The Acts of the Democracies

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1981

USA, UK Vetos in UN

The USA and UK veto two United Nations resolutions: The first condemns activities of foreign economic interests in colonial territories. The vote is 133 to 3. The second calls for the cessation of all test explosions of nuclear weapons (118 to 2).

The USA vetoes a number of United Nations resolutions: Calls for action in support of measures to prevent nuclear war, curb the arms race and promote disarmament (78 to 3 including Canada). Urges negotiations on prohibition of chemical and biological weapons (109 to 1). Declares that education, work, health care, proper nourishment, national development, etc are human rights (135 to 1). Changes to United Nations accounting methods (127 to 1).

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