A/RES/55/180 B

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,
Reaffirms its resolution 49/233 A of 23 December 1994, in particular those
paragraphs regarding the peacekeeping budgetary cycles, which should be adhered to in
the future budgetary process, where possible;
Expresses its deep concern that Israel did not comply with its resolutions
51/233, 52/237, 53/227, 54/267 and 55/180 A;
Stresses once again that Israel should strictly abide by its resolutions 51/233,
52/237, 53/227, 54/267 and 55/180 A;
Takes note of the status of contributions to the United Nations Interim Force in
Lebanon as at 30 April 2001, including the contributions outstanding in the amount of
124.5 million United States dollars, representing 3.9 per cent of the total assessed
contributions from the inception of the Force to the period ending 31 January 2001, notes
that some 20 per cent of the Member States have paid their assessed contributions in full,
and urges all other Member States concerned, in particular those in arrears, to ensure
payment of their outstanding assessed contributions;
Expresses its appreciation to those Member States which have paid their
assessed contributions in full;
Expresses concern about 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;
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;
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;
Emphasizes that all future and existing peacekeeping missions shall be given
equal and non-discriminatory treatment in respect of financial and administrative
10. Also emphasizes that all peacekeeping missions shall be provided with
adequate resources for the effective and efficient discharge of their respective mandates;
11. 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;
12. Endorses the conclusions and recommendations contained in the reports of the
Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions,4 and requests the
Secretary-General to ensure full implementation;
13. Requests the Secretary-General to take all necessary action to ensure that the
Force is administered with a maximum of efficiency and economy;


A/55/874, para. 10 (a) and A/55/885. See also Official Records of the General Assembly, Fifty-fifth
Session, Fifth Committee, 48th meeting (A/C.5/55/SR.48), and corrigendum.


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