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A/RES/50/211 A


General Assembly

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16 February 1996

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Fiftieth session
Agenda item 135


           RESOLUTION ADOPTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY

        [on the report of the Fifth Committee (A/50/848)]


          50/211. Financing of the United Nations
                  Assistance Mission for Rwanda


                                   A


     The General Assembly,

     Having considered the report of the Secretary-General on the
financing of the United Nations Assistance Mission for Rwanda
 1/ and the related oral report of the Chairman of the
Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions,
 2/

     Recalling Security Council resolution 1029 (1995) of 12
December 1995, by which the Council adjusted and extended the
mandate of the Assistance Mission for a final period until 8
March 1996, as well as all previous Council resolutions on the
Assistance Mission,

     Recalling also its resolution 48/248 of 5 April 1994 on the
financing of the Assistance Mission and its subsequent
resolutions and decisions thereon, the latest of which was
resolution 49/20 B of 12 July 1995,

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

     1.   Takes note of the status of contributions to the United
Nations Assistance Mission for Rwanda as at 19 December 1995,
including the contributions outstanding in the amount of
74,322,512 United States dollars, representing 17 per cent of the
total assessed contributions from the inception of the Assistance
Mission to the period ending 8 December 1995, notes that some 22
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 payment of their assessed contributions to the
Assistance Mission promptly and in full;

     4.   Endorses, on an exceptional basis, in the absence of a
written report, the oral observations and recommendations
presented by the Chairman of the Advisory Committee on
Administrative and Budgetary Questions;

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

     6.   Decides to appropriate to the Special Account for the
United Nations Assistance Mission for Rwanda the amount of
32,324,500 dollars gross (31,828,900 dollars net) for the
operation of the Assistance Mission for the period from 1 January
to 8 March 1996;

     7.   Decides also, as an ad hoc arrangement, to apportion
the amount of 32,324,500 dollars gross (31,828,900 dollars net)
for the period from 1 January to 8 March 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 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
1996;

     8.   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 7 above, their respective share in the Tax
Equalization Fund of the estimated staff assessment income of
495,600 dollars for the period from 1 January to 8 March 1996,
inclusive;

     9.   Invites voluntary contributions to the Assistance
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;

     10.  Decides to keep the agenda item entitled "Financing of
the United Nations Assistance Mission for Rwanda" under review
during the fiftieth session.


                                            100th plenary meeting
                                                 23 December 1995


                              Notes

1/        A/50/712.

2/        See A/C.5/50/SR.43.

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