Please join the Better World Campaign and the
United Nations Association’s Council of Organizations
for a discussion on
The United States and the United Nations:
Critical Partners in Peacekeeping
United Nations Assistant-Secretary General, Peacekeeping Operations
Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of International Organization Affairs
Senior Associate, Stimson Center
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
12:30– 2:00 p.m.
Capitol Visitor Center
HVC Room 200
Lunch will be served
As a permanent, veto-wielding member of the UN Security Council, the United States authorizes every UN peacekeeping mission and contributes about one quarter of costs. For more than 64 years, the United States has provided critical resources and training for missions and worked with the UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO) to create every mandate. DPKO oversees the second largest deployed military force in the world, with over 120,000 military, police, and civilian personnel from 115 countries currently serving in 16 operations. UN Peacekeeping continues to work with the U.S. to enhance American foreign policy interests by preventing the collapse of fragile states, facilitating lifesaving humanitarian assistance, promoting free and fair elections, and disarming combatants. ASG Mulet and DAS Holt will discuss the importance of UN peacekeeping, how it enhances American interests, and address any questions.
The Better World Campaign works to foster a strong, effective relationship between the United States and the United Nations through outreach, communications, and advocacy. We encourage U.S. leadership to work constructively through the United Nations and to strengthen the United Nations’ ability to carry out its invaluable operations around the world. And we engage policy makers, the media, and the American public to increase awareness of and support for the United Nations.
The United Nations Association of the USA mission is to inform, inspire and mobilize Americans to support the principles and vital work of the United Nations and to strengthen the United Nations system; to encourage U.S. leadership to work constructively through the United Nations and encourage everyone to achieve the goals of the United Nations Charter; and through its programs and more than 100 chapters, to educate the American public about the invaluable work of the United Nations. The Council of Organizations is UNA-USA’s coalition of organizations that support the work of the United Nations.