Post Jerusalem vote, Trump Administration moves ahead to cut UN funding; heres all about it
The Trump administration is finally walking the talk on many issues.
The United States Ambassador to United Nations Nikki Haley on Sunday touted a quarter billion dollar cut to the UN’s annual budget.
This had been earlier announced as well prior to United Nations General Assembly vote on US move on Jerusalem.
Even the US President Donald Trump had said at the time that vote that “Let them vote against us. We’ll save a lot. We don’t care,”.
Haley said the US had negotiated a $285 million reduction of the UN budget for 2018-2019 compared to the budget for 2016-2017.
Her announced total was $85 million more than the $200 million cut that a UN news article said UN Secretary General António Guterres backed in October.
The UN’s two-year budget is roughly $5.5 billion, and the total US contribution to the UN is more than any other nation. Haley’s statement did not mention how or if the US contribution will be altered.
Earlier this year, Haley cheered cuts to the UN’s peacekeeping budget and Sunday’s announcement on further reductions to the UN’s overall budget included a vow by the ambassador for the “America First” administration to seek further reductions for the UN budget. >