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A/RES/50/209 B


General Assembly

Distr. GENERAL  

15 July 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/Add.1)]


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


                               B


     The General Assembly,

     Having considered the report 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 resolutions 626 (1988) of
20 December 1988, by which the Council established the United
Nations Angola Verification Mission, 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), 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
its subsequent resolutions, the latest of which was resolution
1055 (1996) of 8 May 1996, by which the Council extended the
mandate of the Verification Mission until 11 July 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 50/209 A of 23 December 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 that
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 21 May 1996, including
the contributions outstanding in the amount of 52,802,286 United
States dollars, representing 10 per cent of the total assessed
contributions from the inception of the Verification Mission to
the period ending 30 April 1996, notes that some 16 per cent of
the Member States have paid their assessed contributions in full,
and urges all other Member States concerned, in particular 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, in particular as regards the
reimbursement of troop contributors, which bear burdens owing to
overdue payments by Member States of their assessments;

     3.   Expresses its appreciation to those Member States which
have paid their assessed contributions in full;

     4.   Urges all other Member States to make every possible
effort to ensure payment of their assessed contributions to the
Verification Mission in full and on time;

     5.   Endorses the observations and recommendations contained
in the report of the Advisory Committee on Administrative and
Budgetary Questions, 2/ subject to the provisions of the present
resolution;

     6.   Decides that, when election activities resume, eleven
posts that have been transferred from election-related activities
to administrative and support functions will be returned to
election-related activities;

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

     8.   Decides to appropriate to the Special Account for the
United Nations Angola Verification Mission the amount of
65,912,903 dollars gross (63,067,742 dollars net) already
authorized and assessed under the terms of General Assembly
resolution 49/227 B of 20 July 1995 for the period from 9 August
to 31 December 1995;

     9.   Decides also to appropriate the amount of 84,687,300
dollars gross (83,190,300 dollars net) already authorized under
the terms of General Assembly resolution 50/209 A for the period
from 9 February to 8 May 1996;

     10.  Decides further, as an ad hoc arrangement, and taking
into account the amount of 76,218,600 dollars gross (74,871,300
dollars net) already apportioned under the terms of resolution
50/209 A, to apportion an additional amount of 8,468,700 dollars
gross (8,319,000 dollars net) for the period from 9 February to
8 May 1996 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, 47/218 A of
23 December 1992, 49/249 A of 20 July 1995, 49/249 B of
14 September 1995 and 50/224 of 11 April 1996 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
1996, as set out in its resolution 49/19 B of 23 December 1994
and its decision 50/471 A of 23 December 1995;

     11.  Decides 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 10 above, their respective share in the Tax
Equalization Fund of the additional estimated staff assessment
income of 149,700 dollars approved for the period from 9 February
to 8 May 1996;


     12.  Decides also to appropriate the amount of 47,988,900
dollars gross (47,140,600 dollars net) for the maintenance of the
Verification Mission for the period from 9 May to 30 June 1996
already authorized under the terms of General Assembly resolution
50/209 A;

     13.  Decides further, as an ad hoc arrangement, to apportion
the amount of 47,988,900 dollars gross (47,140,600 dollars net)
for the period from 9 May to 30 June 1996 among Member States in
accordance with the scheme set out in the present resolution;

     14.  Decides 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 13 above, their respective share in the Tax
Equalization Fund of the estimated staff assessment income of
848,300 dollars approved for the period from 9 May to
30 June 1996;

     15.  Takes note of the Secretary-General's cost estimate in
the amount of 335,140,000 dollars gross (328,230,000 dollars net)
for the maintenance of the Verification Mission for the period
from 1 July 1996 to 30 June 1997;

     16.  Decides to appropriate the amount of 169,118,500
dollars gross (165,984,100 dollars net) for the maintenance of
the Verification Mission for the period from 1 July to
31 December 1996, inclusive of the amount of 4,048,500 dollars
for the support account for peace-keeping operations and, subject
to the concurrence of the Advisory Committee on Administrative
and Budgetary Questions, an additional amount of 1 million
dollars for administrative and logistic support services,
including contract supervision, to be assessed on Member States
at a monthly rate of 28,186,410 dollars gross (27,664,010 dollars
net), in accordance with the scheme set out in the present
resolution, subject to the decision by the Security Council to
extend the mandate of the Verification Mission beyond
11 July 1996;

     17.  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 16 above, their respective share in the Tax
Equalization Fund of the estimated staff assessment income of
3,134,400 dollars approved for the period from 1 July to
31 December 1996;

     18.  Requests the Secretary-General to submit the
performance reports for the Verification Mission and to provide
updated cost estimates for the period from 1 January to
30 June 1997, as appropriate, no later than 1 November 1996,
including information on administrative and logistic support
services as well as contract supervision;

     19.  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
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;

     20.  Decides to include in the provisional agenda of its
fifty-first session the item entitled "Financing of the United
Nations Angola Verification Mission".


                                            120th plenary meeting
                                                      7 June 1996


                              Notes

1/        A/50/651/Add.3.

2/        A/50/814/Add.1 and Corr.1.

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