Trump to discuss UN reform with world leaders

Source : 112 Ukraine

Trump invites those countries that will sign a political declaration draft on reforming the UN
09:54, 2 September 2017

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US President Donald Trump is gathering world leaders in the UN headquarters in New-York to discuss the reforming of the organization, as Reuters reports.

Countries will be invited to attend Trump’s function if they sign a 10-point political declaration backing efforts by U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres “to initiate effective, meaningful reform,” according to a draft of the political declaration seen by Reuters on Friday.

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The draft political declaration states: “We support the secretary-general in making concrete changes in the United Nations system to better align its work on humanitarian response, development and sustaining peace initiatives.”

At the same time, the political declaration wants to reduce mandate duplication, redundancy and overlap, including among the main organs of the United Nations.

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Previously Trump said the US funds the organization way too much, and called it a “club for people to get together, talk and have a good time.”

The United States is the biggest U.N. contributor, providing 22 percent of its $5.4 billion biennial core budget and 28.5 percent of its $7.3 billion peacekeeping budget.

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