The United States is in arrears of more than one billion yuan, and the United Nations is facing a financial crisis (source: video synthesis)
According to CCTV news client, in recent months, the UNs financial crisis continues to receive attention. The United States has paid about $563 million in the past few weeks, but it is still not enough to repay its arrears so far, a spokesman for the United Nations Secretariat said, according to the Russian satellite news agency reported Wednesday.
The expenses of the United Nations are apportioned among 193 Member States, and the apportionment proportion is determined by the economic strength of the member states.
UN Secretary General Guterres said in October that as the member states owed their contributions, the United Nations suffered the most serious financial crisis in the past 10 years, and the staff were faced with the situation of no pay, simultaneous interpreting and translation services were reduced, some reception was cancelled, escalator and square fountain were also closed.
Among all Member States, the United States has the largest arrears, totaling $1055 million, including $674 million in current years arrears and $381 million in previous years. A spokesman for the United Nations Secretariat said in a briefing that the United States had paid about $563 million in the past few weeks, but only half of its arrears.
Expert: the United States does not pay dues if it is not in its own interests
David Schultz, a professor of political science at Hamlet University, said that the large amount of U.S. arrears to the United Nations showed that the U.S. government did not attach importance to the role of international diplomacy and took an isolationist line. He said that many conservatives and isolationists in the United States do not like the United Nations because its actions are not always in the interests of the United States. The United States has been defaulting on its dues since the 1980s to express its dissatisfaction. He also boldly predicted that the United States would continue to pay its dues to the United Nations in the future.