BICOM Briefing | UN Security Council Resolution 2334: Content, context and critique

Following the passing of the UN Security Council Resolution 2334 on Israeli settlements on Friday 23rd December, BICOM’s Research team has produced a briefing on the resolution.

  • On Wednesday evening 21st December, Egypt circulated a draft resolution in the UN Security Council which was heavily critical of Israeli settlements. Due to reported pressure by the government of Israel and the incoming Trump administration, the draft was withdrawn only for it to be reintroduced on Friday by representatives of New Zealand, Senegal, Malaysia and Venezuela. That evening, UN Security Council Resolution 2334 passed with 14 delegates in favour, (Russia, China, United Kingdom, France, Japan, Malaysia, Venezuela, Ukraine, Angola, Egypt, Uruguay, Spain, Senegal and New Zealand) no votes against, and one abstention (the United States).


The full briefing is available as a PDF below.

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