The organization owed a total of USD 1.03 billion to 86 Member States which contributed troops, police and equipment as of October 2 this year.
The largest amount owed was to Pakistan of USD 97 million, followed by Ethiopia of USD 87 million, India of USD 85 million, Bangladesh of USD 84 million, Rwanda of USD 55 million, and Nepal of USD 44 million, Under Secretary General for Management Yukio Takasu told the the Fifth Committee (Administrative and Budgetary) in the General Assembly yesterday.
India is the largest cumulative troop contributor to UN peace operations, with over 185,000 troops having served in 48 of the 69 missions mandated so far.
The country has repeatedly called for the Security Council to consult troop contributing countries before drawing up peacekeeping mandates given that troops now have to function is increasingly difficult and hostile conflict situations across the world's hot-spots.
He said the organization's financial indicators for 2015 were 'generally sound and positive', except for the cash position of the regular budget, whose funds had been depleted.
Urging member states to make their full payments as soon as possible, he said a few nations accounted for the bulk of the outstanding amount, with the US owing USD 813 million, Brazil USD 124 million and Venezuela USD 35 million.
Additionally, 99 Member States had not paid their assessed contribution in full to the International Tribunals and the United States led the list with an obligation of USD 29 million, followed by Russia with USD 11 million in unpaid assessments; Brazil at USD 9 million; Indonesia at USD 4 million; Venezuela with USD 4 million; and 94 other States owing USD 12 million.
He said India had fully paid up its contribution as of October 2.


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