A/RES/56/252 C

1.
Takes note of the status of contributions to the United Nations
Organization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo as at 30 April 2002,
including the contributions outstanding in the amount of 102.8 million United States
dollars, representing some 14.7 per cent of the total assessed contributions,
expresses concern that some 20 per cent of Member States have paid their assessed
contributions in full, and urges all other Member States, in particular those in
arrears, to ensure payment of their outstanding assessed contributions;
2.
Expresses its appreciation to those Member States which have paid their
assessed contributions in full;
3.
Urges all Member States to make every possible effort to ensure payment
of their assessed contributions to the Mission in full and on time;
4.
Expresses concern at the financial situation with regard to peacekeeping
activities, in particular as regards the reimbursement of troop contributors that bear
additional burdens owing to overdue payments by Member States of their
assessments;
5.
Also expresses concern at the delay experienced by the Secretary-General
in deploying and providing adequate resources to some recent peacekeeping
missions, in particular those in Africa;
6.
Emphasizes that all future and existing peacekeeping missions shall be
given equal and non-discriminatory treatment in respect of financial and
administrative arrangements;
7.
Also emphasizes that all peacekeeping missions shall be provided with
adequate resources for the effective and efficient discharge of their respective
mandates;
8.
Reiterates its request to the Secretary-General to make the fullest
possible use of facilities and equipment at the United Nations Logistics Base at
Brindisi, Italy, in order to minimize the costs of procurement for the Mission;
9.
Takes note of the progress report of the Secretary-General on the status of
the airfield services contract for the Mission, 3 and urges the timely and full
implementation of the action plan contained therein;
10. Takes note also of the note by the Secretary-General transmitting the
report of the Office of Internal Oversight Services on the audit of a contract for the
provision of airfield services in the Mission;4
11. Requests the Secretary-General to report further on the status of the
airfield services contract in the Mission to the General Assembly at its fifty-seventh
session;
12. Reaffirms the relevant provisions
23 December 2000 and 55/247 of 12 April 2001;

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13. Endorses the conclusions and recommendations contained in the report
of the Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions, 5 and
requests the Secretary-General to ensure their full implementation;

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A/56/906.
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A/56/887/Add.11.
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