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A/RES/50/243


General Assembly

Distr. GENERAL  

9 August 1996

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Fiftieth session
Agenda item 169


                  RESOLUTION ADOPTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY

               [on the report of the Fifth Committee (A/50/968)]


                   50/243.  Financing of the United Nations
                            Preventive Deployment Force


      The General Assembly,

      Having considered the reports of the Secretary-General on the
financing of the United Nations Preventive Deployment Force  1/ and
the related report of the Advisory Committee on Administrative and
Budgetary Questions,  2/

      Recalling Security Council resolutions 983 (1995) of 31 March
1995, by which the Council decided that the United Nations Protection
Force within the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia should be known
as the United Nations Preventive Deployment Force, and 1027 (1995) of
30 November 1995, by which the Council extended the mandate of the
Force until 30 May 1996,

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

      Recognizing that the costs of the Force 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 Force, 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 Force
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 Preventive Deployment Force 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 Force is administered with a maximum of efficiency
and economy;

      6.    Decides to appropriate the amount of 20,914,200 United
States dollars gross (20,562,300 dollars net) for the maintenance of
the Force for the period from 1 January to 30 May 1996, inclusive of
the amount of 6,500,000 dollars gross (6,397,950 dollars net) authorized for
the period from 1 January to 30 May 1996 under the provisions of General
Assembly decision 50/481, and requests the Secretary-General to establish a
special account for the Force in accordance with paragraph 46 of his 
report; 3/

      7.    Decides also, as an ad hoc arrangement, and taking into
account the amount of 6,500,000 dollars gross (6,397,950 dollars net)
already apportioned in accordance with General Assembly decision
50/481, to apportion an additional amount of 14,414,200 dollars gross
(14,164,350 dollars net) for the period from 1 January to 30 May 1996
among Member States in accordance with the composition of groups set
out in paragraphs 3 and 4 of 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 249,850 dollars
approved for the period from 1 January to 30 May 1996;

      9.    Decides to authorize the Secretary-General to enter into
commitments in the amount of 4,237,100 dollars gross (4,132,500
dollars net) for the maintenance of the Force for the period from 31
May to 30 June 1996, to be apportioned among Member States 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
Force beyond 30 May 1996;

      10.   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 9 above, their
respective share in the Tax Equalization Fund of the estimated staff
assessment income of 104,600 dollars approved for the period from 31 May 
to 30 June 1996;

      11.   Takes note of the cost estimate of the Secretary-General in
the amount of 52,351,500 dollars gross (50,835,900 dollars net) for
the maintenance of the Force for the period from 1 July 1996 to 30
June 1997;

      12.   Decides to appropriate the amount of 26,296,200 dollars
gross (25,538,400 dollars net) for the maintenance of the Force for
the period from 1 July to 31 December 1996, inclusive of the amount of
632,400 dollars for the support account for peace-keeping operations,
to be assessed on Member States at a monthly rate of 4,382,700 dollars
gross (4,256,400 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 Force beyond 30 May 1996;

      13.   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 12 above, their
respective share in the Tax Equalization Fund of the estimated staff
assessment income of 757,800 dollars approved for the period from 1
July to 31 December 1996;

      14.   Invites voluntary contributions to the Force 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;

      15.   Decides to include in the provisional agenda of its
fifty-first session the item entitled "Financing of the United Nations
Preventive Deployment Force".

                                                         120th plenary meeting
                                                                   7 June 1996


                                     Notes

1/   A/50/696/Add.4 and Corr.1 and A/50/895.

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

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

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