Japan to Become 3rd Largest U.N. Contributor, Topped by China

Politics

New York, Dec. 22 (Jiji Press)--The U.N. General Assembly adopted by consensus on Saturday a resolution showing that Japan will be the third largest contributor to the United Nations in 2019-2021, failing to retain the second place the country has maintained for over 30 years, due to China's rise.

Country-by-country contributions to the international body have been reviewed every three years, based on such data as gross national income.

For the three years from 2019, the United States will continue providing 22 pct, the upper limit, of the entire U.N. budget, followed by China, with 12.005 pct, and Japan, with 8.564 pct, according to the resolution.

Japan's contribution rate will drop from 9.680 pct for the previous three years while China's rate will rise from 7.921 pct.

The fact that China will replace Japan as the second largest U.N. contributor reflects Japan's declining economic strength and powerful growth of China, which has already become the second biggest economy in the world after the United States.

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