The U.N. has unanimously approved its own peacekeeping budget for the next 12 months, signing off on a $6.5 billion allocation Tuesday under an agreement reached among the globalist body’s 193 member states.
The funds will come from taxpayers around the globe as the U.N. is entirely reliant on member contributions for its operation. The peacekeeping allocation is separate from the U.N.’s three billion dollar operating budget which runs from January to December.
U.S. taxpayers contribute more to the U.N.’s regular budget than any other of the body’s members, at 22 percent, although controversy has always surrounded just how it allocates the funds:
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When the U.N. was first established in 1945 as an organization deliberating peace and security matters, the regular budget was $19.39 million in nominal dollars, according to a Heritage Foundation report. In 2016, it was $5.4 billion biennially.
The most expensive U.N. peacekeeping operations are those under way in South Sudan, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Mali, and the Central African Republic. Each leaves no change from around a billion dollars a year.
The approval of funds for the next year of peacekeeping operations comes after the U.N. claimed last December it needed an immediate injection of $29 billion of global taxpayer money as “climate change” and global conflicts put pressure on existing budgets.
In December 2017 Nikki Haley, the then United States Ambassador to the organization, announced the federal government had reduced its contribution to the U.N.’s annual budget by $285 million, as Breitbart News reported.