Rabat - Morocco paid a regular budget assessments of 1,312,582 US dollars to the UN for the year 2018, said United Nations (UN) spokesperson Farhan Haq on Thursday.
Rabat – Morocco paid a regular budget assessments of 1,312,582 US dollars to the UN for the year 2018, said United Nations (UN) spokesperson Farhan Haq on Thursday.
Morocco made this payment on February 7, which makes it one of the first 47 Member States of the UN to pay their regular budget assessment in full within the 30 day due period specified in Financial Regulations 3.5, which that ends on February 9.
This payment came as a favorable response to United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres, who invited states members to pay their dues for the UN regular budget.
The contribution of each member country is determined based on an assessment that takes into account the Gross National Product (GNP), income per capita, and external debt of countries for fixing the quantum of contribution. This assessment is done every three years. The current time period for assessment is for the years 2016-2018.
The General Assembly decided that percentage shares must range from a minimum of 0.001% to a maximum of 22%. Countries designated as the “least developed” contribute a maximum of 0.01%.
Similar assessments apply to the peacekeeping operations. For the later, adjustments are made for average per capita GNP compared to global average GNP.
In 2017, Morocco ranked 14th among troop-and police-contributing countries, with a total of 1,610 military, police and civilian personnel assigned to UN peacekeeping operations.
“We are grateful to Morocco for its continued contribution to the maintenance of the United Nations peace and its commitment to contribute to preserving peace and security,” asserted Nick Birnback, a spokesman for United Nations peacekeeping, in an interview with MAP.