Congress doesn’t always do things on time, but sometimes they really do get it right. Four months into the fiscal year, our lawmakers have passed a trillion dollar budget that goes a long way toward furthering American interests in global health and development.
As we count down the final days until 2014, I wanted to take a moment to reflect on everything the United Nations accomplished this year. Here’s a little hint: It was a big year for the UN. From Syria to Iran, it made major progress in making the world a more peaceful and prosperous place […]
This time of year, we are especially mindful of the importance of giving. But for Americans, this value has a much longer shelf life than just one season. It?s a good thing: Because, for more than 9 million Syrians uprooted by war, livelihoods may well depend on our help.
From Vice President Biden saying he?ll never forget a visit to a UN refugee camp in Chad, to announcing that the U.S. will be a leader in the UN's post-2015 development process, it was clear that this administration is committed to working hand-in-hand with the UN to tackle the world?s most pressing issues ? including the Syria crisis, Iran?s nuclear agenda, and typhoon recover in the Philippines.
Did you know that 222 million women and girls globally want to delay pregnancy but don?t have access to quality contraceptives? This unmet need has devastating impacts on women?s health, and impedes progress on our global development goals.
Critics of the interim agreement on Iran?s nuclear programs make a point ? the steps outlined by global leaders this weekend are but one portion of the actions demanded by the United Nations Security Council.
The U.S. made history yesterday – but not in a way that’ll make you proud. For the first time ever, we lost our vote in a United Nations organization for failing to pay our dues. And the agency we just walked away from is none other than the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), whose programs are clearly and directly in the interests of Americans.
Americans overwhelmingly support the UN’s work – including destroying Syria’s chemical weapons and providing humanitarian aid to refugees – and believe we should pay our dues to the UN on time and in full.