Haiti - UNTMIH

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S/1997/564/Add.128 July 1997



1. In paragraph 40 of my report to the Security Council dated 19 July 1997 (S/1997/564), I indicated that I would submit, as soon as possible, an addendum to the report which would contain a statement of the financial implications of the United Nations Transition Mission in Haiti (UNTMIH).

2. The estimated costs associated with the operation of UNTMIH for a period of four months, from 1 August to 30 November 1997, would amount to $10.1 million. This estimate provides for a strength of 50 military personnel and 250 civilian police.

3. A breakdown of the estimated financial requirements is provided by main categories of expenditure, for information purposes, in the annex to the present addendum. Should the Security Council decide to authorize the deployment and implementation of the United Nations Transition Mission in Haiti, it would be my recommendation to the General Assembly that the costs relating thereto should be considered an expense of the Organization to be borne by Member States in accordance with Article 17, paragraph 2, of the Charter of the United Nations and that the assessments to be levied on Member States be credited to a special account established for this purpose.

4. The operating costs of the United Nations Support Mission in Haiti (UNSMIH) from inception to 30 June 1997 amounted to $56.1 million. As at 15 July 1997, amounts totalling $51.5 million have been assessed on Member States for the period from 1 July 1996 to 31 May 1997. Unpaid assessed contributions to the special account for UNSMIH for the same period amounted to $19.2 million. The total outstanding assessed contributions for all peacekeeping operations amounted to $1.6 billion.


Estimated cost of the United Nations Transition Mission in Haiti
for the period from 1 August to 30 November 1997
(Thousands of United States dollars)
1.Military personnel800
2.Civilian personnel6 600
3.Premises/accommodation 220
4.Infrastructure repairs -
5.Transport operations 300
6.Air operations 810
7.Naval operations 20
8.Communications 120
9.Other equipment 120
10.Supplies and services 550
11.Election-related supplies and services -
12.Public information programmes 30
13.Training programmes -
14.Mine-clearing programmes -
15.Assistance for disarmament and demobilization -
16.Air and surface freight 80
17.United Nations Logistics Base at Brindisi -
18.Support account for peacekeeping operations -
19.Staff assessment 450
Total, lines 1-1910 100

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