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Tables and Charts on the Core UN Budget


The Core UN Budget

Regular Budget, Peacekeeping Operations Budget,
International Tribunals Budget and Capital Master Plan Budget*

The Core UN budget includes the Regular Budget, the Peacekeeping Budget, expenditures for the International Tribunals in Rwanda and Former Yugoslavia, and the Capital Master Plan, introduced in 2003 to fund much needed renovation of the UN headquarters in New York. All these budgets are financed through assessments from UN member states, calculated according to each country's capacity to pay. The Regular Budget and costs of the Peacekeeping Operations represent the bulk of the core budget, while the international tribunals and in particular, the capital master plan only represents a small share.


US vs. Total Debt to the UN

These tables and graphs compare the US debt to the debt of all UN member states to the Regular Budget, Peackeeping Operations, International Tribunals and the Capital Master Plan.

Summary Graph: 1996-2011
Tables: 1996 - 2011

Payments Owed to the UN by the 15 Major Debtor Countries

The following tables and graph show amounts due by member states to the UN Regular Budget, UN Peacekeeping Operations Budget and the International Tribunals Budget. It also illustrates contributions owed by the 15 largest debtor states.

Tables: 2010 -- 2009 -- 2008 -- 2007

Chart: 1995 - 2007
Tables: 2001 - 2007

The 15 Largest Debtors to the UN Budget (Regular, Peacekeeping and International Tribunals)

This table shows the 15 largest debtors to the UN's Regular, Peacekeeping and International Tribunals budgets combined and the number of times a country has been among the 15 largest debtors to the UN since 1995

Table and Graph 1995 - 2007

Payments Owed to the UN by All Member States

This table and graph show the payment arrears to the UN regular budget, UN peacekeeping operations budget, International Tribunals Budget and the total debt by all member states.

Table and Graph 1975 - 2008

*Capital Master Plan was introduced in 2003.


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