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A/RES/51/154


General Assembly

Distr. GENERAL  

20 January 1997

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Fifty-first session
Agenda item 155


                  RESOLUTION ADOPTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY

               [on the report of the Fifth Committee (A/51/712)]


            51/154.  Financing of the United Nations
                     Preventive Deployment Force

      The General Assembly,

      Having considered the report 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 1082 (1996) of
27 November 1996, in which the Council extended the mandate of the
Force until 31 May 1997,

      Recalling also its decision 50/481 of 11 April 1996 and its
resolution 50/243 of 7 June 1996 on the financing of the Force,

      Reaffirming 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,

      Recalling its previous decision regarding the fact 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,

      Noting with appreciation that voluntary contributions have been
made to the United Nations Preventive Deployment Force by certain
Governments,

      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.    Takes note of the status of contributions to the United
Nations Preventive Deployment Force as at 30 November 1996, including
the contributions outstanding in the amount of 10.6 million United
States dollars, representing 23 per cent of the total assessed
contributions from the inception of the Force to the period ending 30
November 1996, notes that some 28 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 peacekeeping 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 that 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 Force 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.    Requests the Secretary-General to take all necessary action
to ensure that the Force is administered with a maximum of efficiency
and economy;

      7.    Decides to appropriate the amount of 4,237,100 dollars gross
(4,132,500 dollars net) already authorized and apportioned in
accordance with General Assembly resolution 50/243 for the maintenance
of the Force for the period from 31 May to 30 June 1996;

      8.    Decides also to appropriate the amount of 25,373,400 dollars
gross (24,615,600 dollars net) for the maintenance of the Force for
the period from 1 July 1996 to 30 June 1997, inclusive of the amount
of 632,400 dollars for the support account for peacekeeping
operations, in addition to the amount of 26,296,200 dollars gross
(25,538,400 dollars net), already appropriated for the period from 1
July to 31 December 1996 under the provisions of General Assembly
resolution 50/243;

      9.    Decides further, as an ad hoc arrangement, and taking into
account the amount of 26,296,200 dollars gross (25,538,400 dollars
net) already apportioned in accordance with General Assembly
resolution 50/243, to apportion an additional amount of 25,373,400
dollars gross (24,615,600 dollars net) for the period from 1 July 1996
to 30 June 1997 among Member States at a monthly rate of 4,228,900
dollars gross (4,102,600 dollars net) 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 1997, as set out in its resolution 49/19 B of
23 December 1994 and its decision 50/471 A of 23 December
1995, subject to the decision of the Security Council to extend the
mandate of the Force beyond 31 May 1997;

      10.   Decides 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 9
above, their respective share in the Tax Equalization Fund of the
estimated additional staff assessment income of 757,800 dollars
approved for the period from 1 July 1996 to 30 June 1997;
      
      11.   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;

      12.   Decides to keep under review during its fifty-first session
the agenda item entitled "Financing of the United Nations Preventive
Deployment Force".


                                                          85th plenary meeting
                                                              16 December 1996


                                     Notes

1/    A/51/508 and Corr.1.

2/    A/51/681.

 

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