Since the 1960s, the UN has been in a constant and chronic state of financial emergency and dependency. In the last few years, by the month of August, the Secretary-General has had to warn Member States and his staff that financial reserves are almost exhausted and that the payment of staff salaries might be jeopardized. Economy measures have also been announced, such as a freeze on recruitment, reduction of the number of temporary staff, and limiting number or duration of meetings.


Member State Security Council Weighted Vote Internal Management Ford Foundation 
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© Yves Beigbeder 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  • Yves Beigbeder
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  1. 1.Webster UniversityGenevaSwitzerland

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