The United States is still spending $5.2 billion on development assistance for the United Nations Human Development System, the UN’s human development agency said Tuesday.
The U.S. is now spending more on development aid than the $3.8 billion the agency spent for the same period last year, according to the U.N.’s Human Development Report.
Human Development Fund spokeswoman Lauren LeBlanc said the money is still being spent.
“It’s been a long time since we had a year without a U.s.
Human Action Plan,” she said.
The Human Development report, which is produced annually by the UN, says it is necessary to ensure that all nations, as well as regions, countries and the world, have the capacity to fulfill the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and to guarantee equal opportunity.
The United Nations is also investing in human development research and development to better understand the complex interplay of economic, social and environmental development.
President Donald Trump signed a U,S.-China bilateral trade agreement Tuesday that will bring the U,s.
to the table for negotiations over a free-trade deal that has long been considered a priority for Trump and his allies in Congress.
The White House announced the trade deal on Tuesday as it unveiled an executive order that calls for China to “provide fair and equal access” to U.n. agencies and institutions.
The president also announced a $100 million plan to bolster infrastructure investment in the U.,s., but said that would only take effect once it is passed by Congress.
Trump, who has repeatedly criticized China’s economic and political dominance in the region, is expected to sign a free trade deal with the country that he has called a “terrible deal” that would hurt American workers.