Does America pay too much to the UN? - BBC News

  • Published on Sep 25, 2018
  • US President Donald Trump says that America's contributions to the United Nations are far too high and that other member countries must shoulder a greater share of the burden.
    Reality Check asks how much the US pays the UN overall and how this compares to the contributions made by others.
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Comments • 395

  • BDCB Multimedia
    BDCB Multimedia Month ago


  • Malathi Bhat
    Malathi Bhat Month ago

    Now can anybody say why do these countries pay and what's their profit?

  • Ethan Gretsky
    Ethan Gretsky Month ago

    Is this where the Brit’s get their news from?? No wonder their PC society is going to down the toilet. Looks like state sponsored propaganda to me..

  • hunkgod
    hunkgod 3 months ago

    That's just cash to the UN. What about contributions to NATO. Do you think the Germans would have their nice ICE trains and social programs if they didn't have American bases and nukes holding off the Russians...I say what president Trump says, pay for US defense or defend your own interests.

  • MrCaptaincoffee
    MrCaptaincoffee 5 months ago

    you didn't show what anyone actually pays, you just showed the gdp. Since you neglected to show the percentages, you can feel free to chastise any country that doesn't match up in their gdp ranking. I hear britain wanted to leave the un too. They seemed rather generous, so what the fuck you got to say bout that?

  • Julie Brothers
    Julie Brothers 5 months ago

    UN are about to invade America under the guise of helping... yeah right!

  • crashweaverda
    crashweaverda 6 months ago

    What a spin Doctor still paying to much. How about half of what the U.S. pays now.

  • John Romano
    John Romano 7 months ago

    USA pays proportionality less? What crap! Lets not forget who needs who... The USA doesnt need the UN, The UN needs the USA. Good to see stupid journalism with faulty premises alive and well with the BBC just like CNN. The US and GB and her territories should form a country. We will call it "quitcompliantingland"

  • Richard Goode
    Richard Goode 7 months ago

    View as a international communtiy by a relocate by the UN to Asia.

  • Mr Clarkson
    Mr Clarkson 7 months ago

    Trump is Our Voice,the Heartland Speaks!!!

  • Mr Clarkson
    Mr Clarkson 7 months ago

    Ask a liberal European/BBC ,please!!! They would prefer, we pay for everything......That's ok...
    Were slowing withdrawing ,as East Asia and Europe enter their Demographic Winter!!

  • Superbustr
    Superbustr 7 months ago

    The UN is a bollocks organization. If the citizens of nations around the world actually got to see how the UN money is used to fund paper pusher social leaches then people wouldn't be that happy.

  • Mohammad Abboud
    Mohammad Abboud 7 months ago +1

    UN should get a fixed percentage of the GDP of each country.

  • Lizard King
    Lizard King 7 months ago

    So the US pays roughly 60% more than it needs to voluntarily..what was your point again ? And why did we focus on thier choices in a not so positive light?

  • Harold McBroom
    Harold McBroom 7 months ago

    I resent the fact that America is paying these devil worshipers anything! Keep in mind it was *Paul Henri Spaak* of the *General Assembly* (circa) 1956-59? whom said, _"Send us a man of suitable stature that will lift us up out of this economic morass in which we now find ourselves, and be he god or devil, we will accept him!"_ I will not bow down to your devil! You do not speak for me, as for my Country, they have to make up their own minds what path they will choose!
    Most American's can't even make ends meet, let alone afford some another confusing gimmick of a Health Care Program their constantly trying to shove in our faces. The solution to American's *Economic Problem* first off, is not to throw money in the garbage, secondly not to raise the minimum wage, but to lower the greed of the Greedy. History has proven that every time these fraudsters and money changers raise the minimum, they adjust the cost of living, that no matter how much they raise, you'll never have more, and never have enough to make ends meet. The answer is to force the greedy to live within their own means, and not OURS. We can do that by lowering the cost of living to that of 1990, using the same law they enacted and used against us, putting us in this big mess.
    Obama passed that law that allows Government to take control of civilian resources during peace time, and usually when they pass a law, they have every intention of using it! We can take a bad intention, and use it against them, for the good of the People, and force their Genetic Engineering out of our food, and force the cost of living back down to 1990, they can't complain because it's their own law they passed. If they are unhappy, then perhaps next time they'll pass laws they themselves would not be in opposition to, if ever again they are caught on the receiving end!!!
    That's my Economic Plan! I am running for President in the *2020 Elections*
    When I'm President, I will CEASE all funding to the *United Nations* because that _money_ belongs to the American People first and foremost, and _Government_ needs to stop throwing Our money into the pockets of International Agenda's, whilst American's can't even afford Medical Care!
    Go to RUclip, type in *Harold McBroom In Reverence to Thee*, click on the obvious link, once the page loads, click on *Candidate Harold J. McBroom*

  • Nicky Chuaybamrung
    Nicky Chuaybamrung 7 months ago

    BBC involving foreigners affair , 1948 UN established by 3 power country after WW2 .Churchill leading UK,Rosvelt US and Stalin RU , building the other triangle France and China to recover on humanity and base waring preventing .
    USA is highest pay to supported United Nation since ,it correctly

  • Valtv2
    Valtv2 7 months ago

    reason to learn karelian
    1 we dont have fake news
    2 number 1

  • sheckler hodgdon
    sheckler hodgdon 7 months ago

    yay! not clickbait!:D

  • Imtiaz Uddin
    Imtiaz Uddin 7 months ago

    US paying most to UN is one side of the story. The other side being US taking Lion's share out of global wealth. Its totally like national taxes, the more you earn the more you pay as tax. Might not be fair but necessary for development.

  • Custos Secretus
    Custos Secretus 7 months ago

    Err yes, because it wanted control over it. The UN of A is what I call it.
    Though now the UN has been superseded by the EU in the media, even though the UN has the same economic objectives of fair trade and to promote economies through trade on its books.
    The UN is also asking for members of which it has over 150 whilst the EU has only 27, to pay its dues.
    Also the UN came before the EU and the UN is what has kept peace in Europe since WW2 and not the EU.
    The migrant crisis is also a UN problem, not an EU problem, but the media again promotes the EU over the UN.
    You can see a pattern here.

  • MagicKirin1
    MagicKirin1 7 months ago

    Real number is the only one that counts.

  • MagicKirin1
    MagicKirin1 7 months ago

    Wrong it was not agreed by any u.S body. And it is not fair.

  • Rick Hyden
    Rick Hyden 7 months ago

    Please pull out of the UN. Kick out all the other countries representatives and bulldoze the building.

  • Alfred O L
    Alfred O L 7 months ago

    BBC the evil

  • Yippy Dingding
    Yippy Dingding 7 months ago

    I have to pay a tax to the bbc and I find the bbc lacking

  • RS2002
    RS2002 8 months ago

    This dumbed down explanation will help many of the mid west states: If you want to take a larger family to watch a movie you pay for more tickets. If someone attends with a smaller family they pay less for tickets. *hic*

  • Devil fucker 1
    Devil fucker 1 8 months ago

    How much does the European union pay to the un

  • wellmounted
    wellmounted 8 months ago

    So you're saying the assessed payment is about 1% low. Ok, so why don't we up the payment to 23 point whatever and keep the six billion dollars we voluntarily give. I know we could sure use it. I'd rather see that money here than support a corrupt UN. Also the US private sector, according to the last report I saw, is far and away the largest donator to charities, domestic and foreign. Stop being a bad sport BBC. You've got plenty of your own problems to worry about.

  • Drew Duffy
    Drew Duffy 8 months ago

    Did he say we pay the most as a percentage of our GDP? No, he did not. So what is the point of this?

  • Greg Cunningham
    Greg Cunningham 8 months ago

    Withdraw all support for the UN. Instead that money should go to The Red Cross and Doctors Without Borders.

  • Sumumma Bish
    Sumumma Bish 8 months ago

    trumpturds are like... why can't trump pocket all that money? Duuuuuuuuuuuuuuuur...

  • White Ice Tv
    White Ice Tv 8 months ago

    Communist propaganda

  • amilcar martins
    amilcar martins 8 months ago

    Mmmmmmmmm this is nonsense. Well, not all the facts are in the cute little presentation. Sell this concept to someone else. There are loads of believers. So you guys will do well either way.

  • Wartime Christian
    Wartime Christian 8 months ago

    Did you really just play with the stats? I'm American and I'm wondering what exactly we get out of paying any money to the UN. I mean telephones exist so what do you need a multi-billion-dollar building for to do diplomacy.

  • Brijesh Patel
    Brijesh Patel 8 months ago

    BBC propoganda

  • suvignan pothuraju
    suvignan pothuraju 8 months ago

    Yeah Yeah you guys want USA to pay half of it's GDP to world's useless organization????

  • forlove ofcountry
    forlove ofcountry 8 months ago

    I thought the UN stands for "useless nations"? Remember Rwandan genocide.. remember Serbia? How about the Golan Heights UN troop withdrawal that draws the final straw for an Arab-Israeli war.. or What about when they cowardly ordered PH UN soldiers to give up their weapons to a group of terrorist that was attacking their bases? So please tell me again what is the UN nowadays?

  • big bad papa bear
    big bad papa bear 8 months ago

    Chump is gonna make sure no country wants the do business with the states

    DEEPAK JOSEPH 8 months ago

    Ohhh so GDP percentage is all 193 countries are paying there share...what the hell do u expect America to do?? Sell their country and fund? So if someone is rich suddenly they have no equal rights?

  • Eric Parks
    Eric Parks 8 months ago

    Maybe people would be a little more accepting of the UN if it didnt have a log of countries in positions that they have no right to be in. Like having countries that oppress women and kill people with different sexual orientations as members of human rights commitee?

  • Wendy Palmer
    Wendy Palmer 8 months ago

    F the UN thanks

  • Harsh Dhiman
    Harsh Dhiman 8 months ago

    This clearly says two things about Trump -
    1. He doesn't understand how the economy works - we have a debt based economy
    2. He is calling other nations to take over the US's role. Given the present scenario he may lose it to China - the more money you have, the more say you get in world politics. UN and other such bodies have served the US long enough.

  • Zombie Fool
    Zombie Fool 8 months ago

    The U.S. should leave the U.N.

  • Ed Cook
    Ed Cook 8 months ago

    that died billion what are the built the wall and one to the north

  • Ed Cook
    Ed Cook 8 months ago

    Don't payment damn thing

  • pz m56768
    pz m56768 8 months ago

    The us is been taken over by a maniac

  • Tuan Pham
    Tuan Pham 8 months ago

    So China is the worst ? :)

  • Nopulau Dah hou
    Nopulau Dah hou 8 months ago

    Maybe America should join up with BRICS? Hmmmmmmm what do you think?

  • ahmed aburas
    ahmed aburas 8 months ago +1

    you forgot to mention that the US is benefiting indirectly from having the headquarters of the UN in New York.
    countrie's delegation pay hundreds of million of dollars during their trip to the UN annually on things like ( air flights, transportation, hotel rooms and etc) and thousands of journalists and delegation families who live and visit the US, contribute to its economy. Trump is just simply ungrateful from having the UN HQ in NY. if he doesn't like, i bet many countries in the world would be happy if the UN shifts to their soil and would be wiling to increase their shares

  • nary alaga
    nary alaga 8 months ago

    i can't get this .what is the GDP ? can someone explain to me please ?

  • Dumitru Benes
    Dumitru Benes 8 months ago +2

    the u.s. owes the u.n. NOTHING.

  • Peter Nicholls
    Peter Nicholls 8 months ago

    Actually, the fairest way to look at this is per capita.

  • Peter Nicholls
    Peter Nicholls 8 months ago

    No. Trumps a fool

  • Freddy Garza
    Freddy Garza 8 months ago

    I think the us should just get out of the UN.

  • T Byas
    T Byas 8 months ago

    no, we pay too much to Isreal

  • meow meow
    meow meow 8 months ago


  • Sheikh
    Sheikh 8 months ago

    Lying Donald.

  • Looney Juuni
    Looney Juuni 8 months ago

    The 1# polluter of the World
    The #1 warmonger of the world
    The #1 drug use in the world
    The #1 fattest/obese in the world
    Can continue all this great work and many more because of $9.43b it pays the U.N.

  • Lucas Trentin Larentis
    Lucas Trentin Larentis 8 months ago

    Send the video to Trump, it seems to be very didactic. Maybe, he can get it

  • Somami Mukherjee
    Somami Mukherjee 8 months ago

    why should US pay so much??? when US takes steps for world peace, other nations call it a bully, and cry for multipolar world, why then should finance world peace??? let that also be multipolar financing....

  • Donna P
    Donna P 8 months ago

    The UN needs to get out of the USA....have it move to Belgium.....the EU thinks it controls the world so it might as well be there. Let them foot the bill for all the costs ......Europe is gone anyway....there is not one major European city that has not been overtaken by Muslim and African immigration.....they did what they set out to do.....destroy a people...their own culture. For the life of me I cannot figure out why. The only European countries left are Poland, Hungary and maybe Czech Republic everything else is gone. Forget ever going to Paris or London or Rome anywhere in Sweden, Germany ......they have turned once beautiful Europe into a 3rd world cesspool. Oddly the so called immigrants fleeing their country are mostly men ....very few with life skills other than begging, stealing .....creating the same cesspool they fled from into the host. Again let Europe host the United Nations which has become nothing more than another parasite that feeds off of others.

  • Moi Seule
    Moi Seule 8 months ago

    It's good that you give the whole text written, so that one can turn off the volume and doesn't have to listen to this unnerving music in the background. This way, one can actually understand what this video is about.

  • Kingsley Ajebon
    Kingsley Ajebon 8 months ago

    The un has no business evaluating a nation's financial status and expecting contributions based on it. The UN is a failed experiment and shiuld be disbanded. Like the EU.

  • Kent Godfrey
    Kent Godfrey 8 months ago

    China needs to up it's game... Who cares about percentage.

  • Didier Lemoine
    Didier Lemoine 8 months ago

    UN should move to Geneva !

  • Ka Na
    Ka Na 8 months ago

    UN is the rotten organization which has never worked as it expected. Paying a lot of money to UN is not just waist but also harmful.

  • Raymond Lee
    Raymond Lee 8 months ago

    If you want to be BIG Brother, that's the price to pay!

  • Richard Raymond
    Richard Raymond 8 months ago

    Poor explanation

  • Senaleb
    Senaleb 8 months ago +1

    The US's Corporatists/Globalists GDP (where they stash their wealth in places like Ireland, London, Switzerland, Carribean and Central American countries) which normal americans never see. Thus when we see 22% over a 5-10 year period..that's a lot of cheddar that Americans never see. Now...when you add in that Americans are basically paying for our Navy to keep shipping lanes open you get a good idea why we've had enough.

  • GreyWhiteBlue
    GreyWhiteBlue 8 months ago

    question: Why did the chicken cross the road?

    answer: to get to the other side

  • GreyWhiteBlue
    GreyWhiteBlue 8 months ago

    I wonder how many pens there are inside the UN building(s) in New York.

  • Anmol Thakur
    Anmol Thakur 8 months ago

    Stepping back from paris agreement, withdrawal from
    United nations, threatening International court and its judges, criticism of NATO, starting trade war!! Whats next murica???

  • Jaspreet Singh
    Jaspreet Singh 8 months ago

    it doesn't matter. they can print paper money as much as they want. this is how they control everything

  • House Stark
    House Stark 8 months ago

    I think the US should withdraw entirely from the UN.

  • Zen Dr
    Zen Dr 8 months ago

    No one should look at the proportion at all. Could you compare a Rabbit to a Lion? What we are paying is far more. Period.

  • Pieter Vermeulen
    Pieter Vermeulen 8 months ago +1

    Haha. Pay your bills UN.

  • Lee Haiko
    Lee Haiko 8 months ago +1

    Why should the US pay the most just based off of its economy? Most UN rules have nothing to do with the economy so there is no basis on fees based on economic size.

  • Bernard God
    Bernard God 8 months ago +1

    UN has become useless organization. USA must lead japan, england, canada and german out of it then form New UN . Let those shifthole countries play themself.

  • Carmen Santana
    Carmen Santana 8 months ago

    The American TAXPAYERS HAVE paid 77 million so TRUMP can PLAY MORE GOLF. TRUMP IS A DOUCHEBAG IN CHIEF. 💩🐷🍄🍄🍄

  • Nishchay Bhuta
    Nishchay Bhuta 8 months ago

    Voting rights should be based on population.

  • Sephirex Xie
    Sephirex Xie 8 months ago

    China is going to use world trade organisation to transfer their economic pressure to European and Mid-East, Beijing has consensus to steal technology from new countries instead of United states.

  • Mary Lincoln
    Mary Lincoln 8 months ago

    Yes We Pay To Much...but every one has a Answear and figures to what we should do...we need to PUT A FREAKEN STOP OF IT..

  • BigWasabi
    BigWasabi 8 months ago

    The US FABRICATES their contributions to the UN just like they fabricated their overall defense spending because regarding defense spending they calculate overall health care cost for all military branches and veterans branches and that cannot be added and the US is the NATO member using the LEAST on defense around 58% less than any other members and the country is in such serious financial trouble it is about to default and it can also not be trusted regarding any agreements and are too high risk for credit . The country is broke and it LIES and fabricated even basic numbers ! The deliberate fabricated defense spending numbers is an automatic disqualification for NATO as is treats and hostile rhetoric towards civilized advanced democracies and the US is too dangerous and too unstable to stay in NATO ( the US has openly threatened Denmark , Norway,Germany Turkey , Canada etc and makes serious treats every day in writing too)and should also leave the UN for hostile extremist ignorant dangerous behavior

  • Aegeus Grey
    Aegeus Grey 8 months ago

    Coz he's stupid 💁🏻‍♂️🤦🏻‍♂️🙄

  • Shreedhara Sagarkeladi
    Shreedhara Sagarkeladi 8 months ago

    Fake news BBC next only to CNN

    • Gordon Pattison
      Gordon Pattison 8 months ago

      ITS NOT FAKE.You need to accept that and justify your views

  • Frank Da Iel
    Frank Da Iel 8 months ago +7

    The u s pays way too much

  • Johnwilliam Carroll
    Johnwilliam Carroll 8 months ago

    So in short, Trump just wants to complain about another thing he thinks is unfair.

    • Johnwilliam Carroll
      Johnwilliam Carroll 8 months ago

      And yet, has it happened? Otherwise he’s blowing smoke on badly perceived slights for no gains.

    • Senaleb
      Senaleb 8 months ago

      No, he's not complaining. He's acting and telling you how it's going to be and there is nothing you can do about it. So sit down Francis.

  • Leila Ahmadian
    Leila Ahmadian 8 months ago


  • TheHerger
    TheHerger 8 months ago


    ANGELCYNN MODIGNES 8 months ago

    If the USA 🇺🇸 🐔 🇺🇸 didn't pay the UN .? Who would protect them from their warcrimes .?
    Who would the USA 🇺🇸 🐔 hide behind .?

    • Shadow hunter
      Shadow hunter 19 days ago

      ANGELCYNN MODIGNES our huge influence and military plus American people our nutty

  • Google up Alger la blanche

    US seeks to increase aid to Israel by $200M in 2019
    The requested funds are the result of a $38 billion 10-year memorandum of understanding signed between Israel and the United States at the end of President Barack Obama’s term.
    February 13, 2018, 1:52 pm 0
    President Barack Obama sits with then President-elect Donald Trump in the Oval Office, Nov. 10, 2016. (Photo from Wikimedia Commons)
    President Barack Obama sits with then President-elect Donald Trump in the Oval Office, Nov. 10, 2016. (Photo from Wikimedia Commons)
    The annual funding Israel receives from the United States may be increased by $200 million in 2019, according to President Donald Trump’s fiscal year budget request. Israel is expected to receive $3.3 billion in 2019.
    The requested funds are the result of a $38 billion 10-year memorandum of understanding signed between Israel and the United States at the end of President Barack Obama’s term in office. The additional proposed funds are being apportioned to provide “assistance to bolster Israel’s capacity to defend itself and maintain its qualitative military edge.”

  • MrFurling
    MrFurling 8 months ago +1

    UN are terrorists and part of the NWO plans! See bush NWO speech.

  • Jean Durtal
    Jean Durtal 8 months ago +1

    China's share of the world economy is 14.8% and yet they pay about 7% of the UN budget. The lying BBC keeps going on about our percentage of the world economy and yet fails to mention this fact. Fake news.

  • Königstiger
    Königstiger 8 months ago +3

    Why should we give anything to a globalist organization? Dismantle UN.

  • shana beg
    shana beg 8 months ago

    Well USA causes the most trouble around the world ... so they should foot the bill .. it’s only fair 🙄

  • Wilder Wolf Man
    Wilder Wolf Man 8 months ago

    3.2 million subs 8,700 views good job BBC

  • Communist Cabbage
    Communist Cabbage 8 months ago +37

    Something else that is unfair: the taxpayer paying the licence fee to fund the BBC

    • Richard Goode
      Richard Goode 7 months ago

      A choice as a payment by the person.

    • Moi Seule
      Moi Seule 8 months ago +4

      Yes, it's totally unfair, that no-one but the British is allowed to pay for the BBC! I wish I could and have back the World Service's old and splendidly functioning FM frequency here in Berlin.

    • Ehsan Ansari
      Ehsan Ansari 8 months ago +5

      Don't knock it till you end up like us Americans where all the "news" channels are opinionated garbage catering to the far left or right. As an American I find myself getting better info from BBC than CNN, NBC or haha fox. America has PBS which Trump is trying to defund which is the only straight down the middle news source in America.

    • Lee Haiko
      Lee Haiko 8 months ago


  • Iqbal Mohamed
    Iqbal Mohamed 8 months ago +2

    I love Mr Trump

  • Thetreetroll
    Thetreetroll 8 months ago

    everyone should pay an equal share.

  • RKO1988
    RKO1988 8 months ago

    Who cares about GDP? $s are dollars. I'll tell my girlfriend that next time I get her a christmas gift - it will be by % of Income like wtf