United Nations faces financial difficulties
Spokesman for the United Nations Secretary-General Stéphane Dujarric said that the UN activities are hampered by financial shortfalls.
He explained that different countries have different fiscal years. "Late payment has an impact obviously on our cash flow. It may have an impact on our ability to deliver mandates,"
Dujarric said that the "cash flow has never been this low so early in the calendar." "The Secretary‑General has appealed to Member States to pay their assessments on time and in full," he stressed during the daily press briefing yesterday.
"We are looking on how to reduce non‑staff costs in order to help with this situation," the spokesman added,