United States Ambassador to the U.N., Nikki Haley announced on Christmas Eve that the Unites States will be reducing its funding to the United Nations by 285 million dollars following a U.N. vote to condemn the United States for President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the official capital of Israel.
Her full Christmas Eve statement is as follows:
“Today, the United Nations agreed on a budget for the 2018-2019 fiscal year. Among a host of other successes, the United States negotiated a reduction of over $285 million off the 2016-2017 final budget. In addition to these significant cost savings, we reduced the UN’s bloated management and support functions, bolstered support for key U.S. priorities throughout the world, and instilled more discipline and accountability throughout the UN system.”
“The inefficiency and overspending of the United Nations are well known. We will no longer let the generosity of the American people be taken advantage of or remain unchecked. This historic reduction in spending – in addition to many other moves toward a more efficient and accountable UN – is a big step in the right direction. While we are pleased with the results of this year’s budget negotiations, you can be sure we’ll continue to look at ways to increase the UN’s efficiency while protecting our interests.”.
After the U.N. resolution passed in a sweeping vote, Haley immediately responded by threatening to drastically reduce America’s funding.
“The United States will remember this day in which it was singled out for attack in the General Assembly for the very act of exercising our right as a sovereign nation. We will remember it when we are called upon to once again make the world’s largest contribution to the United Nations and we will remember it when so many countries come calling on us, as they so often do, to pay even more and to use our influence for their benefit.”
Looks like she does not mess around and stuck by her promises. Good.