MORGAN — A number of Americans, including Morgan resident Parker LaCourse, showed their support for the United Nations on June 12, in Washington DC.
The gathering took place on the final day of the United Nations Association of the United States of America’s Leadership Summit, a conference that trained and mobilized Americans who support the work of the UN.
The convening took place at a pivotal moment for the world and the U.S.-UN relationship.
During in-person meetings with members of Congress and their staff, advocates collectively called for full U.S. funding for the UN Regular Budget and UN Peacekeeping dues in the Fiscal Year 2018 budget.
To demonstrate there overwhelming support for a strong U.S.-UN engagement, more than 600 Americans from across the country, including LaCourse, converged on Capitol Hill to petition Congress to maintain robust U.S. support for vital UN agencies and programs and discuss global issues like climate change, peace and security, the refugee crisis, and more.
They also called on their members of Congress to stand up for the rights of all people by presenting them with a copy of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, a document that embodies a key pillar of the UN’s work.