The country pays its full dues to the United Nations

United Nations Headquarters in New York, United States. [Photo/Xinhua]

China has paid in full for 11 UN peacekeeping operations for the 2022/23 fiscal year, the Chinese mission to the United Nations said on Wednesday.

Prior to payment, China also fully paid assessed contributions to the regular budget of the United Nations and the remaining international mechanism for criminal tribunals, according to the mission.

As the second largest contributor to the United Nations regular budget and assessments of peacekeeping operations, as well as a permanent member of the Security Council and the largest developing country, China has always fulfilled its financial obligations to the United Nations.

The mission said that it shows China’s firm support for the work of the United Nations and multilateralism, and shows its sense of responsibility as a major country.

China became the second largest contributor to the UN’s regular budget in 2019, contributing $367.9 million, or 12% of the total. The amount increased to $438 million this year. China is also the second largest contributor to evaluations of UN peacekeeping operations, paying 15 percent of the UN budget for peacekeeping.

The mission said in a statement that support for multilateralism is a broad consensus of the international community. Strengthening the role of the United Nations meets the general expectations of Member States. “China has always been a builder of world peace, a contributor to global development, a defender of the international order, and a provider of public goods,” the mission said.

In October, the Communist Party of China successfully held the 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China, which determined important strategic plans for China’s future development. He reaffirmed that China has always promoted and practiced true multilateralism, remained actively engaged in the reform and construction of the global governance system, and firmly upheld the UN-centered international order, the international order upheld by international law and the central role of the UN in international affairs. Mission said.

UN peacekeeping operations play a vital role in eliminating the root causes of conflicts, maintaining the stability of the countries involved, and helping to achieve lasting peace.

The mission said China has always promoted the resolution of hot-spot issues through political means and is an active participant and important contributor to UN peacekeeping operations.

Currently, China has more than 2,200 soldiers serving in UN peacekeeping missions, making it the largest troop contributor among the permanent members of the UN Security Council.

China supports the United Nations in strengthening its peacekeeping capacity and enhancing the safety and security of peacekeeping forces. The country also appeals to the international community to increase investment and take measures in this regard.

The mission said China also calls for continuous improvement of the UN’s financial position and strengthened budget management, and supports the UN in playing a bigger role in facing global challenges.

The country hopes that other member states, especially the major shareholders, will pay their estimates in full and on time, in order to set examples and support the United Nations in performing its essential role.

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