U.S. Should Challenge Huge U.N. Funding Disparities

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It is well established that the vast majority of United Nations member states pay far less in dues than the United States pays, but the disparity is greater than most realize. Taking U.N. travel subsidies into account, two dozen countries pay roughly $1,000 or less in net contributions to the U.N. regular budget each year while enjoying the same voting privileges as the U.S., which pays nearly $567 million.

No sovereign nation, no matter how poor, should pay so little. Worse, it undermines the incentives for these nations to oversee the U.N. budget properly. The U.S. should call for the elimination of the travel subsidy and for more equitable allocation of U.N. expenses among member states.

Massive Funding Disparities

There are 193 member states in the United Nations. Article 17 of the U.N. Charter states that the “expenses of the Organization shall be borne by the Members as apportioned by the General Assembly.” Since the U.N.’s establishment in 1945, these expenses have been apportioned “broadly according to capacity to pay.” This means that wealthier nations, based principally on per capita income and adjusted by other factors, are asked to pay larger shares of the budget than poorer nations.

Over the past six decades, the contributions, or “assessments,” provided by poor or small U.N. member states have steadily ratcheted downward. Currently, the minimum assessment is 0.001 percent of the regular budget. The 39 countries paying the minimum assessment will pay only $25,852 in gross contributions in 2012, based on the 2012–2013 biennial U.N. regular budget of $5.152 billion.

By contrast, the U.S. is assessed 22 percent of the regular budget, which is nearly $567 million in gross contributions for 2012. The U.S. is assessed more than 180 other U.N. member states combined and 22,000 times more than the least assessed countries. Together, the top 15 contributors pay over 81.4 percent of the U.N. regular budget. Moreover, under U.N. rules, the 129 member states that contribute less than 1.3 percent can pass the budget over the objections of the countries paying over 98 percent.

This explains why so many member states are blasé about increases in the U.N. budget: The financial impact on them is miniscule and undermines incentives for them to fulfill their oversight role. This divorce of financial responsibilities from voting privileges is perhaps the greatest cause of the decades-long intransigence on U.N. reform.

Greater Disparity Than Generally Understood

As large as these differences are, they are understated. Although the gross contribution is the number generally highlighted in discussions about member state assessments, the U.S. is the only member state that actually pays contributions based on this figure. Member states actually pay net contributions, which are their gross contributions less their credit from the staff assessment.

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The Us should get out of the UN, then just eliminate it.

i have been saying this for 30 yrs

The UN was just another Big Government dream that does not work and cost never stops. 

Not working right ! Needs more money! I tell you we can fix it! Need more money!!!!!!!!

How many times have we heard that out of Washington D.C.???????  A Lot!

I have spoke with a head of the NBI in the Philippines. I had seen a report that the UN had a group supporter that were kidnapping children in Malaysia and in the Philippines. He said it as totally true and gave the name of the group.. this was about 7 years ago when I was in the Philippines. A van would pull up when children were walking home. My neighbors said the children where we were at also saw a van going very slow as they walked home. I loved the children so my wife and i went to the elementary school with my wife. She helped setup a hot kitchen for them as I stayed outside! Sure enough, here comes a van slowly going by. The children were due to get out in half an hour. Those in the van saw me and never returned. Maybe they feared American bikers?

How did I get that info from the head of their FBI? He was related to me by marriage! He has passed since from we think, old age. I did the group investigation and this group is listed as a support group on the UN lists! It is not just taking organs from these healthy children but also for sexual exploitation!

About 2 years ago another family member was shot.. he was running for office in Phil. They came to the window of his car and shot him in the head! He was my Mother-in-Laws nephew. God bless him in heaven!

Get out .  Never should have been involved in the first place.  It is a communist organization.  Everyone needs to get on the congress people about it. 

Jack.. you are fully correct. Note my post on just how evil the UN has become, even allowing grade school children to be kidnapped for organ transplant use and sexual abuse.. This info was from the Philippine FBI head, they call it the NBI. We talked some on the phone and with e-mails. The group was listed as a UN supporter! Americans give about 30% or more of the funds the UN gets, yet it has become an evil money grubbing Marxist supporting toilet!

Yes, because they want to tax the American people more, so that other countries would enjoy a life of luxuries. In the meantime, we continue on a downward spiral of disproportion income. 

The Marxist agenda and one reporter from England picked up on it. He was setup for a hit and in meeting with people he thought he could trust, he was given radioactive Polonium and died in 2 weeks! What did he find out? A conglomerate of Marxist and Muslim! This supported by the International MOB! Somehow records he keep, and probably in secret where never given by media!

Showing random numbers isn't helpful.  Show a list of all the countries and their financial contributions and their UN funded expenditures!

I cant wait to give a big kick in the back posterior of the United Nations.  Good for nothing parasites.

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In Obama’s first three years he netted a loss of 1.5 million jobs compared to President Trump who has added more than 6.7 million jobs.

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