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Paragraphs in "Convention On The International Hydrographic Organization" coded as HOBF

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Art.2.1x The Organization shall have a consultative and purely technical nature. It shall be the object of the Organization to bring about :
Art.2.1x.a (a) The co-ordination of the activities of national hydrographic offices;
Art.2.1x.b (b) The greatest possible uniformity in nautical charts and documents;
Art.2.1x.c (c) The adoption of reliable and efficient methods of carrying out and exploiting hydrographic surveys;
Art.2.1x.d (d) The development of the sciences in the field of hydrography and the techniques employed in descriptive oceanography.
Art.5.1x The functions of the Conference shall be :
Art.5.1x.a (a) To give general directives on the functioning and work of the Organization;
Art.5.1x.b (b) To elect the members of the Directing Committee and its President;
Art.5.1x.c (c) To examine the reports submitted to it by the Bureau;
Art.5.1x.d (d) To make decisions in respect of all proposals of a technical or administrative nature submitted by Member Governments or by the Bureau;
Art.5.1x.e (e) To approve the budget by a majority of two-thirds of the Member Governments represented at the Conference;
Art.5.1x.f (f) To adopt, by a two-thirds majority of the Member Governments, amendments to the General Regulations and Financial Regulations;
Art.5.1x.g (g) To adopt, by the majority prescribed in the preceding paragraph, any particular regulations that may prove to be necessary, notably on the status of the directors and staff of the Bureau.
Art.6.1 1. The Conference shall be composed of representatives of the Member Governments. It shall meet in ordinary session every five years. An extraordinary session of the Conference may be held at the request of a Member Government or of the Bureau, subject to approval by the majority of the Member Governments.
Art.6.2 2. The Conference shall be convened by the Bureau on at least six months' notice. A provisional agenda shall be submitted with the notice.
Art.6.3 3. The Conference shall elect its President and Vice-President.
Art.6.4 4. Each Member Government shall have one vote. However, for the voting on the questions referred to in Article V( b), each Government shall have a number of votes determined by a scale established in relation to the tonnage of their fleets.
Art.6.5 5. Conference decisions shall be taken by a simple majority of the Member Governments represented at the Conference, except where this Convention provides otherwise. When voting for or against is evenly divided, the President of the Conference shall be empowered to a decision. In the case of resolutions to be inserted in the Repertory of Technical Resolutions, the majority shall in any event include the affirmative votes of not less than one third of the Member Governments.
Art.6.6 6. Between sessions of the Conference the Bureau may consult the Member Governments by correspondence on questions concerning the technical functioning of the Organization. The voting procedure shall conform to that provided for in paragraph 5 of this Article, the majority being calculated in this case on the basis of the total membership of the Organization.
Art.6.7 7. The Conference shall constitute its own Committees, including the Finance Committee referred to in Article VII.
Art.11.1x The functioning of the Organization shall be set forth in detail in the General Regulations and Financial Regulations, which are annexed to this Convention but do not form an integral part thereof.
Art.13.1x The Organization shall have juridical personality. In the territory of each of its Members it shall enjoy, subject to agreement with the Member Government concerned, such privileges and immunities as may be necessary for the exercise of its functions and the fulfillment of its object.
Art.16.1x The budget of the Organization shall be drafted by the Directing Committee, studied by the Finance Committee and approved by the Conference.
Art.21.1 1. Any Contracting Party may propose amendments to this Convention.
Art.21.2 2. Proposals of amendment shall be considered by the Conference and decided upon by a majority of two-thirds of the Member Governments represented at the Conference. When a proposed amendment has been approved by the Conference, the President of the Directing Committee shall request the Government of the Principality of Monaco to submit it to all Contracting Parties.
Art.21.3 3. The amendment shall enter into force for all Contracting Parties three months after notifications of approval by two-thirds of the Contracting Parties have been received by the Government of the Principality of Monaco. The latter shall inform the Contracting Parties and the President of the Directing Committee of the fact, specifying the date of entry into force of the amendment.
Art.21.4 4. Any amendment to this Convention that has not entered into force is null and void at the opening of the next ordinary Session, unless the Conference decides otherwise.