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UN General Assembly Resolutions:
Resolution 35/45

(December 1, 1980)


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The following resolution, although technical in nature, also had political connotations. It was adopted by 93 in favour, 5 against, 15 abstentions and over forty nations were not present or voting, most of them third world countries. Their attitude was that they should not be asked to participate in the funding of UNDOF or any other United Nations force. The resolution dealt with the budget for UNDOF and how it was to be allocated among member states. Text:

The General Assembly,

Having considered the report of the Secretary-General on the financing of the United Nations Disengagement Observer Forces, as well as the related report of the Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions,

Bearing in mind Security Council resolutions 350 (1974) of 31 May 1974, 363 (1974) of 29 November 1974, 369 (1975) of 28 May 1975, 381 (1975) of 30 November 1975, 390 (1976) of 28 May 1976, 398 (1976) of 30 November 1976, 408 (1977) of 26 May 1977, 420 (1977) of 30 November 1977, 429 (1978) of 31 May 1978, 441 (1978) of 30 November 1978, 449 (1979) of 30 May 1979, 456 (1979) of 30 November 1979, 470 (1980) of 30 May 1980 and 481 (1980) of 26 November 1980,

Recalling its resolutions 3101 (XXVIII) of 11 December 1973, 3211 B (XXIX) of 29 November 1974, 3374 C (XXX) of 2 December 1975, 31/5 D of 22 December 1976, 32/4 C of 2 December 1977, 33/13 D of 8 December 1978, 34/7 C of 3 December 1979 and 35/44 of 1 December 1980,

Reaffirming its previous decisions regarding the fact that, in order to meet the expenditures caused by such operations, 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 peace-keeping operations involving heavy expenditures,

Bearing in mind the special responsibilities of the States permanent members of the Security Council in the financing of such operations, as indicated in general Assembly resolution 1874 (S-IV) of 27 June 1963 and other resolutions of the Assembly,

I

Decides to appropriate to the Special Account referred to in section II, paragraph 1, of General Assembly resolution 3211 B (XXIX) the amount of $12,577,998 gross ($12,462,000 net) authorized and apportioned by section III of Assembly resolution 34/7 C for the operation of the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force for the period from 1 June to 30 November 1980 inclusive;

II

1. Decides to appropriate to the Special Account an amount of $14,959,250 for the operation of the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force for the period from I December 1980 to 31 May 1981 inclusive;

2. Decides further, as an ad hoc arrangement, without prejudice to the positions of principle that may be taken by Member States in any consideration by the General Assembly of arrangements for the financing of peace-keeping operations:

(a) To apportion an amount of $8,722,739 for the above-mentioned six-month period among the Member States referred to in paragraph 2(a) of General Assembly Resolution 3101 (XXVIII) in the proportions determined by the scale of assessments for the years 1980, 1981, and 1982;

(b) To apportion an amount of $5,875,993 for the above-mentioned six-month period among the Member States referred to in paragraph 2(b) of resolution 3 101 (XXVIII) and section II, paragraph 2(b) of resolution 3374 C (XXX), in the proportions determined by the scale of assessments for the years 1980, 1981 and 1982;

(c) To apportion an amount of $354,534 for the above-mentioned six-month period among the Member States referred to in paragraph 2(c) of section V, paragraph 1, of resolution 33/13 D and section V, paragraph 1, of resolution 34/7 C, in the proportions determined by the scale of assessments for the years 1980, 1981 and 1982;

3. Decides 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 2 of the present section, their respective share in the Tax Equalization Fund of the estimated staff assessment income of $157,500 approved for the period from 1 December 1980 to 31 May 1981 inclusive;

III

 

Authorizes the Secretary-General to enter into commitments for the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force at a rate not to exceed $2,493,208 gross ($2,466,958 net) per month for the period from 1 June to 30 November 1981 inclusive, should the Security Council decide to continue the Force beyond the period of six months authorized under its resolution 481 (1980), the said amount to be apportioned among Member States in accordance with the scheme set out in the present resolution;

IV

1. Stresses the need for voluntary contributions to the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force both in cash and in the form of services and supplies acceptable to the Secretary-General;

2. Requests the Secretary-General to take all necessary action to ensure that the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force is conducted with a maximum of efficiency and economy;

V

1. Decides that Saint Lucia shall be included in the group of Member States mentioned in paragraph 2 (d) of General Assembly resolution 3101 (XXVIII) and that its contributions to the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force shall be calculated in accordance with the provisions of paragraphs 3 and 4 of Assembly resolution 35111 A of 3 November 1980;

2. Decides further that, in accordance with regulation 5.2(c) of the Financial Regulations of the United Nations, the contributions to the United nations Disengagement Observer Force until 30 November 1980 of the member State referred to in paragraph 1 of the present section shall be treated as miscellaneous income to be set off against the appropriations apportioned in section II above.

B

The General Assembly,

Having regard to the financial position of the Special Account for the United Nations Emergency Force and the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force, as set forth in the report of the Secretary-General, and referring to paragraph 5 of report of the Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions,

Mindful of the fact that it is essential to provide the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force with the necessary financial resources to enable it to fulfil its responsibilities under the relevant resolutions of the Security Council,

Concerned that the Secretary-General is continuing to face growing difficulties in. meeting the obligations of the Forces on a current basis, particularly those due to the Governments of troop-contributing States,

Recalling its resolutions 33/13 E of 14 December 1978 and 34/7 D of 12 December 1979,

Recognizing that, in consequence of the withholding of contributions by certain Member States, the surplus balances in the Special Account for the United Nations Emergency Force and the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force have, in effect, been drawn upon to the full extent to supplement the income received from contributions for meeting expenses of the Forces,

Concerned that the application of the provisions of regulations 5.2(b), (d), 4.3 and 4.4 of the Financial Regulations of the United Nations would aggravate the already difficult financial situation of the Forces,

Decides that the provisions of regulations 5.2(b), 5.2(d), 4.3 and 4.4 of Financial Regulations of the United Nations shall be suspended in respect of the amount of $6,825,999, which otherwise would have to be surrendered pursuant to these provisions, this amount to be entered in the account referred to in the declarative part of General Assembly resolution 33/13 E and held in suspense until a further decision is taken by the Assembly.


Sources: The United Nations

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