White House to cut billions in funding for United Nations

The cuts would fall heaviest on U.N. programs, like peacekeeping, UNICEF, and the U.N. Development Programme
17:47, 14 March 2017

Foreign policy

United States intend to cut of up to by 50% for spending on the UN programs. Foreign Policy reports that citing their own sources. The cuts would fall heaviest on U.N. programs, like peacekeeping, UNICEF, and the U.N. Development Programme.

 “State Department staffers have been instructed to seek cuts in excess of 50 percent in U.S. funding for U.N. programs, signaling an unprecedented retreat by President Donald Trump’s administration from international operations that keep the peace, provide vaccines for children, monitor rogue nuclear weapons programs, and promote peace talks from Syria to Yemen,” writes Foreign Policy.

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The push for such draconian measures comes as the White House is scheduled on Thursday to release its 2018 budget proposal, which is expected to include cuts of up to 37 percent for spending on the State Department, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and other foreign assistance programs, including the U.N., in next year’s budget. The United States spends about $10 billion a year on the United Nations.

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Cees Boogaart

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15 March 2017, 09:53
EU pays nearly double that of USA 40%, if Trump halfs then its 4 times that with 500 million people versus 340 million in USA. THEN USA should loose its vetorights, Japan pays twice the amount of China, so China should loose its vetoright too, Netherlands pays the same as Russia which should loose its vetorights too...
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