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World Affairs: The United Nations at 75

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Seventy-five years ago, delegates from 50 countries met in San Francisco to sign the UN Charter. Initially, the purpose of the United Nations was to maintain peace and security through international cooperation and to essentially prevent another world war. Today’s UN has 193 member countries and is facing a time of uncertainty and open disdain from U.S. President Donald Trump, who has cut funding to the world body and declared, “The future does not belong to globalists. The future belongs to patriots.”

On this week’s episode, we look at the UN’s achievements, its shortcomings and what the future holds for international cooperation with journalist James Traub. Then Ray Suarez talks with former Prime Minister of Canada The Rt. Hon Kim Campbell and former Foreign Minister of Mexico Jorge Castañeda about how the United States is viewed by its neighbors.

Join us each Sunday at 6:00 p.m. on VPM News / 88.9 FM.