The recently passed 2014 U.S. budget slashed funding for UN peacekeeping, even though crises rage in war-torn countries like South Sudan and the Central African Republic.
The UN needs all available resources to help restore peace to the world's most volatile regions, and that means the U.S. can't stand on the sidelines. Luckily, we have an opportunity to make sure that doesn't happen: The president is working on his FY'15 budget request to Congress right now.
Ask President Obama to request full funding for UN Peacekeeping by sending the message below.
Please request full funding for UN peacekeeping in your FY'15 budget
Dear President Obama,
I'm disappointed that the FY'14 omnibus spending package underfunds United Nations peacekeeping by 12 percent -- zeroing out funds for the UN peacekeeping mission in Mali (MINUSMA).After four years of paying UN dues in full, this decision, along with the U.S. refusal to pay our proper share of peacekeeping dues, will further sink us into financial arrears at the UN and dramatically undermine the effectiveness of the UN mission in the troubled African nation.
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