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Publication Date: December 2007

Publisher(s): Heritage Foundation (Washington, D.C.)

Author(s): Brett D. Schaefer

Series: WebMemo

Topic: International relations (International and regional organizations)

Keywords: International organizations; United Nations; Non-Aligned Movement; Organization of the Islamic Conference

Type: Brief

Coverage: United States


America should stop treating the United Nations as if it were a benign organization sympathetic to U.S. interests. The U.N. is a political body and its member states are generally opposed to U.S. objectives. America should seek to enhance accountability in the U.N. through transparency, oversight, and finance reform.