UN eyes tax on football tickets to pay for humanitarian aid

A tax on football tickets could help the UN fund its aid operationsA UN study of new sources of financing for its multi-billion-dollar aid operations is recommending a voluntary tax on football matches or concerts as one option to raise funds. The report released Sunday in Dubai also recommended tapping into Islamic social finance and mandatory alms-giving, or zakat, as well as improving the transparency of relief operations to cut costs. At the same time, the United Nations is struggling to meet its funding appeals.


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