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Draft Resolutions, Voting Results, and Explanations of Vote from First Committee 2018

A/C.1/73/L.1
Establishment of a nuclear-weapon-free zone in the region of the Middle East
Voting result in First Committee: 174-2-5 
Explanation of vote: Australia, United Kingdom, Israel, Syria, Iran

A/C.1/73/L.2
The risk of nuclear proliferation in the Middle East
Voting result in First Committee as a whole: 158-5-21
Voting result in First Committee on PP5: 
170-4-4
Voting result in First Committee on PP5: 171-3-5 
Explanation of vote: United States, India, Switzerland, Australia, DPRK, Israel, Syria, Iran

A/C.1/73/L.3
Prevention of an arms race in outer space
Voting result in the First Committee: 181-2-1 
Explanation of vote: Japan, United States

A/C.1/73/L.4
Conclusion of effective international arrangements to assure non-nuclear-weapon states against the use or threat of use of nuclear weapons
Voting result in First Committee: 122-0-65

A/C.1/73/L.5
Regional disarmament
Adopted in the First Committee without a vote

A/C.1/73/L.6
Conventional arms control at the regional and subregional levels
Voting result in the First Committee as a whole: 179-1-2
Voting result in the First Committee on OP2:
127-2-45
Explanation of vote: India

A/C.1/73/L.7
Confidence-building measures in the regional and subregional context
Adopted in the First Committee without a vote

A/C.1/73/L.8/Rev.1
The Arms Trade Treaty
Original draft: A/C.1/73/L.8 
Voting result in the First Committee as a whole: 151-0-30
Voting result in the First Committee on PP8: 153-0-18
Voting result in the First Committee on OP4: 138-0-35
Voting result in the First Committee on OP9: 136-2-35
General statement: Latvia 
Explanations of vote: Egypt, Israel, Armenia, Iran, Cuba, Venezuela, Indonesia, Brazil, India, Tanzania, United States, Syria

A/C.1/73/L.9
Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production and Stockpiling of Bacteriological (Biological) and Toxin Weapons and on Their Destruction
General statement: India
Adopted in the First Committee without a vote

A/C.1/73/L.10
Draft decision: Missiles
Voting result in First Committee
: 166-2-9
Explanation of vote
: United States, Israel

A/C.1/73/L.11
Relationship between disarmament and development
Adopted in the First Committee without a vote
Explanation of vote: United Kingom/France, United States, Armenia

A/C.1/73/L.12
Effects of the use of armaments and ammunitions containing depleted uranium 
Voting result in the First Committee as a whole: 140-4-26
Explanation of vote: Belgium, United Kingdom/United States/France, Netherlands, Switzerland/Sweden

A/C.1/73/L.13
Observance of environmental norms in the drafting and implementation of agreements on disarmament and arms control
Adopted in the First Committee without a vote
Explanation of vote: United Kingdom/France, United States

A/C.1/73/L.14
Follow-up to the 2013 high-level meeting of the General Assembly on nuclear disarmament
Voting result in First Committee as a whole: 143-27-14
Voting result in First Committee on PP12
: 129-20-22 
Explanations of vote: Bulgaria, United Kingdom/United States/France, Switzerland, Netherlands+

A/C.1/73/L.15
Promotion of multilateralism in the area of disarmament and non-proliferation   
Voting result in First Committee as a whole: 121-4-51

A/C.1/73/L.16
Convening of the Fourth Special Session of the General Assembly Devoted to Disarmament
Voting result in the First Committee as a whole: 174-0-3

A/C.1/73/L.17
Measures to uphold the authority of the 1925 Geneva Protocol
Voting result in the First Committee as a whole: 178-0-2
Explanation of vote: Belarus

A/C.1/73/L.18
United Nations regional centres for peace and disarmament
Adopted in the First Committee without a vote

A/C.1/73/L.19
Mongolia's international security and nuclear-weapon-free status
Adopted in First Committee without a vote
Explanation of vote
: India

A/C.1/73/L.20
Implementation of the Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production, Stockpiling and Use of Chemical Weapons and on Their Destruction
Voting result in the First Committee as a whole: 148-7-23
Voting result in the First Committee on PP4: 128-7-30
Voting result in the First Committee on OP2: 120-14-32
Voting result in the First Committee on OP3: 123-13-33
Voting result in the First Committee on OP4: 113-19-34
Voting result in the First Committee on OP16: 112-15-39
General statement: Poland, Syria, Russia
Explanation of vote: Brazil, Syria, Egypt, Russia, Algeria, Cuba, Iran, France, Venezuela, China, Indonesia, Singapore, India, Malaysia, Viet Nam, US+, Japan, Kazakhstan

A/C.1/73/L.21
Women, disarmament, non-proliferation and arms control
Adopted in the First Committee without a vote
Voting result in First Committee on PP10: 149-0-23
Explanation of vote: Iran, United States

A/C.1/73/L.22/Rev.1
Convening a conference on a Middle East zone free of nuclear weapons and other weapons of mass destruction
Original draft: A/C.1/73/L.22
Voting result in First Committee
: 103-3-71
Explanation of vote
: United States, Philippines, Canada, Austria on behalf of the European Union, India, Brazil, Argentina, Switzerland, Australia, United Kingdom, New Zealand, Japan, Israel, Turkey, Syria, Iran

A/C.1/73/L.23
Humanitarian consequences of nuclear weapons
Voting result in First Committee: 143-15-26
Explanation of vote:
United Kingdom/United States/France, Pakistan, India, China, Japan

A/C.1/73/L.24
Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons
Voting result in First Committee: 122-41-16
Explanation of vote
: Pakistan, Iran, Bulgaria+, India, China, Argentina, Sinagpore, Switzerland, Sweden, Japan, Israel

A/C.1/73/L.25
The Hague Code of Conduct against Ballistic Missile Proliferation
Voting result in First Committee: 171-1-12 
Explanations of vote: Brazil, Algeria, Iran

A/C.1/73/L.26
Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty
Voting result in First Committee as a whole: 181-1-4
Voting result in First Committee on PP4
: 169-0-13
Voting result in First Committee on PP7
: 170-0-9
Explanation of vote:
Iran, Brazil, Russia, Ecuador, Israel, Syria

A/C.1/73/L.27/Rev.1
Developments in the field of information and telecommunications in the context of international security
Original draft: A/C.1/73/L.27 
Voting result in the First Committee: 109-45-16
General statement: Russia, Cuba
Explanatation of vote: European Union, Egypt, United States, Armenia, Algeria, Australia, Syria, Canada+, Switzerland, Venezuela, China, Japan, Singapore, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines

A/C.1/73/L.28
Nuclear disarmament
Voting result in First Committee as a whole: 120-41-21
Voting result in First Committee on PP32
: 117-37-19
Voting result in First Committee on OP16: 168-2-8 
Explanation of vote: India, Pakistan, DPRK

A/C.1/73/L.29
Information on confidence-building measures in the field of conventional arms 
Adopted in the First Committee without a vote

A/C.1/73/L.30
Strengthening of security and cooperation in the Mediterranean region
Voting result in the First Committee as a whole: 171-0-2
Voting result in the First Committee on OP2: 166-2-1
Voting result in the First Committee on OP5: 165-2-2
General statement: European Union, Israel, Iran
Explanation of vote: Syria, Algeria, Iran

A/C.1/73/L.31
Draft decision: Nuclear disarmament verification
Voting result in First Committee: 177-0-3

A/C.1/73/L.32
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.1/73/L.33
African Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zone Treaty
Adopted in First Committee without a vote 
Explanations of vote:
India, Spain

A/C.1/73/L.34
United Nations Regional Centre for Peace and Disarmament in Africa
Adopted in the First Committee without a vote

A/C.1/73/L.35
Consolidation of peace through practical disarmament measures
Adopted in the First Committee without a vote
Voting result in the First Committee on PP9: 162-2-8
Explanation of vote: Israel, United States

A/C.1/73/L.36
Report of the Disarmament Commission
Adopted in the First Committee without a vote

A/C.1/73/L.37
Advancing responsible State behaviour in cyberspace in the context of international security
Voting result in the First Committee: 139-11-18
Explanation of vote:
Egypt, United States, Armenia, Iran, Algeria, Cuba, Russia, Australia, Syria, Canada+, Switzerland, China, Venezuela, Japan, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines

A/C.1/73/L.38
United Nations Regional Centre for Peace and Disarmament in Asia and the Pacific
General statement: Nepal
Adopted in the First Committee without a vote

A/C.1/73/L.39
Implementation of the Convention on Cluster Munitions 
Voting result in the First Committee as a whole: 139-1-39
Voting result in the First Committee on PP14: 152-0-17
General statement: Sri Lanka
Explanation of vote: Egypt, Argentina, Singapore, Brazil, Poland/Estonia/Finland/Greece/Romania, Republic of Korea, Pakistan, Cyprus, United States, Iran, Germany

A/C.1/73/L.40
Report of the Conference on Disarmament
Adopted in the First Committee without a vote
Explanation of vote:
Syria

A/C.1/73/L.41/Rev.1
United Nations disarmament fellowship, training and advisory services
Original draft: A/C.1/73/L.41
Adopted in the First Committee without a vote
General statement: Nigeria

A/C.1/73/L.42
Measures to prevent terrorists from acquiring weapons of mass destruction
Adopted in the First Committee without a vote

A/C.1/73/L.43
Reducing nuclear danger
Voting result in First Committee: 127-49-10

A/C.1/73/L.44
Convention on the Prohibition of the Use of Nuclear Weapons

Voting result in First Committee: 120-50-15 
Voting result in the First Committee: Pakistan, China, Thailand, Ecuador

A/C.1/73/L.45
United Nations Disarmament Information Programme
Adopted in the First Committee without a vote

A/C.1/73/L.46
Universal Declaration on the Achievement of a Nuclear-Weapon-Free World
Voting result in First Committee as a whole: 135-21-27
Voting result in First Committee on PP7
: 126-21-26
Voting result in First Committee on PP9: 137-3-36 
Explanatation of vote: United Kingdom/United States/France, China, New Zealand

A/C.1/73/L.47
Maintenance of international security—good-neighbourliness, stability, and development in South-Eastern Europe
Adopted in the First Committee without a vote

A/C.1/73/L.48
Treaty on a Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zone in Central Asia
Adopted in First Committee without a vote

A/C.1/73/L.49
United Nations study on disarmament and non-proliferation education
Adopted in First Committee without a vote
Voting result in the First Committee on OP3: 166-0-4

A/C.1/73/L.50
Further practical measures for the prevention of an arms race in outer space
Voting result in the First Committee: 127-3-49
Explanation of vote: United States

A/C.1/73/L.51
No first placement of weapons in outer space
Voting result in the First Committee: 129-12-40
Explanation of vote: European Union, United States, Mexico, India, Switzerland, Canada/Republic of Korea/Norway, Australia, Japan, Iran

A/C.1/73/L.52
Decreasing the operational readiness of nuclear weapons systems
Voting result in First Committee as a whole: 173-4-7
Voting result in First Committee on PP8
: 166-2-10
Explanation of vote
: Democratic People's Republic of Korea, United Kingdom/United States/France

A/C.1/73/L.53/Rev.1
Implementation of the Convention on the Prohibition of the Use, Stockpiling, Production and Transfer of Anti-Personnel Mines and on Their Destruction
Original: A/C.1/73/L.53/
Voting result in First Committee: 154-0-17
General statement
: Afghanistan
Explanation of vote: Egypt, Libya, Cuba, India, Iran, Myanmar, Republic of Korea, Germany, Singapore, Pakistan

A/C.1/73/L.54
United action with renewed determination towards the total elimination of nuclear weapons
Voting result in First Committee as a whole: 160-4-24
Voting result in First Committee on PP19
: 164-3-12
Voting result in First Committee on PP20
: 170-2-7
Voting result in First Committee on OP2
: 145-5-23
Voting result in First Committee on OP3
: 139-8-29
Voting result in First Committee on OP5
: 173-3-5
Voting result in First Committee on OP7
: 165-4-11
Voting result in First Committee on OP10
: 152-1-23
Voting result in First Committee on OP12
: 147-2-26
Voting result in First Committee on OP13
: 170-3-6
Voting result in First Committee on OP18
: 158-2-19
Voting result in First Committee on OP20
: 172-2-5
Voting result in First Committee on OP21
: 172-2-5
Voting result in First Committee on OP31
: 170-0-9
Explanations of vote:
United Kingdom, Austria, United States, Brazil, New Zealand, Philippines, India, Pakistan, Egypt, Venezuela, China, Mexico, France, Liechtenstein, Switzerland and Sweden, Malaysia, El Salvador, Algeria, Ecuador, Republic of Korea, Costa Rica

A/C.1/73/L.55
Preventing and combatting illicit brokering activities
Voting result in the First Committee as a whole: 177-1-2
Voting result in the First Committee on PP9: 149-0-20
Explanation of vote: Cuba, Indonesia, India

A/C.1/73/L.56
United Nations Regional Centre for Peace, Disarmament and Development in Latin America and the Caribbean
General statement: Peru
Adopted in the First Committee without a vote

A/C.1/73/L.57/Rev.1
Follow-up to the advisory opinion of the International Court of Justice on the legality of the threat or use of nuclear weapons
Original draft: A/C.1/73/L.57
Voting result in First Committee as a whole: 131-31-19
Voting result in First Committee on PP9
: 137-1-35
Voting result in First Committee on PP17: 118-34-23
Voting result in First Committee on OP2: 120-34-22 
Explanation of vote: India, Switzerland and Sweden, Japan

A/C.1/73/L.58
Treaty banning the production of fissile material for nuclear weapons or other nuclear explosive devices
Voting result in First Committee as a whole: 180-1-5
Explanation of vote
: Iran, Pakistan, Israel, Syria

A/C.1/73/L.59
Preventing the acquisition by terrorists of radioactive sources
Adopted in the First Committee without a vote
General statement: France and Germany

A/C.1/73/L.60
Countering the threat posed by improvised explosive devices
Adopted in the First Committee without a vote
Explanation of vote:
Switzerland, Egypt, Pakistan, Iran, Cuba, Syria

A/C.1/73/L.61
Thirty-fifth anniversary of the United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research
Withdrawn
General statement:
 France, Austria+, Australia

A/C.1/73/L.62
Ethical imperatives for a nuclear-free world
Voting result in First Committee as a whole: 130-34-18
Voting result in First Committee on PP11
: 121-29-22
Explanation of vote:
 United Kingdom/United States/France, Pakistan, India, China, Japan

A/C.1/73/L.63
The illicit trade in small arms and light weapons in all its aspects
Adopted as a whole in the First Committee without a vote
Voting result in the First Committee on PP7: 173-2-1
Voting result in the First Committee on OP6: 174-2-1
Explanation of vote: Israel, United States, France, Syria

A/C.1/73/L.64
Towards a nuclear-weapon-free world: accelerating the implementation of nuclear disarmament commitments
Voting result in First Committee as a whole: 134-31-18
Voting result in First Committee on PP4
: 134-1-36
Voting result in First Committee on PP12: 120-35-18
Voting result in First Committee on OP13: 131-2-41
Voting result in First Committee on OP15: 160-5-9
Voting result in First Committee on OP24: 122-35-17 
Explanation of vote: United Kingdom/United States/France, India, Pakistan, China

A/C.1/73/L.65/Rev.1
Role of science and technology in the context of international security and disarmament
Original draft: A/C.1/73/L.65 
Adopted in the First Commitee without a vote
Explanation of vote: United Kingdom/United States/France, Brazil, Pakistan, Iran, Egypt

A/C.1/73/L.66
Fourth Conference of Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zones and Mongolia, 2020
Voting result in the First Commitee as a whole: 171-0-6
Explanation of vote: Morocco, Algeria, Egypt, United Kingdom/United States/France, New Zealand, Cuba

A/C.1/73/L.67
Convention on Prohibitions or Restrictions on the Use of Certain Conventional Weapons Which May Have Been Deemed to Be Excessively Injurious or to Have Indiscriminate Effects
Adopted in the First Committee without a vote

A/C.1/73/L.68/Rev1
Transparency and confidence-building measures in outer space activities
Original draft: A/C.1/73/L.68 
Voting result in the First Committee:
 176-2-2
Explanation of vote: 
Japan, United States, Iran

A/C.1/73/L.69/Rev.1
Regional confidence-building measures: activities of the United Nations Standing Advisory Committee on Security Questions in Central Africa

Original draft: A/C.1/73/L.69
Adopted in the First Committee without a vote

A/C.1/73/X
Preservation of and compliance with the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty *This draft resolution was not formally introduced. Voting records below relate to decisions taken by the Committee on whether to admit it.
Voting record on Appeal of the Chair's ruling: 34-77-12
Voting record on Acceping the draft resolution: 31-55-54