Vetoes Since 1972
Subject: Years Of U.S. UN Vetoes
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Years Of U.S. UN Vetoes.
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Vetoes from the USA
Year -----Resolution Vetoed by the USA
Condemns Israel for killing hundreds of people in Syria and Lebanon in air
1973 Afirms the rights of the Palestinians and calls on Israel to
withdraw from the occupied territories.
1976 Condemns Israel for attacking
1976 Condemns Israel for building settlements in the
1976 Calls for self determination for the Palestinians.
1976 Afirms the rights of the Palestinians.
1978 Urges the permanent
members (USA, USSR, UK, France, China) to insure United Nations decisions on the
maintenance of international peace and security.
1978 Criticises the living
conditions of the Palestinians.
1978 Condemns the Israeli human rights
record in occupied territories.
1978 Calls for developed countries to
increase the quantity and quality of development assistance to underdeveloped
1979 Calls for an end to all military and nuclear collaboration
with the apartheid South Africa.
1979 Strengthens the arms embargo against
1979 Offers assistance to all the oppressed people of South
Africa and their liberation movement.
1979 Concerns negotiations
ondisarmament and cessation of the nuclear arms race.
1979 Calls for the
return of all inhabitants expelled by Israel.
1979 Demands that Israel
desist from human rights violations.
1979 Requests a report on the living
conditions of Palestinians in occupied Arab countries.
1979 Offers assistance
to the Palestinian people.
1979 Discusses sovereignty over national
resources in occupied Arab territories.
1979 Calls for protection of
developing counties' exports.
1979 Calls for alternative approaches within
the United Nations system for improving the enjoyment of human rights and
1979 Opposes support for intervention in the internal
or external affairs of states.
1979 For a United Nations Conference on Women.
1979 To include Palestinian women in the United Nations Conference on
1979 Safeguards rights of developing countries in multinational trade
1980 Requests Israel to return displaced persons.
Condemns Israeli policy regarding the living conditions of the Palestinian
1980 Condemns Israeli human rights practices in occupied territories.
1980 Afirms the right of self determination for the
1980 Offers assistance to the oppressed people of South Africa
and their national liberation movement.
1980 Attempts to establish a New
International Economic Order to promote the growth of underdeveloped countries
and international economic co-operation.
1980 Endorses the Program of Action
for Second Half of United Nations Decade for Women.
1980 Declaration of
non-use of nuclear weapons against non-nuclear states.
1980 Emphasises that
the development of nations and individuals is a human right.
1980 Calls for
the cessation of all nuclear test explosions.
1980 Calls for the
implementation of the Declaration on the Granting of Independence to Colonial
Countries and Peoples.
1981 Promotes co-operative movements in developing
1981 Affirms the right of every state to choose its economic and
social system in accord with the will of its people, without outside
interference in whatever form it takes.
1981 Condemns activities of foreign
economic interests in colonial territories.
1981 Calls for the cessation of
all test explosions of nuclear weapons.
1981 Calls for action in supportof
measures to prevent nuclear war, curb the arms race and promote
1981 Urges negotiationson prohibition of chemical and biological
1981 Declares that education, work, health care, proper nourishment,
national development, etc are human rights.
1981 Condemns South Africa for
attacks on neighbouring states, condemns apartheid and attempts to strengthen
sanctions. 7 resolutions.
1981 Condemns an attempted coup by South Africa on
1981 Condemns Israel's treatment of the Palestinians, human
rights policies, and the bombing of Iraq. 18 resolutions.
1982 Condemns the
Israeli invasion of Lebanon. 6 resolutions (1982 to 1983).
1982 Condemns the
shooting of 11 Muslims at a shrine in Jerusalem by an Israeli soldier.
Calls on Israel to withdraw from the Golan Heights occupied in 1967.
Condemns apartheid and calls for the cessation of economic aid to South Africa.
1982 Calls for the setting up of a World Charter for the
protection of the ecology.
1982 Sets up a United Nations conference on
succession of states in respect to state property, archives and debts. 1982
Nuclear test bans and negotiations and nuclear free outer space. 3
1982 Supports a new world information and communications order.
1982 Prohibition of chemical and bacteriological weapons.
Development of international law.
1982 Protects against products harmful to
health and the environment .
1982 Declares that education, work, health care,
proper nourishment, national development are human rights.
against products harmful to health and the environment.
1982 Development of
the energy resources of developing countries.
1983 Resolutions about
apartheid, nuclear arms, economics, and international law. 15
1984 Condemns support of South Africa in its Namibian and other
1984 International action to eliminate apartheid.
Israel for occupying and attacking southern Lebanon.
1984 Resolutions about
apartheid, nuclear arms, economics, and international law. 18
1985 Condemns Israel for occupying and attacking southern
1985 Condemns Israel for using excessive force in the occupied
1985 Resolutions about cooperation, human rights, trade and
development. 3 resolutions.
1985 Measures to be taken against Nazi, Fascist
and neo-Fascist activities .
1986 Calls on all governments (including the
USA) to observe international law.
1986 Imposes economic and military
sanctions against South Africa.
1986 Condemns Israel for its actions against
1986 Calls on Israel to respect Muslim holy places.
1986 Condemns Israel for sky-jacking a Libyan airliner.
about cooperation, security, human rights, trade, media bias, the environment
and development. 8 resolutions.
1987 Calls on Israel to abide by the Geneva
Conventions in its treatment of the Palestinians.
1987 Calls on Israel to
stop deporting Palestinians.
1987 Condemns Israel for its actions in
Lebanon. 2 resolutions.
1987 Calls on Israel to withdraw its forces from
1987 Cooperation between the United Nations and the League of Arab
1987 Calls for compliance in the International Court of Justice
concerning military and paramilitary activities against Nicaragua and a call to
end the trade embargo against Nicaragua. 2 resolutions.
1987 Measures to
prevent international terrorism, study the underlying political and economic
causes of terrorism, convene a conference to define terrorism and to
differentiate it from the struggle of people from national liberation.
Resolutions concerning journalism, international debt and trade. 3
1987 Opposition to the build up of weapons in space.
Opposition to the development of new weapons of mass destruction.
Opposition to nuclear testing. 2 resolutions.
1987 Proposal to set up South
Atlantic "Zone of Peace".
1988 Condemns Israeli practices against
Palestinians in the occupied territories. 5 resolutions (1988 and 1989).
1989 Condemns USA invasion of Panama.
1989 Condemns USA troops for
ransackingthe residence of the Nicaraguan ambassador in Panama.
USA support for the Contra army in Nicaragua.
1989 Condemns illegal USA
embargo of Nicaragua.
1989 Opposing the acquisition of territory by force.
1989 Calling for a resolution to the Arab-Israeli conflict based on earlier
1990 To send three UN Security Council observers to the
1995 Afirms that land in East Jerusalem annexed by
Israel is occupied territory.
1997 Calls on Israel to cease building
settlements in East Jerusalem and other occupied territories. 2
1999 Calls on the USA to end its trade embargo on Cuba. 8
resolutions (1992 to 1999).
2001 To send unarmed monitors to the West Bank
and the Gaza Strip.
2001 To set up the International Criminal Court.
2002 To renew the peace keeping mission in Bosnia.