As the host country of the United Nations headquarters during the Kovid-19 pandemic, the US has a unique opportunity to derail Trump, an organization that has repeatedly returned the favor.
Other world leaders have openly witnessed laughter and awkward moments in their speeches, with leaders ranging from Trump declaring that he could “completely destroy” North Korea with teen climate activist Greta Thunberg.
Still, the United Nations relies on US funds to continue its many campaigns: the US provides 22 percent of the body’s regular funding annually. Trump recently formally launched waves of US withdrawal from the World Health Organization, the United Nations health agency, criticizing its Kovid-19 response and calling it a mouthpiece for China. The US is one of 88 countries that have yet to pay their UN dues 2020.
Craft said America’s priority during the 2020 General Assembly would be “human rights and transparency” and that in the absence of world leaders, hundreds of United Nations events would either go online or later in 2020.
UN General Assembly President Tijani Muhammad-Bade and UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres “have been extremely careful in reducing this virus within the UN system,” Kraft said.
At the highest level of the United Nations Security Council, Crafts is taking its diplomacy forward – the United Nations’ highest decision-making body over which the US has a permanent seat during the Kovid-19 epidemic. “Since we have taken refuge everywhere, I used that time to start calling 185 ambassadors, just to check on the people,” Kraft said. Craft’s advisers originally wanted him to conduct his diplomacy speed-dating journey during the first weeks of his term in mid-2019.
Kraft said that ambassadors from smaller countries were “shocked” to receive the call, but said they were “very sensitive”, helping to form “a special bond” that would help UN reform efforts. I will find America useful.