U.S. President Donald Trump’s adviser and daughter Ivanka Trump visited the United Nations in New York on Friday, having lunch with U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres.
According to reports, Guterres reached out to Ivanka to discuss topics of common interest.
Ivanka, who has pledged to push for “incremental, positive change” for women in the U.S., may be interested in the World Bank’s Women Entrepreneurs Finance Initiative (We-Fi), which launched earlier this month.
We-Fi is a public-private loan program, aimed at unlocking “the potential of women entrepreneurs.” More than $1 billion in financing has been made available to improve access to capital and provide other assistance to women and women-led Small and Medium Enterprises in client countries.
U.S. ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley was in Suffolk County, New York, with President Trump during Ivanka’s U.N. visit. Trump was there to highlight efforts aimed at targeting illegal immigration and violent crime.
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Haley told CBS’s “Face the Nation” earlier this month that Ivanka “sees herself as part of a public service family and does not want to waste this time by not putting forward some effort to try and help the world.”
Ivanka’s U.N. meeting lasted approximately 90 minutes, according to reports.
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Guterres opposed President Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris Climate Accords, and U.N. officials are not pleased with his proposed $1 billion cuts to U.N. peacekeeping programs. The United States contributes 22 percent of the U.N.’s $5.4 billion biennial budget, and 28.5 percent of its $7.3 billion peacekeeping budget.
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