In 2022, the state of Arizona won $27.2 million in contracts with the United Nations, a 9-fold increase compared to 2021. This makes Arizona one of the states with the largest percentage increase in UN contracts year over year.
“This is another good example of the many ties between Arizona and the United Nations,” said Peter Yeo, President of the Better World Campaign, a DC-based nonprofit that supports a strong U.S.-UN relationship.
‘The Grand Canyon State has the distinction of being home to a UNESCO World Heritage site. Long time Arizonan Cindy McCain heads the World Food Programme, one of the UN’s biggest and most critical organizations. And now we see Arizona’s workforce contributing to the UN’s life-saving work,” Yeo added.
The majority of Arizona’s contracts were in the Motor Vehicle and Parts sector.
In 2022, the U.S. was the largest supplier of goods and services for UN agencies worldwide, with total procurement exceeding a record $2.36 billion. That total represents more than what the U.S. currently pays in assessed dues ($2.1 billion) for the UN’s regular and peacekeeping budgets.
More information on UN suppliers can be found at the UN Global Marketplace website.
See how UN procurement compares nationwide.