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1968: Agreement For The Establishment Of An Arab Centre For The Studies Of Dry And Barren Land

Related Lineage is: Arab Centre Dry Barren Land
  Provision  First Coders Codes  Second Coders Codes 
Titl.1  Agreement For The Establishment Of An Arab Centre For The Studies Of Dry And Barren Land  TITL  TITL 
Src.1  Source:  SRC  SRC 
Pre.1  The Governments of  DESC GOAL  GOAL 
Pre.2  The Hashimite Kingdom of Jordan     
Pre.3  The Tunesian Republic     
Pre.4  People's Democratic Republic of Algeria     
Pre.5  The Democratic Republic of the Sudan     
Pre.6  The Republic of Iraq Saudi Arabian Kingdom Syrian Arab Republic United Arab Republic Yemen Arab Republic The State of Kuweit Lebanon Republic     
Pre.7  Libyan Arab Republic The Kingdom of Morocco     
Pre.8  People's Republic of Southern Yemen     
Pre.9  Desiring to promote their cultural and economic ties and to co-operate in developing and improving the means of utilization of their resources and in realization to the ends of the Arab League charter have agreed on the following provisions which have been approved by the Arab League Council.  RELA   
Art.1  Article 1 ESTABLISHMENT OF THE CENTRE  HOBS  HOBS FINAD 
Art.1.1x  An Arab Centre with a legal entity and an independent budget called "The Arab Centre for the Studies of Dry and Barren Land" shall be established within the framework of the Arab League.  RELA   
Art.2  Article 2 MEMBERSHIP  HOBS  HOBS 
Art.2.1x  The Centre shall be constituted of the member states in the Arab League which join this Agreement. Other Arab Countries shall be admitted to membership of the Centre on request and with the Approval of the Centre's Administrative Council.  RELA   
Art.3  Article 3 OBJECTS AND MEANS OF THE CENTRE  HOBF SBS  HOBF SBS 
Art.3.1  (1) The Centre may conduct regional studies on barren areas in the Arab Countries with especial emphasis on the following main studies:  SCIR  SCIR 
Art.3.1.ax  - Studies relating to water resources, including atmospheric water, surface water and underground water, and meteorological studies (e.g. water vapour in the atmosphere, types of thunderstorms and their annual distribution etc.);     
Art.3.1.bx  - Studies of surface water and underground water with the purpose of their effective utilization;     
Art.3.1.cx  - Studies of utilization of water resources in the light of the hydrological balance of the water resource;     
Art.3.1.dx  - Studies on the geological and geomorphological aspects of the different areas;     
Art.3.1.ex  - Studies on the economy of barren land utilization;     
Art.3.1.fx  - Studies of soils and map plotting of the different types and classification and their priority for agricultural utilization and suggestions for the best means for each areas;     
Art.3.1.gx  - Studies on the degree of soil erosion by wind torrents, irrigation water and rains and on conducting experiments for best soil conservation;     
Art.3.1.hx  - Studies on the best means of irrigation and drainage;     
Art.3.1.ix  - Studies of the best means of soil and water usage;     
Art.3.1.jx  - Studies on the effect of salinity in the soils and plants and its remedy;     
Art.3.1.kx  - Studies of the problems of the deterioration of the agri- culture and protective crops and its remedy;     
Art.3.1.lx  - Studies on the adaptation of plants and animals;     
Art.3.1.mx  #NAME?     
Art.3.2  (2) To achieve these objects the centre undertakes:     
Art.3.2.a  (a) The training of specialists and technicians in the fields of research for the determination, reservation and utilization of the natural resources such as water, soil, pasture and forest etc.  SCIR  SCIR INFO 
Art.3.2.b  (b) The Administrative Council may establish branches in the member Arab Countries whenever it deems necessary.     
Art.3.2.c  (c) The exchange of scientific knowledge and information between the Arab and other countries.  SCIR INFO  SCIR INFO 
Art.3.2.d  (d) The co-operation with similar international organizations and agencies which have interests in barrer lands such as the Unesco and the International Geographic Union.  RELA   
Art.3.2.e  (e) The extension of education in reserving the natural resources such as water soils, protective crops, pastures, forests, games etc.    INFO 
Art.4  Article 4 RESIDENCE OF THE CENTRE  HOBS HOBF SBS  HOBS SBS HOBF 
Art.4.a  (a) The Residence of the Centre shall be in Damascus.     
Art.4.b  (b) The Administrative Council may establish branches in the member Arab Countries whenever it deems necessary.     
Art.5  Article 5 ORGANS OF THE CENTRE  HOBS  HOBS 
Art.5.1x  The Centre shall consist of the following organs:     
Art.5.1x.a  (a) Administrative Council     
Art.5.1x.b  (b) General Administration     
Art.5.1x.c  (c) Branches of the Centre     
Art.6  Article 6 THE ADMINISTRATIVE COUNCIL  HOBS SECS  HOBS SECS 
Art.6.a  (a) The Administrative Council shall consist of a representative of each member state who shall be a senior official in the field of care of dry and barren lands.     
Art.6.b  (b) The Director General of the Centre and the Directors of the cultural and economical administration of the Arab League shall attend the meetings of the Council and shall have the right to participate in the deliberations with no right to vote. The Director General of the Centre shall be the Secretary of the Council.  RELA   
Art.7  Article 7 FUNCTIONS OF THE ADMINISTRATIVE COUNCIL  HOBF FINAD  HOBF FINAD 
Art.7.1x  The Administrative Council shall have the following function     
Art.7.1x.a  (a) To lay down and supervise the general policy of the Centre;     
Art.7.1x.b  (b) To approve the plan of studies and research;  SCIR  SCIR 
Art.7.1x.c  (c) To approve the budget of the Centre and to adopt its final accounts.;     
Art.7.1x.d  (d) To prepare the internal financial and administrative rules and regulations for the work of the Centre and its branches and the terms for grant of scholarships;     
Art.7.1x.e  (e) Admission of Arab Countries, other than members of the League, to the membership of the Centre;  RELA   
Art.7.1x.f  (f) Award of Scholarships.     
Art.8  Article 8 MEETINGS OF THE COUNCIL  HOBS  HOBS 
Art.8.1x  The Administrative Council shall meet three times a year. It may be called for extraordinary meetings on the request of the President or the Director General of the Centre. Such meeting shall have an agenda specifying the place and date of the meeting.     
Art.8.2x  The Quorum shall be 2/3 of the members and chairmanship of ordinary meetings shall be in turn according to the alpha­betical order of the members.     
Art.9  Article 9  HOBS  HOBS 
Art.9.1x  The decisions of the council shall be by the majority of the votes of the members present and voting, and in case the votes are equal the chairman shall have and exercise another vote.     
Art.10  Article 10 THE GENERAL ADMINISTRATION  SBS  SECS HOBF 
Art.10.1x  The Centre shall have a General Administration consisting of a full time Director General to be appointed by the Ad­ministrative Council and a number of officials and experts to be appointed by the General Manager, The terms of service of those officials shall be provided for by the in­ternal regulations of the Centre.     
Art.11  Article 11 DIRECTOR GENERAL  SECS SECF  SECF 
Art.11.1x  The Director General shall undertake the Administration of the Affairs of the Centre and be responsible to the Admin­istrative Council. He shall contract in the name of the Centre and represent it before the courts.     
Art.12  Article 12 THE FINANCIAL SOURCES OF THE CENTRE  FINAD  FINAD 
Art.12.1x  Financial sources of the centre shall be as follows:     
Art.12.1x.a  a) Members share in the budget of the centre provided that the share of the country where the centre is situated shall not be less than 25 % of the budget and the Ad­ministrative Council shall decide by resolution the shares of the other-member states;     
Art.12.1x.b  b) Contribution from the Arab League;  RELA  RELA 
Art.12.1x.c  c) Contributions from the concerned International Organi­zations;     
Art.12.1x.d  d) Gifts, donations and grants which the Administrative Council accepts.     
Art.13  Article 13 STATIONARY  SUBS  SUBS 
Art.13.1x  The country where the centre is situated shall provide free of charge premises, furniture and essential equipment for the centre.     
Art.14  Article 14 IMMUNITY  HOBS  HOBS 
Art.14.1x  The funds and property of the centre in the territory of the member countries wherever that may be and in which ever possession shall enjoy immunity against inspection, con­fiscation and acquisition of any kind by any legislative or executive authority.     
Art.15  Article 15 IMMUNITY OFFICIALS  SECF HOBS  HOBS 
Art.15.1x  The representatives of the member countries in the centre, the officials and experts shall enjoy immunities and privi­leges necessary for their work in fulfilment of the object of the centre. The Secretary General of the Arab League shall determine these immunities and privileges in consul­tation with the concerned Arab Countries.  RELA  RELA 
Art.16  Article 16 DISSOLUTION OF THE CENTRE  HOBS  EIF 
Art.16.1x.a  a) Dissolution of the centre shall be decided only by the member states. This can only be decided in an extra-ordinary meeting convened for this issue in accordance with Article 8 of this agreement.     
Art.16.1x.b  b) In the case of dissolution of the centre, its assets and property shall be transferred to the Arab League.  RELA   
Art.17  Article 17 WITHDRAWAL  RESV  RESV 
Art.17.1x  Any party to this agreement may withdraw any time after 5 years from the commencement of its membership on condition that it notifies the Administrative Council with its desire a year before the date it fixes for withdrawal. In case of the withdrawal of the country where the head centre is situ­ated, it shall undertake the transfer of all equipment arti­cles, documents etc. of the centre to its new place.     
Art.18  Article 18  MEMB DEPO  MEMB 
Art.18.1x  The signatories of this agreement shall ratify it in accor­dance with their laws and ratification documents shall be placed with the Secretariate of the Arab League which shall prepare a record certifying the placing of the ratification documents of every member country.  RELA   
Art.19  Article 19  EIF  EIF SECF 
Art.19.1x  This agreement shall come into force after the placing of the documents of ratification by 5 member states including the state where the centre is situated and shall come into effect with respect to these countries after one month from either the date of ratification, the date of affiliation or the date of admission to the membership of the centre.     
Art.19.2x  The Secretary General shall extend invitation to the member countries to attend the first meeting of the Administrative Council.  RELA   
Art.20  Article 20  DISP  DISP 
Art.20.1x  The Council of the Arab League shall decide in any dispute which may arise about the application or the interpretation of this agreement on the request of any party to the dispute or the request of the head of the Administrative Council.  RELA   
Conc.1  In confirmation of the above the delegated representatives sign their names for their governments.  CONC TEXT  CONC TEXT 
Conc.2  This agreement is made in one copy in Arabic Language to be kept in the Secretary Office of the Arab League and a true copy to be given to each signatory state and to every member of the centre.  RELA   
Please cite as:
Data from Ronald B. Mitchell. 2002-2017. International Environmental Agreements Database Project (Version 2014.3).
Available at: http://iea-archive.uoregon.edu/
Date accessed: 20 August 2017