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Expenditures of selected UN Funds and Programmes

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Data compiled by Klaus Hüfner (Senior Research Fellow, Global Policy Forum)

This table lists the expenditures by UN programmes and funds that are supported by voluntary contributions (not assessed contributions).

Expenditures of selected UN Funds and Programmes, 1971-2013

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Year UNDP UNEP UNFPA UNHCR UNICEF UNIDO UNRWA WFP TOTAL
1971 290 - 17 9 57 33 48 130 584
1972 277 - 29 24 61 35 52 171 649
1973 275 13 46 25 64 37 63 206 729
1974 295 18 61 23 90 44 88 220 839
1975 426 21 71 69 105 60 112 322 1.186
1976 400 28 76 91 102 67 115 284 1.163
1977 338 32 73 111 125 73 127 366 1.245
1978 436 33 119 135 184 92 132 407 1.538
1979 569 39 157 270 260 114 159 527 2.095
1980 709 44 148 497 314 123 184 539 2.558
1981 802 38 136 474 293 134 181 542 2.600
1982 722 42 124 407 290 137 203 594 2.519
1983 624 40 123 398 332 128 211 629 2.485
1984 541 40 137 445 345 135 191 679 2.513
1985 649 41 149 459 390 138 187 779 2.792
1986 783 43 132 442 437 - 187 648 2.672
1987 796 46 141 461 479 - 207 719 2.849
1988 927 49 167 546 514 - 231 1.037 3.471
1989 1.001 57 204 570 631 - 265 953 3.681
1990 1.140 82 221 544 734 - 293 956 3.970
1991 1.248 94 229 863 752 - 315 1.338 4.839
1992 1.164 103 194 1.072 922 - 306 1.575 5.336
1993 1.204 114 204 1.307 984 - 299 1.488 5.600
1994 1.246 122 274 1.167 991 - 329 1.395 5.524
1995 1.257 104 312 1.143 1.012 - 350 1.097 5.275
1996 1.494 112 302 1.145 922 - 325 1.066 5.366
1997 1.801 109 304 974 913 - 325 1.080 5.506
1998 2.131 123 304 842 868 - 292 1.238 5.798
1999 2.044 121 281 1.023 1.060 - 292 1.430 6.251
2000 1.918 138 256 784 1.097 - 330 1.158 5.681
2001 2.027 181 378 803 1.238 - 330 1.777 6.734
2002 2.928 164 410 926 1.267 - 394 2.540 8.629
2003 3.305 211 380 983 1.469 - 431 2.540 9.319
2004 3.729 223 452 1.062 1.599 - 503 3.073 10.641
2005 4.573 288 523 1.142 2.191 - 471 3.104 12.292
2006 4.777 252 537 1.101 2.337 - 605 2.876 12.485
2007 4.775 290 629 1.342 2.767 - 704 2.966 13.473
2008 5.388 139 702 1.597 3.081 - 807 3.694 15.408
2009 5.527 231 800 1.754 3.279 - 772 4.228 16.591
2010 5.750 217 824 1.878 3.631 - 555 4.315 17.170
2011 5.516 251 825 2.181 3.794 - 617 4.181 17.365
2012 5.244 479 811 2.306 3.613 - 664 4.450 17.567
2013 5.244 602 913 2.704 4.082 - 711 4.768 19.024

Sources:

United Nations/General Assembly: Statistical Reports of the Administrative Committee on Coordination: Budgetary and Financial Situation of Organizations of the United Nations System

Table Notes:

All sums are rounded in $US millions.

Figures represent total expenditures, except for UNEP (since 1996 total income) and WFP (operational expenditures only).

(1) UNEP was established in 1973.

(2) UNIDO became a Specialized Agency in 1986.

Key to Agency Names:

UNDP - United Nations Development Programme

UNEP - United Nations Environment Programme

UNFPA - United Nations Population Fund

UNHCR - United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

UNICEF - United Nations Children's Fund

UNIDO - United Nations Industrial Development Organization

UNRWA - UN Relief & Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees in the Near East

WFP - World Food Programme

 

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