For a strong partnership between the United States and the United Nations

The Status of UN Funding

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The UN Sets Its Budget

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President Submits his Budget

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House and Senate Committees Debate

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Congress Passes Spending Bill & President Signs

The UN Sets Its Budget

Step 1: The UN Sets Its Budget

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.

President Submits his Budget

Step 2: President Submits his Budget

The President submits his annual budget request to Congress, which lays out funding levels for the UN in the coming fiscal year.

House and Senate Committees Debate

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.

Congress Passes Spending Bill & President Signs

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.

of American voters say they want the U.S. to stay engaged in the UN.
84%

of American voters say they want the U.S. to stay engaged in the UN.

September 2021 poll findings among 800 American voters

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