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The Saeima has adopted and the President promulgated the following laws: For International Renewable Energy Agency Statute, article 1. International Renewable Energy Agency (Irena) 26 January 2009. of the Statute (hereinafter referred to as the Statute) with this law is adopted and approved.
2. article. Fulfilment of the obligations provided for in the statutes shall coordinate the Ministry of economics.
3. article. The Statute shall enter into force for the period specified in article XIX and in order.
4. article. The law shall enter into force on the day following its promulgation. Along with statutes of the law put in English and their translation into Latvian language.
The Parliament adopted the law of 18 February 2010.
President Valdis Zatlers in Riga V 2010 March 9, Statute of the International Renewable Energy Agency (Irena) the parties to this Statute, (menu rngton Line4) to promote the widespread and increased adoption and use of renewable energy with a view to sustainable development, inspired by their firm belief in the vas opportunities offered by renewable energies for addressing and alleviating problems of gradually energy security and energy prices volatil , convinced of the major role that renewable energies can play in reducing have gas concentration in the atmosphere, thereby contributing to the SAA of the climate system, and allowing for a sustainable, secure and gentle transit to a low carbon economy, foster it (menu rngton Line4) the positive impact that renewable energy technologies can have on stimulating sustainable economics growth and creating employment , motivated by the huge potential of renewable energy in providing decentralised access to energy, particularly in developing countries, and access to energy for isolated and remote regions and Islands, concerned about the serious negative implications in that the use of fossil fuels and the use of traditional biomass inefficien can have on health, convinced that renewable energy, combined with enhanced energy efficiency increasingly, can cover the anticipated steep increase in global energy needs in the coming decade, affirming their desire to establish an international organisation for renewable energy that the cooperation between facilitat its members, while also establishing a close collaboration with existing organisations that promote the use of renewable energy, have agreed as follows: article I establishment of the Agency (A). The parties to this Statute is hereby establish the International Renewable Energy Agency (hereinafter referred to as "the Agency") in accordanc with the following terms and conditions.
(B). The Agency is based on the principle of the equality of all its members and shall pay due respect to the sovereign rights and competencies of its members in performing its activities.
Article II the Objective of the Agency shall promote the widespread and increased adoption and the sustainable use of all forms of renewable energy, taking into account (a) the national and domestic allocation to and benefits derived from a combined approach of renewable energy and energy efficiency measure, and (b) the contribution of renewable energy to environmental preservation, through limiting pressure on natural resources and reducing deforestation tropical deforestation, desertification, particularly and biodiversity loss; the climate protection; the economic growth and social cohesion "including poverty alleviation and sustainable development; their access to and security of energy supply; the regional development and their inter-generational responsibility.
Article III Definition In this Statute the term "renewable energy" means all forms of energy produced from renewable sources in a sustainable manner, of which include, inter alia, 1. bioenergy;
2. geothermal energy;
4. ocean energy, including inter alia, tidal wave and ocean thermal energy;
5. solar energy; and 6. wind energy.
Article IV activities a. As a centre of excellence for renewable energy technology and acting as a facilitator and catalyst, providing experience for practical applications and policies, offering support on all matters relating to renewable energy and helping countries to benefit from the efficient development and transfer of knowledge and technology, the Agency will perform the following activities.
1. In particular for the benefit of its members, the Agency shall (a).) analyse, monitor and, without obligation on members ' policies, systematis current renewable energy practices, including policy instruments, incentives, investment mechanisms, best practices, available technologies, integrated systems and equipment, and success-failure factors;
(b).) the discussion and by ensur initiat interaction with other governmental and nongovernmental organisations and networks in this and others relevant fields;
c.) provides relevant policy advice and assistance to its members upon their request, taking into account their respectiv needs, and stimulat international discussion on renewable energy policy and its framework conditions;
(d) improve pertinen knowledge) and technology transfer and promote the development of local capacity and competence in Member States including not cessary interconnection;
e. capacity building including training offer) and education to its members;
(f).) provide to its members upon their request advice on the financing for renewable energy and support the application of related mechanisms;
g.) and encourag stimulat research, including on socio-economic issues, and foster research networks, joint research, development and deployment of technologies; and (h).) provides information about the development and deployment of national and international technical standards in relations to renewable energy, based on a sound understanding through active presence in the relevant fora.
2. Furthermore, the Agency shall publish disseminat information and increase awareness on the benefits and potential offered by renewable energy.
(B). In the performance of its activities, the Agency shall act 1 in accordanc with the purpose and principles of the United Nations to promote peace and international co-operation, and in conformity with the policies of the United Nations furthering sustainable development;
2. allocate its resources in such a way as to ensur their efficient utilisation of with a view to appropriately address all its objective and perform its activities for achieving the greatest possible benefit for its members and in all areas of the world, bearing in mind the special needs of the developing countries, and remote and isolated regions and Islands;
3. co-operate closely in establishing mutually beneficial and striv for relationships with existing institutions and organisations in order to avoid unnecessary duplication of work and build upon and make efficient and effective use of resources and on-going activities by Governments, other organisations and agencies, which aim to promote renewable energy.
C. the Agency shall submit an annual report 1 on its activities to its members;
2. inform members about its policy advice after it was given; and notify members about 3. consultation and cooperation with and the work of existing international organisations working in this field.
Article V Works Programme and projects A. The Agency shall perform its activities on the basis of the annual work programme, prepared by the Secretariat, considered by the Council and adopted by the Assembly.
(B). The Agency may, in addition to its work programme, after consultation of its members and, in the case of disagreemen, after approval by the Assembly, carry out projects initiated and financed by members subject to the availability of non-financial resources of the Agency.
Article VI (A) Membership is open to Membership. those States that are members of the United Nations and to regional intergovernmental economic integration organisations willing and able to act in accordanc with the objective and activities of the let down in this Statute. To be eligible for membership to the Agency, a regional intergovernmental economic integration organisation must be constituted by sovereign States, at least one of which is a Member of the Agency, and to which its Member States have transferred competence in at least one of the matters within the purview of the Agency.
(B) Such regional intergovernmental economic integration and State organisations shall become original members of the 1 Agency by having signed this Statute and deposited an instrument of ratification the having clause.
2. the other members of the Agency by depositing an instrument of accession after their application for membership has been approved. Membership shall be regarded as approved if three months after the application has been sent to members of the disagreemen has been expressed. In the case of disagreemen the application shall be decided on by the Assembly in accordanc with article IX paragraph H number 1 C. In the case of any regional intergovernmental economic integration organisation, the organisation and its Member States shall decide on their respectiv has responsibilities for the performance of their obligations under this Statute. The organisation and its Member States shall not be entitled to exercise rights, including voting rights, under the Statute is concurrently. In their instruments of ratification or accession, the organisations referred to above shall declare the exten of their competence with respect to the matters governed by this Statute. These organisations shall also inform the depositary Government of any relevant modification in the exten of their competence. In the case of voting on matters within their competence, the regional intergovernmental economic integration organisations shall vote with the number of votes equal to the total number of votes of their Member States to attributabl which are also members of this Agency.
Article VII the Observer a. Observer status may be granted by the Assembly to
1. intergovernmental and non-governmental organisations active in the field of renewable energy;
2. you have not to the Signator ratified the Statute; 3. applicants for membership and whose application for membership has been approved in accordanc with article VI paragraph B number 2. (B). The Observer for may of the participat without right to vote in the public sessions of the Assembly and its subsidiary organs.
Article VIII Organ a. There are hereby established as the principal organs of the Agency 1. the Assembly;
2. the Council; and 3 the Secretariat.
(B). The Assembly and the Council, subject to approval by the Assembly, may establish such subsidiary organs as they find not cessary for the exercise of their functions in accordanc with this Statute.
Article IX the Assembly (A). 1. The Assembly is the supreme organ of the Agency.
2. The Assembly may discuss any matter within the scope of this Statute or relating to the powers and functions of any organs provided for in this Statute.
3. On any such matter, the Assembly may (a).) take decisions and make recommendations to any such organ; and (b).) make recommendations to the members of the Agency, upon their request.
4. Furthermore, the Assembly shall have the authority to Venezuela proposes for considerations by the Council and request from the Council and the Secretariat reports on any matters relating to the functioning of the Agency.
(B). The Assembly shall be composed of all members of the Agency. The Assembly shall meet in regular sessions which shall be held annually unless it's otherwise decide.
C. the Assembly includes one representative of each Member. May be accompanied by alternate representatives and advisors. The costs of a delegation's participation shall be borne by the respectiv members.
D. sessions of the Assembly shall take place at the seat of the Agency, unless the Assembly decide otherwise of.
E. At the beginning of each regular session, the Assembly shall elect a President and such other officials as may be required, taking into account equitable geographic representation. They shall hold office until a new President is elected officials and others with at the next regular session. The Assembly shall adop a its rules of procedure in conformity with this Statute.
F. subject to article VI paragraph C, each Member of the Agency shall have one vote in the Assembly. The Assembly shall take decisions on questions of procedure by a simple majority of the members present and voting. Decision on matters of substance shall be taken by consensus of the members present. If consensus can be reached from consensus shall be considered achieved if no more than 2 members object, unless the Statute provides otherwise in. When the issue of «arise as the whethers the question is one of substance or not, that question shall be treated as a matter of substance unless the Assembly by consensus of the members present to decide otherwise, of which, if consensus can be reached from, shall be considered achieved if no more than 2 members object. A majority of the members of the Agency shall constitut a for the Assembly of quor.
G. the Assembly shall, by consensus of the members present 1. elect the members of the Council;
2. at its regular session adop in the budget and the work programme of the Agency, submitted by the Council, and have the authority to decide on amendments of the budget and the work programme of the Agency;
3. take a decision relating to the supervision of of the financial policies of the Agency, the financial rules and other financial matters and elect the auditor;
4. approve the amendments to this Statute;
5. decide on the establishment of subsidiary bodies and approve of their terms of reference; and 6. decide on permissions to vote in accordanc with article XVII, paragraph (A). H. The Assembly shall by consensus of the members present, which if consensus can be reached from shall be considered achieved if no more than 2 members object 1. decide, if not, on applications for membership cessary;
2. to approve the rules of procedure of the Assembly and of the Council, which shall be submitted by the latter;
3. the adop annual report as well as other reports;
4. approve the conclusion of agreements on any questions, matters or issues within the scope of this Statute; and 5. decide in case of the disagreemen between its members on additional projects in accordanc with article V paragraph b. I. The Assembly shall designat the seat of the Agency and the Director-General of the Secretariat (hereinafter referred to as "the Director-General") by consensus of the members present, or if consensus can be reached from, by a majority vote of two-thirds of the members present and voting.
J. the Assembly shall consider and approve as appropriate at its first session any draft agreements, decisions, provision and guidelines developed by the Commission in accordanc Features with the voting procedures for the respectiv issues as outlined in article IX paragraph F of article X-I. The Council (A). The Council shall consis of at least 11 but not more than 21 representatives of members of the Agency elected by the Assembly. The concrete number of representatives between 11 and 21 shall correspond to the rounded up the equivalent of one-third of the members of the Agency to be calculated on the basis of the members of the Agency at the beginning of the voting period for the respectiv members of the Council. The members of the Council shall be elected on a rotating basis as put down in the rules of procedure of the Assembly, with a view to ensuring effective participation of developing and developed countries and achieving fair and equitable distribution location and effectiveness of the Council's work. The members of the Council shall be elected for a term of two years.
(B). The Council shall annually conven-sem and its meetings shall take place at the seat of the Agency, unless the Council decide otherwise of.
(C) the Council shall, at the beginning of each meeting for the duration until its next meeting, elect a Chairperson and such other officials from among its members as may be required. It shall have the right to it in elaborat rules of procedure. Such rules of procedure have to be submitted to the Assembly for approval.
D. Each member of the Council shall have one vote. The Council shall take a decision on questions of procedure by a simple majority of its members. Decision on matters of substance shall be taken by a majority of two-thirds of its members. When the issue of «arise as the whethers the question is one of substance or not, that question shall be treated as a matter of substance unless the Council, by a majority of two-thirds of its members, decide on otherwise.
E. the Council shall be responsible and to this Assembly accountabl. The Council shall carry out the powers and functions entrusted to it under this Statute, as well as those functions delegated to it by the Assembly. In so doing, it shall act in conformity with the decision and with due regard to the recommendations of the Assembly and of their proper functions and assuras continuous implementation.
(F). The Council shall 1. consultation and cooperation among the facilitat members;
2. consider and submit to the Assembly the draft work programme and the draft budget of the Agency;
3. approve the arrangements for the sessions of the Assembly including the preparation of the draft agenda;
4. consider and submit to the Assembly the draft annual report concerning the activities of the Agency and other reports as prepared by the secretariat according to article XI, paragraph 3, of the Statute by the E number;
5. prepare any other reports which the Assembly may request;
6. the agreements or arrangements will conclud with States, international organisations and international agencies on behalf of the Agency, subject to prior approval by the Assembly;
7. substantiat the work programme as adopted by the Assembly with a view to its implementation by the Secretariat and within the limits of the adopted budget;
8. have the authority to refer the matter for the Assembly it is considerations; 9. establish subsidiary organs and, when not cessary in accordanc with article VIII, paragraph (B), and decide on their terms of reference and duration.
Article XI The Secretariat A. The Secretariat shall assist the Assembly, the Council and their subsidiary organs in the performance of their functions. It shall carry out the other functions entrusted to it under this Statute as well as those functions delegated to it by the Assembly or the Council.
(B). The Secretariat Director-General IR a compris, who shall be its head and chief administrative officer, and such staff as may be required. The Director-General shall be appointed by the Assembly upon the recommendations of the Council for a term of four years, renewable for one further term, but not thereafter.
C. the Director-General shall be responsible to the Assembly and the Council, inter alia, for the appointment of the staff as well as the organisation and functioning of the Secretariat. The paramount considerations in the employment of the staff and in the determination of the conditions of service shall be the cessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity. Due regard shall be paid to the importanc of recruiting the staff primarily from Member States and on as wide a basis as possible location, taking particularly into account the representation of the developing countries adequat and with emphasis on gender balance.
In preparing the budget the proposed recruitment shall be guided by the principle that the staff shall be kep to a minimum not cessary for the proper discharge of the responsibilities of the Secretariat.
D. the Director-General or a representative designated by him or her shall participat, without the right to vote, in all meetings of the Assembly and of the Council.
E. the Secretariat shall prepare and submit 1 to the Council the draft work programme and the draft budget of the Agency;
2. implementations that the Agency's work programme and its decision;
3. prepare and submit to the Council the draft annual report concerning the activities of the Agency and such other reports as the Assembly or the Council may request;
4. provide administrative and technical support to the Assembly, the Council and their subsidiary organs;
5. communications between the Agency facilitat and its members; and 6. circulate the policy advice after it was given to the members of the Agency in accordanc with article IV, paragraph (C) the number 2 and prepare and submit it to the Assembly and the Council a report on its policy advice for each of their sessions. The report to the Council shall include also the planned policy advice in implementing the annual work programme.
(F). In the performance of their duties, the Director-General and the other members of the staff shall not seek or receive instructions from any Government or from any other source external to the Agency. They shall refrain from any action that might reflec on their position as international officers responsible only to the Assembly and the Council. Each Member shall respect the exclusively international character of the responsibilities of the Director-General of the and the other members of the staff and not seek to influence them in the discharge of their responsibilities.
Article XII the budget (A). The budget of the Agency shall be financed by mandatory contributions of 1 its members, which are based on the scale of assessment of the United Nations, as determined by the Assembly;
2. the voluntary contributions; and other possible sources, 3 in accordanc with the financial rules to be adopted by the Assembly by consensus, as put down in article IX paragraph G of this Statute. The financial rules and the budget shall secure a solid financial basis of the Agency and shall ensur the effective and efficient implementation of the Agency's activities, as defined by the work programme. Mandatory contributions will finance core activities and administrative costs.
(B). The draft budget of the Agency shall be prepared by the Secretariat and submitted to the Council for examination. The Council shall either forward it to the Assembly with a recommendations for approval or return it to the Secretariat for review and re-submission.
(C) the Assembly shall be appoin an external auditor who shall hold office for a period of four years and who shall be eligible for re-election. The first auditor shall hold office for a period of two years. The auditor shall examin the accounts of the Agency and shall make such observations and recommendations as deemed not cessary with respect to the efficiency of the management and the internal financial controls.
Article XIII Legal personality, privileges and to a. immunit The Agency shall have legal personality in international. In the territory of each Member and subject to its national legislation, it shall enjoy such domestic legal capacity as may be not cessary for the exercise of its functions and the fulfilmen of its purpose.
B. members shall decide upon a separate agreement on privilege and immunit.
Article XIV relations with other organisations subject to the approval of the Assembly the Council shall be authorised to conclud on behalf of agreements of the Agency establishing appropriate relations with the United Nations and any other organisations whose work is related to that of the Agency. The provision of this Statute shall not be affec-the rights and obligations of any Member deriving from any existing International Treaty.
Article XV Amendments and withdrawals, review Amendments to this (A). a Statute may be proposed by any Member. Certified to the cop of the text of any amendment proposed shall be prepared by the Director-General and communicated by him to all members at least ninety days in advance of its considerations by the Assembly.
(B) the Amendments shall come. into force for all members when approved by the Assembly 1 after considerations of observations submitted by the Council on each proposed amendment; and 2. after all the members have consented to be bound by the amendment in accordanc with their respectiv in constitutional processes. Members shall express their consent to be bound by depositing a òàæó instrument with the depositary referred to in article XX paragraph a. c. At any time after five years from the date when this Statute takes effect in in accordanc with paragraph (D) of article XIX, a Member may withdraw from the Agency by notice in writing to that effect given to the depositary referred to in article XX paragraph a. , which shall promptly inform the Council and all members.
D. Such withdrawals shall take effect at the end of the year in which it is expressed. Withdrawals by a Member from the Agency shall not be a contractual obligation of affec it entered into the article V paragraph pursuan B or its financial obligation for the year in which it will withdraw.
Article XVI settlement of A dispute. Members shall settle any dispute between them concerning the interpretation or application of this Statute by peaceful means in accordanc with article 2 paragraph 3 of the Charter of the United Nations and, to this end, shall seek a solution by the means indicated in article 33 paragraph 1 of the Charter of the United Nations.
(B). The Council may contribute to the settlement of a dispute by whatever means it is appropriate, including deemas offering its good offices, calling upon the Member to a dispute to start the settlement procedure of their choice and recommending a time limit for any agreed procedure.
Article XVII, the Temporary suspension of rights (A). Any Member of the Agency which is in arrear with its financial contributions to the Agency shall have no right to vote if it is to reach or exceeds 100 the arrear amount of its contributions for the two preceding years. However, the Assembly may permit this Member to vote if it is convinced that the non-payment is due to the Members of beyond circumstanc's control.
B. A Member which has persistently violated the provision of the Statute or of any agreement entered into by it to this Statute of pursuan may be suspended from the exercise of the privileges and rights of membership by the Assembly acting by a two-thirds majority of the members present and voting upon recommendations by the Council.
Article XVIII of the seat of the Agency the Agency shall set a of the be determined by the Assembly at its first session.
Article XIX signature, ratification, entry into force and accession (A). This Statute shall be open for signature by at the Founding Conference to all States that are members of the United Nations and regional intergovernmental economic integration organisations as defined in article VI, paragraph (A). It shall remain open for signature until the date this Statute is enter into force.
B. For States and regional intergovernmental economic integration organisations as defined in article VI paragraph A having not signed this Statute, this Statute shall be open for accession by after their membership has been approved by the Assembly in accordanc with article VI paragraph B number 2. C. Consent to be bound by this Statute shall be expressed by depositing an instrument of ratification or accession the United Nations with the depositary. Ratification of or accession to this Statute shall be effected by the States in their respectiv in accordanc with constitutional processes.
(D) the Statute shall enter. this into force on the thirtieth day after the date of deposit of the twenty-fifth instrument of ratification.
E. For States or regional intergovernmental economic integration organisations having deposited an instrument of ratification or accession after the entry into force of the Statute, this Statute shall enter into force-on the thirtieth day after the date of deposit of the relevant instrument.
F. from reservations may be made to any of the provision of led in this Statute.
Article XX Depositary, registration, authentic text (A). The Government of the Federal Republic of Germany is hereby designated as the depositary of this Statute and any instrument of ratification or accession.
(B) of the Statute shall be. this registered by the depositary Government to the article 102 pursuan of the Charter of the United Nations.
(C). This Statute, done in English, shall be deposited in the archives of the depositary Government.
D. to of this cop Duly certified by Statute shall be transmitted by the depositary Government to the Governments of States and to the executive organ of regional intergovernmental economic integration organisations which have signed, or have been approved for membership according to article VI paragraph B number 2. The depositary shall promptly notify all Government Signator to this Statute of the date of each deposit of ratification and the date of entry into force of the Statute.
(F). The depositary shall promptly notify all Government Signator to and others members of the dates on which States or regional intergovernmental economic integration organisations subsequently become members theret.
(G). The depositary Government shall promptly send new applications for membership to all members of the Agency for considerations in accordanc with article VI paragraph B number 2. IN WITNESS WHEREOF the undersigned, being duly authorised, have signed this Statute.
Done at Bonn, this 26th January 2009, in a single original, in the English language.
The Statute of the International Renewable Energy Agency (Irena) in 2009 January 26 signatory parties to the Statute desiring to promote more and more and more common for all types of renewable energy, as well as the sustainable exploitation of resources, relying on the belief that renewables offers ample opportunity to address the energy gradually increasing security concerns and fluctuations in energy prices
convinced that renewable energy can play a crucial role in relation to the reduction of greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere, thus contributing to the stabilization of the climate system, as well as promoting the sustainable, safe and easy transition to an economy with low carbon dioxide emissions, to promote positive incentives, anxious that renewable energy technologies can deliver sustainable economic growth and job creation, conscious of the great potential of renewable energy to ensure decentralised access to energy resources , especially in developing countries, as well as the isolated and outermost regions and Islands access to energy resources, expressing concern about the serious negative consequences to health can leave fossil fuels and inefficient traditional biomass, convinced that renewable energy resources with the efficiency of the increasingly improved to ensure world energy consumption expected rapid growth in the coming decades, demonstrating the desire to create an international renewable energy organization that promotes cooperation between its members While the establishment of close cooperation with existing organizations that support the development of renewable energy sources, have agreed as follows: article I establishment of the Agency (A). the signing parties of these statutes establish the International Renewable Energy Agency (hereinafter the Agency) pursuant to the following terms and conditions.
(B). The Agency is based on the principle of equality for all members of the Agency and its activities are duly taken into account in the sovereign rights of the members and competence areas.
Article II objectives the Agency shall promote the more widespread and common in all forms of renewable energy, as well as their sustainable use, taking into account: (a) national and local) and the benefits of an approach that combines measures for renewable energy and energy efficiency, and b) renewable energy investment in the preservation of the environment by restricting the use of natural resources and reducing deforestation, particularly tropical deforestation, desertification and loss of biodiversity; climate protection; economic growth and social cohesion, including poverty reduction and sustainable development; availability and security of energy supply; regional development and the promotion of responsibility between the generations.
Article III definition in these statutes "renewable energy" means all forms of energy derived from renewable sources and which are sustainable, inter alia: 1. bioenergy;
2. geothermal energy;
3. hydro power;
4. sea power, among other things, the tides, waves and ocean thermal energy;
5. solar energy; and 6. wind energy.
Article IV activities. As A renewable energy technology centre of excellence, which promotes and stimulates the development of practical applications of the experiences and policies, offering support for all renewable energy related matters and helping countries successfully use the efficient development and transfer of knowledge and technologies, the Agency implemented such activities.
1. in particular, for the benefit of its members: (a) the Agency) monitors and analyzes, without applying any liability policies of members, codified the existing renewable energy practice, including policy instruments, initiatives, investment mechanisms, best practices, available technologies, integrated systems and equipment, as well as the factors that determine the success/failure;
(b)) and provides mutual discussions start contacts with other Government and non-governmental organizations, as well as networks in this and other related areas;
(c)) at the request of members of the relevant policy advice and assistance, taking into account the needs of these countries, and contribute to the international debate on renewable energy policy and its framework conditions;
d) improves the appropriate transfer of knowledge and technologies and promote Member States ' capabilities and expertise, including the necessary mutual cooperation;
(e) ensure the improvement of capabilities), including training and education for its members;
f) after members provide advice on financing renewable energy and support in relation to the application of the mechanism;
g) promotes and facilitates research, including social and economic issues, as well as the development of research networks, joint research, technology development and installation; and (h)) provides information on national and international technical standards development and implementation in relation to renewable energy, based on a full understanding of issues that gained, actively participating in forums.
2. In addition, the agency disseminates information and promotes public awareness of the benefits and potential offered by renewable energy resources.
(B) in carrying out its activities, the Agency shall: 1. Act in accordance with the United Nations (UN) goals and principles, to promote peace and international cooperation, as well as the UN policies promoting sustainable development;
2. allocate its resources so as to ensure the efficient use thereof with the aim to achieve all the objectives of the Agency and the Agency's activities to ensure that its Member States and all regions of the world is the greatest benefits, as well as in view of the developing countries, remote areas and the specific needs of the island;
3. work closely and seek mutually beneficial relationships with existing institutions and organizations to avoid unnecessary overlapping of activities and the effective and productive use of the Government, other organizations and the Agency resources and implement activities aimed at promoting renewable energy sources.
C. the Agency: 1. provide members an annual report on its activities;
2. after notification of the policy recommendations informed of those members; 3. inform the Member States and for consultations and cooperation with this international organisation active in the field, as well as the work of these organisations.
Article v of the programme of work and projects (A). the Agency shall implement its activities, on the basis of the annual programme of work, prepared by the Secretariat, the Council considered and adopted by the Assembly.
(B). In addition to the work programme of the Agency, after consultation with the Member and, if no agreement is reached, after the Assembly issued consent can implement projects undertaken and funded by members, if the Agency has available the necessary financial resources are not.
Article vi participation a. members of the Agency can become un and regional intergovernmental economic integration organisation Member States willing and able to act in accordance with the objectives set out in these statutes and operations. To qualify for membership of the Agency, regional intergovernmental economic integration organisation must create sovereign countries, of which at least one is a Member State of the Agency to which the Member States have delegated powers in connection with at least one of the Agency's activities.
(B). The following countries and regional intergovernmental economic integration organisations become: 1. the Agency's original members which have signed the Statute and deposited the instrument of ratification;
2. the other members of the agency that provided the accession document after it has been approved for membership application; membership shall be deemed to have been approved if the Member within three months of the referral of the application is not presented an objection; If the objection is lodged, the decision on the application in accordance with article IX paragraph H of paragraph 1 adopt the Assembly.
C. any regional intergovernmental economic integration organisation in the case of the Organization and its Member States shall decide on their respective responsibilities for the performance of its obligations pursuant to these terms of reference.
The Organization and its Member States shall not be entitled to use the rights, including voting rights provided for in the Statute. In their instruments of ratification or accession, the organizations referred to above documents inform about the scope of its competence in respect of certain matters in these statutes. These organizations shall also inform the Depositary Government of any amendments that fall within their competence. Voting on matters that fall within the regional intergovernmental economic integration organisation, it shall vote with a number of votes corresponding to the total votes of the Member States of the Organization, which is also a member of this agency.
Article VII observers a. Observer status may be granted by the Assembly and assign it to: 1. intergovernmental and non-governmental organisations active in the field of renewable energy;
2. parakstošaj parties that have not ratified the Statute; and 3 the applicant whose application for membership has been approved in accordance with article IV, paragraph 2, subparagraph (B).
(B). Observers may participate without the right to vote in the Assembly and its subordinate bodies in public sessions.
Article VIII structure (A). the Agency shall have the following main structures determined by these bylaws: 1. Assembly;
2. the Council; and 3 the Secretariat.
(B). the Assembly and the Council, receive the approval of the Assembly, you can create the structure of subordinate what they need in order to perform the functions provided for in these statutes.
Article IX Assembly a. Assembly 1 is the highest body of the Agency.
2. the Assembly may discuss any matter falling within the scope of the statute or is associated with any of these statutory bodies the powers and functions.
3. On any such question: a) the Assembly may make decisions and submit recommendations on any of those bodies; and (b)) at the request of the Agency to submit those recommendations.
4. in addition, the Assembly is empowered to propose issues for discussion in the Council and request the Council and the Secretariat to submit a report on any matter related to the functions of the Agency.
(B). The Assembly comprises all members of the Agency. The Assembly shall meet in regular sessions, organized once a year, unless a different decision is taken.
(C) each Member shall be represented by one representative in the Assembly. Representatives may be accompanied by alternate representatives and advisers. The cost of participation of the delegation shall be borne by the Member.
D. Assembly sessions take place at the seat of the Agency, unless the Assembly has not decided otherwise.
E. at the beginning of each regular session of the Assembly shall elect its Chairman and other necessary officers, taking into account equitable geographical representation. These officers is in Office until the next ordinary session, in which the new President and other elected officials.
The Assembly shall adopt its own rules of procedure in accordance with these statutes.
F. in accordance with point C of article VI each of the Agency member of the Assembly shall have one vote. The Assembly takes decisions on procedure questions with the members present a simple majority. On the essential questions decisions through consensus of the members present. Consensus is not feasible, it shall be considered achieved if "versus" not more than 2 members on the condition that the statutes do not provide otherwise. If there is no consensus on whether the subject is significant or not, that question shall be considered as significant, unless the Assembly, by achieving a consensus among the members of the at, decides otherwise. Consensus is not feasible, it shall be considered achieved if "versus" not more than 2 members. A majority of the members of the Agency, constitute a quorum of the Assembly.
G. the Assembly towards a consensus of the members present: 1. members of the Board shall be elected;
2. ordinary sessions shall adopt the Agency's budget and work programme, presented by the Council, and have the power to take a decision on the Agency's budget and amendments to the work programme;
3. decisions relating to the Agency's financial policy, financial regulation and other financial issues, as well as the elected auditor;
4. Approves the amendments to these statutes;
5. Decides on the creation and structure of the guidelines; and (6) shall decide on the permission vote in accordance with article XVII.
H. the Assembly, between members of the consensus at that, its not feasible, shall be considered achieved if "versus" not more than 2 members: 1. If necessary, take decisions on applications for membership;
2. Approves the rules of procedure of the Assembly and the Council, which shall be submitted to the Council;
3. adopt the annual report and other reports;
4. Approves the signing of the agreement on any issues, or themes, things which fall within the scope of the Statute; and 5 members of the case consensus decisions on additional projects in accordance with point (B) of article V.
I. the Assembly determines the seat of the Agency shall be appointed by the Director-General of the Secretariat and (Director-General), reached between members of the consensus at or not feasible, by a two-thirds majority among the members of the at.
J., at its first session, the Assembly shall consider and approve any decisions, agreements, rules and guidelines developed by the Preparatory Commission in accordance with the voting procedures on the matter, as set out in article IX F-I.
Article x of the Council the Council is at least (A). 11 the Agency's members and not less than 21 representative, and Council members are elected by the Assembly. The number of members ranging from 11 to 21 matches the rounded to one-third of the number of members of the Agency, which is calculated based on the number of members of the Agency members of the Council at the beginning of the election. Council members are elected by rotation, as set out in the rules of procedure of the Assembly, to ensure that the developing and the developed countries effective participation, ensuring a fair and equitable geographical representation and the effectiveness of the work of the Council. Council members are elected for two years.
(B). The Council meets every six months and shall meet at the seat of the Agency, unless the Council decides otherwise.
C. the Council at the beginning of each meeting for a period up to the beginning of the next meeting elect a Chairman and other necessary officers from among its members. It has the right to draw up its own rules of procedure. The following rules of procedure must be submitted to the Assembly for approval.
D. each Council Member has one vote. The Council shall adopt the decisions on procedure questions with a simple majority of the members. Decisions on substantive matters shall be adopted by a two-thirds majority of the members. If there is no consensus on whether the subject is significant or not, that question shall be considered as significant, unless the Council, by a two-thirds majority of the members decide otherwise.
E. the Council's Assembly, and report to it. The Council shall exercise its powers and functions under these statutes, as well as the functions entrusted to it by the Assembly. The activities of the Council in conformity with decisions and take due account of the recommendations of the Assembly, ensuring correct and solid execution.
F. the Council: 1. facilitate consultations and cooperation with the Member;
2. consider and submit to the Assembly, the Agency's work programme and budget of the project;
3. Approves the Organization of the session of the Assembly, including the preparation of the draft agenda;
4. consider and submit to the Assembly an annual report on the activities of the Agency and other reports prepared by the Secretariat in accordance with article XI of the Statute of 3 point E.
5. prepare other reports that may require Assembly;
6. on behalf of the agency contracts or arrangements with States, international organizations and international agencies, before receiving the approval of the Assembly;
7. distributes work programme adopted by the Assembly, so that it can be implemented by the Secretariat and to meet the agreed budget;
8. has the power to submit questions for debate in the Assembly; 9. and if necessary, create the structures under its jurisdiction in accordance with article VIII, paragraph (B) and shall take a decision on the guidelines and deadlines.
Article XI (A) the Secretariat shall assist the Secretariat. the Council and the Assembly, under the authority of existing bodies to discharge their functions. The Secretariat also implemented other functions assigned in accordance with these statutes, as well as the functions entrusted to it by the Assembly or the Council.
(B). The Secretariat is headed by a Director-General who is the Chief Executive and, as well as other necessary employees. The Director-General shall be appointed for four years by the Assembly after a recommendation from the Council, and may be renewed for another four years, but no longer.
(C) report to the Assembly. the Director-General and the Council, including on the staff of the Secretariat, structure and activities. Recruitment and job conditions considering the special care, in order to ensure the greatest effectiveness, competence and integration. Taking into account the fact that the primary is important to accept workers from the Member States, ensure the following possible wider geographical coverage, as well as paying special attention to the representation of developing countries, and emphasizing the representation of gender balance. In preparing the budget, the suggestions put forward in relation to staff in accordance with the principle that must be adopted directly as employees, as necessary for the proper fulfilment of the Secretariat.
(D) the Director General or his appointed. non-voting representative attends all meetings of the Assembly and the Council.
E. Secretariat: 1. prepare and submit to the Council a proposal for the Agency's work programme and budget;
2. implementing the Agency's work programme and its decisions;
3. prepare and submit to the Council an annual report on the activities of the Agency, as well as other reports that may be required by the Assembly or the Council, 4. provide administrative and technical support to the Assembly, the Council and under the authority of existing structures;
5. facilitate the communication between the Agency and its members; and 6 provide a policy recommendation on the provision of movement after the members of the Agency in accordance with article IV, paragraph 2, point (C), and submitted to the Assembly and to the Council a report on policy recommendations to each session; in a report to the Council also includes the planned policy recommendations related to the implementation of the annual work programme.
F. in the performance of his duties, the Director-General and other employees do not receive instructions from any Government or other agencies outside the body. The Director-General of the Secretariat and other staff do not perform activities that may affect their international status, which officials are subject only to the Assembly and the Council.
Each member takes account of the General Director and another employee exposure to an international organisation and not try to influence the performance of their duties.
Article XII (A). the Agency's budget shall be financed from the budget: 1. mandatory contributions of the members, based on the UN scale of assessment to be determined by the Assembly;
2. the voluntary contributions; and 3 other possible features
in accordance with financial regulations adopted by the Assembly, by consensus, as laid down in this Statute, article IX paragraph G. Financial provisions and budget provides the Agency a solid financial foundation, as well as the effective and efficient implementation of the operations of the Agency, as defined in the work programme. Mandatory contributions provide funding for operating and administrative expenditure.
(B). the Agency's budget, which the secretariat will prepare, submit to the Council for consideration. The Council shall forward it to the Assembly with a recommendation to accept or return to the Secretariat for review and reprinting.
C. the Assembly for four years, the external auditor shall be appointed by the end of the term may be renewed once. The first auditor for the term of two years. The auditor performs an audit of the Agency's reports and the necessary observations and recommendations regarding the effectiveness of the internal control and financial control.
Article XIII the legal status, advantages and immunities (A). The Agency's international legal status. Each Member's territory and in accordance with its national law, the Agency has provided the national legal capacity as may be necessary to its functions and duties.
(B). Members make decisions related to an agreement on certain benefits and immunity.
Article XIV relations with other organizations in accordance with the Assembly's approval, the Council is empowered to contract, on behalf of the Agency, the establishment of an appropriate relationship with the un and other organizations whose work is related to the work of the Agency. These terms of reference shall not affect any member of the rights and obligations under any existing international agreements.
Article XV amendments, withdrawal and review a. amendments to those statutes may be proposed by any of the members. The Director General shall prepare a certified copy of the proposed amendment and submit to all members at least ninety days before the consideration of the amendment of the Assembly.
(B). The amendment shall enter into force for all members: 1. the approval of the Assembly, after considering the observations submitted by the Council for each of the proposed amendments; 2. when all members and have agreed that the amendments, in accordance with their respective constitutional processes. Member expresses its consent to the amendments, with submission of the appropriate document referred to in point (A) of article XX of the Depositary Government.
(C) at any time after five years from the entry into force of these statutes in accordance with point D of article XIX, a member may withdraw its participation in the Agency, writing about it informing article XX (A) of the Depositary Government referred to in paragraph 1, which shall immediately inform the Council and all members.
(D). Such withdrawal shall take effect at the end of the year, when it has been submitted. Members of the cancellation of membership in the Agency does not relieve the Member from the contractual obligations entered into under paragraph (B) of article V, or from financial liabilities for the year in which it made a withdrawal.
Article XVI settlement of disputes a. for any disputes of a member with respect to the interpretation or application of these statutes can be settled through negotiations in accordance with the UN Charter, article 2, paragraph 3, and in this connection in a solution using the UN Charter article 33 set out in paragraph 1.
(B). The Council may contribute to the settlement of disputes through means it deems appropriate, including offering its facilities, inviting members of the dispute to begin the dispute resolution process of their choice and recommending a time limit for the application of this procedure.
Article XVII disqualification for a period of (A) any member of the Agency, which hampered its financial contributions, do not have the right to vote, if the delay exceeds the amount of contributions or reach for the last two years. But the Agency may allow this member to vote if it is satisfied that payment is delayed from the Member's circumstances.
B. Member who constantly violates the provisions of the statute or any other contract entered into by it under these terms of reference, after a recommendation from the Council, may be deprived of the benefits of the Agency's members and the rights of the two-thirds majority of the members present.
Article XVIII of the headquarters seat of the Agency the Agency shall be determined in the first session of the Assembly.
Article XIX of the signature, ratification, accession and entry into force (A). These terms of reference all article VI stated in the United Nations and regional intergovernmental economic integration organisation Member States may sign a Treaty Conference. Terms of reference it is possible to sign up to their entry into force.
(B). Article VI of the Statute, set out in point (A) of the United Nations and regional intergovernmental economic integration organisations in Member States which have not signed this Statute, may join them after the Assembly approved the participation of these countries in accordance with article VI, paragraph 2 (B).
C. consent to these terms of reference are being embraced by the Depositary Government of the instrument of ratification or accession. This statute ratification or accession thereto shall enter into force in accordance with the respective constitutional processes.
D. these terms of reference enter into force on the thirtieth day following the deposit of the twenty-fifth instrument of ratification.
E. States and regional intergovernmental economic integration organisations submitted the instrument of ratification or accession after the entry into force of these statutes, the statutes shall enter into force on the 30th day after the submission of the relevant document.
F. may not apply any exceptions to any of the provisions of these statutes.
Article XX of the Depositary Government, registration and authentic text (A). The Federal Republic of Germany, the Government is determined as these statutes and any instruments of ratification or accession with the depositary.
(B). The depository Government shall register the statutes in accordance with article 102 of the United Nations Charter.
C. these statutes, drawn up in the English language, stored in the archives of the depositary Governments.
D. Depositary Government shall forward a certified copy of the Statutes of their national Governments or regional intergovernmental economic integration organisations executive bodies, which they have signed, or whose membership has been approved in accordance with paragraph (B) of article VI section 2.
E. the Depositary Government shall promptly inform all signatory States of each such statute ratification document filing date and date of entry into force of the Statute.
F. the Depositary Government shall promptly inform all signatory States and other participants of the dates when States or regional intergovernmental economic integration organisations become agency participants.
G. Depositary Government shall without delay transmit to the new membership applications for consideration by all members of the Agency in accordance with paragraph (B) of article VI section 2.
Demonstrating here wrote, these statutes are signed by an authorized person.
Signed in Bonn on 26 January 2009, in a single copy in the English language.
The Conference Declaration concerning the statutes appear on editions.
"Come together in Bonn on 26 January 2009, at the international renewable energy agency founding Conference invited representatives of countries have adopted the following declaration, which is an integral part of the Statute: 26 January 2009 signed at the International Renewable Energy Agency Statute, including this Declaration, after the signing of the request of the parties concerned is authentic in all Member States of the UN official languages other than English, as well as the Depositary Government Edition x 2.
1 Conference noted that France already has sent to the depository Government of the French version of the Statute, to authenticate the statutes in French.
2 this declaration should not be in contradiction with the agreement on the language of work in the final preparatory conference in Madrid.
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