The UN’s regular and peacekeeping budgets are approved by the UN General Assembly. Member State assessment rates are also determined by the General Assembly, with renegotiations taking place every three years.
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The Status of UN Funding
The UN Sets Its Budget
President Submits Budget
House and Senate Committees Debate
Congress Passes Spending Bill & President Signs
Step 1: The UN Sets Its Budget
Step 2: President Submits Budget
The President submits his annual budget request to Congress, which lays out funding levels for the UN in the coming fiscal year.
Step 3: House and Senate Committees Debate
The House Foreign Affairs and Senate Foreign Relations committees and Appropriations committees hold hearings, debate, and pass their versions of a bill that includes funding for the UN.
Step 4: Congress Passes Spending Bill & President Signs
After negotiations, a final bill to fund the federal government for the next fiscal year is passed, which includes funding for the UN. It then heads to the president’s desk to be signed into law.
Why the World — and the U.S. — Needs the WHO
With a mandate to advance population health, the WHO’s reach is far, wide, and effective. In a globalized world, this enhances the health security of Americans and our country’s economic and trade interests.