nearvideo President Trump promotes nationalism in UN address
Trump targets China and Iran; Heritage Foundation foreign policy, vice president James Carafano reacts.
The United Nations is facing its worst cash crisis since nearly a decade and is the warning that it may not be able to pay their bills at the end of the month, while the requirement on the member States to pay their contributions to the world body immediately.
Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres wrote to member States this week, say that, as of the end of September, you will have only 70 percent of the budget paid contributions, compared with 78 percent at this time last year.
THE CHINESE INFLUENCE ON DISPLAY AT THE UN AS THE US COMPLAINS ABOUT HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS
“The organization runs the risk of, in exhausting its liquidity reserves by the end of the month and arrears on payments to employees and suppliers,” said a statement by Guterres’s spokesman Stephane Dujarric.
“As emphasized by the Charter, the obligation of the member States, the Secretary-General thanked the member States that have paid their budget assessment is now 129, and urged those who have not paid to do so urgently and in full,” the statement said. “This is the only way, to a Standard that could be in danger of interruption of operation in the world. The Secretary-General was asked to inform the governments to address the underlying reasons for the crisis and agree on measures the United Nations on a sound financial Basis.”
While the US is one of the countries that have not paid for is years, your contribution in full, an official of the U.S. Mission to the U. N. told Fox News that, in part, because of the differences in the U.S. and U. N. business.
“So far, we have contributed this year to more than $600 million on peacekeeping operations of the United Nations, and is. with the vast majority of the $674 million we owe it to the 2019 regular budget this fall, as we said in the past few years,” the official “Overall, the United States is the largest contributor to the UN, contributing about $10 billion annually assessed and voluntary contributions through the United Nations system.”
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING BREAK WITH US ON THE MOST VOTES, REPORT FINDS
The official also said the United States has been clear that not a single member should pay for more than a quarter of the U. N. budget. (The United States currently pays 22 percent of the U. N. operating budget.)
President Trump echoed this sentiment on Wednesday morning, tweeting in reference to reports of the U. N. budget needs: “all member States to make pay, not just the United States!”
Guterres, meanwhile, says he has requested further measures, including reductions in travel, displacement of the expenditure and the shift in conferences and other events.
CLICK HERE FOR THE ALL-NEW FOXBUSINESS.COM
The United States is unlikely to help step to solve the problem soon. The Trump administration has pushed for a re-evaluation of the U. N. budget, and was skeptical of the U. N. alignment with U.S. interests.
A recent State Department report found that the U. N. General Assembly is out of sync with U.S. interests in more than two-thirds of the votes, recorded in the year 2018.