The Ratification of Maritime Conventions

Chapter I.1.90


ADOPTED: Adopted by the Assembly of the International Maritime Organization by resolution A.735(18) of 4 November 1993
REFERENCE: IMO Resolution A.735(18)
ENTERED INTO FORCE: 7 November 2002
DEPOSITARY: Secretary-General, United Nations
SECRETARY: Secretary-General, United Nations



Article LXVI

Texts of proposed amendments to the Convention shall be communicated by the Secretary-General to Members at least six months in advance of their consideration by the Assembly. Amendments shall be adopted by a two-thirds majority vote of the Assembly. Twelve months after its acceptance by two-thirds of the Members of the Organization, other than Associate Members, each amendment shall come into force for all Members. If within the first 60 days of this period of 12 months a Member gives notification of withdrawal from the Organization on account of an amendment the withdrawal shall, notwithstanding the provisions of Article LVIII of the Convention, take effect on the date on which such amendment comes into force.

Article LXVII

Any amendment adopted under Article LXVI shall be deposited with the Secretary-General of the United Nations, who will immediately forward a copy of the amendment to all Members.

Article LXVIII

A declaration or acceptance under Article LXVI shall be made by the communication of an instrument to the Secretary-General for deposit with the Secretary-General of the United Nations. The Secretary-General will notify Members of the receipt of any such instrument and of the date when the amendment enters into force.

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