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The financing of peace-keeping
Despite the establishment, maintenance and expansion of peace-keeping operations decided by the Security Council, but financing of the United Nations peace-keeping operations was the collective responsibility of all Member States of the United Nations.

Member States should follow the article 17th of the provisions of the Charter of the United Nations, in accordance with the scale to contribute to peacekeeping. Table of assessments of the General Assembly on the specific share of peacekeeping costs. This formula primarily considered the economic wealth of Member States, the five permanent members of the Security Council required to pay a bigger share because they had a special responsibility for the maintenance of international peace and security.

Peacekeeping costs
From July 1, 2011 to June 30, 2012 fiscal year United Nations peacekeeping operations budget is about $ 7.06 billion . Through discovering that it was less than 0.5% of 2009 annual global military spending. It is estimated that between 1948 and June, 2010 the total cost of the United Nations peace-keeping operations has been approximately US $ 69 billion.

Donor rankings
2011-2012 contributions to the United Nations peace-keeping operations of the top ten donors :
1.America (27.14%)
2. Japan (12.53%)
3. United Kindom (8.15%)
4.Germany (8.02%)
5. France (7.55%)
6.Italy(5.00%)
7. China (3.93%)
8. Canada (3.21%)
9. Spain (3.18%)
10. South Korea (2.26%)
Except their compulsory contributions, many countries voluntarily and free of providing transportation, supplies, personnel and financial contributions and other forms of additional resources to support United Nations peacekeeping efforts. Despite the payment of peacekeeping assessments is the obligation of States, by the end of October 13, 2011, Member States of the current and past arrears had been amounting to approximately US $3.3 billion.


 

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