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Source: Department of Public Information (DPI)
General Assembly
20 December 2010


General Assembly
GA/11040

              Department of Public Information • News and Media Division • New York

Sixty-fifth General Assembly
Plenary
69th Meeting (AM)

GENERAL ASSEMBLY ADOPTS LANDMARK TEXTS ON PROTECTING CORAL REEFS,
 
MITIGATING ILL EFFECTS OF CHEMICAL MUNITIONS DUMPED AT SEA
 
In Addition to Passing 40 Drafts Recommended
By Second Committee, Acts on Two Generated Directly by Plenary

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The General Assembly met this morning to take action on the reports of its Second Committee (Economic and Financial) resulting from meetings held between 4 October and 1 December.

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Covering agenda items under the Committee’s consideration during the session, the reports contain draft resolutions on:  information and communication technologies for development (item 17); macroeconomic policy questions (item 18); follow-up to and implementation of the outcome of the 2002 International Conference on Financing for Development and the 2008 Review Conference (item 19); sustainable development (item 20); implementation of the outcome of the United Nations Conference on Human Settlements and strengthening of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) (item 21).

Others relate to:  globalization and interdependence (item 22); groups of countries in special situations (item 23); the eradication of poverty and other development issues (item 24); operational activities for development (item 25); agriculture development and food security (item 26); the permanent sovereignty of the Palestinian people in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, and of the Arab population in the occupied Syrian Golan over their natural resources (agenda item 60); revitalization of the work of the General Assembly (item 118); and programme planning (item 130).

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Action on Second Committee Reports

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It then took up a report titled “Permanent sovereignty of the Palestinian people in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, and of the Arab population in the occupied Syrian Golan over their natural resources” (document A/65/443), adopting the related text by a recorded vote of 167 in favour to 8 against (Australia, Canada, Federated States of Micronesia, Israel, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Palau, United States), with 5 abstentions (Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire, Gabon, Papua New Guinea, Tonga).  (Annex IV)

Following that action, the representative of Panama said his abstention had not been reflected in the results, whereupon the Assembly President took note of that correction.

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ANNEX IV

Vote on sovereignty over natural resources

The draft resolution on permanent sovereignty of the Palestinian people in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, and of the Arab population in the occupied Syrian Golan over their natural resources (document A/65/443) was adopted by a recorded vote of 167 in favour to 8 against, with 5 abstentions, as follows:

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

Against:  Australia, Canada, Israel, Marshall Islands, Micronesia (Federated States of), Nauru, Palau, United States.

Abstain:  Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Gabon, Papua New Guinea, Tonga.

Absent:  Bhutan, Burundi, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Equatorial Guinea, Kiribati, Panama, Rwanda, Saint Kitts and Nevis.


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