Antonio Guterres and Donald Trump to Address High Level UN Reform Event


PassBlue, updated 14 September 2017:

Trump to Force UN Reform Agenda at General Assembly

by Kacie Candela

[Extracts] "The United States is planning to hold a high-level meeting on United Nations reform during the opening days of the 72nd General Assembly debate. The Sept. 18 meeting is to be chaired by Donald Trump and held a day before he is scheduled to address the UN for the first time as America’s president in the General Assembly Hall. ...

"The following countries were invited by the US to participate in drafting the
10-point UN Reform Political Declaration, which was finalized just recently for Sept. 18: Britain, Canada, China, Germany, India, Indonesia, Japan, Jordan, Niger, Rwanda, Senegal, Slovakia, Thailand and Uruguay. ...

"Overall, the declaration supports Guterres’s reform agenda in peace and security, development and management while echoing the early calls by the US for executive leadership on reform; or, as it says, “aligning authority with responsibility.” Other priorities include eliminating redundancy and overlap and enhancing collaboration across the UN system. It also agrees to concrete changes proposed by Guterres to better integrate the UN’s work on humanitarian response, development and peace-sustaining initiatives."

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