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United States Delegation Working Paper

US/A/C.5/169

Subject: UN Contributions—1952 Budget

In continuing the next steps in Delegation action concerning the problem of contributions to the regular UN budget, the Representatives and staff will probably wish to make use of the following essential information containing excerpts from paragraphs 18 and 19 of the “Report of the Committee on Contributions” (A/1859):

“18. Taking all the above into account, the Committee recommends changes in the rates of contribution of the countries shown in the following table:

Country 1951 rate of contribution Per cent Recommended rate of contribution for 1952 Per cent Change
Afghanistan 0.06 0.08 +0.02
Argentina 1.85 1.62 -0.23
Australia 1.92 1.77 -0.15
Bolivia 0.08 0.06 -0.02
Brazil 1.85 1.62 -0.23
Byelorussian Soviet Socialist Republic 0.24 0.34 +0.10
Canada 3.30 3.35 +0.05
Chile 0.41 0.35 -0.06
China 6.00 5.75 -0.25
Cuba 0.31 0.33 +0.02
Czechoslovakia 0.99 1.05 +0.06
Egypt 0.71 0.60 -0.11
Ethiopia 0.08 0.10 +0.02
[Page 191]France 6.00 5.75 -0.25
India 3.41 3.53 +0.12
Iran 0.45 0.40 -0.05
Iraq 0.17 0.14 -0.03
Israel 0.12 0.17 +0.05
Mexico 0.63 0.65 +0.02
Netherlands 1.35 1.27 -0.08
Pakistan 0.74 0.79 +0.05
Poland 1.05 1.36 +0.31
Sweden 1.85 1.73 -0.12
Syria 0.11 0.09 -0.02
Thailand 0.24 0.21 -0.03
Turkey 0.91 0.75 -0.16
Union of South Africa 1.04 0.90 -0.14
Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic 0.92 1.30 +0.38
Union of Soviet Socialist Republics 6.98 9.85 +2.87
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland 11.37 10.56 -0.81
United States of America 38.92 36.90 -2.02
Venezuela 0.30 0.32 +0.02
Yugoslavia 0.36 0.43 +0.07

19. The Committee therefore recommends the following scale of assessments, to be applied for one year only:

Scale of Assessments for 1952

Member State Per cent
Afghanistan 0.08
Argentina 1.62
Australia 1.77
Belgium 1.35
Bolivia 0.06
Brazil 1.62
Burma 0.15
Byelorussian Soviet Socialist Republic 0.34
Canada 3.35
Chile 0.35
China 5.75
Colombia 0.37
Costa Rica 0.04
Cuba 0.33
Czechoslovakia 1.05
Denmark 0.79
Dominican Republic 0.05
Ecuador 0.05
Egypt 0.60
El Salvador 0.05
Ethiopia 0.10
France 5.75
Greece 0.18
Guatemala 0.06
Haiti 0.04
Honduras 0.04
Iceland 0.04
India 3.53
Indonesia 0.60
Iran 0.40
Iraq 0.14
Israel 0.17
Lebanon 0.06
Liberia 0.04
Luxembourg 0.05
Mexico 0.65
[Page 192]Netherlands 1.27
New Zealand 0.50
Nicaragua 0.04
Norway 0.50
Pakistan 0.79
Panama 0.05
Paraguay 0.04
Peru 0.20
Philippines 0.29
Poland 1.36
Saudi Arabia 0.08
Sweden 1.73
Syria 0.09
Thailand 0.21
Turkey 0.75
Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic 1.30
Union of South Africa 0.90
Union of Soviet Socialist Republics 9.85
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland 10.56
United States of America 36.90
Uruguay 0.18
Venezuela 0.32
Yemen 0.04
Yugoslavia 0.43
Total 100.00