Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Theresa May threatens to withhold 30% of United Nations funding

Theresa May has warned the United Nations that Britain could withhold up to 30% of its £90m core funding each year unless the organisation reforms.

The Theresa Maymmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmtold delegates at the UN general assembly there was a gap between "the nobility of its purposes and the effectiveness of its delivery".

In order to secure the full £90m, UN agencies will need to show they are efficient and transparent.
Mrs May urged the international body to "win our trust".

And she warned of a "crisis of faith in multilateralism" if the UN is no longer able to meet the challenges of the age.
Earlier this week, US President Donald Trump also threatened to withdraw funding from the UN unless it reformed.

The new UN secretary general, Antonio Guterres, has promised reforms to make it "more agile, transparent and joined-up".

Plans to make up to 30% of the UK's core funding conditional on making good on this pledge were first announced by International Development Secretary Priti Patel, who has also been at the UN Summit in New York.

BBC     News.

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