The Vienna Convention on the Representation of States in Their Relations with International Organizations of Universality – on 14 March 1975 in Vienna, relations between states and international organizations are traced. Each host state/country has an individual agreement/arrangement with the relevant international organization, for example. B the agreement between the United Nations and the United States of America on the Headquarters of the United Nations. With the position of Director General as central interlocutor, UNOG maintains close and constructive relations with the Swiss authorities at the federal and cantonal level. The Director General of UNOG meets regularly with the relevant Swiss authorities to discuss issues of mutual interest. Many questions relate to the agreement on the host country. These include the status of the organization and its staff; The application of international agreements on the privileges and immunities of the United Nations and accredited diplomatic missions to the United Nations; Security issues Planning and organizing physical conditions for international organizations; and joint cultural and social activities. See attached e.M. file XL of the UN Treaty database with a list and a link to the agreements available between states and UN organizations. The CPA and the host country cooperate to ensure that adjudicators, pcA staff and participants in the procedure (. B, for example, lawyers, agents and witnesses) may perform their duties under conditions similar to those guaranteed by the CPA`s headquarters agreement with the Kingdom of the Netherlands.
It is important that the host country`s agreement ensures that the host country provides the facilities and services necessary for PCA-managed procedures (e.g. B office and meeting and secretariat premises) and regulates the privileges and immunities granted by the host country to warrant officers and participants in procedures managed by the CPA (for example. B, certain exceptions and immunities under certain conditions of written or written court proceedings). The APC and the host country can also set up an APC agency on the territory of the host country. Therefore, the host country agreement allows parties to the dispute located in or near the host country to fully exploit the flexibility and effectiveness of PCA-managed procedures within the host country. The Committee may consider any matters of general interest, including privileges and immunities, housing, transportation and insurance, in order to express opinions and propose solutions to the host country or the Director General of the ASSOCIATION. The Committee may also discuss with the host country the issue of the safety of missions and their personnel. The host country agreements also have greater benefits for the host country, neighbouring countries and the litigants: representatives of the host country regularly attend Committee meetings. The Director-General of UNOG, the Head of the Protocol and Liaison Service and the legal adviser of UNOG are also involved in the Committee`s work. In this context, they provide the necessary support and draw attention to issues of mutual interest regarding the siege agreement reached in April 1996 by international organizations and the Federal Council.
The Diplomatic Committee is a tripartite forum for consultations and discussions on all issues affecting the work of the diplomatic community in Geneva. It strives to promote and strengthen relations between the host country, the Geneva diplomatic community and UNOG. In order to make their dispute resolution services more accessible, the CPA adopted a policy to conclude ”host country agreements” with the parties to the 1899 or 1907 Pacific International Dispute Settlement Agreement.