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 Convention on the Facilitation of Border Crossing Procedures for Passengers, Luggage and Load-luggage Carried in International Traffic by Rail. Geneva, Geneva, 22 February 2019

 Issuance of Certified True Copies
 Certified True Copy

The Convention was adopted on 22 February 2019 at the eighty-first session of the Inland Transport Committee of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe held in Geneva from 19 to 22 February 2019. In accordance with its article 21, the Convention shall be open for signature at the United Nations Headquarters in New York by all States and regional economic integration organizations.

 United Nations Convention on International Settlement Agreements Resulting from Mediation. New York, 20 December 2018

 Issuance of Certified True Copies
 Opening for Signature

The Convention was adopted on 20 December 2018 by resolution 73/198 during the seventy-third session of the General Assembly of the United Nations. The Convention shall be open for signature by all States in Singapore, on 7 August 2019, and thereafter at United Nations Headquarters in New York.

 General Assembly  resolution 73/210 of 20 december 2018 - amended regulations to give effect to article 102 of the Charter

During its seventy-third session and following the Sixth Committee's debate on the agenda item entitled “Strengthening and promoting the international treaty framework”, the General Assembly adopted on 20 December 2018 the Resolution 73/210, to which newly amended Regulations were annexed . This fourth amendment, which became effective on 1 February 2019, adapts the Regulations to developments in the registration practice and information technology, and ensures consistency with regard to the treaty-making practice of the international community. For more information on this latest amendement and its impact on the treaty registration and publication process, see the following document:
 LA 41 TR/230/Regulations/2019

 Protocol to Eliminate Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products. Seoul, 12 November 2012

ENTRY INTO FORCE: 25 September 2018. On 27 June 2018, the conditions for the entry into force of the above-mentioned Protocol were met. Accordingly, the Protocol will enter into force on 25 September 2018, in accordance with article 45 which reads as follows: "1. This Protocol shall enter into force on the ninetieth day following the date of deposit of the fortieth instrument of ratification, acceptance, approval, formal confirmation or accession with the Depositary. 2. For each Party to the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control that ratifies, accepts, approves or formally confirms this Protocol or accedes thereto after the conditions set out in paragraph 1 for entry into force have been fulfilled, this Protocol shall enter into force on the ninetieth day following the date of deposit of its instrument of ratification, acceptance, approval, accession or formal confirmation. 3. For the purposes of this Article, any instrument deposited by a regional economic integration organization shall not be counted as additional to those deposited by States Members of that organization."
 C.N.309.2018.TREATIES-IX.4.a (Depositary Notification)

 Regional Agreement on Access to Information, Public Participation and Justice in Environmental Matters in Latin America and the Caribbean. Escazú, 4 March 2018

 Issuance of Certified True Copies 
 Opening for Signature (from 27 September 2018 to 
26 September 2020, United Nations Headquarters)

 Nagoya - Kuala Lumpur Supplementary Protocol on Liability and Redress to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety. Nagoya, 15 October 2010

ENTRY INTO FORCE: 5 March 2018. On 5 December 2017, the conditions for the entry into force of the above-mentioned Supplementary Protocol were met. Accordingly, the Supplementary Protocol will enter into force on 5 March 2018 in accordance with its article 18 (1) which reads as follows: “This Supplementary Protocol shall enter into force on the ninetieth day after the date of deposit of the fortieth instrument of ratification, acceptance, approval or accession by States or regional economic integration organizations that are Parties to the Protocol.”
 C.N.751.2017.TREATIES-XXVII.8.c (Depositary Notification)

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