The United States is a key member of many circles, treaties, agreements, and groups. The international influence this country gathered marked it as a world leader. As prestigious a title this might be, this distinguished sign comes with great responsibilities as well. The United Nations secretary general, Antonio Guterres, stated on Refugee Day that America might lose this title if it continues to stay passive regarding major global issues.
On Refugee Day, UN Leader Reminded the U.S. of Its Global Responsibility
On Tuesday, Antonio Guterres, UN Secretary General, celebrated Refugee Day with a candid speech. The official remarked that if America continues its strike of decisions that disconnects the country from the international community, another nation would eventually take its place as a world leader.
“When someone leaves space, that space is always occupied by others.”
The United States has always been a key party in world issues. The country covers 22% of the UN’s general budget and 28% of the funds for peace. These payments might be expensive, yet they assure the country an influential seat at the table. However, Trump administration seems resolute to cut its ties with this crucial organization. The new budget proposals mentioned UN funding cuts.
Gueterres Mentioned Concerns for the Conflict between America and Russia
The President of the United States has also breached an unwritten yet official tradition. It is customary for the American leader to organize a lengthy meeting with the head of the world body as soon as he or she is elected. However, Donald Trump has still not proposed a date for such an important lunch.
Antonio Guterres took this opportunity to encourage American citizens to deepen their efforts for a climate change. This statement comes as a criticism under cover regarding Trump’s last month announcement of withdrawing from the Paris agreement. The UN chief tackled the conflict between America and Russia as well. He hopes that the latest international incidents including America taking down a Syrian military plane would not spark an irreversible collision.
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