4.3. Top 10 State Donors Extra-Budgetary Resources

Biennia 2002/03 - 2008/09, Millions US$

The graph highlights the top 10 member state donors of XB resources to UN system Organizations focussing on their biennial contributions dynamic. It can be observed that while some countries – Japan, Netherlands, Sweden, Norway, Canada and Germany - show some growth of their XB contributions over the four biennia, others member states, such as the UK, Italy and Brazil, have stopped their XB contributions growth trend while still providing substantial contributions to the UN system organizations.

USAUKJapanNetherlandsSwedenNorwayCanadaItalyGermanyBrazil
2002-20034933 1158 1314 952 662 800 605 666 537 304
2004-20055252 1782 1640 1206 1124 1128 992 929 761 843
2006-20075564 2142 1488 1376 1449 1375 1310 809 732 993
2008-20097198 1925 1758 1525 1467 1367 1485 725 908 561

The USA has significantly increased its XB contributions in the last biennium by 29.4% from USD 5.6 billion in 2006-2007 to USD 7.2 billion in 2008-2009.

4.4. Top 20 State Donors Extra-Budgetary Resources

Total Contributions Year 2002 - 2009, Millions US$

This graph shows the 20 member state donors of XB resources of the entire 2002-2009 period. A significant part of some of these XB resources are targeted to activities and projects on the territory of donating countries or have been previously granted to them by other international organizations, such as WB, IFM, for structural or humanitarian interventions. Examples of this dynamic are donations to UN agencies (mainly to UNDP and UNESCO) coming from Argentina (some USD 300 million per year between 2004 and 2007), Brazil (some USD 500 million in each of the years 2005, 2006 and 2007), Peru (more than USD 150 million per year between 2004 and 2007) and Panama (more than USD 140 million per year between 2006 and 2009). 

USAUKJapanNetherlandsSwedenNorwayCanadaItalyGermanyBrazilSpainDenmarkAustraliaArgentinaFranceSwitzerlandPeruFinlandPanamaBelgium
Contributions22947.057007.196199.785058.674701.124669.704391.233129.842937.342699.752687.741997.401880.291545.851526.791386.881064.771035.241030.191022.61

The USA remain the first contributor of XB resources to the UN system with USD 22.9 billion of contributions granted between 2002-2009. They account for 25.4% of the total XB resources made available in the same period.