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Paragraphs from ALL CODED IEAs that contain at least one paragraph coded as AMND

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184 Additional Protocol Concerning Compensation For Loss And Damage And For The Works To Be Carried Out By Finland In Connection With The Implementation Of The Agreement Concerning The Regulation Of Lake Inari By Means Of The Kaitakoski Hydroelectric Power Station And Dam Art.3 Article 3
184 Additional Protocol Concerning Compensation For Loss And Damage And For The Works To Be Carried Out By Finland In Connection With The Implementation Of The Agreement Concerning The Regulation Of Lake Inari By Means Of The Kaitakoski Hydroelectric Power Station And Dam Art.3.1x If, in the light of experience in the operation of the Kaitakoski hydro-electric power station and dam or in timber-floating, or in connexion with the construction and operation of any new electric power stations or dams on the river Paatsjoki, it is found necessary to amend the Regulations referred to in article 2 of this Agreement, such amendments shall be made by agreement between the Ministry of Electric Power Station Construction of the USSR, the Royal Norwegian Ministry of Industry and Handicrafts and the Ministry of Transport and Public Works of Finland. These Ministries are hereafter referred to in this Agreement and the attached Regulations as " the USSR Ministry ", " the Norwegian Ministry " and " the Finnish Ministry " respectively.
2595 Convention For The Protection Of Birds Useful To Agriculture Art.12 Art. 12
2595 Convention For The Protection Of Birds Useful To Agriculture Art.12.1x The high contracting parties, should they find it expedient, shall have themselves represented at an international conference deputed to discuss questions that may arise in connexion with the carrying into effect of the Convention and to propose any modifications, the expediency of which has been justified by experience.
2599 Convention concerning the Organisation of Combat against Locusts Art.5 Article 5
2599 Convention concerning the Organisation of Combat against Locusts Art.5.1x Any proposal coming from a contracting State regarding amendments to the present Convention shall be communicated by that State to the International Institute of Agriculture and referred by the Institute to a meeting of delegates of the Contracting Parties, which shall be convened at Rome by the Institute at the time of a General Assembly of that institution.
2599 Convention concerning the Organisation of Combat against Locusts Art.5.2x The proposals made by the delegates shall then be submitted for approval to the States which have acceded to the present Convention.
2602 International Agreement For The Creation Of An International Office For Dealing With Contagious Diseases Of Animals Art.5 Article 5
2602 International Agreement For The Creation Of An International Office For Dealing With Contagious Diseases Of Animals Art.5.1x The High Contracting Parties reserve to themselves the right, if all are in agreement, to make any modifications of the present Agreement which experience may show to be useful.
2610 International Convention For The Campaign Against Contagious Diseases Of Animals Art.17 Article 17 Revision
2610 International Convention For The Campaign Against Contagious Diseases Of Animals Art.17.1 1. Conferences for the revision of the present Convention may be called with a view to making such changes therein as experience may have shown to be useful.
2610 International Convention For The Campaign Against Contagious Diseases Of Animals Art.17.2 2. A Conference for the revision of the present Convention shall be called by the Secretary-General of the League of Nations whenever so requested by not less than five of the High Contracting Parties.
2610 International Convention For The Campaign Against Contagious Diseases Of Animals Art.17.2.ax The latter shall indicate succinctly the changes they propose and the reasons for such changes.
2610 International Convention For The Campaign Against Contagious Diseases Of Animals Art.17.3 3. In default of the unanimous consent of the High Contracting Parties, no demand for the calling of a conference for the revision of the present Convention within less than two years from the entry into force of the Convention or four years from the end of a previous Conference for its revision shall be admissible.
2610 International Convention For The Campaign Against Contagious Diseases Of Animals Art.17.4 4. The Secretary-General of the League of Nations shall prepare the work of conferences for the revision of the present Convention with the co-operation of the International Office for Contagious Diseases of Animals.
2617 Constitution Of The Food And Agriculture Organization Of The United Nations Art.20 Article XX Amendment of Constitution
2617 Constitution Of The Food And Agriculture Organization Of The United Nations Art.20.1 1. The Conference may amend this Constitution by a two-thirds majority of the votes cast, provided that such majority is more than one half of the Member Nations of the Organization.
2617 Constitution Of The Food And Agriculture Organization Of The United Nations Art.20.2 2. An amendment not involving new obligations for Member Nations or Associate Members shall take effect forthwith, unless the resolution by which it is adopted provides otherwise. Amendments involving new obligations shall take effect for each Member Nation and Associate Member accepting the amendment on acceptance by two thirds of the Member Nations of the Organization and thereafter for each remaining Member Nation or Associate Member on acceptance by it. As regards an Associate Member, the acceptance of amendments involving new obligations shall be given on its behalf by the Member Nation or authority having responsibility for the international relations of the Associate Member.
2617 Constitution Of The Food And Agriculture Organization Of The United Nations Art.20.3 3. Proposals for the amendment of the Constitution may be made either by the Council or by a Member Nation in a communication addressed to the Director-General. The Director-General shall immediately inform all Member Nations and Associate Members of all proposals for amendments.
2617 Constitution Of The Food And Agriculture Organization Of The United Nations Art.20.4 4. No proposal for the amendment of the Constitution shall be included in the agenda of any session of the Conference unless notice thereof has been dispatched by the Director-General to Member Nations and Associate Members at least 120 days before the opening of the session.
2621 International Convention For The Regulation Of Whaling Art.5 Article V
2621 International Convention For The Regulation Of Whaling Art.5.1 1. The Commission may amend from time to time the provisions of the Schedule by adopting regulations with respect to the conservation and utilization of whale resources, fixing
2621 International Convention For The Regulation Of Whaling Art.5.1.a (a) protected and unprotected species;
2621 International Convention For The Regulation Of Whaling Art.5.1.b (b) open and closed seasons;
2621 International Convention For The Regulation Of Whaling Art.5.1.c (c) open and closed waters, including the designation of sanctuary areas;
2621 International Convention For The Regulation Of Whaling Art.5.1.d (d) size limits for each species;
2621 International Convention For The Regulation Of Whaling Art.5.1.e (e) time, methods, and intensity of whaling (including the maximum catch of whales to be taken in any one season);
2621 International Convention For The Regulation Of Whaling Art.5.1.f (f) types and specifications of gear and apparatus and appliances which may be used;
2621 International Convention For The Regulation Of Whaling Art.5.1.g (g) methods of measurement; and
2621 International Convention For The Regulation Of Whaling Art.5.1.h (h) catch returns and other statistical and biological records.
2621 International Convention For The Regulation Of Whaling Art.5.2 2. These amendments of the Schedule
2621 International Convention For The Regulation Of Whaling Art.5.2.a (a) shall be such as are necessary to carry out the objectives and purposes of this Convention and to provide for the conservation, development, and optimum utilization of the whale resources;
2621 International Convention For The Regulation Of Whaling Art.5.2.b (b) shall be based on scientific findings;
2621 International Convention For The Regulation Of Whaling Art.5.2.c (c) shall not involve restrictions on the number or nationality of factory ships or land stations, nor allocate specific quotas to any factory or ship or land station or to any group of factory ships or land stations; and
2621 International Convention For The Regulation Of Whaling Art.5.2.d (d) shall take into consideration the interests of the consumers of whale products and the whaling industry.
2621 International Convention For The Regulation Of Whaling Art.5.3 3. Each of such amendments shall become effective with respect to the Contracting Governments ninety days following notification of the amendment by the Commission to each of the Contracting Governments, except that
2621 International Convention For The Regulation Of Whaling Art.5.3.a (a) if any Government presents to the Commission objection to any amendment prior to the expiration of this ninety-day period, the amendment shall not become effective with respect to any of the Governments for an additional ninety days;
2621 International Convention For The Regulation Of Whaling Art.5.3.b (b) thereupon, any other Contracting Government may present objection to the amendment at any time prior to the expiration of the additional ninety-day period, or before the expiration of thirty days from the date of receipt of the last objection received during such additional ninety-day period, whichever date shall be the later; and
2621 International Convention For The Regulation Of Whaling Art.5.3.c (c) thereafter, the amendment shall become effective with respect to all Contracting Governments which have not presented objection but shall not become effective with respect to any Government which has so objected until such date as the objection is withdrawn. The Commission shall notify each Contracting Government immediately upon receipt of each objection and withdrawal and each Contracting Government shall acknowledge receipt of all notifications of amendments, objections, and withdrawals.
2621 International Convention For The Regulation Of Whaling Art.5.4 4. No amendments shall become effective before 1st July, 1949.
2624 Agreement For The Establishment Of The Indo-Pacific Fisheries Commission Art.7 Article VII
2624 Agreement For The Establishment Of The Indo-Pacific Fisheries Commission Art.7.1x Any proposal for amending this Agreement shall require the approval of a two-thirds majority of all the Members of the Council. An exception to this rule is made in the following cases:
2624 Agreement For The Establishment Of The Indo-Pacific Fisheries Commission Art.7.1x.1 (1) Amendments to the Agreement extending the functions of the Council require the approval of the Conference of the Food and Agriculture Organization for the United Nations in addition to approval by a two-thirds majority of all the Members of the Council;
2624 Agreement For The Establishment Of The Indo-Pacific Fisheries Commission Art.7.1x.2 (2) Amendments of the Agreement extending the powers of the Council to incur expenses to be borne by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, shall require the approval of a two-thirds majority of all the Members of the Council and of the Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.
2625 International Convention For The Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Art.6 Article VI
2625 International Convention For The Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Art.6.1 1. The Commission shall be responsible in the field of scientific investigation for obtaining and collating the information necessary for maintaining those stocks of fish which support international fisheries in the Convention area and the Commission may, through or in collaboration with agencies of the Contracting Governments or other public or private agencies and organizations or, when necessary, independently :
2625 International Convention For The Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Art.6.1.a (a) make such investigations as it finds necessary into the abundance, life history and ecology of any species of aquatic life in any part of the Northwest Atlantic Ocean;
2625 International Convention For The Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Art.6.1.b (b) collect and analyze statistical information relating to the current conditions and trends of the fishery resources of the Northwest Atlantic Ocean;
2625 International Convention For The Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Art.6.1.c (c) study and appraise information concerning the methods for maintaining and increasing stocks of fish in the Northwest Atlantic Ocean;
2625 International Convention For The Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Art.6.1.d (d) hold or arrange such hearings as may be useful or essential in connection with the development of complete factual information necessary to carry out the provisions of this Convention;
2625 International Convention For The Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Art.6.1.e (e) conduct fishing operations in the Convention area at any time for purposes of scientific investigation;
2625 International Convention For The Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Art.6.1.f (f) publish and otherwise disseminate reports of its findings and statistical, scientific and other information relating to the fisheries of the Northwest Atlantic Ocean as well as such other reports as fall within the scope of this Convention.
2625 International Convention For The Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Art.6.2 2. Upon the unanimous recommendation of each Panel affected, the Commission may alter the boundaries of the sub-areas set out in the Annex. Any such alteration shall forthwith be reported to the Depositary Government which shall inform the Contracting Governments, and the sub-areas defined in the Annex shall be altered accordingly.
2625 International Convention For The Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Art.6.3 3. The Contracting Governments shall furnish to the Commission, at such time and in such form as may be required by the Commission, the statistical information referred to in paragraph I (b) of this Article.
2639 International Convention For The High Seas Fisheries Of The North Pacific Ocean Art.7 Article VII
2639 International Convention For The High Seas Fisheries Of The North Pacific Ocean Art.7.1 1. The annex to this Convention shall be considered amended from the date upon which the Commission receives notification from all the Contracting Parties of acceptance of a recommendation to amend the annex made by the Commission in accordance with the provisions of article III, section I or of the Protocol to this Convention.
2639 International Convention For The High Seas Fisheries Of The North Pacific Ocean Art.7.2 2. The Commission shall notify all the Contracting Parties of the date of receipt of each notification of acceptance of an amendment to the annex.
2663 Plant Protection Agreement For The Asia And Pacific Region Art.3 Article III
2663 Plant Protection Agreement For The Asia And Pacific Region Art.3.1x For the purpose of preventing the introduction into its territory or territories of destructive diseases and pests, and in particular those listed in Appendix A to this Agreement, each Contracting Government shall use its best endeavours to apply, with respect to the importation of any plants, including their packings and containers, and any packings and containers of plant origin, from anywhere outside the Region, such measures of prohibition, certification, inspection, disinfection, disinfestation, quarantine, destruction or other measures as may be recommended by the Committee, taking into consideration the provisions of Articles V and VI of the International Plant Protection Convention.
2663 Plant Protection Agreement For The Asia And Pacific Region Art.3.2x Appendix A to this Agreement may be modified by a decision of the Committee.
2663 Plant Protection Agreement For The Asia And Pacific Region Art.4 Article IV
2663 Plant Protection Agreement For The Asia And Pacific Region Art.4.1x In view of the importance of the Hevea rubber industry in the Region, and of the danger of introducing the destructive South American leaf blight (Dothidella ulei) of the Hevea rubber tree, the Contracting Governments shall take the measures specified in Appendix B to this Agreement. Appendix B to this Agreement may be modified by a decision of the Committee taken unanimously.
2663 Plant Protection Agreement For The Asia And Pacific Region Art.9 Article IX
2663 Plant Protection Agreement For The Asia And Pacific Region Art.9.1 1. Any proposal by a Contracting Government for the amendment of this Agreement, except Appendices A and B, shall be communicated, through the Committee, to the Director-General of the Organization.
2663 Plant Protection Agreement For The Asia And Pacific Region Art.9.2 2. Any proposed amendment of this Agreement received by the Director-General of the Organization shall be presented to a session of the Council of the Organization for approval.
2663 Plant Protection Agreement For The Asia And Pacific Region Art.9.3 3. Notice of any proposed amendment of this Agreement shall be transmitted to the Contracting Governments by the Director-General of the Organization not later than the time when the agenda of the session of the Council at which the matter is to be considered is despatched.
2663 Plant Protection Agreement For The Asia And Pacific Region Art.9.4 4. Any such amendment of this Agreement, approved by the Council of the Organization, shall come into force with respect to all Contracting Governments as from the thirtieth day after acceptance by two-thirds of the Contracting Governments. Amendments involving new obligations for Contracting Governments, however, shall come into force in respect of each contracting Government only on acceptance by it and as from the thirtieth day after such acceptance.
2663 Plant Protection Agreement For The Asia And Pacific Region Art.9.5 5. The instruments of acceptance of amendments shall be deposited with the Director-General of the Organization. The effective date of acceptance shall be the date of such deposit. The Director-General of the Organization shall inform all Contracting Governments of the receipt of acceptances and the entry into force of amendments.
2668 Interim Convention On Conservation Of North Pacific Fur Seals Art.13 Article XIII
2668 Interim Convention On Conservation Of North Pacific Fur Seals Art.13.1 1. This Convention shall be ratified and the instruments of ratification deposited with the Government of the United States of America as soon as practicable.
2668 Interim Convention On Conservation Of North Pacific Fur Seals Art.13.2 2. The Government of the United States of America shall notify the other signatory Governments of ratifications deposited.
2668 Interim Convention On Conservation Of North Pacific Fur Seals Art.13.3 3. The Convention shall enter into force on the date of the deposit of the fourth instrument of ratification.
2668 Interim Convention On Conservation Of North Pacific Fur Seals Art.13.4 4. The Convention shall continue in force for twenty-two years and thereafter until the entry into force of a new or revised fur seal convention between the Parties, or until the expiration of one year after such period of twenty-two years, whichever may be the earlier; provided, however, that the Convention shall terminate one year from the day on which a Party gives written notice to the other Parties of an intention of terminating the Convention.
2668 Interim Convention On Conservation Of North Pacific Fur Seals Art.13.5 5. At the request of any Party, representatives of the Parties will meet at a mutually convenient time within ninety days of such request to consider the desirability of modifications of the Convention.
2668 Interim Convention On Conservation Of North Pacific Fur Seals Art.13.6 6. The original of this Convention shall be deposited with the Government of the United States of America, which shall communicate certified copies thereof to each of the Governments signatory to the Convention.
2671 Convention Concerning Fishing In The Waters Of The Danube Art.12 Article 12
2671 Convention Concerning Fishing In The Waters Of The Danube Art.12.1x It shall be the duty of the Mixed Commission:
2671 Convention Concerning Fishing In The Waters Of The Danube Art.12.1x.1 1. To work out agreed measures, arising out of this Convention, for the regulation of fishing and the augmentation of the stocks of fish in the river Danube;
2671 Convention Concerning Fishing In The Waters Of The Danube Art.12.1x.2 2. To present proposals to the Contracting Parties with a view to amending or supplementing the Regulations for Fishing in the River Danube and to take decisions on questions which it is authorized under the said Fishing Regulations to resolve;
2671 Convention Concerning Fishing In The Waters Of The Danube Art.12.1x.3 3. To organize the exchange of information among the Contracting Parties concerning the implementation of this Convention;
2671 Convention Concerning Fishing In The Waters Of The Danube Art.12.1x.4 4. To co-ordinate the planning of scientific research projects on the study of fishing in the Danube to be conducted jointly or severally by the competent agencies of the Contracting Parties;
2671 Convention Concerning Fishing In The Waters Of The Danube Art.12.1x.5 5. To determine the nature and scope of the statistical and other data which each Contracting Party shall furnish to the Mixed Commission for the purpose of implementing this Convention;
2671 Convention Concerning Fishing In The Waters Of The Danube Art.12.1x.6 6. To deal with such other matters as the Contracting Parties may refer to it.
2672 Convention On The Continental Shelf Art.13 Article 13
2672 Convention On The Continental Shelf Art.13.1 1. After the expiration of a period of five years from the date on which this Convention shall enter into force, a request for the revision of this Convention may be made at any time by any Contracting Party by means of a notification in writing addressed to the Secretary-General of the United Nations.
2672 Convention On The Continental Shelf Art.13.2 2. The General Assembly of the United Nations shall decide upon the steps, if any, to be taken in respect of such request.
2675 Convention On Fishing And Conservation Of The Living Resources Of The High Seas Art.20 Article 20
2675 Convention On Fishing And Conservation Of The Living Resources Of The High Seas Art.20.1 1. After expiration of a period of five years from the date on which this Convention shall enter into force, a request for the revision of this Convention may be made at any time by any Contracting Party by means of a notification in writing addressed to the Secretary-General of the United Nations.
2675 Convention On Fishing And Conservation Of The Living Resources Of The High Seas Art.20.2 2. The General Assembly of the United Nations shall decide upon the steps, if any, to be taken in respect of such request.
2680 Northeast Atlantic Fisheries Convention Art.1 Article 1
2680 Northeast Atlantic Fisheries Convention Art.1.1 1. The area to which this Convention applies (hereinafter referred to as "the Convention area") shall be all waters which are situated:
2680 Northeast Atlantic Fisheries Convention Art.1.1.a a) within those parts of the Atlantic and Arctic Oceans and their dependent seas which lie north of 36o north latitude and between 42o west longitude and 51o east longitude, but excluding
2680 Northeast Atlantic Fisheries Convention Art.1.1.a.i (i) the Baltic Sea and Belts lying to the south and east of lines drawn from Hasenere Head to Gniben Point, from Korshage to Spodsbierg and from Gilbierg Head to the Kullen, and
2680 Northeast Atlantic Fisheries Convention Art.1.1.a.ii (ii) the Mediterranean Sea and its dependent seas as far as the point of intersection of the parallel of 36o latitude and the meridian of 5o 36' west longitude.
2680 Northeast Atlantic Fisheries Convention Art.1.1.b b) within that part of the Atlantic Ocean north of 59o north latitude and between 44o west longitude and 42o west longitude.
2680 Northeast Atlantic Fisheries Convention Art.1.2 2. The Convention area shall be divided into regions, the boundaries of which shall be those defined in the Annex to this Convention. The regions shall be subject to such alterations as may be made in accordance with the provisions of paragraph (4) of Article 5 of this Convention.
2680 Northeast Atlantic Fisheries Convention Art.1.3 3. For the purposes of this Convention
2680 Northeast Atlantic Fisheries Convention Art.1.3.a a) the expression "vessel" means any vessel or boat employed in fishing for sea fish or in the treatment of sea fish which is registered or owned in the territories of, or which flies the flag of, any Contracting States and;
2680 Northeast Atlantic Fisheries Convention Art.1.3.b b) the expression "territories" in relation to any Contracting State, extends to
2680 Northeast Atlantic Fisheries Convention Art.1.3.b.i (i) any territory within or adjacent to the Convention area for whose international relations the Contracting State is responsible;
2680 Northeast Atlantic Fisheries Convention Art.1.3.b.ii (ii) any other territory, not situated within the Convention area or adjacent to it, for whose international relations the Contracting State is responsible and for which such State shall have made known, by written declaration to the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (hereinafter referred to as the Government of the United Kingdom), either at the time of signature, of ratification, or of adherence, or subsequently, that this Convention shall apply to it;
2680 Northeast Atlantic Fisheries Convention Art.1.3.b.iii (iii) the waters within the Convention area where the Contracting State has exclusive jurisdiction over fisheries
2680 Northeast Atlantic Fisheries Convention Art.5 Article 5
2680 Northeast Atlantic Fisheries Convention Art.5.1 1. The Commission shall establish a Regional Committee, with the powers and duties described in Article 6 of this Convention, for each of the regions into which the Convention area is divided.
2680 Northeast Atlantic Fisheries Convention Art.5.2 2. The representation on any Regional Committee so established shall be determined by the Commission, provided, however, that any Contracting State with a coastline adjacent to that region, or exploiting the fisheries of the region, has automatically the right of representation on the Regional Committee. Contracting States exploiting elsewhere a stock which is also fished in that region shall have the opportunity of being represented on the Regional Committee.
2680 Northeast Atlantic Fisheries Convention Art.5.3 3. Subject to the provisions of Article 6 of this Convention, the Commission shall determine the terms of reference of, and the procedure to be followed by, each Regional Committee.
2680 Northeast Atlantic Fisheries Convention Art.5.4 4. The Commission may at any time alter the boundaries and vary the number of the regions defined in the Annex to this Convention, provided this is by the unanimous decision of the Delegations present and voting and no objection is made within three months thereafter by any Contracting States not represented, or not voting, at the meeting.
2683 Convention Concerning Fishing In The Black Sea Art.2 Article 2
2683 Convention Concerning Fishing In The Black Sea Art.2.1x Fishing vessels of the People's Republic of Bulgaria, the Romanian People's Republic and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics engaged in fishing in the open sea may enter the following ports of refuge in order to shelter from bad weather or in case of damage:
2683 Convention Concerning Fishing In The Black Sea Art.2.2x In the People's Republic of Bulgaria: Balchik, Varna, Nesebür, Burgas, Sozopol and Michurin;
2683 Convention Concerning Fishing In The Black Sea Art.2.3x In the Romanian People's Republic: Constanta and Sulina;
2683 Convention Concerning Fishing In The Black Sea Art.2.4x In the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics: Odessa, Evpatoria, Yalta, Novorossysk, Sochi, Sukhum, Poti and Batum.
2683 Convention Concerning Fishing In The Black Sea Art.2.5x The list of ports of refuge may be amended by agreement among the Parties to the Convention.
2683 Convention Concerning Fishing In The Black Sea Art.9 Article 9
2683 Convention Concerning Fishing In The Black Sea Art.9.1x The Mixed Commission shall have the following functions:
2683 Convention Concerning Fishing In The Black Sea Art.9.1x.1 (1) It shall work out agreed measures to regulate fishing, with a view to the conservation and augmentation of the stocks of fish in the Black Sea, and to develop industrial fishing technique;
2683 Convention Concerning Fishing In The Black Sea Art.9.1x.2 (2) It shall introduce amendments to article 5 of the Convention concerning the species and dimensions of fish caught in the Black Sea. Proposals for such amendments must be communicated to the representatives of the Contracting Parties on the Mixed Commission not later than three months before the opening of the Commission's regular session;
2683 Convention Concerning Fishing In The Black Sea Art.9.1x.3 (3) It shall co-ordinate the planning of scientific research projects on matters relating to fishing in the Black Sea, to be conducted by the competent authorities of the Contracting Parties;
2683 Convention Concerning Fishing In The Black Sea Art.9.1x.4 (4) It shall determine the nature and extent of the statistical and other data which each Contracting Party shall furnish to the Mixed Commission for the purpose of implementing this Convention;
2683 Convention Concerning Fishing In The Black Sea Art.9.1x.5 (5) It shall exchange information concerning the application of this Convention;
2683 Convention Concerning Fishing In The Black Sea Art.9.1x.6 (6) It shall examine such other matters as the Contracting Parties may refer to it.
2687 Convention Placing The International Poplar Commission Within The Framework Of The Food And Agriculture Organization Of The United Nations Art.12 ARTICLE XII: Amendments
2687 Convention Placing The International Poplar Commission Within The Framework Of The Food And Agriculture Organization Of The United Nations Art.12.1 1. This Convention may be amended by the Commission by a two-thirds majority of the membership of the Commission.
2687 Convention Placing The International Poplar Commission Within The Framework Of The Food And Agriculture Organization Of The United Nations Art.12.2 2. Proposals for amendments may be made by any Member Nation of the Commission in a communication addressed to the Director-General of the Organization not later than 120 days before the session at which the proposal is to be considered. The Director-General shall immediately inform all Member Nations of the Commission of all proposals for amendment.
2687 Convention Placing The International Poplar Commission Within The Framework Of The Food And Agriculture Organization Of The United Nations Art.12.3 3. Amendments shall become effective only with the concurrence of the Conference of the Organization and as from the date of such concurrence. The Director-General of the Organization shall inform all Member Nations of the Commission, all Member Nations and Associate Members of the Organization and the Secretary-General of the United Nations of such amendments.
2687 Convention Placing The International Poplar Commission Within The Framework Of The Food And Agriculture Organization Of The United Nations Art.12.4 4. Amendments involving new obligations for Member Nations of the Commission shall come into force in respect of each Member Nation only upon acceptance of amendments involving new obligations shall be deposited with the Director-General of the Organization. The Director-General of the Organization shall inform all Member Nations of the Commission, all Member Nations and Associate Members of the Organization and the Secretary-General of the United Nations of such acceptance. The rights and obligations of any Member Nation of the Commission that has not accepted an amendment involving additional obligations shall continue to be governed by the provisions of the Convention in force prior to the amendment.
2688 Antarctic Treaty Art.12 Article XII
2688 Antarctic Treaty Art.12.1.a 1. a. The present Treaty may be modified or amended at any time by unanimous agreement of the Contracting Parties whose representatives are entitled to participate in the meetings provided for under Article IX. Any such modification or amendment shall enter into force when the depositary Government has received notice from all such Contracting Parties that they have ratified it.
2688 Antarctic Treaty Art.12.1.b b. Such modification or amendment shall thereafter enter into force as to any other Contracting Party when notice of ratification by it has been received by the depositary Government. Any such Contracting Party from which no notice of ratification is received within a period of two years from the date of entry into force of the modification or amendment in accordance with the provision of subparagraph 1(a) of this Article shall be deemed to have withdrawn from the present Treaty on the date of the expiration of such period.
2688 Antarctic Treaty Art.12.2.a 2. a. If after the expiration of thirty years from the date of entry into force of the present Treaty, any of the Contracting Parties whose representatives are entitled to participate in the meetings provided for under Article IX so requests by a communication addressed to the depositary Government, a Conference of all the Contracting Parties shall be held as soon as practicable to review the operation of the Treaty.
2688 Antarctic Treaty Art.12.2.b b. Any modification or amendment to the present Treaty which is approved at such a Conference by a majority of the Contracting Parties there represented, including a majority of those whose representatives are entitled to participate in the meetings provided for under Article IX, shall be communicated by the depositary Government to all Contracting Parties immediately after the termination of the Conference and shall enter into force in accordance with the provisions of paragraph 1 of the present Article
2688 Antarctic Treaty Art.12.2.c c. If any such modification or amendment has not entered into force in accordance with the provisions of subparagraph 1(a) of this Article within a period of two years after the date of its communication to all the Contracting Parties, any Contracting Party may at any time after the expiration of that period give notice to the depositary Government of its withdrawal from the present Treaty; and such withdrawal shall take effect two years after the receipt of the notice by the depositary Government.
2690 Agreement Concerning Cooperation In The Quarantine Of Plants And Their Protection Against Pests And Diseases Art.1 Article I
2690 Agreement Concerning Cooperation In The Quarantine Of Plants And Their Protection Against Pests And Diseases Art.1.1x The Contracting Parties shall take such measures as may be necessary for the control of the plant pests and diseases and weeds specified in the list annexed to the Agreement. The said list may be modified by decision of the international conference on the quarantine and protection of plants convened pursuant to article VIII of this Agreement.
2721 Convention On Civil Liability For Nuclear Damage Art.26 Article XXVI
2721 Convention On Civil Liability For Nuclear Damage Art.26.A A. A conference shall be convened by the Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency at any time after the expiry of a period of five years from the date of the entry into force of this Convention in order to consider the revision thereof, if one-third of the Contracting Parties express a desire to that effect.
2721 Convention On Civil Liability For Nuclear Damage Art.26.B B. Any Contracting Party may denounce this Convention by notification to the Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency within a period of twelve months following the first revision conference held pursuant to paragraph 1 of this Article.
2721 Convention On Civil Liability For Nuclear Damage Art.26.C C. Denunciation shall take effect one year after the date on which notification to that effect has been received by the Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency.
2742 Agreement Concerning The Niger River Commission And The Navigation And Transport On The River Niger Art.18 Article 18
2742 Agreement Concerning The Niger River Commission And The Navigation And Transport On The River Niger Art.18.1x The Act of Niamey and this Agreement may be amended upon the written request of one third of the riparian States addressed to the Government of the Republic of Niger. Any proposal for revision shall require the approval of two thirds of the riparian States, and shall take effect six months after the date of its adoption.
2751 International Convention For The Conservation Of Atlantic Tunas Art.13 Article XIII
2751 International Convention For The Conservation Of Atlantic Tunas Art.13.1 1. Any Contracting Party or the Commission may propose amendments to this Convention. The Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations shall transmit a certified copy of the text of any proposed amendment to all the Contracting Parties. Any amendment not involving new obligations shall take effect for all Contracting Parties on the thirtieth day after its acceptance by three-fourths of the Contracting Parties. Any amendment involving new obligations shall take effect for each Contracting Party accepting the amendment on the ninetieth day after its acceptance by three-fourths of the Contracting Parties and thereafter for each remaining Contracting Party upon acceptance by it. Any amendment considered by one or more Contracting Parties to involve new obligations shall be deemed to involve new obligations and shall take effect accordingly. A government which becomes a Contracting Party after an amendment to this Convention has been opened for acceptance pursuant to the provisions of this Article shall be bound by the Convention as amended when the said amendment comes into force.
2751 International Convention For The Conservation Of Atlantic Tunas Art.13.2 2. Proposed amendments shall be deposited with the Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. Notifications of acceptance of amendments shall be deposited with the Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.
2757 Convention On The International Hydrographic Organization Art.21 ARTICLE XXI
2757 Convention On The International Hydrographic Organization Art.21.1 1. Any Contracting Party may propose amendments to this Convention.
2757 Convention On The International Hydrographic Organization Art.21.2 2. Proposals of amendment shall be considered by the Conference and decided upon by a majority of two-thirds of the Member Governments represented at the Conference. When a proposed amendment has been approved by the Conference, the President of the Directing Committee shall request the Government of the Principality of Monaco to submit it to all Contracting Parties.
2757 Convention On The International Hydrographic Organization Art.21.3 3. The amendment shall enter into force for all Contracting Parties three months after notifications of approval by two-thirds of the Contracting Parties have been received by the Government of the Principality of Monaco. The latter shall inform the Contracting Parties and the President of the Directing Committee of the fact, specifying the date of entry into force of the amendment.
2757 Convention On The International Hydrographic Organization Art.21.4 4. Any amendment to this Convention that has not entered into force is null and void at the opening of the next ordinary Session, unless the Conference decides otherwise.
2757 Convention On The International Hydrographic Organization Art.5 ARTICLE V
2757 Convention On The International Hydrographic Organization Art.5.1x The functions of the Conference shall be :
2757 Convention On The International Hydrographic Organization Art.5.1x.a (a) To give general directives on the functioning and work of the Organization;
2757 Convention On The International Hydrographic Organization Art.5.1x.b (b) To elect the members of the Directing Committee and its President;
2757 Convention On The International Hydrographic Organization Art.5.1x.c (c) To examine the reports submitted to it by the Bureau;
2757 Convention On The International Hydrographic Organization Art.5.1x.d (d) To make decisions in respect of all proposals of a technical or administrative nature submitted by Member Governments or by the Bureau;
2757 Convention On The International Hydrographic Organization Art.5.1x.e (e) To approve the budget by a majority of two-thirds of the Member Governments represented at the Conference;
2757 Convention On The International Hydrographic Organization Art.5.1x.f (f) To adopt, by a two-thirds majority of the Member Governments, amendments to the General Regulations and Financial Regulations;
2757 Convention On The International Hydrographic Organization Art.5.1x.g (g) To adopt, by the majority prescribed in the preceding paragraph, any particular regulations that may prove to be necessary, notably on the status of the directors and staff of the Bureau.
2760 Phytosanitary Convention For Africa Art.11 Article XI
2760 Phytosanitary Convention For Africa Art.11.1x The Convention may be amended or revised by the Educational, Scientific, Cultural and Health Commission in accordance with the provisions of Article XXXIII of the OAU Charter.
2769 African Convention On The Conservation Of Nature And Natural Resources Art.20 Article XXIV Revision
2769 African Convention On The Conservation Of Nature And Natural Resources Art.20.1 1. After the expiry of a period of five years from the date of entry into force of this Convention, any Contracting State may at any time make a request for the revision of part or the whole of this Convention by notification in writing addressed to the Administrative Secretary General of the Organization of African Unity.
2769 African Convention On The Conservation Of Nature And Natural Resources Art.20.2 2. In the event of such a request the appropriate organ of the Organization of African Unity shall deal with the matter in accordance with the provision of sections 3 and 4 of Article XVI of this Convention
2769 African Convention On The Conservation Of Nature And Natural Resources Art.20.3.i 3. (i) At the request of one or more Contracting States and notwithstanding the provisions of paragraphs (1) and (2) of this Article, the annex to the Convention may be revised or added to by the appropriate organ of the Organization of African Unity.
2769 African Convention On The Conservation Of Nature And Natural Resources Art.20.3.ii (ii) Such revision or addition shall come into force three months after the approval by the appropriate organ of the Organization of African Unity.
2783 Convention On The Conservation Of The Living Resources Of The Southeast Atlantic Art.19 Article XIX
2783 Convention On The Conservation Of The Living Resources Of The Southeast Atlantic Art.19.1 1. Any Contracting Party may propose amendments to this Convention which shall be referred to the Commission for approval at a regular or special session. Proposals for the amendment of the Convention shall be communicated to the Depositary who shall inform the Contracting Parties thereof. Any amendment shall take effect for each Contracting Party accepting the amendment on the ninetieth day after its acceptance by three fourths of the Contracting Parties and thereafter for each remaining Contracting Party on the day on which the Depositary receives the notification of such acceptance.
2783 Convention On The Conservation Of The Living Resources Of The Southeast Atlantic Art.19.2 2. Any State which becomes a Contracting Party after an amendment to this Convention has been proposed for acceptance pursuant to the provisions of this Article shall be bound by the Convention as amended when the said amendment comes into force.
2784 International Convention Relating To Intervention On The High Seas In Cases Of Oil Pollution Casualties Art.14 Article XIV
2784 International Convention Relating To Intervention On The High Seas In Cases Of Oil Pollution Casualties Art.14.1 1. A Conference for the purpose of revising or amending the present Convention may be convened by the Organization.
2784 International Convention Relating To Intervention On The High Seas In Cases Of Oil Pollution Casualties Art.14.2 2. The Organization shall convene a Conference of the States Parties to the present Convention for revising or amending the present Convention at the request of not less than one-third of the Parties.
2785 International Convention On Civil Liability For Oil Pollution Damage Art.18 Article XVIII
2785 International Convention On Civil Liability For Oil Pollution Damage Art.18.1 1. A Conference for the purpose of revising or amending the present Convention may be convened by the Organization.
2785 International Convention On Civil Liability For Oil Pollution Damage Art.18.2 2. The Organization shall convene a Conference of the Contracting States for revising or amending the present Convention at the request of not less than one-third of the Contracting States.
2800 International Convention On The Establishment Of An International Fund For Compensation For Oil Pollution Damage Art.45 Article 45
2800 International Convention On The Establishment Of An International Fund For Compensation For Oil Pollution Damage Art.45.1 1. A Conference for the purpose of revising or amending this Convention may be convened by the Organization.
2800 International Convention On The Establishment Of An International Fund For Compensation For Oil Pollution Damage Art.45.2 2. The Organization shall convene a Conference of the Contracting States for the purpose of revising or amending this Convention at the request of not less than one-third of all Contracting States.
2802 Convention For The Prevention Of Marine Pollution By Dumping From Ships And Aircraft Art.17 Article 17
2802 Convention For The Prevention Of Marine Pollution By Dumping From Ships And Aircraft Art.17.1x It shall be the duty of the Commission:
2802 Convention For The Prevention Of Marine Pollution By Dumping From Ships And Aircraft Art.17.1x.a a) To exercise overall supervision over the implementation of this Convention;
2802 Convention For The Prevention Of Marine Pollution By Dumping From Ships And Aircraft Art.17.1x.b b) To receive and consider the records of permits and approvals issued and of dumping which has taken place, as provided for in Articles 8, 9 and 11 of this Convention, and to define the standard procedure to be adopted for this purpose;
2802 Convention For The Prevention Of Marine Pollution By Dumping From Ships And Aircraft Art.17.1x.c c) To review generally the condition of the seas within the area to which this Convention applies, the efficacy of the control measures being adopted, and the need for any additional or different measures;
2802 Convention For The Prevention Of Marine Pollution By Dumping From Ships And Aircraft Art.17.1x.d d) To keep under review the contents of the Annexes to this Convention, and to recommend such amendments, additions or deletions as may be agreed;
2802 Convention For The Prevention Of Marine Pollution By Dumping From Ships And Aircraft Art.17.1x.e e) To discharge such other functions as may be appropriate under the terms of this Convention.
2802 Convention For The Prevention Of Marine Pollution By Dumping From Ships And Aircraft Art.18 Article 18
2802 Convention For The Prevention Of Marine Pollution By Dumping From Ships And Aircraft Art.18.1 1. The Commission shall draw up its own Rules of Procedure which shall be adopted by unanimous vote. The Government of Norway shall call the first meeting of the Commission as soon as practicable after the coming into force of this Convention.
2802 Convention For The Prevention Of Marine Pollution By Dumping From Ships And Aircraft Art.18.2 2. Recommendations for modification of the Annexes to this Convention in accordance with Article 17 (d) shall be adopted by a unanimous vote in the Commission, and the modification contained therein shall enter into force after unanimous approval by the Governments of the Contracting Parties.
2802 Convention For The Prevention Of Marine Pollution By Dumping From Ships And Aircraft Art.25 Article 25
2802 Convention For The Prevention Of Marine Pollution By Dumping From Ships And Aircraft Art.25.1x A conference for the purpose of revising or amending this Convention may be convened by the depositary Government at the request of the Commission adopted by a two-thirds majority.
2807 Convention On The Prohibition Of The Development, Production And Stockpiling Of Bacteriological (Biological) And Toxin Weapons, And On Their Destruction Art.11 ARTICLE XI
2807 Convention On The Prohibition Of The Development, Production And Stockpiling Of Bacteriological (Biological) And Toxin Weapons, And On Their Destruction Art.11.1x Any State Party may propose amendments to this Convention. Amendments shall enter into force for each State Party accepting the amendments upon their acceptance by a majority of the States Parties to the Convention and thereafter for each remaining State Party on the date of acceptance by it.
2808 Convention For The Conservation Of Antarctic Seals Art.3 Article 3 Annexed measures
2808 Convention For The Conservation Of Antarctic Seals Art.3.1 1. This Convention includes an Annex specifying measures which the Contracting Parties hereby adopt. Contracting Parties may from time to time in the future adopt other measures with respect to the conservation, scientific study and rational and humane use of seal resources, prescribing inter alia:
2808 Convention For The Conservation Of Antarctic Seals Art.3.1.a a) permissible catch;
2808 Convention For The Conservation Of Antarctic Seals Art.3.1.b b) protected and unprotected species;
2808 Convention For The Conservation Of Antarctic Seals Art.3.1.c c) open and closed seasons;
2808 Convention For The Conservation Of Antarctic Seals Art.3.1.d d) open and closed areas, including the designation of reserves;
2808 Convention For The Conservation Of Antarctic Seals Art.3.1.e e) the designation of special areas where there shall be no disturbance of seals;
2808 Convention For The Conservation Of Antarctic Seals Art.3.1.f f) limits relating to sex, size, or age for each species;
2808 Convention For The Conservation Of Antarctic Seals Art.3.1.g g) restrictions relating to time of day and duration, limitations of effort and methods of sealing;
2808 Convention For The Conservation Of Antarctic Seals Art.3.1.h h) types and specifications of gear and apparatus and appliances which may be used;
2808 Convention For The Conservation Of Antarctic Seals Art.3.1.i i) catch returns and other statistical and biological records;
2808 Convention For The Conservation Of Antarctic Seals Art.3.1.j j) procedures for facilitating the review and assessment of scientific information;
2808 Convention For The Conservation Of Antarctic Seals Art.3.1.k k) other regulatory measures including an effective system of inspection.
2808 Convention For The Conservation Of Antarctic Seals Art.3.2 2. The measures adopted under paragraph (1) of this Article shall be based upon the best scientific and technical evidence available.
2808 Convention For The Conservation Of Antarctic Seals Art.3.3 3. The Annex may from time to time be amended in accordance with the procedures provided for in Article 9.
2808 Convention For The Conservation Of Antarctic Seals Art.8 Article 8 Amendments to the Convention
2808 Convention For The Conservation Of Antarctic Seals Art.8.1 1. This Convention may be amended at any time. The text of any amendment proposed by a Contracting Party shall be submitted to the Depositary, which shall transmit it to all the Contracting Parties.
2808 Convention For The Conservation Of Antarctic Seals Art.8.2 2. If one-third of the Contracting Parties request a meeting to discuss the proposed amendment the Depositary shall call such a meeting.
2808 Convention For The Conservation Of Antarctic Seals Art.8.3 3. An amendment shall enter into force when the Depositary has received instruments of ratification or acceptance thereof from all the Contracting Parties.
2808 Convention For The Conservation Of Antarctic Seals Art.9 Article 9 Amendments to the Annex
2808 Convention For The Conservation Of Antarctic Seals Art.9.1 1. Any Contracting Party may propose amendments to the Annex to this Convention. The text of any such proposed amendment shall be submitted to the Depositary which shall transmit it to all Contracting Parties.
2808 Convention For The Conservation Of Antarctic Seals Art.9.2 2. Each such proposed amendment shall become effective for all Contracting Parties six months after the date appearing on the notification from the Depositary to the Contracting Parties, if within 120 days of the notification date, no objection has been received and two-thirds of the Contracting Parties have notified the Depositary in writing of their approval.
2808 Convention For The Conservation Of Antarctic Seals Art.9.3 3. If an objection is received from any Contracting Party within 120 days of the notification date, the matter shall be considered by the Contracting Parties at their next meeting. If unanimity on the matter is not reached at the meeting, the Contracting Parties shall notify the Depositary within 120 days from the date of closure of the meeting of their approval or rejection of the original amendment or of any new amendment proposed by the meeting. If, by the end of this period, two-thirds of the Contracting Parties have approved such amendment, it shall become effective six months from the date of the closure of the meeting for those Contracting Parties which have by then notified their approval.
2808 Convention For The Conservation Of Antarctic Seals Art.9.4 4. Any Contracting Party which has objected to a proposed amendment may at any time withdraw that objection, and the proposed amendment shall become effective with respect to such Party immediately if the amendment is already in effect, or at such time as it becomes effective under the terms of this Article.
2808 Convention For The Conservation Of Antarctic Seals Art.9.5 5. The Depositary shall notify each Contracting Party immediately upon receipt of each approval or objection, of each withdrawal of objection, and of the entry into force of any amendment.
2808 Convention For The Conservation Of Antarctic Seals Art.9.6 6. Any State which becomes a party to this Convention after an amendment to the Annex has entered into force shall be bound by the Annex as so amended. Any State which become a Party to this Convention during the period when a proposed amendment is pending may approve or object to such amendment within the time limits applicable to other Contracting Parties.
2812 Convention For The Protection Of The World Cultural And Natural Heritage Art.37 Article 37
2812 Convention For The Protection Of The World Cultural And Natural Heritage Art.37.1 1. This Convention may be revised by the General Conference of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. Any such revision shall, however, bind only the States which shall become Parties to the revising convention.
2812 Convention For The Protection Of The World Cultural And Natural Heritage Art.37.2 2. If the General Conference should adopt a new convention revising this Convention in whole or in part, then, unless the new convention otherwise provides, this Convention shall cease to be open to ratification, acceptance or accession, as from the date on which the new revising convention enters into force.
2814 Convention On International Trade In Endangered Species Of Wild Fauna And Flora Art..11.5 5. At any meeting, the Parties may determine and adopt rules of procedure for the meeting.
2814 Convention On International Trade In Endangered Species Of Wild Fauna And Flora Art.11 Article XI
2814 Convention On International Trade In Endangered Species Of Wild Fauna And Flora Art.11.1 1. The Secretariat shall call a meeting of the Conference of the Parties not later than two years after the entry into force of the present Convention.
2814 Convention On International Trade In Endangered Species Of Wild Fauna And Flora Art.11.2 2. Thereafter the Secretariat shall convene regular meetings at least once every two years, unless the Conference decides otherwise, and extraordinary meetings at any time on the written request of at least one-third of the Parties.
2814 Convention On International Trade In Endangered Species Of Wild Fauna And Flora Art.11.3 3. At meetings, whether regular or extraordinary, the Parties shall review the implementation of the present Convention and may:
2814 Convention On International Trade In Endangered Species Of Wild Fauna And Flora Art.11.3.a (a) make such provision as may be necessary to enable the Secretariat to carry out its duties;
2814 Convention On International Trade In Endangered Species Of Wild Fauna And Flora Art.11.3.b (b) consider and adopt amendments to Appendices I and II in accordance with Article XV;
2814 Convention On International Trade In Endangered Species Of Wild Fauna And Flora Art.11.3.c (c) review the progress made towards the restoration and conservation of the species included in Appendices I, II and III;
2814 Convention On International Trade In Endangered Species Of Wild Fauna And Flora Art.11.3.d (d) receive and consider any reports presented by the Secretariat or by any Party; and
2814 Convention On International Trade In Endangered Species Of Wild Fauna And Flora Art.11.3.e (e) where appropriate, make recommendations for improving the effectiveness of the present Convention.
2814 Convention On International Trade In Endangered Species Of Wild Fauna And Flora Art.11.4 4. At each regular meeting, the Parties may determine the time and venue of the next regular meeting to be held in accordance with the provisions of paragraph 2 of this Article.
2814 Convention On International Trade In Endangered Species Of Wild Fauna And Flora Art.11.6 6. The United Nations, its Specialized Agencies and the International Atomic Energy Agency, as well as any State not a Party to the present Convention, may be represented at meetings of the Conference by observers, who shall have the right to participate but not to vote.
2814 Convention On International Trade In Endangered Species Of Wild Fauna And Flora Art.11.7 7. Any body or agency technically qualified in protection, conservation or management of wild fauna and flora, in the following categories, which has informed the Secretariat of its desire to be represented at meetings of the Conference by observers, shall be admitted unless at least one-third of the Parties present object:
2814 Convention On International Trade In Endangered Species Of Wild Fauna And Flora Art.11.7.a (a) international agencies or bodies, either governmental or non-governmental, and national governmental agencies and bodies; and
2814 Convention On International Trade In Endangered Species Of Wild Fauna And Flora Art.11.7.b (b) national non-governmental agencies or bodies which have been approved for this purpose by the State in which they are located. Once admitted, these observers shall have the right to participate but not to vote.
2814 Convention On International Trade In Endangered Species Of Wild Fauna And Flora Art.15 Article XV
2814 Convention On International Trade In Endangered Species Of Wild Fauna And Flora Art.15.1 1. The following provisions shall apply in relation to amendments to Appendices I and II at meetings of the Conference of the Parties:
2814 Convention On International Trade In Endangered Species Of Wild Fauna And Flora Art.15.1.a (a) Any Party may propose an amendment to Appendix I or II for consideration at the next meeting. The text of the proposed amendment shall be communicated to the Secretariat at least 150 days before the meeting. The Secretariat shall consult the other Parties and interested bodies on the amendment in accordance with the provisions of sub-paragraphs (b) and (c) of paragraph 2 of this Article and shall communicate the response to all Parties not later than 30 days before the meeting.
2814 Convention On International Trade In Endangered Species Of Wild Fauna And Flora Art.15.1.b (b) Amendments shall be adopted by a two-thirds majority of Parties present and voting. For these purposes "Parties present and voting" means Parties present and casting an affirmative or negative vote. Parties abstaining from voting shall not be counted among the two-thirds required for adopting an amendment.
2814 Convention On International Trade In Endangered Species Of Wild Fauna And Flora Art.15.1.c (c) Amendments adopted at a meeting shall enter into force 90 days after that meeting for all Parties except those which make a reservation in accordance with paragraph 3 of this Article.
2814 Convention On International Trade In Endangered Species Of Wild Fauna And Flora Art.15.2 2. The following provisions shall apply in relation to amendments to Appendices I and II between meetings of the Conference of the Parties:
2814 Convention On International Trade In Endangered Species Of Wild Fauna And Flora Art.15.2.a (a) Any Party may propose an amendment to Appendix I or II for consideration between meetings by the postal procedures set forth in this paragraph.
2814 Convention On International Trade In Endangered Species Of Wild Fauna And Flora Art.15.2.b (b) For marine species, the Secretariat shall, upon receiving the text of the proposed amendment, immediately communicate it to the Parties. It shall also consult inter-governmental bodies having a function in relation to those species especially with a view to obtaining scientific data these bodies may be able to provide and to ensuring co-ordination with any conservation measures enforced by such bodies. The Secretariat shall communicate the views expressed and data provided by these bodies and its own findings and recommendations to the Parties as soon as possible.
2814 Convention On International Trade In Endangered Species Of Wild Fauna And Flora Art.15.2.c (c) For species other than marine species, the Secretariat shall, upon receiving the text of the proposed amendment, immediately communicate it to the Parties, and, as soon as possible thereafter, its own recommendations.
2814 Convention On International Trade In Endangered Species Of Wild Fauna And Flora Art.15.2.d (d) Any Party may, within 60 days of the date on which the Secretariat communicated its recommendations to the Parties under sub-paragraph (b) or (c) of this paragraph, transmit to the Secretariat any comments on the proposed amendment together with any relevant scientific data and information.
2814 Convention On International Trade In Endangered Species Of Wild Fauna And Flora Art.15.2.e (e) The Secretariat shall communicate the replies received together with its own recommendations to the Parties as soon as possible. (f) If no objection to the proposed amendment is received by the Secretariat within 30 days of the date the replies and recommendations were communicated under the provisions of sub-paragraph (e) of this paragraph, the amendment shall enter into force 90 days later for all Parties except those which make a reservation in accordance with paragraph 3 of this Article.
2814 Convention On International Trade In Endangered Species Of Wild Fauna And Flora Art.15.2.g (g) If an objection by any Party is received by the Secretariat, the proposed amendment shall be submitted to a postal vote in accordance with the provisions of sub-paragraphs (h) , (i) and (j) of this paragraph.
2814 Convention On International Trade In Endangered Species Of Wild Fauna And Flora Art.15.2.h (h) The Secretariat shall notify the Parties that notification of objection has been received.
2814 Convention On International Trade In Endangered Species Of Wild Fauna And Flora Art.15.2.i (i) Unless the Secretariat receives the votes for, against or in abstention from at least one-half of the Parties within 60 days of the date of notification under sub-paragraph (h) of this paragraph, the proposed amendment shall be referred to the next meeting of the Conference for further consideration.
2814 Convention On International Trade In Endangered Species Of Wild Fauna And Flora Art.15.2.j (j) Provided that votes are received from one-half of the Parties, the amendment shall be adopted by a two-thirds majority of Parties casting an affirmative or negative vote.
2814 Convention On International Trade In Endangered Species Of Wild Fauna And Flora Art.15.2.k (k) The Secretariat shall notify all Parties of the result of the vote.
2814 Convention On International Trade In Endangered Species Of Wild Fauna And Flora Art.15.2.l (l) If the proposed amendment is adopted it shall enter into force 90 days after the date of the notification by the Secretariat of its acceptance for all Parties except those which make a reservation in accordance with paragraph 3 of this Article.
2814 Convention On International Trade In Endangered Species Of Wild Fauna And Flora Art.15.3 3. During the period of 90 days provided for by sub-paragraph (c) of paragraph 1 or sub-paragraph (l) of paragraph 2 of this Article any Party may by notification in writing to the Depositary Government make a reservation with respect to the amendment. Until such reservation is withdrawn the Party shall be treated as a State not a Party to the present Convention with respect to trade in the species concerned.
2814 Convention On International Trade In Endangered Species Of Wild Fauna And Flora Art.16 Article XVI
2814 Convention On International Trade In Endangered Species Of Wild Fauna And Flora Art.16.1 1. Any Party may at any time submit to the Secretariat a list of species which it identifies as being subject to regulation within its jurisdiction for the purpose mentioned in paragraph 3 of Article II. Appendix III shall include the names of the Parties submitting the species for inclusion therein, the scientific names of the species so submitted, and any parts or derivatives of the animals or plants concerned that are specified in relation to the species for the purposes of sub-paragraph (b) of Article I.
2814 Convention On International Trade In Endangered Species Of Wild Fauna And Flora Art.16.2 2. Each list submitted under the provisions of paragraph 1 of this Article shall be communicated to the Parties by the Secretariat as soon as possible after receiving it. The list shall take effect as part of Appendix III 90 days after the date of such communication. At any time after the communication of such list, any Party may by notification in writing to the Depositary Government enter a reservation with respect to any species or any parts or derivatives, and until such reservation is withdrawn, the State shall be treated as a State not a Party to the present Convention with respect to trade in the species or part or derivative concerned.
2814 Convention On International Trade In Endangered Species Of Wild Fauna And Flora Art.16.3 3. A Party which has submitted a species for inclusion in Appendix III may withdraw it at any time by notification to the Secretariat which shall communicate the withdrawal to all Parties. The withdrawal shall take effect 30 days after the date of such communication.
2814 Convention On International Trade In Endangered Species Of Wild Fauna And Flora Art.16.4 4. Any Party submitting a list under the provisions of paragraph 1 of this Article shall submit to the Secretariat a copy of all domestic laws and regulations applicable to the protection of such species, together with any interpretations which the Party may deem appropriate or the Secretariat may request. The Party shall, for as long as the species in question is included in Appendix III, submit any amendments of such laws and regulations or any interpretations as they are adopted.
2814 Convention On International Trade In Endangered Species Of Wild Fauna And Flora Art.17 Article XVII
2814 Convention On International Trade In Endangered Species Of Wild Fauna And Flora Art.17.1 1. An extraordinary meeting of the Conference of the Parties shall be convened by the Secretariat on the written request of at least one-third of the Parties to consider and adopt amendments to the present Convention. Such amendments shall be adopted by a two-thirds majority of Parties present and voting. For these purposes "Parties present and voting" means Parties present and casting an affirmative or negative vote. Parties abstaining from voting shall not be counted among the two-thirds required for adopting an amendment.
2814 Convention On International Trade In Endangered Species Of Wild Fauna And Flora Art.17.2 2. The text of any proposed amendment shall be communicated by the Secretariat to all Parties at least 90 days before the meeting.
2814 Convention On International Trade In Endangered Species Of Wild Fauna And Flora Art.17.3 3. An amendment shall enter into force for the Parties which have accepted it 60 days after two-thirds of the Parties have deposited an instrument of acceptance of the amendment with the Depositary Government. Thereafter, the amendment shall enter into force for any other Party 60 days after that Party deposits its instrument of acceptance of the amendment.
2822 Convention On Fishing And Conservation Of The Living Resources In The Baltic Sea And the Belts Art.16 ARTICLE XVI
2822 Convention On Fishing And Conservation Of The Living Resources In The Baltic Sea And the Belts Art.16.1 1. Each Contracting State may propose amendments to this Convention. Any such proposed amendment shall be submitted to the Depositary Government and communicated by it to all Contracting States, which shall inform the Depositary Government about either their acceptance or rejection of the amendment as soon as possible after the receipt of the communication.
2822 Convention On Fishing And Conservation Of The Living Resources In The Baltic Sea And the Belts Art.16.1.ax The amendment shall enter into force ninety days after the Depositary Government has received notifications of acceptance of that amendment from all Contracting States.
2822 Convention On Fishing And Conservation Of The Living Resources In The Baltic Sea And the Belts Art.16.2 2. Each State which shall become a party to this Convention after the entry into force of an amendment in accordance with the provisions of paragraph 1 of this Article, is obliged to apply the Convention as amended.
2827 Agreement On Conservation Of Polar Bears Art.10 Article X
2827 Agreement On Conservation Of Polar Bears Art.10.1 1. This Agreement shall be open for signature at Oslo by the Governments of Canada, Denmark, Norway, the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics and the United States of America until 31st March 1974.
2827 Agreement On Conservation Of Polar Bears Art.10.2 2. This Agreement shall be subject to ratification or approval by the signatory Governments. Instruments of ratification or approval shall be deposited with the Government of Norway as soon as possible.
2827 Agreement On Conservation Of Polar Bears Art.10.3 3. This Agreement shall be open for accession by the Governments referred to in paragraph I of this Article. Instruments of accession shall be deposited with the Depositary Government.
2827 Agreement On Conservation Of Polar Bears Art.10.4 4. This Agreement shall enter into force ninety days after the deposit of the third instrument of ratification, approval or accession. Thereafter, it shall enter into force for a signatory or acceding Government on the date of deposit of its instrument of ratification. approval or accession.
2827 Agreement On Conservation Of Polar Bears Art.10.5 5. This Agreement shall remain in force initially for a period of five years from its date of entry into force, and unless any Contracting Party during that period requests the termination of the Agreement at the end of that period, it shall continue in force thereafter.
2827 Agreement On Conservation Of Polar Bears Art.10.6 6. On the request addressed to the Depositary Government by any of the Governments referred to in paragraph I of this Article. consultations shall be conducted with a view to convening a meeting of representatives of the five Governments to consider the revision or amendment of this Agreement.
2827 Agreement On Conservation Of Polar Bears Art.10.7 7. Any Party may denounce this Agreement by written notification to the Depositary Government at any time after five years from the date of entry into force of this Agreement. The denunciation shall take effect twelve months after the Depositary Government has received the notification.
2827 Agreement On Conservation Of Polar Bears Art.10.8 8. The Depositary Government shall notify the Governments referred to in paragraph 1 of this Article of the deposit of instruments of ratification, approval or accession, of the entry into force of this Agreement and of the receipt of notifications of denunciation and any other communications from a Contracting Part specifically provided for in this Agreement.
2827 Agreement On Conservation Of Polar Bears Art.10.9 9. The original of this Agreement shall be deposited with the Government of Norway which shall deliver certified copies thereof to each of the Governments referred to in paragraph I of this Article. The Depositary Government shall transmit certified copies of this Agreement to the Secretary-General of the United Nations for registration and publication in accordance with Article 102 of the Charter of the United Nations.
2836 Implementing Agreement On The Technical Exchange Of Information In The Field Of Reactor Safety Research And Development To The Agreement on an International Energy Programme Art.73 Article 73
2836 Implementing Agreement On The Technical Exchange Of Information In The Field Of Reactor Safety Research And Development To The Agreement on an International Energy Programme Art.73.1x This Agreement may at any time be amended by the Governing Board, acting by unanimity. Such amendment shall come into force in a manner determined by the Governing Board, acting by unanimity and making provision for Participating Countries to comply with their respective constitutional procedures.
2838 Agreement Concerning A Joint Project For Planning, Design, Experiment, Preparation, Performance And Reporting Of Reactor Safety Experiments Concerning Containment Response Art.11 XI UNFORESEEN OCCURRENCES AND RIGHT TO WITHDRAW
2838 Agreement Concerning A Joint Project For Planning, Design, Experiment, Preparation, Performance And Reporting Of Reactor Safety Experiments Concerning Containment Response Art.11.1 1. Should unforeseen occurrences put in doubt the achievement of the project objectives within the agreed time, budget or cost schedule, the project manager shall immediately report to the project board, which shall decide on the continuation. A decision to continue shall require the unanimous agreement of the parties, and must include necessary amendments of the time, budget or cost schedule as the case may be.
2838 Agreement Concerning A Joint Project For Planning, Design, Experiment, Preparation, Performance And Reporting Of Reactor Safety Experiments Concerning Containment Response Art.11.2 2. If a decision to continue the project can not be reached, then any party to this Agreement shall have the right to withdraw from the Agreement. In such a case the withdrawing party is under an obligation to fulfil its share of project commitments which originate prior to the date of the withdrawal. The withdrawing party has the right to all information produced by the project up to the date of withdrawal. The information will be supplied in the form existing at the date of withdrawal without processing of the data.
2841 Convention For The Protection Of The Mediterranean Sea Against Pollution Art.10 Article 10
2841 Convention For The Protection Of The Mediterranean Sea Against Pollution Art.10.1 1. The Contracting Parties shall endeavour to establish, in close co-operation with the international bodies which they consider competent, complementary or joint programmes, Including, as appropriate, programmes at the bilateral or multilateral levels, for pollution monitoring in the Mediterranean Sea area and shall endeavour to establish a pollution monitoring system for that area.
2841 Convention For The Protection Of The Mediterranean Sea Against Pollution Art.10.2 2. For this purpose, the Contracting Parties shall designate the competent authorities responsible for pollution monitoring within areas under their national jurisdiction and shall participate as far as practicable in international arrangements for pollution monitoring in areas beyond national jurisdiction.
2841 Convention For The Protection Of The Mediterranean Sea Against Pollution Art.10.3 3. The Contracting Parties undertake to cooperate in the formulation, adoption and implementation of such Annexes to this Convention as may be required to prescribe common procedures and standards for pollution monitoring.
2841 Convention For The Protection Of The Mediterranean Sea Against Pollution Art.14 Article 14
2841 Convention For The Protection Of The Mediterranean Sea Against Pollution Art.14.1 1. The Contracting Parties shall hold ordinary meetings once every two years and extraordinary meetings at any other time deemed necessary, upon the request of the Organization or at the request of any Contracting Party, provided that such requests are supported by at least two Contracting Parties;
2841 Convention For The Protection Of The Mediterranean Sea Against Pollution Art.14.2 2. It shall be the function of the meetings of the Contracting Parties to keep under review the implementation of this Convention and the Protocols and, in particular
2841 Convention For The Protection Of The Mediterranean Sea Against Pollution Art.14.2.1 (i) to review gradually the inventories carried out by Contracting Parties and competent international organizations on the state of marine pollution and its effects in the Mediterranean Sea area;
2841 Convention For The Protection Of The Mediterranean Sea Against Pollution Art.14.2.ii (ii) to consider reports submitted by the Contracting Parties under Article 20;
2841 Convention For The Protection Of The Mediterranean Sea Against Pollution Art.14.2.iii (iii) to adopt, review and amend as required the Annexes to this Convention and to the Protocols in accordance with the procedure established in Article 17;
2841 Convention For The Protection Of The Mediterranean Sea Against Pollution Art.14.2.iv (iv) to make recommendations regarding the adoption of any Additional Protocols or any amendments to this Convention or the Protocols in accordance with the provisions of Articles 15 and 16;
2841 Convention For The Protection Of The Mediterranean Sea Against Pollution Art.14.2.v (v) to establish working groups as required to consider any matters related to this Convention and the Protocols and Annexes;
2841 Convention For The Protection Of The Mediterranean Sea Against Pollution Art.14.2.vi (vi) to consider and undertake any additional action that may be required for the achievement of the purposes of this Convention and the Protocols.
2841 Convention For The Protection Of The Mediterranean Sea Against Pollution Art.15 Article 15
2841 Convention For The Protection Of The Mediterranean Sea Against Pollution Art.15.1 1. The Contracting Parties, at a diplomatic conference, may adopt Additional Protocols to his Convention pursuant to paragraph 2 of Article 4.
2841 Convention For The Protection Of The Mediterranean Sea Against Pollution Art.15.2 2. A diplomatic conference for the purpose of adopting Additional Protocols shall be convened by the Organization at the request of two thirds of the Contracting Parties.
2841 Convention For The Protection Of The Mediterranean Sea Against Pollution Art.15.3 3. Pending the entry into force of this Convention the Organization may, after consulting with the signatories to this Convention, convene a diplomatic conference for the purpose of adopting Additional Protocols.
2841 Convention For The Protection Of The Mediterranean Sea Against Pollution Art.16 Article 16
2841 Convention For The Protection Of The Mediterranean Sea Against Pollution Art.16.1 1. Any Contracting Party to this Convention may propose amendments to the Convention. Amendments shall be adopted by a diplomatic conference which shall be convened by the Organization at the request of two thirds of the Contracting Parties.
2841 Convention For The Protection Of The Mediterranean Sea Against Pollution Art.16.2 2. Any Contracting Party to this Convention may propose amendments to any Protocol. Such amendments shall be adopted by a diplomatic conference which shall be convened by the Organization at the request of two thirds of the Contracting Parties to the Protocol concerned.
2841 Convention For The Protection Of The Mediterranean Sea Against Pollution Art.16.3 3. Amendments to this Convention shall be adopted by a three-fourths majority vote of the Contracting Parties to the Convention which are represented at the diplomatic conference and shall be submitted by the Depositary for acceptance by all Contracting Parties to the Convention. Amendments to any Protocol shall be adopted by a three-fourths majority vote of the Contracting Parties to such Protocol which are represented at the diplomatic conference and shall be submitted by the Depositary for acceptance by all Contracting Parties to such Protocol.
2841 Convention For The Protection Of The Mediterranean Sea Against Pollution Art.16.4 4. Acceptance of amendments shall be notified to the Depositary in writing. Amendments adopted in accordance with paragraph 3 of this Article shall enter into force between Contracting Parties having accepted such amendments on the 30th day following the receipt by the Depositary of notification of their acceptance by at least three-fourths of the Contracting Parties to this Convention or to the Protocol concerned, as the case may be.
2841 Convention For The Protection Of The Mediterranean Sea Against Pollution Art.16.5 5. After the entry into force of an amendment to this Convention or to a Protocol, any new Contracting Party to this Convention or such Protocol shall become a Contracting Party to the instrument as amended.
2841 Convention For The Protection Of The Mediterranean Sea Against Pollution Art.17 Article 17
2841 Convention For The Protection Of The Mediterranean Sea Against Pollution Art.17.1 1. Annexes to this Convention or to any Protocol shall form an integral part of the Convention or such Protocol, as the case may be.
2841 Convention For The Protection Of The Mediterranean Sea Against Pollution Art.17.2 2. Except as may be otherwise provided in any Protocol, the following procedure shall apply to the adoption and entry into force of any amendments to Annexes to this Convention or to any Protocol, with the exception of amendments to the Annex on Arbitration:
2841 Convention For The Protection Of The Mediterranean Sea Against Pollution Art.17.2.i (i) any Contracting Party may propose amendments to the Annexes to this Convention or to any Protocols and the meetings referred to in Article 14;
2841 Convention For The Protection Of The Mediterranean Sea Against Pollution Art.17.2.ii (ii) such amendments shall be adopted by a three-fourths majority vote of the Contracting Parties to the instrument in question;
2841 Convention For The Protection Of The Mediterranean Sea Against Pollution Art.17.2.iii (iii) the Depositary shall without delay communicate the amendments so adopted to all Contracting Parties;
2841 Convention For The Protection Of The Mediterranean Sea Against Pollution Art.17.2.iv (iv) any Contracting Party that is unable to approve an amendment to the Annexes to this Convention or to any Protocol shall so notify in writing the Depositary within a period determined by the Contracting Parties concerned when adopting the amendment;
2841 Convention For The Protection Of The Mediterranean Sea Against Pollution Art.17.2.v (v) the Depositary shall without delay notify all Contracting Parties of any notification received pursuant to the proceeding subparagraph;
2841 Convention For The Protection Of The Mediterranean Sea Against Pollution Art.17.2.vi (vi) on expiry of the period referred to in subparagraph (iv) above, the amendment to the Annex shall become effective for all Contracting Parties to this Convention or to the Protocol concerned which have not submitted a notification in accordance with the provisions of that subparagraph.
2841 Convention For The Protection Of The Mediterranean Sea Against Pollution Art.17.3 3. The adoption and entry into force of a new Annex to this Convention or to any Protocol shall be subject to the same procedure as for the adoption and entry into force of an amendment to an Annex in accordance with the provisions of paragraph 2 of this Article, provided that, if any amendment to the Convention or the Protocol concerned is involved, the new Annex shall not enter into force until such time as the amendment to the Convention or the Protocol concerned enters into force.
2841 Convention For The Protection Of The Mediterranean Sea Against Pollution Art.17.4 4. Amendments to the Annex on Arbitration shall be considered to be amendments to this Convention and shall be proposed and adopted in accordance with the procedures set out in Article 16 above.
2841 Convention For The Protection Of The Mediterranean Sea Against Pollution Art.4 Article 4
2841 Convention For The Protection Of The Mediterranean Sea Against Pollution Art.4.1 1. The Contracting Parties shall individually or jointly take all appropriate measures in accordance with the provisions of this Convention and those Protocols in force to which they are party, to prevent, abate and combat pollution of the Mediterranean Sea area and to protect and enhance the marine environment in that area.
2841 Convention For The Protection Of The Mediterranean Sea Against Pollution Art.4.2 2. The Contracting Parties shall cooperate in the formulation and adoption of Protocols, in addition to the protocols opened for signature at the same time as this Convention, prescribing agreed measures, procedures and standards for the implementations of this Convention.
2841 Convention For The Protection Of The Mediterranean Sea Against Pollution Art.4.3 3. The Contracting Parties further pledge themselves to promote, within the international bodies considered to be competent by the Contracting Parties, measures concerning the protection of the marine environment in the Mediterranean Sea area from all types and sources of pollution.
2845 European Convention For The Protection Of Animals Kept For Farming Purposes Art.13 Article 13
2845 European Convention For The Protection Of Animals Kept For Farming Purposes Art.13.1x The Standing Committee shall submit to the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe, at the expiry of the third year after the entry into force of this Convention and of each further period of three years, a report on its work and on the functioning of the Convention, including if it deems it necessary proposals for amending the Convention.
2845 European Convention For The Protection Of Animals Kept For Farming Purposes Chapt.3.1x Chapter III - Final provisions
2846 Agreement Regarding Monitoring Of The Stratosphere Art.10 ARTICLE XII
2846 Agreement Regarding Monitoring Of The Stratosphere Art.10.1x Two years after signature of this Agreement, the three Governments shall review the Agreement and the actions taken under it and shall make any necessary modifications to it.
2852 North American Plant Protection Convention Pre.1 Having as a common purpose the strengthening of intergovernmental cooperation in plant quarantine and plant protection in North America in order to prevent the introduction and spread of plant pests and noxious weeds and to foster the preservation of plant resources of North America:
2852 North American Plant Protection Convention Pre.10.2.C C. Reviewing progress in detection, eradication and control of plant pests of crops of major importance in North America:
2852 North American Plant Protection Convention Pre.11.2.D D. Reviewing plant quarantine measures adopted by participating governments and proposing revisions to existing plant quarantine measures and establishment of new measures moving toward uniform plant quarantine regulations:
2852 North American Plant Protection Convention Pre.12.2.E E. Examining and studying problems in plant quarantine and closely related fields:
2852 North American Plant Protection Convention Pre.13.2.F F. Keeping parties informed of plant quarantine and protection matters of mutual concern:
2852 North American Plant Protection Convention Pre.14.2.G G. Promoting arrangements for the training or technical personnel in the fields of plant quarantine and plant protection:
2852 North American Plant Protection Convention Pre.15.2.H H. Exchanging research and development information relating to plant pests and their control:
2852 North American Plant Protection Convention Pre.16.2.I I. Adopting compatible phytosanitary certificates patterned after the model certificate as proposed by the International Plant Protection Convention:
2852 North American Plant Protection Convention Pre.17.2.J J. Jointly participating in programs of research and methods development relating to plant protection and quarantine: and
2852 North American Plant Protection Convention Pre.18.2.K K. Taking such other actions as are mutually agreed upon.
2852 North American Plant Protection Convention Pre.19.3 3. To facilitate consultation regarding the cooperation regarding the cooperation contemplated in this Agreement representative of the agencies specified in paragraph 3 of this Agreement will meet annually at a North American Plant Protection Agreement (NAPPA) Workshop. The propose of such Workshops is to permit exchange of information relating to the implementation of this Agreement and to provide a forum for the discussion of particular problems which may arise in this field.
2852 North American Plant Protection Convention Pre.2 The parties to this Agreement agree as follows:
2852 North American Plant Protection Convention Pre.20.4 4. The agencies with principal responsibility in the implementation of this Agreement designated by the parties to this Agreement respectively shall be:
2852 North American Plant Protection Convention Pre.21.4.A A. for the United States- the United States Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.
2852 North American Plant Protection Convention Pre.22.4.B B. for Canada- the Canada Department of Agriculture, Plant Quarantine Division: and
2852 North American Plant Protection Convention Pre.23.4.C C. for Mexico- Secretaria de Agricultura y Ganaderia de Mexico, Direccion General de Sanidad Vegetad:
2852 North American Plant Protection Convention Pre.24.5 5. This Agreement may be amended at any time by agreement of the parties.
2852 North American Plant Protection Convention Pre.25.6 6. This Agreement shall enter into force upon date of signature and shall continue in force indefinitely but may be discontinued at the request of any of the parties. Request for termination shall be submitted in writing to the other parties at least thirty (30) days prior to the desired effective date of termination.
2852 North American Plant Protection Convention Pre.3.1 1. For the purpose of this Agreement, unless the context otherwise requires:
2852 North American Plant Protection Convention Pre.4.1.A A. "Plant Pest" means any living stage of: any insects, mites, nematodes, slugs, snails, protozoa, or other invertebrate animals, bacteria, fungi, other parasitic plants or reproductive parts thereof, viruses, o any organisms similar to or allied with any of the foregoing, or any infectious substances, which can directly or indirectly injure or cause disease or damage in any plants or parts thereof, or any processed, manufactured, or other products of plants.
2852 North American Plant Protection Convention Pre.5.1.B B. "Living Stage" includes the egg, pupal, and larval stages as well as any other living stage.
2852 North American Plant Protection Convention Pre.6.1.C C. "Noxious Weed" means any living stage, including but not limited to, seeds and reproductive parts, of any parasitic or other plant of a kind, or subdivision of a kind, which is of foreign origin, is new to or not widely prevalent in the United States, Canada, or Mexico, and can directly or indirectly injure crops, other useful plants, livestock, or poultry or other interests of agriculture, including irrigation, or navigation or the fish and wildlife resources of the United States, Canada or Mexico or the public health.
2852 North American Plant Protection Convention Pre.7.2 2. The Parties to this Agreement shall cooperate in preventing the introduction and spread of plant pests in North America by:
2852 North American Plant Protection Convention Pre.8.2.A A. Keeping under constant review new records and outbreaks of plant pests:
2852 North American Plant Protection Convention Pre.9.2.B B. Monitoring the movement and spread of established plants pests of concern to the parties of this Agreement:
2858 Convention For The Protection Of The Rhine Against Chemical Pollution Art.14 Article 14
2858 Convention For The Protection Of The Rhine Against Chemical Pollution Art.14.1 1. Annexes I to IV inclusive, which shall form an integral part of this Convention, may be amended or added to for the purposes of adapting them to technical or scientific advances of or more effectively combating the chemical pollution of the Rhine.
2858 Convention For The Protection Of The Rhine Against Chemical Pollution Art.14.2 2. To this end, the International Commission shall recommend the amendments or additions which it considers appropriate.
2858 Convention For The Protection Of The Rhine Against Chemical Pollution Art.14.3 3. The amended or supplemented texts shall enter into force following unanimous acceptance by the Contracting Parties.
2863 Treaty On The International Recognition Of The Deposit Of Microorganisms For The Purposes Of Patent Procedure Art.12 Article 12 Regulations
2863 Treaty On The International Recognition Of The Deposit Of Microorganisms For The Purposes Of Patent Procedure Art.12.1 (1) The Regulations provide rules concerning:
2863 Treaty On The International Recognition Of The Deposit Of Microorganisms For The Purposes Of Patent Procedure Art.12.1.i (i) matters in respect of which this Treaty expressly refers to the Regulations or expressly provides that they are or shall be prescribed;
2863 Treaty On The International Recognition Of The Deposit Of Microorganisms For The Purposes Of Patent Procedure Art.12.1.ii (ii) any administrative requirements, matters or procedures;
2863 Treaty On The International Recognition Of The Deposit Of Microorganisms For The Purposes Of Patent Procedure Art.12.1.iii (iii) any details useful in the implementation of this Treaty.
2863 Treaty On The International Recognition Of The Deposit Of Microorganisms For The Purposes Of Patent Procedure Art.12.2 (2) The Regulations adopted at the same time as this Treaty are annexed to this Treaty.
2863 Treaty On The International Recognition Of The Deposit Of Microorganisms For The Purposes Of Patent Procedure Art.12.3 (3) The Assembly may amend the Regulations.
2863 Treaty On The International Recognition Of The Deposit Of Microorganisms For The Purposes Of Patent Procedure Art.12.4.a (4) (a) Subject to subparagraph (b), adoption of any amendment of the Regulations shall require two-thirds of the votes cast.
2863 Treaty On The International Recognition Of The Deposit Of Microorganisms For The Purposes Of Patent Procedure Art.12.4.b (b) Adoption of any amendment concerning the furnishing of samples of deposited microorganisms by the international depositary authorities shall require that no Contracting State vote against the proposed amendment.
2863 Treaty On The International Recognition Of The Deposit Of Microorganisms For The Purposes Of Patent Procedure Art.12.5 (5) In the case of conflict between the provisions of this Treaty and those of the Regulations, the provisions of this Treaty shall prevail.
2863 Treaty On The International Recognition Of The Deposit Of Microorganisms For The Purposes Of Patent Procedure Art.13 Article 13 Revision of the Treaty
2863 Treaty On The International Recognition Of The Deposit Of Microorganisms For The Purposes Of Patent Procedure Art.13.1 (1) This Treaty may be revised from time to time by conferences of the Contracting States.
2863 Treaty On The International Recognition Of The Deposit Of Microorganisms For The Purposes Of Patent Procedure Art.13.2 (2) The convocation of any revision conference shall be decided by the Assembly.
2863 Treaty On The International Recognition Of The Deposit Of Microorganisms For The Purposes Of Patent Procedure Art.13.3 (3) Articles 10 and 11 may be amended either by a revision conference or according to Article 14.
2863 Treaty On The International Recognition Of The Deposit Of Microorganisms For The Purposes Of Patent Procedure Art.14 Article 14 Amendment of Certain Provisions of the Treaty
2863 Treaty On The International Recognition Of The Deposit Of Microorganisms For The Purposes Of Patent Procedure Art.14.1.a (1) (a) Proposals under this Article for the amendment of Articles 10 and 11 may be initiated by any Contracting State or by the Director General.
2863 Treaty On The International Recognition Of The Deposit Of Microorganisms For The Purposes Of Patent Procedure Art.14.1.b (b) Such proposals shall be communicated by the Director General to the Contracting States at least six months in advance of their consideration by the Assembly.
2863 Treaty On The International Recognition Of The Deposit Of Microorganisms For The Purposes Of Patent Procedure Art.14.2.a (2) (a) Amendments to the Articles referred to in paragraph (1) shall be adopted by the Assembly.
2863 Treaty On The International Recognition Of The Deposit Of Microorganisms For The Purposes Of Patent Procedure Art.14.2.b (b) Adoption of any amendment to Article 10 shall require four-fifths of the votes cast; adoption of any amendment to Article 11 shall require three-fourths of the votes cast.
2863 Treaty On The International Recognition Of The Deposit Of Microorganisms For The Purposes Of Patent Procedure Art.14.3.a (3) (a) Any amendment to the Articles referred to in paragraph (1) shall enter into force one month after written notifications of acceptance, effected in accordance with their respective constitutional processes, have been received by the Director General from three-fourths of the Contracting States members of the Assembly at the time the Assembly adopted the amendment.
2863 Treaty On The International Recognition Of The Deposit Of Microorganisms For The Purposes Of Patent Procedure Art.14.3.b (b) Any amendment to the said Articles thus accepted shall bind all the Contracting States which were Contracting States at the time the amendment was adopted by the Assembly, provided that any amendment creating financial obligations for the said Contracting States or increasing such obligations shall bind only those Contracting States which have notified their acceptance of such amendment.
2863 Treaty On The International Recognition Of The Deposit Of Microorganisms For The Purposes Of Patent Procedure Art.14.3.c (c) Any amendment which has been accepted and which has entered into force in accordance with subparagraph (a) shall bind all States which become Contracting States after the date on which the amendment was adopted by the Assembly.
2863 Treaty On The International Recognition Of The Deposit Of Microorganisms For The Purposes Of Patent Procedure Sect.3 CHAPTER III REVISION AND AMENDMENT
2863 Treaty On The International Recognition Of The Deposit Of Microorganisms For The Purposes Of Patent Procedure Sect.4 CHAPTER IV FINAL PROVISIONS
2884 International Convention On Standards Of Training, Certification And Watchkeeping For Seafarers Art.12 Article XII
2884 International Convention On Standards Of Training, Certification And Watchkeeping For Seafarers Art.12.1 (1) The Convention may be amended by either of the following procedures:
2884 International Convention On Standards Of Training, Certification And Watchkeeping For Seafarers Art.12.1.a (a) amendments after consideration within the Organization:
2884 International Convention On Standards Of Training, Certification And Watchkeeping For Seafarers Art.12.1.a.i (i) any amendment proposed by a Party shall be submitted to the Secretary-General, who shall then circulate it to all Members of the Organization, all Parties and the Director-General of the International Labour Office at least six months prior to its consideration;
2884 International Convention On Standards Of Training, Certification And Watchkeeping For Seafarers Art.12.1.a.ii (ii) any amendment so proposed and circulated shall be referred to the Maritime Safety Committee of the Organization for consideration;
2884 International Convention On Standards Of Training, Certification And Watchkeeping For Seafarers Art.12.1.a.iii (iii) Parties, whether or not Members of the Organization, shall be entitled to participate in the proceedings of the Maritime Safety Committee for consideration and adoption of amendments;
2884 International Convention On Standards Of Training, Certification And Watchkeeping For Seafarers Art.12.1.a.iv (iv) amendments shall be adopted by a two-thirds majority of the Parties present and voting in the Maritime Safety Committee expanded as provided for in sub-paragraph (a)(iii) (hereinafter referred to as the "expanded Maritime Safety Committee") on condition that at least one third of the Parties shall be present at the time of voting;
2884 International Convention On Standards Of Training, Certification And Watchkeeping For Seafarers Art.12.1.a.ix (ix) an amendment to the Annex shall enter into force with respect to all Parties, except those which have objected to the amendment under sub-paragraph (a)(vii) and which have not withdrawn such objections, six months after the date on which it is deemed to have been accepted. Before the date determined for entry into force, any Party may give notice to the Secretary-General that it exempts itself from giving effect to that amendment for a period not longer than one year from the date of its entry into force, or for such longer period as may be determined by a two-thirds majority of the Parties present and voting in the expanded Maritime Safety Committee at the time of the adoption of the amendment; or
2884 International Convention On Standards Of Training, Certification And Watchkeeping For Seafarers Art.12.1.a.v (v) amendments so adopted shall be communicated by the Secretary-General to all Parties for acceptance;
2884 International Convention On Standards Of Training, Certification And Watchkeeping For Seafarers Art.12.1.a.vi (vi) an amendment to an Article shall be deemed to have been accepted on the date on which it is accepted by two thirds of the Parties;
2884 International Convention On Standards Of Training, Certification And Watchkeeping For Seafarers Art.12.1.a.vii (vii) an amendment to the Annex shall be deemed to have been accepted:
2884 International Convention On Standards Of Training, Certification And Watchkeeping For Seafarers Art.12.1.a.vii.1 1. at the end of two years from the date on which it is communicated to Parties for acceptance; or
2884 International Convention On Standards Of Training, Certification And Watchkeeping For Seafarers Art.12.1.a.vii.2 2. at the end of a different period, which shall not be less than one year, if so determined at the time of its adoption by a two-thirds majority of the Parties present and voting in the expanded Maritime Safety Committee;
2884 International Convention On Standards Of Training, Certification And Watchkeeping For Seafarers Art.12.1.a.vii.3x however, the amendments shall be deemed not to have been accepted if within the specified period either more than one third of Parties, or Parties the combined merchant fleets of which constitute not less than fifty per cent of the gross tonnage of the world's merchant shipping of ships of 100 gross register tons or more, notify the Secretary-General that they object to the amendment;
2884 International Convention On Standards Of Training, Certification And Watchkeeping For Seafarers Art.12.1.a.viii (viii) an amendment to an Article shall enter into force with respect to those Parties which have accepted it, six months after the date on which it is deemed to have been accepted, and with respect to each Party which accepts it after that date, six months after the date of that Party's acceptance;
2884 International Convention On Standards Of Training, Certification And Watchkeeping For Seafarers Art.12.1.b (b) amendment by a conference:
2884 International Convention On Standards Of Training, Certification And Watchkeeping For Seafarers Art.12.1.b.i (i) upon the request of a Party concurred in by at least one third of the Parties, the Organization shall convene, in association or consultation with the Director-General of the International Labour Office, a conference of Parties to consider amendments to the Convention;
2884 International Convention On Standards Of Training, Certification And Watchkeeping For Seafarers Art.12.1.b.ii (ii) every amendment adopted by such a conference by a two-thirds majority of the Parties present and voting shall be communicated by the Secretary-General to all Parties for acceptance;
2884 International Convention On Standards Of Training, Certification And Watchkeeping For Seafarers Art.12.1.b.iii (iii) unless the conference decides otherwise, the amendment shall be deemed to have been accepted and shall enter into force in accordance with the procedures specified in sub-paragraph (a)(vi) and (a)(viii) or sub-paragraphs (a)(vii) and (a)(ix) respectively, provided that references in these sub-paragraphs to the expanded Maritime Safety Committee shall be taken to mean references to the conference.
2884 International Convention On Standards Of Training, Certification And Watchkeeping For Seafarers Art.12.2 (2) Any declaration of acceptance of, or objection to, an amendment or any notice given under paragraph (1)(a)(ix) shall be submitted in writing to the Secretary-General, who shall inform all Parties of any such submission and the date of its receipt.
2884 International Convention On Standards Of Training, Certification And Watchkeeping For Seafarers Art.12.3 (3) The Secretary-General shall inform all Parties of any amendments which enter into force, together with the date on which each such amendment enters into force.
2888 Convention On Future Multilateral Cooperation In The Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Art.20 Article XX
2888 Convention On Future Multilateral Cooperation In The Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Art.20.1 1. The Convention Area shall be divided into scientific and statistical sub-areas, divisions and subdivisions, the boundaries of which shall be those defined in Annex III to this Convention.
2888 Convention On Future Multilateral Cooperation In The Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Art.20.2 2. On the request of the Scientific Council, the General Council may by a two-thirds majority vote of all Contracting Parties, if deemed necessary for scientific or statistical purposes, modify the boundaries of the scientific and statistical sub-areas, divisions and subdivisions set out in Annex 111, provided that each coastal State exercising fisheries jurisdiction in any part of the area affected concurs in such action.
2888 Convention On Future Multilateral Cooperation In The Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Art.20.3 3. On the request of the Fisheries Commission and after having consulted the Scientific Council, the General Council may by a two-thirds majority vote of all Contracting Parties, if deemed necessary for management purposes, divide the Regulatory Area into appropriate regulatory divisions and subdivisions. These may subsequently be modified in accordance with the same procedure. The boundaries of any such divisions and subdivisions shall be defined in Annex III.
2888 Convention On Future Multilateral Cooperation In The Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Art.20.4 4. Annex III to this Convention, either in its present terms or as modified from time to time pursuant to this Article, forms an integral part of this Convention.
2888 Convention On Future Multilateral Cooperation In The Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Art.21 Article XXI
2888 Convention On Future Multilateral Cooperation In The Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Art.21.1 1. Any Contracting Party may propose amendments to this Convention to be considered and acted upon by the General Council at an annual or a special meeting. Any such proposed amendment shall be sent to the Executive Secretary at least ninety days prior to the meeting at which it is proposed to be acted upon and the Executive Secretary shall immediately transmit the proposal to al Contracting Parties.
2888 Convention On Future Multilateral Cooperation In The Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Art.21.2 2. The adoption of a proposed amendment to the Convention by the General Council shall require a three-fourths majority of the votes of all Contracting Parties. The text of any proposed amendments so adopted shall be transmitted by the Depositary to all Contracting Parties.
2888 Convention On Future Multilateral Cooperation In The Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Art.21.3 3. An amendment shall take effect for all Contracting Parties one hundred and twenty days following the date of transmittal specified in the notification by the Depositary of receipt of written notification of approval by three-fourths of all Contracting Parties unless any other Contracting Party notifies the Depositary that it objects to the amendment within ninety days of the date of transmittal specified in the notification by the Depositary of such receipt, in which case the amendment shall not take effect for any Contracting Party. Any Contracting Party which has objected to an amendment may at any time withdraw that objection. If all objections to an amendment are withdrawn, the amendment shall take effect for all Contracting Parties one hundred and twenty days following the date of transmittal specified in the notification by the Depositary of receipt of the last withdrawal.
2888 Convention On Future Multilateral Cooperation In The Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Art.21.4 4. Any Party which becomes a Contracting Party to the Convention after an amendment has been adopted in accordance with paragraph 2 shall be deemed to have approved the said amendment.
2888 Convention On Future Multilateral Cooperation In The Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Art.21.5 5. The Depositary shall promptly notify all Contracting Parties of the receipt of notifications of approval of amendments, the receipt of notifications of objection or withdrawal of objections, and the entry into force of amendments.
2896 Convention On The Conservation Of Migratory Species Of Wild Animals Art.10 Article X
2896 Convention On The Conservation Of Migratory Species Of Wild Animals Art.10.1 1. This Convention may be amended at any ordinary or extraordinary meeting of the Conference of the Parties.
2896 Convention On The Conservation Of Migratory Species Of Wild Animals Art.10.2 2. Proposals for amendment may be made by any Party.
2896 Convention On The Conservation Of Migratory Species Of Wild Animals Art.10.3 3. The text of any proposed amendment and the reasons for it shall be communicated to the Secretary at least one hundred and fifty days before the meeting at which it is to be considered and shall promptly be communicated by the Secretary to all Parties. Any comments on the text by the Parties shall be communicated to the Secretariat not less than sixty days before the meeting begins. The Secretariat shall, immediately after the last day for submission of comments, communicate to the Parties all comments submitted by that day.
2896 Convention On The Conservation Of Migratory Species Of Wild Animals Art.10.4 4. Amendments shall be adopted by a two-thirds majority of Parties present and voting.
2896 Convention On The Conservation Of Migratory Species Of Wild Animals Art.10.5 5. An amendment adopted shall enter into force for all Parties which have accepted it on the first day of the third month following the date on which two-thirds of the Parties have deposited an instrument of acceptance with the Depositary. For each Party which deposits an instrument of acceptance after the date on which two-thirds of the Parties have deposited an instrument of acceptance, the amendment shall enter into force for that Party on the first day of the third month following the deposit of its instrument of acceptance.
2896 Convention On The Conservation Of Migratory Species Of Wild Animals Art.11 Article XI
2896 Convention On The Conservation Of Migratory Species Of Wild Animals Art.11.1 1. Appendices I and II may be amended at any ordinary or extraordinary meeting of the Conference of the Parties.
2896 Convention On The Conservation Of Migratory Species Of Wild Animals Art.11.2 2. Proposals for amendment may be made by any Party.
2896 Convention On The Conservation Of Migratory Species Of Wild Animals Art.11.3 3. The text of any proposed amendment and the reasons for it, based on the best scientific evidence available, shall be communicated to the Secretariat at least one hundred and fifty days before the meeting and shall promptly be communicated by the Secretariat to all Parties. Any comments on the text by the Parties shall be communicated to the Secretariat not less than sixty days before the meeting begins. The Secretariat shall, immediately after the last day for submission of comments, communicate to the Parties all comments submitted by that day.
2896 Convention On The Conservation Of Migratory Species Of Wild Animals Art.11.4 4. Amendments shall be adopted by a two-thirds majority of Parties present and voting.
2896 Convention On The Conservation Of Migratory Species Of Wild Animals Art.11.5 5. An amendment to the Appendices shall enter into force for all Parties ninety days after the meeting of the Conference of the Parties at which it was adopted, except for those Parties which make a reservation in accordance with paragraph 6 of this Article.
2896 Convention On The Conservation Of Migratory Species Of Wild Animals Art.11.6 6. During the period of ninety days provided for in paragraph 5 of this Article, any Party may by notification in writing to the Depositary make a reservation with respect to the amendment. A reservation to an amendment may be withdrawn by written notification to the Depositary and thereupon the amendment shall enter into force for that Party ninety days after the reservation is withdrawn.
2899 South Pacific Forum Fisheries Agency Convention Art.11 ARTICLE XI WITHDRAWAL AND AMENDMENT
2899 South Pacific Forum Fisheries Agency Convention Art.11.1 1. Any Party may withdraw from this Convention by giving written notice to the depositary. Withdrawal shall take effect one year after receipt of such notice.
2899 South Pacific Forum Fisheries Agency Convention Art.11.2 2. Any Party may propose amendments to the Convention for consideration by the Committee. The text of any amendment shall be adopted by a unanimous decision. The Committee may determine the procedures for the entry into force of amendments to this Convention.
2904 Convention On Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution Art.12 Article 12
2904 Convention On Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution Art.12.1 1. Any Contracting Party may propose amendments to the present Convention.
2904 Convention On Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution Art.12.2 2. The text of proposed amendments shall be submitted in writing to the Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Europe, who shall communicate them to all Contracting Parties. The Executive Body shall discuss proposed amendments at its next annual meeting provided that such proposals have been circulated by the Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Europe to the Contracting Parties at least ninety days in advance.
2904 Convention On Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution Art.12.3 3. An amendment to the present Convention shall be adopted by consensus of the representatives of the Contracting Parties, and shall enter into force for the Contracting Parties which have accepted it on the ninetieth day after the date on which two-thirds of the Contracting Parties have deposited their instruments of acceptance with the depositary. Thereafter, the amendment shall enter into force for any other Contracting Party on the ninetieth day after the date on which that Contracting Party deposits its instrument of acceptance of the amendment.
2911 Convention On The Physical Protection Of Nuclear Material Art.20 Article 20
2911 Convention On The Physical Protection Of Nuclear Material Art.20.1 1. Without prejudice to article 16 a State Party may propose amendments to this Convention. The proposed amendment shall be submitted to the depositary who shall circulate it immediately to all States Parties. If a majority of States Parties request the depositary to convene a conference to consider the proposed amendments, the depositary shall invite all States Parties to attend such a conference to being not sooner than thirty days after the invitations are issued. Any amendment adopted at the conference by a two-thirds majority of all States Parties shall be promptly circulated by the depositary to all States Parties.
2911 Convention On The Physical Protection Of Nuclear Material Art.20.2 2. The amendment shall enter into force for each State Party that deposits its instrument of ratification, acceptance or approval of the amendment on the thirtieth day after the date on which two thirds of the States Parties have deposited their instruments of ratification, acceptance or approval with the depositary. Thereafter, the amendment shall enter into force for any other State Party on the day on which that State Party deposits its instrument of ratification, acceptance or approval of the amendment.
2921 Convention On Future Multilateral Cooperation In Northeast Atlantic Fisheries Art.19 ARTICLE 19
2921 Convention On Future Multilateral Cooperation In Northeast Atlantic Fisheries Art.19.1 1. Any Contracting Party may propose amendments to this Convention. Any such proposed amendment shall be sent to the Secretary at least 90 days prior to the meeting at which the Contracting Party proposes it to be acted upon. The Secretary shall transmit the proposal immediately to the Contracting Parties.
2921 Convention On Future Multilateral Cooperation In Northeast Atlantic Fisheries Art.19.2 2. The adoption of a proposed amendment requires a three-fourths majority of all Contracting Parties. The text of any proposed amendment so adopted shall be transmitted by the Commission to the Depositary which shall forthwith forward it to the Contracting Parties.
2921 Convention On Future Multilateral Cooperation In Northeast Atlantic Fisheries Art.19.3 3. An amendment shall take effect for the Contracting Parties 120 days following the date of the notification by the Depositary of receipt of written notification of approval by three-fourths of all Contracting Parties, unless any other Contracting Party notifies the Depositary, within 90 days of the date of the notification by the Depositary of such receipt, that it objects to the amendment, in which case the amendment shall not take effect for any Contracting Party. A Contracting Party which has objected to an amendment may at any time withdraw its objection. If all objections to an amendment are withdrawn, the amendment shall take effect for the Contracting Parties 120 days following the date of the notification by the Depositary of receipt of the last withdrawal.
2921 Convention On Future Multilateral Cooperation In Northeast Atlantic Fisheries Art.19.4 4. A Party which ratifies, accepts, approves or accedes to this Convention after an amendment has been adopted in accordance with paragraph 2 shall be deemed to have approved the said amendment.
2921 Convention On Future Multilateral Cooperation In Northeast Atlantic Fisheries Art.19.5 5. The Depositary shall promptly notify the Contracting Parties of the receipt of notifications of approval of amendments, the receipt of notification of objection or withdrawal of objections, and the entry into force of amendments.
2922 Convention Creating The Niger Basin Authority Art.18 Article 18 AMENDMENTS AND REVISIONS
2922 Convention Creating The Niger Basin Authority Art.18.1 1.Any member State may submit proposals for the amendment or revision of this Convention.
2922 Convention Creating The Niger Basin Authority Art.18.2 2.Any such amendment or revision proposed shall be sent to the Current Chairman of the Council who shall communicate them to other member States not later than 60 days after the receipt of such proposals.
2922 Convention Creating The Niger Basin Authority Art.18.3 3.All amendments and revisions to this Convention shall enter into force in conformity with the provisions of Article 17.
2926 Convention For Cooperation In The Protection And Development Of The Marine And Coastal Environment Of The West And Central African Region Art.17 Article 17 MEETINGS OF THE CONTRACTING PARTIES
2926 Convention For Cooperation In The Protection And Development Of The Marine And Coastal Environment Of The West And Central African Region Art.17.1 1. The Contracting Parties shall hold ordinary meetings once every two years and extraordinary meetings at any other time deemed necessary, upon the request of the Organization or at the request of any Contracting Party, supported by at least three other Contracting Parties.
2926 Convention For Cooperation In The Protection And Development Of The Marine And Coastal Environment Of The West And Central African Region Art.17.2 2. It shall be the function of the meetings of the Contracting Parties to keep under review the implementation of this Convention and its related protocols and, in particular:
2926 Convention For Cooperation In The Protection And Development Of The Marine And Coastal Environment Of The West And Central African Region Art.17.2.i (i)To consider reports submitted by the Contracting Parties under article 22;
2926 Convention For Cooperation In The Protection And Development Of The Marine And Coastal Environment Of The West And Central African Region Art.17.2.ii (ii)To adopt, review and amend as required annexes to this Convention and to its related protocols, in accordance with the provisions of article 20;
2926 Convention For Cooperation In The Protection And Development Of The Marine And Coastal Environment Of The West And Central African Region Art.17.2.iii (iii)To make recommendations
2926 Convention For Cooperation In The Protection And Development Of The Marine And Coastal Environment Of The West And Central African Region Art.18 Article 18 ADOPTION OF ADDITIONAL PROTOCOLS
2926 Convention For Cooperation In The Protection And Development Of The Marine And Coastal Environment Of The West And Central African Region Art.18.1 1. The Contracting Parties, at a conference of plenipotentiaries, may adopt additional protocols to this Convention pursuant to paragraph 2 of article 4.
2926 Convention For Cooperation In The Protection And Development Of The Marine And Coastal Environment Of The West And Central African Region Art.18.2 2. A conference of plenipotentiaries shall be convened for the purpose of adopting additional protocols by the Organization at the request of not less than two thirds of the Contracting Parties.
2926 Convention For Cooperation In The Protection And Development Of The Marine And Coastal Environment Of The West And Central African Region Art.18.3 3. Pending the entry into force of this Convention, the Organization may, after consulting with the signatories to this Convention, convene a conference of plenipotentiaries for the purpose of adopting additional protocols.
2926 Convention For Cooperation In The Protection And Development Of The Marine And Coastal Environment Of The West And Central African Region Art.19 Article 19 AMENDMENT OF THE CONVENTION OR PROTOCOLS
2926 Convention For Cooperation In The Protection And Development Of The Marine And Coastal Environment Of The West And Central African Region Art.19.1 1. Any Contracting Party to this Convention may propose amendments to the Convention or to any of the protocols. The texts of any such draft amendments shall be communicated to the Contracting Parties by the Organization six months before their submission to an ordinary meeting of the Contracting Parties for examination.
2926 Convention For Cooperation In The Protection And Development Of The Marine And Coastal Environment Of The West And Central African Region Art.19.2 2. Any amendment shall be adopted by a two-thirds majority of the Contracting Parties and shall enter into force twelve months after its approval.
2926 Convention For Cooperation In The Protection And Development Of The Marine And Coastal Environment Of The West And Central African Region Art.20 Article 20 ANNEXES AND AMENDMENTS TO ANNEXES
2926 Convention For Cooperation In The Protection And Development Of The Marine And Coastal Environment Of The West And Central African Region Art.20.1 1. Annexes to this Convention or to any of its protocols shall form an integral part of the Convention or such protocol.
2926 Convention For Cooperation In The Protection And Development Of The Marine And Coastal Environment Of The West And Central African Region Art.20.2 2. Except as may be otherwise provided in any protocol, the procedure foreseen in article 19 shall apply to the adoption and entry into force of any amendments to annexes to this Convention or to any protocol.
2926 Convention For Cooperation In The Protection And Development Of The Marine And Coastal Environment Of The West And Central African Region Art.20.3 3. The adoption and entry into force of a new annex to this Convention or to any protocol shall be subject to the same procedure as the adoption and entry into force of an amendment to an annex in accordance with the provisions of paragraph 2 of this article provided that, if any amendment to the Convention or the protocol concerned is involved, the new annex shall not enter into force until such time as the amendment to the Convention or the protocol concerned enters into force.
2932 Agreement On Regional Cooperation In Combating Pollution Of The Southeast Pacific By Oil And Other Harmful Substances In Cases Of Emergency Art.12 Article Xll
2932 Agreement On Regional Cooperation In Combating Pollution Of The Southeast Pacific By Oil And Other Harmful Substances In Cases Of Emergency Art.12.1x The High Contracting Parties shall hold ordinary sessions at least every two years and extraordinary sessions at any time whenever two or more of them so request.
2932 Agreement On Regional Cooperation In Combating Pollution Of The Southeast Pacific By Oil And Other Harmful Substances In Cases Of Emergency Art.12.3x The ordinary sessions shall be held at the same time as those of the Co-ordinating Commission for Scientific Research of the Permanent Commission of the South Pacific, or its Legal Commission.
2932 Agreement On Regional Cooperation In Combating Pollution Of The Southeast Pacific By Oil And Other Harmful Substances In Cases Of Emergency Art.12.4x At ordinary sessions, the High Contracting Parties shall examine, inter alia, the following points:
2932 Agreement On Regional Cooperation In Combating Pollution Of The Southeast Pacific By Oil And Other Harmful Substances In Cases Of Emergency Art.12.4x.a (a) The extent to which this Agreement is being implemented, the effectiveness of the measures taken and the need to develop other kinds of activities;
2932 Agreement On Regional Cooperation In Combating Pollution Of The Southeast Pacific By Oil And Other Harmful Substances In Cases Of Emergency Art.12.4x.b (b) The advisability of amending or revising the annex to this Agreement, and of modifying or expanding any resolutions adopted in pursuance thereof; and
2932 Agreement On Regional Cooperation In Combating Pollution Of The Southeast Pacific By Oil And Other Harmful Substances In Cases Of Emergency Art.12.4x.c (c) The performance of any other function which may assist in achieving the purposes of this Agreement.
2932 Agreement On Regional Cooperation In Combating Pollution Of The Southeast Pacific By Oil And Other Harmful Substances In Cases Of Emergency Art.16 Article XVI
2932 Agreement On Regional Cooperation In Combating Pollution Of The Southeast Pacific By Oil And Other Harmful Substances In Cases Of Emergency Art.16.1x This Agreement may be amended only with the unanimous agreement of the High Contracting Parties. Amendments shall be subject to ratification and shall enter into force once the third instrument of ratification has been deposited with the Executive Secretariat.
2935 Regional Convention For The Conservation Of The Red Sea And Gulf Of Aden Environment Art.18 Article XVIII DUTIES AND FUNCTIONS OF THE COUNCIL
2935 Regional Convention For The Conservation Of The Red Sea And Gulf Of Aden Environment Art.18.1x The Council shall have the duties and functions necessary to achieve the objectives of this Convention and its protocols, and in particular:
2935 Regional Convention For The Conservation Of The Red Sea And Gulf Of Aden Environment Art.18.1x.a (a) To adopt its internal regulations;
2935 Regional Convention For The Conservation Of The Red Sea And Gulf Of Aden Environment Art.18.1x.b (b) To keep under review the implementation of the Convention and its protocols, and the action plan adopted for the achievement of the purposes of this Convention and its protocols;
2935 Regional Convention For The Conservation Of The Red Sea And Gulf Of Aden Environment Art.18.1x.c (c) To make recommendations regarding the adoption of any additional protocols or any amendments to the Convention or to its protocols;
2935 Regional Convention For The Conservation Of The Red Sea And Gulf Of Aden Environment Art.18.1x.d (d) To adopt, review and amend, as required, the annexes to this Convention and to its protocols;
2935 Regional Convention For The Conservation Of The Red Sea And Gulf Of Aden Environment Art.18.1x.e (e) To adopt and conclude agreements with States or with organizations with similar purposes or interests within the aims of this Convention and for the achievement of its purposes and which the Council deems necessary for the discharge of its duties;
2935 Regional Convention For The Conservation Of The Red Sea And Gulf Of Aden Environment Art.18.1x.f (f) To review and evaluate the state of the marine environment and coastal areas on the basis of reports provided by the Contracting Parties, or by the international organizations concerned;
2935 Regional Convention For The Conservation Of The Red Sea And Gulf Of Aden Environment Art.18.1x.g (g) To establish subsidiary bodies and ad hoc working groups, as required, to consider any matters related to this Convention and its protocols or related to the annexes of this Convention and its protocols or related to the action plan;
2935 Regional Convention For The Conservation Of The Red Sea And Gulf Of Aden Environment Art.18.1x.h (h) To consider reports submitted by the Contracting Parties and reports prepared by the General Secretariat on questions relating to the Convention and to matters relevant to the administration of the Organization and to decide upon them;
2935 Regional Convention For The Conservation Of The Red Sea And Gulf Of Aden Environment Art.18.1x.i (i) To endeavour to settle any differences or disputes between the Contracting Parties as to the interpretation or implementation of this Convention or its protocols or annexes;
2935 Regional Convention For The Conservation Of The Red Sea And Gulf Of Aden Environment Art.18.1x.j (j) To appoint the Secretary General;
2935 Regional Convention For The Conservation Of The Red Sea And Gulf Of Aden Environment Art.18.1x.k (k) To adopt and issue its rules of procedure, administrative and financial regulations guided by the constitution and regulations of ALECSO. The Council may adopt or amend any other regulations necessary for the discharge of its duties;
2935 Regional Convention For The Conservation Of The Red Sea And Gulf Of Aden Environment Art.18.1x.l (l) To adopt the financial rules which determine, in particular, the contributions of the Contracting Parties;
2935 Regional Convention For The Conservation Of The Red Sea And Gulf Of Aden Environment Art.18.1x.m (m) To adopt the financial budget of the Organization;
2935 Regional Convention For The Conservation Of The Red Sea And Gulf Of Aden Environment Art.18.1x.n (n) To adopt the projects and budgets for the Organization activities;
2935 Regional Convention For The Conservation Of The Red Sea And Gulf Of Aden Environment Art.18.1x.o (o) To approve a report on the work and activities of the Organization to be submitted for information to the ALECSO General Conference;
2935 Regional Convention For The Conservation Of The Red Sea And Gulf Of Aden Environment Art.18.1x.p (p) To define and develop relations between the Organization and Arab organizations or bodies;
2935 Regional Convention For The Conservation Of The Red Sea And Gulf Of Aden Environment Art.18.1x.q (q) To perform any additional functions necessary for the achievement of the purposes of this Convention and its protocols or which the Council deems necessary for the discharge of its duties.
2935 Regional Convention For The Conservation Of The Red Sea And Gulf Of Aden Environment Art.21 Article XXI ADOPTION AND AMENDMENTS OF THE CONVENTION AND ITS PROTOCOLS
2935 Regional Convention For The Conservation Of The Red Sea And Gulf Of Aden Environment Art.21.1x The Council, or any Contracting Party may propose amendments to this Convention, its protocols or annexes. Amendments of importance shall be adopted by a unanimous vote of the Contracting Parties. Other amendments shall be adopted by a two-thirds majority. Any matter is considered important if so requested by one Contracting Party. Amendments shall enter into force when adopted by the Contracting Parties in accordance with articles XXVI and XXVII of this Convention.
2935 Regional Convention For The Conservation Of The Red Sea And Gulf Of Aden Environment Art.3 Article III GENERAL OBLIGATIONS
2935 Regional Convention For The Conservation Of The Red Sea And Gulf Of Aden Environment Art.3.1 1. The Contracting Parties shall, individually or jointly, take all appropriate measures, in accordance with the present Convention and those protocols in force to which they are party, for the conservation of the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden environment including the prevention, abatement and combating of marine pollution.
2935 Regional Convention For The Conservation Of The Red Sea And Gulf Of Aden Environment Art.3.2 2. In addition to the Protocol concerning Regional Co-operation in Combating Pollution by Oil and other Harmful Substances in Cases of Emergency, the Contracting Parties shall co-operate in the formulation and adoption of other protocols prescribing agreed measures, procedures and standards for the implementation of this Convention.
2935 Regional Convention For The Conservation Of The Red Sea And Gulf Of Aden Environment Art.3.3 3. The Contracting Parties shall establish national standards, laws and regulations as required for the effective discharge of the obligation prescribed in paragraph 1 of this article, and shall endeavour to harmonize their national policies in this regard and for this purpose appoint the National Authority.
2935 Regional Convention For The Conservation Of The Red Sea And Gulf Of Aden Environment Art.3.4 4. The Contracting Parties shall co-operate with the competent international, regional and sub-regional organizations to establish and adopt regional standards, recommended practices and procedures for the conservation of the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden environment, including the prevention, abatement and combating of pollution from all sources in conformity with the objectives of the present Convention, and to assist each other in fulfilling their obligations under the present Convention.
2935 Regional Convention For The Conservation Of The Red Sea And Gulf Of Aden Environment Art.3.5 5. The Contracting Parties shall use their best endeavours to ensure that the implementation of the present Convention shall not cause transformation of one type or form of pollution to another which could be more detrimental to the environment.
2937 Convention For The Conservation Of Salmon In The North Atlantic Ocean Art.19 ARTICLE 19
2937 Convention For The Conservation Of Salmon In The North Atlantic Ocean Art.19.1 1. Any Party may propose amendments to this Convention to be considered by the Council. A proposed amendment shall be sent to the Secretary not later than 90 days before the meeting at which it is proposed to be considered. The Secretary shall immediately transmit the proposed amendment to the Parties.
2937 Convention For The Conservation Of Salmon In The North Atlantic Ocean Art.19.2 2. The adoption of an amendment by the Council shall require the unanimous vote of the Parties present and casting an affirmative or negative vote. The text of an amendment so adopted shall be transmitted by the Secretary to the Depositary which shall immediately notify the Parties thereof.
2937 Convention For The Conservation Of Salmon In The North Atlantic Ocean Art.19.3 3. An amendment shall enter into force for all Parties 30 days after the date specified in the notification by the Depositary of receipt from all Parties of instruments of ratification or approval.
2937 Convention For The Conservation Of Salmon In The North Atlantic Ocean Art.19.4 4. A Party which becomes bound by this Convention after an amendment has entered into force in accordance with paragraph 3 shall be considered as a Party to the Convention as amended.
2937 Convention For The Conservation Of Salmon In The North Atlantic Ocean Art.19.5 5. The Depositary shall immediately notify all Parties of the receipt of instruments of ratification or approval l and the entry into force of amendments.
2942 Constitutional Agreement Of The Latin American Organization For Fisheries Development Art.11 Article 11 - POWERS
2942 Constitutional Agreement Of The Latin American Organization For Fisheries Development Art.11.1x The Conference of Ministers, as the Organization’s supreme Authority, has the following powers:
2942 Constitutional Agreement Of The Latin American Organization For Fisheries Development Art.11.1x.a a. To formulate the general policy of the Organization and to adopt the measures required o achieve its objectives, in accordance with the present Agreement.
2942 Constitutional Agreement Of The Latin American Organization For Fisheries Development Art.11.1x.b b. To consider and evaluate the operation of the Organization.
2942 Constitutional Agreement Of The Latin American Organization For Fisheries Development Art.11.1x.c c. Approve any amendments to the Agreement in accordance with Article 35.
2942 Constitutional Agreement Of The Latin American Organization For Fisheries Development Art.11.1x.d d. To review, modify or supplement the fields of cooperation within the region as established in Article 5 of this Agreement.
2942 Constitutional Agreement Of The Latin American Organization For Fisheries Development Art.11.1x.e e. To appoint and dismiss the Executive Director and the Assistant Executive Director.
2942 Constitutional Agreement Of The Latin American Organization For Fisheries Development Art.11.1x.f f. To approve, amend or reject, as may be the case, the reports and proposals of the Board of Directors and the Executive Director.
2942 Constitutional Agreement Of The Latin American Organization For Fisheries Development Art.11.1x.g g. To select a country other than the host country to hold a regular or special meeting whenever it is deemed convenient.
2942 Constitutional Agreement Of The Latin American Organization For Fisheries Development Art.11.1x.h h. To give instructions to the Executive Management Board.
2942 Constitutional Agreement Of The Latin American Organization For Fisheries Development Art.11.1x.i i. To establish a system of initial contributions and annual dues and any amendment thereof in accordance with the needs of OLDEPESCA.
2942 Constitutional Agreement Of The Latin American Organization For Fisheries Development Art.11.1x.j j. To approve the Program of Activities and the budget of OLDEPESCA.
2942 Constitutional Agreement Of The Latin American Organization For Fisheries Development Art.11.1x.k k. To study and approve the Annual Report submitted by the Executive Director.
2942 Constitutional Agreement Of The Latin American Organization For Fisheries Development Art.11.1x.l l. To approve the creation of Technical Committees or other systems of cooperation.
2942 Constitutional Agreement Of The Latin American Organization For Fisheries Development Art.11.1x.m m. To approve in the First Regular Meeting the Regulations of the Organization to be made by the Executive Director and to amend them when it is deemed convenient.
2942 Constitutional Agreement Of The Latin American Organization For Fisheries Development Art.11.1x.n n. To consider and decide on any other matter pertaining to the Organization.
2942 Constitutional Agreement Of The Latin American Organization For Fisheries Development Art.16 Article 16 - POWERS
2942 Constitutional Agreement Of The Latin American Organization For Fisheries Development Art.16.1x The Governing Board shall formulate, analyze, revise, propose and recommend to the Conference all those provisions necessary for the application of this Agreement and achievement of its objectives. To this end, the Governing Board has the following powers:
2942 Constitutional Agreement Of The Latin American Organization For Fisheries Development Art.16.1x.a a. To make recommendations to the Conference of Ministers for the fastest development of the sector, bearing in mind the food requirements of the people, the needs of the workers and entrepreneurs, and the need to attain an adequate level in the utilization of resources. In this sense, it shall make recommendations on the following matters:
2942 Constitutional Agreement Of The Latin American Organization For Fisheries Development Art.16.1x.a.1 1. The general policy of the Organization.
2942 Constitutional Agreement Of The Latin American Organization For Fisheries Development Art.16.1x.a.2 2. Revision, amendment or supplementing of the regional cooperation areas established in Article 5 of this Agreement.
2942 Constitutional Agreement Of The Latin American Organization For Fisheries Development Art.16.1x.a.3 3. The reports and proposals of the Executive Director.
2942 Constitutional Agreement Of The Latin American Organization For Fisheries Development Art.16.1x.a.4 4. The Program of Activities, Budget of the Organization and External Audit.
2942 Constitutional Agreement Of The Latin American Organization For Fisheries Development Art.16.1x.a.5 5. The creation of Technical Committees or other systems of cooperation.
2942 Constitutional Agreement Of The Latin American Organization For Fisheries Development Art.16.1x.a.6 6. The evaluation of the operation of the Organization.
2942 Constitutional Agreement Of The Latin American Organization For Fisheries Development Art.16.1x.a.7 7. Other matters pertaining to the Organization.
2942 Constitutional Agreement Of The Latin American Organization For Fisheries Development Art.16.1x.b b. To consider and to propose to the Conference of Ministers the amendments to the Agreement, and Regulations made hereunder directed to strengthen the Organization and to improve its operation.
2942 Constitutional Agreement Of The Latin American Organization For Fisheries Development Art.16.1x.c c. To select the external auditor considering the proposals of the Executive Director.
2942 Constitutional Agreement Of The Latin American Organization For Fisheries Development Art.21 Article 21 - FUNCTIONS
2942 Constitutional Agreement Of The Latin American Organization For Fisheries Development Art.21.1x The Executive Director is the highest executive officer of OLDEPESCA. His functions are as follows:
2942 Constitutional Agreement Of The Latin American Organization For Fisheries Development Art.21.1x.a a. To carry out policies of OLDEPESCA within the objectives of the Organization and the resolutions of the Conference of Ministers.
2942 Constitutional Agreement Of The Latin American Organization For Fisheries Development Art.21.1x.b b. To prepare the Program of Activities of OLDEPESCA and its Budget to be submitted to the Governing Board and to the Conference of Ministers.
2942 Constitutional Agreement Of The Latin American Organization For Fisheries Development Art.21.1x.c c. To adopt the technical and administrative measures necessary to hold the Conference of Ministers and the Governing Board.
2942 Constitutional Agreement Of The Latin American Organization For Fisheries Development Art.21.1x.d d. To prepare, in close coordination with the countries, the technical proposals to be considered by the Governing Board and the Conference of Ministers.
2942 Constitutional Agreement Of The Latin American Organization For Fisheries Development Art.21.1x.e e. To act as Secretary at the Meeting of the Conference of Ministers and the Governing Board.
2942 Constitutional Agreement Of The Latin American Organization For Fisheries Development Art.21.1x.f f. To engage and dismiss from office the personnel he may deem necessary for the efficient performance of the functions of OLDEPESCA and the advisers required to carry out the Program of Activities.
2942 Constitutional Agreement Of The Latin American Organization For Fisheries Development Art.21.1x.g g. To propose to the Governing Board the creation of Technical Committees and systems of cooperation he may deem necessary for the formulation and execution of specific projects.
2942 Constitutional Agreement Of The Latin American Organization For Fisheries Development Art.21.1x.h h. To receive contributions from Member Countries and to manage the assets of OLDEPESCA.
2942 Constitutional Agreement Of The Latin American Organization For Fisheries Development Art.21.1x.i i. To draft and submit for consideration to the Board the financial reports of OLDEPESCA.
2942 Constitutional Agreement Of The Latin American Organization For Fisheries Development Art.21.1x.j j. To propose and to hire external auditing services for each financial report according to Article 16 (c) of the present Agreement.
2942 Constitutional Agreement Of The Latin American Organization For Fisheries Development Art.21.1x.k k. To represent OLDEPESCA before the different governments, conferences and other forums related to the Organization. Similarly, to be its legal representative.
2942 Constitutional Agreement Of The Latin American Organization For Fisheries Development Art.21.1x.l l. To attend without the right to vote the Meetings of the Conference of Ministers and the Governing Board.
2942 Constitutional Agreement Of The Latin American Organization For Fisheries Development Art.21.1x.m m. To exercise the powers vested upon him expressly by the Conference of Ministers or Governing Board.
2942 Constitutional Agreement Of The Latin American Organization For Fisheries Development Art.21.1x.n n. To propose to the Conference of Ministers or to the Governing Board the measures to be adopted which may contribute to a better organization and operation of the Executive Management Board.
2942 Constitutional Agreement Of The Latin American Organization For Fisheries Development Art.21.1x.n? ñ. To make such financial arrangements as are in keeping with the mandates of the Conference of Ministers and Organization policies for the adequate development of the Organization and its Program of Activities.
2942 Constitutional Agreement Of The Latin American Organization For Fisheries Development Art.21.1x.o o. To sign international technical cooperation agreements approved by the Governing Board and by the Conference of Ministers to achieve the objectives of OLDEPESCA.
2942 Constitutional Agreement Of The Latin American Organization For Fisheries Development Art.21.1x.p p. To appoint or remove the Assistant Executive Director informing the Governing Board and the Conference of Ministers so the latter may pronounce on it.
2942 Constitutional Agreement Of The Latin American Organization For Fisheries Development Art.35 Article 35 - AMENDMENTS
2942 Constitutional Agreement Of The Latin American Organization For Fisheries Development Art.35.1x Any State party to this Agreement may, through the Executive Management Board propose the amendment or alteration of this Agreement and the Executive Management Board shall report the proposal to other States party to this Agreement.
2942 Constitutional Agreement Of The Latin American Organization For Fisheries Development Art.35.2x The Conference of Ministers shall examine the proposals during its next ordinary meeting or it may under Article 12 call for an Extraordinary meeting. Proposals for amendment shall be voted on in accordance with Article 14 and shall, if approved, enter into force (thirty days after the fourth notification) in the same manner as set out in Article 33.
2949 Agreement Between South Africa, Swaziland And Mozambique Relative To The Establishment Of A Tripartite Permanent Technical Committee Regarding Rivers Of Common Interest Art.7 Article 7
2949 Agreement Between South Africa, Swaziland And Mozambique Relative To The Establishment Of A Tripartite Permanent Technical Committee Regarding Rivers Of Common Interest Art.7.1x These terms of reference may be amended or added to as circumstance require.
2965 International Tropical Timber Agreement Art.38 Article 38
2965 International Tropical Timber Agreement Art.38.1 1. The Council may, by special vote, recommend an amendment of this Agreement to the members.
2965 International Tropical Timber Agreement Art.38.2 2. The Council shall fix a date by which members shall notify the depositary of their acceptance of the amendment.
2965 International Tropical Timber Agreement Art.38.3 3. An amendment shall enter into force 90 days after the depositary has received notifications of acceptance from members constituting at least two thirds of the producing members and accounting for at least 85 per cent of the votes of the producing members, and from members constituting at least two thirds of the consuming members and accounting for at least 85 per cent of the votes of the consuming members.
2965 International Tropical Timber Agreement Art.38.4 4. After the depositary informs the Council that the requirements for entry into force of the amendment have been met, and notwithstanding the provisions of paragraph 2 of this article relating to the date fixed by the Council, a member may still notify the depositary of its acceptance of the amendment, provided that such notification is made before the entry into force of the amendment.
2965 International Tropical Timber Agreement Art.38.5 5. Any member which has not notified its acceptance of an amendment by the date on which such amendment enters into force shall cease to be a party to this Agreement as from that date, unless such member has satisfied the Council that its acceptance could not be obtained in time owing to difficulties in completing its constitutional or institutional procedures, and the Council decides to extend for that member the period for acceptance of the amendment. Such member shall not be bound by the amendment before it has notified its acceptance thereof.
2965 International Tropical Timber Agreement Art.38.6 6. If the requirements for the entry into force of the amendment have not been met by the date fixed by the Council in accordance with paragraph 2 of this article, the amendment shall be considered withdrawn.
2973 Provisional Understanding Regarding Deep Seabed Matters Art.11 Paragraph 11
2973 Provisional Understanding Regarding Deep Seabed Matters Art.11.1x 11. This Agreement which includes Appendices I and II, may be amended only by written agreement of all Parties.
2982 Convention For The Protection Of The Ozone Layer Art.10 Article 10: Adoption and amendment of annexes
2982 Convention For The Protection Of The Ozone Layer Art.10.1 1. The annexes to this Convention or to any protocol shall form an integral part of this Convention or of such protocol, as the case may be, and, unless expressly provided otherwise, a reference to this Convention or its protocols constitutes at the same time a reference to any annexes thereto. Such annexes shall be restricted to scientific, technical and administrative matters.
2982 Convention For The Protection Of The Ozone Layer Art.10.2 2. Except as may be otherwise provided in any protocol with respect to its annexes, the following procedure shall apply to the proposal, adoption and entry into force of additional annexes to this Convention or of annexes to a protocol:
2982 Convention For The Protection Of The Ozone Layer Art.10.2.a (a) Annexes to this Convention shall be proposed and adopted according to the procedure laid down in article 9, paragraphs 2 and 3, while annexes to any protocol shall be proposed and adopted according to the procedure laid down in article 9, paragraphs 2 and 4;
2982 Convention For The Protection Of The Ozone Layer Art.10.2.b (b) Any party that is unable to approve an additional annex to this Convention or annex to any protocol to which it is party shall so notify the Depositary, in writing, within six months from the date of the communication of the adoption by the Depositary. The Depositary shall without delay notify all Parties of any such notification received. A Party may at any time substitute an acceptance for a previous declaration of objection and the annexes shall thereupon enter into force for that Party;
2982 Convention For The Protection Of The Ozone Layer Art.10.2.c (c) On the expiry of six months from the date of the circulation of the communication by the Depositary, the annex shall become effective for all Parties to this Convention or to any protocol concerned which have not submitted a notification in accordance with the provision of subparagraph (b) above.
2982 Convention For The Protection Of The Ozone Layer Art.10.3 3. The proposal, adoption and entry into force of amendments to annexes to this Convention or to any protocol shall be subject to the same procedure as for the proposal, adoption and entry into force of annexes to the Convention or annexes to a protocol. Annexes and amendments thereto shall take due account, inter alia, of relevant scientific and technical considerations.
2982 Convention For The Protection Of The Ozone Layer Art.10.4 4. If an additional annex or an amendment to an annex involves an amendment to this Convention or to any protocol, the additional annex or amended annex shall not enter into force until such time as the amendment to this Convention or to the protocol concerned enters into force.
2982 Convention For The Protection Of The Ozone Layer Art.2 Article 2: General obligations
2982 Convention For The Protection Of The Ozone Layer Art.2.1 1. The Parties shall take appropriate measures in accordance with the provisions of this Convention and of those protocols in force to which they are party to protect human health and the environment against adverse effects resulting or likely to result from human activities which modify or are likely to modify the ozone layer.
2982 Convention For The Protection Of The Ozone Layer Art.2.2 2. To this end the Parties shall, in accordance with the means at their disposal and their capabilities:
2982 Convention For The Protection Of The Ozone Layer Art.2.2.a (a) Co-operate by means of systematic observations, research and information exchange in order to better understand and assess the effects of human activities on the ozone layer and the effects on human health and the environment from modification of the ozone layer;
2982 Convention For The Protection Of The Ozone Layer Art.2.2.b (b) Adopt appropriate legislative or administrative measures and co-operate in harmonizing appropriate policies to control, limit, reduce or prevent human activities under their jurisdiction or control should it be found that these activities have or are likely to have adverse effects resulting from modification or likely modification of the ozone layer;
2982 Convention For The Protection Of The Ozone Layer Art.2.2.c (c) Co-operate in the formulation of agreed measures, procedures and standards for the implementation of this Convention, with a view to the adoption of protocols and annexes;
2982 Convention For The Protection Of The Ozone Layer Art.2.2.d (d) Co-operate with competent international bodies to implement effectively this Convention and protocols to which they are party.
2982 Convention For The Protection Of The Ozone Layer Art.2.3 3. The provisions of this Convention shall in no way affect the right of Parties to adopt, in accordance with international law, domestic measures additional to those referred to in paragraphs 1 and 2 above, nor shall they affect additional domestic measures already taken by a Party, provided that these measures are not incompatible with their obligations under this Convention.
2982 Convention For The Protection Of The Ozone Layer Art.2.4 4. The application of this article shall be based on relevant scientific and technical considerations.
2982 Convention For The Protection Of The Ozone Layer Art.6 Article 6: Conference of the Parties
2982 Convention For The Protection Of The Ozone Layer Art.6.1 1. A Conference of the Parties is hereby established. The first meeting of the Conference of the Parties shall be convened by the secretariat designated on an interim basis under article 7 not later than one year after entry into force of this Convention. Thereafter, ordinary meetings of the Conference of the Parties shall be held at regular intervals to be determined by the Conference at its first meeting.
2982 Convention For The Protection Of The Ozone Layer Art.6.2 2. Extraordinary meetings of the Conference of the Parties shall be held at such other times as may be deemed necessary by the Conference, or at the written request of any Party, provided that, within six months of the request being communicated to them by the secretariat, it is supported by at least one third of the Parties.
2982 Convention For The Protection Of The Ozone Layer Art.6.3 3. The Conference of the Parties shall by consensus agree upon and adopt rules of procedure and financial rules for itself and for any subsidiary bodies it may establish, as well as financial provisions governing the functioning of the secretariat.
2982 Convention For The Protection Of The Ozone Layer Art.6.4 4. The Conference of the Parties shall keep under continuous review the implementation of this Convention, and, in addition, shall:
2982 Convention For The Protection Of The Ozone Layer Art.6.4.a (a) Establish the form and the intervals for transmitting the information to be submitted in accordance with article 5 and consider such information as well as reports submitted by any subsidiary body;
2982 Convention For The Protection Of The Ozone Layer Art.6.4.b (b) Review the scientific information on the ozone layer, on its possible modification and on possible effects of any such modification;
2982 Convention For The Protection Of The Ozone Layer Art.6.4.c (c) Promote, in accordance with article 2, the harmonization of appropriate policies, strategies and measures for minimizing the release of substances causing or likely to cause modification of the ozone layer, and make recommendations on any other measures relating to this Convention;
2982 Convention For The Protection Of The Ozone Layer Art.6.4.d (d) Adopt, in accordance with articles 3 and 4, programmes for research, systematic observations, scientific and technological co-operation, the exchange of information and the transfer of technology and knowledge;
2982 Convention For The Protection Of The Ozone Layer Art.6.4.e (e) Consider and adopt, as required, in accordance with articles 9 and 10, amendments to this Convention and its annexes;
2982 Convention For The Protection Of The Ozone Layer Art.6.4.f (f) Consider amendments to any protocol, as well as to any annexes thereto, and, if so decided, recommend their adoption to the parties to the protocol concerned;
2982 Convention For The Protection Of The Ozone Layer Art.6.4.g (g) Consider and adopt, as required, in accordance with article 10, additional annexes to this Convention;
2982 Convention For The Protection Of The Ozone Layer Art.6.4.h (h) Consider and adopt, as required, protocols in accordance with article 8; 1
2982 Convention For The Protection Of The Ozone Layer Art.6.4.i (i) Establish such subsidiary bodies as are deemed necessary for the implementation of this Convention;
2982 Convention For The Protection Of The Ozone Layer Art.6.4.j (j) Seek, where appropriate, the services of competent international bodies and scientific committees, in particular the World Meteorological Organization and the World Health Organization as well as the Co-ordinating Committee on the Ozone Layer, in scientific research, systematic observations and other activities pertinent to the objectives of this Convention, and make use as appropriate of information from these bodies and committees;
2982 Convention For The Protection Of The Ozone Layer Art.6.4.k (k) Consider and undertake any additional action that may be required for the achievement of the purposes of this Convention.
2982 Convention For The Protection Of The Ozone Layer Art.6.5 5. The United Nations, its specialized agencies and the International Atomic Energy Agency, as well as any State not party to this Convention, may be represented at meetings of the Conference of the Parties by observers. Any body or agency, whether national or international, governmental or non-governmental, qualified in fields relating to the protection of the ozone layer which has informed the secretariat of its wish to be represented at a meeting of the Conference of the Parties as an observer may be admitted unless at least one-third of the Parties present object. The admission and participation of observers shall be subject to the rules of procedure adopted by the Conference of the Parties.
2982 Convention For The Protection Of The Ozone Layer Art.8 Article 8: Adoption of protocols
2982 Convention For The Protection Of The Ozone Layer Art.8.1 1. The Conference of the Parties may at a meeting adopt protocols pursuant to Article 2.
2982 Convention For The Protection Of The Ozone Layer Art.8.2 2. The text of any proposed protocol shall be communicated to the Parties by the secretariat at least six months before such a meeting.
2982 Convention For The Protection Of The Ozone Layer Art.9 Article 9: Amendment of the Convention or protocols
2982 Convention For The Protection Of The Ozone Layer Art.9.1 1. Any Party may propose amendments to this Convention or to any protocol. Such amendments shall take due account, inter alia, of relevant scientific and technical considerations.
2982 Convention For The Protection Of The Ozone Layer Art.9.2 2. Amendments to this Convention shall be adopted at a meeting of the Conference of the Parties. Amendments to any protocol shall be adopted at a meeting of the Parties to the protocol in question. The text of any proposed amendment to this Convention or to any protocol, except as may otherwise be provided in such protocol, shall be communicated to the Parties by the secretariat at least six months before the meeting at which it is proposed for adoption. The secretariat shall also communicate proposed amendments to the signatories to this Convention for information.
2982 Convention For The Protection Of The Ozone Layer Art.9.3 3. The Parties shall make every effort to reach agreement on any proposed amendment to this Convention by consensus. If all efforts at consensus have been exhausted, and no agreement reached, the amendment shall as a last resort be adopted by a three-fourths majority vote of the Parties present and voting at the meeting, and shall be submitted by the Depositary to all Parties for ratification, approval or acceptance.
2982 Convention For The Protection Of The Ozone Layer Art.9.4 4. The procedure mentioned in paragraph 3 above shall apply to amendments to any protocol, except that a two-thirds majority of the parties to that protocol present and voting at the meeting shall suffice for their adoption.
2982 Convention For The Protection Of The Ozone Layer Art.9.5 5. Ratification, approval or acceptance of amendments shall be notified to the Depositary in writing. Amendments adopted in accordance with paragraphs 3 or 4 above shall enter into force between parties having accepted them on the ninetieth day after the receipt by the Depositary of notification of their ratification, approval or acceptance by at least three-fourths of the Parties to this Convention or by at least two-thirds of the parties to the protocol concerned, except as may otherwise be provided in such protocol. Thereafter the amendments shall enter into force for any other Party on the ninetieth day after that Party deposits its instrument of ratification, approval or acceptance of the amendments.
2982 Convention For The Protection Of The Ozone Layer Art.9.6 6. For the purposes of this article, "Parties present and voting" means Parties present and casting an affirmative or negative vote.
2990 ASEAN Agreement On The Conservation Of Nature And Natural Resources Art.21 ARTICLE 21
2990 ASEAN Agreement On The Conservation Of Nature And Natural Resources Art.21.1 (1) Ordinary meetings of the Contracting Parties shall be, held at least once in three years, in as far as possible in conjunction with appropriate meetings of ASEAN, and extraordinary meetings shall be held at any other time upon the request of one Contracting Party provided that such request is supported by at least one other Party.
2990 ASEAN Agreement On The Conservation Of Nature And Natural Resources Art.21.2 (2) it shall be the function of the meetings of the Contracting Parties, in particular
2990 ASEAN Agreement On The Conservation Of Nature And Natural Resources Art.21.2.a (a) to keep under review the implementation of this Agreement and the need for other measures, in particular the Appendices;
2990 ASEAN Agreement On The Conservation Of Nature And Natural Resources Art.21.2.b (b) to adopt, review and amend as required any Appendix to this Agreement;
2990 ASEAN Agreement On The Conservation Of Nature And Natural Resources Art.21.2.c (c) to consider reports submitted by the Contracting Parties in accordance with Article 28 or any other information which may be submitted by a Party, directly or through the Secretariat;
2990 ASEAN Agreement On The Conservation Of Nature And Natural Resources Art.21.2.d (d) to make recommendations regarding the adoption of any Protocol or any amendment to this Agreement;
2990 ASEAN Agreement On The Conservation Of Nature And Natural Resources Art.21.2.e (e) to establish working groups or any other subsidiary body as required to consider any matter related to this Agreement; (f) to consider and undertake any additional action including the adoption of financial rules, that may be required for the achievement of the purposes of this Agreement.
2990 ASEAN Agreement On The Conservation Of Nature And Natural Resources Art.24 ARTICLE 24
2990 ASEAN Agreement On The Conservation Of Nature And Natural Resources Art.24.1 (1) The Contracting Parties shall cooperate in the formulation and adoption of Protocols to the Agreement, prescribing agreed measures procedures and standards for the implementation of this Agreement.
2990 ASEAN Agreement On The Conservation Of Nature And Natural Resources Art.24.2 (2) The Contracting Parties at a diplomatic conference, may adopt Protocols to this Agreement.
2990 ASEAN Agreement On The Conservation Of Nature And Natural Resources Art.24.3 (3) The Protocols of this Agreement shall be subject to acceptance and shall enter it force on the thirtieth day after the deposit with the Depositary of the Instrument, )f Acceptance of all the Contracting Parties.
2990 ASEAN Agreement On The Conservation Of Nature And Natural Resources Art.25 ARTICLE 25
2990 ASEAN Agreement On The Conservation Of Nature And Natural Resources Art.25.1 (1) Any Contracting Parties to this Agreement may propose amendments to the Agreement. Amendments shall be adopted by a diplomatic conference which shall be convened at the request of the majority of the Contracting Parties.
2990 ASEAN Agreement On The Conservation Of Nature And Natural Resources Art.25.2 (2) Amendments to this Agreement shall be adopted by a consensus of the Contracting Parties.
2990 ASEAN Agreement On The Conservation Of Nature And Natural Resources Art.25.3 (3) Acceptance of amendments shall be notified to the Depositary in writing and shall enter into force on the thirtieth day following the receipt by the Depositary of notification of the acceptance by all the Contracting Parties.
2990 ASEAN Agreement On The Conservation Of Nature And Natural Resources Art.25.4 (4) After the entry into force of an amendment to this Agreement any new Contracting Party to this Agreement shall become a Contracting Party to this Agreement as amended.
2990 ASEAN Agreement On The Conservation Of Nature And Natural Resources Art.26 ARTICLE 26
2990 ASEAN Agreement On The Conservation Of Nature And Natural Resources Art.26.1 (1) Appendices to this Agreement shall form an integral part of the Agreement;
2990 ASEAN Agreement On The Conservation Of Nature And Natural Resources Art.26.2 (2) Amendments to an Appendix;
2990 ASEAN Agreement On The Conservation Of Nature And Natural Resources Art.26.2.a (a) Any Contracting Party may propose amendments to an appendix at a meeting of the Contracting Parties;
2990 ASEAN Agreement On The Conservation Of Nature And Natural Resources Art.26.2.b (b) Such amendments shall be adopted by a consensus of the Contracting Parties;
2990 ASEAN Agreement On The Conservation Of Nature And Natural Resources Art.26.2.c (c) The Depositary shall without delay communicate the amendment so adopted to all Contracting Parties.
2990 ASEAN Agreement On The Conservation Of Nature And Natural Resources Art.26.3 (3) The adoption and entry into force of a new Appendix to this Agreement shall be subject to the same procedure as for the adoption and entry into force of an amendment to an Appendix as provided for in paragraph (2) of this Article provided that, the new Appendix shall not enter into force until such time as the amendment to the Agreement enters into force.
3003 Convention On Early Notification Of A Nuclear Accident Art.14 Article 14
3003 Convention On Early Notification Of A Nuclear Accident Art.14.1 1. A State Party may propose amendments to this Convention. The proposed amendment shall be submitted to the depositary who shall circulate it immediately to all other States Parties.
3003 Convention On Early Notification Of A Nuclear Accident Art.14.2 2. If a majority of the States Parties request the depositary to convene a conference to consider the proposed amendments, the depositary shall invite all States Parties to attend such a conference to begin not sooner than thirty days after the invitations are issued. Any amendment adopted at the conference by a two-thirds majority of all States Parties shall be laid down in a protocol which is open to signature in Vienna and New York by all States Parties.
3003 Convention On Early Notification Of A Nuclear Accident Art.14.3 3. The protocol shall enter into force thirty days after consent to be bound has been expressed by three States. For each State expressing consent to be bound by the protocol after its entry into force, the protocol shall enter into force for the State thirty days after the date of expression of consent.
3004 Convention On Assistance In The Case Of A Nuclear Accident Or Radiological Emergency Art.16 Article 16
3004 Convention On Assistance In The Case Of A Nuclear Accident Or Radiological Emergency Art.16.1 1. A State Party may propose amendments to this Convention. The proposed amendment shall be submitted to the depositary who shall circulate it immediately to all other States Parties.
3004 Convention On Assistance In The Case Of A Nuclear Accident Or Radiological Emergency Art.16.2 2. If a majority of the States Parties request the depositary to convene a conference to consider the proposed amendments, the depositary shall invite all States Parties to attend such a conference to begin not sooner than thirty days after the invitations are issued.
3004 Convention On Assistance In The Case Of A Nuclear Accident Or Radiological Emergency Art.16.2.ax Any amendment adopted at the conference by a two-thirds majority of all States Parties shall be laid down in a protocol which is open to signature in Vienna and New York by all States Parties.
3004 Convention On Assistance In The Case Of A Nuclear Accident Or Radiological Emergency Art.16.3 3. The protocol shall enter into force thirty days after consent to be bound has been expressed by three States. For each State expressing consent to be bound by the protocol after its entry into force, the protocol shall enter into force for that State thirty days after the date of expression of consent.
3005 Convention For The Protection Of The Natural Resources And Environment Of The South Pacific Region Art.22 Article 22
3005 Convention For The Protection Of The Natural Resources And Environment Of The South Pacific Region Art.22.1 1. The Parties shall hold ordinary meetings once every two years. Ordinary meetings shall review the implementation of this Convention and its Protocols and, in particular, shall:
3005 Convention For The Protection Of The Natural Resources And Environment Of The South Pacific Region Art.22.1.a (a) assess periodically the state of the environment in the Convention Area;
3005 Convention For The Protection Of The Natural Resources And Environment Of The South Pacific Region Art.22.1.b (b) consider the information submitted by the Parties under Article 19;
3005 Convention For The Protection Of The Natural Resources And Environment Of The South Pacific Region Art.22.1.c (c) adopt, review and amend as required annexes to this Convention and to its Protocols, in accordance with the provisions of Article 25;
3005 Convention For The Protection Of The Natural Resources And Environment Of The South Pacific Region Art.22.1.d (d) make recommendations regarding the adoption of any Protocols or any amendments to this Convention or its Protocols in accordance with the provisions of Articles 23 and 24;
3005 Convention For The Protection Of The Natural Resources And Environment Of The South Pacific Region Art.22.1.e (e) establish working groups as required to consider any matters concerning this Convention and its Protocols;
3005 Convention For The Protection Of The Natural Resources And Environment Of The South Pacific Region Art.22.1.f (f) consider co-operative activities to be undertaken within the framework of this Convention and its Protocols, including their financial and institutional implications and to adopt decisions relating thereto;
3005 Convention For The Protection Of The Natural Resources And Environment Of The South Pacific Region Art.22.1.g (g) consider and undertake any additional action that may be required for the achievement of the purposes of this Convention and its Protocols; and
3005 Convention For The Protection Of The Natural Resources And Environment Of The South Pacific Region Art.22.1.h (h) adopt by consensus financial rules and budget prepared in consultation with the Organisation, to determine, inter alia, the financial participation of the Parties under this Convention and those Protocols to which they are party.
3005 Convention For The Protection Of The Natural Resources And Environment Of The South Pacific Region Art.22.2 2. The Organisation shall convene the first ordinary meeting of the Parties not later than one year after the date on which the Convention enters into force in accordance with Article 31.
3005 Convention For The Protection Of The Natural Resources And Environment Of The South Pacific Region Art.22.3 3. Extraordinary meetings shall be convened at the request of any Party or upon the request of the Organisation, provided that such requests are supported by at least two-thirds of the Parties. It shall be the function of an extraordinary meeting of the Parties to consider those items proposed in the request for the holding of the extraordinary meeting and any other items agreed to by all the Parties attending the meeting.
3005 Convention For The Protection Of The Natural Resources And Environment Of The South Pacific Region Art.22.4 4. The Parties shall adopt by consensus at their first ordinary meeting, rules of procedure for their meetings.
3005 Convention For The Protection Of The Natural Resources And Environment Of The South Pacific Region Art.23 Article 23
3005 Convention For The Protection Of The Natural Resources And Environment Of The South Pacific Region Art.23.1 1. The Parties may, at a conference of plenipotentiaries, adopt Protocols to this Convention pursuant to paragraph 3 of Article 5.
3005 Convention For The Protection Of The Natural Resources And Environment Of The South Pacific Region Art.23.2 2. If so requested by a majority of the Parties, the Organisation shall convene a conference of plenipotentiaries for the purpose of adopting Protocols to this Convention.
3005 Convention For The Protection Of The Natural Resources And Environment Of The South Pacific Region Art.24 Article 24
3005 Convention For The Protection Of The Natural Resources And Environment Of The South Pacific Region Art.24.1 1. Any Party may propose amendments to this Convention. Amendments shall be adopted by a conference of plenipotentiaries which shall be convened by the Organisation at the request of two-thirds of the Parties.
3005 Convention For The Protection Of The Natural Resources And Environment Of The South Pacific Region Art.24.2 2. Any Party to this Convention may propose amendments to any Protocol. Such amendments shall be adopted by a conference of plenipotentiaries which shall be convened by the Organisation at the request of two-thirds of the Parties to the Protocol concerned.
3005 Convention For The Protection Of The Natural Resources And Environment Of The South Pacific Region Art.24.3 3. A proposed amendment to the Convention or any Protocol shall be communicated to the Organisation which shall promptly transmit such proposal for consideration to all the other Parties.
3005 Convention For The Protection Of The Natural Resources And Environment Of The South Pacific Region Art.24.4 4. A conference of plenipotentiaries to consider a proposed amendment to the Convention or any Protocol shall be convened not less than ninety days after the requirements for the convening of the Conference have been met pursuant to paragraphs 1 or 2, as the case may be.
3005 Convention For The Protection Of The Natural Resources And Environment Of The South Pacific Region Art.24.5 5. Any amendment to this Convention shall be adopted by a three-fourths majority vote of the Parties to the Convention which are represented at the conference of plenipotentiaries and shall be submitted by the Depositary for acceptance by all Parties to the Convention. Amendments to any Protocol shall be adopted by a three-fourths majority vote of the Parties to the Protocol which are represented at the conference of plenipotentiaries and shall be submitted by the Depositary for acceptance by all Parties to the Protocol.
3005 Convention For The Protection Of The Natural Resources And Environment Of The South Pacific Region Art.24.6 6. Instruments of ratification, acceptance or approval of amendments shall be deposited with the Depositary. Amendments shall enter into force between Parties having accepted such amendments of the instruments on the thirtieth day following the date of receipt by the Depositary of the instruments of at least three-fourths of the Parties to this Convention or to the Protocol concerned, as the case may be. Thereafter the amendments shall enter into force for any other Party on the thirtieth day after the date on which that Party deposits its instrument.
3005 Convention For The Protection Of The Natural Resources And Environment Of The South Pacific Region Art.24.7 7. After the entry into force of an amendment to this Convention or to a Protocol, any new Party to the Convention or such Protocol shall become a Party to the Convention or Protocol as amended.
3005 Convention For The Protection Of The Natural Resources And Environment Of The South Pacific Region Art.25 Article 25
3005 Convention For The Protection Of The Natural Resources And Environment Of The South Pacific Region Art.25.1 1. Annexes to this Convention or to any Protocol shall form an integral part of the Convention or such Protocol respectively.
3005 Convention For The Protection Of The Natural Resources And Environment Of The South Pacific Region Art.25.2 2. Except as may be otherwise provided in any Protocol with respect to its annexes, the following procedures shall apply to the adoption and entry into force of any amendments to annexes to this Convention or to annexes to any Protocol:
3005 Convention For The Protection Of The Natural Resources And Environment Of The South Pacific Region Art.25.2.a (a) any Party may propose amendments to the annexes to this Convention or annexes to any Protocol;
3005 Convention For The Protection Of The Natural Resources And Environment Of The South Pacific Region Art.25.2.b (b) any proposed amendment shall be notified by the Organisation to the Parties not less than sixty days before the convening of a meeting of the Parties unless this requirement is waived by the meeting;
3005 Convention For The Protection Of The Natural Resources And Environment Of The South Pacific Region Art.25.2.c (c) such amendments shall be adopted at a meeting of the Parties by a three-fourths majority vote of the Parties to the instrument in question;
3005 Convention For The Protection Of The Natural Resources And Environment Of The South Pacific Region Art.25.2.d (d) the Depositary shall without delay communicate the amendments so adopted to all Parties;
3005 Convention For The Protection Of The Natural Resources And Environment Of The South Pacific Region Art.25.2.e (e) any Party that is unable to approve an amendment to the annexes to this Convention or to annexes to any Protocol shall so notify in writing to the Depositary within one hundred days from the date of the communication of the amendment by the Depositary. A Party may at any time substitute an acceptance for a previous declaration of objection, and the amendment shall thereupon enter into force for that Party;
3005 Convention For The Protection Of The Natural Resources And Environment Of The South Pacific Region Art.25.2.f (f ) the Depositary shall without delay notify all Parties of any notification received pursuant to the preceding sub-paragraph; and
3005 Convention For The Protection Of The Natural Resources And Environment Of The South Pacific Region Art.25.2.g (g) on expiry of the period referred to in subparagraph (e) above, the amendment to the annex shall become effective for all Parties to this Convention or to the Protocol concerned which have not submitted a notification in accordance with the provisions of that sub-paragraph.
3005 Convention For The Protection Of The Natural Resources And Environment Of The South Pacific Region Art.25.3 3. The adoption and entry into force of a new annex shall be subject to the same procedure as that for the adoption and entry into force of an amendment to an annex as set out in the provisions of paragraph 2, provided that, if any amendment to the Convention or the Protocol concerned is involved, the new annex shall not enter into force until such time as that amendment enters into force.
3005 Convention For The Protection Of The Natural Resources And Environment Of The South Pacific Region Art.25.4 4. Amendments to the Annex on Arbitration shall be considered to be amendments to this Convention or its Protocols and shall be proposed and adopted in accordance with the procedures set out in Article 24.
3005 Convention For The Protection Of The Natural Resources And Environment Of The South Pacific Region Art.3 Article 3
3005 Convention For The Protection Of The Natural Resources And Environment Of The South Pacific Region Art.3.1x Any Party may add areas under its jurisdiction within the Pacific Ocean between the Tropic of Cancer and 60 degrees South latitude and between 130 degrees East longitude and 120 degrees West longitude to the Convention Area. Such addition shall be notified to the Depositary who shall promptly notify the other Parties and the Organisation. Such areas shall be incorporated within the Convention Area ninety days after notification to the Parties by the Depositary provided there has been no objection to the proposal to add new areas by any Party affected by that proposal. If there is any such objection the Parties concerned will consult with a view to resolving the matter.
3009 Protocol I To The South Pacific Nuclear Free Zone Treaty Art.11 ARTICLE 11
3009 Protocol I To The South Pacific Nuclear Free Zone Treaty Art.11.1x The Consultative Committee shall consider proposals for amendment of the provisions of this Treaty proposed by any Party and circulated by the Director to all Parties not less than three months prior to the convening of the Consultative Committee for this purpose. Any proposal agreed upon by consensus by the Consultative Committee shall be communicated to the Director who shall circulate it for acceptance to all Parties. An amendment shall enter into force thirty days after receipt by the depositary of acceptances from all Parties.
3009 Protocol I To The South Pacific Nuclear Free Zone Treaty Art.12 ARTICLE 12
3009 Protocol I To The South Pacific Nuclear Free Zone Treaty Art.12.1 1. This Treaty shall be open for signature by any Member of the South Pacific Forum.
3009 Protocol I To The South Pacific Nuclear Free Zone Treaty Art.12.2 2. This Treaty shall be subject to ratification. Instruments of ratification shall be deposited with the Director who is hereby designated depositary of this Treaty and its Protocols.
3009 Protocol I To The South Pacific Nuclear Free Zone Treaty Art.12.3 3. If a Member of the South Pacific Forum whose territory is outside the South Pacific Nuclear Free Zone becomes a Party to this Treaty, Annex 1 shall be deemed to be amended so far as is required to enclose at least the territory of that Party within the boundaries of the South Pacific Nuclear Free Zone. The delineation of any area added pursuant to this paragraph shall be approved by the South Pacific Forum.
3042 Convention On The Control Of Transboundary Movements Of Hazardous Wastes And Their Disposal Art.12 Article 12
3042 Convention On The Control Of Transboundary Movements Of Hazardous Wastes And Their Disposal Art.12.1x The Parties shall co-operate with a view to adopting, as soon as practicable, a protocol setting out appropriate rules and procedures in the field of liability and compensation for damage resulting from the transboundary movement and disposal of hazardous wastes and other wastes.
3042 Convention On The Control Of Transboundary Movements Of Hazardous Wastes And Their Disposal Art.15 Article 15
3042 Convention On The Control Of Transboundary Movements Of Hazardous Wastes And Their Disposal Art.15.1 1. A Conference of the Parties is hereby established. The first meeting of the Conference of the Parties shall be convened by the Executive Director of UNEP not later than one year after the entry into force of this Convention. Thereafter, ordinary meetings of the Conference of the Parties shall be held at regular intervals to be determined by the Conference at its first meeting.
3042 Convention On The Control Of Transboundary Movements Of Hazardous Wastes And Their Disposal Art.15.2 2. Extraordinary meetings of the Conference of the Parties shall be held at such other times as may be deemed necessary by the Conference, or at the written request of any Party, provided that, within six months of the request being communicated to them by the Secretariat, it is supported by at least one third of the Parties.
3042 Convention On The Control Of Transboundary Movements Of Hazardous Wastes And Their Disposal Art.15.3 3. The Conference of the Parties shall by consensus agree upon and adopt rules of procedure for itself and for any subsidiary body it may establish, as well as financial rules to determine in particular the financial participation of the Parties under this Convention.
3042 Convention On The Control Of Transboundary Movements Of Hazardous Wastes And Their Disposal Art.15.4 4. The Parties at their first meeting shall consider any additional measures needed to assist them in fulfilling their responsibilities with respect to the protection and the preservation of the marine environment in the context of this Convention.
3042 Convention On The Control Of Transboundary Movements Of Hazardous Wastes And Their Disposal Art.15.5 5. The Conference of the Parties shall keep under continuous review and evaluation the effective implementation of this Convention, and, in addition, shall:
3042 Convention On The Control Of Transboundary Movements Of Hazardous Wastes And Their Disposal Art.15.5.a (a) Promote the harmonization of appropriate policies, strategies and measures for minimizing harm to human health and the environment by hazardous wastes and other wastes;
3042 Convention On The Control Of Transboundary Movements Of Hazardous Wastes And Their Disposal Art.15.5.b (b) Consider and adopt, as required, amendments to this Convention and its annexes, taking into consideration, inter alia, available scientific, technical, economic and environmental information;
3042 Convention On The Control Of Transboundary Movements Of Hazardous Wastes And Their Disposal Art.15.5.c (c) Consider and undertake any additional action that may be required for the achievement of the purposes of this Convention in the light of experience gained in its operation and in the operation of the agreements and arrangements envisaged in Article 11;
3042 Convention On The Control Of Transboundary Movements Of Hazardous Wastes And Their Disposal Art.15.5.d (d) Consider and adopt protocols as required; and
3042 Convention On The Control Of Transboundary Movements Of Hazardous Wastes And Their Disposal Art.15.5.e (e) Establish such subsidiary bodies as are deemed necessary for the implementation of this Convention.
3042 Convention On The Control Of Transboundary Movements Of Hazardous Wastes And Their Disposal Art.15.6 6. The United Nations, its specialized agencies, as well as any State not Party to this Convention, may be represented as observers at meetings of the Conference of the Parties. Any other body or agency, whether national or international, governmental or non-governmental, qualified in fields relating to hazardous wastes or other wastes which has informed the Secretariat of its wish to be represented as an observer at a meeting of the Conference of Parties, may be admitted unless at least one third of the Parties present object. The admission and participation of observers shall be subject to the rules of procedure adopted by the Conference of the Parties.
3042 Convention On The Control Of Transboundary Movements Of Hazardous Wastes And Their Disposal Art.15.7 7. The Conference of the Parties shall undertake three years after the entry into force of this Convention, and at least every six years thereafter, an evaluation of its effectiveness and, if deemed necessary, to consider the adoption of a complete or partial ban of transboundary movements of hazardous wastes and other wastes in light of the latest scientific, environmental, technical and economic information.
3042 Convention On The Control Of Transboundary Movements Of Hazardous Wastes And Their Disposal Art.17 Article 17
3042 Convention On The Control Of Transboundary Movements Of Hazardous Wastes And Their Disposal Art.17.1 1. Any Party may propose amendments to this Convention and any Party to a protocol may propose amendments to that protocol. Such amendments shall take due account, inter alia, of relevant scientific and technical considerations.
3042 Convention On The Control Of Transboundary Movements Of Hazardous Wastes And Their Disposal Art.17.2 2. Amendments to this Convention shall be adopted at a meeting of the Conference of the Parties. Amendments to any protocol shall be adopted at a meeting of the Parties to the protocol in question. The text of any proposed amendment to this Convention or to any protocol, except as may otherwise be provided in such protocol, shall be communicated to the Parties by the Secretariat at least six months before the meeting at which it is proposed for adoption. The Secretariat shall also communicate proposed amendments to the Signatories to this Convention for information.
3042 Convention On The Control Of Transboundary Movements Of Hazardous Wastes And Their Disposal Art.17.3 3. The Parties shall make every effort to reach agreement on any proposed amendment to this Convention by consensus. If all efforts at consensus have been exhausted, and no agreement reached, the amendment shall as a last resort be adopted by a three-fourths majority of the Parties present and voting at the meeting, and shall be submitted by the Depositary to all Parties for ratification, approval, formal confirmation or acceptance.
3042 Convention On The Control Of Transboundary Movements Of Hazardous Wastes And Their Disposal Art.17.4 4. The procedure mentioned in paragraph 3 above shall apply to amendments to any protocol, except that a two-thirds majority of the Parties to that protocol present and voting at the meeting shall suffice for their adoption.
3042 Convention On The Control Of Transboundary Movements Of Hazardous Wastes And Their Disposal Art.17.5 5. Instruments of ratification, approval, formal confirmation or acceptance of amendments shall be deposited with the Depositary. Amendments adopted in accordance with paragraphs 3 or 4 above shall enter into force between Parties having accepted them on the ninetieth day after the receipt by the Depositary of their instrument of ratification, approval, formal confirmation or acceptance by at least three-fourths of the Parties who accepted them or by at least two thirds of the Parties to the protocol concerned who accepted them, except as may otherwise be provided in such protocol. The amendments shall enter into force for any other Party on the ninetieth day after that Party deposits its instrument of ratification, approval, formal confirmation or acceptance of the amendments.
3042 Convention On The Control Of Transboundary Movements Of Hazardous Wastes And Their Disposal Art.17.6 6. For the purpose of this Article, "Parties present and voting" means Parties present and casting an affirmative or negative vote.
3042 Convention On The Control Of Transboundary Movements Of Hazardous Wastes And Their Disposal Art.18 Article 18
3042 Convention On The Control Of Transboundary Movements Of Hazardous Wastes And Their Disposal Art.18.1 1. The annexes to this Convention or to any protocol shall form an integral part of this Convention or of such protocol, as the case may be and, unless expressly provided otherwise, a reference to this Convention or its protocols constitutes at the same time a reference to any annexes thereto. Such annexes shall be restricted to scientific, technical and administrative matters.
3042 Convention On The Control Of Transboundary Movements Of Hazardous Wastes And Their Disposal Art.18.2 2. Except as may be otherwise provided in any protocol with respect to its annexes, the following procedure shall apply to the proposal, adoption and entry into force of additional annexes to this Convention or of annexes to a protocol:
3042 Convention On The Control Of Transboundary Movements Of Hazardous Wastes And Their Disposal Art.18.2.a (a) Annexes to this Convention and its protocols shall be proposed and adopted according to the procedure laid down in Article 17, paragraphs 2, 3 and 4;
3042 Convention On The Control Of Transboundary Movements Of Hazardous Wastes And Their Disposal Art.18.2.b (b) Any Party that is unable to accept an additional annex to this Convention or an annex to any protocol to which it is party shall so notify the Depositary, in writing, within six months from the date of the communication of the adoption by the Depositary. The Depositary shall without delay notify all Parties of any such notification received. A Party may at any time substitute an acceptance for a previous declaration of objection and the annexes shall thereupon enter into force for that Party;
3042 Convention On The Control Of Transboundary Movements Of Hazardous Wastes And Their Disposal Art.18.2.c (c) On the expiry of six months from the date of the circulation of the communication by the Depositary, the annex shall become effective for all Parties to this Convention or to any protocol concerned, which have not submitted a notification in accordance with the provision of subparagraph (b) above.
3042 Convention On The Control Of Transboundary Movements Of Hazardous Wastes And Their Disposal Art.18.3 3. The proposal, adoption and entry into force of amendments to annexes to this Convention or to any protocol shall be subject to the same procedure as for the proposal, adoption and entry into force of annexes to the Convention or annexes to a protocol. Annexes and amendments thereto shall take due account, inter alia, of relevant scientific and technical considerations.
3042 Convention On The Control Of Transboundary Movements Of Hazardous Wastes And Their Disposal Art.18.4 4. If an additional annex or an amendment to an annex involves an amendment to this Convention or to any protocol, the additional annex or amended annex shall not enter into force until such time the amendment to this Convention or to the protocol enters into force.
3049 Agreement Creating The Eastern Pacific Tuna Fishing Organization Art.31 Article 31 Amendments
3049 Agreement Creating The Eastern Pacific Tuna Fishing Organization Art.31.1 1. Any State Party hereto may propose amendments to the present Agreement. For consideration of same it is necessary for at least four (4) States Parties hereto to request the convening of a special meeting open to the participation by all member states. Approval of amendments shall be subject to the terms of Article 10 according to the subject matter thereof.
3049 Agreement Creating The Eastern Pacific Tuna Fishing Organization Art.31.2 2. The Organization's Secretariat shall remit to the member states the proposed amendments which have been presented, and shall convene the special meeting referred to in the preceding paragraph.
3049 Agreement Creating The Eastern Pacific Tuna Fishing Organization Art.31.3 3. Approved amendments shall be subject to ratification and shall enter into force in accordance with the prerequisites fixed by the Governing Board for same.
3049 Agreement Creating The Eastern Pacific Tuna Fishing Organization Art.6 Article 6 Species covered by the present Agreement
3049 Agreement Creating The Eastern Pacific Tuna Fishing Organization Art.6.1 1. The present Agreement applies to the highly migratory species moving in the area covered by the present Agreement, and which are listed in Attachment (2) which forms part of the present Agreement, regardless of whether or not they require conservation measures.
3049 Agreement Creating The Eastern Pacific Tuna Fishing Organization Art.6.2 2. The Governing Board, based on appropriate scientific research, may modify the list of species contained in Attachment (2).
3049 Agreement Creating The Eastern Pacific Tuna Fishing Organization Art.8 Article 8 Functions of the Governing Board
3049 Agreement Creating The Eastern Pacific Tuna Fishing Organization Art.8.0x The Governing Board shall have the following functions
3049 Agreement Creating The Eastern Pacific Tuna Fishing Organization Art.8.1 1. The drawing up of the Organization's general policy and the supervision of compliance with its objectives;
3049 Agreement Creating The Eastern Pacific Tuna Fishing Organization Art.8.10 10. Designation and replacement of the Scientific Research Coordinator.
3049 Agreement Creating The Eastern Pacific Tuna Fishing Organization Art.8.11 11. Take decisions relating to the Organization's budget.
3049 Agreement Creating The Eastern Pacific Tuna Fishing Organization Art.8.12 12. Charge the Executive secretary with carrying out activities and functions considered relevant, as well as approval, should the need arise, of initiatives submitted by said official.
3049 Agreement Creating The Eastern Pacific Tuna Fishing Organization Art.8.13 13. Approval of its own rules of procedure, those of the Scientific Committee and those of the Secretariat; and
3049 Agreement Creating The Eastern Pacific Tuna Fishing Organization Art.8.14 14. Exercise any other powers granted to it under the present Agreement.
3049 Agreement Creating The Eastern Pacific Tuna Fishing Organization Art.8.2 2. Adoption of measures based on recommendations made by the Scientific Committee, for conserving species covered by this Agreement when so required, including:
3049 Agreement Creating The Eastern Pacific Tuna Fishing Organization Art.8.2.a A. Establishing a maximum permissible global annual quota of catch per species in the Agreement's area of application, which shall include the sum total of the national quotas fixed by each coastal State for the seas adjacent to and within 200 miles of its coastline.
3049 Agreement Creating The Eastern Pacific Tuna Fishing Organization Art.8.2.b B. Establishment of annual guidelines fixing open and closed fishing seasons for species requiring conservation measures, according to the best available scientific evidence; and
3049 Agreement Creating The Eastern Pacific Tuna Fishing Organization Art.8.2.c C. Determining the allowable incidental fishing levels.
3049 Agreement Creating The Eastern Pacific Tuna Fishing Organization Art.8.3 3. Establishment of specific guidelines for the Executive Secretary to issue Annual international Fishing Permits of Licences to vessels of Member States for fishing the high seas within the Agreement's area of application.
3049 Agreement Creating The Eastern Pacific Tuna Fishing Organization Art.8.4 4. Modification of the Agreement's area of application on the high seas, when so recommended by the Scientific Committee.
3049 Agreement Creating The Eastern Pacific Tuna Fishing Organization Art.8.5 5. Modification of the list of species contained in Attachment (2) when so recommended by the Scientific Committee.
3049 Agreement Creating The Eastern Pacific Tuna Fishing Organization Art.8.6 6. Endeavour to obtain the services and resources of competent national or International agencies or bodies for scientific and technical purposes, according to the present Agreement's objectives.
3049 Agreement Creating The Eastern Pacific Tuna Fishing Organization Art.8.7 7. Determination, for the effects of paragraph 3 of Article 3 and based on the best available information, as to when a species covered by the Agreement is being exploited at or close to the level of maximum sustainable yield, and the conservation of which may be endangered by the additional participation of new States in the fishing of same. In such case the Governing Board shall declare a fishing saturation point and members shall cooperate with the Organization to implement this declaration.
3049 Agreement Creating The Eastern Pacific Tuna Fishing Organization Art.8.8 8. Approval of the admission of new members to the Organization, respecting the principle of overfishing, according to the terms set out in paragraph 3 of Article 3 of the present Agreement.
3049 Agreement Creating The Eastern Pacific Tuna Fishing Organization Art.8.9 9. Designation and replacement of the Executive Secretary of the Organization.
3076 First Arrangement Implementing The Nauru Agreement Setting Forth Minimum Terms And Conditions Of Access To The Fisheries Zones Of The Parties Art.11 Article XI
3076 First Arrangement Implementing The Nauru Agreement Setting Forth Minimum Terms And Conditions Of Access To The Fisheries Zones Of The Parties Art.11.1 1. This Agreement is a binding international agreement concluded among States and is governed by international law.
3076 First Arrangement Implementing The Nauru Agreement Setting Forth Minimum Terms And Conditions Of Access To The Fisheries Zones Of The Parties Art.11.2 2. Any Party may withdraw from this Agreement by giving written notice to the depositary. Withdrawal shall take effect one year after receipt of such notice.
3076 First Arrangement Implementing The Nauru Agreement Setting Forth Minimum Terms And Conditions Of Access To The Fisheries Zones Of The Parties Art.11.3 3. Any amendments to this Agreement proposed by a Party shall only be adopted by unanimous decision of the Parties.
3078 Agreement On The Conservation Of Seals In The Wadden Sea Art.11 XI. Amendment of the Agreement
3078 Agreement On The Conservation Of Seals In The Wadden Sea Art.11.1x Any Party may propose amendments to this Agreement. Any such proposed amendment shall be submitted to the Depositary and communicated by it to all Parties, which shall inform the Depositary of their acceptance or rejection of the amendment as soon as possible after the receipt of the communication. The amendment shall enter into force ninety days after the Depositary has received notifications of acceptance of that amendment from all Parties.
3079 Cooperation Agreement For The Protection Of The Coasts And Waters Of The North-East Atlantic Against Pollution Art.20 Article 20
3079 Cooperation Agreement For The Protection Of The Coasts And Waters Of The North-East Atlantic Against Pollution Art.20.1 1. Without prejudice to the provisions of Annex 1.3 of this Agreement, any proposal from one of the Parties with a view to amendment of this Agreement or its Annexes shall be studied at a meeting of the Parties. Following adoption of the proposal by a unanimous vote, the Parties shall be notified of the amendment by the depositary government.
3079 Cooperation Agreement For The Protection Of The Coasts And Waters Of The North-East Atlantic Against Pollution Art.20.2 2. Such an amendment shall enter into force on the first day of the second month following the date on which the depositary government receives notification of its approval by all Contracting Parties.
3079 Cooperation Agreement For The Protection Of The Coasts And Waters Of The North-East Atlantic Against Pollution Art.23 Article 23
3079 Cooperation Agreement For The Protection Of The Coasts And Waters Of The North-East Atlantic Against Pollution Art.23.1 1. The Parties may unanimously invite any other State having a north-east Atlantic coast to accede to this Agreement.
3079 Cooperation Agreement For The Protection Of The Coasts And Waters Of The North-East Atlantic Against Pollution Art.23.2 2. If they do so, Articles 3 and 21 of this Agreement and Annex 1 hereto shall be amended accordingly. Any amendments shall be adopted by a unanimous vote at a meeting of the Contracting Parties and shall take effect at the time of entry into force of this Agreement for the acceding State.
3083 International Convention On Oil Pollution Preparedness, Response And Cooperation Art.14 Article 14
3083 International Convention On Oil Pollution Preparedness, Response And Cooperation Art.14.1 (1) This Convention may be amended by one of the procedures specified in the following paragraphs.
3083 International Convention On Oil Pollution Preparedness, Response And Cooperation Art.14.2 (2) Amendment after consideration by the Organization:
3083 International Convention On Oil Pollution Preparedness, Response And Cooperation Art.14.2.a (a) Any amendment proposed by a Party to the Convention shall be submitted to the Organization and circulated by the Secretary-General to all Members of the Organization and all Parties at least six months prior to its consideration.
3083 International Convention On Oil Pollution Preparedness, Response And Cooperation Art.14.2.b (b) Any amendment proposed and circulated as above shall be submitted to the Marine Environment Protection Committee of the Organization for consideration.
3083 International Convention On Oil Pollution Preparedness, Response And Cooperation Art.14.2.c (c) Parties to the Convention, whether or not Members of the Organization, shall be entitled to participate in the proceedings of the Marine Environment Protection Committee.
3083 International Convention On Oil Pollution Preparedness, Response And Cooperation Art.14.2.d (d) Amendments shall be adopted by a two-thirds majority of only the Parties to the Convention present and voting.
3083 International Convention On Oil Pollution Preparedness, Response And Cooperation Art.14.2.e (e) If adopted in accordance with subparagraph (d), amendments shall be communicated by the Secretary-General to all Parties to the Convention for acceptance.
3083 International Convention On Oil Pollution Preparedness, Response And Cooperation Art.14.2.f (f) (i) An amendment to an article or the Annex of the Convention shall be deemed to have been accepted on the date on which it is accepted by two thirds of the Parties.
3083 International Convention On Oil Pollution Preparedness, Response And Cooperation Art.14.2.f.ii (ii) An amendment to an appendix shall be deemed to have been accepted at the end of a period to be determined by the Marine Environment Protection Committee at the time of its adoption, which period shall not be less than ten months, unless within that period an objection is communicated to the Secretary-General by not less than one third of the Parties.
3083 International Convention On Oil Pollution Preparedness, Response And Cooperation Art.14.2.g (g) (i) An amendment to an article or the Annex of the Convention accepted in conformity with subparagraph (f)(i) shall enter into force six months after the date on which it is deemed to have been accepted with respect to the Parties which have notified the Secretary-General that they have accepted it.
3083 International Convention On Oil Pollution Preparedness, Response And Cooperation Art.14.2.g.ii (ii) An amendment to an appendix accepted in conformity with subparagraph (f)(ii) shall enter into force six months after the date on which it is deemed to have been accepted with respect to all Parties with the exception of those which, before that date, have objected to it. A Party may at any time withdraw a previously communicated objection by submitting a notification to that effect to the Secretary-General.
3083 International Convention On Oil Pollution Preparedness, Response And Cooperation Art.14.3 (3) Amendment by a Conference:
3083 International Convention On Oil Pollution Preparedness, Response And Cooperation Art.14.3.a (a) Upon the request of a Party, concurred with by at least one third of the Parties, the Secretary-General shall convene a Conference of Parties to the Convention to consider amendments to the Convention.
3083 International Convention On Oil Pollution Preparedness, Response And Cooperation Art.14.3.b (b) An amendment adopted by such a Conference by a two-thirds majority of those Parties present and voting shall be communicated by the Secretary-General to all Parties for their acceptance.
3083 International Convention On Oil Pollution Preparedness, Response And Cooperation Art.14.3.c (c) Unless the Conference decides otherwise, the amendment shall be deemed to have been accepted and shall enter into force in accordance with the procedures specified in paragraph (2)(f) and (g).
3083 International Convention On Oil Pollution Preparedness, Response And Cooperation Art.14.4 (4) The adoption and entry into force of an amendment constituting an addition of an Annex or an appendix shall be subject to the procedure applicable to an amendment to the Annex.
3083 International Convention On Oil Pollution Preparedness, Response And Cooperation Art.14.5 (5) Any Party which has not accepted an amendment to an article or the Annex under paragraph (2)(f)(i) or an amendment constituting an addition of an Annex or an appendix under paragraph (4) or has communicated an objection to an amendment to an appendix under paragraph (2)(f)(ii) shall be treated as a non-Party only for the purpose of the application of such amendment. Such treatment shall terminate upon the submission of a notification of acceptance under paragraph (2)(f)(i) or withdrawal of the objection under paragraph (2)(g)(ii).
3083 International Convention On Oil Pollution Preparedness, Response And Cooperation Art.14.6 (6) The Secretary-General shall inform all Parties of any amendment which enters into force under this article, together with the date on which the amendment enters into force.
3083 International Convention On Oil Pollution Preparedness, Response And Cooperation Art.14.7 (7) Any notification of acceptance of, objection to, or withdrawal of objection to, an amendment under this article shall be communicated in writing to the Secretary-General who shall inform Parties of such notification and the date of its receipt.
3083 International Convention On Oil Pollution Preparedness, Response And Cooperation Art.14.8 (8) An appendix to the Convention shall contain only provisions of a technical nature.
3085 Convention On The Ban Of The Import Into Africa And The Control Of Transboundary Movement And Management Of Hazardous Wastes Within Africa Art.15 ARTICLE 15 Conference of the Parties
3085 Convention On The Ban Of The Import Into Africa And The Control Of Transboundary Movement And Management Of Hazardous Wastes Within Africa Art.15.1 1. A Conference of the Parties, made up of Ministers having the environment as their mandate, is hereby established. The first meeting of the Conference of the parties shall be convened by the Secretary General of the OAU not later than one year after the entry into force of this Convention. Thereafter, ordinary meetings of the Conference of the Parties shall be held at regular intervals to be determined by the Conference at its first meeting.
3085 Convention On The Ban Of The Import Into Africa And The Control Of Transboundary Movement And Management Of Hazardous Wastes Within Africa Art.15.2 2. The Conference of the Parties to this Convention shall adopt rules of procedure for itself and for any subsidiary body it may establish, as well as financial rules to determine in particular the financial rules to determine in particular the financial participation of the Parties to this Convention.
3085 Convention On The Ban Of The Import Into Africa And The Control Of Transboundary Movement And Management Of Hazardous Wastes Within Africa Art.15.3 3. The Parties to this Convention at their first meeting shall consider any additional measures needed to assist them in fulfilling their responsibilities with respect to the protection and the preservation of the marine and inland waters environments in the context of this Convention.
3085 Convention On The Ban Of The Import Into Africa And The Control Of Transboundary Movement And Management Of Hazardous Wastes Within Africa Art.15.4 4. The Conference of the Parties shall keep under continued review and evaluation the effective implementation of this Convention, and in addition, shall:
3085 Convention On The Ban Of The Import Into Africa And The Control Of Transboundary Movement And Management Of Hazardous Wastes Within Africa Art.15.4.a (a) promote the harmonization of appropriate policies, strategies and measures for minimizing harm to human health and the environment by hazardous wastes;
3085 Convention On The Ban Of The Import Into Africa And The Control Of Transboundary Movement And Management Of Hazardous Wastes Within Africa Art.15.4.b (b) consider and adopt amendments to this Convention and its annexes, taking into consideration, inter alia, available scientific, technical, economic and environmental information;
3085 Convention On The Ban Of The Import Into Africa And The Control Of Transboundary Movement And Management Of Hazardous Wastes Within Africa Art.15.4.c (c) consider and undertake any additional action that may be required for the achievement of the purpose of this Convention in the light of experience gained in its operation and in the operation of the agreements and arrangements envisaged in Article 11 of this Convention;
3085 Convention On The Ban Of The Import Into Africa And The Control Of Transboundary Movement And Management Of Hazardous Wastes Within Africa Art.15.4.d (d) consider and adopt protocols as required;
3085 Convention On The Ban Of The Import Into Africa And The Control Of Transboundary Movement And Management Of Hazardous Wastes Within Africa Art.15.4.e (e) establish such subsidiary bodies as are deemed necessary for the implementation of this Convention; and
3085 Convention On The Ban Of The Import Into Africa And The Control Of Transboundary Movement And Management Of Hazardous Wastes Within Africa Art.15.4.f (f) make decisions for the peaceful settlement of disputes arising from the transboundary movement of hazardous wastes, if need be, according to international law.
3085 Convention On The Ban Of The Import Into Africa And The Control Of Transboundary Movement And Management Of Hazardous Wastes Within Africa Art.15.5 5. Organizations may be represented as observers at meetings of the Conference of the Parties. Any body or agency, whether national or international, governmental or non-governmental, qualified in fields relating to hazardous wastes which has informed the Secretariat, may be represented as an observer at a meeting of the Conference of the Parties. The admission and participation of observers shall be subject to the rules of procedure adopted by the Conference of the Parties.
3085 Convention On The Ban Of The Import Into Africa And The Control Of Transboundary Movement And Management Of Hazardous Wastes Within Africa Art.17 ARTICLE 17 Amendment of the Convention and of Protocols
3085 Convention On The Ban Of The Import Into Africa And The Control Of Transboundary Movement And Management Of Hazardous Wastes Within Africa Art.17.1 1. Any Party may propose amendments to this Convention and any Party to a Protocol may propose amendments to that Protocol. Such amendments shall take due account, inter alia, of relevant scientific, technical, environmental and social considerations.
3085 Convention On The Ban Of The Import Into Africa And The Control Of Transboundary Movement And Management Of Hazardous Wastes Within Africa Art.17.2 2. Amendments to this Convention shall be adopted at a meeting of the Conference of the Parties. Amendments to any Protocol shall be adopted at a meeting of the Parties to the Protocol in question. The text of any proposed amendment to this Convention or to any Protocol, except as may otherwise be provided in such Protocol, shall be communicated to the Parties by the Secretariat at least six months before the meeting at which it is proposed for adoption. The Secretariat shall also communicate proposed amendments to the Signatories to this Convention for their information.
3085 Convention On The Ban Of The Import Into Africa And The Control Of Transboundary Movement And Management Of Hazardous Wastes Within Africa Art.17.3 3. The Parties shall make every effort to reach agreement on any proposed amendment to this Convention by consensus. If all efforts at consensus have been exhausted, and no agreement reached, the amendment shall, as a last resort, be adopted by a two-thirds majority vote of the Parties present and voting at the meeting. It shall then be submitted by the depository to all Parties for ratification, approval, formal confirmation or acceptance.
3085 Convention On The Ban Of The Import Into Africa And The Control Of Transboundary Movement And Management Of Hazardous Wastes Within Africa Art.17.3x Amendment of Protocols to this Convention
3085 Convention On The Ban Of The Import Into Africa And The Control Of Transboundary Movement And Management Of Hazardous Wastes Within Africa Art.17.4 4. The procedure specified in paragraph 3 above shall apply to amendments to any protocol, except that a two-thirds majority of the Parties to that Protocol present and voting at the meeting shall suffice for their adoption.
3085 Convention On The Ban Of The Import Into Africa And The Control Of Transboundary Movement And Management Of Hazardous Wastes Within Africa Art.17.4x General Provisions
3085 Convention On The Ban Of The Import Into Africa And The Control Of Transboundary Movement And Management Of Hazardous Wastes Within Africa Art.17.5 5. Instruments of ratification, approval, formal confirmation or acceptance of amendments shall be deposited with the Depository. Amendments adopted in accordance with paragraph 3 or 4 above shall enter into force between Parties having accepted them, on the ninetieth day after the receipt by the Depository of the instrument of ratification, approval, formal confirmation or acceptance by at least two-thirds of the Parties who accepted the amendments to the Protocol concerned, except as may otherwise be provided in such Protocol. The amendments shall enter into force for any other Party on the ninetieth day after that Party deposits its instrument of ratification, approval, formal confirmation or acceptance of the amendments.
3085 Convention On The Ban Of The Import Into Africa And The Control Of Transboundary Movement And Management Of Hazardous Wastes Within Africa Art.17.6 6. For the purpose of this Article, "Parties present and voting" means Parties present and casting an affirmative or negative vote.
3085 Convention On The Ban Of The Import Into Africa And The Control Of Transboundary Movement And Management Of Hazardous Wastes Within Africa Art.18 ARTICLE 18 Adoption and Amendment of Annexes
3085 Convention On The Ban Of The Import Into Africa And The Control Of Transboundary Movement And Management Of Hazardous Wastes Within Africa Art.18.1 1. The annexes to this Convention or to any Protocol shall form an integral part of this Convention or of such Protocol, as the case may be and, unless expressly provided otherwise, a reference to this Convention or its Protocols constitutes at the same time a reference to any annexes thereto. Such annexes shall be restricted to scientific, technical and administrative matters.
3085 Convention On The Ban Of The Import Into Africa And The Control Of Transboundary Movement And Management Of Hazardous Wastes Within Africa Art.18.2 2. Except as may be otherwise provided in any Protocol with respect to its annexes, the following procedures shall apply to the proposal, adoption and entry into force of additional annexes to this Convention or of annexes to a protocol:
3085 Convention On The Ban Of The Import Into Africa And The Control Of Transboundary Movement And Management Of Hazardous Wastes Within Africa Art.18.2.a (a) annexes to this Convention and its Protocols shall be proposed and adopted according to the procedure laid down in Article 17, paragraphs 1, 2, 3 and 4 of this Convention;
3085 Convention On The Ban Of The Import Into Africa And The Control Of Transboundary Movement And Management Of Hazardous Wastes Within Africa Art.18.2.b (b) any Party that is unable to accept an additional annex to this convention or an annex to any Protocol to which it is Party shall so notify the Depository, in writing, within six months from the date of the communication of the adoption by the Depository. The Depository shall without delay notify all Parties of any such notification received. A Part may at any time substitute an acceptance for a previous declaration of objection and the annexes shall thereupon enter into force for that Party;
3085 Convention On The Ban Of The Import Into Africa And The Control Of Transboundary Movement And Management Of Hazardous Wastes Within Africa Art.18.2.c (c) upon the expiration of six months from the date of the circulation of the communication by the Depository, the annex shall become effective for all Parties to this Convention or to any Protocol concerned with the provision of sub-paragraph (b) above.
3085 Convention On The Ban Of The Import Into Africa And The Control Of Transboundary Movement And Management Of Hazardous Wastes Within Africa Art.18.3 3. The proposal, adoption and entry into force of amendments to annexes to this Convention or to any Protocol shall be subject to the same procedure as for the proposal, adoption and entry into force of annexes to the Convention or annexes to a Protocol. Annexes and amendments thereto shall take due account, inter alia, or relevant scientific and technical considerations.
3085 Convention On The Ban Of The Import Into Africa And The Control Of Transboundary Movement And Management Of Hazardous Wastes Within Africa Art.18.4 4. If an additional annex or an amendment to an annex involves an amendment to this Convention or to any Protocol, the additional annex or amended annex shall not enter into force until such time as the amendment to this Convention or to the Protocol enters into force.
3086 Convention On Environmental Impact Assessment In A Transboundary Context Art.11 Article 11
3086 Convention On Environmental Impact Assessment In A Transboundary Context Art.11.1 1. The Parties shall meet, so far as possible, in connection with the annual sessions of the Senior Advisers to ECE Governments on Environmental and Water Problems. The first meeting of the Parties shall be convened not later than one year after the date of the entry into force of this Convention. Thereafter, meetings of the Parties shall be held at such other times as may be deemed necessary by a meeting of the Parties, or at the written request of any Party, provided that, within six months of the request being communicated to them by the secretariat, it is supported by at least one third of the Parties.
3086 Convention On Environmental Impact Assessment In A Transboundary Context Art.11.2 2. The Parties shall keep under continuous review the implementation of this Convention, and, with this purpose in mind, shall:
3086 Convention On Environmental Impact Assessment In A Transboundary Context Art.11.2.a (a) Review the policies and methodological approaches to environmental impact assessment by the Parties with a view to further improving environmental impact assessment procedures in a transboundary context;
3086 Convention On Environmental Impact Assessment In A Transboundary Context Art.11.2.b (b) Exchange information regarding experience gained in concluding and implementing bilateral and multilateral agreements or other arrangements regarding the use of environmental impact assessment in a transboundary context to which one or more of the Parties are party;
3086 Convention On Environmental Impact Assessment In A Transboundary Context Art.11.2.c (c) Seek, where appropriate, the services of competent international bodies and scientific committees in methodological and technical aspects pertinent to the achievement of the purposes of this Convention;
3086 Convention On Environmental Impact Assessment In A Transboundary Context Art.11.2.d (d) At their first meeting, consider and by consensus adopt rules of procedure for their meetings;
3086 Convention On Environmental Impact Assessment In A Transboundary Context Art.11.2.e (e) Consider and, where necessary, adopt proposals for amendments to this Convention;
3086 Convention On Environmental Impact Assessment In A Transboundary Context Art.11.2.f (f) Consider and undertake any additional action that may be required for the achievement of the purposes of this Convention.
3086 Convention On Environmental Impact Assessment In A Transboundary Context Art.14 Article 14
3086 Convention On Environmental Impact Assessment In A Transboundary Context Art.14.1 1. Any Party may propose amendments to this Convention.
3086 Convention On Environmental Impact Assessment In A Transboundary Context Art.14.2 2. Proposed amendments shall be submitted in writing to the secretariat, which shall communicate them to all Parties. The proposed amendments shall be discussed at the next meeting of the Parties, provided these proposals have been circulated by the secretariat to the Parties at least ninety days in advance.
3086 Convention On Environmental Impact Assessment In A Transboundary Context Art.14.3 3. The Parties shall make every effort to reach agreement on any proposed amendment to this Convention by consensus. If all efforts at consensus have been exhausted, and no agreement reached, the amendment shall as a last resort be adopted by a three-fourths majority vote of the Parties present and voting at the meeting.
3086 Convention On Environmental Impact Assessment In A Transboundary Context Art.14.4 4. Amendments to this Convention adopted in accordance with paragraph 3 of this Article shall be submitted by the Depositary to all Parties for ratification, approval or acceptance. They shall enter into force for Parties having ratified, approved or accepted them on the ninetieth day after the receipt by the Depositary of notification of their ratification, approval or acceptance by at least three fourths of these Parties. Thereafter they shall enter into force for any other Party on the ninetieth day after that Party deposits its instrument of ratification, approval or acceptance of the amendments.
3086 Convention On Environmental Impact Assessment In A Transboundary Context Art.14.5 5. For the purpose of this Article, "Parties present and voting" means Parties present and casting an affirmative or negative vote.
3086 Convention On Environmental Impact Assessment In A Transboundary Context Art.14.6 6. The voting procedure set forth in paragraph 3 of this Article is not intended to constitute a precedent for future agreements negotiated within the Economic Commission for Europe.
3095 Western Indian Ocean Tuna Organization Convention Art.15 Article 15
3095 Western Indian Ocean Tuna Organization Convention Art.15.1 1. Proposals for amendment may be made by any Member of the Board in writing, addressed to the Depositary, which shall promptly notify all Members of the Organisation.
3095 Western Indian Ocean Tuna Organization Convention Art.15.2 2. Amendments shall be effective upon receipt by the Depositary of instruments of acceptance from two-thirds of the Members of the Organisation.
3106 Agreement On The Conservation Of Populations of European Bats Art.7 ARTICLE VII
3106 Agreement On The Conservation Of Populations of European Bats Art.7.1 1. This Agreement may be amended at any meeting of the Parties.
3106 Agreement On The Conservation Of Populations of European Bats Art.7.2 2. Proposals for amendment may be made by any Party.
3106 Agreement On The Conservation Of Populations of European Bats Art.7.3 3. The text of any proposed amendment and the reasons for it shall be communicated to the Depositary at least 90 days before the opening of the meeting. The Depositary shall transmit copies forthwith to the Parties.
3106 Agreement On The Conservation Of Populations of European Bats Art.7.4 4. Amendments shall be adopted by a two-thirds majority of the Parties present and voting and shall enter into force for those Parties which have accepted them 60 days after the deposit of the fifth instrument of acceptance of the amendment with the Depositary. Thereafter, they shall enter into force for a Party 30 days after the date of deposit of its instrument of acceptance of the amendment with the Depositary.
3108 Agreement For The Establishment Of The Intergovernmental Organization For Marketing Information And Cooperation Services For Fishery Products In Africa Art.15 Article 15 Amendment
3108 Agreement For The Establishment Of The Intergovernmental Organization For Marketing Information And Cooperation Services For Fishery Products In Africa 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.
3108 Agreement For The Establishment Of The Intergovernmental Organization For Marketing Information And Cooperation Services For Fishery Products In Africa 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.
3108 Agreement For The Establishment Of The Intergovernmental Organization For Marketing Information And Cooperation Services For Fishery Products In Africa 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.
3118 Agreement On The Conservation Of Small Cetaceans Of The Baltic And North Seas Art.6 6. The Meeting of the Parties
3118 Agreement On The Conservation Of Small Cetaceans Of The Baltic And North Seas Art.6.1 6.1. The Parties shall meet, at the invitation of the Bonn Convention Secretariat on behalf of any Party, within one year of the entry into force of this agreement, and thereafter, at the notification of the Secretariat, not less than once every three years to review the progress made and difficulties encountered in the implementation and operation of the agreement since the last Meeting, and to consider and decide upon:
3118 Agreement On The Conservation Of Small Cetaceans Of The Baltic And North Seas Art.6.1.a (a) The latest Secretariat report;
3118 Agreement On The Conservation Of Small Cetaceans Of The Baltic And North Seas Art.6.1.b (b) Matters relating to the Secretariat and the Advisory Committee;
3118 Agreement On The Conservation Of Small Cetaceans Of The Baltic And North Seas Art.6.1.c (c) The establishment and review of financial arrangements and the adoption of a budget for the forthcoming three years;
3118 Agreement On The Conservation Of Small Cetaceans Of The Baltic And North Seas Art.6.1.d (d) Any other item relevant to this agreement circulated among the Parties by a Party or by the Secretariat not later than 90 days before the Meeting, including proposals to amend the agreement and its Annex; and
3118 Agreement On The Conservation Of Small Cetaceans Of The Baltic And North Seas Art.6.1.e (e) The time and venue of the next Meeting.
3118 Agreement On The Conservation Of Small Cetaceans Of The Baltic And North Seas Art.6.2.1 6.2.1. The following shall be entitled to send observers to the Meeting: the Depositary of this agreement, the secretariats of the Bonn Convention, the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, the Convention on the Conservation of European Wildlife and Natural Habitats, the Convention for the Prevention of Marine Pollution by Dumping from Ships and Aircraft, the Convention for the Prevention of Marine Pollution from Landbased Sources, the Common Secretariat for the Cooperation on the Protection of the Wadden Sea, the International Whaling Commission, the North-East Atlantic Fisheries Commission, the International Baltic Sea Fisheries Commission, the Baltic Marine Environment Protection Commission, the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea, the International Union for the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources, and all non-Party Range States and Regional Economic Integration Organizations bordering on the waters concerned.
3118 Agreement On The Conservation Of Small Cetaceans Of The Baltic And North Seas Art.6.2.2 6.2.2. Any other body qualified in cetacean conservation and management may apply to the Secretariat not less than 90 days in advance of the Meeting to be allowed to be represented by observers. The Secretariat shall communicate such applications to the Parties at least 60 days before the Meeting, and observers shall be entitled to be present unless that is opposed not less than 30 days before the Meeting by at least one third of the Parties.
3118 Agreement On The Conservation Of Small Cetaceans Of The Baltic And North Seas Art.6.3 6.3. Decisions at Meetings shall be taken by a simple majority among Parties present and voting, except that financial decisions and amendments to the agreement and its Annex shall require a three-quarters majority among those present and voting. Each Party shall have one vote. However, in matters within their competence, the European Economic Community shall exercise their voting rights with a number of votes equal to the number of their member States which are Parties to the agreement.
3118 Agreement On The Conservation Of Small Cetaceans Of The Baltic And North Seas Art.6.4 6.4 The Secretariat shall prepare and circulate a report of the Meeting to all Parties and observers within 90 days of the closure of the Meeting. This agreement and its Annex may be amended at any Meeting of the Parties.
3118 Agreement On The Conservation Of Small Cetaceans Of The Baltic And North Seas Art.6.5.1 6.5.1. Proposals for amendments may be made by any Party.
3118 Agreement On The Conservation Of Small Cetaceans Of The Baltic And North Seas Art.6.5.2 6.5.2. The text of any proposed amendment and the reasons for it shall be communicated to the Secretariat at least 90 days before the opening of the Meeting. The Secretariat shall transmit copies forthwith to the Parties.
3118 Agreement On The Conservation Of Small Cetaceans Of The Baltic And North Seas Art.6.5.3 6.5.3. Amendments shall enter into force for those Parties which have accepted them 90 days after the deposit of the fifth instrument of acceptance of the amendment with the Depositary. Thereafter they shall enter into force for a Party 30 days after the date of deposit of its instrument of acceptance of the amendment with the Depositary.
3124 Convention On The Protection Of The Black Sea Against Pollution Art.20 Article XX
3124 Convention On The Protection Of The Black Sea Against Pollution Art.20.1 1. Any Contracting Party may propose amendments to the articles of this Convention.
3124 Convention On The Protection Of The Black Sea Against Pollution Art.20.2 2. Any Contracting Party to this Convention may propose amendments to any Protocol.
3124 Convention On The Protection Of The Black Sea Against Pollution Art.20.3 3. Any such proposed amendment shall be transmitted to the depositary and communicated by it through diplomatic channels to all the Contracting Parties and to the Commission.
3124 Convention On The Protection Of The Black Sea Against Pollution Art.20.4 4. Amendments to this Convention and to any Protocol shall be adopted by consensus at a Diplomatic Conference of the Contracting Parties to be convened within 90 days after the circulation of the proposed amendment by the depositary.
3124 Convention On The Protection Of The Black Sea Against Pollution Art.20.5 5. The amendments shall enter into force 30 days after the depositary has received notifications of acceptance of these amendments from all Contracting Parties.
3124 Convention On The Protection Of The Black Sea Against Pollution Art.21 Article XXI
3124 Convention On The Protection Of The Black Sea Against Pollution Art.21.1 1. Annexes to this Convection or to any Protocol shall form an integral part of the Convention or such Protocol, as the case may be.
3124 Convention On The Protection Of The Black Sea Against Pollution Art.21.2 2. Any Contracting Party may propose amendments to the Annexes to this Convention or to the Annexes of any Protocol through its Representative in the Commission. Such amendments shall be adopted by the Commission on the basis of consensus. The depositary, duly informed by the Chairman of the Commission of its decision, shall without delay communicate the amendments so adopted to all the Contracting Parties. Such amendments shall enter into force 30 days after the depositary has received notifications of acceptance from all Contracting Parties.
3124 Convention On The Protection Of The Black Sea Against Pollution Art.21.3 3. The provisions of paragraph 2 of this Article shall apply to the adoption and entry into force of a new Annex to this Convention or to any Protocol.
3124 Convention On The Protection Of The Black Sea Against Pollution Art.26 Article XXVI
3124 Convention On The Protection Of The Black Sea Against Pollution Art.26.1 1. At the request of a Contracting Party or upon a recommendation by the Commission, a Diplomatic Conference of the Contracting Parties may be convened with the consent of all Contracting Parties in order to adopt additional Protocols.
3124 Convention On The Protection Of The Black Sea Against Pollution Art.26.2 2. Signature, ratification, acceptance, approval, accession to, entry into force, and denounciation of additional Protocol shall be done in accordance with procedures contained, respectively, in Articles XXVIII, XXIX, and XXX of this Convention.
3127 Agreement Establishing The Inter-American Institute For Global Change Research Art.15 Article XV Final Clauses
3127 Agreement Establishing The Inter-American Institute For Global Change Research Art.15.1 1. This Agreement shall be open for signature in Uruguay by independent States of the Inter-American region from the 13th of May, 1992 to the 12th of May, 1993. These States shall be known as Founding Parties. The Agreement shall then be open for accession with the Depository by other independent States of the Inter-American region.
3127 Agreement Establishing The Inter-American Institute For Global Change Research Art.15.2 2. This Agreement shall enter into force sixty days after the date on which six independent States of the Inter-American region have notified the Depository, through diplomatic channels, that they have completed their corresponding domestic legal requirements.
3127 Agreement Establishing The Inter-American Institute For Global Change Research Art.15.3 3. Amendments approved by a two-thirds vote in the Conference of the Parties, shall come into force sixty days after the date on which two-thirds of the Parties have notified the Depository, through diplomatic channels, that they have completed their corresponding domestic legal requirements.
3127 Agreement Establishing The Inter-American Institute For Global Change Research Art.15.4 4. Any Party may withdraw from this Agreement by providing written notification through diplomatic channels to the Depository, six months in advance of the effective date of withdrawal, without prejudice to its compliance with the pending obligations to the ongoing projects.
3127 Agreement Establishing The Inter-American Institute For Global Change Research Art.15.5 5. The General Secretariat of the Organization of American States shall be the Depository of this Agreement.
3127 Agreement Establishing The Inter-American Institute For Global Change Research Art.15.6 6. This Agreement shall be registered by the Depository with the General Secretariat of the United Nations.
3127 Agreement Establishing The Inter-American Institute For Global Change Research Art.5 Article V The Conference of the Parties
3127 Agreement Establishing The Inter-American Institute For Global Change Research Art.5.1 1. The Conference of the Parties shall be the principal policy-making organ of the Institute.
3127 Agreement Establishing The Inter-American Institute For Global Change Research Art.5.2 2. Each Party shall be a member of the Conference of the Parties.
3127 Agreement Establishing The Inter-American Institute For Global Change Research Art.5.3 3. The Conference of the Parties shall meet at least once every year.
3127 Agreement Establishing The Inter-American Institute For Global Change Research Art.5.4 4. The Conference of the Parties shall:
3127 Agreement Establishing The Inter-American Institute For Global Change Research Art.5.4.a a) consider and adopt measures to establish, review and update the policies and procedures of the Institute, as well as to evaluate its work and the accomplishment of its objectives;
3127 Agreement Establishing The Inter-American Institute For Global Change Research Art.5.4.b b) review periodically and approve, on the basis of recommendations of the Scientific Advisory Committee, the Scientific Agenda of the Institute and to consider and approve its long-range plans and annual program and budget, taking into account:
3127 Agreement Establishing The Inter-American Institute For Global Change Research Art.5.4.b.i i) The processes or issues that are unique to the region and their significance on a global scale;
3127 Agreement Establishing The Inter-American Institute For Global Change Research Art.5.4.b.ii ii) The research strengths within the region and how those strengths can be best utilized in order to contribute to the global effort to understand global change; and
3127 Agreement Establishing The Inter-American Institute For Global Change Research Art.5.4.b.iii iii) The need to integrate research on global issues through cooperation among research institutes, among States and among the different parts of the Inter-American region, and with regional and international global change research programs.
3127 Agreement Establishing The Inter-American Institute For Global Change Research Art.5.4.c c) Consider and approve the financial policies, the annual budget and the financial records of the Institute submitted by the Director;
3127 Agreement Establishing The Inter-American Institute For Global Change Research Art.5.4.d d) Elect the Members of the Executive Council and the members of the Scientific Advisory Committee, and the Director;
3127 Agreement Establishing The Inter-American Institute For Global Change Research Art.5.4.e e) Consider and approve the Rules of Procedure of the Executive Council;
3127 Agreement Establishing The Inter-American Institute For Global Change Research Art.5.4.f f) Decide on the venue for its annual ordinary and extraordinary meetings, which shall be rotated among the Parties;
3127 Agreement Establishing The Inter-American Institute For Global Change Research Art.5.4.g g) Issue, through the Director, invitations to become Associates of the Institute, as provided in Article XI of this Agreement;
3127 Agreement Establishing The Inter-American Institute For Global Change Research Art.5.4.h h) Authorize the Director to conclude with an accepting Associate an Agreement of Association;
3127 Agreement Establishing The Inter-American Institute For Global Change Research Art.5.4.i i) Decide on the development and designation of Institute Research Centers and on their location, as provided in Article IX;
3127 Agreement Establishing The Inter-American Institute For Global Change Research Art.5.4.j j) Make decisions regarding the location of the Directorate;
3127 Agreement Establishing The Inter-American Institute For Global Change Research Art.5.4.k k) Establish ad hoc committees as necessary;
3127 Agreement Establishing The Inter-American Institute For Global Change Research Art.5.4.l l) Approve amendments to this Agreement in accordance with Article XV, Section 3; and
3127 Agreement Establishing The Inter-American Institute For Global Change Research Art.5.4.m m) Perform other functions as necessary to achieve the objectives of the Institute.
3128 Convention On Biological Diversity Art.23 Article 23. Conference of the Parties
3128 Convention On Biological Diversity Art.23.1 1. A Conference of the Parties is hereby established. The first meeting of the Conference of the Parties shall be convened by the Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme not later than one year after the entry into force of this Convention. Thereafter, ordinary meetings of the Conference of the Parties shall be held at regular intervals to be determined by the Conference at its first meeting.
3128 Convention On Biological Diversity Art.23.2 2. Extraordinary meetings of the Conference of the Parties shall be held at such other times as may be deemed necessary by the Conference, or at the written request of any Party, provided that, within six months of the request being communicated to them by the Secretariat, it is supported by at least one third of the Parties.
3128 Convention On Biological Diversity Art.23.3 3. The Conference of the Parties shall by consensus agree upon and adopt rules of procedure for itself and for any subsidiary body it may establish, as well as financial rules governing the funding of the Secretariat. At each ordinary meeting, it shall adopt a budget for the financial period until the next ordinary meeting.
3128 Convention On Biological Diversity Art.23.4 4. The Conference of the Parties shall keep under review the implementation of this Convention, and, for this purpose, shall:
3128 Convention On Biological Diversity Art.23.4.a (a) Establish the form and the intervals for transmitting the information to be submitted in accordance with Article 26 and consider such information as well as reports submitted by any subsidiary body;
3128 Convention On Biological Diversity Art.23.4.b (b) Review scientific, technical and technological advice on biological diversity provided in accordance with Article 25;
3128 Convention On Biological Diversity Art.23.4.c (c) Consider and adopt, as required, protocols in accordance with Article 28;
3128 Convention On Biological Diversity Art.23.4.d (d) Consider and adopt, as required, in accordance with Articles 29 and 30, amendments to this Convention and its annexes;
3128 Convention On Biological Diversity Art.23.4.e (e) Consider amendments to any protocol, as well as to any annexes thereto, and, if so decided, recommend their adoption to the parties to the protocol concerned;
3128 Convention On Biological Diversity Art.23.4.f (f) Consider and adopt, as required, in accordance with Article 30, additional annexes to this Convention;
3128 Convention On Biological Diversity Art.23.4.g (g) Establish such subsidiary bodies, particularly to provide scientific and technical advice, as are deemed necessary for the implementation of this Convention;
3128 Convention On Biological Diversity Art.23.4.h (h) Contact, through the Secretariat, the executive bodies of conventions dealing with matters covered by this Convention with a view to establishing appropriate forms of cooperation with them; and
3128 Convention On Biological Diversity Art.23.4.i (i) Consider and undertake any additional action that may be required for the achievement of the purposes of this Convention in the light of experience gained in its operation.
3128 Convention On Biological Diversity Art.23.5 5. The United Nations, its specialized agencies and the International Atomic Energy Agency, as well as any State not Party to this Convention, may be represented as observers at meetings of the Conference of the Parties. Any other body or agency, whether governmental or non-governmental, qualified in fields relating to conservation and sustainable use of biological diversity, which has informed the Secretariat of its wish to be represented as an observer at a meeting of the Conference of the Parties, may be admitted unless at least one third of the Parties present object. The admission and participation of observers shall be subject to the rules of procedure adopted by the Conference of the Parties.
3128 Convention On Biological Diversity Art.28 Article 28. Adoption of Protocols
3128 Convention On Biological Diversity Art.28.1 1. The Contracting Parties shall cooperate in the formulation and adoption of protocols to this Convention.
3128 Convention On Biological Diversity Art.28.2 2. Protocols shall be adopted at a meeting of the Conference of the Parties.
3128 Convention On Biological Diversity Art.28.3 3. The text of any proposed protocol shall be communicated to the Contracting Parties by the Secretariat at least six months before such a meeting.
3128 Convention On Biological Diversity Art.29 Article 29. Amendment of the Convention or Protocols
3128 Convention On Biological Diversity Art.29.1 1. Amendments to this Convention may be proposed by any Contracting Party. Amendments to any protocol may be proposed by any Party to that protocol.
3128 Convention On Biological Diversity Art.29.2 2. Amendments to this Convention shall be adopted at a meeting of the Conference of the Parties. Amendments to any protocol shall be adopted at a meeting of the Parties to the Protocol in question. The text of any proposed amendment to this Convention or to any protocol, except as may otherwise be provided in such protocol, shall be communicated to the Parties to the instrument in question by the secretariat at least six months before the meeting at which it is proposed for adoption. The secretariat shall also communicate proposed amendments to the signatories to this Convention for information.
3128 Convention On Biological Diversity Art.29.3 3. The Parties shall make every effort to reach agreement on any proposed amendment to this Convention or to any protocol by consensus. If all efforts at consensus have been exhausted, and no agreement reached, the amendment shall as a last resort be adopted by a two-third majority vote of the Parties to the instrument in question present and voting at the meeting, and shall be submitted by the Depositary to all Parties for ratification, acceptance or approval.
3128 Convention On Biological Diversity Art.29.4 4. Ratification, acceptance or approval of amendments shall be notified to the Depositary in writing. Amendments adopted in accordance with paragraph 3 above shall enter into force among Parties having accepted them on the ninetieth day after the deposit of instruments of ratification, acceptance or approval by at least two thirds of the Contracting Parties to this Convention or of the Parties to the protocol concerned, except as may otherwise be provided in such protocol. Thereafter the amendments shall enter into force for any other Party on the ninetieth day after that Party deposits its instrument of ratification, acceptance or approval of the amendments.
3128 Convention On Biological Diversity Art.29.5 5. For the purposes of this Article, "Parties present and voting" means Parties present and casting an affirmative or negative vote.
3128 Convention On Biological Diversity Art.30 Article 30. Adoption and Amendment of Annexes
3128 Convention On Biological Diversity Art.30.1 1. The annexes to this Convention or to any protocol shall form an integral part of the Convention or of such protocol, as the case may be, and, unless expressly provided otherwise, a reference to this Convention or its protocols constitutes at the same time a reference to any annexes thereto. Such annexes shall be restricted to procedural, scientific, technical and administrative matters.
3128 Convention On Biological Diversity Art.30.2 2. Except as may be otherwise provided in any protocol with respect to its annexes, the following procedure shall apply to the proposal, adoption and entry into force of additional annexes to this Convention or of annexes to any protocol:
3128 Convention On Biological Diversity Art.30.2.a (a) Annexes to this Convention or to any protocol shall be proposed and adopted according to the procedure laid down in Article 29;
3128 Convention On Biological Diversity Art.30.2.b (b) Any Party that is unable to approve an additional annex to this Convention or an annex to any protocol to which it is Party shall so notify the Depositary, in writing, within one year from the date of the communication of the adoption by the Depositary. The Depositary shall without delay notify all Parties of any such notification received. A Party may at any time withdraw a previous declaration of objection and the annexes shall thereupon enter into force for that Party subject to subparagraph (c) below;
3128 Convention On Biological Diversity Art.30.2.c (c) On the expiry of one year from the date of the communication of the adoption by the Depositary, the annex shall enter into force for all Parties to this Convention or to any protocol concerned which have not submitted a notification in accordance with the provisions of subparagraph (b) above.
3128 Convention On Biological Diversity Art.30.3 3. The proposal, adoption and entry into force of amendments to annexes to this Convention or to any protocol shall be subject to the same procedure as for the proposal, adoption and entry into force of annexes to the Convention or annexes to any protocol.
3128 Convention On Biological Diversity Art.30.4 4. If an additional annex or an amendment to an annex is related to an amendment to this Convention or to any protocol, the additional annex or amendment shall not enter into force until such time as the amendment to the Convention or to the protocol concerned enters into force.
3132 Niue Treaty On Cooperation In Fisheries Surveillance And Law Enforcement In The South Pacific Region Art.12 Article XII
3132 Niue Treaty On Cooperation In Fisheries Surveillance And Law Enforcement In The South Pacific Region Art.12.1 1. Any Party may propose to the depositary an amendment to this Treaty, which shall be considered by the Parties at a meeting arranged in accordance with Article IX.
3132 Niue Treaty On Cooperation In Fisheries Surveillance And Law Enforcement In The South Pacific Region Art.12.2 2. The text of any amendments shall be adopted by unanimous decision of the Parties to the Treaty.
3132 Niue Treaty On Cooperation In Fisheries Surveillance And Law Enforcement In The South Pacific Region Art.12.3 3. Any amendment to this Treaty which is adopted by the Parties shall enter into force upon the receipt by the depositary of the instruments of ratification, acceptance or approval by all of the Parties, or on such later date as may be specified in the amendment.
3132 Niue Treaty On Cooperation In Fisheries Surveillance And Law Enforcement In The South Pacific Region Art.12.4 4. The depositary shall notify all of the Parties of the entry into force of an amendment.
3152 Agreement On The Establishment Of The Near East Plant Protection Organization Art.10 ARTICLE X
3152 Agreement On The Establishment Of The Near East Plant Protection Organization Art.10.1 1. The functions of the Governing Council shall be to:
3152 Agreement On The Establishment Of The Near East Plant Protection Organization Art.10.1.a (a) review the report and the recommendations submitted to it by the Executive Committee on the work of the Organization since its preceding regular session;
3152 Agreement On The Establishment Of The Near East Plant Protection Organization Art.10.1.b (b) determine the policy of the Organization and approve its programme of work and budget;
3152 Agreement On The Establishment Of The Near East Plant Protection Organization Art.10.1.c (c) determine the contributions of Member States as provided in Article XVI.3;
3152 Agreement On The Establishment Of The Near East Plant Protection Organization Art.10.1.d (d) adopt harmonized standards, guidelines and recommendations regarding plant protection;
3152 Agreement On The Establishment Of The Near East Plant Protection Organization Art.10.1.e (e) lay down general principles for the management and development of the Organization;
3152 Agreement On The Establishment Of The Near East Plant Protection Organization Art.10.1.f (f) review the report on the work of the Organization and the audited accounts referred to in Article XV.3(a) ;
3152 Agreement On The Establishment Of The Near East Plant Protection Organization Art.10.1.g (g) adopt the Financial Regulations and the Administrative Regulations of the Organization, and appoint auditors;
3152 Agreement On The Establishment Of The Near East Plant Protection Organization Art.10.1.h (h) elect the members of the Executive Committee referred to in Article XIII.1;
3152 Agreement On The Establishment Of The Near East Plant Protection Organization Art.10.1.i (i) appoint the Executive Director of the Organization in accordance with Article XV.1;
3152 Agreement On The Establishment Of The Near East Plant Protection Organization Art.10.1.j (j) admit States to membership in accordance with Article XIX.5;
3152 Agreement On The Establishment Of The Near East Plant Protection Organization Art.10.1.k (k) adopt amendments to this Agreement in accordance with Article XX;
3152 Agreement On The Establishment Of The Near East Plant Protection Organization Art.10.1.l (l) adopt rules governing the arbitration of disputes;
3152 Agreement On The Establishment Of The Near East Plant Protection Organization Art.10.1.m (m) approve formal arrangements with other organizations or institutions referred to in Article XVIII and with governments, including any headquarters agreement concluded between the Organization and the State in which the seat of the Organization is situated (hereinafter referred to as "the host State") ;
3152 Agreement On The Establishment Of The Near East Plant Protection Organization Art.10.1.n (n) decide on the creation of any subsidiary body which may be necessary or useful for the carrying out of the functions of the Organization and their dissolution when appropriate;
3152 Agreement On The Establishment Of The Near East Plant Protection Organization Art.10.1.o (o) adopt Staff Regulations determining the general terms and conditions of employment of the staff; and
3152 Agreement On The Establishment Of The Near East Plant Protection Organization Art.10.1.p (p) perform all other functions that have been entrusted to it by this Agreement or that are necessary or useful to carry out the Organization's activities.
3152 Agreement On The Establishment Of The Near East Plant Protection Organization Art.10.2 2. The Governing Council may, within the limits determined by it, delegate any matter coming within its functions to the Executive Committee, with the exception, however, of the functions specified in sub-paragraphs (a), (b), (c), (d), (h), (i), (j) and (k) of paragraph 1.
3152 Agreement On The Establishment Of The Near East Plant Protection Organization Art.11 ARTICLE XI
3152 Agreement On The Establishment Of The Near East Plant Protection Organization Art.11.1x Any harmonized standards, guidelines and recommendations adopted by the Governing Council under Article X.1(d) shall be adopted by a two-thirds majority of members present and voting and shall be transmitted to the Member States for their acceptance.
3152 Agreement On The Establishment Of The Near East Plant Protection Organization Art.20 ARTICLE XX
3152 Agreement On The Establishment Of The Near East Plant Protection Organization Art.20.1 1. Subject to paragraph 4, the Governing Council may amend this Agreement by a two-thirds majority of the votes cast, provided that such majority is more than one half of the Member States. Amendments shall take effect, with respect to all contracting parties, on the sixtieth day after their adoption by the Governing Council.
3152 Agreement On The Establishment Of The Near East Plant Protection Organization Art.20.2 2. Proposals for the amendment of this Agreement may be made either by the Executive Committee or by a Member State in a communication to the Director-General of FAO, who shall promptly notify the proposal to all Member States and to the Executive Director of the Organization.
3152 Agreement On The Establishment Of The Near East Plant Protection Organization Art.20.3 3. No proposal for amendment shall be considered by the Governing Council unless it is notified by the Director-General of FAO to the Member States at least sixty days before the opening day of the session at which it is to be considered. The adoption of any amendment shall promptly be notified to the Director-General of FAO.
3152 Agreement On The Establishment Of The Near East Plant Protection Organization Art.20.4 4. Annex II to this Agreement may be amended only in the manner provided for therein.
3154 Establishment Agreement For The Center For International Forestry Research Art.5 Article 5
3154 Establishment Agreement For The Center For International Forestry Research Art.5.1x The amendment of this Agreement and fundamental provisions of the Constitution (as defined in Article 21 of the Constitution) shall be subject to the approval of the Parties to this Agreement. Such proposed amendments shall, following approval by the Board, be conveyed to Parties to this Agreement and shall enter into force 30 days after receipt by the Depositary of instruments of acceptance of the amendment from all Parties to this Agreement.
3161 Agreement Establishing The South Pacific Regional Environment Programme Art.11 Article 11
3161 Agreement Establishing The South Pacific Regional Environment Programme Art.11.1 1. Any Party may propose amendments to this Agreement for consideration by the SPREP Meeting. The text of any amendment shall be circulated to Members no less than six months in advance of the Meeting at which it is to be considered.
3161 Agreement Establishing The South Pacific Regional Environment Programme Art.11.2 2. An amendment shall be adopted at a SPREP Meeting by consensus of all Parties attending the SPREP Meeting and shall enter into force thirty days after the receipt by the Depositary of instruments of ratification, acceptance or approval of that amendment by all Parties.
3161 Agreement Establishing The South Pacific Regional Environment Programme Art.11.3 3. Any Party to this Agreement may withdraw from this Agreement by giving written notice to the Depositary. Withdrawal shall take effect one year after receipt of such notice by the Depositary.
3163 Convention Concerning The Prevention Of Major Industrial Accidents Art.28 Article 28
3163 Convention Concerning The Prevention Of Major Industrial Accidents Art.28.1x At such times as it may consider necessary, the Governing Body of the International Labour Office shall present to the General Conference a report on the working of this Convention and shall examine the desirability of placing on the agenda of the Conference the question of its revision in whole or in part.
3163 Convention Concerning The Prevention Of Major Industrial Accidents Art.29 Article 29
3163 Convention Concerning The Prevention Of Major Industrial Accidents Art.29.1 1. Should the Conference adopt a new Convention revising this Convention in whole or in part, then, unless the new Convention otherwise provides
3163 Convention Concerning The Prevention Of Major Industrial Accidents Art.29.1.a (a) the ratification by a Member of the new revising Convention shall ipso jure involve the immediate denunciation of this Convention, notwithstanding the provisions of Article 25 above, if and when the new revising Convention shall have come into force;
3163 Convention Concerning The Prevention Of Major Industrial Accidents Art.29.1.b (b) as from the date when the new revising Convention comes into force this Convention shall cease to be open to ratification by the Members.
3163 Convention Concerning The Prevention Of Major Industrial Accidents Art.29.2 2. This Convention shall in any case remain in force in its actual form and content for those Members which have ratified it but have not ratified the revising Convention.
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.48 Article 48: Amendments
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.48.1 1. The Parties may agree on any modification of or addition to this Agreement.
3168 North American Agreement On Environmental Cooperation Art.48.2 2. When so agreed, and approved in accordance with the applicable legal procedures of each Party, a modification or addition shall constitute an integral part of this Agreement.
3173 Agreement To Promote Compliance With International Conservation And Management Measures By Fishing Vessels On The High Seas Art.13 ARTICLE XIII
3173 Agreement To Promote Compliance With International Conservation And Management Measures By Fishing Vessels On The High Seas Art.13.1 1. Any proposal by a Party for the amendment of this Agreement shall be communicated to the Director General.
3173 Agreement To Promote Compliance With International Conservation And Management Measures By Fishing Vessels On The High Seas Art.13.2 2. Any proposed amendment of this Agreement received by the Director General from a Party shall be presented to a regular or special session of the Conference for approval and, if the amendment involves important technical changes or imposes additional obligations on the Parties, it shall be considered by an advisory committee of specialists convened by FAO prior to the Conference.
3173 Agreement To Promote Compliance With International Conservation And Management Measures By Fishing Vessels On The High Seas Art.13.3 3. Notice of any proposed amendment of this Agreement shall be transmitted to the Parties by the Director General not later than the time when the agenda of the session of the Conference at which the matter is to be considered is dispatched.
3173 Agreement To Promote Compliance With International Conservation And Management Measures By Fishing Vessels On The High Seas Art.13.4 4. Any such proposed amendment of this Agreement shall require the approval of the Conference and shall come into force as from the thirtieth day after acceptance by two thirds of the Parties. Amendments involving new obligations for Parties, however, shall come into force in respect of each Party only on acceptance by it and as from the thirtieth day after such acceptance. Any amendment shall be deemed to involve new obligations for Parties unless the Conference in approving the amendment, decides otherwise by consensus.
3173 Agreement To Promote Compliance With International Conservation And Management Measures By Fishing Vessels On The High Seas Art.13.5 5. The instruments of acceptance of amendments involving new obligations shall be deposited with the Director General, who shall inform all Parties of the receipt of acceptance and the entry into force of amendments.
3173 Agreement To Promote Compliance With International Conservation And Management Measures By Fishing Vessels On The High Seas Art.13.6 6. For the purpose of this Article, an instrument deposited by a regional economic integration organization shall not be counted as additional to those deposited by Member States of such an organization.
3174 Agreement For The Establishment Of The Indian Ocean Tuna Commission Art.20 Article XX. AMENDMENT
3174 Agreement For The Establishment Of The Indian Ocean Tuna Commission Art.20.1 1. This Agreement may be amended by a three-quarters majority of the Members of the Commission.
3174 Agreement For The Establishment Of The Indian Ocean Tuna Commission Art.20.2 2. Proposals for amendments may be made by any Member of the Commission or by the Director-General. Proposals made by a Member of the Commission shall be addressed to both the Chairperson of the Commission and the Director-General and those made by the Director-General shall be addressed to the Chairperson of the Commission, not later than 120 days before the Session of the Commission at which the proposal is to be considered. The Director-General shall immediately inform all Members of the Commission of all proposals for amendments.
3174 Agreement For The Establishment Of The Indian Ocean Tuna Commission Art.20.3 3. Any amendment to this Agreement shall be reported to the Council of FAO which may disallow an amendment which is clearly inconsistent with the objectives and purposes of FAO or the provisions of the Constitution of FAO.
3174 Agreement For The Establishment Of The Indian Ocean Tuna Commission Art.20.4 4. Amendments not involving new obligations for Members of the Commission shall take effect for all Members from the date of their adoption by the Commission, subject to paragraph 3 above.
3174 Agreement For The Establishment Of The Indian Ocean Tuna Commission Art.20.5 5. Amendments involving new obligations for Members of the Commission shall, after adoption by the Commission, subject to paragraph 3 above, come into force in respect of each Member only upon its acceptance thereof. The instruments of acceptance of amendments involving new obligations shall be deposited with the Director-General. The Director-General shall inform all Members of the Commission and the Secretary-General of the United Nations of such acceptance. The rights and obligations of any Member of the Commission that has not accepted an amendment involving new obligations shall continue to be governed by the provisions of this Agreement in force prior to the Amendment.
3174 Agreement For The Establishment Of The Indian Ocean Tuna Commission Art.20.6 6. Amendments to the Annexes to this Agreement may be adopted by a two-thirds majority of the Members of the Commission and shall come into force from the date of approval by the Commission.
3174 Agreement For The Establishment Of The Indian Ocean Tuna Commission Art.20.7 7. The Director-General shall inform all Members of the Commission, all Members and Associate Members of FAO and the Secretary-General of the United Nations of the entry into force of any amendment.
3174 Agreement For The Establishment Of The Indian Ocean Tuna Commission Art.9 Article IX. PROCEDURES CONCERNING CONSERVATION AND MANAGEMENT MEASURES
3174 Agreement For The Establishment Of The Indian Ocean Tuna Commission Art.9.1 1. Subject to paragraph 2, the Commission may, by a two-thirds majority of its Members present and voting, adopt conservation and management measures binding on Members of the Commission in accordance with this Article.
3174 Agreement For The Establishment Of The Indian Ocean Tuna Commission Art.9.2 2. Conservation and management measures for stocks for which a sub-commission has been established under paragraph 2 of Article XII, shall be adopted upon the proposal of the sub-commission concerned.
3174 Agreement For The Establishment Of The Indian Ocean Tuna Commission Art.9.3 3. The Secretary shall, without undue delay, notify the Members of the Commission of any conservation and management measures adopted by the Commission.
3174 Agreement For The Establishment Of The Indian Ocean Tuna Commission Art.9.4 4. Subject to paragraphs 5 and 6, conservation and management measures adopted by the Commission under paragraph 1, shall become binding on Members 120 days from the date specified in the Secretary's notification or on such other date as may be specified by the Commission.
3174 Agreement For The Establishment Of The Indian Ocean Tuna Commission Art.9.5 5. Any Member of the Commission may, within 120 days from the date specified or within such other period as may be specified by the Commission under paragraph 4, object to a conservation and management measure adopted under paragraph 1. A Member of the Commission which has objected to a measure shall not be bound thereby. Any other Member of the Commission may similarly object within a further period of 60 days from the expiry of the 120-day period. A Member of the Commission may also withdraw its objection at any time and become bound by the measure immediately if the measure is already in effect or at such time as it may come into effect under this article.
3174 Agreement For The Establishment Of The Indian Ocean Tuna Commission Art.9.6 6. If objections to a measure adopted under paragraph 1 are made by more than one-third of the Members of the Commission, the other Members shall not be bound by that measure; but this shall not preclude any or all of them from giving effect thereto.
3174 Agreement For The Establishment Of The Indian Ocean Tuna Commission Art.9.7 7. The Secretary shall notify each Member of the Commission immediately upon receipt of each objection or withdrawal of objection.
3174 Agreement For The Establishment Of The Indian Ocean Tuna Commission Art.9.8 8. The Commission may, by a simple majority of its Members present and voting, adopt recommendations concerning conservation and management of the stocks for furthering the objectives of this Agreement.
3176 International Tropical Timber Agreement Art.42 Article 42
3176 International Tropical Timber Agreement Art.42.1 1. The Council may, by special vote, recommend an amendment of this Agreement to members.
3176 International Tropical Timber Agreement Art.42.2 2. The Council shall fix a date by which members shall notify the depositary of their acceptance of the amendment.
3176 International Tropical Timber Agreement Art.42.3 3. An amendment shall enter into force 90 days after the depositary has received notifications of acceptance from members constituting at least two thirds of the producing members and accounting for at least 75 per cent of the votes of the producing members, and from members constituting at least two thirds of the consuming members and accounting for at least 75 per cent of the votes of the consuming members.
3176 International Tropical Timber Agreement Art.42.4 4. After the depositary informs the Council that the requirements for entry into force of the amendment have been met, and notwithstanding the provisions of paragraph 2 of this article relating to the date fixed by the Council, a member may still notify the depositary of its acceptance of the amendment, provided that such notification is made before the entry into force of the amendment.
3176 International Tropical Timber Agreement Art.42.5 5. Any member which has not notified its acceptance of an amendment by the date on which such amendment enters into force shall cease to be a party to this Agreement as from that date, unless such member has satisfied the Council that its acceptance could not be obtained in time owing to difficulties in completing its constitutional or institutional procedures, and the Council decides to extend for that member the period for acceptance of the amendment. Such member shall not be bound by the amendment before it has notified its acceptance thereof.
3176 International Tropical Timber Agreement Art.42.6 6. If the requirements for the entry into force of the amendment have not been met by the date fixed by the Council in accordance with paragraph 2 of this article, the amendment shall be considered withdrawn.
3187 Convention On The Conservation And Management Of Pollock Resources In The Central Bering Sea Art.14 Article XIV
3187 Convention On The Conservation And Management Of Pollock Resources In The Central Bering Sea Art.14.1 1. The Annex to this Convention shall form an integral part of this Convention. All references to this Convention shall be understood as including the Annex.
3187 Convention On The Conservation And Management Of Pollock Resources In The Central Bering Sea Art.14.2 2. The Annex to this Convention shall be considered amended upon the acceptance by the Governments of all Parties of a proposed amendment to the Annex adopted by the Annual Conference in accordance with the provisions of subparagraph 1(1) of Article IV. An amendment to the Annex shall enter into force on the date upon which the Depositary receives notification in writing from all Parties of their acceptance of the amendment.
3187 Convention On The Conservation And Management Of Pollock Resources In The Central Bering Sea Art.14.3 3. The Depositary shall notify all Parties of the date of receipt of each notification of acceptance of an amendment to the Annex.
3187 Convention On The Conservation And Management Of Pollock Resources In The Central Bering Sea Art.17 Article XVII
3187 Convention On The Conservation And Management Of Pollock Resources In The Central Bering Sea Art.17.1 1. Any Party may at any time propose an amendment to this Convention other than the Annex by providing the text of such a proposal to the Depositary. The Depositary shall promptly circulate any such proposals to all Parties.
3187 Convention On The Conservation And Management Of Pollock Resources In The Central Bering Sea Art.17.2 2. If one-half of the Parties request a meeting to discuss the proposed amendment, the Depositary shall call such a meeting, which shall take place no sooner than sixty days following the date of circulation of the proposal pursuant to paragraph 1 above.
3187 Convention On The Conservation And Management Of Pollock Resources In The Central Bering Sea Art.17.3 3. An amendment shall enter into force when the Depositary has received instruments of ratification, acceptance, or approval thereof from all Parties.
3187 Convention On The Conservation And Management Of Pollock Resources In The Central Bering Sea Art.4 Article IV
3187 Convention On The Conservation And Management Of Pollock Resources In The Central Bering Sea Art.4.1 1. The functions of the Annual Conference shall be:
3187 Convention On The Conservation And Management Of Pollock Resources In The Central Bering Sea Art.4.1.a (a) to establish the allowable harvest level for pollock in the Convention Area (hereinafter referred to as "the AHL") for the succeeding year;
3187 Convention On The Conservation And Management Of Pollock Resources In The Central Bering Sea Art.4.1.b (b) to establish an individual national quota of pollock in the Convention Area (hereinafter referred to as "the INQ") for the succeeding year for each Party;
3187 Convention On The Conservation And Management Of Pollock Resources In The Central Bering Sea Art.4.1.c (c) to adopt other appropriate conservation and management measures for the pollock resources in the Convention Area;
3187 Convention On The Conservation And Management Of Pollock Resources In The Central Bering Sea Art.4.1.d (d) to establish a plan of work for the Scientific and Technical Committee (hereinafter referred to as "the Plan of Work");
3187 Convention On The Conservation And Management Of Pollock Resources In The Central Bering Sea Art.4.1.e (e) to receive reports from each Party relating to measures taken to investigate and penalize violations of provisions of this Convention and measures adopted pursuant thereto;
3187 Convention On The Conservation And Management Of Pollock Resources In The Central Bering Sea Art.4.1.f (f) to establish the terms and conditions for any trial fishing operations for pollock in the Convention Area and to determine the scope of any cooperative scientific research on living marine resources other than pollock covered by this Convention;
3187 Convention On The Conservation And Management Of Pollock Resources In The Central Bering Sea Art.4.1.g (g) to discuss cooperative enforcement measures;
3187 Convention On The Conservation And Management Of Pollock Resources In The Central Bering Sea Art.4.1.h (h) to consider the effectiveness of the Central Bering Sea Observer Program established pursuant to Article XI and to adopt a manual of the procedures for boarding and inspection referred to in Article XI;
3187 Convention On The Conservation And Management Of Pollock Resources In The Central Bering Sea Art.4.1.i (i) to consider matters related to the conservation and management of living marine resources other than pollock in the Convention Area;
3187 Convention On The Conservation And Management Of Pollock Resources In The Central Bering Sea Art.4.1.j (j) to discuss scientific data and conservation measures of the coastal States of the Bering Sea related to pollock fishing in the Bering Sea;
3187 Convention On The Conservation And Management Of Pollock Resources In The Central Bering Sea Art.4.1.k (k) to discuss fishery support operations in the Convention Area, including the environmental impact of such operations;
3187 Convention On The Conservation And Management Of Pollock Resources In The Central Bering Sea Art.4.1.l (l) to adopt amendments to the Annex to this Convention; and
3187 Convention On The Conservation And Management Of Pollock Resources In The Central Bering Sea Art.4.1.m (m) to perform other functions as follow from provisions of this Convention or as are necessary to attain the objectives of this Convention.
3187 Convention On The Conservation And Management Of Pollock Resources In The Central Bering Sea Art.4.2 2. The Party that hosts the Annual Conference shall publish and maintain a record of all conservation and management measures in force in the Convention Area.
3187 Convention On The Conservation And Management Of Pollock Resources In The Central Bering Sea Art.4.3 3. In exercising its function under paragraph 1 above, the Annual Conference shall take full account of the reports and recommendations of the Scientific and Technical Committee.
3188 Convention To Combat Desertification In Those Countries Experiencing Serious Drought And/Or Desertification, Particularly In Africa Art.30 Article 30
3188 Convention To Combat Desertification In Those Countries Experiencing Serious Drought And/Or Desertification, Particularly In Africa Art.30.1 1. Any Party may propose amendments to the Convention.
3188 Convention To Combat Desertification In Those Countries Experiencing Serious Drought And/Or Desertification, Particularly In Africa Art.30.2 2. Amendments to the Convention shall be adopted at an ordinary session of the Conference of the Parties. The text of any proposed amendment shall be communicated to the Parties by the Permanent Secretariat at least six months before the meeting at which it is proposed for adoption. The Permanent Secretariat shall also communicate proposed amendments to the signatories to the Convention.
3188 Convention To Combat Desertification In Those Countries Experiencing Serious Drought And/Or Desertification, Particularly In Africa Art.30.3 3. The Parties shall make every effort to reach agreement on any proposed amendment to the Convention by consensus. If all efforts at consensus have been exhausted and no agreement reached, the amendment shall, as a last resort, be adopted by a two-thirds majority vote of the Parties present and voting at the meeting. The adopted amendment shall be communicated by the Permanent Secretariat to the Depositary, who shall circulate it to all Parties for their ratification, acceptance, approval or accession.
3188 Convention To Combat Desertification In Those Countries Experiencing Serious Drought And/Or Desertification, Particularly In Africa Art.30.4 4. Instruments of ratification, acceptance, approval or accession in respect of an amendment shall be deposited with the Depositary. An amendment adopted pursuant to paragraph 3 shall enter into force for those Parties having accepted it on the ninetieth day after the date of receipt by the Depositary of an instrument of ratification, acceptance, approval or accession by at least two thirds of the Parties to the Convention which were Parties at the time of the adoption of the amendment.
3188 Convention To Combat Desertification In Those Countries Experiencing Serious Drought And/Or Desertification, Particularly In Africa Art.30.5 5. The amendment shall enter into force for any other Party on the ninetieth day after the date on which that Party deposits with the Depositary its instrument of ratification, acceptance or approval of, or accession to the said amendment.
3188 Convention To Combat Desertification In Those Countries Experiencing Serious Drought And/Or Desertification, Particularly In Africa Art.30.6 6. For the purposes of this article and article 31, "Parties present and voting" means Parties present and casting an affirmative or negative vote.
3188 Convention To Combat Desertification In Those Countries Experiencing Serious Drought And/Or Desertification, Particularly In Africa Art.31 Article 31
3188 Convention To Combat Desertification In Those Countries Experiencing Serious Drought And/Or Desertification, Particularly In Africa Art.31.1 1. Any additional annex to the Convention and any amendment to an annex shall be proposed and adopted in accordance with the procedure for amendment of the Convention set forth in article 30, provided that, in adopting an additional regional implementation annex or amendment to any regional implementation annex, the majority provided for in that article shall include a two-thirds majority vote of the Parties of the region concerned present and voting. The adoption or amendment of an annex shall be communicated by the Depositary to all Parties.
3188 Convention To Combat Desertification In Those Countries Experiencing Serious Drought And/Or Desertification, Particularly In Africa Art.31.2 2. An annex, other than an additional regional implementation annex, or an amendment to an annex, other than an amendment to any regional implementation annex, that has been adopted in accordance with paragraph 1, shall enter into force for all Parties to the Convention six months after the date of communication by the Depositary to such Parties of the adoption of such annex or amendment, except for those Parties that have notified the Depositary in writing within that period of their non-acceptance of such annex or amendment. Such annex or amendment shall enter into force for Parties which withdraw their notification of non-acceptance on the ninetieth day after the date on which withdrawal of such notification has been received by the Depositary.
3188 Convention To Combat Desertification In Those Countries Experiencing Serious Drought And/Or Desertification, Particularly In Africa Art.31.3 3. An additional regional implementation annex or amendment to any regional implementation annex that has been adopted in accordance with paragraph 1, shall enter into force for all Parties to the Convention six months after the date of the communication by the Depositary to such Parties of the adoption of such annex or amendment, except with respect to:
3188 Convention To Combat Desertification In Those Countries Experiencing Serious Drought And/Or Desertification, Particularly In Africa Art.31.3.a (a) any Party that has notified the Depositary in writing, within such six month period, of its non-acceptance of that additional regional implementation annex or of the amendment to the regional implementation annex, in which case such annex or amendment shall enter into force for Parties which withdraw their notification of non-acceptance on the ninetieth day after the date on which withdrawal of such notification has been received by the Depositary; and
3188 Convention To Combat Desertification In Those Countries Experiencing Serious Drought And/Or Desertification, Particularly In Africa Art.31.3.b (b) any Party that has made a declaration with respect to additional regional implementation annexes or amendments to regional implementation annexes in accordance with article 34, paragraph 4, in which case any such annex or amendment shall enter into force for such a Party on the ninetieth day after the date of deposit with the Depositary of its instrument of ratification, acceptance, approval or accession with respect to such annex or amendment.
3188 Convention To Combat Desertification In Those Countries Experiencing Serious Drought And/Or Desertification, Particularly In Africa Art.31.4 4. If the adoption of an annex or an amendment to an annex involves an amendment to the Convention, that annex or amendment to an annex shall not enter into force until such time as the amendment to the Convention enters into force.
3192 Convention Establishing the Association of Caribbean States Art.17 ARTICLE XVII: Privileges and Immunities
3192 Convention Establishing the Association of Caribbean States Art.17.1 1. The privileges and immunities to be recognised and granted by Member States and Associate Members in relation to the Association shall be set out in a Protocol to this Convention.
3192 Convention Establishing the Association of Caribbean States Art.17.2 2. The Association shall conclude a Headquarters Agreement with the Government of the Member State where it is located, including provisions on the privileges and immunities recognised and granted.
3192 Convention Establishing the Association of Caribbean States Art.28 ARTICLE XXVIII: Amendment
3192 Convention Establishing the Association of Caribbean States Art.28.1 1. Amendments to this Convention may be made by consensus of the Meeting of Heads of State or Government or of the Ministerial Council.
3192 Convention Establishing the Association of Caribbean States Art.28.2 2. Such amendments shall enter into force thirty days after ratification by two-thirds of the Member States.
3192 Convention Establishing the Association of Caribbean States Art.9 ARTICLE IX: Functions of the Ministerial Council
3192 Convention Establishing the Association of Caribbean States Art.9.1x Consistent with the functions and activities of the Association set out in Article III (2) of the Convention, the Ministerial Council shall:
3192 Convention Establishing the Association of Caribbean States Art.9.1x.a (a) define courses of action, policies and programmes of the Association;
3192 Convention Establishing the Association of Caribbean States Art.9.1x.b (b) consider and approve the biennial Work Programme and Budget of the Association;
3192 Convention Establishing the Association of Caribbean States Art.9.1x.c (c) consider and determine applications for membership, associate membership of, or observer status with, the Association;
3192 Convention Establishing the Association of Caribbean States Art.9.1x.d (d) determine the Social Partners which it recognises and accepts and define their roles;
3192 Convention Establishing the Association of Caribbean States Art.9.1x.e (e) appoint the Secretary-General and such other senior officials of the Secretariat as it may deem appropriate;
3192 Convention Establishing the Association of Caribbean States Art.9.1x.f (f) establish Rules of Procedure and guidelines governing the functioning of the Association;
3192 Convention Establishing the Association of Caribbean States Art.9.1x.g (g) approve the regulations governing the operations of the Secretariat;
3192 Convention Establishing the Association of Caribbean States Art.9.1x.h (h) authorize the negotiation and conclusion, by the Secretary-General, of agreements with third parties, institutions or groups of states or other entities as may be required for the advancement of the work of the Association;
3192 Convention Establishing the Association of Caribbean States Art.9.1x.i (i) recommend and/or adopt amendments to the Convention proposed by Member States in accordance with Article XXVIII;
3192 Convention Establishing the Association of Caribbean States Art.9.1x.j (j) decide on the interpretation of this Convention;
3192 Convention Establishing the Association of Caribbean States Art.9.1x.k (k) perform such other functions as may be determined by the Meeting of Heads of State or Government.
3195 Agreement On Cooperative Enforcement Operations Directed At Illegal Trade In Wild Fauna And Flora Art.11 Article 11
3195 Agreement On Cooperative Enforcement Operations Directed At Illegal Trade In Wild Fauna And Flora Art.11.1 1. Amendments to the Agreement may be proposed by any Party and communicated in writing to the Director of the Task Force who shall transmit the proposals to all Parties. The Director shall also communicate proposed amendments to the signatories to this Agreement for information.
3195 Agreement On Cooperative Enforcement Operations Directed At Illegal Trade In Wild Fauna And Flora Art.11.2 2. No proposal for amendment shall be considered by the Governing Council unless it is received by the Director at least one hundred and twenty days before the opening day of the meeting at which it is to be considered.
3195 Agreement On Cooperative Enforcement Operations Directed At Illegal Trade In Wild Fauna And Flora Art.11.3 3. Amendments to the Agreement shall be adopted at a meeting of the Governing Council. If all efforts at consensus have been exhausted, and no agreement reached, the amendment shall as a last resort be adopted by a two-third majority vote of the Parties present and voting at the meeting. Amendments shall take effect, with respect to the Parties, on the thirtieth day after their adoption by the Governing Council. Amendments adopted shall be notified to the Depositary forthwith.
3195 Agreement On Cooperative Enforcement Operations Directed At Illegal Trade In Wild Fauna And Flora Art.7 Article 7
3195 Agreement On Cooperative Enforcement Operations Directed At Illegal Trade In Wild Fauna And Flora Art.7.1 1. A Governing Council consisting of the Parties to this Agreement is hereby established to be known as the Governing Council for Co-operative Enforcement Operations Directed at Illegal Trade in Wild Fauna and Flora.
3195 Agreement On Cooperative Enforcement Operations Directed At Illegal Trade In Wild Fauna And Flora Art.7.2 2. Each Party shall send a delegation to the meetings of the Governing Council and shall be represented on the Governing Council by a Minister or alternate who shall be the head of the delegation. Because of the technical nature of the Task Force, Parties should endeavour to include the following in their delegations:
3195 Agreement On Cooperative Enforcement Operations Directed At Illegal Trade In Wild Fauna And Flora Art.7.2.a (a) high ranking officials dealing with wildlife law enforcement affairs;
3195 Agreement On Cooperative Enforcement Operations Directed At Illegal Trade In Wild Fauna And Flora Art.7.2.b (b) officials whose normal duties are connected with the activities of the Task Force; and
3195 Agreement On Cooperative Enforcement Operations Directed At Illegal Trade In Wild Fauna And Flora Art.7.2.c (c) specialists in the subjects on the agenda.
3195 Agreement On Cooperative Enforcement Operations Directed At Illegal Trade In Wild Fauna And Flora Art.7.3 3. The first meeting of the Governing Council shall be convened by the Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme not later than three months after the entry into force of this Agreement. Thereafter, ordinary meetings of the Governing Council shall be held at regular intervals to be determined by the Council at its first meeting.
3195 Agreement On Cooperative Enforcement Operations Directed At Illegal Trade In Wild Fauna And Flora Art.7.4 4. Meetings of the Governing Council will normally be held at the Seat of the Task Force unless the Council decides otherwise.
3195 Agreement On Cooperative Enforcement Operations Directed At Illegal Trade In Wild Fauna And Flora Art.7.5 5. Extraordinary meetings of the Governing Council shall be held at such times as may be determined by the Council, or at the written request of any Party, provided that such request is supported by at least one third of the Parties within two months of the request being communicated to them by the Director of the Task Force.
3195 Agreement On Cooperative Enforcement Operations Directed At Illegal Trade In Wild Fauna And Flora Art.7.6 6. At its first meeting, the Governing Council shall:
3195 Agreement On Cooperative Enforcement Operations Directed At Illegal Trade In Wild Fauna And Flora Art.7.6.a (a) by consensus elect its Chairperson and adopt rules of procedure, including decision-making procedures, which may include specified majorities required for adoption of particular decisions;
3195 Agreement On Cooperative Enforcement Operations Directed At Illegal Trade In Wild Fauna And Flora Art.7.6.b (b) decide the Seat of the Task Force;
3195 Agreement On Cooperative Enforcement Operations Directed At Illegal Trade In Wild Fauna And Flora Art.7.6.c (c) consider and approve the appointment of the Director, other Field Officers and the Intelligence Officer and decide upon their terms and conditions of service as well as the terms and conditions of service of the supporting staff;
3195 Agreement On Cooperative Enforcement Operations Directed At Illegal Trade In Wild Fauna And Flora Art.7.6.d (d) adopt terms of reference and financial and administrative rules of the Task Force; and
3195 Agreement On Cooperative Enforcement Operations Directed At Illegal Trade In Wild Fauna And Flora Art.7.6.e (e) consider and approve an initial budget to establish and operate the Task Force and agree upon the contributions of each Party to the budget.
3195 Agreement On Cooperative Enforcement Operations Directed At Illegal Trade In Wild Fauna And Flora Art.7.7 7. At ordinary meetings the Governing Council shall approve a budget for the Task Force and agree upon the contributions of each Party to the budget.
3195 Agreement On Cooperative Enforcement Operations Directed At Illegal Trade In Wild Fauna And Flora Art.7.8 8. The Governing Council shall determine the general policies of the Task Force and, for this purpose, shall:
3195 Agreement On Cooperative Enforcement Operations Directed At Illegal Trade In Wild Fauna And Flora Art.7.8.a (a) consider the reports submitted by the Director; and
3195 Agreement On Cooperative Enforcement Operations Directed At Illegal Trade In Wild Fauna And Flora Art.7.8.b (b) upon expiry, termination or renewal of their terms of service, consider and approve the appointment of the Director, other Field Officers and the Intelligence Officer.
3195 Agreement On Cooperative Enforcement Operations Directed At Illegal Trade In Wild Fauna And Flora Art.7.9 9. The Governing Council shall:
3195 Agreement On Cooperative Enforcement Operations Directed At Illegal Trade In Wild Fauna And Flora Art.7.9.a (a) keep under review the implementation of this Agreement;
3195 Agreement On Cooperative Enforcement Operations Directed At Illegal Trade In Wild Fauna And Flora Art.7.9.b (b) consider and undertake any additional action that may be deemed necessary for the achievement of the objective of this Agreement in the light of experience gained in its operation; and
3195 Agreement On Cooperative Enforcement Operations Directed At Illegal Trade In Wild Fauna And Flora Art.7.9.c (c) consider and adopt, as required, in accordance with Article 11, amendments to this Agreement.
3197 Convention On Nuclear Safety Art.32 ARTICLE 32. AMENDMENTS TO THE CONVENTION
3197 Convention On Nuclear Safety Art.32.1 1. Any Contracting party may propose an amendment to this Convention. Proposed amendments shall be considered at a review meeting or an extraordinary meeting.
3197 Convention On Nuclear Safety Art.32.2 2. The text of any proposed amendment and the reasons for it shall be provided to the Depositary who shall communicate the proposal to the Contracting Parties promptly and at least ninety days before the meeting for which it is submitted for consideration. Any comments received on such a proposal shall be circulated by the Depositary to the Contracting Parties.
3197 Convention On Nuclear Safety Art.32.3 3. The Contracting Parties shall decide after consideration of the proposed amendment whether to adopt it by consensus, or, in the absence of consensus, to submit it to a Diplomatic Conference. A decision to submit a proposed amendment to a Diplomatic Conference shall require a two-thirds majority vote of the Contracting parties present and voting at the meeting, provided that at least one half of the Contracting Parties are present at the time of voting. Abstentions shall be considered as voting.
3197 Convention On Nuclear Safety Art.32.4 4.. The Diplomatic Conference to consider and adopt amendments to this Convention shall be convened by the Depositary and held no later than one year after the appropriate decision taken in accordance with paragraph 3 of this Article. The Diplomatic Conference shall make every effort to ensure amendments are adopted by consensus. Should this not be possible, amendments shall be adopted with a two-thirds majority of all Contracting Parties.
3197 Convention On Nuclear Safety Art.32.5 5. Amendments to this Convention adopted pursuant to paragraphs 3 and 4 above shall be subject to ratification, acceptance, approval, or confirmation by the Contracting Parties and shall enter into force for those Contracting Parties which have ratified, accepted, approved or confirmed them on the ninetieth day after the receipt by the Depositary of the relevant instruments by at least three fourths of the Contracting Parties. For a Contracting Party which subsequently ratifies, accepts, approves or confirms the said amendments, the amendments will enter into force on the ninetieth day after that Contracting Party has deposited its relevant instrument.
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.29 Article 29
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.29.1 1) The provisions of this Article shall apply to trade in Energy Materials and Products while any Contracting Party is not a party to the GATT and Related Instruments.
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.29.2.a 2) a) Trade in Energy Materials and Products between Contracting Parties at least one of which is not a party to the GATT or a relevant Related Instrument shall be governed, subject to subparagraphs b) and c) and to the exceptions and rules provided for in Annex G, by the provisions of GATT 1947 and Related Instruments, as applied on 1 March 1994 and practised with regard to Energy Materials and Products by parties to GATT 1947 among themselves, as if all Contracting Parties were parties to GATT 1947 and Related Instruments.
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.29.2.b b) Such trade of a Contracting Party which is a state that was a constituent part of the former Union of Soviet Socialist Republics may instead be governed, subject to the provisions of Annex TFU, by an agreement between two or more such states, until 1 December 1999 or the admission of that Contracting Party to the GATT, whichever is the earlier.
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.29.2.c c) As concerns trade between any two parties to the GATT, subparagraph a) shall not apply if either of those parties is not a party to GATT 1947.
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.29.3 3) Each signatory to this Treaty, and each state or Regional Economic Integration Organization acceding to this Treaty, shall on the date of its signature or of its deposit of its instrument of accession provide to the Secretariat a list of all tariff rates and other charges levied on Energy Materials and Products at the time of importation or exportation, notifying the level of such rates and charges applied on such date of signature or deposit. Any changes to such rates or other charges shall be notified to the Secretariat, which shall inform the Contracting Parties of such changes.
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.29.4 4) Each Contracting Party shall endeavour not to increase any tariff rate or other charge levied at the time of importation or exportation:
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.29.4.a a) in the case of the importation of Energy Materials and Products described in Part I of the Schedule relating to the Contracting Party referred to in article II of the GATT, above the level set forth in that Schedule, if the Contracting Party is a party to the GATT;
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.29.4.b b) in the case of the exportation of Energy Materials and Products, and that of their importation if the Contracting Party is not a party to the GATT, above the level most recently notified to the Secretariat, except as permitted by the provisions made applicable by subparagraph 2)a).
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.29.5 5) A Contracting Party may increase such tariff rate or other charge above the level referred to in paragraph 4) only if:
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.29.5.a a) in the case of a rate or other charge levied at the time of importation, such action is not inconsistent with the applicable provisions of the GATT other than those provisions of GATT 1947 and Related Instruments listed in Annex G and the corresponding provisions of GATT 1994 and Related Instruments; or
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.29.5.b b) it has, to the fullest extent practicable under its legislative procedures, notified the Secretariat of its proposal for such an increase, given other interested Contracting Parties reasonable opportunity for consultation with respect to its proposal, and accorded consideration to any representations from such Contracting Parties.
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.29.6 6) Signatories undertake to commence negotiations not later than 1 January 1995 with a view to concluding by 1 January 1998, as appropriate in the light of any developments in the world trading system, a text of an amendment to this Treaty which shall, subject to conditions to be laid down therein, commit each Contracting Party not to increase such tariffs or charges beyond the level prescribed under that amendment.
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.29.7 7) Annex D shall apply to disputes regarding compliance with provisions applicable to trade under this Article and, unless both Contracting Parties agree otherwise, to disputes regarding compliance with Article 5 between Contracting Parties at least one of which is not a party to the GATT, except that Annex D shall not apply to any dispute between Contracting Parties, the substance of which arises under an agreement that:
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.29.7.a a) has been notified in accordance with and meets the other requirements of subparagraph 2)b) and Annex TFU; or
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.29.7.b b) establishes a free-trade area or a customs union as described in article XXIV of the GATT.
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.30 Article 30
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.30.1x Contracting Parties undertake that in the light of the results of the Uruguay Round of Multilateral Trade Negotiations embodied principally in the Final Act thereof done at Marrakesh, 15 April 1994, they will commence consideration not later than 1 July 1995 or the entry into force of this Treaty, whichever is the later, of appropriate amendments to this Treaty with a view to the adoption of any such amendments by the Charter Conference.
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.33 Article 33
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.33.1 1) The Charter Conference may authorize the negotiation of a number of Energy Charter Protocols or Declarations in order to pursue the objectives and principles of the Charter.
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.33.2 2) Any signatory to the Charter may participate in such negotiation.
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.33.3 3) A state or Regional Economic Integration Organization shall not become a party to a Protocol or Declaration unless it is, or becomes at the same time, a signatory to the Charter and a Contracting Party to this Treaty.
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.33.4 4) Subject to paragraph 3) and subparagraph 6)a), final provisions applying to a Protocol shall be defined in that Protocol.
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.33.5 5) A Protocol shall apply only to the Contracting Parties which consent to be bound by it, and shall not derogate from the rights and obligations of those Contracting Parties not party to the Protocol.
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.33.6.a 6) a) A Protocol may assign duties to the Charter Conference and functions to the Secretariat, provided that no such assignment may be made by an amendment to a Protocol unless that amendment is approved by the Charter Conference, whose approval shall not be subject to any provisions of the Protocol which are authorized by subparagraph b).
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.33.6.b b) A Protocol which provides for decisions thereunder to be taken by the Charter Conference may, subject to subparagraph a), provide with respect to such decisions:
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.33.6.b.i i) for voting rules other than those contained in Article 36;
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.33.6.b.ii ii) that only parties to the Protocol shall be considered to be Contracting Parties for the purposes of Article 36 or eligible to vote under the rules provided for in the Protocol.
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.34 Article 34
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.34.1 1) The Contracting Parties shall meet periodically in the Energy Charter Conference referred to herein as the "Charter Conference") at which each Contracting Party shall be entitled to have one representative. Ordinary meetings shall be held at intervals determined by the Charter Conference.
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.34.2 2) Extraordinary meetings of the Charter Conference may be held at such times as may be determined by the Charter Conference, or at the written request of any Contracting Party, provided that, within six weeks of the request being communicated to the Contracting Parties by the Secretariat, it is supported by at least one-third of the Contracting Parties.
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.34.3 3) The functions of the Charter Conference shall be to:
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.34.3.a a) carry out the duties assigned to it by this Treaty and any Protocols;
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.34.3.b b) keep under review and facilitate the implementation of the principles of the Charter and of the provisions of this Treaty and the Protocols;
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.34.3.c c) facilitate in accordance with this Treaty and the Protocols the coordination of appropriate general measures to carry out the principles of the Charter;
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.34.3.d d) consider and adopt programmes of work to be carried out by the Secretariat;
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.34.3.e e) consider and approve the annual accounts and budget of the Secretariat;
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.34.3.f f) consider and approve or adopt the terms of any headquarters or other agreement, including privileges and immunities considered necessary for the Charter Conference and the Secretariat;
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.34.3.g g) encourage cooperative efforts aimed at facilitating and promoting market-oriented reforms and modernization of energy sectors in those countries of Central and Eastern Europe and the former Union of Soviet Socialist Republics undergoing economic transition;
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.34.3.h h) authorize and approve the terms of reference for the negotiation of Protocols, and consider and adopt the texts thereof and of amendments thereto;
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.34.3.i i) authorize the negotiation of Declarations, and approve their issuance;
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.34.3.j j) decide on accessions to this Treaty;
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.34.3.k k) authorize the negotiation of and consider and approve or adopt association agreements;
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.34.3.l l) consider and adopt texts of amendments to this Treaty;
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.34.3.m m) consider and approve modifications of and technical changes to the Annexes to this Treaty;
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.34.3.n n) appoint the Secretary-General and take all decisions necessary for the establishment and functioning of the Secretariat including the structure, staff levels and standard terms of employment of officials and employees.
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.34.4 4) In the performance of its duties, the Charter Conference, through the Secretariat, shall cooperate with and make as full a use as possible, consistently with economy and efficiency, of the services and programmes of other institutions and organizations with established competence in matters related to the objectives of this Treaty.
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.34.5 5) The Charter Conference may establish such subsidiary bodies as it considers appropriate for the performance of its duties.
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.34.6 6) The Charter Conference shall consider and adopt rules of procedure and financial rules.
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.34.7 7) In 1999 and thereafter at intervals of not more than five years) to be determined by the Charter Conference, the Charter Conference shall thoroughly review the functions provided for in this Treaty in the light of the extent to which the provisions of the Treaty and Protocols have been implemented. At the conclusion of each review the Charter Conference may amend or abolish the functions specified in paragraph 3) and may discharge the Secretariat.
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.42 Article 42
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.42.1 1) Any Contracting Party may propose amendments to this Treaty.
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.42.2 2) The text of any proposed amendment to this Treaty shall be communicated to the Contracting Parties by the Secretariat at least three months before the date on which it is proposed for adoption by the Charter Conference.
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.42.3 3) Amendments to this Treaty, texts of which have been adopted by the Charter Conference, shall be communicated by the Secretariat to the Depositary which shall submit them to all Contracting Parties for ratification, acceptance or approval.
3202 Energy Charter Treaty Art.42.4 4) Instruments of ratification, acceptance or approval of amendments to this Treaty shall be deposited with the Depositary. Amendments shall enter into force between Contracting Parties having ratified, accepted or approved them on the ninetieth day after deposit with the Depositary of instruments of ratification, acceptance or approval by at least three-fourths of the Contracting Parties. Thereafter the amendments shall enter into force for any other Contracting Party on the ninetieth day after that Contracting Party deposits its instrument of ratification, acceptance or approval of the amendments.
3216 Agreement On The Conservation Of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds Art.10 ARTICLE X
3216 Agreement On The Conservation Of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds Art.10.1 1. This Agreement may be amended at any ordinary or extraordinary session of the Meeting of the Parties.
3216 Agreement On The Conservation Of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds Art.10.2 2. Proposals for amendment may be made by any Party.
3216 Agreement On The Conservation Of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds Art.10.3 3. The text of any proposed amendment and the reasons for it shall be communicated to the Agreement secretariat not less than one hundred and fifty days before the opening of the session. The Agreement secretariat shall transmit copies forthwith to the Parties. Any comments on the text by the Parties shall be communicated to the Agreement secretariat not less than sixty days before the opening of the session. The Secretariat shall, as soon as possible after the last day for submission of comments, communicate to the Parties all comments submitted by that day.
3216 Agreement On The Conservation Of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds Art.10.4 4. An amendment to the Agreement other than an amendment to its annexes shall be adopted by a two-thirds majority of the Parties present and voting and shall enter into force for those Parties which have accepted it on the thirtieth day after the date on which two thirds of the Parties to the Agreement at the date of the adoption of the amendment have deposited their instruments of acceptance of the amendment with the Depositary. For each Party which deposits an instrument of acceptance after the date on which two thirds of the Parties have deposited their instruments of acceptance, the amendment shall enter into force on the thirtieth day after the date on which it deposits its instrument of acceptance.
3216 Agreement On The Conservation Of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds Art.10.5 5. Any additional annexes and any amendment to an annex shall be adopted by a two-thirds majority of the Parties present and voting and shall enter into force for all Parties on the ninetieth day after the date of its adoption by the Meeting of the Parties, except for Parties which have entered a reservation in accordance with paragraph 6 of this Article.
3216 Agreement On The Conservation Of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds Art.10.6 6. During the period of ninety days provided for in paragraph 5 of this Article, any Party may by written notification to the Depositary enter a reservation with respect to an additional annex or an amendment to an annex. Such reservation may be withdrawn at any time by written notification to the Depositary, and thereupon the additional annex or the amendment shall enter into force for that Party on the thirtieth day after the date of withdrawal of the reservation.
3216 Agreement On The Conservation Of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds Art.4 ARTICLE IV
3216 Agreement On The Conservation Of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds Art.4.1 1. An Action Plan is appended as Annex 3 to this Agreement. It specifies actions which the Parties shall undertake in relation to priority species and issues, under the following headings, consistent with the general conservation measures specified in Article III of this Agreement:
3216 Agreement On The Conservation Of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds Art.4.1.a (a) species conservation;
3216 Agreement On The Conservation Of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds Art.4.1.b (b) habitat conservation;
3216 Agreement On The Conservation Of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds Art.4.1.c (c) management of human activities;
3216 Agreement On The Conservation Of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds Art.4.1.d (d) research and monitoring;
3216 Agreement On The Conservation Of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds Art.4.1.e (e) education and information; and
3216 Agreement On The Conservation Of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds Art.4.1.f (f) implementation.
3216 Agreement On The Conservation Of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds Art.4.2 2. The Action Plan shall be reviewed at each ordinary session of the Meeting of the Parties, taking into account the Conservation Guidelines.
3216 Agreement On The Conservation Of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds Art.4.3 3. Any amendment to the Action Plan shall be adopted by the Meeting of the Parties, taking into consideration the provisions of Article III of this Agreement.
3216 Agreement On The Conservation Of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds Art.4.4 4. The Conservation Guidelines shall be submitted to the Meeting of the Parties for adoption at its first session, and shall be regularly reviewed.
3216 Agreement On The Conservation Of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds Art.6 ARTICLE VI
3216 Agreement On The Conservation Of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds Art.6.1 1. The Meeting of the Parties shall be the decision-making body of this Agreement.
3216 Agreement On The Conservation Of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds Art.6.2 2. The Depositary shall, in consultation with the Convention Secretariat, convene a session of the Meeting of the Parties not later than one year after the date of the entry into force of this Agreement. Thereafter, the Agreement secretariat shall convene, in consultation with the Convention Secretariat, ordinary sessions of the Meeting of the Parties at intervals of not more than three years, unless the Meeting of the Parties decides otherwise. Where it is possible to do so, such sessions should be held in conjunction with the ordinary meetings of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention.
3216 Agreement On The Conservation Of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds Art.6.3 3. On the written request of at least one third of the Parties, the Agreement secretariat shall convene an extraordinary session of the Meeting of the Parties.
3216 Agreement On The Conservation Of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds Art.6.4 4. The United Nations, its Specialized Agencies, the International Atomic Energy Agency, any State not a Party to the Agreement, and the secretariats of international conventions concerned inter alia with the conservation, including protection and management, of migratory waterbirds may be represented by observers in sessions of the Meeting of the Parties. Any agency or body technically qualified in such conservation matters or in research on migratory waterbirds may also be represented at sessions of the Meeting of the Parties by observers, unless at least one third of the Parties present object.
3216 Agreement On The Conservation Of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds Art.6.5 5. Only Parties have the right to vote. Each Party shall have one vote, but regional economic integration organizations which are Parties to this Agreement shall, in matters within their competence, exercise their right to vote with a number of votes equal to the number of their Member States which are Parties to the Agreement. A regional economic integration organization shall not exercise its right to vote if its Member States exercise theirs, and vice versa.
3216 Agreement On The Conservation Of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds Art.6.6 6. Unless provided otherwise in this Agreement, decisions of the Meeting of the Parties shall be adopted by consensus or, if consensus cannot be achieved, by a two-thirds majority of the Parties present and voting.
3216 Agreement On The Conservation Of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds Art.6.7 7. At its first session, the Meeting of the Parties shall:
3216 Agreement On The Conservation Of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds Art.6.7.a (a) adopt its rules of procedure by consensus;
3216 Agreement On The Conservation Of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds Art.6.7.b (b) establish an Agreement secretariat within the Convention Secretariat to perform the secretariat functions listed in Article VIII of this Agreement;
3216 Agreement On The Conservation Of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds Art.6.7.c (c) establish the Technical Committee provided for in Article VII of this Agreement;
3216 Agreement On The Conservation Of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds Art.6.7.d (d) adopt a format for the reports to be prepared according to Article V, paragraph 1, subparagraph (c), of this Agreement; and
3216 Agreement On The Conservation Of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds Art.6.7.e (e) adopt criteria to define emergency situations which require urgent conservation measures, and determine the modalities for assigning responsibility for action to be taken.
3216 Agreement On The Conservation Of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds Art.6.8 8. At each of its ordinary sessions, the Meeting of the Parties shall:
3216 Agreement On The Conservation Of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds Art.6.8.a (a) consider actual and potential changes in the conservation status of migratory waterbirds and the habitats important for their survival, as well as the factors which may affect them;
3216 Agreement On The Conservation Of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds Art.6.8.b (b) review the progress made and any difficulty encountered in the implementation of this Agreement;
3216 Agreement On The Conservation Of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds Art.6.8.c (c) adopt a budget and consider any matters relating to the financial arrangements for this Agreement;
3216 Agreement On The Conservation Of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds Art.6.8.d (d) deal with any matter relating to the Agreement secretariat and the membership of the Technical Committee;
3216 Agreement On The Conservation Of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds Art.6.8.e (e) adopt a report for communication to the Parties to this Agreement and to the Conference of the Parties of the Convention; and
3216 Agreement On The Conservation Of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds Art.6.8.f (f) determine the time and venue of the next session.
3216 Agreement On The Conservation Of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds Art.6.9 9. At any of its sessions, the Meeting of the Parties may:
3216 Agreement On The Conservation Of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds Art.6.9.a (a) make recommendations to the Parties as it deems necessary or appropriate;
3216 Agreement On The Conservation Of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds Art.6.9.b (b) adopt specific actions to improve the effectiveness of this Agreement and, as the case may be, emergency measures as provided for in Article VII, paragraph 4, of this Agreement;
3216 Agreement On The Conservation Of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds Art.6.9.c (c) consider and decide upon proposals to amend this Agreement;
3216 Agreement On The Conservation Of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds Art.6.9.d (d) amend the Action Plan in accordance with Article IV, paragraph 3, of this Agreement;
3216 Agreement On The Conservation Of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds Art.6.9.e (e) establish such subsidiary bodies as it deems necessary to assist in the implementation of this Agreement, in particular for coordination with bodies established under other international treaties, conventions and agreements with overlapping geographic and taxonomic coverage; and
3216 Agreement On The Conservation Of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds Art.6.9.f (f) decide on any other matter relating to the implementation of this Agreement.
3220 Agreement Between The Government Of The Republic Of Lithuania, Government Of The Republic Of Estonia, And The Government Of The Republic Of Latvia On Cooperation In The Field Of Environmental Protection Art.7 Article 7
3220 Agreement Between The Government Of The Republic Of Lithuania, Government Of The Republic Of Estonia, And The Government Of The Republic Of Latvia On Cooperation In The Field Of Environmental Protection Art.7.1x This Agreement is open for amendments. Amendment shall be approved on the basis of consensus.
3220 Agreement Between The Government Of The Republic Of Lithuania, Government Of The Republic Of Estonia, And The Government Of The Republic Of Latvia On Cooperation In The Field Of Environmental Protection Art.7.2x Disputes between the Parties shall be settled by negotiations.
3220 Agreement Between The Government Of The Republic Of Lithuania, Government Of The Republic Of Estonia, And The Government Of The Republic Of Latvia On Cooperation In The Field Of Environmental Protection Art.7.3x This Agreement can be supplemented by special agreements and technical protocols.
3221 Agreement For The Implementation Of The Law Of The Sea Convention Relating To The Conservation And Management Of Straddling Fish Stocks And Highly Migratory Fish Stocks Art.45 Article 45
3221 Agreement For The Implementation Of The Law Of The Sea Convention Relating To The Conservation And Management Of Straddling Fish Stocks And Highly Migratory Fish Stocks Art.45.1 1. A State Party may, by written communication addressed to the Secretary-General of the United Nations, propose an amendment to this Agreement and request the convening of a conference to consider such proposed amendment. The Secretary-General shall circulate such communication to all States Parties. If, within six months from the date of the circulation of the communication, not less than one half of the States Parties reply favourably to the request, the Secretary-General shall convene the conference.
3221 Agreement For The Implementation Of The Law Of The Sea Convention Relating To The Conservation And Management Of Straddling Fish Stocks And Highly Migratory Fish Stocks Art.45.2 2. The decision-making procedure applicable at the amendment conference convened pursuant to paragraph 1 shall be the same as that applicable at the United Nations Conference on Straddling Fish Stocks and Highly Migratory Fish Stocks, unless otherwise decided by the conference. The conference should make every effort to reach agreement on any amendments by way of consensus and there should be no voting on them until all efforts at consensus have been exhausted.
3221 Agreement For The Implementation Of The Law Of The Sea Convention Relating To The Conservation And Management Of Straddling Fish Stocks And Highly Migratory Fish Stocks Art.45.3 3. Once adopted, amendments to this Agreement shall be open for signature by States Parties for 12 months from the date of adoption, at United Nations Headquarters, unless otherwise provided in the amendment itself.
3221 Agreement For The Implementation Of The Law Of The Sea Convention Relating To The Conservation And Management Of Straddling Fish Stocks And Highly Migratory Fish Stocks Art.45.4 4. Articles 38, 39, 4, and 50 apply to all amendments to this Agreement.
3221 Agreement For The Implementation Of The Law Of The Sea Convention Relating To The Conservation And Management Of Straddling Fish Stocks And Highly Migratory Fish Stocks Art.45.5 5. An amendment to this Agreement shall enter into force for the States Parties which establish their consent to be bound by it on the thirtieth day following the deposit of instruments of ratification or accession by two thirds of the States Parties. Thereafter, for each State Party ratifying or acceding to an amendment after the deposit of the required number of such instruments, the amendment shall enter into force on the thirtieth day following the deposit of its instrument of ratification or accession.
3221 Agreement For The Implementation Of The Law Of The Sea Convention Relating To The Conservation And Management Of Straddling Fish Stocks And Highly Migratory Fish Stocks Art.45.6 6. An amendment may provide that a smaller or a larger number of ratifications or accessions shall be required for its entry into force than are required by this article.
3221 Agreement For The Implementation Of The Law Of The Sea Convention Relating To The Conservation And Management Of Straddling Fish Stocks And Highly Migratory Fish Stocks Art.45.7 7. A State which becomes a Party to this Agreement after the entry into force of amendments in accordance with paragraph 5 shall, failing an expression of a different intention by that State:
3221 Agreement For The Implementation Of The Law Of The Sea Convention Relating To The Conservation And Management Of Straddling Fish Stocks And Highly Migratory Fish Stocks Art.45.7.a (a) be considered as a Party to this Agreement as so amended; and
3221 Agreement For The Implementation Of The Law Of The Sea Convention Relating To The Conservation And Management Of Straddling Fish Stocks And Highly Migratory Fish Stocks Art.45.7.b (b) be considered as a Party to the unamended Agreement in relation to any State Party not bound by the amendment.
3221 Agreement For The Implementation Of The Law Of The Sea Convention Relating To The Conservation And Management Of Straddling Fish Stocks And Highly Migratory Fish Stocks Art.48 Article 48
3221 Agreement For The Implementation Of The Law Of The Sea Convention Relating To The Conservation And Management Of Straddling Fish Stocks And Highly Migratory Fish Stocks Art.48.1 1. The Annexes form an integral part of this Agreement and, unless expressly provided otherwise, a reference to this Agreement or to one of its Parts includes a reference to the Annexes relating thereto.
3221 Agreement For The Implementation Of The Law Of The Sea Convention Relating To The Conservation And Management Of Straddling Fish Stocks And Highly Migratory Fish Stocks Art.48.2 2. The Annexes may be revised from time to time by States Parties. Such revisions shall be based on scientific and technical considerations. Notwithstanding the provisions of article 45, if a revision to an Annex is adopted by consensus at a meeting of States Parties, it shall be incorporated in this Agreement and shall take effect from the date of its adoption or from such other date as may be specified in the revision. If a revision to an Annex is not adopted by consensus at such a meeting, the amendment procedures set out in article 45 shall apply.
3224 Convention To Ban The Importation Into The Forum Island Countries Of Hazardous And Radioactive Wastes And To Control The Transboundary Movement And Management Of Hazardous Wastes Within The South Pacific Region Art.13 Article 13
3224 Convention To Ban The Importation Into The Forum Island Countries Of Hazardous And Radioactive Wastes And To Control The Transboundary Movement And Management Of Hazardous Wastes Within The South Pacific Region Art.13.1 1. A Conference of the Parties to this Convention is hereby established. The first meeting of the Conference of the Parties shall be convened not later than one year after the entry into force of this Convention. Thereafter, ordinary meetings of the Conference of the Parties shall be held at regular intervals to be determined by the Conference at its first meeting. The quorum for meetings of the Conference of the Parties shall be two-thirds of the Parties.
3224 Convention To Ban The Importation Into The Forum Island Countries Of Hazardous And Radioactive Wastes And To Control The Transboundary Movement And Management Of Hazardous Wastes Within The South Pacific Region Art.13.2 2. The Conference of the Parties shall adopt by consensus at its first ordinary meeting, or as soon as practicable thereafter, Rules of Procedure. It shall also adopt by consensus financial rules, including the scale of contributions of the Parties to this Convention to the regular budget.
3224 Convention To Ban The Importation Into The Forum Island Countries Of Hazardous And Radioactive Wastes And To Control The Transboundary Movement And Management Of Hazardous Wastes Within The South Pacific Region Art.13.3 3. The first meeting of the Conference of the Parties shall consider the adoption of any additional measures in accordance with the Precautionary principle relating to the implementation of this Convention.
3224 Convention To Ban The Importation Into The Forum Island Countries Of Hazardous And Radioactive Wastes And To Control The Transboundary Movement And Management Of Hazardous Wastes Within The South Pacific Region Art.13.4 4. The Conference of the Parties shall keep under continuous review and evaluation the effective implementation of this Convention, and in particular, shall:
3224 Convention To Ban The Importation Into The Forum Island Countries Of Hazardous And Radioactive Wastes And To Control The Transboundary Movement And Management Of Hazardous Wastes Within The South Pacific Region Art.13.4.a (a) promote the harmonisation, at high levels of protection, of appropriate legislation, policies, strategies and measures for minimising harm to human health and the environment;
3224 Convention To Ban The Importation Into The Forum Island Countries Of Hazardous And Radioactive Wastes And To Control The Transboundary Movement And Management Of Hazardous Wastes Within The South Pacific Region Art.13.4.b (b) consider and adopt, where necessary, amendments to this Convention, and its annexes, taking into consideration, inter alia , available scientific, technical, economic and environmental information;
3224 Convention To Ban The Importation Into The Forum Island Countries Of Hazardous And Radioactive Wastes And To Control The Transboundary Movement And Management Of Hazardous Wastes Within The South Pacific Region Art.13.4.c (c) examine and approve the regular budget prepared by the Secretariat in accordance with Article 14;
3224 Convention To Ban The Importation Into The Forum Island Countries Of Hazardous And Radioactive Wastes And To Control The Transboundary Movement And Management Of Hazardous Wastes Within The South Pacific Region Art.13.4.d (d) consider and undertake any additional action that may be necessary for the achievement of the purposes of this Convention in the light of experience gained in the operation of the Convention and developments elsewhere;
3224 Convention To Ban The Importation Into The Forum Island Countries Of Hazardous And Radioactive Wastes And To Control The Transboundary Movement And Management Of Hazardous Wastes Within The South Pacific Region Art.13.4.e (e) consider and adopt protocols as necessary;
3224 Convention To Ban The Importation Into The Forum Island Countries Of Hazardous And Radioactive Wastes And To Control The Transboundary Movement And Management Of Hazardous Wastes Within The South Pacific Region Art.13.4.f (f) establish and/or designate such subsidiary bodies or agencies as are deemed necessary for the implementation of this Convention; and
3224 Convention To Ban The Importation Into The Forum Island Countries Of Hazardous And Radioactive Wastes And To Control The Transboundary Movement And Management Of Hazardous Wastes Within The South Pacific Region Art.13.4.g (g) determine and adopt appropriate rules and procedures for the acceptance of new Parties to this Convention in accordance with Article 23 and Annexes III and IV.
3224 Convention To Ban The Importation Into The Forum Island Countries Of Hazardous And Radioactive Wastes And To Control The Transboundary Movement And Management Of Hazardous Wastes Within The South Pacific Region Art.13.5 5. Any State which is eligible to become a Party to this Convention may be represented as an observer at meetings of the Conference of the Parties. Any other State or any body or agency, whether national, regional or international, governmental or non-governmental, with an interest in the subject matter of this Convention which has informed the Secretariat of its wish to be represented as an observer at a meeting of the Conference of the Parties, may be admitted unless at least one-third of the Parties present object. The admission and participation of observers shall be subject to the rules of procedure adopted by the Conference of the Parties.
3224 Convention To Ban The Importation Into The Forum Island Countries Of Hazardous And Radioactive Wastes And To Control The Transboundary Movement And Management Of Hazardous Wastes Within The South Pacific Region Art.16 Article 16
3224 Convention To Ban The Importation Into The Forum Island Countries Of Hazardous And Radioactive Wastes And To Control The Transboundary Movement And Management Of Hazardous Wastes Within The South Pacific Region Art.16.1 1. Any Party may propose amendments to this Convention.
3224 Convention To Ban The Importation Into The Forum Island Countries Of Hazardous And Radioactive Wastes And To Control The Transboundary Movement And Management Of Hazardous Wastes Within The South Pacific Region Art.16.2 2. Amendments to this Convention may be adopted only at a meeting of the Conference of the Parties at which at least two-thirds of the Parties are represented. The text of any proposed amendment to this Convention shall be communicated to the Parties by the Secretariat at least six months before the meeting at which it is proposed for adoption. The Secretariat shall also communicate proposed amendments to the Signatories to this Convention and to the Depositary for their information.
3224 Convention To Ban The Importation Into The Forum Island Countries Of Hazardous And Radioactive Wastes And To Control The Transboundary Movement And Management Of Hazardous Wastes Within The South Pacific Region Art.16.3 3. The Parties shall make every effort to reach agreement on any proposed amendment to this Convention by consensus. If all efforts at consensus have been exhausted, and no agreement reached, the amendment shall, as a last resort, be adopted by a two-thirds majority vote of Parties present and voting, each Party having one vote, and shall be submitted by the Depositary to all Parties for ratification, approval or acceptance.
3224 Convention To Ban The Importation Into The Forum Island Countries Of Hazardous And Radioactive Wastes And To Control The Transboundary Movement And Management Of Hazardous Wastes Within The South Pacific Region Art.16.4 4. Instruments of ratification, acceptance or approval of amendments shall be deposited with the Depositary. Amendments shall enter into force between Parties having accepted such amendments on the ninetieth day following the date of receipt by the Depositary of the instruments of at least three-fourths of the Parties to this Convention. Thereafter the amendments shall enter into force for any other Party on the ninetieth day after the date on which that Party deposits its instrument.
3224 Convention To Ban The Importation Into The Forum Island Countries Of Hazardous And Radioactive Wastes And To Control The Transboundary Movement And Management Of Hazardous Wastes Within The South Pacific Region Art.16.5 5. For the purpose of this Article, "Parties present and voting" means Parties present and casting an affirmative or negative vote.
3224 Convention To Ban The Importation Into The Forum Island Countries Of Hazardous And Radioactive Wastes And To Control The Transboundary Movement And Management Of Hazardous Wastes Within The South Pacific Region Art.17 Article 17
3224 Convention To Ban The Importation Into The Forum Island Countries Of Hazardous And Radioactive Wastes And To Control The Transboundary Movement And Management Of Hazardous Wastes Within The South Pacific Region Art.17.1 1. The Conference of the Parties may, at any ordinary meeting, adopt protocols to this Convention.
3224 Convention To Ban The Importation Into The Forum Island Countries Of Hazardous And Radioactive Wastes And To Control The Transboundary Movement And Management Of Hazardous Wastes Within The South Pacific Region Art.17.2 2. The text of any proposed protocol shall be communicated to the Parties by the Secretariat at least six months before the meeting at which it is proposed for adoption.
3224 Convention To Ban The Importation Into The Forum Island Countries Of Hazardous And Radioactive Wastes And To Control The Transboundary Movement And Management Of Hazardous Wastes Within The South Pacific Region Art.17.3 3. The procedure specified in Article 16.3 shall apply to the adoption of, and any amendments to, any protocol.
3224 Convention To Ban The Importation Into The Forum Island Countries Of Hazardous And Radioactive Wastes And To Control The Transboundary Movement And Management Of Hazardous Wastes Within The South Pacific Region Art.17.4 4. The requirements for the entry into force of any protocol or subsequent amendments to such protocol shall be established by that protocol.
3224 Convention To Ban The Importation Into The Forum Island Countries Of Hazardous And Radioactive Wastes And To Control The Transboundary Movement And Management Of Hazardous Wastes Within The South Pacific Region Art.17.5 5. Decisions under any protocol shall be taken only by the Parties to that protocol.
3224 Convention To Ban The Importation Into The Forum Island Countries Of Hazardous And Radioactive Wastes And To Control The Transboundary Movement And Management Of Hazardous Wastes Within The South Pacific Region Art.18 Article 18
3224 Convention To Ban The Importation Into The Forum Island Countries Of Hazardous And Radioactive Wastes And To Control The Transboundary Movement And Management Of Hazardous Wastes Within The South Pacific Region Art.18.1 1. The annexes to this Convention shall form an integral part of this Convention and, unless expressly provided otherwise, a reference to this Convention constitutes, at the same time a reference to any annexes thereto. Such annexes shall be restricted to scientific, technical and administrative matters.
3224 Convention To Ban The Importation Into The Forum Island Countries Of Hazardous And Radioactive Wastes And To Control The Transboundary Movement And Management Of Hazardous Wastes Within The South Pacific Region Art.18.2 2. The following procedures shall apply to the proposal, adoption and entry into force of additional annexes, or amendments to annexes, to this Convention:
3224 Convention To Ban The Importation Into The Forum Island Countries Of Hazardous And Radioactive Wastes And To Control The Transboundary Movement And Management Of Hazardous Wastes Within The South Pacific Region Art.18.2.a (a) such additional annexes or amendments to annexes shall be proposed and adopted according to the procedure laid down in Articles 16.1, 16.2 and 16.3 of this Convention;
3224 Convention To Ban The Importation Into The Forum Island Countries Of Hazardous And Radioactive Wastes And To Control The Transboundary Movement And Management Of Hazardous Wastes Within The South Pacific Region Art.18.2.b (b) any Party that is unable to accept such additional annexes or amendments to annexes, shall so notify the Depositary, in writing, within six months from the date of the communication of the adoption by the Depositary. The Depositary shall without delay notify all Parties of any such notification received. A Party may at any time substitute an acceptance for a previous declaration of objection and the annexes or amendments to annexes shall thereupon enter into force for that Party; and
3224 Convention To Ban The Importation Into The Forum Island Countries Of Hazardous And Radioactive Wastes And To Control The Transboundary Movement And Management Of Hazardous Wastes Within The South Pacific Region Art.18.2.c (c) upon the expiration of six months from the date of the circulation of the communication by the Depositary, the annexes or amendments to annexes shall enter into force for all Parties to this Convention, which have not submitted a notification in accordance with the provisions of sub-paragraph (b) above.
3224 Convention To Ban The Importation Into The Forum Island Countries Of Hazardous And Radioactive Wastes And To Control The Transboundary Movement And Management Of Hazardous Wastes Within The South Pacific Region Art.18.3 3. If an additional annex or an amendment to an annex involves an amendment to this Convention or to any protocol, the additional annex or amended annex shall not enter into force until such time as the amendment to this Convention or to the protocol enters into force.
3240 International Convention On Liability And Compensation For Damage In Connection With The Carriage Of Hazardous And Noxious Substances By Sea Art.47 Article 47
3240 International Convention On Liability And Compensation For Damage In Connection With The Carriage Of Hazardous And Noxious Substances By Sea Art.47.1 1. A conference for the purpose of revising or amending this Convention may be convened by the Organization.
3240 International Convention On Liability And Compensation For Damage In Connection With The Carriage Of Hazardous And Noxious Substances By Sea Art.47.2 2. The Secretary-General shall convene a conference of the States Parties to this Convention for revising or amending the Convention, at the request of six States Parties or one-third of the States Parties whichever is the higher figure.
3240 International Convention On Liability And Compensation For Damage In Connection With The Carriage Of Hazardous And Noxious Substances By Sea Art.47.3 3. Any consent to be bound by this Convention expressed after the date of entry into force of an amendment to this Convention shall be deemed to apply to the Convention as amended.
3240 International Convention On Liability And Compensation For Damage In Connection With The Carriage Of Hazardous And Noxious Substances By Sea Art.48 Article 48
3240 International Convention On Liability And Compensation For Damage In Connection With The Carriage Of Hazardous And Noxious Substances By Sea Art.48.1 1. Without prejudice to the provisions of Article 47, the special procedure in this Article shall apply solely for the purposes of amending the limits set out in Article 9, paragraph 1 and Article 14, paragraph 5.
3240 International Convention On Liability And Compensation For Damage In Connection With The Carriage Of Hazardous And Noxious Substances By Sea Art.48.10 10. All Contracting States shall be bound by the amendment, unless they denounce this Convention in accordance with Article 49, paragraphs 1 and 2, at least six months before the amendment enters into force. Such denunciation shall take effect when the amendment enters into force.
3240 International Convention On Liability And Compensation For Damage In Connection With The Carriage Of Hazardous And Noxious Substances By Sea Art.48.11 11. When an amendment has been adopted but the eighteen month period for its acceptance has not yet expired, a State which becomes a Contracting State during that period shall be bound by the amendment if it enters into force. A State which becomes a Contracting State after that period shall be bound by an amendment which has been accepted in accordance with paragraph 8. In the cases referred to in this paragraph, a State becomes bound by an amendment when that amendment enters into force, or when this Convention enters into force for that State, if later.
3240 International Convention On Liability And Compensation For Damage In Connection With The Carriage Of Hazardous And Noxious Substances By Sea Art.48.2 2. Upon the request of at least one half, but in no case less than six, of the States Parties, any proposal to amend the limits specified in Article 9, paragraph 1, and Article 14, paragraph 5, shall be circulated by the Secretary-General to all Members of the Organization and to all Contracting States.
3240 International Convention On Liability And Compensation For Damage In Connection With The Carriage Of Hazardous And Noxious Substances By Sea Art.48.3 3. Any amendment proposed and circulated as above shall be submitted to the Legal Committee of the Organization (the Legal Committee) for consideration at a date at least six months after the date of its circulation.
3240 International Convention On Liability And Compensation For Damage In Connection With The Carriage Of Hazardous And Noxious Substances By Sea Art.48.4 4. All Contracting States, whether or not Members of the Organization, shall be entitled to participate in the proceedings of the Legal Committee for the consideration and adoption of amendments.
3240 International Convention On Liability And Compensation For Damage In Connection With The Carriage Of Hazardous And Noxious Substances By Sea Art.48.5 5. Amendments shall be adopted by a two-thirds majority of the Contracting States present and voting in the Legal Committee, expanded as provided in paragraph 4, on condition that at least one half of the Contracting States shall be present at the time of voting.
3240 International Convention On Liability And Compensation For Damage In Connection With The Carriage Of Hazardous And Noxious Substances By Sea Art.48.6 6. When acting on a proposal to amend the limits, the Legal Committee shall take into account the experience of incidents and, in particular, the amount of damage resulting therefrom, changes in the monetary values and the effect of the proposed amendment on the cost of insurance. It shall also take into account the relationship between the limits established in Article 9, paragraph 1, and those in Article 14, paragraph 5.
3240 International Convention On Liability And Compensation For Damage In Connection With The Carriage Of Hazardous And Noxious Substances By Sea Art.48.7.a 7. (a) No amendment of the limits under this Article may be considered less than five years from the date this Convention was opened for signature nor less than five years from the date of entry into force of a previous amendment under this Article.
3240 International Convention On Liability And Compensation For Damage In Connection With The Carriage Of Hazardous And Noxious Substances By Sea Art.48.7.b (b) No limit may be increased so as to exceed an amount which corresponds to a limit laid down in this Convention increased by six percent per year calculated on a compound basis from the date on which this Convention was opened for signature.
3240 International Convention On Liability And Compensation For Damage In Connection With The Carriage Of Hazardous And Noxious Substances By Sea Art.48.7.c (c) No limit may be increased so as to exceed an amount which corresponds to a limit laid down in this Convention multiplied by three.
3240 International Convention On Liability And Compensation For Damage In Connection With The Carriage Of Hazardous And Noxious Substances By Sea Art.48.8 8. Any amendment adopted in accordance with paragraph 5 shall be notified by the Organization to all Contracting States. The amendment shall be deemed to have been accepted at the end of a period of eighteen months after the date of notification, unless within that period no less than one-fourth of the States which were Contracting States at the time of the adoption of the amendment have communicated to the Secretary-General that they do not accept the amendment, in which case the amendment is rejected and shall have no effect.
3240 International Convention On Liability And Compensation For Damage In Connection With The Carriage Of Hazardous And Noxious Substances By Sea Art.48.9 9. An amendment deemed to have been accepted in accordance with paragraph 8 shall enter into force eighteen months after its acceptance.
3254 Agreement On The Conservation Of Cetaceans Of The Black Sea, Mediterranean Sea And Contiguous Atlantic Area Art.10 Article X
3254 Agreement On The Conservation Of Cetaceans Of The Black Sea, Mediterranean Sea And Contiguous Atlantic Area Art.10.1 1. This Agreement may be amended at any ordinary or extraordinary session of the Meeting of the Parties.
3254 Agreement On The Conservation Of Cetaceans Of The Black Sea, Mediterranean Sea And Contiguous Atlantic Area Art.10.2 2. Proposals for amendments to the Agreement may be made by any Party. The text of any proposed amendment and the reasons for it shall be communicated to the Agreement secretariat not less than one hundred and fifty days before the opening of the session. The Agreement secretariat shall transmit copies forthwith to the Parties. Any comments on the text by the Parties shall be communicated to the Agreement secretariat not less than sixty days before the opening of the session. The Secretariat shall communicate to the Parties, as soon as possible after the last day for submission of comments, all comments submitted by that day.
3254 Agreement On The Conservation Of Cetaceans Of The Black Sea, Mediterranean Sea And Contiguous Atlantic Area Art.10.3 3. Any additional annex or any amendment to the Agreement other than an amendment to its annexes shall be adopted by a two thirds majority of the Parties present and voting and shall enter into force for those Parties which have accepted it on the thirtieth day after the date on which two thirds of the Parties to the Agreement at the date of the adoption of the additional annex or amendment have deposited their instruments of acceptance with the Depositary. For any Party that deposits an instrument of acceptance after the date on which two thirds of the Parties have deposited their instruments of acceptance, the additional annex or amendment shall enter into force on the thirtieth day after the date on which it deposits its instrument of acceptance.
3254 Agreement On The Conservation Of Cetaceans Of The Black Sea, Mediterranean Sea And Contiguous Atlantic Area Art.10.4 4. Any amendment to an annex to the Agreement shall be adopted by a two thirds majority of the Parties present and voting and shall enter into force for all Parties on the one hundred and fiftieth day after the date of its adoption by the Meeting of the Parties, except for Parties that have entered a reservation in accordance with paragraph 5 of this Article.
3254 Agreement On The Conservation Of Cetaceans Of The Black Sea, Mediterranean Sea And Contiguous Atlantic Area Art.10.5 5. During the period of one hundred and fifty days provided for in paragraph 4 of this Article, any Party may by written notification to the Depositary enter a reservation with respect to an amendment to an annex to the Agreement. Such reservation may be withdrawn by written notification to the Depositary, and thereupon the amendment shall enter into force for that Party on the thirtieth day after the date of withdrawal of the reservation.
3255 Inter-American Convention For The Protection And Conservation Of Sea Turtles Art.24 ARTICLE XXIV
3255 Inter-American Convention For The Protection And Conservation Of Sea Turtles Art.24.1 1. Any Party may propose an amendment to this Convention by providing the Depositary the text of a proposed amendment at least 60 days in advance of the next meeting of the Parties. The Depositary shall promptly circulate any amendment proposed to all the Parties.
3255 Inter-American Convention For The Protection And Conservation Of Sea Turtles Art.24.2 2. Amendments to this Convention, adopted in accordance with the provisions of Article V(5), shall enter into force when the Depositary has received instruments of ratification from all Parties.
3255 Inter-American Convention For The Protection And Conservation Of Sea Turtles Art.26 ARTICLE XXVI
3255 Inter-American Convention For The Protection And Conservation Of Sea Turtles Art.26.1 1. The Annexes to this Convention are an integral part hereof. All references to this Convention shall be understood as including its Annexes.
3255 Inter-American Convention For The Protection And Conservation Of Sea Turtles Art.26.2 2. Unless the Parties decide otherwise, the Annexes to this Convention may be amended, by consensus, at any meeting of the Parties. Unless otherwise agreed, amendments to an Annex shall enter into force for all Parties one year after adoption.
3255 Inter-American Convention For The Protection And Conservation Of Sea Turtles Art.5 ARTICLE V
3255 Inter-American Convention For The Protection And Conservation Of Sea Turtles Art.5.1 1. For the first three years following the entry into force of this Convention, the Parties shall hold an ordinary meeting at least once per year to consider matters pertaining to the implementation of the provisions of this Convention. Following that, the Parties shall hold ordinary meetings at least once every two years.
3255 Inter-American Convention For The Protection And Conservation Of Sea Turtles Art.5.2 2. The Parties may also hold extraordinary meetings when deemed necessary. These meetings shall be convened at the request of any Party, provided that such request is supported by a majority of the Parties.
3255 Inter-American Convention For The Protection And Conservation Of Sea Turtles Art.5.3 3. At such meetings, the Parties shall, among other things:
3255 Inter-American Convention For The Protection And Conservation Of Sea Turtles Art.5.3.a a. Evaluate compliance with the provisions of this Convention;
3255 Inter-American Convention For The Protection And Conservation Of Sea Turtles Art.5.3.b b. Examine the reports and consider the recommendations of the Consultative Committee and the Scientific Committee, established pursuant to Articles VII and VIII, regarding the implementation of this Convention;
3255 Inter-American Convention For The Protection And Conservation Of Sea Turtles Art.5.3.c c. Adopt such additional conservation and management measures as deemed appropriate to achieve the objective of this Convention. If the Parties consider it necessary, such measures may be included in an Annex to this Convention;
3255 Inter-American Convention For The Protection And Conservation Of Sea Turtles Art.5.3.d d. Consider, and as necessary adopt, amendments to this Convention, in accordance with Article XXIV.
3255 Inter-American Convention For The Protection And Conservation Of Sea Turtles Art.5.3.e e. Review reports of the Secretariat, if established, relating to its budget and activities.
3255 Inter-American Convention For The Protection And Conservation Of Sea Turtles Art.5.4 4. At their first meeting, the Parties shall adopt rules of procedure for meetings of the Parties as well as for meetings of the Consultative Committee and the Scientific Committee, and shall consider other matters relating to those committees.
3255 Inter-American Convention For The Protection And Conservation Of Sea Turtles Art.5.5 5. Decisions reached at meetings of the Parties shall be adopted by consensus.
3255 Inter-American Convention For The Protection And Conservation Of Sea Turtles Art.5.6 6. The Parties may invite other interested States, relevant international organizations, as well as the private sector, scientific institutions and nongovernmental organizations with recognized expertise in matters pertaining to this Convention to attend their meetings as observers and to participate in activities under this Convention.
3264 Joint Convention On The Safety Of Spent Fuel Management And On The Safety Of Radioactive Waste Management Art.41 ARTICLE 41. AMENDMENTS TO THE CONVENTION
3264 Joint Convention On The Safety Of Spent Fuel Management And On The Safety Of Radioactive Waste Management Art.41.1 1. Any Contracting Party may propose an amendment to this Convention. Proposed amendments shall be considered at a review meeting or at an extraordinary meeting.
3264 Joint Convention On The Safety Of Spent Fuel Management And On The Safety Of Radioactive Waste Management Art.41.2 2. The text of any proposed amendment and the reasons for it shall be provided to the Depositary who shall communicate the proposal to the Contracting Parties at least ninety days before the meeting for which it is submitted for consideration. Any comments received on such a proposal shall be circulated by the Depositary to the Contracting Parties.
3264 Joint Convention On The Safety Of Spent Fuel Management And On The Safety Of Radioactive Waste Management Art.41.3 3. The Contracting Parties shall decide after consideration of the proposed amendment whether to adopt it by consensus, or, in the absence of consensus, to submit it to a Diplomatic Conference. A decision to submit a proposed amendment to a Diplomatic Conference shall require a two-thirds majority vote of the Contracting Parties present and voting at the meeting, provided that at least one half of the Contracting Parties are present at the time of voting.
3264 Joint Convention On The Safety Of Spent Fuel Management And On The Safety Of Radioactive Waste Management Art.41.4 4. The Diplomatic Conference to consider and adopt amendments to this Convention shall be convened by the Depositary and held no later than one year after the appropriate decision taken in accordance with paragraph 3 of this article. The Diplomatic Conference shall make every effort to ensure amendments are adopted by consensus. Should this not be possible, amendments shall be adopted with a two-thirds majority of all Contracting Parties.
3264 Joint Convention On The Safety Of Spent Fuel Management And On The Safety Of Radioactive Waste Management Art.41.5 5. Amendments to this Convention adopted pursuant to paragraphs 3 and 4 above shall be subject to ratification, acceptance, approval, or confirmation by the Contracting Parties and shall enter into force for those Contracting Parties which have ratified, accepted, approved or confirmed them on the ninetieth day after the receipt by the Depositary of the relevant instruments of at least two thirds of the Contracting Parties. For a Contracting Party which subsequently ratifies, accepts, approves or confirms the said amendments, the amendments will enter into force on the ninetieth day after that Contracting Party has deposited its relevant instrument.
3282 Agreement On The International Dolphin Conservation Program Art.30 Article XXX Amendments
3282 Agreement On The International Dolphin Conservation Program Art.30.1 1. Any Party may propose an amendment to this Agreement by providing to the Depositary the text of a proposed amendment at least sixty days in advance of a Meeting of the Parties. The Depositary shall provide a copy of this text to all other Parties.
3282 Agreement On The International Dolphin Conservation Program Art.30.2 2. Amendments to this Agreement that are adopted by consensus at a Meeting of the Parties shall enter into force on the date on which all Parties have deposited instruments of ratification, acceptance or approval with the Depositary.
3282 Agreement On The International Dolphin Conservation Program Art.30.3 3. Unless the Parties decide otherwise, the Annexes to this Agreement may be amended, by consensus, at any Meeting of the Parties. Unless otherwise agreed, amendments to an Annex shall enter into force for all Parties upon adoption.
3287 Protocol On Persistent Organic Pollutants To The Convention On Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution Art.14 Article 14
3287 Protocol On Persistent Organic Pollutants To The Convention On Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution Art.14.1 1. Any Party may propose amendments to the present Protocol.
3287 Protocol On Persistent Organic Pollutants To The Convention On Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution Art.14.2 2. Proposed amendments shall be submitted in writing to the Executive Secretary of the Commission, who shall communicate them to all Parties. The Parties meeting within the Executive Body shall discuss the proposed amendments at its next session, provided that the proposals have been circulated by the Executive Secretary to the Parties at least ninety days in advance.
3287 Protocol On Persistent Organic Pollutants To The Convention On Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution Art.14.3 3. Amendments to the present Protocol and to annexes I to IV, VI and VIII shall be adopted by consensus of the Parties present at a session of the Executive Body, and shall enter into force for the Parties which have accepted them on the ninetieth day after the date on which two thirds of the Parties have deposited with the Depositary their instruments of acceptance thereof. Amendments shall enter into force for any other Party on the ninetieth day after the date on which that Party has deposited its instrument of acceptance thereof.
3287 Protocol On Persistent Organic Pollutants To The Convention On Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution Art.14.4 4. Amendments to annexes V and VII shall be adopted by consensus of the Parties present at a session of the Executive Body. On the expiry of ninety days from the date of its communication to all Parties by the Executive Secretary of the Commission, an amendment to any such annex shall become effective for those Parties which have not submitted to the Depositary a notification in accordance with the provisions of paragraph 5 below, provided that at least sixteen Parties have not submitted such a notification.
3287 Protocol On Persistent Organic Pollutants To The Convention On Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution Art.14.5 5. Any Party that is unable to approve an amendment to annex V or VII shall so notify the Depositary in writing within ninety days from the date of the communication of its adoption. The Depositary shall without delay notify all Parties of any such notification received. A Party may at any time substitute an acceptance for its previous notification and, upon deposit of an instrument of acceptance with the Depositary, the amendment to such an annex shall become effective for that Party.
3287 Protocol On Persistent Organic Pollutants To The Convention On Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution Art.14.6 6. In the case of a proposal to amend annex I, II, or III by adding a substance to the present Protocol:
3287 Protocol On Persistent Organic Pollutants To The Convention On Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution Art.14.6.a (a) The proposer shall provide the Executive Body with the information specified in Executive Body decision 1998/2, including any amendments thereto; and
3287 Protocol On Persistent Organic Pollutants To The Convention On Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution Art.14.6.b (b) The Parties shall evaluate the proposal in accordance with the procedures set forth in Executive Body decision 1998/2, including any amendments thereto.
3287 Protocol On Persistent Organic Pollutants To The Convention On Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution Art.14.7 7. Any decision to amend Executive Body decision 1998/2 shall be taken by consensus of the Parties meeting within the Executive Body and shall take effect sixty days after the date of adoption.
3288 Convention On Access To Information, Public Participation In Decision-Making And Access To Justice In Environmental Matters Art.10 Article 10
3288 Convention On Access To Information, Public Participation In Decision-Making And Access To Justice In Environmental Matters Art.10.1 1. The first meeting of the Parties shall be convened no later than one year after the date of the entry into force of this Convention. Thereafter, an ordinary meeting of the Parties shall be held at least once every two years, unless otherwise decided by the Parties, or at the written request of any Party, provided that, within six months of the request being communicated to all Parties by the Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Europe, the said request is supported by at least one third of the Parties.
3288 Convention On Access To Information, Public Participation In Decision-Making And Access To Justice In Environmental Matters Art.10.2 2. At their meetings, the Parties shall keep under continuous review the implementation of this Convention on the basis of regular reporting by the Parties, and, with this purpose in mind, shall:
3288 Convention On Access To Information, Public Participation In Decision-Making And Access To Justice In Environmental Matters Art.10.2.a (a) Review the policies for and legal and methodological approaches to access to information, public participation in decision-making and access to justice in environmental matters, with a view to further improving them;
3288 Convention On Access To Information, Public Participation In Decision-Making And Access To Justice In Environmental Matters Art.10.2.b (b) Exchange information regarding experience gained in concluding and implementing bilateral and multilateral agreements or other arrangements having relevance to the purposes of this Convention and to which one or more of the Parties are a party;
3288 Convention On Access To Information, Public Participation In Decision-Making And Access To Justice In Environmental Matters Art.10.2.c (c) Seek, where appropriate, the services of relevant ECE bodies and other competent international bodies and specific committees in all aspects pertinent to the achievement of the purposes of this Convention;
3288 Convention On Access To Information, Public Participation In Decision-Making And Access To Justice In Environmental Matters Art.10.2.d (d) Establish any subsidiary bodies as they deem necessary;
3288 Convention On Access To Information, Public Participation In Decision-Making And Access To Justice In Environmental Matters Art.10.2.e (e) Prepare, where appropriate, protocols to this Convention;
3288 Convention On Access To Information, Public Participation In Decision-Making And Access To Justice In Environmental Matters Art.10.2.f (f) Consider and adopt proposals for amendments to this Convention in accordance with the provisions of article 14;
3288 Convention On Access To Information, Public Participation In Decision-Making And Access To Justice In Environmental Matters Art.10.2.g (g) Consider and undertake any additional action that may be required for the achievement of the purposes of this Convention;
3288 Convention On Access To Information, Public Participation In Decision-Making And Access To Justice In Environmental Matters Art.10.2.h (h) At their first meeting, consider and by consensus adopt rules of procedure for their meetings and the meetings of subsidiary bodies;
3288 Convention On Access To Information, Public Participation In Decision-Making And Access To Justice In Environmental Matters Art.10.2.h.i (i) At their first meeting, review their experience in implementing the provisions of article 5, paragraph 9, and consider what steps are necessary to develop further the system referred to in that paragraph, taking into account international processes and developments, including the elaboration of an appropriate instrument concerning pollution release and transfer registers or inventories which could be annexed to this Convention.
3288 Convention On Access To Information, Public Participation In Decision-Making And Access To Justice In Environmental Matters Art.10.3 3. The Meeting of the Parties may, as necessary, consider establishing financial arrangements on a consensus basis.
3288 Convention On Access To Information, Public Participation In Decision-Making And Access To Justice In Environmental Matters Art.10.4 4. The United Nations, its specialized agencies and the International Atomic Energy Agency, as well as any State or regional economic integration organization entitled under article 17 to sign this Convention but which is not a Party to this Convention, and any intergovernmental organization qualified in the fields to which this Convention relates, shall be entitled to participate as observers in the meetings of the Parties.
3288 Convention On Access To Information, Public Participation In Decision-Making And Access To Justice In Environmental Matters Art.10.5 5. Any non-governmental organization, qualified in the fields to which this Convention relates, which has informed the Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Europe of its wish to be represented at a meeting of the Parties shall be entitled to participate as an observer unless at least one third of the Parties present in the meeting raise objections.
3288 Convention On Access To Information, Public Participation In Decision-Making And Access To Justice In Environmental Matters Art.10.6 6. For the purposes of paragraphs 4 and 5 above, the rules of procedure referred to in paragraph 2 (h) above shall provide for practical arrangements for the admittance procedure and other relevant terms.
3303 Protocol On Water And Health To The Convention On The Protection And Use Of Transboundary Watercourses And International Lakes Art.13 Article 13
3303 Protocol On Water And Health To The Convention On The Protection And Use Of Transboundary Watercourses And International Lakes Art.13.1 1. Where any Parties border the same transboundary waters, as a complement to their other obligations under articles 11 and 12, they shall cooperate and, as appropriate, assist each other to prevent, control and reduce transboundary effects of water-related disease. In particular, they shall:
3303 Protocol On Water And Health To The Convention On The Protection And Use Of Transboundary Watercourses And International Lakes Art.13.1.a (a) Exchange information and share knowledge about the transboundary waters and the problems and risks which they present with the other Parties bordering the same waters;
3303 Protocol On Water And Health To The Convention On The Protection And Use Of Transboundary Watercourses And International Lakes Art.13.1.b (b) Endeavour to establish with the other Parties bordering the same transboundary waters joint or coordinated water-management plans in accordance with article 6, paragraph 5 (b), and surveillance and early-warning systems and contingency plans in accordance with article 8, paragraph 1, for the purpose of responding to outbreaks and incidents of water-related disease and significant threats of such outbreaks and incidents, especially from water-pollution incidents or extreme weather events;
3303 Protocol On Water And Health To The Convention On The Protection And Use Of Transboundary Watercourses And International Lakes Art.13.1.c (c) On the basis of equality and reciprocity, adapt their agreements and other arrangements regarding their transboundary waters in order to eliminate any contradictions with the basic principles of this Protocol and to define their mutual relations and conduct regarding the aims of this Protocol;
3303 Protocol On Water And Health To The Convention On The Protection And Use Of Transboundary Watercourses And International Lakes Art.13.1.d (d) Consult each other, at the request of any one of them, on the significance of any adverse effect on human health which may constitute a water-related disease.
3303 Protocol On Water And Health To The Convention On The Protection And Use Of Transboundary Watercourses And International Lakes Art.13.2 2. Where the Parties concerned are Parties to the Convention, the cooperation and assistance in respect of any transboundary effects of water-related disease which are transboundary impacts shall take place in accordance with the provisions of the Convention.
3303 Protocol On Water And Health To The Convention On The Protection And Use Of Transboundary Watercourses And International Lakes Art.16 Article 16
3303 Protocol On Water And Health To The Convention On The Protection And Use Of Transboundary Watercourses And International Lakes Art.16.1 1. The first meeting of the Parties shall be convened no later than eighteen months after the date of the entry into force of this Protocol. Thereafter, ordinary meetings shall be held at regular intervals to be determined by the Parties, but at least every three years, except in so far as other arrangements are necessary to achieve the aims of paragraph 2 of this article. The Parties shall hold an extraordinary meeting if they so decide in the course of an ordinary meeting or at the written request of any Party, provided that, within six months of it being communicated to all Parties, the said request is supported by at least one third of the Parties.
3303 Protocol On Water And Health To The Convention On The Protection And Use Of Transboundary Watercourses And International Lakes Art.16.2 2. Where possible, ordinary meetings of the Parties shall be held in conjunction with the meetings of the Parties to the Convention.
3303 Protocol On Water And Health To The Convention On The Protection And Use Of Transboundary Watercourses And International Lakes Art.16.3 3. At their meetings, the Parties shall keep under continuous review the implementation of this Protocol, and, with this purpose in mind, shall:
3303 Protocol On Water And Health To The Convention On The Protection And Use Of Transboundary Watercourses And International Lakes Art.16.3.a (a) Review the policies for and methodological approaches to the prevention, control and reduction of water-related disease, promote their convergence, and strengthen transboundary and international cooperation in accordance with articles 11, 12, 13 and 14;
3303 Protocol On Water And Health To The Convention On The Protection And Use Of Transboundary Watercourses And International Lakes Art.16.3.b (b) Evaluate progress in implementing this Protocol on the basis of information provided by the Parties in accordance with guidelines established by the Meeting of the Parties. Such guidelines shall avoid duplication of effort in reporting requirements;
3303 Protocol On Water And Health To The Convention On The Protection And Use Of Transboundary Watercourses And International Lakes Art.16.3.c (c) Be kept informed on progress made in the implementation of the Convention;
3303 Protocol On Water And Health To The Convention On The Protection And Use Of Transboundary Watercourses And International Lakes Art.16.3.d (d) Exchange information with the Meeting of the Parties to the Convention, and consider the possibilities for joint action with it;
3303 Protocol On Water And Health To The Convention On The Protection And Use Of Transboundary Watercourses And International Lakes Art.16.3.e (e) Seek, where appropriate, the services of relevant bodies of the Economic Commission for Europe and of the Regional Committee for Europe of the World Health Organization;
3303 Protocol On Water And Health To The Convention On The Protection And Use Of Transboundary Watercourses And International Lakes Art.16.3.f (f) Establish the modalities for the participation of other competent international governmental and non-governmental bodies in all meetings and other activities pertinent to the achievement of the purposes of this Protocol;
3303 Protocol On Water And Health To The Convention On The Protection And Use Of Transboundary Watercourses And International Lakes Art.16.3.g (g) Consider the need for further provisions on access to information, public participation in decision-making and public access to judicial and administrative review of decisions within the scope of this Protocol, in the light of experience gained on these matters in other international forums;
3303 Protocol On Water And Health To The Convention On The Protection And Use Of Transboundary Watercourses And International Lakes Art.16.3.h (h) Establish a programme of work, including projects to be carried out jointly under this Protocol and the Convention, and set up any bodies needed to implement this programme of work;
3303 Protocol On Water And Health To The Convention On The Protection And Use Of Transboundary Watercourses And International Lakes Art.16.3.i (i) Consider and adopt guidelines and recommendations which promote the implementation of the provisions of this Protocol;
3303 Protocol On Water And Health To The Convention On The Protection And Use Of Transboundary Watercourses And International Lakes Art.16.3.j (j) At the first meeting, consider and by consensus adopt rules of procedure for their meetings. These rules of procedure shall contain provision to promote harmonious cooperation with the Meeting of the Parties to the Convention;
3303 Protocol On Water And Health To The Convention On The Protection And Use Of Transboundary Watercourses And International Lakes Art.16.3.k (k) Consider and adopt proposals for amendments to this Protocol;
3303 Protocol On Water And Health To The Convention On The Protection And Use Of Transboundary Watercourses And International Lakes Art.16.3.l (l) Consider and undertake any additional action that may be required for the achievement of the purposes of this Protocol.
3303 Protocol On Water And Health To The Convention On The Protection And Use Of Transboundary Watercourses And International Lakes Art.18 Article 18
3303 Protocol On Water And Health To The Convention On The Protection And Use Of Transboundary Watercourses And International Lakes Art.18.1 1. Any Party may propose amendments to this Protocol.
3303 Protocol On Water And Health To The Convention On The Protection And Use Of Transboundary Watercourses And International Lakes Art.18.2 2. Proposals for amendments to this Protocol shall be considered at a meeting of the Parties.
3303 Protocol On Water And Health To The Convention On The Protection And Use Of Transboundary Watercourses And International Lakes Art.18.3 3. The text of any proposed amendment to this Protocol shall be submitted in writing to the secretariat, which shall communicate it to all Parties at least ninety days before the meeting at which it is proposed for adoption.
3303 Protocol On Water And Health To The Convention On The Protection And Use Of Transboundary Watercourses And International Lakes Art.18.4 4. An amendment to this Protocol shall be adopted by consensus of the representatives of the Parties present at the meeting. The adopted amendment shall be communicated by the secretariat to the Depositary, who shall circulate it to all Parties for their acceptance. The amendment shall enter into force for the Parties which have accepted it on the ninetieth day after the date on which two thirds of those Parties have deposited with the Depositary their instruments of acceptance of the amendment. The amendment shall enter into force for any other Party on the ninetieth day after the date on which that Party deposits its instrument of acceptance of the amendment.
3309 Agreement For The Establishment Of The Regional Commission For Fisheries Art.12 Article XII: Amendments
3309 Agreement For The Establishment Of The Regional Commission For Fisheries Art.12.1x The Commission may amend this Agreement by a two-thirds majority of its Members. Amendments to this Agreement shall be reported to the Council of the Organization, which shall have the power to disallow them if it finds that such amendments are inconsistent with the objectives and purposes of the Organization or the provisions of the Constitution of the Organization. If the Council considers it desirable, it may refer these amendments to the Conference of the Organization, which shall have the same power. However, any amendment involving new obligations for Members shall come into force with respect to each Member only on formal acceptance of it by that Member, through an instrument of acceptance deposited with the Director-General of the Organization, after two-thirds of the contracting Parties have accepted the amendment concerned. The Director-General shall inform all the Members of the Commission, all Members and Associate Members of FAO, as well as the Secretary-General of the United Nations, of the receipt of instruments of acceptance and of the entry into force of such amendments. The rights and obligations of any Member of the Commission that has not accepted an amendment involving additional obligations shall continue to be governed by the provisions of this Agreement as they stood prior to the amendment.
3321 Convention on the Conservation and Management of the Highly Migratory Fish Stocks of the Western and Central Pacific Ocean Art.40 Article 40 Amendment
3321 Convention on the Conservation and Management of the Highly Migratory Fish Stocks of the Western and Central Pacific Ocean Art.40.1 1. Any member of the Commission may propose amendments to this Convention to be considered by the Commission. Any such proposal shall be made by written communication addressed to the Executive Director at least 60 days before the meeting of the Commission at which it is to be considered. The Executive Director shall promptly circulate such communication to all members of the Commission.
3321 Convention on the Conservation and Management of the Highly Migratory Fish Stocks of the Western and Central Pacific Ocean Art.40.2 2. Amendments to this Convention shall be considered at the annual meeting of the Commission unless a majority of the members request a special meeting to consider the proposed amendment. A special meeting may be convened on not less than 60 days notice. Amendments to this Convention shall be adopted by consensus. The text of any amendment adopted by the Commission shall be transmitted promptly by the Executive Director to all members of the Commission.
3321 Convention on the Conservation and Management of the Highly Migratory Fish Stocks of the Western and Central Pacific Ocean Art.40.3 3. Amendments to this Convention shall enter into force for the Contracting Parties ratifying or acceding to them on the thirtieth day following the deposit of instruments of ratification or accession by a majority of Contracting Parties. Thereafter, for each Contracting Party ratifying or acceding to an amendment after the deposit of the required number of such instruments, the amendment shall enter into force on the thirtieth day following the deposit of its instrument of ratification or accession.
3321 Convention on the Conservation and Management of the Highly Migratory Fish Stocks of the Western and Central Pacific Ocean Art.41 Article 41 Annexes
3321 Convention on the Conservation and Management of the Highly Migratory Fish Stocks of the Western and Central Pacific Ocean Art.41.1 1. The Annexes form an integral part of this Convention and, unless expressly provided otherwise, a reference to this Convention or to one of its Parts includes a reference to the Annexes relating thereto.
3321 Convention on the Conservation and Management of the Highly Migratory Fish Stocks of the Western and Central Pacific Ocean Art.41.2 2. The Annexes to this Convention may be revised from time to time and any member of the Commission may propose revisions to an Annex. Notwithstanding the provisions of article 40, if a revision to an Annex is adopted by consensus at a meeting of the Commission, it shall be incorporated in this Convention and shall take effect from the date of its adoption or from such other date as may be specified in the revision.
3330 European Landscape Convention Art.17 Article 17 - Amendments
3330 European Landscape Convention Art.17.1 1 Any Party or the Committees of Experts mentioned in Article 10 may propose amendments to this Convention.
3330 European Landscape Convention Art.17.2 2 Any proposal for amendment shall be notified to the Secretary General of the Council of Europe who shall communicate it to the member States of the Council of Europe, to the others Parties, and to any European non-member State which has been invited to accede to this Convention in accordance with the provisions of Article 14.
3330 European Landscape Convention Art.17.3 3 The Committees of Experts mentioned in Article 10 shall examine any amendment proposed and submit the text adopted by a majority of three-quarters of the Parties' representatives to the Committee of Ministers for adoption. Following its adoption by the Committee of Ministers by the majority provided for in Article 20.d of the Statute of the Council of Europe and by the unanimous vote of the States parties entitled to hold seats in the Committee of Ministers, the text shall be forwarded to the Parties for acceptance.
3330 European Landscape Convention Art.17.4 4 Any amendment shall enter into force in respect of the Parties which have accepted it on the first day of the month following the expiry of a period of three months after the date on which three Council of Europe member States have informed the Secretary General of their acceptance. In respect of any Party which subsequently accepts it, such amendment shall enter into force on the first day of the month following the expiry of a period of three months after the date on which the said Party has informed the Secretary General of its acceptance.
3334 Agreement For The Establishment Of A Commission For Controlling The Desert Locust In The Western Region Art.16 ARTICLE XVI
3334 Agreement For The Establishment Of A Commission For Controlling The Desert Locust In The Western Region Art.16.1 1. This Agreement may be amended by a two-thirds majority of the Members of the Commission.
3334 Agreement For The Establishment Of A Commission For Controlling The Desert Locust In The Western Region Art.16.2 2. Proposals for amendments may be made by any Member of the Commission or by the Director-General. The former should be communicated both to the Chairperson of the Commission and to the Director-General, and the latter to the Chairperson of the Commission not later than 120 days before the opening of the session at which they are to be considered. The Director-General shall immediately notify all the Members of the Commission of all proposals for amendment.
3334 Agreement For The Establishment Of A Commission For Controlling The Desert Locust In The Western Region Art.16.3 3. Any amendment to this Agreement shall be transmitted to the Council of FAO which shall have the right to repudiate it if it is clearly inconsistent with the objectives and aims of the Organization or with the provisions of the FAO Constitution.
3334 Agreement For The Establishment Of A Commission For Controlling The Desert Locust In The Western Region Art.16.4 4. Amendments not involving new obligations for Members of the Commission shall take effect for all the Members from the date of their approval by the Commission, subject to the provisions of paragraph 3 above.
3334 Agreement For The Establishment Of A Commission For Controlling The Desert Locust In The Western Region Art.16.5 5. Amendments involving new obligations for Members of the Commission shall, after their adoption by the Commission and subject to the provisions of paragraph 3 above, only come into effect for each Member of the Commission that has accepted them from the date on which three-quarters of the Members have accepted them. The instruments of acceptance of amendments involving new obligations shall be deposited with the Director-General. The Director-General shall inform all Members of the Commission and the Secretary-General of the United Nations of such acceptance. The rights and obligations of any Member of the Commission that has not accepted an amendment involving new obligations shall continue to be governed by the provisions of the Agreement in force prior to the amendment.
3334 Agreement For The Establishment Of A Commission For Controlling The Desert Locust In The Western Region Art.16.6 6. The Director-General shall inform all the Members of the Commission, all the Members and Associate Members of the Organization and the Secretary-General of the United Nations of the entry into force of any amendment.
3337 International Convention On Civil Liability For Bunker Oil Pollution Damage Art.16 Article 16
3337 International Convention On Civil Liability For Bunker Oil Pollution Damage Art.16.1 1 A conference for the purpose of revising or amending this Convention may be convened by the Organization.
3337 International Convention On Civil Liability For Bunker Oil Pollution Damage Art.16.2 2 The Organization shall convene a conference of the States Parties for revising or amending this Convention at the request of not less than one-third of the States Parties.
3338 Convention On The Conservation And Management Of Fishery Resources In The South East Atlantic Ocean Art.32 Article 32 Amendment
3338 Convention On The Conservation And Management Of Fishery Resources In The South East Atlantic Ocean Art.32.1 1. Any Contracting Party may at any time propose amendments to this Convention.
3338 Convention On The Conservation And Management Of Fishery Resources In The South East Atlantic Ocean Art.32.2 2. Any proposed amendment shall be notified in writing to the Executive Secretary at least 90 days prior to the meeting at which it is proposed to be considered, and the Executive Secretary shall promptly transmit the proposal to all Contracting Parties. Proposed amendments to the Convention shall be considered at the annual meeting of the Commission, unless a majority of the Contracting Parties request a special meeting to discuss the proposed amendment. A special meeting may be convened on not less than 90 days' notice.
3338 Convention On The Conservation And Management Of Fishery Resources In The South East Atlantic Ocean Art.32.3 3. The text of any amendment adopted by the Commission shall be transmitted promptly by the Executive Secretary to all Contracting Parties.
3338 Convention On The Conservation And Management Of Fishery Resources In The South East Atlantic Ocean Art.32.4 4. An amendment shall enter into force on the thirtieth day following the deposit of instruments of ratification, acceptance or approval thereof from all Contracting Parties.
3341 Convention On Persistent Organic Pollutants Art.21 Article 21
3341 Convention On Persistent Organic Pollutants Art.21.1 1. Amendments to this Convention may be proposed by any Party.
3341 Convention On Persistent Organic Pollutants Art.21.2 2. Amendments to this Convention shall be adopted at a meeting of the Conference of the Parties. The text of any proposed amendment shall be communicated to the Parties by the Secretariat at least six months before the meeting at which it is proposed for adoption. The Secretariat shall also communicate proposed amendments to the signatories to this Convention and, for information, to the depositary.
3341 Convention On Persistent Organic Pollutants Art.21.3 3. The Parties shall make every effort to reach agreement on any proposed amendment to this Convention by consensus. If all efforts at consensus have been exhausted, and no agreement reached, the amendment shall as a last resort be adopted by a three-fourths majority vote of the Parties present and voting.
3341 Convention On Persistent Organic Pollutants Art.21.4 4. The amendment shall be communicated by the depositary to all Parties for ratification, acceptance or approval.
3341 Convention On Persistent Organic Pollutants Art.21.5 5. Ratification, acceptance or approval of an amendment shall be notified to the depositary in writing. An amendment adopted in accordance with paragraph 3 shall enter into force for the Parties having accepted it on the ninetieth day after the date of deposit of instruments of ratification, acceptance or approval by at least three-fourths of the Parties. Thereafter, the amendment shall enter into force for any other Party on the ninetieth day after the date on which that Party deposits its instrument of ratification, acceptance or approval of the amendment.
3341 Convention On Persistent Organic Pollutants Art.22 Article 22
3341 Convention On Persistent Organic Pollutants Art.22.1 1. Annexes to this Convention shall form an integral part thereof and, unless expressly provided otherwise, a reference to this Convention constitutes at the same time a reference to any annexes thereto.
3341 Convention On Persistent Organic Pollutants Art.22.2 2. Any additional annexes shall be restricted to procedural, scientific, technical or administrative matters.
3341 Convention On Persistent Organic Pollutants Art.22.3 3. The following procedure shall apply to the proposal, adoption and entry into force of additional annexes to this Convention:
3341 Convention On Persistent Organic Pollutants Art.22.3.a (a) Additional annexes shall be proposed and adopted according to the procedure laid down in paragraphs 1, 2 and 3 of Article 21;
3341 Convention On Persistent Organic Pollutants Art.22.3.b (b) Any Party that is unable to accept an additional annex shall so notify the depositary, in writing, within one year from the date of communication by the depositary of the adoption of the additional annex. The depositary shall without delay notify all Parties of any such notification received. A Party may at any time withdraw a previous notification of non-acceptance in respect of any additional annex, and the annex shall thereupon enter into force for that Party subject to subparagraph (c); and
3341 Convention On Persistent Organic Pollutants Art.22.3.c (c) On the expiry of one year from the date of the communication by the depositary of the adoption of an additional annex, the annex shall enter into force for all Parties that have not submitted a notification in accordance with the provisions of subparagraph (b).
3341 Convention On Persistent Organic Pollutants Art.22.4 4. The proposal, adoption and entry into force of amendments to Annex A, B or C shall be subject to the same procedures as for the proposal, adoption and entry into force of additional annexes to this Convention, except that an amendment to Annex A, B or C shall not enter into force with respect to any Party that has made a declaration with respect to amendment to those Annexes in accordance with paragraph 4 of Article 25, in which case any such amendment shall enter into force for such a Party on the ninetieth day after the date of deposit with the depositary of its instrument of ratification, acceptance, approval or accession with respect to such amendment.
3341 Convention On Persistent Organic Pollutants Art.22.5 5. The following procedure shall apply to the proposal, adoption and entry into force of an amendment to Annex D, E or F:
3341 Convention On Persistent Organic Pollutants Art.22.5.a (a) Amendments shall be proposed according to the procedure in paragraphs 1 and 2 of Article 21;
3341 Convention On Persistent Organic Pollutants Art.22.5.b (b) The Parties shall take decisions on an amendment to Annex D, E or F by consensus; and
3341 Convention On Persistent Organic Pollutants Art.22.5.c (c) A decision to amend Annex D, E or F shall forthwith be communicated to the Parties by the depositary. The amendment shall enter into force for all Parties on a date to be specified in the decision.
3341 Convention On Persistent Organic Pollutants Art.22.6 6. If an additional annex or an amendment to an annex is related to an amendment to this Convention, the additional annex or amendment shall not enter into force until such time as the amendment to the Convention enters into force.
3341 Convention On Persistent Organic Pollutants Art.8 Article 8
3341 Convention On Persistent Organic Pollutants Art.8.1 1. A Party may submit a proposal to the Secretariat for listing a chemical in Annexes A, B and/ or C. The proposal shall contain the information specified in Annex D. In developing a proposal, a Party may be assisted by other Parties and/ or by the Secretariat.
3341 Convention On Persistent Organic Pollutants Art.8.2 2. The Secretariat shall verify whether the proposal contains the information specified in Annex D. If the Secretariat is satisfied that the proposal contains the information so specified, it shall forward the proposal to the Persistent Organic Pollutants Review Committee.
3341 Convention On Persistent Organic Pollutants Art.8.3 3. The Committee shall examine the proposal and apply the screening criteria specified in Annex D in a flexible and transparent way, taking all information provided into account in an integrative and balanced manner.
3341 Convention On Persistent Organic Pollutants Art.8.4 4. If the Committee decides that:
3341 Convention On Persistent Organic Pollutants Art.8.4.a (a) It is satisfied that the screening criteria have been fulfilled, it shall, through the Secretariat, make the proposal and the evaluation of the Committee available to all Parties and observers and invite them to submit the information specified in Annex E; or
3341 Convention On Persistent Organic Pollutants Art.8.4.b (b) It is not satisfied that the screening criteria have been fulfilled, it shall, through the Secretariat, inform all Parties and observers and make the proposal and the evaluation of the Committee available to all Parties and the proposal shall be set aside.
3341 Convention On Persistent Organic Pollutants Art.8.5 5. Any Party may resubmit a proposal to the Committee that has been set aside by the Committee pursuant to paragraph 4. The resubmission may include any concerns of the Party as well as a justification for additional consideration by the Committee. If, following this procedure, the Committee again sets the proposal aside, the Party may challenge the decision of the Committee and the Conference of the Parties shall consider the matter at its next session. The Conference of the Parties may decide, based on the screening criteria in Annex D and taking into account the evaluation of the Committee and any additional information provided by any Party or observer, that the proposal should proceed.
3341 Convention On Persistent Organic Pollutants Art.8.6 6. Where the Committee has decided that the screening criteria have been fulfilled, or the Conference of the Parties has decided that the proposal should proceed, the Committee shall further review the proposal, taking into account any relevant additional information received, and shall prepare a draft risk profile in accordance with Annex E. It shall, through the Secretariat, make that draft available to all Parties and observers, collect technical comments from them and, taking those comments into account, complete the risk profile.
3341 Convention On Persistent Organic Pollutants Art.8.7 7. If, on the basis of the risk profile conducted in accordance with Annex E, the Committee decides:
3341 Convention On Persistent Organic Pollutants Art.8.7.a (a) That the chemical is likely as a result of its long-range environmental transport to lead to significant adverse human health and/ or environmental effects such that global action is warranted, the proposal shall proceed. Lack of full scientific certainty shall not prevent the proposal from proceeding. The Committee shall, through the Secretariat, invite information from all Parties and observers relating to the considerations specified in Annex F. It shall then prepare a risk management evaluation that includes an analysis of possible control measures for the chemical in accordance with that Annex; or
3341 Convention On Persistent Organic Pollutants Art.8.7.b (b) That the proposal should not proceed, it shall, through the Secretariat, make the risk profile available to all Parties and observers and set the proposal aside.
3341 Convention On Persistent Organic Pollutants Art.8.8 8. For any proposal set aside pursuant to paragraph 7 (b), a Party may request the Conference of the Parties to consider instructing the Committee to invite additional information from the proposing Party and other Parties during a period not to exceed on
3341 Convention On Persistent Organic Pollutants Art.8.9 9. The Committee shall, based on the risk profile referred to in paragraph 6 and the risk management evaluation referred to in paragraph 7 (a) or paragraph 8, recommend whether the chemical should be considered by the Conference of the Parties for listing in Annexes A, B and/ or C. The Conference of the Parties, taking due account of the recommendations of the Committee, including any scientific uncertainty, shall decide, in a precautionary manner, whether to list the chemical, and specify its related control measures, in Annexes A, B and/ or C.
3342 Agreement On The Conservation Of Albatrosses And Petrels Art.12 ARTICLE XII
3342 Agreement On The Conservation Of Albatrosses And Petrels Art.12.1 1. This Agreement may be amended at any ordinary or extraordinary session of the Meeting of the Parties.
3342 Agreement On The Conservation Of Albatrosses And Petrels Art.12.2 2. Any Party may make proposals for amendment.
3342 Agreement On The Conservation Of Albatrosses And Petrels Art.12.3 3. The text of any proposed amendment and the reasons for it shall be communicated to the Secretariat not less than one hundred and fifty days before the opening of the session. The Secretariat shall transmit copies of any proposed amendment forthwith to the Parties. Any comments on a proposed amendment by the Parties shall be communicated to the Secretariat not less than sixty days before the opening of the session. The Secretariat shall, as soon as possible after the last day for submission of comments, communicate to the Parties all comments submitted by that day.
3342 Agreement On The Conservation Of Albatrosses And Petrels Art.12.4 4. An amendment to the Agreement, other than an amendment to its annexes, shall be adopted by a two-thirds majority of the Parties present and voting. Parties accepting the amendment shall deposit their instruments of acceptance with the Depositary. Amendments enter into force for accepting Parties on the thirtieth day after the date on which two-thirds of the Parties to the Agreement on the date of the amendment's adoption have deposited their instruments of acceptance. For each Party that deposits an instrument of acceptance after the date on which two-thirds of the Parties have deposited their instruments of acceptance, the amendment shall enter into force on the thirtieth day after the date on which it deposits its instrument of acceptance.
3342 Agreement On The Conservation Of Albatrosses And Petrels Art.12.5 5. Any additional annex or amendment to an annex shall be adopted by a two-thirds majority of the Parties present and voting and shall enter into force for all Parties on the ninetieth day after the date of its adoption by the Meeting of the Parties, except for Parties that have entered a reservation in accordance with paragraph 6 of this Article.
3342 Agreement On The Conservation Of Albatrosses And Petrels Art.12.6 6. During the period of ninety days provided for in paragraph 5 of this Article, any Party may, by written notification to the Depositary, enter a reservation with respect to an additional annex or an amendment to an annex. Such reservation may be withdrawn at any time by written notification to the Depositary, and the additional annex or the amendment shall enter into force for that Party on the thirtieth day after the date of withdrawal of the reservation.
3342 Agreement On The Conservation Of Albatrosses And Petrels Art.6 ARTICLE VI
3342 Agreement On The Conservation Of Albatrosses And Petrels Art.6.1 1. Annex 2 of this Agreement shall have effect as an Action Plan for the achievement and maintenance of a favourable conservation status for albatrosses and petrels.
3342 Agreement On The Conservation Of Albatrosses And Petrels Art.6.2 2. With due consideration to the capabilities of Parties to implement such actions, and with specific reference to Article IV, the Action Plan shall at all times set out the actions that the Parties shall progressively undertake in relation to albatrosses and petrels, consistent with the general conservation measures specified in Article III, including:
3342 Agreement On The Conservation Of Albatrosses And Petrels Art.6.2.a a) species conservation;
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