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Draft Resolutions, Voting Results, and Explanations of Vote First Committee 2003

A/C.1/58/L.1/Rev.1 (A/RES/58/241)
The illicit trade in small arms and light weapons in all its aspects
7 October 2003
Sponsors: Colombia, Japan and South Africa
View Voting Result in the First Committee: yes-162; no-1; abstain-0;
Explanation of Vote: United StatesEuropean Union, Japan, Switzerland

A/C.1/58/L.2
United Nations conference to identify ways of eliminating nuclear dangers in the context of nuclear disarmament
7 October 2003
Sponsor: Mexico
View Voting Result in the First Committee: Yes-105; No-7; Abstain-40; 
Explanation of vote: Germany
View Voting Result in the General Assembly: yes-133; no-6; abstain-38

A/C.1/58/L.3 (A/RES/58/32)
Developments in the field of information and telecommunications in the context of international security
13 October 2003
Sponsor: Russian Federation
Voting Result in First Committee: Adopted without a vote
Voting Result in the General Assembly: Adopted without a vote

A/C.1/58/L.4 (A/RES/58/37)
Missiles
13 October 2003
Lead Sponsor: Iran
View Voting Result in the First Committee: Yes-98; No-0; Abstain-59
Explanation of vote: JapanEuropean UnionAustraliaRepublic of Korea
View Voting Result in the General Assembly: yes-113; no-3; abstain-57

A/C.1/58/L.5 (A/RES/58/66)
Report of the Conference on Disarmament
14 October 2003
Sponsor: Japan
Voting Result in First Committee: Adopted without a vote 
Voting Result in the General Assembly: Adopted without a vote

A/C.1/58/L.6 (A/RES/58/31)
Consolidation of the regime established by the Treaty for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons in Latin America and the Caribbean (Treaty of Tlatelolco)
14 October 2003
Lead Sponsor: Brazil
Voting Result in the First Committee: Adopted without a vote
Explanation of vote: United States
Voting Result in the General Assembly: Adopted without a vote

A/C.1/58/L.7 (A/RES/58/60)
United Nations Regional Centre for Peace, Disarmament, and Development in Latin America and the Caribbean
14 October 2003
Sponsor: Costa Rica
Voting Result in First Committee: Adopted without a vote 
Voting Result in the General Assembly: Adopted without a vote

A/C.1/58/L.8 (A/RES/58/35)
Conclusion of effective international arrangements to assure non-nuclear weapon States against the use or threat of use of nuclear weapons
14 October 2003
Lead Sponsor: Pakistan
View Voting Result in the First Committee: yes-98; no-0; abstain-59
Explanation of vote: United States, Republic of Korea
View Voting Result in the General Assembly: yes-119; no-0; abstain-58

A/C.1/58/L.9 (A/RES/58/38)
Regional Disarmament
14 October 2003
Lead Sponsor: Nigeria
Voting Result in First Committee: Adopted without a vote 
Voting Result in the General Assembly: Adopted without a vote

A/C.1/58/L.10 (A/RES/58/39)
Conventional arms control at the regional and subregional levels
14 October 2003
Lead Sponsors: Netherlands, Pakistan, Spain
View Voting Result in First Committee: yes-158; no-1; abstain-1
View Voting Result in the General Assembly: yes-172; no-1; abstain-1

A/C.1/58/L.11 (A/RES/58/30)
African Nuclear-Weapon-Free-Zone Treaty (Treaty of Pelindaba)
15 October 2003
Sponsor: Nigeria
Amendment (Statement by Spain)
Voting Result in First Committee: Adopted without a vote
Explanation of vote: European Union, Spain, United States
Voting Result in the General Assembly: Adopted without a vote

A/C.1/58/L.12 (A/RES/58/40)
Prohibition of the dumping of radioactive wastes
15 October 2003
Sponsor: Nigeria
Voting Result in the First Committee: Adopted without a vote 
Voting Result in the General Assembly: Adopted without a vote

A/C.1/58/L.13 (A/RES/58/61)
United Nations Regional Centre for Peace and Disarmament in Africa
15 October 2003
Sponsor: Nigeria
Voting Result in First Committee: Adopted without a vote 
Voting Result in the General Assembly: Adopted without a vote

A/C.1/58/L.14 
Establishment of a nuclear-weapon-free-zone in Central Asia
15 October 2003
Sponsor: Uzbekistan
Voting Result in the First Committee: Adopted without a vote 
Voting Result in the General Assembly: Adopted without a vote

A/C.1/58/L.15/Rev.1 (A/RES/58/41)
Enhancing the contribution of the First Committee to the maintenance of international peace and security
15 October 2003
Lead Sponsor: United States of America
Voting Result in the First Committee: Adopted without a vote
Explanation of Vote: European Union, Iran, Brazil
Voting Result in the General Assembly: Adopted without a vote

A/C.1/58/L.16/Rev.1 (A/RES/58/42)
National legislation on transfer of arms, military equipment and dual-use goods and technology
15 October 2003
Sponsor: The Netherlands
Voting Result in the First Committee: Adopted without a vote
Voting Result in the General Assembly: Adopted without a vote

A/C.1/58/L.17
Consolidation of peace through practical disarmament measures
15 October 2003
Sponsor: Germany
Voting Result in the First Committee: Adopted without a vote 
Voting Result in the General Assembly: Adopted without a vote 

A/C.1/58/L.18
 (A/RES/58/39)
Confidence-building measures in the regional and subregional context
15 October 2003
Sponsor: Pakistan
View Voting Result in the First Committee: yes-68; no-47; abstain-34
Explanation of Vote: European UnionBrazilUnited States
View Voting Result in the General Assembly: yes-73; no-48; abstain-46

A/C.1/58/L.19: WITHDRAWN
Conference of States parties and signatories to treaties by which nuclear-weapon-free zones have been established
15 October 2003
Sponsor: Mexico

A/C.1/58/L.20 (A/RES/58/67)
Report of the Disarmament Commission
15 October 2003
Lead Sponsor: Italy
Voting Result in the First Committee: Adopted without a vote
Explanation of vote: CanadaUnited States
Statement by Italy
Voting Result in the General Assembly: Adopted without a vote

A/C.1/58/L.21 (A/RES/58/62)
United Nations Regional Centre for Peace and Disarmament in Asia and the Pacific
15 October 2003
Lead Sponsor: Myanmar
Voting Result in First Committee: Adopted without a vote 
Voting Result in the General Assembly: Adopted without a vote

A/C.1/58/L.22 (A/RES/58/34)
Establishment of a nuclear-weapon-free zone in the region of the Middle East
15 October 2003
Sponsor: Egypt
Voting Result in the First Committee: Adopted without a vote
Voting Result in the General Assembly: Adopted without a vote

A/C.1/58/L.23 (A/RES/58/68)
The risk of nuclear proliferation in the Middle East
15 October 2003
Sponsor: Egypt
View Voting Result in the First Committee for PP6: yes-142; no-3; abstain-10
View Voting Result in the First Committee as a whole: yes-146; no-3; abstain- 10
Explanation of vote: Canada
View Voting Result in the General Assembly, PP6: yes-162; no-2; abstain-10;
View Voting Result in the General Assembly: yes-162; no-4; abstain-10

A/C.1/58/L.24 (A/RES/58/29)
Implementation of the Declaration of the Indian Ocean as a Zone of Peace
15 October 2003
Sponsor: Malaysia
View Voting Result in the First Committee: yes-110; no-3; abstain-42
View Voting Result in the General Assembly: yes-130; no-3; abstain-42

A/C.1/58/L.25/Rev.1: Draft Decision-WITHDRAWN
Convening of the fourth special session of the General Assembly devoted to disarmament
15 October 2003
Sponsor: Malaysia

A/C.1/58/L.26 (A/RES/58/44)
Promotion of multilateralism in the area of disarmament and non-proliferation
15 October 2003
Sponsor: Malaysia
View Voting Result in the First Committee: yes-104; no-10; abstain-44
Explanation of vote: European UnionCanadaAustralia
View Voting Result in the General Assembly: yes-118; no-12; abstain-46

A/C.1/58/L.27
 (A/RES/58/45)
Observance of environmental norms in the drafting and implementation of agreements on disarmament and arms control
15 October 2003
Sponsor: Malaysia
View Voting Result in the First Committee: yes-156; no-1; abstain-4
Explanation of vote: United States
View Voting Result in the General Assembly: yes-173; no-1; abstain-4

A/C.1/58/L.28 (A/RES/58/63)
United Nations regional centres for peace and disarmament
15 October 2003
Sponsor: Malaysia
Voting Result in the First Committee: Adopted without a vote
Voting Result in the General Assembly: Adopted without a vote

A/C.1/58/L.29
Relationship between disarmament and development
15 October 2003
Sponsor: Malaysia
View Voting Result in First Committee: yes-157; no-1; abstain-2
Explanation of vote: United States
View Voting Result in the General Assembly: yes-177; no-1; abstain-2

A/C.1/58/L.30: Draft Decision
Review of the implementation of the Declaration on the Strengthening of International Security
15 October 2003
Sponsor: Malaysia
Voting Result in the First Committee: Adopted without a vote 
Voting Result in the General Assembly: Adopted without a vote

A/C.1/58/L.31 (A/RES/58/36)
Follow-up to the advisory opinion of the International Court of Justice on the Legality of the Threat or Use of Nuclear Weapons
15 October 2003
Co-Sponsors
View Voting Result in First Committee OP.1:yes-140; no-4; abstain-5
View Voting Result in First Committee on L.31 as a whole: yes-104; no-29; abstain-20
Explanation of Vote: Japan, Luxembourg (French only)
View Voting Result in th General Assembly OP1: yes-165; no-4; abstain-3
View Voting Result in the General Assembly: yes-124; no-29; abstain-22

A/C.1/58/L.32 (A/RES/58/28)
Objective information on military matters, including transparency of military expenditures
15 October 2003
Lead Sponsor: Germany
Voting Result in the First Committee: Adopted without a vote
Voting Result in the General Assembly: Adopted without a vote

A/C.1/58/L.33 (A/RES/58/33)
Role of science and technology in the context of international security and disarmament
15 October 2003
Lead Sponsor: India
View Voting Result in First Committee: yes-94; no-47; abstain-18
Voting Result in the General Assembly: yes-106; no-49; abstain-19

A/C.1/58/L.34 (A/RES/58/47)
Reducing nuclear danger
15 October 2003
Co-Sponsors
View Voting Result in the First Committee: yes-99; no-46; abstain-14
View Voting Result in the General Assembly: yes-114; no-47; abstain-17

A/C.1/58/L.35 (A/RES/58/48)
Measures to prevent terrorists from acquiring weapons of mass destruction
15 October 2003
Lead Sponsor: India
Voting Result in the First Committee: Adopted without a vote 
Explanation of vote: Israel, United States
Voting Result in the General Assembly: Adopted without a vote

A/C.1/58/L.36 (A/RES/58/64)
Convention on the Prohibition of the Use of Nuclear Weapons
15 October 2003
Co-Sponsors
View Voting Result in the First Committee: yes-102; no-46; abstain-10
View Voting Result in the General Assembly: yes-118; no-46; abstain 13;

A/C.1/58/L.37 (A/RES/58/72)
Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production and Stockpiling of Bacteriological (Biological) and Toxin Weapons and on Their Destruction
15 October 2003
Sponsor: Hungary
Voting Result in the First Committee: Adopted without a vote 
Explanation of vote: New Zealand (on behalf of Canada and NZ)
Voting Result in the General Assembly: Adopted without a vote

A/C.1/58/L.38 (A/RES/58/49)
Nuclear-weapon-free southern hemisphere and adjacent areas
15 October 2003
Sponsor: Brazil
View Voting Result in First Committee on resolution as a whole: yes-146; no-3; abstain-9
View Voting Result in First Committee on OP 5 as a whole: yes-145; no-1; abstain-11
Explanation of vote: United Kingdom on behalf of the P3
View Voting Result in the General Assembly on resolution as a whole: yes-168; no-3; abstain-8
View Voting Result in the General Assembly on last 3 words of OP5: yes-159; no-3; abstain-9
View Voting Result in the General Assembly on OP5 as a whole: yes-163; no-2; abstain-9

A/C.1/58/L.39/Rev.1 (A/RES/58/50)
Reduction of non-strategic nuclear weapons
15 October 2003
Sponsors: Brazil, Egypt, Ireland, Mexico, New Zealand, South Africa and Sweden
View Voting Result in First Committee: 118-yes; no-4; abstain-41
Explanation of vote: United States (on behalf of France and UK), China, Germany, Australia
View Voting Result in the General Assembly: yes-128; no-4; abtain-43

A/C.1/58/L.40/Rev.1 (A/RES/58/51)
Towards a nuclear-weapon-free world: a new agenda
15 October 2003
Sponsors: Brazil, Egypt, Ireland, Mexico, New Zealand, South Africa and Sweden
View Voting Result in First Committee on PP20: yes-117; no-6; abstain-39
View Voting Result in First Committee as a whole: yes-121; no-6; abstain-38
Explanation of vote: IndiaDPRK, China, Germany, Australia, United Kingdom (on behalf of the P3)
Japan, Colombia
View Voting Result in the General Assembly on PP20: yes-128; no-6; abstain-41
View Voting Result in the General Assembly on resolution as a whole: yes-133; no-6; abstain-38

A/C.1/58/L.41
(A/RES/58/52)
Implementation of the Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production, Stockpiling and Use of Chemical Weapons and on Their Destruction
15 October 2003
Sponsor: Poland
Voting Result in the First Committee: Adopted without a vote
Voting Result in the General Assembly: Adopted without a vote

A/C.1/58/L.42 (A/RES/58/70)
Strengthening of security and cooperation in the Mediterranean region
15 October 2003
Sponsor: Algeria
Voting Result in the First Committee: Adopted without a vote 
Voting Result in the General Assembly: Adopted without a vote

A/C.1/58/L.43 (A/RES/58/53)
Implementation of the Convention on the Prohibition of the Use, Stockpiling, Production and Transfer of Anti-personnel Mines and on Their Destruction
15 October 2003
Lead sponsor: Thailand
View Voting Result in First Committee: yes-143; no-0; abstain-19;
Explanation of vote: Iran Voting Result in the General Assembly: yes-153; no-0; abstain-23

A/C.1/58/L.44(A/RES/58/36)
Prevention of an arms race in outer space
15 October 2003
Lead Sponsor: Sri Lanka
View Voting Result in First Committee: yes-161; no-0; abstain-3
Explanation of vote: European Union
View Voting Result in the General Assembly: yes-174; no-0; abstain-4

A/C.1/58/L.45 (A/RES/58/54)
Transparency in armaments
15 October 2003
Co-Sponsors
View Voting Result in First Committee, OP.4 Whole: yes-137; no-0; 22-abstain;
View Voting Result on OP.s 3, 4, 8: yes-138; no-0; 22-abstain;
View Voting Result on OP. 2: yes-138; no-0; 22-abstain
View Voting Result on L.45 as a whole- yes-140; no-0; 23-abstain;
Explanation of Vote: Iran, Syria, Israel
View Voting Result in the General Assembly, OP.4 Whole: yes-152; no-0; abstain-22;
View Voting Result in the General Assembly, OP.s 3, 4, 8: yes-152; no-0; abstain-22; 
View Voting Result in the General Assembly, OP.2: yes-153; no-0; abstain-23; 
View Voting Result in the General Assembly as a whole: yes-150; no-0; abstain- 27

A/C.1/58/L.46/Rev.1 (A/RES/58/55) 
Promotion at the regional level in the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe of the United Nations programme of action on the illicit trade in small arms and light weapons in all its aspects
15 October 2003
Co-Sponsors
Voting Result in the First Committee: Adopted without a vote
Explanation of Vote: Azerbaijan, Canada
Voting Result in the General Assembly: Adopted without a vote

A/C.1/58/L.47 (A/RES/58/56)
Nuclear disarmament
15 October 2003
Co-Sponsors
View Voting Result in the First Committee: yes-101; no-43; abstain-18
Explanation of vote: Japan, China
View Voting Result in the General Assembly: yes-112; no-45; abstain-20

A/C.1/58/L.48
Verification in all its aspects, including the role of the United Nations in the field of verification
15 October 2003
Sponsor: Canada
Voting Result in First Committee: Adopted without a vote
Voting Result in the General Assembly: Adopted without a vote

A/C.1/58/L.49 (A/RES/58/57)
The Conference on Disarmament decision (CD/1547) of 11 August 1998 to establish, under item 1 of its agenda entitled "Cessation of the nuclear arms race and nuclear disarmament", an ad hoc committee to negotiate, on the basis of the report of the Special Coordinator (CD/1299) and the mandate contained therein, a non-discriminatory, multilateral and internationally and effectively verifiable treaty banning the production of fissile material for nuclear weapons or other nuclear explosive devices
15 October 2003
Lead Sponsor: Japan
Voting Result in the First Committee: Adopted without a vote
Explanation of vote: United States
Voting Result in the General Assembly: Adopted without a vote

A/C.1/58/L.50 (A/RES/58/69)
Convention on Prohibitions or Restrictions on the Use of Certain Conventional Weapons Which May Be Deemed to Be Excessively Injurious or to Have Indiscriminate Effects
15 October 2003
Co-Sponsors
Voting Result in First Committee: Adopted without a vote
Voting Result in the General Assembly: Adopted without a vote

A/C.1/58/L.51 (A/RES/58/58)
Assistance to States for curbing the illicit traffic in small arms and collecting them
15 October 2003
Co-Sponsors
Voting Result in First Committee: Adopted without a vote 
Voting Result in the General Assembly: Adopted without a vote

A/C.1/58/L.52 (A/RES/58/71)
Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty
15 October 2003
Lead sponsor: Australia
View Voting Result in First Committee: yes-151; no-1; abstain-4;
Explanation of Vote: United States, Syrian Arab Republic, European Union, Colombia
View Voting Result in the General Assembly: yes- 173; no-1; abstain-4

A/C.1/58/L.53 (A/RES/58/59)
A path to the total elimination of nuclear weapons
15 October 2003
Lead Sponsor: Japan
View Voting Result in First Committee: yes-146; no-2; abstain-16;
Explanation of Vote: Austria, Pakistan, Colombia, France, United States
View Voting Result in the General Assembly: yes-164; no-2; abstain-14;

A/C.1/58/L.54 (A/RES/58/65)
Regional confidence-building measures: activities of the United Nations Standing Advisory Committee on Security Questions in Central Africa
20 October 2003
Co-Sponsors 
Voting Result in the First Committee: Adopted without a vote
Voting Result in the General Assembly: Adopted without a vote

A/C.1/58/L.55 (A/RES/58/60)
United Nations Regional Centre for Peace, Disarmament and Development in Latin America and the Caribbean
23 October 2003
Submitted by Secretary General

A/C.1/58/L.57 (A/RES/58/62)
United Nations Regional Centre for Peace and Disarmament in Asia and the Pacific
23 October 2003
Submitted by Secretary-General

A/C.1/58/L.58 (A/RES/58/30)
amendment to draft resolution A/C.1/58/L.11
African Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zone Treaty (Treaty of Pelindaba)
23 October 2003
Sponsor: Spain

A/C.1/58/L.59 (A/RES/58/63)
United Nations regional centres for peace and disarmament
27 October 2003
Submitted by Secretary-General

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