The U.S. invests in the United Nations to achieve its foreign policy goals, but the return on investment goes beyond advancing global peace and security — we also see a significant economic benefit here at home. Help send the message to Capitol Hill today.
I am writing to tell you some important news about the United Nations.
According to new research from the Better World Campaign, U.S. businesses coast-to-coast and across 43 states gained over $1.7 billion in procurement contracts with the UN in 2017. Over the past 6 years, the total value of contracts totals $9.5 billion.
The businesses provide a range of goods and services, including telecommunications, financial services, construction, food production, and production of armored vehicles. These contracts allow these companies to maintain their bottom lines, create jobs, generate revenue, and contribute to growing the economy. Not only does the United Nations help the U.S. achieve its foreign policy goals–the UN is also a good business partner.
As one of my elected officials, I hope I can count on you to take this information into consideration when making FY’19 budget decisions.