Oh no: United Nations might run out of money by the end of October if member states don’t pony up
If the United Nations runs out of money, does that mean we can kick it out of the U.N. building and put something useful there?
According to CBS News, the U.N. is running a $230 million deficit and might run out of money by the end of the month.
The United Nations is running a deficit of $230 million and may run out of money by the of end October, Secretary General Antonio Guterres says in a letter obtained by CBS News' @PamelaFalk https://t.co/stjJSKn8kv pic.twitter.com/4Rw2CQcVTZ
— CBS Evening News (@CBSEveningNews) October 8, 2019
— The Wolf (@Wolfie2424) October 8, 2019
— 🕶️🎧 🎹 Γυζζψ Βοωεν 🎧 🎹🤙🏾 (@IAmGuzzyBowen) October 8, 2019
The United Nations is running a deficit of $230 million, Secretary General Antonio Guterres said on Monday, and may run out of money by the end of October. In a letter intended for the 37,000 employees at the UN secretariat and obtained by CBS News’ Pamela Falk, Guterres said unspecified “additional stop-gap measures” would have to be taken to ensure salaries and entitlements are paid.
“Member States have paid only 70 percent of the total amount needed for our regular budget operations in 2019. This translates into a cash shortage of $230 million at the end of September. We run the risk of depleting our backup liquidity reserves by the end of the month,” he wrote.
To cut costs, Guterres mentioned postponing conferences and meetings and reducing services, while also restricting official travel to only essential activities and taking measures to save energy.
First of all, 37,000 employees? And second, shouldn’t the U.N. already have cut way back on official travel to reduce carbon emissions? Third, has anyone figured out what the U.N. actually does?
Guess what? There won’t be any coming from the US. Time to decamp to Geneva — permanently.
— clayjohanson (@clayjohanson) October 8, 2019
— Queen 🇺🇸 Pouncy (@LaReinaCreole) October 8, 2019
— Marie Arf (@schwingcat) October 8, 2019
— B.T. Samuel. (@JustBeaTee) October 8, 2019
Perfect! Get rid of the entire thing.
— Queen of the South (@AngieBatlle) October 8, 2019
— Anthony 🇺🇸 (@ajf5150) October 8, 2019
Good the UN is totally useless!!!
— Frank Starr (@FrankSt40145443) October 8, 2019
Best news of the day!
— Jimbo JimBob Jimmy (@paradisimo) October 8, 2019
YES!!! And the US isn't going to bail them out this time! LOVE IT!
— Fly Over Patriot (@Deep6_DeepState) October 8, 2019
Hopefully, the UN will declare bankruptcy and be dissolved.
— Software Goddess (@GoddessSoftware) October 8, 2019
looks like UN has no more sense then US Congress on budgeting money – money doesn't grow on trees and USA is broke and has been for over a decade. Perhaps UN could try a GoFundMe page.
— Diane Lange (@DclareDiane) October 8, 2019
Can you explain why there needs to be a UN?
— John Galt (@PeaboTheWizard) October 8, 2019
Even more reasons why the UN is a failed entity. Look at who they have for their human rights council. Look at how they haven't managed to do a damn thing. All they do is say "dont do that please" and that's it.
— Cody Montegari (@cmontegari) October 8, 2019
This news made my day.
— JC McLean 🇺🇸 (@JCMcLeanMD) October 8, 2019
Awesome. Start ringing the bells.
— Bob Peters (@bob_petbob) October 8, 2019
The property it sits on is worth ten times that. A luxury address with East River views!
— Alex Joffe (@DrAlexJoffe) October 8, 2019
Oh goodie! How long before we can evict them from our shores!
— That effort (@donnakaye2014) October 8, 2019
Best news of the day no bail out this time
— Archie (@ArchieCastanon) October 8, 2019
Good. Close up and go home.
— Jude (@Judekarma909) October 8, 2019
Good. It is a failed experiment and should be treated as such.
— Fendar 🚜🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸 (@fendar) October 8, 2019
Well, it was a good run. Shut it down and build condos.
— Mortis (@WitchyDruss) October 8, 2019
That’s too bad. Kick them out.
— Wayne Emery (@WayneEEmery) October 8, 2019
Too bad so sad.
— Honey badger (@beverly_crider) October 8, 2019
Good. They can sell the U.N. building in NYC and take their assets to Switzerland or the Netherlands or Maine or one of those other fictional places. Trump can build a new hotel on the site and maybe the city will be able to fix the trains with the tax money.
— Breckenridge Elkins (@bjr1031) October 8, 2019
— Jon Cook (@jonhigh5) October 8, 2019
This is excellent news. I would love to attend the memorial service.
— Quantum Dreams (@SpawnofK) October 8, 2019
Move the whole circus to Venezuela. That should save a few bucks.
— Robert Thompson (@FSDiscusCS) October 8, 2019
— Jason Heard (@jheard15) October 8, 2019
Yep, ever since the piggy bank aka USA dried up…
— Walter Yanicki (@walter_yanicki) October 8, 2019
— Jenell (@JKment) October 8, 2019
Maybe the Chinese can buy the building since it seems we are all beholden to them anyway
— All Hyped Up on Dragon Energy (@NorwoodBrian) October 8, 2019
— Rob (@sarcasticrobb) October 8, 2019
— Veti (@Veti1) October 8, 2019
So they're as good with their money as they are with everything else.
— I don't know you, either (@Idontknowyouei1) October 8, 2019
People don’t sound very broken up about this.
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) December 4, 2018