TitleAgreement relating to the Implementation of Part XI of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea of 10 December 1982 : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly.
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Adopts the Agreement relating to the implementation of Part XI of the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea of 10 Dec. 1982, the text of which is annexed to the present resolution; affirms that the Agreement shall be interpreted and applied together with Part XI as a single instrument; considers that future ratifications or formal confirmations of or accessions to the Convention shall represent also consent to be bound by the Agreement and that no State or entity may establish its consent to be bound by the Agreement unless it has previously established or establishes at the same time its consent to be bound by the Convention; expresses its satisfaction at the entry into force of the Convention on 16 Nov. 1994; decides to fund the administrative expenses of the International Seabed Authority in accordance with section 1, para. 14, of the Annex to the Agreement; requests the Secretary-General to transmit immediately certified copies of the Agreement to the States and entities referred to in art. 3 thereof, with a view to facilitating universal participation in the Convention and the Agreement, and to draw attention to articles 4 and 5 of the Agreement; also requests the Secretary-General immediately to open the Agreement for signature; urges all States and entities referred to in art. 3 of the Agreement to consent to its provisional application as from 16 Nov. 1994 and to establish their consent to be bound by the Agreement at the earliest possible date; also urges all States and entities that have not already done so to take all appropriate steps to ratify, formally confirm or accede to the Convention at the earliest possible date; calls upon the Preparatory Commission for the International Seabed Authority and for the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea to take into account the terms of the Agreement when drawing up its final report.