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Recalling its previous decisions regarding the fact that, in order to meet the expenditures caused by the
Observation Mission, 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,
Expressing its appreciation for the substantial voluntary contributions made to the Observation Mission
by the Government of Kuwait and the contributions of other Governments,
Mindful of the fact that it is essential to provide the Observation Mission 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 Iraq-Kuwait Observation Mission
as at 30 April 2000, including the contributions outstanding in the amount of 13.8 million United States
dollars, representing some 5 per cent of the total assessed contributions from the inception of the Mission
to the period ending 30 June 2000, notes that some 4 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. Expresses its continued appreciation of the decision of the Government of Kuwait to defray two
thirds of the cost of the Observation Mission, effective 1 November 1993;
3.
in full;

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

4. 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;
5. Urges all other Member States to make every possible effort to ensure payment of their assessed
contributions to the Observation Mission in full and on time;
6. 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;
7. Emphasizes that all future and existing peacekeeping missions shall be given equal and nondiscriminatory treatment in respect of financial and administrative arrangements;
8. Also emphasizes that all peacekeeping missions shall be provided with adequate resources for the
effective and efficient discharge of their respective mandates;
9. Requests 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
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