The administration of United States President Donald Trump said Wednesday that it will not pay more than $60m in dues it owes to the World Health Organization and will use the money instead to pay down other contributions to the United Nations. Al Jazeera reports that the decision is part of Trump’s decision to withdraw from the organisation over its handling of the coronavirus pandemic and his allegations that the agency has been improperly influenced by China. Despite proceeding with the withdrawal, administration officials said the US will continue to participate in select WHO meetings and make one-time contributions to specific programmes during a one-year wind-down period, including polio eradication projects in Afghanistan and Pakistan, humanitarian relief in Libya and Syria and efforts to combat influenza.