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U.S. needs to maintain partnership with UN

Posted: April 27, 2014 2:00 a.m.
Updated: April 27, 2014 2:00 a.m.

A new poll released this week by the Better World Campaign has found that even during this polarizing political time, there is one issue that voters agree on: the U.S. can’t go it alone to solve the world’s problems.

In fact, 86 percent of American voters agree that it’s important for the U.S. to maintain an active role in the United Nations.

Additionally, more than seven out of 10 Americans believe that working through the UN to resolve international issues improves America’s image around the world.

I’m one of them.

The U.S. has fallen behind on its dues to UN peacekeeping, but over two-thirds of voters want the U.S. to both pay what is already owed and meet new commitments in the year to come.

The U.S. cannot bear all the burden, and by maintaining an active and strong partnership with the UN, we won’t have to.



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