Memorandum van overeenstemming inzake de oprichting van de Organisatie Mondiaal Samenwerkingsverband Water
The Parties signatory hereto,
Noting that the Global Water Partnership Network is a Network without legal personality which links interested Partners from the public sector, the private sector, and civil society concerned with water affairs around the world,
Wishing to support and work with the Network in its fulfilment of its objective while retaining the flexible and pragmatic character of the operation of the Network,
Having been invited to form an organisation for the purpose of supporting the Network,
Have agreed as follows:
The Parties to this Agreement hereby establish the Global Water Partnership Organisation as an Intergovernmental Organisation.
The Parties hereby accept the Statutes for the Global Water Partnership Network and the Global Water Partnership Organisation. These Statutes are attached as Annex 1
to this Agreement and form an integral part of this Agreement.
The Parties to this Agreement are hereby designated as Sponsoring Partners of the Global Water Partnership Organisation, as provided in the Statutes.
Article II. Withdrawal
A Party to this Agreement may withdraw from it, thereby also withdrawing from membership of the Organisation. Such withdrawal shall become effective three months after the date on which this has been notified to the Depositary referred to in Article 20 of the Statutes
. Upon withdrawal such Party shall cease to be a Sponsoring Partner of the Organisation.
Article III. Accession
A State or an Intergovernmental Organisation may at any time notify the Depositary of its request to accede to this Agreement. If the request is approved by a Meeting of the Sponsoring Partners held in accordance with the Statutes
, the Agreement will enter into force for that State or Intergovernmental Organisation thirty days after the date of the deposit of its instrument of accession.
Article IV. Amendments
Any amendment to the Statutes for the Global Water Partnership Network and the Global Water Partnership Organisation shall be adopted in accordance with the procedure provided for in Article 17 of the Statutes
. Provided that the amendment has been adopted by the Network Meeting, it shall enter into force one year after the decision of the Meeting of the Sponsoring Partners to adopt the amendment, unless one third of the Sponsoring Partners within nine months of the said decision notify the Depositary of their objection to the amendment. The Depositary shall inform the Partners and the Sponsoring Partners of the date of entry into force of the amendment or of the fact that the amendment will not enter into force, as may be the case.
This Agreement shall be open for signature by the States and Intergovernmental Organisation listed in Annex 2
, having been invited by the Swedish Government, in consultation with the presiding Chair of the Global Water Partnership Network, to sign this Agreement, until 31 March 2002.
This Agreement shall enter into force on the day upon which at least three signatories as referred to in paragraph 1 of this Article, including two States, have provided the Depositary with notification that the formalities required by their national legislation or their governing statutes have been completed.
After the entry into force of this Agreement, any State and Intergovernmental Organisation, referred to in paragraph 1, shall become a Party to it immediately after receipt by the Depositary of notification that the formalities required by their national legislation or their governing statutes have been completed.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the undersigned being duly authorised thereto, have signed a copy of this Agreement in the English language, which shall be deposited with the Depositary, who shall send certified copies thereof to all signatories.
This Agreement has been opened for signature in Stockholm on 21 March 2002.