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
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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