467 OF 1998
Official Journal No 43,360 of 11 August 1998
By means of which the amendment to Article 8o is approved. of the 1966 International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination, adopted in New York on January 15, 1992.
Having regard to the text of " The amendment to Article 8o. of the 1966 International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination, adopted in New York on January 15, 1992.
(To be transcribed: attached photocopy of the full text of the international instrument mentioned, duly authenticated by the Head of the Legal Office of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs).
Decision to modify paragraph 6o. Article 8o. of the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination, relating to the provisions to cover the expenses of committee members for the elimination of racial discrimination while performing their duties. functions.
States Parties to the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination.
Reiterating the importance of the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination, which is the most widely accepted human rights instrument that has been approved under the auspices of the United Nations United, and the importance of the contribution of the Committee for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination to the United Nations ' efforts to combat racism and all other forms of discrimination on the basis of race, colour, lineage or origin national or ethnic.
Concerned that financial provisions to cover the expenses of members of the Committee for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, in accordance with paragraph 6o. Article 8o. of the Convention have not been sufficient for the Committee to be able to fulfil its mandate effectively.
recalling the decisions taken by the Meetings of the 11th, 12th and 13th States, in which all States Parties were urged to fully comply with their financial obligations as provided for in the paragraph 6o. Article 8o.
recalling also the decisions of the Committee on the serious obstacle to the financial situation of the Committee, including the cancellation of meetings or the reduction of the duration of the sessions.
Taking note of the concern expressed by the President of the Committee in his letter of 14 November 1989 for the persistence of financial problems.
Aware that the General Assembly, in its Resolutions 41/105, 42/57, 43/96, 44/68 and 45/88, expressed grave concern at the persistent deterioration in the functioning of the Committee as a result of the interruptions to its schedule of meetings and has made repeated calls to all States Parties to meet their financial obligations without delay.
Taking note of the fact that the General Assembly has supported the recommendations made by the meetings of Presidents of Human Rights Instruments Monitoring Bodies, held in 1988 and 1990 on the need for financial and personnel resources appropriate to the activities of these bodies and, in particular, that the General Assembly in its Resolution 46/111 adopted the recommendation made by the meeting of Presidents of 1990 that the General Assembly take appropriate measures to ensure the financing of each of the monitoring committees with charge to the ordinary budget of the United Nations.
Taking note of the request made by the General Assembly in Resolutions 46/83 and 46/111 that the States Parties to the Convention consider, as a matter of priority, all possibilities for establishing a more secure base for the future financing of all Committee expenditure, including the possibility of amending the financial provisions of the Treaty.
Taking note of the amendment proposed by the Australian Government to paragraph 6o. Article 8 (1), in accordance with paragraph 1. of Article 23 of the Convention.
Taking note in addition to Decision 46/428 of the General Assembly pursuant to paragraph 2o. Article 23 of the Convention, in which it was requested that the proposed amendment be examined at the Meeting of the States Parties, and that the scope of any revision of the Convention be limited to the question of the provisions for the expenditure of the members of the Committee while they perform their duties.
1. They decide to replace paragraph 6. Article 8o. of the Convention by a paragraph stating "The Secretary-General of the United Nations shall provide the personnel and facilities necessary for the effective performance of the functions of the Committee in accordance with this Convention".
2. They decide to add a new paragraph, which would be paragraph 7o. Article 8o. I would say: "Members of the Committee established in accordance with this Convention shall receive emoluments from the resources of the United Nations in the terms and conditions which the General Assembly decides."
3. They recommend that the General Assembly approve these amendments in their 47th session. "
The undersigned Head of the Legal Office of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs,
That the present reproduction is faithful copy taken from the certified text of " The Amendment to Article 8o. of the 1966 International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination, adopted in New York on January 15, 1992, which rests in the archives of the Legal Office of this Ministry.
Dada en Santa Fe de Bogotá, D. C., at 31 July 1996.
HECTOR ADOLFO SYNTURA VARELA.
the Chief Legal Officer,
EXECUTIVE BRANCH OF PUBLIC POWER
REPUBLIC OF THE REPUBLIC
Santa Fe de Bogota, D. C., February 23, 1996.
Approved. Submit to the consideration of the honorable National Congress for the constitutional effects.
(Fdo.) ERNESTO SAMPER PIZANO
(Fdo.) RODRIGO PARDO GARCIA-PENA.
The Foreign Minister,
ARTICLE 1o. Approve " The Amendment to Article 8o. of the 1966 International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination, adopted in New York on 15 January 1992.
ARTICLE 2o. In accordance with the provisions of Article 1o. of Law 7a. From 1944, " The Amendment to Article 8. of the 1966 International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination, adopted in New York on 15 January 1992, as laid down in Article 1. of this law shall be adopted, shall bind the country from the date on which the international link with respect to it is perfected.
ARTICLE 3o. This law governs from the date of its publication.
AMYLKAR ACOSTA MEDINA
The President of the honorable Senate of the Republic,
PEDRO PUMAREJO VEGA.
The Secretary General of the honorable Senate of the Republic,
CARLOS SQUIRLA BALLESTEROS.
The President of the honorable House of Representatives,
DIEGO VIVAS TAFUR.
The Secretary General of the honorable House of Representatives,
COMMUNICATE AND PUBLISH.
Execute a review of the Constitutional Court in accordance with Article 241-10 of the Political Constitution.
Dada en Santa Fe de Bogota, D. C., 4 August 1998.
ERNESTO SAMPER PIZANO
ALFONSO LOPEZ CABALLERO.
The Minister of the Interior,
CAMILO REYES RODRIGUEZ.
The Foreign Minister,