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Tables and Charts on UN System Budget


UN System Budget

The UN system is mainly financed through assessed and voluntary contributions from member states. (A very small part of the budget is financed through sales of UN souvenirs, books and brochures) The Regular Budget, the Peacekeeping Budget, and the international tribunals budget, are funded through assessments. The UN Programmes and Funds are financed through voluntary contributions from member countries. The UN Specialized Agencies are funded partly through assessments and voluntary contributions.

Total UN System Contributions

The following table is a summary of all UN spending -- both assessed and voluntary -- of the UN system. It includes specialized agencies and other organs as well as the UN regular budget and the UN peacekeeping operations budget.

Table and Graph: 1971-2017

Top Ten Providers of Assessed Contributions to UN Budgets (2002-2004 only)

Top Ten Providers of Assessed Contributions to United Nations Budgets and of Voluntary Contributions to United Nations Funds, Programmes and Agencies, Including the Standing Peacebuilding Fund

Table: 2002-2004


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