A/RES/56/214 B

Mindful of the fact that it is essential to provide the 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 continues to face difficulties in meeting
the obligations of the Force on a current basis, including reimbursement to current
and former troop-contributing States,
Concerned also that the surplus balances in the Special Account for the United
Nations Interim Force in Lebanon have been used to meet expenses of the Force in
order to compensate for the lack of income resulting from non-payment and late
payment by Member States of their contributions,
1.
Takes note of the status of contributions to the United Nations Interim
Force in Lebanon as at 30 April 2002, including the contributions outstanding in the
amount of 112.8 million United States dollars, representing some 4 per cent of the
total assessed contributions, notes with concern that only twenty-seven 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 and on time, and urges all other Member States to
make every possible effort to ensure payment of their assessed contributions to the
Force in full and on time;
3.
Expresses its deep concern that Israel did not comply with General
Assembly resolutions 51/233, 52/237, 53/227, 54/267, 55/180 A, 55/180 B and
56/214A;
4.
Stresses once again that Israel should strictly abide by General Assembly
resolutions 51/233, 52/237, 53/227, 54/267, 55/180 A, 55/180 B and 56/214A;
5.
Expresses concern at the financial situation with regard to peacekeeping
activities, in particular as regards the reimbursements to troop contributors that bear
additional burdens owing to overdue payments by Member States of their
assessments;
6.
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;
7.
Emphasizes that all future and existing peacekeeping missions shall be
given equal and non-discriminatory treatment in respect of financial and
administrative arrangements;
8.
Also emphasizes that all peacekeeping missions shall be provided with
adequate resources for the effective and efficient discharge of their respective
mandates;
9.
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 Force;

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