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UNITED
NATIONS
A

        General Assembly
Distr.
GENERAL
A/49/553/Add.1
12 April 1995

ORIGINAL: ENGLISH

Forty-ninth session
Agenda item 116 (a)



FINANCING OF THE UNITED NATIONS PEACE-KEEPING FORCES

IN THE MIDDLE EAST

United Nations Disengagement Observer Force

Report of the Secretary-General


Addendum
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

The present report includes the revised financial performance report for the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) for the period from 1 December 1993 to 30 November 1994, reflecting an overall savings of $805,000 gross ($891,000 net). It also provides information regarding the status of assessed contributions for UNDOF as at 31 March 1995 for the period from inception to 30 November 1994, which indicates that outstanding assessments amounted to $61.4 million.

The action to be taken by the General Assembly is set out in paragraph 6 of the report, including a decision to credit Member States the amount of the unencumbered balance of $891,000 against their assessments in respect of such future mandate period(s) as may be approved by the Security Council.



CONTENTS

Paragraphs
Page
I.
II.
III.
INTRODUCTION
STATUS OF ASSESSED CONTRIBUTIONS
VOLUNTARY CONTRIBUTIONS
1 - 4
5
6
3
3
4
Annexes
I.
II.
Financial performance report for the period 1 December 1993 to 30 November 1994: summary statement
Financial performance report for the period from 1 December 1993 to 30 November 1994:
supplementary information
5
10
III.Authorized staffing, incumbency and vacancy rates for the period from 1 December 1993 to 30 November 1994
14
IV.Distribution of civilian personnel by geographical location as at 30 November 1994
15
V.Distribution of military personnel by geographical location as at 30 November 1994
16
VI.Distribution of transportation and major equipment by geographical location as at 30 November 1994
17


I. INTRODUCTION

1. The General Assembly, in paragraph 12 of its resolution 49/225 of 23 December 1994, requested the Secretary-General to submit to the Assembly, through the Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions, a financial performance report for the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) for the period from 1 December 1993 to 30 November 1994. The present report is submitted in accordance with that request.

2. In annex I, the apportionment of resources provided to UNDOF, as shown in column 1, is compared with the actual expenditure shown in column 2 for the period from 1 December 1993 to 30 November 1994 by budget line item. The savings or overruns in column 3 reflect the difference between the original apportionment and actual expenditure, resulting in an unencumbered balance in the amount of $805,000 gross ($891,000 net).

3. The actual expenditure when compared with the estimated expenditure presented in the previous financial performance (A/49/553, annex I, column 2), shows an overestimation of expenditure of $432,000 in the original report. That reduction in recorded expenditure for the period is due for the most part to the projected expenditures through the end of the mandate period that were included in the data at the time of the preparation of the report in July 1994. The differences shown between the estimated and the actual expenditures confirm the view that performance reports should be prepared only after the relevant financial period has ended, when actual data in expenditure become available.

4. Supplementary information on the financial performance report is presented by budget line item in annex II. The authorized staffing, incumbency and vacancy rates for civilian and military personnel for the reporting period are shown in annex III. Distribution of civilian and military personnel, as well as transportation and major equipment, by geographical location as at 30 November 1994 are reflected in annexes IV, V and VI, respectively.

II. STATUS OF ASSESSED CONTRIBUTIONS

5. As at 31 March 1995, total amount of $1,084.4 million had been appropriated for UNDOF and the United Nations Emergency Force (UNEF) for the period from inception to 30 November 1994. The assessment among Member States in respect of UNDOF and UNEF for that period is $1,057.6 million. Contributions received for the period amounted to $996.2 million. The outstanding balance of $61.4 million includes an amount of $36 million transferred to a special account in accordance with General Assembly resolution 36/116 A of 10 December 1981 and an amount due of $25.4 million, as indicated in the status of contributions as at 31 March 1995. The following table summarizes the status of contributions for UNDOF for the period from its inception to 30 November 1994:


Status of contributions for the period from inception to

30 November 1994 as at 31 March 1995

(Millions of United States dollars)

UNDOF and UNEF
1974-1980 a/
UNDOF
25 October 1979 to
30 November 1994
Total
(a) Resources
Amounts appropriated
554.2
530.2
1 084.4
Additional commitment authority
-
-
-
Total
554.2
530.2
1 084.4
(b) Amount assessed
Applied credits
Staff assessment income
(8.7)
(6.5)
(15.2)
Unencumbered balance
-
(11.6)
(11.6)
Net amount assessed
545.5
512.1
1 057.6
(c) Payments received
(508.0)
(488.2)
(996.2)
(d) Balance of assessments due
37.5
23.9
61.4
a/ UNEF from inception to liquidation in 1980, UNDOF from inception to 24 October 1979.

III. ACTION TO BE TAKEN BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY AT ITS FORTY-NINTH SESSION

6. The action to be taken by the General Assembly at its forty-ninth session in connection with the future financing of UNDOF is as follows: a decision to credit to Member States the amount of the unencumbered balance of $891,000 for the period from 1 December 1993 to 30 November 1994 against their assessments in respect of such future mandate period(s) as may be approved by the Security Council.



ANNEX I

Financial performance report for the period from

1 December 1993 to 30 November 1994

Summary statement

(Thousands of United States dollars)

Apportionment
(1)
Actual expenditure
(2)
Savings/
(overrun)
(3)=(1)-(2)
1. Military personnel costs
(a) Military observers
-
-
-
(b) Military contingents
Standard troop cost reimbursement
12 819
12 990
(171)
Welfare
198
198
-
Rations
2 080
2 158
(78)
Daily allowance
491
491
-
Mission subsistence allowance
69
77
(8)
Rotation of contingents
1 553
1 335
218
Clothing and equipment allowance
888
888
-
Subtotal
18 098
18 137
(39)
(c) Other costs pertaining to

military personnel

Contingent-owned equipment
462
408
54
Death and disability compensation
300
300
-
Subtotal
762
708
54
Total, line 1
18 860
18 845
15
2. Civilian personnel costs
(a) Civilian police
-
-
-
(b) International and local staff
International staff salaries
1 785
1 878
(93)
Local staff salaries
1 092
1 059
33
General temporary assistance
134
130
4
Overtime
30
55
(25)
Common staff costs
1 746
1 628
118
Other travel costs
46
67
(21)
Subtotal
4 833
4 817
16
(c) International contractual

personnel

-
-
-
(d) United Nations Volunteers
-
-
-
(e) Government-provided personnel
-
-
-
(f) Civilian electoral observers
-
-
-
Total, line 2
4 833
4 817
16
3. Premises/accommodation
Rental of premises
213
122
91
Maintenance supplies
513
499
14
Maintenance services
350
304
46
Utilities
255
255
-
Construction/prefabricated buildings
356
395
(39)
Total, line 3
1 687
1 575
112
4. Infrastructure repairs
-
-
-
5. Transport operations
Purchase of vehicles
172
123
49
Workshop equipment
126
92
34
Spare parts, repairs and maintenance
811
785
26
Petrol, oil and lubricants
1 090
987
103
Vehicle insurance
166
166
-
Total, line 5
2 365
2 153
212
6. Air operations
-
-
-
7. Naval operations
-
-
-
8. Communications
(a) Complementary communications
Communications equipment
300
353
(53)
Spare parts and supplies
235
167
68
Workshop and test equipment
75
41
34
Commercial communications
33
41
(8)
Subtotal
643
602
41
(b) Main trunking contract
-
-
-
Total, line 8
643
602
41
9. Other equipment
Office furniture and equipment
99
67
32
Data-processing equipment
-
-
-
Generators
130
-
130
Observation equipment
101
17
84
Medical and dental equipment
67
28
39
Accommodation equipment
132
109
23
Miscellaneous equipment
75
75
-
Spare parts, repairs and maintenance
320
234
86
Total, line 9
924
530
394
10. Supplies and services
(a) Miscellaneous services
Audit services
16
16
-
Contractual services
146
146
-
Data-processing services
-
-
-
Security services
24
-
24
Medical treatment and services
80
80
-
Miscellaneous other services
50
50
-
Subtotal
316
292
24
(b) Miscellaneous supplies
Stationery/office supplies
120
120
-
Medical and dental supplies
124
95
29
Sanitation and cleaning materials
75
75
-
Uniform items, flags and decals
122
134
(12)
Field defence stores
33
33
-
Quartermaster and general stores
470
412
58
Subtotal
944
869
75
Total, line 10
1 260
1 161
99
11. Election-related supplies and services
-
-
-
12. Public information programmes
-
-
-
13. Training programmes
-
-
-
14. Mine-clearing programmes
-
-
-
15. Assistance for disarmament and demobilization
-
-
-
16. Air and surface freight
Commercial freight and cartage
160
160
-
Total, line 16
160
160
-
17. Integrated Management Information System
60
60
-
18. Support account for peace-keeping operations
411
409
2
19. Staff assessment
957
1 043
(86)
Gross total, lines 1-19
32 160
31 355
805
20. Income
Staff assessment
(957)
(1 043)
86
Other
(15)
(15)
-
Subtotal
(972)
(1 058)
86
Net total, lines 1-20
31 188
30 297
891
21. Voluntary contributions in kind
-
-
-
Total resources
31 188
30 297
891


ANNEX II

Financial performance report for the period from

1 December 1993 to 30 November 1994

Supplementary information

(United States dollars)


Savings/

(overrun)

1. Military personnel costs ........................................ 15 000

(a) Military observers ......................................... -

(b) Military contingents ....................................... (39 000)

1. The overexpenditure under this heading was a result of higher requirements for standard troop cost reimbursement ($171,000) due to the delayed departure of the Finnish contingent in December 1993, to additional ration costs ($78,000) to replenish UNDOF's provisions inventory to a level sufficient to sustain operations while newly sought commercial ration contracts were being established, and to slightly higher than anticipated travel costs ($8,000). Those overruns were offset in part by savings under rotation of contingents ($218,000) due to favourable commercial and government-provided aircraft service rates.

(c) Other costs pertaining to contingents ...................... 54 000

2. This saving was attributed to delays in the establishment of letters of assist for contingent-owned equipment, which would result in some deliveries being carried forward into the next mandate period. The amount allocated under this heading has been fully obligated to cover potential claims for death, disability or injury of military personnel.

2. Civilian personnel costs ........................................ 16 000

(a) Civilian police ............................................ -

(b) International and local staff .............................. 16 000

3. Savings totalling $155,000 from local staff salaries ($33,000), common staff costs ($118,000) and general temporary assistance ($4,000) were offset in part by additional requirements totalling $139,000 under international staff salaries ($93,000), overtime ($25,000) and other travel costs ($21,000). The savings under local staff salaries, common staff costs and general temporary assistance were attributable to vacancies, as reflected in annex III. Overexpenditure under international staff salaries was due to actual costs exceeding standard salary costs (Version 42). Moreover, the actual salary levels of international staff on board were higher than average. Higher requirements under overtime and other travel costs were a result of the peak workload associated with moving UNDOF headquarters to Camp Faouar. While the cost estimate for international staff salaries and common staff costs were based on a vacancy rate of 5 per cent, general temporary assistance was based on a zero vacancy rate.

(c) International contractual personnel ........................ -

(d) United Nations Volunteers .................................. -

(e) Government-provided personnel .............................. -

(f) Civilian electoral observers ............................... -

3. Premises/accommodation .......................................... 112 000

4. Savings under this heading were attributed to a decrease in requirements for rental of premises ($91,000) as a result of the relocation of UNDOF headquarters from Damascus to Camp Faouar. Additional savings under maintenance supplies and services ($60,000) were realized because of lower project costs. Those savings were offset slightly by overexpenditure under construction/ prefabricated buildings ($39,000) resulting from an increase in the cost of local construction and building materials as enacted by the Government of the Syrian Arab Republic effective 1 May 1994.

4. Infrastructure repairs .......................................... -

5. Transport operations ............................................ 212 000

5. A total savings of $212,000 was reported under purchase of vehicles ($49,000), workshop equipment ($34,000), spare parts, repairs and maintenance ($26,000) and petrol, oil and lubricants ($103,000). Savings resulted from procurement delays for one forklift, related workshop equipment and spare parts, as well as conservation of petrol, oil and lubricants resulting from lengthy non-availability of vehicles due to intensive maintenance requirements of ageing vehicles.

6. During the reporting period, $123,000 was utilized for the acquisition of one fuel truck ($53,850), one water truck ($63,900) and for the freight cost of approximately $5,250 for one light cargo truck transferred from the United Transitional Authority in Cambodia (UNTAC). A comparison of the number and type of vehicles as per the original configuration and those actually purchased in the current financial period is shown in the table below:

Number of vehicles
Type of vehicle
Budgeted
Actual
Difference
Commercial pattern vehicles
Truck, ambulance
2
-
2
Truck, cargo, light
1
1 a/
Forklift
1
-
1
Truck, fuel
-
1
(1)
Truck, water
-
1
(1)
Subtotal
4
3
1
Contingent-owned equipment
Truck, heavy cargo
4
-
4
Truck, medium cargo
3
-
3
Fire-fighting trailer
2
-
2
Truck, water
1
-
1
Truck, heavy
1
-
1
Truck, recovery
1
-
1
Specialized vehicle
1
-
1
Subtotal
13
-
13
Total
17
4
13

a/ From the United Nations Iraq-Kuwait Observer Mission (UNIKOM).

6. Air operations .................................................. -

7. Naval operations ................................................ -

8. Communications .................................................. 41 000

(a) Complementary communications ............................... 41 000

7. Savings under spare parts and supplies ($68,000) and workshop and test equipment ($34,000) were due to delays in procurement. Those savings were offset by slightly higher than expected commercial communications usage ($8,000) and an overrun in communications equipment ($53,000) due to delayed procurement of the satellite earth station, which although budgeted for procurement in 1992/93, was only contracted for in 1993/94 as a result of administrative delays.

(b) Main trunking contract .................................... -

9. Other equipment ................................................ 394 000

8. Savings were realized in the categories of office furniture and equipment ($32,000), generators ($130,000), observation equipment ($84,000), medical and dental equipment ($39,000), accommodation equipment ($23,000) and spare parts, repairs and maintenance ($86,000). Requisitions for items such as generators, binoculars, refrigerators and kitchen equipment were submitted towards the end of the mandate period. Actual procurement and delivery of those items were accomplished during the subsequent mandate period, resulting in savings during the period under review.

10. Supplies and services .......................................... 99 000

9. Savings under security services ($24,000) were due to lower requirements attributed to the relocation of headquarters from Damascus to Camp Faouar. Savings under medical and dental supplies ($29,000) were due to lower than anticipated requirements. Also, savings under quartermaster and general stores ($58,000) resulted from the mild winter, creating a lower than normal demand for a variety of heating fuels. An additional requirement of $12,000 under uniform items, flags and decals was due to slightly higher commercial prices.

11. Election-related supplies and services ......................... -

12. Public information programmes .................................. -

13. Training programmes ............................................ -

14. Mine-clearing programmes ....................................... -

15. Assistance for disarmament and demobilization .................. -

16. Air and surface freight ........................................ -

10. The authorized amount was sufficient to cover the costs under this item.

17. Integrated Management Information System ........................ -

11. The amount authorized for IMIS has been fully utilized.

18. Support account for peace-keeping operations .................... 2 000

12. The amount of $409,000 has been transferred to the support account for peace-keeping operations. Savings under this heading resulted from overall vacancies in staffing of civilian personnel.

19. Staff assessment ................................................ (86 000)

13. The overrun under this heading resulted from actual costs being higher than standard salary costs (Version 42). Moreover the actual salary levels of international staff on board were higher than average.



ANNEX III

Authorized staffing, incumbency and vacancy rates for the period from

1 December 1993 to 30 November 1994


ANNEX IV

Distribution of civilian personnel by geographical

location as at 30 November 1994


Headquarters, Damascus
International
Local
Force Commander's Office
Chief Administrative Officer
Personnel Section
Communications Section
Finance Section
General Services
Procurement
Transport
Electronic Data-Processing Section
2
2
2
12
3
5
8
27
2
-
-
1
13
6
28
-
-
1
TOTAL
36
84




ANNEX V

Distribution of military personnel by geographical
location as at 30 November 1994

Headquarters
Infantry
Support Units
Total
Military personnel
AUSBATT
CANCOM
POLBATT
33
15
29
431
-
328
-
200
-
464
215
357
TOTAL
77
759
200
1 036

ANNEX VI


Distribution of transportation and major equipment by
geographical location as at 30 November 1994


Head-
quarters
AUSBATT
CANCON
POLBATT
Total
Generators
600 KVA
1
2
-
-
3
202 KVA
2
-
4
-
6
80 KVA
4
7
2
7
20
25 KVA
7
10
-
-
17
12 KVA
8
34
3
32
77
7 KVA
7
-
-
-
7
Total
29
53
9
39
130
Computers
Desktop
140
16
14
19
189
Laptop/notebook
19
-
1
2
22
Printers
89
8
2
8
107
Servers
9
-
-
-
9
Total
257
24
17
29
327
Communications equipment
VHF equipment
Repeaters
20
-
-
-
20
Base stations
3
4
4
9
20
Mobile sets
254
22
6
18
300
Portable sets
45
7
2
6
60
Pagers
40
-
-
-
40
Military VHF sets
-
185
13
143
341
HF equipment
Base stations
1
-
1
-
2
Mobile sets
4
-
-
-
4
Total
367
218
26
176
787
Office equipment
Copiers, large
8
1
1
1
11
Copiers, medium
9
5
4
5
23
Facsimile machines
16
2
1
3
22
Typewriters, electric
42
12
10
1
65
Typewriters, manual
180
51
32
23
286
Total
255
71
48
33
407
Transportation
General purpose vehicles
Car, heavy/medium
4
-
-
-
4
Car, light
27
3
4
3
37
Jeep, light
-
6
-
-
6
Jeep, medium
61
20
6
35
122
Jeep, heavy
-
6
-
-
6
Bus, light
16
11
8
7
42
Bus, medium
-
3
3
3
9
Truck, cargo, light
7
9
11
10
37
Truck, cargo, medium
-
14
5
11
30
Truck, cargo, heavy
-
1
8
-
9
Total
115
73
45
69
302
Special purpose vehicles
Truck, ambulance
-
4
1
4
9
Truck, W/HIAB, crane
1
-
1
-
2
Truck, crane
-
-
1
-
1
Truck, dump
-
2
1
2
5
Truck, fuel
-
3
-
2
5
Truck, sewage
-
1
-
1
2
Truck, refrigerator
-
1
3
1
5
Truck, snow
-
4
-
-
4
Truck, water
-
5
-
5
10
Truck, fire-fighting
-
1
1
-
2
Truck, recovery, heavy
-
-
2
-
2
Truck, recovery, medium
1
-
-
-
1
Truck, tractor
-
-
3
-
3
Total
2
21
13
15
51
Engineering equipment
Excavator
-
-
1
-
1
Bulldozer
-
-
3
-
3
Front-end loader
-
1
1
1
3
Road grader
-
-
1
-
1
Total
-
1
6
1
8
Forklift
2
-
5
-
7
Armoured vehicle
-
5
1
6
12
Total
2
5
6
6
19
Grand total
119
100
70
91
380
Accommodation
Prefabricated housing units
2
19
13
27
61
Ablution units
-
-
1
1
2
Kitchen/dining halls
2
-
-
-
2
Total
4
19
14
28
65
Fuel tanks
Gasoline
1
-
3
-
4
Diesel
1
-
2
-
3
Kerosene
-
-
3
-
3
Total
2
-
8
-
10

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