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Recalling its previous decisions regarding the fact that, in order to meet the expenditures caused by the
Transitional Administration, 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
operations,
Noting with appreciation that voluntary contributions have been made to the trust fund for the
multinational force,
Noting also with appreciation that voluntary contributions have been made to the Trust Fund for the
United Nations Transitional Administration in East Timor, and inviting further such contributions to the
Fund,
Mindful of the fact that it is essential to provide the Transitional Administration with the necessary
financial resources to enable it to fulfil its responsibilities under the relevant resolutions of the Security
Council,
1. Takes note of the status of contributions to the United Nations Transitional Administration in East
Timor as at 24 March 2000, including the contributions outstanding in the amount of 130.8 million United
States dollars, representing 65 per cent of the total assessed contributions, notes that some 18 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 the payment of their outstanding assessed contributions;
2.
in full;

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

3. 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;
4. Urges all other Member States to make every possible effort to ensure payment of their assessed
contributions to the Transitional Administration in full and on time;
5. 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 nondiscriminatory 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;

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