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AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE GOVERNMENT OF JAPAN AND THE UNITED NATIONS RELATING TO THE STATISTICAL INSTITUTE FOR ASIA AND THE PACIFIC

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:
 

Article 1
Status and Location of the Institute

  1. The Government recognizes that the Institute has the status of a subsidiary body of the Commission, the purposes of which are to strengthen, through practically oriented training of official statistics, the capability and activities of the developing countries of the region to collect, to analyze and disseminate statistics as well as to produce timely and high-quality statistics that can be utilized for economic and social development planning, and to assist those developing countries in establishing or strengthening their statistical training capability and other related activities.                                                                                                                                           
  2. The Government agrees that the Institute is located in the Tokyo Metropolitan Area, Japan.

Article 2
Contribution by the Government

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.

Article 3
Financial and related arrangements

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.

Article 4
Facilities, Privileges and Immunities

  1. The Government shall apply to the United Nations, including the Institute, and its officials and experts on mission, the provisions of the Convention on the Privileges and Immunities of the United Nations, to which the Government is a Party.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
  2. The Government shall apply to each specialized agency of the United Nations and its officials and experts on mission the provisions of the Convention on the Privileges and Immunities of the Specialized Agencies, to which the Government is a Party, including any Annex to the Convention applicable to such specialized agency.

Article 5
Cooperation between the Government and 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.

Article 6
Entry into force and termination

  1. This Agreement shall enter into force on the date of its signature.                                                                                                             
  2. This Agreement may be terminated by mutual consent or by either Party serving twelve months' written notice to the other Party.


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:

 

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