The UN member states have approved a 6.69 billion US Dollar budget for 13 peacekeeping operations for the year 2018-19. It is the second year in a row, the committee has made significant cuts to the overall peacekeeping budget.
The Committee also approved significant management reforms including creation of two new departments focused on political and peacebuilding affairs and four stand-alone divisions for Africa. The United States is the biggest contributor to the United Nations.
Source- AIR World Service
Static/Current Takeaways Important for SBI PO/Clerk Exam 2018-
- Antonio Guterres is the Secretary-General of the United States.
- The UN Headquarters in New York, United States.