The International Human Rights Clinic joins over 100 civil society organizations to urge Congress to support strong U.S. leadership at the United Nations.
In a 28 February letter addressed to ranking members of the Congressional Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations and Related Programs, the IHR Clinic and supporting organizations emphasize the importance of the United States fully meeting its financial obligations to the United Nations. The letter highlights that there has been long-standing bipartisan support for sustained U.S. financial contributions to the United Nations, even while some support the adoption of a “slash-and-burn” approach that would dramatically decrease funding to the international organization. The letter also stresses that the United States advances its own interests and values through its continued partnership with the United Nations, including its capacity to respond to global crises and maintain its position of global leadership.
See the full text of the letter here.