Washington, D.C. (Jan. 22, 2015) — As the United Nations General Assembly prepares to hold a special meeting “to address concerns of a rise in anti-Semitic violence worldwide,” Peter Yeo, President of the Better World Campaign, made the following statement.
“The United Nations General Assembly is responding to an urgent issue—one that is of utmost concern to U.S. voters and policymakers—which it identified as demanding global attention even before the latest tragic attacks in Paris. This meeting is entirely in the UN’s wheelhouse, serving as the right forum for world leaders to confront a dangerous wave of hatred and violence.
“The UN, the United States, and Israel are all on the same page here: As Israel’s Ambassador to the UN Ron Prosor said ‘It is great that so many countries have partnered with Israel to raise this issue of anti-Semitism to the top of the UN’s agenda.’ This sentiment will undoubtedly be echoed from U.S. leadership at the meeting, including U.S. Ambassador Samantha Power and U.S. Congressman Ted Deutch.
“This discussion shows that the UN is being true to its roots. Having been established out of the atrocities of WWII, U.S. leadership is wise to use the UN as a platform to maintain a now 70-year commitment: never again.”
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.