 1 against, with 2 abstentions, as follows:

In favour: Algeria, Andorra, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Bahrain, Belarus, Belgium, Benin, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cote d'Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Denmark, Djibouti, Ecuador, Egypt, Estonia, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Gabon, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Guatemala, Guinea, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lao People's Democratic Republic,
Latvia, Lebanon, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Maldives, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mexico, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Niger, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Republic of Korea, Republic of Moldova, Republic of the Congo, Romania, Russian Federation, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Swaziland, Sweden, Syria, Thailand, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United Republic of Tanzania, Uruguay, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen, Zimbabwe.

Against: Israel.

Abstain: Cameroon, United States.

Absent: Afghanistan, Albania, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belize, Bhutan, Burundi, Cambodia, Cape Verde, Chad, Comoros, Dominica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Grenada, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritius, Monaco, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Palau, Rwanda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Suriname, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu.



ANNEX II

Vote on Displaced Persons


The draft resolution on persons displaced as a result of the June 1967 and subsequent hostilities (document A/C.4/52/L.12) was approved by a recorded vote of 126 in favour to 2 against, with no abstention, as follows:

In favour: Algeria, Andorra, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Bahrain, Belarus, Belgium, Benin, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Cote d'Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Denmark, Djibouti, Ecuador, Egypt, Estonia, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Gabon, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Guatemala, Guinea, Guyana, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Latvia, Lebanon, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Maldives, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mexico, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Niger, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Republic of Korea, Republic of Moldova, Republic of the Congo, Romania, Russian Federation, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Swaziland, Sweden, Syria, Thailand, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United Republic of Tanzania, Uruguay, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen, Zimbabwe.

Against: Israel, United States.

Abstain: None.

Absent: Afghanistan, Albania, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belize, Bhutan, Burundi, Cambodia, Cape Verde, Chad, Comoros, Costa Rica, Dominica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Grenada, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Honduras, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritius, Monaco, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Palau, Rwanda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Suriname, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Zambia.



ANNEX III

Vote on Offers of Grants and Scholarships


The draft resolution on offers by Member States of grants and scholarships for higher education, including vocational training, for Palestine refugees (document A/C.4/52/L.13) was approved by a recorded vote of 129 in favour to none against, with 1 abstention, as follows:

In favour: Algeria, Andorra, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Bahrain, Belarus, Belgium, Benin, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cote d'Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Denmark, Djibouti, Ecuador, Egypt, Estonia, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Gabon, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Guatemala, Guinea, Guyana, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lao People's Democratic Republic,
Latvia, Lebanon, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Maldives, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mexico, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Niger, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Republic of Korea, Republic of Moldova, Republic of the Congo, Romania, Russian Federation, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Swaziland, Sweden, Syria, Thailand, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United Republic of Tanzania, United States, Uruguay, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

Against: None.

Abstain: Israel.

Absent: Afghanistan, Albania, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belize, Bhutan, Burundi, Cambodia, Cape Verde, Chad, Comoros, Dominica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Grenada, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Honduras, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritius, Monaco, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Palau, Rwanda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Suriname, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu.




ANNEX IV

Vote on Observations of UNRWA


The draft resolution on the observations of UNRWA (document A/C.4/52/L.14) was approved by a recorded vote of 125 in favour to 2 against, with 2 abstentions:

In favour: Algeria, Andorra, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Bahrain, Belarus, Belgium, Benin, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Cote d'Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Denmark, Djibouti, Ecuador, Egypt, Estonia, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Gabon, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Guatemala, Guinea, Guyana, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lao People's Democratic Republic,
Latvia, Lebanon, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Maldives, Malta, Mauritania, Mexico, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Niger, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Republic of the Congo, Republic of Korea, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Russian Federation, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Swaziland, Sweden, Syria, Thailand, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United Republic of Tanzania, Uruguay, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen, Zimbabwe.

Against: Israel, United States.

Abstain: Marshall Islands, Zambia.

Absent: Afghanistan, Albania, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belize, Bhutan, Burundi, Cambodia, Cape Verde, Chad, Comoros, Costa Rica, Dominica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Grenada, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Honduras, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritius, Monaco, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Palau, Rwanda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Suriname, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu.




ANNEX V

Vote on Palestine Refugees' Properties


The draft resolution on Palestine refugees' properties and their revenues (document A/C.4/52/L.15) was approved by a recorded vote of 127 in favour to 2 against, with 3 abstentions:

In Favour: Algeria, Andorra, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belgium, Benin, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Cote d'Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Denmark, Djibouti, Ecuador, Egypt, Estonia, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Gabon, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Guinea, Guyana, Haiti, 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, Malaysia, Maldives, Malta, Mauritania, Mexico, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Niger, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Republic of the Congo, Republic of Korea, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Russian Federation, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Syria, Thailand, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United Republic of Tanzania, Uruguay, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbawe.

Against: Israel, United States.

Abstain: Guatemala, Liberia, Marshall Islands.

Absent: Afghanistan, Albania, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Azerbaijan, Barbados, Belize, Bhutan, Burundi, Cambodia, Cape Verde, Chad, Comoros, Costa Rica, Dominica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Grenada, Guinea-Bissau, Honduras, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritius, Monaco, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Palau, Rwanda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu.



ANNEX VI

Vote on University of Jerusalem "Al-Quds"


The draft resolution on University of Jerusalem "Al-Quds" for Palestine refugees (document A/C.4/52/L.16) was approved by a recorded vote of 126 in favour to 2 against, with 2 abstentions:

In Favour: Andorra, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belgium, Benin, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Cote d'Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Denmark, Djibouti, Ecuador, Egypt, Estonia, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Gabon, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Guatemala, Guinea, Guyana, Haiti, 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, Malaysia, Maldives, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mexico, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Niger, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Republic of the Congo, Republic of Korea, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Russian Federation, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Swaziland, Sweden, Syria, Thailand, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine,
United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United Republic of Tanzania, Uruguay, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen, Zimbabwe.

Against: Israel, United States.

Abstain: Liberia, Zambia.

Absent: Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Azerbaijan, Barbados, Belize, Bhutan, Burundi, Cambodia, Cape Verde, Chad, Comoros, Costa Rica, Dominica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Grenada, Guinea-Bissau, Honduras, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritius, Monaco, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Palau, Rwanda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Suriname, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu.




ANNEX VII

Vote on Work of Israeli Practices Committee


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/C.4/52/L.17) was approved by a recorded vote of 67 in favour to 2 against, with 60 abstentions:

In Favour: Algeria, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Benin, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Burkina Faso, Chile, China, Colombia, Cote d'Ivoire, Cuba, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Ecuador, Egypt, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Guyana, Haiti, India, Indonesia, Iran, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Lebanon, Liberia, Libya, Malaysia, Maldives, Malta, Mauritania, Mexico, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Niger, Oman, Pakistan, Philippines, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Singapore, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Syria, Thailand, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Republic of Tanzania, Uruguay, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen, Zimbabwe.

Against: Israel, United States.

Abstain: Andorra, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bolivia, Bulgaria, Canada, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Marshall Islands, Mongolia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Korea, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Russian Federation, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Swaziland, Sweden, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia,
Ukraine, United Kingdom, Zambia.

Absent: Afghanistan, Albania, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bhutan, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Chad, Comoros, Dominica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Grenada, Guinea-Bissau, Honduras, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritius, Monaco, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Palau, Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Suriname, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu.




ANNEX VIII

Vote on Applicability of Geneva Convention


The draft resolution on applicability of the Geneva Convention to the occupied Palestinian territory, including Jerusalem, and the other occupied Arab territories (document A/C.4/52/L.18) was approved by a recorded vote of 124 in favour to 2 against, with 3 abstentions:

In Favour: Algeria, Andorra, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belgium, Benin, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Cote d'Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Denmark, Djibouti, Ecuador, Egypt, Estonia, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Gabon, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Guatemala, Guinea, Guyana, Haiti, 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, Malaysia, Maldives, Malta, Mauritania, Mexico, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Niger, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Republic of the Congo, Republic of Korea, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Russian Federation, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Sweden, Syria, Thailand, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United Republic of Tanzania, Uruguay, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen, Zimbabwe.

Against: Israel, United States.

Abstain: Liberia, Marshall Islands, Swaziland.

Absent: Afghanistan, Albania, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Azerbaijan, Barbados, Belize, Bhutan, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Chad, Comoros, Costa Rica, Dominica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Grenada, Guinea-Bissau, Honduras, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritius, Monaco, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Palau, Rwanda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Suriname, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Zambia.




ANNEX IX

Vote on Israeli Settlements


The draft resolution on Israeli settlements in the occupied Palestinian territory, including Jerusalem and the occupied Syrian Golan (document A/C.4/52/L.19) was approved by a recorded vote of 122 in favour to 2 against, with 4 abstentions:

In favour: Algeria, Andorra, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belgium, Benin, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Burkina Faso, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Cote d'Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Denmark, Djibouti, Ecuador, Egypt, Estonia, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Gabon, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Guatemala, Guinea, Guyana, Haiti, 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, Malaysia, Maldives, Malta, Mauritania, Mexico, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Niger, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Republic of the Congo, Republic of Korea, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Russian Federation, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Sweden, Syria, Thailand, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United Republic of Tanzania, Uruguay, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen, Zimbabwe.

Against: Israel, United States.

Abstain: Bulgaria, Liberia, Marshall Islands, Swaziland.

Absent: Afghanistan, Albania, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bhutan, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Chad, Comoros, Costa Rica, Dominica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Grenada, Guinea-Bissau, Honduras, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritius, Monaco, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Palau, Rwanda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Suriname, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Zambia.



ANNEX X

Vote on Israeli Practices Affecting Palestinian Rights


The draft resolution on Israeli practices affecting the human rights of the Palestinian people (document A/C.4/52/L.20) was approved by a recorded vote of 124 in favour to 2 against, with 4 abstentions:

In favour: Algeria, Andorra, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Cote d'Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Denmark, Djibouti, Ecuador, Egypt, Estonia, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Gabon, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Guatemala, Guinea, Guyana, Haiti, 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, Malaysia, Maldives, Malta, Mauritania, Mexico, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Niger, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Republic of Korea, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Russian Federation, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Sweden, Syria, Thailand, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United Republic of Tanzania, Uruguay, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen, Zimbabwe.

Against: Israel, United States.

Abstain: Liberia, Marshall Islands, Swaziland, Zambia.

Absent: Afghanistan, Albania, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Azerbaijan, Barbados, Bhutan, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Chad, Comoros, Costa Rica, Dominica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Grenada, Guinea-Bissau, Honduras, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritius, Monaco, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Palau, Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Suriname, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu.



ANNEX XI

Vote on Occupied Syrian Golan

The draft resolution on the occupied Syrian Golan (document A/C.4/52/L.21) was approved by a recorded vote of 121 in favour to 1 against, with 6 abstentions:

In favour: Algeria, Andorra, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Cote d'Ivoire, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Democratic Republic of Congo, Denmark, Djibouti, Ecuador, Egypt, Estonia, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Gabon, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Guatemala, Guinea, Guyana, Haiti, 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, Malaysia, Maldives, Malta, Mauritania, Mexico, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Niger, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Republic of Korea, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Russian Federation, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Sweden, Syria, Thailand, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United Republic of Tanzania, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen, Zimbabwe.

Against: Israel.

Abstain: Liberia, Marshall Islands, Swaziland, United States, Uruguay, Zambia.

Absent: Afghanistan, Albania, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Barbados, Bhutan, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Chad, Comoros, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Grenada, Guinea-Bissau, Honduras, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritius, Monaco, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Palau, Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Suriname, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu.



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