UN resolutions vetoed by the USA: 1972-2002
1972: Condemning Israel for killing hundreds of people in Syria and Lebanon in air raids. 1973: Affirming the rights of the Palestinians and calling on Israel to withdraw from the occupied territories. 1976: Condemning Israel for attacking Lebanese civilians. 1976: Condemning Israel for building settlements in the occupied territories. 1976: Calling for self determination for the Palestinians. 1976: Affirming the rights of the Palestinians. 1978: Urging the permanent members (USA, USSR, UK, France, China) to insure United Nations decisions on the maintenance of international peace and security. 1978: Criticising the living conditions of the Palestinians. 1978: Condemning the Israeli human rights record in occupied territories. 1978: Calling for developed countries to increase the quantity and quality of development assistance to underdeveloped countries. 1979: Calling for an end to all military and nuclear collaboration with the apartheid South Africa. 1979: Strengthening the arms embargo against South Africa. 1979: Offering assistance to all the oppressed people of South Africa and their liberation movement. 1979: Concerns over negotiations on disarmament and cessation of the nuclear arms race. 1979: Calling for the return of all inhabitants expelled by Israel. 1979: Demanding that Israel desist from human rights violations. 1979: Requesting a report on the living conditions of Palestinians in occupied Arab countries. 1979: Offering assistance to the Palestinian people. 1979: Discussing sovereignty over national resources in occupied Arab territories. 1979: Calling for protection of developing counties' exports. 1979: Calling for alternative approaches within the United Nations system for improving the enjoyment of human rights and fundamental freedoms. 1979: Opposing 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: Safeguarding rights of developing countries in multinational trade negotiations. 1980: Requesting Israel to return displaced persons. 1980: Condemning Israeli policy regarding the living conditions of the Palestinian people. 1980: Condemning Israeli human rights practices in occupied territories — three resolutions. 1980: Affirming the right of self determination for the Palestinians. 1980: Offering assistance to the oppressed people of South Africa and their national liberation movement. 1980: Attempting to establish a New International Economic Order to promote the growth of underdeveloped countries and international economic co- operation. 1980: Endorsing 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: Emphasising that the development of nations and individuals is a human right. 1980: Calling for the cessation of all nuclear test explosions. 1980: Calling for the implementation of the Declaration on the Granting of Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples. 1981: Promoting co-operative movements in developing countries. 1981: Affirming 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: Condemning activities of foreign economic interests in colonial territories. 1981: Calling for the cessation of all test explosions of nuclear weapons. 1981: Calling for action in support of measures to prevent nuclear war, curb the arms race and promote disarmament. 1981: Urging negotiations on prohibition of chemical and biological weapons. 1981: Declaring that education, work, health care, proper nourishment, national development, etc are human rights. 1981: Condemning South Africa for attacks on neighbouring states and apartheid, and attempts to strengthen sanctions — seven resolutions. 1981: Condemning an attempted coup by South Africa on the Seychelles. 1981: Condemning Israel's treatment of the Palestinians, human rights policies, and the bombing of Iraq — 18 resolutions. 1982: Condemning the Israeli invasion of Lebanon — six resolutions (1982 to 1983). 1982: Condemning the shooting of 11 Muslims at a shrine in Jerusalem by an Israeli soldier. 1982: Calling on Israel to withdraw from the Golan Heights occupied in 1967. 1982: Condemning apartheid and calls for the cessation of economic aid to South Africa — four resolutions. 1982: Calling for the setting up of a World Charter for the protection of the ecology. 1982: Setting 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 — three resolutions. 1982: Supporting a new world information and communications order. 1982: Prohibiting chemical and bacteriological weapons. 1982: Development of international law. 1982: Protecting against products harmful to health and the environment. 1982: Declaring that education, work, health care, proper nourishment, and national development are human rights. 1982: Development of the energy resources of developing countries. 1983: Resolutions about apartheid, nuclear arms, economics, and international law — 15 resolutions. 1984: Condemning support of South Africa in its Namibian and other policies. 1984: International action to eliminate apartheid. 1984: Condemning Israel for occupying and attacking southern Lebanon. 1984: Resolutions about apartheid, nuclear arms, economics, and international law — 18 resolutions. 1985: Condemning Israel for occupying and attacking southern Lebanon. 1985: Condemning Israel for using excessive force in the occupied territories. 1985: Resolutions about co-operation, human rights, trade and development - - three resolutions. 1985: Measures to be taken against Nazi, Fascist and neo-Fascist activities. 1986: Calling on all governments (including the USA) to observe international law. 1986: Imposing economic and military sanctions against South Africa. 1986: Condemning Israel for its actions against Lebanese civilians. 1986: Calling on Israel to respect Muslim holy places. 1986: Condemning Israel for sky-jacking a Libyan airliner. 1986: Resolutions about co-operation, security, human rights, trade, media bias, the environment and development — eight resolutions. 1987: Calling on Israel to abide by the Geneva Conventions in its treatment of the Palestinians. 1987: Calling on Israel to stop deporting Palestinians. 1987: Condemning Israel for its actions in Lebanon — two resolutions. 1987: Calling on Israel to withdraw its forces from Lebanon. 1987: Co-operation between the United Nations and the League of Arab States. 1987: Calling 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 — two 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. 1987: Resolutions concerning journalism, international debt and trade — three resolutions. 1987: Opposition to the build up of weapons in space. 1987: Opposition to the development of new weapons of mass destruction. 1987: Opposition to nuclear testing — two resolutions. 1987: Proposal to set up South Atlantic "Zone of Peace". 1988: Condemning Israeli practices against Palestinians in the occupied territories — five resolutions (1988 and 1989). 1989: Condemning USA invasion of Panama. 1989: Condemning USA troops for ransacking the residence of the Nicaraguan ambassador in Panama. 1989: Condemning USA support for the Contra army in Nicaragua. 1989: Condemning 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 resolutions. 1990: To send three UN Security Council observers to the occupied territories. 1995: Affirming that land in East Jerusalem annexed by Israel is occupied territory. 1997: Calling on Israel to cease building settlements in East Jerusalem and other occupied territories — two resolutions. 1999: Calling on the USA to end its trade embargo on Cuba — eight 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. Note: During the '80s, the UN was concerned with Saddam Hussein's use of chemical weapons. On 21/3/1986, the Security Council President, "speaking on behalf of the Security Council", stated that the Council members were "profoundly concerned by the unanimous conclusion of the specialists that chemical weapons on many occasions have been used by Iraqi forces against Iranian troops ... [and] the members of the Council strongly condemn this continued use of chemical weapons in clear violation of the Geneva Protocol of 1925 which prohibits the use in war of chemical weapons". The United States voted AGAINST the issuance of this statement.