The United Nations’ business benefits mostly the U.S.

This will probably be a bit confusing for the black helicopter crowd and those who want the U.S. to ‘get out’ of the United Nations. Putting aside the harm (and absurdity, frankly) of not participating in the UN on international issues, The Guardian says the UN business supports a lot of American sales and jobs.

As Claire Provost writes:

“The UN spends billions of dollars each year buying goods and services for peacekeeping, humanitarian and development projects around the world…. The US is still the top supplier of goods and services to the sprawling UN system, providing 10% of the total last year.”




About Author

Tom Paulson

Tom Paulson is founder and lead journalist at Humanosphere. Prior to operating this online news site, he reported on science,  medicine, health policy, aid and development for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. Contact him at tom[at] or follow him on Twitter @tompaulson.