Both President Trump and UN Secretary-General António Guterres began their terms in January 2017, marking the first time in more than half a century that the U.S. and UN had new leaders at the same time and signaling an opportunity for robust and dynamic U.S.-UN relations.

Donald Trump took office at a time when the U.S. has a strong track record in UN relations. As a result of bipartisan leadership over the past eight years, the U.S. has fully paid its obligations to the UN. As the largest financial supporter, the U.S. remains integral to a strong UN, and the nation’s status as a permanent member of the Security Council and host of UN Headquarters reflects its influence and importance.

Nikki Haley – U.S. Ambassador to the UN

On January 24, 2017, the U.S. Senate confirmed South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley as the next U.S. Ambassador to the United...

Rex Tillerson – U.S. Secretary of State

On December 13, 2016, President-elect Donald Trump selected Rex Tillerson to serve as the next U.S. Secretary of State.

A Letter to U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson

Key human rights organizations urge Sec. Tillerson to maintain U.S. engagement with the UN Human Rights Council