House GOP targets the U.N.
House Republicans are planning to introduce legislation Tuesday that will force major changes at the United Nations, an organization that the bill’s author has called a “stew of corruption, mismanagement and negligence.”It's not just the House Republicans though, members of the diplomatic corps are also speaking out.
The bill, by Republican House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairwoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, would require the UN adopt a voluntary budget model, in which countries selectively choose which UN agencies to fund.
Speaking on behalf of the United States, senior U.S. diplomat Joseph Torsella recently objected to a nearly 3 percent cost of living raise to the approximately 5,000 UN employees in New York City, saying that “a raise is inappropriate this time of global fiscal austerity, when member state governments everywhere are implementing drastic austerity measures.”
Bloomberg has a longer article: Republicans to Unveil Bill to Force Major Changes at the UN