Antigua & Barbuda votes in favour of Palestine’s bid for UN membership


Antigua & Barbuda today was among 143 countries that voted in favour of a resolution adopted by the United Nations General Assembly for the Security Council to reconsider the application of Palestine for membership of the United Nations.

Recognising that the granting of membership resides with the General Assembly, on the recommendation of the Security Council, the resolution calls on the council to act, and expands the rights of the State of Palestine as a Permanent Observer in the General Assembly.

Nine countries voted against the resolution while 25 countries abstained.


READ MORE FROM SOURCE- ALJAZEERA: The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) has overwhelmingly voted to support a Palestinian bid to become a full UN member by recognising it as qualified to join and recommending the UN Security Council “reconsider the matter favourably”.

Memberships can only be decided by the UN Security Council, and last month, the US vetoed a bid for full membership.

For (143):

A: Algeria, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan

B: Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Burkina Faso, Burundi

C: Cabo Verde, Cambodia, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, Costa Rica, Cuba, Cyprus

D: Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea), Democratic Republic of the Congo, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic


E: East Timor, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia

F: France

G: Gabon, The Gambia, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana

H: Haiti, Honduras

I: Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Ivory Coast

J: Jamaica, Japan, Jordan

K: Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan

L: Laos, Lebanon, Lesotho, Libya, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg

M: Madagascar, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar

N: Namibia, Nepal, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Norway

O: Oman

P: Pakistan, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal

Q: Qatar

R: Republic of Korea (South Korea), Russia, Rwanda

S: Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Somalia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Syria

T: Tajikistan, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Turkey

U: Uganda, United Arab Emirates, United Republic of Tanzania, Uruguay, Uzbekistan

V: Vietnam

Y: Yemen

Z: Zambia, Zimbabwe


Against (9):

A: Argentina

C: Czech Republic

H: Hungary

I: Israel

M: Micronesia


N: Nauru

P: Palau, Papua New Guinea

U: United States

Abstained (25):

A: Albania, Austria

B: Bulgaria


C: Canada, Croatia

F: Fiji, Finland

G: Georgia, Germany

I: Italy

L: Latvia, Lithuania


M: Malawi, Marshall Islands, Monaco

N: Netherlands, North Macedonia

P: Paraguay

R: Republic of Moldova, Romania

S: Sweden, Switzeland


U: Ukraine, United Kingdom

V: Vanuatu

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  1. It doesn’t stop there ! We must house and feed our brothers & their families when they are given Antigua passports so they can start a new life here !

  2. This is such a joke (in my opinion).

    Be assured, an evil person will not go unpunished, but the offspring of the righteous will be delivered.

  3. Now this useless ALP government is supporting terrorists. Antiguans need to be on high alert, asian village Browne will try to create a jihadi town in Antigua. Leave these ungodly people to their own devices.

    • My politics must be ideological, not personality politics. Now here we go in giving justice to Palestine and you see a party color, if we watch this happen and don’t fight back at the way israhell is murdering babies and mothers and our day come when USA hegemony decide we are to be eliminated, the world must be multipolar, we are so spiritually colonized that we believe it’s some bible thing, that control book for power quest by these terrorist slave masters controls the narrative, so we think it’s some god made Israel, no this was created in 1947 by the USA and Rothschild family money, so christians were paid for on that day up to now, and are still sell outs, October 7th was not the start of the war between the occupier and Palestine, the people of Palestine has been in an open air prison since these German settlers came to Palestine and forcefully take lands. Peace and love.

  4. @Mr Byam – Please try to think or do some research before you write like an idiot. Learn from your past like South Africa has demonstrated. South Africa suffered for years of apartheid and because of their experience, they led the way with the fight at the UN against Israel genocidal act against Palestine. In a similar, as black people we suffered from slavery and should know where we stand. If the people of Palestine were white, the reaction of the world would have been different. When the war between Russia and Ukraine started, most of the countries that now vote against or abstained, quickly opened up to take in people from Ukraine. Which one is willing to take in displaced people from Palestine?

    Who is the real terroist?
    Hamas did launch an assault against Israel on 7 Oct 2023 and might have killed up to about 1200 people in Israel – I use might becuase there are reports that Israel might have killed some of their own. How many people have Israel killed in Palestine? How many of them are women and kids? How many residential building, schools and hospitials were destroyed? How many journalist have been killed and how many mass grave have they done?

    Where is the ICJ? An arrest warrant was quickly issued for Putin? What action has been taken against Netanyahu? How many civilians have been killed in Ukraine for a war that has gone over 2 years compared to number of Palestinians killed in Gaza over a 7 month old war?

    Who is ungodly? After living in slavery or a big jail for over 60 years under Israeli occupation, does it surprise you that Hamas is willing to retaliate? Are you aware that Palestines have been in Israeli jails for years without even a charge? Do you consider the actions of Israeli as Godly? When you put godly into your conversation, does your bible say to turn the other cheek or to wipe out a race that offends you?

    Sorry to be so long but I was try to unplug your eyes that appears to be glued with propaganda.

    I am proud of the government of Antigua and the other countries that voted in favour!

    • @JBF.
      Not a word out of place. Facts, facts and more facts. Israel has been getting away with murder,literally for over 70 or more years. They have played the Holocaust catasrophe for all its worth and make no mistake, the Holocaust was the the biggest crime ever committed in human history. With the USA being its staunchest ally which gives its unwavering support Israel feels it can act carte blance in whatever it does. A spectacle is played out before our very eyes with the Israel tail constantly wagging the USA dog but wait; USA has at last reached the end of its tether with the actions of Israel in Gaza and is now suspending heavy military equipment to Israel, whoever would have thought that would happen? Lord Cameron of UK has said that Gaza is the biggest open air prison in the world and he’s right. If I keep stepping on your toes long enough you are bound to react and that’s exactly what happened on 7th October 2023. I say Hear Hear to you for your splendid factual post. As some say,” One man’s terrorist is another man’s freedom fighter”.

    • Don’t bring your jihadi propaganda here! The ANC never raped white women or killed white babies!!! These terrorists are demented and sexual deviants. This is a god-fearing protestant country, and we don’t want any of those ungodly people here!

      • @Mr Byam – I feel sorry for you – you obviously do not even have the capacity to think. In my previous reply to you, I did so with many questions to provoke your thinking process and that did not even open your eyes. Antigua joined with 142 nations and a mere 9 nations went against and you are want to bring down the government. The fact that western nations like the UK and Germany (normally strong supporters of Israel) abstained, should show that the Israel and the USA is getting more isolated.

        You appear to be worried about the white babies, what about the Palestinian babies and all the children that have been killed or injured – aren’t their lives worth anything?

        I cannot bring any Jihadi propaganda here – I am a born Antiguan with no Palestinian or Israeli ties nor any ties to the Muslim or Jewish faith. However, the Most High that I serve is a God of love and not a wicked and evil god like yours that is only interested in white babies. My god loves Black, brown, white, christian, muslim, rastarfarian and jewish babies equally.

        The young college students are now awake and the faculty members are following them saying NO, NO, NO to a modern day genocide. How “SWEET” of the USA to provide bombs to Israel and some food to Palestine – is it okay to bomb them but just make sure they have a little food in them?

        Antigua is not a protestant country – Antigua has religious freedom. I don’t think you even understand the meaning of protestant (it is non-catholic christians).

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