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Draft Resolutions, Voting Results, and Explanations of Vote from First Committee 2017

A/C.1/72/L.1
Establishment of a nuclear-weapon-free zone in the region of the Middle East
Adopted in First Committee without a vote
Explanation of vote:
Israel, Iran, United States

A/C.1/72/L.2
Risk of nuclear proliferation in the Middle East
Voting result in First Committee as a whole: 150-4-19
Voting result in First Committee on PP5: 164-3-2
Voting result in First Committee on PP6:
164-3-2
Explanation of vote:
India, Iran, Pakistan, Switzerland, United States, Israel

A/C.1/72/L.3
Prevention of an arms race in outer space
Voting result in First Committee: 175-0-2
Explanation of vote: Belarus, Nepal

A/C.1/72/L.4
Follow-up to nuclear disarmament obligations agreed to at the 1995, 2000 and 2010 Review Conferences of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons 
Voting result in First Committee as a whole: 112-44-15
Voting result in First Committee on PP6:
115-5-47
Explanation of vote: India, Pakistan

A/C.1/72/L.5
Humanitarian consequences of nuclear weapons
Voting result in First Committee: 134-15-25
Explanation of vote: Australia, France, India, Pakistan, United Kingdom, United States

A/C.1/72/L.6
Taking forward multilateral nuclear disarmament negotiations
Voting result in First Committee: 118-39-11
Explanation of vote: France, India, Pakistan, Russian Federation, Sweden/Switzerland, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States, Argentina, Finland, Iran, China, Japan

A/C.1/72/L.7
Compliance with non-proliferation, arms limitation and disarmament agreements and commitments
Voting result in First Committee: 165-1-11
General statement:
Liechtenstein
Explanation of vote:
Cuba, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Iran, Ecuador, Pakistan, Brazil, Venezuela, South Africa, India, Syria, Russia

A/C.1/72/L.8
Strengthening of security and cooperation in the Mediterranean region
Adopted in First Committee without a vote
General statement
: European Union
Explanation of vote: Iran

A/C.1/72/L.9
Prohibition of the development and manufacture of new types of weapons of mass destruction and new systems of such weapons: report of the Conference on Disarmament
Adopted in First Committee without a vote
General statement
: Belarus
Explanation of vote: United States

A/C.1/72/L.10/Rev.1
Conclusion of effective international arrangements to assure non-nuclear-weapon States against the use or threat of use of nuclear weapons
Original: A/C.1/72/L.10
Voting result in First Committee: 118-0-59
Explanation of vote: Republic of Korea

A/C.1/72/L.11
Confidence-building measures in the regional and subregional context
Adopted in First Committee without a vote

A/C.1/72/L.12
Regional disarmament
Adopted in First Committee without a vote

A/C.1/72/L.13/Rev.1
Conventional arms control at the regional and subregional levels
Original: A/C.1/72/L.13
Voting result in First Committee as a whole:
174-1-2
Voting result in First Committee on OP2:
131-1-38
Explanation of vote: India

A/C.1/72/L.14
Report of the Conference on Disarmament
Adopted in First Committee without a vote
Explanation of vote
: Mexico

A/C.1/72/L.15/Rev.1
Countering the threat posed by improvised explosive devices
Original: A/C.1/72/L.15
Adopted in First Committee without a vote
General statement:
Afghanistan
Explanation of vote: Austria/Liechtenstein, Iran, Egypt, Cuba, Pakistan, Switzerland

A/C.1/72/L.16/Rev.1
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
Original: A/C.1/72/L.16
Adopted in First Committee without a vote

A/C.1/72/L.17
Ethical imperatives for a nuclear-weapon-free world
Voting result in the First Committee as a whole: 122-36-14
Voting result in the First Committee on PP11:
118-37-11
Explanation of vote: Australia, France, India, Pakistan, United Kingdom, United States, China

A/C.1/72/L.18
Nuclear disarmament
Voting result in First Committee as a whole: 110-41-18
Voting result in First Committee on PP32:
114-37-11
Voting result in First Committee on OP16:
159-1-6
Explanation of vote
: China, Arab Group, India, Pakistan, Japan

A/C.1/72/L.19
Towards a nuclear-weapon-free world: accelerating the implementation of nuclear disarmament commitments
Voting result in the First Committee as a whole: 127-32-14
Voting result in the First Committee on PP10:
118-37-10
Voting result in the First Committee on OP14:
157-4-6
Voting result in the First Committee on OP22:
121-37-10
Explanation of vote: Canada, India, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Ukraine, China

A/C.1/72/L.20
Regional confidence-building measures: activities of the United Nations Standing Advisory Committee on Security Questions in Central Africa
Adopted in First Committee without a vote

A/C.1/72/L.21
Assistance to States for curbing the illicit traffic in small arms and light weapons and collecting them
Adopted in First Committee without a vote
General statement
: Mali

A/C.1/72/L.22
Reducing nuclear danger
Voting result in the First Committee: 116-49-10

A/C.1/72/L.23
Measures to prevent terrorists from acquiring weapons of mass destruction
Adopted in First Committee without a vote

A/C.1/72/L.24
Objective information on military matters, including transparency of military expenditures
Adopted in First Committee without a vote

A/C.1/72/L.25
Report of the Disarmament Commission
Adopted in First Committee without a vote

A/C.1/72/L.26/Rev.1
Implementation of the Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production, Stockpiling and Use of Chemical Weapons and on Their Destruction
Original: A/C.1/72/L.26
General statement: Poland
Voting result in First Committee as a whole: 150-6-12
Voting result in First Committee to remove OP3: 5-116-23

Voting result in First Committee on PP4: 134-7-19

Voting result in First Committee on OP2: 122-11-24

Voting result in First Committee on OP15: 123-9-27

Explanation of vote
: United States+, Cuba, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Malaysia, Iran, Egypt, France, Ecuador, Bangladesh, Lebanon, China, India, Venezuela, Japan, Israel, Nigeria, Viet Nam, Algeria, Russia

A/C.1/72/L.27
The Arms Trade Treaty
Voting result in First Committee: 144-0-29
Explanation of vote
: Cuba, Armenia, Indonesia, Egypt, Iran, Venezuela, Ecuador, United States, India, Pakistan, Syria

A/C.1/72/L.28
Nuclear-weapon-free southern hemisphere and adjacent areas
Voting result in the First Committee as a whole: 142-4-29
Voting result in the First Committee PP6:
121-35-11  
Explanation of vote: Australia, Canada, France/United Kingdom/United States, Norway, Republic of Korea, China

A/C.1/72/L.29
Implementation of the Declaration of the Indian Ocean as a Zone of Peace
Voting result in First Committee: 126-3-45

A/C.1/72/L.30
Relationship between disarmament and development
Adopted in First Committee without a vote
Explanation of vote
: United States, France/United Kingdom

A/C.1/72/L.31
Observance of environmental norms in the drafting and implementation of agreements on disarmament and arms control
Adopted in First Committee without a vote
Explanation of vote
: United States, France/United Kindgdom

A/C.1/72/L.32
Promotion of multilateralism in the area of disarmament and non-proliferation
Voting result in First Committee: 120-4-49

A/C.1/72/L.33
Convening of the fourth special session of the General Assembly devoted to disarmament
Voting result in First Committee: 170-0-3
General statement
: Indonesia

A/C.1/72/L.34
United Nations regional centres for peace and disarmament
Adopted in First Committee without a vote

A/C.1/72/L.35
United action with renewed determination towards the total elimination of nuclear weapons
Voting result in the First Committee as a whole: 144-4-27
Voting result in the First Committee on PP19:
147-1-19
Voting result in the First Committee on PP20:
155-2-10
Voting result in the First Committee on OP2:
128-7-27
Voting result in the First Committee on OP5:
161-4-3
Voting result in the First Committee on OP8:
149-2-16
Voting result in the First Committee on OP20:
155-4-11
Voting result in the First Committee on OP21:
143-4-22
Voting result in the First Committee on OP28:
155-2-9 
Explanation of vote: Algeria, Austria, Brazil, China, Costa Rica, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Ecuador, Egypt, Guatemala, India, Mexico, Mongolia, New Zealand, Nigeria, South Africa, Sweden/Switzerland, Venezuela, Netherlands, Philippines, Peru, Thailand, France, Indonesia, Malaysia, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Bangladesh, Russia, Liechtenstein

A/C.1/72/L.36
International Day against Nuclear Tests
Adopted in the First Committee without a vote 

A/C.1/72/L.37
African Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zone Treaty
Adopted in the First Committee without a vote 
Explanation of vote:
India, Spain

A/C.1/72/L.38
Prohibition of the dumping of radioactive wastes
Adopted in the First Committee without a vote 

A/C.1/72/L.39
United Nations Regional Centre for Peace and Disarmament in Africa
Adopted in First Committee without a vote

A/C.1/72/L.40
Implementation of the Convention on the Prohibition of the Use, Stockpiling, Production and Transfer of Anti-Personnel Mines and on Their Destruction
Voting result in First Committee: 158-0-16
Explanation of vote
: Republic of Korea, Libya, Morocco, Egypt, India, Cuba, Pakistan, Myanmar, Singapore, Iran

A/C.1/72/L.41
Implementation of the Convention on Cluster Munitions
Voting result in First Committee: 134-2-36
Explanation of vote
: Republic of Korea, Argentina, Estonia/Finland/Greece/Poland/Romania, Cyprus, Pakistan, Brazil, Myanmar, Singapore, Iran

A/C.1/72/L.42
Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty
Voting result in the First Committee as a whole: 174-1-4
Voting result in the First Committee on PP4:
164-0-11
Voting result in the First Committee on PP7: 167-0-7
Explanation of vote: Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Ecuador, Pakistan, Israel, Russia, Iran

A/C.1/72/L.43
Problems arising from the accumulation of conventional ammunition stockpiles in surplus
Adopted in First Committee without a vote
Explanation of vote: Cuba, Pakistan

A/C.1/72/L.44 (draft decision)
Developments in the field of information and telecommunications in the context of international security
Voting result in First Committee: 173-0-1
Explanation of vote: Singapore

A/C.1/72/L.45/Rev.1
Follow-up to the 2013 high-level meeting of the General Assembly on nuclear disarmament
Original: A/C.1/72/L.45
Voting result in First Committee as a whole: 129-30-12
Voting result in First Committee on PP12:
123-26-17
General statement:
Cuba, Pakistan
Explanation of vote:
 Russian Federation, China, Bulgaria/Greece/Iceland/Portugal/Romania, France/United Kingdom/United States, Switzerland, Netherlands+

A/C.1/72/L.46
Transparency and confidence-building measures in outer space
Adopted in First Committee without a vote
Explanation of vote: Belarus, Nepal, Iran

A/C.1/72/L.47
Convention on the Prohibition of the Use of Nuclear Weapons
Voting result in the First Committee: 115-50-11
Explanation of vote: Brazil, Ecuador, India, Pakistan, Mexico

A/C.1/72/L.48
United Nations Regional Centre for Peace and Disarmament in Asia and the Pacific
Adopted in First Committee without a vote
General statement
: Nepal

A/C.1/72/L.49
Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production and Stockpiling of Bacteriological (Biological) and Toxin Weapons and on Their Destruction
Adopted in First Committee without a vote
Explanation of vote: Iran, Germany, United States

A/C.1/72/L.50 (draft decision)
Treaty banning the production of fissile material for nuclear weapons or other nuclear explosive devices
Voting result in the First Committee: 174-1-4
Explanation of vote: Israel, Cuba, Iran, Syria

A/C.1/72/L.51
United Nations Regional Centre for Peace, Disarmament and Development in Latin America and the Caribbean
Adopted in First Committee without a vote
General statement
: Peru

A/C.1/72/L.52/Rev.1
Role of science and technology in the context of international security and disarmament
Original: A/C.1/72/L.52
Adopted in First Committee without a vote
General statement:
India, Iran

A/C.1/72/L.53
No first placement of weapons in outer space
Voting result in First Committee: 122-4-48
Explanation of vote: United States, European Union, Belarus, Ukraine, Nepal, Iran, Mexico, India, Australia/Canada/Japan

A/C.1/72/L.54
Further practical measures for the prevention of an arms race in outer space
Voting result in First Committee: 121-5-45
Explanation of vote: United Kingdom/United States, Nepal, Pakistan, Switzerland, Australia/Canada/Japan, France, Singapore

A/C.1/72/L.55 (draft decision)
Nuclear disarmament verification
Adopted in First Committee without a vote 

A/C.1/72/L.56/Rev.1
The illicit trade in small arms and light weapons in all its aspects
Original: A/C.1/72/L.56
Adopted in First Committee without a vote

A/C.1/72/L.57
Follow-up to the advisory opinion of the International Court of Justice on the legality of the threat or use of nuclear weapons
Voting result in First Committee as a whole: 124-31-17
Voting result in First Committee on PP16:
117-35-13
Voting result in First Committee on OP2:
117-35-14
Explanation of vote:
 Republic of Korea, China, Sweden/Switzerland, Canada, India, Japan

A/C.1/72/L.58 (draft decision)
Treaty on the South-East Asia Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zone (Bangkok Treaty)
Adopted in First Committee without a vote