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The Saeima has adopted and promulgated the following laws of Valstsprezident: on the International Mobile Satellite Organization amendments to the Convention article 1. October 2, 2008 Malta adopted in the International Mobile Satellite Organization Convention (hereinafter referred to as the Convention), as amended by this law are accepted and approved. 2. article. Amendments to the Convention obligations are coordinated by the Ministry of transportation. 3. article. Amendment to the Convention enters into force in article 18 of the Convention on time and in order, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs shall notify the official Edition of the "journal". 4. article. The law shall enter into force on the day following its promulgation. With the law put the amendment to the Convention in English and their translation into Latvian language. The Saeima adopted the law on 28 February 2013. The President the President of s. Āboltiņ vietāSaeim Riga 15 March 2013 in the English text of the amendments to the Convention on the International Mobile Satellite Organization adopted at the twentieth session of the Assembly in the second paragraph of the preamble is replaced by the following text: CONSIDERING also the relevant provision of the Treaty on principles Each the activities of States in the Exploration and use of Outer space The Moon and others, Including a Celestial bodies, concluded on 27 January 1967, and in particular article 1, which States that outer space shall be used for the benefit and in the interests of all countries, the fourth and fifth paragraphs of the preamble are replaced by the following text: BEARING IN MIND that the International Maritime Satellite Organization (INMARSAT) has, in accordanc with its original purpose , established a global mobile satellite communications system for maritime communications, including distress and safety communications capabilities which are specified in the International Convention for the Safety of life at sea, 1974, as amended from time to time, and the radio regulations specified in the Constitution and the Convention of the International Telecommunication Union, as amended from time to time, certain requirements of the radiocommunications JSC meeting of the Global maritime distress and Safety System (GMDSS) , RECALLING that Inmarsat has extended its original purpose by providing aeronautical and land mobile satellite communications, including aeronautical satellite communications for air traffic management and aircraft operational control (aeronautical safety services), and is also providing radiodetermination services, the sixth, seventh and/8 paragraphs of the preamble are deleted. The following new text is added as the sixth, seventh, and tenth paragraphs/8, ninths of the preamble: RECALLING FURTHER that in December 1994, the Assembly decided to replace the name "International Maritime Satellite Organization (INMARSAT)" with "International Mobile Satellite Organization (INMARSAT)", and that, although these amendments did not formally enter into force, the name International Mobile Satellite Organization (INMARSAT) was used thereafter in the restructuring, including documentation, RECOGNIZING that, in the restructuring of the International Mobile Satellite Organization, its assets, operations and commercial interests were transferred without restriction to a new commercial company, Inmarsat Ltd., while the continued provision of the GMDSS and adherenc to the other public interests by the company have been secured by a mechanism for intergovernmental oversigh by the International Mobile Satellite Organization (IMEI) By ACKNOWLEDGING that, by Assembly Resolution adopting IMO a. 888 (21), "criteria for the Provision of Mobile-Satellite Communication systems in the Global maritime distress and Safety System (GMDSS)," the International Maritime Organization (IMO) has recognised the need for IMO to have in place criteria against which to evaluate the capabilities and performance of mobile satellite communications systems, as may be notified to IMO by Governments for possible recognition for use in the GMDSS ACKNOWLEDGING FURTHER that, IMO has developed a "procedure for the Evaluation and possible Recognition of mobile-satellite systems Notified for use in the GMDSS", ACKNOWLEDGING also the desire of the parties to promote the growth of a pro-competitive market environment in the current and future provision of mobile satellite communications systems services for the GMDSS, the ninths paragraph of the preamble is replaced by the following text as the eleventh paragraph: AFFIRMING that, under such circumstanc, there is a need to ensur a continuity in the provision of the GMDSS through intergovernmental oversigh, the following text is added as the twelfth, thirteenth and fourteenth paragraph of the preamble: ACKNOWLEDGING that IMO, through the Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) at its eighty-first session, adopted amendments to Chapter V of the International Convention for the Safety of life at sea , 1974 relating to the long-range identification and tracking of ships (LRIT), adopted performance standards and functional requirements for LRIT, and adopted arrangements for the timely establishment of the LRIT system, AFFIRMING the market of parties that may assume the IMEI of the functions and duties of the Co-ordinators LRIT, at no cost to the parties, in accordanc with decision of IMO, subject to the terms of this Convention , ACKNOWLEDGING that the MSC, at its eighty-second session, decided to be the axis of the appoin IMEI Co-ordinators LRIT and invited it to take whatever action the IMEI it could in order to ensur the timely implementation of the LRIT system, article 1 – Definition – sub-paragraph (b) is renumbered (c) and is replaced by the following text: (c) "Provider" means any entity or entities, which, through a mobile satellite communications system recognized by IMO , provides services for the GMDSS. Sub-paragraph (c) is renumbered (d) sub-paragraph (d) is renumbered (e) and is replaced by the following text: (e) "Public services agreement" means an agreement executed by the Organization and a Provider, as referred to in article 5 (1). Sub-paragraph (e) is renumbered (b) and is replaced by the following text: (b) ' GMDSS ' means the Global maritime distress and Safety system as established by the IMO. The following text is included as a new sub-paragraphs (f) to (l): (f) "IMO" means the International Maritime Organization. (g) "MSC" means the Maritime Safety Committee of IMO. (h) ' LRIT ' means the long-range identification and tracking of ships as established by IMO. (i) ' LRIT services agreement "means an agreement executed by the Organization and either an LRIT Data Centre or an LRIT data exchange, or other relevant entities, as referred to in article 7. (j) ' LRIT data centre" means a national, regional, co-operative or international data centre operating in conformity with requirements adopted by IMO in relations to LRIT. (k) ' LRIT data exchange "means a data exchange operating in conformity with requirements adopted by IMO in relations to LRIT. (l) ' LRIT Co-ordinators "means the Co-ordinators for the LRIT system appointed by the MSC. Article 2 – establishment of the Organization, is replaced by the following text:-the International Mobile Satellite Organization (IMEI), herein referred to as "the Organization", is hereby established. Article 3 – purpose – is replaced by the following text: article 3Primary purpose (1) the Primary Purpose of the Organization is to ensur the provision, by each Provider of maritime mobile satellite communications services for the GMDSS according to the legal framework set up by the IMO. (2) In implementing the Primary purpose set out in paragraph (1), the Organization shall: (a) the Act exclusively for peaceful purpose; and (b) perform the function in a fair oversigh and consistent manner among providers. A new article 4 – Other functions – is inserted, as follows: article 4Other Function (1) subject to the decision of the Assembly, the Organization may assume functions and/or duties of Co-ordinators LRIT, at no cost to the parties, in accordanc with the decision of IMO. (2) the Organization shall continue to perform the function and/or duties of Co-ordinators LRIT, subject to the decision of the Assembly. In performing such functions and/or duties, the Organization shall act in a fair and consistent manner. Article 4-Implementation of Basic principles – the is replaced by the following new articles 5 – Oversigh of the GMDSS and article 6 – Facilitation of article 5Oversigh of the GMDSS (1) the Organization shall execute a Public services agreement with each Provider, and such arrangements shall in others as conclud may be not cessary to enable the Organization to perform its function, and it oversigh report as well as make recommendations , as appropriate. (2) the Provider by Oversigh of the Organization shall be based on: (a) any specific condition or obligation imposed by the IMO during, or at any stage after the recognition and authorization of the Provider; (b) relevant international regulations, standards, recommendations, resolutions and procedures relating to the GMDSS; (c) the relevant Public services agreement and any other related arrangements concluded between the Organization and of the Provider. (3) Each Public services agreement shall include, inter alia, the general provision, common principles and appropriate obligation for the Provider in accordanc with a reference publication in the services agreement and guidelines developed by the Assembly, including arrangements for the provision of all the information does not fulfil the cessary for the Organization its purpose, functions and duties, consistent with article 3 (4) All providers shall execute Public services agreements which shall also be executed by the Director General on behalf of the Organization. Public services agreements shall be approved by the Assembly. The Director General shall circulate the Public services Agreements to all parties. Such agreements shall be considered approved by the Assembly unless more than one-third of the Parties to submit a written objection to the Director General within three months from the date of circulation. Article 6Facilitation (1) the Parties shall take the appropriate measure, in accordanc with national law, to enable providers to provide GMDSS services. (2) the Organization, through existing international and national mechanisms dealing with technical assistance, should seek to assist providers in their effort to ensur that all areas, where there is a need, the provided with mobile satellite communications services, giving due considerations to the rural and remote areas. A new article 7-LRI services agreements-is inserted, as follows: article 7LRI services agreements In order to perform its Co-ordinators LRIT functions and duties, including the recovery of the costs incurred, the Organization may enter into a contractual relationship, including LRIT services agreements with LRIT Data Centre, the LRIT Data Exchange, or other relevant entities, on such terms and conditions as may be not negotiated by the Director General , subject to the Assembly oversigh by. Article 5 – structure – is renumbered article 8 and sub-paragraph (b) thereof is replaced by the following text: (b) A Directorate, headed by a Director General. Article 6 – Assembly – Composition and meetings – is renumbered article 9 and paragraph (2) thereof is replaced by the following text: (2) the Regular sessions of the Assembly shall be held once every two years. Extraordinary sessions shall be convened upon the request of one‑third of the parties or upon the request of the Director General, or as may be provided for in the rules of procedure for the Assembly. Article 7 – Assembly – procedure – is renumbered article 10 and paragraph (4) thereof is replaced by the following text: (4) (A) for any meeting of quor of the Assembly shall consis of a simple majority of the parties. Article 8 – Assembly – Function – is renumbered article 11 and sub-paragraph (a), (b), (d) and (e) thereof are replaced by the following text: the functions of the Assembly shall be: (a) to consider and review the purpose, general policy and the long term objective of the Organization and the activities of the providers which relate to the primary purpose; (b) to take any steps or procedures not cessary to ensur that each Provider carr out its obligation of providing maritime mobile satellite communications services for the GMDSS, including approval of the modification and termination of media accreditation, Public services agreements; (d) to decide upon any amendment to this Convention to article 20 thereof pursuan; (e) a Director General under the appoin article 12 and to remove the Director General; The following new sub-paragraph (f), (g) and (h) are included: (f) the endors the budget proposals of the Director, and to establish procedures for the review and approval of the budget; (g) to consider and review the purpose, general policy and the long term objective of the Organization in the performance of the Organization's role as Co‑ordinator, and the LRIT take appropriate steps not cessary to ensur that the Organization will perform its role as Co-ordinators LRIT; (h) take any steps or procedures not cessary in the negotiation and execution of LRIT services agreements and/or contracts, including approval of the conclusions, modification and termination of such agreements and/or contracts; and sub-paragraph (f) is re-numbered sub-paragraph (i) of article 9 – Secretariat – is renumbered article 12 and is replaced by the following title and text: article 12Directorat (1) the term of appointment of the Director General shall be for four years or such other period as the Assembly to decide. (2) the Director General shall serve for a maximum of two consecutive terms in Office, unless the Assembly decide otherwise of. (3) the Director General shall be the legal representative of the Organization and the Chief Executive Officer of the Directorate, and shall be responsible to and under the direction of the Assembly. (4) the Director General shall, subject to the guidance and instructions of the Assembly, to determin the structure, staff levels and standard terms of employment of officials and employees, and consultants and others adviser to the Directorate, and shall be appoin-the personnel of the Directorate. (5) the paramount considerations in the appointment of the Director General and other personnel of the Directorate shall be the cessity of ensuring the highest standards of integrity, competency and efficiency. (6) the Organization shall, with any Party conclud in whose territory the Organization establish the Directorate, an agreement, to be approved by the Assembly, relating to any facilities, privilege and of the Organization to the immunit, its Director General, other officers, and representatives of parties whilst in the territory of the host Government, for the purpose of exercising their functions. The agreement shall terminate if the Directorate is moved from the territory of the host Government. (7) All parties, other than (a) a Party which has concluded an agreement referred to in paragraph (6), shall (a) Protocol on the conclud privilege and of the Organization to the immunit, its Director General, its staff of experts performing missions for the Organization and representatives of parties whilst in the territory of the parties for the purpose of exercising their functions. The Protocol shall be independent of this Convention and shall the prescrib condition for its termination. Article 10 – Costa – is renumbered article 13 and is replaced by the following text: article 13Cost (1) the Organization shall keep separate accounts of costs incurred for GMDSS oversigh and LRIT Co-ordinators services. The Organization shall, in the Public services agreements, and in the LRI services agreements and/or contracts, as appropriate, for the arrang costs associated with the following to be paid by the providers and by entities with which the Organization has to be entered into the LRIT services agreements and/or contracts: (a) the operations of the Directorate; (b) the holding of Assembly sessions and meetings of its subsidiary bodies; (c) the implementation of the measure taken by the Organization in accordanc with article 5 to ensur that the Provider out its obligation carr of providing maritime mobile satellite communications services for the GMDSS; and (d) the implementation of the measure taken by the Organization in accordanc with article 4 in its role as Co-ordinators LRIT. (2) the costs defined in paragraph (1) shall be apportioned between all providers and among entities with which the Organization has to be entered into the LRIT services agreements and/or contracts, as appropriate, according to rules set up by the Assembly. (3) the Party shall be obligated to pay Out for any costs associated with the performance by the Organization of the functions and duties of LRIT Co‑ordinator by reason of its status as a Party to this Convention. (4) Each Party shall meet its own costs of representation at the Assembly sessions and meetings of its subsidiary bodies. Article 11 – Liability – is renumbered article 14 and is replaced by the following text: article 14Liability parties are not, in their capacity as such, liabl for the ACTA and the obligation of the Organization or the providers, except in relations to their natural or juridical persons non‑Part or will they might be in so far as such represen liability may follow from treats to the in force between the Party and the non‑Party concerned. However, the foregoing does not preclud a Party which has been required to pay compensation under such a treaty to a non‑Party or a natural or juridical person it it might be from invoking any represen rights it may have under that treaty against any other Party. Article 12 – Legal Personality is renumbered article 15 article 13 – Relationship with other International organizations, is renumbered article 16 article 14, renumbered article 21 Attention-is article 15 – settlement of Dispute – is renumbered article 17 article 16 to Consent to be Bound, is renumbered article 18 article 17 – Entry into force – is renumbered article 19 and paragraph (1) thereof is amended as follows : (1) this Convention shall enter into force sixty days after the date on which States representing 95 percent of the initial investment shares have become parties to the Convention. * Article 18-Amendments-is renumbered article 20 and paragraph (1) is amended as follows: (1) An amendment to this Convention may be proposed by any Party. The proposed amendment shall be circulated by the Director General to all parties and to Observer. The Assembly shall consider the proposed amendment not earlier than six months thereafter. This period may be reduced in any particular case by up to three months by a decision of the Assembly of the substantive. Provider and the Observer will shall have the right to provide comments and input to the parties concerning the proposed amendment. Article 14 – – Attention is renumbered article 21 Article 19 – Depositary – is renumbered article 22 thereof, and paragraph (1) is replaced by the following text: (1) the Depositary of this Convention shall be the Secretary‑General of IMO. With respect to the Annex to the Convention: In the title and in articles 1, 5 (6) and 5 (8), the terms "article 15" is replaced by "article 17". In articles 2, 3 (1) and 5 (11), the word "Secretariat" is replaced by "Directorate" of the Convention entered into force on 16 July 1979 the International Mobile Satellite Organization Convention 2008. the text of the amendment adopted by the twentieth session of the Assembly, in the preamble, the second subparagraph shall be replaced by the following: bearing in mind the relevant provisions of 1967 on 27 January in a contract concluded on the workings of the Cosmos, including the Moon and other celestial bodies, research and operation, in particular the provisions of article 1, which requires that space be used for and by all countries; The fourth and fifth preambular part the text shall be replaced by the following: in view of the fact that the International Maritime Satellite Organization (INMARSAT), in accordance with its original purpose has created a global mobile satellite communications system for maritime communications, including providing emergency and safety communication services which are described in the 1974 International Convention for the safety of life at sea and the amendments to the Convention that are made from time to time and Radionoteikumo, which are included in the International Telecommunications Union's Statute and the Convention and the amendments to the Convention that are made from time to time, and subject to the global maritime distress and safety system (GMDSS) radio set out requirements; Recalling that Inmarsat has enhanced its initial purpose, providing aeronautical and land mobile satellite communications, including satellite-navigation air traffic management and aircraft flight control (air navigation security services), as well as providing radionoteikšan services; The preamble is deleted in the sixth, seventh and eighth. As the preamble to the sixth, seventh, eighth, ninth and tenth add following text: Recalling that in December 1994, the Assembly decided to change the name of "the International Maritime Satellite Organization (INMARSAT)" to "international mobile satellite organisation (INMARSAT)", and, although these amendments not officially entered into force, further applied the name "international mobile satellite organisation (INMARSAT)", including the restructuring of the documentation; Given that, make the International Mobile Satellite Organization, its assets, commercial activity and interests without restrictions was transferred to the new company Inmarsat Ltd., but the GMDSS and other future activities of public interest, compliance was provided by intergovernmental oversight mechanism, which the international organisation providing mobile satellite (IMEI); Recognizing that the IMO Assembly resolution 888 (21) "mobile satellite systems using criteria for global maritime distress and safety system (GMDSS)", the International Maritime Organization (IMO) has recognised the need to establish criteria for mobile satellite systems and performance evaluation, countries submitting applications for recognition of IMO this system as valid for use in the GMDSS; Recognizing also that IMO has developed the "procedure for the mobile satellite communications system for the assessment and recognition, which apply to the use of GMDSS"; Recognizing also the willingness of the parties to develop a pro-competitive market environment for current and future mobile satellite systems to provide GMDSS services needs; The ninth preambular paragraph is replaced by the following text, which further considered the eleventh preambular paragraph: confirming that, in those circumstances, need to achieve the provision of continuity of the GMDSS using intergovernmental oversight, As the preamble to the twelfth, thirteenth and fourteenth part add following text: Recognizing that the IMO Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) eighty-first session, adopted the amendments to the 1974 International Convention for the safety of life at sea relating to the operation of identification and beam tracking systems (LRIT) of ships, adopted by the LRIT standards of operation and functional requirements, as well as the arrangements for the timely implementation of the LRIT system, reaffirming the willingness of the parties in respect of that the IMEI can take the LRIT coordinator functions and responsibilities of the parties taking the material obligations, in accordance with IMO decisions and provisions of the Convention, recognizing that the eighty-second session of MSC has decided to fix the IMEI on the LRIT Coordinator and has called the IMEI to take any appropriate action to ensure the timely establishment of the LRI, article 1. Definitions. Section b) renaming of the section (c)) and its text shall be amended as follows: c) ' Operator ' means any body or bodies with a mobile satellite communications system, recognized by the IMO GMDSS services needs; Point (c) of section d) renaming). Section d) renaming of section e) and its text shall be amended as follows: e) "public service contract" means a contract which the Executive Body and the operator, as defined in paragraph 1 of article 5; Subparagraph (e) of section b) renaming) and its text shall be amended as follows: (b)) ' GMDSS ' means the global maritime distress and safety system established by the IMO; Newly added f)-l): f) "IMO" means the International Maritime Organization; g) MSC "means the IMO Maritime Safety Committee; h) ' LRIT ' means the IMO made Far activities identification and tracking of ships system; I) ' LRIT services contract "means a contract executed and LRIT LRIT data centre or data center, or other appropriate bodies in accordance with it, as laid down in article 7; j) ' LRIT data centre "means the State, regional, national or international multiple data center, which operates according to the requirements defined by the IMO regarding LRIT; k) ' LRIT data exchange Center "is the data exchange centre, which works in accordance with the requirements for LRIT is adopted by the IMO; l) ' LRIT Coordinator "is defined in the LRIT system MSC Coordinator. 2. article. The Organization's founding. The text of article 1 is amended as follows: this Convention establishes the international organization providing mobile satellite (IMEI), hereinafter referred to as "the organisation". 3. article. Goal. The text of article 1 is amended as follows: 3. pantsPamatmērķ. 1 the general objective of the organisation is to guarantee that any operator providing mobile satellite communications marine GMDSS services needs the legal framework established by the IMO. 2. when implementing paragraph 1, the basic objectives set out in the Organization: a) works only for peaceful purposes and (b)) the monitoring of operators in a fair and consistent manner. Shall be inserted the following new article 4 "other functions": 4. pantsCit features 1. decision of the organisation of the Assembly may take on the LRIT coordinator functions and/or responsibilities, without cost to the parties, in accordance with IMO decisions. 2. The Organization shall continue to perform the functions of the Coordinator LRIT and/or to perform its duties until otherwise decided by the Assembly. The Organization shall perform the following functions and/or perform such duties in a fair and consistent manner. The current article 4 the implementation of fundamental principles "is replaced by" article 5 "GMDSS" monitoring and article 6 "incentive measures" 5.1. pantsGMDS monitoring the implementation of the Organization's public service agreement for each operator, as well as other agreements the switch needed to be able to make the organization entrusted to the supervisory functions, to prepare reports, as well as, where appropriate, to make recommendations. 2. the Organization's monitoring of operators is based on: (a)) any specific conditions or obligations, adopted by the IMO and the recognition operator licensing or any period of time thereafter; b) relevant international rules, standards, recommendations and procedures relating to the GMDSS; (c)) the public service agreement and any other agreements concluded between the Organization and the operator. 3. Each public service agreement must include, among other provisions, the general common principles and obligations of the operator under the Assembly of the public service contract and instructions, including any provision of information, it needs to implement its objectives and perform the functions and duties pursuant to article 3. 4. All operators perform public service agreements, but it runs on behalf of the Organization's Director-General. Public service contracts shall be approved by the Assembly. The Director General shall send the public service agreements for all parties. It is believed that these contracts have been approved by the Assembly, unless more than one third of the parties within a period of three months from the date of distribution of the Treaty did not submit a written objection to the Director-General. 6. pantsVeicināšan measures 1. the Parties shall take all necessary measures in accordance with national law, for the operators to provide GMDSS services. 2. Organization using existing international and national mechanisms for the provision of technical assistance, trying to help operators work that they do, to ensure that all areas where this is necessary to ensure providing mobile satellite services, with due attention to rural and remote areas. The following shall be inserted in the new article 7 "LRIT service agreements": 7. pantsLRI service contracts to perform functions of the Coordinator, LRIT and fulfil their respective responsibilities, including the recovery of compensation for costs incurred in carrying out these functions and the performance of their duties, the organization may create contractual relations, including concluding service contracts with LRIT LRIT LRIT data centres, data centres or other relevant bodies under the conditions, through negotiations under the supervision of the Assembly , has obtained the Director-General. The current article 5. "structure" of the article, and rename it) section b is amended as follows: (b)), chaired by the Directorate-General. Previous article 6 "Assembly-composition and sitting" on article 9 and renaming it in paragraph 2 is amended as follows: 2. the Assembly's regular session takes place every two years. Extraordinary sessions shall be convened at the request of one-third of the parties or at the request of the Director-General, or in the rules of procedure of the Assembly. Previous article 7 "Assembly-procedure" rename the article 10 and its point 4 is amended as follows: 4. a quorum of any meeting of the Assembly is composed of a simple majority of the parties. The current article 8 "Assembly-function" of article 11 and to rename it a), (b), (d) and (e)))) is amended as follows: (a) to identify and review Organization), the objectives of the general policy and long-term objectives, as well as with the basic objective of the associated operators; (b)) to take all necessary measures or procedures to ensure that all operators fulfil their obligations and provide the sea providing mobile satellite services needs, including the GMDSS to confirm the conclusion of public service contracts, changes and termination; (d)) decide on any amendments to this Convention pursuant to article 20; (e)) in accordance with article 12 of the Director-General designate and set aside; The following shall be inserted in the new f), (g) and (h))): f) to approve the budget proposals of the Director-General and set the budget review and approval procedures; g) to consider and change objectives of the Organization, the general policy and long-term objectives in relation to the activities of the Organization, as LRIT Coordinator, as well as to carry out the necessary steps to ensure that the organization fulfils its task the LRIT Coordinator; h) take any steps and follow any procedures to agree and comply with LRIT service agreements, including to approve such contracts, amendments and termination in such agreements; and, section f) renaming of the section i). The current article 9 "Secretariat" renaming about article 12 and its text and name as follows: 12.1. The Director-General of the pantsDirektorāt term of four years or otherwise, to be determined by the Assembly. 2. The Director-General may be placed in a position no more than two terms in a row, unless the Assembly decides otherwise. 3. The Director-General is the Organization's authorized representative and Chief Executive of the Directorate and act in accordance with the directions of the Assembly and report it. 4. The Director-General in accordance with the guidelines and instructions of the Assembly shall determine the structure of the Directorate, the number of employees and the type of rules officials, staff, consultants and other advisors recruitment and appointed positions in the Directorate staff. 5. Appointment of the Director-General and other staff of the Directorate, the reasons must be based on the need to ensure the highest standards of competence and coherence, efficiency standards. 6. any party on whose territory the organization creates, the Directorate entered into an agreement to be approved in the Assembly, and this applies to any incentives, privileges and immunity, its Director-General, other officials and representatives of the parties, during the exercise of its functions, is staying in the territory of the host country. The agreement ceases to be in force as soon as the Directorate is moved from the territory of the host country. 7. All parties, except the party which concluded a contract as referred to in point 6, the signature of the Protocol on the privileges and immunity, its Director-General, personnel, experts, which performs the tasks of the organisation, and representatives of the parties, during the exercise of its functions, is staying in the territory of the parties. The Protocol is independent of the Convention, and provide for its termination. 10. Article "cost" for renaming and article 13 is amended as follows: 1. the organisation of 13 pantsIzmaks out separate accounting of the cost incurred in relation to the GMDSS and LRIT coordination services. Public service contracts and LRIT service agreements in the organization requires that operators or bodies with which the Organization has concluded the LRIT services agreement, shall bear the costs related to: (a)), (b) Directorate) session of the Assembly and its subsidiary bodies, the organisation of meetings (c)) organization measures in accordance with article 5, to ensure that the operator carries out his duties, providing marine GMDSS providing mobile satellite services needs and (d)) the measures that the Organization made pursuant to article 4, in the exercise of its LRIT Coordinator. 2. The costs referred to in paragraph 1, is shared between all the operators and the bodies with which the Organization has concluded LRIT services agreement, according to the rules established by the General Assembly. 3. A party that is a party to the Convention does not create any obligation on it to cover the costs that are related to the fact that the Organization carried out the functions of the Coordinator, LRIT and fulfil its obligations. 4. each Party shall bear its own costs associated with representation in sessions of the Assembly and its subsidiary bodies. The current article 11 "responsibility" for renaming article 14 and amended as follows: 14. pantsAtbildīb side as such is not responsible for the activities of the organization or the responsibilities of operators and, except in relation to countries which are not parties, whether natural or legal persons who can represent them, to the extent that such liability may result from the contracts in force between the party and the country, not the party. However, the foregoing shall not preclude a party from which according to the contract due to the payment of compensation in the country, which is not a party or a natural or legal person, which might represent obtain any rights which it may have under this agreement to any other party. The current article 12 of "legal personality" renaming on article 15. Previous article 13 relations with other international organisations "renaming on article 16. The current article 14 "withdrawal" renaming of article 21. The current article 15 of "dispute resolution" renaming on article 17. The current article 16 of the "binding" of renaming article 18. The current article 17 "entry into force" renaming of article 19 and paragraph 1 is amended as follows: 1. this Convention shall enter into force on the expiration of sixty days from the date on which the countries which own 95 percent of the initial capital, have become parties to the Convention. The current article 18 of "amendments" renaming of article 20 and paragraph 1 is amended as follows: 1. Amendments to this Convention may be proposed by any party. Proposed amendment to the Director-General shall communicate to all parties and observers. The Assembly shall consider the proposed amendment no earlier than after six months. This period in each case can be shortened up to three months with the decision of the Assembly after the crucial issue. Operators and observers have the right to submit comments and suggestions to the parties in relation to the proposed amendment. Previous article 19 "the depositary" renaming of article 22 and paragraph 1 is amended as follows: 1. is the depositary of this Convention, the Secretary-General of the IMO. In respect of the Convention: the name and article 1, article 5, 6 and 8 points in the text of the "article 15" are replaced by "article 17", article 2, article 3, paragraph 1, and article 5, paragraph 11, the word "Secretariat" shall be replaced by the word "Directorate".
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