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Cablegate: Unga Adopts 27 Fourth Committee Resolutions

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SUBJECT: UNGA ADOPTS 27 FOURTH COMMITTEE RESOLUTIONS

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1. (U) The U.N. General Assembly December 17 adopted 27 draft
resolutions on the recommendation of the Fourth Committee
(Special Political and Decolonization Committee).
Resolutions and Plenary votes are in paragraph three.

2. (U) The only notable aspect of the voting was a
spontaneous applause at the adoption, by consensus, of the
"Commemoration of the Two-hundredth Anniversary of the
Abolition of the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade." On the issue
of Gibraltar, Spain delivered an explanation of vote wherein
it expressed eagerness to "listen to the aspirations of the
people of Gibraltar." The U.K. responded by saying that it
"does not accept that any controversy exists" on the issue of
Gibraltar.

3. (U) Resolutions and voting results follow:

United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees
in the Near East: report of the Special Political and
Decolonization Committee (Fourth Committee) (Item 32)

- "Assistance to Palestinian Refugees" 171-2(Israel,
Nauru)-6 (USA, Cameroon, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Palau,
Vanuatu)

- "Persons Displaced as a Result of the June 1967 and
Subsequent Hostilities" 171-6(USA, Israel, Marshall Islands,
Micronesia, Nauru, Palau)-2(Canada, Vanuatu)

- "Operations of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency
for Palestinian Refugees in the Near East" 170-6(USA, Israel,
Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, Palau)-3(Cameroon, Cote
d'Ivoire Vanuatu)

- "Palestinian Refugees, Properties and Their Revenues"
170-6(USA, Israel, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru,
Palau)-3(Cameroon, Cote d'Ivoire Vanuatu)

Report of the Special Committee to Investigate Israeli
Practices Affecting the Human Rights of the Palestinian
People and Other Arabs of the Occupied Territories (Item 33)

- "Work of the Special Committee to Investigate Israeli
Practices Affecting the Human Rights of the Palestinian
People and Other Arabs of the Occupied Territories" 93-8(USA,
Australia, Canada, Israel, Marshall Islands, Micronesia,
Nauru, Palau)-74

- "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, including East
Jerusalem, and the Other Occupied Arab Territories"
169-6(USA, Israel, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru,
Palau)-3 (Australia, Cameroon, Cote d'Ivoire

- "Israeli Settlements in the Occupied Palestinian
Territory, including East Jerusalem, and the Occupied Syrian
Golan" 165-7(USA, Australia, Israel, Marshall Islands,
Micronesia, Nauru, Palau)-5(Angola, Cameroon, Cote d'Ivoire
Tonga, Vanuatu)

- "Israeli Practices Affecting the Human Rights of the
Palestinian People in the Occupied Palestinian Territory,
including East Jerusalem" 156-8(USA, Australia, Canada,
Israel, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, Palau)-10
(Cameroon, Cote d'Ivoire Democratic Republic of Congo, El
Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Honduras, Papau New Guinea,
Tonga, Uganda, Vanuatu)

- "The Occupied Syrian Golan" 164-1(Israel)-10(USA,
Cameroon, Cote d'Ivoire Democratic Republic of Congo,

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Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, Palau, Tonga, Vanuatu)

- "Comprehensive Review of the Whole Question of
Peacekeeping Operations in All Their Aspects""Information
from Non-Self-Governing Territories Transmitted Under Article
73e of the Charter of the United Nations: Report of the
Special Political and Decolonization Committee" 176-0-4(USA,
U.K., Israel, France)

- "Economic and Other Activities Which Affect the Interests
of the Peoples of the Non-Self-Governing Territories: Report
of the Special Political and Decolonization Committee"
176-2(USA, Israel)-2(U.K., France)

- "Implementation of the Declaration on the Granting of
Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples by the
Specialized Agencies and the International Institutions
Associated with the United Nations: Report of the Special
Political and Decolonization Committee" 124-0-54(USA)

Implementation of the Declaration on the Granting of
Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples: Report of the
Special Political and Decolonization Committee" (Item 40)

- "Question of Western Sahara" -- Consensus

- "Question of New Caledonia" -- Consensus

- "Question of Tokelau" - Consensus

- "Dissemination of Information on Decolonization"
175-2(U.K., Israel)-2(USA, France)

- "Implementation of the Declaration on the Granting of
Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples" 176-2(U.K.,
Israel)-2(USA, France)

The following resolutions were adopted by consensus:

- "Assistance in Mine Action: Report of the Special
Political and Decolonization Committee"

- "Effects of Atomic Radiation: Report of the Special
Political and Decolonization Committee"

- "International Cooperation in the Peaceful Uses of Outer
Space: Report of the Special Political and Decolonization
Committee"

- "Comprehensive Review of the Whole Question of
Peacekeeping Operations in All Their Aspects: Report of the
Special Political and Decolonization Committee"

- "Questions Relating to Information: Report of the Special
Political and Decolonization Committee"

- "Offers by Member States of Study and Training Facilities
for Inhabitants of Non-Self-Governing Territories: Report of
the Special Political and Decolonization Committee"

- "Revitalization of the Work of the General Assembly:
Report of the Special Political and Decolonization Committee"

- "Programme Planning: Report of the Special Political and
Decolonization Committee"

- "Commemoration of the Two-Hundredth Anniversary of the
Abolition of the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade: Draft Resolution"

- "Organization of Work, Adoption of the Agenda and
Allocation of Items"

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