Title Title
UN cutting $285 million from budget UN cutting $285 million from budget
Summary Summary
The United Nations has reduced its 2018-2019 budget by $285 million The United Nations has reduced its 2018-2019 budget by $285 million
Highlights Highlights
U.N. General Assemby reduces budget for 2018-2019 by 5 percent , This reduction exceeds Secretary General's recommendation , General assembly votes to change to annual budget starting 2020 U.N. General Assemby reduces budget for 2018-2019 by 5 percent , This reduction exceeds Secretary General's recommendation , General assembly votes to change to annual budget starting 2020
Content Content
The United Nation General Assembly approved a budget reduction of $286 million for 2018-2019. The United Nation General Assembly approved a budget reduction of $286 million for 2018-2019.
<a href="https://www.un.org/press/en/2017/ga11997.doc.htm">The UN states this is due</a> to reductions in contractual services, furniture and equipment, consultation and travel. <a href="https://www.un.org/press/en/2017/ga11997.doc.htm">The UN states this is due</a> to reductions in contractual services, furniture and equipment, consultation and travel.
The budget of $5.397 billion, passed in late December, is less than that proposed by Secretary General <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ant%C3%B3nio_Guterres">António Guterres. </a><span style="font-family: inherit;font-size: 1.6rem">His October 11 proposal had a <a href="https://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=57861#.Wkfmqt-WbIU">4 percent reduction.</a></span> The budget of $5.397 billion, passed in late December, is less than that proposed by Secretary General <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ant%C3%B3nio_Guterres">António Guterres. </a><span style="font-family: inherit;font-size: 1.6rem">His October 11 proposal had a <a href="https://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=57861#.Wkfmqt-WbIU">4 percent reduction.</a></span>
U.S. Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley said the reduction to the United Nations budget was "historic" and a "step in the right direction." U.S. Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley said the reduction to the United Nations budget was "historic" and a "step in the right direction."
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="1024"]<img src="https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4403/37070294511_0ae456717d_b.jpg" alt="Resultado de imagen para Nikki Haley" width="1024" height="683" /> <strong>The U.S ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley. Credit: <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/iip-photo-archive/37070294511">U.S Department of State; U.S. Mission to the U.N.</a> [CC BY 2.0], via Flickr</strong>[/caption]&nbsp; [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="1024"]<img src="https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4403/37070294511_0ae456717d_b.jpg" alt="Resultado de imagen para Nikki Haley" width="1024" height="683" /> <strong>The U.S ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley. Credit: <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/iip-photo-archive/37070294511">U.S Department of State; U.S. Mission to the U.N.</a> [CC BY 2.0], via Flickr</strong>[/caption]&nbsp;
“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."  <a href="https://usun.state.gov/remarks/8243">The inefficiency and overspending</a> 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.
“...you can be sure we’ll continue to look at ways to increase the UN’s efficiency while protecting our interests," she said. “...you can be sure we’ll continue to look at ways to increase the UN’s efficiency while protecting our interests," she said.
The regular budget of the UN is formed from<a href="https://factly.in/united-nations-budget-contributions-by-member-countries/"> contributions based on the solvency</a> of each of the 193 member states and calculated on the countries' average GDP and income per capita. (Factly) The regular budget of the UN is formed from<a href="https://factly.in/united-nations-budget-contributions-by-member-countries/"> contributions based on the solvency</a> of each of the 193 member states and calculated on the countries' average GDP and income per capita. (Factly)
According to the <a href="http://www.un.org/en/ga/contributions/budget.shtml" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Committee on Contributions</a> of the UN General Assembly, the US is the largest financial contributor, providing 22 percent of the entire UN budget in 2017. The next biggest contributor is Japan, which contributes almost 10 percent. EU countries together pay about 30 percent. According to the <a href="http://www.un.org/en/ga/contributions/budget.shtml" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Committee on Contributions</a> of the UN General Assembly, the US is the largest financial contributor, providing 22 percent of the entire UN budget in 2017. The next biggest contributor is Japan, which contributes almost 10 percent. EU countries together pay about 30 percent.
From July 2016 to June 2017, 28.6 percent of all<a href="http://www.jewishpress.com/news/us-news/haley-us-cutting-285-million-off-un-contributions/2017/12/25/"> UN peacekeeping operations in 2017</a> was paid for by the U.S. <em>(Jewish Press)</em> From July 2016 to June 2017, 28.6 percent of all<a href="http://www.jewishpress.com/news/us-news/haley-us-cutting-285-million-off-un-contributions/2017/12/25/"> UN peacekeeping operations in 2017</a> was paid for by the U.S. <em>(Jewish Press)</em>
Last week U.S. President Donald Trump <a href="https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-israel-un/defying-trump-over-120-countries-at-u-n-condemn-jerusalem-decision-idUSKBN1EF2D5">threatened to cut financial aid</a> to countries that voted in favor of a resolution calling on the US to withdraw its recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. While 128 countries supported the resolution, it is non-binding; nine voted against and 35 abstained. Last week U.S. President Donald Trump <a href="https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-israel-un/defying-trump-over-120-countries-at-u-n-condemn-jerusalem-decision-idUSKBN1EF2D5">threatened to cut financial aid</a> to countries that voted in favor of a resolution calling on the US to withdraw its recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. While 128 countries supported the resolution, it is non-binding; nine voted against and 35 abstained.
“The United States will remember this day in which it was singled out for attack in the General Assembly for the very act of exercising our right as a sovereign nation,” <a href="https://usun.state.gov/remarks/8232">Haley told the assembly</a> in New York City. “The United States will remember this day in which it was singled out for attack in the General Assembly for the very act of exercising our right as a sovereign nation,” <a href="https://usun.state.gov/remarks/8232">Haley told the assembly</a> in New York City.
Categories Categories
Diplomacy, General, Politics, United Nations, United States, Current Affairs Diplomacy, General, Politics, United Nations, United States, Current Affairs
Article type Article type
report report
Tags Tags
Author byline Author byline
No No
Has hero Has hero
No No
Hero Alignment Hero Alignment
No No
Hero Image URL Hero Image URL
None None
Featured Image URL Featured Image URL
https://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/wikitribune-uploads-master/2017/12/2017-12-18T183026Z_1340460966_RC15AB7FF7C0_RTRMADP_3_USA-TRUMP-ISRAEL-UN.jpg https://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/wikitribune-uploads-master/2017/12/2017-12-18T183026Z_1340460966_RC15AB7FF7C0_RTRMADP_3_USA-TRUMP-ISRAEL-UN.jpg
Sources Sources

Subscribe to our newsletter

Be the first to collaborate on our developing articles

WikiTribune Open menu Close Search Like Back Next Open menu Close menu Play video RSS Feed Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Reddit Follow us on Instagram Follow us on Youtube Connect with us on Linkedin Connect with us on Discord Email us