UN budget 2007-08

UN budget 2007-08 - General Assembly approves nearly $4.2...

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General Assembly approves nearly $4.2 billion UN budget despite US opposition (23 December 2007) Capping off days of intensive negotiations, the General Assembly has adopted a two-year budget of $4.17 billion for the United Nations, with the United States casting the lone negative vote. Following marathon talks that lasted through the night, the Assembly adopted the 2008- 2009 budget early Saturday morning by a vote of 142 to 1. The US, which contributes around 22 per cent of the world body's budget, was the only country to vote against the plan, citing concerns that the actual budget would be significantly higher than what was approved with all the add-ons. Welcoming the Assembly's decision, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon thanked Member States for their efforts "to reach a budget level for the United Nations sufficient to preserve efficiency and fiscal discipline, while maintaining the priorities of the Organization." A statement issued by his spokesperson added that Mr. Ban "regrets that the resolution
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This note was uploaded on 04/26/2008 for the course POLITICAL 347 taught by Professor Grover during the Spring '08 term at Winona.

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