Tags: United Nations, Palestinian Authority, PLO, Palestinian Liberation Organization, PA, UN, UN Funding
Today’s schedule of executive orders looks to significantly reduce U.S. involvement in the UN, as well as other international bodies.
The orders will target, specifically, organizations that support the Palestinians directly, or organizations that have representatives in it from the Palestinian Authority.
News of these executive orders were released through the New York times. According to the New York Times, one order will halt US funding of UN groups and other international organizations that meet certain criteria, among these is granting membership to the Palestinian Authority or the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO).
Another criterion included any organization that “is controlled or substantially influenced by any state that sponsors terrorism.”
Also, organizations that persecute marginalized groups or “any other systematic violation of human rights” will be targets for this funding reduction.
The Times report specified that there would be “at least 40 percent” reduction in funding of the organizations that met the criterion the executive order will list.
A second order, called a “Moratorium on New Multilateral Treaties,” outlines a plan for the US to review all existing and pending treaties between the US and multiple nations.