U.N. Facing Largest Deficit In Nearly 10 Years, U.N. SG Guterres Says
Associated Press: U.N. chief says U.N. facing worst cash crisis in nearly 10 years
“Secretary-General António Guterres warned Tuesday that the United Nations is facing its ‘worst cash crisis’ in nearly a decade because 64 of its 193 members have not paid their annual dues — including the United States, its largest contributor. … In addition to the United States, other countries that haven’t paid their dues are Brazil, Iran, Israel, Mexico, South Korea, Saudi Arabia, and Uruguay. Because of the U.S. government’s budget calendar, Washington usually pays its dues in October…” (Lederer, 10/8).
Additional coverage of the U.N. funding shortfall is available from Devex, VOA and Xinhua.
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