FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The Obama Administration is committed to reforming the United Nations to make it a better forum to advance our interests and values in order to forge a more secure and prosperous world.
To date, we have made significant progress, including improving the performance of the troubled Human Rights Council, spearheading a drive for more transparency and accountability in UN agencies, and securing only the second UN budget reduction in 50 years, thus saving U.S. taxpayers an estimated $100 million. The United States has led efforts to build a leaner, more accountable and more effective United Nations.
Tomorrow, we will detail our comprehensive agenda for UN reform, highlighting the next steps in our continuing efforts to build a UN better equipped for the 21st Century. I encourage fellow member states, the UN Secretariat, the NGO community and the American public to join us in forging a United Nations that is better equipped to confront the emerging challenges in our rapidly changing world.
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