The Government of Japan (hereinafter referred to as "the Government") and the United Nations,
RECALLING that the Asian Statistical Institute, later re-named Statistical Institute for Asia and the Pacific (hereinafter referred to as "the Institute"), was brought into existence pursuant to the Agreement between the Government of Japan and the United Nations Development Programme concerning Assistance for the Establishment and Operation of the Asian Statistical Institute of 9 September 1969 and to PART 1, paragraph 2 of the 1 May 1970 Plan of Operation between the United Nations Development Programme, the United Nations as the then Executing Agency, the Government as the host government to the Institute and other Governments participating in the project of the Institute, and that the Institute has since been located in Japan;
CONSIDERING that the Institute is to be established, as of 1 April 1995 as a subsidiary body of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (hereinafter referred to as "the Commission") pursuant to resolution 50/5 adopted by the Commission on 13 April 1994 and the Economic and Social Council's decision 1994/289 of 26 July 1994;
RECALLING the Commission's strong desire that the Institute be provided with a durable institutional framework and that it continue to function as a regional institution supported by the United Nations;
DESIRING that the Institute continue to be located in Japan;
Have agreed as follows:
The Government shall, on the basis of its relevant and applicable laws and regulations and in accordance with its annual budgetary appropriations, make contributions to the Commission in cash as well as in kind, including the provision of office space, equipment, facilities and services of local personnel, to be utilized for the Institute's activities.
All expenses of the Institute, including remuneration of its staff, shall be met from voluntary contributions accepted by the Commission, in cash and/or in kind, from the Government, other governments, other United Nations bodies and specialized agencies and other sources, and those voluntary contributions shall be administered in accordance with the Financial Regulations and Rules of the United Nations.
There shall be close cooperation between the Government and the United Nations to facilitate the operation of the Institute. To that end, they shall consult with each other as and when appropriate and shall make available to each other all information and assistance relating to the activities of the Institute as may reasonably be requested.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF the undersigned, being the duly authorized representatives of the Government and the United Nations respectively, have signed this Agreement at Bangkok on 14 April 1995, in two originals in the English language.
For the Government of Japan:
For the United Nations: