[Ed. – Note that this is more important than merely a reduction in U.S funding of the UN. It’s a reduction in the UN’s funding overall. It’s not a huge reduction, but it’s an important move in the right direction. The UN has been awash in misused funds for years, with the U.S. often playing the chump.]
Nikki Haley, United States Ambassador to the United Nations (U.N.), announced Sunday night that the federal government has reduced its contribution to the U.N.’s annual budget by 285 million dollars.
The Christmas Eve statement reads in full:
Today, the United Nations agreed on a budget for the 2018-2019 fiscal year. Among a host of other successes, the United States negotiated a reduction of over $285 million off the 2016-2017 final budget. In addition to these significant cost savings, we reduced the UN’s bloated management and support functions, bolstered support for key U.S. priorities throughout the world, and instilled more discipline and accountability throughout the UN system.
“The inefficiency and overspending of the United Nations are well known. We will no longer let the generosity of the American people be taken advantage of or remain unchecked. …”