UNGA71: SOGI Vote Analysis
It is remarkable how close the vote in the General Assembly on the homosexual rights special procedure actually was yesterday.
Going into the General Assembly Hall, the African Group needed the support of 7 more countries than it had last month in the 3rd Committee. It actually gained 9 votes, 2 more than it needed. But it also lost 9 votes that it very much needed. Hence the identical outcome: 84 against, and 77 for, the African proposal.
This analysis does not factor the many countries with sodomy laws that either abstained or voted alongisde the Europeans, even if it is inconsistent with their laws. at least 18 coountries with sodomy laws voted against the Africans in the 3rd committee. If those votes were factored, the African proposal would have prevailed, without a doubt.
VOTES GAINED BY THE AFRICAN GROUP IN THE GA PLENARY
Countries that abstained or voted against the Africans in 3rd Committee but voted with the Africans in the GA Plenary
Countries that voted against the Africans in the 3rd committee but abstained in the plenary
Moldova (no vote)
VOTES LOST BY THE AFRICAN GROUP IN THE GA PLENARY
Countries that voted with Africans in 3rd Committee but did not in the GA Plenary
Angola (no vote)
Central African Republic (no vote)
Gambia (no vote)
Seichelles (no vote)
Suriname (no vote)
Antigua and Barbuda (voted NO on African amendment)
Saint Kitts and Nevis (voted NO on African amendment)
Countries that abstained in 3rd committee but voted against Africans in Plenary