India voices concern over delays in reimbursement to peacekeeping countries

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India has voiced concern over the delays in reimbursement to countries providing peacekeeping troops and police for UN missions.

The First Secretary in India's Permanent Mission to the UN Mahesh Kumar, on Thursday, said the situation calls for serious introspection.

He was addressing a session on 'Improving the Financial Situation of the United Nations.' Mr Kumar emphasised that India is among those member states who continue to be owed significant sums towards troop and Contingent Owned Equipment reimbursements.

The UN owes India 38 million US Dollars, among the highest it has to pay to any country, for peacekeeping operations as of March 2019.

This was stated by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres in April in his report on improving the financial situation of the UN.

India's share of the UN's budget has been increasing in recent years, including a 13 per cent increase from this year and the country has been paying its share on time.


Earlier this year, India's Permanent Representative to the UN Ambassador Syed Akbaruddin had said that the financial situation of the United Nations peacekeeping, particularly the non-payment or delayed payment of arrears to the troop/ police-contributing countries, is a "cause for concern (AIR NEWS)

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