U.N. peacekeeping cut back due to lack of funding

Peace and Freedom

The Associated Press and France 24

© Hector Retamal, AFP file picture | Forces of the UN’s Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) pass by an opposition protest in Port-au-Prince, on February 5, 2016

Text by NEWS WIRES

Latest update : 2017-07-01

The General Assembly on Friday agreed to a significant cut in the budget for the U.N.’s far-flung peacekeeping missions, a reduction that the Trump administration fought hard to achieve though it wanted an even larger decrease.

After lengthy and heated negotiations, the assembly’s powerful budget committee agreed to a $7.3 billion budget for 14 peacekeeping missions for the year starting July 1, a $570 million cut from the current budget of $7.87 billion.

The 193-member world body voted by consensus to approve $6.8 billion. It also agreed to an additional $500 million for two missions that are in the throes of downsizing – the joint U.N.-African Union mission in…

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