Rs 0.732.011 Status Of The International Agency Of Atomic Energy Of October 26, 1956 (With Annex)

Original Language Title: RS 0.732.011 Statut de l’Agence internationale de l’énergie atomique du 26 octobre 1956 (avec annexe)

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0.732.011 original text status of the international agency of Atomic Energy concluded in New York on 26 October 1956, approved by the Federal Assembly on 18 March 1957, Instrument of ratification deposited by the Switzerland on April 5, 1957, entered into force for the Switzerland on 29 July 1957 (Status January 21, 2016) art. I establishment of the Agency the parties to the present statute creating an International Atomic Energy Agency (hereinafter referred to as 'the Agency'), on the bases and the conditions defined below.

Art. II objectives the agency strives to hasten and increase the contribution of atomic energy to peace, health and prosperity throughout the world. It ensures, in the best of its ability, that assistance provided by it or at its request or under its supervision or control is not used to serve military purposes.

Art. III features has. The Agency is responsible for: 1. to encourage and facilitate world-wide, the development and practical use of Atomic Energy for peaceful purposes and research in this field; If she is invited to act as an intermediary to get one of its members to provide to another Member of the services, products, equipment or facilities; and to carry out all operations or to make all services contribute to the development or the practical use of Atomic Energy for peaceful purposes or for research in this area; 2. to provide, in accordance with this Statute, providing products, services, equipment and facilities that are necessary for the development and practical use of Atomic Energy for peaceful purposes, especially in the production of electric power, as well as research in this field, taking due account of the needs of the underdeveloped regions of the world; 3. to promote the exchange of scientific and technical information on the use of Atomic Energy for peaceful; 4 purposes. to develop the Exchange and training of scientists and specialists in the field of the use of Atomic Energy for peaceful; 5 purposes. to establish and implement measures to ensure that fissile products special and other products, services, equipment, facilities and information provided by the agency or at its request or under its supervision or control are not used in order to be used for military purposes; and to extend the application of safeguards, at the request of the parties, to any bilateral or multilateral, or at the request of a State agreement to such or such of the activities of the State in the field of energy Atomic; 6. to establish or adopt, in consultation and, where appropriate, in collaboration with relevant bodies of the United Nations and with the specialized agencies concerned, safety standards intended to protect health and minimize the dangers that are exposed individuals and property (including such standards for working conditions); to make arrangements to apply these standards to its own operations, as well only to operations that involve the use of products, services, equipment, facilities and information provided by the agency or at its request or under his direction or control; and make arrangements to apply these standards at the request of the parties, to operations carried out under a bilateral or multilateral agreement or, at the request of a State, to any of the activities of this State in the field of energy Atomic; 7. to acquire or establish facilities, material and equipment necessary for the exercise of its powers, when facilities, material and equipment which could have in the region concerned are inadequate or are available only on terms not satisfactory.

(B) in the exercise of its functions, the Agency: 1 is according to the goals and principles adopted by the United Nations to promote peace and international cooperation, in accordance with the policy followed by the United Nations to achieve a guaranteed universal disarmament and in accordance with any international agreement concluded in accordance with this policy; 2. establishes control over the use of special fissile products received by it, so as to ensure that these products are used only for peaceful; 3. allocates its resources to ensure their effective use and for the greater general good in all regions of the world, taking into account the special needs of the regions underdeveloped; 4. address annual reports on its work to the General Assembly of the United Nations and, when there, to the Security Council. If questions that are the competence of the Security Council come to arise in the context of the work of the Agency, she seized on the Security Council, the body to which the main responsibility for the maintenance of peace and international security; It can also take measures permitted by this Statute, including those that provided the by. C art. XII; 5. address to the economic and social Council and other bodies of the United Nations with reports on the issues of their competence.

(C) in the performance of these duties, the Agency does not subordinate the aid that it gives to its members at political, economic conditions, military, or other conditions incompatible with the provisions of the present Statute.
D. subject provisions of this Statute and of agreements between it and a State or group of States in accordance with the provisions of the present Statute, the Agency shall exercise its functions respecting the sovereign rights of States.

Art. IV members has. The founding members of the Agency are those of the Member States of the United Nations or of a specialized agency who sign this Statute within ninety days following the moment it is opened for signature, and which deposited an instrument of ratification.
(B) other members of the Agency are the States which, members or not of the United Nations or of a specialized agency, deposited an instrument of acceptance of the present Statute, once their application approved by the General Conference on the recommendation of the Board of Governors. By recommending and approving the admission of a State, the Board of Governors and the General Conference to ensure that this State is willing and able to fulfil the obligations which fall to the members of the Agency, taking due account of his ability and his desire to act in accordance with the purposes and principles of the Charter of the United Nations.
C. the Agency is based on the principle of the sovereign equality of all its members, and to ensure to all the rights and privileges arising out of membership of the Agency, each is required to fulfil in good faith the obligations assumed by it under this Statute.

RS 0.120 art. V General Conference has. A General Conference, composed of representatives of all members of the Agency, meets every year in ordinary session and holds special sessions the Executive Director may convene at the request of the Board of Governors or of the majority of members. The sessions are held at the headquarters of the Agency, unless the General Conference decides otherwise.
B. each Member is represented at sessions by one delegate who may be accompanied by alternates and advisers. The costs of travel and stay of each delegation are the responsibility of the Member concerned.
At the beginning of each session, C. the General Conference elects its Chairman and other members of his Office. They shall hold office for the duration of the session. The General Conference, subject to the provisions of the present Statute, establishes its rules of procedure. Each Member Agency has a voice. Decisions on the referred questions to the by. H art. XIV, in the by. C art. XVIII and to the by. B of art. XIX are taken by a majority of two thirds of the members present and voting. Decisions on other questions, including the determination of new questions or categories of questions to be decided by a majority of two-thirds to a majority of the members present and voting. The quorum is a majority of the members.
D. the General Conference may discuss any questions or business who are part of the present statute or affect the powers and duties of one any of the bodies provided for in the regulations, and make on these issues or business recommendations to the members of the Agency, the Board of Governors or both to members of the Agency and the Board of Governors.
E. the General Conference:

1. elects the members of the Board of Governors in accordance with art. VI; 2. approve the admission of new members in accordance with art. IV; 3. suspends the privileges and rights of a member in accordance with art. XIX; 4. examine the report annual Council; 5. in accordance with art. XIV, adopt the budget of the agency recommended by the Council, or sends it back to the Council with recommendations on all or part of this budget, so that Council him submit it again; 6. approves the reports addressed to the United Nations, as provided for in the agreement that establishes the relationship between the Agency and the United Nations, except the reports referred to the by. C art. XII, or refer them to the Council with recommendations; 7. approve any agreement or all agreements between the Agency and the United Nations or other organizations as provided for in art. XVI, or refer them to the Council with its recommendations, for it to submit them again; 8. Approves rules and restrictions under which the Council can take out loans, according to the by. G art. XIV; approves the rules under which the Agency may accept voluntary contributions; and approved, in accordance with the by. F of art. XIV, the use which may be made of the general fund mentioned in that paragraph; 9. approves amendments to the present Statute, according to the by. C art. XVIII; 10. approves the appointment of the Director general, in accordance with the by. Art a. VII. F. The General Conference a quality for: 1 decide on any matter referred to the Board of Governors it will expressly for that purpose; 2. submit topics for the consideration of the Council, and invited to make reports on any matter pertaining to the functions of the Agency.

Art. VI Board of Governors has.  The Board of Governors is composed as follows: 1. the outgoing Governing Council designates as members of the Council the 10 members of the Agency of the most advanced in the technology of atomic energy, including the production of raw materials, and the Member most advanced in the technology of atomic energy, including the production of raw materials , in each of the following regions which is situated any ten members referred to above: (1) America (2) Latin America (3) Western Europe (4) Eastern Europe (5) Africa (6) Middle East and Asia (7) South East Asia and the Pacific (8) far East 2. The General Conference elects the Council of Governors: a) twenty members of the Agency, taking due account of equitable representation, to the Council as a whole, members from the regions referred to in para. A-1 of this article, in such a way that the Council understands at all times in this category five representatives of "Latin America", four representatives of the 'Western Europe' region, three representatives of the 'Eastern Europe' region, four representatives of the region 'Africa', two representatives of the region "Middle East and South Asia", a representative of "South-East Asia and the Pacific", and a representative of the "Far East" region (No member of this category cannot, at the end of his term, be re-elected in this category for a new mandate; b) another Member among the members of the following regions: Middle East and Southeast Asia South Asia and Pacific far East; c) another Member among the members of the following regions: Africa Middle East and South Asia from Southeast Asia and the Pacific;

(B) the designations provided for in para. A 1 of this article take place no later than 60 days before the annual regular session of the General Conference.
The elections provided for in para. A 2 of this article take place during the annual regular sessions of the General Conference.
C. members represented on the Board of Governors pursuant to para. A 1 of this article shall hold office from the end of the regular annual session of the General Conference following their designation at the end of the following regular annual session of the General Conference.
D. members represented on the Board of Governors in paragraph A-2 of this article shall hold office from the end of the regular annual session of the General Conference during which they are elected at the end of the second regular annual session the General Conference held thereafter.
E. each Member of the Board of Governors shall have one vote. Decisions on the amount of the budget of the Agency are made by a majority of two thirds of the members present and voting, as provided in the by. H art. XIV. decisions on other questions, including the determination of new questions or categories of questions to be decided by the two-thirds majority, shall be taken by a majority of the members present and voting. The quorum shall consist of two thirds of the members of the Council.
F. the Board of Governors has quality to carry out the functions of the Agency in accordance with this Statute, subject to its responsibilities toward General Conference, such as defines them this status.
G. the Board of Governors shall meet whenever it deems necessary. Its meetings are held at the headquarters of the Agency, unless the Council decides otherwise.
H. the Board of Governors elects among its members a President and other members of his Office and, subject to the provisions of the present Statute, establishes its rules of procedure.
I. the Board of Governors may create committees it considers useful. It may appoint persons to represent other organizations.
J. the Board of Governors, for the General Conference, produces an annual report on the Affairs of the Agency and on all projects approved by the Agency. The Council also, writes for submission to the General Conference, all reports that the Agency is or may be called upon to make to the United Nations or any other organization whose activity is linked to that of the Agency. These documents, and annual reports, are submitted to members of the Agency at least one month before the regular annual session of the General Conference.

New content approved by the General Conference of the Agency on Sept. 27. 1984 and by the SSA. fed. June 13, 1986, in force for Switzerland since Dec. 28. 1989 (1990 566 565 RO; 1985 II 157 FF).
New content approved by the General Conference of the Agency on Sept. 28. 1970 and by the SSA. fed. June 5, 1973, in force for Switzerland since June 1, 1973 (RO 1973 1194 1193; FF 1972 II 1369).
New content approved by the General Conference of the Agency on Sept. 28. 1970 and by the SSA. fed. June 5, 1973, in force for Switzerland since June 1, 1973 (RO 1973 1194 1193; FF 1972 II 1369).
New content approved by the General Conference of the Agency on Sept. 28. 1970 and by the SSA. fed. June 5, 1973, in force for Switzerland since June 1, 1973 (RO 1973 1194 1193; FF 1972 II 1369).

Art. VII staff has. Agency staff has at its head a director general. The Director general is appointed by the Board of Governors for a period of four years, with the approval of the General Conference. He is the highest official of the Agency.
B. the Director general is responsible for the commitment, the Organization and management of personnel; It is placed under the authority of the Board of Governors and subject to its control. It fulfil its functions in accordance with the regulations adopted by the Council.
C. staff includes specialists of scientific and technical issues and any other qualified agents that are necessary for the achievement of the objectives and the fulfilment of the functions of the Agency. The agency draws on the principle that we should maintain its permanent staff to a minimum.
D. the dominant consideration in recruitment, employment, and the determination of the conditions of service of the staff, should be to ensure the Agency staff with the highest standards of work, technical competence and integrity. Subject to this consideration, it is given to the contributions of members to the Agency and the importance of a recruitment on a broadest possible geographical basis.
E. conditions of engagement, remuneration and dismissal of the staff are consistent with the regulations approved by the Board of Governors under the provisions of the present Statute and the General rules approved by the General Conference on the recommendation of the Council.
F. in the performance of their duties, the Director-general and staff don't solicit or not accept instructions from any source external to the Agency. They refrain from any act incompatible with officials of the Agency; subject to their responsibilities to the Agency, they must disclose any trade secret or other confidential information which they would because of official duties that they perform for the account of the Agency. Each Member undertakes to respect the international character of the functions of Executive Director and the staff and not to seek to influence them in the performance of their tasks.
G. in this article, the term "staff" includes guards.

Art. VIII. Exchange of information


A. it is recommended that each Member to put at the disposal of the agency information that could, in his view, be helpful to the Agency.
B. each Member puts at the disposal of the Agency all scientific information that are the result of the assistance provided by the Agency under art. XI. C. The Agency collects and makes available to its members, in an accessible form, the information it has received in virtue of by. A and B of this article. She is taking positive measures to encourage the exchange between its members, information on the nature and use of Atomic Energy for peaceful purposes, and, accordingly, acts as an intermediary between its members.

Art. IX. provision of products has. Members can put at the disposal of the Agency the quantities of special fissile products they see fit, to the conditions agreed with the Agency. Products placed at the disposal of the Agency, at the discretion of the Member that provides, can be stored either by the Member concerned or, with the consent of the Agency, in the warehouses of the Agency.
B. Members may also put at the disposal of the Agency of raw materials, as they are defined in art. XX, and other materials. The Board of Governors determines the quantities of these materials the Agency will accept under the agreements referred to in art. XIII. C. Each Member shall communicate to the Agency the quantities, form and composition of special fissile products, raw and other materials materials that it is prepared, in accordance with its laws, to put at the disposal of the Agency, immediately or during a period fixed by the Board of Governors.
D. at the request of the Agency, any Member shall deliver without delay to another Member or group of members, the quantities of products, levied on the products he put at the disposal of the Agency, as the Agency specifies, and deliver without delay to the Agency itself the quantities of products that are really necessary for the operation of the facilities of the Agency and the pursuit of scientific research in these facilities.
E. the quantities, form and composition of the products supplied by a member may be modified at any time by this member with the approval of the Board of Governors.
F. a first notification under the by. C of this article must be made within the three months following the entry into force of this Statute with respect to the Member concerned. Unless otherwise decided by the Board of Governors, the first products provided are for the calendar year following the year when this Statute comes into force with respect to the Member concerned. Similarly, subsequent notifications are worth, unless otherwise decided by the Council, for the calendar year that follows the notification and must be made no later than 1 November of each year.
G. the Agency specifies place and mode of delivery and, if necessary, shape and composition of the products she invites a member to deliver by drawing them on the amounts that Member is willing to provide. The Agency also carries out verification of the quantities of products delivered and shall periodically inform the members.
H. the Agency is responsible for the storage and protection of the goods in his possession. The Agency must ensure that these products are protected against: 1) weather; 2) unauthorized removal or diversion; 3) the damage and destruction, including sabotage; 4) seizure by force. In the storage of the fissile material in its possession, the agency ensures that the geographical distribution of these products is clean to avoid the accumulation of large stocks in any country or region of the world.

I. the Agency shall as soon as possible establish or acquire what is needed actually to: 1. material, equipment and facilities for the reception, storage and distribution of products; 2. means of protection; 3. health measures and appropriate security measures; 4. control laboratories for the analysis and verification of products received; 5. housing and office buildings for the staff required by the foregoing.

J. products supplied under this section are used in the manner determined by the Board of Governors in accordance with the provisions of the present Statute. No Member may require that the products that it provides to the Agency apart, or designate a special project which should use these products.

Art. X Services, equipment and facilities members can put at the disposal of the Agency services, equipment and facilities which are likely to help the achievement of its objectives and the performance of its functions.

Art. XI projects Agency A. Research in this area can do with the Agency in order to obtain special fissile products and other products, as well as the services, equipment and facilities necessary for the realization of this project or practice any member or group of members of the Agency who wishes to undertake a project of interest the development or application of Atomic Energy for peaceful purposes. Any request of this kind, which must be accompanied by a statement of claim on the purpose and the scope of the project is subject to the review of the Board of Governors.
B. the Agency can also help any member or group of members, at his request, to make arrangements to obtain from outside sources the financial resources required for the implementation of these projects. By providing this assistance, the Agency is not required to give guarantees or assume financial responsibility any to the project.
C. the Agency may provide for the provision by one or more of its members, all products, services, equipment and facilities necessary to the project, or it can itself provide them directly, in whole or in part, taking into account the wishes of the Member or members who have requested his assistance.
D. for the purposes of examination of the application, the Agency may send one or more qualified persons on the territory of the Member or group of members who have requested assistance to study the company projected. To this end, the Agency may, with the consent of the Member or group of members making the request, either use its own officials, or use all nationals of one of its members who have the required titles.
E. before approving a project under this section, the Board of Governors duly takes into account: 1. of the usefulness of the project, including its possibilities of realization from the point of view of scientific and technical; 2. the existence of adequate plans, sufficient funds and technical personnel qualified to ensure the proper execution of the project; 3. the existence of health rules and security rules for handling and storage of products and for the operation of facilities; 4. impossible where the Member or group of members making the request to obtain the financial resources, products, facilities, equipment and services required; 5. the fair distribution of products and other resources available to the Agency; 6. needs of the underdeveloped regions of the world; 7. all other relevant issues.

F. after approving a project, the Agency concludes, with the Member or group of members submitting the project, an agreement which must: 1 provide for the allocation to this project of all special fissile products and other products that may be required; 2. provide the transfer of special from their storage place fissile products, whether it's products in the custody of the agency or the Member that provides for the projects of the Agency, to the Member or group of members which shall submit the draft, in conditions that are specific to the safety of any required delivery and health and safety standards that meet standards; 3. the conditions, including prices, that all products, services, equipment and facilities are provided by the Agency itself, and if these products, services, equipment and facilities must be provided by a member, stating the conditions agreed between the Member or group of members submitting the project and the Member who provides assistance; 4. include an undertaking by the Member or group of members submitting the project: has) that aid will not be used so as to be used for military purposes; (b) that the project will be submitted to the guarantees provided for in art. XII, the relevant safeguards being specified in the agreement; 5. provide the appropriate with respect to the rights and interests of the Agency and the Member or members concerned for all inventions or discoveries, or all patents thereon, that would result from the project; 6. provide the appropriate with regard to the settlement of disputes; 7. understand all other provisions deemed appropriate.

G. the provisions of this article also apply, where appropriate, any request of products, services, facilities, or equipment for a project already underway.

Art. XII Agency safeguards has. For any project of the Agency, or any other arrangement where the Agency is invited by the interested parties to apply safeguards, the Agency has the following rights and responsibilities insofar as they apply to this project or this arrangement:

1 review of facilities and specialized equipment, including nuclear reactors, plans and approval only to ensure that they will not be used for purposes military, that they meet the health standards and security standards, and that they will allow to apply effectively the safeguards provided for in this article; 2. require the application of all measures health and measures of security prescribed by the Agency; 3. require the keeping and presentation of operating records to facilitate accounting of raw materials and special fissile products used or produced as part of the project or arrangement; 4. ask and receive reports on the progress of work; 5. approve procedures to use for the chemical processing of irradiated materials, only to ensure that this chemical treatment will lend itself not the diversion of products that could be used for military purposes and will meet the standards health and safety standards; require that special fissile products recovered or obtained as by-products are used for peaceful purposes, under the continuous guarantee of the Agency for work of research or in reactors, existing or under construction, which will be specified by the Member or interested members; require that be put on deposit with the Agency any excess special fissile products recovered or obtained as by-products in addition to the amounts necessary for the uses listed above, in order to avoid the storage of these products provided that, subsequently, special fissile products so deposited with the Agency be returned without delay to the Member or members concerned at their request, to be used by them for the conditions specified above; 6. send in the territory of the State or of the beneficiary States of the inspectors appointed by the Agency after consultation with the State or the States concerned, which, at any time, will have access to any place, to any person who, because of his profession, takes care of products, equipment, or facilities that must be controlled under this Statute, and to all information necessary for accounting of raw materials and special fissile products provided as well as of all fissile material , and to ensure that there is violation or the commitment of non-use for military purposes, mentioned in para. F-4 of art. XI, or sanitary measures and measures of security referred to in para. A-2 of this article, or any other condition prescribed in the agreement between the Agency and the State or States concerned. If requested by the State concerned, inspectors designated by the Agency are accompanied by representatives of the authorities of that State, provided that the inspectors are not thereby delayed or otherwise embarrassed in the exercise of their functions; 7. violation and breach, if the State or the beneficiary States do not, within a reasonable time, the corrective measures requested, the Agency has the right to interrupt its assistance or terminate, and resume all products and all equipment provided by the person or by a member in the execution of the project.

B. the Agency constitutes, according to the needs, a corps of inspectors. These inspectors are charged with reviewing all operations conducted by the Agency itself to ensure that the Agency complies with the sanitary and safety prescribed for their application to the projects submitted for its approval, its direction or control, and that the Agency is taking steps to avoid measures that raw materials and special fissile products which it has custody , or which are used or produced in its own operations, will only be used to serve military purposes. The Agency takes steps to immediately put an end to any breach or failure to the obligation to take appropriate measures.
C. the corps of inspectors is also responsible to be present and to check the accounting referred to in para. A-6 of this article, and decide if the commitment mentioned in para. F-4 of art. XI, the provisions referred to in para. A-2 of this article and all other conditions of the project prescribed in the agreement between the Agency and the State or States concerned are observed. Inspectors report any violation to the Director general, who shall forward their report to the Board of Governors. The Commission directs the State or recipient States to terminate immediately any breach which is found to exist. The Council carries this violation to the attention of all members and seized the Security Council and the General Assembly of the United Nations. If the State or the beneficiary States do not take within a reasonable time all measures to put an end to this violation, the Board may take one of the following two steps or one and another: give instructions for that either reduced or interrupted aid granted by the agency or a member, and demand the return of products and equipment made available to the Member or group of members receiving. The Agency may also, under art. XIX, deprive any Member offender exercise inherent to membership rights and privileges.

Art. XIII reimbursement of members unless otherwise agreed between the Governing Council and the Member providing the Agency of the products, services, equipment or facilities, the Board of Governors concludes with this member agreement providing for the refund of the provided items.

Art. XIV. financial provisions A. The Board of Governors shall submit each year to the General Conference a proposed budget indicating expenditure of the Agency. In order to facilitate the task of the Council in this regard, the Director general shall prepare this draft budget. If the General conference does not approve the project, it refers it to the Council with its recommendations. The Council then submits a new project to the General Conference for approval.
(B) the expenditure of the Agency are classified in the following categories: 1. administrative expenses. These expenses include: a. staff costs of the Agency, except those that relate to the agents employed to take care of the products, services, equipment and facilities referred to in para. B-2 below; the cost of the meetings; the expenses incurred by the preparation of the Agency's projects and the dissemination of information; (b) the expenses incurred by the application of the guarantees provided for in art. XII, with regard to the projects of the Agency, or to the al. A-5 of art. III, with regard to the bilateral or multilateral agreements, as well as the costs of handling and storage of special fissile products by the Agency, other than the storage and handling costs referred to the by. E below.

2. the expenses, other than those referred to in para. 1 of this subsection, relating to products, facilities, material and equipment acquired or established by the Agency in the exercise of its powers, as well as the cost of the products, services, equipment and facilities provided by she under agreements with one or more of its members.

C. to stop the amount of the expenses referred to in para. B-1, b, above, the Board of Governors deducted the recoverable amounts relating to the application of safeguards agreements between the Agency and the parties to bilateral or multilateral agreements.
D. the Council of Governors distributed among members of the agency expenditures referred to in para. B-1 above according to rates set by the General Conference. To set the schedule, the General Conference is inspired by the principles adopted by the United Nations with regard to the contributions of Member States to the regular budget of the organization.
E. the Board of Governors periodically establishes a scale of charges, including reasonable and uniform charges for storage and handling, applicable to products, services, equipment and facilities provided by the Agency to its members. This scale is designed to provide the Agency sufficient income to cover the costs and expenses referred to in para. B-2 above, net of all voluntary contributions, that the Board of Governors may, by virtue of the by. F, decide to use for this purpose. The amounts collected in application of this scale are transferred to a special fund used to pay for all products, services, equipment, or facilities provided by members and to settle all other costs referred to in para. B-2 above which could be incurred by the Agency itself.
F. all surplus income to the title of the by. E on paragraph and any contributions made to the Agency voluntarily audit covered expenses are transferred to a general fund that can be used at the option of the Board of Governors, with the approval of the General Conference.
G. subject to rules and restrictions approved by the General Conference, the Board of Governors is empowered to contract loans on behalf of the Agency, without however imposing on members of the Agency a responsibility any regarding these loans, and to accept voluntary contributions that are available to the Agency.

H. decisions of the General Conference on financial matters and those of the Board of Governors on the amount of the budget of the Agency are taken by a majority of two thirds of the members present and voting.

Art. XV Privileges and Immunities has. The Agency has, on the territory of each of its members, legal capacity and privileges and immunities that are necessary to perform its functions.
B. delegates of the members of the Agency as well as their alternates and advisers, Governors appointed to the Board and their alternates and advisers, the Director-general and the staff of the Agency, enjoy the privileges and immunities that they need to perform their duties in complete independence from the Agency.
C. the legal capacity and privileges and immunities referred to in this section are defined in an agreement or separate agreements which shall be concluded between the Agency, represented for this purpose by the Director general, acting in accordance with the instructions of the Board of Governors, and its members.

Art. XVI. Relations with other organizations has. The Board of Governors, with the approval of the General Conference, is entitled to enter into an agreement or agreements establishing relationships between the Agency and the United Nations and other organizations whose activity is linked to that of the Agency.
B. the agreement or agreements establishing the relationship of the Agency with the United Nations provide that: 1. the Agency shall submit to the United Nations the reports referred to in paras. B-4 and B - 5 of art. III; 2. the Agency examines the resolutions concerning that are adopted by the General Assembly or one of the advice of the United Nations, and, when she is invited, shall submit to the Board appropriate United Nations reports on the measures taken by it or by its members, in accordance with this Statute, as a result of such a review.

Art. XVII settlement of disputes a. Any question or dispute concerning the interpretation or application of this Statute, which has not been resolved by negotiation, is submitted to the International Court of Justice in accordance with the Statute of the Court, unless the parties agree to another mode of settlement.
B. the General Conference and the Board of Governors are empowered, subject to the approval of the General Assembly of the United Nations, to request the International Court of Justice to give an opinion on any legal question asking about the activity of the Agency.

SR 0.193.501 art. A. XVIII amendments and withdrawals Amendments to the present Statute may be proposed by any member of the Agency. Certified copies of the text of any proposed amendment are established by the Director general and communicated by him to all members at least ninety days prior to the date at which it is to be considered by the General Conference.
B. at the fifth annual session of the General Conference following the entry into force of this Statute, the question of the comprehensive review of the provisions of the present Statute will be placed on the agenda of the session. If the majority of the members present and voting finds in favor of the revision, it will be held at the next session of the General Conference. Subsequently, proposals concerning the issue of a general revision of this Statute may be submitted to the General Conference, which will decide following the same procedure.
C. amendments take effect for all members when they: (i) approved by the General Conference by a majority of two thirds of the members present and voting, after review of the submissions made by the Board of Governors on each amendment proposed; (ii) accepted by two thirds of the members in accordance with their respective constitutional rules. Acceptance is made by the deposit of an instrument of acceptance with the depositary mentioned Government to the by. C art. XXI. D. At any time after the expiry of a period of five years from the date on which the Statute entered into force by virtue of the by. Art E. XXI and on any occasion where it is not prepared to accept an amendment to the present Statute, a member of the Agency may withdraw notice given in writing to the Depositary Government referred to in paragraph C of the art. XXI which informs without delay the Board of Governors and all the other members.
(E) the withdrawal of a member does not alter the obligations it has undertaken under art. XI or its budgetary obligations for the year in which he retired.

Art. XIX Suspension of privileges has. Any member in arrears in the payment of its financial contributions to the Agency may participate in the vote at the Agency if the amount of its arrears is equal to or higher than that of the contributions owed by him for the previous two years. However, the General Conference may authorize the Member to participate in the vote if it finds that the failure is due to circumstances beyond his will.
B. Si a member of the Agency persistently violated the provisions of the present statute or any agreement concluded by him in accordance with this Statute, he may be deprived of the exercise of its privileges and rights of membership by a decision of the Conference taken by a majority of two thirds of the members present and voting, on the recommendation of the Board of Governors.

Art. XX Definitions for the purposes of this Statute: 1. by 'special fissionable material', means plutonium-239, uranium-233; uranium enriched in uranium-235 or 233; any product containing one or more of the isotope above; and such other fissile material that the Board of Governors shall appoint from time to time. However, the term "special fissionable material" does not apply to materials brutes.2. by "uranium enriched in uranium 235 or 233" means uranium containing uranium 235 or uranium 233, either these two isotopes in such report quantity between the sum of these two isotopes and isotope 238 is greater than the ratio of the isotope 235 and 238 isotope in uranium naturel.3. by 'raw material' means uranium containing the mixture of isotopes in nature; uranium whose content in U 235 is less than normal; thorium; all the subjects mentioned above in the form of metal, alloy, chemical compounds or concentrates; any other material containing one or more of the materials mentioned above at concentrations that the Board of Governors shall determine from time to time; and such other material as the Board of Governors shall appoint from time to time.

Art. XXI Signature, acceptance and entry into force has. This statute will be open for signature to all States members of the United Nations or of one of the specialized agencies on October 26, 1956, and will remain so for a period of 90 days.
B. signatory States will become parties to the present Statute by the deposit of an instrument of ratification.
(C) the instruments of ratification of the signatories and the instruments of acceptance of the States whose admission has been approved by virtue of the by. B of art. IV of this Statute shall be deposited with the Government of the United States of America, who will be the Depositary Government.
(D) the present Statute will be ratified or accepted by States in accordance with their respective constitutional rules.
E. this Statute, regardless of the schedule, will come into force when eighteen States have deposited their instruments of ratification in accordance with the by. B of this article, provided that these eighteen States include at least three of the following States: Canada, United States of America, France, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and Union of Socialist Republics Soviet. The instruments of ratification and instruments of acceptance deposited later will take effect on the date of their receipt.
F. the Depositary Government shall inform without delay all the signatory States of the present status of the date of the deposit of each instrument of ratification and the date of entry into force of the Statute. The Depositary Government shall inform without delay all the signatories and members of the dates to which other States will become parties to the Statute.
G. Annex to this Statute will be effective the first day where the status will be opened for signature.

Art. XXII registration with the United Nations has. This statute will be registered by the Government custodian under art. 102 of the Charter of the United Nations.
B. agreements between the Agency and one or more of its members, the agreements between the Agency and one or several other organizations and agreements between members subject to the approval of the Agency will be registered with the Agency. These agreements will be recorded by the Agency to the United Nations if their registration is prescribed by art. 102 of the Charter of the United Nations.

RS 0.120 art. XXIII texts being faith and certified copies in accordance with


This statute, written in English, Chinese, Spanish, french and Russian, each text being equally authentic, shall be deposited in the archives of the Depositary Government. Duly certified copies will be given by him to the Governments of the other signatory States and to the Governments of the States admitted as members by virtue of the by. B of art. IV. in faith whereof, the undersigned, duly authorized, have signed this Statute.
Done at the headquarters of the Organization of the United Nations, 26 October one thousand nine hundred and fifty-six.

Annex Preparatory Commission. A Preparatory Committee will be created the first day this Statute will be open for signature. It will consist of a representative from each of the following countries: Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, United States of America, France, India, Portugal, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Union of Soviet Socialist Republics and Czechoslovakia, Union of South Africa, and a representative from each of the six other States will appoint the International Conference on the status of the International Atomic Energy Agency. The Preparatory Commission will remain in office until the entry into force of this Statute, and, subsequently, until the General Conference met and a Board of Governors has been constituted in accordance with art. VL. B. To meet its expenses, the Preparatory Commission may ask the United Nations to grant him a loan and will to this effect, with the competent authorities of the United Nations, all useful provisions, including provisions for repayment of the loan. If this loan is insufficient, the Preparatory Commission may accept advances from Governments. These advances can be deducted from the contributions of the Governments concerned to the budget of the Agency.
C. Preparatory Commission: 1 will elect its bureau, will establish its rules of procedure, shall meet as often as it takes, will choose the venue of its meetings and will create committees that it considers necessary; 2. appoint an Executive Secretary and will recruit the necessary staff, of which it shall determine the powers and duties; 3. will take all necessary measures for the first session of the General Conference and including will prepare a draft agenda and a draft rules of procedure, with the understanding that this session should be held as soon as possible after the entry into force of this Statute; 4. appoint the members of the first Board of Governors pursuant to paras. A-1 and A-2 and by. B of art. VL; 5. prepare for the first session of the General Conference and the first meeting of the Board of Governors, studies, reports and recommendations which will focus on those issues which the Agency is interested in seeking an immediate review, including: a. the financing of the Agency, (b) programs and the budget for the first year of activity of the Agency, c. technical problems related to the future operations of the Agency program (d) the creation of a permanent secretariat of the Agency, (e) the location of the permanent headquarters of the Agency;

6 to prepare for the first meeting of the Board of Governors, recommendations on the provisions of an agreement relating to the seat of the Agency, the agreement to define the legal status of the Agency and the rights and obligations of the Agency and the host State; 7 obligations. a. will begin negotiations with the United Nations to prepare, in accordance with art. XVI of this Statute, a draft agreement to submit to the General Conference at its first session and the Board of Governors at its first meeting;

(b) make recommendations to the General Conference, at its first session, and to the Board of Governors, at its first meeting, about relationships, which referred to in art. XVI of this Statute, between the Agency and other international organizations.

State on 21 January 2016 scope 21 January 2016 States parties Ratification, accession (A) statement of Coolidge (S) entry into force Afghanistan may 31, 1957 July 29, 1957 South Africa June 6, 1957 July 29, 1957 August 23, 1957 Albania Algeria 24 December 1963 23 August 1957 has 24 December 1963 Germany October 1, 1957 October 1, 1957 Angola 9 November 1999 November 9, 1999 Antigua - and - Barbuda 14 October 2015 October 14, 2015 Saudi Arabia 13 December 1962 has 13 December 1962 Argentina * October 3, 1957 October 3, 1957 Armenia September 27, 1993 was 27 September 1993 Australia July 29, 1957 July 29, 1957 Austria 10 May 1957 July 29, 1957 Azerbaijan may 30, 2001 May 30, 2001 Bahamas 7 January 2014 has 7 January 2014 Bahrain 23 June 2009 June 23, 2009 Bangladesh 27 September 1972 September 27, 1972 Barbados 20 November 2015 has 20 November 2015 Belarus 8 April 1957 29 July 1957 Belgium 29 April 1958 April 29, 1958 Belize March 31, 2006 March 31, 2006 Benin 26 May 1999 has 26 May 1999 Bolivia 15 March 1963 March 15, 1963 Bosnia and Herzegovina 18 October 1995 October 18, 1995 Botswana 20 March 2002 has March 20, 2002 Brazil July 29, 1957 July 29, 1957 Brunei 18 February 2014 has 18 February 2014 Bulgaria 17 August 1957 17 August 1957 Burkina Faso 14 September 1998 has 14 September

1998 Burundi 24 June 2009 has 24 June 2009 Cambodia November 23, 2009 November 23, 2009 Cameroon July 13, 1964 has 13 July 1964 Canada July 29, 1957 July 29, 1957 Chile 19 September 1960 September 19, 1960 China 1 January 1984 1 January 1984 Cyprus 7 June 1965 has 7 June 1965 Colombia 30 September 1960 September 30, 1960 Congo (Brazzaville) July 15, 2009 July 15, 2009 Congo (Kinshasa) 10 October 1961 has 10 October 1961 Korea) South) August 8, 1957 August 8, 1957 Costa Rica March 25, 1965 March 25, 1965 Ivory Coast November 19, 1963 November 19, 1963 Croatia 12 February 1993 has 12 February 1993 Cuba October 1, 1957 October 1, 1957 Denmark July 16, 1957 July 29, 1957 Djibouti 6 March 2015 has 6 March 2015 Dominique February 17, 2012 has 17 February 2012 Egypt 4 September 1957 September 4, 1957 El El Salvador 22 November 1957 22 November 1957 United Arab Emirates United

January 15, 1976 was January 15, 1976 Ecuador 3 March 1958 3 March 1958 Eritrea 20 December 2002 December 20, 2002 Spain August 26, 1957 August 26, 1957 Estonia 31 January 1992 has 31 January 1992 United States * July 29, 1957 July 29, 1957 Ethiopia 30 September 1957 September 30, 1957 Fiji 2 November 2012 November 2, 2012 Finland January 7, 1958 has 7 January 1958 France July 29, 1957 July 29, 1957 Gabon 21 January 1964 to 21 January 1964 Georgia February 23, 1996 February 23, 1996 Ghana 28 September 1960 has 28 September 1960 Greece 30 September 1957 September 30, 1957 Guatemala March 29, 1957 July 29, 1957 Guyana 27 January 2015 has 27 January 2015 Haiti October 7, 1957 October 7, 1957 24 February 2003 Honduras has 24 February 2003 Hungary August 8, 1957 August 8, 1957 January 26, 1994 Marshall Islands has 26 January 1994 India * July 16, 1957 July 29, 1957 Indonesia 7 August 1957 7 August 1957 Iran 16 September 1958 September 16, 1958 Iraq 4 March 1959 March 4, 1959 Ireland 6 January 1970 has 6 January 1970 Iceland 6 August 1957 6 August 1957 Israel July 12, 1957 July 29, 1957 Italy 30 September 1957 September 30, 1957 Jamaica December 29, 1965's December 29, 1965 Japan July 16, 1957 July 29, 1957 Jordan 18 April 1966 April 18, 1966 Kazakhstan 14 February 1994 has 14 February 1994 Kenya

12 July 1965 has A 12 July 1965 Kyrgyzstan September 10, 2003 September 10, 2003 Kuwait 1 December 1964 A 1 December 1964 Laos November 4, 2011 November 4, 2011 Lesotho 13 July 2009 July 13, 2009 Latvia 10 April 1997 has 10 April 1997 Lebanon 29 June 1961 29 June 1961 Liberia 5 October 1962 October 5, 1962 Libya 9 September 1963 September 9, 1963 Liechtenstein 13 December 1968 has 13 December 1968 Lithuania 18 November 1993 A

November 18, 1993 Luxembourg 29 January 1958 January 29, 1958 Macedonia 24 February 1994 24 February 1994 Madagascar 22 March 1965 has 22 March 1965 Malaysia January 15, 1969 was 15 January 1969 Malawi 2 October 2006 October 2, 2006 Mali 10 August 1961 has 10 August 1961 Malta 29 September 1997 September 29, 1997 Morocco 17 September 1957 17 September 1957 Maurice December 31, 1974 31 December 1974 Mauritania 23 November 2004 was 23 November

2004 April 7, 1958 Mexico April 7, 1958 Moldova 24 September 1997 has 24 September 1997 Monaco 19 September 1957 September 19, 1957 Mongolia 20 September 1973 September 20, 1973 Montenegro 30 October 2006 has 30 October 2006 Mozambique 18 September 2006 to September 18, 2006 Myanmar October 18, 1957 October 18, 1957 Namibia 17 February 1983 has 17 February 1983 Nepal 8 July 2008 July 8, 2008 Nicaragua March 25, 1977 has 25 March 1977 Niger 27 March 1969 March 27, 1969 Nigeria March 25, 1964 has 25 March 1964 Norway June 10, 1957 July 29, 1957 New Zealand 13 September 1957 September 13, 1957 Oman 5 February 2009 5 February 2009 Uganda 30 August 1967 has 30 August 1967 Uzbekistan 26 January 1994 January 26, 1994 Pakistan may 2, 1957 July 29, 1957 Palau March 2, 2007 was 2 March 2007 Panama March 2, 1966 March 2, 1966, Papua New Guinea


April 4, 2012 April 4, 2012 Paraguay 30 September 1957 30 September 1957 Netherlands July 30, 1957 30 July 1957 Aruba July 30, 1957 July 30, 1957 Curaçao, on July 30, 1957 30 July 1957 part Caribbean (Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba) July 30, 1957 30 July 1957 Sint Maarten July 30, 1957 30 July 1957 Peru September 30, 1957 30 September 1957 Philippines September 2, 1958 September 2, 1958 Poland July 31, 1957 July 31, 1957 Portugal 12 July

1957 29 July 1957 Qatar 27 February 1976 February 27, 1976 Central African Republic January 5, 2001 has January 5, 2001 Dominican Republic July 11, 1957 July 29, 1957 27 September 1993 Czech Republic has 27 September 1993 Romania April 12, 1957 July 29, 1957 United Kingdom * 29 July 1957 July 29, 1957 Rwanda September 4, 2012 has 4 September 2012 Russia April 8, 1957 July 29, 1957 Saint - Marin 25 November 2013 has 25 November 2013 Holy See 20 August 20, 1957 August 1957 Senegal 1 November 1960 1 November 1960 Serbia October 31, 2001 was 31 October 2001 Seychelles 22 April 2003 April 22, 2003 Sierra Leone 4 June 1967 4 June 1967 Singapore January 5, 1967 has 5 January 1967 Slovakia 27 September 1993 has 27 September 1993 Slovenia 21 September 1992 21 September 1992 Sudan July 17, 1958 July 17, 1958 Sri Lanka August 22, 1957 August 22, 1957 Sweden June 19, 1957 July 29

1957 Switzerland * April 5, 1957 July 29, 1957 Swaziland 15 February 2013 has 15 February 2013 Syria 6 June 1963 6 June 1963 Tajikistan September 10, 2001 September 10, 2001 Tanzania 6 January 1976 has 6 January 1976 Chad 2 November 2005 November 2, 2005 Thailand October 15, 1957 October 15, 1957 Togo 1 November 2012 has 1 November 2012 Trinidad and Tobago 9 November 2012 has 9 November 2012 Tunisia 14 October 1957 October 14, 1957 Turkey July 19

1957 July 29, 1957 Ukraine * July 31, 1957 July 31, 1957 Uruguay January 22, 1963 January 22, 1963 Vanuatu 9 September 2015 was September 9, 2015 Venezuela * August 19, 1957 August 19, 1957 Viet Nam 20 July 1976 of 2 July 1976 Yemen October 14, 1994 to October 14, 1994 Zambia 8 January 1969 has 8 January 1969 Zimbabwe 1 August 1986 1 August 1986 * reservations and declarations.
Reservations and declarations, with the exception of Switzerland, are not published to the RO. Texts in french and English can be found at the United Nations Internet site address: http://untreaty.un.org or obtained in the Direction of public international law (FDFA), the international treaties Section, 3003 Bern.

Reservations and declarations Switzerland has the opportunity of the deposit of its instrument of ratification concerning the status of the International Atomic Energy Agency, the Switzerland made the reservation of general scope that his collaboration with the international agency of atomic energy, particularly with regard to relations of the organization with the United Nations, cannot exceed the framework assigns its position of perpetually neutral State. It is in the sense of this general reserve to make a reserve special both with respect to the text of art. 111, let. B, c. 4, status, with respect to any similar clause which could replace or supplement these provisions in the statute or in another arrangement.

1958 527 RO; FF 1957 I 853 RO 1958 525 1970 112 RO, 1972 2404, 1977 2138, 1978 36, 1984 268, 1987 1141, 1991 2217, 2005-1579, 2010 55, 2014 2005, 2016 501. A version of the update scope is published on the web site of the FDFA (www.dfae.admin.ch/traites).
AF on 18 March 1957 (RO 1958 525) State on 21 January 2016

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