US wants $250 million cut to UN budget

New York– The United States is seeking a $250 million cut to the core budget of the United Nations for 2018-2019, on top of $200 million in savings already proposed by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, diplomats said Tuesday.

The budget is under negotiations in a General Assembly committee, which is expected to adopt it before the end of December.

Guterres has proposed capping the UN biennial budget at $5.4 billion, shaving off $200 million from the 2016-2017 budget.

Source: Jordan News Agency