United Nations — Treaty Series
No. 6311. AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE REPUBLIC OF INDONESIA AND THE KINGDOM OF THE NETHERLANDS CONCERNING WEST NEW GUINEA (WEST IRIAN). SIGNED AT THE HEADQUARTERS OF THE UNITED NATIONS, NEW YORK, ON 15 AUGUST 1962
The Republic of Indonesia and the Kingdom of the Netherlands,
Having in mind the interests and welfare of the people of the territory of West New Guinea (West Irian) hereinafter referred to as “the territory”,
Desirous of settling their dispute regarding the territory,
Now, therefore, agree as follows:
Ratificaiton of agreement and resolution of the General Assembly of the United Nations
After the present Agreement between Indonesia and the Netherlands has been signed and ratified by both Contracting Parties, Indonesia and the Netherlands will jointly sponsor a draft resolution in the United Nations under the terms of which the General Assembly of the United Nations takes note of the present Agreement, acknowledges the role conferred upon the Secretary-General of the United Nations therein, and authorizes him to carry out the tasks entrusted to him therein.
Transfer of administration
After the adoption of the resolution referred to in article I, the Netherlands will transfer administration of the territory to a United Nations Temporary Executive Authority (UNTEA) established by and under the jurisdiction of the Secretary-General upon the arrival of the United Nations Administrator appointed in accordance with article IV. The UNTEA will in turn transfer the administration to Indonesia in accordance with article XII.
- In accordance with article XXVIII, the Agreement came into force on 21 September 1962, the date of the adoption by the General Assembly of the resolution envisaged in article I of the Agreement (A/RES/1752 (XVII) ). The instruments of ratification were exchanged on 20 September 1962 at the Headquarters of the United Nations, in accordance with article XXVII.