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Genocide Convention - 3rd session of the General Assembly, 179th plenary meeting
19 Jul 2013 -  Continuation of the discussion on the Draft Convention on Genocide, reports of the Economic and Social Council and of the Sixth Committee; Adoption of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide. Statements by Mr. H. V. Evatt (Australia, President of the General Assembly), Mr. de Beus (The Netherlands), Mr. Dihigo (Cuba), Mr. Alfaro (Panama), Mr. Amado (Brazil), Mr. Fitzmaurice (United Kingdom), Mr. Kaeckenbeeck (Belgium), Mr. Katz-Suchy (Poland), Mr. Augenthaler (Czechoslovakia), Mr. Manini y Rios (Uruguay) and Mr. Tsien Tai (China). The President, r. H. V. Evatt, closes the discussion and puts the amendments proposed by the Soviet Union and the Venezuelan amendment to the vote. Statement by Mr. Perez Perozo (Venezuela). The president of the General Assembly, Mr. H. V. Evatt (Australia), puts to the vote the amendments proposed by the Soviet Union, votes are taken by roll-call: all amendments are rejected. Statement by Mr. Morozov (Union of Soviet Socialist Republics). The President of the General Assembly putting resolution A proposed by the Sixth Committee (A/760) to vote and proclaiming the result: the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide is adopted by unanimous vote. The President of the General Assembly putting resolution B proposed by the Sixth Committee (A/760) to vote and proclaiming the result: resolution B on the establishment of an international judicial organ is adopted. The President of the General Assembly putting resolution C proposed by the Sixth Committee (A/760) to vote and proclaiming the result: resolution C relating to the application of the Convention with respect to dependent territories is adopted.