United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is lamenting that the U.N. is running low on funds and is “urging members to pay up amid a looming financial crisis for the international body,” according to Fox News. It seems that the woes which President Donald Trump spoke about in relation to this world body were not as off-key as many in the media had implied.
Perhaps if money was not wasted by the millions for falsities like global warming, the capital concerns at the U.N. would not be so very stark. Guterres has warned staff members of “troubling financial situation facing the United Nations” which he blames on late payments from nations who are part of the pack.
“Our cash flow has never been this low so early in the calendar year, and the broader trend is also concerning; we are running out of cash sooner and staying in the red longer,” Guterres lamented.
His new goal is to keep the missions of the U.N. intact but to look for ways to reduce costs. If this could be done, why had it not already been done? Do they just waste money and not look for ways to reduce costs with harming missions until they are sinking?
The Secretary-General found the problem to be “late payments and payments not yet received to the regular budget.”
He added, “Late payment has an impact obviously on our cash flow. It may have an impact on our ability to deliver mandates.”
Hugh Dugan, a former U.S. diplomat at the U.N., thinks that other nations are emulating the U.S.A. and Mr. Trump by backing away from commitments that were made. Considering that so many of the things that the U.N. does leads to alliances that can breed war (if a member state is attacked, others have to react in most cases) and remembering the U.N.’s constant shelling out of money for fake warming science and aide worker abuses, this should come as a shock to no one.
Of course, Trump has spent a ton on the United Nations even while questing how it operates. To this, Dugan said, “A look at the record shows that Trump has continued to fund it at historic levels, chose it to sanction North Korea, and uses it as a platform to defend Israel. However, there is a wide misperception fed by Trump detractors and a combative media that his Administration has walked away from the U.N.” He is now “a professor at Seton Hall University’s School of Diplomacy and International Relations.”
The professor added, “Other countries mimic the U.S., and what they hear has led them to go slow on support and check writing.”
For example, the U.S. “withheld funding to the U.N. agency for Palestinian refugees (UNRWA).” but that happened largely because of the number of terrorists and dangerous Islamic sects which were being catered to. The notion that America and the West is being purposefully altered by extreme Muslims is quite extant and it often seems as if Mr. Trump is friendly towards this school of thought.
Of course, the irony here is that the message coming for the U.N. begging for cash is exactly what Mr. Trump had said when the media laughed him to scorn.
On Tuesday, Ambassador to the U.N., Nikki Haley, prodded Arab states to do more for the Palestinians. “Americans are very generous people. We are humanitarian oriented. And we continue to seek out ways to help the Palestinian people, whose plight is of genuine concern to us,” she promised.
Still, she was quick to show that Uncle Sam is no one’s doormat. “But we are not fools. If we extend a hand in friendship and generosity, we do not expect our hand to be bitten. And as we extend our hand, we also expect others to extend theirs as well,” Haley also boldly proclaimed.
THAT is the kind of talk that got Mr. Trump elected in that it was people like Haley (who the White House appointed) that many Americans have been praying for. Gone are the days of allowing the United States to help only to be bombed, cussed at, and called “Islamaphobic” for simply trying to help.
If the U.N. can not learn these new and prudent ways, they may lose even more funding.