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News | 09/26/2019
Business, ballots and battling opioids: Why the Universal Postal Union benefits the US
As the U.S. debates withdrawing from the Universal Postal Union, BWC President Peter Yeo writes in The Hill about why the UN agency remains key to American interests at home and abroad.
It’s Time for a Clean Budget. End Outdated, Irrelevant UNFPA Riders.
Blog | 08/27/2019
Exactly 50 years ago, the U.S. government played a central role in the creation and launch of UNFPA, United Nations sexual and reproductive health agency.
United Nations Foundation and Better World Campaign on the Confirmation of Kelly Craft as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations
News, Press Release | 07/31/2019
The United Nations Foundation and Better World Campaign issue statement on Kelly Knight Craft's confirmation to be the thirtieth U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations.
Documentary Underscores Importance of Women in UN Peacekeeping
Blog | 07/29/2019
According to the UN, between 1957 and 1989, only 20 uniformed women served as UN peacekeepers. While that number has grown to nearly five percent of total uniformed personnel in UN peacekeeping today, the gender gap persists.
The Fight of Our Lives: How UN Peacekeepers are Helping Combat Congo’s Deadly Ebola Outbreak
Blog | 07/21/2019
UN Peacekeepers have existed in the Democratic Republic of the Congo in some form since 1960. The current peacekeeping mission, known as MONUSCO, was established in 2010 in the aftermath of the African World War, which killed 5 million people. Now UN Peacekeepers are taking on a new responsibility: fighting Ebola.
New Poll: U.S. Support for the UN Hits 10-Year High as the Nominee for U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Heads to Capitol Hill
News, Press Release | 06/18/2019
As Kelly Craft testifies before the Senate, new poll finds eight in ten Americans want strong U.S. engagement at the UN.
Spotlighting the UN’s Role in Combating the Opioid Crisis
Blog | 05/29/2019
By Jordie Hannum According to the 2018 World Drug Report, the production of opium is at the highest level ever recorded, and drug trafficking of synthetic opioids such as fentanyl – a drug 30 to 50 times more potent than heroin – continues to grow rapidly, online and across borders. Here in the U.S., the […]
Meet @USArmy Lt. Col. Paul Snyder, a native Wisconsinite who has dedicated his life to making the world a better place, most recently w/ @UN_MINUSMA. Despite the risks, hear why he says the U.S. must remain committed to the @UN & @UNPeacekeeping: https://t.co/nbHUOwhNDW https://t.co/xtzADJGCM8
For over 15 years, @UNPeacekeeping troops in Haiti have helped to strengthen government institutions, bolster local law enforcement, protect and promote human rights - all with the goal of improving the everyday lives of the Haitian people. https://t.co/mOBhXyflpD
RT @UN_Women: "She teaches us to defy our own self-limitation." — Eleanor Roosevelt's great granddaughter explains how Roosevelt's legacy…