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    Trump budget cuts would make essential UN work 'impossible' – spokesman

    Trump budget cuts would make essential UN work 'impossible' – spokesman
    24 May, 2017

    The United Nations has warned that President Donald Trump’s proposal to cut a third of US funding to the UN would “make it impossible” for the agency to carry out its peacekeeping, human rights, and humanitarian assistance functions.

    The Trump administration’s 2018 budget proposal calls for $19 billion to be slashed from the International Affairs Budget – from $59.1 billion in fiscal year 2017 to $40.1 billion.

    "The figures presented would simply make it impossible for the UN to continue all of its essential work advancing peace, development, human rights and humanitarian assistance," Stephane Dujarric, spokesman for Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, said in a statement on Wednesday, according to Reuters.

    The United States is the biggest UN contributor, paying 22 percent, or $1.2 billion of the $5.4 billion core two-year budget. The contribution amounts are agreed upon by the 193-member UN General Assembly and are assessed by considering the size of the country’s economy and other factors.

    That is just the regular UN budget though, as there are a dozen of other UN agencies and operations that are supported by US funding.

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    wolves should eat more beef, while the cow recommends a diet of pork.

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    1 out of 1 members found this post helpful.
    Since USAID is one of the biggest scams there is, this outcome wouldn't bother me in the least.

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    Same here. In another thread, Voice of America and other propaganda outlets are whining about their budgets being cut. I'm all choked up
    You can easily get agreement between a pig and a cow that wolves are bad, but they can easily fall into the trap where the pig says
    wolves should eat more beef, while the cow recommends a diet of pork.

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