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GA/9525
3 December 1998

GENERAL ASSEMBLY DEMANDS END TO ISRAELI SETTLEMENT ACTIVITY
IN OCCUPIED LANDS, PROTECTION FOR PALESTINIAN CIVILIANS

Text is Among Many Adopted from Fourth Committee; Issues of Decolonization,
Peacekeeping, Outer Space, Information also Addressed

The General Assembly this afternoon demanded that Israel cease construction of the new settlement at Jabal Abu Ghneim and all settlement activities in the occupied territories, as it took action on a wide range of draft resolutions contained in the report of its Fourth Committee (Special Political and Decolonization).

By one of five resolutions adopted this afternoon which related to Israeli practices affecting the human rights of the Palestinian people and other Arabs of the occupied territories, the Assembly reaffirmed that those settlements are illegal and an obstacle to peace, as well as to economic and social development.

Also by that text, adopted by 150 votes in favour to 3 against (Israel, United States, Federated States of Micronesia) with 2 abstentions (Swaziland, Marshall Islands), the Assembly called upon Israel to continue taking measures, including the confiscation of arms, with the aim of preventing illegal acts of violence by Israeli settlers. It also called for measures to be taken to guarantee the safety and protection of Palestinian civilians in the occupied territory. (For details of the voting, see Annex IX.)

Adopted without a vote were Fourth Committee texts dealing with the effects of atomic radiation; international cooperation in the peaceful uses of outer space; review of peacekeeping operations in all their aspects; questions relating to information; and the financing of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA).

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By 151 votes in favour to 2 against (Israel, United States), with 4 abstentions (Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Zambia, Cameroon), the Assembly demanded that Israel, as the occupying Power, cease all practices and actions which violate the human rights of the Palestinian people. It also determined that all Israeli actions in the occupied Palestinian territory, including Jerusalem, in violation of the relevant provisions of the Geneva Convention and Security Council resolutions, are illegal and have no validity. (Annex X.)

The Assembly reaffirmed 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 to the other occupied Arab territories occupied by Israel since 1967. It demanded that Israel accept the de jure applicability of the Convention in those areas and that it comply scrupulously with its provisions. The resolution was adopted by 155 votes in favour to 2 against (Israel, United States), with 2 abstentions (Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia). (Annex VIII.)

By 86 votes in favour to 2 against (Israel, United States), with 67 abstentions, the Assembly deplored Israeli policies and practices which violate the human rights of the Palestinian people and other Arabs of the occupied territories, as reflected in the reports of the Israeli practices Committee. It expressed concern about the deterioration of the situation in the occupied Palestinian territory, including Jerusalem, as a result of those practices and about the difficulties confronting the Middle East peace process. (Annex VII.)

By a text on the occupied Syrian Golan, the Assembly called upon Israel to comply with the relevant resolutions, in particular Security Council resolution 497 (1981), in which the Council decided that the Israeli decision to impose its laws, jurisdiction and administration on the occupied Syrian Golan was null and void and without international legal effect. It also called upon Israel to desist from changing the physical character, demographic composition, institutional structure and legal status of the Syrian Golan and to desist from the establishment of settlements. That text was adopted by 150 in favour to 1 against (Israel) with 6 abstentions (United States, Marshall Islands, Zambia, Uruguay, Federated States of Micronesia, Swaziland). (Annex XI.)

The Assembly also adopted seven resolutions on the activities of UNRWA. By 157 votes in favour to 1 against (Israel) with 2 abstentions (Federated States of Micronesia, United States), it noted with profound concern that the structural deficit problem confronting the Agency portends an almost certain decline in the living conditions of the Palestine refugees, with possible consequences for the peace process. The Assembly called upon all governments, as a matter of urgency, to make the most generous efforts possible to meet the anticipated needs of UNRWA. Further, it urged non-contributing governments to contribute regularly, and called on 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. (Annex I.)

By 156 votes in favour to 2 against (Israel, United States) with 1 abstention (Federated States of Micronesia), the Assembly reaffirmed the right of all persons displaced as a result of the June 1967 and subsequent hostilities to return to their homes or former places of residence in the territories occupied by Israel since 1967. It also expressed hope for an accelerated return of displaced people through the mechanism agreed upon by the parties in their 1993 Declaration of Principles on Interim Self-Government Arrangements. (Annex II.)

The Assembly reaffirmed that the Palestinian refugees are entitled to their property and to income derived therefrom, in conformity with the principles of justice and equity. It urged the Palestinian and Israeli sides to deal with the important issue of the properties of refugees and their revenues in the framework of the final status negotiations of the Middle East peace process. That text was adopted by 156 votes in favour to 2 against (Israel, United States) with 1 abstention (Federated States of Micronesia). (Annex V.)

By a text on the operations of UNRWA, adopted by 157 votes in favour to 2 against (Israel, United States) with 2 abstentions (Federated States of Micronesia, Zambia), the Assembly called upon Israel, as the occupying Power, to abide by the United Nations Charter and the Convention on the Privileges and Immunities of the United Nations with regard to the safety of the Agency's personnel, the protection of its institutions and the safeguarding of the security of its facilities in the occupied Palestinian territory, including Jerusalem. (Annex IV.)

Under a draft on offers by Member States of grants and scholarships for higher education, including vocational training, for Palestine refugees, the Assembly strongly appealed to all States, specialized agencies and non-governmental organizations to augment the special allocations for grants and scholarships, in addition to their contributions to the regular budget of UNRWA. That resolution was approved by 160 votes in favour, none against with 1 abstention (Israel). (Annex III.)

Regarding a draft on the University of Jerusalem "Al-Quds" for Palestine refugees, adopted by 156 votes in favour to 2 against (Israel, United States) with 2 abstentions (Federated States of Micronesia, Zambia), the Assembly emphasized the need to strengthen the educational system in the Palestinian territory occupied by Israel, including Jerusalem, and specifically the need for the establishment of the proposed university. The Assembly also called upon Israel, as the occupying Power, to remove the hindrances it had placed in the way of establishing the University of Jerusalem "Al-Quds". (Annex VI.)

Acting without a vote, the Assembly adopted a resolution by which it asked the Working Group on the Financing of UNRWA 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.

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Assembly Work Programme

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The General Assembly met this afternoon to take action on reports of its Fourth Committee (Special Political and Decolonization). They address the implementation of the Declaration on the Granting of Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples, information from Non-Self-Governing Territories transmitted under Article 73 e of the United Nations Charter, economic and other activities which affect the interests of the peoples of the Non-Self-Governing Territories, implementation of the Declaration on decolonization by United Nations specialized agencies and international institutions, and offers by Member States of study and training facilities for inhabitants of Non-Self-Governing Territories.

The reports also address: effects of atomic radiation; international cooperation in the peaceful uses of outer space; review of peacekeeping operations in all their aspects; questions relating to information; the activities of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA); and 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.

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The Assembly also has before it the Fourth Committee's report on UNRWA (document A/53/597), which contains seven draft resolutions approved on 19 November.

Draft resolution I, on assistance to Palestine refugees, was approved by a recorded vote of 122 in favour to 1 against (Israel), with 1 abstention (United States). Under its provisions, the Assembly would note with profound concern that the structural deficit problem confronting UNRWA portends an almost certain decline in the living conditions of the Palestine refugees, with possible consequences, therefore, for the peace process. In addition, the Assembly would call upon all governments, as a matter of urgency, to make the most generous efforts possible to meet the anticipated needs of UNRWA. Further, it would urge non-contributing governments to contribute regularly, and call on 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.

Draft resolution II, which was 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 the Commissioner-General, for the financing of the Agency for a further period of one year. It would also request the Secretary-General to provide the necessary services and assistance to the Working Group for the conduct of its work.

Draft resolution III, which was approved by 122 votes in favour to 2 against (Israel, United States), with no abstentions, would have the Assembly 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. The Assembly would also express hope for an accelerated return of displaced people through the mechanism agreed upon by the parties in their 1993 Declaration of Principles on Interim Self-Government Arrangements.

Draft resolution IV, which was approved by a recorded vote of 126 in favour to none against, with 1 abstention (Israel), concerns offers by Member States of grants and scholarships for higher education, including vocational training, for Palestine refugees. 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 the UNRWA. It would also 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.

Draft resolution V, on the operations of UNRWA, was approved by 124 votes in favour to 2 against (Israel, United States), with 1 abstention (Zambia). It would have the Assembly 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. The Assembly would call upon Israel to abide by the United Nations Charter and the Convention on the Privileges and Immunities of the United Nations with regard to the safety of the personnel of the Agency, the protection of its institutions and the safeguarding of the security of the facilities of the Agency in the occupied Palestinian territory, including Jerusalem.

Draft resolution VI was approved by recorded vote of 123 in favour to 2 against (Israel, United States), with no abstentions and concerns Palestine refugees' properties and their revenues. It would have the Assembly reaffirm that the Palestinian refugees are entitled to their property and to income derived therefrom, in conformity with the principles of justice and equity. The Assembly would urge the Palestinian and Israeli sides, as agreed between them, to deal with the important issue of the properties of refugees and their revenues in the framework of the final status negotiations of the Middle East peace process.

Draft resolution VII was approved by a recorded vote of 125 in favour to 2 against (Israel, United States), with 1 abstention (Zambia) and concerns the University of Jerusalem "Al-Quds" for Palestine refugees, by which the Assembly would emphasize the need to strengthen the educational system in the Palestinian territory occupied by Israel, including Jerusalem, and specifically the need for the establishment of the proposed university. The Assembly would also call upon Israel, as the occupying Power, to cooperate in the implementation of the present resolution and to remove the hindrances that it had placed in the way of establishing the University of Jerusalem "Al-Quds".

The Fourth Committee report on the Special Committee to Investigate Israeli Practices Affecting the Human Rights of the Palestinian People and Other Arabs of the Occupied Territories (document A/53/598) contains five draft resolutions which were approved on 19 November.

Draft resolution I, on the work of the Israeli Practices Committee, was approved by a recorded vote of 72 in favour to 2 against (Israel, United States), with 55 abstentions. It would have the Assembly express concern about the deterioration of the situation in the occupied Palestinian territory, including Jerusalem, as a result of Israeli practices and measures and the difficulties confronting the Middle East peace process. The 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, as reflected in the reports of the Special Committee covering the reporting period. It would also request the Special Committee to submit regularly to the Secretary-General periodic reports on the current situation in the occupied Palestinian territory, including Jerusalem.

Draft resolution II was approved by 127 votes in favour to 2 against (Israel, United States), with 1 abstention (Swaziland). It would have the Assembly reaffirm the applicability of the Geneva Convention to the occupied Palestinian territory, including Jerusalem, and the other occupied Arab territories occupied by Israel since 1967. The Assembly would demand that Israel, as the occupying Power, accept the de jure applicability of the Convention in those areas and that it comply scrupulously with the provisions of the Convention.

Draft resolution III, which was approved by a recorded vote of 127 in favour to 2 against (Israel, United States), with 1 abstention (Swaziland), concerns Israeli settlements in the occupied Palestinian territory, including Jerusalem and the occupied Syrian Golan. By its terms, the Assembly would demand the cessation of the construction of the new settlement in Jabal Abu Ghneim and of all Israeli settlement activities in the occupied territory. It would reaffirm that the Israeli settlements are illegal and an obstacle to peace and economic and social development.

Also by that text, the Assembly would stress the need for full implementation of Security Council resolution 904 of 18 March 1994, in which, among other things, the Council called upon Israel to continue to take and implement measures, including inter alia, the confiscation of arms, with the aim of preventing illegal acts of violence by Israeli settlers. The resolution also calls for measures to be taken to guarantee the safety and protection of the Palestinian civilians in the occupied territory.

Draft resolution IV, approved by 126 votes in favour to 2 against (Israel, United States), with 2 abstentions (Swaziland, Zambia), concerns Israeli practices affecting the human rights of the Palestinian people in the occupied Palestinian territory, including Jerusalem. It would have the Assembly demand that Israel, the occupying Power, cease all practices and actions which violate the human rights of the Palestinian people. It would determine that actions taken by Israel in the occupied Palestinian territory, including Jerusalem, in violation of the relevant provisions of the Geneva Convention and Security Council resolutions, are illegal and have no validity.

In addition, the Assembly would stress the need to preserve the territorial integrity of all the occupied Palestinian territory and to guarantee the freedom of movement of persons and goods within the Palestinian territory, including the removal of restrictions on movement into and from East Jerusalem, and 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.

Draft resolution V, on the occupied Syrian Golan, was approved on 19 November by a recorded vote of 127 in favour to 1 against (Israel), with 3 abstentions (Swaziland, United States, Zambia). It would have the Assembly 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 on the occupied Syrian Golan was null and void and without international legal effect, and demanded that Israel should rescind that decision.

Further, by that text, 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 determine that all legislative and administrative measures and actions taken or to be taken by Israel constitute a flagrant violation of international law and of the Geneva Convention relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War, of 12 August 1949, and have no legal effect.

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Action on Drafts

BERNARD TANOH-BOUTCHOUE (Côte d'Ivoire), Rapporteur of the Fourth Committee, introduced that body's reports to the General Assembly.

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The Assembly then took up the report on the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), containing seven draft resolutions.

The draft resolution on assistance to Palestine refugees was adopted by 157 votes in favour to 1 against (Israel), with 2 abstentions (Federated States of Micronesia, United States). (For details see Annex I.)

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

The draft resolution on persons displaced as a result of the June 1967 and subsequent hostilities was adopted by 156 votes in favour to 2 against (Israel, United States), with 1 abstention (Federated States of Micronesia). (See Annex II.)

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

The Assembly then adopted the draft resolution on UNRWA's operations by 157 votes in favour to 2 against (Israel, United States), with 2 abstentions (Federated States of Micronesia, Zambia). (See Annex IV.)

It also adopted the text on revenues derived from Palestine refugees' properties, by a recorded vote of 156 in favour to 2 against (Israel, United States), with 1 abstention (Federated States of Micronesia). (See Annex V.)

The draft resolution on a University of Jerusalem "Al-Quds" for Palestine refugees was adopted by 156 votes in favour to 2 against (Israel, United States), with 2 abstentions (Federated States of Micronesia, Zambia). (See Annex VI.)

The Assembly then took up the Fourth Committee's report on the report of the Special Committee on Israeli Practices, which contained five draft resolutions.

The draft resolution on the work of the Israeli Practices Committee was adopted by a recorded vote of 86 in favour to 2 against (Israel, United States), with 67 abstentions. (See Annex VII.)

The draft resolution on the applicability of the 1949 Geneva Convention was adopted by 155 votes in favour to 2 against (Israel, United States), with 2 abstentions (Federated States of Micronesia, Marshall Islands). (See Annex VIII.)

The draft resolution on Israeli settlements was adopted by a recorded vote of 150 in favour to 3 against (Federated States of Micronesia, Israel, United States), with 2 abstentions (Marshall Islands, Swaziland). (See Annex IX.)

The draft resolution on Israeli practices violating the human rights of the Palestinian people was adopted by 151 votes in favour to 2 against (Israel, United States), with 4 abstentions (Cameroon, Federated States of Micronesia, Marshall Islands, Zambia). (See Annex X.)

The draft resolution on the occupied Syrian Golan was adopted by a recorded vote of 150 in favour to 1 against (Israel), with 6 abstentions (Federated States of Micronesia, Marshall Islands, Swaziland, United States, Uruguay, Zambia). (See Annex XI.)

MOSES MATHENDELE DLAMINI (Swaziland), in explanation of vote, said Jerusalem was a place of spirituality where everyone could enjoy almighty God, and therefore everyone must be protected and enjoy human rights.

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ANNEX I

Vote on Assistance to Palestine Refugees


The draft resolution on assistance to Palestine refugees (Document A/53/597-I) was adopted by a recorded vote of 157 in favour to 1 against, with 2 abstentions, as follows:

In favour: Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Côte d'Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Denmark, Djibouti, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Latvia, Lebanon, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Monaco, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Republic of Korea, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Russian Federation, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Samoa, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, 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, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

Against: Israel.

Abstain: Federated States of Micronesia, United States.

Absent: Afghanistan, Bhutan, Comoros, Costa Rica, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Lesotho, Madagascar, Palau, Rwanda, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Solomon Islands, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Uzbekistan.


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/59/597-III) was adopted by a recorded vote of 156 in favour to 2 against, with 1 abstention, as follows:

In favour: Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Côte d'Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Denmark, Djibouti, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, 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, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Monaco, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Republic of Korea, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Russian Federation, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Samoa, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, 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, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen, Zimbabwe.

Against: Israel, United States.

Abstain: Federated States of Micronesia.

Absent: Afghanistan, Bhutan, Comoros, Costa Rica, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Honduras, Lesotho, Palau, Rwanda, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Solomon Islands, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Uzbekistan, Zambia.


ANNEX III

Vote on Higher Education for Palestine Refugees


The draft resolution on offers by Member States of grants and scholarships for higher education for Palestine refugees (Document A/53/597-IV) was adopted by a recorded vote of 160 in favour to 0 against, with 1 abstention, as follows:

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

Against: None

Abstain: Israel.

Absent: Afghanistan, Bhutan, Comoros, Costa Rica, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Lesotho, Palau, Rwanda, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Solomon Islands, Tajikistan,
Turkmenistan, Uganda, Uzbekistan.


ANNEX IV

Vote on Operations of UNRWA


The draft resolution on the operation of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) (Document A/53/597-V) was adopted by a recorded vote of 157 in favour to 2 against, with 2 abstentions, as follows:

In favour: Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Côte d'Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Denmark, Djibouti, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Latvia, Lebanon, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Monaco, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Republic of Korea, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Russian Federation, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Samoa, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, 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, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen, Zimbabwe.

Against: Israel, United States.

Abstain: Federated States of Micronesia, Zambia.

Absent: Afghanistan, Bhutan, Comoros, Costa Rica, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Lesotho, Palau, Rwanda,


ANNEX V

Vote on Palestine Refugees' Properties


The draft resolution on Palestine refugees' properties and their revenues (document A/53/597-VI) was adopted by a recorded vote of 156 in favour to 2 against, with 1 abstention, as follows:

In favour: Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Côte d'Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Denmark, Djibouti, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, 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, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Monaco, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Republic of Korea, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Russian Federation, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Samoa, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, 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, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

Against: Israel, United States.

Abstain: Federated States of Micronesia.

Absent: Afghanistan, Bhutan, Comoros, Costa Rica, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Honduras, Lesotho, Palau, Rwanda, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Solomon Islands, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Uzbekistan.


ANNEX VI

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


The draft resolution on the University of Jerusalem "Al Quds" for Palestine refugees (document A/53/597-VII) was adopted by a recorded vote of 156 in favour to 2 against, with 2 abstentions, as follows:

In favour: Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Côte d'Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Denmark, Djibouti, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, 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, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Monaco, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Republic of Korea, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Russian Federation, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Samoa, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, 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, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen, Zimbabwe.

Against: Israel, United States.

Abstain: Federated States of Micronesia, Zambia.

Absent: Afghanistan, Bhutan, Comoros, Costa Rica, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Honduras, Lesotho, Palau, Rwanda, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Solomon Islands, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Uzbekistan.


ANNEX VII

Vote on Special Committee on Israeli Practices


The draft resolution on the work of the Special Committee to Investigate Israeli Practices (Document A/53/598-I) was adopted by a recorded vote of 86 in favour to 2 against, with 67 abstentions, as follows:

In favour: Algeria, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belize, Benin, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Burkina Faso, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Côte d'Ivoire, Cuba, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Fiji, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, India, Indonesia, Iran, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Lebanon, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Niger, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Qatar, Saint Lucia, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Singapore, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Syria, Thailand, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Republic of Tanzania, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen, Zimbabwe.

Against: Israel, United States.

Abstain: Albania, Andorra, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Bolivia, Bulgaria, Burundi, Cameroon, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, Estonia, Ethiopia, Federated States of Micronesia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Grenada, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Marshall Islands, Monaco, Mongolia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Korea, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Russian Federation, Samoa, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Swaziland, Sweden, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Zambia.

Absent: Afghanistan, Bhutan, Cape Verde, Comoros, Costa Rica, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Dominica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Lesotho, Palau, Rwanda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Seychelles, Solomon Islands, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Uzbekistan.


ANNEX VIII

Vote on Applicability of 1949 Geneva Convention


The draft resolution on the applicability of the Geneva Convention of 1949 (document A/53/598-II) was adopted by a recorded vote of 155 in favour to 2 against, with 2 abstentions, as follows:

In favour: Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Côte d'Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Denmark, Djibouti, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Latvia, Lebanon, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Monaco, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Republic of Korea, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Russian Federation, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Samoa, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, 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, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen, Zimbabwe.

Against: Israel, United States.

Abstain: Federated States of Micronesia, Marshall Islands.

Absent: Afghanistan, Bhutan, Comoros, Costa Rica, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Lesotho, Palau, Rwanda, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Seychelles, Solomon Islands, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Uzbekistan, Zambia.


ANNEX IX

Vote on Israeli Settlements in Occupied Palestinian Territory


The draft resolution on Israeli settlements in the occupied Palestinian territory (Document A/53/598-III) was adopted by a recorded vote of 150 in favour to 3 against, with 2 abstentions, as follows:

In favour: Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Canada, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Côte d'Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Denmark, Djibouti, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, 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, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Monaco, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Republic of Korea, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Russian Federation, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Samoa, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, 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, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen, Zimbabwe.

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

Abstain: Marshall Islands, Swaziland.

Absent: Afghanistan, Bhutan, Burundi, Cameroon, Comoros, Costa Rica, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Fiji, Honduras, Lesotho, Palau, Rwanda, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Seychelles, Solomon Islands, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Uzbekistan, Zambia.


ANNEX X

Vote on Israeli Practices Affecting Human Rights


The draft resolution on Israeli practices affecting the human rights of Palestinian people in the occupied territory (document A/53/598-IV) was adopted by a recorded vote of 151 in favour to 2 against, with 4 abstentions, as follows:

In favour: Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Canada, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Côte d'Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Denmark, Djibouti, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, 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, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Monaco, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Niger, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Republic of Korea, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Russian Federation, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Samoa, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, 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, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen, Zimbabwe.

Against: Israel, United States.

Abstain: Cameroon, Federated States of Micronesia, Marshall Islands, Zambia.

Absent: Afghanistan, Bhutan, Comoros, Costa Rica, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Fiji, Honduras, Lesotho, Nicaragua, Palau, Rwanda, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Seychelles, Solomon Islands, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Uzbekistan.


ANNEX XI

Vote on Occupied Syrian Golan


The draft resolution on the occupied Syrian Golan (Document A/53/598-V) was adopted by a recorded vote of 150 in favour to 1 against, with 6 abstentions, as follows:

In favour: Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Côte d'Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Denmark, Djibouti, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, 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, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Monaco, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Niger, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Republic of Korea, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Russian Federation, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Samoa, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, 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, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen, Zimbabwe.

Against: Israel.

Abstain: Federated States of Micronesia, Marshall Islands, Swaziland, United States, Uruguay, Zambia.

Absent: Afghanistan, Bhutan, Comoros, Costa Rica, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Fiji, Honduras, Lesotho, Nicaragua, Palau, Rwanda, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Seychelles, Solomon Islands, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Uzbekistan.

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