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1959: Convention Placing The International Poplar Commission Within The Framework Of Fao

Related Lineage is: Poplar Commission In FAO
  Provision  First Coders Codes  Second Coders Codes 
Titl.1  CONVENTION PLACING THE INTERNATIONAL POPLAR COMMISSION WITHIN THE FRAMEWORK OF FAO  TITL  TITL 
Src.1  SRC: http://www.fao.org/Legal/treaties/007t-e.htm  SRC  SRC 
Art.1  ARTICLE I: Status  HOBS   
Art.1.0x  The International Poplar Commission (hereinafter referred to as "the Commission") shall be placed within the framework of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (hereinafter referred to as "the Organization" and the present Convention whose object is to achieve that purpose shall be governed by the provisions of Article XIV of the Constitution of the Organization.  RELA  RELA 
Art.2  ARTICLE II: Membership  HOBS  HOBS HOBF 
Art.2.1  1. Member Nations of the Commission shall be such Member Nations or Associate Members of the Organization as accept this Convention in accordance with the provisions of Article XIII of this Convention.  RELA   
Art.2.2  2. The Commission may, by a two-thirds majority of its membership, admit to membership such other States that are Members of the United Nations, any of its Specialized Agencies or the International Atomic Energy Agency as have submitted an application for membership and a declaration made in a formal instrument that they accept this Convention as in force at the time of admission.  RELA  RELA 
Art.3  ARTICLE III: Functions  HOBF  HOBF 
Art.3.1x  The functions of the Commission shall be:     
Art.3.1x.a  a) to study the scientific, technical, social and economic aspects of poplar and willow cultivation;  SCIR  SCIR 
Art.3.1x.b  b) to promote the exchange of ideas and material between research workers, producers and users;  SCIR  SCIR 
Art.3.1x.c  c) to arrange joint research programs;  SCIR  SCIR 
Art.3.1x.d  d) to stimulate the organization of congress combined with study tours;     
Art.3.1x.e  e) to report and make recommendations to the Conference of the Organization, through the Director-General of the Organization; and  RELA INFO  RELA 
Art.3.1x.f  f) to make recommendations to National Poplar Commissions, through the Director-General of the Organization and the governments concerned.  RELA  RELA 
Art.4  ARTICLE IV: Establishment of National Poplar Commissions  NATBS  NATBS 
Art.4.1x  Each contracting Nation shall make provision as soon as possible and to the best of its ability, either for the establishment of a National Poplar Commission, or, if not possible, for the designation of some other suitable national body, and shall transmit a description of the competence and scope of the National Commission or other body and of any changes thereto, to the Director-General of the Organization who shall circulate this information to the other Member Nations of the Commission. Each contracting nation shall communicate to the Director-General the publications of its National Commission or other body.  RELA INFO  RELA 
Art.5  ARTICLE V: Seat of the Commission  HOBS  HOBS 
Art.5.1x  The seat of the Commission shall be in Rome at the Headquarters of the Organization.  RELA   
Art.6  ARTICLE VI: Sessions  HOBS  HOBS 
Art.6.1  1. Each Member Nation 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 not vote, except in the case of an alternate who is duly authorized to substitute for the delegate. Each Member Nation of the Commission shall have one vote. Decisions of the Commission shall be taken by a majority of the votes cast except as otherwise provided in this Convention. A majority of the Member Nations of the Commission shall constitute a quorum.     
Art.6.2  2. The Director-General of the Organization, in consultation with the Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Commission, shall convene a regular session of the Commission once every four years. Special sessions of the Commission may be convened by the Director-General in consultation with the Chairman of the Executive Committee, or if requested by the Commission, or by at least one-third of the Member Nations of the Commission.  RELA  RELA 
Art.6.3  3. The sessions of the Commission shall be held at the place determined by the Commission within the territories of its Member Nations or at the seat of the Commission.     
Art.6.4  4. The Commission shall elect, at the beginning of each session, from amongst the delegates, a Chairman and two Vice-Chairmen.     
Art.6.5  5. There shall be a General Committee of the session consisting of the Chairman and the two Vice-Chairmen of the session and the Chairman and the Vice-Chairmen of the Executive Committee.     
Art.7  ARTICLE VII: Executive Committee  SBS SBF  SBS HOBF SBF 
Art.7.1  1. There shall be an Executive Committee of the Commission consisting of 12 members and up to 5 co-opted members.     
Art.7.2  2. Twelve members of the Executive Committee shall be elected by the Commission from among individuals nominated by Member Nations of the Commission upon the suggestion of their respective National Poplar Commissions. Members of the Executive Committee shall be appointed in their personal capacity because of their special competence, and shall serve for a period of four years. Members of the Executive Committee shall be eligible for re-election.     
Art.7.3  3. The Executive Committee may, in order to ensure the co-operation of the necessary specialists, co-opt one to five additional members under the same conditions as are provided for in paragraph 2 above. The term of office of the additional members shall expire with the term of the elected members.     
Art.7.4  4. The Executive Committee shall, between sessions of the Commission, act on behalf of the Commission as its executive organ. The Executive Committee shall in particular make proposals to the Commission regarding the general orientation and the program of work of the Commission, study technical questions and implement the program as approved by the Commission.  SCIR  SCIR 
Art.7.5  5. The Executive Committee shall elect from amongst its members a Chairman and a Vice-Chairman.     
Art.7.6  6. Sessions of the Executive Committee may be convened as often as necessary by the Director-General of the Organization in consultation with its Chairman. The Committee shall meet in connection with each regular session of the Commission. It shall also meet at least once between two regular sessions of the Commission.  RELA  RELA 
Art.7.7  7. The Executive Committee shall report to the Commission.  INFO   
Art.8  ARTICLE VII: Secretary  SECS SECF  SECS 
Art.8.1x  A Secretary of the Commission shall be appointed by the Director-General of the Organization from amongst the senior staff of the Organization and shall be responsible to the Director-General. The Secretary shall perform such duties as the work of the Commission may require.  RELA  RELA 
Art.9  ARTICLE IX: Subsidiary Bodies  HOBF SBS  HOBS SBS 
Art.9.1  1. The Commission, may, if necessary, establish sub-commissions, committees or working parties, subject to the availability of the necessary funds in the relevant chapter of the approved budget of the Organization. Sessions of such sub-commissions, committees or working parties shall be convened by the Director-General of the Organization in consultation with the Chairman of such body.  RELA  RELA 
Art.9.2  2. Membership in subsidiary bodies shall be open to all Member Nations of the Commission, or shall consist of selected Member Nations of the Commission, or of individuals appointed in their personal capacity, as determined by the Commission.     
Art.10  ARTICLE X: Expenses  FINAD  FINAD 
Art.10.1  1. Expenses incurred by delegates of Member Nations of the Commission and of their alternates and advisers, when attending sessions of the Commission, or subsidiary bodies, as well as the expenses incurred by observers, shall be borne by the respective governments or organizations.     
Art.10.2  2. Expenses of all the members of the Executive Committee when attending sessions of the Executive Committee shall be borne by the countries of which they are nationals.     
Art.10.3  3. Expenses incurred by individuals invited in their personal capacity to attend sessions or participate in the work of the Commission or its subsidiary bodies shall be borne by such individuals except when they have been requested to perform a specific task on behalf of the Commissions or its subsidiary bodies.     
Art.10.4  4. The expenses of the Secretariat shall be borne by the Organization.  RELA   
Art.10.5  5. When the Commission or Executive Committee hold sessions elsewhere than at the seat of the Commission, all additional expenses related to such sessions shall be borne by the host government. The expenses for publications relating to sessions of the Commission other than the report of such sessions, of the Executive Committee and subsidiary bodies shall be borne by the host government.     
Art.11  ARTICLE XI: Rules of Procedure  HOBS  HOBS 
Art.11.1x  The Commission may, by a majority of two-thirds of its membership, adopt and amend its own rules of procedures, which shall be consistent with the General Rules of the Organization. The Rules of the Commission and any amendment thereto shall come into force upon approval by the Director-General of the Organization, and from the date of such approval.  RELA  RELA 
Art.12  ARTICLE XII: Amendments  HOBF AMND EIF DEPO  HOBF AMND EIF 
Art.12.1  1. This Convention may be amended by the Commission by a two-thirds majority of the membership of the Commission.     
Art.12.2  2. Proposals for amendments may be made by any Member Nation of the Commission in a communication addressed to the Director-General of the Organization not later than 120 days before the session at which the proposal is to be considered. The Director-General shall immediately inform all Member Nations of the Commission of all proposals for amendment.  RELA  RELA 
Art.12.3  3. Amendments shall become effective only with the concurrence of the Conference of the Organization and as from the date of such concurrence. The Director-General of the Organization shall inform all Member Nations of the Commission, all Member Nations and Associate Members of the Organization and the Secretary-General of the United Nations of such amendments.  RELA  RELA 
Art.12.4  4. Amendments involving new obligations for Member Nations of the Commission shall come into force in respect of each Member Nation only upon acceptance of amendments involving new obligations shall be deposited with the Director-General of the Organization. The Director-General of the Organization shall inform all Member Nations of the Commission, all Member Nations and Associate Members of the Organization and the Secretary-General of the United Nations of such acceptance. The rights and obligations of any Member Nation of the Commission that has not accepted an amendment involving additional obligations shall continue to be governed by the provisions of the Convention in force prior to the amendment.  RELA  RELA 
Art.13  ARTICLE XIII: Acceptance  MEMB DEPO EIF RESV  MEMB DEPO EIF 
Art.13.1  1. Acceptance of this Convention by any Member Nation or Associate Member of the Organization shall be effected by the deposit of an instrument of acceptance with the Director-General of the Organization and shall take effect on receipt of such notification by the Director-General.  RELA  RELA 
Art.13.2  2. Acceptance of this Convention by Non-Member Nations of the Organization shall become effective on the date on which the Commission approves the application for membership in conformity with the provisions of Article II of this Convention.  RELA  RELA 
Art.13.3  3. The Director-General of the Organization shall inform all Member Nations of the Commission, all Member Nations and Associate Members of the Organization and the Secretary-General of the United Nations of all acceptances that have become effective.  RELA  RELA 
Art.13.4  4. Acceptance of this Convention may be made subject to reservations which shall become operative only upon unanimous concurrence by the Member Nations of the Commission. The Director-General of the Organization shall notify forthwith all Member Nations of the Commission of any reservations. Members of the Commission not having replied within three months from the date of the notification shall be deemed to have accepted the reservation.  RELA   
Art.14  ARTICLE XIV: Territorial Application  MEMB  MEMB 
Art.14.1x  Member Nations of the Commission shall, when accepting this Convention, state explicitly to which territories their participation shall extend. In the absence of such a declaration, participation shall be deemed to apply to all the territories for the international relations of which the Member Nation of the Commission is responsible. Subject to the provisions of Article XVI, paragraph 2 below, the scope of the territorial application may be modified by a subsequent declaration.     
Art.15  ARTICLE XV: Interpretation and Settlement of Disputes  DISP SBS  DISP SBS SBF 
Art.15.1x  Any dispute regarding the interpretation or application of this Convention, 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 chairman 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.  RELA  RELA 
Art.16  ARTICLE XVI: Withdrawal  RESV  RESV 
Art.16.1  1. Any Member Nation of the Commission may give notice of withdrawal from the Commission at any time after the expiry of one year from the date of its acceptance of this Convention. Such notice of withdrawal shall take effect six months after the date of its receipt by the Director-General of the Organization, who shall inform all Member Nations of the Commission, all Member Nations and Associate Members of the Organization and the Secretary-General of the United Nations of such receipt.  RELA  RELA 
Art.16.2  2. A Member Nation of the Commission that is responsible for the international relations of more than one territory shall, giving notice of its own withdrawal from the Commission, state to which territory or territories the withdrawal is to apply. In the absence of such a declaration, the withdrawal shall be deemed to apply to all the territories for the international relations of which the Member Nation of the Commission is responsible. A Member Nation of the Commission may give notice of withdrawal with respect to one or more of the territories for the international relations of which it is responsible. Any Member Nation of the Commission that gives notice of withdrawal from the Organization shall be deemed to have simultaneously withdrawn from the Commission, and this withdrawal shall be deemed to apply to all the territories for the international relations of which the Nation concerned is responsible, with the exception of Associate Members.  RELA  RELA 
Art.17  ARTICLE XVII: Termination  EIF  EIF 
Art.17.1x  This Convention shall be considered terminated if and when the number of Member Nations of the Commission falls below 6 unless the remaining Member Nations of the Commission unanimously decide otherwise, subject to the approval of the Conference of the Organization. The Director-General of the Organization shall inform all Member Nations of the Commission, all Member Nations and Associate Members of the Organization and the Secretary-General of the United Nations of such termination.  RELA  RELA 
Art.18  ARTICLE XVIII: Entry into force  EIF  EIF 
Art.18.1  1. This Convention shall enter into force as soon as twelve Member Nations or Associate Members of the Organization have become parties to it by the deposit of an instrument of acceptance in accordance with the provisions of Article XIII, paragraph 1 of this Convention.  RELA   
Art.18.2  2. With respect to such Nations as are already Members of the Commission and who become parties to the present Convention, the provisions of this Convention shall replace the provisions of the Statutes of the International Poplar Commission adopted at the second session of the Commission held on 20 to 28 April 1948 in Italy.  RELA  RELA 
Art.19  ARTICLE XIX: Authentic Languages  TEXT  TEXT 
Art.19.1x  The English, French and Spanish texts of this Convention shall be equally authentic.     
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Data from Ronald B. Mitchell. 2002-2017. International Environmental Agreements Database Project (Version 2014.3).
Available at: http://iea-archive.uoregon.edu/
Date accessed: 30 April 2017