President Trump isn’t wasting any time with his many executive orders and hitting the UN in the pocketbook is his latest order. For anyone who’s been paying attention to how little the United Nations has been doing, considering the HUGE amount of funds we give every year, this is a great move by Trump!
THE US PROVIDES 22% OF THE BUDGET FOR THE UNITED NATIONS!
President Trump will “drastically” reduce funds given to the UN and other organizations that don’t meet specific criteria. He’s going after the supporters of abortion and the supporters of the PLO. This will definitely stir things up in DC! Way to go President Trump!
President Trump dismissed the UN last December as a “club” for people to “have a good time”…
Donald Trump is preparing executive orders that would dramatically reduce US funding of the United Nations, as well as other international organizations that do not meet certain criteria.
The executive order plans to repeal certain multilateral treaties too, officials told the New York Times, which would likely include treaties on climate change.
The first order, called “Auditing and Reducing US Funding of International Organizations”, will take away funding for any United Nations agency or international body that meets criteria, including: organisations that give full membership to the Palestinian Authority or Palestine Liberation Organisation; support abortion and any group that circumvents sanctions on Iran or North Korea.
Funding will be taken away from any organization that is “controlled or substantially influenced by any state that sponsors terrorism” or is behind the persecution of marginalised groups or systematic violation of human rights.
The order has singled out peacekeeping, the International Criminal Court and the United Nations Population Fund. The UNPFA targets violence against women, fights to keeps childbirth and abortion, where it is legal, safe, and was a key presence in safeguarding women in Haiti following Hurricane Matthew.
The order demands decreasing US funding towards international organizations by at least 40 per cent.
Earlier reports revealed that Congress was planning legislation to stop funding the UN after it voted to condemn Israeli settlement building in the Occupied Territories.
Read more: The Independent