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Anotated Agenda Items of the 63rd session:

144. Financing of the United Nations peacekeeping forces in the Middle East

(b) United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon

The Security Council, by its resolution 425 (1978) of 19 March 1978, established the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) for an initial period of six months. The mandate of UNIFIL has been extended periodically by the Council in subsequent resolutions, the latest of which was resolution 1832 (2008) of 27 August 2008, whereby it was extended until 31 August 2009.

At its resumed sixty-second session, in June 2008, the General Assembly stressed once again that Israel should pay the amount of $1,117,005 resulting from the incident at Qana on 18 April 1996; decided to appropriate to the Special Account for UNIFIL the amount of $680,932,600 for the period from 1 July 2008 to 30 June 2009, inclusive of $650,755,600 for the maintenance of the Force, $26,306,200 for the support account for peacekeeping operations and $3,870,800 for the United Nations Logistics Base; also decided to apportion among Member States the amount of $113,488,767 for the period from 1 July to 31 August 2008; further decided that there should be set off against the apportionment among Member States their respective share in the Tax Equalization Fund of $2,312,883; decided to apportion among Member States the amount of $567,443,833 for the period from 1 September 2008 to 30 June 2009 at a monthly rate of $56,744,383, subject to a decision of the Security Council to extend the mandate of the Force; also decided that there should be set off against the apportionment among Member States their respective share in the Tax Equalization Fund of $11,564,417; and further decided that the decrease of $370,300 in the estimated staff assessment income in respect of the financial period ended 30 June 2007 should be set off against the credits from the amount of $8,252,700 referred to in paragraphs 32 & 33 of the resolution (resolution 62/265).

 

DOCUMENTS:
a Reports of the Secretary-General:
 

Budget for UNIFIL for the period from 1 July 2009 to 30 June 2010 (resolution 62/265)

Performance report on the budget of UNIFIL for the period from 1 July 2007 to 30 June 2008
b Reports of the Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions.

 

REFERENCES:
...for the sixty-second session (agenda items 153 (b))
  Performance report on the budget of UNIFIL for the period from 1 July 2006 to 30 June 2007 (A/62/632)
Comprehensive review of the Strategic Military Cell (A/62/744) (also relates to item 140)
Budget for UNIFIL for the period from 1 July 2008 to 30 June 2009 (A/62/751)
Report of the Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions (A/62/781/Add.5)
  Summary records A/C.5/62/SR.37, 49 & 51
Report of the Fifth Committee A/62/878
Plenary meetings A/62/PV.109
Resolutions 62/265