Chart of the Day

Senator Bill Nelson is holding a hearing today on UN Peacekeeping. UN Dispatch got a peek at of one of his props.


The blue and red lines on the second chart denote the what the United States is assessed in peacekeeping dues and the administration’s budget request for peacekeeping, respectively. Clearly, the trends elucidated in these two charts are simply unsustainable in the long run; the United States cannot keep approving mission after mission at the Security Council and then underfund the entire enterprise.

Check back for updates from the hearing throughout the day. [The hearing was yesterday]