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A/RES/51/218


General Assembly

Distr. GENERAL  

4 March 1997

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Fifty-first session
Agenda item 140


                  RESOLUTIONS ADOPTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY

               [on the report of the Fifth Committee (A/51/753)]


            51/218.  Administrative and budgetary aspects of
                     the financing of the United Nations
                     peacekeeping operations

                                       A

      The General Assembly,

      Recalling its resolutions 1874 (S-IV) of 27 June 1963, 3101
(XXVIII) of 11 December 1973, 43/232 of 1 March 1989, 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 and 49/249 B of
14 September 1995 and its decisions 48/472 A of 23 December 1993 and
50/451 B of 23 December 1995, concerning the composition of groups for
the apportionment of peacekeeping appropriations,

      Recalling also its resolution 46/206 of 20 December 1991, in
particular paragraph 6 thereof, in which it endorsed the
recommendations of the Committee for Development Planning regarding
the inclusion of Zambia, among others, in the list of least developed
countries,

      Decides, as an ad hoc arrangement, in respect of the
apportionment of peacekeeping expenses, that, from 1 January 1997,
Zambia shall be included in the group of Member States set out in
paragraph 3 (d) of resolution 43/232 and that its contributions to the
financing of peacekeeping operations shall be calculated in accordance
with the scale of assessments approved by the General Assembly in its
resolution 49/19 B of 23 December 1994 and its decision 50/471 A of 23
December 1995 and subsequent resolutions to be adopted by the Assembly
concerning future scales of assessments.


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                                       B

      The General Assembly,

      Recalling its resolutions 1874 (S-IV) of 27 June 1963, 3101
(XXVIII) of 11 December 1973, 43/232 of 1 March 1989, 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 and 49/249 B of
14 September 1995 and its decisions 48/472 A of 23 December 1993 and
50/451 B of 23 December 1995, concerning the composition of groups for
the apportionment of peacekeeping appropriations,

      Recalling also its resolution 48/223 A of 23 December 1993, in
which it set the rate of assessment for the regular budget for the
Czech Republic,

      1.    Welcomes the readiness of the Czech Republic to be placed in
the group of Member States set out in paragraph 3 (b) of General
Assembly resolution 43/232 from 1 January 1997;

      2.    Decides, as an ad hoc arrangement, in respect of the
apportionment of peacekeeping expenses, that, from 1 January 1997, the
Czech Republic shall be included in the group of Member States set out
in paragraph 3 (b) of  resolution 43/232 and that its contributions to
the financing of peacekeeping operations shall be calculated in
accordance with the scale of assessments approved by the General
Assembly in its resolution 49/19 B of 23 December 1994 and its
decision 50/471 A of 23 December 1995 and subsequent resolutions to be
adopted by the Assembly concerning future scales of assessments;

      3.    Decides also, as an ad hoc arrangement, in respect of the
apportionment of peacekeeping expenses, that, for the period from its
admission on 19 January 1993 to 31 December 1996, the Czech Republic
shall be included in the group of Member States set out in paragraph
3 (c) of resolution 43/232 and that its contributions to the financing
of peacekeeping operations for this period shall be calculated in
accordance with the scales of assessments approved by the General
Assembly in its resolutions 46/221 A of 20 December 1991, 48/223 A and
49/19 B and its decisions 47/456 of 23 December 1992 and 50/471 A;

      4.    Recalls that, in accordance with paragraph 2 of resolution
48/223 A, for the year of its admission, the Czech Republic shall
contribute at the rate of one twelfth of its rate of assessment for
each full month of membership; its contribution in the case of
appropriations or apportionments approved by the General Assembly for
the financing of peacekeeping operations shall be calculated in
proportion to the calendar year;

      5.    Decides that, notwithstanding the provisions of resolution
48/223 A, the 1993 assessments of the Czech Republic for peacekeeping
operations shall be credited to Member States included in the groups
set out in paragraphs 3 (b), (c) and (d) of resolution 43/232, as
adjusted by subsequent resolutions, and that the relative shares for
1993 shall be calculated on the same basis as set out in paragraph 6
below;

      6.    Decides also that the contributions of the Czech Republic
for the financing of peacekeeping operations for the period from 1
January 1994 to 31 December 1996 shall be credited to Member States in
proportion to their effective rates of assessment for the financing of
peacekeeping operations during the period, subject to the following:

      (a)   Member States included in the groups set out in paragraphs
3 (c) and (d) of resolution 43/232, as adjusted by subsequent
resolutions, shall be credited with the full amount by which their
aggregate contributions for the financing of peacekeeping operations
during the period in question exceeded the aggregate level that would
have applied had the Czech Republic been included in one of the groups
of Member States set out in paragraph 3 of resolution 43/232, as
adjusted by subsequent resolutions;

      (b)   The full balance of the contributions of the Czech Republic
for the financing of peacekeeping operations for the period in
question, after provision for crediting Member States pursuant to
paragraph 6 (a) above, shall be credited to Member States included in
the group set out in paragraph 3 (b) of resolution 43/232, as adjusted
by subsequent resolutions.


                                                          89th plenary meeting
                                                              18 December 1996


                                       C

      The General Assembly,

      Recalling its resolutions 1874 (S-IV) of 27 June 1963, 3101
(XXVIII) of 11 December 1973, 43/232 of 1 March 1989, 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 and 49/249 B of
14 September 1995 and its decisions 48/472 A of 23 December 1993 and
50/451 B of 23 December 1995, concerning the composition of groups for
the apportionment of peacekeeping appropriations,

      Recalling also its resolution 48/223 A of 23 December 1993, in
which it set the rate of assessment for the regular budget for
Slovakia,

      1.    Decides, as an ad hoc arrangement, in respect of the
apportionment of peacekeeping expenses, that, for the period from its
admission on 19 January 1993 to 31 December 1996, Slovakia shall be
included in the group of Member States set out in paragraph 3 (c) of
resolution 43/232 and that its contributions to the financing of
peacekeeping operations for this period shall be calculated in
accordance with the scales of assessments approved by the General
Assembly in its resolutions 46/221 A of 20 December 1991, 48/223 A and
49/19 B of 23 December 1994 and its decisions 47/456 of 23 December
1992 and 50/471 A of 23 December 1995;

      2.    Recalls that, in accordance with paragraph 2 of resolution
48/223 A, for the year of its admission, Slovakia shall contribute at
the rate of one twelfth of its rate of assessment for each full month
of membership; its contribution in the case of appropriations or
apportionments approved by the General Assembly for the financing of
peacekeeping operations shall be calculated in proportion to the
calendar year;

      3.    Decides that, notwithstanding the provisions of resolution
48/223 A, the 1993 assessments of Slovakia for peacekeeping operations
shall be credited to Member States included in the groups set out in
paragraphs 3 (b), (c) and (d) of resolution 43/232, as adjusted by
subsequent resolutions, and that the relative shares for 1993 shall be
calculated on the same basis as set out in paragraph 4 below;

      4.    Decides also that the contributions of Slovakia for the
financing of peacekeeping operations for the period from 1 January
1994 to 31 December 1996 shall be credited to Member States in
proportion to their effective rates of assessment for the financing of
peacekeeping operations during the period, subject to the following:

      (a)   Member States included in the groups set out in paragraphs
3 (c) and (d) of resolution 43/232, as adjusted by subsequent
resolutions, shall be credited with the full amount by which their
aggregate contributions for the financing of peacekeeping operations
during the period in question exceeded the aggregate level that would
have applied had Slovakia been included in one of the groups of Member
States set out in paragraph 3 of resolution 43/232, as adjusted by
subsequent resolutions;

      (b)   The full balance of the contributions of Slovakia for the
financing of peacekeeping operations for the period in question, after
provision for crediting Member States pursuant to paragraph 4 (a)
above, shall be credited to Member States included in the group set
out in paragraph 3 (b) of resolution 43/232, as adjusted by subsequent
resolutions.


                                                          89th plenary meeting
                                                              18 December 1996


                                       D

      The General Assembly

      Decides to continue its consideration of the agenda item entitled
"Administrative and budgetary aspects of the financing of the United
Nations peacekeeping operations" at its resumed fifty-first session.


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                                                              18 December 1996
 

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