United Nations

A/S-19/20


General Assembly

 Distr. GENERAL
23 June 1997
ORIGINAL: ENGLISH


               SCALE OF ASSESSMENTS FOR THE APPORTIONMENT OF THE
                        EXPENSES OF THE UNITED NATIONS

             Letter dated 23 June 1997 from the Secretary-General
                   to the President of the General Assembly


     At present, 16 Member States are in arrears under the terms of
Article 19 of the Charter, which states as follows:

         "A Member of the United Nations which is in arrears in the
     payment of its financial contributions to the Organization shall
     have no vote in the General Assembly if the amount of its arrears
     equals or exceeds the amount of the contributions due from it for
     the preceding two full years.  The General Assembly may,
     nevertheless, permit such a Member to vote if it is satisfied that
     the failure to pay is due to conditions beyond the control of the
     Member."

     The minimum payments necessary to reduce the amounts owed by those
Member States on their contributions so that they remain below the
gross amount owed for the preceding two full years (1995-1996) are the
following:


                                                      United States
                                                         dollars    

     Bosnia and Herzegovina                              691 388.00
     Central African Republic                            360 855.00
     Chad                                                128 255.00
     Congo                                               154 811.00
     Dominica                                            128 255.00
     Equatorial Guinea                                    62 055.00
     Gambia                                              128 255.00
     Grenada                                             127 855.00
     Iraq                                              4 697 951.00
     Kyrgyzstan                                          975 202.00
     Republic of Moldova                               1 779 599.00
     Sao Tome and Principe                               128 255.00
     Seychelles                                              888.40
     Somalia                                             529 655.00
     Togo                                                 26 655.00
     Yugoslavia                                       10 877 496.00


                                              (Signed)  Kofi ANNAN
                                                     Secretary-General

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