UNA-USA 2014-2016 Advocacy Agenda
Members of the UNA-USA encourage the U.S. to develop and support bilateral and multilateral policies that reinforce U.S. leadership in international affairs and support the United Nations as a vital institution in fostering peace and security. Key advocacy priorities include:
UN Funding – Payment of our nation’s UN regular budget and peacekeeping dues on time, in full, and without conditions; continued fair share of voluntary contributions to UN organizations.
Human Rights – Increase awareness about the positive work being performed by the UN Human Rights Council and specialize agencies.
International Treaties/Conventions – Senate passage of key international UN agreements that we have signed but the U.S. has not yet ratified. Priorities include Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), and Law of the Sea (LOS).
Millennium Development Goals – Encourage U.S. support and payment of its fair share of international funding to achieve the eight MDG’s adopted in 2000 by all member states to reduce poverty and enhance international cooperation for development by 2015. Priorities include ensuring environmental sustainability, promoting gender equality and empowering women, and eradicating extreme poverty and hunger.
How you can help:
UNA-USA and its chapters take policy positions on issues related to the United Nations and US-UN relations and then mobilize support for those policy positions, including contacting appropriate government officials. To learn about UNA-USA policy positions and recent statements, please visit the UNA-USA website.
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