United States foreign policy toward the United Nations

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The world’s only super pouter
By Dennis Jett, Christian Science Monitor, Monday 14 May 2001. The United States recently suffered two embarrassing setbacks in the UN. The U.S. was voted off the UN’s Human Rights Commission and lost its seat on the UN’s International Narcotics Control Board.
U.S. arrogance on display in UN Human Rights Commission flap
By Stephen Zunes, The Progressive Response, 15 May 2001. The decision by Congress to withhold $244 million in dues owed to the UN builds upon the growing global perception of U.S. arrogance. In recent days, both Democrats and Republicans have placed themselves to the right of even the Bush administration in their sharp anti-UN rhetoric.
House Approves U.N. Payment: Legislation Would Provide $582 Million for Back Dues
By Juliet Eilperin, Washington Post, Tuesday 25 September 2001. The US cannot afford to ignore the U.N.’s needs at a time when the Bush administration seeks a broad international coalition to combat terrorism. The measure does not wipe out the entire U.N. debt—the nation owes $862 million, but represents a significant step forward
U.S. to Withhold $34M in U.N. Funds
Associated Press, 22 July 2002. The Bush administration will not pay $34 million it earmarked for U.N. family planning programs overseas. Critics of the decision said they smelled politics at work. Conservative activists have for months quietly pressured the administration to prove Bush’s anti-abortion credentials by denying money to the UN Population Fund.
U.S. Loses Torture Treaty Fight
By Dafna Linzer, Associated Press, 24 July 2002. Worried about allowing inspectors to visit state prisons and jailed terror suspects, the US tried but failed to block a U.N. vote on a plan to enforce a treaty on torture.