Statutory Instruments

1989 No. 989


The Copyright (International Organisations) Order 1989


13th June 1989

Laid before Parliament

21st June 1989

Coming into force

1st August 1989

At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 13th day of June 1989


The Queen’s Most Excellent Majesty in Council

Her Majesty, by virtue of the authority conferred upon Her by section 168(2) of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988(1), is pleased, by and with the advice of Her Privy Council, to order, and it is hereby ordered, as follows:

1.  This Order may be cited as the Copyright (International Organisations) Order 1989 and shall come into force on 1st August 1989.

2.  It is hereby declared to be expedient that section 168 of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 (copyright vesting in certain international organisations) should apply to the United Nations, the Specialised Agencies of the United Nations and the Organisation of American States.

G. I. de Deney

Clerk of the Privy Council

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Order)

This Order confers copyright protection on works originating with the United Nations, its Specialised Agencies or the Organisation of American States which would otherwise not enjoy copyright.