About The Better World Campaign
About the Better World Campaign
BWC works with policy makers, media and the American public to foster a strong U.S.-UN relationship that promotes core American interests and builds a more secure, prosperous, and healthy world. BWC is a project of the Better World Fund, created with support from entrepreneur and philanthropist Ted Turner as part of his historic $1 billion gift in 1998 to support UN causes.
Launched in 1999, BWC has helped build support for:
- Repayment of $926 million in U.S. debt to the UN, under the Helms-Biden agreement. The last of three payments was made by the U.S. in September 2002.
- Repayment of $721 million more in U.S. peacekeeping debt to the UN in 2009; this payment erased all arrears accumulated during the decade.
- U.S. participation in the Human Rights Council in 2009 and U.S. re-entry into the UN Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization in 2003.
- Constructive U.S. engagement in UN reform from 2005-10, which led to the creation of the Democracy Fund, Peacebuilding Commission, Ethics Office, Human Rights Council, and UN Women, improvements in UN management, and the development of the Global Field Support Strategy.
- Almost $100 million in 2010 additional funding for the UN peacekeeping mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) so that peacekeepers could continue providing security and securing the delivery of humanitarian assistance after the devastating earthquake.