Regulations to give effect to article (VI), Regulation 8, of the Headquarters Agreement between the United Nations and the United States of America

VI. RESOLUTIONS ADOPTED ON THE REPORTS OF THE SIXTH COMMITTEE
604. Regulations to give effect to article (VI), Regulation 8, of the Headquarters Agreement between the United Nations and the United States of America

The General Assembly, Considering the provisions of article III, section 8, of the Headquarters Agreement[1] between the United Nations and the United States of America, which came into force on 21 November 1947, Recalling General Assembly resolution 481 (V) of 12 December 1950, which prescribed the method for giving effect to article III, section 8, of the Headquarters Agreement, Having considered the report[2]2of the Secretary-General containing Headquarters regulation No. 1, which was promulgated with immediate effect by the Secretary-General on 26 February 1951, and presenting draft Headquarters regulations Nos. 2 and 3 for approval by the General Assembly,

1. Confirms Headquarters regulation No. 1 of 26 February 1951, on the United Nations social security system, annexed to the present resolution;

2. Approves Headquarters regulation No. 2 on qualifications for professional or other special occupational services with the United Nations, and Headquarters regulation No. 3 on the operation of services within the Headquarters District, as annexed to the present resolution.

369th plenary meeting,
1 February 1952.

ANNEX Headquarters Regulations

For the purpose of establishing in the Headquarters District conditions in all respects necessary for the full execution of the functions of the United Nations, and in particular for the purposes specified in each regulation, the following regulations are in effect:

REGULATION No. 1 United Nations Social Security System

For the purpose, in the field of staff social security, of giving immediate effect to measures necessary for avoiding multiple obligations arising from the possible application of overlapping laws and regulations:

1. A comprehensive United Nations social security system having been established for the purpose of affording protection against all reasonable risks arising out of or incurred during service with the United Nations, the provisions of the United Nations social security system shall constitute, the only obligations of the United Nations in respect of such risks.

2. The provisions of the United Nations social security system shall constitute the sole provisions under which persons in the service of the United Nations shall be entitled to claim against the United Nations in respect of any risks within the purview of the United Nations social security system, and any payments made under the United Nations social security system shall constitute the sole payments which any such person shall be entitled to receive from the United Nations in respect of any such risks.

3. This regulation shall take effect on the date of its promulgation, without prejudice, however, to any elements of the United Nations social security system, or any rights or obligations thereunder, already existing at the date of this regulation.

PROMULGATED by the Secretary-General on 26 February 1951, with immediate effect, in pursuance of the authority conferred on him by resolution 481 (V) of the General Assembly, and CONFIRMED by the General Assembly in resolution 604 (VI) of 1 February 1952.

REGULATION No. 2 Qualifications for professional or other special occupational services with the United Nations

For the purpose of availing the United Nations of the professional or special occupational services of persons recruited on as wide a geographical basis as possible: The qualifications and requirements necessary for the performance of professional or other special occupational services within the Headquarters District shall be determined by the Secretary-General; provided that, prior to authorizing medical or nursing services by any person, the Secretary-General shall ascertain that such person has been duly qualified to perform such services in his own or another country. APPROVED by General Assembly resolution 604 (VI) of 1 February 1952.

REGULATION No. 3 Operation of services within the Headquarters District

For the purpose of ensuring uninterrupted services necessary to the proper functioning of the principal and subsidiary organs of the United Nations: The times and hours of operation of any services and facilities or retail establishments authorized within the Headquarters District shall be in compliance with schedules fixed by the Secretary-General; no regulations, requirements or prohibitions beyond those so prescribed shall be imposed without his approval. APPROVED by General Assembly resolution 604 (VI) of 1 February 1952.

[1] See resolution 169 (II) adopted on 31 October 1947 by the General Assembly. [2] See Official Records of the General Assembly, Sixth Session, Annexes, agenda item 52, document A/1914.
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