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Paragraphs in "Agreement Establishing The South Pacific Regional Environment Programme" coded as HOBS

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Art.1 Article 1
Art.1.1 1. The South Pacific Regional Environment Programme (hereinafter referred to as SPREP) is hereby established as an intergovernmental organisation.
Art.1.2 2. The organs of SPREP are the SPREP Meeting and the Secretariat.
Art.1.3 3. The Secretariat shall be located in Apia, Western Samoa, unless the SPREP Meeting decides otherwise.
Art.3 Article 3
Art.3.1 1. The SPREP Meeting shall be open to the Membership of the Parties to this Agreement and, with the appropriate authorisation of the Party having responsibility for its international affairs, of each of the following:
Art.3.1.1x American Samoa
Art.3.1.2x French Polynesia
Art.3.1.3x Guam
Art.3.1.4x New Caledonia
Art.3.1.5x Northern Mariana Islands
Art.3.1.6x Palau
Art.3.1.7x Tokelau
Art.3.1.8x Wallis and Futuna.
Art.3.2 2. The SPREP Meeting shall be held at such times as the SPREP Meeting may determine. A special SPREP Meeting may be held at any time as provided in the Rules of Procedure.
Art.3.3 3. The SPREP Meeting shall be the plenary body and its functions shall be:
Art.3.3.a (a) to provide a forum for Members to consult on matters of common concern with regard to the protection and improvement of the environment of the South Pacific region and, in particular, to further the purposes of SPREP;
Art.3.3.b (b) to approve and review the Action Plan for SPREP and to determine the general policies of SPREP;
Art.3.3.c (c) to adopt the report of the Director on the operation of SPREP;
Art.3.3.d (d) to adopt the work programmes of SPREP and review progress in their implementation;
Art.3.3.e (e) to adopt the Budget estimates of SPREP;
Art.3.3.f (f) to make recommendations to Members;
Art.3.3.g (g) to appoint the Director;
Art.3.3.h (h) to give directions to the Director concerning the implementation of the Work Programme;
Art.3.3.h.i (i) to approve rules and conditions for the appointment of the staff of the Secretariat; and
Art.3.3 (j) to carry out such other functions as are specified in this Agreement or are necessary for the effective functioning of SPREP.
Art.3.4 4. The SPREP Meeting may establish such committees and sub-committees and other subsidiary bodies as it considers necessary.
Art.3.5 5. In addition to the functions referred to in paragraph (3) of this Article, the SPREP Meeting shall, through such mechanisms as it considers appropriate, consult and co-operate with the Meetings of Parties to:
Art.3.5.a (a) the Convention on Conservation of Nature in the South Pacific adopted at Apia on 12 June 1976;
Art.3.5.b (b) the Convention for the Protection of the Natural Resources and Environment of the South Pacific Region adopted at Noumea on 24 November 1986 and related Protocols; and
Art.3.5.c (c) any other international or regional Agreement that may be concluded for the protection of the environment of the South Pacific region,
Art.3.5.dx with a view to ensuring the achievement of the purpose of SPREP and of this Agreement and facilitating the achievement of the purposes of those Conventions.
Art.4 Article 4
Art.4.1 1. The SPREP Meeting shall elect from among its Members a Chairperson and such other officers as it decides, who shall remain in office until the next SPREP Meeting. In principle, the role of the Chairperson shall rotate as decided by the SPREP Meeting.
Art.4.2 2. The SPREP Meeting shall adopt its own Rules of Procedure.
Art.4.3.a 3. (a) The Parties shall ensure the full involvement of all Members in the work of the SPREP Meeting. The work of the SPREP Meeting shall be conducted on the basis of consensus of all Members, taking into account the practices and procedures of the South Pacific region.
Art.4.3.b (b) In the event that a decision is required in the SPREP Meeting, that decision shall be taken by a consensus of the Parties. The consensus of the Parties shall ensure that the views of all Members of the SPREP Meeting have been properly considered and taken into account in reaching that consensus.
Art.4.4 4. The attendance by observers in SPREP Meetings shall be provided for in the Rules of Procedure.
Art.4.5 5. The SPREP Meeting shall be convened by the Director.
Art.4.6 6. The working languages of SPREP shall include English and French.
Art.8 Article 8
Art.8.1 1. SPREP shall have such legal personality as is necessary for it to carry out its functions and responsibilities and, in particular, shall have the capacity to contract, to acquire and dispose of moveable and immoveable property and to sue and be sued.
Art.8.2 2. SPREP, its officers and employees, together with representatives to the SPREP Meeting, shall enjoy such privileges and immunities necessary for the fulfillment of their functions, as may be agreed between SPREP and the Party in whose territory the Secretariat is located, and as may be provided by other Parties.