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Trump urges UN to "focus on people, not bureaucracy"
14:42, 19 September 2017
Trump urges UN to "focus on people, not bureaucracy"

United States leader believes that in recent years UN has not reached its full potential because of bureaucracy and mismanagement

14:42, 19 September 2017

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During his first official meeting at the United Nations, U.S. President Donald Trump said the organization is not reaching its full potential because of bureaucracy and mismanagement. This was reported by Voanews agency.

Addressing leaders of more than 120 member nations on Monday, Trump praised U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres for his efforts to modernize the world body. Guterres said the old fashioned procedures and fragmented structures are making the U.N. less effective than it should be.

The United Nations was founded on truly noble goals,” Trump said.

“In recent years, the United Nations has not reached its full potential because of bureaucracy and mismanagement,” he noted.

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“We commend Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and his call for the UN to focus more on people and less on bureaucracy,” Trump wrote in Twitter.

The speech of UN Secretary General Antonio Guteris was similar to Trump's statements.

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“I was recently asked what keeps me awake at night. My answer is simple: bureaucracy. Fragmented structure. The Byzantine procedures. Endless formalities,” he said.

He also stressed that those who wish to disrupt the work of the UN, couldn’t think of anything better than “the rules that we ourselves created.”

“I sometimes even ask myself whether there was some kind of conspiracy to make our rules such that we have not been effective,” concluded Guterres.

As it was reported earlier Poroshenko will meet Trump at UN General Assembly session. Ukraine’s President will hold a number of bilateral meetings with world leaders, including the US President.

Related: Poroshenko to hold negotiations with US Government after UN General Assembly

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