Could Palestinian Statehood risk the US defunding the UN?

Would the recognition of a Palestinian state trigger an old US law that would require the US to cut funding to the UN?

MEE speaks to lawyer and legal officer at the ICJP*, Mirna Naseer, to explain how an old US law puts the decision for the US to defund the UN, on the recognition of Palestinian statehood at the UN.

The US law from the 1990s explicitly states that the US will have to pull funding for the UN or any specialised agency that gives the PLO the same standing as a member state. In 2013 Palestine’s name at the UN changed from the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) to the State of Palestine. *International Centre of Justice for Palestinians

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