Who are the U.N. debtors?
The United States compiled some $1.5 billion in back dues debt. Congressional Republicans halted payments to force reform within the United Nations. President Clinton urged Congress to pay the bill, but despite the request, a disagreement over the amount owed remains. Members of Congress say the total is hundreds of millions less than what the U.N. has asserted. Although the U.S. paid a portion this year, America is by far the largest debtor nation to the U.N.