The United Nations Is Facing A Budget Crunch

Thanks to some member states not paying their dues in full, U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres warned this week that the international organization is facing “the deepest deficit of the decade.” Currently, 64 countries owe a collective $1.3 billion, including $674 million from the U.S. for 2019 alone.

Why does it matter? The cash crunch means the U.N. won’t be able to pay employees or suppliers — in addition to watching its global operations potentially grind to a halt

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