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U.N. Wants to Transfer MINUSTAH’s Underspent Dollars to Haiti’s Cholera Fund

The United Nations said that it will ask Member States to voluntarily transfer their share of the MINUSTAH’s unspent money to the Haiti cholera fund to assist the victims of cholera. In 92 days, the U.N. will close its 13-year controversial peacekeeping mission on October 16th.

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UN asks countries to shift $40m to Haiti cholera fund,

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UNITED NATIONS – The United Nations said Thursday it will ask countries to voluntarily hand over $40.5 million remaining from the budget of the soon-to-close mission in Haiti to help victims of cholera in the Caribbean country.

The General Assembly adopted a resolution endorsing a proposal from UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres who is facing a major shortfall in the $400 million needed to help Haiti recover from the epidemic.

Guterres will ask all contributors to the peacekeeping budget to notify him within 60 days whether they will are willing to shift their share of the unspent money to the cholera fund.

The United States, the biggest financial contributor to UN peacekeeping, last month announced that it will be taking back its share of the unspent budget and will not be making a contribution to the fund.

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