Skip to comments.UN facing ‘worst cash crisis’ in nearly a decade.Warns staff could go unpaid.
Posted on 10/12/2019 12:00:57 AM PDT by DeathBeforeDishonor1
The United Nations (UN) is facing its worst cash crisis in nearly a decade because almost one-third of its member states have not paid their annual dues, according to Secretary-General Antonio Guterres.
Speaking in front of the UNs budget-setting Fifth Committee on Tuesday, Guterres said the situation was so desperate that last months General Assembly in New York was only possible because of emergency spending cuts made earlier in the year.
The organization is facing a severe financial crisis, Guterres said.
To be more specific, a severe liquidity crisis. The equation is simple: without cash, the budget cannot be properly implemented.
UN spokesperson Stephane Dujarric said in a statement published Tuesday that, by the end of September, member states had paid only 70% of the total assessment for the regular budget.
Vacant posts cannot be filled, travel will be limited to essential travel only, meetings may have to be canceled or deferred.
Guterres also warned that the situation would not only impact operations in the main hubs of New York, Geneva, Vienna and Nairobi, but also regional commissions.
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DO NOT PANIC! Greta Thunberg can put on a star studded Charity Benefit or something.....
How are they going to afford to send troops to war torn lands to watch rapes and massacres and run at the first sign off any real trouble?
That's a beginning. No travel, because none of it is essential. That means no one can meet, so all meetings are cancelled. Then all positions are non-essential, so all posts should be vacated. The UN building can then be turned into a homeless shelter (for American citizens!).
Oh no! Who is going to pump out Global Warming propaganda now!
Die, United Nations, Die.
However, you might pack up and head to the Middle East or Europe to await your Antichrist.
I’m kinda joking.
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Maybe the member nations that haven’t paid heard Greta Thunbergs speech and need to conserve their cash to build a fleet of giant space arks to send their people into outer space when global catastrophe happens in the next 12 years. You would be surprised how that time flies by.
They should get into the t-shirt selling business.
I mean, picture of Greta-ala-Che with the UN globe symbol on the back!
Antifa wearing light blue anyone?
Kinda joking, FRiend? I should hope you’re quite serious.
Whenever I think of the UN, I wonder about other uses for the big building in Turtle Bay.
Considering that prime Manhattan location, it’s a toss up for me whether me tear it down and build anew, or do some kind of adaptive reuse. I tend to favor the former.
In either case, something with a big TRUMP logo on it would look very nice indeed.
correction to above
“whether we tear it down”
Because we stopped funding these criminals
The UN is running out of money? Thats too bad. /S I think a bigger crisis is, I cant find anything good on TV to watch.
A far bigger crisis is whether I should sleep on my left side or right side tonight :)
Good to see ya man :)
I can see where that could be a problem. 😁🤣👋
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