U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley declared victory after member nations agreed to a $600 million cut from the annual peacekeeping budget. Neglected in her Twitter declaration is that the cuts had already been planned, prior to Trump’s election. The UN peacekeeping budget declined from $7.87 billion to $7.3 billion with the U.S. contributing a smaller percentage as compared to last year.
The United Nations Security Council voted unanimously on Thursday to end its 13-year-long peacekeeping mission in Haiti, replacing it with a new mission focused on justice, human rights and police development.
The new U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley wants to see some changes. While she championed human rights at an event Wednesday hosted by the Council on Foreign Relations, she also criticized the United Nations without evidence or solutions. Her comments echoed the White House’s plan to reduce U.S. contributions to the U.N., taking particular aim at peacekeeping.
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon fired the head of the U.N. peacekeeping mission in South Sudan for failing to protect civilians. A new investigation found the peacekeeper response to heavy fighting in July was “chaotic and ineffective.”
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Men collect water from Lake Kivu in Goma, DRC.Phil Moore/Al Jazeera Actor and activist Ben Affleck believes that community-based organizations…