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U.S. Vetoes of UN Resolutions Calling for an End to the Cuban Embargo: 1992 – Present

Resolution Title
Date
Vote
Necessity of ending the economic, commercial and financial embargo imposed by the United States of America against Cuba. (TBD)
2016 191 in favor to 2 abstained (United States, Israel)
Necessity of ending the economic, commercial and financial embargo imposed by the United States of America against Cuba. (A/RES/70/5)
2015 191 in favor to 2 against (United States, Israel)
Necessity of ending the economic, commercial and financial embargo imposed by the United States of America against Cuba. (A/RES/69/5)
2014 188 in favor to 2 against (United States, Israel)
Necessity of ending the economic, commercial and financial embargo imposed by the United States of America against Cuba. (A/RES/68/8)
2013 188 in favor to 2 against (United States, Israel)
Necessity of ending the economic, commercial and financial embargo imposed by the United States of America against Cuba. (A/RES/67/4)
2012 188 in favor to 3 against (United States, Israel and Palau)
Necessity of ending the economic, commercial and financial embargo imposed by the United States of America against Cuba. (A/RES/66/6)
2011 186 in favor to 2 against (United States, Israel)
Necessity of ending the economic, commercial and financial embargo imposed by the United States of America against Cuba. (A/RES/65/6)
2010 187 in favor to 2 against (United States, Israel)
Necessity of ending the economic, commercial and financial embargo imposed by the United States of America against Cuba (A/RES/64/6)
2009 187 in favor to 3 against (Israel, United States and Palau)
Necessity of ending the economic, commercial and financial embargo imposed by the United States of America against Cuba. (A/RES/63/7)
2008 185 in favor to 3 against (Israel, Palau, United States)
Necessity of ending the economic, commercial and financial embargo imposed by the United States of America against Cuba. (A/RES/62/3)
2007 184 in favor to 4 against (Israel, Marshall Islands, Palau, United States)
Necessity of ending the economic, commercial and financial embargo imposed by the United States of America against Cuba. (A/RES/61/11)
2006 Without Vote.
Necessity of ending the economic, commercial and financial embargo imposed by the United States of America against Cuba. (A/RES/60/12)
2005 182 in favor to 4 against (Israel, Marshall Islands, Palau, United States)
Necessity of ending the economic, commercial and financial embargo imposed by the United States of America against Cuba. (A/RES/59/11)
2004 179 in favor to 4 against (Israel, Marshall Islands, Palau and United States)
Necessity of ending the economic, commercial and financial embargo imposed by the United States of America against Cuba. (A/RES/58/7)
2003 179 in favor to 3 against (Israel, Marshall Islands and United States)
Necessity of ending the economic, commercial and financial embargo imposed by the United States of America against Cuba. (A/RES/57/11)
2002 173 in favor to three against (Israel, Marshall Islands, United States)
Necessity of ending the economic, commercial and financial embargo imposed by the United States of America against Cuba. (A/RES/56/9)
2001 167 in favor to 3 against (Israel, Marshall Islands, United States)
Ending the embargo against Cuba. (A/RES/55/20)
2000 167 in favor to 3 against (Israel, Marshall Islands and the United States)
Ending the embargo against Cuba.(A/RES/54/21)
1999 155 in favor to 2 against (Israel, United States)
Ending the embargo against Cuba. (A/RES/53/4)
1998 157 in favor to 2 against (Israel, United States)
Embargo by the United States of America against Cuba. (A/RES/52/10)
1997 143 in favor to 3 against (Israel, United States, Uzbekistan)
Necessity of ending the economic, commercial and financial embargo imposed by the United States of America against Cuba. (A/RES/51/17)
1996 137 in favor to 3 against (Israel, United States, Uzbekistan)
Necessity of ending the economic, commercial and financial embargo imposed by the United States of America against Cuba. (A/RES/50/10)
1995 117 in favor to 3 against (Israel, United States, Uzbekistan)
Necessity of ending the economic, commercial and financial embargo imposed by the United States of America against Cuba. (A/RES/49/9)
1994 Without Vote.
Necessity of ending the economic, commercial and financial embargo imposed by the United States of America against Cuba. (A/RES/48/16)
1993 88 in favor to 4 against (USA, Israel, Albania, Paraguay)
Necessity of ending the economic, commercial and financial embargo imposed by the United States of America against Cuba. (A/RES/47/19)
1992 59 in favor to 3 against (Israel, United States, Romania)

Notes:

Source: UN Documents

To view the original files, please visit the UN document center (http://www.un.org/en/documents/index.shtml) and search by resolution number (e.g. A/RES/66/6).

The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA/GA) is one of the six principal organs of the United Nations and the only one in which all member nations have equal representation. Its powers are to oversee the budget of the United Nations, appoint the non-permanent members to the Security Council, receive reports from other parts of the United Nations and make recommendations in the form of General Assembly Resolutions.

Voting in the General Assembly on important questions – recommendations on peace and security; election of members to organs; admission, suspension, and expulsion of members; budgetary matters – is by a two-thirds majority of those present and voting. Other questions are decided by majority vote. Each member country has one vote. Apart from approval of budgetary matters, including adoption of a scale of assessment, Assembly resolutions are not binding on the members.

Although the resolutions passed by the General Assembly do not have the binding forces over the member nations (apart from budgetary measures), pursuant to its Uniting for Peace resolution of November 1950 (resolution 377 (V)) , the Assembly may also take action if the Security Council fails to act, owing to the negative vote of a permanent member, in a case where there appears to be a threat to the peace, breach of the peace or act of aggression. The Assembly can consider the matter immediately with a view to making recommendations to Members for collective measures to maintain or restore international peace and security.

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