As in, it might run out of it by Halloween.
United Nations spokesman Stephane Dujarric said the secretary-general has written to all members saying "the organization runs the risk of depleting its liquidity reserves by the end of the month and defaulting on payments to staff and vendors".
"Member states have paid only 70% of the total amount needed for our regular budget operations in 2019", Guterres told 37,000 employees at the UN Secretariat.
In addition to the United States, other countries that haven't paid their dues are Brazil, Iran, Israel, Mexico, South Korea, Saudi Arabia and Uruguay.
Yesterday, he indicated that if the world body had not taken the initiative to cut spending since the start of the year, the hole would have been even bigger in October ― possibly US$600 million ― and could have affected last month's General Assembly attended by world leaders.
"Unless more Governments pay their annual dues, our work and our reforms are at risk", UN Spokesperson Stéphane Dujarric quoted him as telling the budget-setting Fifth Committee of the General Assembly.
129 of the 193 countries have already paid their 2019 fees, a United Nations spokesperson reported.
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The United Nations' operating budget in 2018-2019, not including peacekeeping operations, was around US$5.4 billion. "We risk. entering November without enough cash to cover payrolls", said Guterres.
Dujarric said measures the U.N. Secretariat put in place early in the year to align expenditures with cash inflows have averted "major disruptions" but "are no longer enough".
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Guterres said the plan represented a "profound reflection on the path ahead and deep commitment to our shared work", according to the spokesman.
Guterres said he introduced extraordinary measures last month to cope with the shortfall - vacant posts can not be filled, only essential travel is allowed, some meetings may have to be cancelled or deferred.
"Stressing the Charter obligation of Member States, the Secretary-General thanked the Member States who have paid their regular budget assessments, which is now 129, and urged those who have not paid to do so urgently and in full", the statement said.