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RESTRICTIONS RELATING TO THE PALESTINE LIBERATION ORGANIZATION AND THE SOUTH WEST AFRICA PEOPLE'S ORGANIZATION

Sec. 114.14 (a) Funds appropriated for any fiscal year for the Department of State for "International Organizations and Conferences" may not be used for payment by the United States, as its contribution toward the assessed budget of the United Nations for any year, of any amount which would cause the total amount paid by the United States as its assessed contribution for that year to exceed the amount assessed as the United States contribution for that year less

(1) 25 percent of the amount budgeted for that year for the Committee on the Exercise for the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People (for any similar successor entity);

(2) 25 percent of the amount budgeted for that year for the Special Unit on Palestinian Rights (for any similar successor entity);

(3) 25 percent of the amount budgeted for that year for the Special Committee to Investigate Israeli Practices Affecting the Human Rights of the Population of the Occupied Territories (or any similar successor entity);

(4) 25 percent of the amount budgeted for that year for projects whose primary purpose is to provide benefits to the Palestine Liberation Organization or entities associated with it or to the South West Africa People's Organization;

(5) 25 percent of the amount budgeted for that year for the Second Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination;

1422 U.S.C. 287e note. Sec. 705 of the Foreign Relations Authorization Act, Fiscal Years 1988 and 1989 (Public Law 100-204; 101 Stat. 1331), added subpar. (3) and redesignated the subpars. that follow. Subpars. (5), (6) and (7) were originally added as subpars. (4), (5), and (6) res per tively by sec. 144 of the Foreign Relations Authorization Act, Fiscal Years 1986 and 1987 (Public Law 9993; 99 Slat. 405).

In a memorandum for the Secretary of State, issued on January 14, 1994, the President, pursuant to the authority stated in the Middle East Peace Facilitation Act of 1993 (Public Law 103125):

"A) certified) that it is in the national interest to suspend the application of the following provisions of law until July 1, 1994:

"(1) Section 307 of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 (22 U.S.C. 2227), as it applies with r

Palestine Liberation Organization or entities associated with it; "(2) Section 114 of the Department of State Authorization Act, Fiscal Years 1984 and 1985 (22 U.S.C. 287e note), as it applies with respect to the Palestine Liberation Organization or entities associated with it;

"(3) Section 1003 of the Foreign Relations Authorization Act, Fiscal Years 1988 and 1989 (22 U.S.C. 5202); and

"44) Section 37 of the Bretton Woods Agreement (sic) Act (22 U.S.C. 286w), as it ap plies to the granting of the Palestine Liberation Organization of observer status or other official status at any meeting sponsored by or associated with the International

Monetary Fund. "(B) certislied) that the Palestine Liberation Organization continues to abide by its commitments: in its letter of September 9, 1993, to the Prime Minister of Israel; in its letter of September 9, 1993, to the Foreign Minister of Norway; and in, and resulting from the implementation of the Declaration of Principles on interim self-government arrangements

signed on September 13, 1993. "II. Pursuant to the authority vested in me by section 516 of the Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, Public Law 103-87, I hereby determine that the suspension of section 516(a) of that Act with respect to the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO). programs for the PLO, and programs for the benefit of entities associated with it, which accept the commitments made by the PLO on September 9, 1993, is in the national interest." (Presidential Delermination No. 94-13 of January 14, 1994; 59 F.R 4777).

This certification was extended in Presidential Determination No. 9430 of June 30, 1994 (59 F.R. 35607), and in Presidential Determination No. 95-12 of December 31, 1994 (60 F.R. 2673). Sec. 583(c) of the Foreign Relations Authorization Act, Fiscal Years 1994 and 1990 (

horization Act Fiscal Years 1994 and 1995 (Public Law 103-236; 108 Slal. 490), authorized the suspension of provisions in this section when cer. Lain conditions, detailed in subscc. 583(a), were met.

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(6) 25 percent of the amount budgeted for any other United Nations agency or conference whose sole or partial purpose is to implement the provisions of General Assembly Resolution 33/79; and

(7) 25 percent of the amount budgeted for the General Assembly-approved $73,500,000 conference center to be constructed for the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) in the

Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa. (b) Funds appropriated for any fiscal year for the Department of State for "International Organizations and Conferences” may not be used for payment by the United States, as its contribution toward the assessed budget of any specialized agency of the United Nations for any year, of any amount which would cause the total amount paid by the United States as its assessed contribution for that year to exceed the amount assessed as the United States contribution for that year less 25 percent of the amount budgeted by such agency for that year for projects whose primary purpose is to provide benefits to the Palestine Liberation Organization or entities associated with it or to the South West Africa People's Organization.

(c) The President shall annually review the budgets of the United Nations and its specialized agencies to determine which projects have the primary purpose of providing benefits to the Palestine Liberation Organization or to the South West Africa People's Organization. The President shall report to the Congress on any such project for which a portion of the United States assessed contribution is withheld and the amount withheld.

(d) Subsections (a)(3) and (b) shall not be construed as limiting United States contributions to the United Nations or its specialized agencies for projects whose primary purpose is to provide humanitarian, educational, developmental, and other nonpolitical benefits. UNITED STATES PARTICIPATION IN THE UNITED NATIONS IF ISRAEL IS

ILLEGALLY EXPELLED SEC. 115.15 (a) The Congress finds that,

(1) the United Nations was founded on the principle of universality;

(2) the United Nations Charter stipulates that members may be suspended by the General Assembly only "upon the recommendation of the Security Council”; and

(3) any move by the General Assembly that would illegally deny Israel its credentials in the Assembly would be a direct

violation of these provisions of the Charter. (b) 16 If Israel is illegally expelled, suspended, denied its credentials, or in any other manner denied its right to participate in any principal or subsidiary organ or in any specialized, technical, or other agency of the United Nations, the United States shall suspend its participation in any such organ or agency until the illegal action is reversed. The United States shall reduce its annual assessed contribution to the United Nations or such specialized agency by 8.34 percent for each month in which United States participation is suspended pursuant to this section. 17 Nothing in this section may be construed to diminish or to affect United States participation in the United Nations Security Council or the Safeguards Program of the International Atomic Energy Agency. 18 REVIEW OF UNITED STATES PARTICIPATION IN THE UNITED NATIONS SEC. 116. (a) The Congress finds that

16 22 U.S.C. 287e note.

16 The first sentence of subsec. (b) was amended and restated by sec. 704 of the Foreign Relations Authorization Act, Fiscal Years 1988 and 1989 (Public Law 100-204; 101 Stat. 1331). It formerly read as follows:

"If Israel is illegally expelled, suspended, denied its credentials, or in any other manner de nied its right to participate in the General Assembly of the United Nations or any specialized agency of the United Nations, the United States shall suspend its participation in the General Assembly or such specialized agency until the illegal action is reversed.".

(1) the United Nations was founded for the primary purpose of maintaining international peace and security by encouraging peaceful resolution of disputes and the development of friendly relations among nations;

(2) the United States, as a founding member of the United Nations and the largest contributor to the United Nations, became and remains a member of the United Nations in order to contribute to collective efforts among the nations of the world to realize the ends of international peace and security;

(3) the United States is committed to upholding and strengthening the principles and purposes of the United Na

tions Charter upon which the United Nations was founded. (b) It is the sense of the Congress that

(1) a review of United States participation in the United Nations is urgently called for with a view to examining

(A) the extent and levels of United States financial contributions to the United Nations;

(B) the importance of the United Nations, as presently constituted, to fulfilling the policies and objectives of the United States;

(C) the benefits derived by the United States from participation in the United Nations; (2) the President should review and make recommendations to the Congress regarding the matters described in this section by June 30, 1984; and

(3) the Secretary of State should communicate to the member states of the General Assembly of the United Nations the

policy contained in this section. Sec. 117.19 * * * (Repealed-1994)

1985 CONFERENCE-UNITED NATIONS DECADE FOR WOMEN SEC. 118. The President shall use every available means at his disposal to ensure that the 1985 Conference to commemorate the conclusion of the United Nations Decade for Women is not dominated by political issues extraneous to the goals of the 1985 Women's Conference that would jeopardize United States participation in and support for that Conference consistent with applicable legislation concerning United States contributions to the United Nations. Prior to the 1985 Conference, the President shall report to the Congress on the nature of the preparations, the adherence to the original goals of the Conference, and the extent of any continued United States participation and support for the Conference.

17 Sec. 142 of the Forcign Relations Authorization Act, Fiscal Years 1986 and 1987 (Public Law 99-93; 99 Stal. 405), substituted this sentence in lieu of: "The United States shall withhold payment of its assessed contribution to the United Nations or a specialized agency during any period in which Uniled Slales participation is suspended pursuant io this section."."

16 The last sentence of subsec. (b) was added by sec. 704(b) of the Foreign Relations Authorization Act, Fiscal Years 1988 and 1989 (Public Law 100-204; 101 Stat. 1331).

19 Formerly at 22 U.S.C. 287b note. Repealed by sec. 139(27) of the Foreign Relations Authorization Act, Fiscal Years 1994 and 1995 (Public Law 103-236; 108 Stat. 399). Had required a report on policies pursued by other countries in international organizations.

UNITED NATIONS WORLD ASSEMBLY ON AGING SEC. 119. (a) The Congress finds that,

(1) in 1977 the Congress called for the United Nations to convene a World Assembly on Aging;

(2) the United Nations World Assembly on Aging was held in Vienna, Austria, from July 26 to August 6, 1982, and unanimously adopted the Vienna International Plan of Action on Aging on August 6, 1982, which called for the development of policies designed to enhance the individual lives of the aging and to allow the aging to enjoy their advancing years in peace, health, and security;

(3) the United Nations General Assembly on December 3, 1982, unanimously endorsed the World Assembly International Plan of Action; and

(4) the General Assembly of the United Nations, in adopting the plan, called upon governments to make continuous efforts to implement the principles and recommendations contained in

the Plan of Action as adopted by the World Assembly on Aging. (b) Therefore, it is the sense of the Congress that the President should take steps to

(1) encourage government-wide participation in implementing the recommendations of the World Assembly and planning for the scheduled review in 1985 by the United Nations on the implementation of the Vienna International Plan of Action on Aging;

(2) encourage the exchange of information and the promotion of research on aging among the States, the Federal Government, international organizations, and other nations;

(3) encourage greater private sector involvement in responding to the concerns of the aging; and

(4) inform developing nations that the United States Government recognizes aging as an important issue, requiring close and sustained attention in national and regional development plans.

COUNSELOR OF THE DEPARTMENT OF STATE SEC. 125. (a) 20 * * *

20 Subsec. (a) amended sec. 2 or "An Act to strengthen and improve the organization and administration of the Department of State" (22 U.S.C. 2653) in order to remove the Counselor of the Department of Stale from equal rank with Assistant Secretaries so that the Counselor would rank equally with the Under Secretaries. The amendments in subsec. (6) to title 5, U.S.C., changed the salary level of the Counselor from Executive Level IV to Executive Level III.

(b)(1) Section 5314 of title 5, United States Code, is amended by inserting immediately after the item relating to the Under Secretaries of State the following:

"Counselor of the Department of State.". (2) Section 5315 of such title is amended by striking out "Counselor of the Department of State.”

FOREIGN NATIONAL EMPLOYEES SEC. 127. (a) 21 * * * (b) 22 (1) Section 5944 of title 5, United States Code, is repealed.

(2) The chapter analysis for chapter 59 of such title 5 is amended by striking out the item relating to section 5944.

MERGER OF FOREIGN SERVICE INFORMATION CORPS WITH FOREIGN

SERVICE CORPS Sec. 130.23 (a) * * * (b) * * *(c) * * * (Repealed-1994)

DANGER PAY SEC. 131.24 Section 5928 of title 5, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end thereof the following: “The presence of nonessential personnel or dependents shall not preclude payment of an allowance under this section. In each instance where an allowance under this section is initiated or terminated, the Secretary of State shall inform the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Foreign Relations of the Senate of the action taken and the circumstances justifying it.”.

FOREIGN RELATIONS PUBLICATIONS SEC. 133. (a) The Congress expresses concern about the excessive delays currently experienced in the publication of the Department of State's vital series of historical volumes, “The Foreign Relations of the United States”. It is the sense of the Congress that the current delays must be substantially reduced so that publication of

21 Subsec. (a) amended sec. 408(aX1) of the Foreign Service Act of 1980 in order to clarify the Secretary of Stald's authority to utilize provident funds (retirement benefits) for foreign national employees of the United States Government.

25 U.S.C. 5944 concerned payment of burial expenses for foreign national employees of the United States Government. This provision was superseded by sec. 408 of the Foreign Service Act of 1980.

Subsecs. (a) and (b) amended secs. 102 and 502, respectively, of the Foreign Service Act of 1980. These provisions changed the designation of members of the Foreign Service Information Officers to Foreign Service Officers and directed the Secretary of State to implement policies to insure that Forcign Service Officers from all agencies are able to compete for chief of missions positions on an equal basis.

Subsec. (c), requiring a report in policies and procedures adopted pursuant to the above amendments, was repealed by scc. 139(10) of the Foreign Relations Authorization Act, Fiscal Years 1994 and 1995 (Public Law 103-236; 108 Slat. 398).

25 U.S.C. 5928 concerned danger pay allowances for United States Government employees serving in certain foreign arcas.

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