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U.S. Mission to the UN

The U.S. Mission to the U.N. is the United States’ delegation to the U.N. Led by the U.S. ambassador, the U.S. Mission was created in 1947 by Congress. The U.S. Mission holds substantial power at the U.N. as one of the five permanent members (P5) of the U.N. Security Council that hold veto power over the international body’s decision-making. The Biden-Harris administration inherits an embattled seat at the U.N. Throughout his administration, Trump made repeated vocal criticisms of the U.N. and consistent moves to undercut the institution’s multilateralism. All the while, his administration’s U.S. Mission has made use of the power it holds to try to export Trump’s far right-wing agenda globally.