HL Deb 12 May 1998 vol 589 c109WA
Lord Rotherwick

asked Her Majesty's Government:

By how much the United States is currently in arrears in respect of their annual contributions to the United Nations; and whether it is their policy to encourage the United States Government to reduce that sum. [HL1744]

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean)

At 15 April 1998, the US owed $619 million to the UN Regular Budget and $958 million to UN peacekeeping budgets in respect of prior year arrears and unpaid 1998 dues. We continue to urge the US to pay their arrears and future contributions promptly and in full.