China pays UN peacekeeping assessments in full

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China pays UN peacekeeping assessments in full

The United Nations headquarters is located in New York, the United States. The Chinese Mission to the United Nations said China paid the assessments for 11 United Nations peacekeeping operations for the fiscal year 202223 in full on Wednesday.

Prior to the payment, China had also paid in full assessments of its contributions to the UN regular budget and the International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals, according to the mission.

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

China's steadfast support for the work of the UN and multilateralism shows its sense of responsibility as a major country, the mission said.

China was the second-largest contributor to the UN's regular budget in 2019 and contributed $367.9 million, or 12 percent of the total. The amount increased to $438 million this year. China is the second largest contributor to UN peacekeeping operations, paying 15 percent of the UN peacekeeping budget.

The mission said in a statement that multilateralism is a consensus of the international community. The UN role is strengthened to meet the general expectations of member states. China has always been a builder of world peace, a contributor to global development, a defender of international order and a provider of public goods, the mission said.

The Communist Party of China held the 20th CPC National Congress in October, which outlined important strategic plans for China's future development. It reaffirmed that China always promotes and practices true multilateralism, remains actively involved in the reform and construction of the global governance system, and supports the UN's central role in international affairs, and that it supports the UN's central role in international affairs.

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

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

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

China supports the UN in strengthening its peacekeeping capacity and promoting the safety and security of peacekeepers. The country appeals to the international community to increase investment and take action in this regard.

The mission said China calls for continuous improvement of the UN's financial situation and strengthening budget management and supports the UN in playing a greater role in addressing global challenges.

The country hopes that other member states, especially major contributors, pay their assessments in full and on time, so as to set examples and support the UN in playing its core role.