3.1 Resource Distribution: Regular vs Extrabudgetary Resources
Total UN System
The graph shows the distribution of RB and XB resources at the UN system level on a biennial basis for four biennia starting 2002-2003.
In the context of an increase of the overall financial resources made available to the UN system, the bulk of increase is attributable to progressive increase in XB resources while RB resources grew at a less rapid pace. Total resources of the UN system in the biennium 2002-2003 were USD 32.1 billion and USD 57.9 billion in the biennium 2008-2009.
XB resources grew from USD 20.7 billion in 2002-2003 to USD 40.1 billion in 2008-2009, almost doubling over the period of four biennia. Meanwhile, during the same period RB resources increased from USD 11.4 billion to USD 17.8 billion. RB resources grew at the average rate of 16.1% while XB resources grew at the average rate of 24.8%.