Chapter II. Treaties concerning the legal status of the United Nations and related intergovernmental organizations

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A. Treaties concerning the legal status of the United Nations 1. Status of the Convention on the Privileges and Immunities of the United Nations. Approved by the General Assembly of the United Nations on 13 February 1946 5 2. Agreements relating to missions, offices and meetings (a) Exchange of letters constituting an agreement between the United Nations and the Government of the Sultanate of Oman regarding the hosting of the “Workshop on the Use of Handheld Devices (HHD) for Population Censuses in the ESCWA Region”, to be held in Muscat, from 4 to 6 April 2004. New York, 21 January 2004 and 2 March 2004 (b) Agreement between the United Nations and the Government of the Federative Republic of Brazil regarding the arrangements for the Eleventh Session of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). São Paulo, 9 March 2004 (c) Exchange of letters constituting an agreement between the United Nations and the Government of the Syrian Arab Republic regarding the hosting of the “Workshop on Environment Statistics in the Countries of the Region of the Economic ... (see full summary)

 
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A. Treaties concerning the legal status of the united nations

1. status of the Convention on the Privileges and immunities of the united nations.1 Approved by the general Assembly of the united nations on 13 February 1946

During .2004, .no .States .acceded .to .the .Convention .As .at .31 .December .2004, .there . were .148 .States .parties .to .the .Convention 2

2. Agreements relating to missions, offices and meetings

(a) Exchange of letters constituting an agreement between the United Nations and the Government of the Sultanate of Oman regarding the hosting of the “Workshop on the Use of Handheld Devices (HHD) for Population Censuses in the ESCWA Region”, to be held in Muscat, from 4 to 6 April 2004. New York,

21 January 2004 and 2 March 2004.

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21 .January .2004

Excellency,

I .have .the .honour .to .refer .to .the .arrangements .concerning .the .organization .of .a .workshop .entitled .“Workshop .on .the .Use .of .Handheld .Devices .(HHD) .for .Population .Censuses . in .the .ESCWA .Region” .(hereinafter .referred .to .as .“the .Workshop”) .The .Workshop .will .be . organized .by .the .United .Nations .represented .by .the .Department .of .Economic .and .Social . Affairs .(hereinafter .referred .to .as .“the .United .Nations”) .and .the .Government .of .the .Sultanate .of .Oman .represented .by .Ministry .of .National .Economy .(hereinafter .referred .to .as .“the .

1 . United .Nations, .Treaty Series, .vol .1, .p .1 , .and .vol .90, .p .327 .(corrigendum .to .vol .1)

2 . For .the .list .of .the .States .parties, .see .Multilateral Treaties Deposited with the Secretary-General (United .Nations .publication, .Sales .No .E 0 V 3, .ST/LEG/SER E/23), .vol .I, .chap .III

3 . Entered .into .force .on .2 .March .2004, .in .accordance .with .the .provisions .of .the .letters

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Government”) .With .the .present .letter, .I .wish .to .obtain .your .Government’s .acceptance .of . the .following:

1 . The .Workshop .will .be .attended .by .the .following .participants:

(a) . up .to .30 .regional .participants, .from .the .ESCWA .countries .selected .by .the .United . Nations;

(b) . local .government .officials .selected .by .the .Government;

(c) . one .official .from .the .United .Nations .and .one .official .from .ESCWA; .and

(d) . other .participants, .invited .as .observers .by .the .United .Nations .and .the .Government, .including .representatives .from .the .United .Nations .system

2 . The .total .number .of .participants .will .be .approximately . 0 .The .list .of .participants . will .be .determined .by .the .United .Nations .in .consultation .with .the .Government .prior .to . the .holding .of .the .Workshop

3 . The .Workshop .will .be .conducted .in .Arabic, .with .simultaneous .interpretation .into . English

4 . The .United .Nations .will .be .responsible .for:

(a) . the .invitations .as .well .as .the .selection .of .national .participants .from .ESCWA . countries .and .participants .from .other .international .organizations;

(b) . the .cost .of .interpretation; .and

(c) . administrative .arrangements .and .costs .relating .to .the .issuance .of .airline .tickets . and .the .payment .of .subsistence .allowance .for .the .participants .specified .in .sub-paragraphs . l .a) .and .l .c)

. The .Government .will .be .responsible .for:

(a) . organizing .the .Workshop .and .the .preparation .of .the .appropriate .documentation . in .consultation .with .the .United .Nations .and .the .cost .of .document .production .in .Arabic;

(b) . meeting .facilities .for .the .Workshop;

(c) . substantive .support .during .and .after .Workshop;

(d) . local .counterpart .staff .to .assist .with .the .planning .and .any .necessary .administrative .support .during .the .Workshop;

(e) . any .costs .related .to .the .participation .of .national .participants .specified .in .sub-paragraph .l .b);

(f) . any . necessary . office . supplies . and . equipment, . including . stationery, . personal . computers, .typewriters .and .photocopiers; .and

(g) . other .local .logistics .and .organizational .services .in .support .of .the .Workshop . including .hotel .and .transportation .arrangements

6 . The .Workshop .will .be .held .in .Muscat, .Oman .from .the .4th .to .the .6th .of .April . 2004 .at .the .offices .of .the .Ministry .of .National .Economy .All .facilities .will .be .arranged .by . the .Government .in .consultation .with .the .United .Nations

7 . The .cost .of .transportation .and .daily .subsistence .allowance .for .observers, .as .specified .in .sub-paragraph .I .d) .above, .will .be .the .responsibility .of .their .organizations

8 . As .the .Workshop .will .be .convened .by .the .United .Nations, .I .wish .to .propose .that . the .following .terms .shall .apply:

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(a) . The .Convention .on .the .Privileges .and .Immunities .of .the .United .Nations .adopted . by .the .General .Assembly .on .13 .February .1946 .(hereinafter .referred .to .as .“the .Convention”), . shall .be .applicable .in .respect .of .the .Workshop

(b) . In .particular, .the .representatives .of .States .participating .in .the .Workshop .shall . enjoy .the .privileges .and .immunities .provided .under .Article .IV .of .the .Convention .The .participants .invited .by .the .United .Nations .shall .enjoy .the .privileges .and .immunities .accorded . to .experts .on .mission .for .the .United .Nations .by .Articles .VI .and .VII .of .the .Convention . Officials .of .the .United .Nations .participating .in .or .performing .functions .in .connection . with .the .Workshop .shall .enjoy .the .privileges .and .immunities .provided .under .articles .V . and .VII .of .the .Convention .Officials .of .the .specialized .agencies .participating .in .the .Workshop .shall .be .accorded .the .privileges .and .immunities .provided .under .Articles .VI .and .VIII . of .the .Convention .on .the .Privileges .and .Immunities .of .the .Specialized .Agencies, .adopted . by .the .General .Assembly .on .21 .November .1947

(c) . Without .prejudice .to .the .provisions .of .the .Convention, .all .participants .and .persons .performing .functions .in .connection .with .the .Workshop .shall .enjoy .such .privileges . and .immunities, .facilities .and .courtesies .as .are .necessary .for .the .independent .exercise .of . their .functions .in .connection .with .the .Workshop;

(d) . Personnel .provided .by .the .Government .pursuant .to .this .Agreement .shall .enjoy . immunity .from .legal .process .in .respect .of .words .spoken .or .written .and .any .act .performed . by .them .in .their .official .capacity .in .connection .with .the .Workshop;

(e) . All .participants .and .all .persons .performing .functions .in .connection .with .the . Workshop .shall .have .the .right .of .unimpeded .entry .into .and .exit .from .the .Sultanate .of . Oman .Visas .and .entry .permits, .where .required, .shall .be .granted .free .of .charge .and .as . speedily .as .possible .When .applications .are .made .four .weeks .before .the .opening .of .the . Workshop, .visas .shall .be .granted .not .later .than .two .weeks .before .the .opening .of .the .Workshop .If .the .application .is .made .less .than .four .weeks .before .the .opening, .visas .shall .be . granted .as .speedily .as .possible .and .not .later .than .three .days .before .the .opening .Arrangements .shall .also .be .made .to .ensure .that .visas .for .the .duration .of .the .Workshop .are .delivered .at .the .airport .of .arrival .to .those .who .are .unable .to .obtain .them .prior .to .their .arrival . Exit .permits, .where .required, .shall .be .granted .free .of .charge, .as .speedily .as .possible .and .in . any .case .not .later .than .three .days .before .the .closing .of .the .Workshop

9 . The .Government .shall .furnish .such .police .protection .as .is .required .to .ensure .the . effective .functioning .of .the .Workshop .in .an .atmosphere .of .security .and .tranquillity .free . from .interference .of .any .kind .While .such .police .services .shall .be .under .the .direct .supervision .and .control .of .a .senior .officer .provided .by .the .government, .this .officer .shall .work .in . close .co-operation .with .a .designated .senior .official .of .the .United .Nations

10 . It .is .further .understood .that .the .Government .shall .be .responsible .for .dealing . with .any .action, .claim .or .other .demand .against .the .United .Nations .or .its .officials .arising . out .of:

(a) . Injury .to .persons .or .damage .to .or .loss .of .property .in .conference .or .office .premises .provided .for .the .Workshop;

(b) . Injury .to .persons .or .damage .to .or .loss .of .property .caused .by .or .incurred .in .using . any .transport .services .that .are .provided .for .the .Workshop .by .or .under .the .control .of .the . Government;

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(c) . The .employment .for .the .Workshop .of .personnel .provided .or .arranged .for .by .the . Government

And .the .Government .shall .indemnify .and .hold .harmless .the .United .Nations .and .its . personnel .in .respect .of .any .such .action, .claim .or .other .demand

11 . Any .dispute .concerning .the .interpretation .or .implementation .of .this .Agreement, . except .for .a .dispute .subject .to .the .appropriate .provisions .of .the .Convention .that .is .regulated .by .Section .30 .of .the .Convention, .shall, .unless .the .parties .otherwise .agree, .be .resolved .by . negotiations .or .any .other .agreed .mode .of .settlement .Any .such .dispute .that .is .not .settled . by .negotiation .or .any .other .agreed .mode .of .settlement .shall .be .submitted .at .the .request . of .either .party .of .a .final .decision .to .a .tribunal .of .three .arbitrators, .one .of .whom .shall .be . appointed .by .the .Secretary-General .of .the .United .Nations, .one .by .the .Government .and . the .third, .who .shall .be .the .Chairman, .by .the .other .two .arbitrators .If .either .party .does .not . appoint...

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