Wednesday, October 9, 2019

UN Chief Says United Nations May Not Have Enough Money For Staff Salaries Next Month

Antonio Guterres says he has been working to improve UN operations and cut costs [Carlo Allegri/Reuters]

Reuters: U.N. chief warns may not have enough money to pay staff next month

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United Nations may not have enough money for staff salaries next month if member states don’t pay what they owe, U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned on Tuesday.

He told the 193-member U.N. General Assembly’s budget committee that if he had not worked since January to cut spending then “we would not have had the liquidity to support” the annual gathering of world leaders last month.

“This month, we will reach the deepest deficit of the decade. We risk ... entering November without enough cash to cover payrolls,” said Guterres. “Our work and our reforms are at risk.”

The United States is the largest contributor - responsible for 22 percent of the more than $3.3 billion regular budget for 2019, which pays for work including political, humanitarian, disarmament, economic and social affairs and communications.

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WNU Editor: As someone who worked for the UN for about 5 years, I can say this without hesitation. The best job in the world is being a UN employee.

More News On The UN Chief Saying The UN Will Be Running Out Of Money Next Month

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Guterres warns UN may not have money to pay staff next month -- Al Jazeera


Anonymous said...

Good, FUCK OFF! What would those people know about running a planet, they can't even get elected to run a country.

Anonymous said...


Fusion said...

I'm sure they aren't making under $150,000 each so there is a part of the problem.

Anonymous said...


IMO the UN head quarters should be moved to an isolated island just big enough for an airport a few sky scrapers dorms and cafeterias. That way the fuckers can't corrupt whatever society they are leeching off.