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A/RES/50/216


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29 February 1996ORIGINAL:
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Fiftieth session
Agenda item 116


                  RESOLUTION ADOPTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY

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


                50/216.  Questions relating to the proposed
                         programme budget for the biennium
                         1996-1997


      The General Assembly

                                       I

          United Nations Mission for the Verification of Human Rights
          and of Compliance with the Commitments of the Comprehensive
                    Agreement on Human Rights in Guatemala

      1.    Takes note of the report of the Secretary General  1/ and
the recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Administrative and
Budgetary Questions in its report;  2/

      2.    Approves the estimate of 7,124,800 United States dollars for
the United Nations Mission for the Verification of Human Rights and of
Compliance with the Commitments of the Comprehensive Agreement on
Human Rights in Guatemala for the period from 1 January to 31 March
1996, under section 3 (Peace-keeping operations and special missions)
of the proposed programme budget for the biennium 1996-1997;  3/

      3.    Authorizes the Secretary General to enter into commitments
in an amount not exceeding a monthly level of 2,329,700 dollars should
the mandate of the Mission be extended beyond 31 March 1996;


                                      II

           Revised estimates under section 1 (Overall policy-making,
          direction and coordination), section 32 (Staff assessment)
              and income section 1 (Income from staff assessment)

      1.    Takes note of the report of the Secretary-General on the
revised estimates under section 1 (Overall policy-making, direction
and coordination), section 32 (Staff assessment) and income section 1
(Income from staff assessment)  4/ of the proposed programme
budget for the biennium 1996-1997; 3/

      2.    Endorses the recommendation of the Advisory Committee on
Administrative and Budgetary Questions  5/ to approve a temporary
post at the Under-Secretary-General level, as requested by the
Secretary-General, and that such additional appropriation as might be
required should be reflected in the performance report for the
biennium 1996-1997;

                                      III

               Integrated Management Information System project:
               seventh progress report of the Secretary-General

      Takes note of the report of the Secretary-General  6/ and the
recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Administrative and
Budgetary Questions;  7/

                                      IV

          Conditions of service and compensation for officials other
           than Secretariat officials:  members of the International
                               Court of Justice

      1.    Takes note of the report of the Secretary-General;  8/

      2.    Approves the recommendation thereon of the Advisory
Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions in its report; 9/

      3.    Requests the Secretary-General to address the issues raised
by the Advisory Committee concerning the conditions of service of
members of the International Court of Justice in the context of the
next review, at the fifty-third session of the General Assembly;


                                       V

          Request for subvention to the United Nations Institute for
          Disarmament Research resulting from the recommendations of
            the Board of Trustees of the Institute contained in the
                        report of the Board  10/

      Approves the recommendation of a subvention of 220,000 dollars
from the regular budget of the United Nations for 1996, on the
understanding that no additional appropriation would be required under
section 2 (Political affairs) of the proposed programme budget for the
biennium 1996-1997; 3/

                                      VI

          Conditions of service and compensation for officials, other
           than Secretariat officials, serving the General Assembly:
             full-time members of the International Civil Service
           Commission and the Chairman of the Advisory Committee on
                    Administrative and Budgetary Questions

      1.    Takes note of the report of the Secretary-General; 11/

      2.    Requests the Advisory Committee on Administrative and
Budgetary Questions to report thereon to the General Assembly at the
first part of its resumed fiftieth session, in accordance with
established procedures;

                                      VII

                 Administrative expenses of the United Nations
                           Joint Staff Pension Fund

      Having considered the report of the Standing Committee of the
United Nations Joint Staff Pension Board for 1995 to the General
Assembly and to the member organizations of the United Nations Joint
Staff Pension Fund,  12/ and the related report of the Advisory
Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions,  13/

      1.    Concurs with the recommendations of the Advisory Committee
on Administrative and Budgetary Questions on the administrative
expenses of the United Nations Joint Staff Pension Fund;

      2.    Approves expenses, chargeable directly to the Fund,
totalling 40,208,300 dollars net for the biennium 1996-1997 and an
increase in expenses of 835,500 dollars net for the biennium
1994-1995, for the administration of the Fund;

      3.    Authorizes the United Nations Joint Staff Pension Board to
supplement the voluntary contributions to the Emergency Fund for the
biennium 1996-1997 by an amount not exceeding 200,000 dollars;

                                     VIII

                               Contingency fund

      Notes that a balance of 19,427,000 dollars remains in the
contingency fund;  14/

                                      IX

                     Unforeseen and extraordinary expenses

      Decides to consider the report of the Secretary-General 15/ 
at its resumed fiftieth session, and, pending a decision on the
Secretary-General's proposal, to authorize him to continue with the
current arrangements until a decision is taken on the basis of the
report of the Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary
Questions.


                                                    100th plenary meeting
                                                         23 December 1995


                                     Notes

1/   A/C.5/50/26.

2/   A/50/7/Add.9.

3/   Official Records of the General Assembly, Fiftieth Session,
Supplement No. 6 (A/50/6/Rev.1), vols. I and II.

4/   A/C.5/50/40.

5/   A/50/7/Add.10, para. 6.

6/   A/C.5/50/35.

7/   See A/C.5/50/SR.41.

8/   A/C.5/50/18.

9/   A/50/7/Add.11, para. 14.

10/  A/50/416, annex II, para. 48.

11/  A/C.5/50/12.

12/  A/50/312.

13/  A/50/7/Add.1.

14/  A/C.5/50/49, para. 3.

15/  A/C.5/50/30.

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