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A/RES/50/224


General Assembly

Distr. GENERAL  

10 May 1996

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Fiftieth session
Agenda item 138 (b)


                  RESOLUTION ADOPTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY

            [on the report of the Fifth Committee (A/50/851/Add.1)]


               50/224.  Relocation of Ukraine to the group of
                        Member States set out in paragraph 3 (c)
                        of General Assembly resolution 43/232


      The General Assembly,

      Recalling its resolution 3101 (XXVIII) of 11 December 1973 and
its subsequent resolutions relating to the composition of the existing
groups for the apportionment of the expenses of peace-keeping
operations, the latest of which are resolution 49/249 A of 20 July
1995 and resolution 49/249 B of 14 September 1995,

      Having considered the request of Ukraine for reclassification
from group B to group C,

      1.    Welcomes with great satisfaction the voluntary decision made
by the Government of Greece to reclassify Greece from group C to group B;

      2.    Decides, as an ad hoc arrangement:

      (a)   To note the voluntary decision made by the Government of
Greece and to place Greece among the Member States referred to in
paragraph 3 (b) of resolution 43/232 of 1 March 1989 and, in
accordance with that decision, to apportion its share of the costs of
peace-keeping operations financed through assessed contributions on
the basis of the proportions determined by the scale of assessments in
the following manner: 35 per cent beginning 1 July 1996, 55 per cent
in 1997, 75 per cent in 1998, 95 per cent in 1999 and 100 per cent in
2000 and subsequent years;

      (b)   To begin the transition of Ukraine to the group of Member
States referred to in paragraph 3 (c) of resolution 43/232 on the
understanding that the reduction in the United States dollar amounts
to be assessed on Ukraine beginning 1 July 1996 shall be equal to the
additional United States dollar amounts assessed on Greece in
accordance with paragraph 2 (a) above, on the basis that this decision
will be adjusted as appropriate to conform with any future relevant
decisions adopted by the General Assembly;

      3.    Stresses that paragraph 2 above does not result in any
change in the assessments for financing peace-keeping operations of
other Member States;

      4.    Notes the intention as stated by Ukraine on 29 March 1996 in
the Fifth Committee concerning the settlement of its arrears;  1/ 

      5.    Decides to include in the provisional agenda of its
fifty-first session the item entitled "Relocation of Ukraine to the
group of Member States set out in paragraph 3 (c) of General Assembly
resolution 43/232".

                                                    104th plenary meeting
                                                            11 April 1996


                                 Note

1/   See A/C.5/50/SR.51.

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