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
Edwin J. Feulner, Ph.D.
Founder, Chairman of the Asian Studies Center, and Chung Ju-yung Fellow