How Canada Voted 2021

Canada's UN voting record for 2021. 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/76/?)

Resolution receives initial approval at committee stage: November 19, 2021

Excerpt: "Reaffirms the inalienable rights of the Palestinian people and of the population of the occupied Syrian Golan over their natural resources, including land, water and energy resources," and "Demands that Israel, the occupying Power, cease the exploitation, damage, cause of loss or depletion and endangerment of the natural resources" in the OPT and Syrian Golan. 

Committee Vote:

  • 157 Yes
  • 7 No (Canada, Israel, Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Nauru, Palau, United States)
  • 14 Abstain (Australia, Brazil, Cameroon, Cote D'Ivoire, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Israel, Kiribati, Papua New Guinea, South Sudan, Togo, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu)

2. “The right of the Palestinian people to self-determination” (A/RES/76/?)

Resolution receives initial approval at committee stage: November 5, 2021

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:

  • 158 Yes (Canada)
  • 6 No (Israel, United States, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, Palau)
  • 10 Abstain (Australia, Cameroon, Guatemala, Honduras, Kiribati, Papua New Guinea, Rwanda, Solomon Islands, Togo, Tonga)

3. “Assistance to the Palestinian people” (A/RES/76/?)

Resolution pending


4. “Israeli practices affecting the human rights of the Palestinian people in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem” (A/RES/76/?)

Resolution pending


5. Israeli settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, and the occupied Syrian Golan (A/RES/76/?)

Resolution receives initial approval at committee stage: November 9, 2021

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, and calls in this regard for the full implementation of all the relevant resolutions of the Security Council..."

Committee Vote:

  • 142 Yes
  • 7 No (Canada, Hungary, Israel, Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Nauru, United States)
  • 16 Abstain (Australia, Brazil, Cameroon, Colombia, Czech Republic, Fiji, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Madagascar, Papua New Guinea, Rwanda, Slovenia, South Sudan, Togo, Uruguay)

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/76/?)

Resolution pending


 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/76/?)

Resolution receives initial approval at committee stage: November 9, 2021

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:

  • 77 Yes
  • 17 No (Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, Czech Republic, Guatemala, Honduras, Hungary, Israel, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, Philippines, Slovenia, United Kingdom, United States)
  • 74 Abstain

8. Palestine refugees’ properties and their revenues (A/RES/76/?)

Resolution receives initial approval at committee stage: November 9, 2021

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:

  • 156 Yes
  • 6 No (Canada, Israel, Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Nauru, United States)
  • 9 Abstain (Australia, Brazil, Cameroon, Fiji, Honduras, Papua New Guinea, Rwanda, South Sudan, Togo)

9. Operations of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East” (A/RES/76/?)        

Resolution receives initial approval at committee stage: November 9, 2021

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:

  • 156 Yes
  • 5 No (Canada, Israel, Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, United States)
  • 9 Abstain (Australia, Cameroon, Fiji, Guatemala, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Rwanda, South Sudan, Uruguay)

10. “Persons displaced as a result of the June 1967 and subsequent hostilities” (A/RES/76/?)

Resolution pending


11. Assistance to Palestine refugees (A/RES/76/?)

Resolution receives initial approval at committee stage: November 9, 2021

Excerpt: "Affirms the necessity for the continuation of the work of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East and the importance of its unimpeded operation and its provision of services, including emergency assistance, for the well-being, protection and human development of the Palestine refugees and for the stability of the region, pending the just resolution of the question of the Palestine refugees"

Committee Vote:

  • 160 Yes
  • 1 No (Israel)
  • 9 Abstain (Cameroon, Canada, Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Nauru, Palau, Papua New Guinea, United States, Uruguay)

12. “Jerusalem” (A/RES/76/?)

Resolution pending


13. “Peaceful settlement of the question of Palestine” (A/RES/76/?)

Resolution pending


14. “Special information programme on the question of Palestine of the Department of Public Information of the Secretariat” (A/RES/76/?)

Resolution pending


15. “Division for Palestinian Rights of the Secretariat” (A/RES/76/?)

Resolution pending


16. “Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People” (A/RES/76/?)

Resolution pending