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Anotated Agenda Items of the 63rd session:

148. Financing of the African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur

The Security Council, by its resolution 1769 (2007) of 31 July 2007, decided to authorize and mandate the establishment, for an initial period of 12 months, of an African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID); and also decided that UNAMID should incorporate the African Union Mission in the Sudan (AMIS) personnel and the United Nations Heavy and Light Support Packages to AMIS. The mandate of UNAMID as authorized by the Council is contained in the report of the Secretary-General and the Chairperson of the African Union Commission (S/2007/307/Rev.1 & Rev.1/Add.1 of 5 June and 5 July 2007). By the same resolution, the Council decided that there would be unity of command and control, and that command and control structures and backstopping would be provided by the United Nations; also decided that UNAMID should monitor whether any arms or related material were present in Darfur in violation of the Agreements and the measures imposed by paragraphs 7 and 8 of its resolution 1556 (2004); and further decided that UNAMID was authorized to take the necessary action, in the areas of deployment of its forces and as it deemed within its capabilities in order to protect its personnel, facilities, installations and equipment, and ensure the security and freedom of movement of its own personnel and humanitarian workers, and to support early and effective implementation of the Darfur Peace Agreement, prevent the disruption of its implementation and armed attacks, and protect civilians, without prejudice to the responsibility of the Government of the Sudan. The mandate of UNAMID was extended for a further 12 months to 31 July 2009 by the Council in its latest resolution, resolution 1828 (2008) of 31 July 2008.

At its sixty-second session, the General Assembly authorized the Secretary-General to establish a special account for UNAMID; decided to appropriate to the Special Account the amount of $1,275,653,700 for the period from 1 July 2007 to 30 June 2008 for the establishment of the Operation, inclusive of the amount of $50 million previously authorized by the Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions under the terms of section IV of Assembly resolution 49/233 A; also decided to apportion among Member States the amount of $1,275,653,700 for the period from 1 July 2007 to 30 June 2008; and further decided that there should be set off against the apportionment among Member States their respective share in the Tax Equalization Fund of $11,380,200, representing the estimated staff assessment income approved for the Operation (resolution 62/232 A).

At its resumed sixty-second session, in June 2008, the General Assembly decided to appropriate to the Special Account for UNAMID the amount of $1,569,255,200 for the period from 1 July 2008 to 30 June 2009, inclusive of $1,499,710,000 for the maintenance of the Operation, $60,624,500 for the support account for peacekeeping operations and $8,920,700 for the United Nations Logistics Base; also decided to apportion among Member States a total amount of $919,400,200 for the period from 1 July to 31 December 2008, inclusive of $849,855,000 for the maintenance of the Operation for the period from 1 July to 31 December 2008, $60,624,500 for the support account for peacekeeping operations and $8,920,700 for the United Nations Logistics Base; and further decided that there should be set off against the apportionment among Member States their respective share in the Tax Equalization Fund of $16,717,050 (resolution 62/232 B).

Also at its resumed sixty-second session, in June 2008, the General Assembly endorsed the conclusions and recommendations contained in the report of the Advisory Committee (A/62/781/Add.14) and decided to revert to the financing of UNAMID for the remainder of the fiscal period, upon review during the main part of its sixty-third session of the Secretary-General’s report on progress in the implementation of the budget for the period from 1 July 2008 to 30 June 2009.

DOCUMENTS:
a Reports of the Secretary-General:
    Performance report on the budget of UNAMID for the period from 1 July 2007 to 30 June 2008 (resolution 62/232 A)
    Progress report on the implementation of the budget of UNAMID, for the period from 1 July 2008 to 30 June 2009 (resolution 62/232 B)
b

Budget for UNAMID for the period from 1 July 2009 to 30 June 2010 (resolution 62/232 B)

c Reports of the Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions.

 

REFERENCES:
...for the sixty-second session (agenda items 161)
Reports of the Secretary-General:
  Financing of UNAMID for the period from 1 July 2007 to 30 June 2008 (A/62/380)
Budget for UNAMID for the period from 1 July 2008 to 30 June 2009 (A/62/791, Corr.1 & 2)
Letter dated 2 October 2007 from the Secretary-General to the President of the General Assembly (A/62/379)
Reports of the Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions (A/62/540 & A/62/781/Add.14)
  Summary records A/C.5/62/SR.19, 20, 26, 46 & 51
Report of the Fifth Committee A/62/601 & Add.1
Plenary meetings A/62/PV.79 & 109
Resolutions 62/232 A & B