Arab Today, arab today un cuts budget amid global downturn
Last Updated : GMT 19:52:56
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today

UN cuts budget amid global downturn

Arab Today, arab today

Arab Today, arab today UN cuts budget amid global downturn

New York - AFP

The 193 UN member countries agreed on Saturday to cut the global body's budget for only the second time in the past 50 years following a long night of negotiations. An accord struck at dawn on Saturday saw the 2012-13 budget set at $5.15 billion, down from $5.41 billion in 2010-11. The United States and crisis-stricken European countries had fought for cuts while developing countries had demanded spending be maintained. "All budget years are tough. But this year was especially difficult," UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said, welcoming the accord and vowing more cuts in the coming months. "Governments and people everywhere are struggling." US negotiator Joseph Torsella called the budget a "historic agreement," though he acknowledged it had taken "difficult negotiations." Nearly every day in the past week talks have finished at about 5:00 am. This accord "is the first time since 1998 -- and only the second time in the last 50 years -- that the UN regular budget has declined in comparison to the previous budget’s actual expenses," said Torsella. He called it a "budget for a strengthened, more efficient, and more effective United Nations that saves the American taxpayers millions of dollars and sets the United Nations on the path of real fiscal discipline and continued reform." The United States has taken a tough line on UN spending, with Torsella this year railing at increased salary allowances for UN staff. Ban acknowledged that the global body has to "cut fat." It has already cut posts and contracted out services in many departments at the New York headquarters. "One year from now, I will return to you with greater cost savings," the UN chief vowed in a speech to the delegates who struck the budget accord. Several of the UN's foreign political missions saw their budgets cut as part of the deal. The UN peacekeeping department has a separate budget of about $8 billion a year. Funding for the Ivory Coast mission, where UN peacekeepers fought followers of incumbent Laurent Gbagbo after he refused to stand down, was cut in the General Assembly negotiations.

arabstoday
arabstoday

Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

Arab Today, arab today un cuts budget amid global downturn Arab Today, arab today un cuts budget amid global downturn

 



Arab Today, arab today

Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

Arab Today, arab today un cuts budget amid global downturn Arab Today, arab today un cuts budget amid global downturn

 



Arab Today, arab today France defies terrorism through tourism

GMT 15:18 2017 Saturday ,20 May

France defies terrorism through tourism
Arab Today, arab today Zainab Fadel Oglu designs “Shakerin” mosque

GMT 12:13 2017 Thursday ,11 May

Zainab Fadel Oglu designs “Shakerin” mosque
Arab Today, arab today Seeks to move past rift with Israel

GMT 08:00 2017 Monday ,08 May

Seeks to move past rift with Israel
View News in Arabic - Business: قضايا ساخنة
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today Mozambique's gas boom dream under threat

GMT 16:29 2017 Monday ,08 May

Mozambique's gas boom dream under threat
Arab Today, arab today Prepares to give stargazers an eyeful

GMT 13:38 2017 Monday ,06 March

Prepares to give stargazers an eyeful
Arab Today, arab today Jaguar displays XF Sportbrake line

GMT 14:36 2017 Monday ,08 May

Jaguar displays XF Sportbrake line
Arab Today, arab today BMW sees forecasts in reach

GMT 09:04 2017 Thursday ,04 May

BMW sees forecasts in reach
Arab Today, arab today Climate science: Bad news gets worse

GMT 08:48 2017 Saturday ,06 May

Climate science: Bad news gets worse
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
 
 Arab Today Facebook,arab today facebook  Arab Today Twitter,arab today twitter Arab Today Rss,arab today rss  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday
بناية النخيل - رأس النبع _ خلف السفارة الفرنسية _بيروت - لبنان
arabstoday, Arabstoday, Arabstoday