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
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 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 ondisarmament and cessation of the nuclear
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
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 fundamental freedoms.
1979 Opposes support for intervention in the internal or external affairs
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.
1980 Condemns Israeli policy regarding the living conditions of the
1980 Condemns Israeli human rights practices in occupied territories. 3
1980 Afirms the right of self determination for the Palestinians.
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
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
1980 Emphasises that the development of nations and individuals is a
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 colonial
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 disarmament.
1981 Urges negotiationson prohibition of chemical and biological weapons.
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 the Seychelles.
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
1982 Condemns the shooting of 11 Muslims at a shrine in Jerusalem by an
1982 Calls on Israel to withdraw from the Golan Heights occupied in 1967.
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
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 environment .
1982 Declares that education, work, health care, proper nourishment,
national development are human rights.
1982 Protects 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 resolutions.
1984 Condemns support of South Africa in its Namibian and other policies.
1984 International action to eliminate apartheid.
1984 Condemns Israel for occupying and attacking southern Lebanon.
1984 Resolutions about apartheid, nuclear arms, economics, and
international law. 18 resolutions.
1985 Condemns Israel for occupying and attacking southern Lebanon.
1985 Condemns Israel for using excessive force in the occupied
1985 Resolutions about cooperation, human rights, trade and development.
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 Africa.
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. 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 Lebanon.
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
1987 Resolutions concerning journalism, international debt and trade. 3
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. 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.
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 occupied
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 embargoon 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.