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A/RES/51/222


General Assembly

Distr. GENERAL  

4 February 1997

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Fifty-first session
Agenda item 116


                  RESOLUTIONS ADOPTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY

               [on the report of the Fifth Committee (A/51/750)]


            51/222.  Programme budget for the biennium 1996-1997


                                       A


           REVISED BUDGET APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE BIENNIUM 1996-1997


      The General Assembly,

      Resolves that, for the biennium 1996-1997, the amount of
2,608,274,000 United States dollars appropriated by it in its
resolution 50/215 A of 23 December 1995 shall be adjusted by 4,993,100
dollars as follows:


Section                    Amount               Increase or      Revised
                           approved by          (decrease)       appropriation
                           resolution           (US dollars)
                           50/215 A

PART I  Overall policy-making
direction and coordination


1. Overall policy-
making, direction
and coordination             40 348 200       (999 000)        39 349 200

       TOTAL, PART I         40 348 200       (999 000)        39 349 200


PART II. Political affairs

2. Political affairs        60 989 500      (2 053 100)        58 936 400

3. Peacekeeping
operations and
special missions            102 868 200     32 637 100         135 505 300

4. Outer space
affairs                       4 705 500       (529 100)          4 176 400

       TOTAL, PART II       168 563 200     30 054 900         198 618 100


PART III. International
justice and law 

5. International
Court of Justice             21 339 600     (1 353 700)         19 985 900

6. Legal activities          31 605 400     (1 350 900)         30 254 500

       TOTAL, PART III       52 945 000     (2 704 600)         50 240 400


PART IV. International
cooperation for development

7A. Department for
Policy Coordination and
Sustainable Development      44 318 700     (2 380 400)         41 938 300

7B. Africa: critical
economic situation, 
recovery and development      4 305 100         60 700           4 365 800

8. Department for Economic
and Social Information and
Policy Analysis              48 612 100     (1 335 900)         47 276 200

9. Department for
Development Support and
Management Services          26 556 000        255 400          26 811 400

10A. United Nations 
Conference on Trade and
Development                 121 925 300    (11 699 000)        110 226 300

10B. International
Trade Centre 
UNCTAD/GATT                  21 642 000        684 600          22 326 600

11. United Nations
Environment Programme         9 512 200     (1 281 100)          8 231 100

12. United Nations
Centre for Human
Settlements (Habitat)        13 059 600     (1 327 900)         11 731 700

13. Crime control             5 254 600        (59 700)          5 194 900

14. International
drug control                 17 344 100     (1 149 100)         16 195 000

       TOTAL, PART IV       312 529 700    (18 232 400)        294 297 300


PART V. Regional cooperation for
development

15. Economic Commission
for Africa                   87 845 600     (5 484 700)         82 360 900

16. Economic and Social
Commission for Asia and
the Pacific                  66 379 300      1 108 000          67 487 300

17. Economic Commission
for Europe                   52 883 100     (4 931 400)         47 951 700


18. Economic Commission
for Latin America and
the Caribbean                88 327 200     (5 811 800)         82 515 400

19. Economic and Social
Commission for Western Asia  37 791 200     (3 647 900)         34 143 300

20. Regular programme
of technical cooperation     44 814 700     (7 438 800)         37 375 900

       TOTAL, PART V        378 041 100    (26 206 600)        351 834 500


PART VI. Human rights and
humanitarian affairs

21. Human rights             52 987 600     (4 987 000)         48 000 600

22. Office of the United
Nations High Commissioner
for Refugees                 54 318 500     (4 179 400)         50 139 100

23. United Nations Relief
and Works Agency for
Palestine Refugees in the
Near East                    22 643 000     (5 338 100)         17 304 900

24. Department of 
Humanitarian Affairs         21 039 300     (2 083 800)         18 955 500

       TOTAL, PART VI       150 988 400    (16 588 300)        134 400 100


PART VII. Public information

25. Public information      137 658 000     (5 267 200)        132 390 800

       TOTAL, PART VII      137 658 000     (5 267 200)        132 390 800


PART VIII. Common support
services

26. Administrationand
management                  960 885 100    (44 803 600)        916 081 500


       TOTAL, PART VIII     960 885 100    (44 803 600)        916 081 500


PART IX. Jointly financed
administrative activities and
special expenses

27. Jointly financed 
administrative activities    28 915 000     (1 431 200)         27 483 800

28. Special expenses         41 701 700       (351 300)         41 350 400

       TOTAL, PART IX        70 616 700     (1 782 500)         68 834 200

PART X. Office of Internal
Oversight Services

29. Office of Internal
Oversight Services           15 716 500       (705 000)         15 011 500

       TOTAL, PART X         15 716 500       (705 000)         15 011 500


PART XI. Capital expenditures

30. Technological 
innovations                  21 999 600      (699 400)          21 300 200

31. Construction, alteration,
improvement and major 
maintenance                  31 585 400    (2 936 600)          28 648 800

       TOTAL, PART XI        53 585 000    (3 636 000)          49 949 000


PART XII. Staff assessment

32. Staff assessment        369 080 100   (20 799 500)         348 280 600

       TOTAL, PART XII      369 080 100   (20 799 500)         348 280 600


PART XIII. International
Seabed Authority

33. International
Seabed Authority              1 308 200     2 685 500            3 993 700

       TOTAL, PART XIII       1 308 200     2 685 500            3 993 700


       TOTAL, EXPENDITURE
       SECTIONS           2 712 265 200  (108 984 300)       2 603 280 900

       Less: anticipated
       reductions to be
       confirmed by the
       General Assembly    (103 991 200)  103 991 200


       GRAND TOTAL        2 608 274 000    (4 993 100)       2 603 280 900


                                                          89th plenary meeting
                                                              18 December 1996



                                       B

              REVISED INCOME ESTIMATES FOR THE BIENNIUM 1996-1997

      The General Assembly

      Resolves that, for the biennium 1996-1997, the estimates of
income of 471,401,700 United States dollars approved by it in its
resolution 50/215 B of 23 December 1995 shall be decreased by
23,664,100 dollars, as follows:

Income section     Amount approved by       Increase or        Revised
                   resolution 50/215 B      (decrease)         estimates
                                            (US dollars)


1. Income from 
staff assessment         384 306 000        (20 809 400)       363 496 600

      TOTAL, INCOME
      SECTION 1          384 306 000        (20 809 400)       363 496 600

2. General income         86 209 200         (4 189 600)        82 019 600


3. Services to 
the public                   886 500          1 334 900          2 221 400


      TOTAL, INCOME
      SECTIONS 2 AND 3    87 095 700         (2 854 700)        84 241 000


      GRAND TOTAL        471 401 700        (23 664 100)       447 737 600


                                                          89th plenary meeting
                                                              18 December 1996



                                       C

                 FINANCING OF APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE YEAR 1997

      The General Assembly

      Resolves that for the year 1997:

      1.    Budget appropriations totalling 1,299,143,900 United States
dollars and consisting of 1,304,137,000 dollars, being half of the
appropriations initially approved for the biennium 1996-1997 in its
resolution 50/215 A of 23 December 1995, less 4,993,100 dollars, being
the reduction approved by the Assembly in resolution A above, shall be
financed in accordance with regulations 5.1 and 5.2 of the Financial
Regulations of the United Nations as follows:

      (a)   50,817,943 dollars, consisting of:

      (i)   43,547,850 dollars, being half of the estimated income other
            than income from staff assessment approved for the biennium
            1996-1997 by the Assembly in its resolution 50/215 B of 23
            December 1995;

      (ii)  Less 2,854,700 dollars, being the reduction approved by the
            Assembly in resolution B above;

      (iii)       10,124,793 dollars, being the balance in the surplus
                  account as at 31 December 1995;

      (b)   1,248,325,957 dollars, being the assessment on Member States
in accordance with its resolution 49/19 B of 23 December 1994 on the
scale of assessments for the years 1996 and 1997;

      2.    There shall be set off against the assessment on Member
States, in accordance with the provisions of General Assembly
resolution 973 (X) of 15 December 1955, their respective share in the
Tax Equalization Fund in the total amount of 183,140,613 dollars,
consisting of:

      (a)   192,153,000 dollars, being half of the estimated staff
assessment income approved by the Assembly in its resolution 50/215 B;

      (b)   Less 20,809,400 dollars, being the estimated decrease in
income from staff assessment approved by the Assembly in resolution B
above;

      (c)   Plus 11,797,013 dollars, being the increase in income from
staff assessment for the biennium 1994-1995 compared with the revised
estimates approved by the Assembly in its resolution 50/205 B of
23 December 1995.


                                                          89th plenary meeting
                                                              18 December 1996
 

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