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8. 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 Transitional Administration, and for this purpose requests the Secretary-General to speed
up the implementation of the asset management system at all peacekeeping missions in accordance with
General Assembly resolution 52/1 A of 15 October 1997;
9. Endorses the conclusions and recommendations contained in the report of the Advisory Committee
on Administrative and Budgetary Questions,3 and requests the Secretary-General to ensure their full
implementation;
10. Requests the Secretary-General to take all necessary action to ensure that the Transitional
Administration is administered with a maximum of efficiency and economy;
11. Also requests the Secretary-General, in order to reduce the cost of employing General Service staff,
to continue efforts to employ locally recruited staff for the Transitional Administration against General
Service posts, commensurate with the requirements of the Transitional Administration;
12. Decides to appropriate to the Special Account for the United Nations Transitional Administration
in East Timor the amount of 350 million dollars gross (341,084,300 dollars net) for the establishment and
maintenance of the Transitional Administration for the period from 1 December 1999 to 30 June 2000,
inclusive of the amount of 200 million dollars authorized by the General Assembly in its resolution 54/246 A;
13. Decides also, as an ad hoc arrangement, to apportion the amount of 150 million dollars gross
(141,084,300 dollars net) for the period from 1 December 1999 to 30 June 2000, taking into account the
amount of 200 million dollars already apportioned among Member States in accordance with General
Assembly resolution 54/246 A and in accordance with the composition of groups set out in paragraphs 3 and
4 of Assembly resolution 43/232 of 1 March 1989, as adjusted by the Assembly in its resolutions 44/192 B
of 21 December 1989, 45/269 of 27 August 1991, 46/198 A of 20 December 1991, 47/218 A of 23 December
1992, 49/249 A of 20 July 1995, 49/249 B of 14 September 1995, 50/224 of 11 April 1996, 51/218 A to C
of 18 December 1996 and 52/230 of 31 March 1998 and its decisions 48/472 A of 23 December 1993,
50/451 B of 23 December 1995 and 54/456 to 54/458 of 23 December 1999, and taking into account the scale
of assessments for the years 1999 and 2000, as set out in its resolutions 52/215 A of 22 December 1997 and
54/237 A of 23 December 1999;
14. Decides further that, in accordance with the provisions of its resolution 973 (X) of 15 December
1955, there shall be set off against the apportionment among Member States, as provided for in paragraph 13
above, their respective share in the Tax Equalization Fund of the estimated staff assessment income of
8,915,700 dollars approved for the Transitional Administration for the period from 1 December 1999 to
30 June 2000;
15. Emphasizes that no peacekeeping mission shall be financed by borrowing funds from other active
peacekeeping missions;
16. Encourages the Secretary-General to continue to take additional measures to ensure the safety and
security of all personnel under the auspices of the United Nations participating in the Transitional
Administration;

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