LAW 438 1998
Official Journal No 43279 of 16 April 1998
Through which the "Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Colombia and the University for approving Peace for the creation of a Global Research and Training Centre for Conflict Resolution ", signed in Bogota on thirty (30) July in 1986 (1986). Summary
THE CONGRESS OF COLOMBIA
having regard to the text of the "Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Colombia and the University for Peace for the creation of a Global Research and Training Centre for Conflict Resolution" signed in Bogota thirty (30) July in 1986 (1986) which reads:
(to be transliterated: enclosed photocopies of the full text of that instrument, duly authenticated by the Head of the Office legal Ministry of Foreign Affairs).
Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Colombia and the University for Peace for the creation of a Global Research and Training Centre for Conflict Resolution.
The Government of the Republic of Colombia and the University for Peace, CONSIDERING
That Colombia signed the International Convention for the establishment of the University for Peace, its annex and the Charter of the University for Peace,
that the fourth article of the Charter provides that the University may enter into agreements with governments,
that the seventh article of the Charter states that the Council of the University for Peace, rector of the University body may create the organs and agencies that are necessary to achieve the purposes of the University within the framework of the Charter. RECALLING
- The principles of the International Convention for the establishment of the University for Peace and the objectives of the Charter of the University.
- The principles formulated in Resolution 24/11 of the United Nations General Assembly.
- The goals set at the meeting of 23 September 1983. TAKING INTO ACCOUNT
- The will of the Government of Colombia to host and support a global center for research and training and readiness of the University for Peace of the United Nations to cooperate in the creation of that center AGREED
ARTICLE 1o. CREATION AND VENUE OF THE CENTER. By this Convention hereby established World Research and Training Center for Conflict Resolution at the University for Peace of the United Nations. The Centre will be based in the city of Bogotá and offers activities in different areas based on a written agreement with the competent authorities of the Government.
. DEFINITIONS. For the purposes of this Convention means:
a) "Center" World Research and Training Center for Conflict Resolution at the University for Peace of the United Nations;
B) "Government" means the Government of the Republic of Colombia.
ARTICLE 3. OBJECTIVES AND PURPOSES. The Center is established with the determination to provide humanity with an international institution of higher education for peace, with the aim of promoting the spirit of understanding, tolerance and peaceful coexistence among humans; stimulate cooperation among peoples and help overcome obstacles and threats to world peace and progress, in keeping with the noble aspirations proclaimed in the United Nations Charter. To this end, the Centre will contribute to the great universal task of educating for peace through education, research, postgraduate training and dissemination of fundamental knowledge for the integral development of human beings and societies through the interdisciplinary study all matters relating to peace.
ARTICLE 4. ORGANS AND ADMINISTRATION. The Centre shall have a Board of Directors, its Chairman, an Executive Director and the administrative and technical personnel required for achieving the objectives. The Council main mission will guide and advise the Director in establishing policies to develop the Centre's objectives.
The 5th ITEM. The Board shall appoint, for a period of two years, extendable to the Executive Director of the Centre, who have the technical and administrative responsibility for the Centre's activities.
ARTICLE 6o. E1 Board of Directors shall consist of: A representative of the National Government, two representatives of the University for Peace, two representatives of the Foundation, two representatives of the academic and research sector.
The Board of Directors shall make its decisions by majority voting members present and will meet in regular sessions twice a year, convened by its Director.
ARTICLE 7. The Board and the Director shall draw up an administrative regulation that establishes the operating procedures of the Centre and its internal organization.
Article 8. STATUS, PRIVILEGES AND IMMUNITIES.
I. The Centre shall have legal personality and be able to:
a) Enter into agreements with other international organizations and other States;
C) acquire and dispose of movable and immovable property and dispose of them;
D) Intervene in court, in which case it is subject to Colombian law, for the specific purpose of the legal action in question.
II. The Centre shall enjoy the same immunities, privileges and exemptions which are specialized agencies of the United Nations established in Colombia in terms of its property, funds, assets, premises, archives, communications, and exemption from taxes and customs duties, pursuant with the provisions of the Convention on the privileges and immunities of the specialized agencies, adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on 21 November 1947.
Article 9. OFFICIALS. The international staff of the Center are: The Board, the Executive Director of the Centre and foreign experts. The Executive Director of the Centre shall be treated as Head of a technical office or representative of an international organization as referred to in paragraph d) of Article 8 of the 3135 Legislative Decree number 1956. The number of foreign experts can simultaneously provide services to Centre is 5, relying on the provisions of paragraph e) of Article 8 of the 3135 legislative Decree number 1956.
PARÁGRAFO. The privileges and immunities do not apply in any case to the citizens of the Republic of Colombia or Colombian officials not hired for periods of time less than one year.
ARTICLE 10. FINANCING OF THE CENTER. The expenditure of the Centre shall be borne by voluntary contributions from both government and private entities of the Republic of Colombia, as other governments, organizations and governmental INTERGOVERNMENTAL-foundations and non-governmental sources in the international arena. For which the Centre will support a non-profit Foundation under the laws and regulations in force in the Republic of Colombia. The Center has the autonomy to decide freely on the use of financial resources available to carry out their duties in accordance with the financial regulations formulated and approved by the Board.
ARTICLE 11. GENERAL PROVISIONS. The Center will collaborate with the authorities of the Republic of Colombia to the laws and regulations of the latter, especially by those who enjoy the immunities and privileges set forth in this Convention are met. Each individual who enjoys immunities and privileges are required to comply with laws and other regulations of the Republic of Colombia, and in no case should interfere in the internal affairs of the host country.
ARTICLE 12. The Board of Directors of the Centre and the authorities of the Republic of Colombia may agree to determine the forms of cooperation and development of this Convention.
ARTICLE 13. Any dispute between the Centre and the Government shall be settled in accordance with Article IX on dispute settlement to the Convention on the Privileges and Immunities of the specialized agencies of the United Nations.
ARTICLE 14. This Agreement shall enter into force on the date that the Government will provide the University for Peace has been approved in accordance with its constitutional provisions. It will last for three years, renewable for equal periods unless one of the Parties notify each other with no less than twelve months notice of its intention to terminate it.
In witness whereof you subscribe to Bogota 30 days in July 1986 in three originals in Spanish, both being equally authentic.
For the Government of the Republic of Colombia,
Augusto Ramírez Ocampo,
Minister of Foreign Affairs.
By the University for Peace established by the United Nations,
Chairman of the Board.
The undersigned Head of the Legal Office of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs,
That this reproduction is true and complete copy of the "Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Colombia and the University for Peace for the creation of a Global Research and Training Centre for Conflict Resolution", signed in Bogotá thirty (30) July in 1986 (1986), document rests in the Legal Office of the Ministry.
Given in Santa Fe de Bogota fourteen (14) days of the month of March in 1996 (1996).
VARELA HECTOR ADOLFO Sintura.
Chief Legal Office, RAMA
PUBLIC POWER EXECUTIVE PRESIDENCY OF THE REPUBLIC
Santa Fe de Bogota, DC
Approved, submit for consideration by the National Congress for constitutional purposes | || (Signed) Ernesto Samper Pizano
(Signed) Maria Emma Mejia Velez.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs
ARTICLE 1o. To approve the "Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Colombia and the University for Peace for the creation of a World Centre for Research and Training conflict resolution" signed in Bogota on thirty (30) July 1980 and six (1986). Article 2.
. In accordance with the provisions of article 1. 7a Act. 1944, the "Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Colombia and the University for Peace for the creation of a World Centre for Research and Training conflict resolution" signed in Bogota on thirty (30) July 1900 eighty six (1986), that the first article of this law is passed, it will force the country from the date the international link is perfect therefrom.
ARTICLE 3. This law applies from the date of publication.
Amylkar ACOSTA MEDINA.
The President of the honorable Senate,
PUMAREJO PEDRO VEGA.
The Secretary General of the honorable Senate,
CARLOS ARDILA BALLESTEROS.
The President of the honorable House of Representatives
DIEGO VIVAS TAFUR.
The Secretary General of the honorable House of Representatives,
REPUBLIC OF COLOMBIA - NATIONAL GOVERNMENT
communicated and published. Run
prior review by the Constitutional Court, pursuant to Article 241-10 of the Constitution.
Given in Santa Fe de Bogota, DC, 25 March 1998.
Ernesto Samper Pizano Alfonso López Caballero.
The Interior Minister Maria Emma Mejia
The Minister of Foreign Affairs,
JAIME CHILD DÍEZ.
The Minister of National Education,