Wednesday, December 26, 2007

US Casts Sole Vote Against UN Budget

The United Nations General Assembly approved a two-year U.N. budget of $4.17 billion on Saturday by a vote of 142 to 1, with the United States casting the only "no" vote. The U.S. opposed the budget because it funded a follow-up to a follow-up to the 2001 World Conference Against Racism. Forty-nine countries did not have delegates in the chamber for the vote.

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