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A/RES/51/15


General Assembly

Distr. GENERAL  

21 November 1996

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Fifty-first session
Agenda item 157


                  RESOLUTION ADOPTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY

               [on the report of the Fifth Committee (A/51/638)]


            51/15.   Financing of the United Nations Support
                     Mission in Haiti


      The General Assembly,

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

      Recalling Security Council resolution 1063 (1996) of 28 June
1996, by which the Council established the United Nations Support
Mission in Haiti until 30 November 1996,

      Recognizing that the costs of the Support 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 Support 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 Support Mission by certain Governments,

      Noting also that the assessed contributions to the special
account to be established for the Support Mission will cover only
direct and indirect costs associated with the six hundred contingent
personnel and three hundred civilian police authorized by the Security
Council in its resolution 1063 (1996),

      Mindful of the fact that it is essential to provide the Support
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 peacekeeping activities, in particular as regards the reimbursement
of troop contributors, which bear burdens owing to overdue payments by
Member States of their assessments;

      2.    Urges all Member States to make every possible effort to
ensure payment of their assessed contributions to the United Nations
Support Mission in Haiti in full and on time;

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

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

      5.    Also requests the Secretary-General to establish a special
account for the Support Mission in accordance with paragraph 13 of his
report; 1/

      6.    Decides to appropriate the amount of 28,704,200 United
States dollars gross (27,506,000 dollars net) for the maintenance of
the Support Mission for the period from 1 July to 31 December 1996,
inclusive of the amount of 13,447,000 dollars gross and net remaining
from the appropriation provided under General Assembly resolution
50/90 B of 7 June 1996 for the liquidation of the United Nations
Mission in Haiti, with which the Advisory Committee has concurred, for
the period from 1 July to 15 September 1996 and the amount of
5,762,800 dollars gross (5,420,700 dollars net) authorized by the
Advisory Committee under the terms of section IV of Assembly           
resolution 49/233 A of 23 December 1994 for the period from 16
September to 15 October 1996;

      7.    Decides also, as an ad hoc arrangement, to apportion the
amount of 23,957,000 dollars gross (22,958,500 dollars net) for the
period from 1 July to 30 November 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 staff assessment income of 998,500 dollars approved
for the Support Mission for the period from 1 July to 30 November
1996;

      9.    Decides, as an ad hoc arrangement, to apportion among Member
States the amount of 4,747,200 dollars gross (4,547,500 dollars net)
for the period from 1 to 31 December 1996 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 Support Mission
beyond 30 November 1996;

      10.   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 9
above, their respective share in the Tax Equalization Fund of the
estimated staff assessment income of 199,700 dollars approved for the Support
Mission for the period from 1 to 31 December 1996;

      11.   Invites voluntary contributions to the Support 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;

      12.   Decides to keep under review during its fifty-first session
the agenda item entitled "Financing of the United Nations Support
Mission in Haiti".

                                                          50th plenary meeting
                                                               4 November 1996


                                     Notes

1/    A/51/191/Add.1.

2/    A/51/444.

 

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