Revised Estimate of the Shortfall in U.S. Contributions to the United Nations

NSIAD-00-41R: Published: Oct 8, 1999. Publicly Released: Oct 8, 1999.

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Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO updated its previous report on the estimate of the shortfall in U.S. contributions to the United Nations (U.N.).

GAO noted that: (1) on the basis of actual and anticipated U.N. assessments and U.S. payments as of September 30, 1999, GAO estimates that the United States will need to pay about $111 million in addition to anticipated payments of $548 million before the end of 1999 to reduce its arrears sufficiently to avoid losing its right to vote in the U.N. General Assembly on January 1, 2000; (2) this estimate of the U.S. contribution shortfall is $42 million less than GAO's July 1999 estimate; (3) the reduction in the estimate reflects a net increase of $40 million in anticipated and actual U.S. payments for U.N. peacekeeping and $2 million in anticipated credits from the U.N. for unspent U.S. payments for U.N. peacekeeping in prior years; and (4) changes in anticipated U.S. payments or U.N. credits before the end of 1999 would affect GAO's estimate of the shortfall.

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