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The U.S. Mission to the United Nations announced Sunday that it negotiated a major reduction in the U.N.’s budget for the upcoming fiscal years.
According to a statement from the mission, the 2018-2019 U.N. budget will have a $285 million reduction from the previous two years.
“In addition to these significant cost savings, we reduced the UN’s bloated management and support functions, bolstered support for key U.S. priorities throughout the world, and instilled more discipline and accountability throughout the UN system,” the statement reads.
One of the Trump administration’s goals has been to reduce the amount of contributions that the U.S. makes to the U.N. The U.S. currently provides for about 22 percent of the annual budget, or about $3.3 billion per year, according to PolitiFact.
“The inefficiency and overspending of the United Nations are well known,” Nikki Haley said. “We will no longer let the generosity of the American people be taken advantage of or remain unchecked. This historic reduction in spending – in addition to many other moves toward a more efficient and accountable UN – is a big step in the right direction.”
originally posted by: Vector99
a reply to: carewemust
The US basically funds the UN. The UN is a joke. It's better if the US were to withdraw all funding and support to the UN.
originally posted by: 3daysgone
That is all they could cut? Come on Trump. You can cut more than that.
Na na na na, na na na na, hey, hey, hey, goodbye
originally posted by: ManFromEurope
US-Americans being idiots. Again.
Didn't several U.N. member countries vote last week to denounce the U.S.A.'s decision to move OUR Israeli embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem? If Israel gives us permission to move our own embassy from one city to another, it's no other country's concern. Are those nations arrogant to the point where they think they can influence how we move our embassies? Maybe the United States really should LEAVE/QUIT the United Nations all-together, as some Congressmen have proposed.