U.N. Cries Poor: Cash Crisis Sees Water Coolers Empty, Meetings and Foreign Travel Slashed

The United Nations has begun a series of cutbacks at its New York headquarters, starting with the heating being turned down, the diplomats’ bar shuttering early at 5pm and meetings canceled along with diminished first class global travel budgets.

The cause of the tightening purse strings is simple.

As Breitbart News reported, the globalist organization is running a deficit or $230 million.

Until then, there will be a restriction in operations for an organization often criticized as a debating society for the elites incapable of reform.  It is bloated, undemocratic – and very expensive, as any number of U.S. critics from President Donald Trump down have noted.

“We really have no choice,” said Catherine Pollard, a top official in the UN’s management department, in explaining the operational pause.

In a letter to 37,000 fulltime employees, a copy of which was seen by AFP,  Guterres laid out the looming cutbacks he said would mean fewer flights and receptions, limits on hiring, fewer documents, reports and translations and even an end to water coolers..

Guterres called the crunch the “worst cash crisis facing the United Nations in nearly a decade.”

He warned the organization, “runs the risk of depleting its liquidity reserves by the end of the month and defaulting on payments to staff and vendors.”

The United States is by far the U.N.’s biggest financial contributor, stumping up 22 percent of its operating budget and funding 28 percent of peacekeeping missions, which currently cost $8 billion annually.

The UK and Germany are the next two major backers.

President Trump has long pushed its reform and just last week said the “future does not belong to globalists” in a warning to the organization’s leaders, adding, “the future belongs to patriots, the future belongs to sovereign and independent nations.”

Responding to reports of deep U.N. budget deficits, Trump showed little sympathy for its inability to manage its own budget.

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