AAI's Questions for Gov. Nikki Haley at Senate Confirmation Hearing

Posted by Arab American Institute on January 17, 2017 in Blog

  Nikki Haley will will appear before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Wednesday, January 18th at 10:00am. Watch online here

Nikki Haley has served as the Governor of South Carolina since 2011. Haley is the first female Governor of South Carolina and is the youngest current governor in the United States. She is the second Indian-American, after Bobby Jindal, to serve as a U.S. governor. Before she was elected Governor, Nikki Haley served in the South Carolina House of Representatives from 2005-2011. Haley was a successful businesswoman,...

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ACT NOW! Urge Your Senator to Stand Against Illegal Israeli Settlements & Any Effort to Defund the UN (Pt. 2)

Posted by Arab American Institute on January 11, 2017 in Blog

There are now at least two bills in the U.S. Senate that threaten to defund the United Nations because of the passage of UNSC 2334: The "Safeguard Israel Act," a bill written by Sen. Lindsey Graham and Sen. Ted Cruz, will immediately defund the United Nations and any UN agency if UNSC 2334 is not repealed. S. Res 6, which condemns the recent UN Security Council resolution stating the illegality of Israeli settlements. This bill was introduced by Florida Senator Marco Rubio, and goes on to warn United Nations agencies that if they were...

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The Next UN Secretary General: Who is António Guterres?

Posted by Ali Albassam on October 05, 2016 in Blog
On October 5, 2016 the United Nations Security Council displayed a rare show of solidarity when António Guterres received 13 votes to serve as the United Nations’ next Secretary General.
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DNC 2016: United Nations

Posted on August 04, 2016 in Platforms

“Democrats believe that global institutions—most prominently the United Nations—and multilateral organizations have a powerful role to play and are an important amplifier of American strength and influence. Many of these organizations need reform and updating, but it would be reckless to follow Donald Trump and turn our back on the international system that our country built. It has provided decades of stability and economic growth for the world and for America."

 To read the full DNC 2016 Platform, click here

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DNC 2008: United Nations

Posted on February 06, 2012 in Platforms

To enhance global cooperation on issues from weapons proliferation to climate change, we need stronger international institutions. We believe that the United Nations is indispensable but requires far-reaching reform. The U.N. Secretariat's management practices remain inadequate. Peacekeeping operations are overextended. The new U.N. Human Rights Council remains biased and ineffective. Yet none of these problems will be solved unless America rededicates itself to the organization and its mission. We support reforming key global institutions—such as the U.N. Security Council and the G-8—so they will be more reflective of 21st Century realities.

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RNC 2008: United Nations

Posted on February 06, 2012 in Platforms

At the United Nations, our country will pay a fair, but not disproportionate, share of dues, but we will never support a UN-imposed tax. The UN must reform its scandal-ridden and corrupt management and become more accountable and transparent in its operations and expenses. As a matter of U.S. sovereignty, American forces must remain under American command.  Discrimination against Israel at the UN is unacceptable. We welcome Israel's membership in the Western European and Others Group at the UN headquarters and demand its full acceptance and participation at all UN venues. We likewise oppose the ideological campaign against Vatican participation...

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RNC 2004: United Nations

Posted on February 06, 2012 in Platforms

We applaud President Bush and the Republican Congress for working to end the unacceptable discrimination against Israel at the United Nations, by that institution's denying committee assignments to Israel. We welcome Israel's membership in the Western European and Others Group at the United Nations headquarters and urge its full acceptance at other United Nations venues. We support adoption of bipartisan legislation to withhold the annual headquarters contribution made by the U.S. Department of State to the International Committee of the Red Cross if Magen David Adom is not given the opportunity to participate fully in the activities of the International...

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RNC 2000: United Nations

Posted on February 06, 2012 in Platforms

The United States will pay a fair, not disproportionate, share of dues to the United Nations once it has reformed its management and taken steps to eliminate waste, fraud, and abuse. All funds that the U.S. contributes for operations, conferences, and peacekeeping should count against these dues. …The next Republican administration will use its diplomatic influence to put an end to a pattern of discrimination that persists at the United Nations in denying committee assignments to Israel.  It will do the likewise at the International Red Cross which refuses to accredit the symbol of Magen David Adom, Israel's equivalent of...

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RNC 1996: United Nations

Posted on February 06, 2012 in Platforms

The Clinton administration's failure to couple American interests abroad with foreign aid has produced wasteful spending and has presented an impediment to achieving a balanced budget. A Republican administration will ensure foreign aid is cost-effective and based on its important role in directly promoting American national interests.

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RNC 1984: United Nations

Posted on February 06, 2012 in Platforms

We recognize that attacks in the U.N. against Israel are but thinly disguised attacks against the United States, for it is our shared ideals and democratic way of life that are their true target. Thus, when a U.N. agency denied Israel's right to participate, we withheld our financial support until that action was corrected. ...  the anti-American bureaucracy of the U.N.'s Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) will no longer be supported by U.S. taxpayers. We will not support international organizations inconsistent with our interests. In particular, we will work to eliminate their funding of Communist states.

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