US vetos at the UN Security Council

List of UN Security Council resolutions vetoed by the USA, 1972 - 2002

(Russia has used their veto TWICE)

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 territories.
  • 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 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 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 fundamental freedoms.
  • 1979 Opposes support for intervention in the internal or external affairs ofstates.
  • 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 trade negotiations.
  • 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 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 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 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 territories.
  • 1981 Calls for the cessation of all test explosions of nuclear weapons.
  • 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 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 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 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 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 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 territories.
  • 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 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 States.
  • 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.
  • 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 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 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 territories.
  • 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 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 Strip.
  • 2001 To set up the International Criminal Court.
  • 2002 To renew the peace keeping mission in Bosnia. The US of A: helping to make the world a fairer place.
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