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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE
VOTING PRACTICES IN THE UNITED NATIONS 1994



VI-COUNTRY LISTINGS (CONTINUED)


LIECHTENSTEIN 
 
   Voting Coincidence Percentages 
Overall Votes Only (77): 70.6% 
Overall Votes and 230 Consensus Resolutions: 94.7% 
Important Votes Only (15): 75.0% 
Important Votes and 24 Consensus Resolutions: 91.7% 
Selected Issue Categories (No. of Votes): Arms Control (32): 82.4% 
 Human Rights (12): 100%  Middle East (24): 50.0% 
 
   Votes on 77 Plenary Issues 
Agree 36, Disagree 15, Abstain 26, Absent 0 
 
   Votes on 15 Important Issues 
Agree 9, Disagree 3, Abstain 3, Absent 0 
 
   Important Issues (U.S. Votes)                          VOTES 
1.   U.S. Embargo of Cuba (N)                              Y 
2.   Situation in Bosnia and Herzegovina (Y)               A 
3.   Situation in Croatia (Y)                              Y 
4.    IAEA Report (Y)                                      Y 
5.    Legality of Use of Nuclear Weapons (N)               A 
6.    Israeli Nuclear Armament (N)                         A 
7.    Middle East Peace Process (Y)                        Y 
8.    Israeli Settlements (N)                              Y 
9.    Palestinian Self-Determination (N)                   Y 
10.   Electoral Assistance/Democratization (Y)             Y 
11.   Human Rights in Parts of Former Yugoslavia (Y)       Y 
12.    Human Rights in Sudan (Y)                           Y 
13.    Human Rights in Cuba (Y)                            Y 
14.    Human Rights in Iran (Y)                            Y 
15.    Human Rights in Iraq (Y)                            Y 
 
Averages: 
 
                                      Overall Plenary Votes 
                             Important  Including     Votes 
Group Membership               Votes    Consensus     Only  
Western European and Others    78.7%     94.8%        73.3% 
 
All UN Members                 67.9%     88.8%        48.6% 
 
 
LITHUANIA 
 
   Voting Coincidence Percentages 
Overall Votes Only (77): 81.0% 
Overall Votes and 230 Consensus Resolutions: 96.8% 
Important Votes Only (15): 88.9% 
Important Votes and 24 Consensus Resolutions: 96.7% 
Selected Issue Categories (No. of Votes): Arms Control (32): 87.5% 
 Human Rights (12): 100%  Middle East (24): 50.0% 
 
   Votes on 77 Plenary Issues 
Agree 34, Disagree 8, Abstain 27, Absent 8 
 
   Votes on 15 Important Issues 
Agree 8, Disagree 1, Abstain 4, Absent 2 
 
Important Issues (U.S. Votes)                                VOTES 
1.    U.S. Embargo of Cuba (N)                               A 
2.    Situation in Bosnia and Herzegovina (Y)                Y 
3.    Situation in Croatia (Y)                               Y 
4.    IAEA Report (Y)                                        Y 
5.    Legality of Use of Nuclear Weapons (N)                 A 
6.    Israeli Nuclear Armament (N)                           A 
7.    Middle East Peace Process (Y)                          X 
8.    Israeli Settlements (N)                                Y 
9.    Palestinian Self-Determination (N)                     A 
10.   Electoral Assistance/Democratization (Y)               Y 
11.   Human Rights in Parts of Former Yugoslavia (Y)         Y 
12.   Human Rights in Sudan (Y)                              Y 
13.   Human Rights in Cuba (Y)                               Y 
14.   Human Rights in Iran (Y)                               X 
15.   Human Rights in Iraq (Y)                               Y 
 
 
Averages: 
                                        Overall Plenary Votes 
                             Important  Including     Votes 
Group Membership               Votes    Consensus     Only  
Eastern European                83.8%     95.0%        72.2% 
 
All UN Members                  67.9%     88.8%        48.6% 
 
 
LUXEMBOURG 
 
   Voting Coincidence Percentages 
Overall Votes Only (77): 77.8% 
Overall Votes and 230 Consensus Resolutions: 95.8% 
Important Votes Only (15): 76.9% 
Important Votes and 24 Consensus Resolutions: 91.9% 
Selected Issue Categories (No. of Votes): Arms Control (32): 90.5% 
 Human Rights (12): 100%  Middle East (24): 50.0% 
 
   Votes on 77 Plenary Issues 
Agree 42, Disagree 12, Abstain 23, Absent 0 
 
   Votes on 15 Important Issues 
Agree 10, Disagree 3, Abstain 2, Absent 0 
 
Important Issues (U.S. Votes)                           VOTES 
1.   U.S. Embargo of Cuba (N)                            Y 
2.   Situation in Bosnia and Herzegovina (Y)             A 
3.   Situation in Croatia (Y)                            Y 
4.   IAEA Report (Y)                                     Y 
5.   Legality of Use of Nuclear Weapons (N)              N 
6.   Israeli Nuclear Armament (N)                        A 
7.   Middle East Peace Process (Y)                       Y 
8.   Israeli Settlements (N)                             Y 
9.   Palestinian Self-Determination (N)                  Y 
10.  Electoral Assistance/Democratization (Y)            Y 
11.  Human Rights in Parts of Former Yugoslavia (Y)      Y 
12.  Human Rights in Sudan (Y)                           Y 
13.  Human Rights in Cuba (Y)                            Y 
14.  Human Rights in Iran (Y)                            Y 
15.  Human Rights in Iraq (Y)                            Y 
 
 
Averages: 
                                        Overall Plenary Votes 
                             Important  Including     Votes 
Group Membership               Votes    Consensus     Only  
 
Western European and Others      78.7%    94.8%        73.3% 
European Union                   79.9%    95.3%        76.3% 
NATO                             80.0%    95.2%        75.7% 
 
All UN Members                   67.9%    88.8%        48.6% 
 
 
 
MADAGASCAR 
   Voting Coincidence Percentages 
Overall Votes Only (77): 42.1% 
Overall Votes and 230 Consensus Resolutions: 86.5% 
Important Votes Only (15): 80.0% 
Important Votes and 24 Consensus Resolutions: 94.5% 
Selected Issue Categories (No. of Votes): Arms Control (32): 42.9% 
 Human Rights (12): 66.7%  Middle East (24): 0.0% 
 
   Votes on 77 Plenary Issues 
Agree 16, Disagree 22, Abstain 1, Absent 38 
 
   Votes on 15 Important Issues 
Agree 4, Disagree 1, Abstain 0, Absent 10 
 
 
Important Issues (U.S. Votes)                            VOTES 
1.  U.S. Embargo of Cuba (N)                              Y 
2.  Situation in Bosnia and Herzegovina (Y)               Y 
3.  Situation in Croatia (Y)                              X 
4.  IAEA Report (Y)                                       Y 
5.  Legality of Use of Nuclear Weapons (N)                X 
6.  Israeli Nuclear Armament (N)                          X 
7.  Middle East Peace Process (Y)                         X 
8.  Israeli Settlements (N)                               X 
9.  Palestinian Self-Determination (N)                    X 
10. Electoral Assistance/Democratization (Y)              Y 
11. Human Rights in Parts of Former Yugoslavia (Y)        X 
12. Human Rights in Sudan (Y)                             Y 
13. Human Rights in Cuba (Y)                              X 
14. Human Rights in Iran (Y)                              X 
15. Human Rights in Iraq (Y)                              X 
 
Averages: 
 
                                       Overall Plenary Votes 
                             Important  Including     Votes 
Group Membership               Votes    Consensus     Only  
 
African                        60.0%     86.0%       38.9% 
Non-Aligned Movement           58.9%     85.8%       38.5% 
 
All UN Members                 67.9%     88.8%       48.6% 
 
 
 
MALAWI 
   Voting Coincidence Percentages 
Overall Votes Only (77): 41.7% 
Overall Votes and 230 Consensus Resolutions: 86.7% 
Important Votes Only (15): 62.5% 
Important Votes and 24 Consensus Resolutions: 88.0% 
Selected Issue Categories (No. of Votes): Arms Control (32): 40.0% 
 Human Rights (12): 77.8%  Middle East (24): 41.7% 
 
   Votes on 77 Plenary Issues 
Agree 20, Disagree 28, Abstain 6, Absent 23 
 
   Votes on 15 Important Issues 
Agree 5, Disagree 3, Abstain 4, Absent 3 
 
 
Important Issues (U.S. Votes)                                 VOTES 
1.  U.S. Embargo of Cuba (N)                                    Y 
2.  Situation in Bosnia and Herzegovina (Y)                     A 
3.  Situation in Croatia (Y)                                    A 
4.  IAEA Report (Y)                                             X 
5.  Legality of Use of Nuclear Weapons (N)                      X 
6.  Israeli Nuclear Armament (N)                                Y 
7.  Middle East Peace Process (Y)                               X 
8.  Israeli Settlements (N)                                     A 
9.  Palestinian Self-Determination (N)                          Y 
10. Electoral Assistance/Democratization (Y)                    Y 
11. Human Rights in Parts of Former Yugoslavia (Y)              Y 
12. Human Rights in Sudan (Y)                                   Y 
13. Human Rights in Cuba (Y)                                    A 
14. Human Rights in Iran (Y)                                    Y 
15. Human Rights in Iraq (Y)                                    Y 
 
Averages: 
Overall Plenary Votes 
                             Important  Including     Votes 
Group Membership               Votes    Consensus     Only  
 
African                        60.0%     86.0%         38.9% 
Non-Aligned Movement           58.9%     85.8%         38.5% 
 
All UN Members                 67.9%     88.8%         48.6% 
 
 
 
MALAYSIA 
   Voting Coincidence Percentages 
Overall Votes Only (77): 37.0% 
Overall Votes and 230 Consensus Resolutions: 84.7% 
Important Votes Only (15): 50.0% 
Important Votes and 24 Consensus Resolutions: 83.2% 
Selected Issue Categories (No. of Votes): Arms Control (32): 37.5% 
 Human Rights (12): 62.5%  Middle East (24): 21.7% 
 
   Votes on 77 Plenary Issues 
Agree 27, Disagree 46, Abstain 4, Absent 0 
 
   Votes on 15 Important Issues 
Agree 6, Disagree 6, Abstain 3, Absent 0 
 
 
Important Issues (U.S. Votes)                               VOTES 
1.   U.S. Embargo of Cuba (N)                                 Y 
2.   Situation in Bosnia and Herzegovina (Y)                  Y 
3.   Situation in Croatia (Y)                                 Y 
4.   IAEA Report (Y)                                          Y 
5.   Legality of Use of Nuclear Weapons (N)                   Y 
6.   Israeli Nuclear Armament (N)                             Y 
7.   Middle East Peace Process (Y)                            Y 
8.   Israeli Settlements (N)                                  Y 
9.   Palestinian Self-Determination (N)                       Y 
10.  Electoral Assistance/Democratization (Y)                 Y 
11.  Human Rights in Parts of Former Yugoslavia (Y)           Y 
12.  Human Rights in Sudan (Y)                                A 
13.  Human Rights in Cuba (Y)                                 A 
14.  Human Rights in Iran (Y)                                 N 
15.  Human Rights in Iraq (Y)                                 A 
 
 
Averages: 
                                        Overall Plenary Votes 
                             Important  Including     Votes 
Group Membership               Votes    Consensus     Only  
 
Asian                          57.9%      86.5%        40.0% 
ASEAN                          53.6%      85.3%        37.2% 
Islamic Conference             56.4%      86.0%        39.4% 
Non-Aligned Movement           58.9%      85.8%        38.5% 
 
All UN Members                 67.9%      88.8%        48.6% 
 
 
 
MALDIVES 
 
   Voting Coincidence Percentages 
Overall Votes Only (77): 45.8% 
Overall Votes and 230 Consensus Resolutions: 87.1% 
Important Votes Only (15): 63.6% 
Important Votes and 24 Consensus Resolutions: 88.6% 
Selected Issue Categories (No. of Votes): Arms Control (32): 54.8% 
 Human Rights (12): 66.7%  Middle East (24): 37.5% 
 
   Votes on 77 Plenary Issues 
Agree 33, Disagree 39, Abstain 5, Absent 0 
 
    Votes on 15 Important Issues 
Agree 7, Disagree 4, Abstain 4, Absent 0 
 
 
Important Issues (U.S. Votes)                                VOTES 
1.   U.S. Embargo of Cuba (N)                                 A 
2.   Situation in Bosnia and Herzegovina (Y)                  Y 
3.   Situation in Croatia (Y)                                 Y 
4.   IAEA Report (Y)                                          Y 
5.   Legality of Use of Nuclear Weapons (N)                   A 
6.   Israeli Nuclear Armament (N)                             Y 
7.   Middle East Peace Process (Y)                            Y 
8.   Israeli Settlements (N)                                  Y 
9.   Palestinian Self-Determination (N)                       Y 
10.  Electoral Assistance/Democratization (Y)                 Y 
11.  Human Rights in Parts of Former Yugoslavia (Y)           Y 
12.  Human Rights in Sudan (Y)                                A 
13.  Human Rights in Cuba (Y)                                 A 
14.  Human Rights in Iran (Y)                                 N 
15.  Human Rights in Iraq (Y)                                 Y 
 
Averages: 
                                       Overall Plenary Votes 
                             Important  Including     Votes 
Group Membership               Votes    Consensus     Only  
 
Asian                          57.9%      86.5%       40.0% 
Islamic Conference             56.4%      86.0%       39.4% 
Non-Aligned Movement           58.9%      85.8%       38.5% 
 
All UN Members                 67.9%      88.8%       48.6% 
 
 
 
MALI 
 
   Voting Coincidence Percentages 
Overall Votes Only (77): 34.8% 
Overall Votes and 230 Consensus Resolutions: 84.7% 
Important Votes Only (15): 54.5% 
Important Votes and 24 Consensus Resolutions: 85.5% 
Selected Issue Categories (No. of Votes): Arms Control (32): 34.5% 
 Human Rights (12): 62.5%  Middle East (24): 23.8% 
 
   Votes on 77 Plenary Issues 
Agree 24, Disagree 45, Abstain 6, Absent 2 
 
   Votes on 15 Important Issues 
Agree 6, Disagree 5, Abstain 4, Absent 0 
 
 
Important Issues (U.S. Votes)                               VOTES 
1.   U.S. Embargo of Cuba (N)                                 Y 
2.   Situation in Bosnia and Herzegovina (Y)                  Y 
3.   Situation in Croatia (Y)                                 Y 
4.   IAEA Report (Y)                                          Y 
5.   Legality of Use of Nuclear Weapons (N)                   Y 
6.   Israeli Nuclear Armament (N)                             Y 
7.   Middle East Peace Process (Y)                            Y 
8.   Israeli Settlements (N)                                  Y 
9.   Palestinian Self-Determination (N)                       Y 
10.  Electoral Assistance/Democratization (Y)                 Y 
11.  Human Rights in Parts of Former Yugoslavia (Y)           Y 
12.  Human Rights in Sudan (Y)                                A 
13.  Human Rights in Cuba (Y)                                 A 
14.  Human Rights in Iran (Y)                                 A 
15.  Human Rights in Iraq (Y)                                 A 
 
Averages: 
Overall Plenary Votes 
                             Important  Including     Votes 
Group Membership               Votes    Consensus     Only  
 
African                        60.0%     86.0%       38.9% 
Islamic Conference             56.4%     86.0%       39.4% 
Non-Aligned Movement           58.9%     85.8%       38.5% 
 
All UN Members                 67.9%     88.8%       48.6% 
 
 
 
MALTA 
 
   Voting Coincidence Percentages 
Overall Votes Only (77): 70.2% 
Overall Votes and 230 Consensus Resolutions: 94.1% 
Important Votes Only (15): 83.3% 
Important Votes and 24 Consensus Resolutions: 94.4% 
Selected Issue Categories (No. of Votes): Arms Control (32): 85.7% 
 Human Rights (12): 100%  Middle East (24): 42.1% 
 
   Votes on 77 Plenary Issues 
Agree 40, Disagree 17, Abstain 20, Absent 0 
 
   Votes on 15 Important Issues 
Agree 10, Disagree 2, Abstain 3, Absent 0 
 
Important Issues (U.S. Votes)                            VOTES 
1.   U.S. Embargo of Cuba (N)                              A 
2.   Situation in Bosnia and Herzegovina (Y)               A 
3.   Situation in Croatia (Y)                              Y 
4.   IAEA Report (Y)                                       Y 
5.   Legality of Use of Nuclear Weapons (N)                N 
6.   Israeli Nuclear Armament (N)                          A 
7.   Middle East Peace Process (Y)                         Y 
8.   Israeli Settlements (N)                               Y 
9.   Palestinian Self-Determination (N)                    Y 
10.  Electoral Assistance/Democratization (Y)              Y 
11.  Human Rights in Parts of Former Yugoslavia (Y)        Y 
12.  Human Rights in Sudan (Y)                             Y 
13.  Human Rights in Cuba (Y)                              Y 
14.  Human Rights in Iran (Y)                              Y 
15.  Human Rights in Iraq (Y)                              Y 
 
 
Averages: 
                                       Overall Plenary Votes 
                             Important  Including     Votes 
Group Membership               Votes    Consensus     Only  
 
Western European and Others     78.7%     94.8%       73.3% 
Non-Aligned Movement            58.9%     85.8%       38.5% 
 
All UN Members                  67.9%     88.8%       48.6% 
 
 
 
MARSHALL ISLANDS 
 
   Voting Coincidence Percentages 
Overall Votes Only (77): 65.5% 
Overall Votes and 230 Consensus Resolutions: 93.3% 
Important Votes Only (15): 90.9% 
Important Votes and 24 Consensus Resolutions: 97.1% 
Selected Issue Categories (No. of Votes): Arms Control (32): 63.0% 
 Human Rights (12): 100%  Middle East (24): 78.6% 
 
   Votes on 77 Plenary Issues 
Agree 36, Disagree 19, Abstain 22, Absent 0 
 
   Votes on 15 Important Issues 
Agree 10, Disagree 1, Abstain 4, Absent 0 
 
 
Important Issues (U.S. Votes)                               VOTES 
1.   U.S. Embargo of Cuba (N)                                 A 
2.   Situation in Bosnia and Herzegovina (Y)                  Y 
3.   Situation in Croatia (Y)                                 Y 
4.   IAEA Report (Y)                                          Y 
5.   Legality of Use of Nuclear Weapons (N)                   Y 
6.   Israeli Nuclear Armament (N)                             N 
7.   Middle East Peace Process (Y)                            Y 
8.   Israeli Settlements (N)                                  A 
9.   Palestinian Self-Determination (N)                       A 
10.  Electoral Assistance/Democratization (Y)                 Y 
11.  Human Rights in Parts of Former Yugoslavia (Y)           Y 
12.  Human Rights in Sudan (Y)                                A 
13.  Human Rights in Cuba (Y)                                 Y 
14.  Human Rights in Iran (Y)                                 Y 
15.  Human Rights in Iraq (Y)                                 Y 
 
Averages: 
                                       Overall Plenary Votes 
                             Important  Including     Votes 
Group Membership               Votes    Consensus     Only  
 
Asian                          57.9%     86.5%         40.0% 
 
All UN Members                 67.9%     88.8%         48.6% 
 
 
 
MAURITANIA 
 
   Voting Coincidence Percentages 
Overall Votes Only (77): 40.0% 
Overall Votes and 230 Consensus Resolutions: 85.6% 
Important Votes Only (15): 63.6% 
Important Votes and 24 Consensus Resolutions: 88.3% 
Selected Issue Categories (No. of Votes): Arms Control (32): 44.8% 
 Human Rights (12): 62.5%  Middle East (24): 23.8% 
 
   Votes on 77 Plenary Issues 
Agree 28, Disagree 42, Abstain 4, Absent 3 
 
   Votes on 15 Important Issues 
Agree 7, Disagree 4, Abstain 4, Absent 0 
 
Important Issues (U.S. Votes)                                 VOTES 
1.   U.S. Embargo of Cuba (N)                                   Y 
2.   Situation in Bosnia and Herzegovina (Y)                    Y 
3.   Situation in Croatia (Y)                                   Y 
4.   IAEA Report (Y)                                            Y 
5.   Legality of Use of Nuclear Weapons (N)                     N 
6.   Israeli Nuclear Armament (N)                               Y 
7.   Middle East Peace Process (Y)                              Y 
8.   Israeli Settlements (N)                                    Y 
9.   Palestinian Self-Determination (N)                         Y 
10.  Electoral Assistance/Democratization (Y)                   Y 
11.  Human Rights in Parts of Former Yugoslavia (Y)             Y 
12.  Human Rights in Sudan (Y)                                  A 
13.  Human Rights in Cuba (Y)                                   A 
14.  Human Rights in Iran (Y)                                   A 
15.  Human Rights in Iraq (Y)                                   A 
 
Averages: 
                                       Overall Plenary Votes 
                             Important  Including     Votes 
Group Membership               Votes    Consensus     Only  
 
African                        60.0%      86.0%      38.9% 
Arab                           54.1%      84.8%      36.1% 
Islamic Conference             56.4%      86.0%      39.4% 
Non-Aligned Movement           58.9%      85.8%      38.5% 
 
All UN Members                 67.9%      88.8%      48.6% 
 
 
 
MAURITIUS 
 
   Voting Coincidence Percentages 
Overall Votes Only (77): 43.3% 
Overall Votes and 230 Consensus Resolutions: 86.8% 
Important Votes Only (15): 81.8% 
Important Votes and 24 Consensus Resolutions: 94.1% 
Selected Issue Categories (No. of Votes): Arms Control (32): 44.0% 
 Human Rights (12): 80.0%  Middle East (24): 35.0% 
 
   Votes on 77 Plenary Issues 
Agree 29, Disagree 38, Abstain 6, Absent 4 
 
   Votes on 15 Important Issues 
Agree 9, Disagree 2, Abstain 2, Absent 2 
 
Important Issues (U.S. Votes)                         VOTES 
1.   U.S. Embargo of Cuba (N)                          X 
2.   Situation in Bosnia and Herzegovina (Y)           Y 
3.   Situation in Croatia (Y)                          Y 
4.   IAEA Report (Y)                                   Y 
5.   Legality of Use of Nuclear Weapons (N)            X 
6.   Israeli Nuclear Armament (N)                      A 
7.   Middle East Peace Process (Y)                     Y 
8.   Israeli Settlements (N)                           Y 
9.   Palestinian Self-Determination (N)                Y 
10.  Electoral Assistance/Democratization (Y)          Y 
11.  Human Rights in Parts of Former Yugoslavia (Y)    Y 
12.  Human Rights in Sudan (Y)                         Y 
13.  Human Rights in Cuba (Y)                          A 
14.  Human Rights in Iran (Y)                          Y 
15.  Human Rights in Iraq (Y)                          Y 
 
Averages: 
Overall Plenary Votes 
                             Important  Including     Votes 
Group Membership               Votes    Consensus     Only  
 
African                        60.0%      86.0%        38.9% 
Non-Aligned Movement           58.9%      85.8%        38.5% 
 
All UN Members                 67.9%      88.8%        48.6% 
 
 
 
MEXICO 
 
   Voting Coincidence Percentages 
Overall Votes Only (77): 33.3% 
Overall Votes and 230 Consensus Resolutions: 84.6% 
Important Votes Only (15): 58.3% 
Important Votes and 24 Consensus Resolutions: 86.1% 
Selected Issue Categories (No. of Votes): Arms Control (32): 25.0% 
 Human Rights (12): 72.7%  Middle East (24): 30.4% 
 
   Votes on 77 Plenary Issues 
Agree 23, Disagree 46, Abstain 8, Absent 0 
 
   Votes on 15 Important Issues 
Agree 7, Disagree 5, Abstain 3, Absent 0 
 
Important Issues (U.S. Votes)                           VOTES 
1.   U.S. Embargo of Cuba (N)                            Y 
2.   Situation in Bosnia and Herzegovina (Y)             A 
3.   Situation in Croatia (Y)                            A 
4.   IAEA Report (Y)                                     Y 
5.   Legality of Use of Nuclear Weapons (N)              Y 
6.   Israeli Nuclear Armament (N)                        Y 
7.   Middle East Peace Process (Y)                       Y 
8.   Israeli Settlements (N)                             Y 
9.   Palestinian Self-Determination (N)                  Y 
10.  Electoral Assistance/Democratization (Y)            Y 
11.  Human Rights in Parts of Former Yugoslavia (Y)      Y 
12.  Human Rights in Sudan (Y)                           Y 
13.  Human Rights in Cuba (Y)                            A 
14.  Human Rights in Iran (Y)                            Y 
15.  Human Rights in Iraq (Y)                            Y 
 
Averages: 
                                      Overall Plenary Votes 
                             Important  Including     Votes 
Group Membership               Votes    Consensus     Only  
 
Latin American and Caribbean   70.8%     87.0%        43.8% 
 
All UN Members                 67.9%     88.8%        48.6% 
 
 
 
MICRONESIA 
 
   Voting Coincidence Percentages 
Overall Votes Only (77): 69.2% 
Overall Votes and 230 Consensus Resolutions: 94.1% 
Important Votes Only (15): 100% 
Important Votes and 24 Consensus Resolutions: 100% 
Selected Issue Categories (No. of Votes): Arms Control (32): 68.0% 
 Human Rights (12): 90.0%  Middle East (24): 91.7% 
 
   Votes on 77 Plenary Issues 
Agree 36, Disagree 16, Abstain 21, Absent 4 
 
   Votes on 15 Important Issues 
Agree 10, Disagree 0, Abstain 5, Absent 0 
 
Important Issues (U.S. Votes)                          VOTES 
1.   U.S. Embargo of Cuba (N)                           A 
2.   Situation in Bosnia and Herzegovina (Y)            Y 
3.   Situation in Croatia (Y)                           Y 
4.   IAEA Report (Y)                                    Y 
5.   Legality of Use of Nuclear Weapons (N)             A 
6.   Israeli Nuclear Armament (N)                       N 
7.   Middle East Peace Process (Y)                      Y 
8.   Israeli Settlements (N)                            A 
9.   Palestinian Self-Determination (N)                 A 
10.  Electoral Assistance/Democratization (Y)           Y 
11.  Human Rights in Parts of Former Yugoslavia (Y)     Y 
12.  Human Rights in Sudan (Y)                          Y 
13.  Human Rights in Cuba (Y)                           A 
14.  Human Rights in Iran (Y)                           Y 
15.  Human Rights in Iraq (Y)                           Y 
 
Averages: 
Overall Plenary Votes 
                             Important  Including     Votes 
Group Membership               Votes    Consensus     Only  
 
Asian                           57.9%    86.5%       40.0% 
 
All UN Members                  67.9%    88.8%       48.6% 
 
 
 
MOLDOVA 
 
   Voting Coincidence Percentages 
Overall Votes Only (77): 76.6% 
Overall Votes and 230 Consensus Resolutions: 95.9% 
Important Votes Only (15): 90.0% 
Important Votes and 24 Consensus Resolutions: 97.0% 
Selected Issue Categories (No. of Votes): Arms Control (32): 88.2% 
 Human Rights (12): 100%  Middle East (24): 50.0% 
 
   Votes on 77 Plenary Issues 
Agree 36, Disagree 11, Abstain 29, Absent 1 
 
   Votes on 15 Important Issues 
Agree 9, Disagree 1, Abstain 5, Absent 0 
 
Important Issues (U.S. Votes)                                VOTES 
1.   U.S. Embargo of Cuba (N)                                 A 
2.   Situation in Bosnia and Herzegovina (Y)                  Y 
3.   Situation in Croatia (Y)                                 Y 
4.   IAEA Report (Y)                                          Y 
5.   Legality of Use of Nuclear Weapons (N)                   A 
6.   Israeli Nuclear Armament (N)                             A 
7.   Middle East Peace Process (Y)                            Y 
8.   Israeli Settlements (N)                                  Y 
9.   Palestinian Self-Determination (N)                       A 
10.  Electoral Assistance/Democratization (Y)                 Y 
11.  Human Rights in Parts of Former Yugoslavia (Y)           Y 
12.  Human Rights in Sudan (Y)                                Y 
13.  Human Rights in Cuba (Y)                                 Y 
14.  Human Rights in Iran (Y)                                 A 
15.  Human Rights in Iraq (Y)                                 Y 
 
Averages: 
                                         Overall Plenary Votes 
                             Important  Including     Votes 
Group Membership               Votes    Consensus     Only  
 
Eastern European               83.8%     95.0%        72.2% 
 
All UN Members                 67.9%     88.8%        48.6% 
 
 
 
MONACO 
 
   Voting Coincidence Percentages 
Overall Votes Only (77): 75.4% 
Overall Votes and 230 Consensus Resolutions: 94.3% 
Important Votes Only (15): 83.3% 
Important Votes and 24 Consensus Resolutions: 93.7% 
Selected Issue Categories (No. of Votes): Arms Control (32): 86.4% 
 Human Rights (12): 91.7%  Middle East (24): 44.4% 
 
   Votes on 77 Plenary Issues 
Agree 43, Disagree 14, Abstain 13, Absent 7 
 
   Votes on 15 Important Issues 
Agree 10, Disagree 2, Abstain 2, Absent 1 
 
Important Issues (U.S. Votes)                                VOTES 
1.   U.S. Embargo of Cuba (N)                                  Y 
2.   Situation in Bosnia and Herzegovina (Y)                   A 
3.   Situation in Croatia (Y)                                  Y 
4.   IAEA Report (Y)                                           Y 
5.   Legality of Use of Nuclear Weapons (N)                    N 
6.   Israeli Nuclear Armament (N)                              A 
7.   Middle East Peace Process (Y)                             Y 
8.   Israeli Settlements (N)                                   X 
9.   Palestinian Self-Determination (N)                        Y 
10.  Electoral Assistance/Democratization (Y)                  Y 
11.  Human Rights in Parts of Former Yugoslavia (Y)            Y 
12.  Human Rights in Sudan (Y)                                 Y 
13.  Human Rights in Cuba (Y)                                  Y 
14.  Human Rights in Iran (Y)                                  Y 
15.  Human Rights in Iraq (Y)                                  Y 
 
Averages: 
                                       Overall Plenary Votes 
                             Important  Including     Votes 
Group Membership               Votes    Consensus     Only  
 
Western European and Others      78.7%    94.8%        73.3% 
 
All UN Members                   67.9%    88.8%        48.6% 
 
 
 
MONGOLIA 
 
   Voting Coincidence Percentages 
Overall Votes Only (77): 41.8% 
Overall Votes and 230 Consensus Resolutions: 85.9% 
Important Votes Only (15): 69.2% 
Important Votes and 24 Consensus Resolutions: 88.5% 
Selected Issue Categories (No. of Votes): Arms Control (32): 46.2% 
 Human Rights (12): 75.0%  Middle East (24): 33.3% 
 
   Votes on 77 Plenary Issues 
Agree 28, Disagree 39, Abstain 3, Absent 7 
 
   Votes on 15 Important Issues 
Agree 9, Disagree 4, Abstain 0, Absent 2 
 
Important Issues (U.S. Votes)                           VOTES 
1.   U.S. Embargo of Cuba (N)                            Y 
2.   Situation in Bosnia and Herzegovina (Y)             Y 
3.   Situation in Croatia (Y)                            Y 
4.   IAEA Report (Y)                                     Y 
5.   Legality of Use of Nuclear Weapons (N)              X 
6.   Israeli Nuclear Armament (N)                        Y 
7.   Middle East Peace Process (Y)                       Y 
8.   Israeli Settlements (N)                             Y 
9.   Palestinian Self-Determination (N)                  Y 
10.  Electoral Assistance/Democratization (Y)            Y 
11.  Human Rights in Parts of Former Yugoslavia (Y)      Y 
12.  Human Rights in Sudan (Y)                           Y 
13.  Human Rights in Cuba (Y)                            X 
14.  Human Rights in Iran (Y)                            Y 
15.  Human Rights in Iraq (Y)                            Y 
 
Averages: 
                                        Overall Plenary Votes 
                             Important  Including     Votes 
Group Membership               Votes    Consensus     Only  
 
Asian                          57.9%      86.5%        40.0% 
Non-Aligned Movement           58.9%      85.8%        38.5% 
 
All UN Members                 67.9%      88.8%        48.6% 
 
 
 
MOROCCO 
 
   Voting Coincidence Percentages 
Overall Votes Only (77): 46.9% 
Overall Votes and 230 Consensus Resolutions: 87.5% 
Important Votes Only (15): 66.7% 
Important Votes and 24 Consensus Resolutions: 90.2% 
Selected Issue Categories (No. of Votes): Arms Control (32): 51.7% 
 Human Rights (12): 62.5%  Middle East (24): 30.0% 
 
   Votes on 77 Plenary Issues 
Agree 30, Disagree 34, Abstain 6, Absent 7 
 
   Votes on 15 Important Issues 
Agree 6, Disagree 3, Abstain 4, Absent 2 
 
Important Issues (U.S. Votes)                           VOTES 
1.   U.S. Embargo of Cuba (N)                             A 
2.   Situation in Bosnia and Herzegovina (Y)              Y 
3.   Situation in Croatia (Y)                             Y 
4.   IAEA Report (Y)                                      Y 
5.   Legality of Use of Nuclear Weapons (N)               X 
6.   Israeli Nuclear Armament (N)                         Y 
7.   Middle East Peace Process (Y)                        Y 
8.   Israeli Settlements (N)                              Y 
9.   Palestinian Self-Determination (N)                   Y 
10.  Electoral Assistance/Democratization (Y)             Y 
11.  Human Rights in Parts of Former Yugoslavia (Y)       Y 
12.  Human Rights in Sudan (Y)                            A 
13.  Human Rights in Cuba (Y)                             A 
14.  Human Rights in Iran (Y)                             X 
15.  Human Rights in Iraq (Y)                             A 
 
Averages: 
                                       Overall Plenary Votes 
                             Important  Including     Votes 
Group Membership               Votes    Consensus     Only  
 
African                        60.0%      86.0%       38.9% 
Arab                           54.1%      84.8%       36.1% 
Islamic Conference             56.4%      86.0%       39.4% 
Non-Aligned Movement           58.9%      85.8%       38.5% 
 
All UN Members                 67.9%      88.8%       48.6% 
 
 
 
MOZAMBIQUE 
 
   Voting Coincidence Percentages 
Overall Votes Only (77): 33.3% 
Overall Votes and 230 Consensus Resolutions: 84.6% 
Important Votes Only (15): 60.0% 
Important Votes and 24 Consensus Resolutions: 87.5% 
Selected Issue Categories (No. of Votes): Arms Control (32): 34.6% 
 Human Rights (12): 50.0%  Middle East (24): 26.3% 
 
   Votes on 77 Plenary Issues 
Agree 21, Disagree 42, Abstain 7, Absent 7 
 
   Votes on 15 Important Issues 
Agree 6, Disagree 4, Abstain 4, Absent 1 
 
Important Issues (U.S. Votes)                         VOTES 
1.   U.S. Embargo of Cuba (N)                          X 
2.   Situation in Bosnia and Herzegovina (Y)           Y 
3.   Situation in Croatia (Y)                          Y 
4.   IAEA Report (Y)                                   Y 
5.   Legality of Use of Nuclear Weapons (N)            Y 
6.   Israeli Nuclear Armament (N)                      Y 
7.   Middle East Peace Process (Y)                     Y 
8.   Israeli Settlements (N)                           Y 
9.   Palestinian Self-Determination (N)                Y 
10.  Electoral Assistance/Democratization (Y)          Y 
11.  Human Rights in Parts of Former Yugoslavia (Y)    Y 
12.  Human Rights in Sudan (Y)                         A 
13.  Human Rights in Cuba (Y)                          A 
14.  Human Rights in Iran (Y)                          A 
15.  Human Rights in Iraq (Y)                          A 
 
Averages: 
                                        Overall Plenary Votes 
                             Important  Including     Votes 
Group Membership               Votes    Consensus     Only  
 
African                        60.0%      86.0%       38.9% 
Non-Aligned Movement           58.9%      85.8%       38.5% 
 
All UN Members                 67.9%      88.8%       48.6% 
 
 
 
MYANMAR (BURMA) 
 
   Voting Coincidence Percentages 
Overall Votes Only (77): 25.4% 
Overall Votes and 230 Consensus Resolutions: 83.8% 
Important Votes Only (15): 30.0% 
Important Votes and 24 Consensus Resolutions: 79.3% 
Selected Issue Categories (No. of Votes): Arms Control (32): 28.0% 
 Human Rights (12): 14.3%  Middle East (24): 23.8% 
 
   Votes on 77 Plenary Issues 
Agree 16, Disagree 47, Abstain 13, Absent 1 
 
   Votes on 15 Important Issues 
Agree 3, Disagree 7, Abstain 4, Absent 1 
 
Important Issues (U.S. Votes)                      VOTES 
1.   U.S. Embargo of Cuba (N)                       Y 
2.   Situation in Bosnia and Herzegovina (Y)        A 
3.   Situation in Croatia (Y)                       X 
4.   IAEA Report (Y)                                Y 
5.   Legality of Use of Nuclear Weapons (N)         Y 
6.   Israeli Nuclear Armament (N)                   A 
7.   Middle East Peace Process (Y)                  Y 
8.   Israeli Settlements (N)                        Y 
9.   Palestinian Self-Determination (N)             Y 
10.  Electoral Assistance/Democratization (Y)       A 
11.  Human Rights in Parts of Former Yugoslavia (Y) Y 
12.  Human Rights in Sudan (Y)                      N 
13.  Human Rights in Cuba (Y)                       N 
14.  Human Rights in Iran (Y)                       N 
15.  Human Rights in Iraq (Y)                       A 
 
Averages: 
                                       Overall Plenary Votes 
                             Important  Including     Votes 
Group Membership               Votes    Consensus     Only  
 
Asian                          57.9%     86.5%       40.0% 
Non-Aligned Movement           58.9%     85.8%       38.5% 
 
All UN Members                 67.9%     88.8%       48.6% 
 
 
 
NAMIBIA 
 
   Voting Coincidence Percentages 
Overall Votes Only (77): 36.2% 
Overall Votes and 230 Consensus Resolutions: 85.2% 
Important Votes Only (15): 50.0% 
Important Votes and 24 Consensus Resolutions: 83.2% 
Selected Issue Categories (No. of Votes): Arms Control (32): 41.4% 
 Human Rights (12): 50.0%  Middle East (24): 26.3% 
 
   Votes on 77 Plenary Issues 
Agree 25, Disagree 44, Abstain 8, Absent 0 
 
   Votes on 15 Important Issues 
Agree 6, Disagree 6, Abstain 3, Absent 0 
 
Important Issues (U.S. Votes)                      VOTES 
1.   U.S. Embargo of Cuba (N)                       Y 
2.   Situation in Bosnia and Herzegovina (Y)        Y 
3.   Situation in Croatia (Y)                       A 
4.   IAEA Report (Y)                                Y 
5.   Legality of Use of Nuclear Weapons (N)         Y 
6.   Israeli Nuclear Armament (N)                   Y 
7.   Middle East Peace Process (Y)                  Y 
8.   Israeli Settlements (N)                        Y 
9.   Palestinian Self-Determination (N)             Y 
10.  Electoral Assistance/Democratization (Y)       Y 
11.  Human Rights in Parts of Former Yugoslavia (Y) Y 
12.  Human Rights in Sudan (Y)                      Y 
13.  Human Rights in Cuba (Y)                       N 
14.  Human Rights in Iran (Y)                       A 
15.  Human Rights in Iraq (Y)                       A 
 
Averages: 
                                        Overall Plenary Votes 
                             Important  Including     Votes 
Group Membership               Votes    Consensus     Only  
 
African                         60.0%     86.0%       38.9% 
Non-Aligned Movement            58.9%     85.8%       38.5% 
 
All UN Members                  67.9%     88.8%       48.6% 
 
 
 
NEPAL 
 
   Voting Coincidence Percentages 
Overall Votes Only (77): 39.7% 
Overall Votes and 230 Consensus Resolutions: 86.1% 
Important Votes Only (15): 70.0% 
Important Votes and 24 Consensus Resolutions: 91.1% 
Selected Issue Categories (No. of Votes): Arms Control (32): 42.9% 
 Human Rights (12): 62.5%  Middle East (24): 27.8% 
 
   Votes on 77 Plenary Issues 
Agree 27, Disagree 41, Abstain 8, Absent 1 
 
   Votes on 15 Important Issues 
Agree 7, Disagree 3, Abstain 4, Absent 1 
 
Important Issues (U.S. Votes)                      VOTES 
1.   U.S. Embargo of Cuba (N)                       A 
2.   Situation in Bosnia and Herzegovina (Y)        Y 
3.   Situation in Croatia (Y)                       Y 
4.   IAEA Report (Y)                                Y 
5.   Legality of Use of Nuclear Weapons (N)         Y 
6.   Israeli Nuclear Armament (N)                   A 
7.   Middle East Peace Process (Y)                  Y 
8.   Israeli Settlements (N)                        Y 
9.   Palestinian Self-Determination (N)             Y 
10.  Electoral Assistance/Democratization (Y)       Y 
11.  Human Rights in Parts of Former Yugoslavia (Y) Y 
12.  Human Rights in Sudan (Y)                      Y 
13.  Human Rights in Cuba (Y)                       X 
14.  Human Rights in Iran (Y)                       A 
15.  Human Rights in Iraq (Y)                       A 
 
Averages: 
                                        Overall Plenary Votes 
                             Important  Including     Votes 
Group Membership               Votes    Consensus     Only  
 
Asian                          57.9%       86.5%      40.0% 
Non-Aligned Movement           58.9%       85.8%      38.5% 
 
All UN Members                 67.9%       88.8%      48.6% 
 
 
 
NETHERLANDS 
 
   Voting Coincidence Percentages 
Overall Votes Only (77): 81.5% 
Overall Votes and 230 Consensus Resolutions: 96.4% 
Important Votes Only (15): 83.3% 
Important Votes and 24 Consensus Resolutions: 94.4% 
Selected Issue Categories (No. of Votes): Arms Control (32): 91.3% 
 Human Rights (12): 100%  Middle East (24): 58.8% 
 
   Votes on 77 Plenary Issues 
Agree 44, Disagree 10, Abstain 22, Absent 1 
 
   Votes on 15 Important Issues 
Agree 10, Disagree 2, Abstain 3, Absent 0 
 
Important Issues (U.S. Votes)                      VOTES 
1.   U.S. Embargo of Cuba (N)                       A 
2.   Situation in Bosnia and Herzegovina (Y)        A 
3.   Situation in Croatia (Y)                       Y 
4.   IAEA Report (Y)                                Y 
5.   Legality of Use of Nuclear Weapons (N)         N 
6.   Israeli Nuclear Armament (N)                   A 
7.   Middle East Peace Process (Y)                  Y 
8.   Israeli Settlements (N)                        Y 
9.   Palestinian Self-Determination (N)             Y 
10.  Electoral Assistance/Democratization (Y)       Y 
11.  Human Rights in Parts of Former Yugoslavia (Y) Y 
12.  Human Rights in Sudan (Y)                      Y 
13.  Human Rights in Cuba (Y)                       Y 
14.  Human Rights in Iran (Y)                       Y 
15.  Human Rights in Iraq (Y)                       Y 
 
Averages: 
                                       Overall Plenary Votes 
                             Important  Including     Votes 
Group Membership               Votes    Consensus     Only  
 
Western European and Others     78.7%     94.8%        73.3% 
European Union                  79.9%     95.3%        76.3% 
NATO	                          80.0%     95.2%        75.7% 
 
All UN Members                  67.9%     88.8%        48.6% 
 
 
 
NEW ZEALAND 
 
   Voting Coincidence Percentages 
Overall Votes Only (77): 63.0% 
Overall Votes and 230 Consensus Resolutions: 93.0% 
Important Votes Only (15): 69.2% 
Important Votes and 24 Consensus Resolutions: 89.2% 
Security Council Votes: 100% 
Selected Issue Categories (No. of Votes): Arms Control (32): 65.0% 
 Human Rights (12): 100%  Middle East (24): 50.0% 
 
   Votes on 77 Plenary Issues 
Agree 34, Disagree 20, Abstain 23, Absent 0 
Votes on 15 Important Issues 
Agree 9, Disagree 4, Abstain 2, Absent 0 
 
Important Issues (U.S. Votes)                      VOTES 
1.   U.S. Embargo of Cuba (N)                       Y 
2.   Situation in Bosnia and Herzegovina (Y)        A 
3.   Situation in Croatia (Y)                       Y 
4.   IAEA Report (Y)                                Y 
5.   Legality of Use of Nuclear Weapons (N)         Y 
6.   Israeli Nuclear Armament (N)                   A 
7.   Middle East Peace Process (Y)                  Y 
8.   Israeli Settlements (N)                        Y 
9.   Palestinian Self-Determination (N)             Y 
10.  Electoral Assistance/Democratization (Y)       Y 
11.  Human Rights in Parts of Former Yugoslavia (Y) Y 
12.  Human Rights in Sudan (Y)                      Y 
13.  Human Rights in Cuba (Y)                       Y 
14.  Human Rights in Iran (Y)                       Y 
15.  Human Rights in Iraq (Y)                       Y 
 
Averages: 
                                       Overall Plenary Votes 
                             Important  Including     Votes 
Group Membership               Votes    Consensus     Only  
 
Western European and Others     78.7%      94.8%      73.3% 
 
All UN Members                  67.9%      88.8%      48.6% 
 
 
 
NICARAGUA 
 
   Voting Coincidence Percentages 
Overall Votes Only (77): 47.8% 
Overall Votes and 230 Consensus Resolutions: 87.5% 
Important Votes Only (15): 76.9% 
Important Votes and 24 Consensus Resolutions: 91.7% 
Selected Issue Categories (No. of Votes): Arms Control (32): 51.7% 
 Human Rights (12): 81.8%  Middle East (24): 47.6% 
 
   Votes on 77 Plenary Issues 
Agree 33, Disagree 36, Abstain 5, Absent 3 
 
   Votes on 15 Important Issues 
Agree 10, Disagree 3, Abstain 2, Absent 0 
 
Important Issues (U.S. Votes)                      VOTES 
1.   U.S. Embargo of Cuba (N)                        Y 
2.   Situation in Bosnia and Herzegovina (Y)         Y 
3.   Situation in Croatia (Y)                        Y 
4.   IAEA Report (Y)                                 Y 
5.   Legality of Use of Nuclear Weapons (N)          Y 
6.   Israeli Nuclear Armament (N)                    A 
7.   Middle East Peace Process (Y)                   Y 
8.   Israeli Settlements (N)                         Y 
9.   Palestinian Self-Determination (N)              A 
10.  Electoral Assistance/Democratization (Y)        Y 
11.  Human Rights in Parts of Former Yugoslavia (Y)  Y 
12.  Human Rights in Sudan (Y)                       Y 
13.  Human Rights in Cuba (Y)                        Y 
14.  Human Rights in Iran (Y)                        Y 
15.  Human Rights in Iraq (Y)                        Y 
 
Averages: 
Overall Plenary Votes 
                             Important  Including     Votes 
Group Membership               Votes    Consensus     Only  
 
Latin American and Caribbean    70.8%     87.0%        43.8% 
Non-Aligned Movement            58.9%     85.8%        38.5% 
 
All UN Members                  67.9%     88.8%        48.6% 
 
 
 
NIGER 
 
   Voting Coincidence Percentages 
Overall Votes Only (77): 39.7% 
Overall Votes and 230 Consensus Resolutions: 86.2% 
Important Votes Only (15): 63.6% 
Important Votes and 24 Consensus Resolutions: 88.6% 
Selected Issue Categories (No. of Votes): Arms Control (32): 44.4% 
 Human Rights (12): 66.7%  Middle East (24): 28.6% 
 
   Votes on 77 Plenary Issues 
Agree 27, Disagree 41, Abstain 9, Absent 0 
 
   Votes on 15 Important Issues 
Agree 7, Disagree 4, Abstain 4, Absent 0 
 
Important Issues (U.S. Votes)                      VOTES 
1.   U.S. Embargo of Cuba (N)                        Y 
2.   Situation in Bosnia and Herzegovina (Y)         Y 
3.   Situation in Croatia (Y)                        Y 
4.   IAEA Report (Y)                                 Y 
5.   Legality of Use of Nuclear Weapons (N)          A 
6.   Israeli Nuclear Armament (N)                    Y 
7.   Middle East Peace Process (Y)                   Y 
8.   Israeli Settlements (N)                         Y 
9.   Palestinian Self-Determination (N)              Y 
10.  Electoral Assistance/Democratization (Y)        Y 
11.  Human Rights in Parts of Former Yugoslavia (Y)  Y 
12.  Human Rights in Sudan (Y)                       A 
13.  Human Rights in Cuba (Y)                        A 
14.  Human Rights in Iran (Y)                        A 
15.  Human Rights in Iraq (Y)                        Y 
 
Averages: 
Overall Plenary Votes 
                             Important  Including     Votes 
Group Membership               Votes    Consensus     Only  
 
African                         60.0%     86.0%      38.9% 
Islamic Conference              56.4%     86.0%      39.4% 
Non-Aligned Movement            58.9%     85.8%      38.5% 
 
All UN Members                  67.9%     88.8%      48.6% 
 
 
 
NIGERIA 
 
   Voting Coincidence Percentages 
Overall Votes Only (77): 37.5% 
Overall Votes and 230 Consensus Resolutions: 86.4% 
Important Votes Only (15): 57.1% 
Important Votes and 24 Consensus Resolutions: 90.3% 
Security Council Votes: 100% 
Selected Issue Categories (No. of Votes): Arms Control (32): 42.9% 
 Human Rights (12): 50.0%  Middle East (24): 31.3% 
 
   Votes on 77 Plenary Issues 
Agree 24, Disagree 40, Abstain 13, Absent 0 
 
   Votes on 15 Important Issues 
Agree 4, Disagree 3, Abstain 8, Absent 0 
 
Important Issues (U.S. Votes)                          VOTES 
1.   U.S. Embargo of Cuba (N)                            Y 
2.   Situation in Bosnia and Herzegovina (Y)             A 
3.   Situation in Croatia (Y)                            Y 
4.   IAEA Report (Y)                                     Y 
5.   Legality of Use of Nuclear Weapons (N)              Y 
6.   Israeli Nuclear Armament (N)                        A 
7.   Middle East Peace Process (Y)                       Y 
8.   Israeli Settlements (N)                             A 
9.   Palestinian Self-Determination (N)                  Y 
10.  Electoral Assistance/Democratization (Y)            Y 
11.  Human Rights in Parts of Former Yugoslavia (Y)      A 
12.  Human Rights in Sudan (Y)                           A 
13.  Human Rights in Cuba (Y)                            A 
14.  Human Rights in Iran (Y)                            A 
15.  Human Rights in Iraq (Y)                            A 
 
Averages: 
Overall Plenary Votes 
                             Important  Including     Votes 
Group Membership               Votes    Consensus     Only  
 
African                         60.0%     86.0%       38.9% 
Islamic Conference              56.4%     86.0%       39.4% 
Non-Aligned Movement            58.9%     85.8%       38.5% 
 
All UN Members                  67.9%     88.8%       48.6% 
 
 
 
NORWAY 
 
   Voting Coincidence Percentages 
Overall Votes Only (77): 74.5% 
Overall Votes and 230 Consensus Resolutions: 95.1% 
Important Votes Only (15): 81.8% 
Important Votes and 24 Consensus Resolutions: 94.3% 
Selected Issue Categories (No. of Votes): Arms Control (32): 85.7% 
 Human Rights (12): 100%  Middle East (24): 50.0% 
 
   Votes on 77 Plenary Issues 
Agree 41, Disagree 14, Abstain 22, Absent 0 
 
   Votes on 15 Important Issues 
Agree 9, Disagree 2, Abstain 4, Absent 0 
 
Important Issues (U.S. Votes)                           VOTES 
1.   U.S. Embargo of Cuba (N)                            Y 
2.   Situation in Bosnia and Herzegovina (Y)             A 
3.   Situation in Croatia (Y)                            Y 
4.   IAEA Report (Y)                                     Y 
5.   Legality of Use of Nuclear Weapons (N)              A 
6.   Israeli Nuclear Armament (N)                        A 
7.   Middle East Peace Process (Y)                       Y 
8.   Israeli Settlements (N)                             Y 
9.   Palestinian Self-Determination (N)                  A 
10.  Electoral Assistance/Democratization (Y)            Y 
11.  Human Rights in Parts of Former Yugoslavia (Y)      Y 
12.  Human Rights in Sudan (Y)                           Y 
13.  Human Rights in Cuba (Y)                            Y 
14.  Human Rights in Iran (Y)                            Y 
15.  Human Rights in Iraq (Y)                            Y 
 
Averages: 
Overall Plenary Votes 
                             Important  Including     Votes 
Group Membership               Votes    Consensus     Only  
 
Western European and Others    78.7%      94.8%       73.3% 
Nordic                         80.0%      95.2%       74.9% 
NATO                           80.0%      95.2%       75.7% 
 
All UN Members                 67.9%      88.8%       48.6% 
 
 
 
OMAN 
 
   Voting Coincidence Percentages 
Overall Votes Only (77): 38.0% 
Overall Votes and 230 Consensus Resolutions: 84.7% 
Important Votes Only (15): 54.5% 
Important Votes and 24 Consensus Resolutions: 85.2% 
Security Council Votes: 100% 
Selected Issue Categories (No. of Votes): Arms Control (32): 38.7% 
 Human Rights (12): 62.5%  Middle East (24): 22.7% 
 
   Votes on 77 Plenary Issues 
Agree 27, Disagree 44, Abstain 1, Absent 5 
Votes on 15 Important Issues 
Agree 6, Disagree 5, Abstain 1, Absent 3 
 
Important Issues (U.S. Votes)                      VOTES 
1.   U.S. Embargo of Cuba (N)                       X 
2.   Situation in Bosnia and Herzegovina (Y)        Y 
3.   Situation in Croatia (Y)                       Y 
4.   IAEA Report (Y)                                Y 
5.   Legality of Use of Nuclear Weapons (N)         Y 
6.   Israeli Nuclear Armament (N)                   Y 
7.   Middle East Peace Process (Y)                  Y 
8.   Israeli Settlements (N)                        Y 
9.   Palestinian Self-Determination (N)             Y 
10.  Electoral Assistance/Democratization (Y)       Y 
11.  Human Rights in Parts of Former Yugoslavia (Y) Y 
12.  Human Rights in Sudan (Y)                      A 
13.  Human Rights in Cuba (Y)                       X 
14.  Human Rights in Iran (Y)                       N 
15.  Human Rights in Iraq (Y)                       X 
 
Averages: 
Overall Plenary Votes 
                             Important  Including     Votes 
Group Membership               Votes    Consensus     Only  
 
Asian                          57.9%      86.5%        40.0% 
Arab                           54.1%      84.8%        36.1% 
Islamic Conference             56.4%      86.0%        39.4% 
Non-Aligned Movement           58.9%      85.8%        38.5% 
 
All UN Members                 67.9%      88.8%        48.6% 
 
 
 
PAKISTAN 
 
   Voting Coincidence Percentages 
Overall Votes Only (77): 32.4% 
Overall Votes and 230 Consensus Resolutions: 84.6% 
Important Votes Only (15): 46.2% 
Important Votes and 24 Consensus Resolutions: 81.1% 
Security Council Votes: 98.7% 
Selected Issue Categories (No. of Votes): Arms Control (32): 28.0% 
 Human Rights (12): 50.0%  Middle East (24): 23.8% 
 
   Votes on 77 Plenary Issues 
Agree 22, Disagree 46, Abstain 9, Absent 0 
 
   Votes on 15 Important Issues 
Agree 6, Disagree 7, Abstain 2, Absent 0 
 
Important Issues (U.S. Votes)                      VOTES 
1.   U.S. Embargo of Cuba (N)                       Y 
2.   Situation in Bosnia and Herzegovina (Y)        Y 
3.   Situation in Croatia (Y)                       Y 
4.   IAEA Report (Y)                                Y 
5.   Legality of Use of Nuclear Weapons (N)         Y 
6.   Israeli Nuclear Armament (N)                   Y 
7.   Middle East Peace Process (Y)                  Y 
8.   Israeli Settlements (N)                        Y 
9.   Palestinian Self-Determination (N)             Y 
10.  Electoral Assistance/Democratization (Y)       Y 
11.  Human Rights in Parts of Former Yugoslavia (Y) Y 
12.  Human Rights in Sudan (Y)                      N 
13.  Human Rights in Cuba (Y)                       A 
14.  Human Rights in Iran (Y)                       N 
15.  Human Rights in Iraq (Y)                       A 
 
Averages: 
Overall Plenary Votes 
                             Important  Including     Votes 
Group Membership               Votes    Consensus     Only  
 
Asian                           57.9%     86.5%      40.0% 
Islamic Conference              56.4%     86.0%      39.4% 
Non-Aligned Movement            58.9%     85.8%      38.5% 
 
All UN Members                  67.9%     88.8%      48.6% 
 
 
 
PALAU 
 
   Voting Coincidence Percentages 
Overall Votes Only (77): 0.0% 
Overall Votes and 230 Consensus Resolutions: 0.0% 
Important Votes Only (15): 0.0% 
Important Votes and 24 Consensus Resolutions: 0.0% 
Selected Issue Categories (No. of Votes): Arms Control (32): 0.0% 
 Human Rights (12): 0.0%  Middle East (24): 0.0% 
 
   Votes on 77 Plenary Issues 
Agree 0, Disagree 0, Abstain 0, Absent 77* 
 
   Votes on 15 Important Issues 
Agree 0, Disagree 0, Abstain 0, Absent 15* 
 
Important Issues (U.S. Votes)                      VOTES 
1.   U.S. Embargo of Cuba (N)                        X* 
2.   Situation in Bosnia and Herzegovina (Y)         X* 
3.   Situation in Croatia (Y)                        X* 
4.   IAEA Report (Y)                                 X  
5.   Legality of Use of Nuclear Weapons (N)          X  
6.   Israeli Nuclear Armament (N)                    X  
7.   Middle East Peace Process (Y)                   X  
8.   Israeli Settlements (N)                         X  
9.   Palestinian Self-Determination (N)              X  
10.  Electoral Assistance/Democratization (Y)        X  
11.  Human Rights in Parts of Former Yugoslavia (Y)  X  
12.  Human Rights in Sudan (Y)                       X  
13.  Human Rights in Cuba (Y)                        X  
14.  Human Rights in Iran (Y)                        X  
15.  Human Rights in Iraq (Y)                        X  
 
Averages: 
                                        Overall Plenary Votes 
                             Important  Including     Votes 
Group Membership               Votes    Consensus     Only  
 
Asian                           57.9%      86.5%      40.0% 
 
All UN Members                  67.9%      88.8%      48.6% 
 
* 28 votes, including the first 3 important votes, were taken before  
Palau became a member on December 15. 
 
 
 
PANAMA 
 
   Voting Coincidence Percentages 
Overall Votes Only (77): 43.8% 
Overall Votes and 230 Consensus Resolutions: 87.2% 
Important Votes Only (15): 72.7% 
Important Votes and 24 Consensus Resolutions: 91.1% 
Selected Issue Categories (No. of Votes): Arms Control (32): 48.0% 
 Human Rights (12): 87.5%  Middle East (24): 29.4% 
 
   Votes on 77 Plenary Issues 
Agree 28, Disagree 36, Abstain 8, Absent 5 
 
   Votes on 15 Important Issues 
Agree 8, Disagree 3, Abstain 3, Absent 1 
 
Important Issues (U.S. Votes)                      VOTES 
1.   U.S. Embargo of Cuba (N)                        Y 
2.   Situation in Bosnia and Herzegovina (Y)         Y 
3.   Situation in Croatia (Y)                        Y 
4.   IAEA Report (Y)                                 Y 
5.   Legality of Use of Nuclear Weapons (N)          X 
6.   Israeli Nuclear Armament (N)                    A 
7.   Middle East Peace Process (Y)                   Y 
8.   Israeli Settlements (N)                         Y 
9.   Palestinian Self-Determination (N)              Y 
10.  Electoral Assistance/Democratization (Y)        Y 
11.  Human Rights in Parts of Former Yugoslavia (Y)  Y 
12.  Human Rights in Sudan (Y)                       Y 
13.  Human Rights in Cuba (Y)                        A 
14.  Human Rights in Iran (Y)                        A 
15.  Human Rights in Iraq (Y)                        Y 
 
Averages: 
                                       Overall Plenary Votes 
                             Important  Including     Votes 
Group Membership               Votes    Consensus     Only  
 
Latin American and Caribbean    70.8%      87.0%      43.8% 
Non-Aligned Movement            58.9%      85.8%      38.5% 
 
All UN Members                  67.9%      88.8%      48.6% 
 
 
 
PAPUA NEW GUINEA 
 
   Voting Coincidence Percentages 
Overall Votes Only (77): 41.4% 
Overall Votes and 230 Consensus Resolutions: 87.1% 
Important Votes Only (15): 66.7% 
Important Votes and 24 Consensus Resolutions: 90.1% 
Selected Issue Categories (No. of Votes): Arms Control (32): 44.8% 
 Human Rights (12): 85.7%  Middle East (24): 38.5% 
 
   Votes on 77 Plenary Issues 
Agree 24, Disagree 34, Abstain 12, Absent 7 
 
   Votes on 15 Important Issues 
Agree 6, Disagree 3, Abstain 5, Absent 1 
 
Important Issues (U.S. Votes)                      VOTES 
1.   U.S. Embargo of Cuba (N)                        Y 
2.   Situation in Bosnia and Herzegovina (Y)         Y 
3.   Situation in Croatia (Y)                        Y 
4.   IAEA Report (Y)                                 Y 
5.   Legality of Use of Nuclear Weapons (N)          Y 
6.   Israeli Nuclear Armament (N)                    A 
7.   Middle East Peace Process (Y)                   X 
8.   Israeli Settlements (N)                         A 
9.   Palestinian Self-Determination (N)              Y 
10.  Electoral Assistance/Democratization (Y)        Y 
11.  Human Rights in Parts of Former Yugoslavia (Y)  Y 
12.  Human Rights in Sudan (Y)                       A 
13.  Human Rights in Cuba (Y)                        A 
14.  Human Rights in Iran (Y)                        A 
15.  Human Rights in Iraq (Y)                        Y 
 
Averages: 
                                        Overall Plenary Votes 
                             Important  Including     Votes 
Group Membership               Votes    Consensus     Only  
 
Asian                            57.9%      86.5%       40.0% 
Non-Aligned Movement             58.9%      85.8%       38.5% 
 
All UN Members                   67.9%      88.8%       48.6% 
 
 
 
PARAGUAY 
 
   Voting Coincidence Percentages 
Overall Votes Only (77): 45.1% 
Overall Votes and 230 Consensus Resolutions: 86.9% 
Important Votes Only (15): 71.4% 
Important Votes and 24 Consensus Resolutions: 89.4% 
Selected Issue Categories (No. of Votes): Arms Control (32): 44.8% 
 Human Rights (12): 81.8%  Middle East (24): 42.1% 
 
   Votes on 77 Plenary Issues 
Agree 32, Disagree 39, Abstain 6, Absent 0 
 
   Votes on 15 Important Issues 
Agree 10, Disagree 4, Abstain 1, Absent 0 
 
Important Issues (U.S. Votes)                      VOTES 
1.   U.S. Embargo of Cuba (N)                       Y 
2.   Situation in Bosnia and Herzegovina (Y)        Y 
3.   Situation in Croatia (Y)                       Y 
4.   IAEA Report (Y)                                Y 
5.   Legality of Use of Nuclear Weapons (N)         Y 
6.   Israeli Nuclear Armament (N)                   A 
7.   Middle East Peace Process (Y)                  Y 
8.   Israeli Settlements (N)                        Y 
9.   Palestinian Self-Determination (N)             Y 
10.  Electoral Assistance/Democratization (Y)       Y 
11.  Human Rights in Parts of Former Yugoslavia (Y) Y 
12.  Human Rights in Sudan (Y)                      Y 
13.  Human Rights in Cuba (Y)                       Y 
14.  Human Rights in Iran (Y)                       Y 
15.  Human Rights in Iraq (Y)                       Y 
 
Averages: 
                                         Overall Plenary Votes 
                             Important  Including     Votes 
Group Membership               Votes    Consensus     Only  
 
Latin American and Caribbean     70.8%     87.0%       43.8% 
 
All UN Members                   67.9%     88.8%       48.6% 
 
 
 
PERU 
 
   Voting Coincidence Percentages 
Overall Votes Only (77): 45.5% 
Overall Votes and 230 Consensus Resolutions: 87.8% 
Important Votes Only (15): 75.0% 
Important Votes and 24 Consensus Resolutions: 91.7% 
Selected Issue Categories (No. of Votes): Arms Control (32): 50.0% 
 Human Rights (12): 70.0%  Middle East (24): 47.4% 
 
   Votes on 77 Plenary Issues 
Agree 30, Disagree 36, Abstain 11, Absent 0 
 
   Votes on 15 Important Issues 
Agree 9, Disagree 3, Abstain 3, Absent 0 
 
Important Issues (U.S. Votes)                      VOTES 
1.   U.S. Embargo of Cuba (N)                        Y 
2.   Situation in Bosnia and Herzegovina (Y)         Y 
3.   Situation in Croatia (Y)                        Y 
4.   IAEA Report (Y)                                 Y 
5.   Legality of Use of Nuclear Weapons (N)          Y 
6.   Israeli Nuclear Armament (N)                    A 
7.   Middle East Peace Process (Y)                   Y 
8.   Israeli Settlements (N)                         Y 
9.   Palestinian Self-Determination (N)              A 
10.  Electoral Assistance/Democratization (Y)        Y 
11.  Human Rights in Parts of Former Yugoslavia (Y)  Y 
12.  Human Rights in Sudan (Y)                       Y 
13.  Human Rights in Cuba (Y)                        A 
14.  Human Rights in Iran (Y)                        Y 
15.  Human Rights in Iraq (Y)                        Y 
 
Averages: 
                                         Overall Plenary Votes 
                             Important  Including     Votes 
Group Membership               Votes    Consensus     Only  
 
Latin American and Caribbean    70.8%     87.0%        43.8% 
Non-Aligned Movement            58.9%     85.8%        38.5% 
 
All UN Members                  67.9%     88.8%        48.6% 
 
 
 
PHILIPPINES 
 
   Voting Coincidence Percentages 
Overall Votes Only (77): 38.8% 
Overall Votes and 230 Consensus Resolutions: 86.2% 
Important Votes Only (15): 54.5% 
Important Votes and 24 Consensus Resolutions: 85.7% 
Selected Issue Categories (No. of Votes): Arms Control (32): 41.4% 
 Human Rights (12): 80.0%  Middle East (24): 26.3% 
 
   Votes on 77 Plenary Issues 
Agree 26, Disagree 41, Abstain 10, Absent 0 
 
   Votes on 15 Important Issues 
Agree 6, Disagree 5, Abstain 4, Absent 0 
 
Important Issues (U.S. Votes)                      VOTES 
1.   U.S. Embargo of Cuba (N)                        Y 
2.   Situation in Bosnia and Herzegovina (Y)         Y 
3.   Situation in Croatia (Y)                        Y 
4.   IAEA Report (Y)                                 Y 
5.   Legality of Use of Nuclear Weapons (N)          Y 
6.   Israeli Nuclear Armament (N)                    Y 
7.   Middle East Peace Process (Y)                   Y 
8.   Israeli Settlements (N)                         Y 
9.   Palestinian Self-Determination (N)              Y 
10.  Electoral Assistance/Democratization (Y)        Y 
11.  Human Rights in Parts of Former Yugoslavia (Y)  Y 
12.  Human Rights in Sudan (Y)                       A 
13.  Human Rights in Cuba (Y)                        A 
14.  Human Rights in Iran (Y)                        A 
15.  Human Rights in Iraq (Y)                        A 
 
Averages: 
Overall Plenary Votes 
                             Important  Including     Votes 
Group Membership               Votes    Consensus     Only  
 
Asian                           57.9%    86.5%       40.0% 
ASEAN                           53.6%    85.3%       7.2% 
Non-Aligned Movement            58.9%    85.8%       38.5% 
 
All UN Members                  67.9%    88.8%       48.6% 
 
 
 
POLAND 
 
   Voting Coincidence Percentages 
Overall Votes Only (77): 78.4% 
Overall Votes and 230 Consensus Resolutions: 96.1% 
Important Votes Only (15): 81.8% 
Important Votes and 24 Consensus Resolutions: 94.3% 
Selected Issue Categories (No. of Votes): Arms Control (32): 90.5% 
 Human Rights (12): 100%  Middle East (24): 46.7% 
 
   Votes on 77 Plenary Issues 
Agree 40, Disagree 11, Abstain 26, Absent 0 
 
   Votes on 15 Important Issues 
Agree 9, Disagree 2, Abstain 4, Absent 0 
 
Important Issues (U.S. Votes)                      VOTES 
1.   U.S. Embargo of Cuba (N)                       A 
2.   Situation in Bosnia and Herzegovina (Y)        A 
3.   Situation in Croatia (Y)                       Y 
4.   IAEA Report (Y)                                Y 
5.   Legality of Use of Nuclear Weapons (N)         N 
6.   Israeli Nuclear Armament (N)                   A 
7.   Middle East Peace Process (Y)                  Y 
8.   Israeli Settlements (N)                        Y 
9.   Palestinian Self-Determination (N)             Y 
10.  Electoral Assistance/Democratization (Y)       Y 
11.  Human Rights in Parts of Former Yugoslavia (Y) Y 
12.  Human Rights in Sudan (Y)                      Y 
13.  Human Rights in Cuba (Y)                       Y 
14.  Human Rights in Iran (Y)                       A 
15.  Human Rights in Iraq (Y)                       Y 
 
Averages: 
Overall Plenary Votes 
                             Important  Including     Votes 
Group Membership               Votes    Consensus     Only  
 
Eastern European                83.8%     95.0%       72.2% 
 
All UN Members                  67.9%     88.8%       48.6% 
 
 
 
PORTUGAL 
 
   Voting Coincidence Percentages 
Overall Votes Only (77): 75.0% 
Overall Votes and 230 Consensus Resolutions: 95.1% 
Important Votes Only (15): 83.3% 
Important Votes and 24 Consensus Resolutions: 94.4% 
Selected Issue Categories (No. of Votes): Arms Control (32): 86.4% 
 Human Rights (12): 100%  Middle East (24): 50.0% 
 
   Votes on 77 Plenary Issues 
Agree 42, Disagree 14, Abstain 21 Absent 0 
 
   Votes on 15 Important Issues 
Agree 10, Disagree 2, Abstain 3, Absent 0 
 
Important Issues (U.S. Votes)                      VOTES 
1.   U.S. Embargo of Cuba (N)                        A 
2.   Situation in Bosnia and Herzegovina (Y)         A 
3.   Situation in Croatia (Y)                        Y 
4.   IAEA Report (Y)                                 Y 
5.   Legality of Use of Nuclear Weapons (N)          N 
6.   Israeli Nuclear Armament (N)                    A 
7.   Middle East Peace Process (Y)                   Y 
8.   Israeli Settlements (N)                         Y 
9.   Palestinian Self-Determination (N)              Y 
10.  Electoral Assistance/Democratization (Y)        Y 
11.  Human Rights in Parts of Former Yugoslavia (Y)  Y 
12.  Human Rights in Sudan (Y)                       Y 
13.  Human Rights in Cuba (Y)                        Y 
14.  Human Rights in Iran (Y)                        Y 
15.  Human Rights in Iraq (Y)                        Y 
 
Averages: 
Overall Plenary Votes 
                             Important  Including     Votes 
Group Membership               Votes    Consensus     Only  
 
Western European and Others     78.7%      94.8%       73.3% 
European Union                  79.9%      95.3%       76.3% 
NATO                            80.0%      95.2%       75.7% 
 
All UN Members                  67.9%      88.8%       48.6% 
 
 
 
QATAR 
 
   Voting Coincidence Percentages 
Overall Votes Only (77): 38.8% 
Overall Votes and 230 Consensus Resolutions: 85.1% 
Important Votes Only (15): 60.0% 
Important Votes and 24 Consensus Resolutions: 87.4% 
Selected Issue Categories (No. of Votes): Arms Control (32): 42.9% 
 Human Rights (12): 62.5%  Middle East (24): 22.7% 
 
   Votes on 77 Plenary Issues 
Agree 26, Disagree 41, Abstain 2, Absent 8 
 
   Votes on 15 Important Issues 
Agree 6, Disagree 4, Abstain 1, Absent 4 
 
Important Issues (U.S. Votes)                      VOTES 
1.   U.S. Embargo of Cuba (N)                        X 
2.   Situation in Bosnia and Herzegovina (Y)         Y 
3.   Situation in Croatia (Y)                        Y 
4.   IAEA Report (Y)                                 Y 
5.   Legality of Use of Nuclear Weapons (N)          X 
6.   Israeli Nuclear Armament (N)                    Y 
7.   Middle East Peace Process (Y)                   Y 
8.   Israeli Settlements (N)                         Y 
9.   Palestinian Self-Determination (N)              Y 
10.  Electoral Assistance/Democratization (Y)        Y 
11.  Human Rights in Parts of Former Yugoslavia (Y)  Y 
12.  Human Rights in Sudan (Y)                       A 
13.  Human Rights in Cuba (Y)                        X 
14.  Human Rights in Iran (Y)                        N 
15.  Human Rights in Iraq (Y)                        X 
 
Averages: 
                                        Overall Plenary Votes 
                             Important  Including     Votes 
Group Membership               Votes    Consensus     Only  
 
Asian                           57.9%     86.5%        40.0% 
Arab                            54.1%     84.8%        36.1% 
Islamic Conference              56.4%     86.0%        39.4% 
Non-Aligned Movement            58.9%     85.8%        38.5% 
 
All UN Members                  67.9%     88.8%        48.6% 
 
 
 
REPUBLIC OF KOREA 
 
   Voting Coincidence Percentages 
Overall Votes Only (77): 55.9% 
Overall Votes and 230 Consensus Resolutions: 90.8% 
Important Votes Only (15): 75.0% 
Important Votes and 24 Consensus Resolutions: 91.5% 
Selected Issue Categories (No. of Votes): Arms Control (32): 68.2% 
 Human Rights (12): 100%  Middle East (24): 35.0% 
 
   Votes on 77 Plenary Issues 
Agree 33, Disagree 26, Abstain 17, Absent 1 
 
   Votes on 15 Important Issues 
Agree 9, Disagree 3, Abstain 3, Absent 0 
 
Important Issues (U.S. Votes)                        VOTES 
1.   U.S. Embargo of Cuba (N)                          A 
2.   Situation in Bosnia and Herzegovina (Y)           Y 
3.   Situation in Croatia (Y)                          Y 
4.   IAEA Report (Y)                                   Y 
5.   Legality of Use of Nuclear Weapons (N)            N 
6.   Israeli Nuclear Armament (N)                      Y 
7.   Middle East Peace Process (Y)                     Y 
8.   Israeli Settlements (N)                           Y 
9.   Palestinian Self-Determination (N)                Y 
10.  Electoral Assistance/Democratization (Y)          Y 
11.  Human Rights in Parts of Former Yugoslavia (Y)    Y 
12.  Human Rights in Sudan (Y)                         A 
13.  Human Rights in Cuba (Y)                          Y 
14.  Human Rights in Iran (Y)                          A 
15.  Human Rights in Iraq (Y)                          Y 
 
Averages: 
                                         Overall Plenary Votes 
                             Important  Including     Votes 
Group Membership               Votes    Consensus     Only  
 
Asian                            57.9%    86.5%       40.0% 
 
All UN Members                   67.9%    88.8%       48.6% 
 
 
 
ROMANIA 
 
   Voting Coincidence Percentages 
Overall Votes Only (77): 76.5% 
Overall Votes and 230 Consensus Resolutions: 95.7% 
Important Votes Only (15): 81.8% 
Important Votes and 24 Consensus Resolutions: 94.2% 
Selected Issue Categories (No. of Votes): Arms Control (32): 86.4% 
 Human Rights (12): 100%  Middle East (24): 46.7% 
 
   Votes on 77 Plenary Issues 
Agree 39, Disagree 12, Abstain 25, Absent 1 
 
   Votes on 15 Important Issues 
Agree 9, Disagree 2, Abstain 4, Absent 0 
 
Important Issues (U.S. Votes)                      VOTES 
1.   U.S. Embargo of Cuba (N)                        A 
2.   Situation in Bosnia and Herzegovina (Y)         A 
3.   Situation in Croatia (Y)                        Y 
4.   IAEA Report (Y)                                 Y 
5.   Legality of Use of Nuclear Weapons (N)          N 
6.   sraeli Nuclear Armament (N)                     A 
7.   Middle East Peace Process (Y)                   Y 
8.   Israeli Settlements (N)                         Y 
9.   Palestinian Self-Determination (N)              Y 
10.  Electoral Assistance/Democratization (Y)        Y 
11.  Human Rights in Parts of Former Yugoslavia (Y)  Y 
12.  Human Rights in Sudan (Y)                       Y 
13.  Human Rights in Cuba (Y)                        Y 
14.  Human Rights in Iran (Y)                        A 
15.  Human Rights in Iraq (Y)                        Y 
 
Averages: 
                                       Overall Plenary Votes 
                             Important  Including     Votes 
Group Membership               Votes    Consensus     Only  
 
Eastern European                83.8%      95.0%      72.2% 
 
All UN Members                  67.9%      88.8%      48.6% 
 
 
 
RUSSIA 
 
   Voting Coincidence Percentages 
Overall Votes Only (77): 66.7% 
Overall Votes and 230 Consensus Resolutions: 94.2% 
Important Votes Only (15): 88.9% 
Important Votes and 24 Consensus Resolutions: 97.0% 
Security Council Votes: 98.7% 
Selected Issue Categories (No. of Votes): Arms Control (32): 72.0% 
 Human Rights (12): 66.7%  Middle East (24): 72.7% 
 
   Votes on 77 Plenary Issues 
Agree 32, Disagree 16, Abstain 29, Absent 0 
 
   Votes on 15 Important Issues 
Agree 8, Disagree 1, Abstain 6, Absent 0 
 
Important Issues (U.S. Votes)                      VOTES 
1.   U.S. Embargo of Cuba (N)                        Y 
2.   Situation in Bosnia and Herzegovina (Y)         A 
3.   Situation in Croatia (Y)                        A 
4.   IAEA Report (Y)                                 Y 
5.   Legality of Use of Nuclear Weapons (N)          N 
6.   sraeli Nuclear Armament (N)                     A 
7.   Middle East Peace Process (Y)                   Y 
8.   Israeli Settlements (N)                         A 
9.   Palestinian Self-Determination (N)              A 
10.  Electoral Assistance/Democratization (Y)        Y 
11.  Human Rights in Parts of Former Yugoslavia (Y)  A 
12.  Human Rights in Sudan (Y)                       Y 
13.  Human Rights in Cuba (Y)                        Y 
14.  Human Rights in Iran (Y)                        Y 
15.  Human Rights in Iraq (Y)                        Y 
 
Averages: 
                                       Overall Plenary Votes 
                             Important  Including     Votes 
Group Membership               Votes    Consensus     Only  
 
Eastern European                83.8%        95.0%     72.2% 
 
All UN Members                  67.9%        88.8%     48.6% 
 
 
 
RWANDA 
 
   Voting Coincidence Percentages 
Overall Votes Only (77): 60.0% 
Overall Votes and 230 Consensus Resolutions: 90.8% 
Important Votes Only (15): 85.7% 
Important Votes and 24 Consensus Resolutions: 91.8% 
Security Council Votes: 98.6% 
Selected Issue Categories (No. of Votes): Arms Control (32): 0.0% 
 Human Rights (12): 62.5%  Middle East (24): 100% 
 
   Votes on 77 Plenary Issues 
Agree 9, Disagree 6, Abstain 5, Absent 57 
 
   Votes on 15 Important Issues 
Agree 6, Disagree 1, Abstain 2, Absent 6 
 
Important Issues (U.S. Votes)                      VOTES 
1.   U.S. Embargo of Cuba (N)                       A 
2.   Situation in Bosnia and Herzegovina (Y)        Y 
3.   Situation in Croatia (Y)                       X 
4.   IAEA Report (Y)                                X 
5.   Legality of Use of Nuclear Weapons (N)         X 
6.   Israeli Nuclear Armament (N)                   X 
7.   Middle East Peace Process (Y)                  X 
8.   Israeli Settlements (N)                        X 
9.   Palestinian Self-Determination (N)             Y 
10.  Electoral Assistance/Democratization (Y)       Y 
11.  Human Rights in Parts of Former Yugoslavia (Y) Y 
12.  Human Rights in Sudan (Y)                      Y 
13.  Human Rights in Cuba (Y)                       A 
14.  Human Rights in Iran (Y)                       Y 
15.  Human Rights in Iraq (Y)                       Y 
 
Averages: 
                                        Overall Plenary Votes 
                             Important  Including     Votes 
Group Membership               Votes    Consensus     Only  
 
African                        60.0%       86.0%       38.9% 
Non-Aligned Movement           58.9%       85.8%       38.5% 
 
All UN Members                 67.9%       88.8%       48.6% 
 
 
 
ST. KITTS AND NEVIS 
 
   Voting Coincidence Percentages 
Overall Votes Only (77): 44.9% 
Overall Votes and 230 Consensus Resolutions: 86.9% 
Important Votes Only (15): 72.7% 
Important Votes and 24 Consensus Resolutions: 91.2% 
Selected Issue Categories (No. of Votes): Arms Control (32): 48.4% 
 Human Rights (12): 80.0%  Middle East (24): 47.6% 
 
   Votes on 77 Plenary Issues 
Agree 31, Disagree 38, Abstain 5, Absent 3 
 
   Votes on 15 Important Issues 
Agree 8, Disagree 3, Abstain 2, Absent 2 
 
Important Issues (U.S. Votes)                      VOTES 
1.   U.S. Embargo of Cuba (N)                        X 
2.   Situation in Bosnia and Herzegovina (Y)         X 
3.   Situation in Croatia (Y)                        Y 
4.   IAEA Report (Y)                                 Y 
5.   Legality of Use of Nuclear Weapons (N)          Y 
6.   sraeli Nuclear Armament (N)                     A 
7.   Middle East Peace Process (Y)                   Y 
8.   Israeli Settlements (N)                         Y 
9.   Palestinian Self-Determination (N)              Y 
10.  Electoral Assistance/Democratization (Y)        Y 
11.  Human Rights in Parts of Former Yugoslavia (Y)  Y 
12.  Human Rights in Sudan (Y)                       Y 
13.  Human Rights in Cuba (Y)                        A 
14.  Human Rights in Iran (Y)                        Y 
15.  Human Rights in Iraq (Y)                        Y 
 
Averages: 
                                      Overall Plenary Votes 
                             Important  Including     Votes 
Group Membership               Votes    Consensus     Only  
 
Latin American and Caribbean    70.8%     87.0%       43.8% 
 
All UN Members                  67.9%     88.8%       48.6% 
 
 
 
ST. LUCIA 
 
   Voting Coincidence Percentages 
Overall Votes Only (77): 46.3% 
Overall Votes and 230 Consensus Resolutions: 86.9% 
Important Votes Only (15): 66.7% 
Important Votes and 24 Consensus Resolutions: 88.1% 
Selected Issue Categories (No. of Votes): Arms Control (32): 48.4% 
 Human Rights (12): 72.7%  Middle East (24): 58.8% 
 
   Votes on 77 Plenary Issues 
Agree 31, Disagree 36, Abstain 3, Absent 7 
 
   Votes on 15 Important Issues 
Agree 8, Disagree 4, Abstain 1, Absent 2 
 
Important Issues (U.S. Votes)                      VOTES 
1.   U.S. Embargo of Cuba (N)                        Y 
2.   Situation in Bosnia and Herzegovina (Y)         X 
3.   Situation in Croatia (Y)                        Y 
4.   IAEA Report (Y)                                 Y 
5.   Legality of Use of Nuclear Weapons (N)          Y 
6.   sraeli Nuclear Armament (N)                     A 
7.   Middle East Peace Process (Y)                   Y 
8.   Israeli Settlements (N)                         X 
9.   Palestinian Self-Determination (N)              Y 
10.  Electoral Assistance/Democratization (Y)        Y 
11.  Human Rights in Parts of Former Yugoslavia (Y)  Y 
12.  Human Rights in Sudan (Y)                       Y 
13.  Human Rights in Cuba (Y)                        N 
14.  Human Rights in Iran (Y)                        Y 
15.  Human Rights in Iraq (Y)                        Y 
 
Averages: 
                                      Overall Plenary Votes 
                             Important  Including     Votes 
Group Membership               Votes    Consensus     Only  
 
Latin American and Caribbean    70.8%     87.0%       43.8% 
Non-Aligned Movement            58.9%     85.8%       38.5% 
 
All UN Members                  67.9%     88.8%       48.6% 
 
 
 
ST. VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES 
 
   Voting Coincidence Percentages 
Overall Votes Only (77): 49.2% 
Overall Votes and 230 Consensus Resolutions: 88.0% 
Important Votes Only (15): 75.0% 
Important Votes and 24 Consensus Resolutions: 91.2% 
Selected Issue Categories (No. of Votes): Arms Control (32): 48.4% 
 Human Rights (12): 81.8%  Middle East (24): 66.7% 
 
   Votes on 77 Plenary Issues 
Agree 32, Disagree 33, Abstain 5, Absent 7 
 
   Votes on 15 Important Issues 
Agree 9, Disagree 3, Abstain 1, Absent 2 
 
Important Issues (U.S. Votes)                      VOTES 
1.   U.S. Embargo of Cuba (N)                        Y 
2.   Situation in Bosnia and Herzegovina (Y)         X 
3.   Situation in Croatia (Y)                        Y 
4.   IAEA Report (Y)                                 Y 
5.   Legality of Use of Nuclear Weapons (N)          Y 
6.   sraeli Nuclear Armament (N)                     A 
7.   Middle East Peace Process (Y)                   Y 
8.   Israeli Settlements (N)                         X 
9.   Palestinian Self-Determination (N)              Y 
10.  Electoral Assistance/Democratization (Y)        Y 
11.  Human Rights in Parts of Former Yugoslavia (Y)  Y 
12.  Human Rights in Sudan (Y)                       Y 
13.  Human Rights in Cuba (Y)                        Y 
14.  Human Rights in Iran (Y)                        Y 
15.  Human Rights in Iraq (Y)                        Y 
 
Averages: 
                                       Overall Plenary Votes 
                             Important  Including     Votes 
Group Membership               Votes    Consensus     Only  
 
Latin American and Caribbean    70.8%     87.0%       43.8% 
 
All UN Members                  67.9%     88.8%       48.6% 
 
 
 
(WESTERN) SAMOA 
 
   Voting Coincidence Percentages 
Overall Votes Only (77): 57.1% 
Overall Votes and 230 Consensus Resolutions: 90.8% 
Important Votes Only (15): 76.9% 
Important Votes and 24 Consensus Resolutions: 91.3% 
Selected Issue Categories (No. of Votes): Arms Control (32): 48.1% 
 Human Rights (12): 100%  Middle East (24): 80.0% 
 
   Votes on 77 Plenary Issues 
Agree 32, Disagree 24, Abstain 14, Absent 7 
 
   Votes on 15 Important Issues 
Agree 10, Disagree 3, Abstain 2, Absent 0 
 
Important Issues (U.S. Votes)                         VOTES 
1.   U.S. Embargo of Cuba (N)                          Y 
2.   Situation in Bosnia and Herzegovina (Y)           Y 
3.   Situation in Croatia (Y)                          Y 
4.   IAEA Report (Y)                                   Y 
5.   Legality of Use of Nuclear Weapons (N)            Y 
6.   sraeli Nuclear Armament (N)                       A 
7.   Middle East Peace Process (Y)                     Y 
8.   Israeli Settlements (N)                           A 
9.   Palestinian Self-Determination (N)                Y 
10.  Electoral Assistance/Democratization (Y)          Y 
11.  Human Rights in Parts of Former Yugoslavia (Y)    Y 
12.  Human Rights in Sudan (Y)                         Y 
13.  Human Rights in Cuba (Y)                          Y 
14.  Human Rights in Iran (Y)                          Y 
15.  Human Rights in Iraq (Y)                          Y 
 
Averages: 
                                        Overall Plenary Votes 
                             Important  Including     Votes 
Group Membership               Votes    Consensus     Only  
 
Asian                           57.9%      86.5%      40.0% 
 
All UN Members                  67.9%      88.8%      48.6% 
 
 
 
SAN MARINO 
 
   Voting Coincidence Percentages 
Overall Votes Only (77): 51.4% 
Overall Votes and 230 Consensus Resolutions: 90.4% 
Important Votes Only (15): 66.7% 
Important Votes and 24 Consensus Resolutions: 94.6% 
Selected Issue Categories (No. of Votes): Arms Control (32): 54.2% 
 Human Rights (12): 0.0%  Middle East (24): 45.5% 
 
   Votes on 77 Plenary Issues 
Agree 19, Disagree 18, Abstain 11, Absent 29 
 
   Votes on 15 Important Issues 
Agree 2 Disagree 1, Abstain 3, Absent 9 
 
Important Issues (U.S. Votes)                        VOTES 
1.   U.S. Embargo of Cuba (N)                          A 
2.   Situation in Bosnia and Herzegovina (Y)           A 
3.   Situation in Croatia (Y)                          Y 
4.   IAEA Report (Y)                                   Y 
5.   Legality of Use of Nuclear Weapons (N)            Y 
6.   sraeli Nuclear Armament (N)                       A 
7.   Middle East Peace Process (Y)                     X 
8.   Israeli Settlements (N)                           X 
9.   Palestinian Self-Determination (N)                X 
10.  Electoral Assistance/Democratization (Y)          X 
11.  Human Rights in Parts of Former Yugoslavia (Y)    X 
12.  Human Rights in Sudan (Y)                         X 
13.  Human Rights in Cuba (Y)                          X 
14.  Human Rights in Iran (Y)                          X 
15.  Human Rights in Iraq (Y)                          X 
 
Averages: 
                                       Overall Plenary Votes 
                             Important  Including     Votes 
Group Membership               Votes    Consensus     Only  
 
Western European and Others     78.7%      94.8%      73.3% 
 
All UN Members                  67.9%      88.8%      48.6%
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