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A/RES/51/215


General Assembly

Distr. GENERAL  

4 March 1997

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Fifty-first session
Agenda item 139


                  RESOLUTION ADOPTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY

               [on the report of the Fifth Committee (A/51/744)]


            51/215.  Financing of the International Criminal
                     Tribunal for the Prosecution of Persons
                     Responsible for Genocide and Other
                     Serious Violations of International
                     Humanitarian Law  Committed in the
                     Territory of Rwanda and Rwandan Citizens
                     Responsible for Genocide and Other Such
                     Violations Committed in the Territory of
                     Neighbouring States between 1 January
                     and 31 December 1994

      The General Assembly,

      Having considered the report of the Secretary-General on the
financing of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Prosecution
of Persons Responsible for Genocide and Other Serious Violations of
International Humanitarian Law Committed in the Territory of Rwanda
and Rwandan Citizens Responsible for Genocide and Other Such
Violations Committed in the Territory of Neighbouring States between
1 January and 31 December 1994 1/ and the related report of the
Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions, 2/

      Recalling its resolution 50/213 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 for Rwanda, 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 1997
budget proposals following finalization at the end of 1996 of the
report of the Office of Internal Oversight Services,

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

      2.    Decides to appropriate to the Special Account for the
International Criminal Tribunal for the Prosecution of Persons
Responsible for Genocide and Other Serious Violations of International
Humanitarian Law Committed in the Territory of Rwanda and Rwandan
Citizens Responsible for Genocide and Other Such Violations Committed
in the Territory of Neighbouring States between 1 January and
31 December 1994 a total amount of 23,114,950 United States dollars
gross (20,871,100 dollars net) for the period from 1 January to
30 June 1997;

      3.    Decides also that the appropriation for the period from
1 January to 30 June 1997 under the Special Account referred to in
paragraph 2 above shall be financed according to the methodology
established by the General Assembly in its resolution 49/251 of
20 July 1995, after taking into account the anticipated availability
of an unencumbered balance of 12 million dollars for 1996, as detailed
in the annex to the present resolution;

      4.    Decides further that Member States shall waive their
respective shares in the remaining credits arising from previous
budgets of the United Nations Assistance Mission for Rwanda in the
total amount of 5,557,475 dollars gross (4,435,550 dollars net), to be
transferred to the Special Account for the International Tribunal for
Rwanda from the Special Account for the United Nations Assistance
Mission for Rwanda;

      5.    Decides to apportion the amount of 5,557,475 dollars gross
(4,435,550 dollars net) among Member States in accordance with the
scale of assessments for the year 1997;

      6.    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 5
above, their respective share in the Tax Equalization Fund of the
estimated staff assessment income of 1,121,925 dollars approved for
the International Tribunal for Rwanda for the period from 1 January to
30 June 1997;

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


                                                          89th plenary meeting
                                                              18 December 1996


                                     ANNEX

             Financing of the International Criminal Tribunal for the
             Prosecution of Persons Responsible for Genocide and Other
             Serious Violations of International Humanitarian Law
             Committed in the Territory of Rwanda and Rwandan Citizens
             Responsible for Genocide and Other Such Violations
             Committed in the Territory of Neighbouring States between
                        1 January and 31 December 1994

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                                             Gross           Net
                                    ----------------------------------
                                           (United States dollars)
                                    ----------------------------------
Initial appropriations for the
period from 1 January to 30 June 1997     23 114 950     20 871 100

Less:     Estimated 1996
          unencumbered balance           (12 000 000)   (12 000 000)

Balance:  1 January to 30 June 1997
          (appropriation to be
          assessed for January to June)   11 114 950      8 871 100

          Of which:  United Nations
          Assistance

          Mission for Rwanda a/            5 557 475      4 435 550

          Assessed amounts b/              5 557 475      4 435 550
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      a/ Refers to the credits arising from previous budgets of the
United Nations Assistance Mission for Rwanda.

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


                                   Notes

1/    A/C.5/51/29 and Corr.1.

2/    A/51/7/Add.5; see Official Records of the General Assembly, Fifty-first
Session, Supplement No. 7. 

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