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The Better World Campaign Joins the World in Honoring the Legacy of President George H. W. Bush


Washington, DC (Dec. 3, 2018) — The Better World Campaign joins our fellow Americans and the international community in honoring the life and work of President George Herbert Walker Bush.

“President Bush leaves behind a profound foreign policy legacy,” said Peter Yeo, President of the Better World Campaign. “Through his words and his actions, he showed the power of coalescing nations to pursue common goals.”

President Bush was the only President to have previously served as the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations. During his presidency, he enjoyed a strong, personal relationship with then-UN Secretary-General Javier Pérez de Cuéllar, whom Bush would call for insights and advice.

“He understood instinctively how the UN complemented American interests,” Yeo added. “While we mourn his passing, his effectiveness as a world leader will be inspirational for generations to come.”

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:

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