The United Nations and BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions): Modern Antisemitism

UN General Assembly


UN General Assembly

Resolutions

  • December 23, 2016. UN General Assembly Resolution: Special subjects relating to the programme budget for the biennium 2016–2017, A/RES/71/272

    NOTE: This is a General Assembly budget resolution that funds BDS. More specifically, it funds the implementation of the Human Rights Council's March 2016 resolution calling for the creation of a "database" of all companies that conduct business - directly or indirectly - relating to Israeli "settlements" in Arab-claimed territories.

    On its face, the resolution is unrecognizable, but this is what it means.

    After the adoption of the Human Rights Council BDS resolution, the Secretary-General produced a report, detailing how much it would cost to implement the resolution. The Secretary-General's report said that implementation would require the General Assembly to appropriate - as part of its overall regular budget - "additional resources of $138,700, including $36,300 under section 2, General Assembly and Economic and Social Council affairs and conference management, and $102,400 under section 24, Human rights." The $36,300 was for "pre-session documentation" and the $102,400 was to pay for the services of one staff member at the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights for 8 months time.

    The Secretary-General's report was then considered by the UN's Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions (ACABQ), a group of 16 persons from different states artificially labelled "independent." In December 2016 - as is almost always the case - it had a U.S. member. The ACABQ concluded: "the Advisory Committee recommends that the General Assembly approve the proposals of the Secretary-General."

    The recommendations of the ACABQ concerning all of the resolutions and decisions of the Human Rights Council over its past four sessions - including the BDS resolution - were then sent to the UN's "Fifth" or budget committee. The Fifth Committee is a committee of all 193 UN member states.

    The Fifth Committee put the funding for all Human Rights Council resolutions into Section XV of a more general funding resolution. When this resolution came to a vote in the Fifth Committee, the representative of Israel proposed an amendment to Section XV that would have added this sentence: "Decides not to approve any resources stemming from adoption of resolution 31/36 by the Human Rights Council". The Israeli amendment was defeated by a vote of 7 in favor (Australia, Canada, Guatemala, Israel, Marshall Islands, Palau, United States), 148 against, 6 abstentions (Cameroon, Central African Republic, Cote d'Ivoire, Georgia, Ghana, Honduras). The more general budget resolution was then adopted by consensus in the Fifth Committee, with only Israel (and not the Obama administration) "disassociating" from the result - and the Fifth Committee's decision was then rubber-stamped by a resolution of the plenary of the General Assembly itself.

    The final resolution that funds the creation of the Human Rights Council BDS blacklist is as follows:


    "The General Assembly,
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    XV
    Revised estimates resulting from resolutions and decisions adopted by the Human Rights Council at its thirty-first, thirty-second and thirty-third sessions and twenty-fourth special session

    Having considered the report of the Secretary-General and the related report of the Advisory Committee,
    1. Takes note of the report of the Secretary-General;
    2. Endorses the conclusions and recommendations contained in the report of the Advisory Committee;
    3. Approves the establishment of 10 posts (1 P-5, 3 P-4 and 6 P-3) under section 24, Human rights, of the programme budget for the biennium 2016–2017, with effect from 1 January 2017;
    4. Also approves an additional appropriation, in the amount of 14,784,500 dollars, comprising 2,481,300 dollars under section 2, General Assembly and Economic and Social Council affairs and conference management, 12,259,500 dollars under section 24, Human rights, 8,400 dollars under section 28, Public information, and 35,300 dollars under section 29F, Administration, Geneva, of the programme budget for the biennium 2016–2017;
    5. Further approves the amount of 147,600 dollars under section 36, Staff assessment, of the programme budget for the biennium 2016–2017, to be offset by an equivalent amount under income section 1, Income from staff assessment;..."

  • December 6, 2016. UN General Assembly Resolution: Israeli settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, and the occupied Syrian Golan, A/RES/71/97

    "The General Assembly,
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    10. Encourages all States and international organizations to continue to actively pursue policies that ensure respect for their obligations under international law with regard to all illegal Israeli practices and measures in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, particularly Israeli settlement activities;

    11. Recalls, in this regard, the statement of 15 July 1999 and the declarations adopted on 5 December 2001 and on 17 December 2014 by the Conference of High Contracting Parties to the Fourth Geneva Convention on measures to enforce the Convention in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, and welcomes in this regard initiatives by States parties, both individually and collectively, in accordance with article 1 of the Convention, aimed at ensuring respect for the Convention;

    12. Calls upon the relevant United Nations bodies to take all necessary measures and actions within their mandates to ensure full respect for and compliance with Human Rights Council resolution 17/4 of 16 June 2011, concerning the Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and other relevant international laws and standards, and to ensure the implementation of the United Nations "Protect, Respect and Remedy" Framework, which provides a global standard for upholding human rights in relation to business activities that are connected with Israeli settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem;..."

    Adopted by a vote of 165 in favor, 6 against (Canada, Israel, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Palau, United States), 7 abstentions (Australia, Cameroon, Cote d'Ivoire, Honduras, Paraguay, South Sudan, Togo)

  • December 22, 2015. UN General Assembly Resolution: Permanent sovereignty of the Palestinian people in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, and of the Arab population in the occupied Syrian Golan over their natural resources, A/RES/70/225

    "The General Assembly,
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    10. Encourages all States and international organizations to continue to actively pursue policies to ensure respect for their obligations under international law with regard to all illegal Israeli practices and measures in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, particularly Israeli settlement activities and the exploitation of natural resources;..."

    164 in favour, 5 against (Canada, Israel, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, United States), 10 abstentions (Australia, Cameroon, Cote d'Ivoire, Honduras, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, South Sudan, Togo, Tonga, Vanuatu)

  • December 9, 2015. UN General Assembly Resolution: Israeli settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, and the occupied Syrian Golan, A/RES/70/89

    "The General Assembly,
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    11. Calls upon the relevant United Nations bodies to take all necessary measures and actions within their mandates to ensure full respect for and compliance with Human Rights Council resolution 17/4 of 16 June 2011, concerning the Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, and other relevant international laws and standards, and to ensure the implementation of the United Nations "Protect, Respect and Remedy" Framework, which provides a global standard for upholding human rights in relation to business activities that are connected with Israeli settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem;..."

    Adopted by a vote of 161 in favor, 7 against (Canada, Israel, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, Palau, United States), 8 abstentions (Australia, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Cote d'Ivoire, Honduras, Paraguay, Togo, Vanuatu)

  • December 5, 2014. UN General Assembly Resolution: Israeli settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, and the occupied Syrian Golan, A/RES/69/92

    "The General Assembly
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    9. Calls upon the relevant United Nations bodies to take all necessary measures and actions within their mandates to ensure full respect for and compliance with Human Rights Council resolution 17/4 of 16 June 2011, concerning the Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, and other relevant international laws and standards, and to ensure the implementation of the United Nations "Protect, Respect and Remedy" Framework, which provides a global standard for upholding human rights in relation to business activities that are connected with Israeli settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem;..."

    Adopted by a vote of 159 in favor, 7 against (Canada, Israel, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, Palau, United States), 12 abstentions (Australia, Cameroon, Cote d'Ivoire, Ghana, Honduras, Madagascar, Panama, Paraguay, Rwanda, South Sudan, Togo, Vanuatu)

  • December 15, 2006. UN General Assembly Resolution, "Establishment of the United Nations Register of Damage Caused by the Construction of the Wall in the Occupied Palestinian Territory," A/RES/ES-10/17

    "The General Assembly,
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    3. Establishes the United Nations Register of Damage Caused by the Construction of the Wall in the Occupied Palestinian Territory:
    (a) To serve as a record, in documentary form, of the damage caused to all natural and legal persons concerned as a result of the construction of the wall by Israel, the occupying Power, in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including in and around East Jerusalem;
    (b) To be referred to henceforth in brief as the "Register of Damage";

    4. Decides to set up an office of the Register of Damage...
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    14. Calls upon the Secretary-General to instruct the United Nations agencies and offices present on the ground in the Occupied Palestinian Territory to lend their support and expertise to the Office of the Register of Damage, upon its request, so as to facilitate its work;

    15. Requests the Secretary-General to provide the necessary staff and facilities and to make appropriate arrangements to provide the necessary funds required to carry out the terms of the present resolution;

    16. Also requests the Secretary-General to report to the General Assembly within six months on the progress made with regard to the establishment and operation of the Office of the Register of Damage and the establishment of the Register of Damage;"

    Adopted by a vote of 162 in favor, 7 against (Australia, Israel, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, Palau, United States), 7 abstentions (Cameroon, Canada, Côte d'Ivoire, Malawi, Papua New Guinea, Tonga, Uganda)

  • July 9, 2004. UN General Assembly Resolution, "Advisory opinion of the International Court of Justice on the Legal Consequences of the Construction of a Wall in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including in and around East Jerusalem," A/RES/ES-10/15

    "The General Assembly,
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    4. Requests the Secretary-General to establish a register of damage caused to all natural or legal persons concerned in connection with paragraphs 152 and 153 of the advisory opinion;"

    Adopted by a vote of 150 in favor, 6 against (Australia, Israel, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Palau, United States), 10 abstentions (Cameroon, Canada, El Salvador, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Uganda, Uruguay, Vanuatu)

  • January 9, 1999. UN General Assembly Resolution: Illegal Israeli actions in Occupied East Jerusalem and the rest of the Occupied Palestinian Territory, A/RES/ES–10/6

    "The General Assembly
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    4. Reiterates also its previous recommendations to Member States for the cessation of all forms of assistance and support for illegal Israeli activities in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including Jerusalem, in particular settlement activities and actively to discourage activities that directly contribute to any construction or development of those settlements;"

    Adopted by a vote of 115 in favor, 2 against (Israel, United States), 5 abstentions (Australia, Bahamas, Cameroon, Romania, Swaziland)

  • November 13, 1997. UN General Assembly Resolution: Illegal Israeli actions in Occupied East Jerusalem and the rest of the Occupied Palestinian Territory, A/RES/ES-10/4

    "The General Assembly
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    2. Reiterates its call for the cessation of all forms of assistance and support for illegal Israeli activities in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including Jerusalem, in particular settlement activities;

    3. Reiterates its recommendation to the High Contracting Parties to the Geneva Convention relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War, to take measures on a national or regional level, in fulfilment of their obligations under article 1 of the Convention, to ensure respect by Israel, the occupying Power, of the Convention, as well as its recommendation to Member States to actively discourage activities that directly contribute to any construction or development of Israeli settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including Jerusalem, as these activities contravene international law;"

    Adopted by a vote of 39 in favor, 3 against (Israel, Micronesia, United States), 13 abstentions (Australia, Bulgaria, Burundi, Cameroon, Costa Rica, Georgia, Marshall Islands, Nicaragua, Romania, Rwanda, Swaziland, Uzbekistan, Zambia)

  • July 5, 1997. UN General Assembly Resolution: Illegal Israeli actions in Occupied East Jerusalem and the rest of the Occupied Palestinian Territory, A/RES/ES-10/3

    "The General Assembly
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    6. Recommends to Member States that they actively discourage activities which directly contribute to any construction or development of Israeli settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including Jerusalem, as these activities contravene international law;

    7. Demands that Israel, the occupying Power, make available to Member States the necessary information about goods produced or manufactured in the illegal settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including Jerusalem;"

    Adopted by a vote of 131 in favor, 3 against (Israel, Micronesia, United States), 14 abstentions (Andorra, Australia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, Marshall Islands, Nicaragua, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, Slovakia, Uzbekistan)

  • April 25, 1997. UN General Assembly Resolution: Illegal Israeli actions in Occupied East Jerusalem and the rest of the Occupied Palestinian Territory, A/RES/ES-10/2

    "The General Assembly
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    7. Calls for the cessation of all forms of assistance and support for illegal Israeli activities in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including Jerusalem, in particular settlement activities;"

    Adopted by a vote of 134 in favor, 3 against (Israel, Micronesia, United States), 11 abstentions (Australia, Canada, Germany, Latvia, Liberia, Lithuania, Marshall Islands, Norway, Romania, Rwanda, Uruguay)

  • December 16, 1991. UN General Assembly Resolution: The situation in the Middle East, A/RES/46/82

    "The General Assembly
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    10. Calls upon all States not to provide Israel with any assistance to be used specifically in connection with settlements in the occupied territories."

    Adopted by a vote of 93 in favor, 27 against (Australia, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Czechoslovakia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Sweden, United Kingdom, United States), 37 abstentions (Albania, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Austria, Bahamas, Barbados, Belarus, Belize, Benin, Central African Republic, Cote d'Ivoire, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Fiji, Greece, Grenada, Jamaica, Japan, Liberia, Liechtenstein, Malawi, Malta, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Spain, Togo, Ukraine, USSR, Uruguay)

  • December 19, 1983. UN General Assembly Resolution: "Permanent sovereignty over national resources in the occupied Palestinian and other Arab territories,", A/RES/38/144

    "The General Assembly
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    9. Calls upon all States, international organizations, specialized agencies, business corporations and all other institutions not to recognize, or co-operate with or assist in any manner in, any measures undertaken by Israel to exploit the national resources of the occupied Palestinian and other Arab territories or to effect any changes in the demographic composition, the character and form of use of their natural resources or the institutional structure of those territories;"

    Adopted by a vote of 120 in favor, 2 against (Israel, United States), 18 abstentions (Australia, Belgium, Canada, Cote d'Ivoire, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany (Federal Republic of), Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Myanmar, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden, United Kingdom)

  • April 28, 1982. UN General Assembly Resolution: Question of Palestine, A/RES/ES-7/4

    "The General Assembly
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    8. Condemns all policies which frustrate the exercise of the inalienable rights of the Palestinian people, in particular providing Israel with military, economic and political assistance and the misuse of the veto by a permanent member of the Security Council, thus enabling Israel to continue its aggression, occupation and unwillingness to carry out its obligations under the Charter and the relevant resolutions of the United Nations;

    9. Urges all Governments which have not yet done so:
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    (b) To renounce the policy of providing Israel with military, economic and political assistance, thus discouraging Israel from continuing its aggression, occupation and disregard of its obligations under the Charter and the relevant resolutions of the United Nations
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    10. Condemns the policies which encourage the flow of human resources to Israel, enabling it to implement and to proceed with its colonization and settlement policies in the occupied Arab territories;"

    Adopted by a vote of 86 in favor, 20 against (Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany (Federal Republic of), Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Sweden, United Kingdom, United States), 36 abstentions (Argentina, Bahamas, Barbados, Bolivia, Brazil, Burma, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Fiji, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Japan, Liberia, Malawi, Mexico, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Samoa, Singapore, Spain, Swaziland, Thailand, Uruguay, Venezuela, Zaire)

  • April 28, 1982 UN General Assembly Resolution: The situation in the occupied Arab territories, A/RES/ES-9/1

    "The General Assembly
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    8. Further deplores any political, economic, military and technological support to Israel that encourages Israel to commit acts of aggression and to consolidate and perpetuate its occupation and annexation of occupied Arab territories;
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    12. Calls upon all Member States to apply the following measures:
    (a) To refrain from supplying Israel with any weapons and related equipment and to suspend any military assistance which Israel receives from them;
    (b) To refrain from acquiring any weapons or military equipment from Israel;
    (c) To suspend economic, financial and technological assistance to and co-operation with Israel; (d) To sever diplomatic, trade, and cultural relations with Israel;

    13. Also calls upon Member States to cease forthwith, individually and collectively, all dealings with Israel in order totally to isolate it in all fields;"

    Adopted by a vote of 86 in favor, 21 against (Australia, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Fiji, Finland, France, Germany (Federal Republic of), Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Sweden, United Kingdom, United States), 34 abstentions (Argentina, Austria, Bahamas, Barbados, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Gabon, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Liberia, Malawi, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, Singapore, Spain, Swaziland, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, Uruguay, Venezuela, Zaire)

  • December 7, 1981. UN General Assembly Resolution: The situation in the Middle East, A/RES/36/226-A

    "The General Assembly
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    12. Considers that the agreements on strategic co-operation between the United States of America and Israel signed on 30 November 1981 would encourage Israel to pursue its aggressive and expansionist policies and practices in the Palestinian and other Arab territories occupied since 1967, including Jerusalem, would have adverse effects on efforts for the establishment of a comprehensive, just and lasting peace in the Middle East and would threaten the security of the region;

    13. Calls upon all States to put an end to the flow to Israel of any military, economic and financial resources that would encourage it to pursue its aggressive policies against the Arab countries and the Palestinian people;"

    Adopted by a vote of 94 in favor, 16 against (Australia, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany (Federal Republic of), Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, United Kingdom, United States), 28 abstentions (Argentina, Austria, Bahamas, Barbados, Bolivia, Burma, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, Fiji, Finland, Gabon, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Japan, Liberia, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Portugal, Sweden, Upper Volta, Venezuela, Zaire)

  • December 15, 1980. UN General Assembly Resolution: Question of Palestine, A/RES/35/169-E

    "The General Assembly
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    1. Censures in the strongest terms the enactment by Israel of the "Basic Law" on Jerusalem;
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    15. Decides not to recognize that "Basic Law" and such other actions by Israel that, as a result of this law, seek to alter the character and status of Jerusalem and calls upon all States, specialized agencies and other international organizations to comply with the present resolution and other relevant resolutions and urges them not to conduct any business which is not in conformity with the provisions of the present resolution and the other relevant resolutions."

    Adopted by a vote of 143 in favor, 1 against (Israel), 4 abstentions (Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Malawi, United States)

  • December 11, 1979. UN General Assembly Resolution: Israeli nuclear armament, A/RES/34/89

    "The General Assembly
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    1. Appeals to all States to put an end to any cooperation with Israel which may assist it in acquiring and developing nuclear weapons and also to dissuade any corporations, institutions and individuals within their jurisdiction from any cooperation that may result in providing Israel with nuclear weapons;

    2. Calls upon all States to take all necessary measures to prevent the transfer to Israel of fissionable material and nuclear technology which could be used for nuclear arms;"

    Adopted by a vote of 97 in favor, 10 against (Belgium, Denmark, Guatemala, Honduras, Iceland, Israel, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, United States), 38 abstentions (Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bolivia, Burma, Canada, Central African Republic, Chile, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Fiji, Finland, France, Germany (Federal Republic of), Greece, Haiti, Ireland, Italy, Ivory Coast, Japan, Liberia, Malawi, Nepal, New Zealand, Panama, Paraguay, Philippines, Portugal, Samoa, Singapore, Spain, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Thailand, United Kingdom, Upper Volta, Uruguay)

  • December 14, 1978. UN General Assembly Resolution: Review of the implementation of the recommendations and decisions adopted by the General Assembly at its tenth special session, A/RES/33/71-A

    "The General Assembly
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    2. Requests the Security Council, in particular, to call upon all States, under Chapter VII of the Charter and irrespective of any existing contracts:
    (a) To refrain from any supply of arms, ammunition, military equipment or vehicles, or spare parts therefor, to Israel, without any exception;
    (b) To ensure that such supplies do not reach Israel through other parties;
    (c) To end all transfer of nuclear equipment or fissionable material or technology to Israel;

    3. Further requests the Security Council to establish machinery for supervising the implementation of the measures referred to in paragraph 2 above;

    4. Invites all Governments and organizations to take all appropriate action to promote the purposes of the present resolution."

    Adopted by a vote of 72 in favor, 30 against (Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Belgium, Bolivia, Canada, Denmark, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Finland, France, Germany (Federal Republic of), Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Paraguay, Suriname, Sweden, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay), 37 abstentions (Argentina, Barbados, Burma, Central African Empire, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Ethiopia, Fiji, Ghana, Greece, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Japan, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Mauritius, Mexico, Nepal, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Philippines, Portugal, Rwanda, Samoa, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Spain, Swaziland, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, Upper Volta, Venezuela)

  • December 5, 1975. UN General Assembly Resolution: The situation in the Middle East, A/RES/3414 (XXX)

    "The General Assembly
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    3. Requests all States to desist from supplying Israel with any military or economic aid as long as it continues to occupy Arab territories and deny the inalienable national rights of the Palestinian people;"

    Adopted by a vote of 84 in favor, 17 against (Barbados, Belgium, Canada, Costa Rica, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Germany (Federal Republic of), Haiti, Iceland, Israel, Liberia, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Nicaragua, Norway, United Kingdom, United States), 27 abstentions (Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bolivia, Central African Republic, Chile, Colombia, El Salvador, Fiji, Finland, France, Gabon, Grenada, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Malawi, Mexico, New Zealand, Panama, Paraguay, Swaziland, Sweden, Togo, Uruguay, Venezuela)

  • December 15, 1972. UN General Assembly Resolution: Report of the Special Committee to Investigate Israeli Practices Affecting the Human Rights of the Population of the Occupied Territories, A/RES/3005 (XXVII)

    "The General Assembly
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    5. Calls upon all States, international organizations and specialized agencies not to recognize or co-operate with, or assist in any manner in, any measures undertaken by the occupying Power to exploit the resources of the occupied territories or to effect any changes in the demographic composition or geographic character or institutional structure of those territories;"

    Adopted by a vote of 63 in favor, 10 against (Barbados, Bolivia, Canada, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Israel, Liberia, Nicaragua, United States, Uruguay), 49 abstentions (Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bhutan, Botswana, Brazil, Central African Republic, Colombia, Dahomey, Denmark, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Gabon, Ghana, Guatemala, Haiti, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Japan, Laos, Lesotho, Luxembourg, Malawi, Malta, Mexico, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Philippines, Portugal, Rwanda, Singapore, Sweden, Thailand, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, United Kingdom, Upper Volta, Venezuela, Zaire)

  • December 8, 1972. UN General Assembly Resolution: The situation in the Middle East, A/RES/2949 (XXVII)

    "The General Assembly
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    8. Calls upon all States not to recognize any such changes and measures carried out by Israel in the occupied Arab territories and invites them to avoid actions, including actions in the field of aid, that could constitute recognition of that occupation;"

    Adopted by a vote of 86 in favor, 7 against (Bolivia, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Israel, Nicaragua, Uruguay), 31 abstentions (Albania, Australia, Barbados, Brazil, Canada, Central African Republic, China, Denmark, El Salvador, Fiji, Gabon, Ghana, Guatemala, Haiti, Iceland, Ivory Coast, Laos, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, New Zealand, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Philippines, Singapore, South Africa, Sweden, Togo, United States, Venezuela)