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UNITED
NATIONS
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        General Assembly
A/C.5/55/SR.41
18 December 2000

General Assembly
Official Records
Fifty-fifth session




Fifth Committee

Summary record of the 41st meeting
Held at Headquarters, New York, on Monday, 18 December 2000, at 10 a.m.

Chairman:
    Mr. Rosenthal ..............................................
    Chairman of the Advisory Committee on Administrative
    and Budgetary Questions: Mr. Mselle
(Guatemala)

Contents

Agenda item 116: Review of the efficiency of the administrative and financial functioning of the United Nations (continued)

Agenda item 125: United Nations pension system (continued)

Agenda item 121: Pattern of conferences (continued)

Agenda item 176: Financing of the United Nations Mission in Ethiopia and Eritrea

Agenda item 117: Programme budget for the biennium 2000-2001 (continued)

Revised estimates of resolutions and decisions adopted by the Economic and Social Council at its substantive session of 2000

Programme budget implications of draft resolution A/55/L.62: Emergency international assistance for peace, normalcy and reconstruction of war-stricken Afghanistan and the situation in Afghanistan and its implications for international peace and security

Revised estimates in respect of matters of which the Security Council is seized

Conditions of service and compensation for officials, other than Secretariat officials, serving the General Assembly: full-time members of the International Civil Service Commission and the Chairman of the Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions

Review of the Information Systems Coordination Committee

Agenda item 116: Review of the efficiency of the administrative and financial functioning of the United Nations (continued)

Agenda item 120: Administrative and budgetary coordination of the United Nations with the specialized agencies and the International Atomic Energy Agency

The meeting was called to order at 10.15 a.m.

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Agenda item 117: Programme budget for the biennium 2000-2001 (continued)

Revised estimates of resolutions and decisions adopted by the Economic and Social Council at its substantive session of 2000 (A/C.5/55/25 and Corr.1 and Add.1; A/C.5/55/L.22)

26. Mr. Mselle (Chairman of the Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions) ...

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28. In its decision 2000/311 the Economic and Social Council had endorsed resolution S-5/1, adopted at the fifth special session of the United Nations Commission on Human Rights, which had established a human rights inquiry commission with respect to the occupied Palestinian territories, requested the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights to undertake an urgent visit to the territories, and requested that immediate missions to the territories should be carried out by special rapporteurs who would report their findings to the Commission at its fifty-seventh session and, on an interim basis, to the General Assembly at its fifty-fifth session. The Advisory Committee recommended acceptance of the Secretary-General’s estimate for the implementation of the resolution, namely $28,800 under section 2 and $741,600 under section 22 of the budget, to be charged against the contingency fund.

29. Mr. Adam (Israel) said that his delegation would require additional time for consultations on the draft decision in section A of document A/C.5/55/L.22.

30. Ms. Silot Bravo (Cuba) proposed that the text of the draft decision should be amended to indicate that the Committee also approved the recommendations of the Advisory Committee.

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The meeting rose at 11.55 a.m.



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