Considering it desirable to establish rules for the application of Article 102 of the Charter of the United Nations which provides as follows:
1. Every treaty and every international agreement entered into by any Member of the United Nations after the present Charter comes into force shall as soon as possible be registered with the Secretariat and published by it.
2. No party to any such treaty or international agreement which has not been registered in accordance with the provisions of paragraph 1 of this Article may invoke that treaty or agreement before any organ of the United Nations.
Recognizing, in making provision therefore, the importance of orderly registration and publication of such treaties and international agreements and the maintenance of precise records;
Adopts accordingly, having given consideration to the proposals of the Secretary- General submitted pursuant to the resolution of the General Assembly of 10 February 1946, the following regulations: