HolyCoast: Marco Rubio Goes After the UN

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Marco Rubio Goes After the UN

It's about time someone in the GOP looked at seriously reforming the way U.S. funds are spent at the United Nations.  Here's what he's proposing:
Allow the U.S. to fund only UN agencies and programs that advance U.S. interests and values, resulting in greater competition among UN entities for funding that would increase transparency and effectiveness.

· Authorize the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to investigate and audit the use of U.S. contributions to the UN.

· Prohibit U.S. contributions to the UN from being used for any purpose other than the specific purposes for which it was made available by Congress.

· Firmly establish U.S. policy on various issues relating to the UN, including transparency, reform, Security Council expansion, terrorism, anti-Semitism and the unfair treatment of Israel.

· Withholds U.S. contributions from any UN agency or program that upgrades the status of the Palestinian observer mission outside a negotiated settlement with Israel.

· Conditions U.S. membership on and funding of the UN Human Rights Council on the Council’s adoption of reforms barring membership of countries subject to Security Council sanctions, under Security Council-mandated human rights investigations, states sponsors of terrorism, “countries of particular concern” for religious freedom violations, or that have been designated as Tier 3 for human trafficking violations.

· Makes it U.S. policy to lead a high-level diplomatic campaign to revoke and repudiate the Goldstone Report and its follow-on measures by the UN General Assembly.

· Withholds U.S. funding from any part of the UN’s flawed Durban process, which has been hijacked by rogue regimes and used to advance an anti-Israel, anti-Semitic, anti-Western, anti-freedom agenda.

· Conditions U.S. funding to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) providing assistance to Palestinians refugees until UNRWA meets certain safeguards against terrorist links.
Of course, I fully expect the Democrats to oppose all of this.

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