EYEAFRICA TV: New York, USA: President Donald Trump today at an event he co-hosted at the United Nations General Assembly accused the UN of being able to reach their full potential because of bureaucracy and mismanagement.
The event is a pledge of support for United Nations reforms that has the backing of 128 countries.
It was launched by the UN Secretary-General António Guterres.
“We are not seeing the results in line with this investment,” Mr. Trump said, but he acknowledged that under the Secretary-General, that is changing and is changing fast.”
He said, “we seek a United Nations that regains the trust of the people around the world and in order to achieve this, the United Nations must hold every level of management accountable, protect whistle-blowers, and focus on results rather than on process.”
Mr. Trump said, “to honor the people of our nations, we must ensure that no one and no member state shoulders a disproportionate share of the burden, and that’s militarily or financially.”
Secretary-General Guterres told the meeting that someone out to undermine the UN could not have come up with a better way to do it than by imposing some of the rules we have created ourselves.”
He said above all, the Organization must serve “people suffering in poverty or exclusion, people victimized by conflict, people whose rights and dignity are being denied, people with ideas and dreams who need a helping hand.”
Mr. Guterres to serve the people they support and the people who support them, they must be nimble and effective, flexible and efficient.
The 10-point Declaration for support for UN reforms aims to simplify procedures and decentralize decisions, with greater transparency, efficiency, and accountability.