Engaging America’s Global Leadership (EAGL) is a broad coalition of U.S. manufacturers and industries that employ millions of American workers. EAGL was founded to advocate for stronger, more effective U.S. leadership at the United Nations and similar global institutions to ensure these institutions increase transparency and accountability, undertake evidence-based decision-making, and embrace private sector engagement.
The U.S. has long played a leading role in the creation and support of a number of multilateral institutions that promote peace, stability, and economic growth. For over 70 years, multilateral institutions like the World Health Organization (WHO), the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), International Labor Organization (ILO) and U.N. Environment Programme (UNEP) have worked to ensure a fair, effective international system in which private- and public-sector stakeholders work together to improve policy outcomes.
Yet in recent years, some institutions have unfortunately begun to pursue problematic and divisive initiatives that reach well beyond their core missions and are not based on inclusive, evidence-based approaches or close consultation with member states and other international organizations. In many cases, these initiatives have moved away from traditional approaches engaging the private sector in policymaking and implementation. Such initiatives take time, focus, and resources away from the activities where they can be most effective, thus hampering both their effectiveness and credibility.
To best achieve their goals and win support from key stakeholders, international institutions must continue to reform and recommit to policies and programs that embrace transparency, evidence-based policymaking, and good regulatory practices such as cost-benefit analysis. Only by recommitting to these practices can these institutions promote activities within their core missions that advance global goals while also supporting innovation, economic growth and development.
U.S. leadership, businesses, and workers stand ready to support and engage with international institutions to create focused, efficient initiatives that address our most pressing global challenges.
Engaging America’s Global Leadership (EAGL) is a coalition of 28 industry associations representing key segments of America’s dynamic manufacturing economy.
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