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: