UN is not a corporation

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COMMENTARY

by Barbara Martin

The Globe and Mail
May 3, 2018

Re Trump Offers No Apology For Alleged Comment About Africa (May 1): As Donald Trump’s Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley’s failure to understand the international body in which she serves is not surprising.

In Mr. Trump’s transactional world, money calls the shots: Ms. Haley expects other nations to vote with the U.S. because it pays 22 per cent of the UN’s budget.

But the UN is not a corporation. It is an extraordinary global political body based on the sovereign equality of all its members. And, despite its warts and failures, the dividends are a more peaceful and prosperous world that benefits everyone...

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