The Acts of the Democracies




USA, France and UK Vetos in UN

The USA vetoes 4 United Nations resolutions supported only by Israel:

Cooperation between the United Nations and the League of Arab States (votes are 153 to 2); Calling for compliance in the International Court of Justice concerning military and paramilitary activities against Nicaragua (94 to 2); Ending the trade embargo against Nicaragua (94 to 2); 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 (153 to 2).

The USA vetoes 2 United Nations resolutions supported only by France and / or the UK:

Calling for a comprehensive test ban (143 to 2); Calling for a halt to all nuclear explosions (137 to 3).

The USA vetoes 6 United Nations resolutions as the only country to vote against:

Financing the training of journalists and strengthening communications services in the underdeveloped world (140 to 1); Furthering international cooperation regarding the external debt problems (154 to 1); Preparation for a United Nations conference on Trade and Development (131 to 1); Opposing the build up of weapons in space (154 to 1); Opposition to the development of new weapons of mass destruction (135 to 1); Proposal to set up a South Atlantic Zone of Peace (124 to 1).

The following resolution: "A call for a convention on the rights of the child" is passed with 150 votes for, 0 votes against. The USA abstains.

The USA is the only country to boycott a United Nations conference considering how the reduction of armaments might release funds to help economic development of poorer countries.

Little of the USA's voting patterns in the United Nations is revealed in the Western media.

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