The United Nations is running a deficit of $230 million,
In a letter intended for the 37,000 employees at the UN secretariat and obtained by AFP, Guterres said unspecified “additional stop-gap measures” would have to be taken to ensure salaries and entitlements are paid.
“Member States have paid only 70 per cent of the total amount needed for our regular budget operations in 2019. This translates into a cash shortage of $230 million at the end of September. We run the risk of depleting our backup liquidity reserves by the end of the month,” he wrote.
To cut costs, Guterres mentioned postponing conferences and meetings and reducing services, while also restricting official travel to only essential activities and taking measures to save energy.
Not including what it pays for peacekeeping operations, the UN’s operating budget for 2018-2019 is close to $5.4 billion, with the United States contributing the largest share at 22 percent.
This is why this morning President Trump decided to react on the issue and asked all state members of the UN to contribute not just the U.S.
So make all Member Countries pay, not just the United States!
President Trump tweeted this morning.
Maybe some of that money, and some of the billions America give away in foreign aid can go towards providing care for our disabled U.S. Military Veterans who have no care, and cannot afford it? Just a thought, but I’ll bet it would be better spent.
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