U.S. Increasingly Isolated On Social, Health Issues At U.N.
The Guardian: Trump administration in ‘staggering’ isolation at U.N. on health issues
“The outgoing Trump administration’s final days at the United Nations have resulted in a deepening of U.S. isolation on social and health issues, with only a handful of allies including Russia, Belarus, and Syria. In one vote this week, the U.S. was entirely alone in backing its own amendment to a seemingly uncontroversial resolution about efforts to treat medical complications from childbirth. It called for the removal of references to the World Health Organization (WHO) and the U.N. Population Fund. No other nation agreed, with 153 voting against the amendment and 11 abstaining. A U.N. diplomat said the spectacle of a western ally and a superpower so totally isolated was ‘staggering’…” (Borger, 11/19).