U.N. Agrees to New Budget that Includes a Steep Reduction in U.S. Funding

One week after the U.N. passed a resolution denouncing President Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, the organization has been forced to agree to a 2018-2019 budget that includes a $285 million cut in U.S. funding.

As reported by the DailyCaller 

The United Nations has agreed on a 2018-2019 budget that includes a steep reduction in spending, U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley announced over the weekend.

The upcoming biennial U.N. budget will drop by $285 million — about 5 percent — from the 2016-2017 level, in what Haley says is a “big step in the right direction” toward making the U.N. more accountable.

“The inefficiency and overspending of the United Nations are well known,” she said in a statement Sunday night. “We will no longer let the generosity of the American people be taken advantage of or remain unchecked.”

U.S. negotiators were seeking a $250 million cut to the U.N. budget for 2018-19, in addition to about $200 million in savings already proposed by U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, according to Agence France-Presse. The U.S. provides about 22 percent of the U.N.’s biennial budget — roughly $1.2 billion — and about 28 percent of its funding for peacekeeping efforts.

 

h/t katrinapierson.com

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