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A/RES/50/241


General Assembly

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2 August 1996

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Fiftieth session
Agenda item 167


                  RESOLUTION ADOPTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY

               [on the report of the Fifth Committee (A/50/966)]


                50/241.  Financing of the United Nations Mission
                         in Bosnia and Herzegovina


      The General Assembly,

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

      Recalling Security Council resolution 1035 (1995) of 21 December
1995, by which the Council established the United Nations Mission in
Bosnia and Herzegovina for a period of one year,

      Recalling also Security Council resolution 1038 (1996) of 15
January 1996, by which the Council authorized the United Nations
military observers to continue to monitor the demilitarization of the
Prevlaka peninsula,

      Recalling further its decision 50/481 of 11 April 1996 on the
financing of the Mission,

      Recognizing that the costs of the Mission 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,

      Recognizing also that, in order to meet the expenditures caused
by the Mission, 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,

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

      1.    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;

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

      3.    Urges all other Member States to make every possible effort
to ensure payment of their assessed contributions to the United
Nations Mission in Bosnia and Herzegovina in full and on time;

      4.    Endorses the observations and recommendations contained in
the report of the Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary
Questions, 2/ subject to the provisions of the present resolution;

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

      6.    Decides to appropriate the amount of 43,849,300 United
States dollars gross (42,662,500 dollars net) for the maintenance of
the Mission for the period from 1 January to 30 June 1996, inclusive
of the amount of 14 million dollars gross (13,780,300 dollars net) authorized
for the period from 1 January to 31 May 1996 under the provisions of General
Assembly decision 50/481, and requests the Secretary-General to establish a
special account for the Mission in accordance with paragraph 46 of his 
report;  3/

      7.    Decides also, as an ad hoc arrangement, and taking into
account the amount of 14 million dollars gross (13,780,300 dollars
net) already apportioned in accordance with General Assembly decision
50/481, to apportion the additional amount of 29,849,300 dollars gross
(28,882,200 dollars net) for the period from 1 January to 30 June 1996
among Member States 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 year 1996, as set
out in its resolution 49/19 B of 23 December 1994 and its decision
50/471 A of 23 December 1995;

      8.    Decides further 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 additional staff assessment income of 967,100 dollars
approved for the period from 1 January to 30 June 1996;

      9.    Takes note of the cost estimate of the Secretary-General in
the amount of 158,799,600 dollars gross (150,854,700 dollars net) for
the maintenance of the Mission for the period from 1 July 1996 to 30
June 1997;

      10.   Decides to appropriate the amount of 75,619,800 dollars
gross (72,225,600 dollars net) for the maintenance of the Mission for
the period from 1 July to 31 December 1996, inclusive of the amount of
1,918,300 dollars for the support account for peace-keeping
operations, to be assessed on Member States at a monthly rate of
12,603,300 dollars gross (12,037,600 dollars net) in accordance with
the scheme set out in the present resolution, subject to the decision
of the Security Council to extend the mandate of the Mission beyond
20 December 1996;

      11.   Decides also that, in accordance with the provisions of its
resolution 973 (X), there shall be set off against the apportionment
among Member States, as provided for in paragraph 10 above, their
respective share in the Tax Equalization Fund of the estimated staff
assessment income of 3,394,200 dollars approved for the period from 1
July to 31 December 1996;

      12.   Invites voluntary contributions to the Mission 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;

      13.   Decides to include in the provisional agenda of its
fifty-first session the item entitled "Financing of the United Nations
Mission in Bosnia and Herzegovina".

                                                         120th plenary meeting
                                                                   7 June 1996


                                     Notes

1/   A/50/696/Add.4 and Corr.1 and A/50/906.

2/   A/50/903/Add.1.

3/   A/50/696/Add.4 and Corr.1.

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