136. Financing of the United Nations Organization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
By its resolution 1279 (1999) of 30 November 1999, the Security Council decided that the personnel authorized under its resolutions 1258 (1999) & 1273 (1999), including a multidisciplinary staff of personnel, should constitute the United Nations Organization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUC) until 1 March 2000. Subsequently, by its resolutions 1291 (2000) of 24 February 2000, 1493 (2003) of 28 July 2003, 1565 (2004) of 1 October 2004, 1621 (2005) of 6 September 2005, 1635 (2005) of 28 October 2005 and 1736 (2006) of 22 December 2006, the Council authorized the expansion of MONUC. The latest extension of the mandate and capacity of MONUC, until 31 December 2008, was approved by the Council in its resolution 1794 (2007) of 21 December 2007.
At its resumed sixty-second session, in June 2008, the General Assembly decided to appropriate to the Special Account for MONUC the amount of $1,242,729,000 for the period from 1 July 2008 to 30 June 2009, inclusive of $1,187,676,400 for the maintenance of the Mission, $47,991,000 for the support account for peacekeeping operations and $7,061,600 for the United Nations Logistics Base; also decided to apportion among Member States the amount of $621,364,500 for the period from 1 July to 31 December 2008; further decided that there should be set off against the apportionment among Member States their respective share in the Tax Equalization Fund of the amount of $14,584,200; decided to apportion among Member States the amount of $621,364,500 for the period from 1 January to 30 June 2009 at a monthly rate of $103,560,750, subject to a decision of the Security Council to extend the mandate of the Mission; also decided that there should be set off against the apportionment among Member States their respective share in the Tax Equalization Fund of $14,584,200; and further decided that the increase of $1,225,500 in the estimated staff assessment income in respect of the financial period ended 30 June 2007 should be added to the credits from the amount of $61,577,300 referred to in paragraphs 29 and 30 of the resolution (resolution 62/256).