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Thursday, 26 February 1987
Page: 746

(Question No. 1554)


Senator Kilgariff asked the Minister representing the Minister for Foreign Affairs, upon notice, on 1 December 1986:

(1) Which member countries of the United Nations have fully paid up their assessments for 1986, and what amount was paid by each country.

(2) Which member countries have unpaid assessments for 1986, and what are the amounts owed by each such country.

(3) Of those countries which have not paid their assessments for 1986, how many years in arrears are their payments, and for what total amount.


Senator Gareth Evans —The Minister for Foreign Affairs has provided the following answer to the honourable senator's question:

(1) and (2) The answers to these questions are enumerated in the following table ``Status of Contributions to the United Nations Budget as at 31 December 1986'', which was issued by the United Nations Secretariat on 16 January 1987 as Annex II to the document ST/ADM/SER B/288.

Annex II

STATUS OF CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE UNITED NATIONS REGULAR BUDGET AS AT 31 DECEMBER 1986

(United States Dollars)

Member States

1986

Scale of

assess-

ments

Contributions payable

as at 1 January 1986

Prior

years

Current

year

Total

Collections

in 1986

Contributions outstanding

as at 31 December 1986

Prior

years

Current

year

Total

Afghanistan...

.01

. .

70,043

70,043

70.043

. .

. .

. .

Albania...

.01

617

70,043

70,660

70,660

. .

. .

. .

Algeria...

.14

. .

980,608

980,608

980,608

. .

. .

. .

Angola...

.01

138,588

70,043

208,631

154,880

. .

53,751

53,751

Antingua and Barbuda...

.01

36,414

70,043

106,457

. .

36,414

70,043

106,457

Argentina...

.62

8,943,964

4,342,694

113,286,658

9,923,160

. .

3,363,498

3,363,498

Australia...

1.66

. .

11,627,212

11,627,212

11,627,212

. .

. .

. .

Austria...

.74

. .

5,183,216

5,183,216

5,183,216

. .

. .

. .

Bahamas...

.01

. .

70,043

70,043

70,043

. .

. .

. .

Bahrain...

.02

. .

140,087

140,087

140,087

. .

. .

. .

Bangladesh...

.02

. .

140,087

140,087

140,087

. .

. .

. .

Barbados...

.01

. .

70,043

70,043

70,043

. .

. .

. .

Belgium...

1.18

. .

8,265,126

8,265,126

8,265,126

. .

. .

. .

Blize...

.01

65,814

70,043

135,857

135,857

. .

. .

. .

Benin...

.01

130,783

70,043

200,826

. .

130,783

70,043

1,200,826

Bhutan...

.01

65,814

70,043

135,857

65,814

. .

70,043

70,043

Bolivia...

.01

112,600

70,043

182,643

112,600

. .

70,043

70,043

Botswana...

.01

. .

70,043

70,043

70,043

. .

. .

. .

Brazil...

1.40

15,977,892

9,806,082

25,783,974

17,615,253

. .

8,168,721

8,168,721

Brunei Darussalam...

.04

. .

280,174

280,174

280,174

. .

. .

. .

Bulgaria...

.16

745,894

1,120,695

1,866,589

1,093,881

. .

772,708

772,708

Burkina Faso...

.01

58,849

70,043

128,892

42,111

16,738

70,043

86,781

Burma...

.01

. .

70,043

70,043

70,043

. .

. .

. .

Burundi...

.01

66,600

70,043

136,643

66,600

. .

70,043

70,043

Byelorussian Soviet Socialist Republic...

.34

1,837,674

2,381,477

4,219,151

3,452,813

. .

766,338

766,338

Cameroon...

.01

153,639

70,043

223,682

223,682

. .

. .

. .

Canada...

3.06

. .

21,433,292

21,433,292

21,433,292

. .

. .

. .

Cape Verde...

.01

130,783

70,043

200,826

100,000

30,783

70,043

100,286

Central African Republic...

.01

128,992

70,043

199,035

74,349

54,643

70,043

124,686

Chad...

.01

. .

70,043

70,043

. .

. .

70,043

70,043

Chile...

.07

. .

490,304

490,304

490,304

. .

. .

. .

China...

.79

4,326,660

5,533,432

9,860,092

9,860,092

. .

. .

. .

Colombia...

.13

723,958

910,565

1,634,523

1,253,681

. .

380,842

380,842

Comoros...

.01

148,469

70,043

218,512

79,199

69,270

70,043

139,313

Congo...

.01

. .

70,043

70,043

9,081

. .

602,422

139,313

Costa Rica...

.02

43,050

140,087

183,137

116,155

. .

66,982

66,982

Cote D'Ivoire...

.02

. .

140,087

140,087

92,309

. .

47,778

47,778

Cuba...

.09

505,853

630,390

1,136,243

259,877

245,976

630,390

876,366

Cyprus...

.02

. .

140,087

140,087

140,087

. .

. .

. .

Czechoslovakia...

.70

2,482,681

4,903,041

7,385,722

6,561,000

. .

824,722

824,722

Democratic Kampuchea...

.01

176,896

70,043

246,939

58,500

118,396

70,043

188,439

Democratic Yemen...

.01

. .

70,043

70,043

70,043

. .

. .

. .

Denmark...

.72

. .

5,043,128

5,043,128

5,043,128

. .

. .

. .

Djibouti...

.01

205,723

70,043

275,766

275,766

. .

. .

. .

Dominica...

.01

161,454

70,043

231,497

66,167

95,287

70,043

165,330

Dominican Republic...

.03

332,967

210,130

543,097

67,591

265,376

210,130

475,506

Ecuador...

.03

28,060

210,130

238,190

149,445

. .

88,745

88,745

Egypt...

.07

460,701

490,304

951,005

951,005

. .

. .

. .

El Salvador...

.01

192,590

70,043

262,633

71,200

121,390

70,043

191,433

Equatorial Guinea...

.01

183,129

70,043

253,172

61,597

121,532

70,043

191,575

Ethiopia...

.01

. .

70,043

70,043

70,043

. .

. .

. .

Fiji...

.01

. .

70,043

70,043

70,043

. .

. .

. .

Finland...

.50

. .

3,502,173

3,502,173

3,502,173

. .

. .

. .

France...

6.37

4,357,157

44,617,669

48,974,826

44,617,669

. .

4,357.157

4,357,157

Gabon...

.03

129,327

210,130

339,457

297,693

. .

41,764

41,764

Gambia...

.01

198,932

70,043

268,975

58,200

140,732

70,043

210,775

German Democratic Republic...

1.33

3,805,423

9,315,778

13,121,201

9,320,000

. .

3,801,201

3,801,201

Germany, Federal Republic of...

8.26

. .

57,855,878

57,855,878

57,855,878

. .

. .

. .

Ghana...

.01

. .

70,043

70,043

70,043

. .

. .

. .

Greece...

.44

. .

3,081,912

3,081,912

3,081,912

. .

. .

. .

Grenada...

.01

61,431

70,043

131,474

21,133

40,298

70,043

110,341

Guatemala...

.02

261,566

140,087

401,653

126,769

134,797

140,087

274,884

Guinea...

.01

65,814

70,043

135,857

135,857

. .

. .

. .

Guinea-Bissau...

.01

206,964

70,043

277,007

56,800

150,164

70,043

220,207

Guyana...

.01

82,823

70,043

152,866

. .

82,823

70,043

152,866

Haiti...

.01

29,314

70,043

99,357

99,357

. .

. .

. .

Honduras...

.01

32,011

70,043

102,054

65,814

. .

36,240

36,240

Hungary...

.22

1,219,574

1,540,957

2,760,531

1,540,957

. .

1,219,574

1,219,574

Iceland...

.03

. .

210,130

210,130

210,130

. .

. .

. .

India...

.35

46,152

2,451,521

2,497,673

2,446,206

. .

51,467

51,467

Indonesia...

.14

. .

980,608

980,608

845,595

. .

135,013

135,013

Iran (Islamic Republic of)...

.63

7,475,520

4,412,737

11,888,257

3,975,465

3,500,055

4,412,737

7,912,792

Iraq...

.12

. .

840,521

840,521

840,521

. .

. .

. .

Ireland...

.18

. .

1,260,781

1,260,781

1,260,781

. .

. .

. .

Israel...

.22

3,008,007

1,540,957

4,548,964

1,497,300

1,510,707

1,540,957

3,051,664

Italy...

3.79

. .

26,546,463

26,546,463

26,546,463

. .

. .

. .

Jamaica...

.02

65,814

140,087

205,901

175,857

. .

30,044

30,044

Japan...

10.84

. .

75,927,084

75,927,084

75,927,084

. .

. .

. .

Jordan...

.01

. .

70,043

70,043

70,043

. .

. .

. .

Kenya...

.01

. .

70,043

70,043

70,043

. .

. .

. .

Kuwait...

.29

. .

2,031,261

2,031,261

2,031,261

. .

. .

. .

Lao People's Democratic Republic...

.01

123,803

70,043

193,846

117,698

6,105

70,043

76,148

Lebanon...

.01

131,629

70,043

201,672

10,000

121,629

70,043

191,672

Lesotho...

.01

17,724

70,043

87,767

87,767

. .

. .

. .

Liberia...

.01

101,178

70,043

171,221

10,180

90,998

70,043

161,041

Libyan Arab Jamahiriya...

.26

2,430,355

1,821,130

4,251,485

1,574,768

855,587

1,821,130

2,676,717

Luxembourg...

.05

. .

350,217

350,217

350,217

. .

. .

. .

Madagascar...

.01

. .

70,043

70,043

25,023

. .

45,020

45,020

Malawi...

.01

. .

70,043

70,043

70,043

. .

. .

. .

Malaysia...

.10

. .

700,434

700,434

700,434

. .

. .

. .

Maldives...

.01

65,814

70,043

135,857

65,814

. .

70,043

70,043

Mali...

.01

127,217

70,043

197,260

133,914

. .

63,346

63,346

Malta...

.01

. .

70,043

70,043

70,043

. .

. .

. .

Mauritania...

.01

114,818

70,043

184,861

120,048

. .

64,813

64,813

Mauritius...

.01

65,814

70,043

135,857

65,814

. .

70,043

70,043

Mexico...

.89

11,757

6,233,867

6,245,624

6,213,649

. .

31,975

31,975

Mongolia...

.01

60,188

70,043

130,231

68,367

. .

61,864

61,864

Morocco...

.05

. .

350,217

350,217

350,217

. .

. .

. .

Mozambique...

.01

. .

70,043

70,043

70,043

. .

. .

. .

Nepal...

.01

. .

70,043

70,043

70,043

. .

. .

. .

Netherlands...

1.74

. .

12,187,559

12,187,559

12,187,559

. .

. .

. .

New Zealand...

.24

. .

1,681,044

1,681,044

1,681,044

. .

. .

. .

Nicaragua...

.01

207,066

70,043

277,109

57,300

149,766

70,043

219,809

Niger...

.01

145,821

70,043

215,864

80,007

65,814

70,043

135,857

Nigeria...

.19

422,015

1,330,826

1,752,841

1,036,148

. .

716,693

716,693

Norway...

.54

. .

3,782,346

3,782,746

3,782,346

. .

. .

. .

Oman...

.02

. .

140,087

140,087

140,087

. .

. .

. .

Pakistan...

.06

. .

420,261

420,261

420,261

. .

. .

. .

Panama...

.02

. .

140,087

140,087

40,000

. .

100,087

100,087

Papua New Guinea...

.01

. .

70,043

70,043

70,043

. .

. .

. .

Paraguay...

.02

176,896

140,087

316,983

103,500

73,396

140,087

213,483

Peru...

.07

1,167,403

490,304

1,657,707

500,000

667,403

490,304

1,157,707

Philippines...

.10

579,035

700,434

1,279,469

1,049,749

. .

229,720

229,720

Poland...

.64

7,070,037

4,482,781

11,552,818

5,080,000

1,990,037

4,482,781

6,472,818

Portugal...

.18

. .

1,260,781

1,260,781

1,260,781

. .

. .

. .

Qatar...

.04

197,443

280,174

477,617

. .

197,443

280,174

477,617

Romania...

.19

3,645,456

1,330,826

4,976,282

1,108,600

2,536,856

1,330,826

3,867,682

Rwanda...

.01

. .

70,043

70,043

70,043

. .

. .

. .

Saint Christopher and Nevis...

.01

63,901

70,043

133,944

. .

63,901

70,043

133,944

Saint Lucia...

.01

206,539

70,043

276,582

64,240

142,299

70,043

212,342

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines...

0.1

16,454

70,043

86,497

51,475

. .

35,022

35,022

Samoa...

.01

65,814

70,043

135,857

135,857

. .

. .

. .

Sao Tome and Principe...

.01

65,824

70,043

135,867

19,993

45,831

70,043

115,874

Saudi Arabia...

.97

. .

6,794,214

6,794,214

6,794,214

. .

. .

. .

Senegal...

.01

64,872

70,043

134,915

134,915

. .

. .

. .

Seychelles...

.01

. .

70,043

70,043

70,043

. .

. .

. .

Sierra Leone...

.01

147,639

70,043

217,682

60,000

87,639

70,043

157,682

Singapore...

.10

. .

700,434

700,434

700,434

. .

. .

. .

Solomon Islands...

.01

65,814

70,043

135,857

65,814

. .

70,043

70,043

Somalia...

.01

65,814

70,043

135,857

60,000

5,814

70,043

75,857

South Africa...

.44

24,484,504

3,081,912

27,566,416

. .

24,484,504

3,081,912

27,566,416

Spain...

2.03

. .

14,218,818

14,218,818

14,218,818

. .

. .

. .

Sri Lanka...

.01

. .

70,043

70,43

70,043

. .

. .

. .

Sudan...

.01

65,844

70,043

135,887

135,000

. .

887

887

Suriname...

.01

. .

70,043

70,043

70,043

. .

. .

. .

Swaziland...

.01

34,984

70,043

105,027

105,027

. .

. .

. .

Sweden...

1.25

. .

8,755,431

8,755,431

8,755,431

. .

. .

. .

Syrian Arab Republic...

.04

. .

280,174

280,174

. .

. .

280,174

280,174

Thailand...

.09

. .

630,390

630,390

630,390

. .

. .

. .

Togo...

.01

86,222

70,043

156,265

91,916

. .

64,349

64,349

Trinidad and Tobago...

.04

10

280,174

280,184

135,087

. .

145,097

145,097

Tunisia...

.03

. .

210,130

210,130

210,130

. .

. .

. .

Turkey...

.34

4,687,213

2,385,563

7,072,776

4,045,941

641,272

2,385,563

3,026,835

Uganda...

.01

130,783

70,043

200,826

200,826

. .

. .

. .

Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic...

1.28

5,858,844

8,965,560

14,824,404

11,234,122

. .

3,590,282

3,590,282

Union of Soviet Socialist Republics...

10.20

40,783,134

71,444,305

112,227,439

95,584,407

. .

16,643,032

16,643,032

United Arab Emirates...

.18

. .

1,260,781

1,260,781

1,260,781

. .

. .

. .

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland...

4.86

. .

34,041,110

34,041,110

34,041,110

. .

. .

. .

United Republic of Tanzania...

.01

67,907

71,909

139,816

90,776

. .

49,040

49,040

United States of America...

25.00

85,515,049

210,277,200

295,792,249

148,788,717

. .

147,003,532

147,003,532

Uruguay...

.04

. .

280,174

280,174

. .

. .

280,174

280,174

Vanuatu...

.01

. .

70,043

70,043

65,814

. .

4,229

4,229

Venezuela...

.60

. .

4,202,607

4,202,607

4,202,607

. .

. .

. .

Viet Nam...

.01

239,236

70,043

309,279

145,000

94,236

70,043

164,279

Yemen...

.01

. .

70,043

70,043

70,043

. .

. .

. .

Yugoslavia...

.46

3,027,591

3,221,999

6,249,590

4,610,196

. .

1,639,394

1,639,394

Zaire...

.01

58,237

70,043

128,280

58,237

. .

70,043

70,043

Zambia...

.01

. .

70,043

70,043

70,043

. .

. .

. .

Zimbabwe...

.02

158,631

140,087

298,718

213,096

. .

85,622

85,622

Total...

100.00

242,435,266

735,608,914

978,044,180

720,197,850

39,186,694

218,659,636

257,846,330

(3) Information about the number of years countries have been in arrears is not available. The foregoing table does show the amount of accumulated arrears for years prior to calendar year 1986.