UNITED NATIONS, N. Y. (Dec. 21)
A $33,900,000, two-year budget for the United Nations Emergency Force–the military group that patrols the borders between Israel and Egypt–was voted here last night by the General Assembly’s Administrative and Budgetary Committee. The decision was taken by a vote of 38 to 14 over the opposition of the Soviet Union, which contends that the force was set up illegally and has refused to help pay for it.
The budget called for a 1965 appropriation totaling $18,911,000, and a reduction by 1966 to $15,000,000. It set up new rules for payments by members toward the UNEF expenses. Under the new rules, members considered “economically less developed” would pay each year a total of only $800,000, the remaining $14,200,000 to be paid by member states considered “developed.” For the purpose of this breakdown, Israel was listed among the “less developed lands.”