UN Funding

Reuters has an article on UN funding. A group comprising of the EU, Japan, US, Canada, Australia and NZ have agreed to six months of funding capped at US$950 million, while a group of 133 countries are demanding that nine months be committed. The former group want to use the time limit to keep reform on the agenda.

Now how much does each group contribute, well here we go:

EU 35%
US 22%
Japan 19.5%
Canada 2.8%
Australia 1.6%
NZ 0.2%

Total 81.1%

So the 133 countries which contribute less than 20% are demanding the countries which contribute over 80% must commit for longer. Hmmn sounds like taxation almost 🙂

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