What is the United Nations Scale of Assessment and how is it determined
Last Updated: Feb 20, 2017
According to the Committee of Contributions website—“Assessment is the term used for the amount of money that the General Assembly determines should be assessed to finance the approved appropriation, which is shared among Member States to pay for the expenses of the Organization.” The Scale of Assessment is addressed in The rules of the UN General Assembly– [A/520/Rev.17] (rule 160) -- “The Committee on Contributions shall advise the General Assembly concerning the apportionment, under Article 17, paragraph 2, of the Charter, of the expenses of the Organization among Members, broadly according to capacity to pay -- the Committee shall also advise the General Assembly on the assessments to be fixed for new Members, on appeals by Members for a change of assessments and on the action to be taken with regard to the application of Article 19 of the Charter.” In the Report of the Committee on Contributions document- A/71/11, the committee made new recommendations so that the scale of assessments be based on the most current, comprehensive and comparable data available for gross. The current scale of Assessment data is available from the Report of the Committee on Contributions document A/71/11 . Previous reports are searchable in the UN Library catalogue. (See link below).
The Reports of the Secretary General on Multi-Year payment Plans indicating commitments by Member States on their payments are searchable in the library catalogue (see link below).
More information on Assessments is available from the committee on Contributions Website.
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