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Paragraphs in "Agreement For The Establishment Of The Intergovernmental Organization For Marketing Information And Cooperation Services For Fishery Products In Africa" coded as DEPO

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Art.14 Article 14 Signature, Ratification, Accession, Entry into force and Admission
Art.14.1 1. This Agreement shall be open for signature by the States in Africa listed in Annex I, in Abidjan, on 13 December 1991, and thereafter, at the Headquarters of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in Rome until 31 December 1992. Such States that have signed the Agreement may become a party thereto by depositing an instrument of ratification. Such States that have not signed the Agreement may become a party thereto by depositing an instrument of accession.
Art.14.2 2. Instruments of ratification or accession shall be deposited with the Director-General of FAO, who shall be the Depositary of the present Agreement.
Art.14.3 3. Subject to Article 6, paragraph 3 of the present Agreement, and at any time after the entry into force of this Agreement, any State not referred to in paragraph 1 above may apply to the Director-General of FAO to become a member of INFOPÊCHE. The Director-General of FAO shall inform Member States of such application. The Governing Council shall then decide on the application in accordance with Article 6, paragraph 3, and if a favourable decision is made, invite the State concerned to accede to the Agreement establishing INFOPÊCHE. The State shall lodge its instrument of accession, whereby it consents to be bound by the provisions of this Agreement as from the date of its admission, with the Director-General within ninety days of the date of the invitation by the Governing Council.
Art.14.4 4. This Agreement shall enter into force, with respect to all States that have ratified it or acceded thereto, on the date when instruments of ratification or accession have been deposited by the Governments of at least five States listed in Annex I.
Art.15 Article 15 Amendment
Art.15.1 1. Proposals for the amendment of this Agreement must be made by a Member State in a communication to the Depositary, who shall promptly notify the proposal to all Member States and to the Director of INFOPÊCHE.
Art.15.2 2. The Governing Council may amend this Agreement by a two-thirds majority of the Member States. Amendments shall take effect, with respect to all Contracting Parties, on the thirtieth day after their adoption by the Governing Council, except for any Contracting party which gives notice of withdrawal within thirty days of the adoption of such amendment, subject to Article 16, paragraph 1.
Art.15.3 3. No proposal for amendment shall be considered by the Governing Council unless it was received by the Depositary at least one hundred and twenty days before the opening day of the session at which it is to be considered.
Art.16 Article 16 Withdrawal and Dissolution
Art.16.1 1. At any time after the expiration of three years from the date when it became a party to this Agreement, any Member State may give notice of its withdrawal from INFOPÊCHE to the Depositary. Such withdrawal shall take effect twelve months after the notice thereof was received by the Depositary or at any later date specified in the notice, provided, however, that any obligation incurred by the Member State vis-à-vis INFOPÊCHE shall remain valid and enforceable.
Art.16.2 2. INFOPÊCHE shall cease to exist at any time decided by the Governing Council by a three-quarters majority of all its Members. Any assets remaining after the land, buildings and fixtures have been disposed of, after the balance of any donated funds that have not been used has been returned to the respective donors, and after all obligations have been met, shall be distributed among the States which were Members of INFOPÊCHE at the time of the dissolution, in proportion to the contributions that they made, in accordance with Article 11, paragraph 2, for the year preceding the year of the dissolution.
Art.18 Article 18 Depositary
Art.18.1x The Director-General of FAO shall be the Depositary of this Agreement. The Depositary shall:
Art.18.1x.a (a) send certified copies of this Agreement to the Governments of the States listed in Annex I, and to any other government which so requests;
Art.18.1x.b (b) arrange for the registration of this Agreement, upon its entry into force, with the Secretariat of the United Nations, in accordance with Article 102 of the Charter of the United Nations;
Art.18.1x.c (c) inform the States listed in Annex I and any State that has been admitted to membership of INFOPÊCHE of:
Art.18.1x.c.i (i) the signature of this Agreement and the deposit of instruments of ratification or accession in accordance with Article 14;
Art.18.1x.c.ii (ii) the date of entry into force of this Agreement in accordance with Article 14, paragraph 4;
Art.18.1x.c.iii (iii) notification of the desire of a State to be admitted to membership of INFOPÊCHE, and admissions, in accordance with Article 6;
Art.18.1x.c.iv (iv) proposals for the amendment of this Agreement, and the adoption of amendments, in accordance with Article 15 and
Art.18.1x.c.v (v) notices of withdrawal from INFOPÊCHE in accordance with Article 16;
Art.18.1x.d (d) convene the first session of the Governing Council of INFOPÊCHE within six months after the entry into force of this Agreement, in accordance with Article 14, paragraph 4.