The Host Country Affairs Section performs these functions in accordance with the mutual rights and obligations undertaken by the United States and the United Nations when it was agreed that the headquarters of the UN would be established in New York. These rights and obligations are set forth in:
International Organizations Immunities Act: PL 79-291
Convention on the Privileges and Immunities of the UN 21 UST 1418
Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations 23 UST 3227, PL 95-393
Headquarters Agreement: PL 80-357
Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act: PL 94-538
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