United Nations


General Assembly

Distr. GENERAL  

23 January 1997


Fifty-first session
Agenda item 119


               [on the report of the Fifth Committee (A/51/747)]

            51/212.  Scale of assessments for the
                     apportionment of the expenses of the
                     United Nations

      The General Assembly,

      Reaffirming Article 19 of the Charter of the United Nations,

      Recalling its resolution 50/207 B of 11 April 1996 concerning the
application of Article 19 of the Charter,

      1.    Notes that the Committee on Contributions will report to the
General Assembly on the procedural aspects of the consideration of
requests for exemption under Article 19 of the Charter of the United
Nations before the end of its fifty-first session;

      2.    Endorses the conclusion of the Committee on Contributions
that the failure of the Comoros to pay the minimum amount necessary to
avoid the application of Article 19 of the Charter was attributable to
conditions beyond its control; 1/

      3.    Decides that, as a result, the Comoros should be permitted
to vote through the fifty-first session of the General Assembly and
that any extension that may be requested shall be subject to review by
the Committee on Contributions.

                                                          89th plenary meeting
                                                              18 December 1996


1/    See A/50/11/Add.2, para. 12; see Official Records of the General
Assembly, Fiftieth Session, Supplement No. 11A.


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