Posted the: 2002-11-07 Numac: 2002015121 Ministry of Foreign Affairs, international trade and international COOPERATION July 3, 2000. -Law concerning consent to the agreement between the Kingdom of Belgium and the Organization of the United Nations for food and Agriculture on the establishment in Belgium of a liaison office of this organization, signed in Brussels on 5 February 1997 (1) (2) ALBERT II, King of the Belgians, to all, present and future, hi.
The Chambers have adopted and we endorse the following: Article 1. This Act regulates a matter referred to in article 77 of the Constitution.
S. 2. the agreement between the Kingdom of Belgium and the Organization of the United Nations for food and Agriculture on the establishment in Belgium of a liaison office of this organization, signed in Brussels on 5 February 1997, will release its full and complete effect.
3. this Act has effect on 5 February 1997.
Promulgate this Act, order that it self under the seal of the State and published by le Moniteur.
Given to Brussels, July 3, 2000.
ALBERT by the King: the Minister for Foreign Affairs, L. MICHEL Minister of employment, Ms. L. ONKELINX. the Minister of the Interior, A. DUQUESNE the Minister of Social Affairs and Pensions, F. VANDENBROUCKE. the Minister of Justice, Mr. VERWILGHEN Finance Minister, D. REYNDERS sealed with the seal of the State: the Minister of Justice, Mr. VERWILGHEN _ Notes (1) 1999-2000 Session.
Senate Documents. -Bill tabled on February 25, 2000, no. 359/1. -Report, no. 359/2. -Text adopted at the meeting and transmitted to the Chamber, no. 359/3.
Parliamentary Annals. -Discussion, meeting of April 6, 2000. Vote, April 6, 2000 meeting.
-Draft transmitted by the Senate, no. 50-578/1. -Report, no. 50-578/2.
-Discussion, meeting of May 10, 2000. Vote, May 11, 2000 meeting.
(2) pursuant to article 4, the agreement entered into force on November 29, 2001.
Agreement between the Kingdom of Belgium and the United Nations for food and agriculture on the establishment in Belgium of a liaison office of this organization the Kingdom of Belgium the Organization of NATIONS United for food and AGRICULTURE, hereinafter referred to as 'the FAO' whereas it is important to provide for special provisions concerning the privileges and immunities which the FAO liaison office can benefit on the Belgian territory Desiring to conclude, for this purpose, a supplementary agreement to the Convention on the privileges and immunities of the specialized agencies, adopted at New York on 21 November 1947 by the General Assembly of the United Nations, during its second session, hereinafter referred to as 'The Convention', have agreed as follows: Article 1 1. The Director of the FAO Liaison Office receives, personally, of the diplomatic privileges and immunities, if he was entitled to diplomatic status as an official of the FAO at the time of his transfer to Brussels.
2. without prejudice to article VI, section 19 of the Convention, the provisions of the first paragraph shall not apply to Belgian nationals.
Article 2 the Belgian Government facilitates the entry and residence in Belgium of persons invited to the liaison office of the FAO for official purposes, as well as their departure from the country.
Section 3(1). The Belgium and FAO believe that their common goal is to ensure to their insured the highest possible welfare level.
2. the FAO staff members who are practising in Belgium any other occupation-lucrative nature than required by their functions are covered by the social security scheme applicable to the staff of the FAO, according to the rules of this scheme and in respect of the guarantees recognized in Belgium, relating to the free choice of the patient, therapeutic freedom of the care provider and medical confidentiality.
3. in the context of the pursuit of the objective set out under 1, FAO will ensure, to the extent possible and under conditions to be agreed with the Belgium, the affiliation of the members of its personnel stationed in Belgium to the Belgian security system social if these are not insured by the Organisation with a base of social protection equivalent to that offered by the Belgium.
4. on the basis of the information already exchanged, the Belgium and FAO agreed that their respective social security systems guarantee their policyholders equivalent social protection floor.
Article 4 each Party shall notify the other party the completion of the procedures required by its legislation for the bringing into force of this agreement.
In witness whereof, the respective Plenipotentiaries have signed this agreement.
Done at Brussels on 5 February 1997, in duplicate in language, Dutch, French and German, the three texts being equally authentic.
The United Nations food and agriculture director general for the Kingdom of Belgium (1) Ambassador to the FAO Declaration Annex to the headquarters agreement concluded between the Kingdom of Belgium and FAO in the context of the implementation of the provisions relating to social security for the headquarters agreement concluded between the Kingdom of Belgium and FAO , the Parties undertake to cooperate closely in exchanging information on the occasion of significant changes to their respective social security systems, to reduce the level of social protection guaranteed their policyholders.
Every 5 years, from the date of the signature of the headquarters agreement, the Parties establish a joint report on the assessment of their cooperation in this field.
_ Note (1) this signature engages also the French community, the Flemish community, the German-speaking community, the Walloon Region, the Flemish Region and the Brussels-Capital Region.