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Resources updated between Monday, December 28, 2020 and Sunday, January 03, 2021

December 31, 2020

Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations Gilad Erdan, December 31, 2020

Israel Explanation of Vote Against the U.N. 2021 Program Budget Development

U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Kelly Craft, December 31, 2020

Explanation of Vote by Ambassador Kelly Craft on the 2021 United Nations Program Budget Development

Today, the United States called for a vote in the UN General Assembly to register strong objections to certain elements of the UN's annual Program Budget. In particular, it is outrageous that the UN will fund in 2021 an event to promote the objectives of the Durban Declaration a document saturated with anti-Semitism, anti-Israel bias, and hostility toward freedom of expression. Over the last 20 years, the United States has consistently opposed the corrosive Durban process. We call on all UN member states to seek new means to address constructively and inclusively the challenge of racism and racial discrimination. The United Nations should never serve as a platform for those determined to divide and diminish, but sadly that is all too often the case. For our part, we will continue to hold the United Nations to a higher standard.

Press Statement: U.S. Vote Against the United Nations 2021 Program Budget Document

U.S. Deputy Permanent Representative to the U.N. Richard Mills, December 30, 2020

U.S. to U.N.: We will not celebrate Durban Conference's antisemitism and anti-Israel bias Development

Israeli representative to the U.N., December 30, 2020

Statement by Israel in Explanation of Vote on U.S. Amendment on Durban Development

Results of the vote on the U.S. proposal to cut funding for Durban Conference commemorations

U.S. Votes to Stop U.N. Funding for Commemoration of Antisemitic Durban Conference Development

Results of the vote (Guyana later clarified it intended to vote in favor, not against)

U.S., France, U.K. join vote against U.N. convening a "Durban IV" in 2021 Development

December 30, 2020

Results of the vote

U.S. and Israel Vote Against U.N. Budget Development

Pro-Hamas rally (File photo courtesy Wikimedia Commons)

UNICEF ignores Palestinian Authority recruitment of kids to violence Article

The United Nations General Assembly (File photo)

Eight things to know about the U.N. General Assembly condemnation of Israel in 2020 Article

December 29, 2020

Loujain Al-Hathloul (File photo courtesy Wikimedia Commons)

Loujain al-Hathloul, Saudi women's rights activist, sentenced to nearly 6 years in prison Document

December 28, 2020

Boko Haram terrorists (File photo courtesy Wikimedia Commons)

Boko Haram kills at least seven in Christmas Eve attack in Nigeria, local official says Document