United Nations might not have enough money to pay staff next month
United Nations might not have enough money to pay staff next month
United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres has warned that the global body is in dire financial straits More
09 October, 2019, 07:28
As in, it might run out of it by Halloween. As a result, "we run the risk of depleting our backup liquidity reserves by the end of the month", he wrote.
The United States is the largest contributor - responsible for 22 per cent of the more than $3.3 billion regular budget for 2019, which pays for work including political, humanitarian, disarmament, economic and social affairs and communications.
In December 2017 Nikki Haley, the then United States Ambassador to the organization, announced the federal government had reduced its contribution to the U.N.'s annual budget by $285 million, as Breitbart News reported.
Several member states are behind in their dues payments.
On Tuesday, Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned of the "worst cash crisis facing the United Nations in almost a decade". Also on the list of budget delinquents are Venezuela, North Korea, South Korea, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Israel and Saudi Arabia.
As India's Permanent Representative Syed Akbaruddin has repeatedly pointed out, this affects the countries contributing troops to United Nations peacekeeping operations that are owed millions to offset their expenses and salaries of the peace-keepers.
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On Tuesday, he indicated that if the world body had not taken the initiative to cut spending since the start of the year, the hole would have been even bigger in October - possibly $600 million - and could have affected last month's General Assembly attended by world leaders.
He suggested costs could be cut by postponing conferences and meetings, reducing services, and restricting official travel and energy use.
UN Secretary-General António Guterres wrote to member states this weekend regarding the "worst cash crisis" facing the worldwide body in almost 10 years, according to a statement issued by his spokesperson.
In a statement, Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesman for the Secretary-General, said member states who have not paid the amount owed are urged to do so quickly.
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