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Tuesday, 14 March 2017 04:42

$2.4 Billion for Peacekeeping? Trump Administration Mulls UN Funding Cuts

Written by  Susan Jones

(CNSNews.com) – With the Trump administration looking at ways to reduce U.S. contributions to the United Nations, the approximately $2.4 billion of taxpayers’ money that goes towards peacekeeping missions each year is in the spotlight.

The U.S. is liable for 28.57 percent of the total budget for global peacekeeping missions. The Obama administration’s request for FY2017 was $2.394 billion.

The FY2016 U.S. funding estimate was $2.460 billion.

The next biggest contributors in 2016 were China (10.29 percent), Japan (9.68 percent) and Germany (6.39 percent). At the other end of the scale, more than 70 U.N. member-states contributed 0.001 percent or less.

Some of the current 16 missions around the world, comprising more than 125,000 personnel today, have been in existence for well over half a century, while the newest – in the Central African Republic – is just three years old.

Nine of the 16 missions are in Africa, three are in the Middle East, two are in Europe, with Asia and the Western Hemisphere accounting for one each.

Three of them – a 13-year-old mission in Haiti; a 14-year-old mission in Liberia; and a 13-year-old mission in Côte d’Ivoire – are in the process of winding down.

But others offer little sign of following suit.

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Last modified on Tuesday, 14 March 2017 07:21

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Put the UN in Switzerland where they always remain neutral on things. The US gives too much money to this crooked, phony institution. Get it out of here and put it somewhere else.

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After UN performance in Rwanda and in Nigeria why would anyone except terrorist nations fund them?

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UN is a failure-utter disaster. All the member nations must share the cost. What is the share of Russia, India, Great Briton, Soudi, and such other wealthy nations?

Taking all the tax-payers money from the US and enjoying all amenities, the UN is working against the very interest of the afflicted people. Might be keeping with Obama's interest in mind, UN was dead-silent to the hapless plight of Christians world over, and particularly the Middle east where they were and still are butchered and evicted from their own land. So the situation must change. Stop the financial aid to UN; give only as others give. Whatever we give is futile, only beneficiary is its employees, none else.

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Cut it. The U.N. is the handmaiden of despots and tyrants.. "peacekeeping' my arse.. muslims are killing Christians the World over and the U,N. is helping...

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With China's 10% contribution and Russia's 0% contribution, we should just get the hell OUT of the UN, kick the organization OUT of the United States, and bill them for all of the utilities they have used to date! This is a primarily Socialist organization now and is completely out of touch with the realities of modern day humanity!

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Rodney Aho Written by Rodney Aho
March 14, 2017
Yes we should get out of the UN quick as possible!!
Herbert Portnoy Written by Herbert Portnoy
March 14, 2017
You said it better than any one, Ed!...get them the hell out of NYC...all they do is take up parking spots, don't pay traffic fines and look for hookers AND WE PAY MOST OF THEIR BILL!

President Trump, My take is to get out of the UN, Tell the UN to get out of the USA and put the UN building up for sale to be purchased by America companies or AMERICA interests only.

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I say we drop our contribution to 15%, bill the UN for their building, utilities, and other incidental costs derived from "diplomatic immunity", and over the next 4 years, get other nations to pony up, and eventually pull ourselves out of the UN. Yes, we are on the Security Council - as is GB, Communist China, France, and Russia. I say we put the UN on notice: Unless you can show some kind of real, tangible benefit for existing, you are out of our country, so go find some other place to launch your NWO/globalist, communistic controlling agenda..

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That's it we have had it. China a 10% contributor and Russia no where in sight? This is down right stupid. It's time we not only cut ours to 12% but give the damn UN notice in two years we're out of the UN period. They in return are at the same time out of the USA . This UN thing is over. Ovomit gave them permission to come in and collect our guns? If they think there big enough to do it come on in otherwise stay your asses out. The UN has been a drag on our economy for years we get nothing out of them but bs and the NWO,Globalist slippery acts to take the goose as well as the golden egg away. This is enough we have had our fill of them there acts and there thinking they can now start ruling us like they do in Africa(lol they get run out of there for there actions of rape and thief) well boys the party is over, two years and your bad history to America. Bye

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Its about time we start defunding the UN this was the organization that went against the most peaceful country in the world Israel so why would we believe or pay for their liberal policies?

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Otis Setser Written by Otis Setser
March 14, 2017
I believe we should stay in but cut 90% of the total cost.We are being soaked by the UN, If they don't agree with this we should then drop out. This is another money making scam Trump saw through.

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