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Wirth: Great Nations Pay Their Bills

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Citing support from 30,000 petition signers, UN Foundation President calls UN peacekeeping a bargain and opportunity WASHINGTON, D.C.  Sen. Timothy E. Wirth, President of the United Nations Foundation and the Better World Fund, warned Congress today that the U.S. is in danger of eclipsing $1 billion in unpaid bills

U.S. Risks $1 Billion in Debt to UN Peacekeeping

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“Price of Peace” e-campaign calls for U.S. to pay UN peacekeeping dues WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 1, 2007) – Warning that the United States risks being $1 billion in debt to the United Nations for international peacekeeping efforts, the Better World Campaign announced today the launch of its new web-based

Golden Opportunity for U.S.-UN Relationship

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United Nations Foundation and Better World Fund President Timothy E. Wirth Testifies Before House Foreign Affairs Committee WASHINGTON, D.C.  The President of the United Nations Foundation and the Better World Fund, Timothy E. Wirth, testified in Congress today in favor of a stronger U.S.-UN relationship at a hearing led

Timothy Wirth Statement on Global Warming Report

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“The International Panel on Climate Change is one of the most sweeping and successful scientific collaborations in history.  Today’s report represents the most authoritative, consensus estimate of the world’s scientists on the issue of climate change.  These findings could not be any clearer:  human activities are altering the atmosphere

Timothy Wirth Statement on Adoption of Resolution Condemning Denial of the Holocaust

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Washington, D.C.  United Nations Foundation (UN Foundation) President Timothy E. Wirth issued the following statement on the General Assembly’s adoption of the resolution condemning denial of the Holocaust: “The United Nations Foundation welcomes the General Assembly’s adoption of the resolution condemning denial of the Holocaust. The adoption of this

Majority of Americans Believe in the United Nations

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WASHINGTON D.C.  The Better World Campaign—an initiative of the Better World Fund—today released the results of a new national poll on how Americans view the United Nations. “It is clear that Americans recognize the value of the United Nations, believe in its mandate to promote a more peaceful and

Tim Wirth Applauds Administration’s Stance Against Withholding Dues

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Washington, D.C.  United Nations Foundation President Senator Timothy E. Wirth welcomed the Administration’s reaffirmation of opposition to automatically withholding dues to the United Nations by UN Ambassador John Bolton in his testimony at a House International Relations Committee hearing on UN reform this morning. “Legislation mandating the withholding of

U.S. Ambassadors Urge Congress Not To Withhold UN Dues Ad Campaign

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Eight Former U.S. Ambassadors Urge Congress Not To Withhold UN Dues Ad Campaign Explains Why Legislation Counter-Productive to UN Reform Washington, D.C.—The Better World Campaign (BWC) today released a letter signed by eight former U.S. ambassadors to the United Nations as part of BWC’s campaign against the withholding of

Threats to UN Peacekeeping Operations

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Cuts in US Funding for UN Peacekeeping Operations Threaten Peace in Sudan and Around the World Washington, D.C.—Today, twelve humanitarian and advocacy organizations sent a letter expressing their concern over cuts to the United States’ dues for UN peacekeeping missions. Both the Senate and House have reduced funds requested

Timothy Wirth Statement on UN Reform

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Statement by Senator Timothy E. Wirth, President of the United Nations Foundation, on United Nations Reform WASHINGTON, D.C.  Former Senator Timothy E. Wirth, President of the United Nations Foundation, issued the following statement regarding today’s House International Relations Committee hearing [Room 2172, Rayburn House Office Building] on UN reform.