|China Pays UN Peacekeeping Assessments of the Current Fiscal Year in Full|
On June 23, China paid in full the assessments for the 12 UN peacekeeping operations during fiscal year 2021/2022. As the largest developing country, a permanent member of the Security Council, and the second largest contributor to the UN regular budget and peacekeeping assessments, China always actively fulfills its financial obligations to the UN, which shows China's steadfast support to the work of the UN and peacekeeping operations.
At present, international tensions and conflicts are increasing, regional hot-spot issues are heating up, the COVID-19 pandemic is still spreading, and the global post-pandemic recovery is under severe challenges. As a developing country, China has its own important tasks to undertake, such as combating the pandemic, developing its economy, and improving people’s livelihood. China overcame difficulties and fully paid the assessments for peacekeeping operations, which demonstrates China's firm support to the work of the UN and multilateralism. China calls upon all member states, especially major countries with large scale of assessments, to pay their assessed contributions as well as the outstanding arrears in full and on time, in order to support the UN in playing its central role in global governance and practice true multilateralism.
The negotiation of the second part of the resumed session of the Fifth Committee of the 76th session of the UN General Assembly is at a critical stage, and all parties are conducting intensive consultations on the 2022/2023 United Nations peacekeeping budget. UN peacekeeping operations play a vital role for regional stability and resolution of hot-spot issues. China always supports the provision of necessary resources to peacekeeping operations, and the keeping of peacekeeping budgets at a reasonable scale. The Secretariat should continue to strengthen the comprehensive budgetary performance management, and improve geographical representation of staff members.
In recent time, peacekeepers have been facing increasing challenges and threats to their safety and security. The constant casualties of peacekeepers are heartrending. As the largest troop contributor among permanent members of the Security Council, China calls upon and supports the UN to strictly implement relevant resolutions and initiatives of the Security Council and the General Assembly, by taking effective actions and allocating adequate resources to achieve further progress of the peacekeepers security agenda.
China will always firmly uphold and practice multilateralism, and safeguard the purposes and principles of the UN Charter. China calls for continued improvement of the financial situation of the UN and the strengthening its management, and supports the UN in playing a greater role in meeting global challenges.