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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



II: GENERAL ASSEMBLY -- OVERALL VOTES

There were 92 recorded plenary votes at the 49th UNGA -- 67 on resolutions as a whole, 18 on separate paragraphs, 4 on procedural motions, and 3 on decisions. Of these 92 votes, the United States voted Yes 32 times and No 45 times; it abstained on 15 votes.

COMPARISON WITH U.S. VOTE

The tables which follow are based on the 77 instances the United States voted either Yes or No in plenary. Columns show the number of times the United States and the country listed cast identical (Yes/Yes or No/No) and opposite (Yes/No or No/Yes) votes, as well as the number of times the country abstained and was absent for these 77 votes. The voting coincidence percentages are derived by dividing the number of identical votes by the total of identical and opposite votes, the same method used in all previous editions of this report. The column headed "Voting Coincidence (Including Consensus)" -- which was new with the report last year -- presents the percentage of voting coincidence with the United States after including consensus resolutions as additional identical votes. Extent of participation was also factored in (See the section on format and methodology in the Introduction).

Section II has four parts. The first lists UN member states both alphabetically and in rank order by voting coincidence percentage. The second lists them by UN regional grouping, in rank order by voting coincidence percentage. The third lists countries by other important groupings, again in rank order. The final part compares 1994 voting coincidence percentages of UN members with the preceding five years.

Countries with asterisks in the Voting Coincidence columns did not vote during the session. Under Article 19 of the UN Charter, Chad, Dominican Republic, Equatorial Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Sao Tome and Principe, and Somalia did not vote at the 49th UNGA because their financial contributions were in arrears. In 1992, the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia was denied permission to participate further in Assembly proceedings until it applied for and was granted readmission. Palau was admitted to membership on December 15 but did not cast any votes.

The United States once again voted No in plenary more often than any other UN member. It voted No alone in plenary six times at the 49th UNGA (about the same number of times as at each of the past three sessions, but considerably fewer than the 20 times at the 44th session in 1989). The United States voted with only one other country on 17 occasions (Israel, 14 times; and the United Kingdom, 3). Four times it voted No with two other countries (mostly France and the United Kingdom on arms control issues), three times with three others, twice with four others, seven times with 18-39, five times with 40-56, and once in a majority No vote. The U.S. votes in isolation were largely on arms control issues. Votes with Israel were on issues regarding the Middle East, Palestine, and the occupied territories. Those with the United Kingdom were on decolonization issues.

All Countries (Alphabetical)
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                                                  VOTING COINCIDENCE
       IDENTICAL    OPPOSITE    ABSTEN-           INCLUDING   VOTES
COUNTRY  VOTES       VOTES       TIONS   ABSENCES  CONSENSUS   ONLY

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Afghanistan   20     40           8         9        84.7%     33.3% 
Albania       35     10          22        10        95.9%     77.7% 
Algeria       21     46           9         1        84.3%     31.3% 
Andorra       38     12          18         9        95.1%     76.0% 
Angola        10     22           8        37        84.5%     31.2% 
Antigua/Barb. 30     36          10         1        87.5%     45.4% 
Argentina     36     17          24         0        93.9%     67.9% 
Armenia       30     23          19         5        91.4%     56.6% 
Australia     38     19          20         0        93.3%     66.6% 
Austria       38     15          24         0        94.6%     71.6% 
Azerbaijan    24     26          13        14        89.2%     48.0% 
Bahamas       32     36           9         0        87.9%     47.0% 
Bahrain       27     35           7         8        87.1%     43.5% 
Bangladesh    25     44           4         4        84.3%     36.2% 
Barbados      31     38           7         1        87.1%     44.9% 
Belarus       29     22          26         0        92.1%     56.8% 
Belgium       42     12          23         0        95.7%     77.7% 
Belize        27     35           7         8        86.6%     43.5% 
Benin         28     39           9         1        86.6%     41.7% 
Bhutan        21     30           7        19        86.5%     41.1% 
Bolivia       31     40           6         0        86.7%     43.6% 
Bosnia/Herzegovina 
              17     12           1        47        89.9%     58.6% 
Botswana      29     43           5         0        85.7%     40.2% 
Brazil        27     42           8         0        85.9%     39.1% 
Brunei        26     43           7         1        85.4%     37.6% 
Bulgaria      38     11          27         1        96.0%     77.5% 
Burkina Faso  23     43           4         7        84.4%     34.8% 
Burundi       17     39           6        15        83.9%     30.3% 
Cambodia      30     31           5        11        87.8%     49.1% 
Cameroon      23     36          18         0        87.5%     38.9% 
Canada        41     14          22         0        95.0%     74.5% 
Cape Verde    22     33           1        21        85.0%     40.0% 
Central Afr. Rep. 
              20     28           8        21        87.3%     41.6% 
Chad           0      0           0        77            *         * 
Chile         32     37           8         0        87.6%     46.3% 
China         13     44          14         6        83.5%     22.8% 
Colombia      24     44           8         1        85.1%     35.2% 
Comoros       27     33           6        11        87.4%     45.0% 
Congo         20     38           9        10        85.2%     34.4% 
Costa Rica    32     32           8         5        88.6%     50.0% 
Cote d'Ivoire 26     32          19         0        88.8%     44.8% 
Croatia       32     13          27         5        94.9%     71.1% 
Cuba           9     49          12         7        81.8%     15.5% 
Cyprus        27     40           6         4        86.0%     40.2% 
Czech Republic41     11          25         0        96.0%     78.8% 
DPR of Korea   5     50          11        11        80.3%      9.0% 
Denmark       42     14          21         0        95.1%     75.0% 
Djibouti      28     38           1        10        85.7%     42.4% 
Dominica      27     24           6        20        89.0%     52.9% 
Dominican Rep. 0      0           0        77            *         * 
Ecuador       28     46           3         0        84.7%     37.8% 
Egypt         23     43           4         7        84.4%     34.8% 
El Salvador   28     31           7        11        87.6%     47.4% 
Equatorial Guinea 
               0      0           0        77            *         *
Eritrea       19      8           8        42        94.1%     70.3%
Estonia       33     11          29         4        95.7%     75.0% 
Ethiopia      24     38          10         5        86.4%     38.7% 
Fiji          31     31          11         4        88.9%     50.0% 
Finland       42     12          23         0        95.7%     77.7% 
France        47     15          14         1        94.7%     75.8% 
Gabon         30     35          11         1        87.9%     46.1% 
Gambia        19     22           6        30        88.0%     46.3% 
Georgia       34      8          33         2        97.0%     80.9% 
Germany       42     12          23         0        95.7%     77.7% 
Ghana         17     38          16         6        85.6%     30.9% 
Greece        40     16          21         0        94.4%     71.4% 
Grenada       29     38           5         5        86.5%     43.2%
Guatemala     23     28          12        14        88.2%     45.0% 
Guinea        29     39           7         2        86.6%     42.6% 
Guinea-Bissau  0      0           0        77            *         *
Guyana        31     43           3         0        85.7%     41.8% 
Haiti         29     39           6         3        86.4%     42.6% 
Honduras      32     39           1         5        86.4%     45.0% 
Hungary       43     11          23         0        96.1%     79.6% 
Iceland       41     12          23         1        95.7%     77.3% 
India          9     47          21         0        83.5%     16.0% 
Indonesia     23     50           4         0        83.4%     31.5% 
Iran          15     47           5        10        82.0%     24.1% 
Iraq          14     45           2        16        81.9%     23.7% 
Ireland       36     15          26         0        94.6%     70.5% 
Israel        60      3          14         0        98.9%     95.2% 
Italy         42     11          24         0        96.1%     79.2% 
Jamaica       27     36          10         4        87.2%     42.8% 
Japan         40     11          26         0        96.0%     78.4% 
Jordan        23     43           6         5        84.5%     34.8% 
Kazakhstan    33     22          22         0        92.2%     60.0% 
Kenya         26     40          11         0        86.4%     39.3% 
Kuwait        32     38           4         3        86.8%     45.7% 
Kyrgyzstan    22     23          17        15        90.0%     48.8% 
Laos          10     41           7        19        82.2%     19.6% 
Latvia        36     9           28         4        96.5%     80.0% 
Lebanon       17     42           6        12        83.3%     28.8% 
Lesotho       24     37           7         9        86.0%     39.3% 
Liberia        0      0           0        77            *         *
Libya         19     53           4         1        82.3%     26.3% 
Liechtenstein 36     15          26         0        94.6%     70.5% 
Lithuania     34      8          27         8        96.7%     80.9% 
Luxembourg    42     12          23         0        95.7%     77.7% 
Madagascar    16     22           1        38        86.5%     42.1% 
Malawi        20     28           6        23        86.6%     41.6% 
Malaysia      27     46           4         0        84.6%     36.9% 
Maldives      33     39           5         0        87.0%     45.8% 
Mali          24     45           6         2        84.6%     34.7% 
Malta         40     17          20         0        94.0%     70.1% 
Marshall Islands 
              36     19          22         0        93.2%     65.4% 
Mauritania    28     42           4         3        85.6%     40.0% 
Mauritius     29     38           6         4        86.7%     43.2%
Mexico        23     46           8         0        84.6%     33.3% 
Micronesia    36     16          21         4        94.1%     69.2% 
Moldova       36     11          29         1        95.9%     76.5% 
Monaco        43     14          13         7        94.3%     75.4% 
Mongolia      28     39           3         7        85.9%     41.7% 
Morocco       30     34           6         7        87.4%     46.8% 
Mozambique    21     42           7         7        84.6%     33.3% 
Myanmar       16     47          13         1        83.8%     25.3% 
Namibia       25     44           8         0        85.1%     36.2% 
Nepal         27     41           8         1        86.1%     39.7% 
Netherlands   44     10          22         1        96.4%     81.4% 
New Zealand   34     20          23         0        92.9%     62.9% 
Nicaragua     33     36           5         3        87.5%     47.8% 
Niger         27     41           9         0        86.2%     39.7% 
Nigeria       24     40          13         0        86.3%     37.5% 
Norway        41     14          22         0        95.0%     74.5% 
Oman          27     44           1         5        84.7%     38.0% 
Pakistan      22     46           9         0        84.5%     32.3% 
Palau          0      0           0        77            *         * 
Panama        28     36           8         5        87.2%     43.7% 
Papua New Guinea 
              24     34          12         7        87.0%     41.3% 
Paraguay      32     39           6         0        86.9%     45.0% 
Peru          30     36          11         0        87.8%     45.4% 
Philippines   26     41          10         0        86.1%     38.8% 
Poland        40     11          26         0        96.0%     78.4% 
Portugal      42     14          21         0        95.1%     75.0% 
Qatar         26     41           2         8        85.0%     38.8% 
Rep. of Korea 33     26          17         1        90.8%     55.9% 
Romania       39     12          25         1        95.6%     76.4% 
Russia        32     16          29         0        94.2%     66.6% 
Rwanda         9      6           5        57        90.7%     60.0% 
St.Kitts/Nevis31     38           5         3        86.8%     44.9% 
Saint Lucia   31     36           3         7        86.8%     46.2% 
St.Vincent/Gren. 
              32     33           5         7        88.0%     49.2% 
Samoa         32     24          14         7        90.8%     57.1% 
San Marino    19     18          11        29        90.3%     51.3% 
Sao Tome/Principe 
               0      0           0        77            *         *
Saudi Arabia  28     39           6         4        86.4%     41.7% 
Senegal       33     39           1         4        86.6%     45.8% 
Seychelles     5      9           0        63        85.3%     35.7%
Sierra Leone  29     34           5         9        87.3%     46.0% 
Singapore     28     40           9         0        86.5%     41.1% 
Slovak Republic 
              39     10          22         6        96.1%     79.5% 
Slovenia      38     12          26         1        95.6%     76.0% 
Solomon Islands 
              33     25          11         8        90.4%     56.8% 
Somalia        0      0           0        77            *         *
South Africa  30     42           4         1        85.8%     41.6% 
Spain         41     19          17         0        93.4%     68.3% 
Sri Lanka     20     46          11         0        84.4%     30.3% 
Sudan         15     43           8        11        83.3%     25.8% 
Suriname      32     41           4         0        86.4%     43.8% 
Swaziland     27     27          16         7        89.6%     50.0% 
Sweden        37     16          24         0        94.3%     69.8% 
Syria         14     48           4        11        81.5%     22.5% 
Tajikistan    31     19          21         6        92.6%     62.0% 
Thailand      26     43           7         1        85.4%     37.6% 
TFYR Macedonia 
              36     11          30         0        96.0%     76.5% 
Togo          23     38          15         1        86.8%     37.7% 
Trinidad/Tobago 
              32     38           5         2        87.0%     45.7% 
Tunisia       26     42           8         1        85.7%     38.2% 
Turkey        39     21          16         1        92.6%     65.0% 
Turkmenistan  21     17          10        29        90.8%     55.2% 
Uganda        24     45           8         0        84.8%     34.7% 
Ukraine       31     18          28         0        93.4%     63.2% 
United Arab Emir. 
              31     38           1         7        86.5%     44.9% 
United Kingdom 
              54     10          13         0        96.5%     84.3% 
UR Tanzania   20     47          10         0        84.0%     29.8% 
Uruguay       32     36           9         0        87.9%     47.0% 
Uzbekistan    26     23          17        11        90.5%     53.0% 
Vanuatu       20     21           8        28        89.4%     48.7% 
Venezuela     25     41          11         0        86.1%     37.8% 
Vietnam       12     49           7         9        81.2%     19.6% 
Yemen         23     46           1         7        83.6%     33.3% 
Yugoslavia (S/M) 
               0      0           0        77            *         *
Zaire          0      1           0        76        71.4%      0.0% 
Zambia        27     43           7         0        85.5%     38.5% 
Zimbabwe      20     47          10         0        84.1%     29.8% 


Average     27.0     28.6       11.4     10.0        88.8%     48.6% 

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All Countries (By Voting Coincidence Percentage)


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                                                  VOTING COINCIDENCE
        IDENTICAL    OPPOSITE    ABSTEN-           INCLUDING   VOTES
COUNTRY  VOTES       VOTES       TIONS   ABSENCES  CONSENSUS   ONLY

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Israel      60          3         14        0        98.9%     95.2% 
United Kingdom 
            54         10         13        0        96.5%     84.3% 
Netherlands 44         10         22        1        96.4%     81.4% 
Georgia     34          8         33        2        97.0%     80.9% 
Lithuania   34          8         27        8        96.7%     80.9% 
Latvia      36          9         28        4        96.5%     80.0% 
Hungary     43         11         23        0        96.1%     79.6% 
Slovak Republic 
            39         10         22        6        96.1%     79.5% 
Italy       42         11         24        0        96.1%     79.2% 
Czech Republic 
            41         11         25        0        96.0%     78.8% 
Japan       40         11         26        0        96.0%     78.4% 
Poland      40         11         26        0        96.0%     78.4% 
Belgium     42         12         23        0        95.7%     77.7% 
Finland     42         12         23        0        95.7%     77.7% 
Germany     42         12         23        0        95.7%     77.7% 
Luxembourg  42         12         23        0        95.7%     77.7% 
Albania     35         10         22       10        95.9%     77.7% 
Bulgaria    38         11         27        1        96.0%     77.5% 
Iceland     41         12         23        1        95.7%     77.3% 
Moldova     36         11         29        1        95.9%     76.5% 
TFYR Macedonia 
            36         11         30        0        96.0%     76.5% 
Romania     39         12         25        1        95.6%     76.4% 
Andorra     38         12         18        9        95.1%     76.0% 
Slovenia    38         12         26        1        95.6%     76.0% 
France      47         15         14        1        94.7%     75.8% 
Monaco      43         14         13        7        94.3%     75.4% 
Denmark     42         14         21        0        95.1%     75.0% 
Portugal    42         14         21        0        95.1%     75.0% 
Estonia     33         11         29        4        95.7%     75.0% 
Canada      41         14         22        0        95.0%     74.5% 
Norway      41         14         22        0        95.0%     74.5% 
Austria     38         15         24        0        94.6%     71.6% 
Greece      40         16         21        0        94.4%     71.4% 
Croatia     32         13         27        5        94.9%     71.1% 
Ireland     36         15         26        0        94.6%     70.5% 
Liechtenstein 
            36         15         26        0        94.6%     70.5% 
Eritrea     19          8          8       42        94.1%     70.3% 
Malta       40         17         20        0        94.0%     70.1% 
Sweden      37         16         24        0        94.3%     69.8% 
Micronesia  36         16         21        4        94.1%     69.2% 
Spain       41         19         17        0        93.4%     68.3% 
Argentina   36         17         24        0        93.9%     67.9% 
Australia   38         19         20        0        93.3%     66.6% 
Russia      32         16         29        0        94.2%     66.6% 
Marshall Islands 
            36         19         22        0        93.2%     65.4% 
Turkey      39         21         16        1        92.6%     65.0% 
Ukraine     31         18         28        0        93.4%     63.2% 
New Zealand 34         20         23        0        92.9%     62.9% 
Tajikistan  31         19         21        6        92.6%     62.0
Kazakhstan  33         22         22        0        92.2%     60.0% 
Rwanda       9          6          5       57        90.7%     60.0% 
Bosnia/Herzegovina
            17         12         1        47        89.9%     58.6% 
Samoa       32         24         14        7        90.8%     57.1% 
Solomon Islands 
            33         25         11        8        90.4%     56.8% 
Belarus     29         22         26        0        92.1%     56.8% 
Armenia     30         23         19        5        91.4%     56.6% 
Rep. of Korea 
            33         26         17        1        90.8%     55.9% 
Turkmenistan 
            21         17         10       29        90.8%     55.2% 
Uzbekistan  26         23         17       11        90.5%     53.0% 
Dominica    27         24          6       20        89.0%     52.9% 
San Marino  19         18         11       29        90.3%     51.3% 
Costa Rica  32         32          8        5        88.6%     50.0% 
Fiji        31         31         11        4        88.9%     50.0% 
Swaziland   27         27         16        7        89.6%     50.0% 
St.Vincent/Gren. 
            32         33          5        7        88.0%     49.2% 
Cambodia    30         31          5       11        87.8%     49.1% 
Kyrgyzstan  22         23         17       15        90.0%     48.8% 
Vanuatu     20         21          8       28        89.4%     48.7% 
Azerbaijan  24         26         13       14        89.2%     48.0% 
Nicaragua   33         36          5        3        87.5%     47.8% 
El Salvador 28         31          7       11        87.6%     47.4% 
Bahamas     32         36          9        0        87.9%     47.0% 
Uruguay     32         36          9        0        87.9%     47.0% 
Morocco     30         34          6        7        87.4%     46.8% 
Chile       32         37          8        0        87.6%     46.3% 
Gambia      19         22          6       30        88.0%     46.3% 
Saint Lucia 31         36          3        7        86.8%     46.2% 
Gabon       30         35         11        1        87.9%     46.1% 
Sierra Leone 
            29         34          5        9        87.3%     46.0% 
Maldives    33         39          5        0        87.0%     45.8% 
Senegal     33         39          1        4        86.6%     45.8% 
Kuwait      32         38          4        3        86.8%     45.7% 
Trinidad/Tobago 
            32         38          5        2        87.0%     45.7% 
Antigua/Barbuda 
            30         36         10        1        87.5%     45.4% 
Peru        30         36         11        0        87.8%     45.4% 
Guatemala   23         28         12       14        88.2%     45.0% 
Honduras    32         39          1        5        86.4%     45.0% 
Paraguay    32         39          6        0        86.9%     45.0% 
Comoros     27         33          6       11        87.4%     45.0% 
Barbados    31         38          7        1        87.1%     44.9% 
St. Kitts/Nevis 
            31         38          5        3        86.8%     44.9% 
United Arab Emir. 
            31         38          1        7        86.5%     44.9% 
Cote d'Ivoire 
            26         32         19        0        88.8%     44.8% 
Suriname    32         41          4        0        86.4%     43.8% 
Panama      28         36          8        5        87.2%     43.7% 
Bolivia     31         40          6        0        86.7%     43.6% 
Bahrain     27         35          7        8        87.1%     43.5% 
Belize      27         35          7        8        86.6%     43.5% 
Grenada     29         38          5        5        86.5%     43.2% 
Mauritius   29         38          6        4        86.7%     43.2% 
Jamaica     27         36         10        4        87.2%     42.8% 
Guinea      29         39          7        2        86.6%     42.6% 
Haiti       29         39          6        3        86.4%     42.6% 
Djibouti    28         38          1       10        85.7%     42.4% 
Madagascar  16         22          1       38        86.5%     42.1% 
Guyana      31         43          3        0        85.7%     41.8% 
Benin       28         39          9        1        86.6%     41.7% 
Mongolia    28         39          3        7        85.9%     41.7% 
Saudi Arabia 
            28         39          6        4        86.4%     41.7% 
South Africa  
            30         42          4        1        85.8%     41.6% 
Central Afr. Rep. 
            20         28          8       21        87.3%     41.6% 
Malawi      20         28          6       23        86.6%     41.6% 
Papua New Guinea
            24         34         12        7        87.0%     41.3% 
Singapore   28         40          9        0        86.5%     41.1% 
Bhutan      21         30          7       19        86.5%     41.1% 
Cyprus      27         40          6        4        86.0%     40.2% 
Botswana    29         43          5        0        85.7%     40.2% 
Mauritania  28         42          4        3        85.6%     40.0% 
Cape Verde  22         33          1       21        85.0%     40.0% 
Nepal       27         41          8        1        86.1%     39.7% 
Niger       27         41          9        0        86.2%     39.7% 
Kenya       26         40         11        0        86.4%     39.3% 
Lesotho     24         37          7        9        86.0%     39.3% 
Brazil      27         42          8        0        85.9%     39.1% 
Cameroon    23         36         18        0        87.5%     38.9% 
Philippines 26         41         10        0        86.1%     38.8% 
Qatar       26         41          2        8        85.0%     38.8% 
Ethiopia    24         38         10        5        86.4%     38.7% 
Zambia      27         43          7        0        85.5%     38.5% 
Tunisia     26         42          8        1        85.7%     38.2% 
Oman        27         44          1        5        84.7%     38.0% 
Venezuela   25         41         11        0        86.1%     37.8% 
Ecuador     28         46          3        0        84.7%     37.8% 
Togo        23         38         15        1        86.8%     37.7% 
Brunei      26         43          7        1        85.4%     37.6% 
Thailand    26         43          7        1        85.4%     37.6% 
Nigeria     24         40         13        0        86.3%     37.5% 
Malaysia    27         46          4        0        84.6%     36.9% 
Bangladesh  25         44          4        4        84.3%     36.2% 
Namibia     25         44          8        0        85.1%     36.2% 
Seychelles   5          9          0       63        85.3%     35.7% 
Colombia    24         44          8        1        85.1%     35.2% 
Burkina Faso 
            23         43          4        7        84.4%     34.8% 
Egypt       23         43          4        7        84.4%     34.8% 
Jordan      23         43          6        5        84.5%     34.8% 
Mali        24         45          6        2        84.6%     34.7% 
Uganda      24         45          8        0        84.8%     34.7% 
Congo       20         38          9       10        85.2%     34.4% 
Mexico      23         46          8        0        84.6%     33.3% 
Yemen       23         46          1        7        83.6%     33.3% 
Mozambique  21         42          7        7        84.6%     33.3% 
Afghanistan 20         40          8        9        84.7%     33.3% 
Pakistan    22         46          9        0        84.5%     32.3% 
Indonesia   23         50          4        0        83.4%     31.5% 
Algeria     21         46          9        1        84.3%     31.3% 
Angola      10         22          8       37        84.5%     31.2% 
Ghana       17         38         16        6        85.6%     30.9% 
Burundi     17         39          6       15        83.9%     30.3% 
Sri Lanka   20         46         11        0        84.4%     30.3% 
UR Tanzania 20         47         10        0        84.0%     29.8% 
Zimbabwe    20         47         10        0        84.1%     29.8% 
Lebanon     17         42          6       12        83.3%     28.8% 
Libya       19         53          4        1        82.3%     26.3% 
Sudan       15         43          8       11        83.3%     25.8% 
Myanmar     16         47         13        1        83.8%     25.3% 
Iran        15         47          5       10        82.0%     24.1% 
Iraq        14         45          2       16        81.9%     23.7% 
China       13         44         14        6        83.5%     22.8% 
Syria       14         48          4       11        81.5%     22.5% 
Vietnam     12         49          7        9        81.2%     19.6% 
Laos        10         41          7       19        82.2%     19.6% 
India        9         47         21        0        83.5%     16.0% 
Cuba         9         49         12        7        81.8%     15.5% 
DPR of Korea 5         50         11       11        80.3%     9.0% 
Chad         0          0          0       77            *        *
Dominican Rep. 
             0          0          0       77            *        *
Equatorial Guinea 
             0          0          0       77            *        *
Guinea-Bissau 
             0          0          0       77            *        *
Liberia      0          0          0       77            *        *
Palau        0          0          0       77            *        *
Sao Tome/Principe 
             0          0          0       77            *        *
Somalia      0          0          0       77            *        *
Yugoslavia (S/M) 
             0          0          0       77            *        *
Zaire        0          1          0       76        71.4%     0.0% 



Average   27.0       28.6       11.4      10.0       88.8%     48.6%



UN REGIONAL GROUPS

The following tables show the percentage of voting coincidence with U.S. votes in plenary. They list UN member states by UN regional grouping, in rank order by voting coincidence percentage.





African Group


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                                                  VOTING COINCIDENCE
        IDENTICAL    OPPOSITE    ABSTEN-           INCLUDING   VOTES
COUNTRY  VOTES       VOTES       TIONS   ABSENCES  CONSENSUS   ONLY

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Eritrea     19         8         8        42        94.1%        70.3% 
Rwanda       9         6         5        57        90.7%        60.0% 
Swaziland   27        27        16         7        89.6%        50.0% 
Morocco     30        34         6         7        87.4%        46.8% 
Gambia      19        22         6        30        88.0%        46.3% 
Gabon       30        35        11         1        87.9%        46.1% 
Sierra Leone
            29        34         5         9        87.3%        46.0% 
Senegal     33        39         1         4        86.6%        45.8% 
Comoros     27        33         6        11        87.4%        45.0% 
Cote d'Ivoire 
            26        32        19         0        88.8%        44.8% 
Mauritius   29        38         6         4        86.7%        43.2% 
Guinea      29        39         7         2        86.6%        42.6% 
Djibouti    28        38         1        10        85.7%        42.4% 
Madagascar  16        22         1        38        86.5%        42.1% 
Benin       28        39         9         1        86.6%        41.7% 
South Africa 
            30        42         4         1        85.8%        41.6% 
Central Afr. Rep. 
            20        28         8        21        87.3%        41.6% 
Malawi      20        28         6        23        86.6%        41.6% 
Botswana    29        43         5         0        85.7%        40.2% 
Mauritania  28        42         4         3        85.6%        40.0% 
Cape Verde  22        33         1        21        85.0%        40.0% 
Niger       27        41         9         0        86.2%        39.7% 
Kenya       26        40        11         0        86.4%        39.3% 
Lesotho     24        37         7         9        86.0%        39.3% 
Cameroon    23        36        18         0        87.5%        38.9% 
Ethiopia    24        38        10         5        86.4%        38.7% 
Zambia      27        43         7         0        85.5%        38.5% 
Tunisia     26        42         8         1        85.7%        38.2% 
Togo        23        38        15         1        86.8%        37.7% 
Nigeria     24        40        13         0        86.3%        37.5% 
Namibia     25        44         8         0        85.1%        36.2% 
Seychelles   5        9         0         63        85.3%        35.7% 
Burkina Faso  
            23        43         4         7        84.4%        34.8% 
Egypt       23        43         4         7        84.4%        34.8% 
Mali        24        45         6         2        84.6%        34.7% 
Uganda      24        45         8         0        84.8%        34.7% 
Congo       20        38         9        10        85.2%        34.4% 
Mozambique  21        42         7         7        84.6%        33.3% 
Algeria     21        46         9         1        84.3%        31.3% 
Angola      10        22         8        37        84.5%        31.2% 
Ghana       17        38        16         6        85.6%        30.9% 
Burundi     17        39         6        15        83.9%        30.3% 
UR Tanzania 20        47        10         0        84.0%        29.8% 
Zimbabwe    20        47        10         0        84.1%         29.8% 
Libya       19        53         4         1        82.3%         26.3% 
Sudan       15        43         8        11        83.3%         25.8% 
Chad         0         0         0        77            *         *
Equatorial Guinea 
             0         0         0        77            *         *
Guinea-Bissau 
             0         0         0        77            *         *
Liberia      0         0         0        77            *         *
Sao Tome/Principe 
             0         0         0        77            *         *
Somalia      0         0         0        77            *         *
Zaire        0         1         0        76        71.4%         0.0% 

Average    19.9     31.3        6.6      19.1      86.0%         38.9%



Asian Group

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                                                  VOTING COINCIDENCE
        IDENTICAL    OPPOSITE    ABSTEN-           INCLUDING   VOTES
COUNTRY  VOTES       VOTES       TIONS   ABSENCES  CONSENSUS   ONLY

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Japan       40        11        26        0        96.0%         78.4% 
Micronesia  36        16        21        4        94.1%         69.2% 
Marshall Islands 
            36        19        22        0        93.2%         65.4% 
Tajikistan  31        19        21        6        92.6%         62.0% 
Kazakhstan  33        22        22        0        92.2%         60.0% 
Samoa       32        24        14        7        90.8%         57.1% 
Solomon Islands 
            33        25        11        8        90.4%         56.8% 
Rep. of Korea 
            33        26        17        1        90.8%         55.9% 
Turkmenistan 
            21        17        10       29        90.8%         55.2% 
Uzbekistan  26        23        17       11        90.5%         53.0% 
Fiji        31        31        11        4        88.9%         50.0% 
Cambodia    30        31        5        11        87.8%         49.1% 
Kyrgyzstan  22        23        17       15        90.0%         48.8% 
Vanuatu     20        21         8       28        89.4%         48.7% 
Maldives    33        39         5        0        87.0%         45.8% 
Kuwait      32        38         4        3        86.8%         45.7%
United Arab Emir. 
            31        38         1        7        86.5%         44.9% 
Bahrain     27        35         7        8        87.1%         43.5% 
Mongolia    28        39         3        7        85.9%         41.7% 
Saudi Arabia 
            28        39         6        4        86.4%         41.7% 
Papua New Guinea 
            24        34        12        7        87.0%         41.3% 
Singapore   28        40         9        0        86.5%         41.1% 
Bhutan      21        30         7       19        86.5%         41.1% 
Cyprus      27        40         6        4        86.0%         40.2% 
Nepal       27        41         8        1        86.1%         39.7% 
Philippines 26        41        10        0        86.1%         38.8% 
Qatar       26        41         2        8        85.0%         38.8% 
Oman        27        44         1        5        84.7%         38.0% 
Brunei      26        43         7        1        85.4%         37.6% 
Thailand    26        43         7        1        85.4%         37.6% 
Malaysia    27        46         4        0        84.6%         36.9% 
Bangladesh  25        44         4        4        84.3%         36.2% 
Jordan      23        43         6        5        84.5%         34.8% 
Yemen       23        46         1        7        83.6%         33.3% 
Afghanistan 20        40         8        9        84.7%         33.3% 
Pakistan    22        46         9        0        84.5%         32.3% 
Indonesia   23        50         4        0        83.4%         31.5% 
Sri Lanka   20        46        11        0        84.4%         30.3% 
Lebanon     17        42         6       12        83.3%         28.8% 
Myanmar     16        47        13        1        83.8%         25.3% 
Iran        15        47         5       10        82.0%         24.1% 
Iraq        14        45         2       16        81.9%         23.7% 
China       13        44        14        6        83.5%         22.8% 
Syria       14        48         4       11        81.5%         22.5% 
Vietnam     12        49         7        9        81.2%         19.6% 
Laos        10        41         7       19        82.2%         19.6% 
India        9        47        21        0        83.5%         16.0% 
DPR of Korea 5        50        11       11        80.3%         9.0% 
Palau        0         0         0       77           *            *

Average    23.9      35.8      9.2      8.1        86.5%         40.0% 




Latin American and Caribbean Group

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                                                  VOTING COINCIDENCE
        IDENTICAL    OPPOSITE    ABSTEN-           INCLUDING   VOTES
COUNTRY  VOTES       VOTES       TIONS   ABSENCES  CONSENSUS   ONLY

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Argentina   36        17       24         0        93.9%         67.9% 
Dominica    27        24        6        20        89.0%         52.9% 
Costa Rica  32        32        8         5        88.6%         50.0% St. 
Vincent/Gren. 
            32        33        5         7        88.0%         49.2% 
Nicaragua   33        36        5         3        87.5%         47.8% 
El Salvador 28        31        7        11        87.6%         47.4% 
Bahamas     32        36        9         0        87.9%         47.0% 
Uruguay     32        36        9         0        87.9%         47.0% 
Chile       32        37        8         0        87.6%         46.3% 
Saint Lucia 31        36        3         7        86.8%         46.2% 
Trinidad/Tobago 
            32        38        5         2        87.0%         45.7% 
Antigua/Barbuda 
            30        36       10         1        87.5%         45.4% 
Peru        30        36       11         0        87.8%         45.4% 
Guatemala   23        28       12        14        88.2%         45.0% 
Honduras    32        39        1         5        86.4%         45.0% 
Paraguay    32        39        6         0        86.9%         45.0% 
Barbados    31        38        7         1        87.1%         44.9% 
St. Kitts/Nevis 
            31        38        5         3        86.8%         44.9% 
Suriname    32        41        4         0        86.4%         43.8% 
Panama      28        36        8         5        87.2%         43.7% 
Bolivia     31        40        6         0        86.7%         43.6% 
Belize      27        35        7         8        86.6%         43.5% 
Grenada     29        38        5         5        86.5%         43.2% 
Jamaica     27        36       10         4        87.2%         42.8% 
Haiti       29        39        6         3        86.4%         42.6% 
Guyana      31        43        3         0        85.7%         41.8% 
Brazil      27        42        8         0        85.9%         39.1% 
Venezuela   25        41       11         0        86.1%         37.8% 
Ecuador     28        46        3         0        84.7%         37.8% 
Colombia    24        44        8         1        85.1%         35.2% 
Mexico      23        46        8         0        84.6%         33.3% 
Cuba         9        49       12         7        81.8%         15.5% 
Dominican Rep. 
             0         0        0        77           *             *


Average    28.1     35.9      7.3       5.7        87.0%         43.8% 



Western European and Others Group

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                                                  VOTING COINCIDENCE
        IDENTICAL    OPPOSITE    ABSTEN-           INCLUDING   VOTES
COUNTRY  VOTES       VOTES       TIONS   ABSENCES  CONSENSUS   ONLY

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United Kingdom 
            54        10        13        0        96.5%         84.3% 
Netherlands 44        10        22        1        96.4%         81.4% 
Italy       42        11        24        0        96.1%         79.2% 
Belgium     42        12        23        0        95.7%         77.7% 
Finland     42        12        23        0        95.7%         77.7% 
Germany     42        12        23        0        95.7%         77.7% 
Luxembourg  42        12        23        0        95.7%         77.7% 
Iceland     41        12        23        1        95.7%         77.3% 
Andorra     38        12        18        9        95.1%         76.0% 
France      47        15        14        1        94.7%         75.8% 
Monaco      43        14        13        7        94.3%         75.4% 
Denmark     42        14        21        0        95.1%         75.0% 
Portugal    42        14        21        0        95.1%         75.0% 
Canada      41        14        22        0        95.0%         74.5% 
Norway      41        14        22        0        95.0%         74.5% 
Austria     38        15        24        0        94.6%         71.6% 
Greece      40        16        21        0        94.4%         71.4% 
Ireland     36        15        26        0        94.6%         70.5% 
Liechtenstein 
            36        15        26        0        94.6%         70.5% 
Malta       40        17        20        0        94.0%         70.1% 
Sweden      37        16        24        0        94.3%         69.8% 
Spain       41        19        17        0        93.4%         68.3% 
Australia   38        19        20        0        93.3%         66.6% 
Turkey      39        21        16        1        92.6%         65.0% 
New Zealand 34        20        23        0        92.9%         62.9% 
San Marino  19        18        11        29       90.3%         51.3% 


Average    40.0      14.6      20.5     1.9        94.8%         73.3%




Eastern European Group


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                                                  VOTING COINCIDENCE
        IDENTICAL    OPPOSITE    ABSTEN-           INCLUDING   VOTES
COUNTRY  VOTES       VOTES       TIONS   ABSENCES  CONSENSUS   ONLY

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Georgia     34         8        33        2        97.0%         80.9% 
Lithuania   34         8        27        8        96.7%         80.9% 
Latvia      36         9        28        4        96.5%         80.0% 
Hungary     43        11        23        0        96.1%         79.6% 
Slovak Republic 
            39        10        22        6        96.1%         79.5% 
Czech Republic 
            41        11        25        0        96.0%         78.8% 
Poland      40        11        26        0        96.0%         78.4% 
Albania     35        10        22       10        95.9%         77.7% 
Bulgaria    38        11        27        1        96.0%         77.5% 
Moldova     36        11        29        1        95.9%         76.5% 
TFYR Macedonia 
            36        11        30        0        96.0%         76.5% 
Romania     39        12        25        1        95.6%         76.4% 
Slovenia    38        12        26        1        95.6%         76.0% 
Estonia     33        11        29        4        95.7%         75.0% 
Croatia     32        13        27        5        94.9%         71.1% 
Russia      32        16        29        0        94.2%         66.6% 
Ukraine     31        18        28        0        93.4%         63.2% 
Bosnia/Herzegovina
            17        12        1        47        89.9%         58.6% 
Belarus     29        22        26        0        92.1%         56.8% 
Armenia     30        23        19        5        91.4%         56.6% 
Azerbaijan  24        26        13       14        89.2%         48.0% 
Yugoslavia (S/M) 
             0        0        0        77            *              *


Average    32.6     12.5      23.4      8.5        95.0%         72.2% 


OTHER GROUPINGS

The following tables show the voting coincidence percentage with U.S. votes for UN member states in plenary. It lists countries by other important groupings, in rank order by voting coincidence percentage.



Arab Group


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                                                  VOTING COINCIDENCE
        IDENTICAL    OPPOSITE    ABSTEN-           INCLUDING   VOTES
COUNTRY  VOTES       VOTES       TIONS   ABSENCES  CONSENSUS   ONLY

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Morocco     30        34        6        7        87.4%         46.8% 
Kuwait      32        38        4        3        86.8%         45.7% 
United Arab Emir. 
            31        38        1        7        86.5%         44.9% 
Bahrain     27        35        7        8        87.1%         43.5% 
Djibouti    28        38        1       10        85.7%         42.4% 
Saudi Arabia 
            28        39        6        4        86.4%         41.7% 
Mauritania  28        42        4        3        85.6%         40.0% 
Qatar       26        41        2        8        85.0%         38.8% 
Tunisia     26        42        8        1        85.7%         38.2% 
Oman        27        44        1        5        84.7%         38.0% 
Egypt       23        43        4        7        84.4%         34.8% 
Jordan      23        43        6        5        84.5%         34.8% 
Yemen       23        46        1        7        83.6%         33.3% 
Algeria     21        46        9        1        84.3%         31.3% 
Lebanon     17        42        6       12        83.3%         28.8% 
Libya       19        53        4        1        82.3%         26.3% 
Sudan       15        43        8       11        83.3%         25.8% 
Iraq        14        45        2       16        81.9%         23.7% 
Syria       14        48        4       11        81.5%         22.5% 
Somalia      0         0        0       77            *             *


Average   22.6      40.0      4.2      10.2       84.8%         36.1% 



Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)


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                                                  VOTING COINCIDENCE
        IDENTICAL    OPPOSITE    ABSTEN-           INCLUDING   VOTES
COUNTRY  VOTES       VOTES       TIONS   ABSENCES  CONSENSUS   ONLY

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Singapore   28        40        9        0        86.5%         41.1% 
Philippines 26        41       10        0        86.1%         38.8% 
Brunei      26        43        7        1        85.4%         37.6% 
Thailand    26        43        7        1        85.4%         37.6% 
Malaysia    27        46        4        0        84.6%         36.9% 
Indonesia   23        50        4        0        83.4%         31.5% 


Average    26.0      43.8     6.8      0.3        85.3%         37.2% 



European Union

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                                                  VOTING COINCIDENCE
        IDENTICAL    OPPOSITE    ABSTEN-           INCLUDING   VOTES
COUNTRY  VOTES       VOTES       TIONS   ABSENCES  CONSENSUS   ONLY

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United Kingdom 
            54        10        13        0        96.5%         84.3% 
Netherlands 44        10        22        1        96.4%         81.4% 
Italy       42        11        24        0        96.1%         79.2% 
Belgium     42        12        23        0        95.7%         77.7% 
Germany     42        12        23        0        95.7%         77.7% 
Luxembourg  42        12        23        0        95.7%         77.7% 
France      47        15        14        1        94.7%         75.8% 
Denmark     42        14        21        0        95.1%         75.0% 
Portugal    42        14        21        0        95.1%         75.0% 
Greece      40        16        21        0        94.4%         71.4% 
Ireland     36        15        26        0        94.6%         70.5% 
Spain       41        19        17        0        93.4%         68.3% 


Average    42.8      13.3      20.7     0.2        95.3%         76.3% 



Islamic Conference


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                                                  VOTING COINCIDENCE
        IDENTICAL    OPPOSITE    ABSTEN-           INCLUDING   VOTES
COUNTRY  VOTES       VOTES       TIONS   ABSENCES  CONSENSUS   ONLY

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Albania     35        10        22        10        95.9%         77.7% 
Turkey      39        21        16         1        92.6%         65.0% 
Tajikistan  31        19        21         6        92.6%         62.0% 
Turkmenistan 
            21        17        10        29        90.8%         55.2% 
Kyrgyzstan  22        23        17        15        90.0%         48.8% 
Azerbaijan  24        26        13        14        89.2%         48.0% 
Morocco     30        34         6         7        87.4%         46.8% 
Gambia      19        22         6        30        88.0%         46.3% 
Gabon       30        35        11         1        87.9%         46.1% 
Sierra Leone 
            29        34         5         9        87.3%         46.0% 
Maldives    33        39         5         0        87.0%         45.8% 
Senegal     33        39         1         4        86.6%         45.8% 
Kuwait      32        38         4         3        86.8%         45.7% 
Comoros     27        33         6        11        87.4%         45.0% 
United Arab Emir. 
            31        38         1         7        86.5%         44.9% 
Bahrain     27        35         7         8        87.1%         43.5% 
Guinea      29        39         7         2        86.6%         42.6%
Djibouti    28        38         1        10        85.7%         42.4% 
Benin       28        39         9         1        86.6%         41.7%
Saudi Arabia 
            28        39         6         4        86.4%         41.7% 
Mauritania  28        42         4         3        85.6%         40.0% 
Niger       27        41         9         0        86.2%         39.7% 
Cameroon    23        36        18         0        87.5%         38.9% 
Qatar       26        41         2         8        85.0%         38.8% 
Tunisia     26        42         8         1        85.7%         38.2% 
Oman        27        44         1         5        84.7%         38.0% 
Brunei      26        43         7         1        85.4%         37.6% 
Nigeria     24        40        13         0        86.3%         37.5% 
Malaysia    27        46         4         0        84.6%         36.9% 
Bangladesh  25        44         4         4        84.3%         36.2% 
Burkina Faso 
            23        43         4         7        84.4%         34.8% 
Egypt       23        43         4         7        84.4%         34.8% 
Jordan      23        43         6         5        84.5%         34.8% 
Mali        24        45         6         2        84.6%         34.7% 
Uganda      24        45         8         0        84.8%         34.7% 
Yemen       23        46         1         7        83.6%         33.3% 
Afghanistan 20        40         8         9        84.7%         33.3% 
Pakistan    22        46         9         0        84.5%         32.3% 
Indonesia   23        50         4         0        83.4%         31.5% 
Algeria     21        46         9         1        84.3%         31.3% 
UR Tanzania 20        47        10         0        84.0%         29.8% 
Lebanon     17        42         6        12        83.3%         28.8% 
Libya       19        53         4         1        82.3%         26.3% 
Sudan       15        43         8        11        83.3%         25.8% 
Iran        15        47         5        10        82.0%         24.1% 
Iraq        14        45         2        16        81.9%         23.7% 
Syria       14        48         4        11        81.5%         22.5% 
Chad         0         0         0        77            *            *
Guinea-Bissau 
             0          0        0        77            *            *
Somalia      0          0        0        77            *            *


Average    23.5       36.2     6.8       10.5        86.0%         39.4%



Non-Aligned Movement (NAM)

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                                                  VOTING COINCIDENCE
        IDENTICAL    OPPOSITE    ABSTEN-           INCLUDING   VOTES
COUNTRY  VOTES       VOTES       TIONS   ABSENCES  CONSENSUS   ONLY

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Malta       40        17        20         0        94.0%         70.1% 
Rwanda       9         6         5        57        90.7%         60.0% 
Uzbekistan  26        23        17        11        90.5%         53.0% 
Swaziland   27        27        16         7        89.6%         50.0% 
Cambodia    30        31         5        11        87.8%         49.1% 
Vanuatu     20        21         8        28        89.4%         48.7% 
Nicaragua   33        36         5         3        87.5%         47.8% 
Bahamas     32        36         9         0        87.9%         47.0% 
Morocco     30        34         6         7        87.4%         46.8% 
Chile       32        37         8         0        87.6%         46.3% 
Gambia      19        22         6        30        88.0%         46.3% 
Saint Lucia 31        36         3         7        86.8%         46.2% 
Gabon       30        35        11         1        87.9%         46.1% 
Sierra Leone 
            29        34         5         9        87.3%         46.0% 
Maldives    33        39         5         0        87.0%         45.8% 
Senegal     33        39         1         4        86.6%         45.8% 
Kuwait      32        38         4         3        86.8%         45.7% 
Trinidad/Tobago 
            32        38         5         2        87.0%         45.7% 
Peru        30        36        11         0        87.8%         45.4% 
Guatemala   23        28        12        14        88.2%         45.0% 
Honduras    32        39         1         5        86.4%         45.0% 
Comoros     27        33         6        11        87.4%         45.0% 
Barbados    31        38         7         1        87.1%         44.9% 
United Arab Emir. 
            31        38         1         7        86.5%         44.9% 
Cote d'Ivoire 
            26        32        19         0        88.8%         44.8% 
Suriname    32        41         4         0        86.4%         43.8% 
Panama      28        36         8         5        87.2%         43.7% 
Bolivia     31        40         6         0        86.7%         43.6% 
Bahrain     27        35         7         8        87.1%         43.5% 
Belize      27        35         7         8        86.6%         43.5% 
Grenada     29        38         5         5        86.5%         43.2% 
Mauritius   29        38         6         4        86.7%         43.2% 
Jamaica     27        36        10         4        87.2%         42.8% 
Guinea      29        39         7         2        86.6%         42.6% 
Djibouti    28        38         1        10        85.7%         42.4% 
Madagascar  16        22         1        38        86.5%         42.1% 
Guyana      31        43         3         0        85.7%         41.8% 
Benin       28        39         9         1        86.6%         41.7% 
Mongolia    28        39         3         7        85.9%         41.7% 
Saudi Arabia 
            28        39         6         4        86.4%         41.7% 
South Africa 
            30        42         4         1        85.8%         41.6% 
Central Afr. Rep. 
            20        28         8        21        87.3%         41.6% 
Malawi      20        28         6        23        86.6%         41.6% 
Papua New Guinea 
            24        34        12         7        87.0%         41.3% 
Singapore   28        40         9         0        86.5%         41.1% 
Bhutan      21        30         7        19        86.5%         41.1% 
Cyprus      27        40         6         4        86.0%         40.2% 
Botswana    29        43         5         0        85.7%         40.2% 
Mauritania  28        42         4         3        85.6%         40.0% 
Cape Verde  22        33         1        21        85.0%         40.0% 
Nepal       27        41         8         1        86.1%         39.7% 
Niger       27        41         9         0        86.2%         39.7% 
Kenya       26        40        11         0        86.4%         39.3% 
Lesotho     24        37         7         9        86.0%         39.3% 
Cameroon    23        36        18         0        87.5%         38.9% 
Philippines 26        41        10         0        86.1%         38.8% 
Qatar       26        41         2         8        85.0%         38.8% 
Ethiopia    24        38        10         5        86.4%         38.7% 
Zambia      27        43         7         0        85.5%         38.5% 
Tunisia     26        42         8         1        85.7%         38.2% 
Oman        27        44         1         5        84.7%         38.0% 
Venezuela   25        41        11         0        86.1%         37.8% 
Ecuador     28        46         3         0        84.7%         37.8% 
Togo        23        38        15         1        86.8%         37.7% 
Brunei      26        43         7         1        85.4%         37.6% 
Thailand    26        43         7         1        85.4%         37.6% 
Nigeria     24        40        13         0        86.3%         37.5% 
Malaysia    27        46         4         0        84.6%         36.9% 
Bangladesh  25        44         4         4        84.3%         36.2% 
Namibia     25        44         8         0        85.1%         36.2% 
Seychelles   5         9         0        63        85.3%         35.7% 
Colombia    24        44         8         1        85.1%         35.2% 
Burkina Faso 
            23        43         4         7        84.4%         34.8% 
Egypt       23        43         4         7        84.4%         34.8% 
Jordan      23        43         6         5        84.5%         34.8% 
Mali        24        45         6         2        84.6%         34.7% 
Uganda      24        45         8         0        84.8%         34.7% 
Congo       20        38         9        10        85.2%         34.4% 
Yemen       23        46         1         7        83.6%         33.3% 
Mozambique  21        42         7         7        84.6%         33.3% 
Afghanistan 20        40         8         9        84.7%         33.3% 
Pakistan    22        46         9         0        84.5%         32.3% 
Indonesia   23        50         4         0        83.4%         31.5% 
Algeria     21        46         9         1        84.3%         31.3% 
Angola      10        22         8        37        84.5%         31.2% 
Ghana       17        38        16         6        85.6%         30.9% 
Burundi     17        39         6        15        83.9%         30.3% 
Sri Lanka   20        46        11         0        84.4%         30.3% 
UR Tanzania 20        47        10         0        84.0%         29.8% 
Zimbabwe    20        47        10         0        84.1%         29.8% 
Lebanon     17        42         6        12        83.3%         28.8% 
Libya       19        53         4         1        82.3%         26.3% 
Sudan       15        43         8        11        83.3%         25.8% 
Myanmar     16        47        13         1        83.8%         25.3% 
Iran        15        47         5        10        82.0%         24.1% 
Iraq        14        45         2        16        81.9%         23.7% 
Syria       14        48         4        11        81.5%         22.5% 
Vietnam     12        49         7         9        81.2%         19.6% 
Laos        10        41         7        19        82.2%         19.6% 
India        9        47        21         0        83.5%         16.0% 
Cuba         9        49        12         7        81.8%         15.5% 
DPR of Korea 5        50        11        11        80.3%         9.0% 
Chad         0         0         0        77             *        *
Equatorial Guinea 
             0         0         0        77             *        *
Guinea-Bissau 
             0         0         0        77             *        *
Liberia      0         0         0        77             *        *
Sao Tome/Principe 
             0         0         0        77             *        *
Somalia      0         0         0        77             *        *
Yugoslavia (S/M) 
             0         0         0        77             *        *
Zaire        0         1         0        76        71.4%         0.0% 


Average     22.3     35.6      6.8      12.3       85.8%         38.5% 




Nordic Group


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                                                  VOTING COINCIDENCE
        IDENTICAL    OPPOSITE    ABSTEN-           INCLUDING   VOTES
COUNTRY  VOTES       VOTES       TIONS   ABSENCES  CONSENSUS   ONLY

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Finland     42        12        23        0        95.7%         77.7% 
Iceland     41        12        23        1        95.7%         77.3% 
Denmark     42        14        21        0        95.1%         75.0% 
Norway      41        14        22        0        95.0%         74.5% 
Sweden      37        16        24        0        94.3%         69.8% 

Average   40.6      13.6      22.6      0.2        95.2%         74.9% 



North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)

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                                                  VOTING COINCIDENCE
        IDENTICAL    OPPOSITE    ABSTEN-           INCLUDING   VOTES
COUNTRY  VOTES       VOTES       TIONS   ABSENCES  CONSENSUS   ONLY

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United Kingdom 
            54        10        13        0        96.5%         84.3% 
Netherlands 44        10        22        1        96.4%         81.4% 
Italy       42        11        24        0        96.1%         79.2% 
Belgium     42        12        23        0        95.7%         77.7% 
Germany     42        12        23        0        95.7%         77.7% 
Luxembourg  42        12        23        0        95.7%         77.7% 
Iceland     41        12        23        1        95.7%         77.3% 
France      47        15        14        1        94.7%         75.8% 
Denmark     42        14        21        0        95.1%         75.0% 
Portugal    42        14        21        0        95.1%         75.0% 
Canada      41        14        22        0        95.0%         74.5% 
Norway      41        14        22        0        95.0%         74.5% 
Greece      40        16        21        0        94.4%         71.4% 
Spain       41        19        17        0        93.4%         68.3% 
Turkey      39        21        16        1        92.6%         65.0% 


Average    42.7     13.7      20.3      0.3        95.2%         75.7% 






HISTORICAL COMPARISON

The following table shows percentage of voting coincidence with the United States in plenary for each UN member in the 49th UNGA and each of the prior five years.

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                49TH     48TH     47TH     46TH     45TH     44TH

COUNTRY         1994     1993     1992     1991     1990     1989

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Afghanistan     33.3%     31.4%     25.0%     17.5%     12.5%     7.8% 
Albania         77.7%     80.8%     36.8%     55.0%     14.8%     6.6% 
Algeria         31.3%     23.1%     18.5%     12.3%     13.6%     6.9% 
Andorra         76.0%     85.7%         *         *         *        *
Angola          31.2%     22.0%     23.4%     12.8%     15.1%     4.2% 
Antigua-Barbuda 45.4%     27.7%     30.0%     28.2%     17.1%     18.5% 
Argentina       67.9%     53.8%     44.4%     41.0%     12.5%     13.3% 
Armenia         56.6%     48.8%     53.8%         *         *         *
Australia       66.6%     55.8%     57.4%     58.8%     41.0%     40.8% 
Austria         71.6%     63.4%     55.8%     51.1%     31.4%     32.9% 
Azerbaijan      48.0%     35.0%     34.0%         *         *         *
Bahamas         47.0%     32.1%     19.6%     26.2%     18.4%     14.4% 
Bahrain         43.5%     29.6%     23.5%     19.1%     16.7%     10.7% 
Bangladesh      36.2%     25.0%     22.4%     17.6%     15.7%     13.2% 
Barbados        44.9%     34.0%     25.4%     24.6%     17.7%     12.9% 
Belarus         56.8%     37.8%     34.0%     41.7%     16.9%     9.4% 
Belgium         77.7%     72.5%     63.8%     70.0%     67.2%     66.7% 
Belize          43.5%     36.0%     23.7%     24.6%     17.3%     13.3% 
Benin           41.7%     29.4%     25.0%     21.0%     15.1%     12.6% 
Bhutan          41.1%     28.6%     26.7%     19.0%     14.5%     11.8% 
Bolivia         43.6%     33.3%     32.7%     25.8%     17.1%     12.5% 
Bosnia-Herzegovina
                58.6%     34.8%     19.4%         *         *         *
Botswana        40.2%     28.6%     23.9%     20.9%     17.9%     10.0% 
Brazil          39.1%     28.0%     22.7%     22.7%     14.9%     11.8% 
Brunei          37.6%     23.1%     21.2%     16.4%     15.7%     12.1% 
Bulgaria        77.5%     71.0%     60.5%     64.4%     35.6%      9.6% 
Burkina Faso    34.8%     27.3%     22.1%     18.6%     14.8%     11.1% 
Burundi         30.3%     23.3%     20.5%     19.7%     14.1%     11.8% 
Cambodia        49.1%     29.4%         **    20.7%        **     11.7% 
Cameroon        38.9%     31.3%     21.4%     19.7%     18.2%     13.7% 
Canada          74.5%     66.7%     60.0%     69.5%     60.0%     60.9% 
Cape Verde      40.0%     24.0%     33.3%     21.9%     17.9%     11.9% 
Central African Rep.
                41.6%     28.6%     18.2%     25.9%     18.4%     15.7% 
Chad               **     22.4%     20.0%     18.2%     16.0%     17.3% 
Chile           46.3%     33.9%     28.4%     25.0%     16.5%     23.7% 
China           22.8%     10.6%     16.4%     16.4%     16.3%     10.9% 
Colombia        35.2%     25.0%     22.7%     22.7%     14.8%     13.0% 
Comoros         45.0%     22.9%     22.6%     19.0%     15.7%      6.4% 
Congo           34.4%     23.8%     37.0%     20.8%     14.1%      7.9% 
Costa Rica      50.0%     35.7%     32.8%     27.1%     25.4%     18.6% 
Cote d'Ivoire   44.8%     27.1%     24.5%     31.0%     18.9%     15.6% 
Croatia         71.1%     84.0%     78.9%    *    *    *
Cuba            15.5%      6.3%     11.1%      7.8%      9.1%      5.8% 
Cyprus          40.2%     32.7%     22.4%     21.5%     16.3%     10.7% 
Czech Republic (3)
                78.8%     70.0%     61.9%     63.0%     46.3%      9.4% 
DPR of Korea     9.0%      7.8%     12.9%     15.5%         *        *
Denmark         75.0%     67.5%     56.4%     61.2%     50.0%     48.1% 
Djibouti        42.4%     26.9%     21.2%     17.9%     16.9%     10.3% 
Dominica        52.9%     41.9%     28.9%     29.3%     21.6%     26.3% 
Dominican Republic **     37.0%     46.2%     28.2%     18.6%     16.3% 
Ecuador         37.8%     30.9%     26.1%     23.5%     15.8%     12.6% 
Egypt           34.8%     22.9%     25.0%     19.4%     16.3%     11.3% 
El Salvador     47.4%     30.6%     30.5%     23.1%     18.9%     23.5% 
Equatorial Guinea
                   **        **      0.0%        **       **      10.6% 
Eritrea         70.3%      0.0%         *         *        *          *
Estonia         75.0%     70.5%     57.4%     67.6%        *          *
Ethiopia        38.7%     27.3%     22.8%     20.3%     14.1%      7.1% 
Fiji            50.0%     42.2%     33.3%     28.6%     19.5%     20.9% 
Finland         77.7%     69.1%     58.0%     62.5%     38.9%     37.2% 
France          75.8%     71.0%     63.8%     70.5%     76.7%     69.0% 
Gabon           46.1%     24.3%     25.8%     21.2%     17.1%      9.4% 
Gambia          46.3%     26.5%     28.8%     21.9%     17.6%     11.5% 
Georgia         80.9%     76.2%       **          *         *         *
Germany (GDR)     ***     ***        ***        ***       ***      9.5% 
Germany (FRG)   77.8%     74.4%     63.8%     71.3%     69.0%     70.5% 
Ghana           30.9%     20.5%     18.9%     16.1%     14.6%      9.4% 
Greece          71.4%     58.5%     50.0%     48.9%     41.7%     32.9% 
Grenada         43.2%     29.3%     33.3%     26.3%     21.1%     20.5% 
Guatemala       45.0%     32.7%     25.8%     24.1%     17.7%     13.3% 
Guinea          42.6%     27.3%     25.0%     20.6%     16.9%     11.2% 
Guinea-Bissau     **      22.0%     26.8%     18.8%     19.7%     12.1% 
Guyana          41.8%     33.3%     21.9%     22.9%     14.8%     11.2% 
Haiti           42.6%     24.5%     24.6%     15.4%     17.2%     13.0% 
Honduras        45.0%     28.6%     28.8%     23.9%     19.2%     20.0% 
Hungary         79.6%     71.0%     61.4%     56.8%     42.2%     15.4% 
Iceland         77.3%     67.5%     56.4%     61.7%     47.8%     46.3%
India           16.0%     15.7%     18.5%     17.5%     13.0%     5.3% 
Indonesia       31.5%     18.9%     20.6%     12.5%     14.6%     11.3% 
Iran            24.1%     18.9%     21.4%     15.4%     14.5%      8.6% 
Iraq            23.7%     12.2%      9.3%      7.6%     13.3%      7.8% 
Ireland         70.5%     65.8%     54.5%     53.2%     41.0%     42.5% 
Israel          95.2%     93.5%     92.3%     87.5%     88.2%     87.5% 
Italy           79.2%     73.7%     63.8%     66.0%     65.5%     64.3% 
Jamaica         42.8%     32.0%     24.2%     26.2%     16.9%     14.0% 
Japan           78.4%     65.8%     53.7%     61.7%     58.3%     61.7% 
Jordan          34.8%     22.0%     19.7%     13.6%     14.8%     11.1% 
Kazakhstan      60.0%     46.2%     38.3%    *     *    *

Kenya           39.3%     31.9%     25.9%     19.0%     17.4%     14.0% 
Kuwait          45.7%     34.5%     26.8%     20.6%     15.7%      9.7% 
Kyrgyzstan      48.8%     52.2%     50.0%        *          *         *
Laos            19.6%     12.2%     12.9%      9.8%     13.8%     10.6% 
Latvia          80.0%     65.8%     55.6%     60.5%         *         *
Lebanon         28.8%     17.5%     18.5%     15.4%     15.7%      9.7% 
Lesotho         39.3%     24.5%     23.9%     21.0%     18.2%     13.0% 
Liberia           **         **     29.6%     22.6%        **     15.6% 
Libya           26.3%     12.2%     15.2%     12.3%     14.6%      9.5% 
Liechtenstein   70.5%     64.0%     54.8%     51.2%     37.8%         *
Lithuania       80.9%     68.6%     54.5%     56.4%         *         *
Luxembourg      77.7%     74.4%     63.8%     68.0%     67.9%     66.7% 
Madagascar      42.1%     22.9%     19.0%     18.2%     16.2%      9.1% 
Malawi          41.6%     26.5%     39.5%     26.9%     25.9%     19.2% 
Malaysia        36.9%     20.8%     16.9%     13.6%     15.7%     10.4% 
Maldives        45.8%     30.9%     23.5%     20.6%     16.9%     13.6% 
Mali            34.7%     21.3%     26.8%     19.0%     15.7%     11.8% 
Malta           70.1%     60.0%     43.4%     30.0%     25.9%     25.4% 
Marshall Islands
                65.4%     55.8%     60.5%     39.5%        *          *
Mauritania      40.0%     18.4%     19.0%     15.2%     14.6%      9.1% 
Mauritius       43.2%     33.3%     28.6%     16.4%     14.1%     14.6% 
Mexico          33.3%     28.3%     20.3%     20.6%     15.2%     12.0% 
Micronesia      69.2%     55.0%     63.6%     26.2%        *          *
Moldova         76.5%     69.3%     57.0%        *         *           *
Monaco          75.4%     84.5%        *          *         *          *
Mongolia        41.7%     30.8%     23.0%     25.9%     14.8%      9.9% 
Morocco         46.8%     26.5%     21.9%     16.9%     15.7%     11.0% 
Mozambique      33.3%     23.8%     23.3%     19.0%     17.6%     10.4% 
Myanmar (Burma) 25.3%     18.4%     14.3%     15.0%     15.2%     12.4%
Namibia         36.2%     23.1%     20.3%     17.9%     16.3%         *
Nepal           39.7%     32.7%     27.5%     23.2%     17.5%     12.0% 
Netherlands     81.4%     74.4%     63.8%     70.0%     67.2%     68.1% 
New Zealand     62.9%     54.8%     51.1%     55.8%     39.3%     40.2% 
Nicaragua       47.8%     35.2%     23.1%     22.1%     17.7%      7.8% 
Niger           39.7%     29.1%     23.5%     20.9%     15.0%      9.5% 
Nigeria         37.5%     26.5%     24.2%     19.4%     15.9%     11.4% 
Norway          74.5%     67.5%     55.3%     61.2%     46.8%     44.6% 
Oman            38.0%     29.1%     23.7%     19.4%     16.7%     12.4% 
Pakistan        32.3%     26.3%     21.7%     17.6%     18.5%      9.6% 
Palau (5)          **         *         *         *         *         *
Panama          43.7%     44.0%     35.6%     37.2%     33.3%     15.1% 
Papua New Guinea 
                41.3%     38.8%     31.6%     23.9%     17.1%     15.5% 
Paraguay        45.0%     45.5%     26.2%     25.9%     17.7%     17.8% 
Peru            45.4%     31.5%     26.9%     24.6%     15.4%     12.4% 
Philippines     38.8%     17.0%     21.5%     22.1%     16.0%     13.4% 
Poland          78.4%     68.4%     58.0%     61.7%     48.7%     10.4% 
Portugal        75.0%     69.1%     58.7%     59.5%     61.8%     66.2% 
Qatar           38.8%     29.6%     25.0%     18.6%     16.9%      9.9% 
Republic of Korea 
                55.9%     44.2%     36.2%     35.3%         *         *
Romania         76.4%     71.3%     61.4%     65.2%     40.5%     12.0% 
Russia (1)      66.6%     68.6%     59.5%     41.9%     16.7%      9.5% 
Rwanda          60.0%     30.2%     26.5%     25.0%     13.9%     12.9% 
St. Kitts-Nevis 44.9%      0.0%     27.5%     22.7%     20.0%     23.3% 
Saint Lucia     46.2%     25.5%     29.1%     25.0%     19.7%     20.5% 
St. Vincent-Gren. 
                49.2%     26.0%     24.5%     26.3%     16.9%     17.6% 
Samoa, Western  57.1%     48.4%     46.3%     36.0%     20.8%     21.7% 
San Marino      51.3%     73.0%     54.5%         *         *         *
Sao Tome-Principe
                   **        **     28.3%     21.0%      **       12.9% 
Saudi Arabia    41.7%     30.2%     25.7%     17.4%     16.7%     11.4% 
Senegal         45.8%     23.4%     24.6%     17.2%     17.3%     12.4% 
Seychelles      35.7%     20.0%     25.9%     22.0%     14.8%     11.6% 
Sierra Leone    46.0%     27.8%     17.9%     23.2%     15.9%     16.5% 
Singapore       41.1%     33.3%     27.9%     23.5%     17.3%     14.3% 
Slovak Republic 79.5%     70.5%        *          *         *         *
Slovenia        76.0%     65.7%     63.6%        *          *         *
Solomon Islands 56.8%     57.7%     75.0%     26.1%     18.3%     14.6% 
Somalia            **        **        **     12.1%     14.8%     10.7% 
South Africa    41.6%        **        **        **       **         **
Spain           68.3%     59.5%     51.0%     52.0%     45.1%     46.4%
Sri Lanka       30.3%     25.9%     21.2%     17.6%     17.1%     11.9% 
Sudan           25.8%     20.0%     14.1%     10.9%     11.3%     10.8% 
Suriname        43.8%     32.1%     26.5%     22.1%     16.3%     12.0% 
Swaziland       50.0%     28.6%     24.2%     24.6%     16.5%      9.5% 
Sweden          69.8%     61.9%     54.3%     57.9%     35.2%     35.0% 
Syria           22.5%     13.7%     16.4%     14.1%     13.8%      7.8% 
Tajikistan      62.0%     30.8%     19.0%        *          *          *
Thailand        37.6%     17.4%     23.9%     23.2%     16.5%     13.8% 
TFYR Macedonia(4) 
                76.5%     47.5%        *          *         *         *
Togo            37.7%     19.1%     25.0%     23.9%     17.5%     16.3% 
Trinidad-Tobago 45.7%     25.5%     24.6%     17.9%     16.7%     12.1% 
Tunisia         38.2%     25.0%     20.0%     15.2%     14.6%      9.1% 
Turkey          65.0%     57.0%     42.6%     41.2%     36.4%     32.4% 
Turkmenistan    55.2%     40.0%     38.5%        *          *         *
Uganda          34.7%     18.6%     16.0%     14.5%     16.3%      6.2% 
Ukraine         63.2%     41.3%     35.0%     31.6%     16.7%      9.4% 
United Arab Emir. 
                44.9%     30.4%     24.6%     18.8%     16.9%      8.9% 
United Kingdom  84.3%     80.0%     73.5%     79.6%     81.8%     77.8% 
U.R. Tanzania   29.8%     18.4%     20.3%     16.7%     16.0%      7.1% 
Uruguay         47.0%     37.5%     35.7%     35.8%     18.2%     17.9% 
Uzbekistan      53.0%       **         **         *         *         *
Vanuatu         48.7%     83.3%     27.3%     20.3%     18.6%     10.8% 
Venezuela       37.8%     29.6%     25.4%     23.5%     17.5%     12.6% 
Vietnam         19.6%      6.5%     11.3%     10.9%     12.3%      9.7% 
Yemen, Republic of 
                33.3%     20.0%     14.5%     12.3%     12.5%     10.0% 
Yemen, Dem. Rep. 
                 ***        ***       ***       ***       ***      6.9% 
Yugoslavia (FRY)(2)
                  **         **      0.0%     19.4%     14.6%     10.6% 
Zaire           0.0%      36.1%     33.3%     15.4%     17.1%     15.6% 
Zambia          38.5%     36.1%     22.1%     19.0%     17.1%      7.3% 
Zimbabwe        29.8%     18.4%     19.4%     18.5%     18.5%      8.5% 


Average       48.6%     36.8%     31.0%       27.8%     21.3%     16.9% 



*   Not yet a UN member    ** Non-participating UN member 
*** No longer a UN member   
 (1) Figures before 1992 are for the U.S.S.R.     
 (2) Not permitted to participate since the 47th UNGA.   
 (3) Figures before 1993 are for Czechoslovakia   
 (4) Listed as "The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia"     
 (5) Admitted as member 12/15/94, but did not vote in 49th UNGA.
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