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GA/9996
10 December 2001


Fifty-sixth General Assembly
Plenary
82nd Meeting (PM)


ISRAELI PRACTICES, PALESTINE RELIEF AGENCY, INFORMATION, DECOLONIZATION,

AMONG ISSUES ADDRESSED, AS GENERAL ASSEMBLY ADOPTS 28 TEXTS


The General Assembly this afternoon adopted 25 resolutions and 3 decisions, all but two -- recommended by its Fourth Committee (Special Political and Decolonization) concerning decolonization, information, atomic radiation, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNWRA) and Israeli practices in the occupied Palestinian territories.

Five resolutions adopted this afternoon related to the Special Committee to Investigate Israeli Practices Affecting the Human Rights of the Palestinian People and Other Arabs of the Occupied Territories.  By a text on the work of that Committee, the Assembly deplored any policies of Israel that violated such rights and condemned the excessive use of force in the past year, which had, the text states, resulted in more than 700 Palestinian deaths and tens of thousands of injuries.  The text was adopted by a recorded vote of 83 in favour to 4 against (Israel, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, United States) with 58 abstentions.  (For details, see Annex VII.)

Adopting another text on Israeli practices the Assembly condemned all acts of violence, especially the excessive use of force against Palestinian civilians. It called for the accelerated release of all arbitrarily imprisoned Palestinians and demanded that measures taken in violation of the Fourth Geneva Convention cease immediately, including the practice of extra-judicial killings.  The recorded vote was 145 in favour to 4 against (Israel, Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, United States) with 2 abstentions (Nicaragua, Papua New Guinea) (See Annex X).

By a text on the applicability of the Geneva Convention relative to the protection of civilian persons during time of war, the Assembly reaffirmed that the Convention is applicable to the territories occupied by Israel since 1967.  That resolution was adopted by a recorded 148 votes in favour to 4 against (Israel, Federated States of Micronesia, Marshall Islands, United States) with 2 abstentions (Nicaragua, Angola) (See Annex VIII).

By a recorded vote of 145 in favour to 4 against (Federated States of Micronesia, Israel, Marshall Islands, United States) and 3 abstentions (Nicaragua, Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea), the Assembly also adopted a resolution reaffirming that Israeli settlements in the occupied Palestinian territory and the occupied Syrian Golan are illegal.  It demanded complete cessation of all settlement activity and reiterated its call for the prevention of acts of violence by the settlers, particularly in light of recent developments (See Annex IX.).

In a resolution adopted by a recorded 147 votes in favour to 2 against (Israel, Marshall Islands) with 3 abstentions (Federated States of Micronesia, Nicaragua, United States), the Assembly called upon Israel to desist from imposing Israeli citizenship and identity cards on the Syrian citizens in the occupied Syrian Golan and to desist from repressive measures against the local population (See Annex XI).

Adopting seven texts on the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), the Assembly decided to extend the mandate of that agency until 30 June 2005, without prejudice to provisions of its resolution 194 (III), on repatriation or compensation of those refugees.  It did so by adopting a draft resolution on assistance to Palestine refugees by a recorded vote of 151 in favour to 2 against (Israel, Marshall Islands), with 2 abstentions (Federated States of Micronesia, United States) (Annex I).

By that text, the Assembly also reiterated its deep concern regarding the Agency's persisting critical financial situation.  It noted that the continuing shortfall in the Agency's finances has a significant negative influence on the living conditions of the Palestine refugees most in need, with possible consequences for the Middle East peace process.  A separate text on the Working Group on the Financing of UNRWA, welcoming the unified budget structure for the 2002-2003 biennium, was adopted without a vote.

By a further text the Assembly reaffirmed the right of all persons displaced as a result of the June 1967 and subsequent hostilities to return to the territories occupied by Israel since 1967.  It endorsed, in the meanwhile, emergency humanitarian assistance.  That text was adopted by a recorded vote of 151 in favour to 3 against (Israel, Marshall Islands, United States) with 1 abstention (Federated States of Micronesia) (Annex II).

The Assembly adopted another text on the operations of UNRWA by a recorded vote of 151 in favour to 3 against (Israel, Marshall Islands, United States) with 1 abstention (Federated States of Micronesia).  It called upon Israel to compensate the Agency for damages to its property and facilities resulting from actions by the Israeli side.  It also requested that the issuance of identification cards proceed, for Palestine refugees and their descendants, in the occupied Palestinian territory (See Annex IV).

A resolution on offers by Member States of grants and scholarships for higher education, including vocational training, for Palestine refugees strongly appeals to all States, specialized agencies and non-governmental organizations to augment their special allocations for such assistance.  The recorded vote was 154 in favour to none against with 1 abstention (Israel) (See Annex III).

By a recorded vote of 151 in favour to 3 against (Israel, Marshall Islands, United States) with 1 abstention (Federated States of Micronesia), the Assembly adopted a text emphasizing the need for a University of Jerusalem “Al Quds” for Palestine refugees (See Annex VI).

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Background

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

Topics addressed in those reports include the effects of atomic radiation (agenda item 85); international cooperation in the peaceful uses of outer space (item 86); the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) (item 87); Israeli practices affecting the human rights of the Palestinian people and other Arabs of the occupied territories (item 88); comprehensive review of the whole question of peacekeeping operations in all their aspects (item 89); and questions relating to information (item 90).

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UNRWA Drafts

The Assembly also had before it seven draft resolutions on the work of UNRWA (document A/56/549).

By draft resolution I on assistance to Palestine refugees, the General Assembly would decide to extend the mandate UNRWA until 30 June 2005, without prejudice to provisions of its resolution 194 (III), on repatriation of or compensation to those refugees.

It would recommend that the Assembly reiterate its deep concern regarding the Agency's persisting critical financial situation as outlined in the report of UNRWA's Commissioner-General.  The Assembly would note with profound concern that the continuing shortfall in the Agency's finances has a significant negative influence on the living conditions of the Palestine refugees most in need, with possible consequences for the peace process.

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

The draft resolution was approved by the Committee on 9 November by a recorded vote of 116 in favour to 1 against (Israel), with 2 abstentions (Marshall Islands, United States).

Draft resolution II on the Working Group on the Financing of UNRWA recommends that the Assembly request the Working Group to continue its efforts, in cooperation with the Secretary-General and the Commissioner-General, to find a solution to the Agency’s financial situation.  It would welcome the new, unified budget structure for the 2002-2003 biennium, which can contribute significantly to improved budgetary transparency.  Also by that draft, the Assembly would request the Secretary-General to provide the necessary services and assistance to the Working Group for the conduct of its work.

The Committee approved the draft text on 9 November without a vote.

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

The Committee approved the text on 9 November by a recorded vote of 117 in favour to 2 against (Israel, United States), with no abstentions.

Draft resolution IV on offers by Member States of grants and scholarships for higher education, including vocational training, for Palestine refugees 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 UNRWA's regular budget.  It would also request the Agency to act as the recipient and trustee for those special allocations and to award them to qualified Palestine refugee candidates.  Further, the Assembly would appeal to all States, specialized agencies and other international bodies to contribute generously towards the establishment of vocational training centres for Palestine refugees.

The text was approved by the Committee on 9 November by a recorded vote of 119 in favour to none against, with 1 abstention (Israel).

The General Assembly would, by draft resolution V on operations of UNRWA, call upon Israel to accept the de jure applicability of the Geneva Convention relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War, of 12 August 1949, and to abide scrupulously by its provisions.

By other terms, it would call upon Israel to cease obstructing the movement of the personnel, vehicles and supplies of the Agency and to cease its policies of closures and restrictions on the movement of persons and goods, which have had a grave impact on the economic situation of the Palestinian population, in particular the refugees.  It would call, once again, upon the Government of Israel to compensate the Agency for damages to its property and facilities resulting from actions by the Israeli side.  It would request the Commissioner-General to proceed with the issuance of identification cards for Palestine refugees and their descendants in the occupied Palestinian territory.

The text was approved by the Committee on 9 November by a recorded vote of 117 in favour to 2 against (Israel, United States), with 1 abstention (Marshall Islands).

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

The Committee approved the draft text on 9 November by a recorded vote of 118 in favour to 2 against (Israel, United States), with no abstentions.

Under the provisions of draft resolution VII relating to the University of Jerusalem “Al Quds” for Palestine refugees, the General Assembly would emphasize the need to strengthen the educational system in the Palestinian territory occupied by Israel since 5 June 1967, including Jerusalem, and, specifically, the need for the establishment of the proposed university.  The Assembly would, by further terms of the text, call once more upon Israel to remove the hindrances that it has put in the way of establishing the University of Jerusalem “Al Quds”.

The Committee approved the draft on 9 November by a recorded vote of 118 in favour to 2 against (Israel, United States), with no abstentions.

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/56/550).

By draft resolution I on the work of the Special Committee, the General Assembly would deplore those policies and practices of Israel which violate the human rights of the Palestinian people and other Arabs of the occupied territories.  It would especially condemn the excessive use of force in the past year, which has resulted in more than 700 Palestinian deaths and tens of thousands of injuries.

The draft text was approved by the Committee on 9 November by a recorded vote of 73 in favour to 2 against (Israel, United States) with 47 abstentions.

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

The Committee approved the draft on 9 November by a recorded vote of 121 in favour to 2 against (Israel, United States), with no abstentions.

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

The Committee approved the text on 9 November by a recorded vote of 119 in favour to 2 against (Israel, United States), with 3 abstentions (Marshall Islands, Papua New Guinea, Suriname).

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 condemn all acts of violence, especially the excessive use of force against Palestinian civilians, resulting in injury and loss of human life.  The Assembly would, by other terms, call upon Israel to accelerate the release of all remaining Palestinians arbitrarily detained or imprisoned, and call for complete respect by Israel of all fundamental freedoms of the Palestinian people. It also demands that measures and actions taken in violation of the Fourth Geneva Convention of 1949 cease immediately, including the practice of extrajudicial killings.

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

The Committee approved the text on 9 November by a recorded vote of 117 in favour to 2 against (Israel, United States), with 2 abstentions (Marshall Islands, Papua New Guinea).

Draft resolution V on the occupied Syrian Golan, recommends that the Assembly call upon Israel to desist from imposing Israeli citizenship and identity cards on the Syrian citizens in the occupied Syrian Golan, and to desist from its repressive measures against the local population.  It would also deplore the violations by Israel of the Geneva Convention relative to the Protection of Civilians in Time of War.

By further terms, the Assembly would call upon Israel to comply with Security Council resolution 497 (1981) in which the Council decided that the Israeli decision to impose its laws, jurisdiction and administration on the occupied Syrian Golan was null and void and without international legal effect.  The Assembly would also call upon Israel to desist from changing the physical character, demographic composition, institutional structure and legal status of the occupied Syrian Golan, and, in particular, to desist from the establishment of settlements.  The Assembly would determine that all legislative and administrative actions purporting to alter the character and legal status of the occupied Syrian Golan constitute a flagrant violation of international law.

The Committee approved the text on 9 November by a vote of 120 in favour to 1 against (Israel), with 1 abstention (United States).

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The Assembly then took up the Fourth Committee’s report on the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) (document A/56/549) which contained seven draft resolutions.

It adopted draft resolution I, on assistance to Palestine refugees, by a recorded vote of 151 in favour to 2 against (Israel, Marshall Islands), with 2 abstentions (Federated States of Micronesia, United States).  (For details see Annex I.)

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

It then adopted draft resolution III, on persons displaced as a result of the June 1967 and subsequent hostilities, by a recorded vote of 151 in favour to 3 against (Israel, Marshall Islands, United States), with 1 abstention (Federated States of Micronesia) (Annex II).

Draft resolution IV, on offers by Member States of grants and scholarships for higher education, including vocational training, for Palestine refugees, was adopted by a recorded vote of 154 in favour to none against, with 1 abstention (Israel) (Annex III).

The Assembly adopted draft resolution V, on the operations of UNRWA, by a recorded 151 votes in favour to 3 against (Israel, Marshall Islands, United States), with 1 abstention (Federated States of Micronesia) (Annex IV).

By a recorded vote of 150 in favour to 3 against (Israel, Marshall Islands, United States) with 1 abstention (Federated States of Micronesia), the Assembly adopted draft resolution VI on Palestine refugees' properties and their revenues (Annex V).

Concluding its action on UNRWA-related draft resolutions, the Assembly adopted a draft on the University of Jerusalem "Al Quds" for Palestine refugees.  It adopted that text by 151 votes in favour to 3 against (Israel, United States, Marshall Islands), with 1 abstention (Federated States of Micronesia) (Annex VI).

The Assembly 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/56/550).

It adopted draft resolution I, on the work of the Special Committee to Investigate Israeli Practices, by a recorded vote of 83 in favour to 4 against (Israel, Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, United States), with
58 abstentions (Annex VII).

By a recorded 148 votes in favour to 4 against (Israel, Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, United States), with 2 abstentions (Angola, Nicaragua), the Assembly adopted draft resolution II, on applicability of the Geneva Convention (Annex VIII).

Draft III, on Israeli settlements in the occupied Palestinian territory, including Jerusalem, and the occupied Syrian Golan, was adopted by a recorded vote of 145 in favour to 4 against (Israel, Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, United States), with 3 abstentions (Nicaragua, Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea) (Annex IX).

The Assembly adopted draft resolution IV, on Israeli Practices Affecting the Human Rights of the Palestinian People and Other Arabs of the Occupied Territories, by a recorded vote of 145 in favour to 4 against (Israel, Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, United States), with 2 abstentions (Nicaragua, Papua New Guinea) (Annex X).

JIMMY OVIA (Papua New Guinea), explaining his delegation’s abstention on resolution I, said Israel must recognize the right of Palestinians to exercise their right of self-determination, but Israel also had a right to exist within safe and secure borders.

He said it was wrong to commit suicide or to use one’s own body as a weapon of destruction.  Extrajudicial killings had no place in a society founded on the rule of law.  By the same token, there was concern over the implementation of the rule of law inside Palestinian-controlled areas.  Furthermore, there could not be a peaceful outcome if elements in the conflict did not recognize the right of Israel to exist within secure borders.  Those matters were not properly reflected in the resolutions.

Concluding its actions on drafts relating to Israeli practices, the Assembly adopted, by 147 votes in favour to 2 against (Israel, Marshall Islands), with 3 abstentions (Federated States of Micronesia, Nicaragua, United States), draft resolution V, on the occupied Syrian Golan (Annex XI).

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ANNEX I

      Vote on Assistance to Palestine Refugees

      The draft resolution on assistance to Palestine refugees (document A/56/549-I) was adopted by a recorded vote of 151 in favour to 2 against, with 2 abstentions, as follows:

In favour:  Algeria, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, 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, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gabon, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Latvia, Lebanon, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Mauritania, Mexico, Monaco, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Republic of Korea, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Russian Federation, Saint Lucia, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Swaziland, Sweden, Syria, Thailand, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United Republic of Tanzania, Uruguay, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen, Yugoslavia, Zambia.

Against:  Israel, Marshall Islands.

Abstaining:  Federated States of Micronesia, United States.

Absent:  Afghanistan, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Dominica, Gambia, Kiribati, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Nauru, Palau, Rwanda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, Suriname, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uganda, Vanuatu, Zimbabwe.



ANNEX II

      Vote on Persons Displaced by 1967 Hostilities

The draft resolution on persons displaced as a result of the June 1967 and subsequent hostilities (document A/56/549-III) was adopted by a recorded vote of 151 in favour to 3 against, with 1 abstention, as follows:

In favour:  Algeria, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, 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, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gabon, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Latvia, Lebanon, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Mauritania, Mexico, Monaco, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Republic of Korea, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Russian Federation, Saint Lucia, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Swaziland, Sweden, Syria, Thailand, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United Republic of Tanzania, Uruguay, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen, Yugoslavia, Zambia.

Against:  Israel, Marshall Islands, United States.

Abstaining:  Federated States of Micronesia.

Absent:  Afghanistan, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Dominica, Gambia, Kiribati, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Nauru, Palau, Rwanda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, Suriname, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uganda, Vanuatu, Zimbabwe.


ANNEX III


      Vote on Scholarships for Palestinian Refugees

      The draft resolution on offers by Member States of grants and scholarships for higher education, including vocational training, for Palestine refugees (document A/56/549-IV) was adopted by a recorded vote of 154 in favour to none against, with 1 abstention, as follows:

In favour:  Algeria, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, 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, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gabon, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Latvia, Lebanon, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mexico, Monaco, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Republic of Korea, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Russian Federation, Saint Lucia, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Swaziland, Sweden, Syria, Thailand, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United Republic of Tanzania, United States, Uruguay, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen, Yugoslavia, Zambia.

Against:  None.

Abstaining:  Israel.

Absent:  Afghanistan, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Dominica, Gambia, Kiribati, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Nauru, Palau, Rwanda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, Suriname, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uganda, Vanuatu, Zimbabwe.


ANNEX IV


      Vote on UNRWA Operations

      The draft resolution on the operations of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) (document A/56/549 - V) was adopted by a recorded vote of 151 in favour to 3 against, with 1 abstention, as follows:

In favour:  Algeria, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, 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, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gabon, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Latvia, Lebanon, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Mauritania, Mexico, Monaco, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Republic of Korea, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Russian Federation, Saint Lucia,     San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Swaziland, Sweden, Syria, Thailand, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United Republic of Tanzania, Uruguay, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen, Yugoslavia, Zambia.

Against:  Israel, Marshall Islands, United States.

Abstaining:  Federated States of Micronesia.

Absent:  Afghanistan, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Dominica, Gambia, Kiribati, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Nauru, Palau, Rwanda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, Suriname, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uganda, Vanuatu, Zimbabwe.


ANNEX V

Vote on Palestine Refugee Properties

The draft resolution on Palestine refugee properties and their revenues (document A/56/549-VI) was adopted by a recorded vote of 150 in favour to 3 against, with 1 abstention, as follows:

In favour:  Algeria, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, 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, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gabon, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Guatemala, Guinea, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Latvia, Lebanon, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Mauritania, Mexico, Monaco, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Republic of Korea, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Russian Federation, Saint Lucia, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Swaziland, Sweden, Syria, Thailand, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United Republic of Tanzania, Uruguay, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen, Yugoslavia, Zambia.

Against:  Israel, Marshall Islands, United States.

Abstaining:  Federated States of Micronesia.

Absent:  Afghanistan, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Dominica, Gambia, Grenada, Kiribati, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Nauru, Palau, Rwanda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, Suriname, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uganda, Vanuatu, Zimbabwe.


ANNEX VI

Vote on University of Jerusalem ‘Al Quds’

The draft resolution on the University of Jerusalem “Al-Quds” for Palestine refugees (document A/56/549 – VII) was adopted by a recorded vote of 151 in favour to 3 against, with one abstention, as follows:

In favour:  Algeria, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, 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, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gabon, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Latvia, Lebanon, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Mauritania, Mexico, Monaco, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Republic of Korea, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Russian Federation, Saint Lucia, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Swaziland, Sweden, Syria, Thailand, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United Republic of Tanzania, Uruguay, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen, Yugoslavia, Zambia.

Against:  Israel, Marshall Islands, United States.

Abstaining:  Federated States of Micronesia.

Absent:  Afghanistan, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Dominica, Gambia, Kiribati, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Nauru, Palau, Rwanda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, Suriname, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uganda, Vanuatu, Zimbabwe.


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 and Other Arabs of the Occupied Territories (document A/56/550-I) was adopted by a recorded vote of 83 in favour to 4 against, with 58 abstentions, as follows:

In favour:  Algeria, Antigua and Barbuda, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Chile, China, Colombia, Côte d’Ivoire, Cuba, Cyprus, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Iran, Jordan, Kuwait, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Lebanon, Libya, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Mauritania, Mexico, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Philippines, Qatar, Saint Lucia, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Singapore, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Swaziland, Syria, Thailand, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Republic of Tanzania, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen, Zambia.

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

Abstaining:  Andorra, Angola, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Grenada, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Monaco, Mongolia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Korea, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Russian Federation, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, Spain, Sweden, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Tonga, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Uruguay, Yugoslavia.

Absent:  Afghanistan, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Costa Rica, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Dominica, El Salvador, Gambia, Kenya, Kiribati, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Nauru, Palau, Rwanda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, Seychelles, Suriname, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uganda, Vanuatu, Zimbabwe.




ANNEX VIII

Vote on Geneva Convention

The draft resolution on the applicability of the Geneva Convention, relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War, of 12 August 1949, to the Occupied Palestinian Territory (document A/56/550-II) was adopted by a recorded vote of 148 in favour to 4 against, with 2 abstentions, as follows:

In favour:  Algeria, Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Canada, Cape Verde, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, 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, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gabon, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Latvia, Lebanon, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Mauritania, Mexico, Monaco, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, 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, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Swaziland, Sweden, Syria, Thailand, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United Republic of Tanzania, Uruguay, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen, Yugoslavia, Zambia.

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

Abstaining:  Angola, Nicaragua.

Absent:  Afghanistan, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Cameroon, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Dominica, Gambia, Kiribati, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Nauru, Palau, Rwanda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, Suriname, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uganda, Vanuatu, Zimbabwe.



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/56/550-III) was adopted by a recorded vote of 145 in favour to 4 against, with 3 abstentions, as follows: 

In favour:  Algeria, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Canada, Cape Verde, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, 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, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gabon, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Latvia, Lebanon, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Mauritania, Mexico, Monaco, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Republic of Korea, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Russian Federation, Saint Lucia, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, 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, Yugoslavia, Zambia.

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

Abstaining:  Nicaragua, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands.

Absent:  Afghanistan, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Cameroon, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Dominica, Gambia, Kiribati, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Nauru, Palau, Rwanda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, Suriname, Swaziland, Tonga, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uganda, Vanuatu, Zimbabwe.


ANNEX X


Vote on Israeli Practices

The draft resolution on Israeli practices affecting the human rights of the Palestinian peoples in the occupied Palestinian territory (document A/56/550-IV) was adopted by a recorded vote of 145 in favour to 4 against, with 2 abstentions, as follows:

In favour:  Algeria, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Canada, Cape Verde, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, 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, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gabon, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Latvia, Lebanon, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Mauritania, Mexico, Monaco, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Republic of Korea, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Russian Federation, Saint Lucia, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, 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, Yugoslavia, Zambia.

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

Abstaining:  Nicaragua, Papua New Guinea.

Absent:  Afghanistan, Albania, Bahamas, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Cameroon, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Dominica, Gambia, Kenya, Kiribati, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Nauru, Palau, Rwanda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, Suriname, Tonga, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uganda, Vanuatu, Zimbabwe.


ANNEX XI


Vote on Occupied Syrian Golan

The draft resolution on the occupied Syrian Golan (document A/56/550 – V) was adopted by a recorded vote of 147 in favour to 2 against, with 3 abstentions, as follows:

In favour:  Algeria, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Canada, Cape Verde, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, 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, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gabon, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Latvia, Lebanon, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Mauritania, Mexico, Monaco, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, 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, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, 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, Yugoslavia, Zambia.

Against:  Israel, Marshall Islands.

Abstaining:  Federated States of Micronesia, Nicaragua, United States.

Absent:  Afghanistan, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Cameroon, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Dominica, Gambia, Kenya, Kiribati, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Nauru, Palau, Rwanda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, Suriname, Tonga, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uganda, Vanuatu, Zimbabwe.


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