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A/RES/47/209


General Assembly

Distr. GENERAL  

22 December 1992

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                                                  A/RES/47/209
                                               A: 93rd plenary meeting
                                                  22 December 1992
                                               B: 110th plenary meeting
                                                  14 September 1993
 
    Financing of the United Nations Transitional Authority in Cambodia
 
                                   A
 
      The General Assembly,
 
      Recalling its resolutions 46/18 of 20 November 1991, 46/198 A of 20
December 1991, 46/198 B and 46/222 A of 14 February 1992 and 46/222 B of 22
May 1992,
 
      Bearing in mind Security Council resolution 717 (1991) of 16 October
1991, by which the Council established the United Nations Advance Mission in
Cambodia, and Council resolution 728 (1992) of 8 January 1992, by which the
Council approved the proposal of the Secretary-General to expand the mandate
of the Advance Mission, especially with regard to the provision of assistance
in mine clearing by Cambodians,
 
      Bearing in mind also Security Council resolution 718 (1991) of 31
October 1991, by which the Council expressed its full support for the
agreements on a comprehensive political settlement of the Cambodia conflict
(Paris agreements), signed in Paris on 23 October 1991, and Council resolution
745 (1992) of 28 February 1992, by which the Council established the United
Nations Transitional Authority in Cambodia, in accordance with the report of
the Secretary-General of 19 February 1992, for a period not to exceed eighteen
months,
 
      Taking note of Security Council resolution 766 (1992) of 21 July 1992,
by which the Council approved the efforts of the Secretary-General and his
Special Representative to continue to implement the Paris agreements despite
the difficulties,
 
      Taking note also of Security Council resolutions 783 (1992) of 13
October 1992 and 792 (1992) of 30 November 1992, by which the Council
confirmed that the electoral process should be carried out in accordance with
the timetable laid down in the implementation plan and thus that the election
for a constituent assembly would be held no later than May 1993,
 
      Taking further note of Security Council resolution 792 (1992), by which
the Council requested the Secretary-General to submit any recommendations for
the holding of a presidential election to the Council for decision,
 
      Having considered the report of the Secretary-General on the financing
of the United Nations Transitional Authority in Cambodia and the related
report of the Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions,
 
      Noting that the revised budgetary estimates for the Advance Mission and
for the Transitional Authority as contained in the report of the
Secretary-General amount to 1,603,018,000 United States dollars gross
(1,578,847,500 dollars net) for the period from 1 November 1991 to 31 July
1993, a reduction of 118,578,700 dollars gross (120,665,100 dollars net) from
the initial cost estimates contained in the previous report of the
Secretary-General,
 
      Noting also that the duration of the mandate of the Advance Mission
extended from the signature of the Paris agreements until the establishment of
the Transitional Authority by the Security Council, at which time the Advance
Mission was absorbed into the Transitional Authority,
 
      Recognizing that the costs of the Advance Mission and of the
Transitional Authority 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
Advance Mission and the Transitional Authority, 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 operations,
 
      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 Transitional
Authority with the necessary financial resources to enable it to fulfil its
responsibilities under the relevant resolutions of the Security Council,
 
      Noting with appreciation that voluntary contributions have been made to
the Advance Mission and the Transitional Authority by certain Governments,
 
      1.    Endorses the observations and recommendations made by the Advisory
Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions in its report;
 
      2.    Urges all Member States to make every possible effort to ensure
payment of their assessed contributions to the United Nations Advance Mission
in Cambodia and the United Nations Transitional Authority in Cambodia in full
and on time;
 
      3.    Decides, at this stage, to appropriate, in accordance with the
recommendation contained in paragraph 62 of the report of the Advisory
Committee, an amount of 483,961,200 dollars gross (470,808,500 dollars net)
for the continued operation of the Transitional Authority for the period from
1 November 1992 to 30 April 1993, in addition to the amount of 839,576,200
dollars gross (833,171,300 dollars net) already appropriated for the Advance
Mission and the Transitional Authority;
 
      4.    Decides also, as an ad hoc arrangement, to apportion the amount of
483,961,200 dollars gross (470,808,500 dollars net) 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, 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 13,152,700 dollars approved for the Transitional
Authority;
 
      6.    Decides that the unencumbered balance of 162,345,800 dollars gross
(160,941,000 dollars net) in respect of the period from 1 November 1991 to 31
October 1992 shall be set off against the apportionment among Member States as
provided for in paragraph 4 above;
 
      7.    Authorizes the Secretary-General to enter into commitments for the
operation of the Transitional Authority at a rate not to exceed 241,841,300
dollars gross (235,823,600 dollars net) for the period from 1 May to 31 July
1993, subject to obtaining the prior concurrence of the Advisory Committee,
the said amount to be apportioned among Member States in accordance with the
scheme set out in the present resolution;
 
      8.    Decides to consider the contributions of Armenia, Azerbaijan,
Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, the Republic
of Moldova, San Marino, Slovenia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan to
the Transitional Authority in accordance with the rates of assessment to be
adopted by the General Assembly for these Member States at its forty-seventh
session; 
 
      9.    Invites the new Member States listed in paragraph 8 above to make
advance payments against their assessed contributions, to be determined;
 
     10.    Invites voluntary contributions to the Transitional Authority 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 resolutions 43/230 of 21
December 1988, 44/192 A of 21 December 1989 and 45/258 of 3 May 1991;
 
     11.    Requests the Secretary-General to take all necessary action  to
ensure that the Transitional Authority is administered with a maximum of
efficiency and economy;
 
     12.    Also requests the Secretary-General to submit to the General
Assembly at its forty-eighth session a detailed performance report on the
budget of the Transitional Authority, including the planned disposal of the
assets of the operation;
 
     13.    Decides to include in the provisional agenda of its forty-e ighth
session the item entitled "Financing of the United Nations Transitional
Authority in Cambodia".
 
                                  B
 
        The General Assembly,
 
        Having considered the report of the Secretary-General on the financing
of the United Nations Transitional Authority in Cambodia 2/ and the related
report of the Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions,
 
        Bearing in mind Security Council resolutions 717 (1991) of 16 October
1991, 718 (1991) of 31 October 1991, 728 (1992) of 8 January 1992, 745 (1992)
of 28 February 1992, 766 (1992) of 21 July 1992, 783 (1992) of 13 October
1992, 792 (1992) of 30 November 1992, 810 (1993) of 8 March 1993, 826 (1993)
of 20 May 1993, 835 (1993) of 2 June 1993 and 840 (1993) of 15 June 1993,
 
        Reaffirming that the costs of the United Nations Advance Mission in
Cambodia and the United Nations Transitional Authority in Cambodia 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,
 
        Recalling its previous decision regarding the fact that, in order to
meet the expenditures caused by the Advance Mission and the Transitional
Authority, 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 operations,
 
        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,
 
        Noting with appreciation that voluntary contributions have been made
to the Advance Mission and the Transitional Authority by certain Governments,
 
        Mindful of the fact that it is essential to provide the Transitional
Authority with the necessary financial resources to enable it to fulfil its
responsibilities under the relevant resolutions of the Security Council,
 
        Expressing concern about the financial situation of the Transitional
Authority, owing to overdue payments by Member States of their assessments,
particularly Member States in arrears,
 
        Expressing deep concern about the adverse effect that the
deteriorating financial situation has on reimbursement to troop contributors,
placing an additional burden on these countries,
 
        Noting that the amount referred to in section IV of the report of the
Secretary-General has been revised to 13 million United States dollars,
 
        1.   Endorses the observations and recommendations made by the
Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions in its report;
 
        2.   Urges all Member States to ensure payment of their assessed
contributions to the United Nations Advance Mission in Cambodia and the United
Nations Transitional Authority in Cambodia promptly and in full;
 
        3.   Requests the Secretary-General to explore all possibilities in
order to ensure prompt reimbursement to troop-contributing countries;
 
        4.   Decides, at this stage, to appropriate, in accordance with the
recommendation contained in paragraph 14 of the report of the Advisory
Committee, an amount of 85 million United States dollars net to meet the
additional requirements of the Transitional Authority for the period from 1
May to 31 July 1993 and for the continued operation of the Transitional
Authority f rom 1 August 1993 to the end of its mandate, in accordance with
Security Council resolution 860 ( 1993 ) of 27 August 1993, in addition to the
total amount of 1, 397 ,191, 600 dollars gross ( 1, 376, 845, 400 dollars net
) already appropriated for the Advance Mission and the Transitional Authority,
inclusive of the amount of 236 million dollars authorized and apportioned with
the prior concurrence of the Advisory Committee under the terms of paragraph 7
of General Assembly resolution 47/209 A of 22 December 1992 for the period
from 1 May to 31 July 1993;
 
        5.   Decides also, as an ad hoc arrangement, to apportion the amount
of 85 million dollars net, for the period from 1 May 1993 to the end of the
mandate of the Transitional Authority,in accordance with Security Council
resolution 860 (1993), 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, 46/198 A of 20 December 1991 and
47/218 A of 23 December 1992, and taking into account the scale of assessments
set out in Assembly resolution 46/221 A of 20 December 1991 and Assembly
decision 47/456 of 23 December 1992;
 
        6.   Decides further to establish the contributions of Andorra, the
Czech Republic, Eritrea, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Monaco and
Slovakia to the Transitional Authority in accordance with the rates of
assessment to be adopted by the General Assembly for these Member States no
later than at its forty-eighth session;
 
        7.   Invites the new Member States mentioned in paragraph 6 above to
make advance payments against their assessed contributions, to be determined;
 
        8.   Invites voluntary contributions to the Transitional Authority 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 resolutions 43/230 of 21 December
1988, 44/192 A of 21 December 1989 and 45/258 of 3 May 1991;
 
        9.   Requests the Secretary-General to submit to the General Assembly
at its forty-eighth session a detailed and up-to-date performance report on
the budget of the Advance Mission and the Transitional Authority for the
period from 1 November 1991 to the end of the mandate of the Transitional
Authority, in accordance with Security Council resolution 860 (1993);
 
        10.  Decides that the disposition of the property of the Transitional
Authority shall proceed on the basis of the principle that the equipment of
the Transitional Authority should, wherever possible and cost-effective, be
transferred to other missions, and, in this connection, endorses the
recommendation of the Advisory Committee with regard to the disposition of the
equipment, and requests the Secretary-General to proceed with the disposition
on this basis;
 
        11.  Requests the Secretary-General to submit a report early at the
forty-eighth session providing a detailed explanation for the donation of
certain assets to the Government of Cambodia along with the proposals for the
donation of any remaining assets which cannot be transferred to other
missions;
 
        12.  Decides, with regard to section IV of the report of the
Secretary-General, that the Secretary-General may use, on an extraordinary and
temporary basis, an amount from the existing reserves equivalent to the
pledges received and that repayment of any reserves so utilized shall be the
first charge on receipts from voluntary contributions, and requests the
Secretary-General to report to the General Assembly at its forty-eighth
session, through the Advisory Committee, on the financial situation with
regard to the joint interim administration referred to in section IV of his
report, including proposals on this matter;
 
        13.  Invites Member States and other States in a position to do so to
respond positively to the appeal of the Secretary-General for voluntary
contributions for financial assistance to the joint interim administration of
Cambodia;
 
        14.  Requests the Secretary-General to submit revised cost estimates
related to the liquidation of the Transitional Authority, scheduled to start
on 1 September 1993;
 
        15.  Authorizes the Secretary-General to enter into commitments of up
to 100 million dollars to meet the costs associated with the initial
liquidation of the Transitional Authority over the period from 1 September to
31 December 1993, subject to obtaining the prior concurrence of the Advisory
Committee, the said amount to be apportioned among Member States in accordance
with the scheme set out in the present resolution;
 
        16.  Requests the Advisory Committee to report to the General Assembly
at its forty-eighth session on action taken with regard to paragraph 15 above;
 
        17.  Requests the Secretary-General to take all necessary action to
ensure that the Transitional Authority is administered with a maximum of
efficiency and economy.