Assistance to Palestine refugees

Year

2021

UN Body

General Assembly

Session

76

Session Type

GA Regular

Symbol

A/RES/76/77

Agenda Item

54

Country Concerned

Israel

Condemnatory

Yes

Analysis

  • The resolution serves Arab states that seek to preserve Palestinians as pawns in their political campaign to delegitimize Israel. The intent and effect of singling out Palestinians from all other refugee groups in the world is to isolate and demonize Israel. The resolution omits any reference to Lebanon's discrimination against Palestinian refugees in that country or the Syrian Assad regime's collective punishment of Palestinian refugees in that country and their treatment as second-class citizens. It is redundant to three other resolutions adopted on the same day dealing with refugees and UNRWA.

Main Sponsors

Brunei, Cuba, Denmark, Egypt, Indonesia, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Mauritania, Namibia, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, South Africa, Sweden, Tunisia, Venezuela, Palestine

Vote

Yes - 164, No - 1, Abstain - 10

Key Praise

None

Key Criticism

  • "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."
  • "Expressing grave concern in particular at the grave humanitarian situation and socioeconomic conditions of the Palestine refugees in the Gaza Strip..."
  • "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."
  • "Affirms the necessity for the continuation of the work of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East..."

Full Vote

  • Yes164

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    • Angola
    • Antigua and Barbuda
    • Argentina
    • Armenia
    • Australia
    • Austria
    • Azerbaijan
    • Bahamas
    • Bahrain
    • Bangladesh
    • Barbados
    • Belarus
    • Belgium
    • Belize
    • Bhutan
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    • Brazil
    • Brunei
    • Bulgaria
    • Burkina Faso
    • Cape Verde
    • Cambodia
    • Chad
    • Chile
    • China
    • Colombia
    • Comoros
    • Congo
    • Costa Rica
    • Ivory Coast
    • Croatia
    • Cuba
    • Cyprus
    • Czech Republic
    • North Korea
    • Denmark
    • Djibouti
    • Dominican Republic
    • Ecuador
    • Egypt
    • El Salvador
    • Eritrea
    • Estonia
    • Ethiopia
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    • France
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    • Ghana
    • Greece
    • Grenada
    • Guatemala
    • Guinea
    • Guinea Bissau
    • Guyana
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    • Honduras
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    • Iceland
    • India
    • Indonesia
    • Iran
    • Iraq
    • Ireland
    • Italy
    • Jamaica
    • Japan
    • Jordan
    • Kazakhstan
    • Kenya
    • Kuwait
    • Kyrgyzstan
    • Laos
    • Latvia
    • Lebanon
    • Lesotho
    • Libya
    • Liechtenstein
    • Lithuania
    • Luxembourg
    • Malawi
    • Malaysia
    • Maldives
    • Mali
    • Malta
    • Mauritania
    • Mauritius
    • Mexico
    • Monaco
    • Mongolia
    • Montenegro
    • Morocco
    • Mozambique
    • Namibia
    • Nepal
    • Netherlands
    • New Zealand
    • Nicaragua
    • Niger
    • Nigeria
    • Norway
    • Oman
    • Pakistan
    • Panama
    • Paraguay
    • Peru
    • Philippines
    • Poland
    • Portugal
    • Qatar
    • South Korea
    • Moldova
    • Romania
    • Russia
    • St. Kitts and Nevis
    • St. Lucia
    • St. Vincent and the Grenadines
    • San Marino
    • Sao Tome and Principe
    • Saudi Arabia
    • Senegal
    • Serbia
    • Sierra Leone
    • Singapore
    • Slovakia
    • Slovenia
    • Somalia
    • South Africa
    • Spain
    • Sri Lanka
    • Sudan
    • Suriname
    • Sweden
    • Switzerland
    • Syria
    • Tajikistan
    • Thailand
    • Macedonia
    • East Timor
    • Togo
    • Tonga
    • Trinidad and Tobago
    • Tunisia
    • Turkey
    • Turkmenistan
    • Uganda
    • Ukraine
    • United Arab Emirates
    • United Kingdom
    • Tanzania
    • Uzbekistan
    • Vanuatu
    • Venezuela
    • Vietnam
    • Yemen
    • Zimbabwe
  • No1

    • Israel
  • Abstain10

    • Cameroon
    • Canada
    • Kiribati
    • Marshall Islands
    • Micronesia
    • Palau
    • Rwanda
    • United States
    • Uruguay
    • Zambia