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India fulfills its responsibility even in the midst of the economic recession!

Saturday - October 12, 2019 1:06 pm , Category : WTN SPECIAL
United Nations severely affected by the economic crisis
United Nations severely affected by the economic crisis

Many countries including the US delay the owed of the UN; World's biggest platform struggling with a shortage of money

OCT 12 (WTN) - The impact of the global economic slowdown can be seen on the whole world. According to the International Monetary Fund, the economic slowdown has affected the economy of 90 per cent of the countries of the world. A developed country likes the US as well as developing countries like India and Brazil have been badly affected by the economic slowdown. The impact of the economic recession is so deep and widespread that its direct negative impact is now beginning to affect the United Nations.

Yes, the United Nations, which takes decisions on many important issues, including establishing peace all over the world, is currently going through a major economic crisis. The United Nations has such a shortage of cash due to several reasons that it has now had to close the air conditioner unit and lift of its premises. You must have been surprised to read this, but it has been decided to shut down the heater and AC from 6 pm to 8 am in the United Nations building in New York.

The economic crisis on the United Nations has deepened so much that fountains and water coolers in the UN campus have also been closed. The situation has become such that there are no new recruitments of staff in the United Nations. And even any kind of purchasing is also banned. The economic crisis has created the condition of the United Nations that no conference of any kind is being held there.

Various measures are being taken to avoid the economic crisis, under which official visits have been reduced. But due to all this, the functioning of the United Nations has been affected. Indeed, the UN is going through such an economic crisis years after the global economic downturn. The condition is that UN work is being run in some way by cutting the budget.

For your information, let us know that the global economic crisis has an indirect effect on the United Nations. This is why, because 63 countries owe money to the United Nations. However, the United Nations has not publicly stated the countries that have not approved their payments. But according to sources, non-paying countries include the US, Brazil, Argentina, Mexico, and Iran. Apart from these, countries such as Saudi Arabia, South Korea, North Korea, Israel, Venezuela and the Democratic Republic of Congo are also included.

America, the country with the largest economy in the world, alone provides the most financial aid to the United Nations. The US contributes about 22 per cent of the total budget of the United Nations. But you will be surprised to read that at this time America is the biggest defaulter of the United Nations, due to which the biggest Panchayat of the world has been facing a bad economic condition.

In fact, as of October 4, 128 countries have given $ 1.99 billion for the operating budget to the United Nations, of which 65 countries have given $ 1.386 billion. Of these, America alone has provided $ 1 billion. It may be known that the budget of the United Nations was about $ 5.4 billion for 2018-19, but due to the economic crisis, it is difficult to get this amount.

For your information, let us know that UN Secretary-General António Guterres recently warned that a global organization like the United Nations is facing a loss of $ 230 million and by the end of October the money of the organization could be exhausted.  According to the information received from the media, in a letter to the names of about 37 thousand UN employees, the UN Secretary-General António Guterres has told the employees that additional steps will be taken to ensure their salaries and allowances.

For your information, let us tell you that in the letter to the staff, the Secretary-General of the United Nations has written, "The member countries of the United Nations have paid only 70 per cent of the budget required for the operation of the United Nations in the year 2019. Due to this, by the end of September, there was a decrease of $ 230 million. At the end of this month, due to the end of the amount kept in the reserve, the crisis has arisen.”

But amid the global economic downturn, India is among the few countries in the world that have paid all its dues to the United Nations. According to Syed Akbaruddin, India's permanent representative to the United Nations, 35 countries, including India, have paid all their dues to the United Nations out of a total of 193 countries.

It is clear that in the midst of the economic downturn, the work which the developed countries like America could not do has been done by the Modi Government of India, which is struggling with the economic recession. Despite being a permanent member of the Security Council, the US is delaying paying its dues, showing how carefree it is to its responsibility.