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4494 Amendment to the Agreement On The Network Of Aquaculture Centres In Asia And The Pacific Art.11 Article 11
4494 Amendment to the Agreement On The Network Of Aquaculture Centres In Asia And The Pacific Art.11.1 1. The Governing Council shall establish a Technical Advisory Committee composed of one representative designated by each Member of the Organization.
4494 Amendment to the Agreement On The Network Of Aquaculture Centres In Asia And The Pacific Art.11.2 2. The representatives designated on the Technical Advisory Committee shall be persons with special competence and expertise in the field of aquaculture.
4494 Amendment to the Agreement On The Network Of Aquaculture Centres In Asia And The Pacific Art.11.3 3. The Technical Advisory Committee shall meet at least once a year and at any time at the request of the Governing Council.
4494 Amendment to the Agreement On The Network Of Aquaculture Centres In Asia And The Pacific Art.11.4 4. At its annual meeting the Committee shall designate one of the Committee members as Chairman who shall convene the next annual meeting of the Technical Advisory Committee.
4494 Amendment to the Agreement On The Network Of Aquaculture Centres In Asia And The Pacific Art.11.5 5. The Technical Advisory Committee shall advise the Governing Council on all technical aspects of the activities of the Organization.
4494 Amendment to the Agreement On The Network Of Aquaculture Centres In Asia And The Pacific Art.11.6 6. At each session, the Technical Advisory Committee shall adopt a report, which shall be submitted to the Governing Council.
4494 Amendment to the Agreement On The Network Of Aquaculture Centres In Asia And The Pacific Art.11.7 7. FAO shall be invited to be represented at Sessions of the Technical Advisory Committee. Where appropriate, representatives of Donor Governments and of other organizations or institutions shall also be invited to be represented at such sessions.
4494 Amendment to the Agreement On The Network Of Aquaculture Centres In Asia And The Pacific Art.19 Article 19
4494 Amendment to the Agreement On The Network Of Aquaculture Centres In Asia And The Pacific Art.19.1 1. Any dispute concerning the interpretation or application of this Agreement which cannot be settled by negotiation, conciliation or similar means may be referred by any party to the dispute to the Governing Council for its recommendation. Failing settlement of the dispute, the matter shall be submitted to an arbitral tribunal consisting of three arbitrators. The parties to the dispute shall appoint one arbitrator each; the two arbitrators so appointed shall designate by mutual consent the third arbitrator, who shall be the President of the tribunal. If one of the Parties does not appoint an arbitrator within two months of the appointment of the first arbitrator, or if the President of the arbitral tribunal has not been designated within two months of the appointment of the second arbitrator, the Chairman of the Governing Council shall designate the arbitrator or the President, as the case may be, within a further two-month period.
4494 Amendment to the Agreement On The Network Of Aquaculture Centres In Asia And The Pacific Art.19.2 2. The proceedings of the arbitral tribunal shall be carried out in accordance with the rules of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL).
4494 Amendment to the Agreement On The Network Of Aquaculture Centres In Asia And The Pacific Art.19.3 3. A Member which fails to abide by an arbitral award rendered in accordance with paragraph 1 of this Article may be suspended from the exercise of the rights and privileges of membership by a two-thirds majority of the Members.
4494 Amendment to the Agreement On The Network Of Aquaculture Centres In Asia And The Pacific Art.5 Article 5
4494 Amendment to the Agreement On The Network Of Aquaculture Centres In Asia And The Pacific Art.5.1 1. The Seat of the Organization shall be determined by the Governing Council, subject to the consent of the Member concerned.
4494 Amendment to the Agreement On The Network Of Aquaculture Centres In Asia And The Pacific Art.5.2 2. The Host Government shall provide free of charge or at a nominal rent, such accommodation and facilities as are necessary for the efficient conduct of work at the Seat of the Organization.
4494 Amendment to the Agreement On The Network Of Aquaculture Centres In Asia And The Pacific Art.5.3 3. If necessary, the Governing Council may establish subsidiary offices, subject to the consent of the Members concerned; in so doing account should be taken of the possibility of utilizing accommodation in existing centres.
4494 Amendment to the Agreement On The Network Of Aquaculture Centres In Asia And The Pacific Art.9 Article 9
4494 Amendment to the Agreement On The Network Of Aquaculture Centres In Asia And The Pacific Art.9.1 1. The functions of the Governing Council shall be:
4494 Amendment to the Agreement On The Network Of Aquaculture Centres In Asia And The Pacific Art.9.1.a (a) to determine the policy of the Organization and to approve by a majority of not less than two-thirds of the Members its programme of work and its budget, giving due consideration to the conclusions and recommendations of the Technical Advisory Committee referred to in Article 11;
4494 Amendment to the Agreement On The Network Of Aquaculture Centres In Asia And The Pacific Art.9.1.b (b) to assess, by a majority of not less than two-thirds of the Members, the contribution of Members as provided in Article 13;
4494 Amendment to the Agreement On The Network Of Aquaculture Centres In Asia And The Pacific Art.9.1.c (c) to establish special funds to enable the acceptance of additional resources for the development of programmes and projects;
4494 Amendment to the Agreement On The Network Of Aquaculture Centres In Asia And The Pacific Art.9.1.d (d) to lay down general standards and guidelines for the management of the Organization;
4494 Amendment to the Agreement On The Network Of Aquaculture Centres In Asia And The Pacific Art.9.1.e (e) to evaluate the progress of work and activities of the Organization including the auditing of accounts, in accordance with policies and procedures established for the purpose by the Governing Council, and to give guidance to the Coordinator on the implementation of its decisions;
4494 Amendment to the Agreement On The Network Of Aquaculture Centres In Asia And The Pacific Art.9.1.f (f) to formulate and adopt the Financial Regulations and the Administrative Regulations, and to appoint auditors;
4494 Amendment to the Agreement On The Network Of Aquaculture Centres In Asia And The Pacific Art.9.1.g (g) to appoint the Coordinator of the Organization and to determine his conditions of service;
4494 Amendment to the Agreement On The Network Of Aquaculture Centres In Asia And The Pacific Art.9.1.h (h) to adopt rules governing the settlement of disputes, referred to in Article 19;
4494 Amendment to the Agreement On The Network Of Aquaculture Centres In Asia And The Pacific Art.9.1.i (i) to approve formal arrangements with governments as well as other organizations or institutions, including any headquarters agreement concluded between the Organization and the Host Government;
4494 Amendment to the Agreement On The Network Of Aquaculture Centres In Asia And The Pacific Art.9.1.j (j) to adopt the Staff Regulations which determine the general terms and conditions of employment of the staff;
4494 Amendment to the Agreement On The Network Of Aquaculture Centres In Asia And The Pacific Art.9.1.k (k) to approve agreements for cooperation to be concluded pursuant to Article 15; and
4494 Amendment to the Agreement On The Network Of Aquaculture Centres In Asia And The Pacific Art.9.1.l (l) to perform all other functions that have been entrusted to it by this Agreement or that are ancillary to the accomplishment of the approved activities of the Organization.
4469 Amendment To The Convention Relating To The Creation Of The Gambia River Basin Development Organization (Adhesion of Guinée-Bissau) Art.10 Article 10.
4469 Amendment To The Convention Relating To The Creation Of The Gambia River Basin Development Organization (Adhesion of Guinée-Bissau) Art.10.1x The Council of Ministers of the Organisation shall meet in ordinary sessions twice a year, and shall be convened by its Chairman into extraordinary sessions at the request of a member State.
4469 Amendment To The Convention Relating To The Creation Of The Gambia River Basin Development Organization (Adhesion of Guinée-Bissau) Art.10.2x The Chairman of the Council of Ministers shall control and preside at the ordinary and extraordinary sessions.
4469 Amendment To The Convention Relating To The Creation Of The Gambia River Basin Development Organization (Adhesion of Guinée-Bissau) Art.10.3x Meetings shall take place in rotation in each member State. Each State shall be obliged to attend meetings of the Council of Ministers.
4469 Amendment To The Convention Relating To The Creation Of The Gambia River Basin Development Organization (Adhesion of Guinée-Bissau) Art.10.4x The Council of Ministers shall report to the Conference of Heads of State and Government by the intermediary of its Chairman assisted by the High Commissioner.
4469 Amendment To The Convention Relating To The Creation Of The Gambia River Basin Development Organization (Adhesion of Guinée-Bissau) Art.11 Article 11.
4469 Amendment To The Convention Relating To The Creation Of The Gambia River Basin Development Organization (Adhesion of Guinée-Bissau) Art.11.1x Between sessions of the Council of Ministers, the High Commissioner shall represent the Organisation.
4469 Amendment To The Convention Relating To The Creation Of The Gambia River Basin Development Organization (Adhesion of Guinée-Bissau) Art.11.2x He shall take all decisions within his capacity in accordance with the directives of the Council of Ministers and within the limits of the powers bestowed on him.
4469 Amendment To The Convention Relating To The Creation Of The Gambia River Basin Development Organization (Adhesion of Guinée-Bissau) Art.12 Article 12.
4469 Amendment To The Convention Relating To The Creation Of The Gambia River Basin Development Organization (Adhesion of Guinée-Bissau) Art.12.1x The High Commission of the Organisation shall be directed by a High Commissioner. The High Commissioner shall be appointed by the Conference of Heads of State and Government on recommendation of the Council of Ministers for a period of 4 years which is renewable. He shall relinquish his duties in the same manner.
4469 Amendment To The Convention Relating To The Creation Of The Gambia River Basin Development Organization (Adhesion of Guinée-Bissau) Art.12.2x The High Commission shall be the executive organ of the Organisation. It shall apply the decisions of the Council of Ministers of the Organisation and report regularly as regards the execution of these decisions and of all the initiatives that it has been called upon to take in conformity with the directives given by the Council of Ministers.
4469 Amendment To The Convention Relating To The Creation Of The Gambia River Basin Development Organization (Adhesion of Guinée-Bissau) Art.12.3x The structure of the High Commission shall be fixed by the Council of Ministers proposed by the High Commissioner.
4469 Amendment To The Convention Relating To The Creation Of The Gambia River Basin Development Organization (Adhesion of Guinée-Bissau) Art.17 Article 17 [2]
4469 Amendment To The Convention Relating To The Creation Of The Gambia River Basin Development Organization (Adhesion of Guinée-Bissau) Art.17.1x The High Commissioner shall be seconded by a Secretary General, by Directors and Advisers. The High Commissioner may delegate authority to the Secretary General and to the Directors if he judges it necessary for the smooth functioning of the Organisation, however, he shall remain ultimately responsible.
4469 Amendment To The Convention Relating To The Creation Of The Gambia River Basin Development Organization (Adhesion of Guinée-Bissau) Art.18 Article 18 [2]
4469 Amendment To The Convention Relating To The Creation Of The Gambia River Basin Development Organization (Adhesion of Guinée-Bissau) Art.18.1x The Secretary General, Directors and Advisers shall be appointed by the Council of Ministers on the recommendation of the High Commissioner. Their functions shall be terminated in like manner.
4469 Amendment To The Convention Relating To The Creation Of The Gambia River Basin Development Organization (Adhesion of Guinée-Bissau) Art.18.2x The Secretary General, who is senior in rank to the Directors, shall act for the High Commissioner in the event of absence or indisposibility.
4469 Amendment To The Convention Relating To The Creation Of The Gambia River Basin Development Organization (Adhesion of Guinée-Bissau) Art.18.3x The Secretary General and Directors, aside from their attributions, shall assume the following functions:
4469 Amendment To The Convention Relating To The Creation Of The Gambia River Basin Development Organization (Adhesion of Guinée-Bissau) Art.18.3x.i - the complete briefing of the High Commissioner on the running of the services;
4469 Amendment To The Convention Relating To The Creation Of The Gambia River Basin Development Organization (Adhesion of Guinée-Bissau) Art.18.3x.ii #NAME?
4469 Amendment To The Convention Relating To The Creation Of The Gambia River Basin Development Organization (Adhesion of Guinée-Bissau) Art.19 Article 19.
4469 Amendment To The Convention Relating To The Creation Of The Gambia River Basin Development Organization (Adhesion of Guinée-Bissau) Art.19.1x The Permanent Water Commission shall be charged with the responsibility of defining the principles and modalities of the utilization of the Gambia River waters between the States and between sectors using the water: industry, agriculture and transport.
4469 Amendment To The Convention Relating To The Creation Of The Gambia River Basin Development Organization (Adhesion of Guinée-Bissau) Art.19.2x The Commission shall be composed of the Representatives of member States of the Organisation.
4469 Amendment To The Convention Relating To The Creation Of The Gambia River Basin Development Organization (Adhesion of Guinée-Bissau) Art.19.3x It shall serve as a consultative organ for the Council of Ministers.
4469 Amendment To The Convention Relating To The Creation Of The Gambia River Basin Development Organization (Adhesion of Guinée-Bissau) Art.19.4x It shall meet when required and convened by the High Commissioner.
4469 Amendment To The Convention Relating To The Creation Of The Gambia River Basin Development Organization (Adhesion of Guinée-Bissau) Art.3 Article 3.
4469 Amendment To The Convention Relating To The Creation Of The Gambia River Basin Development Organization (Adhesion of Guinée-Bissau) Art.3.0x The permanent bodies of the Organisation for the Development of the Gambia River Basin shall be:
4469 Amendment To The Convention Relating To The Creation Of The Gambia River Basin Development Organization (Adhesion of Guinée-Bissau) Art.3.1 1. The Conference of Heads of State and Government
4469 Amendment To The Convention Relating To The Creation Of The Gambia River Basin Development Organization (Adhesion of Guinée-Bissau) Art.3.2 2. The Council of Ministers
4469 Amendment To The Convention Relating To The Creation Of The Gambia River Basin Development Organization (Adhesion of Guinée-Bissau) Art.3.3 3. The High Commission
4469 Amendment To The Convention Relating To The Creation Of The Gambia River Basin Development Organization (Adhesion of Guinée-Bissau) Art.3.4 4. The Permanent Water Commission
4469 Amendment To The Convention Relating To The Creation Of The Gambia River Basin Development Organization (Adhesion of Guinée-Bissau) Art.3.5 5. Such other organs which may be deemed necessary for the realisation of the programme of the Organisation.
4469 Amendment To The Convention Relating To The Creation Of The Gambia River Basin Development Organization (Adhesion of Guinée-Bissau) Art.8 Article 8
4469 Amendment To The Convention Relating To The Creation Of The Gambia River Basin Development Organization (Adhesion of Guinée-Bissau) Art.8.1 (1) The Council of Ministers shall consist of a single Minister representing each member State. The Ministers may be accompanied by members of their respective governments.
4469 Amendment To The Convention Relating To The Creation Of The Gambia River Basin Development Organization (Adhesion of Guinée-Bissau) Art.8.2 (2) The Council of Ministers shall define the general policies for the development of the Gambia River Basin, for the utilisation of its resources and for co-operation between contracting States and shall exercise overall control of the Organisation.
4469 Amendment To The Convention Relating To The Creation Of The Gambia River Basin Development Organization (Adhesion of Guinée-Bissau) Art.8.3 (3) The Council of Ministers may create any new organs which it deems necessary for the proper functioning of the Organisation.
4469 Amendment To The Convention Relating To The Creation Of The Gambia River Basin Development Organization (Adhesion of Guinée-Bissau) Art.8.4 (4) The order of priority of projects for the development and exploitation of the resources of the Gambia River shall be determined by the Council of Ministers.
4469 Amendment To The Convention Relating To The Creation Of The Gambia River Basin Development Organization (Adhesion of Guinée-Bissau) Art.8.5 (5) River basin development programmes which are of interest to one or more member States shall be submitted for the approval of the Council of Ministers prior to execution.
4469 Amendment To The Convention Relating To The Creation Of The Gambia River Basin Development Organization (Adhesion of Guinée-Bissau) Art.8.6 (6) The Council of Ministers shall decide the work programme of the Organisation and shall approve its operating budget, deciding the financial contributions of each member State thereto.
4469 Amendment To The Convention Relating To The Creation Of The Gambia River Basin Development Organization (Adhesion of Guinée-Bissau) Art.8.7 (7) The decisions of the Council of Ministers shall be taken unanimously and shall be binding on all member States.
4469 Amendment To The Convention Relating To The Creation Of The Gambia River Basin Development Organization (Adhesion of Guinée-Bissau) Art.8.8x The Council of Ministers shall approve the internal regulations of the High Commission .
4469 Amendment To The Convention Relating To The Creation Of The Gambia River Basin Development Organization (Adhesion of Guinée-Bissau) Art.9 Article 9.
4469 Amendment To The Convention Relating To The Creation Of The Gambia River Basin Development Organization (Adhesion of Guinée-Bissau) Art.9.1x The Chairmanship of the Council of Ministers of the Organisation shall rotate amongst member States and shall last two years.
4469 Amendment To The Convention Relating To The Creation Of The Gambia River Basin Development Organization (Adhesion of Guinée-Bissau) Sect.4 IV. CONFERENCE OF HEADS OF STATE AND GOVERNMENT
4469 Amendment To The Convention Relating To The Creation Of The Gambia River Basin Development Organization (Adhesion of Guinée-Bissau) Sect.6 VI. THE HIGH COMMISSION
4469 Amendment To The Convention Relating To The Creation Of The Gambia River Basin Development Organization (Adhesion of Guinée-Bissau) Sect.7 VII. THE PERMANENT WATER COMMISSION
4469 Amendment To The Convention Relating To The Creation Of The Gambia River Basin Development Organization (Adhesion of Guinée-Bissau) Sect.8 VIII. BUDGETS
4251 Amendments To The Convention For The Establishment Of The European And Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization Art.13 Article XIII. -Functions of Council
4251 Amendments To The Convention For The Establishment Of The European And Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization Art.13.0x The Council shall:
4251 Amendments To The Convention For The Establishment Of The European And Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization Art.13.a a. consider and decide upon:
4251 Amendments To The Convention For The Establishment Of The European And Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization Art.13.a.1 1. the progress report of the Director-General on the work of the Organization since the preceding regular session of the Council;
4251 Amendments To The Convention For The Establishment Of The European And Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization Art.13.a.2 2. the policies and programme of activity of the Organization;
4251 Amendments To The Convention For The Establishment Of The European And Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization Art.13.a.3 3. the budget;
4251 Amendments To The Convention For The Establishment Of The European And Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization Art.13.a.4 4. the annual accounts and balance sheet;
4251 Amendments To The Convention For The Establishment Of The European And Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization Art.13.a.5 5. the setting up and dissolution of ad hoc or permanent bodies to pursue the work of the Organization;
4251 Amendments To The Convention For The Establishment Of The European And Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization Art.13.a.6 6. the reports of such bodies;
4251 Amendments To The Convention For The Establishment Of The European And Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization Art.13.a.7 7. any proposals submitted by the Executive Committee;
4251 Amendments To The Convention For The Establishment Of The European And Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization Art.13.b b. hold the statutory elections;
4251 Amendments To The Convention For The Establishment Of The European And Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization Art.13.c c. appoint the Director-General on such terms as it may determine.
4251 Amendments To The Convention For The Establishment Of The European And Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization Art.15 Article XV. -The Executive Committee
4251 Amendments To The Convention For The Establishment Of The European And Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization Art.15.a a. The Executive Committee shall be composed of the Chairman and Vice-Chairman and of seven representatives of Member Governments elected by the Council.
4251 Amendments To The Convention For The Establishment Of The European And Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization Art.15.b b. Members of the Executive Committee shall normally hold office for three years and be eligible for re-election.
4251 Amendments To The Convention For The Establishment Of The European And Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization Art.15.c c. If a vacancy occurs in the Executive Committee before the expiration of the term of appointment, the Executive Committee shall ask a Member Government to appoint a representative to fill the vacancy for the remainder of the term.
4251 Amendments To The Convention For The Establishment Of The European And Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization Art.15.d d. The Executive Committee shall meet at least once a year.
4251 Amendments To The Convention For The Establishment Of The European And Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization Art.16 Article XVI. -Functions of the Executive Committee
4251 Amendments To The Convention For The Establishment Of The European And Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization Art.16.0x The Executive Committee shall:
4251 Amendments To The Convention For The Establishment Of The European And Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization Art.16.a a. submit proposals for the Organization's policies and programme of activity to the Council;
4251 Amendments To The Convention For The Establishment Of The European And Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization Art.16.b b. consider recommendations made by other Organizations as specified in Article VII and make appropriate proposals to the Council;
4251 Amendments To The Convention For The Establishment Of The European And Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization Art.16.c c. ensure that the activity of the Organization conforms with the decisions of the Council;
4251 Amendments To The Convention For The Establishment Of The European And Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization Art.16.d d. submit the draft budget and the annual accounts and balance sheet to the Council; the Executive Committee may approve a provisional budget pending its consideration by the Council;
4251 Amendments To The Convention For The Establishment Of The European And Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization Art.16.e e. undertake such other tasks as may be assigned to it under this Convention or entrusted to it by the Council;
4251 Amendments To The Convention For The Establishment Of The European And Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization Art.16.f f. adopt its own procedure.
4251 Amendments To The Convention For The Establishment Of The European And Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization Art.18 Article XVIII. –Finance
4251 Amendments To The Convention For The Establishment Of The European And Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization Art.18.a a. The expenditure of the Organization shall be met by annual contributions from Member Governments and by such other receipts as may be approved by the Council or the Executive Committee.
4251 Amendments To The Convention For The Establishment Of The European And Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization Art.18.b b. The amount of the annual contribution of each Member Government shall be based on the scale of contributions as specified in Schedule I.
4251 Amendments To The Convention For The Establishment Of The European And Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization Art.18.c c. Governments newly adhering to the Convention, if members of FAO, enter the appropriate category on the scale in Schedule I and, if not members, the category decided by the Council. Schedule I, and the category of Member Governments on the scale in Schedule I, shall only be changed by decision of the Council, by a majority of two thirds of Member Governments.
4251 Amendments To The Convention For The Establishment Of The European And Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization Art.18.d d. On the recommendation of the Executive Committee, the Council may decide to apply a coefficient to the basic contribution laid down in Schedule I, in order to adjust it to the activities of the Organization or to the economic situation of the moment. The decision is taken by a two-thirds majority of the Member Governments present and voting.
4251 Amendments To The Convention For The Establishment Of The European And Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization Art.18.e e. Annual contributions shall be payable at the beginning of the Organization's financial year.
4251 Amendments To The Convention For The Establishment Of The European And Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization Art.18.f f. The contributions of Member Governments shall be paid in currencies to be determined by the Executive Committee with the approval of the contributing Government concerned.
4251 Amendments To The Convention For The Establishment Of The European And Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization Art.18.g g. The first annual contribution of a Government newly adhering to the Convention shall be payable for the financial year of the Organization during which the provisions of Article XX are fulfilled.
4251 Amendments To The Convention For The Establishment Of The European And Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization Art.18.h h. Supplementary contributions may be paid by an individual Government or group of Governments towards special schemes or campaigns of control, which the Organization may carry out in the interest of that Government or group of Governments.
4251 Amendments To The Convention For The Establishment Of The European And Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization Art.18.i i. An Accounts Verification Panel composed of representatives of three Member Governments shall be elected by the Council. Members of the Panel shall be elected for three years and shall not be eligible for re-election during the next three years.
4251 Amendments To The Convention For The Establishment Of The European And Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization Art.18.j j. The Executive Committee shall, with the approval of the Council, appoint an auditor to audit the accounts of the Organization each year.
4251 Amendments To The Convention For The Establishment Of The European And Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization Art.18.k k. The Accounts Verification Panel shall each year examine, with the auditor, the accounts and management of the Organization and report to the Council.
4251 Amendments To The Convention For The Establishment Of The European And Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization Art.8 Article VIII REGIONAL PLANT PROTECTION ORGANIZATION
4251 Amendments To The Convention For The Establishment Of The European And Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization Art.8 Article Vlll. -Structure of the Organization
4251 Amendments To The Convention For The Establishment Of The European And Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization Art.8.1 1. The contracting Governments undertake to co-operate with one another in establishing regional plant protection organizations in appropriate areas.
4251 Amendments To The Convention For The Establishment Of The European And Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization Art.8.1x The Organization shall consist of:
4251 Amendments To The Convention For The Establishment Of The European And Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization Art.8.1x.a a. the Council;
4251 Amendments To The Convention For The Establishment Of The European And Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization Art.8.1x.b b. the administration, comprising the Executive Committee, the Director-General and the staff;
4251 Amendments To The Convention For The Establishment Of The European And Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization Art.8.1x.c c. the Accounts Verification Panel;
4251 Amendments To The Convention For The Establishment Of The European And Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization Art.8.1x.d d. such bodies as Council may decide to set up under Article XIII a.
4251 Amendments To The Convention For The Establishment Of The European And Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization Art.8.2 2. The regional plant protection organizations shall function as the co-ordinating bodies in the areas covered and shall participate in various activities to achieve the objectives of this Convention.
4251 Amendments To The Convention For The Establishment Of The European And Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization Art.9 Article IX SETTLEMENT OF DISPUTES
4251 Amendments To The Convention For The Establishment Of The European And Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization Art.9.1 1. If there is any dispute regarding the interpretation or application of this Convention, or if a contracting Government considers that any action by another contracting Government is in conflict with the obligations of the latter under Articles V and VI of this Convention, especially regarding the basis of prohibiting or restricting the imports of plants or plant products coming from its territories, the Government or Governments concerned may request the Director-General of FAO to appoint a committee to consider the question in dispute.
4251 Amendments To The Convention For The Establishment Of The European And Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization Art.9.2 2. The Director-General of FAO shall thereupon, after consultation with the Governments concerned, appoint a committee of experts which shall include representatives of those Governments. This committee shall consider the question in dispute, taking into account all documents and other forms of evidence submitted by the Governments concerned. This committee shall submit a report to the Director-General of FAO who shall transmit it to the Governments concerned, and to other contracting Governments.
4251 Amendments To The Convention For The Establishment Of The European And Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization Art.9.3 3. The contracting Governments agree that the recommendations of such a committee, while not binding in character, will become the basis for renewed consideration by the Governments concerned of the matter out of which the disagreement arose.
4251 Amendments To The Convention For The Establishment Of The European And Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization Art.9.4 4. The Governments concerned shall share equally the expenses of the experts.
3353 Tripartite Interim Agreement Between The Republic Of Mozambique And The Republic Of South Africa And The Kingdom Of Swaziland For Cooperation On The Protection And Sustainable Utilization Of The Water Resources Of The Incomati And Maputo Watercourses Art.15 Article 15
3353 Tripartite Interim Agreement Between The Republic Of Mozambique And The Republic Of South Africa And The Kingdom Of Swaziland For Cooperation On The Protection And Sustainable Utilization Of The Water Resources Of The Incomati And Maputo Watercourses Art.15.1 (1) Any dispute between the Parties concerning the interpretation or implementation of this Agreement shall be settled amicably through consultation and negotiations between the Parties.
3353 Tripartite Interim Agreement Between The Republic Of Mozambique And The Republic Of South Africa And The Kingdom Of Swaziland For Cooperation On The Protection And Sustainable Utilization Of The Water Resources Of The Incomati And Maputo Watercourses Art.15.2 (2) Where the dispute has not been settled within one year, from the date upon which such negotiations were requested, it may be submitted to arbitration by either Party. If the disputing parties do not agree on the subject matter of the dispute, the arbitral tribunal shall determine the subject matter.
3353 Tripartite Interim Agreement Between The Republic Of Mozambique And The Republic Of South Africa And The Kingdom Of Swaziland For Cooperation On The Protection And Sustainable Utilization Of The Water Resources Of The Incomati And Maputo Watercourses Art.15.3 (3) The arbitration shall operate according to the following rules:
3353 Tripartite Interim Agreement Between The Republic Of Mozambique And The Republic Of South Africa And The Kingdom Of Swaziland For Cooperation On The Protection And Sustainable Utilization Of The Water Resources Of The Incomati And Maputo Watercourses Art.15.3.a (a) The number of arbitrators shall amount to a total of three.
3353 Tripartite Interim Agreement Between The Republic Of Mozambique And The Republic Of South Africa And The Kingdom Of Swaziland For Cooperation On The Protection And Sustainable Utilization Of The Water Resources Of The Incomati And Maputo Watercourses Art.15.3.b (b) The Parties initiating the arbitration shall appoint one arbitrator and the other Party or Parties shall appoint one other arbitrator. The aforesaid two arbitrators shall jointly designate a third arbitrator who shall chair the arbitral tribunal.
3353 Tripartite Interim Agreement Between The Republic Of Mozambique And The Republic Of South Africa And The Kingdom Of Swaziland For Cooperation On The Protection And Sustainable Utilization Of The Water Resources Of The Incomati And Maputo Watercourses Art.15.3.c (c) The arbitrators shall be appointed within a threemonth period. Should the time limit elapse and any one of the disputing parties have not appointed any arbitrator, the arbitrator shall be appointed by the President of the SADC Tribunal at the request of a Party. Pending the establishment and entering into operation of the SADC Tribunal the aforementioned appointment shall be made by the President of the International Court of Justice.
3353 Tripartite Interim Agreement Between The Republic Of Mozambique And The Republic Of South Africa And The Kingdom Of Swaziland For Cooperation On The Protection And Sustainable Utilization Of The Water Resources Of The Incomati And Maputo Watercourses Art.15.3.d (d) In case of a dispute between the arbitrators designated by the disputing parties as to the designation, within two months, of the final arbitrator, the latter shall be designated by the President of the SADC Tribunal at the request of a Party. Pending the establishment and entering into operation of the SADC Tribunal the aforementioned designation shall be made by the President of the International Court of Justice.
3353 Tripartite Interim Agreement Between The Republic Of Mozambique And The Republic Of South Africa And The Kingdom Of Swaziland For Cooperation On The Protection And Sustainable Utilization Of The Water Resources Of The Incomati And Maputo Watercourses Art.15.3.e (e) Based on International Law and in particular on the basis of this Agreement, the rules of procedure to be followed by the arbitral tribunal shall be decided by the tribunal, who shall also determine the distribution between the disputing parties of the costs of the arbitration.
3353 Tripartite Interim Agreement Between The Republic Of Mozambique And The Republic Of South Africa And The Kingdom Of Swaziland For Cooperation On The Protection And Sustainable Utilization Of The Water Resources Of The Incomati And Maputo Watercourses Art.15.3.f (f) The arbitral tribunal shall render its decisions in accordance with the provisions of this Agreement and International Law.
3353 Tripartite Interim Agreement Between The Republic Of Mozambique And The Republic Of South Africa And The Kingdom Of Swaziland For Cooperation On The Protection And Sustainable Utilization Of The Water Resources Of The Incomati And Maputo Watercourses Art.15.3.g (g) The arbitral tribunal may, at the request of one of the disputing parties, recommend interim measures of protection.
3353 Tripartite Interim Agreement Between The Republic Of Mozambique And The Republic Of South Africa And The Kingdom Of Swaziland For Cooperation On The Protection And Sustainable Utilization Of The Water Resources Of The Incomati And Maputo Watercourses Art.15.3.h (h) Decisions of the arbitral tribunal, both on procedure and substance, shall be taken by a majority vote of its members.
3353 Tripartite Interim Agreement Between The Republic Of Mozambique And The Republic Of South Africa And The Kingdom Of Swaziland For Cooperation On The Protection And Sustainable Utilization Of The Water Resources Of The Incomati And Maputo Watercourses Art.15.3.i (i) The arbitral award shall be submitted in writing and shall be signed by all arbitrators.
3353 Tripartite Interim Agreement Between The Republic Of Mozambique And The Republic Of South Africa And The Kingdom Of Swaziland For Cooperation On The Protection And Sustainable Utilization Of The Water Resources Of The Incomati And Maputo Watercourses Art.15.3.j (j) The arbitral award shall be final and binding.
3352 ASEAN Agreement On Transboundary Haze Pollution Art.18 Article 18
3352 ASEAN Agreement On Transboundary Haze Pollution Art.18.1 1. A Conference of the Parties is hereby established. The first meeting of the Conference of the Parties shall be convened by the Secretariat not later than one year after the entry into force of this Agreement. Thereafter, ordinary meetings of the Conference of the Parties shall be held at least once every year, in as far as possible in conjunction with appropriate meetings of ASEAN.
3352 ASEAN Agreement On Transboundary Haze Pollution Art.18.2 2. Extraordinary meetings shall be held at any other time upon the request of one Party provided that such request is supported by at least one other Party.
3352 ASEAN Agreement On Transboundary Haze Pollution Art.18.3 3. The Conference of the Parties shall keep under continuous review and evaluation the implementation of this Agreement and to this end shall:
3352 ASEAN Agreement On Transboundary Haze Pollution Art.18.3.a a. Take such action as is necessary to ensure the effective implementation of this Agreement;
3352 ASEAN Agreement On Transboundary Haze Pollution Art.18.3.b b. Consider reports and other information which may be submitted by a Party directly or through the Secretariat;
3352 ASEAN Agreement On Transboundary Haze Pollution Art.18.3.c c. Consider and adopt protocols in accordance with the Article 21 of this Agreement;
3352 ASEAN Agreement On Transboundary Haze Pollution Art.18.3.d d. Consider and adopt any amendment to this Agreement;
3352 ASEAN Agreement On Transboundary Haze Pollution Art.18.3.e e. Adopt, review and amend as required any Annexes to this Agreement;
3352 ASEAN Agreement On Transboundary Haze Pollution Art.18.3.f f. Establish subsidiary bodies as may be required for the implementation of this Agreement; and
3352 ASEAN Agreement On Transboundary Haze Pollution Art.18.3.g g. Consider and undertake any additional action that may be required for the achievement of the objective of this Agreement.
3352 ASEAN Agreement On Transboundary Haze Pollution Art.5 Article 5
3352 ASEAN Agreement On Transboundary Haze Pollution Art.5.0x ASEAN Co-ordinating Centre for Transboundary Haze Pollution Control
3352 ASEAN Agreement On Transboundary Haze Pollution Art.5.1 1. The ASEAN Co-ordinating Centre for Transboundary Haze Pollution Control, hereinafter referred to as "the ASEAN Centre", is hereby established for the purposes of facilitating co-operation and co-ordination among the Parties in managing the impact of land and/ or forest fires in particular haze pollution arising from such fires.
3352 ASEAN Agreement On Transboundary Haze Pollution Art.5.2 2. The ASEAN Centre shall work on the basis that the national authority will act first to put out the fires. When the national authority declares an emergency situation, it may make a request to the ASEAN Centre to provide assistance.
3352 ASEAN Agreement On Transboundary Haze Pollution Art.5.3 3. A Committee composed of representatives of the national authorities of the Parties shall oversee the operation of the ASEAN Centre.
3352 ASEAN Agreement On Transboundary Haze Pollution Art.5.4 4. The ASEAN Centre shall carry out the functions as set out in Annex and any other functions as directed by the Conference of the Parties.
3350 Convention For Cooperation In The Protection And Sustainable Development Of The Marine And Coastal Environment Of The Northeast Pacific Art.10 ARTICLE 10
3350 Convention For Cooperation In The Protection And Sustainable Development Of The Marine And Coastal Environment Of The Northeast Pacific Art.10.1 1. As part of the implementation of their policies and strategies for integrated management and sustainable development of the marine and coastal environment, the Contracting Parties shall incorporate into their economic development projects in marine and coastal areas those environmental criteria that provide sustainability in the use of resources and in the maintenance of the integrity of ecosystems.
3350 Convention For Cooperation In The Protection And Sustainable Development Of The Marine And Coastal Environment Of The Northeast Pacific Art.10.2 2. Also as part of these policies, the Contracting Parties shall strive to implement integrated management and bring about sustainable development of the marine and coastal environment. To this end, the Contracting Parties shall endeavour to:
3350 Convention For Cooperation In The Protection And Sustainable Development Of The Marine And Coastal Environment Of The Northeast Pacific Art.10.2.a (a) Formulate and implement plans and programmes at appropriate levels for the integrated management and sustainable development of the marine and coastal environment;
3350 Convention For Cooperation In The Protection And Sustainable Development Of The Marine And Coastal Environment Of The Northeast Pacific Art.10.2.b (b) Use environmental assessment and systematic observation as preventative and precautionary measures in the planning and implementation of projects;
3350 Convention For Cooperation In The Protection And Sustainable Development Of The Marine And Coastal Environment Of The Northeast Pacific Art.10.2.c (c) Encourage the preparation and use of methods of economic assessment of ecosystems and of marine and coastal ecosystems and of environmental goods and services at a national level;
3350 Convention For Cooperation In The Protection And Sustainable Development Of The Marine And Coastal Environment Of The Northeast Pacific Art.10.2.d (d) Integrate into a national plan and/or programme of integrated management and sustainable development sectoral plans in relation to coastal human settlements, aquaculture, industry, tourism, fisheries and ports that use or affect the coastal area;
3350 Convention For Cooperation In The Protection And Sustainable Development Of The Marine And Coastal Environment Of The Northeast Pacific Art.10.2.e (e) Adopt the use of an ecosystem approach in fisheries management measures;
3350 Convention For Cooperation In The Protection And Sustainable Development Of The Marine And Coastal Environment Of The Northeast Pacific Art.10.2.f (f) Promote the use of the best available techniques, including cleaner technologies appropriate to the conditions of the region, taking socio-economic factors into account;
3350 Convention For Cooperation In The Protection And Sustainable Development Of The Marine And Coastal Environment Of The Northeast Pacific Art.10.2.g (g) Promote the education, sensitization and participation of civil society and also the development of environmental information programmes regarding the marine and coastal environment;
3350 Convention For Cooperation In The Protection And Sustainable Development Of The Marine And Coastal Environment Of The Northeast Pacific Art.10.2.h (h) Establish protected coastal areas with the objective of maintaining biological integrity and diversity;
3350 Convention For Cooperation In The Protection And Sustainable Development Of The Marine And Coastal Environment Of The Northeast Pacific Art.10.2.i (i) Identify the habitats of living marine resources that contribute to the food security of coastal people and are of major socio-economic and ecological importance;
3350 Convention For Cooperation In The Protection And Sustainable Development Of The Marine And Coastal Environment Of The Northeast Pacific Art.10.2.j (j) Establish mechanisms, where appropriate, within their policies, plans and programmes for the integrated management of coastal areas, to review the problems arising from the assignation of uses and access to resources, from the coastal area, or from uses in which proper management is not observed.
3350 Convention For Cooperation In The Protection And Sustainable Development Of The Marine And Coastal Environment Of The Northeast Pacific Art.10.3 3. The Contracting Parties shall endeavour to include an assessment of possible environmental effects when planning any activity that involves the implementation of projects inside their territory that may, especially in coastal areas, cause pollution in the area within the scope of this Convention or cause significant or harmful environmental alterations to it.
3350 Convention For Cooperation In The Protection And Sustainable Development Of The Marine And Coastal Environment Of The Northeast Pacific Art.10.4 4. The Contracting Parties shall, in cooperation with the Executive Secretariat, work out methods for disseminating information on the assessment of the activities mentioned in the previous paragraph of this article.
3350 Convention For Cooperation In The Protection And Sustainable Development Of The Marine And Coastal Environment Of The Northeast Pacific Art.10.5 5. The Contracting Parties shall adopt appropriate measures to protect and preserve rare or vulnerable ecosystems in the area within the scope of this Convention, as well as the habitats of species with low populations or that are threatened or endangered. To this end, the Contracting Parties shall endeavour to establish protected areas. The establishment of such areas shall not affect the rights of the other Contracting Parties or of third party States. In addition, the Contracting Parties shall exchange information regarding the administration and management of such areas.
3350 Convention For Cooperation In The Protection And Sustainable Development Of The Marine And Coastal Environment Of The Northeast Pacific Art.12 ARTICLE 12
3350 Convention For Cooperation In The Protection And Sustainable Development Of The Marine And Coastal Environment Of The Northeast Pacific Art.12.1 1. The Contracting Parties shall cooperate among themselves or through the Executive Secretariat or another competent international organization, where appropriate, in the fields of science and technology related to the marine and coastal environment, and shall exchange data and other scientific information relevant to the purposes of this Convention. To this end, the Contracting Parties shall, among themselves or through the Executive Secretariat or another competent international organization, undertake the following activities:
3350 Convention For Cooperation In The Protection And Sustainable Development Of The Marine And Coastal Environment Of The Northeast Pacific Art.12.1.a (a) Encouraging scientific, technological and educational assistance programmes, and those of any other kind, for the protection and sustainable development of marine and coastal areas, and for the prevention, reduction and control of pollution and other forms of environmental deterioration in such areas. This assistance shall comprise, inter alia:
3350 Convention For Cooperation In The Protection And Sustainable Development Of The Marine And Coastal Environment Of The Northeast Pacific Art.12.1.a.i (i) The training of scientific and technical staff;
3350 Convention For Cooperation In The Protection And Sustainable Development Of The Marine And Coastal Environment Of The Northeast Pacific Art.12.1.a.ii (ii) Participation in relevant international programmes;
3350 Convention For Cooperation In The Protection And Sustainable Development Of The Marine And Coastal Environment Of The Northeast Pacific Art.12.1.a.iii (iii) Capacity-building of the Contracting Parties to train teams and adopt those techniques and methods;
3350 Convention For Cooperation In The Protection And Sustainable Development Of The Marine And Coastal Environment Of The Northeast Pacific Art.12.1.a.iv (iv) The supply of equipment and installations for research, monitoring and educational and other programmes;
3350 Convention For Cooperation In The Protection And Sustainable Development Of The Marine And Coastal Environment Of The Northeast Pacific Art.12.1.b (b) Extending the appropriate assistance to reduce to a minimum the effects of incidents or accidents that may cause pollution and other forms of environmental deterioration in the marine and coastal environment;
3350 Convention For Cooperation In The Protection And Sustainable Development Of The Marine And Coastal Environment Of The Northeast Pacific Art.12.1.c (c) Extending the assistance needed for the preparation of programmes related to environmental assessment; and,
3350 Convention For Cooperation In The Protection And Sustainable Development Of The Marine And Coastal Environment Of The Northeast Pacific Art.12.1.d (d) Cooperating in the preparation of appropriate assistance programmes for environmental management, including monitoring and supervision of the marine and coastal environment.
3350 Convention For Cooperation In The Protection And Sustainable Development Of The Marine And Coastal Environment Of The Northeast Pacific Art.12.2 2. The Contracting Parties, where appropriate, shall encourage and coordinate their national research programmes on all kinds and sources of marine and coastal pollution and other forms of environmental deterioration that exist within the geographical scope of application of this Convention, and shall cooperate in the establishment of regional research programmes and in the supervision and monitoring of marine and coastal area pollution and other forms of environmental deterioration in those areas.
3350 Convention For Cooperation In The Protection And Sustainable Development Of The Marine And Coastal Environment Of The Northeast Pacific Art.15 ARTICLE 15
3350 Convention For Cooperation In The Protection And Sustainable Development Of The Marine And Coastal Environment Of The Northeast Pacific Art.15.1 1. The Contracting Parties shall hold ordinary and extraordinary meetings.
3350 Convention For Cooperation In The Protection And Sustainable Development Of The Marine And Coastal Environment Of The Northeast Pacific Art.15.2 2. The first meeting of the Contracting Parties shall be convened by the Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme not later than one year after the entry into force of this Convention.
3350 Convention For Cooperation In The Protection And Sustainable Development Of The Marine And Coastal Environment Of The Northeast Pacific Art.15.3 3. Ordinary meetings shall be held every two years, in conjunction with the Intergovernmental Meeting (General Authority) of the Action Plan for the Protection and Sustainable Development of the Marine and Coastal Environment of the Northeast Pacific. The Executive Secretariat shall convene such meetings sixty (60) days before the date of the meeting.
3350 Convention For Cooperation In The Protection And Sustainable Development Of The Marine And Coastal Environment Of The Northeast Pacific Art.15.4 4. Extraordinary meetings shall be convened by the Executive Secretariat at the request of any Contracting Party, provided that within six months of such a request being communicated to the Contracting Parties, it is supported by at least one third of them. The Executive Secretariat may also request the convening of extraordinary meetings, conditional on receiving the unanimous agreement of the Contracting Parties.
3350 Convention For Cooperation In The Protection And Sustainable Development Of The Marine And Coastal Environment Of The Northeast Pacific Art.15.5 5. In their first meeting, the Contracting Parties shall adopt the rules of procedure for meetings of the Contracting Parties to the Convention.
3350 Convention For Cooperation In The Protection And Sustainable Development Of The Marine And Coastal Environment Of The Northeast Pacific Art.15.5.a (a) Decisions of the Contracting Parties shall be adopted by consensus, except in cases where the rules of procedure for meetings of Contracting Parties establish voting as the form of adopting decisions.
3350 Convention For Cooperation In The Protection And Sustainable Development Of The Marine And Coastal Environment Of The Northeast Pacific Art.15.6 6. The meetings of the Contracting Parties shall have the function of keeping under continuous review the implementation of this Convention and its protocols, and in particular:
3350 Convention For Cooperation In The Protection And Sustainable Development Of The Marine And Coastal Environment Of The Northeast Pacific Art.15.6.a (a) The extent to which the Contracting Parties implement the provisions of the Convention, the effectiveness of the measures adopted and the need to undertake any additional action that may be required for the achievement of the purposes of this Convention and its protocols, including their institutional and financial aspects;
3350 Convention For Cooperation In The Protection And Sustainable Development Of The Marine And Coastal Environment Of The Northeast Pacific Art.15.6.b (b) To assess periodically the status of the environment in the area of application of the Convention;
3350 Convention For Cooperation In The Protection And Sustainable Development Of The Marine And Coastal Environment Of The Northeast Pacific Art.15.6.c (c) To revise and amend this Convention;
3350 Convention For Cooperation In The Protection And Sustainable Development Of The Marine And Coastal Environment Of The Northeast Pacific Art.15.6.d (d) To consider, adopt, revise and amend the protocols and their annexes;
3350 Convention For Cooperation In The Protection And Sustainable Development Of The Marine And Coastal Environment Of The Northeast Pacific Art.15.6.e (e) To establish such working groups as are deemed necessary to review any question related to this Convention, its protocols and annexes;
3350 Convention For Cooperation In The Protection And Sustainable Development Of The Marine And Coastal Environment Of The Northeast Pacific Art.15.6.f (f) The undertaking of any other function that may contribute to the achievement of the purposes of this Convention.
3350 Convention For Cooperation In The Protection And Sustainable Development Of The Marine And Coastal Environment Of The Northeast Pacific Art.9 ARTICLE 9
3350 Convention For Cooperation In The Protection And Sustainable Development Of The Marine And Coastal Environment Of The Northeast Pacific Art.9.1 1. The Contracting Parties shall, directly or in collaboration with the relevant international bodies, establish and implement a regional monitoring programme for pollution in the marine and coastal environment of the Northeast Pacific.
3350 Convention For Cooperation In The Protection And Sustainable Development Of The Marine And Coastal Environment Of The Northeast Pacific Art.9.2 2. To this end, the Contracting Parties shall designate the authorities responsible for the monitoring of pollution and other forms of environmental deterioration in their respective areas of sovereignty and jurisdiction, in conformity with international law.
3350 Convention For Cooperation In The Protection And Sustainable Development Of The Marine And Coastal Environment Of The Northeast Pacific Art.9.3 3. In particular, when transboundary areas are involved, the Contracting Parties shall participate in bilateral and multisectoral projects and missions to assess marine pollution and other forms of environmental deterioration, in conformity with international law.
3346 International Treaty On Plant Genetic Resources For Food And Agriculture Art.19 Article 19 - Governing Body
3346 International Treaty On Plant Genetic Resources For Food And Agriculture Art.19.1 19.1 A Governing Body for this Treaty is hereby established, composed of all Contracting Parties.
3346 International Treaty On Plant Genetic Resources For Food And Agriculture Art.19.10 19.10 Special Sessions of the Governing Body shall be held at such other times as may be deemed necessary by the Governing Body, or at the written request of any Contracting Party, provided that this request is supported by at least one third of the Contracting Parties.
3346 International Treaty On Plant Genetic Resources For Food And Agriculture Art.19.11 19.11 The Governing Body shall elect its Chairperson and Vice-Chairpersons (collectively referred to as "the Bureau"), in conformity with its Rules of Procedure.
3346 International Treaty On Plant Genetic Resources For Food And Agriculture Art.19.2 19.2 All decisions of the Governing Body shall be taken by consensus unless by consensus another method of arriving at a decision on certain measures is reached, except that consensus shall always be required in relation to Articles 23 and 24.
3346 International Treaty On Plant Genetic Resources For Food And Agriculture Art.19.3 19.3 The functions of the Governing Body shall be to promote the full implementation of this Treaty, keeping in view its objectives, and, in particular, to:
3346 International Treaty On Plant Genetic Resources For Food And Agriculture Art.19.3.a (a) provide policy direction and guidance to monitor, and adopt such recommendations as necessary for the implementation of this Treaty and, in particular, for the operation of the Multilateral System;
3346 International Treaty On Plant Genetic Resources For Food And Agriculture Art.19.3.b (b) adopt plans and programmes for the implementation of this Treaty;
3346 International Treaty On Plant Genetic Resources For Food And Agriculture Art.19.3.c (c) adopt, at its first session, and periodically review the funding strategy for the implementation of this Treaty, in accordance with the provisions of Article 18;
3346 International Treaty On Plant Genetic Resources For Food And Agriculture Art.19.3.d (d) adopt the budget of this Treaty;
3346 International Treaty On Plant Genetic Resources For Food And Agriculture Art.19.3.e (e) consider and establish subject to the availability of necessary funds such subsidiary bodies as may be necessary, and their respective mandates and composition;
3346 International Treaty On Plant Genetic Resources For Food And Agriculture Art.19.3.f (f) establish, as needed, an appropriate mechanism, such as a Trust Account, for receiving and utilizing financial resources that will accrue to it for purposes of implementing this Treaty;
3346 International Treaty On Plant Genetic Resources For Food And Agriculture Art.19.3.g (g) establish and maintain cooperation with other relevant international organizations and treaty bodies, including in particular the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity, on matters covered by this Treaty, including their participation in the funding strategy;
3346 International Treaty On Plant Genetic Resources For Food And Agriculture Art.19.3.h (h) consider and adopt, as required, amendments to this Treaty, in accordance with the provisions of Article 23;
3346 International Treaty On Plant Genetic Resources For Food And Agriculture Art.19.3.i (i) consider and adopt, as required, amendments to annexes to this Treaty, in accordance with the provisions of Article 24;
3346 International Treaty On Plant Genetic Resources For Food And Agriculture Art.19.3.j (j) consider modalities of a strategy to encourage voluntary contributions, in particular, with reference to Articles 13 and 18;
3346 International Treaty On Plant Genetic Resources For Food And Agriculture Art.19.3.k (k) perform such other functions as may be necessary for the fulfilment of the objectives of this Treaty;
3346 International Treaty On Plant Genetic Resources For Food And Agriculture Art.19.3.l (l) take note of relevant decisions of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity and other relevant international organizations and treaty bodies;
3346 International Treaty On Plant Genetic Resources For Food And Agriculture Art.19.3.m (m) inform, as appropriate, the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity and other relevant international organizations and treaty bodies of matters regarding the implementation of this Treaty; and
3346 International Treaty On Plant Genetic Resources For Food And Agriculture Art.19.3.n (n) approve the terms of agreements with the IARCs and other international institutions under Article 15, and review and amend the MTA in Article 15.
3346 International Treaty On Plant Genetic Resources For Food And Agriculture Art.19.4 19.4 Subject to Article 19.6, each Contracting Party shall have one vote and may be represented at sessions of the Governing Body by a single delegate who may be accompanied by an alternate, and by experts and advisers. Alternates, experts and advisers may take part in the proceedings of the Governing Body but may not vote, except in the case of their being duly authorized to substitute for the delegate.
3346 International Treaty On Plant Genetic Resources For Food And Agriculture Art.19.5 19.5 The United Nations, its specialized agencies and the International Atomic Energy Agency, as well as any State not a Contracting Party to this Treaty, may be represented as observers at sessions of the Governing Body. Any other body or agency, whether governmental or non-governmental, qualified in fields relating to conservation and sustainable use of plant genetic resources for food and agriculture, which has informed the Secretary of its wish to be represented as an observer at a session of the Governing Body, may be admitted unless at least one third of the Contracting Parties present object. The admission and participation of observers shall be subject to the Rules of Procedure adopted by the Governing Body.
3346 International Treaty On Plant Genetic Resources For Food And Agriculture Art.19.6 19.6 A Member Organization of FAO that is a Contracting Party and the member states of that Member Organization that are Contracting Parties shall exercise their membership rights and fulfil their membership obligations in accordance, mutatis mutandis, with the Constitution and General Rules of FAO.
3346 International Treaty On Plant Genetic Resources For Food And Agriculture Art.19.7 19.7 The Governing Body shall adopt and amend, as required, its own Rules of Procedure and financial rules which shall not be inconsistent with this Treaty.
3346 International Treaty On Plant Genetic Resources For Food And Agriculture Art.19.8 19.8 The presence of delegates representing a majority of the Contracting Parties shall be necessary to constitute a quorum at any session of the Governing Body.
3346 International Treaty On Plant Genetic Resources For Food And Agriculture Art.19.9 19.9 The Governing Body shall hold regular sessions at least once every two years. These sessions should, as far as possible, be held back-to-back with the regular sessions of the Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture.
3345 International Convention On The Control Of Harmful Anti-Fouling Systems On Ships Art.6 ARTICLE 6
3345 International Convention On The Control Of Harmful Anti-Fouling Systems On Ships Art.6.1 (1) Any Party may propose an amendment to Annex 1 in accordance with this article.
3345 International Convention On The Control Of Harmful Anti-Fouling Systems On Ships Art.6.2 (2) An initial proposal shall contain the information required in Annex 2, and shall be submitted to the Organization. When the Organization receives a proposal, it shall bring the proposal to the attention of the Parties, Members of the Organization, the United Nations and its Specialized Agencies, intergovernmental organizations having agreements with the Organization and non-governmental organizations in consultative status with the Organization and shall make it available to them.
3345 International Convention On The Control Of Harmful Anti-Fouling Systems On Ships Art.6.3 (3) The Committee shall decide whether the anti-fouling system in question warrants a more in-depth review based on the initial proposal. If the Committee decides that further review is warranted, it shall require the proposing Party to submit to the Committee a comprehensive proposal containing the information required in Annex 3, except where the initial proposal also includes all the information required in Annex 3. Where the Committee is of the view that there is a threat of serious or irreversible damage, lack of full scientific certainty shall not be used as a reason to prevent a decision to proceed with the evaluation of the proposal. The Committee shall establish a technical group in accordance with article 7.
3345 International Convention On The Control Of Harmful Anti-Fouling Systems On Ships Art.6.4 (4) The technical group shall review the comprehensive proposal along with any additional data submitted by any interested entity and shall evaluate and report to the Committee whether the proposal has demonstrated a potential for unreasonable risk of adverse effects on non-target organisms or human health such that the amendment of Annex 1 is warranted. In this regard:
3345 International Convention On The Control Of Harmful Anti-Fouling Systems On Ships Art.6.4.a (a) The technical group's review shall include:
3345 International Convention On The Control Of Harmful Anti-Fouling Systems On Ships Art.6.4.a.i (i) an evaluation of the association between the anti-fouling system in question and the related adverse effects observed either in the environment or on human health, including, but not limited to, the consumption of affected seafood, or through controlled studies based on the data described in Annex 3 and any other relevant data which come to light;
3345 International Convention On The Control Of Harmful Anti-Fouling Systems On Ships Art.6.4.a.ii (ii) an evaluation of the potential risk reduction attributable to the proposed control measures and any other control measures that may be considered by the technical group;
3345 International Convention On The Control Of Harmful Anti-Fouling Systems On Ships Art.6.4.a.iii (iii) consideration of available information on the technical feasibility of control measures and the cost-effectiveness of the proposal;
3345 International Convention On The Control Of Harmful Anti-Fouling Systems On Ships Art.6.4.a.iv (iv) consideration of available information on other effects from the introduction of such control measures relating to:
3345 International Convention On The Control Of Harmful Anti-Fouling Systems On Ships Art.6.4.a.iv.1 - the environment (including, but not limited to, the cost of inaction and the impact on air quality);
3345 International Convention On The Control Of Harmful Anti-Fouling Systems On Ships Art.6.4.a.iv.2 - shipyard health and safety concerns (i.e. effects on shipyard workers);
3345 International Convention On The Control Of Harmful Anti-Fouling Systems On Ships Art.6.4.a.iv.3 - the cost to international shipping and other relevant sectors; and
3345 International Convention On The Control Of Harmful Anti-Fouling Systems On Ships Art.6.4.a.v (v) consideration of the availability of suitable alternatives, including a consideration of the potential risks of alternatives.
3345 International Convention On The Control Of Harmful Anti-Fouling Systems On Ships Art.6.4.b (b) The technical group's report shall be in writing and shall take into account each of the evaluations and considerations referred to in subparagraph (a), except that the technical group may decide not to proceed with the evaluations and considerations described in subparagraph (a)(ii) through (a)(v) if it determines after the evaluation in subparagraph (a)(i) that the proposal does not warrant further consideration.
3345 International Convention On The Control Of Harmful Anti-Fouling Systems On Ships Art.6.4.c (c) The technical group's report shall include, inter alia, a recommendation on whether international controls pursuant to this Convention are warranted on the anti-fouling system in question, on the suitability of the specific control measures suggested in the comprehensive proposal, or on other control measures which it believes to be more suitable.
3345 International Convention On The Control Of Harmful Anti-Fouling Systems On Ships Art.6.5 (5) The technical group's report shall be circulated to the Parties, Members of the Organization, the United Nations and its Specialized Agencies, intergovernmental organizations having agreements with the Organization and non-governmental organizations in consultative status with the Organization, prior to its consideration by the Committee. The Committee shall decide whether to approve any proposal to amend Annex 1, and any modifications thereto, if appropriate, taking into account the technical group's report. If the report finds a threat of serious or irreversible damage, lack of full scientific certainty shall not, itself, be used as a reason to prevent a decision from being taken to list an anti-fouling system in Annex 1. The proposed amendments to Annex 1, if approved by the Committee, shall be circulated in accordance with article 16(2)(a). A decision not to approve the proposal shall not preclude future submission of a new proposal with respect to a particular anti-fouling system if new information comes to light.
3345 International Convention On The Control Of Harmful Anti-Fouling Systems On Ships Art.6.6 (6) Only Parties may participate in decisions taken by the Committee described in paragraphs (3) and (5).
3345 International Convention On The Control Of Harmful Anti-Fouling Systems On Ships Art.7 ARTICLE 7
3345 International Convention On The Control Of Harmful Anti-Fouling Systems On Ships Art.7.1 (1) The Committee shall establish a technical group pursuant to article 6 when a comprehensive proposal is received. In circumstances where several proposals are received concurrently or sequentially, the Committee may establish one or more technical groups as needed.
3345 International Convention On The Control Of Harmful Anti-Fouling Systems On Ships Art.7.2 (2) Any Party may participate in the deliberations of a technical group, and should draw on the relevant expertise available to that Party.
3345 International Convention On The Control Of Harmful Anti-Fouling Systems On Ships Art.7.3 (3) The Committee shall decide on the terms of reference, organization and operation of the technical groups. Such terms shall provide for protection of any confidential information that may be submitted. Technical groups may hold such meetings as required, but shall endeavour to conduct their work through written or electronic correspondence or other media as appropriate.
3345 International Convention On The Control Of Harmful Anti-Fouling Systems On Ships Art.7.4 (4) Only the representatives of Parties may participate in formulating any recommendation to the Committee pursuant to article 6. A technical group shall endeavour to achieve unanimity among the representatives of the Parties. If unanimity is not possible, the technical group shall communicate any minority views of such representatives.
3342 Agreement On The Conservation Of Albatrosses And Petrels Art.14 ARTICLE XIV
3342 Agreement On The Conservation Of Albatrosses And Petrels Art.14.1 1. Parties shall co-operate in order to avoid disputes.
3342 Agreement On The Conservation Of Albatrosses And Petrels Art.14.2 2. Where a dispute between two or more Parties is agreed to be of a technical nature, the Parties shall confer with each other and the Chair of the Advisory Committee with a view to resolving the dispute amicably. Where the Parties are unable to resolve the dispute within twelve months of the Chair having been informed in writing of the dispute by one of the parties, and prolongation of the dispute could, in the view of the Chair, have an adverse effect on the conservation status of albatrosses and petrels listed in this Agreement, they shall refer the dispute to a technical arbitration panel.
3342 Agreement On The Conservation Of Albatrosses And Petrels Art.14.3 3. The technical arbitration panel shall be established by the Chair of the Advisory Committee, in consultation with the Parties in dispute, and shall be drawn from members of the Advisory Committee, and such other experts as necessary. The panel shall confer with the Parties in dispute and endeavour to reach a final decision within five months of establishment of the panel. That decision shall be binding on the Parties in dispute.
3342 Agreement On The Conservation Of Albatrosses And Petrels Art.14.4 4. The procedures relating to technical arbitration panels and other procedures to resolve disputes shall be determined by the Meeting of the Parties.
3342 Agreement On The Conservation Of Albatrosses And Petrels Art.14.5 5. Any other dispute, that may arise between two or more Parties with respect specifically to the interpretation or application of this Agreement, shall be subject to the provisions of Article XIII of the Convention, which shall apply whether or not the Parties to the dispute are also Parties to the Convention.
3342 Agreement On The Conservation Of Albatrosses And Petrels Art.14.6 6. This Article does not preclude the application of the dispute settlement provisions of any other treaty in force between the Parties in dispute in relation to disputes covered by those provisions.
3342 Agreement On The Conservation Of Albatrosses And Petrels Art.4 ARTICLE IV
3342 Agreement On The Conservation Of Albatrosses And Petrels Art.4.1 1. Effective implementation of this Agreement requires assistance to be provided to some Range States, including through research, training or monitoring for implementation of conservation measures for albatrosses and petrels and their habitats, for the management of those habitats as well as for the establishment or improvement of scientific and administrative institutions for the implementation of this Agreement.
3342 Agreement On The Conservation Of Albatrosses And Petrels Art.4.2 2. The Parties shall give priority to capacity building, through funding, training, information and institutional support, for the implementation of the Agreement.
3342 Agreement On The Conservation Of Albatrosses And Petrels Art.8 ARTICLE VIII
3342 Agreement On The Conservation Of Albatrosses And Petrels Art.8.1 1. The Meeting of the Parties shall be the decision-making body of this Agreement.
3342 Agreement On The Conservation Of Albatrosses And Petrels Art.8.10 10. The Meeting of the Parties may require any information relevant to the effective functioning of this Agreement to be supplied to the Parties by way of the Secretariat, in addition to the information required by Article VII (1) c).
3342 Agreement On The Conservation Of Albatrosses And Petrels Art.8.11 11. At its first session, the Meeting of the Parties shall:
3342 Agreement On The Conservation Of Albatrosses And Petrels Art.8.11.a a) adopt its rules of procedure by consensus;
3342 Agreement On The Conservation Of Albatrosses And Petrels Art.8.11.b b) determine the financial arrangements, a scale of contributions and a budget by consensus;
3342 Agreement On The Conservation Of Albatrosses And Petrels Art.8.11.c c) establish a Secretariat to perform the secretariat functions listed in Article X of this Agreement;
3342 Agreement On The Conservation Of Albatrosses And Petrels Art.8.11.d d) establish the Advisory Committee provided for in Article IX of this Agreement; and
3342 Agreement On The Conservation Of Albatrosses And Petrels Art.8.11.e e) adopt criteria to define emergency situations that require urgent conservation measures and determine the modalities for assigning responsibility for action to be taken.
3342 Agreement On The Conservation Of Albatrosses And Petrels Art.8.12 12. At each of its ordinary sessions, the Meeting of the Parties shall:
3342 Agreement On The Conservation Of Albatrosses And Petrels Art.8.12.a a) consider reports, advice and information from any of its subsidiary bodies;
3342 Agreement On The Conservation Of Albatrosses And Petrels Art.8.12.b b) consider actual and potential changes in the conservation status of albatrosses and petrels, and the habitats important for their survival, as well as the factors that may affect them;
3342 Agreement On The Conservation Of Albatrosses And Petrels Art.8.12.c c) review any difficulty encountered in the implementation of this Agreement;
3342 Agreement On The Conservation Of Albatrosses And Petrels Art.8.12.d d) consider any matters relating to the financial arrangements for this Agreement and adopt a budget by consensus;
3342 Agreement On The Conservation Of Albatrosses And Petrels Art.8.12.e e) deal with any matter relating to the Secretariat, and membership and funding of the Advisory Committee;
3342 Agreement On The Conservation Of Albatrosses And Petrels Art.8.12.f f) adopt a report to be communicated to the Parties to this Agreement and to the Conference of the Parties of the Convention; and
3342 Agreement On The Conservation Of Albatrosses And Petrels Art.8.12.g g) determine the time and venue of its next session.
3342 Agreement On The Conservation Of Albatrosses And Petrels Art.8.13 13. At any of its sessions, the Meeting of the Parties may:
3342 Agreement On The Conservation Of Albatrosses And Petrels Art.8.13.a a) amend the rules of procedure;
3342 Agreement On The Conservation Of Albatrosses And Petrels Art.8.13.b b) make such recommendations as it deems necessary or appropriate;
3342 Agreement On The Conservation Of Albatrosses And Petrels Art.8.13.c c) adopt measures to improve the effectiveness of this Agreement and, as the case may be, emergency measures as provided for in Article IX (7) of this Agreement;
3342 Agreement On The Conservation Of Albatrosses And Petrels Art.8.13.d d) consider and decide upon proposals to amend this Agreement;
3342 Agreement On The Conservation Of Albatrosses And Petrels Art.8.13.e e) amend Annex 1;
3342 Agreement On The Conservation Of Albatrosses And Petrels Art.8.13.f f) amend the Action Plan in accordance with Article VI (4) of this Agreement;
3342 Agreement On The Conservation Of Albatrosses And Petrels Art.8.13.g g) establish such subsidiary bodies as it deems necessary to assist in the implementation of this Agreement, in particular for coordination with bodies established under other relevant international treaties;
3342 Agreement On The Conservation Of Albatrosses And Petrels Art.8.13.h h) vary any time limits set in this Agreement for the submission of documents or otherwise; and
3342 Agreement On The Conservation Of Albatrosses And Petrels Art.8.13.i i) decide on any other matter relating to the implementation of this Agreement.
3342 Agreement On The Conservation Of Albatrosses And Petrels Art.8.14 14. At every third session of the Meeting of the Parties, it shall review the effectiveness of the Secretariat in facilitating the achievement of the objectives of this Agreement. The previous session of the Meeting of the Parties shall agree the Terms of Reference for the review.
3342 Agreement On The Conservation Of Albatrosses And Petrels Art.8.15 15. The Meeting of the Parties may adopt by consensus provisions for the relationship to this Agreement by any member economy of the Asia Pacific Economic Co-operation forum whose vessels fish within the range of albatrosses and petrels. Those provisions, once adopted, shall enable the member economy to participate in the work of the Meeting of the Parties and its subsidiary bodies, including decision-making, and to comply with all obligations under this Agreement. For this purpose, references under those provisions to those participating in the Meeting of the Parties or its subsidiary bodies shall include such a member economy as well as Parties.
3342 Agreement On The Conservation Of Albatrosses And Petrels Art.8.2 2. The Depositary shall, in consultation with the Convention Secretariat, convene a session of the Meeting of the Parties not later than one year after the date of the entry into force of this Agreement. Ordinary sessions of the Meeting of the Parties shall be held at intervals of not more than three years, unless the Meeting of the Parties decides otherwise.
3342 Agreement On The Conservation Of Albatrosses And Petrels Art.8.3 3. On the written request of at least one third of the Parties, the Secretariat shall convene an extraordinary session of the Meeting of the Parties.
3342 Agreement On The Conservation Of Albatrosses And Petrels Art.8.4 4. The Meeting of the Parties shall make provision in its rules of procedure, adopted in accordance with paragraph 11 of this Article, for governing the attendance and participation of observers and to provide for transparency in the activities relating to the Agreement. Such rules shall not be unduly restrictive in this respect and shall provide for timely access to the records and reports relating to the Agreement. The Meeting of the Parties shall adopt such rules of procedure, taking account of potential costs, as soon as possible.
3342 Agreement On The Conservation Of Albatrosses And Petrels Art.8.5 5. Any State not a Party to the Agreement, the United Nations, any specialised Agency of the United Nations, any regional economic integration organisation, and any secretariat of relevant international conventions, particularly those concerned with the conservation and management of marine living resources or the conservation of albatrosses and petrels, may participate as observers in sessions of the Meeting of the Parties and its subsidiary bodies. Such participation shall be subject to the rules of procedure.
3342 Agreement On The Conservation Of Albatrosses And Petrels Art.8.6 6. Any relevant scientific, environmental, cultural or technical body concerned with the conservation and management of marine living resources or the conservation of albatrosses and petrels, may participate as an observer in sessions of the Meeting of the Parties and its subsidiary bodies. Such participation shall be subject to the rules of procedure. Rules of procedure in relation to this paragraph, including provision for the attendance of observers, may include provision for voting different from that in paragraph 9 of this Article.
3342 Agreement On The Conservation Of Albatrosses And Petrels Art.8.7 7. Each Party shall have one vote, but regional economic integration organisations which are Parties to this Agreement shall, in matters within their competence, exercise their right to vote with a number of votes equal to the number of their Member States which are Parties to the Agreement. A regional economic integration organisation shall not exercise its right to vote if its Member States exercise theirs, and vice versa.
3342 Agreement On The Conservation Of Albatrosses And Petrels Art.8.8 8. The Meeting of the Parties shall establish and keep under review the financial regulations of this Agreement. The Meeting of the Parties shall, at each of its ordinary sessions, adopt a budget for the next financial period. Financial regulations, including the provisions of the budget and scale of contributions as well as their modifications, shall be adopted by consensus.
3342 Agreement On The Conservation Of Albatrosses And Petrels Art.8.9 9. Unless provided otherwise in this Agreement, decisions of the Meeting of the Parties shall be adopted by consensus or, if consensus cannot be achieved, by a two-thirds majority of the Parties present and voting.
3342 Agreement On The Conservation Of Albatrosses And Petrels Art.9 ARTICLE IX
3342 Agreement On The Conservation Of Albatrosses And Petrels Art.9.1 1. The Meeting of the Parties shall establish an Advisory Committee ("the Committee") to provide expert advice and information to Parties, the Secretariat and others.
3342 Agreement On The Conservation Of Albatrosses And Petrels Art.9.2 2. Each Party shall be entitled to appoint one member to the Committee. Each Committee member may be accompanied by one or more advisers.
3342 Agreement On The Conservation Of Albatrosses And Petrels Art.9.3 3. The Committee may invite other experts to attend its meetings. It may establish working groups.
3342 Agreement On The Conservation Of Albatrosses And Petrels Art.9.4 4. The Parties shall seek to support the expenses of experts attending meetings of the Committee so as to optimise the contributions of all Parties to achieving the objective of the Agreement.
3342 Agreement On The Conservation Of Albatrosses And Petrels Art.9.5 5. The Committee shall elect a Chair and Vice-chair and establish its own rules of procedure.
3342 Agreement On The Conservation Of Albatrosses And Petrels Art.9.6 6. The Committee shall:
3342 Agreement On The Conservation Of Albatrosses And Petrels Art.9.6.a a) provide scientific, technical and other advice and information to the Meeting of the Parties and, through the Secretariat, to the Parties;
3342 Agreement On The Conservation Of Albatrosses And Petrels Art.9.6.b b) endorse a standard reference text listing the taxonomy and maintain a listing of taxonomic synonyms for all species covered by the Agreement;
3342 Agreement On The Conservation Of Albatrosses And Petrels Art.9.6.c c) make recommendations to the Meeting of the Parties concerning the Action Plan, implementation of the Agreement and further research to be carried out;
3342 Agreement On The Conservation Of Albatrosses And Petrels Art.9.6.d d) prepare a report to each ordinary Meeting of the Parties after the first on the implementation of the Agreement, with particular reference to the Action Plan and the conservation measures undertaken. Each such report shall include a synthesis of such information as Parties are required to submit to the Committee through the Secretariat under Article VII (1) c), and an assessment of the status and trends of albatross and petrel populations, but:
3342 Agreement On The Conservation Of Albatrosses And Petrels Art.9.6.d.i i) the format of such reports from the Committee shall be determined by the first session of the Meeting of the Parties and reviewed as may be necessary at any subsequent session of the Meeting of the Parties; and the nature of the information to be provided by the Parties shall be determined by the Committee at its first meeting, subject to any direction from the Meeting of the Parties, and reviewed as may be necessary at any subsequent meeting; and
3342 Agreement On The Conservation Of Albatrosses And Petrels Art.9.6.d.ii ii) each such report from the Committee shall be submitted to the Secretariat not less than one hundred and twenty days before the ordinary session of the Meeting of the Parties at which it is to be discussed; and, subject to any direction from the Meeting of the Parties, the Committee may set such prior time limits for the submission of information by Parties for this purpose as it may from time to time see fit;
3342 Agreement On The Conservation Of Albatrosses And Petrels Art.9.6.e e) submit to the Secretariat for circulation to the Parties, not less than one hundred and twenty days before each ordinary session of the Meeting of the Parties, a report on its own activities;
3342 Agreement On The Conservation Of Albatrosses And Petrels Art.9.6.f f) develop a system of indicators to measure the collective success of the Parties to the Agreement in addressing the objective set out in Article II (1), and subsequently apply it in the reports made under paragraph 6(d) of this Article; and
3342 Agreement On The Conservation Of Albatrosses And Petrels Art.9.6.g g) carry out any other appropriate tasks referred to it by the Meeting of the Parties.
3342 Agreement On The Conservation Of Albatrosses And Petrels Art.9.7 7. Where, in the opinion of the Committee, there has arisen an emergency that requires the adoption of immediate measures to avoid deterioration of the conservation status of one or more albatross or petrel species, the Committee may request the Secretariat to convene urgently a meeting of the Parties concerned. These Parties shall meet as soon as possible thereafter to establish a mechanism with a view to giving protection to the species identified as being subject to a threat. Where a recommendation has been adopted at such a meeting, the Parties concerned shall inform each other and the Secretariat of the measures they have taken to implement it, or of the reasons why the recommendation could not be implemented.
3342 Agreement On The Conservation Of Albatrosses And Petrels Art.9.8 8. The Committee may incur such expenditure from the budget of the Agreement as may be authorised by the Meeting of the Parties under Article VIII (12) e).
3341 Convention On Persistent Organic Pollutants Art.12 Article 12
3341 Convention On Persistent Organic Pollutants Art.12.1 1. The Parties recognize that rendering of timely and appropriate technical assistance in response to requests from developing country Parties and Parties with economies in transition is essential to the successful implementation of this Convention.
3341 Convention On Persistent Organic Pollutants Art.12.2 2. The Parties shall cooperate to provide timely and appropriate technical assistance to developing country Parties and Parties with economies in transition, to assist them, taking into account their particular needs, to develop and strengthen their capacity to implement their obligations under this Convention.
3341 Convention On Persistent Organic Pollutants Art.12.3 3. In this regard, technical assistance to be provided by developed country Parties, and other Parties in accordance with their capabilities, shall include, as appropriate and as mutually agreed, technical assistance for capacity-building relating to implementation of the obligations under this Convention. Further guidance in this regard shall be provided by the Conference of the Parties.
3341 Convention On Persistent Organic Pollutants Art.12.4 4. The Parties shall establish, as appropriate, arrangements for the purpose of providing technical assistance and promoting the transfer of technology to developing country Parties and Parties with economies in transition relating to the implementation of this Convention. These arrangements shall include regional and subregional centres for capacity-building and transfer of technology to assist developing country Parties and Parties with economies in transition to fulfil their obligations under this Convention. Further guidance in this regard shall be provided by the Conference of the Parties.
3341 Convention On Persistent Organic Pollutants Art.12.5 5. The Parties shall, in the context of this Article, take full account of the specific needs and special situation of least developed countries and small island developing states in their actions with regard to technical assistance.
3341 Convention On Persistent Organic Pollutants Art.18 Article 18
3341 Convention On Persistent Organic Pollutants Art.18.1 1. Parties shall settle any dispute between them concerning the interpretation or application of this Convention through negotiation or other peaceful means of their own choice.
3341 Convention On Persistent Organic Pollutants Art.18.2 2. When ratifying, accepting, approving or acceding to the Convention, or at any time thereafter, a Party that is not a regional economic integration organization may declare in a written instrument submitted to the depositary that, with respect to any dispute concerning the interpretation or application of the Convention, it recognizes one or both of the following means of dispute settlement as compulsory in relation to any Party accepting the same obligation:
3341 Convention On Persistent Organic Pollutants Art.18.2.a (a) Arbitration in accordance with procedures to be adopted by the Conference of the Parties in an annex as soon as practicable;
3341 Convention On Persistent Organic Pollutants Art.18.2.b (b) Submission of the dispute to the International Court of Justice.
3341 Convention On Persistent Organic Pollutants Art.18.3 3. A Party that is a regional economic integration organization may make a declaration with like effect in relation to arbitration in accordance with the procedure referred to in paragraph 2 (a).
3341 Convention On Persistent Organic Pollutants Art.18.4 4. A declaration made pursuant to paragraph 2 or paragraph 3 shall remain in force until it expires in accordance with its terms or until three months after written notice of its revocation has been deposited with the depositary.
3341 Convention On Persistent Organic Pollutants Art.18.5 5. The expiry of a declaration, a notice of revocation or a new declaration shall not in any way affect proceedings pending before an arbitral tribunal or the International Court of Justice unless the parties to the dispute otherwise agree.
3341 Convention On Persistent Organic Pollutants Art.18.6 6. If the parties to a dispute have not accepted the same or any procedure pursuant to paragraph 2, and if they have not been able to settle their dispute within twelve months following notification by one party to another that a dispute exists between them, the dispute shall be submitted to a conciliation commission at the request of any party to the dispute. The conciliation commission shall render a report with recommendations. Additional procedures relating to the conciliation commission shall be included in an annex to be adopted by the Conference of the Parties no later than at its second meeting.
3341 Convention On Persistent Organic Pollutants Art.19 Article 19
3341 Convention On Persistent Organic Pollutants Art.19.1 1. A Conference of the Parties is hereby established.
3341 Convention On Persistent Organic Pollutants Art.19.2 2. The first meeting of the Conference of the Parties shall be convened by the Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme no later than one year after the entry into force of this Convention. Thereafter, ordinary meetings of the Conference of the Parties shall be held at regular intervals to be decided by the Conference.
3341 Convention On Persistent Organic Pollutants Art.19.3 3. Extraordinary meetings of the Conference of the Parties shall be held at such other times as may be deemed necessary by the Conference, or at the written request of any Party provided that it is supported by at least one third of the Parties.
3341 Convention On Persistent Organic Pollutants Art.19.4 4. The Conference of the Parties shall by consensus agree upon and adopt at its first meeting rules of procedure and financial rules for itself and any subsidiary bodies, as well as financial provisions governing the functioning of the Secretariat.
3341 Convention On Persistent Organic Pollutants Art.19.5 5. The Conference of the Parties shall keep under continuous review and evaluation the implementation of this Convention. It shall perform the functions assigned to it by the Convention and, to this end, shall:
3341 Convention On Persistent Organic Pollutants Art.19.5.a (a) Establish, further to the requirements of paragraph 6, such subsidiary bodies as it considers necessary for the implementation of the Convention;
3341 Convention On Persistent Organic Pollutants Art.19.5.b (b) Cooperate, where appropriate, with competent international organizations and intergovernmental and non-governmental bodies; and
3341 Convention On Persistent Organic Pollutants Art.19.5.c (c) Regularly review all information made available to the Parties pursuant to Article 15, including consideration of the effectiveness of paragraph 2 (b) (iii) of Article 3;
3341 Convention On Persistent Organic Pollutants Art.19.5.d (d) Consider and undertake any additional action that may be required for the achievement of the objectives of the Convention.
3341 Convention On Persistent Organic Pollutants Art.19.6 6. The Conference of the Parties shall, at its first meeting, establish a subsidiary body to be called the Persistent Organic Pollutants Review Committee for the purposes of performing the functions assigned to that Committee by this Convention. In this regard:
3341 Convention On Persistent Organic Pollutants Art.19.6.a (a) The members of the Persistent Organic Pollutants Review Committee shall be appointed by the Conference of the Parties. Membership of the Committee shall consist of government-designated experts in chemical assessment or management. The members of the Committee shall be appointed on the basis of equitable geographical distribution;
3341 Convention On Persistent Organic Pollutants Art.19.6.b (b) The Conference of the Parties shall decide on the terms of reference, organization and operation of the Committee; and
3341 Convention On Persistent Organic Pollutants Art.19.6.c (c) The Committee shall make every effort to adopt its recommendations by consensus. If all efforts at consensus have been exhausted, and no consensus reached, such recommendation shall as a last resort be adopted by a two-thirds majority vote of the members present and voting.
3341 Convention On Persistent Organic Pollutants Art.19.7 7. The Conference of the Parties shall, at its third meeting, evaluate the continued need for the procedure contained in paragraph 2 (b) of Article 3, including consideration of its effectiveness.
3341 Convention On Persistent Organic Pollutants Art.19.8 8. The United Nations, its specialized agencies and the International Atomic Energy Agency, as well as any State not Party to this Convention, may be represented at meetings of the Conference of the Parties as observers. Any body or agency, whether national or international, governmental or non-governmental, qualified in matters covered by the Convention, and which has informed the Secretariat of its wish to be represented at a meeting of the Conference of the Parties as an observer may be admitted unless at least one third of the Parties present object. The admission and participation of observers shall be subject to the rules of procedure adopted by the Conference of the Parties.
3338 Convention On The Conservation And Management Of Fishery Resources In The South East Atlantic Ocean Art.10 Article 10 The Scientific Committee
3338 Convention On The Conservation And Management Of Fishery Resources In The South East Atlantic Ocean Art.10.1 1. Each Contracting Party shall be entitled to appoint one representative to the Scientific Committee who may be accompanied by alternate representatives and advisers.
3338 Convention On The Conservation And Management Of Fishery Resources In The South East Atlantic Ocean Art.10.2 2. The Scientific Committee may seek expert advice as required on an ad hoc basis.
3338 Convention On The Conservation And Management Of Fishery Resources In The South East Atlantic Ocean Art.10.3 3. The functions of the Scientific Committee shall be to provide the Commission with scientific advice and recommendations for the formulation of conservation and management measures for fishery resources covered by this Convention, and to encourage and promote cooperation in scientific research in order to improve knowledge of the living marine resources of the Convention Area.
3338 Convention On The Conservation And Management Of Fishery Resources In The South East Atlantic Ocean Art.10.4 4. In performing its functions, the Scientific Committee shall conduct such activities as the Commission may direct and shall:
3338 Convention On The Conservation And Management Of Fishery Resources In The South East Atlantic Ocean Art.10.4.a (a) consult, cooperate and encourage the collection, study and exchange of information relevant to the living marine resources of the Convention Area;
3338 Convention On The Conservation And Management Of Fishery Resources In The South East Atlantic Ocean Art.10.4.b (b) establish criteria and methods to be used in determining conservation and management measures;
3338 Convention On The Conservation And Management Of Fishery Resources In The South East Atlantic Ocean Art.10.4.c (c) assess the status and trends of relevant populations of living marine resources;
3338 Convention On The Conservation And Management Of Fishery Resources In The South East Atlantic Ocean Art.10.4.d (d) analyse data on the direct and indirect effects of fishing and other human activities on populations of fishery resources;
3338 Convention On The Conservation And Management Of Fishery Resources In The South East Atlantic Ocean Art.10.4.e (e) assess the potential effects of proposed changes in the methods or levels of fishing and of proposed conservation and management measures; and
3338 Convention On The Conservation And Management Of Fishery Resources In The South East Atlantic Ocean Art.10.4.f (f) transmit reports and recommendations to the Commission as directed, or on its own initiative, regarding conservation and management measures and research.
3338 Convention On The Conservation And Management Of Fishery Resources In The South East Atlantic Ocean Art.10.5 5. In carrying out its functions, the Scientific Committee shall seek to take into consideration the work of other fisheries management organisations, as well as other technical and scientific bodies.
3338 Convention On The Conservation And Management Of Fishery Resources In The South East Atlantic Ocean Art.10.6 6. The first meeting of the Scientific Committee shall be held within three months of the first meeting of the Commission.
3338 Convention On The Conservation And Management Of Fishery Resources In The South East Atlantic Ocean Art.10.7 7. The Scientific Committee shall adopt, and amend as necessary, rules of procedure for the conduct of its meetings and the exercise of its functions. The rules and any amendments thereto shall be approved by the Commission. The rules shall include procedures for the presentation of minority reports.
3338 Convention On The Conservation And Management Of Fishery Resources In The South East Atlantic Ocean Art.10.8 8. The Scientific Committee may establish, with the approval of the Commission, such subsidiary bodies as are necessary for the performance of its functions.
3338 Convention On The Conservation And Management Of Fishery Resources In The South East Atlantic Ocean Art.5 Article 5 The Organisation
3338 Convention On The Conservation And Management Of Fishery Resources In The South East Atlantic Ocean Art.5.1 1. The Contracting Parties hereby establish and agree to maintain the South-East Atlantic Fisheries Organisation, herein 'the Organisation'.
3338 Convention On The Conservation And Management Of Fishery Resources In The South East Atlantic Ocean Art.5.2 2. The Organisation shall comprise:
3338 Convention On The Conservation And Management Of Fishery Resources In The South East Atlantic Ocean Art.5.2.a (a) the Commission;
3338 Convention On The Conservation And Management Of Fishery Resources In The South East Atlantic Ocean Art.5.2.b (b) the Compliance and Scientific Committees, as subsidiary bodies, and any other subsidiary bodies that the Commission shall establish from time to time to assist in meeting the objective of this Convention; and
3338 Convention On The Conservation And Management Of Fishery Resources In The South East Atlantic Ocean Art.5.2.c (c) the Secretariat.
3338 Convention On The Conservation And Management Of Fishery Resources In The South East Atlantic Ocean Art.5.3 3. The Organisation shall have legal personality and shall enjoy in the territory of each of the Contracting Parties such legal capacity as may be necessary to perform its functions and achieve the objective of this Convention. The privileges and immunities to be enjoyed by the Organisation and its staff in the territory of a Contracting Party shall be determined by agreement between the Organisation and the Contracting Party concerned.
3338 Convention On The Conservation And Management Of Fishery Resources In The South East Atlantic Ocean Art.5.4 4. The official languages of the Organisation shall be English and Portuguese.
3338 Convention On The Conservation And Management Of Fishery Resources In The South East Atlantic Ocean Art.5.5 5. The headquarters of the Organisation shall be established in Namibia.
3338 Convention On The Conservation And Management Of Fishery Resources In The South East Atlantic Ocean Art.6 Article 6 The Commission
3338 Convention On The Conservation And Management Of Fishery Resources In The South East Atlantic Ocean Art.6.1 1. Each Contracting Party shall be a member of the Commission.
3338 Convention On The Conservation And Management Of Fishery Resources In The South East Atlantic Ocean Art.6.10 10. Taking account of Articles 116-119 of the 1982 Convention, the Commission may draw the attention of any State or fishing entity which is a non-party to this Convention to any activity which in the opinion of the Commission affects implementation of the objective of this Convention.
3338 Convention On The Conservation And Management Of Fishery Resources In The South East Atlantic Ocean Art.6.11 11. The Commission shall draw the attention of all Contracting Parties to any activity which in the opinion of the Commission undermines:
3338 Convention On The Conservation And Management Of Fishery Resources In The South East Atlantic Ocean Art.6.11.a (a) the implementation by a Contracting Party of the objective of this Convention, or the compliance of that Contracting Party with its obligations under this Convention; or
3338 Convention On The Conservation And Management Of Fishery Resources In The South East Atlantic Ocean Art.6.11.b (b) the compliance of that Contracting Party with its obligations under this Convention.
3338 Convention On The Conservation And Management Of Fishery Resources In The South East Atlantic Ocean Art.6.12 12. The Commission shall take account of measures established by other organisations which affect living marine resources in the Convention Area, and, without prejudice to the objective of this Convention, shall seek to ensure consistency with such measures.
3338 Convention On The Conservation And Management Of Fishery Resources In The South East Atlantic Ocean Art.6.13 13. If the Commission determines that a Contracting Party has ceased to participate in the work of the Organisation, the Commission shall consult with the Contracting Party concerned and may take a decision to address the matter, as it deems appropriate.
3338 Convention On The Conservation And Management Of Fishery Resources In The South East Atlantic Ocean Art.6.2 2. Each member shall appoint one representative to the Commission who may be accompanied by alternate representatives and advisers.
3338 Convention On The Conservation And Management Of Fishery Resources In The South East Atlantic Ocean Art.6.3 3. The functions of the Commission shall be to:
3338 Convention On The Conservation And Management Of Fishery Resources In The South East Atlantic Ocean Art.6.3.a (a) identify conservation and management needs;
3338 Convention On The Conservation And Management Of Fishery Resources In The South East Atlantic Ocean Art.6.3.b (b) formulate and adopt conservation and management measures;
3338 Convention On The Conservation And Management Of Fishery Resources In The South East Atlantic Ocean Art.6.3.c (c) determine total allowable catches and/or levels of fishing effort, taking into account total fishing mortality, including of non-target species;
3338 Convention On The Conservation And Management Of Fishery Resources In The South East Atlantic Ocean Art.6.3.d (d) determine the nature and extent of participation in fishing;
3338 Convention On The Conservation And Management Of Fishery Resources In The South East Atlantic Ocean Art.6.3.e (e) keep under review the status of stocks and gather, analyse and disseminate relevant information on stocks;
3338 Convention On The Conservation And Management Of Fishery Resources In The South East Atlantic Ocean Art.6.3.f (f) encourage, promote and, where appropriate by agreement, coordinate scientific research on fishery resources within the Convention Area and in adjacent waters under national jurisdiction;
3338 Convention On The Conservation And Management Of Fishery Resources In The South East Atlantic Ocean Art.6.3.g (g) manage stocks on the basis of the precautionary approach to be developed in accordance with Article 7;
3338 Convention On The Conservation And Management Of Fishery Resources In The South East Atlantic Ocean Art.6.3.h (h) establish appropriate cooperative mechanisms for effective monitoring, control, surveillance and enforcement;
3338 Convention On The Conservation And Management Of Fishery Resources In The South East Atlantic Ocean Art.6.3.i (i) adopt measures concerning control and enforcement within the Convention Area;
3338 Convention On The Conservation And Management Of Fishery Resources In The South East Atlantic Ocean Art.6.3.j (j) develop measures for the conduct of fishing for scientific research purposes;
3338 Convention On The Conservation And Management Of Fishery Resources In The South East Atlantic Ocean Art.6.3.k (k) develop rules for the collection, submission, verification of, access to and use of data;
3338 Convention On The Conservation And Management Of Fishery Resources In The South East Atlantic Ocean Art.6.3.l (l) compile and disseminate accurate and complete statistical data to ensure that the best scientific advice is available, while maintaining confidentiality, where appropriate;
3338 Convention On The Conservation And Management Of Fishery Resources In The South East Atlantic Ocean Art.6.3.m (m) direct the Compliance and Scientific Committees, other subsidiary bodies, and the Secretariat;
3338 Convention On The Conservation And Management Of Fishery Resources In The South East Atlantic Ocean Art.6.3.n (n) approve the budget of the Organisation; and
3338 Convention On The Conservation And Management Of Fishery Resources In The South East Atlantic Ocean Art.6.3.o (o) carry out such other activities as may be necessary to fulfil its functions.
3338 Convention On The Conservation And Management Of Fishery Resources In The South East Atlantic Ocean Art.6.4 4. The Commission shall adopt its rules of procedure.
3338 Convention On The Conservation And Management Of Fishery Resources In The South East Atlantic Ocean Art.6.5 5. The Commission shall adopt measures, in accordance with international law, to promote compliance by vessels flying the flag of non-parties to this Convention with measures agreed by the Commission.
3338 Convention On The Conservation And Management Of Fishery Resources In The South East Atlantic Ocean Art.6.6 6. The Commission shall take full account of the recommendations and advice from the Scientific and Compliance Committees in formulating its decisions. The Commission shall, in particular, take full account of the biological unity and other biological characteristics of the stocks.
3338 Convention On The Conservation And Management Of Fishery Resources In The South East Atlantic Ocean Art.6.7 7. The Commission shall publish its conservation and management and control measures which are in force, and, as far as practicable, shall maintain records of other conservation and management measures in force in the Convention Area.
3338 Convention On The Conservation And Management Of Fishery Resources In The South East Atlantic Ocean Art.6.8 8. The measures referred to in paragraph 3 may include the following:
3338 Convention On The Conservation And Management Of Fishery Resources In The South East Atlantic Ocean Art.6.8.a (a) the quantity of any species which may be caught;
3338 Convention On The Conservation And Management Of Fishery Resources In The South East Atlantic Ocean Art.6.8.b (b) the areas and periods in which fishing may occur;
3338 Convention On The Conservation And Management Of Fishery Resources In The South East Atlantic Ocean Art.6.8.c (c) the size and sex of any species which may be taken;
3338 Convention On The Conservation And Management Of Fishery Resources In The South East Atlantic Ocean Art.6.8.d (d) the fishing gear and technology which may be used;
3338 Convention On The Conservation And Management Of Fishery Resources In The South East Atlantic Ocean Art.6.8.e (e) the level of fishing effort, including vessel numbers, types and sizes, which may be used;
3338 Convention On The Conservation And Management Of Fishery Resources In The South East Atlantic Ocean Art.6.8.f (f) the designation of regions and sub-regions;
3338 Convention On The Conservation And Management Of Fishery Resources In The South East Atlantic Ocean Art.6.8.g (g) other measures regulating fisheries with the objective of protecting any species; and
3338 Convention On The Conservation And Management Of Fishery Resources In The South East Atlantic Ocean Art.6.8.h (h) other measures the Commission considers necessary to meet the objective of this Convention.
3338 Convention On The Conservation And Management Of Fishery Resources In The South East Atlantic Ocean Art.6.9 9. Conservation and management and control measures adopted by the Commission in accordance with this Convention shall become effective in accordance with Article 23.
3338 Convention On The Conservation And Management Of Fishery Resources In The South East Atlantic Ocean Art.9 Article 9 The Compliance Committee
3338 Convention On The Conservation And Management Of Fishery Resources In The South East Atlantic Ocean Art.9.1 1. Each Contracting Party shall be entitled to appoint one representative to the Compliance Committee who may be accompanied by alternate representatives and advisers.
3338 Convention On The Conservation And Management Of Fishery Resources In The South East Atlantic Ocean Art.9.2 2. Unless otherwise decided by the Commission, the functions of the Compliance Committee shall be to provide the Commission with information, advice and recommendations on the implementation of, and compliance with, conservation and management measures.
3338 Convention On The Conservation And Management Of Fishery Resources In The South East Atlantic Ocean Art.9.3 3. In performing its functions, the Compliance Committee shall conduct activities as the Commission may direct and shall:
3338 Convention On The Conservation And Management Of Fishery Resources In The South East Atlantic Ocean Art.9.3.a (a) coordinate compliance activities undertaken by or on behalf of the Organisation;
3338 Convention On The Conservation And Management Of Fishery Resources In The South East Atlantic Ocean Art.9.3.b (b) coordinate with the Scientific Committee on matters of common concern; and
3338 Convention On The Conservation And Management Of Fishery Resources In The South East Atlantic Ocean Art.9.3.c (c) perform such other tasks as directed by the Commission.
3338 Convention On The Conservation And Management Of Fishery Resources In The South East Atlantic Ocean Art.9.4 4. The Compliance Committee shall meet as deemed necessary by the Commission.
3338 Convention On The Conservation And Management Of Fishery Resources In The South East Atlantic Ocean Art.9.5 5. The Compliance Committee shall adopt, and amend as necessary, rules of procedure for the conduct of its meetings and the exercise of its functions. The rules and any amendments thereto shall be approved by the Commission. The rules shall include procedures for the presentation of minority reports.
3338 Convention On The Conservation And Management Of Fishery Resources In The South East Atlantic Ocean Art.9.6 6. The Compliance Committee may establish, with the approval of the Commission, such subsidiary bodies as are necessary for the performance of its functions.
3334 Agreement For The Establishment Of A Commission For Controlling The Desert Locust In The Western Region Art.11 ARTICLE XI
3334 Agreement For The Establishment Of A Commission For Controlling The Desert Locust In The Western Region Art.11.1 1. An Executive Committee shall be established comprising locust experts of five of the Member Nations of the Commission elected by the Commission according to modalities that it shall determine. The Executive Committee shall elect its Chairperson and its Vice-Chairperson from amongst its members. The Chairperson and the Vice-Chairperson shall hold office until the beginning of the regular session of the Committee subsequent to that during which they were elected. They shall be eligible for re-election.
3334 Agreement For The Establishment Of A Commission For Controlling The Desert Locust In The Western Region Art.11.2 2. The Executive Committee shall meet at least twice during the interval between two regular sessions of the Commission; one of these two sessions of the Executive Committee shall be held immediately prior to each regular session of the Commission. The Chairperson of the Executive Committee shall, in consultation with the Chairperson of the Commission, convene the sessions of the Committee.
3334 Agreement For The Establishment Of A Commission For Controlling The Desert Locust In The Western Region Art.11.3 3. The Secretary of the Commission shall act as the Secretary of the Executive Committee.
3334 Agreement For The Establishment Of A Commission For Controlling The Desert Locust In The Western Region Art.11.4 4. The Executive Committee may invite consultants and experts to participate in its proceedings.
3334 Agreement For The Establishment Of A Commission For Controlling The Desert Locust In The Western Region Art.22 ARTICLE XXII
3334 Agreement For The Establishment Of A Commission For Controlling The Desert Locust In The Western Region Art.22.1x Any dispute regarding the interpretation or application of this Agreement not settled by the Commission shall be referred to a Committee composed of one member appointed by each of the parties to the dispute and an independent Chairperson chosen by the members of this Committee. The recommendations of the Committee, while not binding in character, shall serve as the basis for renewed consideration by the parties concerned of the matter that occasioned the dispute. If this procedure fails to lead to settlement, the dispute shall be referred to the International Court of Justice in accordance with the Statute of the Court, unless the parties to the dispute agree to another method of settlement.
3334 Agreement For The Establishment Of A Commission For Controlling The Desert Locust In The Western Region Art.7 ARTICLE VII
3334 Agreement For The Establishment Of A Commission For Controlling The Desert Locust In The Western Region Art.7.1 1. Joint Action and Assistance
3334 Agreement For The Establishment Of A Commission For Controlling The Desert Locust In The Western Region Art.7.1.0x The Commission shall:
3334 Agreement For The Establishment Of A Commission For Controlling The Desert Locust In The Western Region Art.7.1.a (a) promote, in any manner that it considers appropriate, any national, regional or international action relating to the survey and control of the desert locust and to research activities to be conducted in the Region;
3334 Agreement For The Establishment Of A Commission For Controlling The Desert Locust In The Western Region Art.7.1.b (b) organize and promote joint action for the survey and control of the desert locust in the Region whenever this is deemed necessary and, to this end, arrange for the necessary resources to be made available;
3334 Agreement For The Establishment Of A Commission For Controlling The Desert Locust In The Western Region Art.7.1.c (c) determine, in consultation with the Members concerned, the nature and extent of the assistance they need to implement their national programmes and to support the regional programmes; more specifically, the Commission will help the Nations to formulate and implement contingency action plans;
3334 Agreement For The Establishment Of A Commission For Controlling The Desert Locust In The Western Region Art.7.1.d (d) assist, at the request of any Member facing a desert locust situation beyond the capacity of its control and survey services, in any measure jointly decided to be necessary;
3334 Agreement For The Establishment Of A Commission For Controlling The Desert Locust In The Western Region Art.7.1.e (e) maintain at strategic points determined by the Commission, in consultation with the Members concerned, reserves of equipment and supplies for desert locust control, to be used in cases of emergency and to serve in particular to supplement the resources of any Member.
3334 Agreement For The Establishment Of A Commission For Controlling The Desert Locust In The Western Region Art.7.1x The functions of the Commission shall be as follows:
3334 Agreement For The Establishment Of A Commission For Controlling The Desert Locust In The Western Region Art.7.2 2. Information and coordination
3334 Agreement For The Establishment Of A Commission For Controlling The Desert Locust In The Western Region Art.7.2.0x The Commission shall:
3334 Agreement For The Establishment Of A Commission For Controlling The Desert Locust In The Western Region Art.7.2.a (a) communicate regularly to all the Member Nations updated information on the development of locust situations, research conducted, results obtained and programmes implemented at national, regional and international level in connection with desert locust control. The Commission shall take special care to ensure that an effective communication network is established among the Member Nations, and with the International Desert Locust Information Service at FAO, in Rome, so that all parties may promptly receive any information requested;
3334 Agreement For The Establishment Of A Commission For Controlling The Desert Locust In The Western Region Art.7.2.b (b) support national locust research institutions and coordinate and develop research programmes in the Region;
3334 Agreement For The Establishment Of A Commission For Controlling The Desert Locust In The Western Region Art.7.2.c (c) encourage and coordinate joint survey programmes in the Region.
3334 Agreement For The Establishment Of A Commission For Controlling The Desert Locust In The Western Region Art.7.3 3. Cooperation
3334 Agreement For The Establishment Of A Commission For Controlling The Desert Locust In The Western Region Art.7.3.0x The Commission may:
3334 Agreement For The Establishment Of A Commission For Controlling The Desert Locust In The Western Region Art.7.3.a (a) enter into arrangements or agreements with Nations that are not Members of the Commission, with national institutions and with regional or international organizations that are directly concerned for common action in connection with the survey, research and control of locusts in the Region;
3334 Agreement For The Establishment Of A Commission For Controlling The Desert Locust In The Western Region Art.7.3.b (b) enter into or encourage arrangements, through the Director-General of the Organization, with other Specialized Agencies of the United Nations system for common action on the study of locusts and desert locust control and for the mutual exchange of locust-related information.
3334 Agreement For The Establishment Of A Commission For Controlling The Desert Locust In The Western Region Art.7.4 4. Functioning
3334 Agreement For The Establishment Of A Commission For Controlling The Desert Locust In The Western Region Art.7.4.0x The Commission shall:
3334 Agreement For The Establishment Of A Commission For Controlling The Desert Locust In The Western Region Art.7.4.a (a) adopt its own Rules of Procedure and Financial Regulations, in accordance with the provisions of Article VIII(3) and (7), and any other standing regulations it considers necessary for the performance of its functions;
3334 Agreement For The Establishment Of A Commission For Controlling The Desert Locust In The Western Region Art.7.4.b (b) examine and approve the report of the Executive Committee on the activities of the Commission and adopt its programme of work and its autonomous budget, and the accounts of the previous financial period;
3334 Agreement For The Establishment Of A Commission For Controlling The Desert Locust In The Western Region Art.7.4.c (c) forward to the Director-General of the Organization (hereinafter "the Director-General") reports on its activities, programme, accounts and autonomous budget, and on any matter likely to require action on the part of the Council or Conference of FAO;
3334 Agreement For The Establishment Of A Commission For Controlling The Desert Locust In The Western Region Art.7.4.d (d) create any working groups it considers necessary for implementation of this Agreement.
3321 Convention on the Conservation and Management of the Highly Migratory Fish Stocks of the Western and Central Pacific Ocean Art.11 Article 11 Subsidiary bodies of the Commission
3321 Convention on the Conservation and Management of the Highly Migratory Fish Stocks of the Western and Central Pacific Ocean Art.11.1 1. There are hereby established as subsidiary bodies to the Commission a Scientific Committee and a Technical and Compliance Committee to provide advice and recommendations to the Commission on matters within their respective areas of competence.
3321 Convention on the Conservation and Management of the Highly Migratory Fish Stocks of the Western and Central Pacific Ocean Art.11.2 2. Each member of the Commission shall be entitled to appoint one representative to each Committee who may be accompanied by other experts and advisers. Such representatives shall have appropriate qualifications or relevant experience in the area of competence of the Committee.
3321 Convention on the Conservation and Management of the Highly Migratory Fish Stocks of the Western and Central Pacific Ocean Art.11.3 3. Each Committee shall meet as often as is required for the efficient exercise of its functions, provided that each Committee shall, in any event, meet prior to the annual meeting of the Commission and shall report to the annual meeting the results of its deliberations.
3321 Convention on the Conservation and Management of the Highly Migratory Fish Stocks of the Western and Central Pacific Ocean Art.11.4 4. Each Committee shall make every effort to adopt its reports by consensus. If every effort to achieve consensus has failed, the report shall indicate the majority and minority views and may include the differing views of the representatives of the members on all or any part of the report.
3321 Convention on the Conservation and Management of the Highly Migratory Fish Stocks of the Western and Central Pacific Ocean Art.11.5 5. In the exercise of their functions, each Committee may, where appropriate, consult any other fisheries management, technical or scientific organization with competence in the subject matter of such consultation and may seek expert advice as required on an ad hoc basis.
3321 Convention on the Conservation and Management of the Highly Migratory Fish Stocks of the Western and Central Pacific Ocean Art.11.6 6. The Commission may establish such other subsidiary bodies as it deems necessary for the exercise of its functions, including working groups for the purpose of examining technical issues relating to particular species or stocks and reporting thereon to the Commission.
3321 Convention on the Conservation and Management of the Highly Migratory Fish Stocks of the Western and Central Pacific Ocean Art.11.7 7. The Commission shall establish a committee to make recommendations on the implementation of such conservation and management measures as may be adopted by the Commission for the area north of the 20° parallel of north latitude and on the formulation of such measures in respect of stocks which occur mostly in this area. The committee shall include the members situated in such area and those fishing in the area. Any member of the Commission not represented on the committee may send a representative to participate in the deliberations of the committee as an observer. Any extraordinary cost incurred for the work of the committee shall be borne by the members of the committee. The committee shall adopt recommendations to the Commission by consensus. In adopting measures in relation to particular stocks and species in such area, the decision of the Commission shall be based on any recommendations of the committee. Such recommendations shall be consistent with the general policies and measures adopted by the Commission in respect of the stocks or species in question and with the principles and measures for conservation and management set out in this Convention. If the Commission, in accordance with the rules of procedure for decision-making on matters of substance, does not accept the recommendation of the committee on any matter, it shall return the matter to the committee for further consideration. The committee shall reconsider the matter in the light of the views expressed by the Commission.
3321 Convention on the Conservation and Management of the Highly Migratory Fish Stocks of the Western and Central Pacific Ocean Art.12 Article 12 Functions of the Scientific Committee
3321 Convention on the Conservation and Management of the Highly Migratory Fish Stocks of the Western and Central Pacific Ocean Art.12.1 1. The Scientific Committee is established to ensure that the Commission obtains for its consideration the best scientific information available.
3321 Convention on the Conservation and Management of the Highly Migratory Fish Stocks of the Western and Central Pacific Ocean Art.12.2 2. The functions of the Committee shall be to:
3321 Convention on the Conservation and Management of the Highly Migratory Fish Stocks of the Western and Central Pacific Ocean Art.12.2.a (a) recommend to the Commission a research plan, including specific issues and items to be addressed by the scientific experts or by other organizations or individuals, as appropriate, and identify data needs and coordinate activities that meet those needs;
3321 Convention on the Conservation and Management of the Highly Migratory Fish Stocks of the Western and Central Pacific Ocean Art.12.2.b (b) review the assessments, analyses, other work and recommendations prepared for the Commission by the scientific experts prior to consideration of such recommendations by the Commission and provide information, advice and comments thereon, as necessary;
3321 Convention on the Conservation and Management of the Highly Migratory Fish Stocks of the Western and Central Pacific Ocean Art.12.2.b (c) encourage and promote cooperation in scientific research, taking into account the provisions of article 246 of the 1982 Convention, in order to improve information on highly migratory fish stocks, non-target species, and species belonging to the same ecosystem or associated with or dependent upon such stocks in the Convention Area;
3321 Convention on the Conservation and Management of the Highly Migratory Fish Stocks of the Western and Central Pacific Ocean Art.12.2.d (d) review the results of research and analyses of target stocks or non-target or associated or dependent species in the Convention Area;
3321 Convention on the Conservation and Management of the Highly Migratory Fish Stocks of the Western and Central Pacific Ocean Art.12.2.e (e) report to the Commission its findings or conclusions on the status of target stocks or non-target or associated or dependent species in the Convention Area;
3321 Convention on the Conservation and Management of the Highly Migratory Fish Stocks of the Western and Central Pacific Ocean Art.12.2.f (f) in consultation with the Technical and Compliance Committee, recommend to the Commission the priorities and objectives of the regional observer programme and assess the results of that programme;
3321 Convention on the Conservation and Management of the Highly Migratory Fish Stocks of the Western and Central Pacific Ocean Art.12.2.g (g) make reports and recommendations to the Commission as directed, or on its own initiative, on matters concerning the conservation and management of and research on target stocks or non-target or associated or dependent species in the Convention Area; and
3321 Convention on the Conservation and Management of the Highly Migratory Fish Stocks of the Western and Central Pacific Ocean Art.12.2.h (h) perform such other functions and tasks as may be requested by or assigned to it by the Commission.
3321 Convention on the Conservation and Management of the Highly Migratory Fish Stocks of the Western and Central Pacific Ocean Art.12.3 3. The Committee shall exercise its functions in accordance with such guidelines and directives as the Commission may adopt.
3321 Convention on the Conservation and Management of the Highly Migratory Fish Stocks of the Western and Central Pacific Ocean Art.12.4 4. The representatives of the Oceanic Fisheries Programme of the Pacific Community and the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission, or their successor organizations, shall be invited to participate in the work of the Committee. The Committee may also invite other organizations or individuals with scientific expertise in matters related to the work of the Commission to participate in its meetings.
3321 Convention on the Conservation and Management of the Highly Migratory Fish Stocks of the Western and Central Pacific Ocean Art.13 Article 13 Scientific services
3321 Convention on the Conservation and Management of the Highly Migratory Fish Stocks of the Western and Central Pacific Ocean Art.13.1 1. The Commission, taking into account any recommendation of the Scientific Committee, may engage the services of scientific experts to provide information and advice on the fishery resources covered by this Convention and related matters that may be relevant to the conservation and management of those resources. The Commission may enter into administrative and financial arrangements to utilize scientific services for this purpose. In this regard, and in order to carry out its functions in a cost-effective manner, the Commission shall, to the greatest extent possible, utilize the services of existing regional organizations and shall consult, as appropriate, with any other fisheries management, technical or scientific organization with expertise in matters related to the work of the Commission.
3321 Convention on the Conservation and Management of the Highly Migratory Fish Stocks of the Western and Central Pacific Ocean Art.13.2 2. The scientific experts may, as directed by the Commission:
3321 Convention on the Conservation and Management of the Highly Migratory Fish Stocks of the Western and Central Pacific Ocean Art.13.2.a (a) conduct scientific research and analyses in support of the work of the Commission;
3321 Convention on the Conservation and Management of the Highly Migratory Fish Stocks of the Western and Central Pacific Ocean Art.13.2.b (b) develop and recommend to the Commission and the Scientific Committee stock-specific reference points for the species of principal interest to the Commission;
3321 Convention on the Conservation and Management of the Highly Migratory Fish Stocks of the Western and Central Pacific Ocean Art.13.2.c (c) assess the status of stocks against the reference points established by the Commission;
3321 Convention on the Conservation and Management of the Highly Migratory Fish Stocks of the Western and Central Pacific Ocean Art.13.2.d (d) provide the Commission and the Scientific Committee with reports on the results of their scientific work, advice and recommendations in support of the formulation of conservation and management measures and other relevant matters; and
3321 Convention on the Conservation and Management of the Highly Migratory Fish Stocks of the Western and Central Pacific Ocean Art.13.2.e (e) perform such other functions and tasks as may be required.
3321 Convention on the Conservation and Management of the Highly Migratory Fish Stocks of the Western and Central Pacific Ocean Art.13.3 3. In carrying out their work, the scientific experts may:
3321 Convention on the Conservation and Management of the Highly Migratory Fish Stocks of the Western and Central Pacific Ocean Art.13.3.a (a) undertake the collection, compilation and dissemination of fisheries data according to agreed principles and procedures established by the Commission, including procedures and policies relating to the confidentiality, disclosure and publication of data;
3321 Convention on the Conservation and Management of the Highly Migratory Fish Stocks of the Western and Central Pacific Ocean Art.13.3.b (b) conduct assessments of highly migratory fish stocks, non-target species, and species belonging to the same ecosystem or associated with or dependent upon such stocks, within the Convention Area;
3321 Convention on the Conservation and Management of the Highly Migratory Fish Stocks of the Western and Central Pacific Ocean Art.13.3.c (c) assess the impacts of fishing, other human activities and environmental factors on target stocks and species belonging to the same ecosystem or dependent upon or associated with the target stocks;
3321 Convention on the Conservation and Management of the Highly Migratory Fish Stocks of the Western and Central Pacific Ocean Art.13.3.d (d) assess the potential effects of proposed changes in the methods or levels of fishing and of proposed conservation and management measures; and
3321 Convention on the Conservation and Management of the Highly Migratory Fish Stocks of the Western and Central Pacific Ocean Art.13.3.e (e) investigate such other scientific matters as may be referred to them by the Commission.
3321 Convention on the Conservation and Management of the Highly Migratory Fish Stocks of the Western and Central Pacific Ocean Art.13.4 4. The Commission may make appropriate arrangements for periodic peer review of scientific information and advice provided to the Commission by the scientific experts.
3321 Convention on the Conservation and Management of the Highly Migratory Fish Stocks of the Western and Central Pacific Ocean Art.13.5 5. The reports and recommendations of the scientific experts shall be provided to the Scientific Committee and to the Commission.
3321 Convention on the Conservation and Management of the Highly Migratory Fish Stocks of the Western and Central Pacific Ocean Art.14 Article 14 Functions of the Technical and Compliance Committee
3321 Convention on the Conservation and Management of the Highly Migratory Fish Stocks of the Western and Central Pacific Ocean Art.14.1 1. The functions of the Technical and Compliance Committee shall be to:
3321 Convention on the Conservation and Management of the Highly Migratory Fish Stocks of the Western and Central Pacific Ocean Art.14.1.a (a) provide the Commission with information, technical advice and recommendations relating to the implementation of, and compliance with, conservation and management measures;
3321 Convention on the Conservation and Management of the Highly Migratory Fish Stocks of the Western and Central Pacific Ocean Art.14.1.b (b) monitor and review compliance with conservation and management measures adopted by the Commission and make such recommendations to the Commission as may be necessary; and
3321 Convention on the Conservation and Management of the Highly Migratory Fish Stocks of the Western and Central Pacific Ocean Art.14.1.c (c) review the implementation of cooperative measures for monitoring, control, surveillance and enforcement adopted by the Commission and make such recommendations to the Commission as may be necessary.
3321 Convention on the Conservation and Management of the Highly Migratory Fish Stocks of the Western and Central Pacific Ocean Art.14.2 2. In carrying out its functions, the Committee shall:
3321 Convention on the Conservation and Management of the Highly Migratory Fish Stocks of the Western and Central Pacific Ocean Art.14.2.a (a) provide a forum for exchange of information concerning the means by which they are applying the conservation and management measures adopted by the Commission on the high seas and complementary measures in waters under national jurisdiction;
3321 Convention on the Conservation and Management of the Highly Migratory Fish Stocks of the Western and Central Pacific Ocean Art.14.2.b (b) receive reports from each member of the Commission relating to measures taken to monitor, investigate and penalize violations of provisions of this Convention and measures adopted pursuant thereto;
3321 Convention on the Conservation and Management of the Highly Migratory Fish Stocks of the Western and Central Pacific Ocean Art.14.2.c (c) in consultation with the Scientific Committee, recommend to the Commission the priorities and objectives of the regional observer programme, when established, and assess the results of that programme;
3321 Convention on the Conservation and Management of the Highly Migratory Fish Stocks of the Western and Central Pacific Ocean Art.14.2.d (d) consider and investigate such other matters as may be referred to it by the Commission, including developing and reviewing measures to provide for the verification and validation of fisheries data;
3321 Convention on the Conservation and Management of the Highly Migratory Fish Stocks of the Western and Central Pacific Ocean Art.14.2.e (e) make recommendations to the Commission on technical matters such as fishing vessel and gear markings;
3321 Convention on the Conservation and Management of the Highly Migratory Fish Stocks of the Western and Central Pacific Ocean Art.14.2.f (f) in consultation with the Scientific Committee, make recommendations to the Commission on the fishing gear and technology which may be used;
3321 Convention on the Conservation and Management of the Highly Migratory Fish Stocks of the Western and Central Pacific Ocean Art.14.2.g (g) report to the Commission its findings or conclusions on the extent of compliance with conservation and management measures; and
3321 Convention on the Conservation and Management of the Highly Migratory Fish Stocks of the Western and Central Pacific Ocean Art.14.2.h (h) make recommendations to the Commission on matters relating to monitoring, control, surveillance and enforcement.
3321 Convention on the Conservation and Management of the Highly Migratory Fish Stocks of the Western and Central Pacific Ocean Art.14.3 3. The Committee may establish, with the approval of the Commission, such subsidiary bodies as may be necessary for the performance of its functions.
3321 Convention on the Conservation and Management of the Highly Migratory Fish Stocks of the Western and Central Pacific Ocean Art.14.4 4. The Committee shall exercise its functions in accordance with such guidelines and directives as the Commission may adopt.
3321 Convention on the Conservation and Management of the Highly Migratory Fish Stocks of the Western and Central Pacific Ocean Art.20 Article 20 Decision-making
3321 Convention on the Conservation and Management of the Highly Migratory Fish Stocks of the Western and Central Pacific Ocean Art.20.1 1. As a general rule, decision-making in the Commission shall be by consensus. For the purposes of this article, "consensus" means the absence of any formal objection made at the time the decision was taken.
3321 Convention on the Conservation and Management of the Highly Migratory Fish Stocks of the Western and Central Pacific Ocean Art.20.2 2. Except where this Convention expressly provides that a decision shall be made by consensus, if all efforts to reach a decision by consensus have been exhausted, decisions by voting on questions of procedure shall be taken by a majority of those present and voting. Decisions on questions of substance shall be taken by a three-fourths majority of those present and voting provided that such majority includes a three-fourths majority of the members of the South Pacific Forum Fisheries Agency present and voting and a three-fourths majority of non-members of the South Pacific Forum Fisheries Agency present and voting and provided further that in no circumstances shall a proposal be defeated by two or fewer votes in either chamber. When the issue arises as to whether a question is one of substance or not, that question shall be treated as one of substance unless otherwise decided by the Commission by consensus or by the majority required for decisions on questions of substance.
3321 Convention on the Conservation and Management of the Highly Migratory Fish Stocks of the Western and Central Pacific Ocean Art.20.3 3. If it appears to the Chairman that all efforts to reach a decision by consensus have been exhausted, the Chairman shall fix a time during that session of the Commission for taking the decision by a vote. At the request of any representative, the Commission may, by a majority of those present and voting, defer the taking of a decision until such time during the same session as the Commission may decide. At that time, the Commission shall take a vote on the deferred question. This rule may be applied only once to any question.
3321 Convention on the Conservation and Management of the Highly Migratory Fish Stocks of the Western and Central Pacific Ocean Art.20.4 4. Where this Convention expressly provides that a decision on a proposal shall be taken by consensus and the Chairman determines that there would be an objection to such proposal, the Commission may appoint a conciliator for the purpose of reconciling the differences in order to achieve consensus on the matter.
3321 Convention on the Conservation and Management of the Highly Migratory Fish Stocks of the Western and Central Pacific Ocean Art.20.5 5. Subject to paragraphs 6 and 7, a decision adopted by the Commission shall become binding 60 days after the date of its adoption.
3321 Convention on the Conservation and Management of the Highly Migratory Fish Stocks of the Western and Central Pacific Ocean Art.20.6 6. A member which has voted against a decision or which was absent during the meeting at which the decision was made may, within 30 days of the adoption of the decision by the Commission, seek a review of the decision by a review panel constituted in accordance with the procedures set out in Annex II to this Convention on the grounds that:
3321 Convention on the Conservation and Management of the Highly Migratory Fish Stocks of the Western and Central Pacific Ocean Art.20.6.a (a) the decision is inconsistent with the provisions of this Convention, the Agreement or the 1982 Convention; or
3321 Convention on the Conservation and Management of the Highly Migratory Fish Stocks of the Western and Central Pacific Ocean Art.20.6.b (b) the decision unjustifiably discriminates in form or in fact against the member concerned.
3321 Convention on the Conservation and Management of the Highly Migratory Fish Stocks of the Western and Central Pacific Ocean Art.20.7 7. Pending the findings and recommendations of the review panel and any action required by the Commission, no member of the Commission shall be required to give effect to the decision in question.
3321 Convention on the Conservation and Management of the Highly Migratory Fish Stocks of the Western and Central Pacific Ocean Art.20.8 8. If the review panel finds that the decision of the Commission need not be modified, amended or revoked, the decision shall become binding 30 days from the date of communication by the Executive Director of the findings and recommendations of the review panel.
3321 Convention on the Conservation and Management of the Highly Migratory Fish Stocks of the Western and Central Pacific Ocean Art.20.9 9. If the review panel recommends to the Commission that the decision be modified, amended or revoked, the Commission shall, at its next annual meeting, modify or amend its decision in order to conform with the findings and recommendations of the review panel or it may decide to revoke the decision, provided that, if so requested in writing by a majority of the members, a special meeting of the Commission shall be convened within 60 days of the date of communication of the findings and recommendations of the review panel.
3321 Convention on the Conservation and Management of the Highly Migratory Fish Stocks of the Western and Central Pacific Ocean Art.21 Article 21 Transparency
3321 Convention on the Conservation and Management of the Highly Migratory Fish Stocks of the Western and Central Pacific Ocean Art.21.1x The Commission shall promote transparency in its decision-making processes and other activities.
3321 Convention on the Conservation and Management of the Highly Migratory Fish Stocks of the Western and Central Pacific Ocean Art.21.2x Representatives from intergovernmental organizations and non-governmental organizations concerned with matters relevant to the implementation of this Convention shall be afforded the opportunity to participate in the meetings of the Commission and its subsidiary bodies as observers or otherwise as appropriate. The rules of procedure of the Commission shall provide for such participation. The procedures shall not be unduly restrictive in this respect. Such intergovernmental organizations and non-governmental organizations shall be given timely access to pertinent information subject to the rules and procedures which the Commission may adopt.
3321 Convention on the Conservation and Management of the Highly Migratory Fish Stocks of the Western and Central Pacific Ocean Art.28 Article 28 Regional observer programme
3321 Convention on the Conservation and Management of the Highly Migratory Fish Stocks of the Western and Central Pacific Ocean Art.28.1 1. The Commission shall develop a regional observer programme to collect verified catch data, other scientific data and additional information related to the fishery from the Convention Area and to monitor the implementation of the conservation and management measures adopted by the Commission.
3321 Convention on the Conservation and Management of the Highly Migratory Fish Stocks of the Western and Central Pacific Ocean Art.28.2 2. The observer programme shall be coordinated by the Secretariat of the Commission, and shall be organized in a flexible manner which takes into account the nature of the fishery and other relevant factors. In this regard, the Commission may enter into contracts for the provision of the regional observer programme.
3321 Convention on the Conservation and Management of the Highly Migratory Fish Stocks of the Western and Central Pacific Ocean Art.28.3 3. The regional observer programme shall consist of independent and impartial observers authorized by the Secretariat of the Commission. The programme should be coordinated, to the maximum extent possible, with other regional, subregional and national observer programmes.
3321 Convention on the Conservation and Management of the Highly Migratory Fish Stocks of the Western and Central Pacific Ocean Art.28.4 4. Each member of the Commission shall ensure that fishing vessels flying its flag in the Convention Area, except for vessels that operate exclusively within waters under the national jurisdiction of the flag State, are prepared to accept an observer from the regional observer programme, if required by the Commission.
3321 Convention on the Conservation and Management of the Highly Migratory Fish Stocks of the Western and Central Pacific Ocean Art.28.5 5. The provisions of paragraph 4 shall apply to vessels fishing exclusively on the high seas in the Convention Area, vessels fishing on the high seas and in waters under the jurisdiction of one or more coastal States, and vessels fishing in waters under the jurisdiction of two or more coastal States. When a vessel is operating on the same fishing trip both in waters under the national jurisdiction of its flag State and in the adjacent high seas, an observer placed under the regional observer programme shall not undertake any of the activities specified in paragraph 6 (e) when the vessel is in waters under the national jurisdiction of its flag State, unless the flag State of the vessel agrees otherwise.
3321 Convention on the Conservation and Management of the Highly Migratory Fish Stocks of the Western and Central Pacific Ocean Art.28.6 6. The regional observer programme shall operate in accordance with the following guidelines and under the conditions set out in article 3 of Annex III of this Convention:
3321 Convention on the Conservation and Management of the Highly Migratory Fish Stocks of the Western and Central Pacific Ocean Art.28.6 the characteristics of the fisheries;
3321 Convention on the Conservation and Management of the Highly Migratory Fish Stocks of the Western and Central Pacific Ocean Art.28.6.a (a) the programme shall provide a sufficient level of coverage to ensure that the Commission receives appropriate data and information on catch levels and related matters within the Convention Area, taking into account
3321 Convention on the Conservation and Management of the Highly Migratory Fish Stocks of the Western and Central Pacific Ocean Art.28.6.b (b) each member of the Commission shall be entitled to have its nationals included in the programme as observers;
3321 Convention on the Conservation and Management of the Highly Migratory Fish Stocks of the Western and Central Pacific Ocean Art.28.6.c (c) observers shall be trained and certified in accordance with uniform procedures to be approved by the Commission;
3321 Convention on the Conservation and Management of the Highly Migratory Fish Stocks of the Western and Central Pacific Ocean Art.28.6.d (d) observers shall not unduly interfere with the lawful operations of the vessel and, in carrying out their functions, they shall give due consideration to the operational requirements of the vessel and shall communicate regularly with the captain or master for this purpose;
3321 Convention on the Conservation and Management of the Highly Migratory Fish Stocks of the Western and Central Pacific Ocean Art.28.6.e (e) the activities of observers shall include collecting catch data and other scientific data, monitoring the implementation of conservation and management measures adopted by the Commission and reporting of their findings in accordance with procedures to be developed by the Commission;
3321 Convention on the Conservation and Management of the Highly Migratory Fish Stocks of the Western and Central Pacific Ocean Art.28.6.f (f) the programme shall be cost effective, shall avoid duplication with existing regional, subregional and national observer programmes, and shall, to the extent practicable, seek to minimize disruption to the operations of vessels fishing in the Convention Area;
3321 Convention on the Conservation and Management of the Highly Migratory Fish Stocks of the Western and Central Pacific Ocean Art.28.6.g (g) a reasonable period of notice of the placement of an observer shall be given.
3321 Convention on the Conservation and Management of the Highly Migratory Fish Stocks of the Western and Central Pacific Ocean Art.28.7 7. The Commission shall develop further procedures and guidelines for the operation of the regional observer programme, including:
3321 Convention on the Conservation and Management of the Highly Migratory Fish Stocks of the Western and Central Pacific Ocean Art.28.7.a (a) to ensure the security of non-aggregated data and other information which the Commission deems to be of a confidential nature;
3321 Convention on the Conservation and Management of the Highly Migratory Fish Stocks of the Western and Central Pacific Ocean Art.28.7.b (b) for the dissemination of data and information collected by observers to the members of the Commission;
3321 Convention on the Conservation and Management of the Highly Migratory Fish Stocks of the Western and Central Pacific Ocean Art.28.7.c (c) for boarding of observers which clearly define the rights and responsibilities of the captain or master of the vessel and the crew when an observer is on board a vessel, as well as the rights and responsibilities of observers in the performance of their duties. 8. The Commission shall determine the manner in which the costs of the observer programme would be defrayed.
3321 Convention on the Conservation and Management of the Highly Migratory Fish Stocks of the Western and Central Pacific Ocean Sect.2 SECTION 2. SCIENTIFIC INFORMATION AND ADVICE
3321 Convention on the Conservation and Management of the Highly Migratory Fish Stocks of the Western and Central Pacific Ocean Sect.3 SECTION 3. THE TECHNICAL AND COMPLIANCE COMMITTEE
3321 Convention on the Conservation and Management of the Highly Migratory Fish Stocks of the Western and Central Pacific Ocean Sect.4 SECTION 4. THE SECRETARIAT
3321 Convention on the Conservation and Management of the Highly Migratory Fish Stocks of the Western and Central Pacific Ocean Sect.7 SECTION 7. TRANSPARENCY AND COOPERATION WITH OTHER ORGANIZATIONS
3309 Agreement For The Establishment Of The Regional Commission For Fisheries Art.16 Article XVI: Interpretation and Settlement of Disputes
3309 Agreement For The Establishment Of The Regional Commission For Fisheries Art.16.1x Any dispute regarding the interpretation or application of this Agreement, if not settled by the Commission, shall be referred to a committee composed of one member appointed by each of the parties to the dispute, and in addition an independent chairperson chosen by the members of the committee. The recommendations of such a committee, while not binding in character, shall become the basis for renewed consideration by the parties concerned of the matter out of which the disagreement arose. If, as the result of this procedure, the dispute is not settled, it shall be referred to the International Court of Justice in accordance with the Statute of the Court, unless the parties to the dispute agree to another method of settlement.
3309 Agreement For The Establishment Of The Regional Commission For Fisheries Art.7 Article VII: Committees, Working Groups and Specialists
3309 Agreement For The Establishment Of The Regional Commission For Fisheries Art.7.1 1. The Commission may establish temporary, special or standing committees to study and report on matters pertaining to the purposes of the Commission and working groups to study and recommend on specific technical problems.
3309 Agreement For The Establishment Of The Regional Commission For Fisheries Art.7.2 2. The committees and working groups referred to in paragraph 1 above shall be convened by the Chairperson of the Commission at such times and places as are determined by the Chairperson in consultation with the Director-General of the Organization, as appropriate.
3309 Agreement For The Establishment Of The Regional Commission For Fisheries Art.7.3 3. The establishment of committees and working groups referred to in paragraph 1 above and the recruitment or appointment of specialists shall be subject to the availability of the necessary funds in the relevant chapter of the approved budget of the Commission. Before taking any decision involving expenditures in connection with the establishment of committees and working groups and the recruitment or appointment of specialists, the Commission shall have before it a report from the Secretary of the Commission on the administrative and financial implications thereof.
3309 Agreement For The Establishment Of The Regional Commission For Fisheries Art.8 Article VIII: Cooperation with International Organizations
3309 Agreement For The Establishment Of The Regional Commission For Fisheries Art.8.1x The Commission shall cooperate closely with other international organizations in matters of mutual interest. On the proposal of the Secretary of the Commission, observers of these organizations may be invited by the Commission to attend sessions of the Commission or meetings of the committees or working groups.
3303 Protocol On Water And Health To The Convention On The Protection And Use Of Transboundary Watercourses And International Lakes Art.16 Article 16
3303 Protocol On Water And Health To The Convention On The Protection And Use Of Transboundary Watercourses And International Lakes Art.16.1 1. The first meeting of the Parties shall be convened no later than eighteen months after the date of the entry into force of this Protocol. Thereafter, ordinary meetings shall be held at regular intervals to be determined by the Parties, but at least every three years, except in so far as other arrangements are necessary to achieve the aims of paragraph 2 of this article. The Parties shall hold an extraordinary meeting if they so decide in the course of an ordinary meeting or at the written request of any Party, provided that, within six months of it being communicated to all Parties, the said request is supported by at least one third of the Parties.
3303 Protocol On Water And Health To The Convention On The Protection And Use Of Transboundary Watercourses And International Lakes Art.16.2 2. Where possible, ordinary meetings of the Parties shall be held in conjunction with the meetings of the Parties to the Convention.
3303 Protocol On Water And Health To The Convention On The Protection And Use Of Transboundary Watercourses And International Lakes Art.16.3 3. At their meetings, the Parties shall keep under continuous review the implementation of this Protocol, and, with this purpose in mind, shall:
3303 Protocol On Water And Health To The Convention On The Protection And Use Of Transboundary Watercourses And International Lakes Art.16.3.a (a) Review the policies for and methodological approaches to the prevention, control and reduction of water-related disease, promote their convergence, and strengthen transboundary and international cooperation in accordance with articles 11, 12, 13 and 14;
3303 Protocol On Water And Health To The Convention On The Protection And Use Of Transboundary Watercourses And International Lakes Art.16.3.b (b) Evaluate progress in implementing this Protocol on the basis of information provided by the Parties in accordance with guidelines established by the Meeting of the Parties. Such guidelines shall avoid duplication of effort in reporting requirements;
3303 Protocol On Water And Health To The Convention On The Protection And Use Of Transboundary Watercourses And International Lakes Art.16.3.c (c) Be kept informed on progress made in the implementation of the Convention;
3303 Protocol On Water And Health To The Convention On The Protection And Use Of Transboundary Watercourses And International Lakes Art.16.3.d (d) Exchange information with the Meeting of the Parties to the Convention, and consider the possibilities for joint action with it;
3303 Protocol On Water And Health To The Convention On The Protection And Use Of Transboundary Watercourses And International Lakes Art.16.3.e (e) Seek, where appropriate, the services of relevant bodies of the Economic Commission for Europe and of the Regional Committee for Europe of the World Health Organization;
3303 Protocol On Water And Health To The Convention On The Protection And Use Of Transboundary Watercourses And International Lakes Art.16.3.f (f) Establish the modalities for the participation of other competent international governmental and non-governmental bodies in all meetings and other activities pertinent to the achievement of the purposes of this Protocol;
3303 Protocol On Water And Health To The Convention On The Protection And Use Of Transboundary Watercourses And International Lakes Art.16.3.g (g) Consider the need for further provisions on access to information, public participation in decision-making and public access to judicial and administrative review of decisions within the scope of this Protocol, in the light of experience gained on these matters in other international forums;
3303 Protocol On Water And Health To The Convention On The Protection And Use Of Transboundary Watercourses And International Lakes Art.16.3.h (h) Establish a programme of work, including projects to be carried out jointly under this Protocol and the Convention, and set up any bodies needed to implement this programme of work;
3303 Protocol On Water And Health To The Convention On The Protection And Use Of Transboundary Watercourses And International Lakes Art.16.3.i (i) Consider and adopt guidelines and recommendations which promote the implementation of the provisions of this Protocol;
3303 Protocol On Water And Health To The Convention On The Protection And Use Of Transboundary Watercourses And International Lakes Art.16.3.j (j) At the first meeting, consider and by consensus adopt rules of procedure for their meetings. These rules of procedure shall contain provision to promote harmonious cooperation with the Meeting of the Parties to the Convention;
3303 Protocol On Water And Health To The Convention On The Protection And Use Of Transboundary Watercourses And International Lakes Art.16.3.k (k) Consider and adopt proposals for amendments to this Protocol;
3303 Protocol On Water And Health To The Convention On The Protection And Use Of Transboundary Watercourses And International Lakes Art.16.3.l (l) Consider and undertake any additional action that may be required for the achievement of the purposes of this Protocol.
3297 Convention On The Protection Of The Rhine Art.7 Article 7 Organisation of the Commission
3297 Convention On The Protection Of The Rhine Art.7.1 1. The Commission shall consist of the delegations of the Contracting Parties. Each Contracting Party shall appoint its delegates, one of whom shall be head of delegation.
3297 Convention On The Protection Of The Rhine Art.7.2 2. The delegations may enlist the services of experts.
3297 Convention On The Protection Of The Rhine Art.7.3 3. The Commission shall be chaired for three years by each delegation in turn in the order of Contracting Parties listed in the preamble. The delegation chairing the Commission shall appoint the Chairman. The Chairman shall not act as spokesman for his delegation. Should a Contracting Party waive its right to chair the Commission, the next Contracting Party shall take the Chair.
3297 Convention On The Protection Of The Rhine Art.7.4 4. The Commission shall draft its rules of procedure and financial regulations.
3297 Convention On The Protection Of The Rhine Art.7.5 5. The Commission shall decide on matters of internal organisation, the working structure it deems necessary and the annual operating budget.
3288 Convention On Access To Information, Public Participation In Decision-Making And Access To Justice In Environmental Matters Art.10 Article 10
3288 Convention On Access To Information, Public Participation In Decision-Making And Access To Justice In Environmental Matters Art.10.1 1. The first meeting of the Parties shall be convened no later than one year after the date of the entry into force of this Convention. Thereafter, an ordinary meeting of the Parties shall be held at least once every two years, unless otherwise decided by the Parties, or at the written request of any Party, provided that, within six months of the request being communicated to all Parties by the Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Europe, the said request is supported by at least one third of the Parties.
3288 Convention On Access To Information, Public Participation In Decision-Making And Access To Justice In Environmental Matters Art.10.2 2. At their meetings, the Parties shall keep under continuous review the implementation of this Convention on the basis of regular reporting by the Parties, and, with this purpose in mind, shall:
3288 Convention On Access To Information, Public Participation In Decision-Making And Access To Justice In Environmental Matters Art.10.2.a (a) Review the policies for and legal and methodological approaches to access to information, public participation in decision-making and access to justice in environmental matters, with a view to further improving them;
3288 Convention On Access To Information, Public Participation In Decision-Making And Access To Justice In Environmental Matters Art.10.2.b (b) Exchange information regarding experience gained in concluding and implementing bilateral and multilateral agreements or other arrangements having relevance to the purposes of this Convention and to which one or more of the Parties are a party;
3288 Convention On Access To Information, Public Participation In Decision-Making And Access To Justice In Environmental Matters Art.10.2.c (c) Seek, where appropriate, the services of relevant ECE bodies and other competent international bodies and specific committees in all aspects pertinent to the achievement of the purposes of this Convention;
3288 Convention On Access To Information, Public Participation In Decision-Making And Access To Justice In Environmental Matters Art.10.2.d (d) Establish any subsidiary bodies as they deem necessary;
3288 Convention On Access To Information, Public Participation In Decision-Making And Access To Justice In Environmental Matters Art.10.2.e (e) Prepare, where appropriate, protocols to this Convention;
3288 Convention On Access To Information, Public Participation In Decision-Making And Access To Justice In Environmental Matters Art.10.2.f (f) Consider and adopt proposals for amendments to this Convention in accordance with the provisions of article 14;
3288 Convention On Access To Information, Public Participation In Decision-Making And Access To Justice In Environmental Matters Art.10.2.g (g) Consider and undertake any additional action that may be required for the achievement of the purposes of this Convention;
3288 Convention On Access To Information, Public Participation In Decision-Making And Access To Justice In Environmental Matters Art.10.2.h (h) At their first meeting, consider and by consensus adopt rules of procedure for their meetings and the meetings of subsidiary bodies;
3288 Convention On Access To Information, Public Participation In Decision-Making And Access To Justice In Environmental Matters Art.10.2.h.i (i) At their first meeting, review their experience in implementing the provisions of article 5, paragraph 9, and consider what steps are necessary to develop further the system referred to in that paragraph, taking into account international processes and developments, including the elaboration of an appropriate instrument concerning pollution release and transfer registers or inventories which could be annexed to this Convention.
3288 Convention On Access To Information, Public Participation In Decision-Making And Access To Justice In Environmental Matters Art.10.3 3. The Meeting of the Parties may, as necessary, consider establishing financial arrangements on a consensus basis.
3288 Convention On Access To Information, Public Participation In Decision-Making And Access To Justice In Environmental Matters Art.10.4 4. The United Nations, its specialized agencies and the International Atomic Energy Agency, as well as any State or regional economic integration organization entitled under article 17 to sign this Convention but which is not a Party to this Convention, and any intergovernmental organization qualified in the fields to which this Convention relates, shall be entitled to participate as observers in the meetings of the Parties.
3288 Convention On Access To Information, Public Participation In Decision-Making And Access To Justice In Environmental Matters Art.10.5 5. Any non-governmental organization, qualified in the fields to which this Convention relates, which has informed the Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Europe of its wish to be represented at a meeting of the Parties shall be entitled to participate as an observer unless at least one third of the Parties present in the meeting raise objections.
3288 Convention On Access To Information, Public Participation In Decision-Making And Access To Justice In Environmental Matters Art.10.6 6. For the purposes of paragraphs 4 and 5 above, the rules of procedure referred to in paragraph 2 (h) above shall provide for practical arrangements for the admittance procedure and other relevant terms.
3287 Protocol On Persistent Organic Pollutants To The Convention On Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution Art.12 Article 12
3287 Protocol On Persistent Organic Pollutants To The Convention On Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution Art.12.1 1. In the event of a dispute between any two or more Parties concerning the interpretation or application of the present Protocol, the Parties concerned shall seek a settlement of the dispute through negotiation or any other peaceful means of their own choice. The parties to the dispute shall inform the Executive Body of their dispute.
3287 Protocol On Persistent Organic Pollutants To The Convention On Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution Art.12.2 2. When ratifying, accepting, approving or acceding to the present Protocol, or at anytime thereafter, a Party which is not a regional economic integration organization may declare in a written instrument submitted to the Depositary that, in respect of any dispute concerning the interpretation or application of the Protocol, it recognizes one or both of the following means of dispute settlement as compulsory ipso facto and without special agreement, in relation to any Party accepting the same obligation:
3287 Protocol On Persistent Organic Pollutants To The Convention On Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution Art.12.2.a (a) Submission of the dispute to the International Court of Justice;
3287 Protocol On Persistent Organic Pollutants To The Convention On Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution Art.12.2.b (b) Arbitration in accordance with procedures to be adopted by the Parties at a session of the Executive Body, as soon as practicable, in an annex on arbitration. A Party which is a regional economic integration organization may make a declaration with like effect in relation to arbitration in accordance with the procedures referred to in subparagraph (b) above.
3287 Protocol On Persistent Organic Pollutants To The Convention On Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution Art.12.3 3. A declaration made under paragraph 2 above shall remain in force until it expires in accordance with its terms or until three months after written notice of its revocation has been deposited with the Depositary.
3287 Protocol On Persistent Organic Pollutants To The Convention On Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution Art.12.4 4. A new declaration, a notice of revocation or the expiry of a declaration shall not in any way affect proceedings pending before the International Court of Justice or the arbitral tribunal, unless the parties to the dispute agree otherwise.
3287 Protocol On Persistent Organic Pollutants To The Convention On Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution Art.12.5 5. Except in a case where the parties to a dispute have accepted the same means of dispute settlement under paragraph 2, if after twelve months following notification by one Party to another that a dispute exists between them, the Parties concerned have not been able to settle their dispute through the means mentioned in paragraph 1 above, the dispute shall be submitted, at the request of any of the parties to the dispute, to conciliation.
3287 Protocol On Persistent Organic Pollutants To The Convention On Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution Art.12.6 6. For the purpose of paragraph 5, a conciliation commission shall be created. The commission shall be composed of equal numbers of members appointed by each Party concerned or, where the Parties in conciliation share the same interest, by the group sharing that interest, and a chairperson chosen jointly by the members so appointed. The commission shall render a recommendatory award, which the Parties shall consider in good faith.
3282 Agreement On The International Dolphin Conservation Program Art.10 Article X Scientific Advisory Board
3282 Agreement On The International Dolphin Conservation Program Art.10.1x The functions of the Scientific Advisory Board, established pursuant to the La Jolla Agreement, shall be those set forth in Annex V. The Scientific Advisory Board shall be composed and shall operate in accordance with the provisions of Annex V.
3282 Agreement On The International Dolphin Conservation Program Art.12 Article XII International Review Panel
3282 Agreement On The International Dolphin Conservation Program Art.12.1x The functions of the International Review Panel (IRP), established pursuant to the La Jolla Agreement, shall be those set forth in Annex VII. The IRP shall be composed and shall operate in accordance with the provisions of Annex VII.
3282 Agreement On The International Dolphin Conservation Program Art.13 Article XIII On-Board Observer Program
3282 Agreement On The International Dolphin Conservation Program Art.13.1x The On-Board Observer Program established pursuant to the La Jolla Agreement shall operate in accordance with Annex II.
3264 Joint Convention On The Safety Of Spent Fuel Management And On The Safety Of Radioactive Waste Management Art.20 ARTICLE 20. REGULATORY BODY
3264 Joint Convention On The Safety Of Spent Fuel Management And On The Safety Of Radioactive Waste Management Art.20.1 1. Each Contracting Party shall establish or designate a regulatory body entrusted with the implementation of the legislative and regulatory framework referred to in Article 19, and provided with adequate authority, competence and financial and human resources to fulfill its assigned responsibilities.
3264 Joint Convention On The Safety Of Spent Fuel Management And On The Safety Of Radioactive Waste Management Art.20.2 2. Each Contracting Party, in accordance with its legislative and regulatory framework, shall take the appropriate steps to ensure the effective independence of the regulatory functions from other functions where organizations are involved in both spent fuel or radioactive waste management and in their regulation.
3264 Joint Convention On The Safety Of Spent Fuel Management And On The Safety Of Radioactive Waste Management Art.41 ARTICLE 41. AMENDMENTS TO THE CONVENTION
3264 Joint Convention On The Safety Of Spent Fuel Management And On The Safety Of Radioactive Waste Management Art.41.1 1. Any Contracting Party may propose an amendment to this Convention. Proposed amendments shall be considered at a review meeting or at an extraordinary meeting.
3264 Joint Convention On The Safety Of Spent Fuel Management And On The Safety Of Radioactive Waste Management Art.41.2 2. The text of any proposed amendment and the reasons for it shall be provided to the Depositary who shall communicate the proposal to the Contracting Parties at least ninety days before the meeting for which it is submitted for consideration. Any comments received on such a proposal shall be circulated by the Depositary to the Contracting Parties.
3264 Joint Convention On The Safety Of Spent Fuel Management And On The Safety Of Radioactive Waste Management Art.41.3 3. The Contracting Parties shall decide after consideration of the proposed amendment whether to adopt it by consensus, or, in the absence of consensus, to submit it to a Diplomatic Conference. A decision to submit a proposed amendment to a Diplomatic Conference shall require a two-thirds majority vote of the Contracting Parties present and voting at the meeting, provided that at least one half of the Contracting Parties are present at the time of voting.
3264 Joint Convention On The Safety Of Spent Fuel Management And On The Safety Of Radioactive Waste Management Art.41.4 4. The Diplomatic Conference to consider and adopt amendments to this Convention shall be convened by the Depositary and held no later than one year after the appropriate decision taken in accordance with paragraph 3 of this article. The Diplomatic Conference shall make every effort to ensure amendments are adopted by consensus. Should this not be possible, amendments shall be adopted with a two-thirds majority of all Contracting Parties.
3264 Joint Convention On The Safety Of Spent Fuel Management And On The Safety Of Radioactive Waste Management Art.41.5 5. Amendments to this Convention adopted pursuant to paragraphs 3 and 4 above shall be subject to ratification, acceptance, approval, or confirmation by the Contracting Parties and shall enter into force for those Contracting Parties which have ratified, accepted, approved or confirmed them on the ninetieth day after the receipt by the Depositary of the relevant instruments of at least two thirds of the Contracting Parties. For a Contracting Party which subsequently ratifies, accepts, approves or confirms the said amendments, the amendments will enter into force on the ninetieth day after that Contracting Party has deposited its relevant instrument.
3261 Convention On The Law Of The Non-Navigational Uses Of International Watercourses Art.33 Article 33
3261 Convention On The Law Of The Non-Navigational Uses Of International Watercourses Art.33.1 1. In the event of a dispute between two or more Parties concerning the interpretation or application of the present Convention, the Parties concerned shall, in the absence of an applicable agreement between them, seek a settlement of the dispute by peaceful means in accordance with the following provisions.
3261 Convention On The Law Of The Non-Navigational Uses Of International Watercourses Art.33.10 10. When ratifying, accepting, approving or acceding to the present Convention, or at any time thereafter, a Party which is not a regional economic integration organization may declare in a written instrument submitted to the Depositary that, in respect of any dispute not resolved in accordance with paragraph 2, it recognizes as compulsory ipso facto and without special agreement in relation to any Party accepting the same obligation:
3261 Convention On The Law Of The Non-Navigational Uses Of International Watercourses Art.33.10.a (a) Submission of the dispute to the International Court of Justice; and/or
3261 Convention On The Law Of The Non-Navigational Uses Of International Watercourses Art.33.10.b (b) Arbitration by an arbitral tribunal established and operating, unless the parties to the dispute otherwise agreed, in accordance with the procedure laid down in the Annex to the present Convention.
3261 Convention On The Law Of The Non-Navigational Uses Of International Watercourses Art.33.2 2. If the Parties concerned cannot reach agreement by negotiation requested by one of them, they may jointly seek the good offices of, or request mediation or conciliation by, a third party, or make use, as appropriate, of any joint watercourse institutions that may have been established by them or agree to submit the dispute to arbitration or to the International Court of Justice.
3261 Convention On The Law Of The Non-Navigational Uses Of International Watercourses Art.33.3 3. Subject to the operation of paragraph 10, if after six months from the time of the request for negotiations referred to in paragraph 2, the Parties concerned have not been able to settle their dispute through negotiation or any other means referred to in paragraph 2, the dispute shall be submitted, at the request of any of the parties to the dispute, to impartial fact-finding in accordance with paragraphs 4 to 9, unless the Parties otherwise agree.
3261 Convention On The Law Of The Non-Navigational Uses Of International Watercourses Art.33.4 4. A Fact-finding Commission shall be established, composed of one member nominated by each Party concerned and in addition a member not having the nationality of any of the Parties concerned chosen by the nominated members who shall serve as Chairman.
3261 Convention On The Law Of The Non-Navigational Uses Of International Watercourses Art.33.5 5. If the members nominated by the Parties are unable to agree on a Chairman within three months of the request for the establishment of the Commission, any Party concerned may request the Secretary-General of the United Nations to appoint the Chairman who shall not have the nationality of any of the parties to the dispute or of any riparian State of the watercourse concerned. If one of the Parties fails to nominate a member within three months of the initial request pursuant to paragraph 3, any other Party concerned may request the Secretary-General of the United Nations to appoint a person who shall not have the nationality of any of the parties to the dispute or of any riparian State of the watercourse concerned. The person so appointed shall constitute a single-member Commission.
3261 Convention On The Law Of The Non-Navigational Uses Of International Watercourses Art.33.6 6. The Commission shall determine its own procedure.
3261 Convention On The Law Of The Non-Navigational Uses Of International Watercourses Art.33.7 7. The Parties concerned have the obligation to provide the Commission with such information as it may require and, on request, to permit the Commission to have access to their respective territory and to inspect any facilities, plant, equipment, construction or natural feature relevant for the purpose of its inquiry.
3261 Convention On The Law Of The Non-Navigational Uses Of International Watercourses Art.33.8 8. The Commission shall adopt its report by a majority vote, unless it is a single-member Commission, and shall submit that report to the Parties concerned setting forth its findings and the reasons therefore and such recommendations as it deems appropriate for an equitable solution of the dispute, which the Parties concerned shall consider in good faith.
3261 Convention On The Law Of The Non-Navigational Uses Of International Watercourses Art.33.9 9. The expenses of the Commission shall be borne equally by the Parties concerned.
3255 Inter-American Convention For The Protection And Conservation Of Sea Turtles Art.7 ARTICLE VII
3255 Inter-American Convention For The Protection And Conservation Of Sea Turtles Art.7.1 1. At their first meeting, the Parties shall establish a Consultative Committee of Experts, hereinafter referred to as "the Consultative Committee", which shall be constituted as follows:
3255 Inter-American Convention For The Protection And Conservation Of Sea Turtles Art.7.1.a a. Each Party may appoint one representative to the Consultative Committee, who may be accompanied at each meeting by advisors;
3255 Inter-American Convention For The Protection And Conservation Of Sea Turtles Art.7.1.b b. The Parties shall also appoint, by consensus, three representatives with recognized expertise in matters pertaining to this Convention, from each of the following groups:
3255 Inter-American Convention For The Protection And Conservation Of Sea Turtles Art.7.1.b.i (i) the scientific community;
3255 Inter-American Convention For The Protection And Conservation Of Sea Turtles Art.7.1.b.ii (ii) the private sector; and
3255 Inter-American Convention For The Protection And Conservation Of Sea Turtles Art.7.1.b.iii (iii) nongovernmental organizations.
3255 Inter-American Convention For The Protection And Conservation Of Sea Turtles Art.7.2 2. The functions of the Consultative Committee shall be to:
3255 Inter-American Convention For The Protection And Conservation Of Sea Turtles Art.7.2.a a. Review and analyze the reports referred to in Article XI, and any other information relating to the protection and conservation of populations of sea turtles and their habitats;
3255 Inter-American Convention For The Protection And Conservation Of Sea Turtles Art.7.2.b b. Solicit from any Party additional relevant information relating to the implementation of the measures set forth in this Convention or adopted pursuant thereto;
3255 Inter-American Convention For The Protection And Conservation Of Sea Turtles Art.7.2.c c. Examine reports concerning the environmental, socio-economic and cultural impact on affected communities resulting from the measures set forth in this Convention or adopted pursuant thereto;
3255 Inter-American Convention For The Protection And Conservation Of Sea Turtles Art.7.2.d d. Evaluate the efficiency of the different measures proposed to reduce the capture and incidental mortality of sea turtles, as well as the efficiency of different kinds of TEDs;
3255 Inter-American Convention For The Protection And Conservation Of Sea Turtles Art.7.2.e e. Present a report to the Parties on its work, including, as appropriate, recommendations on the adoption of additional conservation and management measures to promote the objective of this Convention;
3255 Inter-American Convention For The Protection And Conservation Of Sea Turtles Art.7.2.f f. Consider reports of the Scientific Committee;
3255 Inter-American Convention For The Protection And Conservation Of Sea Turtles Art.7.2.g g. Perform such other functions as the Parties may assign.
3255 Inter-American Convention For The Protection And Conservation Of Sea Turtles Art.7.3 3. The Consultative Committee shall meet at least once a year for the first three years after the entry into force of the Convention, and after that in accordance with decisions made by the Parties.
3255 Inter-American Convention For The Protection And Conservation Of Sea Turtles Art.7.4 4. The Parties may establish expert groups to advise the Consultative Committee.
3255 Inter-American Convention For The Protection And Conservation Of Sea Turtles Art.8 ARTICLE VIII
3255 Inter-American Convention For The Protection And Conservation Of Sea Turtles Art.8.1 1. At their first meeting, the Parties shall establish a Scientific Committee which shall be comprised of representatives designated by the Parties and which shall meet, preferably, prior to the meetings of the Consultative Committee.
3255 Inter-American Convention For The Protection And Conservation Of Sea Turtles Art.8.2 2. The functions of the Scientific Committee shall be to:
3255 Inter-American Convention For The Protection And Conservation Of Sea Turtles Art.8.2.a a. Examine and, as appropriate, conduct research on sea turtles covered by this Convention, including research on their biology and population dynamics;
3255 Inter-American Convention For The Protection And Conservation Of Sea Turtles Art.8.2.b b. Evaluate the environmental impact on sea turtles and their habitats of activities such as fishing operations and the exploitation of marine resources, coastal development, dredging, pollution, clogging of estuaries and reef deterioration, among other things, as well as the potential impact of activities undertaken as a result of exceptions to the measures allowed in accordance with this Convention;
3255 Inter-American Convention For The Protection And Conservation Of Sea Turtles Art.8.2.c c. Analyze relevant research conducted by the Parties;
3255 Inter-American Convention For The Protection And Conservation Of Sea Turtles Art.8.2.d d. Formulate recommendations for the protection and conservation of sea turtles and their habitats;
3255 Inter-American Convention For The Protection And Conservation Of Sea Turtles Art.8.2.e e. Make recommendations on scientific and technical matters at the request of any Party regarding specific matters related to this Convention;
3255 Inter-American Convention For The Protection And Conservation Of Sea Turtles Art.8.2.f f. Perform such other scientific functions as the Parties may assign.
3254 Agreement On The Conservation Of Cetaceans Of The Black Sea, Mediterranean Sea And Contiguous Atlantic Area Art.3 Article III
3254 Agreement On The Conservation Of Cetaceans Of The Black Sea, Mediterranean Sea And Contiguous Atlantic Area Art.3.1 1. The Meeting of the Parties shall be the decision-making body of this Agreement.
3254 Agreement On The Conservation Of Cetaceans Of The Black Sea, Mediterranean Sea And Contiguous Atlantic Area Art.3.2 2. The Depositary shall convene, in consultation with the Secretariat of the Convention, a session of the Meeting of the Parties to this Agreement not later than one year after the date of its entry into force. Thereafter, the Agreement secretariat shall convene, in consultation with the Secretariat of the Convention, ordinary sessions of the Meeting of the Parties at intervals of not more than three years, unless the Meeting of the Parties decides otherwise.
3254 Agreement On The Conservation Of Cetaceans Of The Black Sea, Mediterranean Sea And Contiguous Atlantic Area Art.3.3 3. The Agreement secretariat shall convene an extraordinary session of the Meeting of the Parties on the written request of at least two thirds of the Parties.
3254 Agreement On The Conservation Of Cetaceans Of The Black Sea, Mediterranean Sea And Contiguous Atlantic Area Art.3.4 4. The United Nations, its Specialized Agencies, the International Atomic Energy Agency, any State not a Party to this Agreement, secretariats of other global and regional conventions or agreements concerned inter alia with the conservation of cetaceans, and regional or subregional fisheries management organizations with competence for species found temporarily or permanently resident in the Agreement area may be represented by observers in sessions of the Meeting of the Parties. Any other agency or body technically qualified in the conservation of cetaceans may be represented at sessions of the Meeting of the Parties by observers, unless at least one third of the Parties present object. Once admitted to a session of the Meeting of the Parties, an observer shall continue to be entitled to participate in future sessions unless one third of the Parties object at least thirty days before the start of the session.
3254 Agreement On The Conservation Of Cetaceans Of The Black Sea, Mediterranean Sea And Contiguous Atlantic Area Art.3.5 5. Only Parties have the right to vote. Each Party shall have one vote. Regional economic integration organizations which are Parties to this Agreement shall exercise, in matters within their competence, their right to vote with a number of votes equal to the number of their member States which are Parties to the Agreement. A regional economic integration organization shall not exercise its right to vote if its member States exercise theirs and vice versa.
3254 Agreement On The Conservation Of Cetaceans Of The Black Sea, Mediterranean Sea And Contiguous Atlantic Area Art.3.6 6. All decisions of the Meeting of the Parties shall be adopted by consensus except as otherwise provided in Article X of this Agreement. However, if consensus cannot be achieved in respect of matters covered by the annexes to the Agreement, a decision may be adopted by a two thirds majority of the Parties present and voting. In the event of a vote, any Party may, within one hundred and fifty days, notify the Depositary in writing of its intention not to apply the said decision.
3254 Agreement On The Conservation Of Cetaceans Of The Black Sea, Mediterranean Sea And Contiguous Atlantic Area Art.3.7 7. At its first session, the Meeting of the Parties shall:
3254 Agreement On The Conservation Of Cetaceans Of The Black Sea, Mediterranean Sea And Contiguous Atlantic Area Art.3.7.a a) adopt its rules of procedure;
3254 Agreement On The Conservation Of Cetaceans Of The Black Sea, Mediterranean Sea And Contiguous Atlantic Area Art.3.7.b b) establish an Agreement secretariat to perform the secretariat functions listed in Article IV of this Agreement;
3254 Agreement On The Conservation Of Cetaceans Of The Black Sea, Mediterranean Sea And Contiguous Atlantic Area Art.3.7.c c) designate in each subregion, within an existing institution, a Co-ordination unit to facilitate implementation of the measures prescribed in Annex 2 to this Agreement;
3254 Agreement On The Conservation Of Cetaceans Of The Black Sea, Mediterranean Sea And Contiguous Atlantic Area Art.3.7.d d) elect a Bureau as provided for in Article VI;
3254 Agreement On The Conservation Of Cetaceans Of The Black Sea, Mediterranean Sea And Contiguous Atlantic Area Art.3.7.e e) establish a Scientific Committee, as provided for in Article VII; and
3254 Agreement On The Conservation Of Cetaceans Of The Black Sea, Mediterranean Sea And Contiguous Atlantic Area Art.3.7.f f) decide on the format and content of Party reports on the implementation of the Agreement, as provided for in Article VIII.
3254 Agreement On The Conservation Of Cetaceans Of The Black Sea, Mediterranean Sea And Contiguous Atlantic Area Art.3.8 8. At each of its ordinary sessions, the Meeting of the Parties shall:
3254 Agreement On The Conservation Of Cetaceans Of The Black Sea, Mediterranean Sea And Contiguous Atlantic Area Art.3.8.a a) review scientific assessments of the conservation status of cetaceans of the Agreement area and the habitats which are important to their survival, as well as the factors which may affect them unfavourably;
3254 Agreement On The Conservation Of Cetaceans Of The Black Sea, Mediterranean Sea And Contiguous Atlantic Area Art.3.8.b b) review the progress made and any difficulties encountered in the implementation of this Agreement on the basis of the reports of the Parties and of the Agreement secretariat;
3254 Agreement On The Conservation Of Cetaceans Of The Black Sea, Mediterranean Sea And Contiguous Atlantic Area Art.3.8.c c) make recommendations to the Parties as it deems necessary or appropriate and adopt specific actions to improve the effectiveness of this Agreement;
3254 Agreement On The Conservation Of Cetaceans Of The Black Sea, Mediterranean Sea And Contiguous Atlantic Area Art.3.8.d d) examine and decide upon any proposals to amend, as may be necessary, this Agreement;
3254 Agreement On The Conservation Of Cetaceans Of The Black Sea, Mediterranean Sea And Contiguous Atlantic Area Art.3.8.e e) adopt a budget for the next financial period and decide upon any matters relating to the financial arrangements for this Agreement;
3254 Agreement On The Conservation Of Cetaceans Of The Black Sea, Mediterranean Sea And Contiguous Atlantic Area Art.3.8.f f) review the arrangements for the Agreement secretariat, the Co-ordination units and the Scientific Committee;
3254 Agreement On The Conservation Of Cetaceans Of The Black Sea, Mediterranean Sea And Contiguous Atlantic Area Art.3.8.g g) adopt a report for communication to the Parties to this Agreement and to the Conference of the Parties of the Convention;
3254 Agreement On The Conservation Of Cetaceans Of The Black Sea, Mediterranean Sea And Contiguous Atlantic Area Art.3.8.h h) agree on the provisional time and venue of the next meeting; and
3254 Agreement On The Conservation Of Cetaceans Of The Black Sea, Mediterranean Sea And Contiguous Atlantic Area Art.3.8.i i) deal with any other matter relating to implementation of this Agreement.
3254 Agreement On The Conservation Of Cetaceans Of The Black Sea, Mediterranean Sea And Contiguous Atlantic Area Art.6 Article VI
3254 Agreement On The Conservation Of Cetaceans Of The Black Sea, Mediterranean Sea And Contiguous Atlantic Area Art.6.1 1. The Meeting of the Parties shall elect a Bureau consisting of the Chairperson and Vice-Chairpersons of the Meeting of the Parties, and shall adopt rules of procedure for the Bureau, as proposed by the Agreement secretariat. The Chairperson of the Scientific Committee shall be invited to participate as an observer in the meetings of the Bureau. Whenever necessary, the Agreement secretariat shall provide secretariat services.
3254 Agreement On The Conservation Of Cetaceans Of The Black Sea, Mediterranean Sea And Contiguous Atlantic Area Art.6.2 2. The Bureau shall:
3254 Agreement On The Conservation Of Cetaceans Of The Black Sea, Mediterranean Sea And Contiguous Atlantic Area Art.6.2.a a) provide general policy guidance and operational and financial direction to the Agreement secretariat and the Co-ordination units concerning the implementation and promotion of the Agreement;
3254 Agreement On The Conservation Of Cetaceans Of The Black Sea, Mediterranean Sea And Contiguous Atlantic Area Art.6.2.b b) carry out, between sessions of the Meeting of the Parties, such interim activities on its behalf as may be necessary or assigned to it by the Meeting of the Parties; and
3254 Agreement On The Conservation Of Cetaceans Of The Black Sea, Mediterranean Sea And Contiguous Atlantic Area Art.6.2.c c) represent the Parties vis-à-vis the Government(s) of the host country (or countries) of the Agreement secretariat and the Meeting of the Parties, the Depositary and other international organizations on matters relating to this Agreement and its secretariat.
3254 Agreement On The Conservation Of Cetaceans Of The Black Sea, Mediterranean Sea And Contiguous Atlantic Area Art.6.3 3. At the request of its Chairperson, the Bureau shall normally meet once per annum at the invitation of the Agreement secretariat, which shall inform all Parties of the date, venue and agenda of such meetings.
3254 Agreement On The Conservation Of Cetaceans Of The Black Sea, Mediterranean Sea And Contiguous Atlantic Area Art.6.4 4. The Bureau shall provide a report on its activities for each session of the Meeting of the Parties which will be circulated to all Parties in advance of the session by the Agreement secretariat.
3254 Agreement On The Conservation Of Cetaceans Of The Black Sea, Mediterranean Sea And Contiguous Atlantic Area Art.7 Article VII
3254 Agreement On The Conservation Of Cetaceans Of The Black Sea, Mediterranean Sea And Contiguous Atlantic Area Art.7.1 1. A Scientific Committee, comprising persons qualified as experts in cetacean conservation science, shall be established as an advisory body to the Meeting of the Parties. The Meeting of the Parties will entrust the functions of the Scientific Committee to an existing organization in the Agreement area that assures geographically-balanced representation.
3254 Agreement On The Conservation Of Cetaceans Of The Black Sea, Mediterranean Sea And Contiguous Atlantic Area Art.7.2 2. Meetings of the Scientific Committee shall be convened by the Agreement secretariat at the request of the Meeting of the Parties.
3254 Agreement On The Conservation Of Cetaceans Of The Black Sea, Mediterranean Sea And Contiguous Atlantic Area Art.7.3 3. The Scientific Committee shall:
3254 Agreement On The Conservation Of Cetaceans Of The Black Sea, Mediterranean Sea And Contiguous Atlantic Area Art.7.3.a a) provide advice to the Meeting of the Parties on scientific and technical matters having a bearing on the implementation of the Agreement, and to individual Parties between sessions, as appropriate, through the Co-ordination unit of the subregion concerned;
3254 Agreement On The Conservation Of Cetaceans Of The Black Sea, Mediterranean Sea And Contiguous Atlantic Area Art.7.3.b b) advise on the guidelines as provided for in Article IV, paragraph 3, assess the reviews prepared in accordance with Annex 2 to this Agreement and formulate recommendations to the Meeting of the Parties relating to their development, contents and implementation;
3254 Agreement On The Conservation Of Cetaceans Of The Black Sea, Mediterranean Sea And Contiguous Atlantic Area Art.7.3.c c) conduct scientific assessments of the conservation status of cetacean populations;
3254 Agreement On The Conservation Of Cetaceans Of The Black Sea, Mediterranean Sea And Contiguous Atlantic Area Art.7.3.d d) advise on the development and co-ordination of international research and monitoring programmes, and make recommendations to the Meeting of the Parties concerning further research to be carried out;
3254 Agreement On The Conservation Of Cetaceans Of The Black Sea, Mediterranean Sea And Contiguous Atlantic Area Art.7.3.e e) facilitate the exchange of scientific information and of conservation techniques;
3254 Agreement On The Conservation Of Cetaceans Of The Black Sea, Mediterranean Sea And Contiguous Atlantic Area Art.7.3.f f) prepare for each session of the Meeting of the Parties a report of its activities which shall be submitted to the Agreement secretariat not less than one hundred and twenty days before the session of the Meeting of the Parties and circulated forthwith by the Agreement secretariat to all Parties;
3254 Agreement On The Conservation Of Cetaceans Of The Black Sea, Mediterranean Sea And Contiguous Atlantic Area Art.7.3.g g) render timely advice on the exceptions of which it has been informed pursuant to Article II, paragraph 2; and
3254 Agreement On The Conservation Of Cetaceans Of The Black Sea, Mediterranean Sea And Contiguous Atlantic Area Art.7.3.h h) carry out, as may be necessary, other tasks referred to it by the Meeting of the Parties.
3254 Agreement On The Conservation Of Cetaceans Of The Black Sea, Mediterranean Sea And Contiguous Atlantic Area Art.7.4 4. The Scientific Committee, in consultation with the Bureau and the respective Co-ordination units, may establish working groups as may be necessary to deal with specific tasks. The Meeting of the Parties shall agree a fixed budget allocation for this purpose.
3240 International Convention On Liability And Compensation For Damage In Connection With The Carriage Of Hazardous And Noxious Substances By Sea Art.13 Article 13
3240 International Convention On Liability And Compensation For Damage In Connection With The Carriage Of Hazardous And Noxious Substances By Sea Art.13.1 1. The International Hazardous and Noxious Substances Fund (HNS Fund) is hereby established with the following aims:
3240 International Convention On Liability And Compensation For Damage In Connection With The Carriage Of Hazardous And Noxious Substances By Sea Art.13.1.a (a) to provide compensation for damage in connection with the carriage of hazardous and noxious substances by sea, to the extent that the protection afforded by Chapter II is inadequate or not available; and
3240 International Convention On Liability And Compensation For Damage In Connection With The Carriage Of Hazardous And Noxious Substances By Sea Art.13.1.b (b) to give effect to the related tasks set out in Article 15.
3240 International Convention On Liability And Compensation For Damage In Connection With The Carriage Of Hazardous And Noxious Substances By Sea Art.13.2 2. The HNS Fund shall in each State Party be recognized as a legal person capable under the laws of that State of assuming rights and obligations and of being a party in legal proceedings before the courts of that State. Each State Party shall recognize the Director as the legal representative of the HNS Fund.
3240 International Convention On Liability And Compensation For Damage In Connection With The Carriage Of Hazardous And Noxious Substances By Sea Art.16 Article 16
3240 International Convention On Liability And Compensation For Damage In Connection With The Carriage Of Hazardous And Noxious Substances By Sea Art.16.1 1. The HNS Fund shall have a general account, which shall be divided into sectors.
3240 International Convention On Liability And Compensation For Damage In Connection With The Carriage Of Hazardous And Noxious Substances By Sea Art.16.2 2. The HNS Fund shall, subject to Article 19, paragraphs 3 and 4, also have separate accounts in respect of:
3240 International Convention On Liability And Compensation For Damage In Connection With The Carriage Of Hazardous And Noxious Substances By Sea Art.16.2.a (a) oil as defined in Article 1, paragraph 5(a)(i) (oil account);
3240 International Convention On Liability And Compensation For Damage In Connection With The Carriage Of Hazardous And Noxious Substances By Sea Art.16.2.b (b) liquefied natural gases of light hydrocarbons with methane as the main constituent (LNG) (LNG account); and
3240 International Convention On Liability And Compensation For Damage In Connection With The Carriage Of Hazardous And Noxious Substances By Sea Art.16.2.c (c) liquefied petroleum gases of light hydrocarbons with propane and butane as the main constituents (LPG) (LPG account).
3240 International Convention On Liability And Compensation For Damage In Connection With The Carriage Of Hazardous And Noxious Substances By Sea Art.16.3 3. There shall be initial contributions and, as required, annual contributions to the HNS Fund.
3240 International Convention On Liability And Compensation For Damage In Connection With The Carriage Of Hazardous And Noxious Substances By Sea Art.16.4 4. Contributions to the HNS Fund shall be made into the general account in accordance with Article 18, to separate accounts in accordance with Article 19 and to either the general account or separate accounts in accordance with Article 20 or Article 21, paragraph 5. Subject to Article 19, paragraph 6, the general account shall be available to compensate damage caused by hazardous and noxious substances covered by that account, and a separate account shall be available to compensate damage caused by a hazardous and noxious substance covered by that account.
3240 International Convention On Liability And Compensation For Damage In Connection With The Carriage Of Hazardous And Noxious Substances By Sea Art.16.5 5. For the purposes of Article 18, Article 19, paragraph 1(a)(i), paragraph 1(a)(ii) and paragraph 1(c), Article 20 and Article 21, paragraph 5, where the quantity of a given type of contributing cargo received in the territory of a State Party by any person in a calendar year when aggregated with the quantities of the same type of cargo received in the same State Party in that year by any associated person or persons exceeds the limit specified in the respective subparagraphs, such a person shall pay contributions in respect of the actual quantity received by that person notwithstanding that that quantity did not exceed the respective limit.
3240 International Convention On Liability And Compensation For Damage In Connection With The Carriage Of Hazardous And Noxious Substances By Sea Art.16.6 6. "Associated person" means any subsidiary or commonly controlled entity. The question whether a person comes within this definition shall be determined by the national law of the State concerned.
3240 International Convention On Liability And Compensation For Damage In Connection With The Carriage Of Hazardous And Noxious Substances By Sea Art.26 Article 26
3240 International Convention On Liability And Compensation For Damage In Connection With The Carriage Of Hazardous And Noxious Substances By Sea Art.26.1x The functions of the Assembly shall be:
3240 International Convention On Liability And Compensation For Damage In Connection With The Carriage Of Hazardous And Noxious Substances By Sea Art.26.1x.a (a) to elect at each regular session its President and two Vice-Presidents who shall hold office until the next regular session;
3240 International Convention On Liability And Compensation For Damage In Connection With The Carriage Of Hazardous And Noxious Substances By Sea Art.26.1x.b (b) to determine its own rules of procedure, subject to the provisions of this Convention;
3240 International Convention On Liability And Compensation For Damage In Connection With The Carriage Of Hazardous And Noxious Substances By Sea Art.26.1x.c (c) to develop, apply and keep under review internal and financial regulations relating to the aim of the HNS Fund as described in Article 13, paragraph 1(a), and the related tasks of the HNS Fund listed in Article 15;
3240 International Convention On Liability And Compensation For Damage In Connection With The Carriage Of Hazardous And Noxious Substances By Sea Art.26.1x.d (d) to appoint the Director and make provisions for the appointment of such other personnel as may be necessary and determine the terms and conditions of service of the Director and other personnel;
3240 International Convention On Liability And Compensation For Damage In Connection With The Carriage Of Hazardous And Noxious Substances By Sea Art.26.1x.e (e) to adopt the annual budget prepared in accordance with Article 15(b);
3240 International Convention On Liability And Compensation For Damage In Connection With The Carriage Of Hazardous And Noxious Substances By Sea Art.26.1x.f (f) to consider and approve as necessary any recommendation of the Director regarding the scope of definition of contributing cargo;
3240 International Convention On Liability And Compensation For Damage In Connection With The Carriage Of Hazardous And Noxious Substances By Sea Art.26.1x.g (g) to appoint auditors and approve the accounts of the HNS Fund;
3240 International Convention On Liability And Compensation For Damage In Connection With The Carriage Of Hazardous And Noxious Substances By Sea Art.26.1x.h (h) to approve settlements of claims against the HNS Fund, to take decisions in respect of the distribution among claimants of the available amount of compensation in accordance with Article 14 and to determine the terms and conditions according to which provisional payments in respect of claims shall be made with a view to ensuring that victims of damage are compensated as promptly as possible;
3240 International Convention On Liability And Compensation For Damage In Connection With The Carriage Of Hazardous And Noxious Substances By Sea Art.26.1x.i (i) to establish a Committee on Claims for Compensation with at least 7 and not more than 15 members and any temporary or permanent subsidiary body it may consider to be necessary, to define its terms of reference and to give it the authority needed to perform the functions entrusted to it; when appointing the members of such body, the Assembly shall endeavour to secure an equitable geographical distribution of members and to ensure that the States Parties are appropriately represented; the Rules of Procedure of the Assembly may be applied, mutatis mutandis , for the work of such subsidiary body;
3240 International Convention On Liability And Compensation For Damage In Connection With The Carriage Of Hazardous And Noxious Substances By Sea Art.26.1x.j (j) to determine which States not party to this Convention, which Associate Members of the Organization and which intergovernmental and international non-governmental organizations shall be admitted to take part, without voting rights, in meetings of the Assembly and subsidiary bodies;
3240 International Convention On Liability And Compensation For Damage In Connection With The Carriage Of Hazardous And Noxious Substances By Sea Art.26.1x.k (k) to give instructions concerning the administration of the HNS Fund to the Director and subsidiary bodies;
3240 International Convention On Liability And Compensation For Damage In Connection With The Carriage Of Hazardous And Noxious Substances By Sea Art.26.1x.l (l) to supervise the proper execution of this Convention and of its own decisions;
3240 International Convention On Liability And Compensation For Damage In Connection With The Carriage Of Hazardous And Noxious Substances By Sea Art.26.1x.m (m) to review every five years the implementation of this Convention with particular reference to the performance of the system for the calculation of levies and the contribution mechanism for domestic trade; and
3240 International Convention On Liability And Compensation For Damage In Connection With The Carriage Of Hazardous And Noxious Substances By Sea Art.26.1x.n (n) to perform such other functions as are allocated to it under this Convention or are otherwise necessary for the proper operation of the HNS Fund.
3240 International Convention On Liability And Compensation For Damage In Connection With The Carriage Of Hazardous And Noxious Substances By Sea Art.27 Article 27
3240 International Convention On Liability And Compensation For Damage In Connection With The Carriage Of Hazardous And Noxious Substances By Sea Art.27.1 1. Regular sessions of the Assembly shall take place once every calendar year upon convocation by the Director.
3240 International Convention On Liability And Compensation For Damage In Connection With The Carriage Of Hazardous And Noxious Substances By Sea Art.27.2 2. Extraordinary sessions of the Assembly shall be convened by the Director at the request of at least one-third of the members of the Assembly and may be convened on the Director's own initiative after consultation with the President of the Assembly. The Director shall give members at least thirty days' notice of such sessions.
3240 International Convention On Liability And Compensation For Damage In Connection With The Carriage Of Hazardous And Noxious Substances By Sea Art.29 Article 29
3240 International Convention On Liability And Compensation For Damage In Connection With The Carriage Of Hazardous And Noxious Substances By Sea Art.29.1 1. The Secretariat shall comprise the Director and such staff as the administration of the HNS Fund may require.
3240 International Convention On Liability And Compensation For Damage In Connection With The Carriage Of Hazardous And Noxious Substances By Sea Art.29.2 2. The Director shall be the legal representative of the HNS Fund.
3240 International Convention On Liability And Compensation For Damage In Connection With The Carriage Of Hazardous And Noxious Substances By Sea Art.30 Article 30
3240 International Convention On Liability And Compensation For Damage In Connection With The Carriage Of Hazardous And Noxious Substances By Sea Art.30.1 1. The Director shall be the chief administrative officer of the HNS Fund. Subject to the instructions given by the Assembly, the Director shall perform those functions which are assigned to the Director by this Convention, the internal regulations of the HNS Fund and the Assembly.
3240 International Convention On Liability And Compensation For Damage In Connection With The Carriage Of Hazardous And Noxious Substances By Sea Art.30.2 2. The Director shall in particular:
3240 International Convention On Liability And Compensation For Damage In Connection With The Carriage Of Hazardous And Noxious Substances By Sea Art.30.2.a (a) appoint the personnel required for the administration of the HNS Fund;
3240 International Convention On Liability And Compensation For Damage In Connection With The Carriage Of Hazardous And Noxious Substances By Sea Art.30.2.b (b) take all appropriate measures with a view to the proper administration of the assets of the HNS Fund;
3240 International Convention On Liability And Compensation For Damage In Connection With The Carriage Of Hazardous And Noxious Substances By Sea Art.30.2.c (c) collect the contributions due under this Convention while observing in particular the provisions of Article 22, paragraph 2;
3240 International Convention On Liability And Compensation For Damage In Connection With The Carriage Of Hazardous And Noxious Substances By Sea Art.30.2.d (d) to the extent necessary to deal with claims against the HNS Fund and to carry out the other functions of the HNS Fund, employ the services of legal, financial and other experts;
3240 International Convention On Liability And Compensation For Damage In Connection With The Carriage Of Hazardous And Noxious Substances By Sea Art.30.2.e (e) take all appropriate measures for dealing with claims against the HNS Fund, within the limits and on conditions to be laid down in the internal regulations of the HNS Fund, including the final settlement of claims without the prior approval of the Assembly where these regulations so provide;
3240 International Convention On Liability And Compensation For Damage In Connection With The Carriage Of Hazardous And Noxious Substances By Sea Art.30.2.f (f) prepare and submit to the Assembly the financial statements and budget estimates for each calendar year;
3240 International Convention On Liability And Compensation For Damage In Connection With The Carriage Of Hazardous And Noxious Substances By Sea Art.30.2.g (g) prepare, in consultation with the President of the Assembly, and publish a report on the activities of the HNS Fund during the previous calendar year; and
3240 International Convention On Liability And Compensation For Damage In Connection With The Carriage Of Hazardous And Noxious Substances By Sea Art.30.2.h (h) prepare, collect and circulate the documents and information which may be required for the work of the Assembly and subsidiary bodies.
3240 International Convention On Liability And Compensation For Damage In Connection With The Carriage Of Hazardous And Noxious Substances By Sea Art.34 Article 34
3240 International Convention On Liability And Compensation For Damage In Connection With The Carriage Of Hazardous And Noxious Substances By Sea Art.34.1x The following decisions of the Assembly shall require a two-thirds majority:
3240 International Convention On Liability And Compensation For Damage In Connection With The Carriage Of Hazardous And Noxious Substances By Sea Art.34.1x.a (a) a decision under Article 19, paragraphs 4 or 5 to suspend or reinstate the operation of a separate account;
3240 International Convention On Liability And Compensation For Damage In Connection With The Carriage Of Hazardous And Noxious Substances By Sea Art.34.1x.b (b) a decision under Article 22, paragraph 2, not to take or continue action against a contributor;
3240 International Convention On Liability And Compensation For Damage In Connection With The Carriage Of Hazardous And Noxious Substances By Sea Art.34.1x.c (c) the appointment of the Director under Article 26(d);
3240 International Convention On Liability And Compensation For Damage In Connection With The Carriage Of Hazardous And Noxious Substances By Sea Art.34.1x.d (d) the establishment of subsidiary bodies, under Article 26(i), and matters relating to such establishment; and
3240 International Convention On Liability And Compensation For Damage In Connection With The Carriage Of Hazardous And Noxious Substances By Sea Art.34.1x.e (e) a decision under Article 51, paragraph 1, that this Convention shall continue to be in force.
3240 International Convention On Liability And Compensation For Damage In Connection With The Carriage Of Hazardous And Noxious Substances By Sea Art.35 Article 35
3240 International Convention On Liability And Compensation For Damage In Connection With The Carriage Of Hazardous And Noxious Substances By Sea Art.35.1 1. The HNS Fund, its assets, income, including contributions, and other property necessary for the exercise of its functions as described in Article 13, paragraph 1, shall enjoy in all States Parties exemption from all direct taxation.
3240 International Convention On Liability And Compensation For Damage In Connection With The Carriage Of Hazardous And Noxious Substances By Sea Art.35.2 2. When the HNS Fund makes substantial purchases of movable or immovable property, or of services which are necessary for the exercise of its official activities in order to achieve its aims as set out in Article 13, paragraph 1, the cost of which include indirect taxes or sales taxes, the Governments of the States Parties shall take, whenever possible, appropriate measures for the remission or refund of the amount of such duties and taxes. Goods thus acquired shall not be sold against payment or given away free of charge unless it is done according to conditions approved by the Government of the State having granted or supported the remission or refund.
3240 International Convention On Liability And Compensation For Damage In Connection With The Carriage Of Hazardous And Noxious Substances By Sea Art.35.3 3. No exemption shall be accorded in the case of duties, taxes or dues which merely constitute payment for public utility services.
3240 International Convention On Liability And Compensation For Damage In Connection With The Carriage Of Hazardous And Noxious Substances By Sea Art.35.4 4. The HNS Fund shall enjoy exemption from all customs duties, taxes and other related taxes on articles imported or exported by it or on its behalf for its official use. Articles thus imported shall not be transferred either for consideration or gratis on the territory of the country into which they have been imported except on conditions agreed by the Government of that country.
3240 International Convention On Liability And Compensation For Damage In Connection With The Carriage Of Hazardous And Noxious Substances By Sea Art.35.5 5. Persons contributing to the HNS Fund as well as victims and owners receiving compensation from the HNS Fund shall be subject to the fiscal legislation of the State where they are taxable, no special exemption or other benefit being conferred on them in this respect.
3240 International Convention On Liability And Compensation For Damage In Connection With The Carriage Of Hazardous And Noxious Substances By Sea Art.35.6 6. Notwithstanding existing or future regulations concerning currency or transfers, States Parties shall authorize the transfer and payment of any contribution to the HNS Fund and of any compensation paid by HNS Fund without any restriction.
3240 International Convention On Liability And Compensation For Damage In Connection With The Carriage Of Hazardous And Noxious Substances By Sea Art.36 Article 36
3240 International Convention On Liability And Compensation For Damage In Connection With The Carriage Of Hazardous And Noxious Substances By Sea Art.36.1x Information relating to individual contributors supplied for the purpose of this Convention shall not be divulged outside the HNS Fund except in so far as it may be strictly necessary to enable the HNS Fund to carry out its functions including the bringing and defending of legal proceedings.
3240 International Convention On Liability And Compensation For Damage In Connection With The Carriage Of Hazardous And Noxious Substances By Sea Art.39 Article 39
3240 International Convention On Liability And Compensation For Damage In Connection With The Carriage Of Hazardous And Noxious Substances By Sea Art.39.1 1. Subject to the subsequent provisions of this Article, any action against the HNS Fund for compensation under Article 14 shall be brought only before a court having jurisdiction under Article 38 in respect of actions against the owner who is liable for damage caused by the relevant incident or before a court in a State Party which would have been competent if an owner had been liable.
3240 International Convention On Liability And Compensation For Damage In Connection With The Carriage Of Hazardous And Noxious Substances By Sea Art.39.2 2. In the event that the ship carrying the hazardous or noxious substances which caused the damage has not been identified, the provisions of Article 38, paragraph 1, shall apply mutatis mutandis to actions against the HNS Fund.
3240 International Convention On Liability And Compensation For Damage In Connection With The Carriage Of Hazardous And Noxious Substances By Sea Art.39.3 3. Each State Party shall ensure that its courts have jurisdiction to entertain such actions against the HNS Fund as are referred to in paragraph 1.
3240 International Convention On Liability And Compensation For Damage In Connection With The Carriage Of Hazardous And Noxious Substances By Sea Art.39.4 4. Where an action for compensation for damage has been brought before a court against the owner or the owner's guarantor, such court shall have exclusive jurisdiction over any action against the HNS Fund for compensation under the provisions of Article 14 in respect of the same damage.
3240 International Convention On Liability And Compensation For Damage In Connection With The Carriage Of Hazardous And Noxious Substances By Sea Art.39.5 5. Each State Party shall ensure that the HNS Fund shall have the right to intervene as a party to any legal proceedings instituted in accordance with this Convention before a competent court of that State against the owner or the owner's guarantor.
3240 International Convention On Liability And Compensation For Damage In Connection With The Carriage Of Hazardous And Noxious Substances By Sea Art.39.6 6. Except as otherwise provided in paragraph 7, the HNS Fund shall not be bound by any judgement or decision in proceedings to which it has not been a party or by any settlement to which it is not a party.
3240 International Convention On Liability And Compensation For Damage In Connection With The Carriage Of Hazardous And Noxious Substances By Sea Art.39.7 7. Without prejudice to the provisions of paragraph 5, where an action under this Convention for compensation for damage has been brought against an owner or the owner's guarantor before a competent court in a State Party, each party to the proceedings shall be entitled under the national law of that State to notify the HNS Fund of the proceedings. Where such notification has been made in accordance with the formalities required by the law of the court seized and in such time and in such a manner that the HNS Fund has in fact been in a position effectively to intervene as a party to the proceedings, any judgement rendered by the court in such proceedings shall, after it has become final and enforceable in the State where the judgement was given, become binding upon the HNS Fund in the sense that the facts and findings in that judgement may not be disputed by the HNS Fund even if the HNS Fund has not actually intervened in the proceedings.
3240 International Convention On Liability And Compensation For Damage In Connection With The Carriage Of Hazardous And Noxious Substances By Sea Chap.4 CHAPTER IV
3224 Convention To Ban The Importation Into The Forum Island Countries Of Hazardous And Radioactive Wastes And To Control The Transboundary Movement And Management Of Hazardous Wastes Within The South Pacific Region Art.13 Article 13
3224 Convention To Ban The Importation Into The Forum Island Countries Of Hazardous And Radioactive Wastes And To Control The Transboundary Movement And Management Of Hazardous Wastes Within The South Pacific Region Art.13.1 1. A Conference of the Parties to this Convention is hereby established. The first meeting of the Conference of the Parties shall be convened not later than one year after the entry into force of this Convention. Thereafter, ordinary meetings of the Conference of the Parties shall be held at regular intervals to be determined by the Conference at its first meeting. The quorum for meetings of the Conference of the Parties shall be two-thirds of the Parties.
3224 Convention To Ban The Importation Into The Forum Island Countries Of Hazardous And Radioactive Wastes And To Control The Transboundary Movement And Management Of Hazardous Wastes Within The South Pacific Region Art.13.2 2. The Conference of the Parties shall adopt by consensus at its first ordinary meeting, or as soon as practicable thereafter, Rules of Procedure. It shall also adopt by consensus financial rules, including the scale of contributions of the Parties to this Convention to the regular budget.
3224 Convention To Ban The Importation Into The Forum Island Countries Of Hazardous And Radioactive Wastes And To Control The Transboundary Movement And Management Of Hazardous Wastes Within The South Pacific Region Art.13.3 3. The first meeting of the Conference of the Parties shall consider the adoption of any additional measures in accordance with the Precautionary principle relating to the implementation of this Convention.
3224 Convention To Ban The Importation Into The Forum Island Countries Of Hazardous And Radioactive Wastes And To Control The Transboundary Movement And Management Of Hazardous Wastes Within The South Pacific Region Art.13.4 4. The Conference of the Parties shall keep under continuous review and evaluation the effective implementation of this Convention, and in particular, shall:
3224 Convention To Ban The Importation Into The Forum Island Countries Of Hazardous And Radioactive Wastes And To Control The Transboundary Movement And Management Of Hazardous Wastes Within The South Pacific Region Art.13.4.a (a) promote the harmonisation, at high levels of protection, of appropriate legislation, policies, strategies and measures for minimising harm to human health and the environment;
3224 Convention To Ban The Importation Into The Forum Island Countries Of Hazardous And Radioactive Wastes And To Control The Transboundary Movement And Management Of Hazardous Wastes Within The South Pacific Region Art.13.4.b (b) consider and adopt, where necessary, amendments to this Convention, and its annexes, taking into consideration, inter alia , available scientific, technical, economic and environmental information;
3224 Convention To Ban The Importation Into The Forum Island Countries Of Hazardous And Radioactive Wastes And To Control The Transboundary Movement And Management Of Hazardous Wastes Within The South Pacific Region Art.13.4.c (c) examine and approve the regular budget prepared by the Secretariat in accordance with Article 14;
3224 Convention To Ban The Importation Into The Forum Island Countries Of Hazardous And Radioactive Wastes And To Control The Transboundary Movement And Management Of Hazardous Wastes Within The South Pacific Region Art.13.4.d (d) consider and undertake any additional action that may be necessary for the achievement of the purposes of this Convention in the light of experience gained in the operation of the Convention and developments elsewhere;
3224 Convention To Ban The Importation Into The Forum Island Countries Of Hazardous And Radioactive Wastes And To Control The Transboundary Movement And Management Of Hazardous Wastes Within The South Pacific Region Art.13.4.e (e) consider and adopt protocols as necessary;
3224 Convention To Ban The Importation Into The Forum Island Countries Of Hazardous And Radioactive Wastes And To Control The Transboundary Movement And Management Of Hazardous Wastes Within The South Pacific Region Art.13.4.f (f) establish and/or designate such subsidiary bodies or agencies as are deemed necessary for the implementation of this Convention; and
3224 Convention To Ban The Importation Into The Forum Island Countries Of Hazardous And Radioactive Wastes And To Control The Transboundary Movement And Management Of Hazardous Wastes Within The South Pacific Region Art.13.4.g (g) determine and adopt appropriate rules and procedures for the acceptance of new Parties to this Convention in accordance with Article 23 and Annexes III and IV.
3224 Convention To Ban The Importation Into The Forum Island Countries Of Hazardous And Radioactive Wastes And To Control The Transboundary Movement And Management Of Hazardous Wastes Within The South Pacific Region Art.13.5 5. Any State which is eligible to become a Party to this Convention may be represented as an observer at meetings of the Conference of the Parties. Any other State or any body or agency, whether national, regional or international, governmental or non-governmental, with an interest in the subject matter of this Convention which has informed the Secretariat of its wish to be represented as an observer at a meeting of the Conference of the Parties, may be admitted unless at least one-third of the Parties present object. The admission and participation of observers shall be subject to the rules of procedure adopted by the Conference of the Parties.
3221 Agreement For The Implementation Of The Law Of The Sea Convention Relating To The Conservation And Management Of Straddling Fish Stocks And Highly Migratory Fish Stocks Art.10 Article 10
3221 Agreement For The Implementation Of The Law Of The Sea Convention Relating To The Conservation And Management Of Straddling Fish Stocks And Highly Migratory Fish Stocks Art.10.1x In fulfilling their obligation to cooperate through subregional or regional fisheries management organizations or arrangements, States shall:
3221 Agreement For The Implementation Of The Law Of The Sea Convention Relating To The Conservation And Management Of Straddling Fish Stocks And Highly Migratory Fish Stocks Art.10.1x.a (a) agree on and comply with conservation and management measures to ensure the long-term sustainability of straddling fish stocks and highly migratory fish stocks;
3221 Agreement For The Implementation Of The Law Of The Sea Convention Relating To The Conservation And Management Of Straddling Fish Stocks And Highly Migratory Fish Stocks Art.10.1x.b (b) agree, as appropriate, on participatory rights such as allocations of allowable catch or levels of fishing effort;
3221 Agreement For The Implementation Of The Law Of The Sea Convention Relating To The Conservation And Management Of Straddling Fish Stocks And Highly Migratory Fish Stocks Art.10.1x.c (c) adopt and apply any generally recommended international minimum standards for the responsible conduct of fishing operations;
3221 Agreement For The Implementation Of The Law Of The Sea Convention Relating To The Conservation And Management Of Straddling Fish Stocks And Highly Migratory Fish Stocks Art.10.1x.d (d) obtain and evaluate scientific advice, review the status of the stocks and assess the impact of fishing on non-target and associated or dependent species;
3221 Agreement For The Implementation Of The Law Of The Sea Convention Relating To The Conservation And Management Of Straddling Fish Stocks And Highly Migratory Fish Stocks Art.10.1x.e (e) agree on standards for collection, reporting, verification and exchange of data on fisheries for the stocks;
3221 Agreement For The Implementation Of The Law Of The Sea Convention Relating To The Conservation And Management Of Straddling Fish Stocks And Highly Migratory Fish Stocks Art.10.1x.f (f) compile and disseminate accurate and complete statistical data, as described in Annex I, to ensure that the best scientific evidence is available, while maintaining confidentiality where appropriate;
3221 Agreement For The Implementation Of The Law Of The Sea Convention Relating To The Conservation And Management Of Straddling Fish Stocks And Highly Migratory Fish Stocks Art.10.1x.g (g) promote and conduct scientific assessments of the stocks and relevant research and disseminate the results thereof;
3221 Agreement For The Implementation Of The Law Of The Sea Convention Relating To The Conservation And Management Of Straddling Fish Stocks And Highly Migratory Fish Stocks Art.10.1x.h (h) establish appropriate cooperative mechanisms for effective monitoring, control, surveillance and enforcement;
3221 Agreement For The Implementation Of The Law Of The Sea Convention Relating To The Conservation And Management Of Straddling Fish Stocks And Highly Migratory Fish Stocks Art.10.1x.i (i) agree on means by which the fishing interests of new members of, or participants in, the organization or arrangement will be accommodated;
3221 Agreement For The Implementation Of The Law Of The Sea Convention Relating To The Conservation And Management Of Straddling Fish Stocks And Highly Migratory Fish Stocks Art.10.1x.j (j) agree on decision-making procedures which facilitate the adoption of conservation and management measures in a timely and effective manner;
3221 Agreement For The Implementation Of The Law Of The Sea Convention Relating To The Conservation And Management Of Straddling Fish Stocks And Highly Migratory Fish Stocks Art.10.1x.k (k) promote the peaceful settlement of disputes in accordance with Part VIII;
3221 Agreement For The Implementation Of The Law Of The Sea Convention Relating To The Conservation And Management Of Straddling Fish Stocks And Highly Migratory Fish Stocks Art.10.1x.l (l) ensure the full cooperation of their relevant national agencies and industries in implementing the recommendations and decisions of the subregional or regional fisheries management organization or arrangement; and
3221 Agreement For The Implementation Of The Law Of The Sea Convention Relating To The Conservation And Management Of Straddling Fish Stocks And Highly Migratory Fish Stocks Art.10.1x.m (m) give due publicity to the conservation and management measures established by the organization or arrangement.
3221 Agreement For The Implementation Of The Law Of The Sea Convention Relating To The Conservation And Management Of Straddling Fish Stocks And Highly Migratory Fish Stocks Art.11 Article 11
3221 Agreement For The Implementation Of The Law Of The Sea Convention Relating To The Conservation And Management Of Straddling Fish Stocks And Highly Migratory Fish Stocks Art.11.1x In determining the nature and extent of participatory rights for new members of a subregional or regional fisheries management organization, or for new participants in a subregional or regional fisheries management arrangement, States shall take into account, inter alia:
3221 Agreement For The Implementation Of The Law Of The Sea Convention Relating To The Conservation And Management Of Straddling Fish Stocks And Highly Migratory Fish Stocks Art.11.1x.a (a) the state of the straddling fish stocks and highly migratory fish stocks and the existing level of fishing effort in the fishery;
3221 Agreement For The Implementation Of The Law Of The Sea Convention Relating To The Conservation And Management Of Straddling Fish Stocks And Highly Migratory Fish Stocks Art.11.1x.b (b) the respective interests, fishing patterns and fishing practices of new and existing members or participants;
3221 Agreement For The Implementation Of The Law Of The Sea Convention Relating To The Conservation And Management Of Straddling Fish Stocks And Highly Migratory Fish Stocks Art.11.1x.c (c) the respective contributions of new and existing members or participants to conservation and management of the stocks, to the collection and provision of accurate data and to the conduct of scientific research on the stocks;
3221 Agreement For The Implementation Of The Law Of The Sea Convention Relating To The Conservation And Management Of Straddling Fish Stocks And Highly Migratory Fish Stocks Art.11.1x.d (d) the needs of coastal fishing communities which are dependent mainly on fishing for the stocks;
3221 Agreement For The Implementation Of The Law Of The Sea Convention Relating To The Conservation And Management Of Straddling Fish Stocks And Highly Migratory Fish Stocks Art.11.1x.e (e) the needs of coastal States whose economies are overwhelmingly dependent on the exploitation of living marine resources; and
3221 Agreement For The Implementation Of The Law Of The Sea Convention Relating To The Conservation And Management Of Straddling Fish Stocks And Highly Migratory Fish Stocks Art.11.1x.f (f) the interests of developing States from the subregion or region in whose areas of national jurisdiction the stocks also occur.
3221 Agreement For The Implementation Of The Law Of The Sea Convention Relating To The Conservation And Management Of Straddling Fish Stocks And Highly Migratory Fish Stocks Art.12 Article 12
3221 Agreement For The Implementation Of The Law Of The Sea Convention Relating To The Conservation And Management Of Straddling Fish Stocks And Highly Migratory Fish Stocks Art.12.1 1. States shall provide for transparency in the decision-making process and other activities of subregional and regional fisheries management organizations and arrangements.
3221 Agreement For The Implementation Of The Law Of The Sea Convention Relating To The Conservation And Management Of Straddling Fish Stocks And Highly Migratory Fish Stocks Art.12.2 2. Representatives from other intergovernmental organizations and representatives from non-governmental organizations concerned with straddling fish stocks and highly migratory fish stocks shall be afforded the opportunity to take part in meetings of subregional and regional fisheries management organizations and arrangements as observers or otherwise, as appropriate, in accordance with the procedures of the organization or arrangement concerned. Such procedures shall not be unduly restrictive in this respect. Such intergovernmental organizations and non-governmental organizations shall have timely access to the records and reports of such organizations and arrangements, subject to the procedural rules on access to them.
3221 Agreement For The Implementation Of The Law Of The Sea Convention Relating To The Conservation And Management Of Straddling Fish Stocks And Highly Migratory Fish Stocks Art.13 Article 13
3221 Agreement For The Implementation Of The Law Of The Sea Convention Relating To The Conservation And Management Of Straddling Fish Stocks And Highly Migratory Fish Stocks Art.13.1x States shall cooperate to strengthen existing subregional and regional fisheries management organizations and arrangements in order to improve their effectiveness in establishing and implementing conservation and management measures for straddling fish stocks and highly migratory fish stocks.
3221 Agreement For The Implementation Of The Law Of The Sea Convention Relating To The Conservation And Management Of Straddling Fish Stocks And Highly Migratory Fish Stocks Art.14 Article 14
3221 Agreement For The Implementation Of The Law Of The Sea Convention Relating To The Conservation And Management Of Straddling Fish Stocks And Highly Migratory Fish Stocks Art.14.1 1. States shall ensure that fishing vessels flying their flag provide such information as may be necessary in order to fulfil their obligations under this Agreement. To this end, States shall in accordance with Annex I:
3221 Agreement For The Implementation Of The Law Of The Sea Convention Relating To The Conservation And Management Of Straddling Fish Stocks And Highly Migratory Fish Stocks Art.14.1.a (a) collect and exchange scientific, technical and statistical data with respect to fisheries for straddling fish stocks and highly migratory fish stocks;
3221 Agreement For The Implementation Of The Law Of The Sea Convention Relating To The Conservation And Management Of Straddling Fish Stocks And Highly Migratory Fish Stocks Art.14.1.b (b) ensure that data are collected in sufficient detail to facilitate effective stock assessment and are provided in a timely manner to fulfil the requirements of subregional or regional fisheries management organizations or arrangements; and
3221 Agreement For The Implementation Of The Law Of The Sea Convention Relating To The Conservation And Management Of Straddling Fish Stocks And Highly Migratory Fish Stocks Art.14.1.c (c) take appropriate measures to verify the accuracy of such data.
3221 Agreement For The Implementation Of The Law Of The Sea Convention Relating To The Conservation And Management Of Straddling Fish Stocks And Highly Migratory Fish Stocks Art.14.2 2. States shall cooperate, either directly or through subregional or regional fisheries management organizations or arrangements, to:
3221 Agreement For The Implementation Of The Law Of The Sea Convention Relating To The Conservation And Management Of Straddling Fish Stocks And Highly Migratory Fish Stocks Art.14.2.a (a) agree on the specification of data and the format in which they are to be provided to such organizations or arrangements, taking into account the nature of the stocks and the fisheries for those stocks; and
3221 Agreement For The Implementation Of The Law Of The Sea Convention Relating To The Conservation And Management Of Straddling Fish Stocks And Highly Migratory Fish Stocks Art.14.2.b (b) develop and share analytical techniques and stock assessment methodologies to improve measures for the conservation and management of straddling fish stocks and highly migratory fish stocks.
3221 Agreement For The Implementation Of The Law Of The Sea Convention Relating To The Conservation And Management Of Straddling Fish Stocks And Highly Migratory Fish Stocks Art.14.3 3. Consistent with Part XIII of the Convention, States shall cooperate, directly or through competent international organizations, to strengthen scientific research capacity in the field of fisheries and promote scientific research related to the conservation and management of straddling fish stocks and highly migratory fish stocks for the benefit of all. To this end, a State or the competent international organization conducting such research beyond areas under national jurisdiction shall actively promote the publication and dissemination to any interested States of the results of that research and information relating to its objectives and methods and, to the extent practicable, shall facilitate the participation of scientists from those States in such research.
3221 Agreement For The Implementation Of The Law Of The Sea Convention Relating To The Conservation And Management Of Straddling Fish Stocks And Highly Migratory Fish Stocks Art.20 Article 20
3221 Agreement For The Implementation Of The Law Of The Sea Convention Relating To The Conservation And Management Of Straddling Fish Stocks And Highly Migratory Fish Stocks Art.20.1 1. States shall cooperate, either directly or through subregional or regional fisheries management organizations or arrangements, to ensure compliance with and enforcement of subregional and regional conservation and management measures for straddling fish stocks and highly migratory fish stocks
3221 Agreement For The Implementation Of The Law Of The Sea Convention Relating To The Conservation And Management Of Straddling Fish Stocks And Highly Migratory Fish Stocks Art.20.2 2. A flag State conducting an investigation of an alleged violation of conservation and management measures for straddling fish stocks or highly migratory fish stocks may request the assistance of any other State whose cooperation may be useful in the conduct of that investigation. All States shall endeavour to meet reasonable requests made by a flag State in connection with such investigations.
3221 Agreement For The Implementation Of The Law Of The Sea Convention Relating To The Conservation And Management Of Straddling Fish Stocks And Highly Migratory Fish Stocks Art.20.3 3. A flag State may undertake such investigations directly, in cooperation with other interested States or through the relevant subregional or regional fisheries management organization or arrangement. Information on the progress and outcome of the investigations shall be provided to all States having an interest in, or affected by, the alleged violation.
3221 Agreement For The Implementation Of The Law Of The Sea Convention Relating To The Conservation And Management Of Straddling Fish Stocks And Highly Migratory Fish Stocks Art.20.4 4. States shall assist each other in identifying vessels reported to have engaged in activities undermining the effectiveness of subregional, regional or global conservation and management measures.
3221 Agreement For The Implementation Of The Law Of The Sea Convention Relating To The Conservation And Management Of Straddling Fish Stocks And Highly Migratory Fish Stocks Art.20.5 5. States shall, to the extent permitted by national laws and regulations, establish arrangements for making available to prosecuting authorities in other States evidence relating to alleged violations of such measures.
3221 Agreement For The Implementation Of The Law Of The Sea Convention Relating To The Conservation And Management Of Straddling Fish Stocks And Highly Migratory Fish Stocks Art.20.6 6. Where there are reasonable grounds for believing that a vessel on the high seas has been engaged in unauthorized fishing within an area under the jurisdiction of a coastal State, the flag State of that vessel, at the request of the coastal State concerned, shall immediately and fully investigate the matter. The flag State shall cooperate with the coastal State in taking appropriate enforcement act on in such cases and may authorize the relevant authorities of the coastal State to board and inspect the vessel on the high seas This paragraph is without prejudice to article III of the Convention.
3221 Agreement For The Implementation Of The Law Of The Sea Convention Relating To The Conservation And Management Of Straddling Fish Stocks And Highly Migratory Fish Stocks Art.20.7 7. States Parties which are members of a subregional or regional fisheries management organization or participants in a subregional or regional fisheries management arrangement may take action in accordance with international law, including through recourse to subregional or regional procedures established for this purpose, to deter vessels which have engaged in activities which undermine the effectiveness of or otherwise violate the conservation and management measures established by that organization or arrangement from fishing on the high seas in the subregion or region until such time as appropriate action is taken by the flag State.
3221 Agreement For The Implementation Of The Law Of The Sea Convention Relating To The Conservation And Management Of Straddling Fish Stocks And Highly Migratory Fish Stocks Art.21 Article 21
3221 Agreement For The Implementation Of The Law Of The Sea Convention Relating To The Conservation And Management Of Straddling Fish Stocks And Highly Migratory Fish Stocks Art.21.1 1. In any high seas area covered by a subregional or regional fisheries management organization or arrangement, a State Party which is a member of, or a participant in, such organization or arrangement may, through its duly authorized inspectors, board and inspect, in accordance with paragraph 2, fishing vessels flying the flag of another State Party to this Agreement, whether or not such State Party is also a member of, or a participant in, the organization or arrangement, for the purpose of ensuring compliance with conservation and management measures for straddling fish stocks and highly migratory fish stocks established by that organization or arrangement.
3221 Agreement For The Implementation Of The Law Of The Sea Convention Relating To The Conservation And Management Of Straddling Fish Stocks And Highly Migratory Fish Stocks Art.21.10 10. The inspecting State shall require its inspectors to observe international rules and generally accepted practices and procedures relating to the safety of the vessel and the crew, minimize interference with fishing operations and, to the extent practicable, avoid action which would adversely affect the quality of the catch on board. Inspecting States shall ensure that boarding and inspection is not conducted in a manner that would constitute harassment of any fishing vessel.
3221 Agreement For The Implementation Of The Law Of The Sea Convention Relating To The Conservation And Management Of Straddling Fish Stocks And Highly Migratory Fish Stocks Art.21.11 11. For the purposes of this article, a serious violation means:
3221 Agreement For The Implementation Of The Law Of The Sea Convention Relating To The Conservation And Management Of Straddling Fish Stocks And Highly Migratory Fish Stocks Art.21.11.a (a) fishing without a valid licence, authorization or permit issued by the flag State in accordance with article 18, paragraph 3(a);
3221 Agreement For The Implementation Of The Law Of The Sea Convention Relating To The Conservation And Management Of Straddling Fish Stocks And Highly Migratory Fish Stocks Art.21.11.b (b) failing to maintain accurate records of catch and catch-related data, as required by the relevant subregional or regional fisheries management organization or arrangement, or serious misreporting of catch, contrary to the catch reporting requirements of such organization or arrangement;
3221 Agreement For The Implementation Of The Law Of The Sea Convention Relating To The Conservation And Management Of Straddling Fish Stocks And Highly Migratory Fish Stocks Art.21.11.c (c) fishing in a closed area, fishing during a closed season or fishing without, or after attainment of, a quota established by the relevant subregional or regional fisheries management organization or arrangement;
3221 Agreement For The Implementation Of The Law Of The Sea Convention Relating To The Conservation And Management Of Straddling Fish Stocks And Highly Migratory Fish Stocks Art.21.11.d (d) directed fishing for a stock which is subject to a moratorium or for which fishing is prohibited;
3221 Agreement For The Implementation Of The Law Of The Sea Convention Relating To The Conservation And Management Of Straddling Fish Stocks And Highly Migratory Fish Stocks Art.21.11.e (e) using prohibited fishing gear;
3221 Agreement For The Implementation Of The Law Of The Sea Convention Relating To The Conservation And Management Of Straddling Fish Stocks And Highly Migratory Fish Stocks Art.21.11.f (f) falsifying or concealing the markings, identity or registration of a fishing vessel;
3221 Agreement For The Implementation Of The Law Of The Sea Convention Relating To The Conservation And Management Of Straddling Fish Stocks And Highly Migratory Fish Stocks Art.21.11.g (g) concealing, tampering with or disposing of evidence relating to an investigation;
3221 Agreement For The Implementation Of The Law Of The Sea Convention Relating To The Conservation And Management Of Straddling Fish Stocks And Highly Migratory Fish Stocks Art.21.11.h (h) multiple violations which together constitute a serious disregard of conservation and management measures; or
3221 Agreement For The Implementation Of The Law Of The Sea Convention Relating To The Conservation And Management Of Straddling Fish Stocks And Highly Migratory Fish Stocks Art.21.11.i (i) such other violations as may be specified in procedures established by the relevant subregional or regional fisheries management organization or arrangement.
3221 Agreement For The Implementation Of The Law Of The Sea Convention Relating To The Conservation And Management Of Straddling Fish Stocks And Highly Migratory Fish Stocks Art.21.12 12. Notwithstanding the other provisions of this article, the flag State may, at any time, take action to fulfil its obligations under article 19 with respect to an alleged violation. Where the vessel is under the direction of the inspecting State, the inspecting State shall, at the request of the flag State, release the vessel to the flag State along with full information on the progress and outcome of its investigation.
3221 Agreement For The Implementation Of The Law Of The Sea Convention Relating To The Conservation And Management Of Straddling Fish Stocks And Highly Migratory Fish Stocks Art.21.13 13. This article is without prejudice to the right of the flag State to take any measures, including proceedings to impose penalties, according to its laws.
3221 Agreement For The Implementation Of The Law Of The Sea Convention Relating To The Conservation And Management Of Straddling Fish Stocks And Highly Migratory Fish Stocks Art.21.14 14. This article applies mutatis mutandis to boarding and inspection by a State Party which is a member of a subregional or regional fisheries management organization or a participant in a subregional or regional fisheries management arrangement and which has clear grounds for believing that a fishing vessel flying the flag of another State Party has engaged in any activity contrary to relevant conservation and management measures referred to in paragraph 1 in the high seas area covered by such organization or arrangement, and such vessel has subsequently, during the same fishing trip, entered into an area under the national jurisdiction of the inspecting State.
3221 Agreement For The Implementation Of The Law Of The Sea Convention Relating To The Conservation And Management Of Straddling Fish Stocks And Highly Migratory Fish Stocks Art.21.15 15. Where a subregional or regional fisheries management organization or arrangement has established an alternative mechanism which effectively discharges the obligation under this Agreement of the members of such organization or the participants in such an arrangement to ensure compliance with the conservation and management measures established by the organization or arrangement, members of, or participants in, such organization or arrangement may agree to limit the application of paragraph 1 as between themselves in respect of the conservation and management measures which have been established in the relevant high seas area.
3221 Agreement For The Implementation Of The Law Of The Sea Convention Relating To The Conservation And Management Of Straddling Fish Stocks And Highly Migratory Fish Stocks Art.21.16 16. Action taken by States other than the flag State in respect of vessels having engaged in activities contrary to subregional or regional conservation and management measures shall be proportional to the seriousness of the violation.
3221 Agreement For The Implementation Of The Law Of The Sea Convention Relating To The Conservation And Management Of Straddling Fish Stocks And Highly Migratory Fish Stocks Art.21.17 17. Where there are reasonable grounds for suspecting that a fishing vessel on the high seas is without nationality, a State may board and inspect the vessel. Where evidence so warrants, the State may take such action as may be appropriate in accordance with international law.
3221 Agreement For The Implementation Of The Law Of The Sea Convention Relating To The Conservation And Management Of Straddling Fish Stocks And Highly Migratory Fish Stocks Art.21.18 18. States shall be liable for damage or loss attributable to them arising from action taken pursuant to this article when such action is unlawful or exceeds that reasonably required in the light of available information to implement the provisions of this article.
3221 Agreement For The Implementation Of The Law Of The Sea Convention Relating To The Conservation And Management Of Straddling Fish Stocks And Highly Migratory Fish Stocks Art.21.2 2. States, through subregional or regional fisheries management organizations or arrangements, shall establish procedures for boarding and inspection pursuant to paragraph 1, as well as procedures to implement other provisions of this article. Such procedures shall be consistent with this article and the basic procedures set out in article 22 and shall not discriminate against non-members of the organization or non-participants in the arrangement. Boarding and inspection as well as any subsequent enforcement action shall be conducted in accordance with such procedures. States shall give due publicity to procedures established pursuant to this paragraph
3221 Agreement For The Implementation Of The Law Of The Sea Convention Relating To The Conservation And Management Of Straddling Fish Stocks And Highly Migratory Fish Stocks Art.21.3 3. If, within two years of the adoption of this Agreement, any organization or arrangement has not established such procedures, boarding and inspection pursuant to paragraph 1, as well as any subsequent enforcement actions, shall, pending the establishment of such procedures, be conducted in accordance with this article and the basic procedures set out in article 22
3221 Agreement For The Implementation Of The Law Of The Sea Convention Relating To The Conservation And Management Of Straddling Fish Stocks And Highly Migratory Fish Stocks Art.21.4 4. Prior to taking action under this article, inspecting States shall, either directly or through the relevant subregional or regional fisheries management organization or arrangement, inform all States whose vessels fish on the high seas in the subregion or region of the form of identification issued to their duly authorized inspectors. The vessels used for boarding and inspection shall be clearly marked and identifiable as being on government service. At the time of becoming a Party to this Agreement, States shall designate an appropriate authority to receive notifications pursuant to this article and shall give due publicity of such designation through the relevant subregional or regional fisheries management organization or arrangement.
3221 Agreement For The Implementation Of The Law Of The Sea Convention Relating To The Conservation And Management Of Straddling Fish Stocks And Highly Migratory Fish Stocks Art.21.5 5. Where, following a boarding and inspection, there are clear grounds for believing that a vessel has engaged in any activity contrary to the conservation and management measures referred to in paragraph 1, the inspecting State shall, where appropriate, secure evidence and shall promptly notify the flag State of the alleged violation.
3221 Agreement For The Implementation Of The Law Of The Sea Convention Relating To The Conservation And Management Of Straddling Fish Stocks And Highly Migratory Fish Stocks Art.21.6 6. The flag State shall respond to the notification referred to under paragraph 5 within three working days of its receipt, or such other period as may be prescribed in procedures established in accordance with paragraph 2, and shall either:
3221 Agreement For The Implementation Of The Law Of The Sea Convention Relating To The Conservation And Management Of Straddling Fish Stocks And Highly Migratory Fish Stocks Art.21.6.a (a) fulfil, without delay, its obligations under article 19 to investigate and, if evidence so warrants, take enforcement action with respect to the vessel, in which case it shall promptly inform the inspecting state of the results of the investigation and of any enforcement action taken; or
3221 Agreement For The Implementation Of The Law Of The Sea Convention Relating To The Conservation And Management Of Straddling Fish Stocks And Highly Migratory Fish Stocks Art.21.6.b (b) authorize the inspecting State to investigate.
3221 Agreement For The Implementation Of The Law Of The Sea Convention Relating To The Conservation And Management Of Straddling Fish Stocks And Highly Migratory Fish Stocks Art.21.7 7. Where the flag State authorizes the inspecting State to investigate an alleged violation, the inspecting State shall, without delay, communicate the results of that investigation to the flag State. The flag State shall, if evidence so warrants, fulfil its obligations to take enforcement action with respect to the vessel. Alternatively, the flag State may authorize the inspecting State to take such enforcement action as the flag State may specify with respect to the vessel, consistent with the rights and obligations of the flag State under this Agreement.
3221 Agreement For The Implementation Of The Law Of The Sea Convention Relating To The Conservation And Management Of Straddling Fish Stocks And Highly Migratory Fish Stocks Art.21.8 8. Where, following a boarding and inspection, there are clear grounds for believing that a vessel has committed a serious violation, and the flag State has either failed to respond or failed to take action as required under paragraphs 6 or 7, the inspectors may remain on board and secure evidence and may require the master to assist in further investigation including, where appropriate, by bringing the vessel without delay to the nearest appropriate port, or to such other port as may be specified in procedures established in accordance with paragraph 2. The inspecting State shall immediately inform the flag State of the name of the port to which the vessel is to proceed. The inspecting State and the flag State and, as appropriate, the port State shall take all necessary steps to ensure the well-being of the crew regardless of their nationality.
3221 Agreement For The Implementation Of The Law Of The Sea Convention Relating To The Conservation And Management Of Straddling Fish Stocks And Highly Migratory Fish Stocks Art.21.9 9. The inspecting State shall inform the flag State and the relevant organization or the participants in the relevant arrangement of the results of any further investigation.
3221 Agreement For The Implementation Of The Law Of The Sea Convention Relating To The Conservation And Management Of Straddling Fish Stocks And Highly Migratory Fish Stocks Art.25 Article 25
3221 Agreement For The Implementation Of The Law Of The Sea Convention Relating To The Conservation And Management Of Straddling Fish Stocks And Highly Migratory Fish Stocks Art.25.1 1. States shall cooperate, either directly or through subregional, regional or global organizations, to:
3221 Agreement For The Implementation Of The Law Of The Sea Convention Relating To The Conservation And Management Of Straddling Fish Stocks And Highly Migratory Fish Stocks Art.25.1.a (a) enhance the ability of developing States, in particular the least developed among them and small island developing States, to conserve and manage straddling fish stocks and highly migratory fish stocks and to develop their own fisheries for such stocks;
3221 Agreement For The Implementation Of The Law Of The Sea Convention Relating To The Conservation And Management Of Straddling Fish Stocks And Highly Migratory Fish Stocks Art.25.1.b (b) assist developing States, in particular the least-developed among them and small island developing States, to enable them to participate in high seas fisheries for such stocks, including facilitating access to such fisheries subject to articles 5 and 11; and
3221 Agreement For The Implementation Of The Law Of The Sea Convention Relating To The Conservation And Management Of Straddling Fish Stocks And Highly Migratory Fish Stocks Art.25.1.c (c) facilitate the participation of developing States in subregional and regional fisheries management organizations and arrangements.
3221 Agreement For The Implementation Of The Law Of The Sea Convention Relating To The Conservation And Management Of Straddling Fish Stocks And Highly Migratory Fish Stocks Art.25.2 2. Cooperation with developing States for the purposes set out in this article shall include the provision of financial assistance, assistance relating to human resources development, technical assistance, transfer of technology,, including through joint venture arrangements, and advisory and consultative services.
3221 Agreement For The Implementation Of The Law Of The Sea Convention Relating To The Conservation And Management Of Straddling Fish Stocks And Highly Migratory Fish Stocks Art.25.3 3. Such assistance shall, inter alia, be directed specifically towards:
3221 Agreement For The Implementation Of The Law Of The Sea Convention Relating To The Conservation And Management Of Straddling Fish Stocks And Highly Migratory Fish Stocks Art.25.3.a (a) improved conservation and management of straddling fish stocks and highly migratory fish stocks through collection, reporting, verification, exchange and analysis of fisheries data and related information;
3221 Agreement For The Implementation Of The Law Of The Sea Convention Relating To The Conservation And Management Of Straddling Fish Stocks And Highly Migratory Fish Stocks Art.25.3.b (b) stock assessment and scientific research; and
3221 Agreement For The Implementation Of The Law Of The Sea Convention Relating To The Conservation And Management Of Straddling Fish Stocks And Highly Migratory Fish Stocks Art.25.3.c (c) monitoring, control, surveillance, compliance and enforcement, including training and capacity-building at the local level, development and funding of national and regional observer programmes and access to technology and equipment.
3221 Agreement For The Implementation Of The Law Of The Sea Convention Relating To The Conservation And Management Of Straddling Fish Stocks And Highly Migratory Fish Stocks Art.26 Article 26
3221 Agreement For The Implementation Of The Law Of The Sea Convention Relating To The Conservation And Management Of Straddling Fish Stocks And Highly Migratory Fish Stocks Art.26.1 1. States shall cooperate to establish special funds to assist developing States in the implementation of this Agreement, including assisting developing States to meet the costs involved in any proceedings for the settlement of disputes to which they may be parties.
3221 Agreement For The Implementation Of The Law Of The Sea Convention Relating To The Conservation And Management Of Straddling Fish Stocks And Highly Migratory Fish Stocks Art.26.2 2. States and international organizations should assist developing States in establishing new subregional or regional fisheries management organizations or arrangements, or in strengthening existing organizations or arrangements, for the conservation and management of straddling fish stocks and highly migratory fish stocks.
3221 Agreement For The Implementation Of The Law Of The Sea Convention Relating To The Conservation And Management Of Straddling Fish Stocks And Highly Migratory Fish Stocks Art.28 Article 28
3221 Agreement For The Implementation Of The Law Of The Sea Convention Relating To The Conservation And Management Of Straddling Fish Stocks And Highly Migratory Fish Stocks Art.28.1x States shall cooperate in order to prevent disputes. To this end, States shall agree on efficient and expeditious decision-making procedures within subregional and regional fisheries management organizations and arrangements and shall strengthen existing decision-making procedures as necessary.
3221 Agreement For The Implementation Of The Law Of The Sea Convention Relating To The Conservation And Management Of Straddling Fish Stocks And Highly Migratory Fish Stocks Art.29 Article 29
3221 Agreement For The Implementation Of The Law Of The Sea Convention Relating To The Conservation And Management Of Straddling Fish Stocks And Highly Migratory Fish Stocks Art.29.1x Where a dispute concerns a matter of a technical nature, the States concerned may refer the dispute to an ad hoc expert panel established by them. The panel shall confer with the States concerned and shall endeavour to resolve the dispute expeditiously without recourse to binding procedures for the settlement of disputes.
3221 Agreement For The Implementation Of The Law Of The Sea Convention Relating To The Conservation And Management Of Straddling Fish Stocks And Highly Migratory Fish Stocks Art.8 Article 8
3221 Agreement For The Implementation Of The Law Of The Sea Convention Relating To The Conservation And Management Of Straddling Fish Stocks And Highly Migratory Fish Stocks Art.8.1 1. Coastal States and States fishing on the high seas shall, in accordance with the Convention, pursue cooperation in relation to straddling fish stocks and highly migratory-fish stocks either directly or through appropriate subregional or regional fisheries management organizations or arrangements, taking into account the specific characteristics of the subregion or region, to ensure effective conservation and management of such stocks.
3221 Agreement For The Implementation Of The Law Of The Sea Convention Relating To The Conservation And Management Of Straddling Fish Stocks And Highly Migratory Fish Stocks Art.8.2 2. States shall enter into consultations in good faith and without delay, particularly where there is evidence that the straddling fish stocks and highly migratory fish stocks concerned may be under threat of over-exploitation or where a new fishery is being developed for such stocks. To this end, consultations may be initiated at the request of any interested state with a view to establishing appropriate arrangements to ensure conservation and management of the stocks. Pending agreement on such arrangements, States shall observe the provisions of this Agreement and shall act in good faith and with due regard to the rights, interests and duties of other States.
3221 Agreement For The Implementation Of The Law Of The Sea Convention Relating To The Conservation And Management Of Straddling Fish Stocks And Highly Migratory Fish Stocks Art.8.3 3. Where a subregional or regional fisheries management organization or arrangement has the competence to establish conservation and management measures for particular straddling fish stocks or highly migratory fish stocks, States fishing for the stocks on the high seas and relevant coastal States shall give effect to their duty to cooperate by becoming members of such organization or participants in such arrangement, or by agreeing to apply the conservation and management measures established by such organization or arrangement. States having a real interest in the fisheries concerned may become members of such organization or participants in such arrangement. The terms of participation in such organization or arrangement shall not preclude such States from membership or participation; nor shall they be applied in a manner which discriminates against any State or group of States having a real interest in the fisheries concerned.
3221 Agreement For The Implementation Of The Law Of The Sea Convention Relating To The Conservation And Management Of Straddling Fish Stocks And Highly Migratory Fish Stocks Art.8.4 4. Only those States which are members of such an organization or participants in such an arrangement, or which agree to apply the conservation and management measures established by such organization or arrangement, shall have access to the fishery resources to which those measures apply.
3221 Agreement For The Implementation Of The Law Of The Sea Convention Relating To The Conservation And Management Of Straddling Fish Stocks And Highly Migratory Fish Stocks Art.8.5 5. Where there is no subregional or regional fisheries management organization or arrangement to establish conservation and management measures for a particular straddling fish stock or highly migratory fish stock, relevant coastal States and States fishing on the high seas for such stocks in the subregion or region shall cooperate to establish such an organization or enter into other appropriate arrangements to ensure conservation and management of such stocks and shall participate in the work of the organization or arrangement.
3221 Agreement For The Implementation Of The Law Of The Sea Convention Relating To The Conservation And Management Of Straddling Fish Stocks And Highly Migratory Fish Stocks Art.8.6 6. Any State intending to propose that action be taken by an intergovernmental organization having competence with respect to living resources should, where such action would have a significant effect on conservation and management measures already established by a competent subregional or regional fisheries management organization or arrangement, consult through that organization or arrangement with its member States or participants. To the extent practicable, such consultation should take place prior to the submission of the proposal to the intergovernmental organization.
3221 Agreement For The Implementation Of The Law Of The Sea Convention Relating To The Conservation And Management Of Straddling Fish Stocks And Highly Migratory Fish Stocks Art.9 Article 9
3221 Agreement For The Implementation Of The Law Of The Sea Convention Relating To The Conservation And Management Of Straddling Fish Stocks And Highly Migratory Fish Stocks Art.9.1 1. In establishing subregional or regional fisheries management organizations or in entering into subregional or regional fisheries management arrangements for straddling fish stocks and highly migratory fish stocks, States shall agree, inter alia, on:
3221 Agreement For The Implementation Of The Law Of The Sea Convention Relating To The Conservation And Management Of Straddling Fish Stocks And Highly Migratory Fish Stocks Art.9.1.a (a) the stocks to which conservation and management measures apply, taking into account the biological characteristics of the stocks concerned and the nature of the fisheries involved;
3221 Agreement For The Implementation Of The Law Of The Sea Convention Relating To The Conservation And Management Of Straddling Fish Stocks And Highly Migratory Fish Stocks Art.9.1.b (b) the area of application, taking into account article 7, paragraph 1, and the characteristics of the subregion or region, including socio-economic, geographical and environmental factors;
3221 Agreement For The Implementation Of The Law Of The Sea Convention Relating To The Conservation And Management Of Straddling Fish Stocks And Highly Migratory Fish Stocks Art.9.1.c (c) the relationship between the work of the new organization or arrangement and the role, objectives and operations of any relevant existing fisheries management organizations or arrangements; and
3221 Agreement For The Implementation Of The Law Of The Sea Convention Relating To The Conservation And Management Of Straddling Fish Stocks And Highly Migratory Fish Stocks Art.9.1.d (d) the mechanisms by which the organization or arrangement will obtain scientific advice and review the status of the stocks, including, where appropriate, the establishment of a scientific advisory body.
3221 Agreement For The Implementation Of The Law Of The Sea Convention Relating To The Conservation And Management Of Straddling Fish Stocks And Highly Migratory Fish Stocks Art.9.2 2. States cooperating in the formation of a subregional or regional fisheries management organization or arrangement shall inform other States which they are aware have a real interest in the work of the proposed organization or arrangement of such cooperation.
3221 Agreement For The Implementation Of The Law Of The Sea Convention Relating To The Conservation And Management Of Straddling Fish Stocks And Highly Migratory Fish Stocks Sect.8 PART VIII
3216 Agreement On The Conservation Of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds Art.6 ARTICLE VI
3216 Agreement On The Conservation Of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds Art.6.1 1. The Meeting of the Parties shall be the decision-making body of this Agreement.
3216 Agreement On The Conservation Of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds Art.6.2 2. The Depositary shall, in consultation with the Convention Secretariat, convene a session of the Meeting of the Parties not later than one year after the date of the entry into force of this Agreement. Thereafter, the Agreement secretariat shall convene, in consultation with the Convention Secretariat, ordinary sessions of the Meeting of the Parties at intervals of not more than three years, unless the Meeting of the Parties decides otherwise. Where it is possible to do so, such sessions should be held in conjunction with the ordinary meetings of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention.
3216 Agreement On The Conservation Of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds Art.6.3 3. On the written request of at least one third of the Parties, the Agreement secretariat shall convene an extraordinary session of the Meeting of the Parties.
3216 Agreement On The Conservation Of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds Art.6.4 4. The United Nations, its Specialized Agencies, the International Atomic Energy Agency, any State not a Party to the Agreement, and the secretariats of international conventions concerned inter alia with the conservation, including protection and management, of migratory waterbirds may be represented by observers in sessions of the Meeting of the Parties. Any agency or body technically qualified in such conservation matters or in research on migratory waterbirds may also be represented at sessions of the Meeting of the Parties by observers, unless at least one third of the Parties present object.
3216 Agreement On The Conservation Of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds Art.6.5 5. Only Parties have the right to vote. Each Party shall have one vote, but regional economic integration organizations which are Parties to this Agreement shall, in matters within their competence, exercise their right to vote with a number of votes equal to the number of their Member States which are Parties to the Agreement. A regional economic integration organization shall not exercise its right to vote if its Member States exercise theirs, and vice versa.
3216 Agreement On The Conservation Of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds Art.6.6 6. Unless provided otherwise in this Agreement, decisions of the Meeting of the Parties shall be adopted by consensus or, if consensus cannot be achieved, by a two-thirds majority of the Parties present and voting.
3216 Agreement On The Conservation Of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds Art.6.7 7. At its first session, the Meeting of the Parties shall:
3216 Agreement On The Conservation Of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds Art.6.7.a (a) adopt its rules of procedure by consensus;
3216 Agreement On The Conservation Of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds Art.6.7.b (b) establish an Agreement secretariat within the Convention Secretariat to perform the secretariat functions listed in Article VIII of this Agreement;
3216 Agreement On The Conservation Of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds Art.6.7.c (c) establish the Technical Committee provided for in Article VII of this Agreement;
3216 Agreement On The Conservation Of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds Art.6.7.d (d) adopt a format for the reports to be prepared according to Article V, paragraph 1, subparagraph (c), of this Agreement; and
3216 Agreement On The Conservation Of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds Art.6.7.e (e) adopt criteria to define emergency situations which require urgent conservation measures, and determine the modalities for assigning responsibility for action to be taken.
3216 Agreement On The Conservation Of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds Art.6.8 8. At each of its ordinary sessions, the Meeting of the Parties shall:
3216 Agreement On The Conservation Of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds Art.6.8.a (a) consider actual and potential changes in the conservation status of migratory waterbirds and the habitats important for their survival, as well as the factors which may affect them;
3216 Agreement On The Conservation Of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds Art.6.8.b (b) review the progress made and any difficulty encountered in the implementation of this Agreement;
3216 Agreement On The Conservation Of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds Art.6.8.c (c) adopt a budget and consider any matters relating to the financial arrangements for this Agreement;
3216 Agreement On The Conservation Of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds Art.6.8.d (d) deal with any matter relating to the Agreement secretariat and the membership of the Technical Committee;
3216 Agreement On The Conservation Of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds Art.6.8.e (e) adopt a report for communication to the Parties to this Agreement and to the Conference of the Parties of the Convention; and
3216 Agreement On The Conservation Of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds Art.6.8.f (f) determine the time and venue of the next session.
3216 Agreement On The Conservation Of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds Art.6.9 9. At any of its sessions, the Meeting of the Parties may:
3216 Agreement On The Conservation Of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds Art.6.9.a (a) make recommendations to the Parties as it deems necessary or appropriate;
3216 Agreement On The Conservation Of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds Art.6.9.b (b) adopt specific actions to improve the effectiveness of this Agreement and, as the case may be, emergency measures as provided for in Article VII, paragraph 4, of this Agreement;
3216 Agreement On The Conservation Of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds Art.6.9.c (c) consider and decide upon proposals to amend this Agreement;
3216 Agreement On The Conservation Of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds Art.6.9.d (d) amend the Action Plan in accordance with Article IV, paragraph 3, of this Agreement;
3216 Agreement On The Conservation Of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds Art.6.9.e (e) establish such subsidiary bodies as it deems necessary to assist in the implementation of this Agreement, in particular for coordination with bodies established under other international treaties, conventions and agreements with overlapping geographic and taxonomic coverage; and
3216 Agreement On The Conservation Of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds Art.6.9.f (f) decide on any other matter relating to the implementation of this Agreement.
3216 Agreement On The Conservation Of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds Art.7 ARTICLE VII
3216 Agreement On The Conservation Of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds Art.7.1 1. The Technical Committee shall comprise:
3216 Agreement On The Conservation Of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds Art.7.1.a (a) nine experts representing different regions of the Agreement Area, in accordance with a balanced geographical distribution;
3216 Agreement On The Conservation Of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds Art.7.1.b (b) one representative from the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN), one from the International Waterfowl and Wetlands Research Bureau (IWRB) and one from the International Council for Game and Wildlife Conservation (CIC); and
3216 Agreement On The Conservation Of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds Art.7.1.c (c) one expert from each of the following fields: rural economics, game management, and environmental law.
3216 Agreement On The Conservation Of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds Art.7.1.dx The procedure for the appointment of the experts, the term of their appointment and the procedure for designation of the Chairman of the Technical Committee shall be determined by the Meeting of the Parties. The Chairman may admit a maximum of four observers from specialized international inter-governmental and non-governmental organizations.
3216 Agreement On The Conservation Of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds Art.7.2 2. Unless the Meeting of the Parties decides otherwise, meetings of the Technical Committee shall be convened by the Agreement secretariat in conjunction with each ordinary session of the Meeting of the Parties and at least once between ordinary sessions of the Meeting of the Parties. 3. The Technical Committee shall:
3216 Agreement On The Conservation Of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds Art.7.2.a (a) provide scientific and technical advice and information to the Meeting of the Parties and, through the Agreement secretariat, to Parties;
3216 Agreement On The Conservation Of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds Art.7.2.b (b) make recommendations to the Meeting of the Parties concerning the Action Plan, implementation of the Agreement and further research to be carried out;
3216 Agreement On The Conservation Of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds Art.7.2.c (c) prepare for each ordinary session of the Meeting of the Parties a report on its activities, which shall be submitted to the Agreement secretariat not less than one hundred and twenty days before the session of the Meeting of the Parties, and copies shall be circulated forthwith by the Agreement secretariat to the Parties; and
3216 Agreement On The Conservation Of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds Art.7.2.d (d) carry out any other tasks referred to it by the Meeting of the Parties.
3216 Agreement On The Conservation Of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds Art.7.4 4. Where in the opinion of the Technical Committee there has arisen an emergency which requires the adoption of immediate measures to avoid deterioration of the conservation status of one or more migratory waterbird species, the Technical Committee may request the Agreement secretariat to convene urgently a meeting of the Parties concerned. These Parties shall meet as soon as possible thereafter to establish rapidly a mechanism to give protection to the species identified as being subject to particularly adverse threat. Where a recommendation has been adopted at such a meeting, the Parties concerned shall inform each other and the Agreement secretariat of measures they have taken to implement it, or of the reasons why the recommendation could not be implemented.
3216 Agreement On The Conservation Of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds Art.7.5 5. The Technical Committee may establish such working groups as may be necessary to deal with specific tasks.
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.26 Article 26
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.26.1 1) Disputes between a Contracting Party and an Investor of another Contracting Party relating to an Investment of the latter in the Area of the former, which concern an alleged breach of an obligation of the former under Part III shall, if possible, be settled amicably.
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.26.2 2) If such disputes can not be settled according to the provisions of paragraph 1) within a period of three months from the date on which either party to the dispute requested amicable settlement, the Investor party to the dispute may choose to submit it for resolution:
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.26.2.a a) to the courts or administrative tribunals of the Contracting Party party to the dispute;
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.26.2.b b) in accordance with any applicable, previously agreed dispute settlement procedure; or
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.26.2.c c) in accordance with the following paragraphs of this Article.
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.26.3.a 3) a) Subject only to subparagraphs b) and c), each Contracting Party hereby gives its unconditional consent to the submission of a dispute to international arbitration or conciliation in accordance with the provisions of this Article.
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.26.3.b b) i) The Contracting Parties listed in Annex ID do not give such unconditional consent where the Investor has previously submitted the dispute under subparagraph 2)a) or b).
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.26.3.b.ii ii) For the sake of transparency, each Contracting Party that is listed in Annex ID shall provide a written statement of its policies, practices and conditions in this regard to the Secretariat no later than the date of the deposit of its instrument of ratification, acceptance or approval in accordance with Article 39 or the deposit of its instrument of accession in accordance with Article 41.
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.26.3.c c) A Contracting Party listed in Annex IA does not give such unconditional consent with respect to a dispute arising under the last sentence of Article 101).
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.26.4 4) In the event that an Investor chooses to submit the dispute for resolution under subparagraph 2)c), the Investor shall further provide its consent in writing for the dispute to be submitted to:
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.26.4.a.i a) i) The International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes, established pursuant to the Convention on the Settlement of Investment Disputes between States and Nationals of other States opened for signature at Washington, 18 March 1965 hereinafter referred to as the "ICSID Convention"), if the Contracting Party of the Investor and the Contracting Party party to the dispute are both parties to the ICSID Convention; or
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.26.4.a.ii ii) The International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes, established pursuant to the Convention referred to in subparagraph a)i), under the rules governing the Additional Facility for the Administration of Proceedings by the Secretariat of the Centre hereinafter referred to as the "Additional Facility Rules"), if the Contracting Party of the Investor or the Contracting Party party to the dispute, but not both, is a party to the ICSID Convention;
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.26.4.b b) a sole arbitrator or ad hoc arbitration tribunal established under the Arbitration Rules of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law hereinafter referred to as "UNCITRAL"); or
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.26.4.c c) an arbitral proceeding under the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce.
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.26.5.a 5) a) The consent given in paragraph 3) together with the written consent of the Investor given pursuant to paragraph 4) shall be considered to satisfy the requirement for:
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.26.5.a.i i) written consent of the parties to a dispute for purposes of Chapter II of the ICSID Convention and for purposes of the Additional Facility Rules;
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.26.5.a.ii ii) an "agreement in writing" for purposes of article II of the United Nations Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards, done at New York, 10 June 1958 hereinafter referred to as the "New York Convention"); and
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.26.5.a.iii iii) "the parties to a contract [to] have agreed in writing" for the purposes of article 1 of the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules.
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.26.5.b b) Any arbitration under this Article shall at the request of any party to the dispute be held in a state that is a party to the New York Convention. Claims submitted to arbitration hereunder shall be considered to arise out of a commercial relationship or transaction for the purposes of article 1 of that Convention.
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.26.6 6) A tribunal established under paragraph 4) shall decide the issues in dispute in accordance with this Treaty and applicable rules and principles of international law.
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.26.7 7) An investor other than a natural person which has the nationality of a Contracting Party party to the dispute on the date of the consent in writing referred to in paragraph 4) and which, before a dispute between it and that Contracting Party arises, is controlled by Investors of another Contracting Party, shall for the purpose of article 252)b) of the ICSID Convention be treated as a "national of another Contracting State" and shall for the purpose of article 16) of the Additional Facility Rules be treated as a "national of another State".
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.26.8 8) The awards of arbitration, which may include an award of interest, shall be final and binding upon the parties to the dispute. An award of arbitration concerning a measure of a sub-national government or authority of the disputing Contracting Party shall provide that the Contracting Party may pay monetary damages in lieu of any other remedy granted. Each Contracting Party shall carry out without delay any such award and shall make provision for the effective enforcement in its Area of such awards.
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.27 Article 27
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.27.1 1) Contracting Parties shall endeavour to settle disputes concerning the application or interpretation of this Treaty through diplomatic channels.
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.27.2 2) If a dispute has not been settled in accordance with paragraph 1) within a reasonable period of time, either party thereto may, except as otherwise provided in this Treaty or agreed in writing by the Contracting Parties, and except as concerns the application or interpretation of Article 6 or Article 19 or, for Contracting Parties listed in Annex IA, the last sentence of Article 101), upon written notice to the other party to the dispute submit the matter to an ad hoc tribunal under this Article.
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.27.3 3) Such an ad hoc arbitral tribunal shall be constituted as follows:
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.27.3.a a) The Contracting Party instituting the proceedings shall appoint one member of the tribunal and inform the other Contracting Party to the dispute of its appointment within 30 days of receipt of the notice referred to in paragraph 2) by the other Contracting Party;
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.27.3.b b) Within 60 days of the receipt of the written notice referred to in paragraph 2), the other Contracting Party party to the dispute shall appoint one member. If the appointment is not made within the time limit prescribed, the Contracting Party having instituted the proceedings may, within 90 days of the receipt of the written notice referred to in paragraph 2), request that the appointment be made in accordance with subparagraph d);
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.27.3.c c) A third member, who may not be a national or citizen of a Contracting Party party to the dispute, shall be appointed by the Contracting Parties parties to the dispute. That member shall be the President of the tribunal. If, within 150 days of the receipt of the notice referred to in paragraph 2), the Contracting Parties are unable to agree on the appointment of a third member, that appointment shall be made, in accordance with subparagraph d), at the request of either Contracting Party submitted within 180 days of the receipt of that notice;
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.27.3.d d) Appointments requested to be made in accordance with this paragraph shall be made by the Secretary-General of the Permanent Court of International Arbitration within 30 days of the receipt of a request to do so. If the Secretary-General is prevented from discharging this task, the appointments shall be made by the First Secretary of the Bureau. If the latter, in turn, is prevented from discharging this task, the appointments shall be made by the most senior Deputy;
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.27.3.e e) Appointments made in accordance with subparagraphs a) to d) shall be made with regard to the qualifications and experience, particularly in matters covered by this Treaty, of the members to be appointed;
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.27.3.f f) In the absence of an agreement to the contrary between the Contracting Parties, the Arbitration Rules of UNCITRAL shall govern, except to the extent modified by the Contracting Parties parties to the dispute or by the arbitrators. The tribunal shall take its decisions by a majority vote of its members;
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.27.3.g g) The tribunal shall decide the dispute in accordance with this Treaty and applicable rules and principles of international law;
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.27.3.h h) The arbitral award shall be final and binding upon the Contracting Parties parties to the dispute;
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.27.3.i i) Where, in making an award, a tribunal finds that a measure of a regional or local government or authority within the Area of a Contracting Party listed in Part I of Annex P is not in conformity with this Treaty, either party to the dispute may invoke the provisions of Part II of Annex P;
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.27.3.j j) The expenses of the tribunal, including the remuneration of its members, shall be borne in equal shares by the Contracting Parties parties to the dispute. The tribunal may, however, at its discretion direct that a higher proportion of the costs be paid by one of the Contracting Parties parties to the dispute;
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.27.3.k k) Unless the Contracting Parties parties to the dispute agree otherwise, the tribunal shall sit in The Hague, and use the premises and facilities of the Permanent Court of Arbitration;
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.27.3.l l) A copy of the award shall be deposited with the Secretariat which shall make it generally available.
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.34 Article 34
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.34.1 1) The Contracting Parties shall meet periodically in the Energy Charter Conference referred to herein as the "Charter Conference") at which each Contracting Party shall be entitled to have one representative. Ordinary meetings shall be held at intervals determined by the Charter Conference.
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.34.2 2) Extraordinary meetings of the Charter Conference may be held at such times as may be determined by the Charter Conference, or at the written request of any Contracting Party, provided that, within six weeks of the request being communicated to the Contracting Parties by the Secretariat, it is supported by at least one-third of the Contracting Parties.
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.34.3 3) The functions of the Charter Conference shall be to:
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.34.3.a a) carry out the duties assigned to it by this Treaty and any Protocols;
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.34.3.b b) keep under review and facilitate the implementation of the principles of the Charter and of the provisions of this Treaty and the Protocols;
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.34.3.c c) facilitate in accordance with this Treaty and the Protocols the coordination of appropriate general measures to carry out the principles of the Charter;
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.34.3.d d) consider and adopt programmes of work to be carried out by the Secretariat;
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.34.3.e e) consider and approve the annual accounts and budget of the Secretariat;
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.34.3.f f) consider and approve or adopt the terms of any headquarters or other agreement, including privileges and immunities considered necessary for the Charter Conference and the Secretariat;
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.34.3.g g) encourage cooperative efforts aimed at facilitating and promoting market-oriented reforms and modernization of energy sectors in those countries of Central and Eastern Europe and the former Union of Soviet Socialist Republics undergoing economic transition;
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.34.3.h h) authorize and approve the terms of reference for the negotiation of Protocols, and consider and adopt the texts thereof and of amendments thereto;
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.34.3.i i) authorize the negotiation of Declarations, and approve their issuance;
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.34.3.j j) decide on accessions to this Treaty;
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.34.3.k k) authorize the negotiation of and consider and approve or adopt association agreements;
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.34.3.l l) consider and adopt texts of amendments to this Treaty;
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.34.3.m m) consider and approve modifications of and technical changes to the Annexes to this Treaty;
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.34.3.n n) appoint the Secretary-General and take all decisions necessary for the establishment and functioning of the Secretariat including the structure, staff levels and standard terms of employment of officials and employees.
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.34.4 4) In the performance of its duties, the Charter Conference, through the Secretariat, shall cooperate with and make as full a use as possible, consistently with economy and efficiency, of the services and programmes of other institutions and organizations with established competence in matters related to the objectives of this Treaty.
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.34.5 5) The Charter Conference may establish such subsidiary bodies as it considers appropriate for the performance of its duties.
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.34.6 6) The Charter Conference shall consider and adopt rules of procedure and financial rules.
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.34.7 7) In 1999 and thereafter at intervals of not more than five years) to be determined by the Charter Conference, the Charter Conference shall thoroughly review the functions provided for in this Treaty in the light of the extent to which the provisions of the Treaty and Protocols have been implemented. At the conclusion of each review the Charter Conference may amend or abolish the functions specified in paragraph 3) and may discharge the Secretariat.
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.7 Article 7
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.7.1 1) Each Contracting Party shall take the necessary measures to facilitate the Transit of Energy Materials and Products consistent with the principle of freedom of transit and without distinction as to the origin, destination or ownership of such Energy Materials and Products or discrimination as to pricing on the basis of such distinctions, and without imposing any unreasonable delays, restrictions or charges.
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.7.10 10) For the purposes of this Article:
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.7.10.a a) "Transit" means
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.7.10.a.i i) the carriage through the Area of a Contracting Party, or to or from port facilities in its Area for loading or unloading, of Energy Materials and Products originating in the Area of another state and destined for the Area of a third state, so long as either the other state or the third state is a Contracting Party; or
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.7.10.a.ii ii) the carriage through the Area of a Contracting Party of Energy Materials and Products originating in the Area of another Contracting Party and destined for the Area of that other Contracting Party, unless the two Contracting Parties concerned decide otherwise and record their decision by a joint entry in Annex N. The two Contracting Parties may delete their listing in Annex N by delivering a joint written notification of their intentions to the Secretariat, which shall transmit that notification to all other Contracting Parties. The deletion shall take effect four weeks after such former notification.
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.7.10.b b) "Energy Transport Facilities" consist of high-pressure gas transmission pipelines, high-voltage electricity transmission grids and lines, crude oil transmission pipelines, coal slurry pipelines, oil product pipelines, and other fixed facilities specifically for handling Energy Materials and Products.
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.7.2 2) Contracting Parties shall encourage relevant entitles to cooperate in:
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.7.2.a a) modernizing Energy Transport Facilities necessary to the Transit of Energy Materials and Products;
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.7.2.b b) the development and operation of Energy Transport Facilities serving the Areas of more than one Contracting Party;
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.7.2.c c) measures to mitigate the effects of interruptions in the supply of Energy Materials and Products;
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.7.2.d d) facilitating the interconnection of Energy Transport Facilities.
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.7.3 3) Each Contracting Party undertakes that its provisions relating to transport of Energy Materials and Products and the use of Energy Transport Facilities shall treat Energy Materials and Products in Transit in no less favourable a manner than its provisions treat such materials and products originating in or destined for its own Area, unless an existing international agreement provides otherwise.
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.7.4 4) In the event that Transit of Energy Materials and Products cannot be achieved on commercial terms by means of Energy Transport Facilities the Contracting Parties shall not place obstacles in the way of new capacity being established, except as may be otherwise provided in applicable legislation which is consistent with paragraph 1).
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.7.5 5) A Contracting Party through whose Area Energy Materials and Products may transit shall not be obliged to
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.7.5.a a) permit the construction or modification of Energy Transport Facilities; or
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.7.5.b b) permit new or additional Transit through existing Energy Transport Facilities,
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.7.5.cx which it demonstrates to the other Contracting Parties concerned would endanger the security or efficiency of its energy systems, including the security of supply.
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.7.5.dx Contracting Parties shall, subject to paragraphs 6) and 7), secure established flows of Energy Materials and Products to, from or between the Areas of other Contracting Parties.
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.7.6 6) A Contracting Party through whose Area Energy Materials and Products transit shall not, in the event of a dispute over any matter arising from that Transit, interrupt or reduce, permit any entity subject to its control to interrupt or reduce, or require any entity subject to its jurisdiction to interrupt or reduce the existing flow of Energy Materials and Products prior to the conclusion of the dispute resolution procedures set out in paragraph 7), except where this is specifically provided for in a contract or other agreement governing such Transit or permitted in accordance with the conciliator's decision.
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.7.7 7) The following provisions shall apply to a dispute described in paragraph 6), but only following the exhaustion of all relevant contractual or other dispute resolution remedies previously agreed between the Contracting Parties party to the dispute or between any entity referred to in paragraph 6) and an entity of another Contracting Party party to the dispute:
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.7.7.a a) A Contracting Party party to the dispute may refer it to the Secretary-General by a notification summarizing the matters in dispute. The Secretary-General shall notify all Contracting Parties of any such referral.
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.7.7.b b) Within 30 days of receipt of such a notification, the Secretary-General, in consultation with the parties to the dispute and the other Contracting Parties concerned, shall appoint a conciliator. Such a conciliator shall have experience in the matters subject to dispute and shall not be a national or citizen of or permanently resident in a party to the dispute or one of the other Contracting Parties concerned.
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.7.7.c c) The conciliator shall seek the agreement of the parties to the dispute to a resolution thereof or upon a procedure to achieve such resolution. If within 90 days of his appointment he has failed to secure such agreement, he shall recommend a resolution to the dispute or a procedure to achieve such resolution and shall decide the interim tariffs and other terms and conditions to be observed for Transit from a date which he shall specify until the dispute is resolved.
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.7.7.d d) The Contracting Parties undertake to observe and ensure that the entities under their control or jurisdiction observe any interim decision under subparagraph c) on tariffs, terms and conditions for 12 months following the conciliator's decision or until resolution of the dispute, whichever is earlier.
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.7.7.e e) Notwithstanding subparagraph b) the Secretary-General may elect not to appoint a conciliator if in his judgement the dispute concerns Transit that is or has been the subject of the dispute resolution procedures set out in subparagraphs a) to d) and those proceedings have not resulted in a resolution of the dispute.
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.7.7.f f) The Charter Conference shall adopt standard provisions concerning the conduct of conciliation and the compensation of conciliators.
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.7.8 8) Nothing in this Article shall derogate from a Contracting Party's rights and obligations under international law including customary international law, existing bilateral or multilateral agreements, including rules concerning submarine cables and pipelines.
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.7.9 9) This Article shall not be so interpreted as to oblige any Contracting Party which does not have a certain type of Energy Transport Facilities used for Transit to take any measure under this Article with respect to that type of Energy Transport Facilities. Such a Contracting Party is, however, obliged to comply with paragraph 4).
3201 Federated States Of Micronesia Arrangement For Regional Fisheries Access Art.17 Article 17 Observer programme
3201 Federated States Of Micronesia Arrangement For Regional Fisheries Access Art.17.1 1. The Parties shall establish an observer programme for the purposes of implementing and achieving the objectives of this Arrangement and shall establish appropriate administrative measures for the effective implementation of such a programme in accordance with the following principles:
3201 Federated States Of Micronesia Arrangement For Regional Fisheries Access Art.17.1.a Each fishing, vessel of the Parties licensed under this Arrangement shall, upon request by the Administrator, accept one observer of a Party other than the home Party of the vessel, under the conditions set out in Part 7 of Annex V. If such an observer is not available, the fishing vessel shall have on board one observer from the home Party.
3201 Federated States Of Micronesia Arrangement For Regional Fisheries Access Art.17.1.b Observers shall he trained and certified in accordance with the procedures to be agreed under the programme. Each of the Parties shall be entitled to have its nationals included in the programme.
3201 Federated States Of Micronesia Arrangement For Regional Fisheries Access Art.17.1.c The programme shall have as its objective a significant level of coverage by observers of the total number of trips by fishing vessels of the Parties licensed pursuant to this Arrangement and, unless otherwise agreed at the outset of the trip, observer operations will be based in the placement of observers at ports of trip origin for complete trips.
3201 Federated States Of Micronesia Arrangement For Regional Fisheries Access Art.17.1.d The activities of observers shall include monitoring the level of compliance with the provisions of this Arrangement and reporting of their findings to the Administrator and the home Party of the vessel.
3201 Federated States Of Micronesia Arrangement For Regional Fisheries Access Art.17.1.e The Parties shall facilitate the placing of observers, including the provision of visas, if required.
3201 Federated States Of Micronesia Arrangement For Regional Fisheries Access Art.17.1.f The Administrator shall ensure that a reasonable period of notice of the placement of an observer is given, which should, wherever practicable, be at least fourteen days.
3201 Federated States Of Micronesia Arrangement For Regional Fisheries Access Art.17.1.g The Administrator shall ensure that all reports received from observers placed under the provisions of this Arrangement are circulated widely, in a timely manner, to all Parties which may he affected by or have an interest in the reports.
3201 Federated States Of Micronesia Arrangement For Regional Fisheries Access Art.17.2 2. The Administrator shall coordinate the observer programme.
3201 Federated States Of Micronesia Arrangement For Regional Fisheries Access Part.5 PART V SETTLEMENT OF DISPUTES
3197 Convention On Nuclear Safety Art.21 ARTICLE 21. TIMETABLE
3197 Convention On Nuclear Safety Art.21.1 1. A preparatory meeting of the Contracting Parties shall be held not later than six months after the date of entry into force of this Convention.
3197 Convention On Nuclear Safety Art.21.2 2. At this preparatory meeting, the Contracting Parties shall determine the date for the first review meeting. This review meeting shall be held as soon as possible, but not later than thirty months after the date of entry into force of this Convention.
3197 Convention On Nuclear Safety Art.21.3 3. At each review meeting, the Contracting Parties shall determine the date for the next such meeting. The interval between review meetings shall not exceed three years.
3197 Convention On Nuclear Safety Art.32 ARTICLE 32. AMENDMENTS TO THE CONVENTION
3197 Convention On Nuclear Safety Art.32.1 1. Any Contracting party may propose an amendment to this Convention. Proposed amendments shall be considered at a review meeting or an extraordinary meeting.
3197 Convention On Nuclear Safety Art.32.2 2. The text of any proposed amendment and the reasons for it shall be provided to the Depositary who shall communicate the proposal to the Contracting Parties promptly and at least ninety days before the meeting for which it is submitted for consideration. Any comments received on such a proposal shall be circulated by the Depositary to the Contracting Parties.
3197 Convention On Nuclear Safety Art.32.3 3. The Contracting Parties shall decide after consideration of the proposed amendment whether to adopt it by consensus, or, in the absence of consensus, to submit it to a Diplomatic Conference. A decision to submit a proposed amendment to a Diplomatic Conference shall require a two-thirds majority vote of the Contracting parties present and voting at the meeting, provided that at least one half of the Contracting Parties are present at the time of voting. Abstentions shall be considered as voting.
3197 Convention On Nuclear Safety Art.32.4 4.. The Diplomatic Conference to consider and adopt amendments to this Convention shall be convened by the Depositary and held no later than one year after the appropriate decision taken in accordance with paragraph 3 of this Article. The Diplomatic Conference shall make every effort to ensure amendments are adopted by consensus. Should this not be possible, amendments shall be adopted with a two-thirds majority of all Contracting Parties.
3197 Convention On Nuclear Safety Art.32.5 5. Amendments to this Convention adopted pursuant to paragraphs 3 and 4 above shall be subject to ratification, acceptance, approval, or confirmation by the Contracting Parties and shall enter into force for those Contracting Parties which have ratified, accepted, approved or confirmed them on the ninetieth day after the receipt by the Depositary of the relevant instruments by at least three fourths of the Contracting Parties. For a Contracting Party which subsequently ratifies, accepts, approves or confirms the said amendments, the amendments will enter into force on the ninetieth day after that Contracting Party has deposited its relevant instrument.
3195 Agreement On Cooperative Enforcement Operations Directed At Illegal Trade In Wild Fauna And Flora Art.10 Article 10
3195 Agreement On Cooperative Enforcement Operations Directed At Illegal Trade In Wild Fauna And Flora Art.10.1 1. Any dispute concerning the interpretation or application of this Agreement which cannot be settled by negotiation, conciliation or other peaceful means may be referred by any Party thereto to the Governing Council.
3195 Agreement On Cooperative Enforcement Operations Directed At Illegal Trade In Wild Fauna And Flora Art.10.2 2. Where the Parties fail to settle the dispute the matter shall be submitted to an arbitral body.
3195 Agreement On Cooperative Enforcement Operations Directed At Illegal Trade In Wild Fauna And Flora Art.10.3 3. The Parties to the dispute shall appoint one arbitrator each; the arbitrators so appointed shall designate, by mutual consent, a neutral arbitrator as Chairperson who shall not be a national of any of the Parties to the dispute.
3195 Agreement On Cooperative Enforcement Operations Directed At Illegal Trade In Wild Fauna And Flora Art.10.4 4. If any of the Parties does not appoint an arbitrator within three months of the appointment of the first arbitrator, or if the Chairperson has not been designated within three months of the matter being referred to arbitration, the Chairperson of the Governing Council shall designate the arbitrator or the Chairperson or both, as the case may be, within a further period of three months.
3195 Agreement On Cooperative Enforcement Operations Directed At Illegal Trade In Wild Fauna And Flora Art.10.5 5. The arbitral body shall have jurisdiction to hear and determine any matter arising from a dispute.
3195 Agreement On Cooperative Enforcement Operations Directed At Illegal Trade In Wild Fauna And Flora Art.10.6 6. The arbitral body shall determine its own rules of procedure.
3195 Agreement On Cooperative Enforcement Operations Directed At Illegal Trade In Wild Fauna And Flora Art.10.7 7. The Parties to the dispute shall be bound by the arbitral decision.
3195 Agreement On Cooperative Enforcement Operations Directed At Illegal Trade In Wild Fauna And Flora Art.5 Article 5
3195 Agreement On Cooperative Enforcement Operations Directed At Illegal Trade In Wild Fauna And Flora Art.5.1 1. A Task Force is hereby established to be known as the Task Force for Co-operative Enforcement Operations Directed at Illegal Trade in Wild Fauna and Flora.
3195 Agreement On Cooperative Enforcement Operations Directed At Illegal Trade In Wild Fauna And Flora Art.5.10 10. In carrying out its functions, the Task Force, when necessary and appropriate, may use undercover operations, subject to the consent of the Parties concerned and under conditions agreed with the said Parties.
3195 Agreement On Cooperative Enforcement Operations Directed At Illegal Trade In Wild Fauna And Flora Art.5.11 11. For the purposes of paragraph 9 of this Article, the Director, other Field Officers and the Intelligence Officer of the Task Force shall enjoy, in connection with their official duties and strictly within the limits of their official capacities, the following privileges and immunities:
3195 Agreement On Cooperative Enforcement Operations Directed At Illegal Trade In Wild Fauna And Flora Art.5.11.a (a) immunity from arrest, detention, search and seizure, and legal process of any kind in respect of words spoken or written and all acts performed by them; they shall continue to be so immune after the completion of their functions as officials of the Task Force;
3195 Agreement On Cooperative Enforcement Operations Directed At Illegal Trade In Wild Fauna And Flora Art.5.11.b (b) inviolability of all official papers, documents and equipment;
3195 Agreement On Cooperative Enforcement Operations Directed At Illegal Trade In Wild Fauna And Flora Art.5.11.c (c) exemption from all visa requirements and entry restrictions;
3195 Agreement On Cooperative Enforcement Operations Directed At Illegal Trade In Wild Fauna And Flora Art.5.11.d (d) protection of free communication to and from the headquarters of the Task Force;
3195 Agreement On Cooperative Enforcement Operations Directed At Illegal Trade In Wild Fauna And Flora Art.5.11.e (e) exemption from currency or exchange restrictions as is accorded representatives of foreign governments on temporary official missions; and
3195 Agreement On Cooperative Enforcement Operations Directed At Illegal Trade In Wild Fauna And Flora Art.5.11.f (f) such other privileges and immunities as may be determined by the Governing Council.
3195 Agreement On Cooperative Enforcement Operations Directed At Illegal Trade In Wild Fauna And Flora Art.5.12 12. Privileges and immunities are granted to the Director, other Field Officers and the Intelligence Officer in the interests of the Task Force and not for the personal benefit of the individuals themselves. The Governing Council shall have the right and the duty to waive the immunity of any official in any case where, in the opinion of the Governing Council, the immunity would impede the course of justice and it can be waived without prejudice to the interests of the Task Force.
3195 Agreement On Cooperative Enforcement Operations Directed At Illegal Trade In Wild Fauna And Flora Art.5.13 13. The Task Force shall not undertake or be involved in any intervention, or activities of a political, military, religious or racial character.
3195 Agreement On Cooperative Enforcement Operations Directed At Illegal Trade In Wild Fauna And Flora Art.5.2 2. The Task Force shall be composed of a Director, Field Officers and an Intelligence Officer and such other staff as may be decided by the Governing Council.
3195 Agreement On Cooperative Enforcement Operations Directed At Illegal Trade In Wild Fauna And Flora Art.5.3 3. The Task Force shall include at least one Field Officer seconded by each Party and approved by the Governing Council. Each Field Officer shall be appointed to serve for a term of three years, or such other term as may be determined by the Governing Council. Upon the recommendation of the Director made in consultation with the Party concerned, the Governing Council may shorten or increase the term of other Field Officers.
3195 Agreement On Cooperative Enforcement Operations Directed At Illegal Trade In Wild Fauna And Flora Art.5.4 4. The Director shall be appointed by the Governing Council from among the Field Officers.
3195 Agreement On Cooperative Enforcement Operations Directed At Illegal Trade In Wild Fauna And Flora Art.5.5 5. The Director and other Field Officers shall retain their national law enforcement authority during their time of service with the Task Force.
3195 Agreement On Cooperative Enforcement Operations Directed At Illegal Trade In Wild Fauna And Flora Art.5.6 6. The appointment of the Director, other Field Officers and the Intelligence Officer, as well as their terms of service, shall be decided in accordance with rules established by the Governing Council. The terms and conditions of service of other support staff as deemed necessary for the functioning of the Task Force shall also be decided by the Governing Council.
3195 Agreement On Cooperative Enforcement Operations Directed At Illegal Trade In Wild Fauna And Flora Art.5.7 7. The Director shall be the Chief Executive Officer of the Task Force and shall be accountable to the Governing Council and responsible for:
3195 Agreement On Cooperative Enforcement Operations Directed At Illegal Trade In Wild Fauna And Flora Art.5.7.a (a) appointing other support staff as deemed necessary for the functioning of the Task Force;
3195 Agreement On Cooperative Enforcement Operations Directed At Illegal Trade In Wild Fauna And Flora Art.5.7.b (b) commanding and coordinating the work of the Task Force;
3195 Agreement On Cooperative Enforcement Operations Directed At Illegal Trade In Wild Fauna And Flora Art.5.7.c (c) preparing budgets annually or as required by the Governing Council;
3195 Agreement On Cooperative Enforcement Operations Directed At Illegal Trade In Wild Fauna And Flora Art.5.7.d (d) implementing policies and decisions agreed by the Governing Council;
3195 Agreement On Cooperative Enforcement Operations Directed At Illegal Trade In Wild Fauna And Flora Art.5.7.e (e) providing reports annually and as required by the Governing Council;
3195 Agreement On Cooperative Enforcement Operations Directed At Illegal Trade In Wild Fauna And Flora Art.5.7.f (f) arranging for and servicing meetings of the Governing Council; and
3195 Agreement On Cooperative Enforcement Operations Directed At Illegal Trade In Wild Fauna And Flora Art.5.7.g (g) performing such other functions as may be determined by the Governing Council.
3195 Agreement On Cooperative Enforcement Operations Directed At Illegal Trade In Wild Fauna And Flora Art.5.8 8. The Task Force shall possess international legal personality. It shall have in the territory of each Party the legal capacity required for the performance of its functions under this Agreement. The Task Force shall in the exercise of its legal personality be represented by the Director.
3195 Agreement On Cooperative Enforcement Operations Directed At Illegal Trade In Wild Fauna And Flora Art.5.9 9. The functions of the Task Force shall be:
3195 Agreement On Cooperative Enforcement Operations Directed At Illegal Trade In Wild Fauna And Flora Art.5.9.a (a) to facilitate co-operative activities among the National Bureaus in carrying out investigations pertaining to illegal trade;
3195 Agreement On Cooperative Enforcement Operations Directed At Illegal Trade In Wild Fauna And Flora Art.5.9.b (b) to investigate violations of national laws pertaining to illegal trade, at the request of the National Bureaus or with the consent of the Parties concerned, and to present to them evidence gathered during such investigations;
3195 Agreement On Cooperative Enforcement Operations Directed At Illegal Trade In Wild Fauna And Flora Art.5.9.c (c) to collect, process and disseminate information on activities that pertain to illegal trade, including establishing and maintaining databases;
3195 Agreement On Cooperative Enforcement Operations Directed At Illegal Trade In Wild Fauna And Flora Art.5.9.d (d) to provide, upon request of the Parties concerned, available information related to the return to the country of original export, or country of re-export, of confiscated wild fauna and flora; and
3195 Agreement On Cooperative Enforcement Operations Directed At Illegal Trade In Wild Fauna And Flora Art.5.9.e (e) to perform such other functions as may be determined by the Governing Council.
3195 Agreement On Cooperative Enforcement Operations Directed At Illegal Trade In Wild Fauna And Flora Art.7 Article 7
3195 Agreement On Cooperative Enforcement Operations Directed At Illegal Trade In Wild Fauna And Flora Art.7.1 1. A Governing Council consisting of the Parties to this Agreement is hereby established to be known as the Governing Council for Co-operative Enforcement Operations Directed at Illegal Trade in Wild Fauna and Flora.
3195 Agreement On Cooperative Enforcement Operations Directed At Illegal Trade In Wild Fauna And Flora Art.7.2 2. Each Party shall send a delegation to the meetings of the Governing Council and shall be represented on the Governing Council by a Minister or alternate who shall be the head of the delegation. Because of the technical nature of the Task Force, Parties should endeavour to include the following in their delegations:
3195 Agreement On Cooperative Enforcement Operations Directed At Illegal Trade In Wild Fauna And Flora Art.7.2.a (a) high ranking officials dealing with wildlife law enforcement affairs;
3195 Agreement On Cooperative Enforcement Operations Directed At Illegal Trade In Wild Fauna And Flora Art.7.2.b (b) officials whose normal duties are connected with the activities of the Task Force; and
3195 Agreement On Cooperative Enforcement Operations Directed At Illegal Trade In Wild Fauna And Flora Art.7.2.c (c) specialists in the subjects on the agenda.
3195 Agreement On Cooperative Enforcement Operations Directed At Illegal Trade In Wild Fauna And Flora Art.7.3 3. The first meeting of the Governing Council shall be convened by the Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme not later than three months after the entry into force of this Agreement. Thereafter, ordinary meetings of the Governing Council shall be held at regular intervals to be determined by the Council at its first meeting.
3195 Agreement On Cooperative Enforcement Operations Directed At Illegal Trade In Wild Fauna And Flora Art.7.4 4. Meetings of the Governing Council will normally be held at the Seat of the Task Force unless the Council decides otherwise.
3195 Agreement On Cooperative Enforcement Operations Directed At Illegal Trade In Wild Fauna And Flora Art.7.5 5. Extraordinary meetings of the Governing Council shall be held at such times as may be determined by the Council, or at the written request of any Party, provided that such request is supported by at least one third of the Parties within two months of the request being communicated to them by the Director of the Task Force.
3195 Agreement On Cooperative Enforcement Operations Directed At Illegal Trade In Wild Fauna And Flora Art.7.6 6. At its first meeting, the Governing Council shall:
3195 Agreement On Cooperative Enforcement Operations Directed At Illegal Trade In Wild Fauna And Flora Art.7.6.a (a) by consensus elect its Chairperson and adopt rules of procedure, including decision-making procedures, which may include specified majorities required for adoption of particular decisions;
3195 Agreement On Cooperative Enforcement Operations Directed At Illegal Trade In Wild Fauna And Flora Art.7.6.b (b) decide the Seat of the Task Force;
3195 Agreement On Cooperative Enforcement Operations Directed At Illegal Trade In Wild Fauna And Flora Art.7.6.c (c) consider and approve the appointment of the Director, other Field Officers and the Intelligence Officer and decide upon their terms and conditions of service as well as the terms and conditions of service of the supporting staff;
3195 Agreement On Cooperative Enforcement Operations Directed At Illegal Trade In Wild Fauna And Flora Art.7.6.d (d) adopt terms of reference and financial and administrative rules of the Task Force; and
3195 Agreement On Cooperative Enforcement Operations Directed At Illegal Trade In Wild Fauna And Flora Art.7.6.e (e) consider and approve an initial budget to establish and operate the Task Force and agree upon the contributions of each Party to the budget.
3195 Agreement On Cooperative Enforcement Operations Directed At Illegal Trade In Wild Fauna And Flora Art.7.7 7. At ordinary meetings the Governing Council shall approve a budget for the Task Force and agree upon the contributions of each Party to the budget.
3195 Agreement On Cooperative Enforcement Operations Directed At Illegal Trade In Wild Fauna And Flora Art.7.8 8. The Governing Council shall determine the general policies of the Task Force and, for this purpose, shall:
3195 Agreement On Cooperative Enforcement Operations Directed At Illegal Trade In Wild Fauna And Flora Art.7.8.a (a) consider the reports submitted by the Director; and
3195 Agreement On Cooperative Enforcement Operations Directed At Illegal Trade In Wild Fauna And Flora Art.7.8.b (b) upon expiry, termination or renewal of their terms of service, consider and approve the appointment of the Director, other Field Officers and the Intelligence Officer.
3195 Agreement On Cooperative Enforcement Operations Directed At Illegal Trade In Wild Fauna And Flora Art.7.9 9. The Governing Council shall:
3195 Agreement On Cooperative Enforcement Operations Directed At Illegal Trade In Wild Fauna And Flora Art.7.9.a (a) keep under review the implementation of this Agreement;
3195 Agreement On Cooperative Enforcement Operations Directed At Illegal Trade In Wild Fauna And Flora Art.7.9.b (b) consider and undertake any additional action that may be deemed necessary for the achievement of the objective of this Agreement in the light of experience gained in its operation; and
3195 Agreement On Cooperative Enforcement Operations Directed At Illegal Trade In Wild Fauna And Flora Art.7.9.c (c) consider and adopt, as required, in accordance with Article 11, amendments to this Agreement.
3195 Agreement On Cooperative Enforcement Operations Directed At Illegal Trade In Wild Fauna And Flora Art.9 Article 9
3195 Agreement On Cooperative Enforcement Operations Directed At Illegal Trade In Wild Fauna And Flora Art.9.1 1. The Seat of the Task Force shall be determined by the Governing Council pursuant to an offer made by a Party.
3195 Agreement On Cooperative Enforcement Operations Directed At Illegal Trade In Wild Fauna And Flora Art.9.2 2. The Government of the Party in whose territory the Seat of the Task Force shall be located and the Director acting on behalf of the Task Force shall conclude a headquarters agreement relating to the legal capacity of the Task Force and the privileges and immunities of the Task Force, Director, other Field Officers and the Intelligence Officer, which privileges and immunities shall not be less than those accorded to diplomatic missions and their personnel in the host country, and including those privileges and immunities stipulated in paragraph 11 of Article 5.
3195 Agreement On Cooperative Enforcement Operations Directed At Illegal Trade In Wild Fauna And Flora Art.9.3 3. The Government aforementioned shall assist the Task Force in the acquisition of affordable accommodation for its use.
3192 Convention Establishing the Association of Caribbean States Art.4 ARTICLE IV: Membership
3192 Convention Establishing the Association of Caribbean States Art.4.1 1. Membership of the Association shall be open to the States of the Caribbean listed in Annex I to this Convention. These States shall have the right to participate in discussions and to vote at meetings of the Ministerial Council and Special Committees of the Association.
3192 Convention Establishing the Association of Caribbean States Art.4.2 2. Associate Membership shall be open to the States, Countries and Territories of the Caribbean listed in Annex II of this Convention. Associate Members shall have the right to intervene in discussions and vote at meetings of the Ministerial Council and Special Committees on matters which affect them directly, falling within their constitutional competence. The Council shall conclude relationship agreements with the respective State, Country or Territory which agreements shall set out the terms and conditions and the manner in which the Associate Member may participate in, and vote at meetings of the Ministerial Council and Special Committees.
3192 Convention Establishing the Association of Caribbean States Art.4.3 3. States mentioned in paragraph 1 of this Article, which sign and ratify this Convention prior to its entry into force or within one year thereafter, shall be Founding Members of the Association.
3192 Convention Establishing the Association of Caribbean States Art.6 ARTICLE VI: The Meeting of Heads of State or Government
3192 Convention Establishing the Association of Caribbean States Art.6.1 1. Any Head of State or Government of a Member State may propose the convening of a Meeting of Heads of State or Government. The Secretary-General shall convene the Meeting after consultation with the Member States.
3192 Convention Establishing the Association of Caribbean States Art.6.2 2. The Ministerial Council may, as it considers appropriate, propose the convening of a Meeting of Heads of State or Government.
3192 Convention Establishing the Association of Caribbean States Art.6.3 3. Where a Meeting of the Heads of State or Government is to be convened, the Ministerial Council shall convene preparatory meetings.
3192 Convention Establishing the Association of Caribbean States Art.8 ARTICLE VIII: The Ministerial Council
3192 Convention Establishing the Association of Caribbean States Art.8.1 1. The Ministerial Council, comprising representatives of Member States, as set out in Article X, shall be the principal Organ for policy-making and direction of the Association within the purposes and functions set out in Article III of this Convention.
3192 Convention Establishing the Association of Caribbean States Art.8.2 2. The Ministerial Council may, in accordance with its Rules of Procedure established under Article XI, convene at its discretion, special meetings of the Ministerial Council to consider the subject areas or issues proposed for its consideration.
3192 Convention Establishing the Association of Caribbean States Art.8.3 3. The Ministerial Council may, initially on an ad hoc basis, establish the Special Committees that it considers necessary to assist it in the performance of its functions. The Ministerial Council shall establish and determine the composition and terms of reference of:
3192 Convention Establishing the Association of Caribbean States Art.8.3.a (a) the Committee on Trade Development and External Economic Relations;
3192 Convention Establishing the Association of Caribbean States Art.8.3.b (b) the Committee for the Protection and Conservation of the Environment and of the Caribbean Sea;
3192 Convention Establishing the Association of Caribbean States Art.8.3.c (c) the Committee on Natural Resources,
3192 Convention Establishing the Association of Caribbean States Art.8.3.d (d) the Committee on Science, Technology, Health, Education and Culture; and
3192 Convention Establishing the Association of Caribbean States Art.8.3.e (e) the Committee on Budget and Administration.
3192 Convention Establishing the Association of Caribbean States Art.8.4 4. In their work, the Special Committees referred to in paragraph 3 of this Article may request and take into account the opinions of the Social Partners recognised under Article IX(d).
3188 Convention To Combat Desertification In Those Countries Experiencing Serious Drought And/Or Desertification, Particularly In Africa Art.21 Article 21
3188 Convention To Combat Desertification In Those Countries Experiencing Serious Drought And/Or Desertification, Particularly In Africa Art.21.1 1. The Conference of the Parties shall promote the availability of financial mechanisms and shall encourage such mechanisms to seek to maximize the availability of funding for affected developing country Parties, particularly those in Africa, to implement the Convention. To this end, the Conference of the Parties shall consider for adoption inter alia approaches and policies that:
3188 Convention To Combat Desertification In Those Countries Experiencing Serious Drought And/Or Desertification, Particularly In Africa Art.21.1.a (a) facilitate the provision of necessary funding at the national, subregional, regional and global levels for activities pursuant to relevant provisions of the Convention;
3188 Convention To Combat Desertification In Those Countries Experiencing Serious Drought And/Or Desertification, Particularly In Africa Art.21.1.b (b) promote multiple-source funding approaches, mechanisms and arrangements and their assessment, consistent with article
3188 Convention To Combat Desertification In Those Countries Experiencing Serious Drought And/Or Desertification, Particularly In Africa Art.21.1.c (c) provide on a regular basis, to interested Parties and relevant intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations, information on available sources of funds and on funding patterns in order to facilitate coordination among them;
3188 Convention To Combat Desertification In Those Countries Experiencing Serious Drought And/Or Desertification, Particularly In Africa Art.21.1.d (d) facilitate the establishment, as appropriate, of mechanisms, such as national desertification funds, including those involving the participation of non-governmental organizations, to channel financial resources rapidly and efficiently to the local level in affected developing country Parties; and
3188 Convention To Combat Desertification In Those Countries Experiencing Serious Drought And/Or Desertification, Particularly In Africa Art.21.1.e (e) strengthen existing funds and financial mechanisms at the subregional and regional levels, particularly in Africa, to support more effectively the implementation of the Convention.
3188 Convention To Combat Desertification In Those Countries Experiencing Serious Drought And/Or Desertification, Particularly In Africa Art.21.2 2. The Conference of the Parties shall also encourage the provision, through various mechanisms within the United Nations system and through multilateral financial institutions, of support at the national, subregional and regional levels to activities that enable developing country Parties to meet their obligations under the Convention.
3188 Convention To Combat Desertification In Those Countries Experiencing Serious Drought And/Or Desertification, Particularly In Africa Art.21.3 3. Affected developing country Parties shall utilize, and where necessary, establish and/ or strengthen, national coordinating mechanisms, integrated in national development programmes, that would ensure the efficient use of all available financial resources. They shall also utilize participatory processes involving non-governmental organizations, local groups and the private sector, in raising funds, in elaborating as well as implementing programmes and in assuring access to funding by groups at the local level. These actions can be enhanced by improved coordination and flexible programming on the part of those providing assistance.
3188 Convention To Combat Desertification In Those Countries Experiencing Serious Drought And/Or Desertification, Particularly In Africa Art.21.4 4. In order to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of existing financial mechanisms, a Global Mechanism to promote actions leading to the mobilization and channelling of substantial financial resources, including for the transfer of technology, on a grant basis, and/ or on concessional or other terms, to affected developing country Parties, is hereby established. This Global Mechanism shall function under the authority and guidance of the Conference of the Parties and be accountable to it.
3188 Convention To Combat Desertification In Those Countries Experiencing Serious Drought And/Or Desertification, Particularly In Africa Art.21.5 5. The Conference of the Parties shall identify, at its first ordinary session, an organization to house the Global Mechanism. The Conference of the Parties and the organization it has identified shall agree upon modalities for this Global Mechanism to ensure inter alia that such Mechanism:
3188 Convention To Combat Desertification In Those Countries Experiencing Serious Drought And/Or Desertification, Particularly In Africa Art.21.5.a (a) identifies and draws up an inventory of relevant bilateral and multilateral cooperation programmes that are available to implement the Convention;
3188 Convention To Combat Desertification In Those Countries Experiencing Serious Drought And/Or Desertification, Particularly In Africa Art.21.5.b (b) provides advice, on request, to Parties on innovative methods of financing and sources of financial assistance and on improving the coordination of cooperation activities at the national level;
3188 Convention To Combat Desertification In Those Countries Experiencing Serious Drought And/Or Desertification, Particularly In Africa Art.21.5.c (c) provides interested Parties and relevant intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations with information on available sources of funds and on funding patterns in order to facilitate coordination among them; and
3188 Convention To Combat Desertification In Those Countries Experiencing Serious Drought And/Or Desertification, Particularly In Africa Art.21.5.d (d) reports to the Conference of the Parties, beginning at its second ordinary session, on its activities.
3188 Convention To Combat Desertification In Those Countries Experiencing Serious Drought And/Or Desertification, Particularly In Africa Art.21.6 6. The Conference of the Parties shall, at its first session, make appropriate arrangements with the organization it has identified to house the Global Mechanism for the administrative operations of such Mechanism, drawing to the extent possible on existing budgetary and human resources.
3188 Convention To Combat Desertification In Those Countries Experiencing Serious Drought And/Or Desertification, Particularly In Africa Art.21.7 7. The Conference of the Parties shall, at its third ordinary session, review the policies, operational modalities and activities of the Global Mechanism accountable to it pursuant to paragraph 4, taking into account the provisions of article 7. On the basis of this review, it shall consider and take appropriate action.
3188 Convention To Combat Desertification In Those Countries Experiencing Serious Drought And/Or Desertification, Particularly In Africa Art.22 Article 22
3188 Convention To Combat Desertification In Those Countries Experiencing Serious Drought And/Or Desertification, Particularly In Africa Art.22.1 1. A Conference of the Parties is hereby established.
3188 Convention To Combat Desertification In Those Countries Experiencing Serious Drought And/Or Desertification, Particularly In Africa Art.22.2 2. The Conference of the Parties is the supreme body of the Convention. It shall make, within its mandate, the decisions necessary to promote its effective implementation. In particular, it shall:
3188 Convention To Combat Desertification In Those Countries Experiencing Serious Drought And/Or Desertification, Particularly In Africa Art.22.2.a (a) regularly review the implementation of the Convention and the functioning of its institutional arrangements in the light of the experience gained at the national, subregional, regional and international levels and on the basis of the evolution of scientific and technological knowledge;
3188 Convention To Combat Desertification In Those Countries Experiencing Serious Drought And/Or Desertification, Particularly In Africa Art.22.2.b (b) promote and facilitate the exchange of information on measures adopted by the Parties, and determine the form and timetable for transmitting the information to be submitted pursuant to article 26, review the reports and make recommendations on them;
3188 Convention To Combat Desertification In Those Countries Experiencing Serious Drought And/Or Desertification, Particularly In Africa Art.22.2.c (c) establish such subsidiary bodies as are deemed necessary for the implementation of the Convention;
3188 Convention To Combat Desertification In Those Countries Experiencing Serious Drought And/Or Desertification, Particularly In Africa Art.22.2.d (d) review reports submitted by its subsidiary bodies and provide guidance to them;
3188 Convention To Combat Desertification In Those Countries Experiencing Serious Drought And/Or Desertification, Particularly In Africa Art.22.2.e (e) agree upon and adopt, by consensus, rules of procedure and financial rules for itself and any subsidiary bodies;
3188 Convention To Combat Desertification In Those Countries Experiencing Serious Drought And/Or Desertification, Particularly In Africa Art.22.2.f (f) adopt amendments to the Convention pursuant to articles 30 and 31;
3188 Convention To Combat Desertification In Those Countries Experiencing Serious Drought And/Or Desertification, Particularly In Africa Art.22.2.g (g) approve a programme and budget for its activities, including those of its subsidiary bodies, and undertake necessary arrangements for their financing;
3188 Convention To Combat Desertification In Those Countries Experiencing Serious Drought And/Or Desertification, Particularly In Africa Art.22.2.h (h) as appropriate, seek the cooperation of, and utilize the services of and information provided by, competent bodies or agencies, whether national or international, intergovernmental or non-governmental;
3188 Convention To Combat Desertification In Those Countries Experiencing Serious Drought And/Or Desertification, Particularly In Africa Art.22.2.i (i) promote and strengthen the relationship with other relevant conventions while avoiding duplication of effort; and
3188 Convention To Combat Desertification In Those Countries Experiencing Serious Drought And/Or Desertification, Particularly In Africa Art.22.2.j (j) exercise such other functions as may be necessary for the achievement of the objective of the Convention.
3188 Convention To Combat Desertification In Those Countries Experiencing Serious Drought And/Or Desertification, Particularly In Africa Art.22.3 3. The Conference of the Parties shall, at its first session, adopt its own rules of procedure, by consensus, which shall include decision-making procedures for matters not already covered by decision-making procedures stipulated in the Convention. Such procedures may include specified majorities required for the adoption of particular decisions.
3188 Convention To Combat Desertification In Those Countries Experiencing Serious Drought And/Or Desertification, Particularly In Africa Art.22.4 4. The first session of the Conference of the Parties shall be convened by the interim secretariat referred to in article 35 and shall take place not later than one year after the date of entry into force of the Convention. Unless otherwise decided by the Conference of the Parties, the second, third and fourth ordinary sessions shall be held yearly, and thereafter, ordinary sessions shall be held every two years.
3188 Convention To Combat Desertification In Those Countries Experiencing Serious Drought And/Or Desertification, Particularly In Africa Art.22.5 5. Extraordinary sessions of the Conference of the Parties shall be held at such other times as may be decided either by the Conference of the Parties in ordinary session or at the written request of any Party, provided that, within three months of the request being communicated to the Parties by the Permanent Secretariat, it is supported by at least one third of the Parties.
3188 Convention To Combat Desertification In Those Countries Experiencing Serious Drought And/Or Desertification, Particularly In Africa Art.22.6 6. At each ordinary session, the Conference of the Parties shall elect a Bureau. The structure and functions of the Bureau shall be determined in the rules of procedure. In appointing the Bureau, due regard shall be paid to the need to ensure equitable geographical distribution and adequate representation of affected country Parties, particularly those in Africa.
3188 Convention To Combat Desertification In Those Countries Experiencing Serious Drought And/Or Desertification, Particularly In Africa Art.22.7 7. The United Nations, its specialized agencies and any State member thereof or observers thereto not Party to the Convention, may be represented at sessions of the Conference of the Parties as observers. Any body or agency, whether national or international, governmental or non-governmental, which is qualified in matters covered by the Convention, and which has informed the Permanent Secretariat of its wish to be represented at a session of the Conference of the Parties as an observer, may be so admitted unless at least one third of the Parties present object. The admission and participation of observers shall be subject to the rules of procedure adopted by the Conference of the Parties.
3188 Convention To Combat Desertification In Those Countries Experiencing Serious Drought And/Or Desertification, Particularly In Africa Art.22.8 8. The Conference of the Parties may request competent national and international organizations which have relevant expertise to provide it with information relevant to article 16, paragraph (g), article 17, paragraph 1 (c) and article 18, paragraph 2( b).
3188 Convention To Combat Desertification In Those Countries Experiencing Serious Drought And/Or Desertification, Particularly In Africa Art.24 Article 24
3188 Convention To Combat Desertification In Those Countries Experiencing Serious Drought And/Or Desertification, Particularly In Africa Art.24.1 1. A Committee on Science and Technology is hereby established as a subsidiary body of the Conference of the Parties to provide it with information and advice on scientific and technological matters relating to combating desertification and mitigating the effects of drought. The Committee shall meet in conjunction with the ordinary sessions of the Conference of the Parties and shall be multidisciplinary and open to the participation of all Parties. It shall be composed of government representatives competent in the relevant fields of expertise. The Conference of the Parties shall decide, at its first session, on the terms of reference of the Committee.
3188 Convention To Combat Desertification In Those Countries Experiencing Serious Drought And/Or Desertification, Particularly In Africa Art.24.2 2. The Conference of the Parties shall establish and maintain a roster of independent experts with expertise and experience in the relevant fields. The roster shall be based on nominations received in writing from the Parties, taking into account the need for a multidisciplinary approach and broad geographical representation.
3188 Convention To Combat Desertification In Those Countries Experiencing Serious Drought And/Or Desertification, Particularly In Africa Art.24.3 3. The Conference of the Parties may, as necessary, appoint ad hoc panels to provide it, through the Committee, with information and advice on specific issues regarding the state of the art in fields of science and technology relevant to combating desertification and mitigating the effects of drought. These panels shall be composed of experts whose names are taken from the roster, taking into account the need for a multidisciplinary approach and broad geographical representation. These experts shall have scientific backgrounds and field experience and shall be appointed by the Conference of the Parties on the recommendation of the Committee. The Conference of the Parties shall decide on the terms of reference and the modalities of work of these panels.
3188 Convention To Combat Desertification In Those Countries Experiencing Serious Drought And/Or Desertification, Particularly In Africa Art.25 Article 25
3188 Convention To Combat Desertification In Those Countries Experiencing Serious Drought And/Or Desertification, Particularly In Africa Art.25.1 1. The Committee on Science and Technology shall, under the supervision of the Conference of the Parties, make provision for the undertaking of a survey and evaluation of the relevant existing networks, institutions, agencies and bodies willing to become units of a network. Such a network shall support the implementation of the Convention.
3188 Convention To Combat Desertification In Those Countries Experiencing Serious Drought And/Or Desertification, Particularly In Africa Art.25.2 2. On the basis of the results of the survey and evaluation referred to in paragraph 1, the Committee on Science and Technology shall make recommendations to the Conference of the Parties on ways and means to facilitate and strengthen networking of the units at the local, national and other levels, with a view to ensuring that the thematic needs set out in articles 16 to 19 are addressed.
3188 Convention To Combat Desertification In Those Countries Experiencing Serious Drought And/Or Desertification, Particularly In Africa Art.25.3 3. Taking into account these recommendations, the Conference of the Parties shall:
3188 Convention To Combat Desertification In Those Countries Experiencing Serious Drought And/Or Desertification, Particularly In Africa Art.25.3.a (a) identify those national, subregional, regional and international units that are most appropriate for networking, and recommend operational procedures, and a time frame, for them; and
3188 Convention To Combat Desertification In Those Countries Experiencing Serious Drought And/Or Desertification, Particularly In Africa Art.25.3.b (b) identify the units best suited to facilitating and strengthening such networking at all levels.
3188 Convention To Combat Desertification In Those Countries Experiencing Serious Drought And/Or Desertification, Particularly In Africa Sect.4 PART IV
3188 Convention To Combat Desertification In Those Countries Experiencing Serious Drought And/Or Desertification, Particularly In Africa Sect.5 PART V
3187 Convention On The Conservation And Management Of Pollock Resources In The Central Bering Sea Art.11 Article XI
3187 Convention On The Conservation And Management Of Pollock Resources In The Central Bering Sea Art.11.1 1. Each Party shall take all necessary measures to ensure that its nationals and fishing vessels flying its flag comply with the provisions of this Convention and measures adopted pursuant thereto. For purposes of this Convention, "fishing vessel" means any vessel used or intended for use for the purposes of the commercial exploitation of living marine resources, including mother ships and any other vessels directly engaged in such fishing operations.
3187 Convention On The Conservation And Management Of Pollock Resources In The Central Bering Sea Art.11.2 2. Each Party shall:
3187 Convention On The Conservation And Management Of Pollock Resources In The Central Bering Sea Art.11.2.a (a) ensure that its fishing vessels fish for pollock in the Convention Area only pursuant to specific authorization issued by that Party; and
3187 Convention On The Conservation And Management Of Pollock Resources In The Central Bering Sea Art.11.2.b (b) ensure that fishing operations for pollock by its fishing vessels undertaken in violation of the provisions of this Convention or of such authorization constitute an offense under its national legislation.
3187 Convention On The Conservation And Management Of Pollock Resources In The Central Bering Sea Art.11.3 3. Each Party shall require its fishing vessels that fish for pollock in the Convention Area:
3187 Convention On The Conservation And Management Of Pollock Resources In The Central Bering Sea Art.11.3.a (a) to use real-time satellite position-fixing transmitters while in the Bering Sea,
3187 Convention On The Conservation And Management Of Pollock Resources In The Central Bering Sea Art.11.3.b (b) to notify the other Parties of their intention to enter the Convention Area 48 hours prior to such entry, the procedures for which shall be established by the Annual Conference; and
3187 Convention On The Conservation And Management Of Pollock Resources In The Central Bering Sea Art.11.3.c (c) to notify the other Parties of the location of any transshipments of fish and fish products to transport vessels 24 hours prior to such transshipment.
3187 Convention On The Conservation And Management Of Pollock Resources In The Central Bering Sea Art.11.4 4. The Parties shall exchange:
3187 Convention On The Conservation And Management Of Pollock Resources In The Central Bering Sea Art.11.4.a (a) information collected by real-time satellite position-fixing transmitters on a real time basis through bilateral channels; and
3187 Convention On The Conservation And Management Of Pollock Resources In The Central Bering Sea Art.11.4.b (b) catch data on a sufficiently regular basis, established by the Annual Conference to ensure effective implementation of the relevant conservation and management measures.
3187 Convention On The Conservation And Management Of Pollock Resources In The Central Bering Sea Art.11.5 5. The Parties shall establish a Central Bering Sea Observer Program in accordance with the following principles:
3187 Convention On The Conservation And Management Of Pollock Resources In The Central Bering Sea Art.11.5.a (a) Each fishing vessel of the Parties that fishes for pollock in the Convention Area shall accept one observer of a Party other than its flag-State Party, upon request of such Party, under conditions established bilaterally sufficiently in advance by the Parties concerned. If such an observer is not available, the fishing vessel shall have on board one observer from its flag-State Party.
3187 Convention On The Conservation And Management Of Pollock Resources In The Central Bering Sea Art.11.5.b (b) The observers shall be trained and certified in accordance with the procedures to be included in the Program.
3187 Convention On The Conservation And Management Of Pollock Resources In The Central Bering Sea Art.11.5.c (c) The Program shall have as its objective a significant level of coverage by observers sent by non-flag-State Parties.
3187 Convention On The Conservation And Management Of Pollock Resources In The Central Bering Sea Art.11.5.d (d) With respect to observers sent by non-flag-State Parties, each Party shall require its fishing vessels to bear the costs of meals and accommodation of such observers. Other matters relating to costs shall be arranged between the parties concerned.
3187 Convention On The Conservation And Management Of Pollock Resources In The Central Bering Sea Art.11.5.e (e) The activities of observers shall include monitoring the implementation of conservation and management measures adopted pursuant to this Convention (e. g. , measures relating to fishing activities, location thereof, incidental catch, and fishing gear) and reporting of their findings to the flag-State Party and observer's Party.
3187 Convention On The Conservation And Management Of Pollock Resources In The Central Bering Sea Art.11.6 6. Each Party may enforce the provisions of this Convention within the Convention Area in accordance with the following:
3187 Convention On The Conservation And Management Of Pollock Resources In The Central Bering Sea Art.11.6.a (a) Each Party consents to the boarding and inspection of fishing vessels flying its flag and located in the Convention Area by duly authorized officials of any other Party for compliance with this Convention or measures adopted pursuant thereto.
3187 Convention On The Conservation And Management Of Pollock Resources In The Central Bering Sea Art.11.6.b (b) Such Officials may inspect the vessel (other than crew quarters and engineering spaces), catch, fishing gear, and relevant documents and logbooks, and question the master, the fishing master, and other officers on board.
3187 Convention On The Conservation And Management Of Pollock Resources In The Central Bering Sea Art.11.6.c (c) When conducting inspections, such officials shall present credentials issued by their Governments, minimize interference with and inconvenience to the operations of the fishing vessel undertaken pursuant to this Convention, and follow procedures set forth in a manual adopted by the Annual Conference.
3187 Convention On The Conservation And Management Of Pollock Resources In The Central Bering Sea Art.11.7 7. Where an inspection of a fishing vessel undertaken under paragraph 6 above reveals evidence of a violation of the provisions of this Convention or of measures adopted pursuant thereto:
3187 Convention On The Conservation And Management Of Pollock Resources In The Central Bering Sea Art.11.7.a (a) The flag-State Party shall be notified promptly of alleged violations. The flag State Party shall take appropriate measures in accordance with its national laws and regulations, including prompt investigation. The flag-State Party shall order the fishing vessel to cease operations in violation of the provisions of this Convention or of measures adopted pursuant thereto and, in appropriate cases, shall order the fishing vessel to leave the Convention Area immediately.
3187 Convention On The Conservation And Management Of Pollock Resources In The Central Bering Sea Art.11.7.b (b) In any case in which the fishing vessel has:
3187 Convention On The Conservation And Management Of Pollock Resources In The Central Bering Sea Art.11.7.b.i i. engaged in fishing for pollock, other than trial fishing, in the Convention Area in any year:
3187 Convention On The Conservation And Management Of Pollock Resources In The Central Bering Sea Art.11.7.b.i.1 (1) in which tile AHL is zero;
3187 Convention On The Conservation And Management Of Pollock Resources In The Central Bering Sea Art.11.7.b.i.2 (2) while fishing for pollock is not allowed in accordance with the provisions of this Convention;
3187 Convention On The Conservation And Management Of Pollock Resources In The Central Bering Sea Art.11.7.b.i.3 (3) after the total catch of pollock of the fishing vessel's Party has reached the INQ of that Party;
3187 Convention On The Conservation And Management Of Pollock Resources In The Central Bering Sea Art.11.7.b.ii ii. operated in the Convention Area without specific authorization from the flag-State Party; or
3187 Convention On The Conservation And Management Of Pollock Resources In The Central Bering Sea Art.11.7.b.iii iii. operated in the Convention Area without an observer or without an operable real-time satellite position-fixing transmitter, in circumstances set forth in a manual adopted by the Annual Conference;
3187 Convention On The Conservation And Management Of Pollock Resources In The Central Bering Sea Art.11.7.b.ivx and the flag-State Party is not in a position to take immediate control or otherwise carry out its responsibility for the operation of the fishing vessel, the officials of the boarding Party may continue the boarding initiated under paragraph 6 above until officials of the flag-State Party board the fishing vessel or the flag-State Party otherwise carries out its responsibility for the operation of the fishing vessel. In such circumstances, the Parties concerned shall cooperate to ensure full compliance with this Convention and with conservation and management measures adopted pursuant thereto. In particular, the Parties concerned shall consult and take such practical steps as may be necessary to ensure such compliance.
3187 Convention On The Conservation And Management Of Pollock Resources In The Central Bering Sea Art.11.7.c (c) Only the authorities of the flag-State Party may try the offense and impose penalties therefor. The evidence necessary for establishing the offense, insofar as it is under the control of any of the Parties, shall be furnished, in accordance with the respective laws and regulations of the Parties, as promptly as possible to the Party having jurisdiction to try the offense and shall be taken into account, and utilized as appropriate, by the relevant authorities of that Party.
3187 Convention On The Conservation And Management Of Pollock Resources In The Central Bering Sea Art.11.7.d (d) Penalties provided for in the relevant laws and regulations of the Parties shall reflect the seriousness of the infractions.
3187 Convention On The Conservation And Management Of Pollock Resources In The Central Bering Sea Art.15 Article XV
3187 Convention On The Conservation And Management Of Pollock Resources In The Central Bering Sea Art.15.1x The official language of the Annual Conference and the Scientific and Technical Committee shall be English.
3187 Convention On The Conservation And Management Of Pollock Resources In The Central Bering Sea Art.3 Article III
3187 Convention On The Conservation And Management Of Pollock Resources In The Central Bering Sea Art.3.1 1. To achieve the objectives of this Convention, the Parties agree to:
3187 Convention On The Conservation And Management Of Pollock Resources In The Central Bering Sea Art.3.1.a (a) convene an Annual Conference of the Parties; and
3187 Convention On The Conservation And Management Of Pollock Resources In The Central Bering Sea Art.3.1.b (b) establish a Scientific and Technical Committee.
3187 Convention On The Conservation And Management Of Pollock Resources In The Central Bering Sea Art.3.2 2. The Parties shall adopt and amend as necessary rules of procedure both for the Annual Conferences and the Scientific and Technical Committee.
3187 Convention On The Conservation And Management Of Pollock Resources In The Central Bering Sea Art.9 Article IX
3187 Convention On The Conservation And Management Of Pollock Resources In The Central Bering Sea Art.9.1 1. The Scientific and Technical Committee, which shall be comprised of at least one representative from each Party, shall compile, exchange, and analyze information on fisheries harvests, and pollock and other living marine resources covered by this Convention in accordance with the Plan of Work established by the Annual Conference, and shall investigate other scientific matters as may be referred to it by the Annual Conference. It shall also establish forms and procedures for the Parties to submit fisheries data as required by Article X.
3187 Convention On The Conservation And Management Of Pollock Resources In The Central Bering Sea Art.9.2 2. The Scientific and Technical Committee shall hold a meeting prior to the Annual Conference and shall report to the Annual Conference the results of its meeting.
3187 Convention On The Conservation And Management Of Pollock Resources In The Central Bering Sea Art.9.3 3. The Scientific and Technical Committee shall strive to adopt its reports by consensus. If every effort to achieve consensus has failed, the report shall include the differing views of the representatives of the Parties to the Scientific and Technical Committee.
3187 Convention On The Conservation And Management Of Pollock Resources In The Central Bering Sea Art.9.4 4. The Scientific and Technical Committee shall make recommendations to the Annual Conference with respect to the conservation and management of pollock, including the AHL for the succeeding year.
3187 Convention On The Conservation And Management Of Pollock Resources In The Central Bering Sea Art.9.5 5. The Scientific and Technical Committee may perform such functions as follow from other provisions of this Convention or as the Annual Conference may determine.
3176 International Tropical Timber Agreement Art.26 Article 26
3176 International Tropical Timber Agreement Art.26.1 1. The following are hereby established as Committees of the Organization:
3176 International Tropical Timber Agreement Art.26.1.a (a) Committee on Economic Information and Market Intelligence;
3176 International Tropical Timber Agreement Art.26.1.b (b) Committee on Reforestation and Forest Management;
3176 International Tropical Timber Agreement Art.26.1.c (c) Committee on Forest Industry; and
3176 International Tropical Timber Agreement Art.26.1.d (d) Committee on Finance and Administration.
3176 International Tropical Timber Agreement Art.26.2 2. The Council may, by special vote, establish such other committees and subsidiary bodies as it deems appropriate and necessary.
3176 International Tropical Timber Agreement Art.26.3 3. Participation in each of the committees shall be open to all members. The rules of procedure of the committees shall be decided by the Council.
3176 International Tropical Timber Agreement Art.26.4 4. The committees and subsidiary bodies referred to in paragraphs 1 and 2 of this article shall be responsible to, and work under the general direction of, the Council. Meetings of the committees and subsidiary bodies shall be convened by the Council.
3174 Agreement For The Establishment Of The Indian Ocean Tuna Commission Art.12 Article XII. SUBSIDIARY BODIES
3174 Agreement For The Establishment Of The Indian Ocean Tuna Commission Art.12.1 1. The Commission shall establish a permanent Scientific Committee.
3174 Agreement For The Establishment Of The Indian Ocean Tuna Commission Art.12.2 2. The Commission may establish sub-commissions to deal with one or more of the stocks covered by this Agreement.
3174 Agreement For The Establishment Of The Indian Ocean Tuna Commission Art.12.3 3. Such sub-commissions shall be open to Members of the Commission which are coastal States lying on the migratory path of the stocks concerned in the sub-commission or are States whose vessels participate in the fisheries of these stocks.
3174 Agreement For The Establishment Of The Indian Ocean Tuna Commission Art.12.4 4. A sub-commission shall provide a forum for consultation and cooperation on matters related to the management of the stocks concerned and in particular:
3174 Agreement For The Establishment Of The Indian Ocean Tuna Commission Art.12.4.a (a) to keep under review the stocks concerned and to gather scientific and other relevant information relating to the stocks concerned;
3174 Agreement For The Establishment Of The Indian Ocean Tuna Commission Art.12.4.b (b) to assess and analyse the conditions and trends of the stocks concerned;
3174 Agreement For The Establishment Of The Indian Ocean Tuna Commission Art.12.4.c (c) to coordinate research and studies of the stocks concerned;
3174 Agreement For The Establishment Of The Indian Ocean Tuna Commission Art.12.4.d (d) to report to the Commission on its findings;
3174 Agreement For The Establishment Of The Indian Ocean Tuna Commission Art.12.4.e (e) to propose such recommendations for action by the Members of the Commission as may be appropriate, including action to obtain necessary information relating to the stocks and proposals for conservation and management measures;
3174 Agreement For The Establishment Of The Indian Ocean Tuna Commission Art.12.4.f (f) to consider any matter referred to it by the Commission.
3174 Agreement For The Establishment Of The Indian Ocean Tuna Commission Art.12.5 5. The Commission may, subject to the provisions of this Article, establish such committees, working parties or other subsidiary bodies as may be necessary for the purposes of this Agreement.
3174 Agreement For The Establishment Of The Indian Ocean Tuna Commission Art.12.6 6. The establishment by the Commission of any sub-commission which requires funding by the Commission, and of any committee, working party or other subsidiary body shall be subject to the availability of the necessary funds in the approved autonomous budget of the Commission or of FAO as the case may be. When the related expenses are to be borne by FAO, the determination of such availability shall be made by the Director-General. Before taking any decision involving expenditure in connection with the establishment of subsidiary bodies, the Commission shall have before it a report from the Secretary or the Director-General, as appropriate, on the administrative and financial implications.
3174 Agreement For The Establishment Of The Indian Ocean Tuna Commission Art.12.7 7. Subsidiary bodies shall provide to the Commission such information regarding their activities as the Commission may require.
3174 Agreement For The Establishment Of The Indian Ocean Tuna Commission Art.6 Article VI. SESSIONS OF THE COMMISSION
3174 Agreement For The Establishment Of The Indian Ocean Tuna Commission Art.6.1 1. Each Member of the Commission shall be represented at sessions of the Commission by a single delegate who may be accompanied by an alternate and by experts and advisers. Alternates, experts and advisers may take part in the proceedings of the Commission but may not vote, except in the case of an alternate who is duly authorized to substitute for the delegate.
3174 Agreement For The Establishment Of The Indian Ocean Tuna Commission Art.6.2 2. Each Member of the Commission shall have one vote. Unless otherwise provided in this Agreement, decisions and recommendations of the Commission shall be taken by a majority of the votes cast. A majority of the Members of the Commission shall constitute a quorum.
3174 Agreement For The Establishment Of The Indian Ocean Tuna Commission Art.6.3 3. The Commission may adopt and amend, as required, its own Rules of Procedure by a two-thirds majority of its Members, which Rules shall not be inconsistent with this Agreement or with the Constitution of FAO.
3174 Agreement For The Establishment Of The Indian Ocean Tuna Commission Art.6.4 4. The Chairperson of the Commission shall convene an annual regular session of the Commission.
3174 Agreement For The Establishment Of The Indian Ocean Tuna Commission Art.6.5 5. Special sessions of the Commission may be convened by the Chairperson of the Commission at the request of at least one-third of its Members.
3174 Agreement For The Establishment Of The Indian Ocean Tuna Commission Art.6.6 6. The Commission shall elect its Chairperson and no more than (two) Vice-Chairpersons, each of whom shall serve for a term of two years and shall be eligible for re-election but shall not serve for more than four years in succession. In electing the Chairperson and the Vice-Chairpersons the Commission shall pay due regard to the need for an equitable representation from among the Indian Ocean States.
3174 Agreement For The Establishment Of The Indian Ocean Tuna Commission Art.6.7 7. The Commission may adopt and amend, as required, the Financial Regulations of the Commission by a two-thirds majority of its Members, which Financial Regulations shall be consistent with the principles embodied in the Financial Regulations of FAO. The Financial Regulations and amendments thereto shall be reported to the Finance Committee of FAO which shall have the power to disallow them if it finds that they are inconsistent with the principles embodied in the Financial Regulations of FAO.
3174 Agreement For The Establishment Of The Indian Ocean Tuna Commission Art.6.8 8. In order to ensure close cooperation between the Commission and FAO, FAO shall have the right to participate without vote in all meetings of the Commission and subsidiary bodies established in accordance with paragraph 5 of Article XII.
3173 Agreement To Promote Compliance With International Conservation And Management Measures By Fishing Vessels On The High Seas Art.13 ARTICLE XIII
3173 Agreement To Promote Compliance With International Conservation And Management Measures By Fishing Vessels On The High Seas Art.13.1 1. Any proposal by a Party for the amendment of this Agreement shall be communicated to the Director General.
3173 Agreement To Promote Compliance With International Conservation And Management Measures By Fishing Vessels On The High Seas Art.13.2 2. Any proposed amendment of this Agreement received by the Director General from a Party shall be presented to a regular or special session of the Conference for approval and, if the amendment involves important technical changes or imposes additional obligations on the Parties, it shall be considered by an advisory committee of specialists convened by FAO prior to the Conference.
3173 Agreement To Promote Compliance With International Conservation And Management Measures By Fishing Vessels On The High Seas Art.13.3 3. Notice of any proposed amendment of this Agreement shall be transmitted to the Parties by the Director General not later than the time when the agenda of the session of the Conference at which the matter is to be considered is dispatched.
3173 Agreement To Promote Compliance With International Conservation And Management Measures By Fishing Vessels On The High Seas Art.13.4 4. Any such proposed amendment of this Agreement shall require the approval of the Conference and shall come into force as from the thirtieth day after acceptance by two thirds of the Parties. Amendments involving new obligations for Parties, however, shall come into force in respect of each Party only on acceptance by it and as from the thirtieth day after such acceptance. Any amendment shall be deemed to involve new obligations for Parties unless the Conference in approving the amendment, decides otherwise by consensus.
3173 Agreement To Promote Compliance With International Conservation And Management Measures By Fishing Vessels On The High Seas Art.13.5 5. The instruments of acceptance of amendments involving new obligations shall be deposited with the Director General, who shall inform all Parties of the receipt of acceptance and the entry into force of amendments.
3173 Agreement To Promote Compliance With International Conservation And Management Measures By Fishing Vessels On The High Seas Art.13.6 6. For the purpose of this Article, an instrument deposited by a regional economic integration organization shall not be counted as additional to those deposited by Member States of such an organization.
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.16 Article 16: Joint Public Advisory Committee
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.16.1 1. The Joint Public Advisory Committee shall comprise 15 members, unless the Council otherwise decides. Each Party or, if the Party so decides, its National Advisory Committee convened under Article 17, shall appoint an equal number of members.
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.16.2 2. The Council shall establish the rules of procedure for the Joint Public Advisory Committee, which shall choose its own chair.
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.16.3 3. The Joint Public Advisory Committee shall convene at least once a year at the time of the regular session of the Council and at such other times as the Council, or the Committee's chair with the consent of a majority of its members, may decide.
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.16.4 4. The Joint Public Advisory Committee may provide advice to the Council on any matter within the scope of this Agreement, including on any documents provided to it under paragraph 6, and on the implementation and further elaboration of this Agreement, and may perform such other functions as the Council may direct.
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.16.5 5. The Joint Public Advisory Committee may provide relevant technical, scientific or other information to the Secretariat, including for purposes of developing a factual record under Article 15. The Secretariat shall forward to the Council copies of any such information.
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.16.6 6. The Secretariat shall provide to the Joint Public Advisory Committee at the time they are submitted to the Council copies of the proposed annual program and budget of the Commission, the draft annual report, and any report the Secretariat prepares pursuant to Article 13.
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.16.7 7. The Council may, by a two-thirds vote, make a factual record available to the Joint Public Advisory Committee.
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.23 Article 23: Initiation of Procedures
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.23.1 1. If the consulting Parties fail to resolve the matter pursuant to Article 22 within 60 days of delivery of a request for consultations, or such other period as the consulting Parties may agree, any such Party may request in writing a special session of the Council.
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.23.2 2. The requesting Party shall state in the request the matter complained of and shall deliver the request to the other Parties and to the Secretariat.
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.23.3 3. Unless it decides otherwise, the Council shall convene within 20 days of delivery of the request and shall endeavor to resolve the dispute promptly.
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.23.4 4. The Council may:
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.23.4.a (a) call on such technical advisers or create such working groups or expert groups as it deems necessary,
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.23.4.b (b) have recourse to good offices, conciliation, mediation or such other dispute resolution procedures, or
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.23.4.c (c) make recommendations, as may assist the consulting Parties to reach a mutually satisfactory resolution of the dispute. Any such recommendations shall be made public if the Council, by a two-thirds vote, so decides.
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.23.5 5. Where the Council decides that a matter is more properly covered by another agreement or arrangement to which the consulting Parties are party, it shall refer the matter to those Parties for appropriate action in accordance with such other agreement or arrangement.
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.24 Article 24: Request for an Arbitral Panel
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.24.1 1. If the matter has not been resolved within 60 days after the Council has convened pursuant to Article 23, the Council shall, on the written request of any consulting Party and by a two-thirds vote, convene an arbitral panel to consider the matter where the alleged persistent pattern of failure by the Party complained against to effectively enforce its environmental law relates to a situation involving workplaces, firms, companies or sectors that produce goods or provide services:
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.24.1.a (a) traded between the territories of the Parties; or
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.24.1.b (b) that compete, in the territory of the Party complained against, with goods or services produced or provided by persons of another Party.
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.24.2 2. A third Party that considers it has a substantial interest in the matter shall be entitled to join as a complaining Party on delivery of written notice of its intention to participate to the disputing Parties and the Secretariat. The notice shall be delivered at the earliest possible time, and in any event no later than seven days after the date of the vote of the Council to convene a panel.
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.24.3 3. Unless otherwise agreed by the disputing Parties, the panel shall be established and perform its functions in a manner consistent with the provisions of this Part.
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.25 Article 25: Roster
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.25.1 1. The Council shall establish and maintain a roster of up to 45 individuals who are willing and able to serve as panelists. The roster members shall be appointed by consensus for terms of three years, and may be reappointed.
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.25.2 2. Roster members shall:
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.25.2.a (a) have expertise or experience in environmental law or its enforcement, or in the resolution of disputes arising under international agreements, or other relevant scientific, technical or professional expertise or experience;
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.25.2.b (b) be chosen strictly on the basis of objectivity, reliability and sound judgment;
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.25.2.c (c) be independent of, and not be affiliated with or take instructions from, any Party, the Secretariat or the Joint Public Advisory Committee; and
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.25.2.d (d) comply with a code of conduct to be established by the Council.
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.26 Article 26: Qualifications of Panelists
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.26.1 1. All panelists shall meet the qualifications set out in Article 25(2).
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.26.2 2. Individuals may not serve as panelists for a dispute in which:
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.26.2.a (a) they have participated pursuant to Article 23(4); or
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.26.2.b (b) they have, or a person or organization with which they are affiliated has, an interest, as set out in the code of conduct established under Article 25(2)(d).
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.27 Article 27: Panel Selection
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.27.1 1. Where there are two disputing Parties, the following procedures shall apply:
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.27.1.a (a) The panel shall comprise five members.
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.27.1.b (b) The disputing Parties shall endeavor to agree on the chair of the panel within 15 days after the Council votes to convene the panel. If the disputing Parties are unable to agree on the chair within this period, the disputing Party chosen by lot shall select within five days a chair who is not a citizen of that Party.
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.27.1.c (c) Within 15 days of selection of the chair, each disputing Party shall select two panelists who are citizens of the other disputing Party.
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.27.1.d (d) If a disputing Party fails to select its panelists within such period, such panelists shall be selected by lot from among the roster members who are citizens of the other disputing Party.
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.27.2 2. Where there are more than two disputing Parties, the following procedures shall apply:
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.27.2.a (a) The panel shall comprise five members.
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.27.2.b (b) The disputing Parties shall endeavor to agree on the chair of the panel within 15 days after the Council votes to convene the panel. If the disputing Parties are unable to agree on the chair within this period, the Party or Parties on the side of the dispute chosen by lot shall select within 10 days a chair who is not a citizen of such Party or Parties.
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.27.2.c (c) Within 30 days of selection of the chair, the Party complained against shall select two panelists, one of whom is a citizen of a complaining Party, and the other of whom is a citizen of another complaining Party. The complaining Parties shall select two panelists who are citizens of the Party complained against.
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.27.2.d (d) If any disputing Party fails to select a panelist within such a period, such panelist shall be selected by lot in accordance with the citizenship criteria of subparagraph (c).
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.27.3 3. Panelists shall normally be selected from the roster. Any disputing Party may exercise a peremptory challenge against any individual not on the roster who is proposed as a panelist by a disputing Party within 30 days after the individual has been proposed.
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.27.4 4. If a disputing Party believes that a panelist is in violation of the code of conduct, the disputing Parties shall consult and, if they agree, the panelist shall be removed and a new panelist shall be selected in accordance with this Article.
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.28 Article 28: Rules of Procedure
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.28.1 1. The Council shall establish Model Rules of Procedure. The procedures shall provide:
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.28.1.a (a) a right to at least one hearing before the panel;
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.28.1.b (b) the opportunity to make initial and rebuttal written submissions; and
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.28.1.c (c) that no panel may disclose which panelists are associated with majority or minority opinions.
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.28.2 2. Unless the disputing Parties otherwise agree, panels convened under this Part shall be established and conduct their proceedings in accordance with the Model Rules of Procedure.
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.28.3 3. Unless the disputing Parties otherwise agree within 20 days after the Council votes to convene the panel, the terms of reference shall be:
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.28.3.ax "To examine, in light of the relevant provisions of the Agreement, including those contained in Part Five, whether there has been a persistent pattern of failure by the Party complained against to effectively enforce its environmental law, and to make findings, determinations and recommendations in accordance with Article 31(2)."
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.29 Article 29: Third Party Participation
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.29.1x A party that is not a disputing Party, on delivery of a written notice to the disputing Parties and to the Secretariat, shall be entitled to attend all hearings, to make written and oral submissions to the panel and to receive written submissions of the disputing Parties.
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.34 Article 34: Review of Implementation
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.34.1 1. If, in its final report, a panel determines that there has been a persistent pattern of failure by the Party complained against to effectively enforce its environmental law, and:
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.34.1.a (a) the disputing Parties have not agreed on an action plan under Article 33 within 60 days of the date of the final report, or
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.34.1.b (b) the disputing Parties cannot agree on whether the Party complained against is fully implementing
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.34.1.b.i (i) an action plan agreed under Article 33,
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.34.1.b.ii (ii)an action plan deemed to have been established by a panel under paragraph 2, or
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.34.1.b.iii (iii) an action plan approved or established by a panel under paragraph 4,
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.34.1.b.ivx any disputing Party may request that the panel be reconvened. The requesting Party shall deliver the request in writing to the other Parties and to the Secretariat. The Council shall reconvene the panel on delivery of the request to the Secretariat.
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.34.2 2. No Party may make a request under paragraph 1(a) earlier than 60 days, or later than 120 days, after the date of the final report. If the disputing Parties have not agreed to an action plan and if no request was made under paragraph l(a), the last action plan, if any, submitted by the Party complained against to the complaining Party or Parties within 60 days of the date of the final report, or such other period as the disputing Parties may agree, shall be deemed to have been established by the panel 120 days after the date of the final report.
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.34.3 3. A request under paragraph 1(b) may be made no earlier than 180 days after an action plan has been:
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.34.3.a (a) agreed under Article 33;
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.34.3.b (b) deemed to have been established by a panel under paragraph 2; or
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.34.3.c (c) approved or established by a panel under paragraph 4;
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.34.3.c.ix and only during the term of any such action plan.
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.34.4 4. Where a panel has been reconvened under paragraph 1(a), it:
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.34.4.a (a) shall determine whether any action plan proposed by the Party complained against is sufficient to remedy the pattern of non-enforcement and
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.34.4.a.i (i) if so, shall approve the plan, or
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.34.4.a.ii (ii)if not, shall establish such a plan consistent with the law of the Party complained against, and
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.34.4.b (b) may, where warranted, impose a monetary enforcement assessment in accordance with Annex 34,
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.34.4.b.ix within 90 days after the panel has been reconvened or such other period as the disputing Parties may agree.
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.34.5 5. Where a panel has been reconvened under paragraph 1(b), it shall determine either that:
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.34.5.a (a) the Party complained against is fully implementing the action plan, in which case the panel may not impose a monetary enforcement assessment, or
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.34.5.b (b) the Party complained against is not fully implementing the action plan, in which case the panel shall impose a monetary enforcement assessment in accordance with Annex 34,
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.34.5.b.ix within 60 days after it has been reconvened or such other period as the disputing Parties may agree.
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.34.6 6. A panel reconvened under this Article shall provide that the Party complained against shall fully implement any action plan referred to in paragraph 4(a)(ii) or 5(b), and pay any monetary enforcement assessment imposed under paragraph 4(b) or 5(b), and any such provision shall be final.
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.35 Article 35: Further Proceeding
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.35.1x A complaining Party may, at any time beginning 180 days after a panel determination under Article 34(5)(b), request in writing that a panel be reconvened to determine whether the Party complained against is fully implementing the action plan. On delivery of the request to the other Parties and the Secretariat, the Council shall reconvene the panel. The panel shall make the determination within 60 days after it has been reconvened or such other period as the disputing Parties may agree.
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.8 Article 8: The Commission
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.8.1 1. The Parties hereby establish the Commission for Environmental Cooperation.
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.8.2 2. The Commission shall comprise a Council, a Secretariat and a Joint Public Advisory Committee.
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.9 Article 9: Council Structure and Procedures
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.9.1 1. The Council shall comprise cabinet-level or equivalent representatives of the Parties, or their designees.
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.9.2 2. The Council shall establish its rules and procedures.
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.9.3 3. The Council shall convene:
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.9.3.a (a) at least once a year in regular session; and
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.9.3.b (b) in special session at the request of any Party.
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.9.3.b.ix Regular sessions shall be chaired successively by each Party.
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.9.4 4. The Council shall hold public meetings in the course of all regular sessions. Other meetings held in the course of regular or special sessions shall be public where the Council so decides.
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.9.5 5. The Council may:
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.9.5.a (a) establish, and assign responsibilities to, ad hoc or standing committees, working groups or expert groups;
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.9.5.b (b) seek the advice of non-governmental organizations or persons, including independent experts; and
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.9.5.c (c) take such other action in the exercise of its functions as the Parties may agree.
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.9.6 6. All decisions and recommendations of the Council shall be taken by consensus, except as the Council may otherwise decide or as otherwise provided in this Agreement.
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.9.7 7. All decisions and recommendations of the Council shall be made public, except as the Council may otherwise decide or as otherwise provided in this Agreement.
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Sect.A Section A: The Council
3161 Agreement Establishing The South Pacific Regional Environment Programme Art.3 Article 3
3161 Agreement Establishing The South Pacific Regional Environment Programme 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:
3161 Agreement Establishing The South Pacific Regional Environment Programme Art.3.1.1x American Samoa
3161 Agreement Establishing The South Pacific Regional Environment Programme Art.3.1.2x French Polynesia
3161 Agreement Establishing The South Pacific Regional Environment Programme Art.3.1.3x Guam
3161 Agreement Establishing The South Pacific Regional Environment Programme Art.3.1.4x New Caledonia
3161 Agreement Establishing The South Pacific Regional Environment Programme Art.3.1.5x Northern Mariana Islands
3161 Agreement Establishing The South Pacific Regional Environment Programme Art.3.1.6x Palau
3161 Agreement Establishing The South Pacific Regional Environment Programme Art.3.1.7x Tokelau
3161 Agreement Establishing The South Pacific Regional Environment Programme Art.3.1.8x Wallis and Futuna.
3161 Agreement Establishing The South Pacific Regional Environment Programme 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.
3161 Agreement Establishing The South Pacific Regional Environment Programme 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.
3161 Agreement Establishing The South Pacific Regional Environment Programme Art.3.3 3. The SPREP Meeting shall be the plenary body and its functions shall be:
3161 Agreement Establishing The South Pacific Regional Environment Programme 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;
3161 Agreement Establishing The South Pacific Regional Environment Programme Art.3.3.b (b) to approve and review the Action Plan for SPREP and to determine the general policies of SPREP;
3161 Agreement Establishing The South Pacific Regional Environment Programme Art.3.3.c (c) to adopt the report of the Director on the operation of SPREP;
3161 Agreement Establishing The South Pacific Regional Environment Programme Art.3.3.d (d) to adopt the work programmes of SPREP and review progress in their implementation;
3161 Agreement Establishing The South Pacific Regional Environment Programme Art.3.3.e (e) to adopt the Budget estimates of SPREP;
3161 Agreement Establishing The South Pacific Regional Environment Programme Art.3.3.f (f) to make recommendations to Members;
3161 Agreement Establishing The South Pacific Regional Environment Programme Art.3.3.g (g) to appoint the Director;
3161 Agreement Establishing The South Pacific Regional Environment Programme Art.3.3.h (h) to give directions to the Director concerning the implementation of the Work Programme;
3161 Agreement Establishing The South Pacific Regional Environment Programme Art.3.3.h.i (i) to approve rules and conditions for the appointment of the staff of the Secretariat; and
3161 Agreement Establishing The South Pacific Regional Environment Programme Art.3.4 4. The SPREP Meeting may establish such committees and sub-committees and other subsidiary bodies as it considers necessary.
3161 Agreement Establishing The South Pacific Regional Environment Programme 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:
3161 Agreement Establishing The South Pacific Regional Environment Programme Art.3.5.a (a) the Convention on Conservation of Nature in the South Pacific adopted at Apia on 12 June 1976;
3161 Agreement Establishing The South Pacific Regional Environment Programme 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
3161 Agreement Establishing The South Pacific Regional Environment Programme 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,
3161 Agreement Establishing The South Pacific Regional Environment Programme 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.
3161 Agreement Establishing The South Pacific Regional Environment Programme Art.6 Article 6
3161 Agreement Establishing The South Pacific Regional Environment Programme Art.6.1 1. The Director of SPREP shall be the head of the Secretariat.
3161 Agreement Establishing The South Pacific Regional Environment Programme Art.6.2 2. The Director shall appoint staff to the Secretariat in accordance with such rules and conditions as the SPREP Meeting may determine.
3161 Agreement Establishing The South Pacific Regional Environment Programme Art.6.3 3. The Director shall report annually to the South Pacific Conference and the South Pacific Forum on the activities of SPREP.
3161 Agreement Establishing The South Pacific Regional Environment Programme Art.6.4 4. The Director shall be responsible to the SPREP Meeting for the administration and management of SPREP and such other functions as the SPREP Meeting may decide.
3155 Agreement On Joint Activities In Addressing The Aral Sea And The Zone Around The Sea Crisis, Improving The Environment, And Ensuring The Social And Economic Development Of The Aral Sea Region Art.2 Article II
3155 Agreement On Joint Activities In Addressing The Aral Sea And The Zone Around The Sea Crisis, Improving The Environment, And Ensuring The Social And Economic Development Of The Aral Sea Region Art.2.1x States-participants consider it necessary:
3155 Agreement On Joint Activities In Addressing The Aral Sea And The Zone Around The Sea Crisis, Improving The Environment, And Ensuring The Social And Economic Development Of The Aral Sea Region Art.2.1x.ax - to establish, on a parity basis, the Interstate Council for the Aral Sea basin crisis, and under it:
3155 Agreement On Joint Activities In Addressing The Aral Sea And The Zone Around The Sea Crisis, Improving The Environment, And Ensuring The Social And Economic Development Of The Aral Sea Region Art.2.1x.bx - Standing Tashkent-based Executive Committee;
3155 Agreement On Joint Activities In Addressing The Aral Sea And The Zone Around The Sea Crisis, Improving The Environment, And Ensuring The Social And Economic Development Of The Aral Sea Region Art.2.1x.cx #NAME?
3155 Agreement On Joint Activities In Addressing The Aral Sea And The Zone Around The Sea Crisis, Improving The Environment, And Ensuring The Social And Economic Development Of The Aral Sea Region Art.2.1x.dx - Coordinating Commission on Water Resources, acting in conformity with the Agreement signed on February 18, 1992 in Almaty.
3155 Agreement On Joint Activities In Addressing The Aral Sea And The Zone Around The Sea Crisis, Improving The Environment, And Ensuring The Social And Economic Development Of The Aral Sea Region Art.2.2x The statute on interstate Agreement is approved by the Heads of the states-participants
3155 Agreement On Joint Activities In Addressing The Aral Sea And The Zone Around The Sea Crisis, Improving The Environment, And Ensuring The Social And Economic Development Of The Aral Sea Region Art.2.3x States-participants agreed to draft a joint conception of addressing the Aral Sea crisis and rehabilitating the environment in the area around the Sea, and to draw up a coordinated program on the scientific research and activities, and also to create a common information system of monitoring the environment and to organize issuance of the "Information Review" on the Aral Sea Basin problems.
3154 Establishment Agreement For The Center For International Forestry Research Art.1 Article 1
3154 Establishment Agreement For The Center For Internationa