WASHINGTON, Dec. 23, 2018 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Better World Campaign President Peter Yeo issued the following statement today regarding new U.S. assessment rates negotiated at the United Nations:
"The 193 Members States of the United Nations completed their negotiations on the "scales of assessment" that determines how much each country contributes financially to the United Nations – both to the UN's regular budget and to the UN's peacekeeping budget.
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"The U.S. will now pay 27.8% of all UN peacekeeping costs instead of the current 28.4% rate. The U.S. was also able to maintain its ceiling of 22% on the regular budget, meaning the U.S. remains the only developed country in the world that has a cap on its payments to the UN regular budget.
"Given the more than $500 million in U.S. financial arrears for peacekeeping that have...
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