The United States contributes a whopping 22 percent of the United Nations’ regular budget. As by far the largest contributor to the U.N., the United States can play a major role in reforming the organization.
In testimony this week before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Heritage expert Brett Schaefer offered four major ways Congress can do just that:
- More equitably distribute the costs of the regular budget;
- More equitably distribute the costs of the peacekeeping budget;
- Enforce the 25 percent cap on America’s peacekeeping assessment; and
- Give major contributors more influence on U.N. budgetary decisions.
Read Schaefer’s full testimony here.
Do you think Congress should use the power of the purse to reform the U.N.?