Security Council - Veto List

Security Council - Veto List
(in reverse chronological order)
Prepared and maintained by the Dag Hammarskjöld Library. Data from 1946-2004 were taken from the official list of vetoes contained in document A/58/47, Annex III.
Date Draft Meeting
Record
Agenda Item Permanent
Number Casting
Negative Vote
22 May 2014 S/2014/348 S/PV.7180 Middle East - Syria China
Russian Federation
15 March 2014 S/2014/189 S/PV.7138 Letter dated 28 February 2014 from the Permanent Representative of Ukraine to the United Nations addressed to the President of the Security Council (S/2014/136) Russian Federation
19 July 2012 S/2012/538 S/PV.6810 Middle East - Syria China
Russian Federation
04 February 2012 S/2012/77 S/PV.6711 Middle East - Syria China
Russian Federation
04 October 2011 S/2011/612 S/PV.6627 Middle East - Syria China
Russian Federation
18 February 2011 S/2011/24 S/PV.6484 Middle East situation, including the Palestinian question USA
15 June 2009 S/2009/310 S/PV.6143 Georgia Russian Federation
11 July 2008 S/2008/447 S/PV.5933 Peace and Security - Africa (Zimbabwe) China
Russian Federation
12 January 2007 S/2007/14 S/PV.5619 Myanmar China
Russian Federation
11 November 2006 S/2006/878 S/PV.5565 Middle East situation, including the Palestinian question USA
13 July 2006 S/2006/508 S/PV.5418 Middle East situation, including the Palestinian question USA
05 October 2004 S/2004/783 S/PV.5051 Middle East situation, including the Palestinian question USA
21 April 2004 S/2004/313 S/PV.4947 Cyprus Russian Federation
25 March 2004 S/2004/240 S/PV.4934 Middle East situation, including the Palestinian question USA
14 October 2003 S/2003/980 S/PV.4842 The situation in the Middle East, including the Palestinian question USA
16 September 2003 S/2003/891 S/PV.4828 The situation in the Middle East, including the Palestinian question USA
20 December 2002 S/2002/1385 S/PV.4681 The situation in the Middle East, including the Palestinian question USA
30 June 2002 S/2002/712 S/PV.4563 The situation in Bosnia and Herzegovina USA
14-15 December 2001 S/2001/1199 S/PV.4438 The situation in the Middle East, including the Palestinian question USA
27-28 March 2001 S/2001/270 S/PV.4305 The situation in the Middle East, including the Palestinian question USA
25 February 1999 S/1999/201 S/PV.3982 The situation in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia China
21 March 1997 S/1997/241 S/PV.3756 The situation in the occupied Arab territories USA
07 March 1997 S/1997/199 S/PV.3747 The situation in the occupied Arab territories USA
10 January 1997 S/1997/18 S/PV.3730 Central America: efforts towards peace China
17 May 1995 S/1995/394 S/PV.3538 The situation in the occupied Arab territories USA
02 December 1994 S/1994/1358 S/PV.3475 The situation in the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina Russian Federation
11 May 1993 S/25693 S/PV.3211 The situation in Cyprus Russian Federation
31 May 1990 S/21326 S/PV.2926 The situation in the occupied Arab territories USA
17 January 1990 S/21084 S/PV.2905 Letter dated 3 January 1990 from Nicaragua to the President of the Security Council USA
23 December 1989 S/21048 S/PV.2902 The situation in Panama France
UK
USA
07 November 1989 S/20945/Rev.1 S/PV.2889 The situation in the occupied Arab territories USA
09 June 1989 S/20677 S/PV.2867 The situation in the occupied Arab territories USA
17 February 1989 S/20463 S/PV.2850 The situation in the occupied Arab territories USA
11 January 1989 S/20378 S/PV.2841 Letters dated 4 January 1989 from Libya and Bahrain to the President of the Security Council France
UK
USA
14 December 1988 S/20322 S/PV.2832 The situation in the Middle East USA
10 May 1988 S/19868 S/PV.2814 The situation in the Middle East USA
15 April 1988 S/19780 S/PV.2806 The situation in the occupied Arab territories USA
08 March 1988 S/19585 S/PV.2797 The question of South Africa UK
USA
01 February 1988 S/19466 S/PV.2790 The situation in the occupied Arab territories USA
18 January 1988 S/19434 S/PV.2784 The situation in the Middle East USA
09 April 1987 S/18785 S/PV.2747 The situation in Namibia UK
USA
20 February 1987 S/18705 S/PV.2738 The question of South Africa UK
USA
28 October 1986 S/18428 S/PV.2718 Letter dated 17 October 1986 from Nicaragua to the President of the Security Council USA
31 July 1986 S/18250 S/PV.2704 Letter dated 22 July 1986 from Nicaragua to the President of the Security Council USA
18 June 1986 S/18163 S/PV.2693 Complaint by Angola against South Africa UK
USA
23 May 1986 S/18087/Rev.1 S/PV.2686 The situation in Southern Africa UK
USA
21 April 1986 S/18016/Rev.1 S/PV.2682 Letters dated 15 April 1986 from Libya, Burkina Faso, Syria and Oman to the President of the Security Council France
UK
USA
06 February 1986 S/17796/Rev.1 S/PV.2655 Letter dated 4 February 1986 from Syria to the President of the Security Council USA
30 January 86 S/17769/Rev.1 S/PV.2650 The situation in the occupied Arab territories USA
17 January 1986 S/17730/Rev.2 S/PV.2642 The situation in the Middle East USA
15 November 1985 S/17633 S/PV.2629 The situation in Namibia UK
USA
13 September 1985 S/17459 S/PV.2605 The situation in the occupied Arab territories USA
12 March 1985 S/17000 S/PV.2573 The situation in the Middle East USA
06 September 1984 S/16732 S/PV.2556 The situation in the Middle East USA
04 April 1984 S/16463 S/PV.2529 Letter dated 29 March 1984 from Nicaragua to the President of the Security Council USA
29 February 1984 S/16351/Rev.2 S/PV.2519 The situation in the Middle East USSR
27-28 October 1983 S/16077/Rev.1 S/PV.2491 The situation in Grenada USA
12 September 1983 S/15966/Rev.1 S/PV.2476 Letters dated 1 September 1983 from the USA, the Republic of Korea, Canada and Japan to the President of the Security Council and Letter dated 2 September 1983 from Australia to the President of the Security Council USSR
02 August 1983 S/15895 S/PV.2461 The situation in the occupied Arab territories USA
06 August 1982 S/15347/Rev.1 S/PV.2391 The situation in the Middle East USA
26 June 1982 S/15255/Rev.2(as corrected) S/PV.2381 The situation in the Middle East USA
08 June 1982 S/15185 S/PV.2377 The situation in the Middle East USA
04 June 1982 S/15156/Rev.2 S/PV.2373 Question concerning the situation in the region of the Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) UK
USA
20 April 1982S/14985 S/PV.2357 The situation in the occupied Arab territories USA
02 April 1982 S/14943 S/PV.2348 The situation in the occupied Arab territories USA
02 April 1982 S/14941 S/PV.2347 Letter dated 19 March 1982 from Nicaragua to the Secretary-General USA
20 January 1982 S/14832/Rev.1 S/PV.2329 The situation in the occupied Arab territories USA
31 August 1981 S/14664/Rev.2 S/PV.2300 Complaint by Angola against South Africa USA
30 April 1981 S/14462 S/PV.2277 The situation in Namibia France
UK
USA
30 April 1981 S/14461 S/PV.2277 The situation in Namibia France
UK
USA
30 April 1981 S/14460/Rev.1 S/PV.2277 The situation in Namibia France
UK
USA
30 April 1981 S/14459 S/PV.2277 The situation in Namibia France
UK
USA
30 April 1980 S/13911 S/PV.2220 The question of the exercise by the Palestinian people of its inalienable rights USA
11-13 January 1980 S/13735 S/PV.2191 Letters dated 22 December 1979 from the USA to the President of the Security Council [US and Iran hostage question] USSR
7-9 January 1980 S/13729 S/PV.2190 Letter dated 3 January 1980 from 52 countries to the President of the Security Council USSR
16 March 1979 S/13162 S/PV.2129 The situation in South-East Asia and its implications for international peace and security [China and Viet Nam border dispute] USSR
15 January 1979 S/13027 S/PV.2112 Telegram dated 3 January 1979 from Democratic Kampuchea to the President of the Security Council USSR
31 October 1977 S/12312/Rev.1 S/PV.2045 The question of South Africa France
UK
USA
31 October 1977 S/12311/Rev.1 S/PV.2045 The question of South Africa France
UK
USA
31 October 1977 S/12310/Rev.1 S/PV.2045 The question of South Africa France
UK
USA
15 November 1976 S/12226 S/PV.1972 Admission of new Members [Viet Nam] USA
19 October 1976 S/12211 S/PV.1963 The situation in Namibia France
UK
USA
29 June 1976 S/12119 S/PV.1938 The question of the exercise by the Palestinian people of its inalienable rights USA
23 June 1976 S/12110 S/PV.1932 Admission of new Members [Angola] USA
25 March 1976 S/12022 S/PV.1899 Request by Libya and Pakistan for consideration of the serious situation arising from recent developments in the occupied Arab territories USA
06 February 1976 S/11967 S/PV.1888 The situation in the Comoros France
26 January 1976 S/11940 S/PV.1879 The Middle East problem including the Palestinian question USA
08 December 1975 S/11898 S/PV.1862 The situation in the Middle East USA
30 September 1975 S/11833 S/PV.1846 Admission of new Members [Democratic Republic of Viet-Nam] USA
30 September 1975 S/11832 S/PV.1846 Admission of new Members [Republic of South Viet-Nam] USA
11 August 1975 S/11796 S/PV.1836 Admission of new Members [Democratic Republic of Viet-Nam] USA
11 August 1975 S/11795 S/PV.1836 Admission of new Members [Republic of South Viet-Nam] USA
06 June 1975 S/11713 S/PV.1829 The situation in Namibia France
UK
USA
30 October 1974 S/11543 S/PV.1808 Relationship between the UN and South Africa France
UK
USA
31 July 1974 S/11400 (as amended) S/PV.1788 The situation in Cyprus USSR
26 July 1973 S/10974 S/PV.1735 The situation in the Middle East USA
22 May 1973 S/10928 S/PV.1716 Question concerning the situation in Southern Rhodesia UK
USA
21 March 1973 S/10931/Rev.1 S/PV.1704 Consideration of measures for the maintenance and strengthening of peace and security in Latin America USA
29 September 1972 S/10805/Rev.1 (as amended) S/PV.1666 Question concerning the situation in Southern Rhodesia UK
10 September 1972 S/10784 S/PV.1662 The situation in the Middle East USA
25 August 1972 S/10771 S/PV.1660 Admission of new Members [Bangladesh] China
04 February 1972 S/10606 S/PV.PV.1639 Consideration of questions relating to Africa of which the Security Council is currently seized and implementation of the Council's relevant resolutions [the situation in Southern Rhodesia] UK
30 December 1971 S/10489 S/PV.1623 Question concerning the situation in Southern Rhodesia UK
13 December 1971 S/10446/Rev.1 S/PV.1613 Letter dated 12 December 1971 from the USA to the President of the Security Council [concerning the India-Pakistan question] USSR
05 December 1971 S/10423 S/PV.1607 Letter dated 4 December 1971 from Argentina, Belgium, Burundi, Italy, Japan, Nicaragua, Somalia, the UK and the USA to the President of the Security Council [concerning the IndiaPakistan question] USSR
04 December 1971 S/10416 S/PV.1606 Letter dated 4 December 1971 from Argentina, Belgium, Burundi, Italy, Japan, Nicaragua, Somalia, the UK and the USA to the President of the Security Council [concerning the India-Pakistan question] USSR
10 November 1970 S/9976 S/PV.1556 Question concerning the situation in Southern Rhodesia UK
17 March 1970 S/9696 and Corr.1 & 2 S/PV.1534 Question concerning the situation in Southern Rhodesia UK
USA
22 August 1968 S/8761 S/PV.1443 Letter dated 21 August 1968 from Canada, Denmark, France, Paraguay, the UK and the USA to the President of the Security Council [concerning the situation in Czechoslovakia] USSR
04 November 1966 S/7575/Rev.1 S/PV.1319 The Palestine question USSR
21 December 1964 S/6113 (as amended) S/PV.1182 The Palestine question USSR
17 September 1964 S/5973 S/PV.1152 Letter dated 3 September 1964 from Malaysia to the President of the Security Council USSR
13 September 1963 S/5425/Rev.1 S/PV.1069 The situation in Southern Rhodesia UK
03 September 1963 S/5407 S/PV.1063 The Palestine question USSR
22 June 1962 S/5134 S/PV.1016 The India-Pakistan question USSR
18 December 1961 S/5033 S/PV.988 Letter dated 18 December 1961 from Portugal to the President of the Security Council [concerning Goa] USSR
30 November 1961 S/5006 S/PV.985 Applications for Membership [Kuwait] USSR
07 July 1961 S/4855 S/PV.960 Complaints by Kuwait in respect of the situation arising from the threat by Iraq to the territorial integrity of Kuwait USSR
13 December 1960 S/4578/Rev.1 S/PV.920 Letter dated 13 July 1960 from the Secretary-General to the President of the Security Council [the situation in the Congo] USSR
3-4 December 1960 S/4567/Rev.1 S/PV.911 Applications for membership [Mauritania] USSR
17 September 1960 S/4523 S/PV.906 Letter dated 13 July 1960 from the Secretary-General to the President of the Security Council [concerning the situation in the Congo] USSR
26 July 1960 S/4409/Rev.1 S/PV.883 Telegrams dated 13 July 1960 from the USSR to the Secretary-General USSR
26 July 1960 S/4411 S/PV.843 Telegrams dated 13 July 1960 from the USSR to the Secretary-General USSR
09 December 1958 S/4130/Rev.1 S/PV.843 Admission of new Members [Viet-Nam] USSR
09 December 1958 S/4129/Rev.1 S/PV.843 Admission of new Members [Republic of Korea] USSR
22 July 1958 S/4055/Rev.1 S/PV.837 Letter dated 22 May 1958 from Lebanon and Letter dated 17 July 1958 from Jordan to the President of the Security Council [Complaints by Lebanon and Jordan concerning the interference in their internal affairs by the United Arab Republic] USSR
18 July 1958 S/4050/Rev.1 S/PV.834 Letter dated 22 May 1958 from Lebanon and Letter dated 17 July 1958 from Jordan to the President of the Security Council [Complaints by Lebanon and Jordan concerning the interference in their internal affairs by the United Arab Republic] USSR
02 May 1958 S/3995 (incorporating the amendment)S/3998 S/PV.817 Complaint by USSR in a letter to the President of the Security Council dated 18 April 1958 entitled Urgent measures to put an end to flights by US military aircraft armed with atomic and hydrogen bombs in the direction of the frontiers of the Soviet Union USSR
09 September 1957 S/3885 S/PV.790 Admission of new Members [Viet-Nam] USSR
09 September 1957 S/3884 S/PV.790 Admission of new Members [Republic of Korea] USSR
20 February 1957 S/3787 S/PV.773 The India-Pakistan question USSR
04 November 1956 S/3730/Rev.1 S/PV.754 Letter dated 27 October 1956 from France, the UK and the USA to the President of the Security Council concerning the situation in Hungary USSR
30 October 1956 S/3713/Rev.1 (as amended) S/PV.750 Letter dated 29 October 1956 from the USA to the President of the Security Council [concerning the Palestine question] France
UK
30 October 1956 S/3710 (as amended) S/PV.749 Letter dated 29 October 1956 from the USA to the President of the Security Council [concerning the Palestine question] France
UK
15 December 1955 S/3510 S/PV.706 Admission of new Members [Japan] USSR
20 June 1954 S/3236/Rev.1 S/PV.675 Cablegram dated 19 June 1954 from Guatemala to the President of the Security Council USSR
18 June 1954 S/3229 S/PV.674 Letter dated 29 May 1954 from Thailand to the President of the Security Council USSR
29 March 1954 S/3188/Corr.1 S/PV.664 The Palestine question USSR
22 January 1954 S/3151/Rev.2 S/PV.656 The Palestine question USSR
19 September 1952 S/2760 S/PV.603 Admission of new Members [Cambodia] USSR
19 September 1952 S/2759 S/PV.603 Admission of new Members [Laos] USSR
19 September 1952 S/2758 S/PV.603 Admission of new Members [Vietnam] USSR
18 September 1952 S/2754 S/PV.602 Admission of new Members [Japan] USSR
16 September 1952 S/2483 S/PV.600 Admission of new Members [Libya] USSR
09 July 1952 S/2688 S/PV.590 Question of a request for investigation of alleged bacterial warfare USSR
03 July 1952 S/2671 S/PV.587 Question of a request for investigation of alleged bacterial warfare USSR
06 February 1952 S/2443 S/PV.573 Admission of new Members [Italy] USSR
30 November 1950 S/1894 S/PV.530 Complaint of armed invasion of Taiwan (Formosa); Complaint of aggression upon the Republic of Korea USSR
12 September 1950 S/1752 S/PV.501 Complaint of bombing by air forces of the territory of China USSR
06 September 1950 S/1653 S/PV.496 Complaint of aggression upon the Republic of Korea USSR
18 October 1949 S/1408/Rev.1 S/PV.452 Regulation and reduction of armaments and armed forces USSR
18 October 1949 S/1399/Rev.1 S/PV.452 Regulation and reduction of armaments and armed forces USSR
11 October 1949 S/1398 S/PV.450 Regulation and reduction of armaments and armed forces USSR
13 September 1949 S/1337 S/PV.443 Application for Membership [Ceylon] USSR
13 September 1949 S/1336 S/PV.443 Application for Membership [Austria] USSR
13 September 1949 S/1335 S/PV.443 Application for Membership [Ireland] USSR
13 September 1949 S/1334 S/PV.443 Application for Membership [Finland] USSR
13 September 1949 S/1333 S/PV.443 Application for Membership [Italy] USSR
13 September 1949 S/1332 S/PV.443 Application for Membership [Transjordan] USSR
13 September 1949 S/1331 S/PV.443 Application for Membership [Portugal] USSR
07 September 1949 S/1385 S/PV.439 Application for Membership [Nepal] USSR
08 April 1949 S/1305 S/PV.423 Application for Membership [Republic of Korea] USSR
15 December 1948 S/PV.384 S/PV.384 Application for Membership [Ceylon] USSR
25 October 1948 S/1048 S/PV.372 Identical notifications dated 29 September 1948 from France, the UK and the USA to the Secretary-General [Berlin blockade] USSR
18 August 1948 S/PV.351 S/PV.351 Application for Membership [Ceylon] USSR
22 June 1948 S/836 S/PV.325 Letter dated 26 May 1948 from the Chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission to the President of the Security Council transmitting the Third Report of the Commission USSR
24 May 1948 S/PV.3038 S/PV.303 Letter dated 12 Mar 1948 from Chile to the Secretary-General [events in Czechoslovakia] USSR
24 May 1948 S/PV.303 S/PV.303 Letter dated 12 Mar 1948 from Chile to the Secretary-General [events in Czechoslovakia] [preliminary question] USSR
10 April 1948 S/PV.279 S/PV.279 Application for Membership [Italy] USSR
01 October 1947 S/PV.206 S/PV.206 Application for Membership [Italy] USSR
01 October 1947 S/PV.206 S/PV.206 Application for Membership [Finland] USSR
15 September 1947 S/552 S/PV.202 The Greek question [concerning the situation in northern, Greece] [preliminary question] USSR
15 September 1947 S/552, S/PV.202 S/PV.202 The Greek question [concerning the situation in northern Greece] USSR
21 August 1947 S/PV.190 S/PV.190 Application for Membership [Austria] USSR
21 August 1947 S/PV.190 S/PV.190 Application for Membership [Italy] USSR
19 August 1947 S/486 S/PV.188 The Greek question [Greek frontier incidents] USSR
19 August 1947 S/471 and S/471/Add.1 S/PV.188 The Greek question [Greek frontier incidents] USSR
18 August 1947 S/PV.186 S/PV.186 Application for Membership [Portugal] USSR
18 August 1947 S/PV.186 S/PV.186 Application for Membership [Ireland] USSR
18 August 1947 S/PV.186 S/PV.186 Application for Membership [Transjordan] USSR
29 July 1947 S/PV.170 S/PV.170 The Greek question [Greek frontier incidents] USSR
25 March 1947 S/PV.122 S/PV.122 Incidents in the Corfu Channel USSR
20 September 1946 S/PV.70 S/PV.70 Telegram dated 24 August 1946 from the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic to the Secretary-General USSR
29 August 1946 S/PV.57 S/PV.57 Application for Membership [Portugal] USSR
29 August 1946 S/PV.57 S/PV.57 Application for Membership [Ireland] USSR
29 August 1946 S/PV.57 S/PV.57 Application for Membership [Transjordan] USSR
26 June 1946 S/PV.49 S/PV.49 The Spanish question USSR
26 June 1946 S/PV.49 S/PV.49 The Spanish question [preliminary question] USSR
26 June 1946 S/PV.49 S/PV.49 The Spanish question USSR
18 June 1946 S/PV.45 S/PV.47 The Spanish question USSR
16 February 1946 S/PV.23 S/PV.23 Letter from the Heads of the Lebanese and Syrian delegations to the Secretary-General dated 4 February 1946 USSR