Explanation of Vote for the Second Committee Adoption of the Oil Slick on Lebanese Shores Resolution

Thomas Carnahan
U.S. Public Delegate
New York, New York
November 18, 2021


The United States remains disappointed that this body has again taken up this unbalanced resolution that is unfairly critical of Israel, demonstrating a clear and persistent institutional bias directed at one member state. One-sided resolutions like those introduced here today only distract from the effort to advance peace. This effort will be strengthened when the bias of the United Nations against Israel ends.

The United States will continue to oppose every effort to delegitimize Israel. As such, the United States will once again vote against this one-sided resolution and hope other members will join us in voting “no.”