On the eve of President Obama's address to the United Nations General Assembly, GlobalSolutions.org calls on the President to use the opportunity to emphasize the need for continued U.S. leadership and support of the United Nations.
Isolationist attacks are fanning the flames of anti-U.N. rhetoric, both inside Washington and around the country. These attacks range from decreasing U.N. funding to abolishing the institution altogether.
Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL) is the latest member of Congress to viciously attack the U.N. with the introduction of an extreme and misguided bill that would slash U.N. funding if her outrageous demands aren't met.
The President's address to the General Assembly is the most appropriate time to remind the American people and peoples of the world that international cooperation is essential to tackle problems that know no borders to build a safer, more secure world.
GlobalSolutions.org believes President Obama should acknowledge the benefits the United States receive from its continued engagement at the U.N.
United States leadership and influence at the U.N. fostered a coalition of nations to protect the Libyan people from threats of mass atrocities, the continued monitoring of nuclear programs in North Korea and Iran, and halting the spread of pandemics like SARS and swine flu.
In addition, GlobalSolutions.org believe that while President Obama addressed the success of U.N. member states responding to protect the Libyan people from the threat of mass atrocities, he should use this opportunity to build support for the protection of civilians in Syria as well. President Obama should call for a Security Council resolution with tough sanctions on the Assad regime.