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IAEA: Fighting Nuclear Threats and Protecting U.S. National Security
Blog | 06/08/2018
In the summer of 1945, the U.S. tested the first-ever nuclear device in Alamogordo, New Mexico. Not three weeks later, the world changed forever with the U.S. dropping atomic bombs over Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Over the next 65 years, the international community has struggled with an ongoing issue: how to restrain the atom’s destructive effects while harnessing its vast potential for peaceful uses. Fortunately, there is a UN agency tasked with trying to solve this dilemma: The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).
28 Organizations Call on Congressional Leaders to Fully Fund the UN and Push Back against Rescissions
News, Press Release | 06/06/2018
Washington D.C. (June 6, 2018) – 28 civil society organizations sent a letter to the House and Senate appropriators urging Congress to “continue to support strong U.S. leadership at the United Nations, including by honoring our financial commitments to the organization in Fiscal Year 2019, and to oppose any efforts to rescind UN funding agreed […]
World Health Organization: Building a Healthier Future for Tomorrow
Blog | 06/05/2018
As the global guardian of public health, the primary goal of the World Health Organization (WHO) is to build a better, healthier future for people all over the world. But don’t let the word “World” in the name fool you—WHO makes an enormous impact in the U.S., too.
Statement from the Partnership for Effective Peacekeeping Commemorating the 70th Anniversary of UN Peacekeeping
Press Release | 05/29/2018
On May 29, we commemorate the International Day for UN Peacekeepers, which marks the 70th anniversary of UN Peacekeeping. It is a time to reflect on the 134 peacekeepers who lost their lives this year and to show gratitude to the nearly 105,000 troops, police, civilians, and volunteers - coming from 124 countries - who serve on 14 peacekeeping operations worldwide.
US and global community has to keep the Ebola outbreak from spreading — don’t cut funds — The Hill
In the News, News | 05/23/2018
Amid Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo, cutting U.S. emergency funding would imperil the health of the Congolese people and threaten our national security writes BWC President Peter Yeo in The Hill.
President Trump and Secretary-General Guterres are Meeting Today – Here’s What You Should Know
Blog | 05/18/2018
Today UN Secretary-General António Guterres and President Donald Trump will convene at the White House to “reaffirm the commitment of the United States to improving the efficiency and effectiveness of the United Nations.” Among the topics likely to be discussed: North Korea; Iran; and UN system reform. While news stories have covered much about the U.S. side of these issues, BWC Executive Director details a few things you might not know about what the UN has been doing.
Liberia’s Ambassador to the US, Lois Brutus, cites recent peaceful transfer of power as a success of @UNPeacekeeping and a sign of great hope for a brighter tomorrow. https://t.co/uOmOS8HFkz
The role of the U.S. is key to make sure we can achieve significant progress on @unpeacekeeping missions like South Sudan - @Lacroix_UN #PK70 #USUN
We can do more and we can achieve our goals but we need to be together, says @Lacroix_UN on the future of @UNpeacekeeping. #PK70
.@unpeacekeeping is a tool, not a silver bullet - @Lacroix_UN discussing the successes of Peacekeeping on #CapitolHill. #PK70 https://t.co/D747bOZoKT
Peacekeeping is not a silver bullet. But we can look at recent successes of @UN missions in West Africa as a sign that it works. - @davidcicilline https://t.co/BpM92AzvKT