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Deadbeat U.S. Leaves U.N. Strapped For Cash

Thu., July 25, 1996

A failure by the United States to pay the United Nations a promised $80 million in back dues means that the world body will run out of money this month and will have to use funds intended for peacekeeping to pay its bills through 1996, the U.N.’s chief financial officer said Wednesday.

Joseph E. Connor, undersecretary general for management, said that earlier optimism about a slight easing of the U.N.’s deep financial crisis had been dashed by a new shortfall in the money it had hoped to get from Washington.

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