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Obama Administration’s Request of $836 Million for UN Peacekeeping

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The Obama Administration’s request of $836 million for UN peacekeeping  Statement by Timothy E. Wirth, President of the United Nations Foundation “The UN Foundation commends President Obama for his request to Congress for $836 million for United Nations peacekeeping as part of the FY 2009 Supplemental Funding request. The U.S.

2009 Omnibus Funding for United Nations Peacekeeping

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Statement by Timothy E. Wirth, President of the United Nations Foundation, regarding 2009 Omnibus Funding for United Nations Peacekeeping:  “After nearly six months of operating on a Continuing Resolution allowing for flat-lined funding to keep government services functioning, I am deeply concerned with the final appropriation of $1.517 billion

Peter Yeo Joins UN Foundation as Vice President for Public Policy

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Yeo will also serve as Executive Director of the Better World Campaign WASHINGTON DC – The United Nations Foundation announced today that Peter Yeo, Deputy Staff Director for the House Foreign Affairs Committee, has joined the Foundation as its Vice-President for Public Policy. Yeo will also serve as the

New Opinion Research Shows American Voters Reject “Going It Alone”

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New Opinion Research Shows American Voters Reject “Going It Alone”, Embrace International Cooperation New Consensus Emerging on Value of Forging Global Partnerships to Enhance Security, Reduce Foreign Oil Dependence, Boost Global Economy WASHINGTON, DC (August 27, 2008) — The United Nations Foundation and its sister organization, the Better World

U.S. Congress Approves $665 Million for United Nations

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U.S. CONGRESS APPROVES $665 MILLION FOR UNITED NATIONS AND INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS ‘Funding supports key peacekeeping missions, reduces U.S. debt to the UN’ Washington, D.C.  The fiscal 2008 supplemental appropriations bill approved by Congress late yesterday includes critical funding that will help the United States erase more than 20% of

BWC Launches George Clooney PSA In Support of UN Peacekeepers

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BWC Launches George Clooney PSA In Support of UN Peacekeepers WASHINGTON DC / NEW YORK (May 29, 2008) – In commemoration of the 60th anniversary of UN peacekeeping, on the occasion of the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers, the Better World Campaign today released a Public Service Announcement

New Opinion Research Shows American Voters Reject “Going It Alone”

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New Consensus Emerging on Value of Forging Global Partnerships to Enhance Security, Reduce Foreign Oil Dependence, Address Climate Change WASHINGTON, D.C. (November 13, 2007) — The United Nations Foundation and its sister organization, the Better World Campaign, released today the results of a six-month public opinion research project indicating

Building a Stronger American Presence at the UN

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Better World Campaign Executive Director Deborah Derrick Testifies Before U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Click here to read the full testimony. WASHINGTON, D.C. Deborah Derrick, Executive Director of the Better World Campaign, will testify today before a hearing of U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security

Statement by Timothy E. Wirth, President of the Better World Fund

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Washington, D.C.  Commenting on today’s action by the Senate Appropriations Committee on the FY 2008 State and Foreign Operations Appropriations bill, United Nations Foundation President and former U.S. Senator Timothy E. Wirth issued the following statement: “The U.S. Senate has done a great service for the American taxpayer and

Statement of Timothy E. Wirth, President of the Better World Fund

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Washington, D.C. “The U.S. House of Representatives has done a great service for the American taxpayer and international peace and security by approving today an additional $195 million for UN peacekeeping operations in fiscal 2008. “This increase in funding is an important step toward closing the gap between the