U.N. SG Guterres Warns Organization Running Out Of Money, Urges Member States To Pay

Devex: Record low funding from member states will alter U.N. work, Guterres says
“U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres has written to member states following what he described as record-low annual contributions, marking a ‘troubling financial situation facing the United Nations.’ … The United States — traditionally the largest single donor to the U.N., contributing 22 percent — is among the 81 states that have yet to pay their regular budget dues…” (Lieberman, 7/27).

The Guardian: U.N. ‘running out of cash’ and facing urgent cuts, warns chief
“…Guterres told member states that the U.N.’s core budget was in the red more deeply and earlier in its financial year than it had ever previously experienced. He added that, as of 30 June, core funding had a deficit of $139m (£106m), and said the U.N. had ‘never faced such a difficult cash flow situation this early in the calendar year’…” (Beaumont, 7/27).

Reuters: U.N. chief warns staff, member states: We’re running out of cash
“…According to the United Nations, 112 out of 193 member states have so far paid their share of the core budget. The United States, which is responsible for 22 percent of the budget, traditionally pays later because of its budget year…” (Nichols, 7/26).

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