THE HIGH PRICE OF MEMBERSHIP IN THE UNITED NATIONS

International missions, such as the United Nations, come with high price. In addition to the financial burden on U.S. taxpayers, we have lost a great deal of our sovereignty and have become the “police force” for the world. The United States acknowledges being at least $241 million in arrears on dues payments to international organizations with missions ranging from global peacekeeping to the enforcement of fair labor standards. The debt is projected to grow in 2010 to $478 million. Current arrears include:

U.N. Peacekeeping Mission                            $159 million
U.N. regular dues                                           $51.2 million
U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization          $9.9 million
U.N. International Labor Organization              $8.7 million
U.N. Educational, Scientific and
    Educational Organization (UNESCO)           $7.7 million
U.N. Organization for Economic Cooperation
   and Development (OECD)                            $4.5 million

TOTAL  $241,000,000
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