Text - Resolution of Ratification: Senate Consideration of Treaty Document 105-32All Information (Except Treaty Text)

As recommended by the Committee on Foreign Relations:

Resolved (two-thirds of the Senators present concurring therein),

Section 1. Advice and Consent to Ratification of the Agreement Establishing the South Pacific Regional Environment Programme, subject to a Declaration.

The Senate advises and consents to the ratification of the Agreement Establishing the South Pacific Regional Environment Programme, done at Apia on June 16, 1993 (Treaty Doc. 105-32), subject to the declaration in Section 2.

Section 2. Declaration.

The advice and consent of the Senate is subject to the declaration that the "no reservations" provision in Article 10 of the Agreement has the effect of inhibiting the Senate in its exercise of its constitutional duty to give advice and consent to ratification of a treaty, and that the Senate's approval of the Agreement should not be construed as a precedent for acquiescence to future treaties containing such provisions.