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The agreement on exchange of information on emergency situations of natural and technogenic nature, on information exchange in case of liquidation of their consequences and assistance to affected population

of September 18, 2003

The State Parties of the Commonwealth of Independent States on behalf of the governments, further - the Parties,

based on the Agreement on interaction in the field of the prevention and mitigation of consequences of emergency situations of natural and technogenic nature of January 22, 1993,

expressing desire and further to strengthen interstate cooperation in the field of decrease in risks and mitigation of the consequences of emergency situations of natural and technogenic nature,

the creations of the information circle allowing to receive in the minimum terms all necessary and authentic data concerning possibility of cross-border impact of emergency situations of natural and technogenic nature convinced of need

recognizing need of joint use of information resources for implementation of actions for the prevention and mitigation of consequences of emergency situations of natural and technogenic nature, assistance to affected population,

noting usefulness of two-way and multilateral deals about exchange of information in this area,

agreed as follows:

Article 1

The parties through authorized bodies, and also national news agencies - the central state news agencies of the Parties - perform comprehensive exchange of information about the emergency situations of natural and technogenic nature taking place in the territories of their states about requests and offers of the Parties on mutual aid, and also on the help from the international organizations.

Article 2

The parties, using national information resource, take measures for creation of effective system of interstate exchange of information, the organization of single databank in the field of the prevention and mitigation of consequences of emergency situations of natural and technogenic nature.

Article 3

The parties according to this agreement and other international treaties which participants they are and also the national legal system develop cooperation in the field of creation of normative and legal and methodical base of interstate exchange of information about emergency situations of natural and technogenic nature, information exchange in case of liquidation of their consequences and assistance to affected population.

Article 4

The parties communicate in working language of the Commonwealth of Independent States, observing the methods of transmission of messages established by international standards, using the operating information and communication resources of the Parties, and also again created communication systems.

The parties bear responsibility for completeness and accuracy of the information about emergency situations.

Article 5

For the purpose of effective interaction in the prevention and mitigation of consequences of emergency situations of natural and technogenic nature, assistance to affected population and prevention of environmental pollution of the Party perform measures for development of national risk management systems of emergency situations based on modern information technologies, upgrade of automated control systems, enhancement of communication and warning systems.

Article 6

The parties perform the joint projects which are of mutual interest in the field of exchange of information about emergency situations of natural and technogenic nature, information exchange for the prevention and liquidation of their consequences and assistance to affected population. The cooperation of the Parties in preparation and realization of joint projects is performed by the conclusion of free standing agreements.

Article 7

National news agencies of the Parties exchange only that information which is provided by authorized bodies of the Parties in the sphere of management of emergency situations.

Article 8

Information obtained as a result of the activities performed within this agreement except for by that which is not subject to disclosure according to the legislation of the Parties is published in accordance with the established procedure.

Article 9

Authorized bodies and national news agencies of the Parties come into direct contacts for the purpose of implementation of this agreement.

Article 10

The disputes connected using and interpretation of this agreement, are permitted by consultations and negotiations of concerned parties.

Article 11

This agreement becomes effective from date of delivery to depositary of the third notification on accomplishment by the Parties of the interstate procedures necessary for its entry into force which signed it.

For the Parties which performed interstate procedures later this agreement becomes effective from date of delivery to depositary of the adequate notice.

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