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UN approves USD 6.69 billion for peacekeeping missions

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The United Nations member states have approved a USD 6.69 billion dollar budget for 13 peacekeeping operations for the year 2018-19.
Notably, the United States continues to remain the biggest contributor to the United Nations, paying 22 percent of the USD 5.4 billion core budget and 28.5 percent of the USD 7.9 billion peacekeeping budget. However, China is the other top contributor with 10.3 percent and Japan with 9.7 percent.
After the recommendation of the Fifth Committee (Administrative and Budgetary) of the General Assembly, the UN member states approved a USD 6.69 billion dollar budget for 13 peacekeeping operations from July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019, besides agreeing to major management reforms, including creation of two new departments focused on political and peace-building affairs.
The UN member states approved a USD 6.69 billion dollar budget for 13 peacekeeping operations for the year 2018-19, besides agreeing to major management reforms, including the creation of two new departments focused on political and peacebuilding affairs.
The missions include MINUJUSTH (United Nations Mission for Justice Support in Haiti), MINURSO (Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara), MINUSCA (Multidimensional Integrated Stabilisation Mission in the Central African Republic), MONUSCO (Stabilisation Mission in Democratic Republic of the Congo) and UNIFIL (Interim Force in Lebanon).
Interestingly, it is the second year in a row in which the committee has made significant cuts to the overall peacekeeping budget.

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