Thursday, March 16, 2017

U.N. Secretary General Warns Against Abrupt U.S. Funding Cuts To The World Body

U.N. Secretary general Antonio Guterres addresses a news conference after his meeting with Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed in Somalia's capital Mogadishu March 7, 2017. REUTERS/Feisal Omar

Reuters: U.N. chief warns against abrupt U.S. funding cuts to world body

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned on Thursday against an abrupt cut to U.S. funding for the world body, and France's U.N. envoy said a retreat by Washington from global affairs could lead to more instability.

"Abrupt funding cuts can force the adoption of ad hoc measures that will undermine the impact of longer-term reform efforts," said Guterres spokesman Stephane Dujarric.

"The Secretary-General fully subscribes to the necessity to effectively combat terrorism, but believes that it requires more than military spending," he said in response to Trump's proposal for an additional $54 billion in military spending.

French U.N. Ambassador Francois Delattre said a strong United Nations and a U.S. commitment to world affairs is needed "more than ever".

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Update: How would Trump's budget hit UN programs? (CBS).

WNU Editor: United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has to make a better case on why the U.S. should maintain its current levels of UN funding. From what I am hearing .... if I was a U.S. taxpayer .... I would not be convinced.

3 comments:

James said...

"France's U.N. envoy said a retreat by Washington from global affairs could lead to more instability."
https://youtu.be/csTLoIOlO-Q

Aizino Smith said...

Dumb ____________ UN Sec Gen wants us give until we are like a swayback draft horse.


Does not look like that Sec Gen missed any meals ever.

TWN said...

Defund the UN, not another cent.