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Feb 17


Location: The Heritage Foundation's Allison Auditorium

Free trade, the rule of law, low levels of government interference, low tax rates.... the proven formula for economic freedom is no secret. Nor is it dependent on whether you live in the Americas or the Orient. Indeed, as the Index of Economic Freedom has shown repeatedly for ten years now, countries as diverse as Singapore and Ireland can make the right choices and find the fast path to economic prowess.

If this is the case, then one would expect to see the United Nations development agenda reflect the same principles. But too often, it does not. So why isn't the international community standing up to advocate the kinds of reforms that would put millions of developing countries on the right path to economic progress? What can the United States do to "sight-align" the UN to ensure its development policies work?

Kim R. Holmes, Assistant Secretary of State for International Organization Affairs, will share, not only some of the U.S. Government's challenges and progress in promoting economic freedom at the UN, but also some insights into what's needed to transform the UN's economic development agenda.

More About the Speakers

The Honorable Kim R. Holmes
Assistant Secretary for International Organization Affairs,
U.S. Department of State

Hosted By

Edwin J. Feulner, Ph.D. Edwin J. Feulner, Ph.D.

Founder, Chairman of the Asian Studies Center, and Chung Ju-yung Fellow Read More