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4. Appropriations Limitation on Contributions to
International Organizations 1 Partial text of Public Law 92-544 (H.R. 14989), 86 Stat. 1109, approved
October 25, 1972 AN ACT Making appropriations for the Departments of State, Justice and Commerce, the Judiciary, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1973, and for other purposes.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the following sums are appropriated, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, for the Departments of State, Justice, and Commerce, the Judiciary, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1973, and for other purposes, namely:
CONTRIBUTIONS TO INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS 1, 2 * * * Provided. That after December 31, 1973, no appropriation is authorized and no payment shall be made to the United Na
1 Restriction in Public Law 82-495 (66 Stat. 550, July 10, 1952). Department of State Appro priation Act, 1953, is considered permanent legislation with respect to the international organi zations not exempted. See 22 U.S.C. 262b. It reads as follows:
tive of the United States Government in any international organization after fiscal year 1953 shall make any commitment requiring the appropriation of funds for a contrbotion by the United States in excess of 3342 per æntum of the budget of any international organs zation for which the appropriation for the United States contribution is contained in this Act: Provided, That in exceptional circumstances necessitating a contribution by the United States in excess of 3343 per centum of the budget, a commitment requiring a United States appropriation of a larger proportion may be made after consultation by United States representatives in the organization or other appropriate officials of the Department of State with the Committees on Appropriations of the Senate and House of Representatives; Provided, however, that this sertion shall not apply to the United States representatives to the Inter-American organizations, Caribbean Commission and the Joint Support program of the International Civil Aviation Organization.".
This provision was first included in sec. 602 of the Departments of State, Justice, Commerce, and the Judiciary Appropriation Act, 1952 (Public Law 83-188; 65 Stat. 599; Oct. 22, 1951).
The exemption granted to the Caribbean Commission and the Joint Support program of the International Civil Aviation Organization was added by the Department of State Appropriation Act, 1954 (Public Law 83-195; 67 Stat. 368; Aug. 5, 1953).
Note: In addition, there are specific legislative limitations on the percentage contribution of the United States to the following organizations:
(1) 3343 percent to the World Health Organization (Act of July 14, 1948; 22 U.S.C. 29001 However, sec. 103 of the Foreign Relations Authorization Act, Fiscal Year 1978 (91 Stat. 844), stated that not withstanding the provisions of Public Law 92-544, $7,281,583 of the FY 1978 ap propriation authorization for "International Organizations and Conferences" is authorized to be paid to the World Health Organization for any unpaid balance of the U.S. assessed contnbution to such organization for the calendar years 1974 through 1977.
(2) 3343 percent to the Food and Agriculture Organization (Act of July 31, 1945; 22 U.S.C. 279a);
(3) 25 percent to the International Labor Organization (Act of June 30, 1948; 22 U.S.C. 2728)
(4) 25 percent to the NATO Parliamentary Conference (Act of July 11, 1956; 22 U.S.C. 1928b), and
(5) Not to exceed 20 per centum of the total contributions assessed for any period to admin. ister the International Coffee Agreement (TIAS 5505, 14 UST 1911, Sept. 28, 1962), and such amount shall not exceed $150,000 for any fiscal year, to the International Coffee Organization (sec. 6 of Public Law 89–23; 79 Stat. 113; approved May 22, 1965). However, sec. 428 of Public
tions or any affiliated agency in excess of 25 per centum l of the total annual assessment of such organization. Appropriations are authorized and contributions and payments may be made to the following organizations and activities notwithstanding that such contributions and payments are in excess of 25 per centum of the total annual assessment of the respective organization or 3343 per centum of the budget for the respective activity: the International Atomic Energy Agency, the joint financing program of the International Civil Aviation Organization, and contributions for international peacekeeping activities conducted by or under the auspices of the United Nations or through multilateral agreements.3
Law 103–236 provides that no funds authorized to be appropriated by that Act may be made available for the ICO.
2 See also secs. 114 and 115 of the Department of State Authorization Act, Fiscal Years 1984 and 1985 (Public Law 98-164, 97 Stat. 1020), which provided other limitations on certain U.S. contributions to international organizations.
3 Sec. 203 of the Foreign Relations Authorization Act, Fiscal Year 1976 (Public Law 94-141), inserted a period after "organization", struck out the text following it, and inserted the language beginning with "Appropriations are authorized". Formerly, the section following 'organization" read "except that this proviso shall not apply to the International Atomic Energy Agency and to the joint financing program of the International Civil Aviation Organization.".
5. U.N. Provisions in the Foreign Relations Authorization
Act, Fiscal Years 1994 and 1995 Title IV, Part A of Public Law 103–236 (H.R. 2333), 108 Stat. 382 at 445,
approved April 30, 1994
AN ACT To authorize appropriations for the Department of State, the United States
Information Agency, and related agencies, and for other purposes. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
TITLE IV–INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS
(a) WITHHOLDING OF PORTION OF CERTAIN ASSESSED CONTRIBUTIONS.—Until a certification is made under subsection (b), the following amounts shall be withheld from obligation and expenditure (in addition to any amounts required to be withheld by any other provision of this Act):
(1) FY 1994 ASSESSED CONTRIBUTIONS FOR U.N. REGULAR BUDGET. Of the funds appropriated for “Contributions to International Organizations" for fiscal year 1994, 10 percent of the amount for United States assessed contributions to the reg. ular budget of the United Nations shall be withheld.
(2) FY 1995 ASSESSED CONTRIBUTIONS FOR U.N. REGULAR BUDGET.Of the funds appropriated for "Contributions to International Organizations” for fiscal year 1995, 20 percent of the amount for United States assessed contributions to the reg. ular budget of the United Nations shall be withheld.
(3) SUPPLEMENTAL ASSESSED PEACEKEEPING CONTRIBUTIONS.—Of the funds appropriated for "Contributions for International Peacekeeping Activities” for a fiscal year pursuant to the authorization of appropriations under section 102(d), 50
percent shall be with held. (b) i CERTIFICATION.—The certification referred to in subsection (a) is a certification by the President to the Congress that,
(1) the United Nations has established an independent office of Inspector General to conduct and supervise objective audits, inspections, and investigations relating to the programs and operations of the United Nations;
(2) the Secretary General of the United Nations has appointed an Inspector General, with the approval of the General
1 Functions vested in the President in sec. 401(b) were delegated to the Secretary of State (Presidential memorandum of July 26, 1994; 59 F.R. 40205).
Assembly, and that appointment was made principally on the
(A) make investigations and reports relating to the administration of the programs and operations of the United Nations;
(B) have access to all records, documents, and other available materials relating to those programs and operations; and
(C) have direct and prompt access to any official of the United Nations; (4) the United Nations has procedures in place designed to protect the identity of, and to prevent reprisals against, any staff member making a complaint or disclosing information to, or cooperating in any investigation or inspection by, the Inspector General;
*(5) the United Nations has procedures in place designed to ensure compliance with the recommendations of the Inspector General; and
(6) the United Nations has procedures in place to ensure that all annual and other relevant reports submitted by the Inspector General are made available to the General Assembly
without modification. (c) SPECIALIZED AGENCIES.—United States representatives to the United Nations should promote complete Inspector General access to all records and officials of the specialized agencies of the United Nations, and should strive to achieve such access by fiscal year 1996.
(d) DEFINITION.–For purposes of this part, the term “Inspector General" means the head of an independent office (or other independent entity) established by the United Nations to conduct and supervise objective audits, inspections, and investigations relating to the programs and operations of the United Nations. SEC. 402. UNITED STATES PARTICIPATION IN MANAGEMENT OF THE
UNITED NATIONS. It is the sense of the Congress that, consistent with the United Nations Charter, United States nationals should have equitable representation at senior management levels in the United Nations system, especially in the Department for Administration and Mangement2 and in the office of the Inspector General. SEC. 403. SENSE OF THE SENATE ON DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE
FUNDING FOR UNITED NATIONS PEACEKEEPING OPER
ATIONS. It is the sense of the Senate that beginning October 1, 1995, funds made available to the Department of Defense (including funds for “Operation and Maintenance") shall be available for
(1) United States assessed or voluntary contributions for United Nations peacekeeping operations, or
(2) the unreimbursable incremental costs associated with the participation of United States Armed Forces in any United Nations peacekeeping operation (other than an operation necessary to protect American lives or United States national in
2 As enrolled. Should read “Management".
terests), only to the extent that the Congress has authorized, appropriated, or otherwise approved funds for such purposes. SEC. 404. ASSESSED CONTRIBUTIONS FOR UNITED NATIONS PEACE
KEEPING OPERATIONS. (a) REASSESSMENT OF CONTRIBUTION PERCENTAGES.—The Permanent Representative of the United States to the United Nations should make every effort to ensure that the United Nations completes an overall review and reassessment of each nation's assessed contributions for United Nations peacekeeping operations. As part of the overall review and assessment, the Permanent Representative should make every effort to advance the concept that, when appropriate, host governments and other governments in the region where a United Nations peacekeeping operation is carried out should bear a greater burden of its financial cost. (b) 3 LIMITATION ON UNITED STATES CONTRIBUTIONS.—
(1) FISCAL YEARS 1994 AND 1995.–Funds authorized to be appropriated for “Contributions for International Peacekeeping Activities” for fiscal years 1994 and 1995 shall not be available for the payment of the United States assessed contribution for a United Nations peacekeeping operation in an amount which is greater than 30.4 percent of the total of all assessed contributions for that operation, notwithstanding the last sentence of the paragraph headed “Contributions to International Organizations” in Public Law 92-544, as amended by section 203 of the Foreign Relations Authorization Act, Fiscal Year 1976 (22 U.S.C. 287e note).
(2) SUBSEQUENT FISCAL YEARS.—Funds authorized to be appropriated for “Contributions for International Peacekeeping Activities” for any fiscal year after fiscal year 1995 shall not be available for the payment of the United States assessed contribution for a United Nations peacekeeping operation in an amount which is greater than 25 percent of the total of all as. sessed contributions for that operation.
(3)4 CONFORMING AMENDMENT.—* * * SEC. 405. UNITED STATES PERSONNEL TAKEN PRISONER WHILE
SERVING IN MULTINATIONAL FORCES. It is the sense of the Congress that,
(1) the President should take immediate steps, unilaterally and in appropriate international bodies, to assure that any United States military personnel serving as part of a multinational force who are captured are accorded protections equivalent to those accorded to prisoners of war under the 1949 Geneva Conventions and other international agreements intended to protect prisoners of war; and
(2) the President should also take all necessary steps to bring to justice all individuals responsible for any mistreatment or torture of, or for causing the death of, United States
322 U.S.C. 287e note. 4 Para. (3) amended Public Law 92-544, relating to contributions to the United Nations.