United States Helps Lead Fight for Greater Transparency at the United Nations

Office of Press and Public Diplomacy

Today the United States was proud to co-sponsor a resolution that was adopted requiring public meetings of the United Nations Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) Committee to be webcast.

This change will bring to light those countries that seek to block United Nations access for organizations that defend press freedom, that provide legal counsel for political prisoners, that document human rights abuses committed by their governments, and that call out discrimination of all kinds.

Following the adoption of the resolution, Ambassador Nikki Haley said, “Today’s vote will bring increased transparency and accountability to the United Nations. Now all of these meetings and votes will be open for the world to see. This major win at that will greatly assist organizations that stand up to oppressive governments around the world.”