Monday, 06 December 2021 09:38 GMT

US President Trump takes on a new cause: 'Make the United Nations great'


(MENAFN- The Maravi Post) Sixty-four nations, including Malawi, shun the US reform "Make UN and SG accountable" declaration. *By Nahal Toosi/Maravi Post Reporter Monday September 18, 2017 NEW YORK — In his first public outing at the United Nations, UN Host Country, US President Donald Trump, seized on a topic likely to please his domestic political base as much […]" /> img.wp-smiley, img.emoji { display: inline !important; border: none !important; box-shadow: none !important; height: 1em !important; width: 1em !important; margin: 0 .07em !important; vertical-align: -0.1em !important; background: none !important; padding: 0 !important; } .sfsi_plus_subscribe_Popinner { width: 100% !important; height: auto !important; border: 1px solid #b5b5b5 !important; padding: 18px 0px !important; background-color: #ffffff !important; } .sfsi_plus_subscribe_Popinner form { margin: 0 20px !important; } .sfsi_plus_subscribe_Popinner h5 { font-family: Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif !important; font-weight: bold !important; color: #000000 !important; font-size: 16px !important; text-align: center !important; margin: 0 0 10px !important; padding: 0 !important; } .sfsi_plus_subscription_form_field { margin: 5px 0 !important; width: 100% !important; display: inline-flex; display: -webkit-inline-flex; } .sfsi_plus_subscription_form_field input { width: 100% !important; padding: 10px 0px !important; } .sfsi_plus_subscribe_Popinner input[type=email] { font-family: Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif !important; font-style: normal !important; color: !important; font-size: 14px !important; text-align: center !important; } .sfsi_plus_subscribe_Popinner input[type=email]::-webkit-input-placeholder { font-family: Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif !important; font-style: normal !important; color: !important; font-size: 14px !important; text-align: center !important; } .sfsi_plus_subscribe_Popinner input[type=email]:-moz-placeholder { /* Firefox 18- */ font-family: Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif !important; font-style: normal !important; color: !important; font-size: 14px !important; text-align: center !important; } .sfsi_plus_subscribe_Popinner input[type=email]::-moz-placeholder { /* Firefox 19+ */ font-family: Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif !important; font-style: normal !important; color: !important; font-size: 14px !important; text-align: center !important; } .sfsi_plus_subscribe_Popinner input[type=email]:-ms-input-placeholder { font-family: Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif !important; font-style: normal !important; color: !important; font-size: 14px !important; text-align: center !important; } .sfsi_plus_subscribe_Popinner input[type=submit] { font-family: Helvetica,Arial,sans-serif !important; font-weight: bold !important; color: #000000 !important; font-size: 16px !important; text-align: center !important; background-color: #dedede !important; } /* Body color changing option */ body { background: ; } /* Global Color Scheme */ /* Post Title Color */ .posttitle h2 a, #title h3 a, #title h3 { color: ; } /* Content Color */ .cotent-text, .posttextcontent p, #content p, body, .zc a, #thearchivelist a { color: ; } /*Block #3*/ .featured-category-title a{ color: ; } .slider-title{ background-color: ; } .section-two-cat-title a{ color: ; } .section1-category a{ color: ; } .section2-category a{ color: ; } .section3-category a{ color: ; } .section4-category a{ color: ; } /* Heading Color */ { color: ; } /* H1 to h6*/ h1, h2, h3, h4, h5, h6 { color: ; } /* Sidebar Title Color */ .sidebar-widget-title span{ color: #dd3333; } /* Block colors */ .block-1 .category-title {border-color: #00c13a; } .block-1 .cat-block-meta a {color: #00c13a; } .block-2 .category-title {border-color: ; } .block-2 .cat-block-meta a {color: ; } .block-3 .category-title {border-color: ; } .block-3 .cat-block-meta a {color: ; } .block-4 .category-title {border-color: ; } .block-5 .category-title {border-color: ; } .block-6 .category-title {border-color: ; } .block-7 .category-title {border-color: ; } .block-8 .category-title {border-color: ; } .block-9 .category-title {border-color: ; } .si_captcha_small { width:175px; height:45px; padding-top:10px; padding-bottom:10px; } .si_captcha_large { width:250px; height:60px; padding-top:10px; padding-bottom:10px; } img#si_image_com { border-style:none; margin:0; padding-right:5px; float:left; } img#si_image_reg { border-style:none; margin:0; padding-right:5px; float:left; } img#si_image_log { border-style:none; margin:0; padding-right:5px; float:left; } img#si_image_side_login { border-style:none; margin:0; padding-right:5px; float:left; } img#si_image_checkout { border-style:none; margin:0; padding-right:5px; float:left; } img#si_image_jetpack { border-style:none; margin:0; padding-right:5px; float:left; } img#si_image_bbpress_topic { border-style:none; margin:0; padding-right:5px; float:left; } .si_captcha_refresh { border-style:none; margin:0; vertical-align:bottom; } div#si_captcha_input { display:block; padding-top:15px; padding-bottom:5px; } label#si_captcha_code_label { margin:0; } input#si_captcha_code_input { width:65px; } p#si_captcha_code_p { clear: left; padding-top:10px; } .si-captcha-jetpack-error { color:#DC3232; }

  • US President Trump takes on a new cause: ‘Make the United Nations great' US President Trump takes on a new cause: ‘Make the United Nations great' By / Tuesday, 19 Sep 2017 03:52PM / / Tags: , , , / 25 views

    Sixty-four nations, including Malawi, shun the US reform "Make UN and SG accountable" declaration.

    *By Nahal Toosi/Maravi Post Reporter

    Monday September 18, 2017

    NEW YORK — In his first public outing at the United Nations, UN Host Country, US President Donald Trump, seized on a topic likely to please his domestic political base as much as the "global elite" they despise.

    Reforming the United Nations, Trump declared Monday to an audience of dozens of diplomats, is crucial to helping the world body achieve its "full potential."

    "We seek a United Nations that regains the trust of the people around the world," Trump said. "In order to achieve this, the United Nations must hold every level of management accountable, protect whistle-blowers and focus on results rather than on process."

    For Trump, the momentum behind U.N. reform is a political gift on multiple levels.

    He can point to the reform push — being spearheaded on the U.S. side by his popular U.N. ambassador, Nikki Haley — to assuage his nationalist-leaning base, which views multilateral institutions with suspicion. And he can do so without spurning the U.N., whose help he is counting on to tackle crises such as North Korea's nuclear threat.

    "It's a really natural priority for President Trump given his base's skepticism of the U.N. and given Republicans' frustrations with the U.N.," said Alex Conant, a Republican media strategist.

    "There's so much room for improvement at the U.N. Just adding transparency and better financial controls could be considered a significant reform."

    Never mind that at this stage, "U.N. reform" remains as ill-defined and confusing as the U.N.'s organization chart. United Nations Secretary-General, Guterres wants big changes, including less confusing lines of authority, and more accountability. But specifics are few, and it could be years before the full impact is clear.

    Still, to attend the Trump-hosted session on U.N. reform, fellow member states had to sign on to a vague, but sweeping 10-point declaration of support for Guterres' vision, and dozens did so, reflecting broad support for the long-term vision.

    The supportive countries include some whose governments had tense relationships with former President Barack Obama's administration and which are now eager to ingratiate themselves with Trump. Among them is Hungary, which critics say is sliding into autocracy under prime minister Viktor Orban. Orban's government is much happier dealing with the new U.S. commander-in-chief, who has hinted at a fondness for strongmen.

    Of the 193 member states of the UN, 64 countries, including Malawi, did NOT sign the US reform declaration. The countries by regional group, are as follows:

    AFRICAN GROUP
    1. Angola
    2. Botswana
    3. Cabo Verde
    4. Central African Republic
    5. Chad
    6. Comoros
    7. Congo
    8. Cote d'Ivoire
    9. Democratic Republic of the Congo
    10. Gabon
    11. Ghana
    12. Guinea
    13. Guinea-Bissau
    14. Lesotho
    15. Madagascar
    16. Malawi
    17. Mauritius
    18. Mozambique
    19. Sao Tome & Principe
    20. Sierra Leone
    21. South Africa
    22. South Sudan
    23. Swaziland
    24. Togo
    25. Tanzania
    26. Zambia
    27. Zimbabwe

    EASTERN EUROPE AND ASIA
    28. Afghanistan
    29. Cambodia
    30. China
    31. DPRK
    32. Fiji
    33. Iran
    34. Kyrgyzstan
    35. Lao PDR
    36. Mongolia
    37. Nauru
    38. Pakistan
    39. Singapore
    40. Syrian Arab Republic
    41. Tajikistan
    42. Turkmenistan
    43. Vietnam
    44. Armenia
    45. Belarus
    46. Russian Federation

    CARIBBEAN AND LATIN AMERICA
    47. Antigua & Barbuda
    48. Barbados
    49. Belize
    50. Bolivia
    51. Brazil
    52. Chile
    53. Cuba
    54. Dominica
    55. Ecuador
    56. El Salvador
    57. Grenada
    58. Guatemala
    59. Guyana
    60. Nicaragua
    61. Saint Kitts & Nevis
    62. Suriname
    63. Trinidad & Tobago
    64. Venezuela

    *Nahal Toosi is a foreign affairs correspondent at POLITICO.

    MENAFN1909201701610000ID1095881073


    Legal Disclaimer:
    MENAFN provides the information “as is” without warranty of any kind. We do not accept any responsibility or liability for the accuracy, content, images, videos, licenses, completeness, legality, or reliability of the information contained in this article. If you have any complaints or copyright issues related to this article, kindly contact the provider above.