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A/RES/50/232


General Assembly

Distr. GENERAL  

22 July 1996

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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/Add.3)]


               50/232.  Conference servicing of the Conference
                        of the Parties to the United Nations
                        Framework Convention on Climate Change


      The General Assembly,

      Having considered the report of the Secretary-General on the
conference servicing of the Conference of the Parties to the United
Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change  1/ and the
recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Administrative and
Budgetary Questions thereon,  2/

      Recalling that, in its resolution 50/115 of 20 December 1995, it
decided to include in the calendar of conferences and meetings for the
biennium 1996-1997 the sessions of the Conference of the Parties and
its subsidiary bodies envisaged for that biennium, entailing twelve
weeks of conference-servicing facilities,

      Recalling also that the Fifth Committee informed the General
Assembly in that connection that the actual amount required under
section 26E (Conference services) of the proposed programme budget for
the biennium 1996-1997, including the need for additional
appropriation, would be considered by the Assembly at its resumed
session in 1996,  3/

      Recalling further that, in its resolution 50/214 of
23 December 1995, it had already requested the Secretary-General to
make economies in an amount of 103,991,200 United States dollars and
also requested him to implement fully all mandated programmes and
activities,

      Reaffirming the budgetary process adopted in its resolution
41/213 of 19 December 1986 and subsequent relevant resolutions,

      1.    Authorizes the Secretary-General to enter into commitments
up to an amount of 5,517,000 dollars from section 26 (Administration
and management) of the programme budget for the biennium 1996-1997 for
the provision of conference servicing to the Conference of the Parties
to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and its
subsidiary bodies;

      2.    Requests the Secretary-General, subject to the full
implementation of all mandated programmes and activities as required
by its resolution 50/214, to submit a report to the General Assembly
no later than 1 September 1996 containing proposals on possible means
of absorption in the programme budget for the biennium 1996-1997;

      3.    Decides to revert to the issue of appropriations in the
context of the first performance report.

                                                         120th plenary meeting
                                                                   7 June 1996


                                     Notes

1/   A/C.5/50/58.

2/   A/50/7/Add.15.

3/   A/50/823, para. 3.

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