Voting on United Nations Resolution A/C.1/52/L.37, "Advisory Opinion of the International Court of Justice on the Legality of the Threat or Use of Nuclear Weapons"

1. Vote on preambular paragraph 10: "Emphasizing the need for the Conference on Disarmament to commence negotiations on a phased programme for the complete elimination of nuclear weapons with a specified framework of time."
99 in favour, 34 against, 17 abstaining

2. Vote on operative paragraph 1; "Underlines once again the unanimous < decision of the Court that there exists an obligation to pursue in good faith and bring to a conclusion negotiations leading to nuclear disarmament in all its aspects under strict and effective international control;"
139 in favour, 5 against, 9 abstaining

3. Vote on operative paragraph 2: "Calls upon once again all States to immediately fulfill that obligation by commencing multilateral negotiations in 1998 leading to an early conclusion of a Nuclear Weapons Convention prohibiting the development, production, testing, deployment, stockpiling, transfer, threat or use of nuclear weapons and providing for their elimination;"
in favour, 34 against, 23 abstaining

4. Vote on the entire resolution <
103 in favour, 26 against, 24 abstaining

NOTE: The operative paragraphs are considered as decisions made in the resolution. The preambular paragraphs are background or rationale for the decisions.

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