PERMANENT MISSION OF THE KINGDOM OF
THE NETHERLANDS TO THE UNITED NATIONS
New York, 17 May 2006
Dear Mr Under Secretary-General,
I have the honour to refer to your letter DESA-06/99 of 2 May 2006, relating to an agreement to be concluded between the Government of the Kingdom of the Netherlands and the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA) concerning the User-Producer Conference: Water Accounting for Integrated Water Resource Management (hereinafter referred to as ‘‘the Workshop’’), which is scheduled to be held in Voorburg from 22 to 24 May 2006, which reads as follows:
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I am authorized by the Government of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to state that it agrees to the proposals in your letter regarding the organization of the Workshop, with the following modifications:
– to Article 8, paragraph b, after ‘‘the Convention on the Privileges and Immunities of the Specialized Agencies’’ the following phrase will be added: ‘‘approved by the General Assembly on 21 November 1947’’.
– Article 8, paragraph e, is to be read as follows:
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 Netherlands. Visas and entry permits, where required, shall be granted free of charge and issued as speedily as possible, provided that the general conditions regarding entry are fulfilled.
– to Article 9, after ‘‘claim or other demand’’: the following phrase will be add: ‘‘except where it is agreed by the Secretary-General of the United Nations and the Government that such actions, claims or demands arise from gross negligence or wilful misconduct of such persons’’.
I am authorized by the Government of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to state that the Government of the Kingdom of the Netherlands considers your letter, considering the aforesaid modifications, and my reply as together constituting an Agreement between the Government of the Kingdom of the Netherlands and the UNDESA in respect of the Workshop, which shall enter into force on the date of this reply and shall remain in force for the duration of the Workshop and for such additional period as is necessary for its preparation and winding up, the total duration of this Agreement, however, not to exceed one year.
Please accept, Sir, the assurances of my highest consideration.
Ambassador Permanent Representative
Mr. José Antonio Ocampo
Department of Economic and Social Affairs
Two United Nations Plaza, DC2-2320
New York, New York 10017