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Alarmed at a concerted push-back by member nations who are getting
tired of funding the bloated and ineffectual United Nations, top U.N.
managers are urgently trying to figure out a reform plan to repair at
least some of their credibility over the next few years.
The exhortation to think big and look beyond the normal endless talk
sessions came in a consultative “non-paper” at a two-day closed-door
meeting of senior U.N. officials in Turin, Italy, in mid-January. The
discussion document also proposed a new propaganda campaign to convince
governments and sympathetic legislators that their money was being well
The meeting was intended to brainstorm ideas for a managerial plan to
guide the organization over the next three to four years, according to
A copy of the 19-page “non-paper” was obtained by Fox News, which
reported last month that wealthier member states were increasingly
questioning the way their money is being spent by the U.N.
That impatience was underlined once again on Monday by the U.S.
Ambassador to the U.N. for management and reform, Joseph Torsella. At a
meeting of the U.N.’s finance committee, he noted that the world
organization had spent about $769 billion just on travel-related
expenses in 2010-2011, “nearly as much as the two-year budget for all
international and regional cooperation for development” which is about
$1 billion, and “nearly equal to the entire two-year budget” of the
U.N.’s Food and Agriculture Organization ($1 billion).