Why is the US squeezing the UN? - Inside Story

285 million dollars. That's the amount expected to be slashed from the UN's operating budget next year.

The United States says it negotiated the cut, to eliminate what it calls "inefficiency and overspending" by the organisation.

The move comes after a tense week for the UN. The General Assembly voted to condemn the US decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and move its embassy there.

The US ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley responded by threatening to cut funding to the UN Now that announcement has been made.

But what are the long-term implications of this cut?

Presenter: Hashem Ahelbarra
Peter Anthony Gallo, former UN Investigator
Rosa Freedman, professor of Law and Global Development at the University of Reading
Lawrence Korb, former U.S. assistant secretary of defense and senior fellow at the Center for American Progress

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