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Trump: US Contribution to the UN - 22% of its budget. How could this happen?

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The administration of President Donald Trump intends to cut funding for UN programs in the near future, despite the refusal of the US Congress to support this initiative. This was reported in one of the publications of the Foreign Policy publication, referring to sources in the White House.



The newspaper has the text of an email to Mary Stool, who is an adviser to the Bureau of Relations with International Organizations. In a letter dated June this year, it says that all UN programs that are not in the interests of the United States will be cut back on funding. Meanwhile, President Trump's plans have not yet found support among members of Congress, since the views of the State Department and the US legislature on this issue do not coincide. For several months, both sides have been trying to find a compromise behind closed doors on the issue of UN financing.

As the newspaper notes, the White House is planning, first of all, to cut funding for UN programs aimed at assisting refugees from Palestine, as well as protecting reproductive health.

The first step is associated with the "initiatives" of the Israeli lobby in the United States.

Sources of the publication also reported that the White House, contrary to Congress directives, is going to stop financial assistance from the UN human rights program in the amount of 25 million dollars.

If, however, the administration of the American president succeeds in convincing Congress of the need to reduce financial assistance to an international organization, such a decision will hit the UN budget a lot.

The rate of US contributions to the regular UN budget is 22%, and to the Peacekeeping Operations budget - 28%, which is several times higher than in other countries. According to Trump, he does not understand how this could ever happen. For example, Germany pays to the same budgets for 6%, Great Britain for 4% and 5%, Russia for 3% and 3,99%.
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  1. Zubr
    Zubr 3 October 2018 14: 20
    +13
    The rate of US contributions to the regular UN budget is 22%, and to the Peacekeeping Operations budget - 28%, which is several times higher than in other countries. According to Trump, he does not understand how this could ever happen. For example, Germany pays to the same budgets for 6%, Great Britain for 4% and 5%, Russia for 3% and 3,99%.


    Duc, who orders music, he pays! laughing
    1. LSA57
      LSA57 3 October 2018 14: 24
      +5
      Quote: Zubr
      Duc, who orders music, he pays!

      Do you want to say who dines the woman, that dances her? laughing
      1. Zubr
        Zubr 3 October 2018 14: 31
        +11
        Do you want to say who dines the woman, that dances her? laughing

        When was it different? They need to periodically shake labels with washing powder and bubbles with a "newcomer" at the UN, and periodically squeeze a tear out of the world community about shameless Russia and which Russians are aggressive? And we pay as much as we can say for the right "VETO" ... smile And then I think a bit too much we give there, in our kuren money would fit .. smile
        1. Shurik70
          Shurik70 3 October 2018 22: 23
          +1
          Interesting numbers.
          The UN budget for 2016-2017 was $ 5,4 billion
          22% (USA) is 1,19 billion
          3% (Russia) - 162 million
          162 million in an empty talking room, where we are also watered with lies.
          Maybe Trump is still a Russian agent?
          what
      2. rocket757
        rocket757 3 October 2018 14: 31
        +1
        It must be assumed that the minke whales there on each bag of compromising evidence !!! Now they will save.
        1. Tatyana
          Tatyana 3 October 2018 15: 57
          +2
          Trump: US contribution to the UN - 22% of its budget. How could this happen?
          Yes, in principle, in 2017 already "did not happen". Namely.

          Not so long ago - in December. 2017 - US Permanent Representative to the UN Nikki Haley announced a reduction in Washington's individual contribution to the UN budget for the 2018-2019 years - by $ 285 million (which was planned by US President Donald Trump back in January of the 2017 year).
          However, at the same time, Haley continues to threaten economic reprisal from the United States to other UN member countries, which are supposedly politically insufficient, according to Washington, to support US national interests at the UN site in various controversial international issues.

          To this, the official representative of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Maria Zakharova, reminded on Facebook the US Permanent Representative to the UN, Nikki Haley, that the United States itself has long been indebted to the world, like in silk. Namely:
          - The amount of unpaid US contributions in the 2018 year (including for the 2017 year), including contributions to the UN regular budget, contributions to peacekeeping budgets and international tribunals, is 2 billion 278 million 520 thousand 306 dollars and 88 cents.
          - The US debt to UNESCO, from which the United States withdrew in the 2017 year, is more than $ 540 million.
          - And the US national debt itself is $ 21 trillion, which is equal to 106% of US GDP.

          So, Zakharova added that "based on the logic of the US Permanent Representative to the UN, not only vote with Washington, but no one should talk."
    2. Lelek
      Lelek 4 October 2018 00: 21
      +1
      Quote: Zubr
      Duc, who orders music, he pays!

      hi
      Not only this. A small role in decision-making is the place of the UN. If the UN headquarters were in another country, the influence of the United States would decrease significantly.
  2. Jerk
    Jerk 3 October 2018 14: 21
    +10
    And now the control in the head: contribution - 22%, and the debt of penguins to the UN -
    for the period 2017-2018, the volume of unpaid contributions by the United Nations to the United Nations is 2 billion 278 million 520 thousand 306 dollars 88 cents. Since 2011, the States have not paid contributions to UNESCO, and only in 2017 left the organization. However, the debt has accumulated - more than 540 million dollars.

    laughing Here's how it could happen? And what there DOLLER was going to croak? DEBTS first pay, rogue!
    1. LSA57
      LSA57 3 October 2018 14: 33
      +6
      Quote: Jerk
      DEBTS first pay, rogue!

      yes easily laughing
  3. Sands Careers General
    Sands Careers General 3 October 2018 14: 24
    +3
    Presidential Administration Donald Trump intends to cut funding for UN programs in the near future


    And then go out, and rave around the world even more, no one Yankee decree anymore.
  4. Alexey-74
    Alexey-74 3 October 2018 14: 38
    +4
    The UN is a theater stage for the United States, if the organization rebels, then this step to cut the budget is quite predictable ..... Trump is waiting for a call from the UN Secretary General with suggestions: what needs to be done Mr. Trump ....
    1. Ross xnumx
      Ross xnumx 3 October 2018 14: 59
      +3
      Quote: Alexey-74
      Trump is waiting for a call from the UN Secretary General with proposals: what needs to be done Mr. Trump ....

      Your truth. Based on the location of the UN headquarters and the sums that the US pays to this organization, it gives them the right not only to be ordinary boors in relation to representatives of other states, but also to demonstrate methods of outright defamation and fraud. The idea that the organization needs to be transferred to the Eastern Hemisphere, where the majority of the world's population lives, has matured ...
      By the way, it is the financing of various WADA that gives the striped the right to exhibit at international competitions all sorts of "fobs", "physically unhealthy" and outright drug addicts ...
  5. Приговор
    Приговор 3 October 2018 14: 40
    +4
    Frankly, the United States is also the main beneficiary of UN activities. And this profit is tens and hundreds of times higher than the costs of the UN. In addition, the United States itself wanted at the time, and persistently sought to ensure that the UN structures were based in the United States.
  6. ANCIENT
    ANCIENT 3 October 2018 15: 28
    0
    then the UN will cease to serve the cause of the United States, wassat and completely fall under the same Chinese. yes
  7. YarSer88
    YarSer88 3 October 2018 15: 36
    +1
    Okay, stop funding. Then our arguments will be harshly heard, but the "highlike" will stop working. How else?
  8. NF68
    NF68 3 October 2018 15: 45
    +1
    These 22% of the US share in the UN budget is a trifle in comparison with those funds that the United States generously spends on creating a mess in certain regions of the world.
  9. keeper03
    keeper03 3 October 2018 16: 55
    +1
    Faithful, dear, comrade Trump! good It's time to dissolve this worthless organization! yes The level of discredit is over the top! No. negative soldier
    1. igorbrsv
      igorbrsv 3 October 2018 19: 12
      0
      It's just a shame that there is no alternative. But this is already a worthless organization.
  10. igorbrsv
    igorbrsv 3 October 2018 19: 10
    +1
    Well, how could this really happen. Who un feeds and dances. They want us to pay this banquet as well. And so the sense of the UN is a niche. They now called them generally ungrateful
  11. Incvizitor
    Incvizitor 3 October 2018 19: 58
    +1
    Well, you are already "dancing" UN if you please and pay.
  12. uporov65
    uporov65 4 October 2018 05: 15
    0
    Can a UN-based place be organized in Antarctica. And what, a frozen (no man's) territory, to build a city, to lease land, to issue fishing licenses, and so on. That is, translate into self-sufficiency, and most importantly - there is no territorial dependence on the host state.
  13. NF68
    NF68 4 October 2018 20: 47
    0
    It would not hurt Trump to announce the entire list and give data on how much the United States harms every year with its sanctions and other measures to force democracy in the world.