May 15, 2013
The Islamic Republic of Iran, which has been accused of developing a secret nuclear weapons program and supplying arms to terrorists, will preside over this month's Conference on Disarmament, a panel funded by and charged with advising the UN on international weapons issues.
May 13, 2013
The Council on Foreign Relations ("CFR") has released a "report card" that gives grades to the U.S. and the global community on the effectiveness of their cooperation regarding a range of issues, such as climate change and managing armed conflict.
May 8, 2013
Brett Schaefer of the Heritage Foundation writes that the U.S. should oppose UN "peacekeeping" missions in Congo and Mali when no peace has yet been established in those countries.
May 8, 2013
In response to Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper's support of Israel, The Globe and Mail reports that Middle Eastern states will pool their votes at the UN to relocate the Montreal-based International Civil Aviation Organization ("ICAO") to Qatar.
May 1, 2013
Claudia Rosett of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies writes that restoring funding to UNESCO following its recognition of Palestine as a state not serve the best interests of the U.S. or Israel.
April 19, 2013
Brett Schaefer of the Heritage Foundation writes that the U.S. should call upon the UN Secretary-General to justify the large number of new senior positions at the UN, provide information about their cost, and eliminate unnecessary posts.
April 10, 2013
A whistleblower awarded two percent of his multi-million dollar claim against the UN for retaliation is petitioning the US to withhold a portion of its UN dues as a result.
April 1, 2013
Heritage's Ted Bromund writes on Commentary that the format of UN meetings encourages delegates from human rights-violating regimes to speak up "loud, proud, and often," while the US prefers to avoid comment.
March 20, 2013
Brett Schaefer of the Heritage Foundation explains how the continued failings of the United Nations in the areas of international peace and security, human rights, and internal management and administration complicate its ability to secure more funding from the US.
March 13, 2013
An internal UN document strategizes about how the organization can spend its money more wisely in light of protests over waste by UN donor nations.