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Statute approved at the 39th session of the United Nations General Assembly, 102nd Plenary Meeting, 17 December 1984, and came into effect on 1 January 1985. The Institute started work on 1 October 1980.

Article I. Purposes

Article II. Functions

Article III. Board of Trustees

Article IV. The Director and the staff

Article V. Senior fellows, consultants and correspondents

Article VI. Co-operation with other bodies

Article VII. Finance

Article VIII. Budget

Article IX. Administrative and other support

Article X. Location

Article XI. Status

Article XII. Amendments