Amb. Bou-Said received a UNA/USA Presidential letter
Editing Office - Geneva
Dear Amb. Haissam,
For over seven decades, the United Nations has remained a critical forum to which the U.S. has repeatedly turned to advance its interests, promote its values, and spread the financial, military, and technical burdens of confronting transnational challenges.In 2015, all 193 member-states adopted the 17 Sustainable Development Goals, creating the world’s largest—and most important—to-do list. In order to achieve these ambitious goals by 2030, we need to ensure that the UN is fully funded and supported.However, over the last few years, the Administration has attempted to cut funding for the UN, threatening both the country’s leadership on a global stage and the ability to work toward a more sustainable world. We can’t let this continue.
It’s important that we remind lawmakers that fully funding the UN is a necessary and critical investment for the U.S.—it also happens to be a tremendous bargain as our dues to the UN only accounts for .2% of the federal budget.The world needs the UN, and the UN needs us.
Rachel Bowen Pittman
Executive Director, UNA-USA