Is the United Nations Worth the Price?
The world body isn’t perfect—but you get what you pay for.
The annual budget for the core operations of the United Nations in New York is approximately $3.4 billion. But its operations obviously extend around the world, especially at times of crisis—such as now in the Middle East. Financing such expanded duties becomes another perennial challenge the U.N. is obliged to solve.
Cameron Abadi is a deputy editor at Foreign Policy. Twitter: @CameronAbadi
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