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The USA owes how much to the U.N.?

The United States owes $1.2 billion to the United Nations, more than a quarter of the payments owed the world body by all member states, a senior U.N. official said on Thursday.

U.N. Undersecretary-General for Management Angela Kane told reporters that only 13 of the United Nations' 192 member states had paid in full as of Wednesday. The total arrears amounted to some $4.1 billion, up from $2.2 billion at the end of 2009, Kane said.

"It has been a difficult year in many ways for many member states because of the economic recession," she said.

The administration of President Barack Obama repaid all the money the United States owed the United Nations last year. U.S. Ambassador Susan Rice told reporters on Thursday that Washington pays its U.N. dues "in full and on time."

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Asked by sweet-a-kins at 8:54 PM on Oct. 14, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • sweet-a-kins

    Comment by sweet-a-kins (original poster) at 8:54 PM on Oct. 14, 2010

  • Ahhhh. I don't like that.

    Answer by KARRIEMARIE at 8:56 PM on Oct. 14, 2010

  • Well, then let the U.N. go find somewhere else to meet.

    Answer by jesse123456 at 9:02 PM on Oct. 14, 2010

  • I say screw the UN they intentionally undermine US interests all the time. They are a waste of time and resources. Read the well documented book The UN Exposed by Eric Shaun and pay attention to what is going on with the UN on a daily basis and you will know what I mean.

    Answer by Carpy at 9:09 PM on Oct. 14, 2010

  • Can't we just gift wrap them, send them to France (or somewhere), and dump our membership?

    They don't LIKE the US beyond the money we hand them, they consistently rule against us and our interests, and they are never accountable for the fraud they get caught in or wasting money.

    It was a good idea initially, but the whole mess is out of control and fairly useless at this point. The supply vehicles are attacked, the peace keeping troops are attacked, some of their troops have been just as guilty of rape and other damages as the 'enemy' ~ really, if the other members want to keep it going, let them foot the bill.

    The US already tallies up an amount equal to other countries in addition to our 'mandatory' expenses ... let someone else fund the mess (and the hypocrisy!).

    I'll gladly send them an eviction notice *EG*

    Answer by Farmlady09 at 9:13 PM on Oct. 14, 2010

  • So.....can we get kicked out if we don't pay?? LOL The UN outlived their usefulness a long time ago. They are now nothing but a bunch of American hating crooks.

    Answer by yourspecialkid at 9:25 PM on Oct. 14, 2010

  • We PAY them?

    Answer by lovinangels at 11:07 PM on Oct. 14, 2010

  • LOL..lovin,, not only do we...but if you read down someone says its a REASONABLE price!!!


    Comment by sweet-a-kins (original poster) at 11:09 PM on Oct. 14, 2010

  • I think the UN was a good idea to begin with. Now, it's a way to hate on the US. Kind of like getting slapped on a date and then handed the bill.

    Send the UN somewhere else, and let someone else host them, if we suck so badly. Then we can just be another bad member state.

    Answer by LiliM at 4:21 AM on Oct. 15, 2010

  • Wow so we all agree here? Lets send their a@@es packin!

    Answer by tnmomofive at 6:11 AM on Oct. 15, 2010

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