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A/RES/50/215


General Assembly

Distr. GENERAL  

9 February 1996

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Fiftieth session
Agenda item 116


                  RESOLUTIONS ADOPTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY

               [on the report of the Fifth Committee (A/50/842)]


              50/215.  Programme budget for the biennium 1996-1997

                                       A

               BUDGET APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE BIENNIUM 1996-1997


      The General Assembly

      Resolves that for the biennium 1996-1997:

      1.    Appropriations totalling 2,608,274,000 United States dollars
are hereby approved for the following purposes:


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             Section                                              US dollars
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PART I. Overall policy-making, direction and coordination

1. Overall policy-making, direction and coordination . . . . . .  40 348 200
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          TOTAL, PART I. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  40 348 200


PART II. Political affairs

2. Political affairs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  60 989 500
3. Peace-keeping operations and special missions . . . . . . . . 102 868 200
4. Outer space affairs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4 705 500
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          TOTAL, PART II . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 168 563 200


PART III. International justice and law

5. International Court of Justice  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  21 339 600
6. Legal activities. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  31 605 400
                                                                  ----------
          TOTAL, PART III. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  52 945 000


PART IV. International cooperation for development

7A. Department for Policy Coordination and Sustainable 
    Development. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  44 318 700
7B. Africa: critical economic situation, recovery and 
    development  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4 305 100
8.  Department for Economic and Social Information and 
    Policy Analysis. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  48 612 100
9.  Department for Development Support and Management Services .  26 556 000
10A.United Nations Conference on Trade and Development . . . . . 121 925 300
10B.International Trade Centre UNCTAD/GATT . . . . . . . . . . .  21 642 000
11. United Nations Environment Programme . . . . . . . . . . . .   9 512 200
12. United Nations Centre for Human Settlements (Habitat). . . .  13 059 600
13. Crime control. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5 254 600
14. International drug control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  17 344 100
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          TOTAL, PART IV . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 312 529 700


PART V. Regional cooperation for development

15. Economic Commission for Africa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  87 845 600
16. Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific. . .  66 379 300
17. Economic Commission for Europe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  52 883 100
18. Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean. . .  88 327 200
19. Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia. . . . . . .  37 791 200
20. Regular programme of technical cooperation . . . . . . . . .  44 814 700
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          TOTAL, PART V. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 378 041 100


PART VI. Human rights and humanitarian affairs

21. Human rights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  52 987 600
22. Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.  54 318 500
23. United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine 
    Refugees in the Near East. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  22 643 000
24. Department of Humanitarian Affairs . . . . . . . . . . . . .  21 039 300
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          TOTAL, PART VI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150 988 400


PART VII. Public information

25. Public information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137 658 000
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          TOTAL, PART VII. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137 658 000


PART VIII. Common support services

26. Administration and management  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 960 885 100
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          TOTAL, PART VIII . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 960 885 100


PART IX. Jointly financed administrative activities and special
         expenses

27. Jointly financed administrative activities . . . . . . . . .  28 915 000
28. Special expenses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  41 701 700
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          TOTAL, PART IX . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  70 616 700


PART X. Internal Oversight Services

29. Office of Internal Oversight Services. . . . . . . . . . . .  15 716 500
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          TOTAL, PART X. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  15 716 500


PART XI. Capital expenditures

30. Technological innovations. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  21 999 600
31. Construction, alteration, improvement and major maintenance.  31 585 400
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          TOTAL, PART XI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  53 585 000


PART XII. Staff assessment

32. Staff assessment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 369 080 100
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          TOTAL, PART XII. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 369 080 100


PART XIII. International Seabed Authority

33. International Seabed Authority . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   1 308 200
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         TOTAL, PART XIII. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   1 308 200
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         TOTAL, EXPENDITURE SECTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 712 265 200

Less:  anticipated reductions to be confirmed by the 
       General Assembly. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  (103 991 200)
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                                       GRAND TOTAL . . . . . . 2 608 274 000
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     2.  The Secretary-General shall be authorized to transfer credits
between sections of the budget, with the concurrence of the Advisory
Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions;

     3.  The total net provision made under the various sections of
the budget for contractual printing shall be administered as a unit
under the direction of the United Nations Publications Board;

     4.  In addition to the appropriations approved under paragraph 1
above, an amount of 51,000 dollars is appropriated for each year of
the biennium 1996-1997 from the accumulated income of the Library
Endowment Fund for the purchase of books, periodicals, maps and
library equipment and for such other expenses of the Library at the
Palais des Nations as are in accordance with the objects and
provisions of the endowment.

                                                         100th plenary meeting
                                                              23 December 1995

                                       B

                  INCOME ESTIMATES FOR THE BIENNIUM 1996-1997

     The General Assembly

     Resolves that for the biennium 1996-1997:

     1.  Estimates of income other than assessments on Member States
totalling 471,401,700 United States dollars are approved as follows:


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Income section                                           US dollars
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1. Income from staff assessment . . . . . . . . . . . . 384 306 000
2. General income . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  86 209 200
3. Services to the public . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .     886 500
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          TOTAL, INCOME SECTIONS. . . . . . . . . . . . 471 401 700
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     2.  The income from staff assessment shall be credited to the Tax
Equalization Fund in accordance with the provisions of General
Assembly resolution 973 (X) of 15 December 1955;

     3.  Direct expenses of the United Nations Postal Administration,
services to visitors, catering and related services, garage
operations, television services and the sale of publications, not
provided for under the budget appropriations, shall be charged against
the income derived from those activities.

                                                         100th plenary meeting
                                                              23 December 1995


                                       C

                 FINANCING OF APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE YEAR 1996


     The General Assembly

     Resolves that for the year 1996:

     1.  Budget appropriations consisting of 1,304,137,000 United
States dollars, being half of the appropriations of 2,608,274,000
dollars approved for the biennium 1996-1997 by the General Assembly
under paragraph 1 of resolution A above, and 24,160,900 dollars, being
the increase in revised appropriations for 1994-1995 approved by the
Assembly in its resolution 50/205 A of 23 December 1995, shall be
financed in accordance with regulations 5.1 and 5.2 of the Financial
Regulations of the United Nations as follows:

     (a) 43,547,850 dollars, being the net of half of the estimated
income other than staff assessment approved for the biennium 1996-1997
under resolution B above, less 946,800 dollars, being the decrease in
income other than staff assessment for 1994-1995; 

     (b) 1,285,696,850 dollars, being the assessment on Member States
in accordance with General Assembly resolution 49/19 B of 23 December
1994 on the scale of assessments for the years 1996 and 1997;

     2.  There shall be set off against the assessments on Member
States, in accordance with the provisions of General Assembly
resolution 973 (X) of 15 December 1955, their respective share in the
Tax Equalization Fund in the total amount of 197,885,900 dollars,
consisting of:

     (a) 192,153,000 dollars, being half of the estimated staff
assessment income approved for the biennium 1996-1997 under resolution B
above;

     (b) Plus 5,732,900 dollars, being the increase in the income from
staff assessment for the biennium 1994-1995 approved by the Assembly
in its resolution 50/205 B.

                                                         100th plenary meeting
                                                              23 December 1995

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