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Un Missions

Volume 201: debated on Wednesday 15 January 1992

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To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on the outcome of recent decisions taken at the United Nations General Assembly's fifth committee on budgetary affairs in regard to (a) the United Nation's advance mission to Cambodia and (b) the United Nation's Iraq-Kuwait observation mission; and what contribution the United Kingdom has made in respect of these missions.

At its 46th regular session, the United Nations General Assembly decided, on the recommendation of the Fifth Committee (Administrative and Budgetary), to appropriate and assess the sum of $13,967,300 to finance the United Nations advance mission in Cambodia (UNAMIC) for a six-month period beginning November 1991 and the sum of $33·6 million to finance the United Nations Iraq-Kuwait observer mission (UNIKOM) for the period 9 October 1991 to 8 April 1992. Both recommendations were accepted by the General Assembly.The United Kingdom-assessed share, at the special peacekeeping scale of the cost of both these missions is 6·1 per cent. There are 20 United Kingdom observers serving with UNIKOM and three with UNAMIC.