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 The UN is running short of money—how very sad?

10.10.19. It’s widely known that US President Trump is not enamoured with the long out-dated United Nations, a once useful operation founded just after WWII. It was supposed to prevent nations from going to war—that has not happened, wars are now greater than ever before. Australia is current with its contribution of $61,619,804 paid on January 11 2019. Below is a list of how much each member state pays. It might surprise you?
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has warned that UN staff could go unpaid as member states fail to pay their contributions. (CNN)United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called on member states to pay their outstanding contributions, as the organization faces such a “severe financial crisis” that staff salaries risk not being paid next month.

Source: CNN

UN warns that staff could go unpaid next month as member states fail to pay dues

The organization is suffering its worst deficit in a decade, Guterres said Tuesday, as he addressed the UN General Assembly to introduce a proposed budget for 2020.
The UN might start November “without enough cash to cover payrolls,” Guterres warned. “Our work and our reforms are at risk.”
Heading into its 75th anniversary year, the UN is facing multiple challenges as it grapples with a shifting world order, and the funding crisis has been intensified by a push from US President Donald Trump to cut his nation’s contribution to the UN budget.
Guterres said efforts have been made since January to curtail spending. Without such steps, the UN would not have had the funds to open the General Assembly in September, he added.
Job vacancies remain unfilled and staff are limited to essential travel only.
Trump says the US pays too much to the UN. Well, it’s complicated.
Guterres called on UN member states to “recommit to paying your financial obligations on time and in full.”
Of 193 members, 129 had paid their contributions to the regular budget, according to Guterres’s spokesman, Stéphane Dujarric.
By the end of September, 70% of the total amount needed for budget operations had been paid, Dujarric said. At the same point last year the UN had received 78% of its budget.
“The Secretariat could face a default on salaries and payments for goods and services by the end of November unless more Member States pay their budget dues in full,” Dujarric said.
The Trump Administration has put pressure on the UN to make cuts to how the organization functions since former US Ambassador Nikki Haley arrived early in 2017, although Trump has praised the UN Secretary-General publicly for his stewardship.
The US is expected to cover 22% of the UN’s regular budget, according to a Congressional Research Service report published in 2018.
Washington tends to pay late in the year, and at this stage has not paid in full.
According to records, the US is obligated to contribute $674 million to the UN regular budget for 2018-2019.
However, it owes a total $1.055 billion, according to the UN spokesman’s office, which is cumulative money owed from previous years.
CNN’s request for comment from the US Mission to the UN was not returned.
Under Trump, the US has been scaling back its international commitments, includingreconsidering a number of treaties.
In August, the US formally withdrew from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty with Russia, ending a landmark arms control pact that has limited the development of ground-based missiles with a range of 500 to 5,500 kilometers.
And a US official told CNN on Tuesday that the Trump administration is expected to announce soon that it plans to exit the “Open Skies” treaty.
The treaty, which was signed in 1992 and went into effect in 2002, allows 34 member states to conduct unarmed surveillance flights over one another’s territories.

Contributions received for 2019 for the United Nations Regular Budget

As of 8 October 2019, 130 Member States have paid their regular budget assessments in full.
I. The following 34 Member States have paid their regular budget assessments in full within the 30 day due period specified in Financial Regulation 3.5 (by 31 January 2019).
Member State
Net assessment
(in US$)

Date of Payment

1 Dominican Republic
1,477,759
1-Jan-19
2 Estonia
1,087,407
1-Jan-19
3 Malawi
55,765
1-Jan-19
4 Australia
61,619,804
11-Jan-19
5 Canada
76,230,111
11-Jan-19
6 Latvia
1,310,466
11-Jan-19
7 Liechtenstein
250,941
14-Jan-19
8 Rwanda
83,647
14-Jan-19
9 Singapore
13,522,898
14-Jan-19
10 Bhutan
27,883
15-Jan-19
11 Finland
11,738,432
15-Jan-19
12 Ireland
10,344,319
17-Jan-19
13 Kenya
669,174
17-Jan-19
14 Poland
22,361,577
17-Jan-19
15 Solomon Islands
27,883
17-Jan-19
16 Armenia
195,176
18-Jan-19
17 Luxembourg
1,868,112
18-Jan-19
18 Switzerland
32,092,485
18-Jan-19
19 Hungary
5,743,746
22-Jan-19
20 Sweden
25,261,332
22-Jan-19
21 Bulgaria
1,282,584
25-Jan-19
22 Denmark
15,446,774
25-Jan-19
23 Netherlands
37,808,350
25-Jan-19
24 Tuvalu
27,883
25-Jan-19
25 Ukraine
1,589,288
25-Jan-19
26 Bahrain
1,394,113
28-Jan-19
27 Cuba
2,230,581
29-Jan-19
28 Malaysia
9,507,852
29-Jan-19
29 Azerbaijan
1,366,230
30-Jan-19
30 India
23,253,808
30-Jan-19
31 New Zealand
8,113,739
30-Jan-19
32 Thailand
8,559,855
30-Jan-19
33 Cyprus
1,003,761
31-Jan-19
34 Norway
21,023,227
31-Jan-19
 

II. Subsequent to the end of the 30 day due period (31 January 2019), 96 additional Member States have paid their 2019 regular budget assessment in full.

Member State
Net Assessment
(in US$)

Date of payment

1 Iceland
780,703
1-Feb-19
2 Austria
18,876,293
4-Feb-19
3 Montenegro
111,529
4-Feb-19
4 Germany
169,802,990
5-Feb-19
5 Nauru
27,883
5-Feb-19
6 Georgia
223,058
6-Feb-19
7 Slovenia
2,119,052
6-Feb-19
8 Algeria
3,847,752
11-Feb-19
9 Eswatini
55,765
11-Feb-19
10 Russian Federation
67,056,845
12-Feb-19
11 Ethiopia
278,823
13-Feb-19
12 Indonesia
15,140,069
13-Feb-19
13 United Arab Emirates
17,175,474
13-Feb-19
14 Morocco
1,533,524
14-Feb-19
15 Albania
223,058
15-Feb-19
16 Kyrgyzstan
55,765
15-Feb-19
17 Malta
473,998
15-Feb-19
18 Saint Lucia
27,883
15-Feb-19
19 Viet Nam
2,146,934
15-Feb-19
20 Dominica
27,883
19-Feb-19
21 Micronesia
27,883
19-Feb-19
22 Slovakia
4,265,986
19-Feb-19
23 Turkey
38,226,584
20-Feb-19
24 Namibia
250,941
21-Feb-19
25 Serbia
780,703
21-Feb-19
26 Italy
92,206,648
22-Feb-19
27 Kuwait
7,026,330
22-Feb-19
28 South Africa
7,583,975
22-Feb-19
29 Bahamas
501,881
25-Feb-19
30 Monaco
306,705
25-Feb-19
31 Qatar
7,862,799
25-Feb-19
32 Brunei Darussalam
697,057
26-Feb-19
33 Greece
10,204,909
26-Feb-19
34 Nicaragua
139,412
26-Feb-19
35 Marshall Islands
27,883
27-Feb-19
36 Samoa
27,883
8-Mar-19
37 Mongolia
139,412
11-Mar-19
38 Belgium
22,891,339
13-Mar-19
39 Croatia
2,146,934
14-Mar-19
40 Iraq
3,596,812
20-Mar-19
41 Czech Republic
8,671,384
28-Mar-19
42 France
123,434,785
28-Mar-19
43 Guyana
55,765
28-Mar-19
44 Gabon
418,234
29-Mar-19
45 Kazakhstan
4,963,043
29-Mar-19
46 Palau
27,883
1-Apr-19
47 Mauritius
306,705
4-Apr-19
48 Spain
59,835,339
9-Apr-19
49 Maldives
111,529
10-Apr-19
50 Jamaica
223,058
12-Apr-19
51 Fiji
83,647
22-Apr-19
52 Portugal
9,758,792
23-Apr-19
53 Bosnia and Herzegovina
334,587
26-Apr-19
54 Colombia
8,030,091
26-Apr-19
55 United Kingdom
127,338,301
29-Apr-19
56 Uzbekistan
892,232
2-May-19
57 China
334,726,585
3-May-19
58 Chile
11,348,081
8-May-19
59 Republic of Moldova
83,647
8-May-19
60 San Marino
55,765
9-May-19
61 Vanuatu
27,883
9-May-19
62 Barbados
195,176
10-May-19
63 Libya
836,468
16-May-19
64 North Macedonia
195,176
20-May-19
65 Andorra
139,412
24-May-19
66 Guinea
83,647
24-May-19
67 Haiti
83,647
28-May-19
68 Timor-Leste
55,765
28-May-19
69 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
27,883
4-Jun-19
70 Lao People’s Democratic Republic
139,412
6-Jun-19
71 Botswana
390,351
20-Jun-19
72 Egypt
5,186,101
1-Jul-19
73 Equatorial Guinea
446,116
12-Jul-19
74 Lithuania
1,979,641
12-Jul-19
75 Myanmar
278,823
18-Jul-19
76 Nepal
195,176
9-Aug-19
77 Japan
238,783,713
19-Aug-19
78 Paraguay
446,116
20-Aug-19
79 Cambodia
167,294
27-Aug-19
80 Uganda
223,058
28-Aug-19
81 Jordan
585,527
29-Aug-19
82 Zimbabwe
139,412
30-Aug-19
83 Belarus
1,366,230
6-Sep-19
84 El Salvador
334,587
9-Sep-19
85 Côte d’Ivoire
362,470
10-Sep-19
86 Ghana
418,234
12-Sep-19
87 Sierra Leone
27,883
13-Sep-19
88 Chad
111,529
17-Sep-19
89 Pakistan
3,206,460
17-Sep-19
90 Bolivia
446,116
18-Sep-19
91 United Republic of Tanzania
278,823
18-Sep-19
92 Cabo Verde
27,883
19-Sep-19
93 Zambia
250,941
26-Sep-19
94 Cameroon
362,470
3-Oct-19
95 Syrian Arab Republic
306,705
7-Oct-19
96 Mozambique
111,529
8-Oct-19
{ 19 comments… add one }
  • luk1955 10/10/2019, 7:07 am

    Isn’t Saudi Arabia, a very wealthy country, able to contribute more than its share to make up for the jihadic countries that can’t contribute, but have their hands out and mouths open to criticise the contributions of western countries? Not even in the top 96.
    It really is time for Australia to remove itself from this communist organisation that is dedicated to the destruction of civilised nations, while promoting islamic barbarity.

  • bushwanker 10/10/2019, 7:09 am

    UN staff salaries not being paid, it’s analogous to leeches dying of blood starvation.
    My heart bleeds for them!

  • sheldon bowden 10/10/2019, 7:35 am

    we have aprox 25 million citizens and pa 61 million something seriously wrong with this equation.

  • Lorraine 10/10/2019, 8:01 am

    its use by date has expired. put it in the rubbish bin

    • Graham Richards 10/10/2019, 8:50 am

      This product is not for recycling. The packaging, contents & residue are toxic due to long term decomposition releasing carcinogenic substances!

    • DT 10/10/2019, 10:43 am

      Like our ABC-SBS, back to original charter or shut them down.

  • Jarrah 10/10/2019, 8:05 am

    Starve them out , withhold all monies to the UN, they should be wound up. It seems to operate like a big money launderer and is a hive of large scale socialist corruption, full of spivs and those who need to be told to keep their noses out of other countries business. The UNHCR Commissioner is currently in Australia criticising our asylum seeker policies, she also criticised the public narrative in Australia which surrounds the policies, to quote her, “Which I fear has become weaponised by misinformation and discriminatory and even racist attitudes,, including with respect to Islam” unquote. This socialist nosey parker needs to be told to go back from whence you came and mind your own damn business. Keep your nose out of our sovereignty.

    • Graham Richards 10/10/2019, 8:53 am

      Tell her to go complain to someone who gives a damn!
      Get the hell out of OUR country & don’t come back!

    • DT 10/10/2019, 10:45 am

      And she had the hide to claim concern about the cost to we the people for processing via court appeals against rejection of applications for asylum.

      Just let them stay and save taxpayer’s the expenses.

      Yes, transfer legal aid and welfare to only welfare payments.

  • Penguinite 10/10/2019, 9:00 am

    No Tax without FAIR representation. We currently have one of their over-paid executives in Australia knocking our border policy. Not only do they berate us from the UN Crucible but have the temerity to come to our country too. Australia is one of a handful of UN members that actually accept legitimate refugees.

  • JG 10/10/2019, 9:24 am

    Best news for a while to come out of UN. Do the world a favour and close up shop. Hang on that means no more swill for them to wallow in…..
    Bunch of self important no bodies telling the rest of the world how to run their countries.
    Australia needs to get out of contibuting to the swill.

  • Albert 10/10/2019, 9:35 am

    A criminal organisation controlled by Middle Eastern interests with a view to becoming the global government and therefore controlling the whole world. Starve those rats out of their nest.

  • GTD 10/10/2019, 9:50 am

    $61 million of our hard earned money to have these overpaid elites to lecture us on human rights. FFS. Time to leave this pig swill.

    • Jarrah 10/10/2019, 3:03 pm

      What is even more pathetic, our government pays this annually to the corrupt house full UN cockroaches. Shame on our government for wasting OUR money like this. We are led by weak government not able to see a con, at least Trump has seen it.

    • TommyGun 11/10/2019, 6:33 am

      I’ve been saying this for years. I hope it gains some traction now we can see what a money-sucking parasitic organisation this is!

  • Maryanne 10/10/2019, 9:50 am

    UNexit now!

  • nev 10/10/2019, 10:56 am

    US pays UN about $2.00 per head
    Germany pays UN about $2.00 per head
    Japan pays UN about $1.90 per head
    France pays UN about $1.85 per head
    Australia pays UN about $2.50 per head …………………Why?

    • TommyGun 11/10/2019, 6:35 am

      Same reason IKEA charges Aussies more for its prducts than in other countries…because we’re rich and pay without complaining!!
      So start complaining, people!
      Write to your local MP!

  • Cliff 10/10/2019, 5:12 pm

    We need a modern day Mussolini to do to the U.N. what the original Mussolini did to its predecessor, the League of Nations.

    God knows, there are plenty of potential modern day Mussolinis out there.

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