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Tables and Charts on Financing of the UN Programmes, Funds and Specialized Agencies

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Financing of the UN Programmes, Funds and Specialized Agencies

Beyond the UN proper, there are a number of related Specialized Agencies, Funds and Programmes. The UN Programmes and Funds, including UNICEF, UNDP, UNHCR and the WFP are financed through voluntary contributions from member countries, and in some cases also from businesses through precarious "corporate partnerships." The UN Specialized Agencies, including the FAO, the ILO, UNESCO, and the WHO are funded through a mixture of assessments and voluntary contributions. The exceptions are the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank, which are funded and governed outside of the UN System. While many countries fail to pay their full assessments to the Specialized Agencies, the UN Programmes and Funds remain even more vulnerable as they rely entirely on voluntary contributions from a handful of donor countries. Some NGOs argue that these organizations must be funded at least partly through assessments. Additional funds could be raised through alternative sources such as global taxes.


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Assessed Contributions to UN Specialized Agencies

This table presents the assessments to 12 Specialized Agencies, including the FAO, the ILO, UNESCO, and the WHO.

Table 1971 - 2013

Contributions to the Regular Budget of the UN and Specialized Agencies

This table summarizes the assessed contributions to the UN regular budget and Specialized Agencies since 1971.

Table 1971 - 2013

Assessed Budget Outlines for UN Programmes

This table summarizes the budget outlines for UN Programmes since 1946.

Table 1946-2012/2013

Collection of Assessed Contributions to UN Specialized Agencies

This table catalogues the percentage of the year's contributions received by 11 UN Specialized Agencies, including the FAO, the ILO, UNESCO, and the WHO.

Table 1971 - 2011

UN Specialized Agencies: Voluntary Contributions, 1971-2011 (in US$ Million)

This table shows the expenditures of voluntary-contributed funds by 12 UN Specialized Agencies, including the FAO, the ILO, UNESCO, and the WHO.

Table 1971 - 2011

Expenditures of selected UN Programmes and Funds (Voluntary Financed Activities)

This table presents the expenditures of 8 UN Programmes and Funds, including UNDP, UNHCR, UNICEF, and the WFP. All organs are supported by voluntary contributions.

Table 1971 - 2013

Expenditures of UN Programmes, Funds and Specialized Agencies (Voluntary Financed Activities)

This table summarizes the expenditures of UN Programmes, Funds and Specialized Agencies from voluntary contributions.

Table 1971 - 2011

Net Disbursements of Concessional Flows by the United Nations System

This table presents the financial distribution in form of grants and soft loans to developing countries through UN Programmes, Funds and Specialized Agencies.

Data on Individual Programmes and Funds

United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)

United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT)

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM)

United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR)

United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)

United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA)

United Nations University (UNU)

United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)
United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)

Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)

UN Peacebuilding Fund

Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS)

 

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