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25 July 2000   

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Secretary-General approves distribution plan for phase VIII

On 25 July 2000, the Secretary-General wrote to the President of the Security Council, Ambassador Mignonette Patricia Durant (Jamaica), advising that he has approved, the distribution plan for phase VIII, submitted by the Government of Iraq, on the understanding that its implementation would be governed by resolutions 986 (1995), 1284 (1999) and 1302 (2000) and the Memorandum of Understanding concluded on 20 May 1996 between the United Nations and the Government of Iraq.

The total allocation for the humanitarian programme is $7.131 billion, with $1.216 billion earmarked for food.  The other main allocations are $757 million for housing; $752 million for electricity and $600 million for oil spare parts. The target set for the food basket is, for the first time, 2,472 kilocalories per person per day, as recommended by  the Secretary-General in his supplementary report of February 1998 to the Security Council (S/1998/90)


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