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A/RES/50/207 B


General Assembly

Distr. GENERAL  

10 May 1996ORIGINAL:
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Fiftieth session
Agenda item 120


                  RESOLUTION ADOPTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY

            [on the report of the Fifth Committee (A/50/843/Add.1)]


            50/207.     Scale of assessments for the
                        apportionment of the expenses of the
                        United Nations


                                      B


      The General Assembly,

      Recalling its resolution 50/207 A of 23 December 1995,

      Noting the number of requests by Member States to avoid the
application of Article 19 of the Charter of the United Nations,

      1.    Takes note of the report of the Committee on Contributions
on its special session held at Headquarters from 26 February to 1
March 1996;  1/

      2.    Decides that the failure of Liberia and Rwanda to pay the
minimum amount necessary to avoid the application of Article 19 of the
Charter of the United Nations is due to conditions beyond their
control and that, accordingly, they shall be permitted to vote through
the fifty-first session of the General Assembly and that any extension
shall be subject to review by the Committee on Contributions;

      3.    Welcomes the intention of Georgia to make within a few
months the minimum payment necessary to regain its right to vote and
to pay its debt completely within the next three years;

      4.    Decides, pending receipt of this minimum payment, to permit
Georgia to vote through the fiftieth session of the General Assembly;

      5.    Takes note of paragraph 40 of the report of the Committee on
Contributions 1/ and of the new information presented to the General
Assembly regarding the situation in Tajikistan, which was not
available to the Committee on Contributions at its special session;

      6.    Decides that the failure of Tajikistan to pay the minimum
amount necessary to avoid the application of Article 19 of the Charter
is due to conditions beyond its control and that, accordingly, it
shall be permitted to vote through the fifty-first session of the
General Assembly and that any extension shall be subject to review by
the Committee on Contributions;

      7.    Notes that the Committee on Contributions was unable to
consider the representation from Comoros during its special session;

      8.    Requests the Committee on Contributions to consider the
representation from Comoros at its fifty-sixth session and to report
thereon to the General Assembly;

      9.    Decides that, pending consideration of that report by the
General Assembly and as an exceptional measure, Comoros should be
permitted to vote through the fifty-first session of the Assembly;

      10.   Reaffirms the obligation of Member States under Article 17
of the Charter to bear the expenses of the Organization as apportioned
by the General Assembly;

      11.   Requests the Committee on Contributions to review the
procedural aspects of consideration of requests for exemption under
Article 19 of the Charter and to convey its observations thereon to
the General Assembly not later than the end of the fifty-first session
of the Assembly;

      12.   Requests the Secretary-General to ensure the earliest
possible notification of Member States liable to fall under the
provisions of Article 19 of the Charter in the following year;

      13.   Also requests the Secretary-General to inform the President
of the General Assembly of Member States subject to the provisions of
Article 19 of the Charter as soon as possible after 1 January of each
year, and also to ensure that a list of such Member States is made
available to Member States at least seven days in advance of the first
formal meeting of the General Assembly in each year.


                                                         104th plenary meeting
                                                                 11 April 1996


                                     Notes

1/    A/50/11/Add.1 and Corr.1.  

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