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UN Finance Tables and Charts


UN Systemwide Budget Summary

Overview of the UN system finances, including the UN regular budget, the peacekeeping operations budget, and combined budgets of specialized agencies, programmes and funds.

Member States' Assessed Share of the UN Budget

Tables and charts of member states' assessments for the regular budget.

The Core UN Budget

The Core UN Budget includes the UN Regular Budget, the UN Peacekeeping Operations Budget, expenditures for International Tribunals and the capital master plan (introduced in 2003).

  • UN Regular Budget
    Covers the UN's regular budget (for core functions of the UN) e.g. outstanding debts, payments (and arrears) of the largest contributors and monthly updates on the regular budget situation.
  • UN Peacekeeping Operations Budget
    Funding for all peacekeeping operations, including monthly contributions to the peacekeeping budget, expenditures and assessments to peacekeeping operations and the money owed to member states by the UN.

    Financing of the UN Programmes, Funds and Specialized Agencies

    This page provides tables and charts on UN Programmes, Funds and Specialized Agencies.

    Other Data Related to UN Finance

    Miscellaneous related information, including public attitudes on UN finance, Official Development Assistance, etc.

    Note: All data in these tables have been carefully collected from United Nations sources and checked for consistency. Users should be aware, however, that the UN does not always publish reliable data, that the UN sometimes releases data very late, that different offices sometimes release different versions of the same data (with large variations), and that different agencies release data with different parameters (assessments vs. expenditures, for instance) and different time periods. Not all data tables on the site are fully consistent with one another for this reason. But it seems fair to say that these tables, imperfect as they are, are the best available anywhere on this subject.

    Acknowledgements: Most charts and tables were prepared by Global Policy Forum, under the overall supervision of James Paul and Katarina Wahlberg. Thanks are due to the UN Spokesman's Office and the Dag Hammarskjold Library for making data available. Our thanks to Evamaria Weisser, Leila Farahani, Aida Worku, Angeli Parekh, Shweta Lodha, Joanna Franco, Nawan Bailey, Satnam Chana, Aki Katagiri, Michele Roth, Brent Calverley, Liz Sullivan, Miwa Shirato, Benjamin Holt, Olivia Tecosky, Alexa Courtney, Daniel Lambach, Aline Baillat, Jason Garred, Katarina Wahlberg, Annemarie Schlack, Luke Meisner, Vanessa Weisenfeld, Adam O'Connor, Tom Hale, Gabriella Fahlstrom Spiik, Feisal Lakha, Kiya Bajpai, Monique Cormier, Selin Konrat, Tobias Schiedermair, Hannah Arem, Line Hauschildt, Adriana Schubmehl, Preetam Narisetty, Maria Dodson, Sophia Dawkins, and Susan Divald for gathering, compiling, checking and posting data. Thanks are especially due to Klaus Huefner of UNA-Germany, Berlin for supplying a number of important tables and for his advice and encouragement. Thanks also to Michael Renner, Senior Researcher, Worldwatch Institute, for supplying several tables.



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