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UNITED
NATIONS
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        General Assembly
A/50/543
11 October 1995

Agenda item 122 (b)

FINANCING OF THE UNITED NATIONS PEACE-KEEPING FORCES IN
THE MIDDLE EAST

United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon

Report of the Secretary-General


EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

The present report contains the budget for the maintenance of the
United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) for the five-month period
from 1 February to 30 June 1996. This budget period is covered in order
to conform to the new budget cycle from 1 July to 30 June based on General Assembly resolution 49/233 A of 23 December 1994. It provides for the phased reduction of contingent personnel from the current authorized strength of 5,015 to 4,513 by May 1996. It also provides for 143 international civilian staff and 193 locally recruited staff.

The cost estimates for the period from 1 February to 30 June 1996 amount to $53,874,000 gross ($52,448,000 net). This reflects a decrease of 4.1 per cent on a monthly basis in gross terms from the monthly commitment authorization of $11,234,500 gross ($10,870,830 net) provided by the General Assembly in its resolution 49/226 of 23 December 1994. The decrease is due for the most part to the proposed reduction of the authorized troop strength from 5,015 to 4,513, as well as 37 civilian staff.

The actions to be taken by the General Assembly are set out in paragraph 20 of the report, including a commitment authorization at a monthly rate of $10,774,800 gross ($10,489,600 net), for the maintenance of the Force and for the assessments of such amounts, subject to the decision of the Security Council.

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CONTENTS

Paragraphs Page

I. INTRODUCTION 1 - 83 3

II. STATUS OF ASSESSED CONTRIBUTIONS 9 4

III. VOLUNTARY CONTRIBUTIONS 10 - 11 4

IV. COST ESTIMATE FOR THE PERIOD FROM
1 FEBRUARY TO 30 JUNE 1996 12 - 15 5

V. STATUS OF REIMBURSEMENT TO TROOP-CONTRIBUTING
STATES 16 - 19 6

VI. ACTION TO BE TAKEN BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY AT ITS
FIFTIETH SESSION 20 7
Annexes

I. Cost estimate for the period from 1 February
to 30 June 1996: summary statement 8

II. Cost estimate for the period from 1 February
to 30 June 1996: supplementary information 14

III. Phased reduction of military personnel
for the period from 1 February to 30 June 1996 34

IV. A. Authorized current and proposed military strength 35

B. Authorized current and proposed civilian staffing table 36

V. Civilian staff and related costs for the period
from 1 February to 30 June 1996 37

VI. A. Distribution of military personnel by geographical
location as at 16 June 1995 38

B. Distribution of civilian personnel by geographical
location as at 16 June 1995 39

VII. A. Distribution of communications and office
automation equipment equipment by geographical
location as at 16 June 1995 40

B. Distribution of generators, data-processing
equipment and prefabricated buildings by
geographical location as at 16 June 1995 41

C. Distribution of vehicles and engineering
equipment by geographical location as at 16 June 1995 42

VIII. Current and proposed transportation equipment 43

I. INTRODUCTION


1. The General Assembly, in its resolution 49/226 of 23 December 1994, decided to appropriate the amount of $67,407,000 gross ($65,225,000 net) for the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) for the period from 1 February to 31 July 1995.

2. In the same resolution, the General Assembly authorized the Secretary-General to enter into commitments for the operation of the Force at a rate not to exceed $11,234,500 gross ($10,870,830 net) per month for a period of up to six months beginning on 1 August 1995 and for the assessment thereof, should the Security Council decide to continue the Force beyond 31 July 1995. In addition, by its decision 49/483 of 12 July 1995, the Assembly decided to credit Member States, in respect of such future mandate period(s) as may be approved by the Security Council, their respective share in the unencumbered balance of $1,755,000 gross ($16,000 net) for the period from 1 February 1994 to 31 January 1995.

3. The above amounts were assessed and credited to Member States following the adoption of Security Council resolution 1006 (1995) of 28 July 1995, which extended UNIFIL for a further interim period of six months until 31 January 1996.

4. It is recalled that in his report to the Security Council of 23 January 1995 (S/1995/66), the Secretary-General indicated his intention to pursue possibilities of streamlining UNIFIL and achieving economies in the areas of maintenance and logistic support. The Security Council endorsed that intention in its resolution 974 (1995).

5. The principal factors are the reduction of UNIFIL headquarters by 20 per cent, the consolidation of engineering support in one unit and small reductions of varying size in the infantry battalions. These measures would result in a reduction in the overall strength of the Force by 10 per cent without affecting its operational capacity. The Secretary-General decided to accept this proposal, subject to the Security Council's concurrence.

6. In paragraph 6 of its resolution 1006 (1995), the Security Council concurred with the streamlining of the Force.

7. The implementation of the streamlining started in August 1995 in connection with the regular rotation of contingents and will be largely completed by May 1996. The Force Commander has been requested by the Secretary-General to continue his efforts to achieve further economies.

8. The budget period from 1 February to 30 June 1996 is considered a transitional period for the implementation of the streamlining proposal. The troop strength will be gradually reduced from 5,015 to 4,513 during the period from 1 February to 30 April 1996. The detailed phasing-out schedule for military personnel is shown in annex III. At the same time, a similar reduction of 10 per cent in the Force's international and local civilian posts, from 373 to 336, will also have been completed.

II. STATUS OF ASSESSED CONTRIBUTIONS

9. As at 30 September 1995, the total amount of $2,575.6 million had been appropriated and authorized for UNIFIL for the period from the inception of the Force on 19 March 1978 to 31 January 1996. Assessed contributions received for the same period amounted to $2,312.8 million. The outstanding balance of $232 million includes an amount of $19.6 million transferred to a special account in accordance with General Assembly resolution 36/116 A of 10 December 1981, leaving an amount due of $212.4 million, as indicated in the status of contributions as at 30 September 1995. A tabular presentation is given below.


Status of contributions for the period from
19 March 1978 to 31 January 1996 as at 30 September 1995 Document Link Icon


III. VOLUNTARY CONTRIBUTIONS

10. In paragraph 13 of its resolution 49/226, the General Assembly renewed its invitation to Member States to make voluntary contributions to UNIFIL both in cash and in the form of services and supplies acceptable to the Secretary-General. No voluntary contributions have been received for the period under review. The Government of Switzerland has continued to make available to UNIFIL air ambulance service for the repatriation of those wounded or taken ill in the performance of their duties, as required. However, this service was not utilized by UNIFIL during the period from 1 November 1994 to 31 July 1995.

11. Member States were also invited to make voluntary contributions in cash to the Suspense Account established in accordance with General Assembly resolution 34/9 D of 17 December 1979. As at 31 July 1995, voluntary contributions totalling some $11.2 million had been received from Governments. No additional amount was received during the period from 1 November 1994 to 31 July 1995.


IV. COST ESTIMATE FOR THE PERIOD FROM
1 FEBRUARY TO 30 JUNE 1996

12. In order to conform to the new budget cycle from 1 July to 30 June based on General Assembly resolution 49/233, the present report contains cost estimates for the maintenance of UNIFIL for the five-month period from 1 February to 30 June 1996. The budget for the 12-month period from 1 July 1996 to 30 June 1997 will be presented in due course as an addendum to the present report.

13. The cost of UNIFIL for the five-month period beginning 1 February 1996 is estimated at $10,774,800 gross ($10,489,600 net) per month, based on a phased reduction in troop strength from 5,015 to 4,513.

14. The cost estimate is summarized by budget line item in annex I. For purposes of comparison, the first column of annex I shows the actual expenditure for the 12-month financial period from 1 February 1994 to 31 January 1995 prorated for 5 months. The second column of the annex shows the 12-month revised apportionment for the current financial period from 1 February 1995 to 31 January 1996 prorated likewise for 5 months. Supplementary information on the cost estimate is provided in annex II.

15. The cost estimate for the five-month period, amounting to $53,874,000 gross ($52,448,000 net), reflects a decrease of 4.1 per cent on a monthly basis in gross terms from the monthly commitment authorization of $11,234,500 gross ($10,870,830 net) for the six-month period beginning 1 August 1995 approved by the General Assembly in its resolution 49/226. The decrease is due mainly to a reduction in troop strength from 5,015 to 4,513 in accordance with the phasing-out schedule shown in annex III, as well as to a decrease of 37 international civilian staff and local staff. On the other hand, it also reflects an increase under accommodation and mess equipment owing to the need to upgrade the facilities in two main kitchens as a result of the decision to close three of the five kitchens at Naqoura Camp in order to achieve significant manpower savings. In addition, the estimate takes into account increases under vehicle spare parts, repairs and maintenance, owing to the need to refurbish eight armoured personnel carriers, and under purchase of vehicles, because of the high demand for replacement of existing vehicles that are worn out or obsolete. Taken together, the cost increases under these items offset in part all decreases previously mentioned.

V. STATUS OF REIMBURSEMENT TO TROOP-CONTRIBUTING STATES


16. Troops have been provided to UNIFIL by the Governments of Canada, Fiji, Finland, France, Ghana, the Islamic Republic of Iran, Ireland, Italy, Nepal, Nigeria, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Senegal and Sweden. Of these, nine countries have continued to provide troops to UNIFIL, namely, Fiji, Finland, France, Ghana, Ireland, Italy, Nepal, Norway and Poland.

17. As a result of the withholding of assessed contributions or delays in the payment of assessed contributions by certain Member States, UNIFIL has been unable to meet its obligations on a current basis or in full, in particular those due to the troop-contributing countries.

18. Full reimbursement has been made to troop-contributing Governments up to the period ending 31 January 1995. For the period from 1 February to 31 March 1995, monthly reimbursements to Governments have been made at the initial rate of $750 per person for pay and allowances for troops as part of the approved rate of $988 per person per month. Moreover, for the same period, reimbursements have not been made to the troop-contributing Governments in respect of the supplementary payment for specialists or for the usage factor for personal clothing, gear and equipment, including ammunition. For the period from 1 April to 31 July 1995, no reimbursement has been made to troop-contributing Governments.

19. As at 31 July 1995, the estimated amounts due to troop-contributing States for troop costs are as follows:
Millions of
United States dollars
(rounded)
(a) Pay and allowances 22.0

(b) Allowance for specialists 1.2

(c) Usage factor for personal clothing,
gear and equipment 2.1

Total 25.3


In addition, an amount of approximately $5 million is due as reimbursement to Governments for contingent-owned equipment for the period ending 31 December 1994.



VI. ACTION TO BE TAKEN BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY
AT ITS FIFTIETH SESSION

20. The actions to be taken by the General Assembly at its fiftieth session in connection with the past and future financing of UNIFIL are as follows:

(a) The appropriation of the amount of $67,407,000 gross ($65,224,980 net) for the period from 1 August 1995 to 31 January 1996, authorized and assessed on Member States under the terms of General Assembly resolution 49/226;

(b) With regard to the period beyond 31 January 1996 until 30 June 1996, the provision by means of a commitment authorization of $10,774,800 gross ($10,489,600 net) per month for the maintenance of the Force and for the assessment of such amounts, should the Security Council decide to renew the mandate of UNIFIL beyond that date.

ANNEX I. Cost estimate for the period from 1 February to 30 June 1996 Document Link Icon


ANNEX II

Cost estimate for the period from 1 February to 30 June 1996

Supplementary information

(United States dollars)


I. COST PARAMETERS

1. These estimates were based, where applicable, on the cost parameters indicated below.

A. Military personnel costs

2. The cost estimate provides for a phased reduction of contingent personnel from the current authorized strength of 5,015 to 4,513 during the five-month period from 1 February to 30 June 1996, as shown in annex III.

B. Civilian personnel costs

3. The estimate provides for a total civilian establishment of 487 posts, consisting of 143 international (18 Professional category and above, 45 General Service and 80 Field Service), 193 at the Local level and 151 under general temporary assistance, as indicated in annex IV.B.

4. Salaries and common staff costs of international staff are net of staff assessment, are based on standard rates for New York and include a 5 per cent vacancy factor. The salaries of locally recruited staff are also estimated at net cost and are based on local salary scales applicable to the mission area.
C. Transport operations

5. The estimate for spare parts, repairs and maintenance is based on a total vehicle establishment of 1,056.

II. REQUIREMENTS

1. Military personnel costs

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

6. No provision is required under this heading.

(b) Military contingents

(i) Standard troop cost reimbursement ..................... 23 487 000

7. Provision is made for the payment of troop costs to troop-contributing Governments in respect of pay and allowances at a standard rate of $988 per person per month for all ranks, plus a supplementary rate of $291 per person per month for a limited number of specialists (25 per cent of logistics and 10 per cent of other personnel). This estimate provides for a total of 22,761 person/months and includes an overlap factor of 0.5 per cent. It is based on the phased reduction of contingent personnel shown in annex III.

(ii) Welfare ............................................... 334 000

8. Provision is made to pay troops for recreational leave at a rate of $10.50 per day for up to seven days of recreational leave taken during a six-month period of service ($287,000). This estimate also provides for the purchase of recreational and sports supplies and equipment, rental of movies and the purchase of newspapers, periodicals and magazines ($47,000).

(iii) Rations ............................................... 3 854 000

9. This estimate provides for feeding military members of the Force as well as those members of the civilian staff who are assigned to posts where mess facilities must be provided. Rations are issued in accordance with approved ration scales. The estimate is based on a total of 687,265 person/days at a ration cost of $5.50 per person per day, plus an overlap factor of 0.5 per cent. It also covers the cost of composite rations in case of emergency.

(iv) Daily allowance ....................................... 885 000

10. A daily allowance for incidental expenses is paid to all military personnel at a rate of $1.28 per person per day, payable in local currency. The estimate is based on a total of 687,265 person/days and includes an overlap factor of 0.5 per cent.

(v) Travel and subsistence allowance ...................... 62 000

11. Provision is made for payment of subsistence allowances to military personnel who are assigned to a duty station where United Nations accommodation and/or mess facilities are not available ($51,000) and who are on duty travel within the mission area ($11,000), including travel of aircrew, regular supply transport trips, inspection visits and travel of staff officers.

(vi) Emplacement, rotation and repatriation of troops ...... 3 157 000

12. Provision is made under this heading for the cost of rotating contingents upon completion of their tour of duty of approximately six months' duration and for the cost of repatriating individual members of the Force for medical, compassionate or other reasons. This estimate includes the cost of chartered aircraft, as well as bus transport between ports of arrival/departure, baggage service and ground handling charges.

(vii) Clothing and equipment allowance ...................... 1 602 000

13. This estimate provides for payment to troop-contributing Governments of a usage factor for all items of personal clothing, gear and equipment issued by those Governments to their troops at the standard rate of $65 per person per month for personal clothing, gear and equipment, plus $5 per person per month for personal weapons and ammunition. This estimate provides for a total of 22,761 person/months and includes an overlap factor of 0.5 per cent. It is based on the phased reduction of contingent personnel shown in annex III.

(c) Other costs pertaining to military personnel

(i) Contingent-owned equipment ............................ 25 000

14. This estimate provides for payment to troop-contributing Governments of the costs of contingent-owned equipment furnished to their contingents at the request of the United Nations. The estimated cost is based on the approved general guidelines, which provide for payment over a period of 4 years or a period of 10 years. After full payment has been made, the ownership of an item vests in the United Nations unless otherwise agreed upon for specific items.

(ii) Death and disability compensation ..................... 417 000

15. This estimate provides for the reimbursement to troop-contributing Governments of payments made by them under national legislation and/or regulations for death, injury, disability or illness of members of the Force attributable to service with UNIFIL.

2. Civilian personnel costs

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

16. No provision is required under this heading.

(b) International and local staff

17. A total of 16 international posts (2 Professional posts, 5 General Service and 9 Field Service) and 21 local staff posts will be abolished. The overall staffing establishment of UNIFIL is shown in annex IV.B.

(i) International staff salaries .......................... 3 226 000

18. Salaries of internationally recruited staff are estimated on the basis of the standard cost rates referred to in paragraph 4 above. The calculations are based on a total of 143 posts and incorporate a 5 per cent vacancy factor.

(ii) Local staff salaries .................................. 1 053 000

19. The cost of 193 Local level posts is calculated on the basis of the local salary scales referred to in paragraph 4 above.

(iii) Consultants ........................................... -
20. No provision is required under this heading.

(iv) General temporary assistance .......................... 900 000

21. The cost of the equivalent of 151 Local level posts is calculated on the basis of the local salary scales referred to in paragraph 4 above.

(v) Overtime .............................................. 28 000

22. The proposed amount would provide approximately 3,000 hours of overtime required during peak workloads, based on local salary scales.

(vi) Common staff costs .................................... 3 048 000

23. Common staff costs include estimates for dependency, installation, mobility and hardship allowances, contributions to the United Nations Joint Staff Pension Fund and the medical insurance plan, rental subsidy, home leave and family visit travel, education grant, education grant travel, assignment and repatriation grants and representation allowance.

(vii) Mission subsistence allowance ......................... -
24. No provision is required under this heading.

(viii) Travel to and from the mission area ................... -
25. No provision is required under this heading.

(ix) Other travel costs .................................... 45 000

26. This estimate provides for the travel of the Force Commander and other UNIFIL personnel and/or New York staff to UNIFIL for periodic consultations and for travel within the mission area.

(c) International contractual personnel ................... -
(d) United Nations Volunteers ............................. -
(e) Government-provided personnel ......................... -
(f) Civilian electoral observers .......................... -
27. No provisions are required under these headings.

3. Premises/accommodation

(a) Rental of premises .................................... 47 000

28. This estimate includes $38,100 for rented space in Beirut (offices, conference rooms and transit facilities for visiting officials and accommodation for all military personnel on assignment in Beirut), $4,300 for accommodation of military personnel in Netanya and $4,600 for the reporting and evacuation centre/duty office in Nahariya.

(b) Maintenance supplies .................................. 295 000

29. This estimate provides supplies for the UNIFIL area of operations and its headquarters as follows: electrical maintenance supplies ($60,000), such as distribution cables, electrical panels, perimeter lights, electrical wiring, lights, sockets and switches; supplies for routine maintenance and alteration of premises in Naqoura Camp ($41,000), to include timber, aluminium, corrugated sheets, copper pipes, plumbing materials, tiles, floor coverings, plywood, doors, windows and locks; supplies for the chlorination system ($6,000); supplies for the sewage system and treatment plant ($8,000); supplies for Force engineer self-help projects ($120,000) for routine maintenance, repair, alterations and improvements in standards of premises; and supplies for refurbishment of prefabricated units ($60,000).

(c) Maintenance services .................................. 81 000

30. Provision is made for the cost of contractual repairing and asphalting of the road system and parking areas in the area of operations.

(d) Utilities ............................................. 93 000

31. The proposed amount will provide for the cost of water supplied to UNIFIL headquarters and to contingents ($81,000), and for electricity ($12,000).

(e) Construction/prefabricated buildings .................. 367 000

32. Provision is made for the following construction projects:

(a) Construction of a drainage system ($2,200);

(b) Erection of two new houses utilizing steel bases salvaged from demolished prefabricated units at $4,000 each ($8,000);

(c) Replacement of prefabricated housing units that are over 10 years old with new containerized units in the following locations: Database 'UNISPAL', View 'Documents by\date' (double click this icon)

(d) Miscellaneous projects totalling $29,800 at the following locations: armoury ($12,000), Force Mobile Reserve operations building ($12,000) and workshop ($5,800).

(f) Alterations and renovations of premises ............... -
33. No provision is required under this heading.

4. Infrastructure repairs ..................................... -
34. No provision is required under this heading.

5. Transport operations

(a) Purchase of vehicles .................................. 1 808 000

35. A total of 24 vehicles are proposed to be acquired to replace already condemned or worn-out units. Document Link Icon (double click this icon)

(b) Rental of vehicles .................................... -
36. No provision is required under this heading.

(c) Workshop equipment .................................... 104 000

37. The provision under this heading will permit the acquisition of the proper range of tools and equipment for the efficient maintenance of vehicles.

(d) Spare parts, repairs and maintenance .................. 2 193 000

38. The proposed amount would provide $325,000 for 650 general-purpose vehicles at an estimated annual rate of $1,200 per vehicle and $930,000 for 406 military-pattern vehicles at an annual estimated rate of $5,500 per vehicle for the five-month period. The estimate would also provide for the refurbishment of five armoured personnel carriers in Finland at a cost of $110,000 per vehicle, $9,000 for installation kit and $40,000 for freight ($635,000). Additionally, three armoured personnel carriers will be refurbished in France at a cost of $95,000 per vehicle and $6,000 for freight per vehicle ($303,000).

(e) Petrol, oil and lubricants ............................ 827 000

39. Provision is made under this heading for the purchase of petroleum, oil and lubricants based on current prices and on actual experience as follows:

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(f) Vehicle insurance ..................................... 95 000

40. This estimate provides for $53,000 for 650 general-purpose vehicles at an annual insurance rate of $196 per vehicle for five months and $42,000 for 406 military-pattern vehicles at an annual insurance rate of $250 per vehicle for five months.

6. Air operations

(a) Helicopter operations ................................. 581 000

41. This estimate includes provisions for the cost of the rental of four helicopters from the Government of Italy ($475,000). The primary function of the helicopter wing is patrol and reconnaissance flights over the mission area, in particular where the establishment of observation posts or travel by surface is difficult. Other purposes include coastal patrol, medical evacuation and search and rescue operations.

42. It is estimated that 181,500 litres of fuel will be required at a cost of $162 per 1,000 litres ($29,000). The cost of third-party liability insurance is estimated at $77,000.

(b) Fixed-wing aircraft ................................... -

(c) Aircrew subsistence allowance ......................... -

(d) Other air operation costs ............................. -

43. No provisions are required under these headings.

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

44. No provision is required under this heading.

8. Communications

(a) Complementary communications

(i) Communications equipment .............................. 231 000

45. This estimate covers the cost of purchases of civilian and military-type communications equipment required by the Force and covers all replacement items and essential additional equipment as follows: Document Link Icon (double click this icon)

(ii) Spare parts and supplies .............................. 200 000

46. This estimate provides for supplies and spare parts for the operation and maintenance of the UNIFIL communications system. The civilian communications network includes spare parts for commercial-pattern radio and telephone equipment, batteries, control and intercom cables, antenna cables and connectors, tower and mast components, satellite spares, miscellaneous supplies and telephone cables ($110,000). The military communications network includes spare parts for military-pattern radio equipment and intercom systems for armoured personnel carriers, telephone cables/poles and batteries ($90,000).

(iii) Workshop and test equipment ........................... 30 000

47. Included under this heading is the cost of a radio frequency signal generator at 6 gigahertz frequency range for trouble shooting satellite faults.

(iv) Commercial communications ............................. 95 000

48. Provision is made for the cost of cable and telex charges ($870), rental of telephone lines and charges for local and long-distance calls ($50,000), rental of post office boxes ($80) and pouch services ($6,250). Also included is the proportional share for UNIFIL in the rental for a satellite transponder ($37,800).

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

49. No provision is required under this heading.

9. Other equipment

(a) Office furniture and equipment ........................ 24 000

50. This estimate covers the purchase of office furniture and equipment needed as replacements for the items either worn out or damaged beyond repair listed below: Document Link Icon (double click this icon)

(b) Data-processing equipment ........................... 13 000

51. Provision is made for the replacement of data-processing equipment that is outdated and has reached its expected useful life, as follows: Document Link Icon (double click
this icon)

(c) Generators ............................................ 69 000

52. Provision is made for the cost of replacing generators that are 10 to 16 years old: Document Link Icon (double click this icon)

(d) Observation equipment ................................. 130 000

53. This estimate provides for the replacement of the following observation equipment: Document Link Icon (double click this icon)

(e) Petrol tank plus metering equipment ................... -

54. No provision is required under this heading.

(f) Medical and dental equipment .......................... 18 000

55. Provision is made for the purchase of the following equipment: Document Link Icon (double click
this icon)

(g) Accommodation equipment ............................... 220 000

56. Provision is made for the local purchase of accommodation and mess equipment to replace worn-out or damaged items such as tables, chairs, kitchen sinks and work tables, wardrobes, vegetable-cutting machines, bread slicers, freezers, electric fans, ovens, gas cookers, electric hot plates, dish-washing machines, meat slicers, meat saws and mincers, toasters, juice dispensers, coffee urns and coffee makers, food mixers, ice cube machines, frying pans, food containers, deep fryers and shelving units ($76,900). Also included is a provision for upgrading and re-equipping the facilities in two main kitchens at Naqoura Camp as a result of closing three of the five kitchens that are currently active in Naqoura in order to achieve significant manpower savings, as follows: Document Link Icon (double click this icon)

(h) Miscellaneous equipment ............................... 47 000

57. Provision is made for the replacement of worn-out miscellaneous equipment not listed elsewhere, consisting of hand-held mine detectors ($10,000), fire fighting equipment ($20,000), engineering tools and equipment ($7,000), improvement of the main water system ($4,200), a hydraulic space lift ($3,500) and water safety equipment ($2,300). Provision is also made for the replacement of 12 air conditioning units, which will be transferred from Brindisi ($11,000).

(i) Field defence equipment ............................... -

58. No provision is required under this heading.

(j) Spare parts, repairs and maintenance .................. 490 000

59. Provision is made for the purchase of spare parts for equipment not covered elsewhere, and includes spare parts, repairs and maintenance for the following: data-communication equipment ($8,500), office machines ($12,500), electronic equipment ($8,500), generators ($230,000), air conditioners ($18,000), walk-in freezers ($20,000), alternators ($8,000), radiators ($14,000), batteries ($3,000), thermoking-mobile cooling ($4,000), heating, refrigeration kitchens ($4,000), fire fighting equipment, ($30,000), observation equipment ($15,000), medical equipment ($8,000), welfare equipment ($5,000), data-processing equipment ($13,000) and other miscellaneous equipment ($88,500).

(k) Water-purification equipment .......................... -

60. No provision is required under this heading.

10. Supplies and services

(a) Miscellaneous services

(i) Audit services ........................................ 20 000

61. This estimate covers the cost of external audit services.

(ii) Contractual services .................................. 262 000

62. Provision is made for the following services: laundry and dry-cleaning ($80,000), tailoring ($15,000), haircutting ($35,000), cleaning services ($30,000), interpretation and translation services ($50,000), cleaning and emptying cesspits at UNIFIL headquarters and in the area of operations ($40,000) and other contractual services ($12,000).

(iii) Data-processing services .............................. -

63. No provision is required under this heading.

(iv) Security services ..................................... 18 000

64. Provision is made for the required security services relating to UNIFIL vehicles maintained in a parking lot located close to the border of Israel and Lebanon.

(v) Medical treatment and services ........................ 60 000

65. Provision is made for medical care and treatment of sick and injured military personnel and for emergency dental care of troops at outside facilities when treatment cannot be furnished by the Force's established medical and dental facilities.

(vi) Claims and adjustments ................................ -

66. No provision is required under this heading.
(vii) Miscellaneous other services .......................... 80 000

67. Included under this heading is the required provision for postage of personal mail for the troops ($25,000), the cost of veterinary services for 30 patrol dogs ($7,000) and other services such as miscellaneous claims and advertisements for the sale of scrap ($48,000).

(viii) Official hospitality .................................. -

68. No provision is required under this heading.

(b) Miscellaneous supplies

(i) Stationery and office supplies ........................ 84 000

69. This estimate covers the cost of stationery, envelopes, registry and reproduction supplies, teleprinter paper and tape, data-processing paper and diskettes, laser printer toner, computer cleaning tools, screen filters, printer cartridges, ribbons, correcting tapes and other miscellaneous items.

(ii) Medical supplies ...................................... 171 000

70. This estimate provides for a wide range of medical and dental supplies required by the Force, including medical supplies ($83,000), laboratory supplies ($21,000), dental supplies ($21,000) and surgical and dressing materials ($46,000).

(iii) Sanitation and cleaning materials ..................... 35 000

71. Provision is made for the cost of cleaning detergents, scouring powder, steel wool, brushes, fly paper and insecticides, chlorinated lime, mops, sponges, rags, liquid soap, garbage cans, buckets, basins and other miscellaneous cleaning materials.

(iv) Subscriptions ......................................... 15 000

72. Provision is made for the cost of magazines, newspapers and other reading materials.

(v) Electrical supplies ................................... -

(vi) Ballistic-protective blankets for vehicles ............ -

73. No provisions are required under these headings.

(vii) Uniforms, clothing and accoutrements .................. 204 000

74. Provision is made for uniforms that military personnel retain on rotation ($91,000); winter clothing, including sleeping bags, winter parka jackets, gloves, winter combat trousers, rubber boots and rain suits issued to military units not equipped from their national sources ($70,000); uniforms needed for hygiene or safety purposes by military personnel and local civilian employees on specialized jobs ($18,000); field service uniforms ($10,000); and United Nations medal sets, decals and flags ($15,000). Provision is also made for fragmentation jackets and covers to be transferred from Brindisi ($40,900).

(viii) Field defence stores .................................. 150 000

75. This estimate provides for concertina wire, barbed wire, binding wire, fence pickets, sandbags, observation towers, T-wall elements, gabions, concrete blocks, stones for gabions and chain link.

(ix) Operational maps ...................................... 4 000

76. Provision is made for the purchase of operational maps.

(x) Quartermaster and general stores ...................... 286 000

77. Provision is made for the replenishment and replacement of quartermaster and general stores as follows: Document Link Icon (double click this icon)

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

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

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

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

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

78. No provisions are required under these headings.

16. Freight and cartage

(a) Transport of contingent-owned equipment ............... -

(b) Military airlifts ..................................... -

79. No provisions are required under these headings.

(c) Commercial freight and cartage ........................ 180 000

80. This estimate provides for the cost of shipping and handling of supplies and equipment for which no provision has been made elsewhere. The provision includes freight costs for diplomatic pouches.

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

81. No provision is required under this heading.

18. Support account for peace-keeping operations ............... 706 000

82. In accordance with the methodology for the funding of posts authorized in support of peace-keeping operations, provision is made in the amount mentioned above, representing 8.5 per cent of the total civilian staff salaries and common staff costs and travel, as indicated under item 2 (b) of the present annex.

19. Staff assessment ........................................... 1 418 000

83. Staff costs have been shown on a net basis under the budget line item 2 (b), "International and local staff". Accordingly, the estimate under this heading represents the difference between gross and net emoluments, that is, the amount of staff assessment to which United Nations staff members are subject, in accordance with the Staff Regulations of the United Nations.

20. Income

(a) Staff assessment ...................................... 1 418 000

84. The staff assessment requirements provided for under expenditure budget line item 19 have been credited to this item as income from staff assessment and are credited to the Tax Equalization Fund established by the General Assembly in its resolution 973 A (X) of 15 December 1955. Member States are given credit in the Fund in proportion to their rates of contribution to the UNIFIL budget.

(b) Other ................................................. 8 000

85. Included under this heading is the estimated income to be derived from sales of obsolete or surplus equipment and stores.

21. Voluntary contributions in kind ............................ -

86. No provision is required under this heading.


ANNEX III. Phased reduction of military personnel
for the period from 1 February to 30 June 1996 Document Link Icon (double click this icon)

ANNEX IV. A. Authorized current and proposed military strength
B. Authorized current and proposed civilian staffing table

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ANNEX V. Civilian staff and related costs for
the period from 1 February to 30 June 1996 Document Link Icon (double click this icon)


ANNEX VI. A. Distribution of military personnel
by geographical location as at 16 June 1995
B. Distribution of civilian personnel
by geographical location as at 16 June 1995 Document Link Icon (double click
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ANNEX VII. A. Distribution of communications and office automation
equipment by geographical location as at 16 June 1995

B. Distribution of generators, data-processing equipment
and prefabricated buildings by geographical location
as at 16 June 1995

C. Distribution of vehicles and engineering equipment by
geographical location as at 16 June 1995 Database 'UNISPAL', View 'Documents by\date' (double click this icon)



ANNEX VIII. Current and proposed transportation equipment Document Link Icon (double click this icon)
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