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A/RES/50/238


General Assembly

Distr. GENERAL  

  9 August 1996

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Fiftieth session
Agenda item 137


                  RESOLUTION ADOPTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY

            [on the report of the Fifth Committee (A/50/828/Add.1)]


            50/238.  Financing of the United Nations Mission
                     of Observers in Tajikistan


      The General Assembly,

      Having considered the report of the Secretary-General on the
financing of the United Nations Mission of Observers in Tajikistan 1/ 
and the related report of the Advisory Committee on Administrative and
Budgetary Questions,  2/

      Recalling Security Council resolutions 968 (1994) of
16 December 1994, by which the Council decided to establish the United
Nations Mission of Observers in Tajikistan, and 1030 (1995) of
14 December 1995, by which the Council decided to extend the mandate
of the Mission of Observers until 15 June 1996,

      Recalling also its resolution 49/240 of 31 March 1995 on the
financing of the Mission of Observers,

      Reaffirming that the costs of the Mission of Observers are
expenses of the Organization to be borne by Member States in
accordance with Article 17, paragraph 2, of the Charter of the United
Nations,

      Recalling further its previous decisions regarding the fact that,
in order to meet the expenditures caused by the Mission of Observers,
a different procedure is required from that applied to meet
expenditures of the regular budget of the United Nations,

      Taking into account the fact that the economically more developed
countries are in a position to make relatively larger contributions
and that the economically less developed countries have a relatively
limited capacity to contribute towards such an operation,

      Bearing in mind the special responsibilities of the States
permanent members of the Security Council, as indicated in General
Assembly resolution 1874 (S-IV) of 27 June 1963, in the financing of such
operations,

      Noting with appreciation that voluntary contributions have been
made to the Mission of Observers by certain Governments,

      Mindful of the fact that it is essential to provide the Mission
of Observers with the necessary financial resources to enable it to
fulfil its responsibilities under the relevant resolutions of the
Security Council,

      1.    Takes note of the status of contributions to the United
Nations Mission of Observers in Tajikistan as at 21 May 1996,
including the contributions outstanding in the amount of 788,296
United States dollars, representing 6 per cent of the total assessed
contributions from the inception of the Mission of Observers to the
period ending 15 June 1996, notes that some 26 per cent of Member
States have paid their assessed contributions in full, and urges all
other Member States concerned, in particular those in arrears, to
ensure the payment of their outstanding assessed contributions;

      2.    Expresses concern about the financial situation with regard
to peace-keeping activities, in particular as regards the
reimbursement of troop contributors, which bear burdens owing to
overdue payments by Member States of their assessments;

      3.    Expresses its appreciation to those Member States which have
paid their assessed contributions in full;

      4.    Urges all other Member States to make every possible effort
to ensure payment of their assessed contributions to the Mission of
Observers in full and on time;

      5.    Endorses the observations and recommendations contained in
the report of the Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary
Questions; 2/

      6.    Requests the Secretary-General to take all necessary action
to ensure that the Mission of Observers is administered with a maximum
of efficiency and economy;

      7.    Decides to appropriate to the Special Account for the United
Nations Mission of Observers in Tajikistan the amount of 7,478,900
dollars gross (6,971,600 dollars net) for the maintenance of the
Mission of Observers for the period from 1 July 1996 to 30 June 1997,
inclusive of the amount of 176,400 dollars for the support account for
peace-keeping operations, to be assessed on Member States at a monthly
rate of 623,242 dollars gross (580,967 dollars net), in accordance with the
composition of groups set out in paragraphs 3 and 4 of General Assembly
resolution 43/232 of 1 March 1989, as adjusted by the Assembly in its
resolutions 44/192 B of 21 December 1989, 45/269 of 27 August 1991, 46/198 A
of 20 December 1991, 47/218 A of 23 December 1992, 49/249 A of 20 July 1995,
49/249 B of 14 September 1995 and 50/224 of 11 April 1996 and its decisions
48/472 A of 23 December 1993 and 50/451 B of 23 December 1995, and
taking into account the scale of assessments for the years 1996 and
1997, as set out in its resolution 49/19 B of 23 December 1994 and its
decision 50/471 A of 23 December 1995, subject to the decision of the
Security Council to extend the mandate of the Mission beyond
15 June 1996;

      8.    Decides also that, in accordance with the provisions of its
resolution 973 (X) of 15 December 1955, there shall be set off against
the apportionment among Member States, as provided for in paragraph 7
above, their respective share in the Tax Equalization Fund of the
estimated staff assessment income of 507,300 dollars approved for the
period from 1 July 1996 to 30 June 1997;

      9.    Invites voluntary contributions to the Mission of Observers
in cash and in the form of services and supplies acceptable to the
Secretary-General, to be administered, as appropriate, in accordance
with the procedure established by the General Assembly in its
resolutions 43/230 of 21 December 1988, 44/192 A of 21 December 1989
and 45/258 of 3 May 1991;

      10.   Invites Member States to make voluntary contributions to the
trust fund established in accordance with paragraph 13 of Security
Council resolution 968 (1994);

      11.   Decides to include in the provisional agenda of its fifty-
first session the item entitled "Financing of the United Nations
Mission of Observers in Tajikistan".

                                                    120th plenary meeting
                                                              7 June 1996


                                   Notes

1/   A/50/749/Add.1.

2/   A/50/933.

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