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Reaffirming that the costs of the Force are expenses of the Organization to be borne by Member States
in accordance with Article 17, paragraph 2, of the Charter of the United Nations,
Recalling its previous decisions regarding the fact that, in order to meet the expenditures caused by the
Force, 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 such an operation,
Bearing in mind the special responsibilities of the States permanent members of the Security Council,
as indicated in General Assembly resolution 1874 (S-IV) of 27 June 1963, in the financing of such
Noting with appreciation that voluntary contributions have been made to the Force by certain
Mindful of the fact that it is essential to provide the Force with the necessary financial resources to
enable it to meet its outstanding liabilities,
1. Takes note of the status of contributions to the United Nations Preventive Deployment Force as
at 30 April 1999, including the contributions outstanding in the amount of 12.2 million United States dollars,
representing 8.2 per cent of the total assessed contributions from the inception of the Force to the period
ending 28 February 1999, notes that some 26 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;
2. Expresses concern about the financial situation with regard to peacekeeping activities, in particular
as regards the reimbursement of troop contributors, which bear additional burdens owing to overdue
payments by Member States of their assessments;
in full;

Expresses its appreciation to those Member States which have paid their assessed contributions

4. 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;
5. Endorses the observations and recommendations contained in the report of the Advisory Committee
on Administrative and Budgetary Questions;4
6. Requests the Secretary-General to take all necessary action to ensure that the liquidation of the
Force is administered with a maximum of efficiency and economy;



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