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Recalling further its resolution 49/240 of 31 March 1995 on the financing of the Mission of Observers and
its subsequent resolutions and decisions thereon, the latest of which was resolution 53/19 A of 2 November 1998,
Reaffirming that the costs of the Mission of Observers 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
Mission of Observers, 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 Mission of Observers,
Mindful of the fact that it is essential to provide the Mission of Observers 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 Mission of Observers in Tajikistan as
at 30 April 1999, including the contributions outstanding in the amount of 3.7 million United States dollars,
representing some 7 per cent of the total assessed contributions from the inception of the Mission of Observers
to the period ending 15 May 1999, notes that some 15 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;

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

4. Urges all other Member States to make every possible effort to ensure payment of their assessed
contributions to the Mission of Observers 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 Mission of Observers is
administered with a maximum of efficiency and economy;



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