UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States says it recently paid the United Nations $180 million toward its annual dues, which should help ease the U.N.'s worst cash crisis in nearly a decade.
U.S. deputy ambassador Cherith Norman Chalet said the United States expects to make another payment of $96 million within the next few weeks.
She told the General Assembly's budget committee Friday that the U.S. anticipates making "further contributions in November as well."
Last week, Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said the U.N. was facing a major cash crisis because 64 of its 193 member nations hadn't paid their annual dues — Including the United States, its largest contributor.
According to the U.N., the U.S. owes $674 million for the 2019 regular budget and $381 million for previous regular budgets.