In 2022, the state of Arkansas won $992,000 in contracts with the United Nations, a nearly 10-fold increase compared to 2021. This established Arkansas as the state with the highest percentage gains among those whose contract totals increased between years.
More than half of Arkansas’ contracts were in the Engineering and Research sector ($593,440), with most of the remaining dollars ($350,227) attributed to the Travel, Food and Lodging sector.
It’s heartening to see Arkansas’ expertise align with the life-saving work of the United Nations,” said Peter Yeo, President of the Better World Campaign, a DC-based nonprofit that supports a strong U.S.-UN relationship.
Yeo noted, “’It looks like the Natural State might be a natural fit with the UN.”
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.