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Host State Agreements

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Host state agreements are marked by the contrast that, while organizations will seek for the performance of their tasks as much freedom from local constraints as possible, their host states will seek to limit to the largest extent the effects of the &t;guest's&t; presence on their territorial sovereignty. By the means of very differing host state agreement the organizations are granted those rights, privileges and immunities they require for fulfilling their statutory tasks. The most important United Nations (UN) host state agreement is the Agreement regarding the Headquarters of the UN, between the UN and the United States of America (USA) of 26 June 1947. This host state agreement provides for the preservation of law and order inside the headquarters, as well as the maintenance of security jointly through organs of the Organization and those of the host state.

Keywords: host state agreements; United Nations (UN); United States of America (USA)



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