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A/RES/51/214


General Assembly

Distr. GENERAL  

13 February 1997

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Fifty-first session
Agenda item 137


                    RESOLUTION ADOPTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY

                 [on the report of the Fifth Committee (A/51/743)]


                 51/214.  Financing of the International Tribunal
                          for the Prosecution of Persons
                          Responsible for Serious Violations of
                          International Humanitarian Law Committed
                          in the Territory of the Former
                          Yugoslavia since 1991

           The General Assembly,

           Having considered the report of the Secretary-General on the
financing of the International Tribunal for the Prosecution of Persons
Responsible for Serious Violations of International Humanitarian Law
Committed in the Territory of the Former Yugoslavia since 1991 1/ and
the related report of the Advisory Committee on Administrative and
Budgetary Questions, 2/ 

           Recalling its resolution 50/212 C of 7 June 1996, in which it
requested the Secretary-General to entrust the Office of Internal
Oversight Services to undertake, without prejudice to its programme of
work, an inspection of the International Tribunal, with a view to
identifying problems and recommending measures to enhance the
efficient utilization of resources, and to report thereon to the
General Assembly at its fifty-first session,

           Noting that the Secretary-General intends to submit revised
budget proposals for 1997 following the finalization at the end of
1996 of the report of the Office of Internal Oversight Services,

           1.  Endorses the observations and recommendations contained in
the report of the Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary
Questions, 2/ subject to the provisions of the present resolution;

           2.  Requests the Secretary-General to include in his revised
budget proposals detailed explanations regarding the rental conditions
of office and parking space referred to in paragraph 89 of his report 1/
and the efforts to find subtenants for the available office and
parking space, taking into account paragraph 10 of General Assembly
resolution 48/251 of 14 April 1994;

           3.  Decides to appropriate to the Special Account for the
International Tribunal for the Prosecution of Persons Responsible for
Serious Violations of International Humanitarian Law Committed in the
Territory of the Former Yugoslavia since 1991 a total amount of
23,655,600 United States dollars gross (21,146,900 dollars net) for
the period from 1 January to 30 June 1997;

           4.  Decides also that the appropriation for the period from
1 January to 30 June 1997 under the Special Account referred to in
paragraph 3 above shall be financed according to the methodology
established by the General Assembly in its resolution 49/242 B of
20 July 1995, taking into account the anticipated availability of an
unencumbered balance of 5 million dollars for 1996, as detailed in the
annex to the present resolution;

           5.  Decides further that Member States shall waive their
respective shares in the remaining credits arising from previous
budgets of the United Nations Protection Force in the amount of
9,327,800 dollars gross (8,073,450 dollars net), to be transferred to
the Special Account for the International Tribunal from the Special
Account for the United Nations Protection Force established pursuant
to General Assembly resolution 46/233 of 19 March 1992;

           6.  Decides to apportion the amount of 9,327,800 dollars gross
(8,073,450 dollars net) among Member States in accordance with the
scale of assessments for the year 1997;

           7.  Decides also 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 6
above, their respective share in the Tax Equalization Fund of the
estimated staff assessment income of 1,254,350 dollars approved for
the International Tribunal for the period from 1 January to 30 June
1997;

           8.  Decides further to revert to the consideration of the
financing of the International Tribunal for the year 1997 at the first
part of its resumed fifty-first session on the basis of the revised
budget proposals to be submitted by the Secretary-General and the
report of the Office of Internal Oversight Services, which was
requested with a view to identifying problems and recommending
measures to enhance the efficient utilization of resources, to be
submitted to the General Assembly.


                                                89th plenary meeting
                                                18 December 1996


                                 ANNEX

        Financing of the International Tribunal for the Prosecution of
          Persons Responsible for Serious Violations of International
          Humanitarian Law Committed in the Territory of the Former
                          Yugoslavia since 1991

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                                             Gross         Net
                                       -------------------------------
                                           (United States dollars)
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Initial appropriations for the
period from 1 January to 30 June 1997      23 655 600     21 146 900

Less:       Estimated 1996 unencumbered
            balance                        (5 000 000)    (5 000 000)

Balance:    1 January to 30 June 1997
            (appropriation to be
            assessed for January to June)  18 655 600     16 146 900

            Of which:

            United Nations
            Protection Force a/             9 327 800      8 073 450 

            Assessed amounts b/             9 327 800      8 073 450
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a/  Refers to the credits arising from previous budgets of the United
Nations Protection Force.

b/  Refers to the contributions assessed on Member States in accordance
with the scale of assessments for the year 1997.


                                  Notes

1/         A/C.5/51/30.

2/         A/51/7/Add.5.

 

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