Financing of the UN Mission of Observers in Tajikistan, G.A. res. 50/238, 50 U.N. GAOR Supp. (No. 49) at 37, U.N. Doc. A/50/49 (Vol. II) (1995).
The General Assembly, Having considered the report of the Secretary-General on the financing of the United Nations Mission of Observers in Tajikistan and the related report of the Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions, Recalling Security Council resolutions 968 (1994) of 16 December 1994, by which the Council decided to establish the United Nations Mission of Observers in Tajikistan, and 1030 (1995) of 14 December 1995, by which the Council decided to extend the mandate of the Mission of Observers until 15 June 1996, Recalling also its resolution 49/240 of 31 March 1995 on the financing of the Mission of Observers, Reaffirming that the costs of the Mission of Observers are expenses of the Organization to be borne by Member States in accordance with Article 17, paragraph 2, of the Charter of the United Nations, Recalling further its previous decisions regarding the fact that, in order to meet the expenditures caused by the Mission of Observers, a different procedure is required from that applied to meet expenditures of the regular budget of the United Nations, Taking into account the fact that the economically more developed countries are in a position to make relatively larger contributions and that the economically less developed countries have a relatively limited capacity to contribute towards such an operation, Bearing in mind the special responsibilities of the States permanent members of the Security Council, as indicated in General Assembly resolution 1874 (S-IV) of 27 June 1963, in the financing of such operations, Noting with appreciation that voluntary contributions have been made to the Mission of Observers by certain Governments, Mindful of the fact that it is essential to provide the Mission of Observers with the necessary financial resources to enable it to fulfil its responsibilities under the relevant resolutions of the Security Council, 1. Takes note of the status of contributions to the United Nations Mission of Observers in Tajikistan as at 21 May 1996, including the contributions outstanding in the amount of 788,296 United States dollars, representing 6 per cent of the total assessed contributions from the inception of the Mission of Observers to the period ending 15 June 1996, notes that some 26 per cent of Member States have paid their assessed contributions in full, and urges all other Member States concerned, in particular those in arrears, to ensure the payment of their outstanding assessed contributions; 2. Expresses concern about the financial situation with regard to peace-keeping activities, in particular as regards the reimbursement of troop contributors, which bear burdens owing to overdue payments by Member States of their assessments; 3. Expresses its appreciation to those Member States which have paid their assessed contributions in full; 4. Urges all other Member States to make every possible effort to ensure payment of their assessed contributions to the Mission of Observers in full and on time; 5. Endorses the observations and recommendations contained in the report of the Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions; 6. Requests the Secretary-General to take all necessary action to ensure that the Mission of Observers is administered with a maximum of efficiency and economy; 7. Decides to appropriate to the Special Account for the United Nations Mission of Observers in Tajikistan the amount of 7,478,900 dollars gross (6,971,600 dollars net) for the maintenance of the Mission of Observers for the period from 1 July 1996 to 30 June 1997, inclusive of the amount of 176,400 dollars for the support account for peace-keeping operations, to be assessed on Member States at a monthly rate of 623,242 dollars gross (580,967 dollars net), in accordance with the composition of groups set out in paragraphs 3 and 4 of General Assembly resolution 43/232 of 1 March 1989, as adjusted by the Assembly in its resolutions 44/192 B of 21 December 1989, 45/269 of 27 August 1991, 46/198 A of 20 December 1991, 47/218 A of 23 December 1992, 49/249 A of 20 July 1995, 49/249 B of 14 September 1995 and 50/224 of 11 April 1996 and its decisions 48/472 A of 23 December 1993 and 50/451 B of 23 December 1995, and taking into account the scale of assessments for the years 1996 and 1997, as set out in its resolution 49/19 B of 23 December 1994 and its decision 50/471 A of 23 December 1995, subject to the decision of the Security Council to extend the mandate of the Mission beyond 15 June 1996; 8. Decides also that, in accordance with the provisions of its resolution 973 (X) of 15 December 1955, there shall be set off against the apportionment among Member States, as provided for in paragraph 7 above, their respective share in the Tax Equalization Fund of the estimated staff assessment income of 507,300 dollars approved for the period from 1 July 1996 to 30 June 1997; 9. Invites voluntary contributions to the Mission of Observers in cash and in the form of services and supplies acceptable to the Secretary-General, to be administered, as appropriate, in accordance with the procedure established by the General Assembly in its resolutions 43/230 of 21 December 1988, 44/192 A of 21 December 1989 and 45/258 of 3 May 1991; 10. Invites Member States to make voluntary contributions to the trust fund established in accordance with paragraph 13 of Security Council resolution 968 (1994); 11. Decides to include in the provisional agenda of its fifty-first session the item entitled "Financing of the United Nations Mission of Observers in Tajikistan".