Renewing the U.S.-UN Partnership Against Terrorism

Author : Eric Rosand
Date : February 2007

This article, published in UNF Insights, argues that, “[i]n the immediate aftermath of 9/11, the [United States] succeeded in reaching out” to the United Nations, in particular the Security Council, “to help globalize the ‘war on terror,’” but that in recent years, U.S. attention has waned, letting “much of the critical international counter-terrorism machinery, which it was instrumental in creating, atrophy.” The article points out, however, that the United Nations Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy, unanimously adopted by the General Assembly in September 2006, offers the United States the opportunity to reassume its leadership role on the issue and urges the new UN Secretary-General and U.S. Ambassador to the UN to renew the U.S.-UN partnership against terrorism.

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