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1993: Agreement For The Establishment Of The Near East Plant Protection Organization

Related Lineage is: Near East Plant Protection
  Provision  First Coders Codes  Second Coders Codes 
Titl.1  AGREEMENT FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE NEAR EAST PLANT PROTECTION ORGANIZATION  TITL  TITL 
Src.1  Source: Unofficial Text  SRC  SRC 
Pre.1  PREAMBLE  DESC  DESC GOAL 
Pre.2  The Contracting Parties,     
Pre.3  Recognizing the usefulness of international co-operation in controlling pests of plants and plant products and in preventing their spread, and especially their introduction across national boundaries, and desiring to ensure close co-ordination of measures directed to these ends;     
Pre.4  Considering that the implementation and success of such co- operation can be greatly enhanced and facilitated through regional bodies such as those already established in most regions of the world;     
Pre.5  Considering that the co-operation in the Near East Region can best be achieved through the establishment of a Regional Plant Protection Organization carrying out its activities in collaboration with all countries and all governmental and non-governmental organizations and agencies that may be able to provide financial and/or technical support;    SCIR 
Pre.6  Noting that Article VIII of the International Plant Protection Convention approved by the Conference of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) at its Sixth Session, on 6 December 1951 and revised by the Twentieth Session of the FAO Conference in November 1979, provides that the contracting parties to the International Plant Protection Convention undertake to co-operate with one another in organizations in establishing regional plant protection appropriate areas;  RELA  RELA 
Pre.7  Have agreed as follows:     
Art.1  ARTICLE I  HOBS  HOBS 
Art.1.1x  The Contracting Parties hereby establish the Near East Plant Protection Organization (NEPPO), hereinafter referred to as "the Organization", with the objectives and functions set out in Articles III and IV below.     
Art.2  ARTICLE II  DEFN  DEFN 
Art.2.1x  For the purpose of this Agreement and in accordance with the provisions of Article II of the International Plant Protection Convention:  RELA   
Art.2.1x.ax  plants comprise living plants and parts thereof, including seeds;     
Art.2.1x.bx  plant products comprise unmanufactured material of plant origin (including seeds insofar as they are not included in the term "plants") and those manufactured products which, by their nature or that of their processing, may create a risk for the spread of pests;     
Art.2.1x.cx  Pests means any form of plant or animal life or any pathogenic agent, injurious or potentially injurious to plants or plant products.     
Art.3  ARTICLE III  HOBF  GOAL SUBS 
Art.3.1x  The objectives of the Organization shall be primarily to promote international co-operation in the Region in strengthening plant protection activities and capabilities with the aim of:     
Art.3.1x.a  (a) controlling pests of plants and plant products in an appropriate manner;     
Art.3.1x.b  (b) preventing the spread of economically important pests of plants and plant products and especially their introduction across national boundaries;     
Art.3.1x.c  (c) minimizing interference with international trade resulting from phytosanitary measures.     
Art.4  ARTICLE IV  HOBF  HOBF 
Art.4.1x  In order to achieve its objectives, the Organization shall:     
Art.4.1x.a  (a) promote the implementation of the provisions of the International Plant Protection Convention with particular attention to measures for the control of pests, and advise Governments on the technical, administrative and legislative measures necessary to prevent the introduction and spread of pests of plants and plant products;  RELA  RELA SCIR 
Art.4.1x.b  (b) promote the implementation of the provisions of the International Code of Conduct on the Distribution and Use of Pesticides adopted by the FAO Conference at its Twenty-third Session in November 1985 and amended at its Twenty-fifth Session in November 1989;  RELA  RELA 
Art.4.1x.c  (c) assist Governments where necessary in carrying out measures to be taken in relation to the functions set out in (a) and (b) ;     
Art.4.1x.d  (d) co-ordinate and stimulate where practicable international campaigns against pests of plants and plant products;     
Art.4.1x.e  (e) obtain information from Governments, and, any other source, on the existence, outbreak or spread of pests of plants and plant products and convey such information to Member States and organizations concerned;  INFO  INFO 
Art.4.1x.f  (f) provide for the exchange of information on national phytosanitary legislation, or other measures affecting the free movement of plants and plant products;  INFO  INFO 
Art.4.1x.g  (g) promote the harmonization of quarantine measures particularly phytosanitary principles, procedures and pest risks assessment in order that phytosanitary conditions are not used as unjustifiable trading restrictions;  SCIR   
Art.4.1x.h  (h) facilitate co-operation in research on pests of plants and plant products and methods for their control and in the exchange of relevant scientific information;  SCIR INFO  SCIR INFO 
Art.4.1x.i  (i) publish in an appropriate form material for publicity purposes or for technical or scientific advancement as may be determined by the Organization;  INFO SCIR  INFO SCIR 
Art.4.1x.j  (j) make recommendations to Governments on any of the matters referred to in this Article;     
Art.4.1x.k  (k) take all necessary and appropriate action to achieve the objectives of the Organization.     
Art.5  ARTICLE V  HOBS  HOBS HOBF 
Art.5.1x  The seat of the Organization shall be in Rabat (Kingdom of Morocco). However, if on the date on which this Agreement enters into force Morocco has not deposited an instrument of ratification or accession in respect of this Agreement, the seat of the Organization shall be determined by the Governing Council by a two-thirds majority of its members.     
Art.6  ARTICLE VI  MEMB  HOBS 
Art.6.1x  The Members of the Organization shall be:     
Art.6.1x.a  (a) those States specified in Annex I to this Agreement which ratify or accede to this Agreement in accordance with Article XIX.1;  ATTACH  ATTACH 
Art.6.1x.b  (b) those States not specified in Annex I which are admitted to membership in accordance with Article XIX.5.  ATTACH  ATTACH 
Art.7  ARTICLE VII  NATBS  NATBS NATBF 
Art.7.1  1. Each State which becomes a Member of the Organization shall establish a Plant Protection Committee responsible for plant protection activities.     
Art.7.2  2. The Plant Protection Committee shall be composed, in particular, of representatives from:     
Art.7.2.i  (i) the national plant protection services;     
Art.7.2.ii  (ii) the national plant protection research institutions; and     
Art.7.2.iii  (iii) the national plant protection academic institutions.     
Art.8  ARTICLE VIII  SUBS  SUBS NATBS IMPL 
Art.8.1  1. Member States shall, in accordance with this Agreement have the right:  SOVR   
Art.8.1.a  (a) to obtain on request information available within the organization on such matters relating to the objectives and functions of the Organization as may be of concern to them, including guidelines for obtaining technical assistance, and collaboration in the study of their problems;  SOVR  SCIR 
Art.8.1.b  (b) to designate the appropriate national authority which will ensure liaison between the Government and the Organization; and  SOVR   
Art.8.1.c  (c) to receive free of charge publications and other information that may be distributed by the Organization.  SOVR  INFO 
Art.8.2  2. In addition to obligations provided for elsewhere in this Agreement, Member States shall have the following obligations:     
Art.8.2.a  (a) to collaborate in deciding upon the technical activities of the Organization;  SCIR  SCIR 
Art.8.2.b  (b) to provide, as soon as possible, information reasonably requested by the Organization, to the extent that this is not contrary to any laws or regulations of the Member State;  INFO  INFO SOVR 
Art.8.2.c  (c) to accord to the Organization and its Member States, insofar as it may be possible under the constitutional procedures of the respective States, such facilities as may be required for the successful functioning of the Organization; and     
Art.8.2  (d) to collaborate, in general, in the fulfilment of the objectives and functions of the Organization.     
Art.9  ARTICLE IX  HOBS  HOBS 
Art.9.1  1. The Organization shall have a Governing Council consisting of all Member States. The Governing Council shall be the supreme body of the Organization.     
Art.9.2  2. The Governing Council shall adopt its own Rules of Procedure.     
Art.9.3  3. The Governing Council shall hold a regular session once every two years at such time and place as it shall determine.     
Art.9.4  4. Special sessions of the Governing Council may be convened by its Chairman at the request of one-third of the Member States.     
Art.9.5  5. At each regular session, the Governing Council shall elect its Chairman and other officers. The Chairman, who shall remain in office until the next regular session of the Governing Council, shall serve in the same capacity both in the Governing Council and the Executive Committee.     
Art.9.6  6. Each Member State shall have one vote. Unless otherwise provided in this Agreement, all decisions of the Governing Council shall be taken by a simple majority of the votes cast. A simple majority of the Member States shall constitute a quorum.     
Art.9.7  7. The Governing Council may, in its Rules of Procedure, establish a procedure whereby the Chairman may obtain a vote of the Members of the Governing Council on a specific question without convening a meeting of the Council.     
Art.10  ARTICLE X  HOBF FINAD SBS AMND DISP  HOBF REVW FINAD SBS SECS MEMB AMND DISP 
Art.10.1  1. The functions of the Governing Council shall be to:     
Art.10.1.a  (a) review the report and the recommendations submitted to it by the Executive Committee on the work of the Organization since its preceding regular session;  INFO   
Art.10.1.b  (b) determine the policy of the Organization and approve its programme of work and budget;     
Art.10.1.c  (c) determine the contributions of Member States as provided in Article XVI.3;     
Art.10.1.d  (d) adopt harmonized standards, guidelines and recommendations regarding plant protection;     
Art.10.1.e  (e) lay down general principles for the management and development of the Organization;     
Art.10.1.f  (f) review the report on the work of the Organization and the audited accounts referred to in Article XV.3(a) ;     
Art.10.1.g  (g) adopt the Financial Regulations and the Administrative Regulations of the Organization, and appoint auditors;     
Art.10.1.h  (h) elect the members of the Executive Committee referred to in Article XIII.1;     
Art.10.1.i  (i) appoint the Executive Director of the Organization in accordance with Article XV.1;     
Art.10.1.j  (j) admit States to membership in accordance with Article XIX.5;     
Art.10.1.k  (k) adopt amendments to this Agreement in accordance with Article XX;     
Art.10.1.l  (l) adopt rules governing the arbitration of disputes;     
Art.10.1.m  (m) approve formal arrangements with other organizations or institutions referred to in Article XVIII and with governments, including any headquarters agreement concluded between the Organization and the State in which the seat of the Organization is situated (hereinafter referred to as "the host State") ;     
Art.10.1.n  (n) decide on the creation of any subsidiary body which may be necessary or useful for the carrying out of the functions of the Organization and their dissolution when appropriate;     
Art.10.1.o  (o) adopt Staff Regulations determining the general terms and conditions of employment of the staff; and     
Art.10.1.p  (p) perform all other functions that have been entrusted to it by this Agreement or that are necessary or useful to carry out the Organization's activities.     
Art.10.2  2. The Governing Council may, within the limits determined by it, delegate any matter coming within its functions to the Executive Committee, with the exception, however, of the functions specified in sub-paragraphs (a), (b), (c), (d), (h), (i), (j) and (k) of paragraph 1.     
Art.11  ARTICLE XI  HOBS  AMND 
Art.11.1x  Any harmonized standards, guidelines and recommendations adopted by the Governing Council under Article X.1(d) shall be adopted by a two-thirds majority of members present and voting and shall be transmitted to the Member States for their acceptance.  INFO   
Art.12  ARTICLE XII  HOBS SBF  HOBS SECF 
Art.12.1x  The Executive Director may invite, subject to the approval of the Governing Council, non-member States, organizations and institutions that are able to make a significant contribution to the activities of the Organization to be represented at sessions of the Governing Council as observers.     
Art.13  ARTICLE XIII  SBS HOBF SBF  SBS HOBF SBF REVW 
Art.13.1  1. The Organization shall have an Executive Committee composed of the Chairman, elected as provided for in Article IX.5, and of designated representatives of six Member States elected by the Governing Council.     
Art.13.2  2. The six Member States referred to in paragraph 1 shall be elected with due regard to the agro-climatic diversity of the Region and the principle of rotation among Member States at each regular session of the Governing Council, for terms of two years. However, at the first regular session of the Governing Council, three of the six Member States shall be elected for terms of three years. At subsequent regular sessions, the Governing Council shall specify the commencement of the two-year term to be served by each of the six Member States elected at the session concerned. Any vacancy in the Committee occurring in the period between elections shall be filled by another Member State co-opted, with its concurrence, by the remaining members. The State co-opted shall be a member of the Executive Committee until the end of the term of the State that it is replacing.     
Art.13.3  3. The Executive Committee shall meet at least once a year at such time as it shall determine. Special sessions of the Executive Committee may be convened at the request of the Chairman or of a majority of its members. Sessions of the Executive Committee shall normally be held at the seat of the Organization.     
Art.13.4  4. With the exception of the Chairman, who is elected by the Governing Council, as provided for in paragraph 5 of Article IX, the Executive Committee shall, at the annual session provided for in paragraph 3 of this Article, elect its officers from among its members. The officers shall hold office until the next annual session. The Executive Committee shall adopt its own rules of procedure. All decisions shall be taken by a simple majority of the votes cast. A simple majority of the members shall constitute a quorum.     
Art.13.5  5. The Governing Council may establish rules whereby the chairman may consult the members of the Executive Committee to correspondence or other rapid means of communication, should matters of exceptional urgency requiring action by the Committee arise between two of the Committee's sessions.    INFO 
Art.13.6  6. The Executive Committee shall:     
Art.13.6.a  (a) review the activities of the Organization;     
Art.13.6.b  (b) make recommendations to the Governing Council on any matters relevant to the Council's functions;     
Art.13.6.c  (c) give guidance to the Executive Director of the Organization on the implementation of the policy and decisions adopted by the Governing Council;     
Art.13.6.d  (d) carry out any other functions entrusted to it by this Agreement or delegated to it by the Governing Council pursuant to Article X.2; and     
Art.13.6.e  (e) establish specialized working groups in order to meet particular situations, when required.     
Art.13.7  7. At each session the Executive Committee shall adopt a report which shall be submitted to the Governing Council.  INFO  INFO 
Art.14  ARTICLE XIV  HOBF SBS SBF  SBS HOBF SBF 
Art.14.1x  As provided for in Article X.1(n), the Governing Council may establish, as required, ad hoc or permanent bodies constituted by individuals chosen on the basis of their expertise in plant protection to advise the Executive Committee on specific technical matters. As provided for in Article XIII.6(e), the Executive Committee may establish specialized working groups in order to meet particular situations.  SCIR  SCIR 
Art.15  ARTICLE XV  HOBF SBS SBF  SECS HOBF SECF FINAD HOBS SBS 
Art.15.0x  The Executive Director and Staff     
Art.15.1  1. The Organization shall have an Executive Director appointed by the Governing Council on such conditions as it may determine.     
Art.15.2  2. The Executive Director shall be the legal representative of the Organization. He shall direct the work of the Organization in accordance with the policy and decisions adopted by the Governing Council and under the guidance of the Executive Committee.     
Art.15.3  3. TheExecutive Director shall, through the Executive Committee, submit to the Governing Council at each regular session:  INFO  INFO 
Art.15.3.a  (a) a report on the work of the Organization as well as the audited accounts; and     
Art.15.3.b  (b) a draft programme of work of the Organization and a draft budget for the following financial period.     
Art.15.4  4. The Executive Director shall:     
Art.15.4.a  (a) prepare and organize the sessions of the Governing Council and the Executive Committee and all other meetings of the Organization and shall provide the Secretariat therefore;     
Art.15.4.b  (b) ensure co-ordination among Members of the Organization;     
Art.15.4.c  (c) organize conferences, symposia, regional training programmes and other meetings in accordance with the approved programme of work;  INFO  INFO 
Art.15.4.d  (d) initiate proposals for joint action programmes with regional and other international bodies;     
Art.15.4.e  (e) be responsible for the management of the Organization;     
Art.15.4.f  (f) ensure the publication of research findings, training manuals, information print-outs and other materials as required;  INFO SCIR  INFO SCIR 
Art.15.4.g  (g) take action on other matters consistent with the objectives of the Organization; and     
Art.15.4.h  (h) perform any other function as may be specified by the Governing Council.     
Art.15.5  5. The Executive Director shall be assisted by a Deputy Executive Director, appointed by him with the approval of the Executive Committee.     
Art.15.6  6. The Deputy Executive Director and the other staff members of the Organization shall be appointed by the Executive Director of the Organization in accordance with the policy and principles laid down by the Governing Council and in accordance with the Staff Regulations. The Executive Director shall promulgate Staff Rules, as required, to implement the foregoing.     
Art.16  ARTICLE XVI  FINAD HOBF  FINAD HOBF SECF 
Art.16.1  1. The resources of the Organization shall include:     
Art.16.1.a  (a) the annual contributions of the Member States of the Organization;     
Art.16.1.b  (b) revenue obtained from the provision of services against payment;     
Art.16.1.c  (c) gifts, legacies, grants and any other form of donation, from any source, approved by the Executive Committee, provided that acceptance of such donation is compatible with the objectives of the Organization;     
Art.16.1.d  (d) the proceeds from the investment of liquid assets or part thereof;     
Art.16.1.e  (e) such other resources as are approved by the Executive Committee and compatible with the objectives of the Organization.     
Art.16.2  2. The Member States of the Organization undertake to pay annual contributions in freely convertible currencies to the regular budget of the Organization.     
Art.16.3  3. At each regular session the Governing Council of the Organization shall by a two-thirds majority of the votes cast, or by consensus when it is possible, determine the aggregate amount of contributions for the following biennium. The Governing Council shall apportion that amount on the basis of the rates at which the Member States contribute under the United Nations scale of assessments in force at the time.  RELA  RELA 
Art.16.4  4. To determine the annual contribution of each Member State, the amount apportioned to it shall be divided into two equal instalments, one of which shall be payable at the beginning of the first year of the biennium and the other at the beginning of the second year.     
Art.16.5  5. A Member State which is in arrears in the payment of its contribution to the Organization shall have no vote in the Governing Council and in the Executive Committee if the amount of its arrears equals or exceeds the amount of the contributions due from it for the two preceding calendar years. The Governing Council may, nevertheless, permit such a Member to vote in the Governing Council and in the Executive Committee if it is satisfied that the failure to pay was due to conditions beyond the control of the Member State.     
Art.17  ARTICLE XVII  HOBS HOBF SUBS  HOBF SUBS 
Art.17.1  1. The Organization shall be an autonomous intergovernmental organization. it shall have juridical personality and such legal capacity as may be necessary for the fulfilment of its objectives and for the exercise of its functions.     
Art.17.2  2. The Organization shall have the capacity to contract, to acquire and dispose of immovable and movable property, and to be a party to legal proceedings.     
Art.17.3  3. Each Member State of the Organization shall grant:     
Art.17.3.a  (a) to the Organization and its property, funds and assets, such privileges, immunities and facilities as may be appropriate to enable the Organization to carry out its activities; and     
Art.17.3.b  (b) to the representatives of any State or intergovernmental organization performing official duties in connection with the work of the Organization and to the Executive Director and staff of the Organization, such privileges, immunities and facilities as may be appropriate to enable them to perform their official duties.     
Art.17.4  4. Each Member State shall accord the status, privileges and immunities referred to above by applying, mutatis mutandis, to the Organization, the representatives of States and intergovernmental organizations and to the Executive Director and staff of the Organization, the privileges and immunities provided for in the Convention on the Privileges and Immunities of the Specialized Agencies adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations an 21 November 1947.  RELA  RELA 
Art.17.5  5. Without prejudice to paragraphs 3 and 4, the host State undertakes to accord the privileges, immunities and facilities set out in Annex II to this Agreement.  ATTACH  ATTACH 
Art.17.6  6. The Organization may conclude agreements with States in which offices of the Organization may be located, specifying the privileges, immunities and facilities to be enjoyed by the Organization to enable it to fulfil its objectives and to perform its functions.     
Art.18  ARTICLE XVIII  SBF HOBF  HOBF SECF 
Art.18.1x  The Organization may co-operate with other intergovernmental organizations or institutions. To this end, the Executive Director, acting under the authority of the Governing Council may establish working relationships with such organizations or institutions, and make any arrangements that may be necessary to ensure effective co-operation. Any formal arrangements entered into with such organizations and institutions shall be subject to the approval of the Governing Council.     
Art.19  ARTICLE XIX  MEMB DEPO EIF HOBF RESV  MEMB DEPO EIF RESV 
Art.19.1  1. The States specified in Annex I may become parties to this Agreement by:  ATTACH  ATTACH 
Art.19.1.a  (a) signature of this Agreement followed by the deposit of an instrument of ratification; or     
Art.19.1.b  (b) deposit of an instrument of accession.     
Art.19.2  2. This Agreement shall be open for signature by the States specified in Annex I in Rabat, on the 18th of February 1993 and thereafter at the Headquarters of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in Rome.  ATTACH RELA  ATTACH RELA 
Art.19.3  3. Instruments of ratification or accession shall be deposited with the Director-General of FAO who shall be the Depositary of this Agreement.  RELA  RELA 
Art.19.4  4. This Agreement shall enter into force, with respect to all States that have ratified it or acceded to it, on the date when instruments of ratification or accession have been deposited by the Governments of at least ten of the States specified in Annex I. Any other State specified in Annex I shall become a party to this Agreement on the date of the deposit of its instrument of ratification or accession.  ATTACH  ATTACH 
Art.19.5  5. At any time after the entry into force of this Agreement, any State which is not specified in Annex I may notify the Director- General of FAO of its desire to become a Member of the Organization. The notification shall be accompanied by an instrument of accession, whereby the State consents to be bound by the provisions of this Agreement as from the date of its admission. The Director-General of FAO shall transmit copies of the said notification and instrument to the Governing Council, through the Executive Director of the Near East Plant Protection Organization. If, by a two-thirds majority of the votes cast, the Governing Council decides to admit the State, the latter's accession shall take effect on the date of that decision, which shall promptly be notified to the Director-General of FAO.  ATTACH RELA  ATTACH RELA 
Art.19.6  6. Ratification of this Agreement, or accession thereto, may not be made subject to any reservation.     
Art.20  ARTICLE XX  HOBF AMND EIF DEPO  AMND HOBF EIF SBF 
Art.20.1  1. Subject to paragraph 4, the Governing Council may amend this Agreement by a two-thirds majority of the votes cast, provided that such majority is more than one half of the Member States. Amendments shall take effect, with respect to all contracting parties, on the sixtieth day after their adoption by the Governing Council.     
Art.20.2  2. Proposals for the amendment of this Agreement may be made either by the Executive Committee or by a Member State in a communication to the Director-General of FAO, who shall promptly notify the proposal to all Member States and to the Executive Director of the Organization.  RELA  RELA 
Art.20.3  3. No proposal for amendment shall be considered by the Governing Council unless it is notified by the Director-General of FAO to the Member States at least sixty days before the opening day of the session at which it is to be considered. The adoption of any amendment shall promptly be notified to the Director-General of FAO.  RELA  RELA 
Art.20.4  4. Annex II to this Agreement may be amended only in the manner provided for therein.  ATTACH  ATTACH 
Art.21  ARTICLE XXI  RESV HOBF  RESV HOBF EIF SUBS 
Art.21.1  1. At any time after the expiration of four years from the date when it became a party to this Agreement any Member State may give notice of its withdrawal from the Organization to the Director-General of FAO. Such withdrawal shall take effect one year after the date when notice thereof was given or at any later date specified in the notice. The financial obligations of the Member State shall include the entire year in which the withdrawal takes effect.  RELA  RELA 
Art.21.2  2. Where withdrawal by a Member State results in there being less than ten Member States, the Governing Council shall proceed to the liquidation of the Organization and notify the Depositary accordingly.     
Art.21.3  3. For the purpose of the aforesaid liquidation, the Governing Council shall order the transfer to the host State of the land that it might have provided and of buildings and fixtures thereon, the return to the respective donors of any unused balance of donated funds, and the sale of any remaining assets. The proceeds of the sale and any other funds of the Organization shall, after all obligations, including liquidation costs, have been met, be distributed among the States that were members of the Organization at the time when notice was given of the withdrawal referred to in paragraph 2, in proportion to the contributions that they had made, in accordance with Article XVI.2 for the year during which the said notice was given.  RELA   
Art.22  ARTICLE XXII  DISP  DISP HOBF 
Art.22.1x  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 decision, which shall be final and binding upon the parties.     
Art.23  ARTICLE XXIII  DEPO  DEPO 
Art.23.1  1. As provided for in Article XIX, paragraph 3, the Director-General of FAO shall be the Depositary of this Agreement. The Depositary shall:  RELA  RELA 
Art.23.1.a  (a) send certified copies of this Agreement to the Governments of the States specified in Annex I, and to any other government which so requests;  ATTACH  ATTACH 
Art.23.1.b  (b) arrange for the registration of this Agreement, upon its entry into force, with the Secretariat of the United Nations in accordance with Article 102 of the Charter of the United Nations; and  RELA  RELA 
Art.23.1.c  (c) inform the States specified in Annex I and any State that has been admitted to membership of the Organization of:  ATTACH  ATTACH 
Art.23.1.c.i  (i) the signature of this Agreement and the deposit of instruments of ratification or accession in accordance with Article XIX.1;     
Art.23.1.c.ii  (ii) the date of entry into force of the Agreement in accordance Article XIX.4;     
Art.23.1.c.iii  (iii) notification of the desire of a State to be admitted to membership of the Organization, and admissions, in accordance with Article XIX.5;     
Art.23.1.c.iv  (iv) proposals for the amendment of this Agreement, and the adoption of amendments, in accordance with Article XX;     
Art.23.1.c.v  (v) notices of withdrawal from the Organization in accordance with Article XXI.1; and     
Art.23.1.c.vi  (vi) any notification received in accordance with Article XXI.2.     
Art.23.2  2. The original of this Agreement shall be deposited in the archives of FAO.  RELA  RELA 
Art.24  ARTICLE XXIV     
Art.24.1x  Annexes I and II shall constitute an integral part of this Agreement.  ATTACH  ATTACH 
Conc.1  Done at Rabat, Morocco, on the 18th of February 1993, in a single copy in the Arabic, English and French languages, each version being equally authoritative.  TEXT CONC  CONC TEXT 
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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: 29 March 2017