IPS Examines U.S. Funding To U.N., Potential Cuts To Contributions

Inter Press Service: Will Member States Help Offset U.S. Funding Cuts to U.N.?
“The speculation that the Trump administration plans to reduce its mandatory assessed financial contributions to the U.N.’s regular budget was implicitly confirmed when the U.S. president told delegates last September that Washington ‘is working to shift more of our funding, from assessed contributions to voluntary contributions, so that we can target American resources to the programs with the best record of success.’ Any such reduction in the scale of assessment — which is based on each country’s ‘capacity to pay’ — will not only undergo a long-drawn-out negotiating process but will also have a significant impact on the day-to-day operations of the world body…” (Deen, 12/5).