SECRETARY-GENERAL THANKS JAPAN’S GOVERNMENT FOR PAYMENT TO CAPITAL MASTER PLAN, PEACEBUILDING BUDGET

19 February 2008
SG/SM/11433

SECRETARY-GENERAL THANKS JAPAN’S GOVERNMENT FOR PAYMENT TO CAPITAL MASTER PLAN, PEACEBUILDING BUDGET

19 February 2008
Secretary-General
SG/SM/11433
Department of Public Information • News and Media Division • New York

SECRETARY-GENERAL THANKS JAPAN’S GOVERNMENT FOR PAYMENT

 

TO CAPITAL MASTER PLAN, PEACEBUILDING BUDGET

 


The following statement was issued today by the Spokesperson for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon:


The Secretary-General is very pleased to learn that the Japanese Diet approved a payment of Japan’s assessed contribution to the United Nations of $1.06 billion.


Of that, $285,384,208 will be an accelerated, one-time payment towards the Capital Master Plan (CMP) to support the renovation of the United Nations Headquarters.


The General Assembly, in its resolution 61/251 of 22 December 2006, decided to approve the CMP at a total project budget not to exceed $1.88 billion.  The same resolution provided the option for Member States to pay five equal installments, or a one-time payment. 


The remainder of Japan’s payment, $775,000,000 will go towards its assessed contribution for the United Nations Peacekeeping budget.


The Secretary-General thanks the Government of Japan for this payment, which will greatly help the United Nations fulfill its obligations. 


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