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Barbados plans to object to UN

Barbados plans to object to UN Joseph Goddard (FP)

By Tony Best | Mon, December 03, 2012 - 12:08 AM

BARBADOS may not receive much assistance from United Nations agencies, but the world body is asking the island to pay more to help finance UN peacekeeping operations in different parts of the world.

And the Caribbean country is planning to object to any increase in its share of peacekeeping expenses at this time, according to Joseph Goddard, its top UN diplomat in New York.

“There is really no reason why we should be asked to pay more for peacekeeping than many of our neighbours in the Caribbean, Latin America and elsewhere in the developing world,” said Goddard.

“The matter is now before one of the committees of the General Assembly, and it’s not clear how much we would be called upon to pay. The real issue is that we are being penalized because of our relatively high per capita income and our level of development. That shouldn’t happen. We don’t receive much development support from the UN, but we are being asked now to contribute more to peacekeeping.”

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Posted by Bim Bum 1 year, 7 months ago
UNITED NATIONS has now become a hi-level pain in the backside!
I'm beginning to develop a serious dislike for this bunch of idealistic liberals
who think they're going to rule me, Barbados and the world.

I say we give them the required 1 years notice of our intention to withdraw from most if not all of their international treaties -and DUMP them.

I'm sure there are many other people and probably countries too
who feel likewise!

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Posted by Kenneth King 1 year, 7 months ago
We are not paying one cent more for this organization to play more poker with the lives in countries where they must decide to help only when all are dead. Let Russia and China they seems to be blocking every proposed sanction or intervention. It cannot be that we as a collective body allow so many people lose their lives and all we do is talk spending millions of Tax payers money only to sit in designer clothing and expensive food while people are dying, it's a disgrace and a shame.

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