United Nations


General Assembly

Distr. GENERAL  

19 March 1992


                                                 83rd plenary meeting
                                                 19 March 1992
            Financing of the United Nations Protection Force
      The General Assembly,
      Having considered the report of the Secretary-General on the financing
of the United Nations Protection Force and the related report of the Advisory
Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions,
      Bearing in mind Security Council resolutions 727 (1992) of 8 January
1992 and 740 (1992) of 7 February 1992, which endorsed the sending of a group
of military liaison officers to Yugoslavia to promote maintenance of the
      Bearing in mind also Security Council resolution 743 (1992) of 21
February 1992, by which the Council established the United Nations Protection
Force for an initial period of twelve months,
      Recognizing that the costs of the Force are expenses of the Organization
to be borne by Member States in accordance with Article 17, paragraph 2, of
the Charter of the United Nations,
      Recognizing also that, in order to meet the expenditures caused by the
Force, a different procedure is required from the one applied to meet
expenditures of the regular budget of the United Nations,
      Taking into account the fact that the economically more developed
countries are in a position to make relatively larger contributions and that
the economically less developed countries have a relatively limited capacity
to contribute towards such an operation,
      Bearing in mind the special responsibilities of the States permanent
members of the Security Council, as indicated in General Assembly resolution
1874 (S-IV) of 27 June 1963, in the financing of such operations,
      Mindful of the fact that it is essential to provide the Force with the
necessary financial resources to enable it to fulfil its responsibilities
under the relevant resolutions of the Security Council,
      1.    Concurs with the observations and recommendations contained in the
report of the Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions;
      2.    Urges all Member States to make every possible effort to ensure
payment of their assessed contributions to the United Nations Protection Force
in full and on time;
      3.    Decides at this stage to appropriate, in accordance with the
recommendation contained in paragraph 30 of the report of the Advisory
Committee, an amount of 251.5 million United States dollars gross (250 million
dollars net), inclusive of the amount of 10 million dollars authorized with
the concurrence of the Advisory Committee under the terms of General Assembly
resolution 46/187 of 20 December 1991, for the expenses of the Force, and
requests the Secretary-General to establish a special account for the Force in
accordance with paragraph 15 of his report;
      4.    Decides also, as an ad hoc arrangement, to apportion the amounts
referred to in paragraph 3 above among Member States in accordance with the
composition of groups set out in paragraphs 3 and 4 of General Assembly
resolution 43/232 of 1 March 1989, as adjusted by the Assembly in its
resolutions 44/192 B of 21 December 1989, 45/269 of 27 August 1991 and 46/198
A of 20 December 1991, and taking into account the scale of assessments for
the years 1992, 1993 and 1994;
      5.    Decides further that, in accordance with the provisions of its
resolution 973 (X) of 15 December 1955, there shall be set off against the
apportionment among Member States, as provided for in paragraph 4 above, their
respective share in the Tax Equalization Fund of the estimated staff
assessment income of 1,5 million dollars approved for the Force;
      6.    Decides to consider the contributions of Armenia, Azerbaijan,
Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, the Republic of Moldova, San Marino, Tajikistan,
Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan to the Force in accordance with the rates of
assessment to be adopted by the General Assembly for these Member States at
its forty-seventh session;
      7.    Invites the new Member States listed in paragraph 6 above to make
advance payments against their assessed contributions, to be determined;
      8.    Invites voluntary contributions to the Force in cash and in the
form of services and supplies acceptable to the Secretary-General, to be
administered, as appropriate, in accordance with the procedure established by
the General Assembly in its resolution 44/192A of 21 December 1989;
      9.    Requests the Secretary-General to take all necessary action to
ensure that the Force is administered with a maximum of efficiency and
     10.    Decides to include in the provisional agenda of its forty-seventh
session the item entitled "Financing of the United Nations Protection Force".
     11.    Requests the Secretary-General to submit to the General Assembly
by the start of its forty-seventh session a report on such additional
requirements as may be necessary and to include in the report detailed and
up-to-date information on the performance of the Force.