The UN and Transnational Challenges

Posted by DipNote Bloggers
September 16, 2010

Assistant Secretary Esther Brimmer spoke yesterday at Johns Hopkins University Nitze School of Advanced International Studies to describe and discuss U.S. goals and priorities for the upcoming UN General Assembly. The Assistant Secretary's comments were delivered in the context of the commitments outlined by President Obama in his speech to the Assembly in September 2009, and the progress made toward those commitments in the subsequent year. Themes highlighted by the Assistant Secretary included non-proliferation and disarmament, the promotion of peace and security, human rights, improving the global economy, advancing global development, and improving the management of the UN so that the institution can live up to the ideals of its founding.

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