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Host country of the future WNO-Headquarters – Selection Criteria and Expectations:

a)   Granting of a legal personality according to Article XI of the WNO Treaty;

b)   Warranty of the privileges and immunities in accordance with Article XI of the WNO Treaty and according to the Convention on the Privileges and Immunities of the United Nations of 13th February 1946;

c)    Provision of appropriate premises for the seat of the Headquarters incl. the technical infrastructure necessary for functioning;

d)   Equipment of the Headquarters or financial assistance in the furnishing of the workspaces;

e)    Annual, appropriate contribution to the finance and cover of the running operating costs of the Headquarters;

f)     Annual lump sum for travel expenses, in particular for the assumption of the travel expenses for delegates and envoys from developing countries, as well as staff of the secretariat;

g)   Granting of appropriate protection of the Headquarters premises as well as the staff and the assets of the Organization;

h)   Simplified and unbureaucratic issuance of visas or exemption from residency requirements for employees of the Headquarters;

i)     Support during the search for skilled workers and local persons in the host country as well as the search for appropriate living quarters for international staff of the Organization.