General Assembly: 89th Plenary Meeting, 76th Session
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General Assembly approves $6.45 billion budget for 11 United Nations peacekeeping operations.

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The General Assembly, following on the recommendations of its Fifth Committee (Administrative and Budgetary), funded 11 United Nations peacekeeping operations with a budget of $6.45 billion this evening.

As in the Fifth Committee, the resolution on the financing of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) was adopted by a vote.  In the Assembly, the vote to approve the financing of UNIFIL was 115 in favour to 3 against (Canada, United States, Israel) with 2 abstentions (Malawi, Papua New Guinea).

The Assembly also elected Greece to the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) for a term running from 29 June 2022 until the day before the eighty-first session in 2028.  The organ will meet again on Thursday, 30 June, to hold a high-level meeting on improving global road safety.