United Nations


General Assembly

Distr. GENERAL  

10 May 1996


Fiftieth session
Agenda item 138 (a)


            [on the report of the Fifth Committee (A/50/850/Add.2)]

             50/221.  Support account for peace-keeping operations

      The General Assembly,

      Recalling its resolutions 45/258 of 3 May 1991, 47/218 A of
23 December 1992, 48/226 A of 23 December 1993, 48/226 B of 5 April
1994, 48/226 C of 29 July 1994 and 49/250 of 20 July 1995 and its
decisions 48/489 of 8 July 1994, 49/469 of 23 December 1994 and 50/473
of 23 December 1995,

      Having considered the report of the Board of Auditors on the
audit of the support account for peace-keeping operations for the
period ended 30 September 1995,  1/ the report of the Secretary-
General on the support account  2/ and the related report of the
Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions,  3/
and the views expressed by Member States in the Fifth Committee, 4/

      Reaffirming the need to continue to improve the administrative
and financial management of peace-keeping operations,

      1.    Takes note with appreciation of the report submitted by the  
Board of Auditors on its audit of the support account for peace-keeping
operations; 1/

      2.    Also takes note of the observations and recommendations
contained in the report of the Advisory Committee on Administrative
and Budgetary Questions, 3/ subject to the provisions of the present

      3.    Decides, pending its consideration of the report of the
Secretary-General 2/ at the second part of its resumed fiftieth
session, in May 1996:

      (a)   To authorize the extension until 30 June 1996 of the 61
temporary posts previously authorized in paragraph 12 of its
resolution 49/250;

      (b)   To authorize the amounts of 50,000 United States dollars for
general temporary assistance, 40,000 dollars for overtime, 60,000
dollars for travel, 189,500 dollars for training and 660,100 dollars
for common services, until 30 June 1996, to be financed on the basis
of the current funding methodology and formula;

      4.    Also decides to revert to the proposals of the Secretary-
General for the support account for the period from 1 July 1996 to 30
June 1997 at the second part of its resumed session, in May 1996;

      5.    Requests the Secretary-General in this regard to address the
issues contained in the report of the Advisory Committee; 3/ 

      6.    Also requests the Secretary-General to ensure that all
submissions relating to the backstopping at Headquarters of peace-
keeping operations are presented in the context of the report on the
support account;

      7.    Recognizes the temporary nature of support account posts and
decides in this regard that measures introduced by the Secretary-
General in connection with the regular budget shall not be extended to
those posts;

      8.    Requests the Board of Auditors to keep under review the
issue of the role and use of extrabudgetary resources, including the
use of personnel loaned by departments and offices at Headquarters
supporting peace-keeping operations, and to report to the General
Assembly thereon as appropriate;

      9.    Requests the Secretary-General to present in each report on
the support account information on the use of trust funds, including
the scope of activities financed by them;  

      10.   Also requests the Secretary-General to keep Member States
informed on the establishment of trust funds as well as on the
possibilities for their use.

                                                    104th plenary meeting
                                                            11 April 1996


1/   A/50/874 and Corr.1.

2/   A/50/876.

3/   A/50/897.

4/   See A/C.5/50/SR. 49, 50 and 55.

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