53rd Session - Result of the Vote

The following are the resolutions related to Palestine, which were adopted by the 53rd Session of the United Nations General Assembly. They are listed in chronological order according to the date of adoption. The agenda item number and title of each set of resolutions, as well as the date of adoption, appears prior to the listing of each vote. The resolution number follows the title of each resolution in parentheses, which is followed by the result of the vote. Y denotes yes votes, N denotes no votes and A denotes abstentions.

Agenda item 157: Bethlehem 2000 (18 November 1998)

  • Bethlehem 2000 (53/27) Consensus

Agenda item 40: Situation in the Middle East (2 December 1998)

  • Jerusalem (53/37) Y: 149, N: 1, A: 7

Agenda item 39: Question of Palestine (2 December 1998)

  • Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People (53/39) Y: 110, N: 2, A: 48
  • Division for Palestinian Rights (53/40) Y: 111, N: 2, A: 48
  • Special Information Programme on the Question of Palestine (53/41) Y: 156, N: 2, A: 2
  • Peaceful Settlement of the Question of Palestine (53/42) Y: 154, N: 2, A: 3

Agenda item 83: United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) (3 December 1998)

  • Assistance to Palestine Refugees (53/46) Y: 157, N: 1, A: 2
  • Working Group on the Financing of UNRWA (53/47) Consensus
  • Persons Displaced as a Result of the June 1967 and Subsequent Hostilities (53/48) Y: 156, N: 2, A: 1
  • Offers by Member States of Grants & Scholarships for Palestine Refugees (53/49) Y: 160, N: 0, A: 1
  • Operations of UNRWA (53/50) Y: 157, N: 2, A: 2
  • Palestine Refugees’ Properties and Their Revenues (53/51) Y: 156, N: 2, A: 1
  • University of Jerusalem "Al-Quds" for Palestine Refugees (53/52) Y: 156, N: 2, A: 2

Agenda item 84: Report of the Special Committee to Investigate Israeli Practices Affecting the Human Rights of the Palestinian People and Other Arabs of the Occupied Territories (3 December 1998)

  • Work of the Special Committee to Investigate Israeli Practices (53/53) Y: 86, N: 2, A: 67
  • Applicability of the Fourth Geneva Convention to the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including Jerusalem, and the Other Occupied Arab Territories (53/54) Y: 155, N: 2, A: 2
  • Israeli Settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including Jerusalem, and the Occupied Syrian Golan (53/55) Y: 150, N: 3, A: 2
  • Israeli Practices Affecting the Human Rights of the Palestinian People in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including Jerusalem (53/56) Y: 151, N: 2, A: 4

Agenda item 20(d): Assistance to the Palestinian People (7 December 1998)

  • Assistance to the Palestinian People (53/89) Consensus
  • Decision adopted under agenda item 20(d) Y: 131, N: 4, A: 0

Agenda item 109: Right of Peoples to Self-Determination (9 December 1998)

  • The Right of the Palestinian People to Self-Determination (53/136) Y: 162, N: 2, A: 6

Agenda item 97: Permanent Sovereignty of the Palestinian People in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including Jerusalem, and of the Arab Population in the Occupied Syrian Golan Over Their Natural Resources (15 December 1998)

  • (A/C.2/53/L.22) Y: 116, N: 2, A: 8 (16 November 1998 - 2nd Committee)