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Commonwealth of Independent States (Reference Map) 1999 (145K) and pdf format (545K)
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  Charter of the Commonwealth of Independent States
Founding states of the Commonwealth are the states which have signed and ratified the Agreement on the Establishment of the Commonwealth of Independent States of December 8, 1991 and the Protocol to that Agreement of December 21, 1991 as of the time of the adoption of this Charter.
Member states of the Commonwealth are those same founding states who shall accept obligations pursuant to this Charter within the course of one year after the adoption by the Council of Heads of States.
Violations by a member states of this Charter, systematic failure by a state to fulfil its obligations pursuant to agreements concluded under the framework of the Commonwealth, or decisions of the bodies of the Commonwealth, shall be examined by the Council of Heads of States.
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  The Commonwealth of Independent States   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Commonwealth of Independent States acts the basis of the Charter accepted by Soviet of heads of the states on January, 22nd, 1993.
In September, 1993 heads of the states of the Commonwealth of Independent States have signed the Contract about creation of the Economic union in which the concept of transtoation of economic interaction it is incorporated, within the limits of the Commonwealth of Independent States in view of the realities which have developed in.
Interaction of the countries within the limits of the Commonwealth of Independent States is carried out through its coordinating institutes: Soviet of chapters of the states, Soviet of heads of the governments, Inter-parliamentary Assembly, Executive committee which is the assignee of Executive Secretary of the CIS and Interstate economic Committee of the Economic union, etc.
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  Science Fair Projects - Commonwealth of Independent States
The Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) (in Russian: Содружество Независимых Государств (СНГ) - Sodruzhestvo Nezavisimykh Gosudarstv) is a confederation or alliance consisting of 12 of the 15 former Soviet Republics, the exceptions being the three Baltic states: Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania.
The charter stated that all the members were independent states and thereby effectively abolished the USSR.
Between 2003 and 2005, the leaderships of three CIS member states were overthrown in a series of "color revolutions": Eduard Shevardnadze in Georgia, Leonid Kuchma in Ukraine, and, lastly, Askar Akayev in Kyrgyzstan.
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  Commonwealth of Independent States - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) (in Russian: Содружество Независимых Государств (СНГ) - Sodruzhestvo Nezavisimykh Gosudarstv) is a confederation, or alliance, consisting of 11 former Soviet Republics: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan.
The CIS charter stated that all the members were sovereign and independent nations and thereby effectively abolished the USSR.
Between 2003 and 2005, the leaderships of three CIS member states were overthrown in a series of "color revolutions": Eduard Shevardnadze in Georgia, Leonid Kuchma in Ukraine, and, lastly, Askar Akayev in Kyrgyzstan.
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 UNHCR - Regional Conference to Address the Problems of Refugees, Displaced Persons, Other Forms of Involuntary ...
States participating in the Conference process recognize that the concept of regional and international security is based upon the strengthening of democratic institutions and the protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms.
States are encouraged to bestow asylum-seekers temporary residence, access to social welfare and access to medical care during the processing of their claim.
States should grant their citizenship to any child born or foundling found on their territory who would otherwise be stateless, in accordance with national legislation and with the provisions of the Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness (1961).
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 Commonwealth of Independent States — Infoplease.com
Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), community of independent nations established by a treaty signed at Minsk, Belarus, on Dec. 8, 1991, by the heads of state of
The organization was conceived as the successor to the USSR in its role of coordinating the foreign and economic policies of its member nations.
Technology transfer from the Commonwealth of Independent States to the United States.
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 Background on the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS Countries)
On 8 December 1991 in Viskuli, the residence of the Belarusian Government in Belovezhskaya forest preserve, the leaders of the Republic of Belarus, Russian Federation and Ukraine have signed the Agreement on establishment of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS).
The CIS performs its activities on the basis of the Charter, adopted by the Council of Heads of States on 22 January 1993, which stipulates the goals and principles of the Commonwealth, rights and obligations of the countries, which established it voluntarily.
In the document they stated, that the Commonwealth was formed on the basis of sovereign equality of all its members and that the member states were independent and equal subjects of the international law.
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 Commonwealth Of Independent States
Under the 1993 Commonwealth of Independent States Convention on Legal Assistance in Civil, Family, and Criminal Affairs, persons with outstanding warrants from other former Soviet states may be detained for periods of up to 1 month while the Procurator General investigates the nature of outstanding charges against the detainee.
In 1994 Russian peacekeeping forces representing the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) deployed to Abkhazia with the agreement of Abkhaz separatists.
The Russian Army's 201st Motorized Rifle Division, part of a Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) peacekeeping force established in 1993, remained in the country and continued to have a major influence on political developments; however, the division transitioned into a new status on a permanent military base after the peacekeeping mandate ended in September 2000.
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 COMMONWEALTH OF INDEPENDENT STATES   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Although the accords called for the establishment of two coordinating bodies, the Council of Heads of State and the Council of Heads of Government, the documents defined the commonwealth as “neither a state nor a super-state structure.” The conferees pledged to fulfill all international treaty obligations incurred by the USSR.
The Irish Free State, comprising four-fifths of Ireland, is declared, ending a five-year Irish struggle for independence from Britain.
In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the Continental Congress adopts the Declaration of Independence, which proclaims the independence of the United States of.
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 Commonwealth of Independent States - Encyclopedia.com
Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), community of independent nations established by a treaty signed at Minsk, Belarus, on Dec. 8, 1991, by the heads of state of Russia, Belarus, and Ukraine.
The CIS at first convened only a council of the heads of state of its members, but in 1992 it convened a council of heads of government and a council of foreign ministers.
ETSI and The Commonwealth Of Independent States meet to extend co-operation in telecoms standardization.
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 HEAD-QUARTERS OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF INDEPENDENT STATES (CIS Countries)
Establishment of the Commonwealth of Independent States and its supreme organs - The Council of Heads of State and the Council of Heads of Government - caused the need for establishment of a relative structure for supporting its activity.
Afterwards, in view of development of integration processes in the Commonwealth, establishment of the organs of sectoral cooperation, establishment of contacts with international organizations, need for elaboration of recommendations on implementation of decisions of supreme organs of the Commonwealth in May 1993 the Working Group was transformed into the CIS Executive Secretariat.
The leading posts of the Executive Committee are occupied by the representatives of the member states of the Commonwealth, while the staff is mainly composed of Belarusian nationals.
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The CIS performs its activities on the basis of the Charter, adopted by the Council of Heads of States on 22 January 1993, which stipulates the goals and principles of the Commonwealth, rights and obligations of the countries, which established it voluntarily.
In the document they stated, that the Commonwealth was formed on the basis of sovereign equality of all its members and that the member states were independent and equal subjects of the international law.
The Commonwealth is not a state, it does not have supranational powers.
www.cis.minsk.by /main.aspx?uid=3360   (311 words)

  
 Commonwealth of Independent States
Given the fact that several states were unable to submit their recommendations and comments on the basic draft documents, Russian Foreign Minister Igor Ivanov then proposed that the regulations be implemented as a temporary measure.
Because the participants neither reached a compromise on restructuring the CIS nor were they able to reach a consensus on the guidelines for establishing a free trade zone, the draft documents were forwarded to the meeting of the prime ministers of the CIS to be held later that day.
The CIS was intended to maintain a degree of unity and cooperation among new countries that, while technically independent, remained economically, politically, and militarily incomplete as individual states.
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 Commonwealth of Independent States Peacekeeping Force in Abkhazia
Commonwealth of Independent States Peacekeeping Force in Abkhazia
The current mandate of the Commonwealth of Independent States Peacekeeping Force in Abkhazia expires at the end of June.
Like Georgia, the United States wants to see rapid progress towards political negotiations to resolve the conflict over the region of Abkhazia as well as the return of displaced persons.
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 Commonwealth of Independent States: Positive trend on the abolition of the death penalty but more needs to be done - ...   (Site not responding. Last check: )
On 28 November the meeting of the heads of the states in the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), which celebrates its fifteenth anniversary this year, takes place in Minsk, Belarus.
On the eve of the meeting Amnesty International calls on the heads of CIS states to put the issue of the abolition of the death penalty high on their agenda and to do all within their power to make the region a death penalty – free zone.
Amnesty International urges the authorities in the region to disclose information related to the application of the death penalty and also ensure that the relatives of prisoners already executed receive full access to information including the dates and places of execution and burial and are allowed to collect the prisoner’s remains and any personal effects.
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 The Story Behind the Numbers: Women and Employment in Central and Eastern Europe and the Western Commonwealth of ...
This report examines women's labour market situation in the countries of Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) and the Western Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) in the context of the social and economic transformations in the region in the past 15 years.
Using statistical data from the UNECE Gender Statistics Database, the report analyses trends in women's and men's labour force participation during the transition to a market-oriented economy in 18 countries in Eastern Europe and assesses their implications for the economic security of both women and men.
The study concludes with specific recommendations for improving the available data, including those related to the development of the national statistical systems of countries in the region and their harmonization with international and EU frameworks, as well as new data and analysis designed to understand and highlight gender differences.
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 commonwealth of independent states - OneLook Dictionary Search
Commonwealth of Independent States : The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language [home, info]
Commonwealth of Independent States : Glossary of Trade and Shipping Terms [home, info]
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 UNICEF CEE/CIS - Where we work - Central and Eastern Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States
UNICEF CEE/CIS - Where we work - Central and Eastern Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States
Central and Eastern Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States
Note: This map does not reflect a position by UNICEF on the legal status of any country or territory or the delimitation of any frontiers
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 Commonwealth of Independent States   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In order to facilitate further integration the Agreement on deepening of integration in economic and humanitarian field of four countries (Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia) and Agreement on creation of Commonwealth of Sovereign Republics (Belarus and Russia) with creation of corresponding coordinating bodies were signed in 1995.
Integration of the countries in the framework of the Commonwealth of Independent States is executed through its coordinating institutions (charter bodies, executive bodies and the bodies of branch cooperation of the CIS).
For more information on the structure of the bodies of the Commonwealth please, visit web-site of the CIS Executive Committee.
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 The Commonwealth of Independent States - Annex
The founding States of the Commonwealth shall be those States which had signed by the date of the adoption of the present Charter and ratified the Agreement Establishing the Commonwealth of Independent States of 8 December 1991 and the Protocol to that Agreement of 21 December 1991.
The Member States of the Commonwealth shall be those founding States which accept the obligations under the present Charter within one year of its adoption by the Council of Heads of State.
Breaches of the present Charter by a Member State or systematic non-compliance with a State's obligations under agreements reached within the Commonwealth or decisions of the Commonwealth organs shall be considered by the Council of Heads of State.
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 Commonwealth of Independent States Information
The Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) (in Russian: Содружество Независимых Государств (СНГ) - Sodruzhestvo Nezavisimykh Gosudarstv) is the international organization, or alliance, consisting of 11 former Soviet Republics: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan.
The Soviet government had already recognized the independence of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania on September 6 1991, and the three Baltic nations as well as Georgia refused to join the CIS.
The CIS charter stated that all the members were sovereign and independent nations and thereby effectively abolished the Soviet Union.
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