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A/RES/50/90 B


General Assembly

Distr. GENERAL  

15 July 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.3)]


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


                                      B*

         (* Consequently, resolution 50/90 of 19 December 1995 becomes
                             resolution 50/90 A.)


      The General Assembly,

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

      Recalling Security Council resolution 1048 (1996) of 29 February
1996, in which the Council extended the mandate of the Mission for a
final period of four months, to 30 June 1996, and requested the
Secretary-General to initiate planning not later than 1 June 1996 for
the complete withdrawal of the Mission, 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 resolution 50/90 A of 19 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 further its previous decisions regarding the fact 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,

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

      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 21 May 1996, including the
contributions outstanding in the amount of 74.7 million United States
dollars, representing 23 per cent of the total assessed contributions
from the inception of the Mission to the period ending 30 April 1996,
notes that some 18 per cent of the 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 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.    Approves, on an exceptional basis, the special arrangements
for the Mission with regard to the application of article IV of the
financial regulations of the United Nations, whereby appropriations
required in respect of obligations owed to Governments providing
contingents and/or logistic support to the Mission shall be retained
beyond the period stipulated under financial regulations 4.3 and 4.4,
as set out in the annex to the present resolution;

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

      8.    Decides to appropriate to the Special Account for the United
Nations Mission in Haiti the amount of 45,314,000 dollars gross
(44,348,400 dollars net) for the period from 1 March to 30 June 1996,
inclusive of the amount of 30 million dollars gross (28.5 million
dollars net) authorized by the General Assembly in its resolution
50/90 A for the period from 1 March to 31 May 1996;

      9.    Decides also, as an ad hoc arrangement, and taking into
account the amount of 20 million dollars gross (19 million dollars
net) already apportioned in accordance with General Assembly
resolution 50/90 A, to apportion the additional amount of 25,314,000
dollars gross (25,348,400 dollars net) for the period from 1 March 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;

      10.   Decides further 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 9 above, shall take into
consideration the decrease in their respective share in the Tax
Equalization Fund of the estimated staff assessment income of 34,400
dollars approved for the Mission for the period from 1 March to 30
June 1996;

      11.   Decides to appropriate the amount of 15,897,900 dollars
gross (15,440,300 dollars net) for the liquidation of the Mission for
the period beginning 1 July 1996, inclusive of the amount of 377,400
dollars for the support account for peace-keeping operations, to be
apportioned among Member States in accordance with the scheme set out
in paragraph 9 above;

      12.   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 11 above, their
respective share in the Tax Equalization Fund of the estimated staff
assessment income of 457,600 dollars approved for the Mission for the
period beginning  1 July 1996;

      13.   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;

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

                                                    120th plenary meeting
                                                              7 June 1996


                                     ANNEX

       Special arrangements with regard to the application of article IV
              of the financial regulations of the United Nations

1.    At the end of the twelve-month period provided for in financial
regulation 4.3, any unliquidated obligations of the financial period
in question relating to goods supplied and services rendered by
Governments for which claims have been received or which are covered
by established reimbursement rates shall be transferred to accounts
payable; such accounts payable shall remain recorded in the Special
Account for the United Nations Mission in Haiti until payment is
effected.

2.    (a)   Any other unliquidated obligations of the financial period
in question owed to Governments for goods supplied and services
rendered, as well as other obligations owed to Governments, for which
required claims have not yet been received, shall remain valid for an
additional period of four years following the end of the twelve-month
period provided for in regulation 4.3;

      (b)   Claims received during this four-year period shall be
treated as provided for under paragraph 1 of the present annex, if
appropriate;

      (c)   At the end of the additional four-year period, any
unliquidated obligations shall be cancelled and the then remaining
balance of any appropriations retained therefor shall be surrendered.


                                     Notes

1/  A/50/363/Add.2 and Corr.1.

2/  A/50/488/Add.2.

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