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In 2013, the General Assembly adopted its resolution on a regular budget of about $USD 5.530 billion for the biennium 2014-2015 -a decrease of 0.62% compared to the biennium 2011-12- and a PKO budget of about $7.825 billion for one year starting from July 2013 to June 2014, which was substantially below the amount requested by the Secretary General.
Reflecting the severe domestic economic situations of many member states, the General Assembly could achieve cuts of 219 staff posts -equivalent to about 2% of the regular budget, for the first time in 16 years since the biennium 1998-1999.
Japan, as the second largest financial contributor to the United Nations, exerted a strong presence from the beginning of the budget negotiations, and cooperated with other main financial contributors such as the United States and the European countries to advocate for enhancing financial discipline at the UN.
In addition, the General Assembly agreed on establishing a new methodology for reviewing the reimbursement of troop costs, which has recently been the subject of much discussion among the member states.
[UN Regular Budget]