GENEVA, November 25 – The U.N. General Assembly’s 2015 session is adopting 20 resolutions singling out Israel for criticism — and only 3 resolutions on the rest of the world combined.

All but one of the texts have already been adopted by the plenary yesterday, or have been approved at the initial committee vote. See texts and votes below.

The three that do not concern Israel are: one on Syria, a regime that has murdered more than 200,000 of its own people, one on Iran, and one on North Korea.

Not a single UNGA resolution this year (70th session) is expected to be adopted on gross and systematic abuses committed by China, Cuba, Egypt, Pakistan, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Yemen, Zimbabwe, or on dozens of other perpetrators of gross and systematic human rights violations.

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The following chart has been compiled by UN Watch. 

2015-2016 UNGA Resolutions (70th Session)
Condemning Countries

Resolutions Worldwide: 3
(all UN member states other than Israel)

1. “Situation of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran” (A/RES/70/173)
Extract: “Expresses serious concern about ongoing severe limitations and restrictions on the right to freedom of thought, conscience, religion or belief and restrictions on the establishment of places of worship, as well as attacks against places of worship and burial, as well as other human rights violations”

Committee Vote:

  • 76 Yes
  • 35 No
  • 68 Abstain

Plenary Vote:

  • 81 Yes
  • 37 No
  • 67 Abstain

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2. “Situation of human rights in the Syrian Arab Republic” (A/RES/70/234)
Extract: “Deplores and condemns in the strongest terms the continued armed violence by the Syrian authorities against its own people…”

Committee Vote:

  • 115 Yes
  • 15 No
  • 51 Abstain

Plenary Vote:

  • 104 Yes
  • 13 No
  • 37 Abstain

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3. “Situation of human rights in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea” (A/C.3/70/L.35)
Extract: “Condemns the long-standing and ongoing systematic, widespread and gross violations of human rights in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea..”

Committee Vote:

  • 112 Yes
  • 19 No
  • 50 Abstain

Plenary Vote:

  • 119 Yes
  • 19 No
  • 48 Abstain

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Resolutions Singling Out Israel: 20

FIRST COMMITTEE

1. “The risk of nuclear proliferation in the Middle East” (A/RES/70/70)
Extract: “Reaffirms the importance of Israel’s accession to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons and placement of all its nuclear facilities under comprehensive International Atomic Energy Agency safeguards, in realizing the goal of universal adherence to the Treaty in the Middle East.”

Committee Vote:

  • 151 Yes (Ireland, Italy, Spain)
  • 5 No (Canada, Israel, Micronesia, Palau, United States)
  • 19 Abstain (France, Germany, UK)

Plenary Vote:

  • 157 Yes
  • 5 No (Canada, Israel, Micronesia, Panama, United States)
  • 20 Abstain

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SECOND COMMITTEE

2. “Permanent 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/70/225)
Extract: “Expressing its concern about the exploitation by Israel, the occupying Power, of the natural resources of the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, and other Arab territories occupied by Israel since 1967.”

Committee Vote:

  • 156 Yes (France, Germany, UK, rest of EU)
  • 7 No (Canada, Israel, Micronesia, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Palau, US)
  • 9 Abstain (Australia, Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire, Czech Republic, Honduras, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Togo, Tonga)

Plenary Vote:

  • 164 Yes (France, Germany, UK, rest of EU)
  • 5 No (Canada, Israel, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, United States)
  • 10 Abstain (Australia, Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire, Czech Republic, Honduras, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Togo, Tonga, Vanuatu)

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3. “Oil slick on Lebanese shores” (A/RES/70/194)
Extract: “Reiterates…its deep concern about the adverse implications of the destruction by the Israeli Air Force of the oil storage tanks in the direct vicinity of the Lebanese Jiyeh electric power plant, for the achievement of sustainable development in Lebanon.

Committee Vote:

  • 159 Yes (France, Germany, UK, rest of EU)
  • 8 No (Australia, Canada, Israel, Micronesia, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Palau, United States)
  • 5 Abstain (Cameroon, Colombia, Central African Republic, Chad, Papua New Guinea)

Plenary Vote:

  • 171 Yes (France, Germany, UK, rest of EU)
  • 6 No (Australia, Canada, Israel, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, United States)
  • 3 Abstain (Cameroon, Papua New Guinea, Tonga)

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THIRD COMMITTEE

4. “The right of the Palestinian people to self-determination” (A/RES/70/141)
Extract: “Recalling the conclusion of the Court…that the construction of the wall by Israel, the occupying Power, in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, along with measures previously taken, severely impedes the right of the Palestinian people to self-determination.”

Committee Vote:

  • 170 Yes
  • 6 No
  • 4 Abstain

Plenary Vote:

  • 177 Yes (France, Germany, UK, rest of EU)
  • 7 No (Canada, Israel, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, Palau, United States)
  • 4 Abstain (Cameroon, Honduras, Tonga, South Sudan)

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FOURTH COMMITTEE

5. “Assistance to Palestine refugees” (A/RES/70/83)
Extract: “Expressing grave concern at the especially difficult situation of the Palestine refugees under occupation, including with regard to their safety, well-being and socioeconomic living conditions.”

Committee Vote:

  • 158 Yes
  • 1 No (Israel)
  • 10 Abstain

Plenary Vote:

  • 167 Yes
  • 1 No (Israel)
  • 11 Abstain

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6. “Persons displaced as a result of the June 1967 and subsequent hostilities” (A/RES/70/84)
Extract: “Reaffirms the right of all persons displaced as a result of the June 1967 and subsequent hostilities to return to their home or former places of residence in the territories occupied by Israel since 1967.”

Committee Vote:

  • 157 Yes
  • 7 No (Canada, Israel, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, Palau and United States)
  • 6 Abstain (Cameroon, Cote D’Ivoire, Honduras, Madagascar, Paraguay, Vanuatu)

Plenary Vote:

  • 164 Yes (France, Germany, UK, rest of EU)
  • 7 No (Canada, Israel, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, Palau, United States)
  • 7 Abstain (Cameroon, Central African Republic, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Honduras, Liberia, Paraguay)

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7. “Operations of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East” (A/RES/70/85)
Extract: “Gravely concerned about the extremely difficult socioeconomic conditions being faced by the Palestine refugees in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, particularly in the refugee camps in the Gaza Strip, as a result of the recurrent military operations, continuing prolonged Israeli closures, the construction of settlements and the wall, and the severe economic and movement restrictions that in effect amount to a blockade…”

Committee Vote:

  • 158 Yes
  • 6 No (Canada, Micronesia, Israel, Marshall Islands, Palau, United States)
  • 6 Abstain (Cameroon, CAR, Cote D’Ivoire, Madagascar, Paraguay, Vanuatu)

Plenary Vote:

  • 169 Yes (France, Germany, UK, rest of EU)
  • 6 No (Canada, Israel, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Palau, United States)
  • 5 Abstain (Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Nauru, Paraguay, Vanuatu)

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8. “Palestine refugees’ properties and their revenues” (A/RES/70/86)
Extract: “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:

  • 157 Yes
  • 7 No (Canada, Micronesia, Israel, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Palau, United States)
  • 6 Abstain (Cameroon, Cote D’Ivoire, Ghana, Madagascar, Paraguay, Vanuatu)

Plenary Vote:

  • 167 Yes (France, Germany, UK, rest of EU)
  • 7 No (Canada, Israel, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, Palau, United States)
  • 4 Abstain (Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Paraguay, Vanuatu)

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9. “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/70/87)
Extract: “Deplores those policies and practices of Israel that violate the human rights of the Palestinian people and other Arabs of the occupied territories…”

Committee Vote:

  • 84 Yes
  • 9 No (Australia, Canada, Israel, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, Palau, Panama, United States)
  • 74 Abstain

Plenary Vote:

  • 92 Yes
  • 9 No (Australia, Canada, Israel, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, Palau, Panama, United States)
  • 75 Abstain

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10. “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/70/88)
Extract: “Demands that Israel accept the de jure applicability of the Convention in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, and other Arab territories occupied by Israel since 1967, and that it comply scrupulously with the provisions of the Convention.”

Committee Vote: 

  • 156 Yes
  • 6 No (Canada, Micronesia, Israel, Marshall Islands, Palau, United States)
  • 7 Abstain (Australia, Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Madagascar, Paraguay, South Sudan, Vanuatu)

Plenary Vote:

  • 163 Yes (France, Germany, UK, rest of EU)
  • 6 No (Canada, Israel, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Palau, United States)
  • 8 Abstain (Australia, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Côte d’Ivoire, Liberia, Paraguay, Togo, Vanuatu)

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11. “Israeli settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, and the occupied Syrian Golan” (A/RES/70/89)
Extract: “Reaffirms that the Israeli settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, and in the occupied Syrian Golan are illegal and an obstacle to peace and economic and social development.”

Committee Vote:

  • 154 Yes
  • 7 No (Canada, Micronesia, Israel, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Palau and United States)
  • 8 Abstain

Plenary Vote:

  • 161 Yes (France, Germany, UK, rest of EU)
  • 7 No (Canada, Israel, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, Palau, United States)
  • 8 Abstain (Australia, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Côte d’Ivoire, Honduras, Paraguay, Togo, Vanuatu)

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12. “Israeli practices affecting the human rights of the Palestinian people in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem” (A/RES/70/90)
Extract: “Expressing grave concern about the continuing systematic violation of the human rights of the Palestinian people by Israel, the occupying Power…”

Committee Vote:

  • 155 Yes
  • 8 No (Australia, Canada, Micronesia, Israel, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Palau, United States)
  • 11 Abstain

Plenary Vote:

  • 158 Yes (France, Germany, UK, rest of EU)
  • 8 No (Australia, Canada, Israel, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, Palau, United States)
  • 10 Abstain (Cameroon, Central African Republic, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Honduras, Liberia, Malawi, Paraguay, Togo, Vanuatu)

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13. “The occupied Syrian Golan” (A/RES/70/91)
Extract: “Deeply concerned that the Syrian Golan, occupied since 1967, has been under continued Israeli military occupation.”

Committee Vote:

  • 156 Yes
  • 1 No (Israel)
  • 14 Abstain

Plenary Vote:

  • 160 Yes
  • 1 No (Israel)
  • 16 Abstain

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PLENARY 

14. “Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People” (A/RES/70/12)
Extract: “Requests the Committee to continue to exert all efforts to promote the realization of the inalienable rights of the Palestinian people, including their right 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…”

Vote:

  • 102 Yes
  • 8 No (Australia, Canada, Micronesia, Israel, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Palau, US)
  • 57 abstain

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15. “Division for Palestinian Rights of the Secretariat” (A/RES/70/13)
Extract: “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 most useful and constructive contribution to raising international awareness of the question of Palestine…”

Vote:

  • 99 Yes
  • 8 No (Australia, Canada, Micronesia, Israel, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Palau, US)
  • 59 Abstain

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16. “Special information programme on the question of Palestine of the Department of Public Information of the Secretariat” (A/RES/70/14)
Extract: “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…”

Vote:

  • 155 Yes (France, Germany, UK, rest of EU)
  • 7 No (Canada, Micronesia, Israel, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Palau, US)
  • 7 Abstain (Australia, Cameroon, Honduras, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, South Sudan, Tonga)

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17. “Peaceful settlement of the question of Palestine” (A/RES/70/15)
Extract: “Expressing grave concern about the extremely detrimental impact of Israeli settlement policies, decisions and activities in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, including on the contiguity, integrity and viability of the Territory …”

Vote:

  • 155 Yes (France, Germany, UK, rest of EU)
  • 7 No (Australia, Canada, Micronesia, Israel, Marshall Islands, Palau, US)
  • 7 Abstain (Cameroon, Honduras, Nauru, Paraguay, South Sudan, Togo, Tonga)

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18. “Jerusalem” (A/RES/70/16)
Extract: “Reiterates its determination that any actions taken by Israel, the occupying Power, to impose its laws, jurisdiction and administration on the Holy City of Jerusalem are illegal and therefore null and void and have no validity whatsoever, and calls upon Israel to immediately cease all such illegal and unilateral measures.”

Vote:

  • 153 Yes (France, Germany, UK, rest of EU)
  • 7 No (Canada, Micronesia, Israel, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Palau, US)
  • 8 Abstain (Australia, Cameroon, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, South Sudan, Toga, Tonga)

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19. “The Syrian Golan” (A/RES/70/17)
Extract: “Determines once more that the continued occupation of the Syrian Golan and its de facto annexation constitute a stumbling block in the way of achieving a just, comprehensive and lasting peace in the region.”

Vote:

  • 105 Yes
  • 6 No (Canada, Micronesia, Israel, Marshall Islands, Palau, US)
  • 56 Abstain

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20. “Assistance to the Palestinian people” (A/RES/70/108)
Extract: “Gravely concerned at the difficult living conditions and humanitarian situation affecting the Palestinian people, in particular women and children, throughout the occupied Palestinian territory… ”

Vote: Adopted without a vote

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