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30 Years Of U.S. UN
by rp 3:38pm Sat Mar 8 '03
1972-2002 Vetoes from the USA
Year -----Resolution Vetoed by the USA
1972 Condemns Israel for killing hundreds of people in Syria and
Lebanon in air raids.
1973 Afirms the rights of the Palestinians and calls on Israel
to withdraw from the occupied territories.
1976 Condemns Israel for attacking Lebanese civilians.
1976 Condemns Israel for building settlements in the occupied
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
1978 Calls for developed countries to increase the quantity and
quality of development assistance to underdeveloped countries.
1979 Calls for an end to all military and nuclear collaboration
with the apartheid South Africa.
1979 Strengthens the arms embargo against South Africa.
1979 Offers assistance to all the oppressed people of South
Africa and their liberation movement.
1979 Concerns negotiations on disarmament 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
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 Women.
1979 Safeguards rights of developing countries in multinational
1980 Requests Israel to return displaced persons.
1980 Condemns Israeli policy regarding the living conditions of
the Palestinian people.
1980 Condemns Israeli human rights practices in occupied
territories. 3 resolutions.
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
1980 Endorses the Program of Action for Second Half of United
Nations Decade for Women.
1980 Declaration of non-use of nuclear weapons against
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 countries.
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
1981 Calls for the cessation of all test explosions of nuclear
1981 Calls for action in support of measures to prevent nuclear
war, curb the arms race and promote disarmament.
1981 Urges negotiations on prohibition of chemical and
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
1981 Condemns an attempted coup by South Africa on the
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.
1982 Calls on Israel to withdraw from the Golan Heights occupied
1982 Condemns apartheid and calls for the cessation of economic
aid to South Africa. 4 resolutions.
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 resolutions.
1982 Supports a new world information and communications order.
1982 Prohibition of chemical and bacteriological weapons.
1982 Development of international law.
1982 Protects against products harmful to health and the
1982 Declares that education, work, health care, proper
nourishment, national development are human rights.
1982 Protects against products harmful to health and the
1982 Development of the energy resources of developing
1983 Resolutions about apartheid, nuclear arms, economics, and
international law. 15 resolutions.
1984 Condemns support of South Africa in its Namibian and other
1984 International action to eliminate apartheid.
1984 Condemns Israel for occupying and attacking southern
1984 Resolutions about apartheid, nuclear arms, economics, and
international law. 18 resolutions.
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
1986 Calls on all governments (including the USA) to observe
1986 Imposes economic and military sanctions against South
1986 Condemns Israel for its actions against Lebanese civilians.
1986 Calls on Israel to respect Muslim holy places.
1986 Condemns Israel for sky-jacking a Libyan airliner.
1986 Resolutions about cooperation, security, human rights,
trade, media bias, the environment and development.
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 Lebanon.
1987 Cooperation between the United Nations and the League of
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.
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.
1987 Resolutions concerning journalism, international debt and
trade. 3 resolutions.
1987 Opposition to the build up of weapons in space.
1987 Opposition to the development of new weapons of mass
1987 Opposition to nuclear testing. 2 resolutions.
1987 Proposal to set up South Atlantic "Zone of
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 ransacking the residence of the
Nicaraguan ambassador in Panama.
1989 Condemns 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 UN resoltions.
1990 To send three UN Security Council observers to the occupied
1995 Afirms that land in East Jerusalem annexed by Israel is
1997 Calls on Israel to cease building settlements in East
Jerusalem and other occupied territories. 2 resolutions.
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
2001 To set up the International Criminal Court.
2002 To renew the peace keeping mission in Bosnia.