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Saturday, 6 May 2017

UNITED NATIONS OWES INDIA $55 MILLION AND PAKISTAN 41 MILLION FOR PEACEKEEPING OPERATIONS

UNITED NATIONS OWES INDIA $55 MILLION AND PAKISTAN 41 MILLION FOR PEACEKEEPING OPERATIONS.

UNITED NATIONS: The UN owes a total of $55 million to India and Pakistan 41 mission for its contribution to the world body's peacekeeping operations, the second highest outstanding payment to any member country. 


Under-Secretary-General for Management Yukio Takasu, in his semi-annual overview of the Organization’s finances, told reporters on Wednesday that the top troop contributing countries to UN peacekeeping operations such as Ethiopia, India, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Egypt "deserve timely payment" for their contributions and participation in UN peacekeeping. 


As on March 31 this year, the UN owed a total of USD 777 million to member states for peacekeeping operations. Of this, outstanding payment for amount owed for troops, formed police units and Contingent Owned Equipment to Ethiopia was the highest at USD 64 million. 


The UN owes India USD 55 million for peacekeeping operations, the second highest amount, followed by 53 million dollars to Bangladesh and 41 million dollars to Pakistan. 


Takasu said member states who are owed outstanding payments "deserve to be reimbursed" and the organization is "making every effort" to make the payments to the nations. 

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