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Anotated Agenda Items of the 63rd session:

147. Financing of the United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara

The Security Council, by its resolution 690 (1991) of 29 April 1991, established the United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO) in accordance with the timetable outlined by the Secretary-General (see S/22464). The Council has since extended the mandate of MINURSO in subsequent resolutions, the latest of which was resolution 1813 (2008) of 30 April 2008, which extended the mandate of the Mission until 30 April 2009.

At its resumed sixty-second session, in June 2008, the General Assembly decided to appropriate to the Special Account for the United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara the amount of $1,754,200 for the maintenance of the Mission for the period from 1 July 2007 to 30 June 2008, in addition to the amount of $46,471,700 already appropriated for the Mission for the same period under the terms of Assembly resolution 61/290; also decided, taking into account the amount of $46,471,700 already apportioned under resolution 61/290, to apportion among Member States the additional amount of $1,754,200 for the maintenance of the Mission for the period from 1 July 2007 to 30 June 2008; further decided that, in accordance with the provisions of its resolution 973 (X) of 15 December 1955, the decrease of $235,000 in the estimated staff assessment income in respect of the financial period from 1 July 2007 to 30 June 2008 should be added to the apportionment among Member States; decided to appropriate to the Special Account for the Mission the amount of $47,702,500 for the period from 1 July 2008 to 30 June 2009, inclusive of $45,600,800 for the maintenance of the Mission, $1,832,100 for the support account for peacekeeping operations and $269,600 for the United Nations Logistics Base; also decided to apportion among Member States the amount of $39,752,080 for the period from 1 July 2008 to 30 April 2009; further decided that there should be set off against the apportionment for the period from 1 July 2008 to 30 April 2009 among Member States their respective share in the Tax Equalization Fund of $1,909,500; decided to apportion among Member States the amount of $7,950,420 for the period from 1 May to 30 June 2009, at a monthly rate of $3,975,208, subject to a decision of the Security Council to extend the mandate of the Mission; also decided that there shall be set off against the apportionment among Member States for the period from 1 May to 30 June 2009 their respective share in the Tax Equalization Fund of $381,900; and further decided that the decrease of $345,700 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 $2,903,700 (resolution 62/268).

DOCUMENTS:
a Reports of the Secretary-General:
  Budget for MINURSO for the period from 1 July 2009 to 30 June 2010 (resolution 62/268)

Performance report on the budget of MINURSO 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 156)
Reports of the Secretary-General:
  Performance report on the budget of MINURSO for the period from 1 July 2006 to 30 June 2007 (A/62/611)
Budget for MINURSO for the period from 1 July 2008 to 30 June 2009 (A/62/679)
Note by the Secretary-General on the financing arrangements for the United Nations Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara for the period from 1 July 2007 to 30 June 2008 (A/62/817)
Report of the Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions (A/62/781/Add.3)
  Summary records A/C.5/62/SR.40 & 51
Report of the Fifth Committee A/62/881
Plenary meetings A/62/PV.109
Resolutions 62/268