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the Chairman of the Fifth Committee and the note by the Secretary-General5 and the related report of the
Advisory Committee6 on the reform of the procedure for determining reimbursement to Member States for
contingent-owned equipment,
Having considered also the report of the Office of Internal Oversight Services on the audit of
contingent-owned equipment procedures and payments to troop-contributing countries,7
1. Endorses the recommendations of the Phase V Working Group on reform procedures for
determining reimbursement of contingent-owned equipment;4
2. Requests the Secretary-General to collect the data from Member States referred to in the
recommendations made by the Phase V Working Group in paragraphs 44 and 45 of its report4 concerning
the cost of painting and repainting major equipment;
3. Takes note of the views of the Secretariat regarding replacement of the term “force-wide” with the
term “force level”, the inclusion of climatic and environmental changes under inland transportation costs,
and the medical equipment threshold of 1,500 United States dollars,8 and invites the post-Phase V Working
Group to reconsider these issues;
4. Endorses the recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary
Questions,9 subject to the provisions of the present resolution;
5. Decides to convene, for not less than ten working days, in accordance with annex IX to the report
of the Phase V Working Group,4 a post-Phase V Working Group in January/February 2001, to review rates
for major equipment, self-sustainment and medical support services, and to include, within the post-Phase V
Working Group, appropriate expertise to conduct the vaccination cost review recommended by the Phase V
Working Group in paragraph 87 (a) (iii) of its report;
6. Requests the Secretary-General to ensure that adequate and sufficient conference facilities are
provided for the post-Phase V Working Group, taking duly into consideration the structure and needs of the
Working Group;
7. Also requests the Secretary-General to collect data from Member States and to report to the General
Assembly on the extent of his success;
8. Urges Member States, in this regard, to provide the data pertaining to major equipment and selfsustainment to the Secretariat by 31 October 2000 at the latest, in order for the Secretariat to report to the
General Assembly in November 2000 on the adequacy of the data, with a view to ascertaining whether the
data are available for holding the meeting of the post-Phase V Working Group in January/February 2001;

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A/54/795.
A/54/826.
See A/54/765.
See A/54/795, sect. II.
See A/54/826.
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