U N General Assembly Vote on Financing of UNIFIL

JUNE 26, 1998

GA/9425 88th Meeting

 

Through a draft resolution on financing of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) (document A/52/932), the Assembly would decide to appropriate the amount of almost $143 million gross (about $139.1 million net) for the maintenance of the Force for the period from 1 July 1998 to 30 June 1999.

By other terms, the Assembly would express deep concern that the Government of Israel did not comply with General Assembly resolution 51/233. [In that resolution, the Assembly decided that Israel should pay the costs arising from the 1996 incident at UNIFIL headquarters in Qana, Lebanon.] It would stress that Israel should abide by the terms of resolution 51/233, request the Secretary-General to take the necessary measures to ensure the full implementation of its paragraph 8, to the effect that Israel should pay for costs resulting from the Qana incident. The Assembly would decide that an additional $639,356, relating to the incident for the period from 1 July 1996 to 30 June 1997, would be treated in accordance with resolution 51/233.

[Those paragraphs refer to Assembly resolution 51/233, in which it was decided that Israel should pay the costs relating from the 1996 incident at UNIFIL headquarters in Qana, Lebanon.]

The Assembly decided to include those paragraphs by a vote of 68 in favour to 2 against (Israel, United States), with 41 abstentions. (See ANNEX 1)

Next, the draft was voted on as a whole. The Assembly adopted the text by a vote of 109 in favour to 2 against (Israel, United States), with no abstentions. (See ANNEX 2)

 


ANNEX 1

The first preambular paragraph and operative paragraphs 3, 4, 5 and 16 of the draft text on the financing of UNIFIL (document A/52/932) was adopted by a recorded vote of 68 in favour to 2 against, with 41 abstentions, as follows:

In favour: Algeria, Argentina, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belarus, Bhutan, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Chile, China, Colombia, Cuba, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Djibouti, Ecuador, Egypt, Guyana, India, Indonesia, Iran, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Madagascar, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Qatar, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Singapore, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Syria, Thailand, Tunisia, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Republic of Tanzania, Viet Nam, Yemen, Zimbabwe.

Against: Israel, United States.

Abstain: Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Barbados, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Panama, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Korea, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, United Kingdom, Uruguay, Venezuela.

Absent: Afghanistan, Albania, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Belize, Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Comoros, Côte d'Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Gabon, Gambia, Guatemala, Guinea, Haiti, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Lesotho, Liberia, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malawi, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mongolia, Nicaragua, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Rwanda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Sierra Leone, Slovenia, Suriname, Swaziland, Tajikistan, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Zambia.

 


 

ANNEX 2

The draft resolution on the financing of UNIFIL as a whole (document A/52/932) was adopted by a recorded vote 109 in favour to 2 against, with no abstention, as follows:

In favour: Algeria, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Bhutan, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Denmark, Djibouti, Ecuador, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Guinea, Guyana, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Latvia, Lebanon, Libya, Lithuania, Madagascar, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Monaco, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Panama Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Republic of Korea, Romania, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Singapore, Slovakia, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Sweden, Syria, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United Republic of Tanzania, Uruguay, Venezuela, Viet Nam, Yemen, Zimbabwe.

Against: Israel, United States.

Abstain: None.

Absent: Afghanistan, Albania, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Belize, Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad, Comoros, Côte d'Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Gabon, Gambia, Guatemala, Haiti, Iran, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Lesotho, Liberia, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malawi, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mongolia, Nicaragua, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Rwanda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Sierra Leone, Slovenia, Suriname, Swaziland, Tajikistan, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Zambia.

  

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