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28 Organizations Call on Congressional Leaders to Fully Fund the UN and Push Back against Rescissions

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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 to on a bipartisan basis as part of the FY 2018 Consolidated Appropriations Act.”

The letter comes just one week before the Appropriations Committees begins markup of FY’19 bills covering the UN, and just weeks after the Administration announced one rescissions package, with another package potentially coming in the days ahead.

“The U.S. should maintain our support to the UN, which assists millions of vulnerable people around the world and ensures a collective global response to crises, lessening the financial burden borne by U.S. taxpayers,” said Peter Yeo, President of the Better World Campaign.

About the Better World Campaign

The Better World Campaign works to foster a strong relationship between the U.S. and the UN to promote core American interests and build a more secure, prosperous, and healthy world. The Better World Campaign engages policymakers, the media, and the American public alike to increase awareness of the critical role played by the UN in world affairs and the importance of constructive U.S.-UN relations. Learn more at: www.betterworldcampaign.org.

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