Amid cash crisis, United Nations likely to be able to pay staff in November

“UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – The United Nations has received enough partial payments from some countries to be able to pay its staff next month, a U.N. spokesman said on Thursday after U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned last week of a cash shortfall” writes Midwest Communications Inc for U.S. President Donald Trump has said the United States is shouldering an unfair burden of the cost of the United Nations and has pushed for reforms of the world body.The United States is the largest U.N. contributor – responsible for 22 percent of the regular budget.Washington owes some $381 million for prior regular budgets and $674 million for the 2019 regular budget.U.N. spokesman Farhan Haq did not say which countries had paid or how much money the world body had received.

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