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Paragraphs in "Agreement Establishing The Inter-American Institute For Global Change Research" coded as HOBS

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Art.1 Article I Establishment of the Institute
Art.1.1x The Parties hereby establish the Inter-American Institute for Global Change Research, as a regional network of cooperating research entities, hereinafter referred to as the "Institute."
Art.2 Article II Objectives
Art.2.1x The Institute shall pursue the principles of scientific excellence, international cooperation, and the full and open exchange of scientific information, relevant to global change. In order to do so, the objectives of the Institute are to:
Art.2.1x.a a) Promote regional cooperation for interdisciplinary research on aspects of global change related to the sciences of the earth, ocean, atmosphere, and the environment and to social sciences, with particular attention to impacts on ecosystems and biodiversity, socio-economic impacts, and technologies and economic aspects associated with the mitigation of and adaptation to global change;
Art.2.1x.b b) Conduct or select for sponsorship scientific programs and projects on the basis of their regional relevance and scientific merit as determined by scientific review;
Art.2.1x.c c) Pursue on a regional scale that research which cannot be pursued by any individual State or institution and dedicate itself to scientific issues of regional importance;
Art.2.1x.d d) Improve the scientific and technical capabilities and research infrastructure of the States of the region by identifying and promoting the development of facilities for the implementation of data management and by the scientific and technical training of professionals;
Art.2.1x.e e) Foster standardization, collection, analysis and exchange of scientific data relevant to global change;
Art.2.1x.f f) Improve public awareness and provide scientific information to governments for the development of public policy relevant to global change;
Art.2.1x.g g) Promote cooperation among the different research institutions of the region; and
Art.2.1x.h h) Promote cooperation with research institutions in other regions.
Art.4 Article IV Organs
Art.4.1x The organs of the Institute are:
Art.4.1x.a a) The Conference of the Parties;
Art.4.1x.b b) The Executive Council;
Art.4.1x.c c) The Scientific Advisory Committee; and
Art.4.1x.d d) The Directorate.
Art.5 Article V The Conference of the Parties
Art.5.1 1. The Conference of the Parties shall be the principal policy-making organ of the Institute.
Art.5.2 2. Each Party shall be a member of the Conference of the Parties.
Art.5.3 3. The Conference of the Parties shall meet at least once every year.
Art.5.4 4. The Conference of the Parties shall:
Art.5.4.a a) consider and adopt measures to establish, review and update the policies and procedures of the Institute, as well as to evaluate its work and the accomplishment of its objectives;
Art.5.4.b b) review periodically and approve, on the basis of recommendations of the Scientific Advisory Committee, the Scientific Agenda of the Institute and to consider and approve its long-range plans and annual program and budget, taking into account:
Art.5.4.b.i i) The processes or issues that are unique to the region and their significance on a global scale;
Art.5.4.b.ii ii) The research strengths within the region and how those strengths can be best utilized in order to contribute to the global effort to understand global change; and
Art.5.4.b.iii iii) The need to integrate research on global issues through cooperation among research institutes, among States and among the different parts of the Inter-American region, and with regional and international global change research programs.
Art.5.4.c c) Consider and approve the financial policies, the annual budget and the financial records of the Institute submitted by the Director;
Art.5.4.d d) Elect the Members of the Executive Council and the members of the Scientific Advisory Committee, and the Director;
Art.5.4.e e) Consider and approve the Rules of Procedure of the Executive Council;
Art.5.4.f f) Decide on the venue for its annual ordinary and extraordinary meetings, which shall be rotated among the Parties;
Art.5.4.g g) Issue, through the Director, invitations to become Associates of the Institute, as provided in Article XI of this Agreement;
Art.5.4.h h) Authorize the Director to conclude with an accepting Associate an Agreement of Association;
Art.5.4.i i) Decide on the development and designation of Institute Research Centers and on their location, as provided in Article IX;
Art.5.4.j j) Make decisions regarding the location of the Directorate;
Art.5.4.k k) Establish ad hoc committees as necessary;
Art.5.4.l l) Approve amendments to this Agreement in accordance with Article XV, Section 3; and
Art.5.4.m m) Perform other functions as necessary to achieve the objectives of the Institute.
Art.11 Article XI Associates of the Institute
Art.11.1 1. The Conference of the Parties may invite States outside the region, regional or international intergovernmental organizations, and industries and other nongovermnental and private organizations interested in supporting the Scientific Agenda and programmatic activities of the Institute, to become Associates of the Institute.
Art.11.2 2. Associates may participate as observers in the meetings of the Conference of the Parties.
Art.11.3 3. Associates shall be entitled collectively to nominate one member of the Scientific Advisory committee, on the basis of a procedure to be agreed among them.
Art.11.4 4. Each Associate shall conclude with the Institute, through the Director, an Agreement of Association which shall specify the area or areas of the Scientific Agenda that will be supported by the Associate, and the modalities of such support.