The U.S. government says it has arranged a noteworthy cut in the United Nations budget. The U.S. Mission to the United Nations said on 24th December that the UN’s 2018-2019 budget would be sliced by over $285 million. The mission said decreases would likewise be made to the UN’s management and support functions. Let us read the detailed news in the article.
A big step
Calling it “a big step in the right direction,” U.S. Representative to the United Nations Nikki Haley on Sunday night reported a historic reduction in the U.N. biennial working operating budget.
Will it work?
The declaration didn’t clarify the whole amount of the financial plan or specify what impact the cut would have on the U.S. contribution.
U.S. Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley said…
“The inefficiency and overspending of the United Nations are well known,” Haley said. “We will no longer let the generosity of the American people be taken advantage of or remain unchecked.”
She also said…
“This historic reduction in spending – in addition to many other moves toward a more efficient and accountable U.N. is a big step in the right direction,”, she added. Click on the next page to know about operating budget.
Cover up for 2 years
The U.N. budget now covers a two-year time span, starting in January of an even-numbered year. The United States was looking for a $250 million cut to the U.N. financial plan for 2018-19, over $200 million in reserve funds as of now proposed by U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, Agence France-Presse detailed two weeks before.
The 2016-17 budget
Guterres has proposed capping the U.N. biennial budget design at $5.4 billion, shaving off $200 million from the 2016-17 spending plan. The U.S. pays around 22 percent of the U.N’s financial plan, or by and large $3.3 billion, and totally 28 percent of its peacekeeping exertion. Click on the next page to read more.
About peacekeeping budget…
The U.N’s. operating budget plan is different from its peacekeeping budget, which was cut by $600 million this year, because of stress from President Donald Trump, according to sources.
Donald Trump threats
Trump last week threatened to cut off financial aid to countries that voted in favor of a draft U.N. resolution calling for the U.S. to withdraw its decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. The last count was 128-9, with 35 countries abstaining, including five individuals from the European Union.