A Russian-sponsored draft resolution was defeated by a vote of 80 against, 43 for and 37 abstentions.
Among those supporting Moscow’s resolution were China, India, Nigeria, Syria and Bahrain.
EU countries voted against the text and were supported by the US, South Korea, Japan, South Africa, Brazil, Liberia and Venezuela, among others.
Abstaining countries included many Caribbean states as well as Kenya, Monaco and Bhutan.
A number of countries did not vote, including Turkey, Cuba and Afghanistan.
The full recorded vote is below.