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A/RES/51/239 B


General Assembly

Distr. GENERAL  

25 September 1997

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Fifty-first session
Agenda item 140 (a)


                  RESOLUTION ADOPTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY

            [on the report of the Fifth Committee (A/51/753/Add.3)]


            51/239.     Support account for peacekeeping operations

                                     B 1/

      The General Assembly,

      Recalling paragraph 18 of its resolution 51/239 A of 17 June
1997,

      Having considered the report of the Secretary-General on the
Lessons Learned Unit, 2/ the related statement by the Chairman of the
Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions and the
views expressed by Member States in the Fifth Committee, 3/ 

      1.    Takes note of the report of the Secretary-General on the
Lessons Learned Unit; 2/ 

      2.    Also takes note of the observations and recommendations of
the Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions and
the vacancy rates of posts funded from the support account for
peacekeeping operations, which, as at 31 August 1997, were 14.2 per
cent for posts in the Professional category and above and 5.1 per cent
for posts in the General Service category;

      3.    Notes the usefulness of the lessons learned capacity;

      4.    Decides to redeploy, on a temporary basis, for the period
from 1 January to 30 June 1998, three posts, namely, two Professional
posts (1 P-4, 1 P-2/1) and one General Service post, funded from the
support account, to carry out the functions described in the report of
the Secretary-General, 2/ and decides also to revert to this issue for
consideration in future budget proposals.


                                                         107th plenary meeting
                                                             15 September 1997


                                     Notes

1/    Consequently, resolution 51/239 of 17 June 1997 becomes
resolution 51/239 A.

2/    A/51/965.

3/    See Official Records of the General Assembly, Fifty-first
Session, Fifth Committee, 73rd meeting (A/C.5/51/SR.73), and
corrigendum.

 

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