The U.S. Should Oppose the Proposed U.N. Alliance of Civilizations

Publication Date: February 2007

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

Author(s): Brett D. Schaefer

Research Area: International relations

Keywords: International organizations; Alliance of Civilizations; United Nations

Type: Report

Coverage: United States


The U.N. High-Level Group report on the Alliance of Civilizations offers little more than platitudes, wishful thinking, one-sided analysis, faulty justification for constraining freedom of expression, and repackaged calls for increased assistance from Western countries. The United States should oppose proposals to give the alliance a permanent mandate, establish a permanent funding stream, and create new supporting mechanisms.