How Canada Voted 2020

Canada's UN voting record for 2020. Prime Minister: Justin Trudeau (Liberal).

1Permanent 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/75/?)

Resolution adopted: December 21, 2020

Excerpt: "Demands that Israel, the occupying Power, cease the exploitation, damage, cause of loss or depletion and endangerment of the natural resources in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, and in the occupied Syrian Golan..."

Committee Vote:

  • 156 Yes (United Kingdom, France, Germany, Russia, China, etc)
  • 6 No (Canada, Israel, United States, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru)
  • 16 Abstain (Cameroon, Guatemala, Haiti, etc)

Plenary Vote: 

  • 153 Yes (United Kingdom, France, Germany, Russia, China, etc)
  • 6 No (Canada, Israel, United States, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru)
  • 17 Abstain (Australia, Cameroon, Guatemala, Haiti, etc)

2. The right of the Palestinian people to self-determination (A/RES/75/?)

Resolution adopted: December 16, 2020

Excerpt: "1. Reaffirms the right of the Palestinian people to self-determination, including the right to their independent State of Palestine; 2. Urges all States and the specialized agencies and organizations of the United Nations system to continue to support and assist the Palestinian people in the early realization of their right to self-determination."

Committee Vote:

  • 163 Yes (Canada, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Russia, China, etc)
  • 5 No (Israel, United States, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru)
  • 16 Abstain (Australia, Cameroon, Guatemala, Honduras, etc)

Plenary Vote: 

  • 168 Yes (Canada, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Russia, China, etc)
  • 5 No (Israel, United States, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru)
  • 10 Abstain (Australia, Cameroon, Guatemala, Honduras, etc)

3. Assistance to the Palestinian people (A/RES/75/?)

Resolution adopted: December 11, 2020

Adopted without a vote


4. Israeli practices affecting the human rights of the Palestinian people in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem (A/RES/75/?)

Resolution adopted: December 10, 2020

Excerpt: "Demands that Israel, the occupying Power, cease all measures contrary to international law, as well as discriminatory legislation, policies and actions in the Occupied Palestinian Territory that violate the human rights of the Palestinian people..."

Committee Vote:

  • 138 Yes (United Kingdom, France, Germany, Russia, China, etc)
  • 9 No (Canada, Australia, Guatemala, Hungary, Israel, Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Nauru, United States)
  • 16 Abstain (Belarus, Colombia, Honduras, Slovakia, etc)

Plenary Vote: 

  • 147 Yes (United Kingdom, France, Germany, Russia, China, etc)
  • 10 No (Canada, Australia, Guatemala, Hungary, Israel, Liberia, Marshall Islands, Papua New Guinea, Nauru, United States)
  • 16 Abstain (Belarus, Colombia, Honduras, Slovakia, etc)

5. Israeli settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, and the occupied Syrian Golan (A/RES/75/?)

Resolution adopted: December 10, 2020

Excerpt: "Reiterates its demand for the immediate and complete cessation of all Israeli settlement activities in all of the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, and in the occupied Syrian Golan..."

Committee Vote:

  • 142 Yes (United Kingdom, France, Germany, Russia, Sweden, etc)
  • 7 No (Canada, Hungary, Israel, Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Nauru, United States)
  • 14 Abstain (Australia, Colombia, Serbia, Vanuatu, etc)

Plenary Vote: 

  • 150 Yes (United Kingdom, France, Germany, Russia, Sweden, etc)
  • 7 No (Canada, Hungary, Israel, Marshall Islands, Liberia, Nauru, United States)
  • 17 Abstain (Australia, Colombia, Haiti, Vanuatu, etc)

6. “Applicability of the Geneva Convention relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War, of 12 August 1949, to the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, and the other occupied Arab territories” (A/RES/75/?)

Resolution pending - may not come to a vote


 7. Work of the Special Committee to Investigate Israeli Practices Affecting the Human Rights of the Palestinian People and Other Arabs of the Occupied Territories” (A/RES/75/?)

Resolution adopted: December 10, 2020

Excerpt: "Requests the Special Committee, pending complete termination of the Israeli occupation, to continue to investigate Israeli policies and practices in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, and other Arab territories occupied by Israel since 1967..."

Committee Vote:

  • 72 Yes (China, Chile, Indonesia, UAE, Turkey, etc)
  • 13 No (Canada, United States, Australia, Brazil, Colombia, Czech Republic, Guatemala, Honduras, Hungary, Israel, Malawi, Micronesia, Nauru)
  • 76 Abstain (United Kingdom, Russia, France, Germany, etc)

Plenary Vote: 

  • 76 Yes (China, Chile, Indonesia, UAE, Turkey, etc)
  • 14 No (Canada, United States, Australia, Brazil, Colombia, Czech Republic, Guatemala, Honduras, Hungary, Israel, Liberia, Micronesia, Nauru)
  • 83 Abstain (United Kingdom, Russia, France, Germany, etc)

8. Palestine refugees’ properties and their revenues (A/RES/75/?)

Resolution adopted: December 10, 2020

Excerpt: "Reaffirms that the Palestine refugees are entitled to their property and to the income derived therefrom, in conformity with the principles of equity and justice..."

Committee Vote:

  • 151 Yes (United Kingdom, France, Germany, Russia, China, etc)
  • 6 No (Canada, Israel, Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Nauru, United States)
  • 8 Abstain (Australia, Brazil, Cameroon, Honduras, Kiribati, Malawi, Serbia, Solomon Islands)

Plenary Vote: 

  • 160 Yes (United Kingdom, France, Germany, Russia, China, etc)
  • 5 No (Canada, Israel, Marshall Islands, Nauru, United States)
  • 12 Abstain (Australia, Brazil, Cameroon, Honduras, Malawi, Serbia, Solomon Islands etc)

9. Operations of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East” (A/RES/75/?)        

Resolution adopted: December 10, 2020

Excerpt: "Reaffirms that the effective functioning of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East remains essential in all fields of operation..."

Committee Vote:

  • 151 Yes (United Kingdom, France, Russia, Sweden, etc)
  • 5 No (Canada, Israel, Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, United States)
  • 9 Abstain (Australia, Cameroon, Kiribati, Guatemala, Malawi, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Serbia, Solomon Islands)

Plenary Vote: 

  • 162 Yes (United Kingdom, France, Russia, Sweden, etc)
  • 4 No (Canada, Israel, Marshall Islands, United States)
  • 8 Abstain (Australia, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Kiribati, Guatemala, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands)

10. “Persons displaced as a result of the June 1967 and subsequent hostilities” (A/RES/75/?)

Resolution pending - may not come to a vote


11. Assistance to Palestine refugees (A/RES/75/?)

Resolution adopted: December 10, 2020

Excerpt: "Notes with regret that repatriation or compensation of the refugees, as provided for in paragraph 11 of General Assembly resolution 194 (III), has not yet been effected, and that, therefore, the situation of the Palestine refugees continues to be a matter of grave concern and the Palestine refugees continue to require assistance to meet basic health, education and living needs..."

Committee Vote:

  • 153 Yes (Australia, United Kingdom, France, Germany, etc)
  • 2 No (Israel, United States)
  • 12 Abstain (Canada, Cameroon, Malawi, Serbia, etc)

Plenary Vote: 

  • 169 Yes (Australia, United Kingdom, France, Germany, etc)
  • 2 No (Israel, United States)
  • 7 Abstain (Canada, Cameroon, Kiribati, Madagascar, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Palau)

12. “Jerusalem” (A/RES/75/?)

Resolution pending - may not come to a vote


13. Peaceful settlement of the question of Palestine (A/RES/75/L.34)

Resolution adopted: December 2, 2020

Excerpt: "Reiterates its call for the achievement, without delay, of a comprehensive, just and lasting peace in the Middle East on the basis of the relevant United Nations resolutions, including Security Council resolution 2334 (2016), the Madrid terms of reference, including the principle of land for peace, the Arab Peace Initiative and the Quartet road map,8 and an end to the Israeli occupation that began in 1967, including of East Jerusalem, and reaffirms in this regard its unwavering support, in accordance with international law, for the two-State solution of Israel and Palestine, living side..."

Plenary Vote: 

  • 145 Yes (United Kingdom, France, Germany, China, South Africa, etc)
  • 7 No (Canada, United States, Australia, Israel, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru)
  • 9 Abstain (Cameroon, Guatemala, Malawi, etc)

14. Special information programme on the question of Palestine of the Department of Public Information of the Secretariat (A/RES/75/L.35)

Resolution adopted: December 2, 2020

Excerpt: "Considers that the special information programme on the question of Palestine of the Department is very useful in raising the awareness of the international community concerning the question of Palestine and the situation in the Middle East and that the programme is contributing effectively to an atmosphere conducive to dialogue and supportive of peace efforts and should receive the necessary support for the fulfilment of its tasks..."

Plenary Vote: 

  • 142 Yes (United Kingdom, France, Germany, China, South Africa, etc)
  • 8 No (Canada, United States, Hungary, Australia, Israel, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru)
  • 11 Abstain (Cameroon, Guatemala, Rwanda, etc)

15. Division for Palestinian Rights of the Secretariat (A/RES/75/L.33)

Resolution adopted: December 2, 2020

Excerpt: "Considers that, by providing substantive support to the Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People in the implementation of its mandate, the Division for Palestinian Rights of the Secretariat continues to make a constructive and positive contribution to raising international awareness of the question of Palestine and of the urgency of a peaceful settlement of the question of Palestine in all its aspects on the basis of international law and United Nations resolutions and the efforts being exerted in this regard and to generating international support for the rights of the Palestinian people..."

Plenary Vote: 

  • 82 Yes (China, South Africa, UAE, Bolivia, etc)
  • 25 No (Canada, United States, Germany, Australia, etc)
  • 53 Abstain (United Kingdom, France, Finland, Italy, etc)

16. Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People (A/RES/75/L.32)

Resolution adopted: December 2, 2020

Excerpt: "Requests the Committee to continue to exert all efforts to promote the realization of the inalienable rights of the Palestinian people, including their righ t to self-determination, to support the achievement without delay of an end to the Israeli occupation that began in 1967 and of the two-State solution on the basis of the pre-1967 borders and the just resolution of all final status issues and to mobilize international support for and assistance to the Palestinian people..."

Plenary Vote: 

  • 91 Yes (China, South Africa, UAE, Argentina, etc)
  • 17 No (Canada, United States, Germany, Australia, etc)
  • 54 Abstain (United Kingdom, France, Finland, etc)

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    published this page in UN Dashboard 2020-11-02 10:47:44 -0500