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What the U.S. Pays the U.N.

U.S. contributions to the UN in 2010 totalled: $7,691,822,000
(Regular budget, extrabudgetary contributions, in-kind contributions)

[Ed. note: Congress failed to extend the reporting requirement past fiscal year 2010 and, consequently, there is no similar data available thereafter. On December 16, 2016, a law was passed instituting a requirement of accounting for US contributions to the UN on a regular basis. It states:
SEC. 306. REPORT ON UNITED STATES CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE UNITED NATIONS RELATING TO PEACEKEEPING OPERATIONS.

(a) IN GENERAL.-Paragraph (1) of section 4(c) of the United Nations Participation Act of 1945 (22 U.S.C. 287b(c)) is amended-

(1) by amending subparagraph (A) to read as follows:
'(A) A description of all assistance from the United States to the United Nations to support peacekeeping operations that-

'(i) was provided during the previous fiscal year;
'(ii) is expected to be provided during the fiscal year; or
'(iii) is included in the annual budget request to Congress for the forthcoming fiscal year.';

(2) by amending subparagraph (D) to read as follows:

'(D) For assessed or voluntary contributions described in subparagraph (B)(iii) or (C)(iii) that exceed $100,000 in value, including in-kind contributions-

'(i) the total amount or estimated value of all such contributions to the United Nations and to each of its affiliated agencies and related bodies;
'(ii) the nature and estimated total value of all in-kind contributions in support of United Nations peacekeeping operations and other international peacekeeping operations, including-

'(I) logistics;
'(II) airlift;
'(III) arms and materiel;
'(IV) nonmilitary technology and equipment;
'(V) personnel; and
'(VI) training;

'(iii) the approximate percentage of all such contributions to the United Nations and to each such agency or body when compared with all contributions to the United Nations and to each such agency or body from any source; and
'(iv) for each such United States Government contribution to the United Nations and to each such agency or body-

'(I) the amount or value of the contribution;
'(II) a description of the contribution, including whether it is an assessed or voluntary contribution;
'(III) the purpose of the contribution;
'(IV) the department or agency of the United States Government responsible for the contribution; and
'(V) the United Nations or United Nations affiliated agency or related body that received the contribution.'; and

(3) by adding at the end the following new subparagraph:

'(E) The report required under this subsection shall be submitted in unclassified form, but may include a classified annex.'.

(b) PUBLIC AVAILABILITY OF INFORMATION.-Not later than 14 days after submitting each report under section 4(c) of the United Nations Participation Act of 1945 (22 U.S.C. 287b(c)), the Director of the Office of Management and Budget shall post a text-based, searchable version of any unclassified information described in paragraph (1)(D) of such section (as amended by subsection (a) of this section) on a publicly available website.

SEC. 312. ADDITIONAL REPORT ON OTHER UNITED STATES CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE UNITED NATIONS.

(a) IN GENERAL.-Not later than 90 days after the date of the enactment of this Act and annually thereafter, the Director of the Office of Management and Budget shall submit to Congress a report on all assessed and voluntary contributions with a value greater than $100,000, including in-kind, of the United States Government to the United Nations and its affiliated agencies and related bodies during the previous fiscal year.

(b) CONTENT.-The report required under subsection (a) shall include the following elements:

(1) The total amount of all assessed and voluntary contributions, including in-kind, of the United States Government to the United Nations and its affiliated agencies and related bodies during the previous fiscal year.
(2) The approximate percentage of United States Government contributions to each United Nations affiliated agency or body in such fiscal year when compared with all contributions to each such agency or body from any source in such fiscal year.
(3) For each such United States Government contribution-

(A) the amount of each such contribution;
(B) a description of each such contribution (including whether assessed or voluntary);
(C) the department or agency of the United States Government responsible for each such contribution;
(D) the purpose of each such contribution; and
(E) the United Nations or its affiliated agency or related body receiving the contribution.

(c) SCOPE OF INITIAL REPORT.-The first report required under subsection (a) shall include the information required under this section for the previous 3 fiscal years.

(d) PUBLIC AVAILABILITY OF INFORMATION.-Not later than 14 days after submitting a report required under subsection (a), the Director of the Office of Management and Budget shall post a public version of such report on a text-based, searchable, and publicly available Internet Web site.]


US Contributions to the United Nations ($)

Source: "Annual Report on United States Contributions to the United Nations,"
Office of Management and Budget, June 6, 2011

Note: FY = Fiscal Year

Contributing Bureau / Account FY 2010
Department of Agriculture 100,309,000
Department of Commerce 8,017,000
Department of Defense 2,168,000
Department of Energy 4,500,000
Department of Department of Health & Human Services 139,350,000
Department of Interior 395,000
Department of Labor 49,125,000
Department of State 5,420,372,000
Department of Transportation 3,348,000
Department of Treasury 30,000,000
Environmental Protection Agency 10,575,000
National Aeronautics and Space Administration 700,000
National Science Foundation 474,000
Peace Corps 100,000
US Agency for International Development 1,921,572,000
US Postal Service 307,000
US Nuclear Regulatory Commission 510,000
Total 7,691,822,000



U.S. Contributions to the United Nations System
U.S. Funds as a Percentage of UN Agency Budgets
($)

Source: "Annual Report on United States Contributions to the United Nations,"
Office of Management and Budget, June 6, 2011



Organization 2010 US Contribution US% of Agency Funding
Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CEIT) 5,000 22.60%
Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) 161,296,000 25.1%
International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) 185,460,000 25.38%
International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) 22,782,000 25%
International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) 30,000,000 7.0%
International Labour Organization (ILO) 132,486,000 22.55%
International Telecommunication Union (ITU) 9,361,000 8.68%
Montreal Protocol Fund 25,500,000 17%
RAMSAR Convention on Wetlands 1,292,000 29%
UN - Regular Budget 650,693,000 22%
United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) 255,184,000 9%
Department of Peacekeeping Operations (UNDPKO) 2,648,234,000 27.3%
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) 22,315,000 5.5%
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) 84,523,000 14%
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) 22,957,000 9.8%
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) 706,879,000 37%
United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT) 7,146,000 1.2%
International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) 33,607,000 27.01%
International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) 42,202,000 20.97%
United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) 35,201,000 60.49%
United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) 237,831,000 26.5%
Universal Postal Union (UPU) 2,373,000 5.97%
World Food Programme (WFP) 1,545,666,000 36.3%
World Health Organization (WHO) 386,706,000 23%
World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) 1,097,000 10.75%
World Meteorological Organization (WMO) 15,092,000 21.20%
All Other US Contributions - various agencies 425,934,000
Total U.S. Contributions to the United Nations System 7,691,822,000



US Contributions to the United Nations 2001-2005, 2009

Note: FY = Fiscal Year

Contributing Bureau / Account
FY 2001 FY 2002 FY 2003 FY 2004 FY 2005 FY 2009
Department of Agriculture 747,319,000 341,937,000 122,096,000 29,139,000 55,824,000 245,040,000
Department of Commerce 1,005,000 1,492,000 1,707,000 1,494,000 1,971,000 7,045,000
Department of Defense 65,016,000 73,918,000 25,916,000 19,826,000 11,708,000 1,857,000
Department of Education -- -- -- -- -- 269,000
Department of Energy -- 4,763,000 4,611,000 6,572,000 2,613,000 54,791,000
Department of Homeland Security -- -- -- 33,000 133,000 --
Department of Interior 255,000 649,000 816,000 726,000 672,000 233,000
Department of Justice -- 279,000 134,000 210,000 282,000 --
Department of Labor 118,800,000 112,868,000 108,357,000 98,930,000 81,217,000 44,234,000
Department of State and Other International Programs 2,228,265,000 3,362,673,000 3,544,914,000 3,923,516,000 5,139,721,000 4,111,383,000
Department of Transportation -- -- 50,000 -- -- 4,042,000
Department of Treasury 4,989,000 20,000,000 14,906,000 14,916,000 14,880,000 18,000,000
Environmental Protection Agency 17,061,000 15,785,000 16,611,000 18,388,000 16,817,000 9,897,000
National Aeronautics and Space Administration 150,000 150,000 640,000 650,000 600,000 858,000
National Science Foundation 120,000 120,000 227,000 575,000 495,000 493,000
Peace Corps -- -- -- -- -- 100,000
US Agency for International Development -- -- -- -- -- 1,715,241,000
US Holocaust Memorial Museum -- -- -- -- -- 48,000
US Postal Service -- -- -- -- -- 368,000
US Nuclear Regulatory Commission -- -- -- -- -- 1,160,000
Other Organizations 186,000 180,000 340,000 180,000 343,000 --
Total 3,183,166,000 3,934,814,000 3,841,323,000 4,115,155,000 5,327,276,000 6,347,415,000