Germany's financial contributions to the United Nations
UN regular budget
On 24 December 2011, the biennial budget for the years 2012-2013 was approved by the UN General Assembly. At the end of 2012 a revision was approved. The biennial budget totals 5.244 billion US dollars. With a share of 8.018 percent in 2012 and 7.141 percent in 2013, Germany contributes around 190 million US dollars per year. This makes Germany the third largest contributor to the regular budget after the United States (22 percent) and Japan (12.53 percent in 2012 and 10.833 percent in 2013).
Other important contributors are our EU partners the United Kingdom(6.604 percent in 2012 and 5.179 percent in 2013), France (6.123 percent in 2012 and 5.593 percent in 2013) and Italy (4.999 percent in 2012 and 4.448 percent in 2013). The 28 member states of the EU contribute around 36 percent of the UN budget.
The budgets for the individual peacekeeping missions are passed separately for each individual year from July until the following June. For the period between July 2013 and June 2014, total expenditure on all 14 peacekeeping missions will be 7.537 billion US dollars; here as well Germany contributes 7.141 percent, transferring around 538 million US dollars to the United Nations.
For the peacekeeping missions, Germany is the fourth largest contributor in 2013 after France (7.2199 percent), because the Permanent Members of the Security Council pay a larger contribution on account of their special responsibility. The United States is the largest contributor with 28.3993 percent. Japan is in second place with 10.833 percent.
Additional obligatory and voluntary contributions
In addition to our contributions to the UN regular budget and peacekeeping operations, Germany pays assessed contributions to the international criminal tribunals for the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda, as well as to UN specialized agencies and other UN institutions. Above and beyond these obligatory contributions, Germany makes considerable voluntary contributions to individual UN programmes.
Last updated 11.07.2013