The United Nations' budget is set to shrink by over $285 million next year — a 5 percent cut that the U.S. government says it negotiated.
The U.N. General Assembly voted Sunday to approve the nearly $5.4 billion regular operating budget for 2018-2019. The Secretary-General's office says the new budget include cuts to most departments and offices.
The regular budget pays for many U.N. activities, but not peacekeeping or some humanitarian appeals, for example.
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The U.S. is the largest contributor, paying about 25 percent of the regular budget. President Donald Trump has pressed to cut U.S. contributions to the world body.
In a statement Sunday, U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley faulted the U.N. for "inefficiency and overspending" and said Washington won't let "the generosity of the American people be taken advantage of."