United Nations: Money Delayed Is Money Denied

Like partners approaching a divorce, the Reagan Administration and the director-general of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization last week raised a squabble over money. At issue: the return of more than $17 million contributed by the U.S. to a special fund set up to serve as a financial cushion in case currency fluctuations caused UNESCO to lose money. The funds were not needed, so, like other member nations, the U.S. expected a full return of its cash—with interest.

Not so fast, said UNESCO Director-General Amadou Mahtar M'Bow of Senegal. Reason: the U.S. has announced that it will...

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