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UNITED
NATIONS
A

        General Assembly
A/53/779
5 January 1999

Fifty-third session
Agenda item 122 (a)
Financing of the United Nations peacekeeping forces in the Middle East: United Nations Disengagement Observer Force





Summary





Contents
Paragraphs
Page
I.

II.

III.


IV.
Introduction

Implementation of the budget

Financial performance report for the period
1 July 1997 to 30 June 1998

Action to be taken by the General Assembly at its fifty-third session
1 - 3

4 - 8


9 - 10

11
3

3


3

5
Annexes
I.


II.

III.


IV.
Financial performance report for the period from
1 July 1997 to 30 June 1998: summary statement

Supplementary information on significant variances

Planned and actual deployment of civilian and military personnel for the period from 1 July 1997 to 30 June 1998

Apportionment and expenditures for the period from
1 July 1997 to 30 June 1998
6

8


11


13

I. Introduction




II. Implementation of the budget


III. Financial performance report for the period


Apportionment and expenditure
(Thousands of United States dollars)


Category of expenditure
Apportionment
Expenditure
Variance
Military personnel costs
18 437.0
18 321.0
116.0
Civilian personnel costs
5 586.0
5 141.0
445.0
Operational costs
7 457.0
6 671.8
785.2
Other programmes
-
-
-
United Nations Logistics Base at Brindisi
-
458.6
(458.6)
Support account for peacekeeping operations
1 248.4
1 248.4
-
Staff assessment
888.0
690.3
197.7
Total
33 616.4
32 531.1
1 085.3
Staff assessment
(888.0)
(690.3)
(197.7)
Other income
(14.0)
(14.0)
-
Voluntary contributions in kind (budgeted)
-
-
-
Net requirements
32 714.4
31 826.8
887.6
Voluntary contributions in kind (non-budgeted)
-
-
-
Total resources
32 714.4
31 826.8
887.6



Personnel category
Authorized strength
Actual strength
(average)
Vacancy rate
(percentage)
Military observers
-
-
-
Military contingents
1 036
1 040
-0.3
Civilian police
-
-
-
International staff
36
32
11.2
Local staff
84
82
2.4
United Nations Volunteers
-
-
-



IV. Action to be taken by the General Assembly at its fifty-third session





Annex II

Supplementary information on significant variances


Military personnel costs


Apportionment: $18,437,000; expenditure: $18,321,000; variance: $116,000



Civilian personnel costs


Apportionment: $5,586,000; expenditure: $5,141,000; variance: $445,000



Operational costs


Apportionment: $7,457,000; expenditure: $6,671,800; variance: $785,200


Premises/accommodation

Apportionment: $1,293,000; expenditure: $1,404,200; variance: ($111,200)


Transport operations

Apportionment: $3,526,000; expenditure: $2,627,000; variance: $899,000


Apportionment: $560,000; expenditure: $534,300; variance: $25,700


Other equipment

Apportionment: $607,000; expenditure: $657,500; variance: ($50,500)


Supplies and services

Apportionment: $1,311,000; expenditure: $1,257,100; variance: $53,900


Air and surface freight

Apportionment: $160,000; expenditure: $191,700; variance: ($31,700)



United Nations Logistics Base at Brindisi


Apportionment: none; expenditure: $458,600; variance: ($458,600)


Staff assessment

Apportionment: $888,000; expenditure: $690,300; variance: $197,700



Income from staff assessment


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