U.S. Vetoes of UN Resolutions Calling for an End to the Cuban Embargo: 1992 – Present

Resolution TitleDateVote
Necessity of ending the economic, commercial and financial embargo imposed by the United States of America against Cuba. (TBD)2017191 in favor to 2 against (United States, Israel)
Necessity of ending the economic, commercial and financial embargo imposed by the United States of America against Cuba. (TBD)2016191 in favor to 2 abstained (United States, Israel)
Necessity of ending the economic, commercial and financial embargo imposed by the United States of America against Cuba. (A/RES/70/5)2015191 in favor to 2 against (United States, Israel)
Necessity of ending the economic, commercial and financial embargo imposed by the United States of America against Cuba. (A/RES/69/5)2014188 in favor to 2 against (United States, Israel)
Necessity of ending the economic, commercial and financial embargo imposed by the United States of America against Cuba. (A/RES/68/8)2013188 in favor to 2 against (United States, Israel)
Necessity of ending the economic, commercial and financial embargo imposed by the United States of America against Cuba. (A/RES/67/4)2012188 in favor to 3 against (United States, Israel and Palau)
Necessity of ending the economic, commercial and financial embargo imposed by the United States of America against Cuba. (A/RES/66/6)2011186 in favor to 2 against (United States, Israel)
Necessity of ending the economic, commercial and financial embargo imposed by the United States of America against Cuba. (A/RES/65/6)2010187 in favor to 2 against (United States, Israel)
Necessity of ending the economic, commercial and financial embargo imposed by the United States of America against Cuba (A/RES/64/6)2009187 in favor to 3 against (Israel, United States and Palau)
Necessity of ending the economic, commercial and financial embargo imposed by the United States of America against Cuba. (A/RES/63/7)2008185 in favor to 3 against (Israel, Palau, United States)
Necessity of ending the economic, commercial and financial embargo imposed by the United States of America against Cuba. (A/RES/62/3)2007184 in favor to 4 against (Israel, Marshall Islands, Palau, United States)
Necessity of ending the economic, commercial and financial embargo imposed by the United States of America against Cuba. (A/RES/61/11)2006Without Vote.
Necessity of ending the economic, commercial and financial embargo imposed by the United States of America against Cuba. (A/RES/60/12)2005182 in favor to 4 against (Israel, Marshall Islands, Palau, United States)
Necessity of ending the economic, commercial and financial embargo imposed by the United States of America against Cuba. (A/RES/59/11)2004179 in favor to 4 against (Israel, Marshall Islands, Palau and United States)
Necessity of ending the economic, commercial and financial embargo imposed by the United States of America against Cuba. (A/RES/58/7)2003179 in favor to 3 against (Israel, Marshall Islands and United States)
Necessity of ending the economic, commercial and financial embargo imposed by the United States of America against Cuba. (A/RES/57/11)2002173 in favor to three against (Israel, Marshall Islands, United States)
Necessity of ending the economic, commercial and financial embargo imposed by the United States of America against Cuba. (A/RES/56/9)2001167 in favor to 3 against (Israel, Marshall Islands, United States)
Ending the embargo against Cuba. (A/RES/55/20)2000167 in favor to 3 against (Israel, Marshall Islands and the United States)
Ending the embargo against Cuba.(A/RES/54/21)1999155 in favor to 2 against (Israel, United States)
Ending the embargo against Cuba. (A/RES/53/4)1998157 in favor to 2 against (Israel, United States)
Embargo by the United States of America against Cuba. (A/RES/52/10)1997143 in favor to 3 against (Israel, United States, Uzbekistan)
Necessity of ending the economic, commercial and financial embargo imposed by the United States of America against Cuba. (A/RES/51/17)1996137 in favor to 3 against (Israel, United States, Uzbekistan)
Necessity of ending the economic, commercial and financial embargo imposed by the United States of America against Cuba. (A/RES/50/10)1995117 in favor to 3 against (Israel, United States, Uzbekistan)
Necessity of ending the economic, commercial and financial embargo imposed by the United States of America against Cuba. (A/RES/49/9)1994Without Vote.
Necessity of ending the economic, commercial and financial embargo imposed by the United States of America against Cuba. (A/RES/48/16)199388 in favor to 4 against (USA, Israel, Albania, Paraguay)
Necessity of ending the economic, commercial and financial embargo imposed by the United States of America against Cuba. (A/RES/47/19)199259 in favor to 3 against (Israel, United States, Romania)

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Source: UN Documents

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