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U.S. - U.N. relationship may be headed for rocky waters
by Pamela Falk CBS News January 11, 2017, 2:16 AM
Antonio Guterres was elected the ninth United Nations secretary general by consensus of 193 nations, and with unusual agreement by the United States and Russia. He began work January 1, vowing a “surge for peace” and much-needed reform of the bloated bureaucracy at the U.N, a body that’s seen as doing much good, but that’s failed in recent years to resolve the world’s most intractable conflicts.
On Tuesday, in his first formal appearance as the U.N.’s CEO, he told a packed Security Council chamber, “We must rebalance our approach to peace and security. For decades, this has been dominated by responding to conflict.”
The former refugee chief and Portuguese prime minister said the reforms he’s setting in motion will be able to “prevent war and sustain peace.” And, he said, nations must “strengthen the credibility and authority of the United Nations.”
At the same time, because of a December Security Council resolution condemning Israeli West Bank settlements, made possible by the abstention of the outgoing Obama administration, a bipartisan group in Congress is considering cutting the U.S. financial contribution to the U.N. Both the House of Representatives and Senate voted to condemn the Council vote.
UN, Christian Leaders Warn Against Steep Cuts to UN, Foreign Aid Funding
By Patrick Goodenough, March 17, 2017 12:31 AM EDT
(CNSNews.com) – Shaken by confirmation that the new administration of its biggest contributor is proposing sweeping reductions to its funding, the United Nations on Thursday warned that “abrupt funding cuts” could harm long-term reform efforts.
Meanwhile more than 100 Christian leaders – including two participants in President Trump’s inauguration ceremony – appealed to Congress to reject the administration’s proposals for significant cuts to foreign aid.
The proposed FY 2018 budget released Thursday includes a 28 percent reduction in funding for the State Department and U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) – $25.6 billion, or $10.1 billion less than the FY 2017 continuing resolution level.
At a White House briefing, a reporter noted that the U.N. says more than 20 million people in four countries (northern Nigeria, South Sudan, Yemen and Somalia) face famine or starvation, and asked whether the proposed cuts to foreign aid and the U.N. would cause suffering to some of the world’s most vulnerable.
Office of Management and Budget director Mick Mulvaney gave no quarter, however.
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