Explanation of Position on a Second Committee Resolution on the UN Environment Program

Ambassador Kelley Currie
U.S. Representative for Economic and Social Affairs
U.S. Mission to the United Nations
New York City
November 30, 2018


While the United States joined consensus on the adoption of this resolution, we stress that we do not support any additional allocation to UNEP from the UN Regular Budget. UNEP has nearly tripled its Regular Budget allocation in the 2012-2013 biennium from 14 million to 40 million in the 2018-19 biennium. No substantive case has been made that UNEP requires additional funds, and we will reject any proposals to increase funding in Fifth Committee.