U.N. chief heads to Washington with simple plea: We need your money

U.N. chief heads to Washington with simple plea: We need your money
Image: United Nations

[Ed. – More money so this worthy organization can carry out its important work, which includes naming Iran and Nigeria to a committee that investigates abuses among women.]

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is heading for Washington and talks on the organization’s peacekeeping budget. His aim is to secure additional funding after the United States capped its share and threw responsibility back on the rest of the world to step up and fill the void.

The U.S., historically the major contributor to the U.N., announced in December that it would cover no more than 25 percent of the U.N.’s multi-billion-dollar peacekeeping budget, down from 28.47 percent.

Overall, the U.S. contributes more to the U.N. than the next three nations combined, according to a September 2018 Quartz article.

Trending: In past 18 months, illegal aliens in N.C. have been charged with 1,172 child sex crimes

In 2016, the U.S. paid more than $10 billion for the U.N. — about one-fifth percent of the U.N.’s total budget, according to the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR). Of the $10 billion U.S. contribution, about $4 billion went to mandatory “assessed contributions,” and $6 billion went to “voluntary contributions,” according to CFR.

Continue reading →


Commenting Policy

We have no tolerance for comments containing violence, racism, profanity, vulgarity, doxing, or discourteous behavior. If a comment is spam, instead of replying to it please hover over that comment, click the ∨ icon, and mark it as spam. Thank you for partnering with us to maintain fruitful conversation.