US stops UN from recognising a Palestinian state through membership

Published on 19 Apr 2024 11:08:16 AM

The United States on Thursday (April 18) effectively stopped the United Nations from recognising a Palestinian state by casting a veto in the Security Council to deny the Palestinian Authority full membership of the world body.

It vetoed a draft resolution that recommended to the 193-member UN General Assembly that "the State of Palestine be admitted to membership of the United Nations."

Britain and Switzerland abstained, while the remaining 12 council members voted yes.