Statement from United Nations Association of the USA (UNA-USA) Executive Director Rachel Bowen Pittman on Administration’s Fiscal Year 2022 Budget Request
Washington, D.C. (April 9, 2021) – UNA-USA Executive Director Rachel Bowen Pittman issued the following statement today on the administration’s Fiscal Year 2022 budget request:
“Since the start of the new administration, we’ve remained optimistic about their efforts to re-establish the U.S. as a leading voice on the world stage. Today, President Biden reaffirmed the administration’s commitment to re-engage with the UN with his first budget request to Congress for Fiscal Year 2022.”
“Overall, this White House has made clear that America’s foreign policy interests can be best advanced through the UN. In its initial budget request, the Biden-Harris Administration is calling on Congress to pay our assessed dues to the UN on time and in full. In addition, President Biden is urging Members of Congress to pay our more than $1 billion in arrears to the UN within the next two years.”
“As communities around the world continue to suffer the devastating consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic, UNA-USA believes that U.S. multilateral leadership is needed now more than ever. We applaud the administration’s commitment to pay our share to the UN, and will continue to push Congress to lead by the power of our example, work with our allies and partners, and build a better global future that works for all people.”
To read the Better World Campaign’s Statement on President Biden’s FY’22 budget request, click here.
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