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221. Presentation of the Federal Minister of Arts and Culture, the Constitution and the Media concerning the amendment of the statutes of the International Organization for Migration under the name of the name of the organization and, at the same time, the statutes in the German translation in "Statute of the International Organization for Migration"

The Council of the International Organization for Migration has on its 421. Session of Resolution No 997 (LXXVI) of 24 November 1998, the Statute of the Organisation (BGBl. (No 133/1990), as amended:

Sixty-sixth session

Resolution No 997 (LXXVI)

(from the Council on its 421. Session adopted on 24 November 1998)

Amendments to the Statutes

Seventy-sixth session

Resolution No. 997 (LXXVI)

(Adopted by the Council at its 421 st meeting on 24 November 1998)

Amendments to the Constitution

Soixante-seizième session

Résolution No 997 (LXXVI)

(adoptée par le Conseil à sa 421 ème séance, le 24 novembre 1998)

Amendements à la Constitution

The Council,

That the Constitution of the Organization was adopted on 19 October 1953, entered into force on 30 November 1954 and that amendments to the Constitution were adopted by the Council on 20 May 1987 and entered into force on 14 November 1989,

Mindful of the need to review the Constitution with a view to strengthening the structure and streamlining the decisionmaking process of the Organization,

Recalling further its resolution No. 973 (LXXIV) of 26 November 1997 by which it resolved to establish an open-ended Working Group of representatives of interested Member States, under the chairmanship of the Chairman of the Council or a representative appointed by the Working Group, for the purpose of examining possible amendments to the Constitution of the Organization,

Having received and examined the proposed amendments contained in the Report of the Working Group on Possible Amendments to the Constitution (MC/1944), submitted by the Director General upon recommendation of the Working Group,

Noting that the provision of Article 30, paragraph 1, of the Constitution, which requires that the texts of the proposed amendments to the Constitution shall be communicated by the Director General to the Governments of Member States at least three months in advance of their consideration by the Council, has been duly adopted with,

Considering that the proposed amendments do not involve new obligations for Members,

Acting pursuant to Article 30, paragraph 2, of the Constitution,

Adopts the amendments to the Constitution, as indicated in the Annex to the present resolution, the texts in the English, French and Spanish language being equally authentic;

Member States to accept these amendments as early as possible in accordance with their respective constitutional processes and to notify the Director General accordingly.

Le Conseil,

Rappelant que la Constitution de l' Organisation a été adoptée le 19 octobre 1953, qu' elle est entrée en vigueur le 30 novembre 1954 et que des amendements ont été adoptés par le Conseil le 20 mai 1987 et sont entrés en vigueur le 14 novembre 1989,

Conscient de la nécessité de réviser la Constitution afin d' affermir la structure de l' Organisation et de rationaliser son processus de prise de prise de décisions,

Rappelant en outre sa Résolution No 973 (LXXIV) du 26 novembre 1997 par laquelle il a décidé d' instaurer un Groupe de travail à composition non limitée, constitué de représentants des Etats membres intéressés, sous la direction du Président du Conseil ou d' un représentant désigné par le Groupe de travail, dans le but d' étudier d' éventuel amendements à la Constitution de l' Organisation,

Ayant reçu et examiné les propositions d' amendements contenues dans le rapport du Groupe de travail chargé d' examiner d' éventuel amendements à la Constitution (MC/1944), soumises par le Directeur général sur la recommandation du Groupe de travail,

Notant que la disposition de l' Article 30, alinéa 1, de la Constitution, qui prescrit que les textes des amendements proposés à la Constitution soient communiqués aux gouvernements membres trois mois au moins avant leur examen par le Conseil, a été dûment respectée,

Considérant que les amendements proposés n' entraînent pas d' obligations nouvelles pour les membres,

Agissant en conformité avec le deuxième alinéa de l' Article 30 de la Constitution,

Adopte les amendements à la Constitution tels qu' énoncés dans l' annexe à la présente résolution, dont les versions française, anglaise et espagnole font également foi,

Invite les Etats membres à approuver dès que possible lesdits amendements, conformément à leurs règles constitutionnelles respectives, et à en informer le Directeur général en conséquence.

(Translation)

The Council-

having regard to the fact that the statute of the organisation is 19. It was adopted on 30 November 1953 and entered into force on 30 November 1954, and that amendments to the Statute were adopted by the Council on 20 May 1987 and entered into force on 14 November 1989,

Mindless of the need to review the statutes in order to strengthen the structure and streamline the decision-making process of the Organization,

Bearing in mind also its resolution No 973 (LXXIV) of 26 November 1997, in which it set up an open working group of representatives of interested Member States under the leadership of the President-in-Office of the Council, or one of the working groups , for the purpose of examining a possible change in the statutes of the organisation, the representative appointed,

After receipt and examination of the proposed amendments contained in the report of the Working Party on Possible Statutes for Statutes (MC/1944), submitted by the Director-General on the recommendation of the Working Party,

Noting that Article 30 (1) of the Statute, according to which the text of proposed amendments to the Statute should be communicated to the Governments of the Member States by the Director-General no later than three months before they are examined by the Council, has been properly complied with,

whereas the proposed amendments do not entail new obligations for Members,

Acting on the basis of Article 30 (2) of the Statute,

Adopts the amendments to the statutes as set out in the annex to this resolution, the English, French and Spanish texts being equally authentic,

Calls on the Member States to adopt these amendments as soon as possible in accordance with their constitutional procedures, and to notify the Director-General thereof.

Annex

Annexe

Annex

List of proposed Amendments to the Constitution

List of amendements proposés à la Constitution

Amendments to the Statute

Article 2

The Members of the Organization shall be:

(a) ...

(b)

other States with a cks interest in the principle of free movement of persons which shall be taken to make a financial contribution at least to the administrative requirements of the Organization, the rate of which will be agreed to by the Council and by the State concerned, subject to a two-thirds majority vote of the Council and upon acceptance by the State of this Constitution in accordance with its constitutional processes.

Article 2

Sont membres de l' Organisation:

a)

...

b)

les autres Etats qui ont fourni la preuve de l' intérêt qu' ils portent au principe de la libre circulation des personnes et qui s' engagent au moins à apporter aux dépenses d' administration de l' Organisation une contribution financière dont le taux sera convenu entre le Conseil et l' Etat intéressé, sous réserve d' une décision du Conseil prise à la majorité des deux tiers et de leur acceptation de la présente Constitution, conformément à leurs règles constitutionnelles respectives.

Article 2

Members of the organization are

a)

...

b)

other States which have demonstrated their interest in the principle of free movement of persons and at least undertake to make a financial contribution to the administrative expenditure of the Organization, the rate of which shall be between the Council and the State concerned , a decision of the Council with a two-thirds majority and the prior adoption of this Statute by the State in question shall be required in accordance with its constitutional procedures.

Article 4

1. A Member State which is in arrears in the payment of its financial contributions to the Organization shall have no right to vote if the amount of its arrears equals or exceeds the amount of the contributions due from it for the preceding two years. However, the loss of voting rights shall become effective one year after the Council has been informed that the member concerned is in arrears to an extent entailing the loss of voting rights, if at that time the Member State is still in arrears to the said extent. The Council may justify, by a simple majority vote, maintain or restore the right to vote of such a Member State if it is satisfied that the failure to pay is due to conditions beyond the control of the Member State.

2.

Article 4

1. Un Etat membre en retard dans le paiement de ses obligations financières à l' égard de l' Organisation est privé du droit de vote si le montant de ses arriérés est égal ou supérieur à la somme des contributions dues par lui pour les deux années écoulées. Toutefois, la perte du droit de vote devient effective une année après que le Conseil a été informé du non-respect, par l' Etat membre intéressé, de ses obligations financières dans une mesure justifiant la perte du droit de vote, pour autant qu' à ce moment-là l' Etat membre en question soit encore redevable d' arriérés dans la mesure visée. Néanmoins, le Conseil peut, par un vote à la majorité simple, maintenir ou rétablir le droit de vote de cet Etat membre s' il apparaît que le manquement est dû à des circonstances indépendantes de sa volonté.

2.

Article 4

1. A Member State which is in default with the payment of its financial contributions to the organisation shall not be entitled to vote if the amount of the late payment corresponds to the amount of the contributions owed by it for the last two years, or this exceeds. However, the loss of voting rights shall not take effect until one year after the Council has been informed that the Member concerned is in default of late payment in a manner which is likely to result in the loss of voting rights, provided that the Member State concerned is that date is still in default in the extent to which it is referred. The Council, notwithstanding the simple majority decision, may maintain or restore the right to vote of such a Member State if it is satisfied that the failure to pay may be due to the influence of the influence of the of the Member State.

2.

Article 18

1. The Director General and the Deputy Director General shall be elected by a twothirds majority vote of the Council and may be re-elected for one additional term. Their term of office shall normally be five years but may, in exceptional cases, be less if a two-thirds majority of the Council so far. They shall serve under contracts approved by the Council, which shall be signed on behalf of the Organization by the Chairman of the Council.

2.

Article 18

1. Le Directeur général et le Directeur général adjoint sont élus par le Conseil à la majorité des deux tiers et pourront être rééélus pour un second mandat. La durée de leur mandat sera normalement de cinq ans mais, dans des cas exceptionnels, pourra être inférieure si le Conseil en décide ainsi à la majorité des deux tiers. Ils remplissent leurs fonctions aux termes de contrats approuvés par le Conseil et signés, au nom de l' Organisation, par le Président du Conseil.

2.

Article 18

The Director-General and the Deputy Director-General shall be elected by the Council by a two-thirds majority and may be re-elected for a further term of office. Their term of office shall normally be five years, but may be shorter in exceptional cases if the Council decides to do so by a two-thirds majority. They are acting on the basis of contracts approved by the Council and signed by the President of the Council on behalf of the organisation.

2.

Article 30

1.

2. Amendments Involving Fundamental Changes in the Constitution of the Organization or new obligations for the Member States shall come into force when adopted by two-thirds of the members of the Council and accepted by two-thirds of the Member States in with their respective constitutional processes. Whether an amendment involves a fundamental change in the Constitution shall be decided by the Council by a two-thirds majority vote. Other amendments shall come into force when adopted by a two-thirds majority vote of the Council.

Article 30

1.

2. Les amendements entraînant des changements fondamentaux dans la Constitution de l' Organisation ou de nouvelles obligations pour les Etats membres entreront en vigueur lorsqu' ils auront été adoptés par les deux tiers des membres du Conseil et acceptés par les deux tiers des Etats membres, conformément à leurs règles constitutionnelles respectives. Le Conseil décidera, par un vote à la majorité des deux tiers, si un amendement entraîne un changement fondamental dans la Constitution. Les autres amendements entreront en vigueur lorsqu' ils auront été adoptés par une décision du Conseil prise à la majorité des deux tiers.

Article 30

1.

Amendments which bring about fundamental changes to the statutes of the organisation or new obligations for the Member States shall enter into force if they are decided by two-thirds of the members of the Council and by two-thirds of the members of the Council. Member States have been adopted in accordance with their respective constitutional procedures. Whether a change brings with it a fundamental change in the statutes will be decided by the Council with a two-thirds majority. Other amendments shall enter into force if they have been adopted by the Council by a two-thirds majority.

Articles

concerning the Executive Committee

Articles

concernant le Comité exécutif

Item

on the Executive Committee

Article 5:

delete littera (b); renumber littera (c).

Article 5:

Sourimer l' alinéa b); renuméroter en conséquence l' alinéa c).

Article 5

point (b) shall be repealed; point (c) shall be b

Article 6:

to read as follows: " The functions of the Council, in addition to those mentioned in other provisions of this Constitution, shall be:

(a)

to determine, examine and review the policies, programmes and activities of the Organization;

(b)

to review the reports and to approve and direct the activities of any subsidiary body; "

(c)

to (e): no change.

Article 6:

reFormer comme suit: " Les fonctions du Conseil, outre celles indiquées dans d' autres dispositions de la présente Constitution, consistent à:

a)

arrêter, examiner et revoir la politique, les programmes et les activités de l' organisation;

b)

étudier les rapports, approuver et digest la gestion de tout organs subsidiary aire; "

c)

à e): pas de changement

Article 6

shall be replaced by the following: ' In addition to the tasks set out in other provisions of this Statute, the Council shall have the task of:

a)

to identify, examine and review the objectives of the programmes and the activities of the Organization;

b)

to examine the reports of any subsidiary bodies and to authorise and direct their activities; "

Letters c to e: no change.

Article 9:

delete littera (b) of para. 2; renumber littera (c).

Article 9:

supprimer l' alinéa b) du paragraphe 2;

renuméroter en conséquence l' alinéa c).

Article 9

Paragraph 2 (b) shall be repealed;

Point (c) becomes (b)

Article 10:

to read as follows: "The Council may set up such subsidiary bodies as may be required for the proper discharge of its functions."

Article 10:

reForm comme suit: "Le Conseil peut créer tout organs subsidiary aire nécessaire à l' accomplissement de ses fonctions."

Article 10

shall be replaced by the following: 'The Council may use all the subsidiary bodies required for the proper performance of its tasks.'

Chapter V

(art. 12 to 16 included):

delete. Renumber subsequent chapters and articles.

Chapitre V

(articles 12 à 16):

Sourimer. Renuméroter en conséquence tous les chapitres et articles qui suivent.

Chapter V

(Art. 12 to 16 inclusive)

is repealed. The following chapters and articles will be renumbered.

Article 18:

delete references to Executive Committee in para. 2.

Article 18:

supprimer la mention du Comité exécutif au paragraphe 2.

Article 18

In paragraph 2, references to the Executive Committee shall be deleted.

Article 21:

delete reference to Executive Committee. Put "any subsidiary bodies" instead of: "any sub-committees".

Article 21:

Sourimer la mention du Comité exécutif. Remplacer "des sous-comités" par "des organes subsidiary aires".

Article 21

References to the Executive Committee shall be deleted. The term "subcommittees" shall be replaced by the term "subsidiary organs".

Article 22:

delete reference to Executive Committee.

Article 22:

Sourimer la mention du Comité exécutif.

Article 22

References to the Executive Committee shall be deleted.

Article 23:

delete references to Executive Committee in para. 2.

Article 23:

supprimer la mention du Comité exécutif au paragraphe 2.

Article 23

In paragraph 2, references to the Executive Committee shall be deleted.

Article 24:

delete reference to Executive Committee.

Article 24:

Sourimer la mention du Comité exécutif.

Article 24

References to the Executive Committee shall be deleted.

Article 29, paras 1, 2 and 3:

delete references to Executive Committee. In paras 1 and 3, put "subsidiary bodies" instead of: "sub-committee (s)".

Article 29, par. 1, 2 et 3:

Sourimer la mention du Comité exécutif. Aux paragraphes 1 et 3, remplacer "sous-comité (s)" par "organs (s) subsidiary aire (s)".

Article 29, paragraphs 1, 2 and 3

References to the Executive Committee shall be deleted. In paragraph 1, the term "subcommittees" shall be replaced by the term "subsidiary bodies"; in paragraph 3, the term "subcommittee" shall be replaced by the term "subsidiary body".

According to the announcement by the Director-General of the International Organization for Migration, the present amendments and the thus amended Articles of Association are in accordance with Article 30 (2) of the current version of the Articles of Association as of 21 November 2013 for all members of the organization came into force.

In addition to Austria, the following states were members of the Statute of the International Organization for Migration:

Afghanistan, Egypt, Albania, Algeria, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Ethiopia, Australia, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cabo Verde, Chile, Costa Rica, Côte d' Ivoire, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Djibouti, Ecuador, El Salvador, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Greece, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Holy See, Honduras, India, Islamic Republic of Iran, Ireland, Iceland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Yemen, Jordan, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Republic of Korea, Croatia, Lesotho, Latvia, Liberia, Libya, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Malawi, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Morocco, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Micronesia, Moldavia, Mongolia, Montenegro, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Netherlands, Niger, Nigeria, Norway, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Rwanda, Romania, Zambia, Sweden, Switzerland, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Zimbabwe, Slovakia, Slovenia, Somalia, Spain, Sri Lanka, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, South Africa, Sudan, South Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Tajikistan, United Republic of Tanzania, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Chad, Czech Republic, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine, Hungary, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Venezuela, United States, United Kingdom, Vietnam, Central African Republic, Cyprus.

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