GOVERNING DOCUMENT OF SESAME

The Statutes of SESAME are the principal governing instrument of the Centre. They effectively came into force on 15 April 2004 after UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization), which is the depository of the Statutes, had received the required six instruments of acceptance of the draft Statutes from eligible potential members.

STATUTES OF THE INTERNATIONAL CENTRE FOR SYNCHROTRON-LIGHT FOR EXPERIMENTAL SCIENCE AND APPLICATIONS IN THE MIDDLE EAST (SESAME)

(PREAMBLE)

The Members Parties to these Statutes,

Recalling 31 C/Resolution 19 of the General Conference of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (hereinafter referred to as “UNESCO”) adopted in November 2001,
Further recalling 162 EX/Decision 3.3.5 of UNESCO’s Executive Board by which the Board launched the process for the creation of SESAME,

HAVE AGREED as follows:

ARTICLE I: Purpose and Functions
ARTICLE II: Membership and Participation
ARTICLE III: The Council
ARTICLE IV: Standing Committee
ARTICLE V: Directorate
ARTICLE VI: Duties of the Director
ARTICLE VII: Legal Status
ARTICLE VIII: Financial Arrangements
ARTICLE IX: Contributions
ARTICLE X: Contribution of UNESCO
ARTICLE XI: Loss of Membership
ARTICLE XII: Final Clauses
ANNEX: Potential Initial Members and Observers Foreseen under Article II.3 of the Statutes