Fixing UN financing: a pandora’s box the World Health Organization should open

Gulrajani, Nilima / Sebastian Haug / Silke Weinlich
External Publications (2022)

in: ODI Briefing/Policy Paper, published on odi.org, 26.01.2022

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Can the World Health Organisation fix its precarious financing, and will this have consequences for the larger UN System? This brief analyses the imbalance between voluntary contributions and assessed membership fees at the UN. It highlights four ways to build on the ongoing debate at the WHO to initiate much-needed wider financing reform of the UN system: Increase the share of assessed contributions to the WHO, link discussions on UN funding reform to its desired global functions, make the formula for assessed contributions fit for purpose, and penalise arrears.

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Weinlich, Silke

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