LAW 83 OF 1993
Official Gazette No. 41101 of 3 November 1993.
Whereby the "Agreement on CAB International" (Commonwealth Agricultural Bureaux) approved, made in London on July 8, 1986 Summary
THE CONGRESS OF COLOMBIA,
having regard to the text of the "Agreement CABI (Commonwealth Agricultural Bureaux), done at London on July 8, 1986, which reads:
official record number 336-L a document written in English.
INTERNATIONAL AGREEMENT oN CAB accordance with the provisions of Article XVII, paragraph 3, the Agreement on CAB International entered into force on 4 September 1987. the Agreement was registered the United Nations as an international treaty on 11 January 1988. AGREEMENT oN CAB iNTERNATIONAL
the Governments parties to this Agreement,
Desiring to promote the advancement of agriculture and related sciences through the provision scientific information and related services on a worldwide basis, and
Eager to reconstitute the organization known as the Commonwealth Agricultural Bureaux, initially established in 1928 and reconstituted in 1981;
HAVE AGREED aS FOLLOWS:
ESTABLISHMENT ARTICLE 1o. . the Commonwealth Agricultural Bureaux is currently reconstituted under the name CAB International (hereinafter will be called as the Organization).
. OBJECTIVES AND FUNCTIONS.
1. The aim of the Organization shall provide scientific information and related services on a worldwide basis.
2. Without prejudice to the generality of paragraph 1 of this Article, the Organization shall have the following functions:
a) collect and collate and disseminate information through newspapers and other media.
B) Provide identification service taxonomic and biological control;
C) Facilitate the exchange of ideas and information between researchers in agriculture and related disciplines;
D) Undertake training activities;
E) Cooperate with other international organizations as well as other international and national both public and private entities in providing their services, and
f) To undertake other activities and provide other services that can advance their goals.
ARTICLE 3. MEMBERS. Members of the Organization will consist of:
a) Governments mentioned in the list attached hereto which have signed and ratified or accepted this Agreement, or governments for which a notification has been deposited, as provided for in Article XVII of this Agreement and
b) Other governments, which (i) have been admitted as members under the terms and conditions as the Organization may be determined by the affirmative vote of at least two thirds of member governments taken at a Review Conference at a meeting of the Executive Board or by vote mailed by governments-members; and (ii) has agreed to this Agreement as provided in Article XVII of this Agreement.
ARTICLE 4. Status, privileges and immunities.
1. The Organization shall have juridical personality and in particular have the capacity to:
B) to acquire and dispose of movable and immovable properties, and
c) to institute legal proceedings.
2. The Organization shall enjoy in the territory of each member of the privileges and immunities as are necessary to enable the Organization to fulfill its objectives and carry out the functions entrusted to her government. The privileges and immunities specific indicated in this paragraph shall be described in separate which will be concluded between the Organization and member governments when the prospect of activities of the Organization in the territory of such Member States make appropriate arrangements agreements.
The 5th ITEM. Facilitative measures. Each member government shall take appropriate measures to facilitate the movement of samples, equipment, materials, publications and other matters of the Organization in carrying out its functions.
ARTICLE 6o. STRUCTURE. The Organization shall comprise:
) The Review Conference;
B) The Executive Council, and
c) The Board of Directors, including institutes and offices.
ARTICLE 7. 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 will be composed of representatives from each member government.
3. The Review Conference will be convened:
a) In accordance with a resolution of the preceding Review Conference earlier;
B) Every five years, by notice of 6 months prior to the members of the Director General;
C) When two thirds of the members of the Executive Council request a meeting of the Review Conference convened by the Director General to member governments with an advance of three months, indicating the matters to be discussed.
4. The Review Conference will establish its own rules of procedures.
Article 8. EXECUTIVE COUNCIL.
1. The Executive Council shall be responsible for the management and the general functioning of the Organization. Within the meetings of the Review Conference, the Executive Board shall direct the implementation of policies and decisions of the Review Conference.
2. Without prejudice to the generality of paragraph 1 of this Article, the Executive Council shall have the following functions:
a) Appoint the Director-General of the Organization;
B) Appoint recommendation of the Director General, the Directors within the Organization including institutes and offices;
C) To appoint, upon recommendation of the Director General, external auditors;
D) Review and approve the annual accounts and budget of the Organization prepared by the Director General;
E) To authorize loans to make the organization and ensure the safety of those loans against the property of the Organization, and
f) To authorize the conclusions of the agreements and arrangements with other international rganizations.
3. Except as provided in Article III of this Agreement, the Board may delegate any of its functions and responsibilities to committees or to the Director General. The Executive Council will act through the Director General who shall be responsible for implementing the policies and decisions of the Executive Council.
4. The Executive Board will consist of one representative from each of the member governments. The Executive Council shall elect a Chairman among them who remain in office for one year.
5. The Executive Council shall meet at least once a year and every other time that it deems necessary. Any member of the Executive Council may request the President to convene a meeting which will be convened as soon as reasonably possible. The Director General will give members adequate notice of the Executive Board Executive Board meetings and the topics to be discussed.
6. The Executive Council shall establish its own rules of procedure.
Article 9. DIRECTOR.
1. The Director General shall be the Chief Executive of the organization, will be responsible for the overall conduct of the business of the Organization in accordance with the policies and decisions of the Review Conference and the Executive Board.
2. Without prejudice to the generality of paragraph 1 of this Article, the Director General:
a) be responsible for the administration and the appointment of all staff of the Organization subject to the provisions of Article VIII, paragraph 2 (b) of this agreement;
B) Prepare the annual report of the Organization;
C) Prepare the annual budget of the Organization, which will be submitted to the Executive Council for approval;
D) prepare the annual accounts of the Organization, which after auditaje 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 will be held on behalf of the Organization as authorized by the Executive Council.
ARTICLE 10. DECISIONS.
1. The Review Conference and the Executive Council will make every effort to reach decisions by way of consensus.
2. In the absence of consensus, decisions shall be taken by a simple majority of member governments present and voting unless otherwise provided in this Agreement or the rules of procedure. When a specific rule of procedure a qualified majority decision, this rule may be amended only by a vote representing the majority.
3. Each Member Government shall have one vote.
NATIONS AGENCIES ARTICLE 11. IMPLEMENTATION. Each member government shall designate by notice to the Director General, Ministry, department or agency of such member government which is responsible for transactions with other organizations on matters arising under this Agreement.
ARTICLE 12. FINANCE.
1. The expenses of the Organization shall be paid with funds from:
a) Contributions from member governments;
B) the sale of publications and services;
C) Gifts and donations;
D) Loans, and
e) Income from other sources.
2. Through the affirmative vote of at least two thirds of governments representing not less than fifty percent of the usual financial contributions of member governments to the expenses of the Organization, the Review Conference will recommend to member governments the percentage levels of their contributions to the expenses of the Organization.
3. Unless the Executive Council decides otherwise, a member government is in arrears in the payment of their contributions in more than 18 months are not entitled to receive membership services until their contributions have been paid.
ARTICLE 13. WITHDRAWAL.
1. Any member government may withdraw from the Organization at any time by written notice to the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (hereinafter the Depositary will be called) which shall immediately inform the member governments and the Director General on such notice.
2. The withdrawal of a member government shall become effective twelve months after the date on which the notice has been 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 a resolution of the Review Conference approved by a vote of at least two thirds of the member governments representing not less than fifty percent of the financial contributions of member governments to the expenses of the Organization.
2. In the event of dissolution the Executive Council shall appoint a liquidator. The assets of the Organization and its liabilities will be distributed, including any liabilities of the corresponding level of staff retirements Organization shall be borne by the member governments in proportions that reflect the total financial contributions to the costs and assets Organization.
ARTICLE 15. AMENDMENTS.
1. Any member government may propose amendments to this Agreement for consideration 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 the member governments representing not less than fifty percent of the financial contributions of members to the expenses of the Organization governments.
2. The Depositary circulated to member governments for their acceptance each amendment adopted by the Review Conference. An amendment shall enter into force for the member governments accepting the amendment on the date on which two thirds of the member governments have deposited their instruments of acceptance with the Depositary. The Depositary shall inform all member governments of the entry into force of an amendment.
ARTICLE 16. MEMORANDUM ON THE COMMONWEALTH OFFICE AGRICULTURAL. Upon entry into force of this Agreement, the Memorandum on the Commonwealth Agricultural Bureaux which came into force on 1. April 1981 shall cease to have effect.
ARTICLE 17. FINAL PROVISIONS.
1. The original of this Agreement shall be held by the Depositary in London and remain open for signature by the governments listed in the annex to this list.
2. This Agreement shall be subject to ratification or acceptance by the signatories. The instruments of ratification and acceptance shall be deposited with the Depositary.
3. This Agreement shall become effective the date on which at least 12 governments that appear on the list attached to this have deposited their instruments of ratification or acceptance with the Depositary. For a government which stated in the attached list sign and ratify or accept this after the entry into force of the Agreement, this Agreement shall enter into force on the date on which it deposits its instrument of ratification or acceptance with the Depositary.
4. This Agreement shall be open to access any government that 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 instrument of income with the Depositary.
5. When depositing their instruments of ratification, acceptance or admission or thereafter, any government may, by notification to the Depositary that this Agreement shall also apply to any autonomous status that is in free association with any territory for whose international relations it is responsible and whose governments have been informed that the government wishes to participate in the Agreement. The governments of these autonomous states or such territories in respect of which a notification is made to the members of the Organization shall be members of it either individually or collectively as specified in the notification. For any autonomous state governments or those territories for which such a notification is made after entry into force of this Agreement, the Agreement shall enter into force on the date such notice is received by the Depositary.
6. The Depositary shall inform the governments listed in the attached list and any other government to access this Agreement any signature, ratification, acceptance, acceptance-access and notification and the entry into force of this Agreement.
In witness whereof, the undersigned representatives have been duly authorized by their respective governments, have signed this Agreement.
Given in London on the eighth day of July
LIST OF GOVERNMENTS AUSTRALIA BANGLADESH NIGERIA
BOTSWANA PAPUA NEW GUINEA SIERRA LEONE SOLOMON ISLANDS BRUNEI DARUSSALAM
CANADA CYPRUS SRI LANKA TANZANIA FIJI BAHAMAS
|| | GAMBIA GHANA
GUYANA INDIA TOBAGO TRINIDAD & UGANDA JAMAICA UNITED KINGDOM
KENYA MALAWI ZAMBIA ZIMBABWE MALAYSIA DEPENDENT TERRITORIES
MAURTTANIA THE UNITED KINGDOM NEW ZEALAND | || list of governments that have ratified or acceded to the Agreement
until 15 May 1990.
Date Date Date
the signing of the deposit deposit
or acceptance 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 1 May 89 -
CANADA - -
CYPRUS 17 07 87 17 07 87 04
FIJI 87 03 06 01 87
GAMBIA - - GHANA 14 September 87
GUYANA 08 07 86 18 12 86
HUNGARY - -
INDIA 12 September 88 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
08 08 86 07 01 88
NEW ZEALAND 08 08 86 04 09 87 July 24 86 NIGERIA
PAPUA NEW GUINEA 7 August 86 -
SIERRA LEONE August 7 86 - - SOLOMON ISLANDS
08 07 86 10 11 87
SRI LANKA 21 10 86 27 02 87 17 February 87 TANZANIA
Trinidad & Tobago 25 05 87 23 06 87
UGANDA - - UNITED KINGDOM
08 07 86 14 05 87 07
ZAMBIA 88 05 October 25 88
ZIMBABWE 08 07 86 27 11 87
NB. Dependent Territories: This instrument of ratification by the Government of the United Kingdom includes Anguilla, Hong Kong and Montserrat. By subsequent notification of the Agreement it has been applied to Bermuda, Falkland Islands, St. Helena, British Virgin Islands and Cayman Islands.
It is true and complete
translation of a document written in English.
LILIANA TORRES SÁNCHEZ Bogotá, DC, December 20, 1991
EXECUTIVE BRANCH PUBLIC POWER
PRESIDENCY OF THE REPUBLIC Bogota, DC, February 14, 1992 Approved
. Submit to the consideration of the honorable
National Congress for constitutional purposes.
(Sgd.) César Gaviria Trujillo
The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Noemi Sanin
ARTICLE 1o. Approval of the "agreement on cab International" (Commonwealth Agricultural Bureaux), done at London on 8 July 1986. Article 2.
. In accordance with the provisions of article 1. 7a Act. 1944, the "Agreement on CAB International" (Commonwealth Agricultural Bureaux), done at London on July 8, 1986, that the first article of this law is passed, will force the country from the date it was perfect the international link.
ARTICLE 3. This law applies from the date of publication.
The President of the Senate of the Republic, JORGE RAMON ELIAS
The Secretary General of the Senate of the Republic,
PUMAREJO PEDRO VEGA.
The President of the Chamber of Representatives, Francisco Jose Jattin
The Secretary General of the Chamber of Representatives.
DIEGO VIVAS TAFUR.
Republic of Colombia - National Government
communication and publication. Run
prior review by the Constitutional Court
accordance with Article 241-10 of the Constitution.
Given in Bogota, DC, three (3) days
of November in 1993 (1993)
César Gaviria Trujillo Minister of Foreign Affairs | RUBIO || Noemi Sanin.
The Minister of Agriculture, JOSÉ ANTONIO OCAMPO