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A/RES/50/212 C


General Assembly

Distr. GENERAL  

15 July 1996

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Fiftieth session
Agenda item 136


           RESOLUTION ADOPTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY

     [on the report of the Fifth Committee (A/50/849/Add.2)]


          50/212. Financing of the International
                  Tribunal for the Prosecution of
                  Persons Responsible for Serious
                  Violations of International
                  Humanitarian Law Committed in the
                  Territory of the Former Yugoslavia
                  since 1991


                                C


     The General Assembly,

     Having considered the report of the Secretary-General on the
financing of the International Tribunal for the Prosecution of
Persons Responsible for Serious Violations of International
Humanitarian Law Committed in the Territory of the Former
Yugoslavia since 1991,  1/

     Recalling its resolution 50/212 A of 23 December 1995, by
which it appropriated to the Special Account for the
International Tribunal an amount of 8,619,500 United States
dollars gross (7,637,500 dollars net) for the period from
1 January to 31 March 1996, without prejudice to recommendations
the Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions
might make following its review of the full budget for 1996,

     Recalling also its resolution 50/212 B of 11 April 1996, by
which it authorized the Secretary-General to enter into
commitments for the continued operation of the International
Tribunal up to the amount of 8,619,500 dollars gross (7,637,500
dollars net) for the period from 1 April to 30 June 1996,

     Recalling further its resolution 49/242 B of 20 July 1995,

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

     2.   Decides to appropriate to the Special Account for the
International Tribunal for the Prosecution of Persons Responsible
for Serious Violations of International Humanitarian Law
Committed in the Territory of the Former Yugoslavia since 1991 a
total amount of 31,070,572 dollars gross (27,793,122 dollars net)
for the period from 1 April to 31 December 1996, inclusive of the
commitment authority authorized by the General Assembly in its
resolution 50/212 B, in addition to the amount of 8,619,500
dollars gross (7,637,500 dollars net) already appropriated for
the period from 1 January to 31 March 1996;

     3.   Decides also that the appropriation for 1996 under the
Special Account referred to in paragraph 2 above shall be
financed according to the methodology established by the General
Assembly in its resolution 49/242 B, as detailed in the annex to
the present resolution;

     4.   Decides further, as an ad hoc and exceptional
arrangement, that Member States shall waive their respective
shares in the remaining credits arising from previous budgets of
the United Nations Protection Force in an amount of 8,455,336
dollars gross (8,601,911 dollars net), to be transferred to the
Special Account for the International Tribunal from the Special
Account for the United Nations Protection Force established
pursuant to General Assembly resolution 46/233 of 19 March 1992;

     5.   Decides to apportion the amount of 8,455,336 dollars
gross (8,601,911 dollars net) among Member States in accordance
with the scale of assessments for the year 1996;

     6.   Decides also 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 5 above, their respective share in the Tax
Equalization Fund of the estimated staff assessment income of
146,575 dollars approved for the International Tribunal for 1996;

     7.   Requests the Secretary-General to report fully on both
the receipt and the application of extrabudgetary funds when
preparing future budget proposals for the International Tribunal
so as to ensure transparency with regard to the purpose and use
of such funds;

     8.   Also requests the Secretary-General to entrust the
Office of Internal Oversight Services to undertake, without
prejudice to its programme of work, an inspection of the
International Tribunal, with a view to identifying problems and
recommending measures to enhance the efficient utilization of
resources, and to report thereon to the General Assembly at its
fifty-first session;

     9.   Further requests the Secretary-General to submit the
budget for the International Tribunal for 1997 no later than
1 November 1996.


                                            120th plenary meeting
                                                      7 June 1996


                                   ANNEX

         Financing of the International Tribunal for the
     Prosecution of Persons Responsible for Serious Violations of
     International Humanitarian Law Committed in the Territory of
               the Former Yugoslavia since 1991


                                             Gross           Net
                                          (United States dollars)


Appropriations for April-December 1996   31 070 572    27 793 122

LESS:  Commitment authority (for     
       April-June 1996 already assessed) (8 619 500)  (7 637 500)

LESS:  1995 unencumbered balance         (5 540 400)  (2 951 800)

BALANCE:  April-December 1996
          (appropriation to be
          assessed for July-December)    16 910 672   17 203 822

          Of which:  United Nations
                   Protection Force a/    8 455 336    8 601 911
                   Assessed amounts b/    8 455 336    8 601 911

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     a/   Refers to the credits arising from previous budgets of
the United Nations Protection Force.

     b/   Refers to the contributions assessed on Member States
in accordance with the scale of assessments for the year 1996.



                              Notes

1/        A/C.5/50/41.

2/        A/50/925.

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