UN member states approve USD 6.69 billion for 13 peacekeeping operations in 2018-19

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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 peace building affairs and four stand-alone divisions for Africa.

The US Mission to the UN said the major reforms approved by the member states, the first in more than 40 years, will make the UN a more accountable, transparent, and efficient organisation. The United States is the biggest contributor to the United Nations.

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