TitleObjective information on military matters, including transparency of military expenditures : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly
Objective information on military matters, including transparency of military expenditures
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Calls upon all Member States to report annually, by 30 Apr. to the Secretary-General their military expenditures for the latest fiscal year for which data are available, using, preferably and to the extent possible, the reporting instrument as recommended in its resolution 35/142 B or, as appropriate, any other format developed in conjunction with similar reporting on military expenditures to other international or regional organizations; requests the Secretary-General: (a) to resume the practice of sending an annual note verbale to Member States requesting the submission of data to the reporting system, together with the reporting format and related instructions, and to publish in a timely fashion in appropriate UN media the due date for transmitting data on military expenditures; (b) to promote international and regional symposia and training seminars to explain the purpose of the UN system for the standardized reporting of military expenditures and to give relevant technical instructions; (c) to circulate annually the reports on military expenditures as received from Member States; also requests the Secretary-General to continue consultations with relevant international bodies, within existing resources; further requests the Secretary-General to make recommendations on necessary changes to the content and structure of the UN system for the standardized reporting of military expenditures and to submit a report on the subject to the General Assembly at its 54th session.