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United Nations Budget

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1 United Nations Budget on October 20th 2009, 22:35



UNITED NATIONS BUDGET




The regular budget of the United Nations is approved by the General Assembly for two-year period (in this case, the caucus leaders have evaluated and defined the SALMUN committees and G.A. budgets). The budget is initially submitted by the Secretary General and reviewed by the advisory committee on administrative and budgetary questions, made up of sixteen experts who are nominated by their governments and elected by the General Assembly but who serve in their personal capacity. The budget covers the costs of the United Nations programs in areas such as political affairs, international justice and law, international cooperation for development, public information, human rights and humanitarian affairs.
The main source of funds for the budget is the contributions of member states. The overall financial situation of the United Nations has been precarious for several years because of the continuing failure of many member states to pay in full and on time their assessed contributions. The United Nations has managed to continue to operate thanks to volunteer contributions from some countries and to its working capital fund.
(information excerpted from United Nations Today)
For SALMUN, each caucus has its own budget, with the exception of the Security Council that also has a limited number of peacekeeping troops available, and in order for a resolution to pass it must conform to these standards.
General Assembly: 4 billion US$
(Actual funds for the UN annually)
Security Council: 5 billion US$ (2007 peace keeping operations budget)
80,000 troops (Actual troop and funding of the Security Council annually)
Americas: 1.5 billion US$
Europe: 1.5 billion US$
Africa: 2 billion US$
Middle-East: 2 billion US$
Asia: 2 billion US$
UNHCR: 1.5 billion US$


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