U.N. Salary-Setters Meet in New York, Amid U.S. Complaints of Excessive Pay?

~ The Rebel ~ 2012/07/11 19:03:15

Last summer, the ICSC awarded a cost of living or “post adjustment” increase, which the U.S. said amounted to a three percent salary raise for some 4,800 staffers based in New York.

The hike came just four months after U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced he had given instructions for the U.N.’s 2012-13 operating budget to be reduced by three percent, noting that “even the wealthiest nations are tightening their belts and cutting budgets.”

Responding to the decision, Torsella wrote to ICSC chairman Kingston Rhodes, objecting “strongly” to the increase and urging the commission to reverse it.

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  • HarleyCharley 2012/07/11 19:19:46
    one world government....
  • ~ The Rebel ~ 2012/07/11 19:03:52
    ~ The Rebel ~
    U.S. taxpayers account for 22 percent of the U.N.’s operating budget and 27 percent of the peacekeeping budget, along with billions of additional dollars in “voluntary” contributions to various U.N. agencies. The total U.S. contribution in fiscal year 2010 was $7.69 billion.

    Republican lawmakers are pushing legislation that would change the way the U.N. is funded, allowing the U.S. and other member states to fund only those activities and agencies they deem to be well-run and in the national interest.

    The Obama administration, which strongly opposes the GOP measure, has made engagement at the U.N. a top foreign policy priority.


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