CHINA TO CONTINUE FULFILLING FISCAL OBLIGATIONS TO UN

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Added On September 5, 2020

In a letter addressed to member states, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said the organization is faced with severe financial difficulties, with overdue contributions amounting to 1.52 billion U.S. dollars. He called on member states to pay their assessed contributions on time and in full to support the UN in accomplishing its work this year. In response, a Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson said China, as the second-largest contributor to the UN, has been fully implementing its fiscal obligations to the organization and paid this year's contribution in full. SOUNDBITE: HUA CHUNYING, Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson "China pays high attention to the current financial distress the UN is experiencing, and expresses concerns for the possible impact of the huge shortfall in assessed contributions on the UN's normal operations." This year marks the 75th anniversary of the UN's founding. Hua said it's in the interests of all parties to uphold multilateralism, safeguard the UN's core role in international affairs, and jointly respond to global challenges through united cooperation.