"The Trump administration's withdrawal from the U.N. Human Rights Council is being accompanied by an end to U.S. funding for both the council and the office of the U.N. high commissioner for human rights, National Security Advisor John Bolton said on Tuesday night.
'We will now no longer fund our share of the cost of the Human Rights Council or the U.N. High Commissioner for human rights,' Bolton said on Mark Levin's nationally syndicated radio talk show.
'And the reason for that is that the Human Rights Council, the High Commissioner, we think are just fundamentally misdirected, misguided. They don't advocate human rights, they're actually used by human rights abusers against the United States, against Israel. And it's time to get off.'
Around 40 percent of the funding for the HRC and High Commissioner's Office comes from the U.N. regular budget, while 'voluntary contributions' from U.N. member-states make up the balance.
U.S. taxpayers account for 22 percent of the U.N. regular budget. American taxpayers also accounted for an additional $17 million in 'voluntary contributions' to the U.N. human rights mechanisms in 2016, $20.1 million in 2017, and $1 million so far in 2018..."