Skip to comments.UN panel: $40 billion needed to aid people in war, disasters
Posted on 01/17/2016 8:55:44 AM PST by Olog-hai
An estimated $40 billion is needed annually to help the rapidly growing number of people needing humanitarian aid as a result of conflicts and natural disasters - and one possibility to help fill the $15 billion funding gap is a small voluntary tax on tickets for soccer games and other sports, concerts and entertainment events, airline travel, and gasoline, a U.N.-appointed panel said.
The panel's report on humanitarian financing, launched Sunday by U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon at an event in Dubai, says the world is spending around $25 billion today to provide life-saving assistance to 125 million people devastated by wars and natural disasters - more than 12 times the $2 billion that was spent in 2000. [...]
The nine-member panel calculated that an additional $15 billion is needed annually to reduce suffering and ensure that no one in need dies or has to live "without dignity" for a lack of money.
"This is a lot of money, but not out of reach for a world producing $78 trillion of annual GDP," the panel said in the report to the secretary-general released Sunday. ...
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Hopefully the next President will pull the US out of the UN or at a minimum provide no funding. Especially if the UN appoints obama as its supreme leader.
It would be cheaper just to bomb the combatants back to the stone age and put and end to there being any combatants...............
And most of it comes from the USA!
We’re funding the most Anti-American Organization in the world...yes even more Anti-American than ISIS.
Listen, can you give me some time? I'm a little short this week.
Voluntary tax? Does that mean you can say, “No thanks, I’d rather not pay.”? If not, it’s not exactly voluntary, is it?
Tell them to buy Power Ball tickets and pray five times a day.....................
If we eliminate the Unilateral Ninnys, how much money that goes to their outrageous lifestyles would be freed up for actual humanitarian spending instead of funding rapists, dictators and anti American attitudes?
Don’t give those leeches a dime! Toss them out of New York, stop funding programs that send money to countries that hate us, and end this charade of “Peaceful Nations working together” crap. The UN is a progressive dream and, for that one reason, should be abandoned.
If I could have one wish to send me in to fits of joy, it would be to hear our next president say exactly that.
It’s the UN’s job to STOP WAR ,when will they start
How do you account for the fact that the United Nations Charter follows the format of the Russian (USSR) Constitution of 1936 rather than the format of the (Covenant of the) League of Nations? Would you feel there was any significance in the fact that the general secretary for the organization which drew up the charter was Alger Hiss?Not possible for an organization founded on the basis of communistic revolution to ever be purposed to stop war.
The Naked Communist, Chapter 8
Closer to the truth.
Let them ask Iran. They have some dough to play with now.
Get a personal loan from Kofi Anan.
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