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A/RES/50/242


General Assembly

Distr. GENERAL  

2 August 1996

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Fiftieth session
Agenda item 168


                  RESOLUTION ADOPTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY

               [on the report of the Fifth Committee (A/50/967)]


                50/242.  Financing of the United Nations
                         Transitional Administration for Eastern
                         Slavonia, Baranja and Western Sirmium


      The General Assembly,

      Having considered the reports of the Secretary-General on the
financing of the United Nations Transitional Administration for
Eastern Slavonia, Baranja and Western Sirmium  1/ and the related
report of the Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary
Questions,  2/

      Recalling Security Council resolution 1037 (1996) of
15 January 1996, by which the Council established the United Nations
Transitional Administration for Eastern Slavonia, Baranja and Western
Sirmium for an initial period of twelve months,

      Recalling also its decision 50/481 of 11 April 1996 on the
financing of the Transitional Administration,

      Recognizing that the costs of the Transitional Administration 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 Transitional Administration, 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
Transitional Administration 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 Transitional Administration for Eastern Slavonia, Baranja and
Western Sirmium 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 Transitional Administration is administered with a
maximum of efficiency and economy;

      6.    Decides to appropriate an amount of 94,269,700 United States
dollars gross (93,073,300 dollars net) for the maintenance of the
Transitional Administration for the period from 15 January to
30 June 1996, inclusive of the amount of 29,500,000 dollars gross
(29,037,100 dollars net) authorized for the period from 15 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 Transitional Administration in accordance with paragraph 46 of his
report;  3/

      7.    Decides also, as an ad hoc arrangement, and taking into
account the amount of 29,500,000 dollars gross (29,037,100 dollars
net) already apportioned in accordance with General Assembly decision
50/481, to apportion an additional amount of 64,769,700 dollars gross
(64,036,200 dollars net) for the period from 15 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 733,500 dollars
approved for the period from 15 January to 30 June 1996; 

      9.    Takes note of the  cost estimate of the Secretary-General in
the amount of 284,776,500 dollars gross (275,350,500 dollars net) for
the maintenance of the Transitional Administration for the period from
1 July 1996 to 30 June 1997;

      10.   Decides to appropriate the amount of 140,484,350 dollars
gross (136,087,550 dollars net) for the maintenance of the
Transitional Administration for the period from 1 July to
31 December 1996, inclusive of the amount of 3,440,050 dollars for the
support account for peace-keeping operations, to be assessed on Member
States at a monthly rate of 23,414,100 dollars gross (22,681,300
dollars net), in accordance with the scheme set out in the present
resolution;

      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 4,396,800 dollars approved for the period from
1 July to 31 December 1996;

      12.   Invites voluntary contributions to the Transitional
Administration 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
Transitional Administration for Eastern Slavonia, Baranja and Western
Sirmium". 

                                                         120th plenary meeting
                                                                   7 June 1996


                                     Notes

1/   A/50/696/Add.4 and Corr.1 and A/50/909.

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

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

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