On the invitation of the European Council for Nuclear Research established by the Agreement of the fifteenth of February, 1952, constituting a Council of Representatives of European States for planning an international laboratory and organizing other forms of co-operation in nuclear research, a Conference was held at Paris on the first of July, 1953, at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in which representatives of the following States took part:
Belgium, Denmark, France, German Federal Republic, Greece, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Yugoslavia.
The Conference invited Mr. J. H. Bannier, delegate of the Netherlands, to act as Chairman.
The Conference, having taken into consideration the Report presented by the European Council for Nuclear Research made pursuant to section 2 of Article III of the Agreement of the fifteenth of February, 1952, approved the text of the Convention for the establishment of a European Organization for Nuclear Research, and of the Financial Protocol annexed thereto.
The Convention and the annexed Financial Protocol, which is an integral part thereof, are open for signature from the first of July, 1953, to the thirty-first of December, 1953, at the seat of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization at Paris.
The Conference in addition adopted the following Resolutions: