United Nations Transparency, Accountability, and Reform Act of 2015

October 1, 2015
October 1, 2015
Referred to House (sub)committee

This bill would restructure the U.S. relationship with and funding of the UN, conditioning funds on various UN bodies’ treatment of Taiwan, Yugoslavia, and the Palestinians. The relevant provisions include the following: the president would be directed to use U.S. influence to ensure that the UN and its employees were complying with directives against anti-Semitism; the State Dept. would be required to withhold all contributions to any UN entity that recognized a Palestinian state or upgraded the status of a Palestinian representative body; U.S. contributions to the UN would be withheld of an amount equal to the funds required for a special rapporteur on human rights in the oPt; U.S. contributions to UNRWA would be withheld unless the secretary of state certified, inter alia, that no UNRWA employee or educational institution had disseminated anti-Israel or anti-Semitic rhetoric or been a member of a designated terrorist organization, and that UNRWA was subject to third-party financial auditing. Finally, U.S. contributions to the UNHRC would be withheld and the U.S. would not be permitted to run for a seat on UNHRC unless the secretary certified to Congress, inter alia, that UNHRC had removed Israel as a permanent agenda item.

3 cosponsors (3R).

See also: similar legislation from previous Congresses H.R. 3155 of 9/19/13, H.R. 2829 of 8/30/11, and H.R. 557 of 1/15/09.

Last major action: 10/1/15 referred to House Comm. On Foreign Affairs.

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