USA, UN launches 10-point declaration for support for UN reforms

U.S. President Donald Trump participates in a session on reforming the United Nations at U.N. Headquarters in New York, U.S., September 18, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

The United States and the United Nations have launched the 10-point declaration for support for UN reforms which aims to simplify procedures and decentralized decisions, with greater transparency, efficiency, and accountability.

U.S. President Donald Trump had criticized the United Nations on Monday as being wracked with bureaucracy and mismanagement and urged reforms so that the world body emerges stronger and a more effective force for peace.

“The United Nations has not reached its full potential because of bureaucracy and mismanagement. We are not seeing the results in line with this investment. But I know that under the secretary-general that’s changing and it’s changing fast. And we’ve seen it,” said US President Donald Trump.

Secretary-General Antonio Guterres agreed with Trump and said that the world body’s “shared objective should focus more on people”.

“You often have said, and you repeated today, that the U.N. has tremendous potential. All of us have the responsibility to make sure we live up to it. Our shared objective is a 21st Century U.N. focused more on people, less on the process. And as you rightly said, more on delivery, less on bureaucracy,” said the official.

Lastly, Guterres emphasized that “to serve the people the world body must be flexible and efficient”.

“And we must do so keenly aware of our obligation to live up to the values of the United Nations charter. Together, we are making progress on a broad and bold reform agenda to strengthen the United Nations,” said Guterres. — Reuters

 

 

Tags: Antonio Guterres, Donald Trump, reforms, United Nations

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