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A/RES/50/209 A


General Assembly

Distr. GENERAL  

16 February 1996

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Fiftieth session
Agenda item 123


           RESOLUTION ADOPTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY

        [on the report of the Fifth Committee (A/50/845)]


          50/209. Financing of the United Nations
                  Angola Verification Mission


                              A


     The General Assembly,

     Having considered the reports of the Secretary-General on
the financing of the United Nations Angola Verification Mission
 1/ and the related report of the Advisory Committee on
Administrative and Budgetary Questions,  2/

     Bearing in mind Security Council resolution 626 (1988) of 20
December 1988, by which the Council established the United
Nations Angola Verification Mission, resolution 696 (1991) of 30
May 1991, by which the Council decided to entrust a new mandate
to the United Nations Angola Verification Mission (thenceforth
called the United Nations Angola Verification Mission II), 
resolution 976 (1995) of 8 February 1995, by which the Council
authorized the establishment of a peace-keeping operation in
Angola (thenceforth called the United Nations Angola Verification
Mission III), and resolution 1008 (1995) of 7 August 1995, in
which the Council extended the mandate of the Verification
Mission until 8 February 1996,

     Recalling its resolution 43/231 of 16 February 1989 on the
financing of the Verification Mission, and its subsequent
resolutions and decisions thereon, the latest of which was
resolution 49/227 B of 20 July 1995,

     Reaffirming that the costs of the Verification Mission 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 also its previous decisions regarding the fact
that, in order to meet the expenditures caused by the
Verification Mission, 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
Verification Mission with the necessary financial resources to
enable it to fulfil its responsibilities under the relevant
resolutions of the Security Council,

     Concerned that the Secretary-General continues to face
difficulties in meeting the obligations of the Verification
Mission on a current basis, including reimbursement to current
and former troop-contributing States,

     1.   Takes note of the status of contributions to the United
Nations Angola Verification Mission as at 19 December 1995,
including the contributions outstanding in the amount of
38,878,476 United States dollars, representing 10 per cent of the
total assessed contributions from the inception of the
Verification Mission to the period ending 31 December 1995, notes
that some 21 per cent of the Member States have paid their
assessed contributions in full, and urges all other Member States
concerned, particularly those in arrears, to ensure the payment
of their outstanding assessed contributions;

     2.   Expresses concern about the financial situation with
regard to peace-keeping activities, particularly as regards the
reimbursement of troop contributors, notably those troop-
contributing Member States that have paid their assessed
contributions in full, which bear an additional burden owing to
overdue payments by Member States of their assessments;

     3.   Urges all Member States to make every possible effort
to ensure the payment of their assessed contributions to the
Verification Mission promptly and in full;

     4.   Endorses the observations and recommendations contained
in the report of the Advisory Committee on Administrative and
Budgetary Questions; 2/

     5.   Requests the Secretary-General to take all necessary
action to ensure that the Verification Mission is administered
with a maximum of efficiency and economy;

     6.   Decides to appropriate to the Special Account for the
United Nations Angola Verification Mission the additional amount
of 34,851,497 dollars gross (36,216,158 dollars net) for the
financing of the Verification Mission for the period from 9
February to 31 December 1995, in addition to the appropriation of
150,000,000 dollars gross (148,000,000 dollars net) and the
commitment authority of 65,912,903 dollars gross (63,067,742
dollars net) already apportioned under the terms of Assembly
resolution 49/227 B;

     7.   Decides also, as an ad hoc arrangement, and taking into
account the amounts already apportioned, as provided for in
paragraph 6 above, to apportion the additional amount of
34,851,497 dollars gross (36,216,158 dollars net) for the period
from 9 February to 31 December 1995 among Member States in
accordance with the composition of groups set out in paragraphs 3
and 4 of 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 its decisions 48/472 A of 23 December
1993 and 50/451 B of 23 December 1995, and taking into account
the scale of assessments for the year 1995;

     8.   Decides further that, in accordance with the provisions
of its resolution 973 (X) of 15 December 1955, the apportionment
among Member States, as provided for in paragraph 7 above, shall
take into consideration the decrease in their respective share in
the Tax Equalization Fund of the estimated staff assessment
income of 1,364,661 dollars approved for the Verification Mission
for the period from 9 February to 31 December 1995, inclusive;

     9.   Decides that, for Member States that have fulfilled
their financial obligations to the Mission, there shall be set
off against the apportionment, as provided for in paragraph 7
above, their respective share in the unencumbered balance of
537,900 dollars gross (502,400 dollars net) for the period from 1
October 1994 to 8 February 1995;

     10.  Decides also that, for Member States that have not
fulfilled their financial obligations to the Verification
Mission, their share of the unencumbered balance of 537,900
dollars gross (502,400 dollars net) for the period from 1 October
1994 to 8 February 1995 shall be set off against their
outstanding obligations;

     11.  Decides further to appropriate to the Special Account
the amount of 36,698,400 dollars gross (36,049,700 dollars net)
for the maintenance of the Verification Mission for the period
from 1 January to 8 February 1996;

     12.  Decides, as an ad hoc arrangement, to apportion the
amount of 36,698,400 dollars gross (36,049,700 dollars net) for
the period from 1 January to 8 February 1996 among Member States
in accordance with the composition of groups set out in
paragraphs 3 and 4 of Assembly resolution 43/232, as adjusted by
the Assembly in its resolutions 44/192 B, 45/269, 46/198 A and
47/218 A and its decisions 48/472 A and 50/451 B, and taking into
account the scale of assessments for the year 1996;

     13.  Decides also that, in accordance with the provisions of
its resolution 973 (X) there shall be set off against the
apportionment among Member States, as provided for in paragraph
12 above, their respective share in the Tax Equalization Fund of
the estimated staff assessment income of 648,700 dollars approved
for the Verification Mission for the period from 1 January to 8
February 1996, inclusive;

     14.  Authorizes the Secretary-General to enter into
commitments for the maintenance of the Verification Mission at a
rate not to exceed 28,229,100 dollars gross (27,730,100 dollars
net) per month until 30 June 1996 and to assess the amount of
76,218,600 dollars gross (74,871,300 dollars net) for the period
from 9 February to 30 April 1996 on Member States in accordance
with the scheme set out in the present resolution, subject to the
decision of the Security Council to extend the mandate of the
Verification Mission beyond 8 February 1996;

     15.  Notes with appreciation the voluntary contributions
made by Germany, South Africa, the United Kingdom of Great
Britain and Northern Ireland and the United States of America,
and invites voluntary contributions to the Verification Mission
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 Assembly in its
resolutions 43/230 of 21 December 1988, 44/192 A of 21 December
1989 and 45/258 of 3 May 1991;

     16.  Decides to keep the agenda item entitled "Financing of
the United Nations Angola Verification Mission" under review
during its fiftieth session.


                                            100th plenary meeting
                                                 23 December 1995


                              Notes

1/        A/50/651 and Add.1 and 2.

2/        A/50/814.

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