Resolution on the Statement of Contributions and Scale of Assessment

CM/Res.1015 (XLIII)


The Council of Ministers of the Organization of African Unity, meeting in its Forty- third Ordinary Session in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, from 25 February to 4 March 1986,

Having considered the statement of contributions due by Member States (Document CM/1343 (XLIII) Rev. 4) and the Interim Report of the Ad Hoc Committee on the Scale of Assessment CM/1354 (XLIII),

Aware of the importance of its Financial Administration in general and its obligations to implement the Lagos Plan of Action and the Final Act of Lagos as well as the Priority Programme for the Economic Recovery of Africa,

Aware of the fact that some States feel that the Scale of Assessment subject to Resolution CM/Res. 903 (XXXVII), adopted by the Council of Ministers at its Thirty-seventh Ordinary Session held in Nairobi from 15 to 21 June 1981, was not in their favor:

  1. APPEALS to all OAU Member States including those which challenge the current Scale of Assessment to pay regularly and fully their contributions to the budget of the Organization in accordance with the current Scale of Assessment;

  1. URGES the OAU Secretary-General to send to Member States quarterly statements of their contributions to the Organization and to maintain contacts with the Governments to ensure that their contributions are paid;

  1. URGENTLY APPEALS to all the Member States which have not forwarded to the OAU General Secretariat detailed information on a yearly basis on their population; their Gross National Product (GNP), National Income, Per

Capita Gross Domestic Product (GDP), Gross Domestic Product, fiscal revenue, public expenditure, balance of payments and liquid assets and other relevant data, to do so;

  1. CALLS on all Member States particularly those who contest the current Scale of Assessment to forward to the General Secretariat concrete proposals on the criteria for the assessment of contributions;

  1. AUTHORIZES the Secretary-General to approach/contact appropriate international organizations with a view to obtaining relevant data for the review, in the event Member States do not provide such information by 31st March 1986;

  1. REQUESTS the Ad Hoc Committee on Scale of Assessment to submit its final report to the February 1987 Session of the Council of Ministers.

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