“To serve the people we support and the people who support us, we must be nimble and effective, flexible and efficient. And we must do so keenly aware of our obligation to live up to the values of the United Nations Charter. Together, we are making progress on a broad and bold reform agenda to strengthen the United Nations.”

– United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres


The UN is not a perfect institution, but it serves a near-perfect purpose: to promote global cooperation and address some of the world’s most pressing challenges that no single country can resolve alone.

The UN is always looking at ways to reform its work and ensure it’s maximizing every dollar it spends. Reforms have been enacted in every area of UN operations, from the management of peacekeeping missions, to tougher ethics rules, to streamlined budget processes, to delivery of humanitarian aid.

Both Secretary-General Guterres and Ambassador Haley have made UN reform a top priority and are working closely to ensure the UN is effective and efficient in delivering for people around the world.

Learn more:

Latest reform Proposals of UN Secretary-General Guterres
U.S. declaration of support for the Secretary-General’s reform agenda


“I came to the United Nations about the same time as the Secretary-General. He and I share a mission to find value in the UN. We share the goal of a better United Nations.  Not a cheaper UN or a more expensive UN. Not a smaller one or a bigger one. A better UN. An organization with the trust and the capability to deliver on its mandate to promote peace, security and human rights.”

–  Nikki Haley, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations