H. Agreement between the food and agriculture organization of the United Nations and the United Nations industrial development organization
Cooperation and consultation
1. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (hereinafter referred to as FAO) and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (hereinafter referred to as UNIDO) agree that, with a view to facilitating the effective attainment of the objectives set forth in their respective constitutional instruments, within the general framework established by the Charter of the United Nations, they will recognize their respective spheres of competence. They will act in close cooperation with each other and will consult each other regularly on matters of common interest.
1. Representatives of FAO shall be invited to attend the General Conference of UNIDO and to participate without vote in the deliberations of that body and, where appropriate, of its subsidiary organs, on matters of particular concern to FAO.
3. Representatives of FAO shall be invited to attend sessions of the Industrial Development Board and to participate without vote in the deliberations of that body on matters of particular concern to FAO.
4. Representatives of UNIDO shall be invited to attend sessions of the FAO Council and to participate without vote in the deliberations of that body on matters of particular concern to UNIDO.
5. Appropriate arrangements shall be made by agreement from time to
time for the representation of FAO or UNIDO at other meetings convened
under their respective auspices which consider matters of concern to the
Proposal of agenda items
After such preliminary consultations as may be necessary, FAO may include in the provisional agenda of its Conference or Council items proposed by UNIDO. Similarily, UNIDO may include in the provisional agenda of its General Conference or Industrial Development Board, items proposed by FAO.
Exchange of information and documents
Subject to such arrangements as may be necessary to safeguard the confidentiality of any information or document, the Secretariat of FAO and the Secretariat of UNIDO shall provide each other with such data, documents and information as may be necessary or relevant to their work and shall keep each other fully informed of projected activities or programmes of work which may be of common interest.
Cooperation between secretariats
The Secretariat of FAO and the Secretariat of UNIDO shall maintain a close working relationship in accordance with such arrangements as may be mutually agreed upon from time to time by the Directors-General of FAO and UNIDO.
FAO and UNIDO agree to keep each other informed of their statistical work and to consult each other on statistical projects or programmes of common interest.
FAO and UNIDO agree that the measures to be taken by them, within the framework of any general arrangements for cooperation relating to personnel matters which may be made by the United Nations, will include: personnel;
(a) Measures to avoid competition in the recruitment of their
(c) Measures to avoid duplication of entitlements and other benefits
provided for in the relevant Staff Regulations or Staff Rules in cases
where the spouse of a staff member of one of the Organizations is employed
by the other Organization.
Financing of special services
If compliance with a request for assistance made by either Organization to the other would involve substantial expenditure for the Organization complying with the request, consultations shall take place with a view to determining the most appropriate manner of meeting such expenditure.
Implementation of the agreement
The Directors-General of FAO and UNIDO may enter into such arrangements for the implementation of this Agreement as may be found desirable in the light of the operating experience of the two Organizations.
Notification to the United Nations and filing and recording
In accordance with their respective agreements with the United Nations, FAO and UNIDO will inform the United Nations of the terms of the present Agreement. Upon its entry into force in accordance with Article 12, it will be communicated to the Secretary-General of the United Nations for filing and recording.
Amendment and termination
1. The provisions of this Agreement shall be reviewed at the request of either FAO or UNIDO and may be amended by mutual agreement. Any such amendment shall enter into force upon fulfilment of the necessary internal procedures by both Organizations.
Entry into force
This Agreement shall enter into force upon having been approved by the Industrial Development Board of UNIDO and by the FAO Council, confirmed by the FAO Conference and signed by the Directors-General of UNIDO and FAO.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and the Director-General of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization have affixed their signatures to two authentic texts of this Agreement each in English and French, the English and French versions being equally authoritative.
Done at ...... on ...... 19 ........
Food and Agriculture
Organization of the
In accordance with the provisions of its Article 12, the Agreement between FAO and UNIDO entered into force on after having been approved by the Council of FAO and by the Industrial Development Board of UNIDO on ..... and confirmed by the FAO Conference and after having been signed on ..... by the Directors-General of FAO and UNIDO, respectively.
SIGNED at ........ on ....... 19 ....... in two copies, each in English and French, both language versions being equally authentic.
United Nations Industrial
Annex to appendix I
THE STATES PARTIES TO THIS CONVENTION,
AWARE that nuclear activities are being carried out in a number of States,
NOTING that comprehensive measures have been and are being taken to ensure a high level of safety in nuclear activities, aimed at preventing nuclear accidents and minimizing the consequences of any such accident, should it occur,
DESIRING to strengthen further international co-operation in the safe development and use of nuclear energy,
CONVINCED of the need for States to provide relevant information about nuclear accidents as early as possible in order that transboundary radiological consequences can be minimized,
NOTING the usefulness of bilateral and multilateral arrangements on information exchange in this area,
HAVE AGREED as follows:
Scope of application
2. The facilities and activities referred to in paragraph 1 are the following:
(b) any nuclear fuel cycle facility;
(c) any radioactive waste management facility;
(d) the transport and storage of nuclear fuels or radioactive wastes;
(e) the manufacture, use, storage, disposal and transport of radioisotopes for agricultural, industrial, medical and related scientific and research purposes; and
(f) the use of radioisotopes for power generation in space objects.
Notification and information
In the event of an accident specified in article 1 (hereinafter referred to as a "nuclear accident"), the State Party referred to in that article shall:
(b) promptly provide the States referred to in sub-paragraph (a), directly
or through the Agency, and the Agency with such available information relevant
to minimizing the radiological consequences in those States, as specified
in article 5.
Other Nuclear Accidents
With a view to minimizing the radiological consequences, States Parties may notify in the event of nuclear accidents other than those specified in article 1.
Functions of the Agency
The Agency shall:
(b) promptly provide any State Party, Member State or relevant international
organization, upon request, with the information received pursuant to sub-paragraph
(b) of article 2.
Information to be provided
(b) the facility or activity involved;
(c) the assumed or established cause and the foreseeable development of the nuclear accident relevant to the transboundary release of the radioactive materials;
(d) the general characteristics of the radioactive release, including, as far as is practicable and appropriate, the nature, probable physical and chemical form and the quantity, composition and effective height of the radioactive release;
(e) information on current and forecast meteorological and hydrological conditions, necessary for forecasting the transboundary release of the radioactive materials;
(f) the results of environmental monitoring relevant to the transboundary release of the radioactive materials;
(g) the off-site protective measures taken or planned;
(h) the predicted behaviour over time of the radoactive release.
3. Information received pursuant to sub-paragraph (b) of article 2 may
be used without restriction, except when such information is provided in
confidence by the notifying State Party.
A State Party providing information pursuant to sub-paragraph (b) of article 2 shall, as far as is reasonably practicable, respond promptly to a request for further information or consultations sought by an affected State Party with a view to minimizing the radiological consequences in that State.
Competent authorities and points of contact
2. Each State Party shall promptly inform the Agency of any changes that may occur in the information referred to in paragraph 1.
3. The Agency shall maintain an up-to-date list of such national authorities
and points of contact as well as points of contact of relevant international
organizations and shall provide it to States Parties and Member States
and to relevant international organizations.
Assistance to States Parties
The Agency shall, in accordance with its Statute and upon a request of a State Party which does not have nuclear activities itself and borders on a State having an active nuclear programme but not Party, conduct investigations into the feasibility and establishment of an appropriate radiation monitoring system in order to facilitate the achievement of the objectives of this Convention.
Bilateral and multilateral arrangements
In furtherance of their mutual interests, States Parties may consider, where deemed appropriate, the conclusion of bilateral or multilateral arrangements relating to the subject matter of this Convention.
Relationship to other international agreements
This Convention shall not affect the reciprocal rights and obligations of States Parties under existing international agreements which relate to the matters covered by this Convention, or under future international agreements concluded in accordance with the object and purpose of this Convention.
Settlement of disputes
2. If a dispute of this character between States Parties cannot be settled within one year from the request for consultation pursuant to paragraph 1, it shall, at the request of any party to such dispute, be submitted to arbitration or referred to the International Court of Justice for decision. Where a dispute is submitted to arbitration, if, within six months from the date of the request, the parties to the dispute are unable to agree on the organization of the arbitration, a party may request the President of the International Court of Justice or the Secretary-General of the United Nations to appoint one or more arbitrators. In cases of conflicting requests by the parties to the dispute, the request to the Secretary-General of the United Nations shall have priority.
3. When signing, ratifying, accepting, approving or acceding to this Convention, a State may declare that it does not consider itself bound by either or both of the dispute settlement procedures provided for in paragraph 2. The other States Parties shall not be bound by a dispute settlement procedure provided for in paragraph 2 with respect to a State Party for which such a declaration is in force.
4. A State Party which has made a declaration in accordance with paragraph
3 may at any time withdraw it by notification to the depositary.
Entry into force
2. A State and Namibia, represented by the United Nations Council for Namibia, may express its consent to be bound by this Convention either by signature, or by deposit of an instrument of ratification, acceptance or approval following signature made subject to ratification, acceptance or approval, or by deposit of an instrument of accession. The instruments of ratification, acceptance, approval or accession shall be deposited with the depositary.
3. This Convention shall enter into force thirty days after consent to be bound has been expressed by three States.
4. For each State expressing consent to be bound by this Convention
after its entry into force, this Convention shall enter into force for
that State thirty days after the date of expression of consent.
(b) In matters within their competenece such organizations shall, on their own behalf, exercise the rights and fulfil the obligations which this Convention attributes to States Parties.
(c) When depositing its instrument of accession, such an organization shall communicate to the depositary a declaration indicating the extent of its competence in respect of matters covered by this Convention.
(d) Such an organization shall not hold any vote additional to those
of its Member States.
A State may, upon signature or at any later date before this Convention enters into force for it, declare that it will apply this Convention provisionally.
2. If a majority of the States Parties request the depositary to convene a conference to consider the proposed amendments, the depositary shall invite all States Parties to attend such a conference to begin not sooner than thirty days after the invitations are issued. Any amendment adopted at the conference by a two-thirds majority of all States Parties shall be laid down in a protocol which is open to signature in Vienna and New York by all States Parties.
3. The protocol shall enter into force thirty days after consent to
be bound has been expressed by three States. For each expressing consent
to be bound by the protocol after its entry into force, the protocol shall
enter into force for that State thirty days after the date of expression
2. Denunciation shall take effect one year following the date on which
the notification is received by the depositary.
2. The Director General of the Agency shall promptly notify States Parties and all other States of:
(b) each deposit of an instrument of ratification, acceptance, approval or accession concerning this Convention or any protocol of amendment;
(c) any declaration or withdrawal thereof in accordance with article 11;
(d) any declaration of provisional application of this Convention in accordance with article 13;
(e) the entry into force of this Convention and of any amendment thereto; and
(f) any denunciation made under article 15.
Authentic texts and certified copies
The original of this Convention, of which the Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish texts are equally authentic, shall be deposited with the Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency who shall send copies to States Parties and all other States.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF the undersigned, being duly authorized, have signed this Convention, open for signature as provided for in paragraph I of article 12.
ADOPTED by the General. Conference of the International Atomic Energy Agency meeting in special session at Vienna on the twenty-sixth day of September one thousand nine hundred and eighty-six.
Annex to appendix I
Convention on Early Notification of a Nuclear Accident
List of signature, ratification, acceptance, approval or accession
by States or Organizations
|Afghanistan*||26 Sep 1986|
|Algeria*||24 Sep 1987|
|Australia*||26 Sep 1986||ratification
deposited: 22 Sep 87
|23 Oct 1987|
|Austria||26 Sep 1986||ratification|
|deposited: 18 Feb 88||20 Mar 1988|
|deposited: 7 Jan 88||7 Feb 1988|
|Belgium||26 Sep 1986|
|Brazil||26 Sep 1986|
|Bulgaria*||26 Sep 1986||ratification*|
|deposited: 24 Feb 88||26 Mar 1988|
|Byelorussian Soviet Socialist Republic*||26 Sep 1986||deposited: 25 Jan 87||26 Feb 1987|
|Cameroon||25 Sep 1987|
|Canada*||26 Sep 1986|
|Chile||26 Sep 1986|
|China*||26 Sep 1986||ratification*|
|deposited: 10 Sep 87||11 Oct 1987|
|Costa Rica||26 Sep 1986|
|Côte d'Ivoire||26 Sep 1986|
|Cuba*||26 Sep 1986|
|deposited: 4 Jan 89||4 Feb 1989|
|Czechoslovakia*||26 Sep 1986||signature, 26 Sep 85||27 Oct 1986|
|Democratic People's Republic of Korea*||29 Sep 1986|
|Denmark||26 Sep 1986||signature, 26 Sep 85||27 Oct 1986|
|Egypt||26 Sep 1986||ratification*|
|deposited: 5 July 88||6 Aug 1988|
|Finland||26 Sep 1986||deposit of approval on 11 Dec 86||11 Jan 1987|
|France*||26 Sep 1986||deposit of approval*||6 Apr 1989|
|on 6 Mar 89|
|German Democratic Republic*||26 Sep 1986||ratification*|
|deposited: 29 Apr 87||30 May 1987|
|Germany, Federal Republic of*||26 Sep 1986|
|Greece*||26 Sep 1986|
|Guatemala||26 Sep 1986||ratification|
|deposited: 8 Aug 88||8 Sep 1988|
|Holy See||26 Sep 1986|
|Hungary*||26 Sep 1986||ratification*|
|deposited: 10 Mar 87||10 Apr 1987|
|Iceland||26 Sep 1986|
|India*||29 Sep 1986||ratification*|
|deposited: 28 Jan 88||28 Feb 1988|
|Indonesia*||26 Sep 1986|
|Iran, Islamic Republic of||26 Sep 1986|
|Iraq*||12 Aug 1987||ratification*|
|deposited: 21 Jul 88||21 Aug 1988|
|Ireland*||26 Sep 1986|
|Israel||26 Sep 1986||ratification*|
|deposited: 25 May 89||25 Jun 1989|
|Italy*||26 Sep 1986|
|Japan||6 Mar 1987||acceptance|
|deposited: 9 Jun. 87||10 Jul 1987|
|Jordan||2 Oct 1986||ratification|
|deposited: 11 Dec 87||11 Jan 1988|
|Lebanon||26 Sep 1986|
|Liechtenstein||26 Sep 1986|
|Luxembourg||29 Sep 1986|
|Malaysia*||1 Sep 1987||signature, 1 Sep 87||2 Oct 1987|
|Mali||2 Oct 1986|
|Mexico||26 Sep 1986||ratification|
|deposited: 10 May 88||10 Jun 1988|
|Monaco||26 Sep 1986||approval*|
|deposited: 19 Jul 89||19 Aug 1989|
|Mongolia*||8 Jan 1987||ratification*|
|deposited: 11 Jun 87||12 Jul 1987,|
|Morocco||26 Sep 1986|
|Netherlands*||26 Sep 1986|
|deposited: 11 Mar 89||11 Apr 1987|
|Niger||26 Sep 1986|
|Nigeria||21 Jan 1987|
|Norway||26 Sep 1986||signature, 26 Sep 86||27 Oct 1986|
|Panama||26 Sep 1986|
|Paraguay||2 Oct 1986|
|Poland*||26 Sep 1986||ratification*|
|deposited: 24 Mar 88||24 Apr 1988|
|Portugal||26 Sep 1986|
|Senegal||15 Jun 1987|
|Sierra Leone||25 Mar 1987|
|South Africa||10 Aug 1987||ratification*|
|deposited: 10 Aug 87||10 Sep 1987|
|Spain||26 Sep 1986|
|Sudan||26 Sep 1986|
|Sweden||26 Sep 1986||ratification|
|deposited: 27 Feb 87||30 Mar 1987|
|Switzerland||26 Sep 1986||ratification|
|deposited: 31 May 88||1 Jul 1988|
|Syrian Arab Republic||1 Jul 1987|
|Thailand*||25 Sep 1987||ratification*|
|deposited: 21 Mar 89||21 Apr 1989|
|Tunisia||24 Feb 1987||ratification|
|deposited: 24 Feb 89||27 Mar 1989|
|Turkey*||26 Sep 1986|
|Socialist Republic*||26 Sep 1986||deposited: 26 Jan 87||26 Feb 1987|
|Union of Soviet||ratification*|
|Socialist Republics||* 26 Sep 1986||deposited: 23 Dec 86||24 Jan 1987|
|United Arab Emirates||accession*|
|deposited: 2 Oct 87||2 Nov 1987|
|United Kingdom of Great Britain and|
|Northern Ireland*||26 Sep 1986|
|United States of America*||26 Sep 1986||ratification*|
|deposited: 19 Sep 88||20 Oct 1988|
|Viet Nam, Soc.Rep.of||accession*|
|deposited: 29 Sep 87||30 Oct 1987|
|Yugoslavia||27 May 1987||ratification|
|deposited: 8 Feb 89||11 Mar 1989|
|Zaire||30 Sep 1986|
|Zimbabwe||26 Sep 1986|
|deposited: 10 Aug 88||10 Sep 1988|
Note: The Convention entered into force on 27 October 1986, i.e. thirty days after the date on which the third State expressed their consent to be bound, pursuant to Article 12, para 3.
19 July 1989
Status: 72 signatories,