ACT 83 OF 1993
Official Journal No. 41.101 of 3 November 1993.
By means of which the "Agreement on C.A.B. International" (Commonwealth Agricultural Bureaux) is approved, made in London on July 8, 1986
THE CONGRESS OF COLOMBIA,
Having regard to the text of the " Agreement C.A.B. International (Commonwealth Agricultural Bureaux), made in London on July 8, 1986, which to the letter reads:
Official translation number 336-L of a document written in English.
INTERNATIONAL C.A.B. AGREEMENT
In accordance with Article XVII, paragraph 3, the Agreement on C.A.B. International law entered into force on 4 September 1987. The Agreement was registered at the United Nations as an international treaty on January 11, 1988.
INTERNATIONAL C.A.B. AGREEMENT
The Governments Parties to this Agreement,
Eager to promote the advancement of agriculture and related sciences through the provision of information and related scientific services on a global basis; and
Eager to reconstitute the Organization known as the Commonwealth Agricultural Bureaux, initially established in 1928 and reconstituted in 1981;
WE HAVE AGREED THE FOLLOWING:
ARTICLE 1o. ESTABLISHMENT. El Commonwealth Agricultural Bureaux is currently reconstituted under the name C.A.B. International (hereinafter referred to as the Organization).
ARTICLE 2o. OBJECTIVES AND FUNCTIONS.
1. The objective of the Organization shall be to provide information and related scientific services on a global basis.
2. Without prejudice to the generality of paragraph 1 of this Article, the Organization shall have the following functions:
a) Collect and collate information and disseminate it through newspapers and other media.
b) Provide identification of taxonomic and biological control service;
c) Facilitating the exchange of ideas and information among researchers in agriculture and related disciplines;
d) Undertake training activities;
e) Cooperating with other International Organizations as well as other International and National Entities both public and private in the provision of their services, and
f) Undertake other activities and provide other services that can advance their goals.
ARTICLE 3o. MEMBERS. Members of the Organization shall be satisfied by:
(a) The governments listed in the list annexed to the present who have signed and ratified or accepted this Agreement, or the governments in respect of which a notification has been deposited, as provided for in Article XVII of this Agreement. Agreement, and
(b) Other governments, which (i) have been admitted as members under the terms and conditions which the Organization may determine by the affirmative vote of at least two-thirds of the member governments taken at a Conference Review, at a meeting of the Executive Council or by mail sent by the governments-members; and (ii) has agreed to this Agreement as provided for in Article XVII of this Agreement.
ARTICLE 4. LEGAL STATUS, PRIVILEGES AND IMMUNITIES.
1. The Organization shall have legal personality and in particular shall have the capacity to:
b) Acquiring and disposing of movable and immovable properties, and
c) Establish legal procedures.
2. The Organization shall enjoy in the territory of each government member of the privileges and immunities necessary to enable the Organization to fulfill its objectives and to carry out the functions entrusted to it. The specific privileges and immunities indicated in this paragraph will be described in separate agreements which will be concluded between the Organization and the member governments when the panorama of the activities of the Organization in the territory of such Member States make appropriate agreements.
ARTICLE 5o. FACILITATION MEASURES. Each member government shall take appropriate measures to facilitate the movement of samples, equipment, materials, publications and other matters of the Organization in compliance with its functions.
ARTICLE 6o. STRUCTURE. The Organization will understand:
) The Review Conference;
b) The Executive Board, and
c) The Board of Directors, including institutes and offices.
ARTICLE 7o. REVIEW CONFERENCE.
1. The Review Conference will be responsible for reviewing the work and determining the general policies of the Organization.
2. The Review Conference shall be composed of representatives of each member government.
3. The Review Conference will be convened:
a) Pursuant to a resolution of the preceding Review Conference above;
b) Every five years, by notice of 6 months in advance to the members of the Director General;
(c) When two-thirds of the members of the Executive Board request a meeting of the Director General's Review Conference to the member governments with a three-month advance notice, indicating the matters to be dealt with.
4. The Review Conference will set its own procedure rules.
ARTICLE 8o. EXECUTIVE BOARD.
1. The Executive Board shall be responsible for the management and general operation of the Organization. Within the Review Conference meetings, the Executive Board will conduct the implementation of the Review Conference policies and decisions.
2. Without prejudice to the generalities of paragraph 1 of this Article, the Executive Board shall have the following functions:
a) Name the Director General of the Organization;
b) Appointing at the recommendation of the Director General, the Directors within the Organization including those of the institutes and offices;
c) Appointing, by recommendation of the Director General, the external auditors;
d) Review and approve the Organization's annual accounts and budget, prepared by the Director General;
e) Authorize loans to be made by the organization and ensure the security of those loans against the ownership of the Organization, and
f) Authorize the conclusions of the agreements and arrangements with other international organizations.
3. Except as provided for in Article III of this Agreement, the Executive Board may delegate any of its functions and responsibilities to the Committees or the Director General. The Executive Council will act through the Director General who will be responsible for the implementation of the policies and decisions of the Executive Council.
4. The Executive Council shall be composed of a representative of each member state. The Executive Council shall elect among them a President who shall remain in office for one year.
5. The Executive Council will hold at least once a year and all other times it will judge it necessary. Any member of the Executive Council may ask the President to convene a meeting which shall be agreed as soon as reasonably practicable. The Director General shall give the members of the Executive Board adequate notice of the meetings of the Executive Council and of the topics to be discussed.
6. The Executive Board will set its own procedure rules.
ARTICLE 9o. DIRECTOR.
1. The Director General shall be the Chief Executive of the Organization, shall be responsible for the general conduct of the Organization's business in accordance with the policies and decisions of the Review Conference and the Executive Council.
2. Without prejudice to the generalities of paragraph 1 of this Article, the Director-General shall:
(a) Be responsible for the administration and appointment of all the personnel of the Organization subject to the provisions of Article VIII, paragraph 2 (b) of this Agreement;
b) Prepare the Organization's Annual Report;
c) Prepare the Organization's annual budget, which will be submitted to the Executive Council for approval;
d) Prepare the Organization's annual accounts, which after audit will submit them to the Executive Board for approval;
e) Report to the Executive Council from time to time on the activities of the Organization, and
f) Represent the Organization in its transactions with third parties, and such agreements and arrangements shall be concluded on behalf of the Organization as authorized by the Executive Board.
ARTICLE 10. DECIONS.
1. The Review Conference and the Executive Council will make every effort to reach decisions through consensus.
2. In the absence of consensus, decisions shall be taken by a simple majority of the present and voting member governments unless otherwise provided for in this Convention or in the rules of procedure. When a procedure rule specifies a qualified majority for a decision, this rule may be amended only by a vote representing that majority.
3. Each member government will have one vote.
ARTICLE 11. IMPLEMENTING AGENCIES. Each member government shall designate by notification to the Director General, the Ministry, department or agency of that member government which shall be responsible for the transactions with other organizations in issues arising under this Agreement.
ARTICLE 12. FINANCE.
1. The expenses of the Organization shall be borne by the funds from:
a) The contributions of member governments;
b) Selling publications and services;
c) Gifts and donations;
d) Loans, and
e) Revenue from other sources.
2. By means of the affirmative vote of at least two thirds of the governments representing no less than fifty percent of the usual financial contributions of the member governments for the expenses of the Organization, the Conference The Review will recommend to the member governments the levels of the percentage of their contributions to the expenses of the Organization.
3. Unless otherwise provided by the Executive Board, a member government that is late in payment of its contributions in more than 18 months shall not be entitled to receive the membership services until their contributions have been paid.
ARTICLE 13. RETIREMENT.
1. Any member government may withdraw from the Organization at any time by written notice to the United Kingdom Government of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (hereinafter referred to as the Depositary) which shall inform immediately to the member governments and the Director General on that notice.
2. The withdrawal of a member government shall be effective twelve months after the date on which the announcement was received by the Depositary or the expiration of the period specified in the notification.
ARTICLE 14. DISSOLUTION OF THE ORGANIZATION.
1. The Organization may terminate its operations by Resolution of the Review Conference approved by the vote of at least two-thirds of the member governments representing no less than fifty percent of the contributions. Member governments ' financial contributions to the expenditure of the Organization.
2. In the case of dissolution, the Executive Board shall appoint a liquidator. The assets of the Organization and its liabilities shall be distributed among, including any liabilities of the Organization corresponding to the retirement plan of the staff, shall be assumed by the member governments in proportions that reflect the total of your financial contributions to the Organization's expenses and assets.
ARTICLE 15. AMENDMENTS.
1. Any member government may propose amendments to this Agreement to be considered by the Review Conference. An amendment may be adopted by resolution of the Review Conference approved by a vote of at least two-thirds of member governments representing no less than fifty percent of the financial contributions of governments. Members of the Organization's expenses.
2. The Depositary shall circulate among the Member Governments for acceptance of each amendment adopted by the Review Conference. An amendment will take effect for member governments to accept the amendment on the date when the two-thirds of the member governments deposit their instruments of acceptance with the Depositary. The Depositary will inform all member governments of the entry into force of an amendment.
ARTICLE 16. MEMORANDUM ON THE COMMONWEALTH ' S AGRICULTURAL OFFICES. On the entry into force of this Agreement, the Memorandum on the Commonwealth Agricultural Offices that entered into force on 1. April 1981 will cease to have effect.
ARTICLE 17. FINAL PROVISIONS.
1. The original of this Agreement shall be held by the Depositary in London and shall remain open to be signed by the governments listed in the annexed list.
2. This Agreement shall be subject to ratification or acceptance by the signatories. Instruments of ratification and acceptance shall be deposited with the Depositary.
3. This Agreement shall enter into force the date on which at least 12 of the governments appearing on the list attached to this Agreement have deposited their instruments of ratification or acceptance with the Depositary. For a government designated on the attached list to sign and ratify or accept this Agreement after entry into force, this Agreement shall enter into force on the date on which it deposits its instruments of ratification or acceptance. to the Depositary.
4. This Agreement shall be open for access by any government which has been admitted as a member in accordance with the provisions of Article III, paragraph (b) of this Agreement. For any such government this Agreement shall enter into force on the date on which it deposits its instruments of entry to the Depositary.
5. When depositing its instruments of ratification, acceptance or entry or at a later date, any government may declare, by notification to the Depositary, that this Agreement shall also apply to any autonomous state that is in free association with any territory for whose international relations it is responsible and whose governments have been informed that this government wishes to participate in the Agreement. The governments of those autonomous states or those territories in respect of which a notification shall be made to the members of the Organization shall be either individually or collectively as specified in the notification. For governments of any autonomous state or those territories for which such a notification is made after the entry into force of this Agreement, the Agreement shall enter into force on the date on which such notification is received by the Depositary.
6. The Depositary shall inform the governments indicated in the attached list and any other government that agrees to this Agreement of any signature, ratification, acceptance, acceptance-access and notification and of the entry into force of this Agreement.
In faith of which, the undersigned representatives have been duly authorized by their respective governments, they have signed this Agreement.
Given in London on the eighth day of July
of a thousand nine hundred and eighty-six.
BANGLADESH PAPUA NEW GUINEA
BOTSWANA SIERRA LEONE
BRUNEI DARUSSALAM SOLOMON ISLANDS
CANADA SRI LANKA
FIJI THE BAHAMAS
GUYANA TRINIDAD & TOBAGO
JAMAICA UNITED KINGDOM
MALAISIA DEPENDENT TERRITORIES
MAURITIUS OF THE UNITED KINGDOM
List of governments that have ratified
or acceded to the Agreement until May 15, 1990.
Date Date Date of the
the repository repository for the
of access ratification
AUSTRALIA 08 07 86 31 07 86
BAHAMAS 10 05 89 18 05 89
BANGLADESH 12 03 87 13 05 87
BOTSWANA 25 22 86 28 01 87
BRUNEI DARRUSSALAM 05 01 89 --
CYPRUS 17 07 87 17 07 87
FIJI 01 04 87 03 06 87
GAMBIA -- --
GHANA 14 09 87 --
GUYANA 08 07 86 18 12 86
HUNGARY -- -- 09 12 88
INDIA 22 04 88 22 07 88
JAMAICA 11 09 87 04 05 88
KENYA 16 06 87 13 11 87
MALAYSIA 08 07 86 11 03 87
MALAWI 04 12 86 06 03 87
MAURITANIA 08 08 86 07 01 88
NEW ZEALAND 08 08 86 04 09 87
NIGERIA 24 07 86 --
PAPUA NEW GUINEA 08 07 86 --
SIERRA LEONE 08 07 86 --
SOLOMON ISLANDS 08 07 86 10 11 87
SRI LANKA 21 10 86 27 02 87
TANZANIA 17 02 87 --
TRINIDAD & TOBAGO 25 05 87 23 06 87
UGANDA -- --
UNITED KINGDOM 08 07 86 14 05 87
ZAMBIA 25 07 88 05 10 88
ZIMBABWE 08 07 86 27 11 87
NB. Dependent Territories: This instrument of ratification by the UK Government includes Anguilla, Hong Kong and Monserrat. Subsequent notification of the Agreement has been applied to Bermuda, Falkland, Islands, Saint Helena, British Virgin Islands and Cayman Islands.
This is a complete and faithful translation of
a document written in English.
LILIANA SANCHEZ TORRES
Santafe de Bogota, D.C., December 20, 1991
EXECUTIVE BRANCH OF PUBLIC POWER
REPUBLIC OF THE REPUBLIC
Santafe de Bogota, D.C., 14 February 1992
Approved. Submit to the honorable consideration
National Congress for Constitutional Effects.
(Fdo.) CESAR GAVIRIA TRUJILLO
The Foreign Minister,
NOEMI SANIN DE RUBIO.
ARTICLE 1o. Approve the " c.a.b. agreement. International " (commonwealth Agricultural Bureaux), made in London on 8 July 1986.
ARTICLE 2o. In accordance with the provisions of Article 1o. of Law 7a. In 1944, the "Agreement on C.A.B. International" (commonwealth Agricultural Bureaux), made in London on 8 July 1986, which, by the first article of this Law, is adopted, will force the country from the date on which the link is perfected. "
ARTICLE 3o. This law applies as of the date of its publication.
The President of the Honorable Senate of the Republic,
JORGE RAMON ELIAS NADER.
The Secretary General of the Honorable Senate of the Republic,
PEDRO PUMAREJO VEGA.
The President of the Honorable House of Representatives,
JOSE JATTIN SAFAR.
The Secretary General of the Honorable House of Representatives.
DIEGO VIVAS TAFUR.
Republic of Colombia-National Government
Contact and post.
Execute previous Constitutional Court review
pursuant to Article 241-10 of the Political Constitution.
Dada en Santafe de Bogota, D.C., a los très (3) dias
of the month of November of a thousand nine hundred and ninety-three (1993)
CESAR GAVIRIA TRUJILLO
The Foreign Minister,
NOEMI SANIN DE RUBIO.
The Minister of Agriculture,
JOSE ANTONIO OCAMPO GAVIRIA.
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