United Nations Day a time to note strong U.S.-U.N. ties

By Letters to the Editor

To the Editor:

A new poll out this week has found that nearly nine in 10 voters believe it’s important for the United States to maintain an active role in the United Nations. I’m one of them.

This new poll shows that Americans overwhelmingly support the U.N.’s work, from overseeing the destruction of Syria’s chemical weapons, to building peace in countries emerging from conflict, to improving access to vaccines globally. The findings were released by the Better World Campaign, an organization that works to strengthen the U.S.-U.N. relationship.

The United Nations serves our own national security and foreign policy interests in a big way. By taking an active role in the United Nations, U.S. leaders can ensure that American priorities, including advancing democracy and human rights and providing emergency humanitarian aid in times of need, are heard on the world stage.

Today, on United Nations Day, these findings should resonate with all of us — especially our elected officials.

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