How is the United Nations funded?
Total revenue of the UN system

Total UN funding has grown steadily over the past decade. In 2010, the total revenue of the UN was US$ 39.6 billion. By 2020, total revenue amounted to US$ 63 billion, an increase of US$ 5.7 billion or 10% compared to 2019.  A detailed breakdown, by financial instrument, of total funding for 43 UN entities in 2020 can be explored in Table 2.

Ten Member State contributors provide almost 50% of UN funding
Figure 1
Funding of the total UN system by financing instrument, 2020 (US$ billion)

Source: Chief Executives Board for Coordination (CEB)

Table 1
Total revenue of the UN system by entity and by financing instrument, 2020