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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE
1994 VOTING PRACTICES IN THE UNITED NATIONS
BUREAU OF INTERNATIONAL ORGANAIZATION AFFAIRS



               Voting Practices in the United Nations, 1994
                          Report to Congress
                Submitted Pursuant to Public Law, 101-167
                            March 31, 1995


III: GENERAL ASSEMBLY  IMPORTANT VOTES

PL 101-167 calls for analysis and discussion of "all such votes on issues which directly affected important United States interests and on which the United States lobbied extensively." For the 49th General Assembly in 1994, 15 votes meet these criteria.

Section III consists of four parts: a listing and description of the 15 important votes at the 49th UNGA; voting coincidence percentages with the United States on these important votes, arranged both alphabetically by country and in rank order of agreed votes; voting coincidence percentages by UN regional groupings and other important groupings; and a comparison of important with overall voting coincidence percentages from Section II.


LISTING AND DESCRIPTION

The following 15 important votes are identified by a short title, document number, date of vote, and results (Yes-No-Abstain), with the U.S. vote noted. The first paragraph summarizes the subject matter of each vote, and the second provides background and the U.S. position. The resolutions are listed in chronological order of adoption.



1. U.S. Embargo of Cuba

A/Res/49/9         October 26         101-2(US)-48

Calls on states to refrain from promulgating and applying laws and measures whose extraterritorial effects affect the sovereignty of other states and the legitimate interests of entities or persons under their jurisdiction, as well as the freedom of trade and navigation; and urges states that have such laws to repeal or invalidate them.

This resolution, sponsored by Cuba, is aimed at blocking efforts to extend extra-territorially the effects of the U.S. embargo against Cuba. The United States voted against the resolution, maintaining that the UN General Assembly, a multilateral body, is not the proper forum to address the essentially bilateral issue of the embargo. We maintain the trade embargo to keep economic pressure on the Cuban regime to encourage political and economic change. It is the U.S. view that any country has the sovereign right to determine its bilateral relationships, including its trade partners. Resolutions condemning the U.S. embargo weaken our efforts to isolate that regime.



2. Situation in Bosnia and Herzegovina

A/Res/49/10         November 3         97(US)-0-61

Condemns the Bosnian Serb party for its refusal to accept the proposed territorial settlement; demands that the Bosnian Serb party lift the siege of Sarajevo and other safe areas and other towns; demands cessation of military activities of the Bosnian Serbs against Croatia and of Serb paramilitary units from occupied territories of Croatia against Bosnia and Herzegovina; condemns ethnic cleansing by Bosnian Serbs; demands that the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia cease any military or logistical support of the Bosnian Serbs; calls for mutual recognition between Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia within existing internationally recognized borders as a critical step toward a lasting peace settlement; calls for respect of the territorial integrity of Bosnia and Herzegovina, and concludes that efforts to integrate occupied territories into the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia are illegal and must cease immediately; urges member states and others to extend their cooperation to Bosnia and Herzegovina in exercise of its inherent right of individual and collective self-defense; and welcomes the end of delays in the work of the International Tribunal for prosecution of those responsible for human rights violations.

The United States supported this resolution because it condemns the massive violations of international humanitarian law in Bosnia, supports the work of the UN peacekeeping force and the war crimes tribunal, and places the onus primarily on the Bosnian Serbs to take steps to end the conflict.



3. Situation in Croatia

A/Res/49/43         December 9         142(US)-0-18

Calls upon all parties to respect the territorial integrity of Croatia, and concludes that activities aimed at achieving integration of occupied territories of Croatia into the administrative, military, educational, transportation, and communications systems of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (FRY) are illegal and must cease; requests that the FRY cease any military and logistic support to the self-proclaimed authorities in the Serbian-controlled parts of Croatia; condemns actions by the Serbian self-proclaimed authorities in areas of Croatia that have resulted in ethnic cleansing; reaffirms the right of all refugees and displaced persons to return voluntarily to their homes safely and with dignity; urges respect for human and minority rights in Croatia, including the right to autonomy; calls for mutual recognition between Croatia and the FRY within existing internationally recognized borders; calls for full respect for ceasefire agreements; and urges resumption of direct negotiations.

The United States cosponsored this resolution as a measure of support for Croatia's independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity within internationally recognized borders. We support a peaceful resolution of this conflict through direct negotiations.



4. IAEA Report

A/Res/49/65         December 15         161(US)-1-6

Affirms confidence in the role of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in the application of nuclear energy for peaceful purposes; commends the Agency's efforts to implement the safeguards agreement with the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), and urges the DPRK to cooperate without further delay in the full implementation of the safeguards agreement and to allow the IAEA to have access to all safeguards-relevant information and locations; commends the Agency's efforts in implementation of Security Council Resolutions 687, 707, and 715 of 1991 regarding monitoring and verification of nuclear programs in Iraq; and stresses the need for Iraq to cooperate fully with the Agency in achieving complete implementation of these resolutions.

The United States traditionally supports this resolution endorsing the IAEA's efforts to promote peaceful use of atomic energy, guard against its use for military purposes, and monitor the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. The U.S. also supported inclusion of paragraphs commending IAEA's efforts relating to North Korea and Iraq.



5. Legality of Use of Nuclear Weapons

A/Res/49/75K         December 15         78-43(US)-38

Decides to request an advisory opinion from the International Court of Justice on the legality of the threat or use of nuclear weapons.

The United States opposed this resolution because it goes to the very heart of the strategy of nuclear deterrence, and because asking the Court to rule on the legality of a particular category of weapons amounts to questioning the right of a state to remain sovereign in its choice of means of self-defense.



6. Israeli Nuclear Armament

A/Res/49/78         December 15         60-4(US)-100

Calls on Israel and other states of the region to renounce nuclear weapons and accede to the Treaty on Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT); and calls on states of the region to place all nuclear facilities under the safeguards of the International Atomic Energy Agency.

While the United States unambiguously supports the non-proliferation of nuclear weapons and universal adherence to the NPT, we voted against this resolution in the belief that the introduction of a resolution on a Middle East nuclear-weapon-free zone (NWFZ) made it redundant. This resolution contains no substance not already covered in the NWFZ resolution. Moreover, we believe the armament resolution is counterproductive and inappropriate, given the positive developments in the Middle East peace process. It is also our view that, with the establishment of the regional arms control and security working group of the Middle East peace process, in which the UN participates, there is even less justification for having the General Assembly address these sensitive Middle East arms control issues.



7. Middle East Peace Process

A/Res/49/88         December 16         149(US)-4-2

Welcomes the peace process started at Madrid and supports the subsequent bilateral negotiations; stresses the importance of, and need for, achieving a comprehensive, just, and lasting peace in the Middle East; fully supports the achievements of the peace process thus far, in particular the Declaration of Principles on Interim Self-Government Arrangements signed by Israel and the Palestine Liberation Organization, the subsequent agreement on the Gaza Strip and the Jericho area, the agreement on preparatory transfer of powers and responsibilities, the Israel-Jordan Agreement on the Common Agenda, the Washington Declaration signed by Jordan and Israel, and the Jordan-Israel peace treaty; welcomes the results of the international donors conference in Washington, the subsequent work of the World Bank consultative group, and the appointment by the Secretary General of a UN special coordinator in the occupied territories; and calls upon member states to extend economic assistance to parties in the region and to support the peace process.

The United States, with 84 cosponsors, introduced this resolution, which follows up on the U.S. resolution in 1993, to support the progress made in peace negotiations and to urge the parties onward. The resolution renews the General Assembly's support for the Middle East peace process begun in Madrid in 1991.



8. Israeli Settlements

A/Res/49/132         December 19         133-2(US)-23

Reaffirms that Israeli settlements in the Palestinian territory, including Jerusalem, and other Arab territories occupied since 1967, are illegal and an obstacle to economic and social development; recognizes the economic and social repercussions of the Israeli settlements on the Palestinian people in these territories; and reaffirms the inalienable right of the Palestinian people and the population of the Syrian Golan to their natural and all other economic resources, and regards any infringement thereof as being illegal.

The United States believes this issue should be addressed through the ongoing direct negotiations among the parties in the region, and that the General Assembly should not specify the outcome of the negotiations. Israel also voted against the resolution.



9. Palestinian Self-Determination

A/Res/49/149         December 23         147-2(US)-19

Reaffirms the right of the Palestinian people to self-determination, and expresses the hope that the Palestinian people may soon exercise their right to self-determination in the current peace process.

The United States supports the right of self-determination, and is profoundly committed to the achievement of a lasting peace in the Middle East. It was not possible, however, to support this resolution because it takes positions on issues supported by one party to the ongoing negotiations and not by the other. This resolution could not be understood except as an effort to shape the outcome of the negotiations, whereas the international community's role should be to promote and support the agreements the parties themselves have reached. Israel also voted against the resolution.



10. Electoral Assistance/Democratization

A/Res/49/190         December 23         155(US)-0-12

Commends the electoral assistance provided to member states at their request by the United Nations and requests that such assistance continue on a case-by-case basis, recognizing that the fundamental responsibility for ensuring free and fair elections lies with governments; asks the United Nations to ensure that there is adequate time to organize and carry out an effective mission for providing such assistance, and that conditions exist to allow a free and fair election; commends the steps taken by the United Nations to ensure the continuation and consolidation of the democratization process in states requesting assistance, including providing assistance before and after elections have taken place; and asks the High Commissioner for Human Rights to support democratization activities.

This resolution greatly expands the potential scope of UN action in the field of democratization, strongly links democratization and human rights, focuses on post-electoral assistance and institution building, and emphasizes the importance of the stability and continuity of electoral processes. It marks another success in the effort begun by the United States in 1989.



11. Human Rights in Parts of Former Yugoslavia

A/Res/49/196         December 23         150(US)-0-14

Expresses grave concern at massive and systematic violations of human rights and humanitarian law in parts of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, and the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (Serbia and Montenegro) (FRY); notes with grave concern the impending humanitarian disaster in Bosnia and Herzegovina this winter; condemns violations of human rights by all sides in the conflict, recognizing that the leadership in territories under the control of Serbs in Bosnia and Croatia, the commanders of Serb paramilitary forces, and the political and military leaders in the FRY bear primary responsibility; condemns ethnic cleansing, including killings, torture, beatings, arbitrary searches, rape, disappearances, destruction of houses, forced and illegal evictions, detentions, and other acts or threats of violence aimed at forcing individuals to leave their homes; condemns the indiscriminate shelling of cities and civilian areas; welcomes the start of proceedings of the tribunal set up to try persons responsible for human rights violations; reaffirms the right of persons to return to their homes; condemns interference with delivery of food and other supplies to the civilian population; expresses outrage that the systematic practice of rape continues to be used as a weapon of war and as an instrument of ethnic cleansing; condemns police violence against non-Serb populations in Kosovo and other areas of the FRY; and welcomes the efforts of the Governments of Croatia and of Bosnia and Herzegovina to uphold human rights in their territories.

The United States introduced this resolution to highlight the continuing massive and systematic violations of human rights, particularly in areas under Serb control, and to provide pressure for improvement.



12. Human Rights in Sudan

A/Res/49/198         December 23         101(US)-13-49

Expresses deep concern at the serious and continuing human rights violations in Sudan, including summary executions, detentions without due process, forced displacement of persons, torture, and forced labor; urges the Government of Sudan to respect human rights fully; notes with displeasure the interference by the Government of Sudan with the visit of the Special Rapporteur, including arrests of people who met with him or tried to meet with him; and urges the Government of Sudan to cease all aerial and other attacks on civilian targets in southern Sudan in violation of international humanitarian law.

The United States introduced this resolution to highlight Sudan's poor human rights record and to provide pressure for improvement.



13. Human Rights in Cuba

A/Res/49/200         December 23         65(US)-23-70

Calls again on Cuba to cooperate fully with the Human Rights Commission's Special Rapporteur by permitting him full and free access to establish contact with the Government and citizens of Cuba so that he may fulfill the mandate entrusted to him; regrets the numerous reports of violations of basic human rights and fundamental freedoms; requests that the Government of Cuba recognize the right of political parties and non-governmental organizations to function legally in the country; and calls upon the Cuban Government to bring the observance of human rights and fundamental freedoms in Cuba up to international standards.

Continuing its effort since the mid-1980s to focus international attention on human rights abuses in Cuba, the United States introduced this resolution to reflect the continuing violations of basic human rights and fundamental freedoms described in the interim report of the Special Rapporteur. The Cuban regime has done nothing to loosen the repressive state apparatus that severely curbs the rights of Cubans to free expression, assembly, and the judicial process. It has authorized many detentions without charge and government-sponsored mob attacks on pro-democracy activists and their homes.



14. Human Rights in Iran

A/Res/49/202         December 23         74(US)-25-55

Expresses concern at continuing violations of human rights in Iran, specifically at the main criticisms of the Special Representative of the Commission on Human Rights: the continued high number of executions, cases of torture and cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment or punishment, failure to meet international standards of administration of justice, absence of guarantees of due process of law, continued widespread discrimination against women, and discriminatory treatment of minorities by reason of their religious beliefs, notably the Baha'is, whose existence as a viable religious community is threatened, and Christian minorities, who lack adequate protection. Calls on the Government of Iran to rectify these human rights issues and to cooperate fully with the Special Representative.

The United States cosponsored this resolution, introduced by the European Union, to highlight Iran's continuing systematic and gross violations of human rights. The efforts of the Government of Iran to cover up its violations have not obscured repeated instances of torture, summary execution, arbitrary detention, and suppression of civil liberties and religious freedom.



15. Human Rights in Iraq

A/Res/49/203         December 23         114(US)-3-47

Strongly condemns the massive violations of human rights of the gravest nature, in particular (a) summary and arbitrary executions, orchestrated mass executions and burials, extrajudicial killings, including political killings, in particular in northern Iraq, in southern Shiah centers, and in the southern marshes, (b) the widespread routine practice of systematic torture in its most cruel forms, (c) cruel and unusual punishment, namely, mutilation and abuse and diversion of medical care services for legalized mutilations, (d) enforced or involuntary disappearances, and failure to respect due process and the rule of law, and (e) suppression of freedom of thought, expression, and association, and violations of property rights.

The United States cosponsored this resolution, introduced by the European Union, to condemn Iraq's abysmal human rights record and its egregious flouting of international law.


COMPARISON WITH U.S. VOTES

The tables which follow summarize UN member performance at the 49th UNGA in comparison with the United States on the 15 important votes. In these tables, "Identical Votes" is the total number of times the United States and the listed state both voted Yes or No on these issues. "Opposite Votes" is the total number of times the United States voted Yes and the listed state No, or the United States voted No and the listed state Yes. "Abstentions" and "Absences" are totals for the country being compared on these 15 votes. "Voting Coincidence" is calculated by dividing the number of identical votes by the total of identical and opposite votes.

The first table lists all UN member states in alphabetical order. The second lists them by identical votes in descending order; those states with the same number of identical votes are further ranked by the number of opposite votes in ascending order. Countries with the same number of both identical votes and opposite votes are listed alphabetically. Subsequent tables are comparisons of UN members by regional and other groupings to which they belong, again ranked in descending order of identical votes.


All Countries (Alphabetical)
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           IDENTICAL  OPPOSITE  ABSTEN-            VOTING
COUNTRY    VOTES      VOTES     TIONS   ABSENCES COINCIDENCE
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Afghanistan     6        7         2        0        46.2% 
Albania        10        2         3        0        83.3% 
Algeria         8        5         2        0        61.5% 
Andorra         9        3         2        1        75.0% 
Angola          4        3         3        5        57.1% 
Antigua-Barbuda 7        3         5        0        70.0% 
Argentina      10        1         4        0        90.9% 
Armenia         6        3         4        2        66.7% 
Australia       9        3         3        0        75.0% 
Austria        10        3         2        0        76.9% 
Azerbaijan      6        4         2        3        60.0% 
Bahamas         9        4         2        0        69.2% 
Bahrain         6        3         5        1        66.7% 
Bangladesh      6        6         3        0        50.0% 
Barbados        8        4         2        1        66.7% 
Belarus         6        2         7        0        75.0% 
Belgium        10        3         2        0        76.9% 
Belize          7        3         4        1        70.0% 
Benin           6        4         5        0        60.0% 
Bhutan          6        4         4        1        60.0% 
Bolivia         9        4         2        0        69.2% 
Bosnia-Herz.    6        2         0        7        75.0% 
Botswana        9        5         1        0        64.3% 
Brazil          8        4         3        0        66.7% 
Brunei          5        5         4        1        50.0% 
Bulgaria        9        2         4        0        81.8% 
Burkina Faso    6        5         4        0        54.5% 
Burundi         5        5         5        0        50.0% 
Cambodia        8        2         1        4        80.0% 
Cameroon        4        3         8        0        57.1% 
Canada          9        3         3        0        75.0% 
Cape Verde      8        3         1        3        72.7% 
Central Afr.Rep.3        0         3        9       100.0% 
Chad            0        0         0       15          *
Chile          10        3         2        0        76.9% 
China           1        7         6        1        12.5% 
Colombia        7        5         3        0        58.3% 
Comoros         8        1         4        2        88.9% 
Congo           3        4         7        1        42.9% 
Costa Rica     10        2         3        0        83.3% 
Cote d'Ivoire   5        1         9        0        83.3% 
Croatia         9        1         3        2        90.0% 
Cuba            1        8         3        3        11.1% 
Cyprus          7        4         4        0        63.6% 
Czech Republic 10        1         4        0        90.9% 
DPR of Korea    0        8         3        4         0.0% 
Denmark        10        3         2        0        76.9% 
Djibouti        7        2         1        5        77.8% 
Dominica        8        0         2        5       100.0% 
Dominican Rep.  0        0         0       15          *
Ecuador        10        5         0        0        66.7% 
Egypt           6        4         3        2        60.0% 
El Salvador    10        2         3        0        83.3% 
Equat. Guinea   0        0         0       15          *
Eritrea         5        0         6        4       100.0% 
Estonia         9        1         5        0        90.0% 
Ethiopia        5        3         6        1        62.5% 
Fiji            9        1         5        0        90.0% 
Finland        10        3         2        0        76.9% 
France         10        3         2        0        76.9% 
Gabon           7        1         7        0        87.5% 
Gambia          4        2         1        8        66.7% 
Georgia         9        0         5        1       100.0% 
Germany        10        2         3        0        83.3% 
Ghana           3        4         6        2        42.9% 
Greece         10        3         2        0        76.9% 
Grenada         8        3         3        1        72.7% 
Guatemala       5        2         6        2        71.4% 
Guinea          6        4         4        1        60.0% 
Guinea-Bissau   0        0         0       15          *
Guyana          9        4         2        0        69.2% 
Haiti          10        4         1        0        71.4% 
Honduras        9        4         1        1        69.2% 
Hungary        11        2         2        0        84.6% 
Iceland        10        1         4        0        90.9% 
India           3        7         5        0        30.0% 
Indonesia       6        8         1        0        42.9% 
Iran            4        9         1        1        30.8% 
Iraq            3        8         1        3        27.3% 
Ireland         9        2         4        0        81.8% 
Israel         15        0         0        0       100.0% 
Italy          10        2         3        0        83.3% 
Jamaica         9        3         2        1        75.0% 
Japan           9        2         4        0        81.8% 
Jordan          6        5         4        0        54.5% 
Kazakhstan      8        2         5        0        80.0% 
Kenya           5        3         7        0        62.5% 
Kuwait          8        3         2        2        72.7% 
Kyrgyzstan      5        2         7        1        71.4% 
Laos            1        4         4        6        20.0% 
Latvia         10        0         3        2       100.0% 
Lebanon         6        5         3        1        54.5% 
Lesotho         5        4         4        2        55.6% 
Liberia         0        0         0       15          *
Libya           4       10         1        0        28.6% 
Liechtenstein   9        3         3        0        75.0% 
Lithuania       8        1         4        2        88.9% 
Luxembourg     10        3         2        0        76.9% 
Madagascar      4        1         0       10        80.0% 
Malawi          5        3         4        3        62.5% 
Malaysia        6        6         3        0        50.0% 
Maldives        7        4         4        0        63.6% 
Mali            6        5         4        0        54.5% 
Malta          10        2         3        0        83.3% 
Marshall Isl.  10        1         4        0        90.9% 
Mauritania      7        4         4        0        63.6%
Mauritius       9        2         2        2        81.8% 
Mexico          7        5         3        0        58.3% 
Micronesia     10        0         5        0       100.0% 
Moldova         9        1         5        0        90.0% 
Monaco         10        2         2        1        83.3% 
Mongolia        9        4         0        2        69.2% 
Morocco         6        3         4        2        66.7% 
Mozambique      6        4         4        1        60.0% 
Myanmar         3        7         4        1        30.0% 
Namibia         6        6         3        0        50.0% 
Nepal           7        3         4        1        70.0% 
Netherlands    10        2         3        0        83.3% 
New Zealand     9        4         2        0        69.2% 
Nicaragua      10        3         2        0        76.9% 
Niger           7        4         4        0        63.6% 
Nigeria         4        3         8        0        57.1% 
Norway          9        2         4        0        81.8% 
Oman            6        5         1        3        54.5% 
Pakistan        6        7         2        0        46.2% 
Palau           0        0         0       15          *
Panama          8        3         3        1        72.7% 
Papua New Guin. 6        3         5        1        66.7% 
Paraguay       10        4         1        0        71.4% 
Peru            9        3         3        0        75.0% 
Philippines     6        5         4        0        54.5% 
Poland          9        2         4        0        81.8% 
Portugal       10        2         3        0        83.3% 
Qatar           6        4         1        4        60.0% 
Rep. of Korea   9        3         3        0        75.0% 
Romania         9        2         4        0        81.8% 
Russia          8        1         6        0        88.9% 
Rwanda          6        1         2        6        85.7% 
St. Kitts/Nevis 8        3         2        2        72.7% 
St. Lucia       8        4         1        2        66.7% 
St.Vincent-Gren 9        3         1        2        75.0% 
Samoa(Western) 10        3         2        0        76.9% 
San Marino      2        1         3        9        66.7% 
Sao Tome-Prin.  0        0         0       15          *
Saudi Arabia    7        4         2        2        63.6% 
Senegal         8        3         0        4        72.7% 
Seychelles      0        1         0       14         0.0% 
Sierra Leone    5        4         4        2        55.6% 
Singapore       8        3         4        0        72.7% 
Slovak Republic 9        2         3        1        81.8% 
Slovenia       11        2         2        0        84.6% 
Solomon Isl.   10        1         2        2        90.9% 
Somalia         0        0         0       15          *
South Africa    7        5         3        0        58.3% 
Spain          10        3         2        0        76.9% 
Sri Lanka       6        6         3        0        50.0% 
Sudan           3        9         2        1        25.0% 
Suriname        9        4         2        0        69.2% 
Swaziland       6        0         8        1       100.0% 
Sweden          9        3         3        0        75.0% 
Syria           4        9         1        1        30.8% 
Tajikistan      7        4         2        2        63.6% 
Thailand        6        5         4        0        54.5% 
TFYR Macedonia 10        2         3        0        83.3% 
Togo            3        3         9        0        50.0% 
Trinidad/Tobago 9        3         3        0        75.0% 
Tunisia         6        4         5        0        60.0% 
Turkey         10        3         1        1        76.9% 
Turkmenistan    4        3         4        4        57.1% 
Uganda          6        6         3        0        50.0% 
Ukraine         7        2         6        0        77.8% 
United Arab Em. 7        3         1        4        70.0% 
United Kingdom 10        2         3        0        83.3% 
U.R. Tanzania   4        7         4        0        36.4% 
Uruguay         9        2         4        0        81.8% 
Uzbekistan      6        2         3        4        75.0% 
Vanuatu         4        1         3        7        80.0% 
Venezuela       7        5         3        0        58.3% 
Vietnam         1        8         4        2        11.1% 
Yemen           6        5         0        4        54.5% 
Yugoslavia(S/M) 0        0         0       15          *
Zaire           0        1         0       14         0.0% 
Zambia          6        5         4        0        54.5% 
Zimbabwe        3        6         6        0        33.3% 

Average       6.8      3.2       3.1      2.0        67.9% 




All Countries (Ranked by Identical Votes)
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           IDENTICAL  OPPOSITE  ABSTEN-            VOTING
COUNTRY    VOTES      VOTES     TIONS   ABSENCES COINCIDENCE
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Israel          15       0         0        0       100.0% 
Hungary         11       2         2        0        84.6% 
Slovenia        11       2         2        0        84.6% 
Latvia          10       0         3        2       100.0% 
Micronesia      10       0         5        0       100.0% 
Argentina       10       1         4        0        90.9% 
Czech Republic  10       1         4        0        90.9% 
Iceland         10       1         4        0        90.9% 
Marshall Isl.   10       1         4        0        90.9% 
Solomon Islands 10       1         2        2        90.9% 
Albania         10       2         3        0        83.3% 
Costa Rica      10       2         3        0        83.3% 
El Salvador     10       2         3        0        83.3% 
Germany         10       2         3        0        83.3% 
Italy           10       2         3        0        83.3% Malta           10       2         3        0        83.3% 
Monaco          10       2         2        1        83.3% 
Netherlands     10       2         3        0        83.3% 
Portugal        10       2         3        0        83.3% 
TFYR Macedonia  10       2         3        0        83.3% 
United Kingdom  10       2         3        0        83.3% 
Austria         10       3         2        0        76.9% 
Belgium         10       3         2        0        76.9% 
Chile           10       3         2        0        76.9% 
Denmark         10       3         2        0        76.9% 
Finland         10       3         2        0        76.9% 
France          10       3         2        0        76.9% 
Greece          10       3         2        0        76.9% 
Luxembourg      10       3         2        0        76.9% 
Nicaragua       10       3         2        0        76.9% 
Samoa           10       3         2        0        76.9% 
Spain           10       3         2        0        76.9% 
Turkey          10       3         1        1        76.9% 
Haiti           10       4         1        0        71.4% 
Paraguay        10       4         1        0        71.4% 
Ecuador         10       5         0        0        66.7% 
Georgia          9       0         5        1       100.0% 
Croatia          9       1         3        2        90.0% 
Estonia          9       1         5        0        90.0% 
Fiji             9       1         5        0        90.0% 
Moldova          9       1         5        0        90.0% 
Bulgaria         9       2         4        0        81.8% 
Ireland          9       2         4        0        81.8% 
Japan            9       2         4        0        81.8% 
Mauritius        9       2         2        2        81.8% 
Norway           9       2         4        0        81.8% 
Poland           9       2         4        0        81.8% 
Romania          9       2         4        0        81.8% 
Slovak Republic  9       2         3        1        81.8% 
Uruguay          9       2         4        0        81.8% 
Andorra          9       3         2        1        75.0% 
Australia        9       3         3        0        75.0% 
Canada           9       3         3        0        75.0% 
Jamaica          9       3         2        1        75.0% 
Liechtenstein    9       3         3        0        75.0% 
Peru             9       3         3        0        75.0% 
Rep. of Korea    9       3         3        0        75.0% 
St.Vincent-Gren. 9       3         1        2        75.0% 
Sweden           9       3         3        0        75.0% 
Trinidad/Tobago  9       3         3        0        75.0% 
Bahamas          9       4         2        0        69.2% 
Bolivia          9       4         2        0        69.2% 
Guyana           9       4         2        0        69.2% 
Honduras         9       4         1        1        69.2% 
Mongolia         9       4         0        2        69.2% 
New Zealand      9       4         2        0        69.2% 
Suriname         9       4         2        0        69.2% 
Botswana         9       5         1        0        64.3% 
Dominica         8       0         2        5       100.0% 
Comoros          8       1         4        2        88.9% 
Lithuania        8       1         4        2        88.9% 
Russia           8       1         6        0        88.9% 
Cambodia         8       2         1        4        80.0% 
Kazakhstan       8       2         5        0        80.0% 
Cape Verde       8       3         1        3        72.7% 
Grenada          8       3         3        1        72.7% 
Kuwait           8       3         2        2        72.7% 
Panama           8       3         3        1        72.7% 
Senegal          8       3         0        4        72.7% 
Singapore        8       3         4        0        72.7%
St. Kitts/Nevis  8       3         2        2        72.7% 
Barbados         8       4         2        1        66.7% 
Brazil           8       4         3        0        66.7% 
St. Lucia        8       4         1        2        66.7% 
Algeria          8       5         2        0        61.5% 
Gabon            7       1         7        0        87.5% 
Djibouti         7       2         1        5        77.8% 
Ukraine          7       2         6        0        77.8% 
Antigua-Barbuda  7       3         5        0        70.0% 
Belize           7       3         4        1        70.0% 
Nepal            7       3         4        1        70.0% 
United Arab Em.  7       3         1        4        70.0% 
Cyprus           7       4         4        0        63.6% 
Maldives         7       4         4        0        63.6% 
Mauritania       7       4         4        0        63.6% 
Niger            7       4         4        0        63.6% 
Saudi Arabia     7       4         2        2        63.6% 
Tajikistan       7       4         2        2        63.6% 
Colombia         7       5         3        0        58.3% 
Mexico           7       5         3        0        58.3% 
South Africa     7       5         3        0        58.3% 
Venezuela        7       5         3        0        58.3% 
Swaziland        6       0         8        1       100.0% 
Rwanda           6       1         2        6        85.7% 
Belarus          6       2         7        0        75.0% 
Bosnia-Herz.     6       2         0        7        75.0% 
Uzbekistan       6       2         3        4        75.0% 
Armenia          6       3         4        2        66.7% 
Bahrain          6       3         5        1        66.7% 
Morocco          6       3         4        2        66.7% 
Papua New Guinea 6       3         5        1        66.7% 
Azerbaijan       6       4         2        3        60.0% 
Benin            6       4         5        0        60.0% 
Bhutan           6       4         4        1        60.0% 
Egypt            6       4         3        2        60.0% 
Guinea           6       4         4        1        60.0% 
Mozambique       6       4         4        1        60.0% 
Qatar            6       4         1        4        60.0% 
Tunisia          6       4         5        0        60.0% 
Burkina Faso     6       5         4        0        54.5% 
Jordan           6       5         4        0        54.5% 
Lebanon          6       5         3        1        54.5% 
Mali             6       5         4        0        54.5% 
Oman             6       5         1        3        54.5% 
Philippines      6       5         4        0        54.5% 
Thailand         6       5         4        0        54.5% 
Yemen            6       5         0        4        54.5% 
Zambia           6       5         4        0        54.5% 
Bangladesh       6       6         3        0        50.0% 
Malaysia         6       6         3        0        50.0% 
Namibia          6       6         3        0        50.0% 
Sri Lanka        6       6         3        0        50.0% 
Uganda           6       6         3        0        50.0% 
Afghanistan      6       7         2        0        46.2% 
Pakistan         6       7         2        0        46.2% 
Indonesia        6       8         1        0        42.9% 
Eritrea          5       0         6        4       100.0% 
Cote d'Ivoire    5       1         9        0        83.3% 
Guatemala        5       2         6        2        71.4% 
Kyrgyzstan       5       2         7        1        71.4% 
Ethiopia         5       3         6        1        62.5% 
Kenya            5       3         7        0        62.5% 
Malawi           5       3         4        3        62.5% 
Lesotho          5       4         4        2        55.6% 
Sierra Leone     5       4         4        2        55.6% 
Brunei           5       5         4        1        50.0% 
Burundi          5       5         5        0        50.0% 
Madagascar       4       1         0       10        80.0% 
Vanuatu          4       1         3        7        80.0% 
Gambia           4       2         1        8        66.7% 
Angola           4       3         3        5        57.1% 
Cameroon         4       3         8        0        57.1% 
Nigeria          4       3         8        0        57.1% 
Turkmenistan     4       3         4        4        57.1% 
U.R. Tanzania    4       7         4        0        36.4% 
Iran             4       9         1        1        30.8% 
Syria            4       9         1        1        30.8% 
Libya            4      10         1        0        28.6% 
Central Afr.Rep. 3       0         3        9       100.0% 
Togo             3       3         9        0        50.0% 
Congo            3       4         7        1        42.9% 
Ghana            3       4         6        2        42.9% 
Zimbabwe         3       6         6        0        33.3% 
India            3       7         5        0        30.0% 
Myanmar          3       7         4        1        30.0% 
Iraq             3       8         1        3        27.3% 
Sudan            3       9         2        1        25.0% 
San Marino       2       1         3        9        66.7% 
Laos             1       4         4        6        20.0% 
China            1       7         6        1        12.5% 
Cuba             1       8         3        3        11.1% 
Vietnam          1       8         4        2        11.1% 
Chad             0       0         0       15          *
Dominican Rep.   0       0         0       15          *
Equatorial Guin. 0       0         0       15          *
Guinea-Bissau    0       0         0       15          *
Liberia          0       0         0       15          *
Palau            0       0         0       15          *
Sao Tome-Princ.  0       0         0       15          *
Somalia          0       0         0       15          *
Yugoslavia (S/M) 0       0         0       15          *
Seychelles       0       1         0       14         0.0% 
Zaire            0       1         0       14         0.0% 
DPR of Korea     0       8         3        4         0.0% 


Average        6.8     3.2       3.1      2.0        67.9% 



UN REGIONAL GROUPS

The following tables show the voting coincidence percentage with U.S. votes on the 15 important votes. They list countries by UN regional groups.



African Group
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            IDENTICAL  OPPOSITE  ABSTEN-           VOTING
COUNTRY     VOTES      VOTES     TIONS  ABSENCES COINCIDENCE
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Mauritius       9        2         2        2         81.8% 
Botswana        9        5         1        0         64.3% 
Comoros         8        1         4        2         88.9% 
Cape Verde      8        3         1        3         72.7% 
Senegal         8        3         0        4         72.7% 
Algeria         8        5         2        0         61.5% 
Gabon           7        1         7        0         87.5% 
Djibouti        7        2         1        5         77.8% 
Mauritania      7        4         4        0         63.6% 
Niger           7        4         4        0         63.6% 
South Africa    7        5         3        0         58.3% 
Swaziland       6        0         8        1        100.0% 
Rwanda          6        1         2        6         85.7% 
Morocco         6        3         4        2         66.7% 
Benin           6        4         5        0         60.0% 
Egypt           6        4         3        2         60.0% 
Guinea          6        4         4        1         60.0% 
Mozambique      6        4         4        1         60.0% 
Tunisia         6        4         5        0         60.0% 
Burkina Faso    6        5         4        0         54.5% 
Mali            6        5         4        0         54.5% 
Zambia          6        5         4        0         54.5% 
Namibia         6        6         3        0         50.0% 
Uganda          6        6         3        0         50.0% 
Eritrea         5        0         6        4        100.0% 
Cote d'Ivoire   5        1         9        0         83.3% 
Ethiopia        5        3         6        1         62.5% 
Kenya           5        3         7        0         62.5% 
Malawi          5        3         4        3         62.5% 
Lesotho         5        4         4        2         55.6% 
Sierra Leone    5        4         4        2         55.6% 
Burundi         5        5         5        0         50.0% 
Madagascar      4        1         0       10         80.0% 
Gambia          4        2         1        8         66.7% 
Angola          4        3         3        5         57.1% 
Cameroon        4        3         8        0         57.1% 
Nigeria         4        3         8        0         57.1% 
U.R. Tanzania   4        7         4        0         36.4% 
Libya           4       10         1        0         28.6% 
Central Afr.Rep 3        0         3        9        100.0% 
Togo            3        3         9        0         50.0% 
Congo           3        4         7        1         42.9% 
Ghana           3        4         6        2         42.9% 
Zimbabwe        3        6         6        0         33.3% 
Sudan           3        9         2        1         25.0% 
Chad            0        0         0       15           *
Equat. Guinea   0        0         0       15           *
Guinea-Bissau   0        0         0       15           *
Liberia         0        0         0       15           *
Sao Tome-Princ. 0        0         0       15           *
Somalia         0        0         0       15           *
Seychelles      0        1         0       14          0.0% 
Zaire           0        1         0       14          0.0% 

Average       4.7      3.1       3.5      3.7         60.0% 



Asian Group
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            IDENTICAL  OPPOSITE  ABSTEN-           VOTING
COUNTRY     VOTES      VOTES     TIONS  ABSENCES COINCIDENCE
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Micronesia     10        0         5        0        100.0% 
Marshall Isl.  10        1         4        0         90.9% 
Solomon Isl.   10        1         2        2         90.9% 
Samoa          10        3         2        0         76.9% 
Fiji            9        1         5        0         90.0% 
Japan           9        2         4        0         81.8% 
Rep. of Korea   9        3         3        0         75.0% 
Mongolia        9        4         0        2         69.2% 
Cambodia        8        2         1        4         80.0% 
Kazakhstan      8        2         5        0         80.0% 
Kuwait          8        3         2        2         72.7% 
Singapore       8        3         4        0         72.7% 
Nepal           7        3         4        1         70.0% 
United Arab Em. 7        3         1        4         70.0% 
Cyprus          7        4         4        0         63.6% 
Maldives        7        4         4        0         63.6% 
Saudi Arabia    7        4         2        2         63.6% 
Tajikistan      7        4         2        2         63.6% 
Uzbekistan      6        2         3        4         75.0% 
Bahrain         6        3         5        1         66.7% 
Papua New Guin. 6        3         5        1         66.7% 
Bhutan          6        4         4        1         60.0% 
Qatar           6        4         1        4         60.0% 
Jordan          6        5         4        0         54.5% 
Lebanon         6        5         3        1         54.5% 
Oman            6        5         1        3         54.5% 
Philippines     6        5         4        0         54.5% 
Thailand        6        5         4        0         54.5% 
Yemen           6        5         0        4         54.5% 
Bangladesh      6        6         3        0         50.0% 
Malaysia        6        6         3        0         50.0% 
Sri Lanka       6        6         3        0         50.0% 
Afghanistan     6        7         2        0         46.2% 
Pakistan        6        7         2        0         46.2% 
Indonesia       6        8         1        0         42.9% 
Kyrgyzstan      5        2         7        1         71.4% 
Brunei          5        5         4        1         50.0% 
Vanuatu         4        1         3        7         80.0% 
Turkmenistan    4        3         4        4         57.1% 
Iran            4        9         1        1         30.8% 
Syria           4        9         1        1         30.8% 
India           3        7         5        0         30.0% 
Myanmar         3        7         4        1         30.0% 
Iraq            3        8         1        3         27.3% 
Laos            1        4         4        6         20.0% 
China           1        7         6        1         12.5% 
Vietnam         1        8         4        2         11.1% 
Palau           0        0         0       15           *
DPR of Korea    0        8         3        4          0.0% 

Average       5.9      4.3       3.0      1.7         57.9% 



Latin American and Caribbean Group
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            IDENTICAL  OPPOSITE  ABSTEN-           VOTING
COUNTRY     VOTES      VOTES     TIONS  ABSENCES COINCIDENCE
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Argentina      10        1         4        0         90.9% 
Costa Rica     10        2         3        0         83.3% 
El Salvador    10        2         3        0         83.3% 
Chile          10        3         2        0         76.9% 
Nicaragua      10        3         2        0         76.9% 
Haiti          10        4         1        0         71.4% 
Paraguay       10        4         1        0         71.4% 
Ecuador        10        5         0        0         66.7% 
Uruguay         9        2         4        0         81.8% 
Jamaica         9        3         2        1         75.0% 
Peru            9        3         3        0         75.0% 
St.Vincent-Gren 9        3         1        2         75.0% 
Trinidad/Tobago 9        3         3        0         75.0% 
Bahamas         9        4         2        0         69.2% 
Bolivia         9        4         2        0         69.2% 
Guyana          9        4         2        0         69.2% 
Honduras        9        4         1        1         69.2% 
Suriname        9        4         2        0         69.2% 
Dominica        8        0         2        5        100.0% 
Grenada         8        3         3        1         72.7% 
Panama          8        3         3        1         72.7% 
St. Kitts/Nevis 8        3         2        2         72.7% 
Barbados        8        4         2        1         66.7% 
Brazil          8        4         3        0         66.7% 
St. Lucia       8        4         1        2         66.7% 
Antigua/Barbuda 7        3         5        0         70.0% 
Belize          7        3         4        1         70.0% 
Colombia        7        5         3        0         58.3% 
Mexico          7        5         3        0         58.3% 
Venezuela       7        5         3        0         58.3% 
Guatemala       5        2         6        2         71.4% 
Cuba            1        8         3        3         11.1% 
Dominican Rep.  0        0         0       15           *

Average       8.1      3.3       2.5      1.1         70.8% 



Western European and Others Group (WEOG)
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            IDENTICAL  OPPOSITE  ABSTEN-           VOTING
COUNTRY     VOTES      VOTES     TIONS  ABSENCES COINCIDENCE
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Iceland        10        1         4        0         90.9% 
Germany        10        2         3        0         83.3% 
Italy          10        2         3        0         83.3% 
Malta          10        2         3        0         83.3% 
Monaco         10        2         2        1         83.3% 
Netherlands    10        2         3        0         83.3% 
Portugal       10        2         3        0         83.3% 
United Kingdom 10        2         3        0         83.3% 
Austria        10        3         2        0         76.9% 
Belgium        10        3         2        0         76.9% 
Denmark        10        3         2        0         76.9% 
Finland        10        3         2        0         76.9% 
France         10        3         2        0         76.9% 
Greece         10        3         2        0         76.9% 
Luxembourg     10        3         2        0         76.9% 
Spain          10        3         2        0         76.9% 
Turkey         10        3         1        1         76.9% 
Ireland         9        2         4        0         81.8% 
Norway          9        2         4        0         81.8% 
Andorra         9        3         2        1         75.0% 
Australia       9        3         3        0         75.0% 
Canada          9        3         3        0         75.0% 
Liechtenstein   9        3         3        0         75.0% 
Sweden          9        3         3        0         75.0% 
New Zealand     9        4         2        0         69.2% 
San Marino      2        1         3        9         66.7% 

Average       9.4      2.5       2.6       0.5        78.7% 



Eastern European Group
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            IDENTICAL  OPPOSITE  ABSTEN-           VOTING
COUNTRY     VOTES      VOTES     TIONS  ABSENCES COINCIDENCE
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Hungary        11        2         2        0         84.6% 
Slovenia       11        2         2        0         84.6% 
Latvia         10        0         3        2        100.0% 
Czech Republic 10        1         4        0         90.9% 
Albania        10        2         3        0         83.3% 
TFYR Macedonia 10        2         3        0         83.3% 
Georgia         9        0         5        1        100.0% 
Croatia         9        1         3        2         90.0% 
Estonia         9        1         5        0         90.0% 
Moldova         9        1         5        0         90.0% 
Bulgaria        9        2         4        0         81.8% 
Poland          9        2         4        0         81.8% 
Romania         9        2         4        0         81.8% 
Slovak Republic 9        2         3        1         81.8% 
Lithuania       8        1         4        2         88.9% 
Russia          8        1         6        0         88.9% 
Ukraine         7        2         6        0         77.8% 
Belarus         6        2         7        0         75.0% 
Bosnia-Herz.    6        2         0        7         75.0% 
Armenia         6        3         4        2         66.7% 
Azerbaijan      6        4         2        3         60.0% 
Yugoslavia(S/M) 0        0         0       15           *

Average       8.2      1.6       3.6      1.6         83.8% 



OTHER GROUPINGS

The following tables show percentage of coincidence with U.S. votes for other major groups, in rank order by identical votes.


Arab Group
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            IDENTICAL  OPPOSITE  ABSTEN-           VOTING
COUNTRY     VOTES      VOTES     TIONS  ABSENCES COINCIDENCE
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Kuwait          8        3         2        2         72.7% 
Algeria         8        5         2        0         61.5% 
Djibouti        7        2         1        5         77.8% 
United Arab Em. 7        3         1        4         70.0% 
Mauritania      7        4         4        0         63.6% 
Saudi Arabia    7        4         2        2         63.6% 
Bahrain         6        3         5        1         66.7% 
Morocco         6        3         4        2         66.7% 
Egypt           6        4         3        2         60.0% 
Qatar           6        4         1        4         60.0% 
Tunisia         6        4         5        0         60.0% 
Jordan          6        5         4        0         54.5% 
Lebanon         6        5         3        1         54.5% 
Oman            6        5         1        3         54.5% 
Yemen           6        5         0        4         54.5% 
Syria           4        9         1        1         30.8% 
Libya           4       10         1        0         28.6% 
Iraq            3        8         1        3         27.3% 
Sudan           3        9         2        1         25.0% 
Somalia         0        0         0       15           *

Average       5.6      4.8       2.2      2.5         54.1% 



Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)
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            IDENTICAL  OPPOSITE  ABSTEN-           VOTING
COUNTRY     VOTES      VOTES     TIONS  ABSENCES COINCIDENCE
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Singapore       8        3         4        0         72.7% 
Philippines     6        5         4        0         54.5% 
Thailand        6        5         4        0         54.5% 
Malaysia        6        6         3        0         50.0% 
Indonesia       6        8         1        0         42.9% 
Brunei          5        5         4        1         50.0% 

Average       6.2      5.3       3.3      0.2         53.6% 



European Union (EU)
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            IDENTICAL  OPPOSITE  ABSTEN-           VOTING
COUNTRY     VOTES      VOTES     TIONS  ABSENCES COINCIDENCE
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Germany        10        2         3        0         83.3% 
Italy          10        2         3        0         83.3% 
Netherlands    10        2         3        0         83.3% 
Portugal       10        2         3        0         83.3% 
United Kingdom 10        2         3        0         83.3% 
Belgium        10        3         2        0         76.9% 
Denmark        10        3         2        0         76.9% 
France         10        3         2        0         76.9% 
Greece         10        3         2        0         76.9% 
Luxembourg     10        3         2        0         76.9% 
Spain          10        3         2        0         76.9% 
Ireland         9        2         4        0         81.8% 

Average       9.9      2.5       2.6      0.0         79.9% 



Islamic Conference
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            IDENTICAL  OPPOSITE  ABSTEN-           VOTING
COUNTRY     VOTES      VOTES     TIONS  ABSENCES COINCIDENCE
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Albania        10        2         3        0         83.3% 
Turkey         10        3         1        1         76.9% 
Comoros         8        1         4        2         88.9% 
Kuwait          8        3         2        2         72.7% 
Senegal         8        3         0        4         72.7% 
Algeria         8        5         2        0         61.5% 
Gabon           7        1         7        0         87.5% 
Djibouti        7        2         1        5         77.8% 
United Arab Em. 7        3         1        4         70.0% 
Maldives        7        4         4        0         63.6% 
Mauritania      7        4         4        0         63.6% 
Niger           7        4         4        0         63.6% 
Saudi Arabia    7        4         2        2         63.6% 
Tajikistan      7        4         2        2         63.6% 
Bahrain         6        3         5        1         66.7% 
Morocco         6        3         4        2         66.7% 
Azerbaijan      6        4         2        3         60.0% 
Benin           6        4         5        0         60.0% 
Egypt           6        4         3        2         60.0% 
Guinea          6        4         4        1         60.0% 
Qatar           6        4         1        4         60.0% 
Tunisia         6        4         5        0         60.0% 
Burkina Faso    6        5         4        0         54.5% 
Jordan          6        5         4        0         54.5% 
Lebanon         6        5         3        1         54.5% 
Mali            6        5         4        0         54.5% 
Oman            6        5         1        3         54.5% 
Yemen           6        5         0        4         54.5% 
Bangladesh      6        6         3        0         50.0% 
Malaysia        6        6         3        0         50.0% 
Uganda          6        6         3        0         50.0% 
Afghanistan     6        7         2        0         46.2% 
Pakistan        6        7         2        0         46.2% 
Indonesia       6        8         1        0         42.9% 
Kyrgyzstan      5        2         7        1         71.4% 
Sierra Leone    5        4         4        2         55.6% 
Brunei          5        5         4        1         50.0% 
Gambia          4        2         1        8         66.7% 
Cameroon        4        3         8        0         57.1% 
Nigeria         4        3         8        0         57.1% 
Turkmenistan    4        3         4        4         57.1% 
U.R. Tanzania   4        7         4        0         36.4% 
Iran            4        9         1        1         30.8% 
Syria           4        9         1        1         30.8% 
Libya           4       10         1        0         28.6% 
Iraq            3        8         1        3         27.3% 
Sudan           3        9         2        1         25.0% 
Chad            0        0         0       15           *
Guinea-Bissau   0        0         0       15           *
Somalia         0        0         0       15           *

Average       5.6      4.3       2.8      2.2         56.4% 



Non-Aligned Movement (NAM)
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            IDENTICAL  OPPOSITE  ABSTEN-           VOTING
COUNTRY     VOTES      VOTES     TIONS  ABSENCES COINCIDENCE
------------------------------------------------------------
Malta          10        2         3        0         83.3% 
Chile          10        3         2        0         76.9% 
Nicaragua      10        3         2        0         76.9% 
Ecuador        10        5         0        0         66.7% 
Mauritius       9        2         2        2         81.8% 
Jamaica         9        3         2        1         75.0% 
Peru            9        3         3        0         75.0% 
Trinidad/Tobago 9        3         3        0         75.0% 
Bahamas         9        4         2        0         69.2% 
Bolivia         9        4         2        0         69.2% 
Guyana          9        4         2        0         69.2% 
Honduras        9        4         1        1         69.2% 
Mongolia        9        4         0        2         69.2% 
Suriname        9        4         2        0         69.2% 
Botswana        9        5         1        0         64.3% 
Comoros         8        1         4        2         88.9% 
Cambodia        8        2         1        4         80.0% 
Cape Verde      8        3         1        3         72.7% 
Grenada         8        3         3        1         72.7% 
Kuwait          8        3         2        2         72.7% 
Panama          8        3         3        1         72.7% 
Senegal         8        3         0        4         72.7% 
Singapore       8        3         4        0         72.7% 
Barbados        8        4         2        1         66.7% 
St. Lucia       8        4         1        2         66.7% 
Algeria         8        5         2        0         61.5% 
Gabon           7        1         7        0         87.5% 
Djibouti        7        2         1        5         77.8% 
Belize          7        3         4        1         70.0% 
Nepal           7        3         4        1         70.0% 
United Arab Em. 7        3         1        4         70.0% 
Cyprus          7        4         4        0         63.6% 
Maldives        7        4         4        0         63.6% 
Mauritania      7        4         4        0         63.6% 
Niger           7        4         4        0         63.6% 
Saudi Arabia    7        4         2        2         63.6% 
Colombia        7        5         3        0         58.3% 
South Africa    7        5         3        0         58.3% 
Venezuela       7        5         3        0         58.3% 
Swaziland       6        0         8        1        100.0% 
Rwanda          6        1         2        6         85.7% 
Uzbekistan      6        2         3        4         75.0% 
Bahrain         6        3         5        1         66.7% 
Morocco         6        3         4        2         66.7% 
Papua New Guin. 6        3         5        1         66.7% 
Benin           6        4         5        0         60.0% 
Bhutan          6        4         4        1         60.0% 
Egypt           6        4         3        2         60.0% 
Guinea          6        4         4        1         60.0% 
Mozambique      6        4         4        1         60.0% 
Qatar           6        4         1        4         60.0% 
Tunisia         6        4         5        0         60.0% 
Burkina Faso    6        5         4        0         54.5% 
Jordan          6        5         4        0         54.5% 
Lebanon         6        5         3        1         54.5% 
Mali            6        5         4        0         54.5% 
Oman            6        5         1        3         54.5% 
Philippines     6        5         4        0         54.5% 
Thailand        6        5         4        0         54.5% 
Yemen           6        5         0        4         54.5% 
Zambia          6        5         4        0         54.5% 
Bangladesh      6        6         3        0         50.0% 
Malaysia        6        6         3        0         50.0% 
Namibia         6        6         3        0         50.0% 
Sri Lanka       6        6         3        0         50.0% 
Uganda          6        6         3        0         50.0% 
Afghanistan     6        7         2        0         46.2% 
Pakistan        6        7         2        0         46.2% 
Indonesia       6        8         1        0         42.9% 
Cote d'Ivoire   5        1         9        0         83.3% 
Guatemala       5        2         6        2         71.4% 
Ethiopia        5        3         6        1         62.5% 
Kenya           5        3         7        0         62.5% 
Malawi          5        3         4        3         62.5% 
Lesotho         5        4         4        2         55.6% 
Sierra Leone    5        4         4        2         55.6% 
Brunei          5        5         4        1         50.0% 
Burundi         5        5         5        0         50.0% 
Madagascar      4        1         0       10         80.0% 
Vanuatu         4        1         3        7         80.0% 
Gambia          4        2         1        8         66.7% 
Angola          4        3         3        5         57.1% 
Cameroon        4        3         8        0         57.1% 
Nigeria         4        3         8        0         57.1% 
U.R. Tanzania   4        7         4        0         36.4% 
Iran            4        9         1        1         30.8% 
Syria           4        9         1        1         30.8% 
Libya           4       10         1        0         28.6% 
Central Afr.Rep 3        0         3        9        100.0% 
Togo            3        3         9        0         50.0% 
Congo           3        4         7        1         42.9% 
Ghana           3        4         6        2         42.9% 
Zimbabwe        3        6         6        0         33.3% 
India           3        7         5        0         30.0% 
Myanmar         3        7         4        1         30.0% 
Iraq            3        8         1        3         27.3% 
Sudan           3        9         2        1         25.0% 
Laos            1        4         4        6         20.0% 
Cuba            1        8         3        3         11.1% 
Vietnam         1        8         4        2         11.1% 
Chad            0        0         0       15           *
Equat. Guinea   0        0         0       15           *
Guinea-Bissau   0        0         0       15           *
Liberia         0        0         0       15           *
Sao Tome/Princ. 0        0         0       15           *
Somalia         0        0         0       15           *
Yugoslavia(S/M) 0        0         0       15           *
Seychelles      0        1         0       14          0.0% 
Zaire           0        1         0       14          0.0% 
DPR of Korea    0        8         3        4          0.0% 

Average       5.6      3.9       3.0      2.5         58.9% 



Nordic Group
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            IDENTICAL  OPPOSITE  ABSTEN-           VOTING
COUNTRY     VOTES      VOTES     TIONS  ABSENCES COINCIDENCE
------------------------------------------------------------
Iceland        10        1         4        0         90.9% 
Denmark        10        3         2        0         76.9% 
Finland        10        3         2        0         76.9% 
Norway          9        2         4        0         81.8% 
Sweden          9        3         3        0         75.0% 

Average       9.6      2.4       3.0      0.0         80.0% 



North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)
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            IDENTICAL  OPPOSITE  ABSTEN-           VOTING
COUNTRY     VOTES      VOTES     TIONS  ABSENCES COINCIDENCE
------------------------------------------------------------
Iceland        10        1         4        0         90.9% 
Germany        10        2         3        0         83.3% 
Italy          10        2         3        0         83.3% 
Netherlands    10        2         3        0         83.3% 
Portugal       10        2         3        0         83.3% 
United Kingdom 10        2         3        0         83.3% 
Belgium        10        3         2        0         76.9% 
Denmark        10        3         2        0         76.9% 
France         10        3         2        0         76.9% 
Greece         10        3         2        0         76.9% 
Luxembourg     10        3         2        0         76.9% 
Spain          10        3         2        0         76.9% 
Turkey         10        3         1        1         76.9% 
Norway          9        2         4        0         81.8% 
Canada          9        3         3        0         75.0% 

Average       9.9      2.5       2.6      0.0         80.0% 



COMPARISON OF IMPORTANT AND OVERALL VOTES

The following table shows voting coincidence percentage with U.S. votes for both important votes and all plenary votes, in a side-by-side comparison.


Comparison of Important and Overall Votes
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                       IMPORTANT VOTES           OVERALL VOTES
                       IDENT-    OPPO-           IDENT-   OPPO-
                       ICAL      SITE    PER     ICAL     SITE    PER
COUNTRY                VOTES     VOTES   CENT    VOTES    VOTES   CENT
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Afghanistan               6       7     46.2%     20      40    33.3%
Albania                  10       2     83.3%     35      10    77.8%
Algeria                   8       5     61.5%     21      46    31.3%
Andorra                   9       3     75.0%     38      12    76.0%
Angola                    4       3     57.1%     10      22    31.3%
Antigua-Barbuda           7       3     70.0%     30      36    45.5%
Argentina                10       1     90.9%     36      17    67.9%
Armenia                   6       3     66.7%     30      23    56.6%
Australia                 9       3     75.0%     38      19    66.7%
Austria                  10       3     76.9%     38      15    71.7%
Azerbaijan                6       4     60.0%     24      26    48.0%
Bahamas                   9       4     69.2%     32      36    47.1%
Bahrain                   6       3     66.7%     27      35    43.5%
Bangladesh                6       6     50.0%     25      44    36.2%
Barbados                  8       4     66.7%     31      38    44.9%
Belarus                   6       2     75.0%     29      22    56.9%
Belgium                  10       3     76.9%     42      12    77.8%
Belize                    7       3     70.0%     27      35    43.5%
Benin                     6       4     60.0%     28      39    41.8%
Bhutan                    6       4     60.0%     21      30    41.2%
Bolivia                   9       4     69.2%     31      40    43.7%
Bosnia-Herzegovina        6       2     75.0%     17      12    58.6%
Botswana                  9       5     64.3%     29      43    40.3%
Brazil                    8       4     66.7%     27      42    39.1%
Brunei                    5       5     50.0%     26      43    37.7%
Bulgaria                  9       2     81.8%     38      11    77.6%
Burkina Faso              6       5     54.5%     23      43    34.8%
Burundi                   5       5     50.0%     17      39    30.4%
Cambodia                  8       2     80.0%     30      31    49.2%
Cameroon                  4       3     57.1%     23      36    39.0%
Canada                    9       3     75.0%     41      14    74.5%
Cape Verde                8       3     72.7%     22      33    40.0%
Central African Republic  3       0    100.0%     20      28    41.7%
Chad                      0       0       *        0       0      *
Chile                    10       3     76.9%     32      37    46.4%
China                     1       7     12.5%     13      44    22.8%
Colombia                  7       5     58.3%     24      44    35.3%
Comoros                   8       1     88.9%     27      33    45.0%
Congo                     3       4     42.9%     20      38    34.5%
Costa Rica               10       2     83.3%     32      32    50.0%
Cote d'Ivoire             5       1     83.3%     26      32    44.8%
Croatia                   9       1     90.0%     32      13    71.1%
Cuba                      1       8     11.1%      9      49    15.5%
Cyprus                    7       4     63.6%     27      40    40.3%
Czech Republic           10       1     90.9%     41      11    78.8%
DPR of Korea              0       8      0.0%      5      50     9.1%
Denmark                  10       3     76.9%     42      14    75.0%
Djibouti                  7       2     77.8%     28      38    42.4%
Dominica                  8       0    100.0%     27      24    52.9%
Dominican Republic        0       0       *        0       0      *
Ecuador                  10       5     66.7%     28      46    37.8%
Egypt                     6       4     60.0%     23      43    34.8%
El Salvador              10       2     83.3%     28      31    47.5%
Equatorial Guinea         0       0       *        0       0      *
Eritrea                   5       0    100.0%     19       8    70.4%
Estonia                   9       1     90.0%     33      11    75.0%
Ethiopia                  5       3     62.5%     24      38    38.7%
Fiji                      9       1     90.0%     31      31    50.0%
Finland                  10       3     76.9%     42      12    77.8%
France                   10       3     76.9%     47      15    75.8%
Gabon                     7       1     87.5%     30      35    46.2%
Gambia                    4       2     66.7%     19      22    46.3%
Georgia                   9       0    100.0%     34       8    81.0%
Germany                  10       2     83.3%     42      12    77.8%
Ghana                     3       4     42.9%     17      38    30.9%
Greece                   10       3     76.9%     40      16    71.4%
Grenada                   8       3     72.7%     29      38    43.3%
Guatemala                 5       2     71.4%     23      28    45.1%
Guinea                    6       4     60.0%     29      39    42.6%
Guinea-Bissau             0       0       *        0       0      *
Guyana                    9       4     69.2%     31      43    41.9%
Haiti                    10       4     71.4%     29      39    42.6%
Honduras                  9       4     69.2%     32      39    45.1%
Hungary                  11       2     84.6%     43      11    79.6%
Iceland                  10       1     90.9%     41      12    77.4%
India                     3       7     30.0%      9      47    16.1%
Indonesia                 6       8     42.9%     23      50    31.5%
Iran                      4       9     30.8%     15      47    24.2%
Iraq                      3       8     27.3%     14      45    23.7%
Ireland                   9       2     81.8%     36      15    70.6%
Israel                   15       0    100.0%     60       3    95.2%
Italy                    10       2     83.3%     42      11    79.2%
Jamaica                   9       3     75.0%     27      36    42.9%
Japan                     9       2     81.8%     40      11    78.4%
Jordan                    6       5     54.5%     23      43    34.8%
Kazakhstan                8       2     80.0%     33      22    60.0%
Kenya                     5       3     62.5%     26      40    39.4%
Kuwait                    8       3     72.7%     32      38    45.7%
Kyrgyzstan                5       2     71.4%     22      23    48.9%
Laos                      1       4     20.0%     10      41    19.6%
Latvia                   10       0    100.0%     36       9    80.0%
Lebanon                   6       5     54.5%     17      42    28.8%
Lesotho                   5       4     55.6%     24      37    39.3%
Liberia                   0       0       *        0       0      *
Libya                     4      10     28.6%     19      53    26.4%
Liechtenstein             9       3     75.0%     36      15    70.6%
Lithuania                 8       1     88.9%     34       8    81.0%
Luxembourg               10       3     76.9%     42      12    77.8%
Madagascar                4       1     80.0%     16      22    42.1%
Malawi                    5       3     62.5%     20      28    41.7%
Malaysia                  6       6     50.0%     27      46    37.0%
Maldives                  7       4     63.6%     33      39    45.8%
Mali                      6       5     54.5%     24      45    34.8%
Malta                    10       2     83.3%     40      17    70.2%
Marshall Islands         10       1     90.9%     36      19    65.5%
Mauritania                7       4     63.6%     28      42    40.0%
Mauritius                 9       2     81.8%     29      38    43.3%
Mexico                    7       5     58.3%     23      46    33.3%
Micronesia               10       0    100.0%     36      16    69.2%
Moldova                   9       1     90.0%     36      11    76.6%
Monaco                   10       2     83.3%     43      14    75.4%
Mongolia                  9       4     69.2%     28      39    41.8%
Morocco                   6       3     66.7%     30      34    46.9%
Mozambique                6       4     60.0%     21      42    33.3%
Myanmar                   3       7     30.0%     16      47    25.4%
Namibia                   6       6     50.0%     25      44    36.2%
Nepal                     7       3     70.0%     27      41    39.7%
Netherlands              10       2     83.3%     44      10    81.5%
New Zealand               9       4     69.2%     34      20    63.0%
Nicaragua                10       3     76.9%     33      36    47.8%
Niger                     7       4     63.6%     27      41    39.7%
Nigeria                   4       3     57.1%     24      40    37.5%
Norway                    9       2     81.8%     41      14    74.5%
Oman                      6       5     54.5%     27      44    38.0%
Pakistan                  6       7     46.2%     22      46    32.4%
Palau                     0       0       *        0       0      *
Panama                    8       3     72.7%     28      36    43.8%
Papua New Guinea          6       3     66.7%     24      34    41.4%
Paraguay                 10       4     71.4%     32      39    45.1%
Peru                      9       3     75.0%     30      36    45.5%
Philippines               6       5     54.5%     26      41    38.8%
Poland                    9       2     81.8%     40      11    78.4%
Portugal                 10       2     83.3%     42      14    75.0%
Qatar                     6       4     60.0%     26      41    38.8%
Republic of Korea         9       3     75.0%     33      26    55.9%
Romania                   9       2     81.8%     39      12    76.5%
Russia                    8       1     88.9%     32      16    66.7%
Rwanda                    6       1     85.7%      9       6    60.0%
St. Kitts and Nevis       8       3     72.7%     31      38    44.9%
St. Lucia                 8       4     66.7%     31      36    46.3%
St. Vincent-Grenadines    9       3     75.0%     32      33    49.2%
Samoa                    10       3     76.9%     32      24    57.1%
San Marino                2       1     66.7%     19      18    51.4%
Sao Tome-Principe         0       0       *        0       0      *
Saudi Arabia              7       4     63.6%     28      39    41.8%
Senegal                   8       3     72.7%     33      39    45.8%
Seychelles                0       1      0.0%      5       9    35.7%
Sierra Leone              5       4     55.6%     29      34    46.0%
Singapore                 8       3     72.7%     28      40    41.2%
Slovak Republic           9       2     81.8%     39      10    79.6%
Slovenia                 11       2     84.6%     38      12    76.0%
Solomon Islands          10       1     90.9%     33      25    56.9%
Somalia                   0       0       *        0       0      *
South Africa              7       5     58.3%     30      42    41.7%
Spain                    10       3     76.9%     41      19    68.3%
Sri Lanka                 6       6     50.0%     20      46    30.3%
Sudan                     3       9     25.0%     15      43    25.9%
Suriname                  9       4     69.2%     32      41    43.8%
Swaziland                 6       0    100.0%     27      27    50.0%
Sweden                    9       3     75.0%     37      16    69.8%
Syria                     4       9     30.8%     14      48    22.6%
Tajikistan                7       4     63.6%     31      19    62.0%
Thailand                  6       5     54.5%     26      43    37.7%
TFYR Macedonia           10       2     83.3%     36      11    76.6%
Togo                      3       3     50.0%     23      38    37.7%
Trinidad/Tobago           9       3     75.0%     32      38    45.7%
Tunisia                   6       4     60.0%     26      42    38.2%
Turkey                   10       3     76.9%     39      21    65.0%
Turkmenistan              4       3     57.1%     21      17    55.3%
Uganda                    6       6     50.0%     24      45    34.8%
Ukraine                   7       2     77.8%     31      18    63.3%
United Arab Emirates      7       3     70.0%     31      38    44.9%
United Kingdom           10       2     83.3%     54      10    84.4%
U.R. Tanzania             4       7     36.4%     20      47    29.9%
Uruguay                   9       2     81.8%     32      36    47.1%
Uzbekistan                6       2     75.0%     26      23    53.1%
Vanuatu                   4       1     80.0%     20      21    48.8%
Venezuela                 7       5     58.3%     25      41    37.9%
Vietnam                   1       8     11.1%     12      49    19.7%
Yemen                     6       5     54.5%     23      46    33.3%
Yugoslavia (S/M)          0       0       *        0       0      *
Zaire                     0       1      0.0%      0       1     0.0%
Zambia                    6       5     54.5%     27      43    38.6%
Zimbabwe                  3       6     33.3%     20      47    29.9%

Average                 6.8     3.2     67.9%   27.0    28.6    48.6%
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