Italy Should Rethink Contribution To UN Budget Over Double Standards - Foreign Ministry

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Italy Should Rethink Contribution to UN Budget Over Double Standards - Foreign Ministry

Rome should reconsider how much funding it gives to the United Nations due to the organization's inefficiency and double standards that were exposed in its latest dispute on migration with Rome, Italian Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Guglielmo Picchi told Sputnik on Wednesday.

MOSCOW (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 12th September, 2018) Rome should reconsider how much funding it gives to the United Nations due to the organization's inefficiency and double standards that were exposed in its latest dispute on migration with Rome, Italian Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Guglielmo Picchi told Sputnik on Wednesday.

Italian Foreign Minister Enzo Moavero Milanesi said on Tuesday that he was upset by the "inappropriate" statement made by UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet, who criticized the Italian authorities for their tough stance on migration, particularly their refusal to accept rescue vessels with migrants on board in the country's ports.

"On funds, well ... It should go on, an overall UN funding restructuring. Scales of contribution should be revised. The UN is costly, inefficient and often uses double standards as we see," Picchi said.

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