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PUBLIC LAWS-CH. 482-AUG. 4 , 1947 SECTION 18 Amenities of dis- trict. Racial discrimina- tion, etc. Supplemental agree- ments. Reference of dis- putes for fnal deci- sion. Disposal of land in headquarters district. The appropriate American authorities shall take all reasonable steps to ensure that the amenities of the headquarters district are not preju- diced and the purposes for which the district is required are not obstructed by any use made of the land in the vicinity of the district. The United Nations shall on its part take all reasonable steps to ensure that the amenities of the land in the vicinity of the headquarters district are not prejudiced by any use made of the land in the head- quarters district by the United Nations. SECTION 19 It is agreed that no form of racial or religious discrimination shall be permitted within the headquarters district. ARTICLE VIII-MATTERS RELATING TO TIE OPERATION OF THIS AGREEMENT SECTION 20 The Secretary-General and the appropriate American authorities shall settle by agreement the channels through which they will com- municate regarding the application of the provisions of this agreement and other questions affecting the headquarters district, and may enter into such supplemental agreements as may be necessary to fulfill the purposes of this agreement. In making supplemental agreements with the Secretary-General, the United States shall consult with the appro- priate state and local authorities. If the Secretary-General so requests, the Secretary of State of the United States shall appoint a special representative for the purpose of liaison with the Secretary-General. SECTION 21 (a) Any dispute between the United Nations and the United States concerning the interpretation or application of this agreement or of any supplemental agreement, which is not settled by negotiation or other agreed mode of settlement, shall be referred for final decision to a tribunal of three arbitrators, one to be named by the- Secretary- General, one to be named by the Secretary of State of the United States, and the third to be chosen by the two, or, if they should fail to agree upon a third, then by the President of the International Court of Justice. (b) The Secretary-General or the United States may ask the General Assembly to request of the International Court of Justice an advisory opinion on any legal question arising in the course of such proceedings. Pending the receipt of the opinion of the Court, an interim decision of the arbitral tribunal shall be observed on both parties. Thereafter, the arbitral tribunal shall render a final decision, having regard to the opinion of the Court. ARTICLE IX--MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS SECTION 22 (a) The United Nations shall not dispose of all or any part of the land owned by it in the headquarters district without the consent of the United States. If the United States is unwilling to consent to a disposition which the United Nations wishes to make of all or any part of such land, the United States shall buy the same from [61 STAT. 764