Le vote du Canada en 2016

Canada's UN voting record for 2016. Prime Minister: Justin Trudeau (Liberal).

1“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/71/247):

Resolution adopted: 21 December 2016

Excerpt: “Expressing its grave concern also about the widespread destruction caused by Israel, the occupying Power, to vital infrastructure, including water pipelines, sewage networks and electricity networks, in the Occupied Palestinian Territory…”

Committee Vote:

  • 155 Yes (France, Germany, UK, rest of EU)
  • 8 No (Canada, Israel, Micronesia, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Palau, South Sudan, US)
  • 10 Abstain (Australia, Cameroon, Central African Republic of Chad, Cote d’Ivoire, Honduras, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Togo, Tonga, Vanuatu

Plenary vote:

  • 168 Yes
  • 7 No (Canada, Israel, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, Palau, US)
  • 11 Abstain

2. “The right of the Palestinian people to self-determination” (A/RES/71/184):

Resolution adopted: 19 December 2016

Excerpt: “Recalling the conclusion of the Court, in its advisory opinion of 9 July 2004, 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
  • 5 Abstain

Plenary vote:

  • 177 Yes
  • 7 No (Canada, Micronesia, Israel, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Palau, US)
  • 4 Abstain (Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire, South Sudan, Tonga)

3. “Assistance to the Palestinian people” (A/RES/71/126):

Resolution adopted: 8 December 2016

Excerpt: “Gravely concerned at the difficult living conditions and humanitarian situation affecting the Palestinian people, in particular women and children, throughout the occupied Palestinian territory, particularly in the Gaza Strip where economic recovery and vast infrastructure repair, rehabilitation and development are urgently needed, especially in the aftermath of the conflict of July and August 2014.”

Adopted without vote.


4. “Israeli practices affecting the human rights of the Palestinian people in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem” (A/RES/71/98):

Resolution adopted: 6 December 2016

Excerpt: “Gravely concerned by the tensions and violence in the recent period throughout the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem and including with regard to the holy places of Jerusalem, including the Haram al-Sharif, and deploring the loss of innocent civilian life…”

Committee Vote:

  • 151 Yes
  • 7 No (Australia, Canada, Micronesia, Israel, Marshall Islands, Palau, United States)
  • 6 Abstain (Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire, Honduras, Paraguay, Rwanda, Togo)

Plenary Vote:

  • 162
  • 7 No (Australia, Canada, Israel, Marshall islands, Micronesia, Palau, US)
  • 8 Abstain (Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire, Honduras, Malawi, Paraguay, South Sudan, Togo, Vanuatu)

5. “Israeli settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, and the occupied Syrian Golan” (A/RES/71/97)

Resolution adopted: 6 December 2016

Excerpt: “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:

  • 153 Yes
  • 6 No (Canada, Israel, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, Palau, United States)
  • 7 Abstain (Australia, Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Honduras, Paraguay, Rwanda, Togo)

Plenary Vote:

  • 165 Yes
  • 6 No (Canada, Israel, Marshall islands, Micronesia, Palau, US)
  • 7 Abstain (Australia, Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire, Honduras, Paraguay, South Sudan, Togo)

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/71/96)

Resolution adopted: 6 December 2016

Excerpt: “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: 

  • 155 Yes
  • 6 No (Canada, Micronesia, Israel, Marshall Islands, Palau, United States)
  • 6 Abstain (Australia, Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Rwanda, Paraguay, Togo)

Plenary Vote:

  • 168 Yes
  • 6 No (Canada, Israel, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Palau, US)
  • 6 Abstain (Australia, Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire, Paraguay, South Sudan, Togo)

 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/71/95):

Resolution adopted: 6 December 2016

Excerpt: “Deplores those policies and practices of Israel that violate the human rights of the Palestinian people and other Arabs of the occupied territories, as reflected in the report of the Special Committee covering the reporting period…”

Committee Vote:

  • 86 Yes
  • 7 No (Australia, Canada, Israel, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Palau, United States)
  • 71 Abstain

Plenary Vote:

  • 91 Yes
  • 11 No
  • 73 Abstain

8. “Palestine refugees’ properties and their revenues” (A/RES/71/94):

Resolution adopted: 6 December 2016

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, Micronesia, Israel, Marshall Islands, Palau, United States)
  • 6 Abstain (Cameroon, Cote D’Ivoire, Honduras, Paraguay, Togo, Vanuatu)

Plenary Vote:

  • 165 Yes
  • 7 No (Canada, Israel, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Palau, South Sudan, US)
  • 5 Abstain (Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire, Honduras, Paraguay, Togo)

9. “Operations of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East” (A/RES/71/93):

Resolution adopted: 6 December 2016

Excerpt: “Deploring further the killing and injury of Agency staff members by the Israeli occupying forces in the Occupied Palestinian Territory since September 2000, including the 11 Agency personnel killed during the military operations in the Gaza Strip in July and August 2014…”

Committee Vote:

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

Plenary Vote:

  • 167 Yes
  • 6 No (Canada, Israel, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Palau, United States)
  • 5 Abstain (Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire, Nauru, Paraguay, South Sudan)

10. “Persons displaced as a result of the June 1967 and subsequent hostilities” (A/RES/71/92):

Resolution adopted: 6 December 2016

Excerpt: “Reaffirms the right of all persons displaced as a result of the June 1967 and subsequent hostilities to return to their homes or former places of residence in the territories occupied by Israel since 1967…”

Committee Vote:

  • 156 Yes
  • 6 No (Canada, Israel, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Palau and United States)
  • 6 Abstain (Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Honduras, Paraguay, Togo, Vanuatu)

Plenary Vote

  • 166 Yes
  • 6 No (Canada, Israel, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Palau, US)
  • 6 Abstain (Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire, Honduras, Paraguay, South Sudan, Togo)

11. “Assistance to Palestine refugees” (A/RES/71/91):

Resolution adopted: 6 December 2016

Excerpt: “Expressing grave concern at the especially difficult situation of the Palestine refugees under occupation, including with regard to their safety, well- being and living conditions…”

Committee Vote:

  • 155 Yes
  • 5 No
  • 24 Abstain

Plenary Vote:                  

  • 167 Yes
  • 1 No (Israel)
  • 9 Abstain (Canada, Cameroon, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, Palau, Paraguay, South Sudan, US)

12. “Jerusalem” (A/RES/71/25):

Resolution adopted: 30 November 2016

Excerpt: “Expressing its grave concern, in particular, about tensions, provocations and incitement regarding the holy places of Jerusalem, including the Haram al Sharif, and urging restraint and respect for the sanctity of the holy sites by all sides…”

Plenary vote:

  • 149 Yes
  • 7 No (Canada, Micronesia, Israel, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Palau, US)
  • 8 Abstain (Australia, Cameroon, Guatemala, Honduras, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay,Vanuatu)

13. “Peaceful settlement of the question of Palestine” (A/RES/71/23):

Resolution adopted: 30 November 2016

Excerpt: “Expressing its grave concern about tensions, provocations and incitement regarding the holy places of Jerusalem, including the Haram al-Sharif, and urging restraint and respect for the sanctity of the holy sites by all sides…”

Plenary vote:

  • 153 Yes
  • 7 No (Canada, Micronesia, Israel, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Palau, US)
  • 7 Abstain (Australia, Cameroon, Honduras, Papa New Guinea, Paraguay, Tonga, Vanuatu)

14. “Special information programme on the question of Palestine of the Department of Public Information of the Secretariat” (A/RES/71/22):

Resolution adopted: 30 November 2016

Excerpt: “Recalling the advisory opinion rendered on 9 July 2004 by the International Court of Justice on the legal consequences of the construction of a wall in the Occupied Palestinian Territory…” “Requests the Department to continue… its special information programme for 2017-2018, in particular, to organize and promote fact-finding news missions for journalists to the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, and Israel…”

Plenary vote:

  • 153 Yes
  • 7 No (Australia, Canada, Micronesia, Israel, Marshall Islands, Palau, US)
  • 7 Abstain (Cameroon, Honduras, Nauru, Paraguay, Togo, Tonga, Vanuatu)

15. “Division for Palestinian Rights of the Secretariat” (A/RES/71/21):

Resolution adopted: 30 November 2016

Excerpt: “Requests the Division to continue to monitor developments relevant to the question of Palestine, to organize international meetings and activities in support of the Committee’s mandate … to liaise and cooperate with civil society and parliamentarians, including through the Working Group of the Committee and its associated ‘UN Platform for Palestine’, to develop and expand the ‘Question of Palestine’ website and the documents collection of the United Nations Information System on the Question of Palestine…”

Plenary vote:

  • 98 Yes
  • 9 No (Australia, Canada, Micronesia, Israel, Guatemala, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Palau, US)
  • 57 Abstain

16. “Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People” (A/RES/71/20):

Resolution adopted: 30 November 2016

Excerpt: “Noting with deep regret the onset of the fiftieth year of the Israeli occupation, and stressing the urgent need for efforts to reverse the negative trends on the ground…” “[R]equests the Committee to continue [its work] to mobilize international solidarity and support for the Palestinian people…”

Plenary Vote:

  • 100 Yes
  • 9 No (Australia, Canada, Micronesia, Guatemala, Israel, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Palau, US)
  • 55 abstain

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