Development Experts Concerned Over Ambassador Nikki Haley’s Conflicting Rhetoric On, U.S. Funding For U.N.
Devex: Nikki Haley needs to square rhetoric with U.S. funding, experts say following hearing
“Development experts are expressing concern as to how Nikki Haley, United States ambassador to the United Nations, will square her seemingly open-minded rhetoric on the U.N. and humanitarian work with the likely future leadership direction — and retreating donor strategy — of the U.S. … Haley, during her two open congressional hearings Tuesday and Wednesday, doubled down on President Donald Trump’s controversial and widely criticized decisions to expand the ‘global gag rule,’ defund the U.N. Population Fund, and withdraw from the Paris Agreement on climate change. Trump has also taken a hard line against the U.N. more broadly, and other international bodies. However, she also walked a fine line of diplomacy, affirming her support for addressing multiple, worsening food insecurity crises, supporting women and girls’ health and, generally, the work of U.N. agencies…” (Lieberman, 6/30).