LDC contributions to the UN regular budget and peacekeeping operations

LDC contributions to the regular budget of the UN are capped at 0.01 per cent of the total UN budget, regardless of their national income or the other factors determining a Member State’s assessment rate (A/RES/67/238). The 0.01 per cent is translated to be $271,356 in the UN budget for 2015. The LDCs are, however, required to contribute to the regular budget at a minimum assessment rate of 0.001 per cent — $27,136 for 2015. LDCs are entitled to a 90 per cent discount in their contributions to peacekeeping operations – that is, they contribute 10 per cent of their regular budget assessment rates (A/RES/64/249).

Utilization by LDCs:

Eight LDCs — Angola, Bangladesh, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Myanmar, Sudan, United Republic of Tanzania and Yemen — had their contributions to the UN budget capped at 0.01 per cent in 2018.

Smooth transition measures:


  1. Member States’ contributions to the UN regular budget for 2018