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INFCIRC/20
23 September 1960

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The Texts of the Agency´s Relationship Agreements with Specialized Agencies

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The texts of the relationship agreements which the Agency has concluded with the specialized agencies listed below, together with the respective protocols authenticating them, are reproduced in this document in the order which the agreements entered into force, for the information of all Members of the Agency.

  1. United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

  2. International Labour Organisation

  3. World Health Organization

  4. World Meteorological Organization

  5. International Civil Aviation Organization

  6. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations


I. United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

A. Agreement

This agreement was approved by the Executive Board of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization on 26 September 1958 and by the General Conference of the Agency on 1 October 1958 and thus, in accordance with the terms of Article XIII, entered into force on the latter date (as per the Protocol that follows).

Agreement Between the International Atomic Energy Agency and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

ARTICLE I

Co-operation and Consultation

  1. The International Atomic Energy Agency and the United Nations Educational,Scientific and Cultural Organization agree that with a view to facilitating the effective attainment of the objectives set forth in their respective constitutional instruments, within the general framework established by the Charter of the United Nations, they will recognize their respective spheres of competence, they will act in close co-operation with each other and they will consult with each other regularly in regard to matters of common interest.

  2. In particular, it is recognized by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization that the International Atomic Energy Agency has, under its Statute and in accordance with the agreement between the United Nations and the International Atomic Energy Agency and the exchange of letters which accompanied that Agreement, primary responsibility for encouraging and assisting research on and development and practical application of atomic energy for peaceful uses throughout the world, and therefore has a corresponding concern in the co-ordination of world-wide activities in this field, with-out prejudice to the right of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization to concern itself with teaching, the diffusion of information and pure research in the field of atomic and nuclear physics, as well as scientific study of the social, economic and cultural problems to which the peaceful uses of atomic energy give rise.

  3. Accordingly, in all cases where either organization proposes to initiate a program or activity on a subject in which the other organization has or may have a substantial interest, the first party shall consult the other before adopting the program or initiating the activity.

ARTICLE II

Reciprocal Representation

  1. Representatives of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization shall be invited to attend the General Conference of the International Atomic Energy Agency and to participate without vote in the deliberations of that body and, where appropriate, of its commissions and committees with respect to items on their agenda in which the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization has an interest.

  2. Representatives of the International Atomic Energy Agency shall be invited to attend the General Conference of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization and to participate without vote in the deliberations of that body and, where appropriate, of its committees or commissions with respect to items on their agenda in which the International Atomic Energy Agency has an interest.

  3. Representatives of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization shall be invited, as appropriate, to attend meetings of the Board of Governors of the International Atomic Energy Agency and to participate without vote in the deliberations of that body and of its committees with respect to items on their agenda in which United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization has an interest.

  4. Representatives of the International Atomic Energy Agency shall be invited, as appropriate, to attend meetings of the Executive Board of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization and to participate without vote in the deliberations of that body and of its committees with respect to items on their agenda in which the International Atomic Energy Agency has an interest.

  5. Appropriate arrangements shall be made by agreement from time to time for the reciprocal representation of the International Atomic Energy Agency and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization at other meetings convened under their respective auspices which consider matters in which the other organization has an interest.

ARTICLE III

Exchange of Information and Documents

  1. Subject to such arrangements as may be necessary for the safeguarding of confidential material, the Secretariat of the International Atomic Energy Agency and the Secretariat of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization shall keep each other fully informed concerning all projected activities and all programs of work which may be of interest to the other party.

  2. The International Atomic Energy Agency and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization recognize that they may find it necessary to apply certain limitations for the safeguarding of confidential information furnished to them. They therefore agree that nothing in this Agreement shall be construed as requiring either of them to furnish such information as would, in the judgment of the party possessing the information, constitute a violation of the confidence of any of its members or anyone from whom it has received such information or otherwise interfere with the orderly conduct of its operations.

  3. The Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency and the Director-General of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization or their representatives shall, at the request of either party, arrange for consultations regarding the provision by either party of such special information as may be of interest to the other party.

ARTICLE IV

Proposal of Agenda Items

After such preliminary consultations as may be necessary, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization shall include in the provisional agenda of its General Conference or its Executive Board items proposed to it by the International Atomic Energy Agency. Similarly, the International Atomic Energy Agency shall include in the provisional agenda of its General Conference or its Board of Governors items proposed by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. Items submitted by either party for consideration by the other shall be accompanied by an explanatory memorandum.

ARTICLE V

Co-operation between Secretariats

The Secretariat of the International Atomic Energy Agency and the Secretariat of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization shall maintain a close working relationship in accordance with such arrangements as may have been agreed upon from time to time by the Directors General of the International Atomic Energy Agency and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization.

ARTICLE VI

Administrative and Technical Co-Operation

The International Atomic Energy Agency and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization agree to consult each other from time to time regarding the most efficient use of personnel and resources and appropriate methods of avoiding the establishment and operation of competitive or overlapping facilities and services.

ARTICLE VII

Statistical Services

In view of the desirability of maximum co-operation in the statistical field and of minimizing the burdens placed on national governments and other organizations from which information may be collected, the International Atomic Energy Agency and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization undertake to avoid undesirable duplication between them with respect to the collection compilation and publication of statistics and to consult with each other on the most efficient use of information, resources and technical personnel in the field of statistics.

ARTICLE VIII

Personnel Arrangements

The International Atomic Energy Agency and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization agree that the measures to be taken by them, within the frame-work of any general arrangements for co-operation, in regard to personnel matters which are made by the United Nations, will include:

  1. Measures to avoid competition in the recruitment of their personnel; and

  2. Measures to facilitate interchange of personnel on a temporary or permanent basis, in appropriate cases, in order to obtain the maximum benefit from their services, making due provision for the protection of the seniority, pension and other rights of the personnel concerned.

ARTICLE IX

Financing of Special Services

If compliance with a request for assistance made by either organization to the other would involve substantial expenditure for the organization complying with the request, consultation shall take place with a view to determining the most equitable manner of meeting such expenditure.

ARTICLE X

Implementation of the Agreement

The Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency and the Director-General of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization may enter into such arrangements for the implementation of this Agreement as may be found desirable in the light of the operating experience of the two organizations.

ARTICLE XI

Notification to the United Nations and Filing and Recording

  1. In accordance with their respective agreements with the United Nations, the International Atomic Energy Agency and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization will inform the United Nations forthwith of the terms of the present Agreement.

  2. On the coming into force of the present agreement in accordance with the provisions of Article XIII, it will be communicated to the Secretary-General of the United Nations for filing and recording.

ARTICLE XII

Revision and Termination

  1. This Agreement shall be subject to revision by agreement between the International Atomic Energy Agency and the United Nation Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization.

  2. It may be terminated by either party on 31 December of any year by notice given not later than 30 June of that year.

ARTICLE XIII

Entry into Force

This Agreement shall come into force on its approval by the General Conference of the International Atomic Energy Agency and by the Executive Board of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization.

B. Protocol

In witness whereof, the Directors General of the International Atomic Energy Agency and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization have affixed their signatures to two certified true copies of the Agreement, the texts in the English and French languages being equally authentic.

For the International Atomic Energy Agency:

(Signed)
Sterling Cole
27 November 1958

For the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization:

(Signed)
Luther H. Evans
5 December 1958


II. International Labour Organisation

A. Agreement

As indicated in the Protocol that follows, this Agreement came into force on 21 November 1958.

Agreement Between the International Atomic Energy Agency and the International Labour Organisation

ARTICLE I

Co-operation and Consultation

  1. The International Atomic Energy Agency and the International Labour Organisation agree that with a view to facilitating the effective attainment of the objectives set forth in their respective constitutional instruments, within the general framework established by the Charter of the United Nations, they will act in close co-operation with each other and will consult each other regularly in regard to matters of common interest.

  2. The International Labour Organisation recognizes the primary responsibility of the International Atomic Energy Agency, as recognized in the agreement between the United Nations and the International Atomic Energy Agency and in the exchange of letters which accompanied that agreement, to encourage and assist research on and the development and practical application of atomic energy for peaceful purposes throughout the world, as set forth in the Statute of the International Atomic Energy Agency, and will co-operate with the Agency in measures initiated by it to secure co-ordination of activities in these fields.

  3. The International Atomic Energy Agency recognizes the primary responsibility of the International Labour Organisation, as recognized in the agreement between the United Nations and the International Labour Organisation, to further among the nations of the world programs which will achieve the objectives set forth in the Constitution of the International Labour Organisation and will co-operate with the International Labour Organisation in measures initiated by it to secure co-ordination of activities in these fields.

  4. The International Atomic Energy Agency and the International Labour Organisation recognize that their activities may, in certain fields, be complementary to each other in a manner which calls for close and continuing co-operation between the two organizations. Therefore, in all cases where either organization proposes to initiate a program or activity on a subject in which the other organization has or may have a substantial interest, the first party shall consult the other before adopting the program or initiating the activity.

ARTICLE II

Reciprocal Representation

  1. Representatives of the International Labour Organisation shall be invited to attend the General Conference of the International Atomic Energy Agency and to participate without vote in the deliberations of that body and where appropriate of its committees with respect to items on their agenda in which the International Labour Organisation has an interest.

  2. Representatives of the International Atomic Energy Agency shall be invited to attend the International Labour Conference and to participate without vote in the deliberations of that body and where appropriate of its committees with respect to items on their agenda in which the International Atomic Energy Agency has an interest.

  3. Representatives of the International Labour Organisation shall be invited, as appropriate, to attend meetings of the Board of Governors of the International Atomic Energy Agency and to participate without vote in the deliberations of that body and of its commissions and committees with respect to items on their agenda in which the International Labour Organisation has an interest.

  4. Representatives of the International Atomic Energy Agency shall be invited, as appropriate, to attend meetings of the Governing Body of the International Labour Office and to participate without vote in the deliberations of that body and where appropriate of its committees with respect to items on their agenda in which the International Atomic Energy Agency has an interest.

  5. Appropriate arrangements shall be made by agreement from time to time for the reciprocal representation of the International Atomic Energy Agency and the International Labour Organisation at other meetings convened under their respective auspices which consider matters in which the other organization has an interest.

ARTICLE III

Exchange of Information and Documents

  1. Subject to such arrangements as may be necessary for the safeguarding of confidential material, the Secretariat of the International Atomic Energy Agency and the International Labour Office shall keep each other fully informed concerning all projected activities and all programs of work which may be of interest to the other party.

  2. The International Atomic Energy Agency and the International Labour Organisation recognize that they may find it necessary to apply certain limitations for the safeguarding of confidential information furnished to them. They therefore agree that nothing in this Agreement shall be construed as requiring either of them to furnish such information as would, in the judgment of the party possessing the information, constitute a violation of the confidence of any of its Members or of anyone from whom it has received such information or otherwise interfere with the orderly conduct of its operations.

  3. The Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency and the Director-General of the International Labour Office or their representatives shall, at the request of either party, arrange for consultations regarding the provision by either party of such special information as may be of interest to the other party.

ARTICLE IV

Proposal of Agenda Items

After such preliminary consultations as may be necessary, the International Labour Organisation shall include on the agenda of the Governing Body items proposed to it by the International Atomic Energy Agency. Similarly, the International Atomic Energy Agency shall include on the provisional agenda of its Board of Governors items proposed by the International Labour Organisation. Items submitted by either party for consideration by the other shall be accompanied by an explanatory memorandum.

ARTICLE V

Co-operation between Secretariats

The Secretariat of the International Atomic Energy Agency and the International Labour Office shall maintain a close working relationship in accordance with such arrangements as may have been agreed upon from time to time by the Directors General of the International Atomic Energy Agency and the International Labour Office.

ARTICLE VI

Administrative and Technical Co-operation

The International Atomic Energy Agency and the International Labour Organisation agree to consult each other from time to time regarding the most efficient use of personnel and resources and appropriate methods of avoiding the establishment and operation of competitive or overlapping facilities and service.

ARTICLE VII

Statistical Services

In view of the desirability of maximum co-operation in the statistical field and of minimizing the burdens placed on national governments and other organizations from which information may be collected, the International Atomic Energy Agency and the International Labour Organisation undertake to avoid undesirable duplication between them with respect to the collection, compilation and publication of statistics and to consult with each other on the most efficient use of information, resources and technical personnel in the field of statistics.

ARTICLE VIII

Personnel Arrangement

The International Atomic Energy Agency and the International Labour Organisation agree that the measures to be taken by them, within the framework of any general arrangements for co-operation in regard to personnel matters which are made by the United Nations, will include:

  1. measures to avoid competition in the recruitment of their personnel; and

  2. measures to facilitate interchange of personnel on a temporary or permanent basis, in appropriate cases, in order to obtain the maximum benefit from their services, making due provision for the protection of the seniority, pension and other rights of the personnel concerned.

ARTICLE IX

Financing of Special Services

If compliance with a request for assistance made by either organization to the other would involve substantial expenditure for the organization complying with the request, consultation shall take place with a view to determining the most equitable manner of meeting such expenditure.

ARTICLE X

Implementation of the Agreement

The Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency and the Director-General of the International Labour Office may enter into such arrangements for the implementation of this Agreement as may be found desirable in the light of the operating experience of the two organizations.

ARTICLE XI

Notification to the United Nations and Filing and Recording

  1. In accordance with their respective agreements with the United Nations, the International Atomic Energy Agency and the International Labour Organisation will inform the United Nations forthwith of the terms of the present Agreement.

  2. On the coming into force of the present Agreement in accordance with the provisions of Article XIII, it will be communicated to the Secretary-General of the United Nations for filing and recording.

Article XII

Revision of the Agreement

This Agreement shall be subject to revision by agreement between the International Atomic Energy Agency and the International Labour Organisation.

ARTICLE XIII

Entry into Force

This Agreement shall come into force on its approval by the General Conference of the International Atomic Energy Agency and the Governing Body of the International Labour Office.

B. Protocol

This Agreement was approved by the General Conference of the International Atomic Energy Agency on 1 October 1958 and by the Governing Body of the International Labour Office on 21 November 1958 and thus, in accordance with the terms of Article XIII, entered into force on 21 November 1958.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency and the Director-General of the International Labour Office have affixed their signatures to two authentic texts of the Agreement, the texts in English and French being equally authoritative.

For the International Atomic Energy Agency:

(Signed)
Sterling Cole
8 May 1959

For the International Labour Organisation:

(Signed)
David A. Morse
8 May 1959


III. World Health Organization

A. Agreement

As indicated in the Protocol that follows, this Agreement came into force on 28 May 1959.

Agreement Between the International Atomic Energy Agency and the World Health Organization

ARTICLE I

Co-operation and Consultation

  1. The International Atomic Energy Agency and the World Health Organization agree that with a view to facilitating the effective attainment of the objectives set forth in their respective constitutional instruments, within the general framework established by the Charter of the United Nations, they will act in close co-operation with each other and Will consult each other regularly in regard to matters of common interest.

  2. In particular, and in accordance with the Constitution of the World Health Organization and the Statute of the International Atomic Energy Agency and its agreement with the United Nations together with the exchange of letters related thereto, and taking into account the respective co-ordinating responsibilities of both organizations, it is recognized by the World Health Organization that the International Atomic Energy Agency has the primary responsibility for encouraging, assisting and co-ordinating research and development and practical application of atomic energy for peaceful uses throughout the world without prejudice to the right of the World Health Organization to concern itself with promoting, developing, assisting and co-ordinating international health work, including research, in all its aspects.

  3. Whenever either organization proposes to initiate a program or activity on a subject in which the other organization has or may have a substantial interest, the first party shall consult the other with a view to adjusting the matter by mutual agreement.

ARTICLE II

Reciprocal Representation

  1. Representatives of the World Health Organization shall be invited to attend the General Conference of the International Atomic Energy Agency and to participate without vote in the deliberations of that body and of its subsidiary organs (e. g. commissions and committees) with respect to items on their agenda in which the World Health Organization has an interest.

  2. Representatives of the International Atomic Energy Agency shall be invited to attend the World Health Assembly and to participate without vote in the deliberations of that body and of its subsidiary organs (e. g. commissions and committees) with respect to items on their agenda in which the International Atomic Energy Agency has an interest.

  3. Representatives of the World Health Organization shall be invited, as appropriate, to attend meetings of the Board of Governors of the International Atomic Energy Agency and to participate without vote in the deliberations of that body and of its commissions and committees with respect to items on their agenda in which the World Health Organization has an interest.

  4. Representatives of the International Atomic Energy Agency shall be invited, as appropriate, to attend meetings of the Executive Board of the World Health Organization and to participate without vote in the deliberations of that body and of its commissions and committees with respect to items on their agenda in which the International Atomic Energy Agency has an interest.

  5. Appropriate arrangements shall be made by agreement from time to time for the reciprocal representation of the International Atomic Energy Agency and the World Health Organization at other meetings convened under their respective auspices which consider matters in which the other organization has an interest.

ARTICLE III

Exchange of Information and Documents

  1. The International Atomic Energy Agency and the World Health Organization recognize that they may find it necessary to apply certain limitations for the safeguarding of confidential information furnished to them. They therefore agree that nothing in this agreement shall be construed as requiring either of them to furnish such information as would, in the judgment of the party possessing the information, constitute a violation of the confidence of any of its Members or anyone from whom it has received such information or otherwise interfere with the orderly conduct of its operations.

  2. Subject to such arrangements as may be necessary for the safeguarding of confidential material, the Secretariat of the International Atomic Energy Agency and the Secretariat of the World Health Organization shall keep each other fully informed concerning all projected activities and all programs of work which may be of interest to both parties.

  3. The Director General of the World Health Organization and the Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency or their representatives shall, at the request of either party, arrange for consultations regarding the provision by either party of such special information as may be of interest to the other party.

ARTICLE IV

Proposal of Agenda Items

After such preliminary consultations as may be necessary, the World Health Organization shall include on the provisional agenda of its Assembly or its Executive Board items proposed to it by the International Atomic Energy Agency. Similarly, the International Atomic Energy Agency shall include on the provisional agenda of its General Conference or its Board of Governors items proposed by the World Health Organization. Items submitted by either party for consideration by the other shall be accompanied by an explanatory memorandum.

ARTICLE V

Co-operation between Secretariats

The Secretariat of the International Atomic Energy Agency and the Secretariat of the World Health Organization shall maintain a close working relationship in accordance with such arrangements as may have been agreed upon from time to time between the Directors General of both organizations. In particular Joint committees may be convened when appropriate to consider questions of substantive interest to both parties.

ARTICLE VI

Technical and Administrative Co-operation

  1. The International Atomic Energy Agency and the World Health Organization agree to consult each other from time to time regarding the most efficient use of personnel and resources and appropriate methods of avoiding the establishment and operation of competitive or overlapping facilities and services.

  2. The International Atomic Energy Agency and the World Health Organization agree that the measures to be taken by them, within the framework of any general arrangements for co-operating in regard to personnel matters which are made by the United Nations, will include:

    1. Measures to avoid competition in the recruitment of their personnel; and

    2. Measures to facilitate interchange of personnel on a temporary or permanent basis, in appropriate cases, in order to obtain the maximum benefit from their services, making due provision for the protection of the seniority, pension and other rights of the personnel concerned.

ARTICLE VII

Statistical Services

In view of the desirability of maximum co-operation in the statistical field and of minimizing the burdens placed on national governments and other organizations from which information may be collected, the International Atomic Energy Agency and the World Health Organization undertake, bearing in mind the general arrangements for statistical co-operation made by the United Nations, to avoid undesirable duplication between them with respect to the collection, compilation and publication of statistics, to consult with each other on the most efficient use of information, resources, and technical personnel in the field of statistics and in regard to all statistical proJeCtS dealing with matters of common interest .

ARTICLE VIII

Financing of Special Services

If compliance with a request for assistance made by either organization to the other involves or would involve substantial expenditure for the organization complying with the request, consultation shall take place with a view to determining the most equitable manner of meeting such expenditure.

ARTICLE IX

Regional and Branch Offices

The World Health Organization and the International Atomic Energy Agency agree to consult together with a view, where practicable, to entering into co-operative arrangements as to the use by either organization of the premises, staffing and common services of regional and branch offices which the other has already established or may establish later.

ARTICLE X

Implementation of the Agreement

The Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency and the Director General of the World Health Organization may enter into such arrangements for the implementation of this agreement as may be found desirable in the light of the operating experience of the two organizations.

ARTICLE XI

Notification to the United Nations and Filing and Recording

  1. In accordance with their respective agreements with the United Nations, the International Atomic Energy Agency and the World Health Organization will inform the United Nations forthwith of the terms of the present Agreement.

  2. On the coming into force of this Agreement it will be submitted to the Secretary-General of the United Nations for filing and recording in accordance with the existing regulations of the United Nations.

ARTICLE XII

Revision and Termination

  1. This Agreement shall be subject to revision by agreement between the World Health Organization and the International Atomic Energy Agency on the request of either party.

  2. If agreement on the subject of revision cannot be reached, the Agreement may be terminated by either party on 31 December of any year by notice given to the other party not later than 30 June of that year.

ARTICLE XIII

Entry into Force

This Agreement shall come into force on its approval by the General Conference of the International Atomic Energy Agency and by the World Health Assembly.

B. Protocol

This Agreement was approved by the General Conference of the International Atom c Energy Agency on 1 October 1958 and by the World Health Assembly on 28 May 1959 and thus, in accordance with the terms of Article XIII, entered into force on that latter date.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency and the Director General of the World Health Organization have affixed their signatures to two authentic texts of the Agreement, the texts in English and French being equally authentic.

For the International Atomic Energy Agency:
(Signed) Sterling Cole
13 July 1959

For the World Health Organization:
(Signed) P. Dorolle
for M. G. Candau
24 July 1959


IV. World Meteorological Organization

A. Agreement

As indicated in the Protocol that follows, this Agreement came into force on 12 August 1959.

Agreement Between the International Atomic Energy Agency and the World Meteorological Organization

ARTICLE I

Co-operation and Consultation

  1. The International Atomic Energy Agency (hereinafter referred to as "the Agency") and the World Meteorological Organization (hereinafter referred to as "the Organization") agree that with a view to facilitating the effective attainment of the objectives set forth in their respective constitutional instruments, within the general framework established by the Charter of the United Nations, they will act in close co-operation with each other and will consult each other regularly in regard to matters of common interest.

  2. The Organization recognizes the responsibilities of the Agency as set forth in the Statute of the Agency, and as recognized in the agreement between the United Nations and the Agency and the exchange of letters which accompanied that agreement.

  3. The Agency recognizes the responsibilities of the Organization as set forth in the Convention of that Organization and recognized in the agreement between the United Nations and the Organization.

  4. In particular, the Organization recognizes that the Agency, by virtue of its Statute and its primary responsibility in the field of the peaceful uses of atomic energy has a corresponding concern in the co-ordination of world-wide activities in this field, without prejudice to the responsibility of the Organization in matters relating to meteorology and other geophysical sciences as defined in its Convention.

  5. Accordingly, in all cases where either organization proposes to initiate a program or activity on a subject in which the other organization has or may have a substantial interest, the first party shall consult the other before bringing to finality the program or initiating the activity.

ARTICLE II

Reciprocal Representation

  1. Representatives of the Organization shall be invited to attend the General Conference of the Agency and to participate without vote in the deliberations of that body and, where appropriate, of its commissions and committees with respect to items on their agenda m which the Organization has an interest.

  2. Representatives of the Agency shall be invited to attend the Congress of the Organization and to participate without vote in the deliberations of that body and, where appropriate, of its committees or commissions with respect to items on their agenda in which the Agency has an interest.

  3. Representatives of the Organization shall be invited, as appropriate, to attend meetings of the Board of Governors of the Agency and to participate without vote in the deliberations of that body and of its commissions and committees with respect to items on their agenda in which the Organization has an interest.

  4. Representatives of the Agency shall be invited, as appropriate, to attend meetings of the Executive Committee of the Organization and to participate without vote in the deliberations of that body and of its committees with respect to items on their agenda in which the Agency has an interest.

  5. Appropriate arrangements shall be made by agreement from time to time for the reciprocal representation of the Agency and the Organization at other meetings convened under their respective auspices which consider matters in which the other organization has an interest.

ARTICLE III

Exchange of Information and Documents

  1. Subject to such arrangements as may be necessary for the safeguarding of confidential material, the Secretariat of the Agency and the Secretariat of the Organization shall keep each other fully informed concerning all projected activities and all programs of work which may be of interest to the other party.

  2. The Agency and the Organization recognize that they may- find it necessary to apply certain limitations for the safeguarding of confidential information furnished to them. They therefore agree that nothing in this Agreement shall be construed as requiring either of them to furnish such information as would, in the judgment of the party possessing the information, constitute a violation of the confidence of any of its Members or anyone from whom it has received such information or otherwise interfere with the orderly conduct of its operations.

  3. The Director General of the Agency and the Secretary-General of the Organization or their representatives shall, at the request of either party, arrange for consultations regarding the provision by either party of such special information as may be of interest to the other party.

ARTICLE IV

Proposal of Agenda Items

After such preliminary consultations as may be necessary, the Organization shall include on the provisional agenda of its Congress or its Executive Committee items proposed to it by the Agency. Similarly, the Agency shall include on the provisional agenda of its General Conference or its Board of Governors items proposed by the Organization. Items submitted by either party for consideration by the other shall be accompanied by an explanatory memorandum.

ARTICLE V

Co-operation between Secretariats

The Secretariat of the Agency and the Secretariat of the Organization shall maintain a close working relationship in accordance with such arrangements as may have been agreed upon from time to time by the Director General of the Agency and the Secretary-General of the Organization.

ARTICLE VI

Administrative and Technical Co-operation

The Agency and the Organization agree to consult each other from time to time regarding the most efficient use of personnel and resources and appropriate methods of avoiding the establishment and operation of competitive or overlapping facilities and service.

ARTICLE VII

Statistical Services

In view of the desirability of maximum co-operation in the statistical field and of minimizing the burdens placed on national governments and other organizations from which information may be collected, the Agency and the Organization undertake to avoid undesirable duplication between them with respect to the collection, compilation and publication of statistics and to consult with each other on the most efficient use of information, resources and technical personnel in the field of statistics.

ARTICLE VIII

Personnel Arrangements

The Agency and the Organization agree that measures to be taken by them, within the framework of any general arrangements for co-operation in regard to personnel matters which are made by the United Nations, will include:

  1. Measures to avoid competition in the recruitment of their personnel; and

  2. Measures to facilitate interchange of personnel on a temporary or permanent basis, in appropriate cases, in order to obtain the maximum benefit from their services, making due provision for the protection of the seniority, pension and other rights of the personnel concerned.

ARTICLE IX

Financing of Special Services

If compliance with a request for assistance made by either organization to the other would involve substantial expenditure for the organization complying with the request, consultation shall take place with a view to determining he most equitable manner of meeting such expenditure.

ARTICLE X

Implementation of the Agreement

The Director General of the Agency and the Secretary-General of the Organization may enter into such arrangements for the implementation of this Agreement as may be found desirable in the light of the operating experience of the two organizations.

ARTICLE XI

Notification to the United Nations and Filing and Recording

  1. In accordance with their respective agreements with the United ations, the Agency and the Organization will inform the United Nations forthwith of the terms of the present Agreement.

  2. On the coming into force of the present Agreement in accordance with the provisions of Article XIII, it will be communicated to the Secretary-General of the United Nations for filing and recording.

ARTICLE XII

Revision and Termination

  1. This Agreement shall be subJect to revision by agreement between the Agency and the Organization.

  2. It may be terminated by either party on 31 December of any year by notice given not later than 30 June of that year.

ARTICLE XIII

Entry into Force

This Agreement shall come into force on its approval by the General Conference of the Agency and by two-thirds of the Members of the Organization which are States.

B. Protocol

This Agreement was approved by the General Conference of the International Atomic Energy Agency on 1 October 1958 and by two-thirds of the Members of the World Meteorological Organization which are States on 12 August 1959, the last notification of an approval necessary to achieve the requisite number having been received by the Secretariat of the World Meteorological Organization on that date, and thus, in accordance with the terms of Article XIII of the Agreement, it entered into force on such latter date.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency and the Secretary-General of the World Meteorological Organization have affixed their signatures to two authentic copies of the Agreement, the texts in English and French being equally authentic.

For the International Atomic Energy Agency:

(Signed)
Sterling Cole
4 February 1960

For the World Meteorological Organization:

(Signed)
D.A. Davies
2 February 1960


V. International Civil Aviation Organization

A. Agreement

As indicated in the Protocol that follows, this Agreement came into force on 1 October 1959.

Agreement Between the International Atomic Energy Agency and the International Civil Aviation Organization

ARTICLE I

Co-operation and consultation

  1. The International Atomic Energy Agency (hereinafter referred to as "the Agency") and the International Civil Aviation Organization (hereinafter referred to as "the Organization") agree that with a view to facilitating the effective attainment of the objectives set forth in their respective constitutional instruments, within the general framework established by the Charter of the United Nations, they will act in close co-operation with each other and will consult each other regularly in regard to matters of common interest.

  2. The Organization recognizes the responsibilities of the Agency as set forth in the Statute of the Agency, and as recognized in the agreement between the United Nations and the Agency and the exchange of letters which accompanied that agreement. In particular, the Organization recognizes that the Agency, by virtue of its Statute and its primary responsibility in the field of the peaceful uses of atomic energy, has a corresponding concern in the co-ordination of world-wide activities in this field.

  3. The Agency recognizes the responsibilities of the Organization as set forth in the Convention on International Civil Aviation and recognized in the agreement between the United Nations and the Organization. In particular the Agency recognizes that the Organization, by virtue of its primary responsibility in the field of international civil aviation, has a corresponding concern in the co-ordination of world-wide activities in this field.

  4. Accordingly, in all cases where either party proposes to initiate a program or activity on a subject in which the other party has or may have a substantial interest, the first party shall consult the other before adopting the program or initiating the activity.

ARTICLE II

Reciprocal Representation

  1. The Organization shall be invited to designate representatives to attend the General Conference of the Agency and to participate without vote in the deliberations of that body and, where appropriate, of its commissions and committees with respect to items on their agenda in which the Organization has an interest.

  2. The Agency shall be invited to designate representatives to attend the Assembly of the Organization and to participate without vote in the deliberations of that body and, where appropriate, of its committees or commissions with respect to items on their agenda in which the Agency has an interest.

  3. The Organization shall be invited, as appropriate, to designate representatives to attend meetings of the Board of Governors of the Agency and to participate without vote in the deliberations of that body and of its commissions and committees with respect to items on their agenda in which the Organization has an interest.

  4. The Agency shall be invited, as appropriate, to designate representatives to attend meetings of the Council and committees and commissions of the Organization and to participate without vote in their deliberations with respect to items on their agenda in which the Agency has an interest.

  5. Appropriate arrangements shall be made by agreement from time to time for the reciprocal representation of the Agency and the Organization at other meetings convened under their respective auspices which consider matters in which the other party has an interest.

ARTICLE III

Exchange of Information and Documents

  1. The Agency and the Organization recognize that they may find it necessary to apply certain limitations for the safeguarding of confidential information furnished to them. They therefore agree that nothing in this Agreement shall be construed as requiring either of them to furnish such information as would, in the judgment of the party possessing the information, constitute a violation of the confidence of any of its Members or anyone from whom it has received such information or otherwise interfere with the orderly conduct of its operations .

  2. Subject to such arrangements as may be necessary for the safeguarding of confidential material, the Secretariat of the Agency and the Secretariat of the Organization shall keep each other fully informed concerning all current and projected activities and all programs of work which may be of interest to the other party.

  3. The Director General of the Agency and the Secretary General of the Organization or their representatives shall, at the request of either party, arrange for consultation regarding the provision by either party of such special information as may be of interest to the other party.

ARTICLE IV

Proposal of Agenda Items

The Agency and the Organization shall consult each other as may be necessary with a view to including in the agenda of the meetings referred to in Article II, items which have been submitted by either party. Items submitted by either party for consideration by the other shall be accompanied by an explanatory memorandum.

ARTICLE V

Co-operation between Secretariats

The Secretariat of the Agency and the Secretariat of the Organization shall maintain a close working relationship in accordance with such arrangements as may have been agreed upon from time to time by the Director General of the Agency and the Secretary General of the Organization.

ARTICLE VI

Administrative and Technical Co-operation

The Agency and the Organization agree to consult each other from time to time regarding the most efficient use of personnel and resources and appropriate methods of avoiding the establishment and operation of competitive or overlapping facilities and service.

ARTICLE VII

Statistical Services

In view of the desirability of maximum co-operation in the statistical field and of minimizing the burden placed on national governments and other organizations from which information may be collected, the Agency and the Organization undertake to avoid undesirable duplication between them with respect to the collection, compilation and publication of statistics and to consult with each other on the most efficient use of information, resources and technical personnel in the field of statistics.

ARTICLE VIII

Personnel Arrangements

The Agency and the Organization agree that measures to be taken by them, within the framework of any general arrangements for co-operation in regard to personnel matters which are made by the United Nations, will include:

  1. Measures to avoid competition in the recruitment of their personnel; and

  2. Measures to facilitate interchange of personnel on a temporary or permanent basis, in appropriate cases, in order to obtain the maximum benefit from their services, making due provision for the protection of the seniority, pension and other rights of the personnel concerned.

ARTICLE IX

Financing of Special Services

If compliance with a request for assistance made by either party to the other would involve substantial expenditure for the party complying with the request, consultation shall take place with a view to determining the most equitable manner of meeting such expenditure.

ARTICLE X

Implementation of the Agreement

The Director General of the Agency and the President of the Council of the Organization may enter into such arrangements for the implementation of this Agreement as may be found desirable in the light of the operating experience of the two parties.

ARTICLE XI

Notification to the United Nations and Filing and Recording

  1. In accordance with their respective agreements with the United Nations, the Agency and the Organization will inform the United Nations forthwith of the terms of the present Agreement.

  2. On the coming into force of the present agreement in accordance with the provisions of Article XIII, it will be communicated to the Secretary-General of the United Nations for filing and recording.

ARTICLE XII

Revision and Termination

  1. This Agreement shall be subject to revision by agreement between the Agency and the Organization.

  2. It may be terminated by either party on 31 December of any year by notice given not later than 30 June of that year.

ARTICLE XIII

Entry into Force

This Agreement shall come into force on its approval by the General Conference of the Agency and by the Council of the Organization.

B. Protocol

Protocol concerning the Entry into Force of the Agreement Between the International Atomic Energy Agency and the International Civil Aviation Organization

On 28 September 1959 an Agreement between the International Atomic Energy Agency and the International Civil Aviation Organization was approved by the Council of the International Civil Aviation Organization.

On 1 October 1959 the Agreement was approved by the General Conference of the International Atomic Energy Agency.

The Agreement thus came into force, in accordance with Article XIII thereof, on 1 October 1959.

A copy of the text of the Agreement in English, French and Spanish is attached hereto, the English text being the authentic text.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency and the President of the Council of the International Civil Aviation Organization have, respectively at Vienna and at Montreal, affixed their signatures to two original copies of the present Protocol, the text of which consists of versions in the English, French and Spanish languages which are equally authentic. One of the original copies will be deposited with the Secretariat of the International Atomic Energy Agency and the other will be deposited with the Secretariat of the International Civil Aviation Organization.

For the International Atomic Energy Agency:

(Signed)
Sterling Cole
24 March 1960

For the International Civil Aviation Organization:

(Signed)
Walter Binaghi
27 April 1960


VI. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

A. Agreement

As indicated in the Protocol that follows, this Agreement came into force on 18 November 1959.

Agreement Between the International Atomic Energy Agency and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

ARTICLE I

Co-operation and Consultation

  1. The International Atomic Energy Agency and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations agree that with a view to facilitating the effective attainment of the objectives set forth in their respective constitutional instruments, within the general framework established by the Charter of the United Nations, they will act in close co-operation with each other and will consult each other regularly in regard to matters of common interest.

  2. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations recognizes the responsibilities of the International Atomic Energy Agency as set forth in the Statute of the Agency, and as recognized in the agreement between the United Nations and the Agency, and the exchange of letters which accompanied that agreement.

  3. The International Atomic Energy Agency recognizes the responsibilities of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations as set forth in the Constitution of that organization and recognized in the agreement between the United Nations and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.

  4. In particular the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations recognizes that the International Atomic Energy Agency, by virtue of its Statute and its primary responsibility in the field of the peaceful uses of atomic energy, has a corresponding concern in the co-ordination of world-wide activities in this field, without prejudice to the responsibility of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations in matters relating to food and agriculture as defined in its Constitution.

  5. Accordingly, in all cases where either organization proposes to initiate a program or activity on a subject in which the other organization has or may have a substantial interest, the first party shall consult the other before bringing to finality the program or initiating the activity.

ARTICLE II

Reciprocal Representation

  1. Representatives of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations shall be invited to attend the General Conference of the International Atomic Energy Agency and to participate without vote in the deliberations of that body and, where appropriate, of its subsidiary organs (e. g. commissions and committees) with respect to items on their agenda in which the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations has an interest.

  2. Representatives of the International Atomic Energy Agency shall be invited to attend the Conference of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and to participate without vote in the deliberations of that body and of its commissions or committees with respect to items on their agenda in which the International Atomic Energy Agency has an interest.

  3. Representatives of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations shall be invited, as appropriate, to attend meetings of the Board of Governors of the International Atomic Energy Agency and to participate without vote in the deliberations of that body and of its commissions or committees with respect to items on their agenda in which the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations has an interest.

  4. Representatives of the International Atomic Energy Agency shall be invited, as appropriate, to attend meetings of the Council of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and to participate without vote in the deliberations of that body and of its committees with respect to items on their agenda in which the International Atomic Energy Agency has an interest.

  5. Appropriate arrangements shall be made by agreement, from time to time, for the reciprocal representation of the International Atomic Energy Agency and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations at other meetings convened under their respective auspices which consider matters in which the other organization has an interest.

ARTICLE III

Exchange of Information and Documents

  1. The International Atomic Energy Agency and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations recognize that they may find it necessary to apply certain limitations for the safeguarding of confidential information furnished to them. They therefore agree that nothing in this Agreement shall be construed as requiring either of them to furnish such information as would, in the judgment of the party possessing the information, constitute a violation of the confidence of any of its members or anyone from whom it has received such information or otherwise interfere with the orderly conduct of its operations.

  2. Subject to such arrangements as may be necessary for the safeguarding of confidential material, the Secretariat of the International Atomic Energy Agency and the Secretariat of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations shall keep each other fully informed concerning all projected activities and all programs of work which may be of interest to the other party.

  3. The Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency and the Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations or their representatives shall, at the request of either party, arrange for consultations regarding the provision by either party of such special information as may be of interest to the other party.

ARTICLE IV

Proposal of Agenda Items

After such preliminary consultations as may be necessary, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations shall include on the provisional agenda of its Conference or its Council items proposed to it by the International Atomic Energy Agency. Similarly, the International Atomic Energy Agency shall include on the provisional agenda of its General Conference or its Board of Governors items proposed by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. Items submitted by either party for consideration by the other shall be accompanied by an explanatory memorandum.

ARTICLE V

Co-operation between Secretariats

The Secretariat of the International Atomic Energy Agency and the Secretariat of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations shall maintain a close working relationship in accordance with such arrangements as may have been agreed upon from time to time by the Directors General of the International Atomic Energy Agency and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.

ARTICLE VI

Administrative and Technical Co-operation

The International Atomic Energy Agency and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations agree to consult each other from time to time regarding the most efficient use of personnel and resources and appropriate methods of avoiding the establishment and operation of competitive or overlapping facilities and service.

ARTICLE VII

Statistical Services

In view of the desirability of maximum co-operation in the statistical field and of minimizing the burdens placed on national governments and other organizations from which information may be collected, the International Atomic Energy Agency and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations undertake to avoid undesirable duplication between them with respect to the collection, compilation and publication of statistics and to consult with each other on the most efficient use of information, resources and technical personnel in the field of statistics.

ARTICLE VIII

Personnel Arrangements

The International Atomic Energy Agency and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations agree that the measures to be taken by them, within the framework of any general arrangements for co-operation in regard to personnel matters,which are made by the United Nations, will include:

  1. Measures to avoid competition in the recruitment of their personnel; and

  2. Measures to facilitate interchange of personnel on a temporary or permanent basis, in appropriate cases, in order to obtain the maximum benefit from their services, making due provision for the protection of the seniority, pension and other rights of the personnel concerned.

ARTICLE IX

Financing of Special Services

If compliance with a request for assistance made by either organization to the other would involve substantial expenditure for the organization complying with the request, consultation shall take place with a view to determining the most equitable manner of meeting such expenditure.

ARTICLE X

Implementation of the Agreement

The Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency and the Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations may enter into such arrangements for the implementation of this Agreement as may be found desirable in the light of the operating experience of the two organizations.

ARTICLE XI

Notification to the United Nations and Filing and Recording

  1. In accordance with their respective agreements with the United Nations, the International Atomic Energy Agency and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations will inform the United Nations forthwith of the terms of the present Agreement.

  2. On the coming into force of the present Agreement in accordance with the provision of Article XIII, it will be communicated to the Secretary-General of the United Nations for filing and recording.

ARTICLE XII

Revision of the Agreement

This Agreement shall be subject to revision by agreement between the International Atomic Energy Agency and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.

ARTICLE XIII

Entry into Force

This Agreement shall come into force on its approval by the General Conference of the International Atomic Energy Agency and the Conference of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.

B. Protocol

This Agreement was approved by the General Conference of the International Atomic Energy Agency on 1 October 1958 and by the Conference of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations on 18 November 1959 and thus, in accordance with the terms of Article XIII, entered into force on that latter date.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency and the Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations have affixed their signatures to two authentic copies of the Agreement, the texts in English and French being equally authentic.

For the International Atomic Energy Agency:

(Signed)
Sterling Cole
9 March 1960

For the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations:

(Signed)
Norman C. Wright
for B. R. Sen
29 February 1960