Urgent foreign policy changes required to turn "Global Britain" into reality.
As Prime Minister Theresa May prepares to address the General Assembly, the United Nations Association - UK (UNA-UK) has released a scorecard that looks at whether the UK is living up to its vision for a "Global Britain".
The scorecard analyses seven foreign policy issues that are indicative of the UK's current contribution to the rules-based international system, and assesses the UK's performance using the words of UN officials, cross-party committees of MPs and the UK's attendance and voting record as part of UN processes.
Analysis reveals that the UK is making a positive contribution in the areas of UN peacekeeping and development aid. However, the UK's conduct on arms exports and nuclear disarmament is undermining the international system, with harrowing consequences for people in places like Yemen. There have also been missed opportunities in preventing atrocities, climate change and human rights.
Natalie Samarasinghe, UNA-UK's Executive Director, said: