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1 August 2001   

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Secretary-General approves distribution plan for phase X

On 1 August 2001, the Secretary-General advised the President of the Security Council of his approval of the distribution plan for phase X, submitted by the Government of Iraq on 23 July, on the understanding that its implementation would be governed by resolutions 986 (1995), 1281 (1999), 1284 (1999) and 1302 (2000), 1330 (2000), 1360 (2001) and the Memorandum of Understanding concluded on 20 May 1996 between the United Nations Secretariat and the Government of Iraq and would be without prejudice to the procedures followed by the Security Council Committee established by resolution 661 (1990).

A foreseen budget of  $5.5 billion for the humanitarian programme is spread over 12 sectors countrywide, including an allocation of $600 million for oil industry spare parts and equipment and $384 million to meet the needs of especially vulnerable groups.  Over $1.27 billion is earmarked for the food sector, to cover a daily food ration of 2,472 kilocalories per person per day, while $250 million is set aside for the purchase of medicines and medical supplies.


·        Letter from the Secretary-General to the President of the Security Council (S/2001/758) ([English]  [French]  [Arabic](((

·        Letter from OIP Executive Director Benon V. Sevan to the Permanent Representative of Iraq to the United Nations (Annex I) 

·        Letter from the Permanent Representative of Iraq to the Secretary-General (Annex II)

·        Executive Summary of the distribution plan  (Annex III)

·        Annexes to the distribution plan

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