0.426.1 translation Convention on CAB International concluded in London on 8 July 1986 approved by the Federal Assembly on 23 June 2000, Instrument of ratification deposited by the Switzerland on 25 October 2000 entry into force for the Switzerland on 25 October 2000 (6 March 2013 State) Governments parties to this agreement, eager to promote the progress of agriculture and of agricultural sciences in providing information , as well as scientific and apparent at the global level, services and wishing to rebuild the organization known as the Commonwealth agricultural offices, which had been founded in 1928 and reconstituted in 1981, agree to the following: art. I created the Commonwealth agricultural offices are, by this Act, reconstituted under the name of CAB INTERNATIONAL (hereinafter referred to as the Organization).
Art. II purpose and functions 1. The organization is intended to provide information, as well as scientific and related services to agriculture and agricultural sciences, at the global level.
2. without prejudice to the generality of the al. 1 of this article, the Organization shall: a) collect and compile information, and disseminate them through journals and other media; b) provide identification services, taxonomy and biological control; c) facilitate the exchange of ideas and information between researchers in agriculture and in the disciplines related; d) undertake training activities; e) cooperate with other international organizations (, as well as other national and international entities be they public or private, in order to provide its services, etf) undertake any other activity and provide any other service that could advance.
Art. III. members of the Organization members of the Organization are composed: has) Governments mentioned in the attached list, which have signed, ratified or accepted this agreement, or the Governments for which a notification has been filed, pursuant to art. XVII of this agreement etb) other Governments, who (i) have been admitted as members, according to criteria and conditions set by the Organization, by one vote in the affirmative of at least two thirds of the Member Governments participating in a review board or a meeting of the Board of Directors, or by a vote by correspondence from Member Governments, and that (ii) acceded to this agreement as provided his art. XVII. arts. IV. legal personality, privileges and immunities 1. The organization enjoys legal personality and is especially entitled to: a) enter into contracts; b) acquire and dispose of property, etc) Institute legal proceedings.
2. the organization enjoys on the territory of each Member State, the privileges and immunities granted to enable it to fulfil its mandate and to carry out the tasks entrusted to him. Special privileges and immunities referred to in this paragraph are separate agreements which are concluded between the Organization and member Governments when the business outlook of the Organization on the territory of those Member States permit.
Art. V easing measures each member Government takes appropriate measures to facilitate the movement of specimens, equipment, material, publications and other items by the Organization in the exercise of its functions.
Art. VI Organization Structure includes: a) the Board of study; b) the Board of Directors, etc.) management, which includes institutes and offices.
Art. VII Board of study 1. The review board is to review the activities and determine the general policies of the organization.
2. the Board of study is composed of representatives of each member Government.
3. the Board of study meets: a) according to a resolution of the previous Council; b) every five years, on six months notice communicated by the Director general to the Governments members, ouc) when two-thirds of the members of the Board of Directors requested that the study Board will meet in special session, with three months notice communicated by the Director-general to Member Governments, indicating the subjects to be discussed.
4. the study Council sets its own rules of procedure.
Art. VIII Board of Directors 1. The Board of Directors is responsible for the direction of the General operations of the organization. Between sessions of the review board, the Board follows the implementation of policies and decisions of the Council.
2. without prejudice to the generality of the al. 1 of the present article, the Board has the following responsibilities: a) appoint the Director general of the Organization; b) appoint, on the recommendation of the Director general, the directors within the Organization, as well as those of the institutes and offices; c) appoint, on the recommendation of the Director general, the external auditors; d) consider and approve the annual management accounts and the budget (, prepared by the Director general; e) allow the Organization to borrow and secure them using its assets, etf) authorize the conclusion of agreements and conventions with other international organizations.
3. subject to the provisions of art. III of this agreement, the Board of Directors may delegate to committees or to the Director general, one or more of its functions and responsibilities. The Board of Directors is through the Director-general who is responsible for the implementation of the policies and decisions of the Council.
4. the Board of Directors is composed of one representative of each member Government. It elects from among its members, a President whose mandate is set at one year.
5. the Board of Directors meets at least once per year and, if necessary, at any time, if it thinks fit. Any member of the Board of Directors may request the Chairman to convene a meeting to be convened then as soon as conditions permit. General manager will inform, in due time, the members of the Board of Directors of the meetings of the Council and of the subjects.
6. the Board of Directors sets its own rules of procedure.
Art. IX Direction 1. The Director general is the Executive Head of the organization. He is responsible for the conduct of the Affairs of the Organization, in accordance with the policies and decisions adopted by the study Board and the Board of Directors.
2. without prejudice to the generality of the al. 1 of this article, the Director-general: has) is responsible for the management and the appointment of the staff of the Organization, subject to the provisions of art. VIII, al. 2 (b) of this agreement; b.) prepares, each year, the report of activity of the Organization; c) prepares the annual budget of the Organization, to be submitted to the approval of the Board of Directors; d) prepare the annual accounts of the Organization, which after audit, will be subject to the approval of the Board of Directors; e) periodically informs the Board of Directors of the Organization's activities, etf) represents the Organization in its relations with third parties and concludes on its behalf, agreements and Conventions, after having been duly authorized by the Board of Directors.
Art. X Decisions 1. The study Board and the Board of directors strive, to the extent possible, to adopt decisions by consensus.
2. in the absence of consensus, decisions are taken by a simple majority of the Government members present and voting, unless otherwise provided by this agreement or the rules of procedure. If an article of the rules of procedure provides for a qualified majority for the adoption of a decision, this article cannot be changed by a vote representing such a majority.
3. each Government member is entitled to one vote.
Art. XI national implementation agencies each member Government refers, by notification to the Director-general, one of its ministries, departments or agencies who will be responsible for dealing with the Organization on matters of this agreement.
Art. XII Finances 1. The expenses of the Organization are addressed through funds: a) contributions of Member Governments; b) from the sale of publications and services; c) of gifts and endowments, d) borrowing, summer) from other sources of income.
2. by an affirmative vote of at least two thirds of the members, representing Governments at least half the financial contributions of Member Governments to the expenses of the Organization, the Board of study recommends to Member Governments the proportion of their contributions to the expenses of the organization.
3. unless otherwise decided by the Board of Directors, a member Government, which lags more than eighteen months (18) in the payment of its contributions will not be entitled to benefit from the services that grant as a member, until he has paid its arrears in full.
Art. XIII withdrawal
1. a Government member may, at any time, withdraw from the organization by addressing, in writing, a notification to the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (hereinafter referred to as the depositary), who shall immediately inform the other Member Governments and the Director-general.
2. the withdrawal of a member Government becomes effective twelve (12) months after the date of receipt of the notification by the depositary or after a longer period, duly specified in the notification.
Art. XIV. Dissolution of the Organization 1. The organization may terminate its activities under the terms of a resolution of the Board of study the affirmative vote of at least two thirds of Member Governments, representing at least half the financial contributions of Member Governments to the expenses of the organization.
2. in the case of dissolution, the Board of Directors appoints a liquidator. The assets of the Organization are distributed, and commitments, including liabilities incurred under the scheme to the Pension Fund of the staff of the Organization, are honored by Member Governments in corresponding proportions in total financial contributions, expenditures and assets of the organization.
Art. XV amendments 1. Any member Government may propose amendments to this agreement, which are reviewed by the study Board. An amendment may be adopted by a resolution of the Board of study, approved by a vote of at least two-thirds of Member Governments, representing at least half the financial contributions of Member Governments to the expenses of the organization.
2. the custodian sends to Governments for acceptance, each amendment adopted by the study Board. An amendment will be effective for Member Governments who have accepted him, when two third of such Governments have deposited their instruments of acceptance with the depositary. The depositary shall inform all Member Governments of the entry into force of that amendment.
Art. XVI. Memorandum on the Commonwealth agricultural offices when this agreement enters into force, the Memorandum on agricultural offices of the Commonwealth, apply from April 1, 1981, will cease to deploy its effects.
Art. XVII final provisions list (according to art. (III) scope on 6 March 2013 1. The original of this agreement is held by the custodian, in London, and remains open for signature by the Governments mentioned in the attached list.
2. this agreement will be submitted for ratification or approval of the signatories. The instruments of ratification or acceptance shall be deposited with the depositary.
3. this Agreement shall enter into force when at least twelve (12) Governments mentioned in the attached list will have deposited their instruments of ratification or acceptance with the depositary. If a Government mentioned in the attached list signs and ratifies or accepts this agreement after its entry into force, the said agreement will enter into force for that Government on the date of deposit of its instrument of ratification or acceptance with the depositary.
4. the present agreement is also open to accession by all the Governments who have been admitted as members, in accordance with the provisions of art. III, al. (b) of the agreement. For a Government in this category, the agreement will enter into force on the date on which it will be deposited its instrument of accession with the depositary.
5. at the time where it deposits its instrument of ratification, acceptance or accession or at any later date, a Government may, by notification to the depositary, declare that this agreement applies also to any independent State which freely associated or any territory which he is responsible for international relations, and that the Government informed him that he wished to participate in the said agreement. Of these independent States or Governments of those territories for which a notification is sent, are members of the Organization to an individual or collective, depending on the content of the notification. For of these independent States or Governments of those territories for which a notification is sent after the entry into force of this agreement, it will come into force on the date of receipt of the notification by the depositary.
6. the depositary shall inform the Governments mentioned in the attached list as well as any other Government that adheres to this agreement each signature, ratification, acceptance, accession and notification, as well as the entry into force of the agreement.
In faith whereof, the undersigned representatives, duly authorized by their respective Governments, have signed this agreement.
Done at London, in this day of July eight thousand nine hundred eighty-six.
List (according to art. (III) the Governments of the following countries: Australia Malaysia Bahamas Maurice Bangladesh Negara brunei darussalam Botswana Nigeria Canada New Zealand Cyprus Uganda Fiji Papua New Guinea Gambia Ghana Sierra Leone Guyana Sri Lanka Tanzania Trinidad and Tobago India Solomon Islands United Kingdom Jamaica Kenya Zimbabwe the United Kingdom dependent territories Malawi Zambia (follow signatures) scope on 6 March 2013 States parties Ratification, accession (A) entry into force South Africa 13 May 1997 has 13 May 1997 Australia 31 July 1986 Bahamas 18 September 4, 1987 May 1989 may 18, 1989 Bangladesh may 13, 1987 September 4, 1987 Barbados 28 January 2013 A January 28, 2013 Botswana January 28, 1987 September 4, 1987 Brunei 17 November 1993 17 November 1993 Burundi 28 February 2001 A February 28, 2001 Canada July 29, 1991 29 July 1991 Chile October 5, 1995 October 5, 1995 China August 21, 1995 was 21 August 1995 Hong Kong 14 May 1987 4 September 1987 Cyprus July 17, 1987 September 4, 1987
Colombia March 9, 1995 March 9, 1995 (North) Korea 13 May 2010 has 13 May 2010 Ivory Coast February 23, 2004 has 23 February 2004 Granada 9 September 2010 September 9, 2010 Guyana 18 December 1986 4 September 1987 India 22 July 1988 July 22, 1988 Jamaica 4 May 1988 may 4, 1988 Kenya November 13, 1987 November 13, 1987 Malaysia March 11, 1987 September 4, 1987 Malawian March 6, 1987 September 4, 1987 Morocco January 10, 2005 At January 10, 2005 Maurice 8 January 1988 8 January 1988 Myanmar June 28, 1993 at 28 June 1996 Oman 2 October 2000 has October 2, 2000 Pakistan may 6, 1992 at 6 May 1992 Philippines 16 November 1993 has 16 November 1993 United Kingdom may 14, 1987 September 4, 1987 Anguilla May 14, 1987 September 4, 1987 Bermuda August 3, 1987 September 4, 1987 Cayman Islands 1 June 1988 June 1, 1988 Falkland Islands August 3, 1987 September 4, 1987
British Virgin Islands 3 August 1987 4 September 1987 Montserrat May 14, 1987 September 4, 1987 Sainte - Hélène August 3, 1987 September 4, 1987 Solomon, Islands November 10, 1987 November 10, 1987 Sri Lanka February 27, 1987 4 September 1987 Switzerland October 25, 2000 A 25 October 2000 Trinidad and Tobago June 23, 1987 September 4, 1987 Viet Nam 26 August 1992 has 26 August 1992 Zambia 5 October 1988 5 October 1988 Zimbabwe November 27, 1987 November 27, 1987 RO 2003 1059; FF 2000 607 translation of the original English text.
RO 2003 1058 this publication complements those appearing at the RO 2003 1059, 2007 1393, 2013 825. A version of the update scope is published on the web site of the FDFA (www.dfae.admin.ch/traites).
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