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A/RES/50/90


General Assembly

Distr. GENERAL  

6 February 1996

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Fiftieth session
Agenda item 133


                  RESOLUTION ADOPTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY

            [on the report of the Fifth Committee (A/50/705/Add.2)]


           50/90.   Financing of the United Nations Mission in Haiti


      The General Assembly,

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

      Recalling Security Council resolution 1007 (1995) of 31 July
1995, in which the Council extended the mandate of the Mission for an
additional period of seven months, to 29 February 1996, in
anticipation of the conclusion of the mandate at that time, as well as
all previous Security Council resolutions on the Mission,

      Recalling also its decision 48/477 of 23 December 1993 on the
financing of the Mission and its subsequent resolutions and decisions
thereon, the latest of which was decision 50/407 B of 4 December 1995,

      Reaffirming 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,

      Recalling its previous decisions regarding the fact that, in
order to meet the expenditures caused by the Mission, a different
procedure is required from the one 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.    Takes note of the status of contributions to the United
Nations Mission in Haiti as at 13 December 1995, including the unpaid
contributions in the amount of 78,677,550 United States dollars,
representing 33 per cent of the total assessed contributions from the
inception of the Mission to the period ending 30 November 1995, notes
that some 8 per cent of the Member States have paid their assessed
contributions in full, and urges all other Member States concerned,
particularly 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, particularly as regards the reimbursement
of troop contributors, notably those troop-contributing Member States
that have paid their assessed contributions in full, which bear an
additional burden owing to overdue payments by Member States of their
assessments;

      3.    Urges all Member States to make every possible effort to
ensure  payment of their assessed contributions to the Mission
promptly and in full;

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

      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, as an ad hoc arrangement and taking into account
the amount of 2,257,700 dollars gross (2,056,600 dollars net) already
apportioned in accordance with General Assembly resolution 48/246 of 5
April 1994 and decision 49/468 of 23 December 1994, to apportion the
additional amount of 3,644,800 dollars gross (3,650,500 dollars net)
for the period from 1 August 1994 to 31 January 1995 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
and 47/218 A of 23 December 1992 and its decision 48/472 A of 23
December 1993, and taking into account the scale of assessments for
the year 1994  3/ to be applied against a portion thereof, that
is, 3,030,730 dollars gross (3,035,470 dollars net), which is the
amount pertaining on a pro rata basis to the period ending 31 December
1994, and the scale of assessments for the year 1995  4/ to be
applied against the balance, that is, 614,070 dollars gross (615,030
dollars net), for the period from 1 to 31 January 1995 inclusive;

      7.    Decides also that, in accordance with the provisions of its
resolution 973 (X) of 15 December 1955, the apportionment among Member
States, as provided for in paragraph 6 above, shall take into
consideration the decrease in their respective share in the Tax
Equalization Fund of the estimated staff assessment income of 5,700
dollars approved for the Mission for the period from 1 August 1994 to
31 January 1995 inclusive, 4,740 dollars being the amount pertaining
on a pro rata basis to the period ending 31 December 1994, and the
balance, that is, 960 dollars, for the period from 1 to 31 January
1995;

      8.    Decides further that, for Member States that have fulfilled
their financial obligations to the Mission, there shall be set off
against the apportionment, as provided for in paragraph 6 above, their
respective share in the unencumbered balance of 1,982,600 dollars
gross (1,915,700 dollars net) for the period from 1 August 1994 to 31
January 1995;

      9.    Decides that, for Member States that have not fulfilled
their financial obligations to the Mission, their share of the
unencumbered balance of 1,982,600 dollars gross (1,915,700 dollars
net) for the period from 1 August 1994 to 31 January 1995 shall be set
off against their outstanding obligations;

      10.   Decides to appropriate to the Special Account for the United
Nations Mission in Haiti a total amount of 152,011,500 dollars gross
(149,680,400 dollars net) for the period from 1 August 1995 to 29
February 1996, inclusive of the amount of 63,606,720 dollars gross
(62,520,120 dollars net) authorized under the provisions of Assembly
resolution 49/239 of 31 March 1995 for the period from 1 August to 31
October 1995, the amount of 21,202,240 dollars gross (20,840,040
dollars net) authorized by the Assembly in its decision 50/407 A of 1
November 1995 for the period from 1 to 30 November 1995 and the amount
of 10,601,120 dollars gross (10,420,020 dollars net) authorized by the
Assembly in its decision 50/407 B for the period from 1 to 15 December
1995;

      11.   Decides also, as an ad hoc arrangement, and taking into
account the amount of 21,202,240 dollars gross (20,840,040 dollars
net) apportioned in accordance with General Assembly resolution 49/239
and the amount of 63,606,720 dollars gross (62,520,120 dollars net)
apportioned in accordance with its decision 50/407 A, to apportion the
additional amount of 67,202,540 dollars gross (66,320,240 dollars net)
for the period from 1 August 1995 to 29 February 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 its decision 48/472 A of 23 December 1993, and
taking into account the scale of assessments for the year 1995 4/ to
be applied against a portion thereof, that is, 48,272,247 dollars
gross (47,638,482 dollars net), which is the amount pertaining on a
pro rata basis to the period ending 31 December 1995, and the scale of
assessments for the year 1996 4/ to be applied against the balance,
that is, 18,930,293 dollars gross (18,681,758 dollars net), for the
period from 1 January to 29 February 1996 inclusive;

      12.   Decides further 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
additional estimated staff assessment income of 882,300 dollars
approved for the Mission for the period from 1 August 1995 to 29
February 1996 inclusive, 633,765 dollars being the amount pertaining
on a pro rata basis to the period ending 31 December 1995, and the
balance, that is, 248,535 dollars, for the period from 1 January to 29
February 1996;

      13.   Decides that, for Member States that have fulfilled their
financial obligations to the Mission, there shall be set off against
the apportionment, as provided for in paragraph 10 above, their
respective share in the unencumbered balance of 18,013,200 dollars
gross (17,274,700 dollars net) for the period from 1 February to 31
July 1995;

      14.   Decides also that, for Member States that have not fulfilled
their financial obligations to the Mission, their share of the
unencumbered balance of 18,013,200 dollars gross (17,274,700 dollars
net) for the period from 1 February to 31 July 1995 shall be set off
against their outstanding obligations;

      15.   Decides further, with regard to the period beyond 29
February 1996, to authorize the Secretary-General to enter into
commitments in connection with the maintenance of the Mission for a
three-month period from 1 March to 31 May 1996 at a monthly rate not
to exceed 10 million dollars gross (9.5 million dollars net) and to
assess the amount of 20 million dollars gross (19 million dollars net)
on 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 Mission beyond 29 February 1996;

      16.   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;

      17.   Decides to keep the agenda item entitled "Financing of the
United Nations Mission in Haiti" under review during its fiftieth
session.

                                                          95th plenary meeting
                                                              19 December 1995


                                     Notes

1/   A/50/363 and Corr.1 and Add.1.

2/   A/50/488 and Add.1.

3/   See resolutions 46/221 A and 48/223 A and decision 47/456.

4/   See resolution 49/19 B.

    

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