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MULTILATERAL AGREEMENT ON THE INTERNATIONAL THINK TANK FOR LANDLOCKED DEVELOPING COUNTRIES. NEW YORK, 24 SEPTEMBER 2010

Openining for Signature - general announcement

in English [PDF] in French [PDF]

C.N.638.2010.TREATIES-1 (Depositary Notification)

in English [PDF] in French [PDF]

  The certified true copy (authentic text in English only) of the Multilateral Agreement on the International Think Tank for Landlocked Developing Countries

Certified true copy [PDF]

UNITED NATIONS CONVENTION ON CONTRACTS FOR THE INTERNATIONAL CARRIAGE OF GOODS WHOLLY OR PARTLY BY SEA.
NEW YORK, 11 DECEMBER 2008

C.N.171.2009.TREATIES-1 (Depositary Notification)

in English [PDF] in French [PDF]

C.N.178.2009.TREATIES-2 (Depositary Notification)

in English [PDF] in French [PDF]

The above Convention was adopted on 11 December 2008 during the sixty-third session of the General Assembly by resolution A/RES/63/122. In accordance with its article 88 (1), the Convention shall be open for signature by all States at Rotterdam, the Netherlands, on 23 September 2009, and thereafter at the Headquarters of the United Nations in New York.

Certified true copies of the Convention, of which the Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish texts are equally authentic, will be prepared and will be transmitted to all States as soon as possible.

The Secretary-General takes this opportunity to recall that, under established international practice, only Heads of State, Heads of Government or Ministers for Foreign Affairs are empowered by virtue of their functions, to sign a treaty on behalf of a State without having to produce full powers to that effect. Other representatives wishing to sign a treaty must be in possession of appropriate full powers, which expressly authorize signature of a specific treaty by a name representative issued and signed by one of these authorities. Full powers are distinct from credentials. Credentials alone are not adequate for the purpose of signing a treaty.

The Secretary-General would be obliged if States wishing to sign the Convention could notify, and provide copies of the required full powers in advance to the Treaty Section, Office of Legal Affairs at United Nations Headquarters in New York (Telephone: (212) 963-5047, Facsimile: (212) 963-3693, e-mail: depositarycn@un.org).

For the sake of convenience, a model instrument of full powers is attached.
in English [PDF] in French [PDF]

OPTIONAL PROTOCOL TO THE INTERNATIONAL COVENANT ON ECONOMIC, SOCIAL AND CULTURAL RIGHTS. NEW YORK, 10 DECEMBER 2008.

C.N.106.2009.TREATIES-2 (Depositary Notification)

in English [PDF] in French [PDF]

The above Optional Protocol was adopted on 10 December 2008 during the sixty-third session of the General Assembly by resolution A/RES/63/117. In accordance with article 17, the Optional Protocol shall be open for signature by any State that has signed, ratified or acceded to the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. The signing ceremony will be held on 24 September 2009 during the 2009 Treaty Event at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. Information regarding the signing ceremony will be provided at a later date.

Certified true copies of the Optional Protocol of which the Arabic, Chinese, English, French Russian and Spanish texts are equally authentic, were established on 31 December 2008 and were transmitted to all States by depositary notification C.N.2.2009.TREATIES-1 of 20 January 2009.

The Secretary-General takes this opportunity to recall that, under established international practice, only Heads of State, Heads of Government or Ministers for Foreign Affairs are empowered, by virtue of their functions, to sign a treaty on behalf of a State without having to produce full powers to that effect. Other representatives wishing to sign a treaty must be in possession of appropriate full powers, which expressly authorize signature of a specified treaty by a named representative issued by one of these authorities.

The Secretary-General would be obliged if States wishing to sign the Optional Protocol could notify, and provide copies of the required full powers in advance to the Treaty Section, Office of Legal Affairs, at United Nations Headquarters in New York (Telephone: (212) 963 5047, Facsimile: (212) 963 3693, e-mail: depositaryCN@un.org).

For more information on full powers and a model instrument of full powers, please refer to the Treaty Handbook on the United Nations Treaty Collection Web site, which can be accessed at the following address: https://treaties.un.org   

ADDITIONAL PROTOCOL TO THE CONVENTION ON THE CONTRACT FOR THE INTERNATIONAL CARRIAGE OF GOODS BY ROAD (CMR) CONCERNING THE ELECTRONIC CONSIGNMENT NOTE. GENEVA, 20 FEBRUARY 2008.

English [PDF]
French [PDF]

The above Protocol was adopted during the seventieth session of the Economic Commission for Europe’s Inland Transport Committee on 20 February 2008. In accordance with its article 7, the Protocol shall be open for signature by States that are signatories to or parties to the Convention and are either members of the Economic Commission for Europe or have been admitted to the Commission in a consultative capacity, from 27 May 2008 to 30 May 2008, in Geneva and, after this date, at United Nations Headquarters in New York, until 30 June 2009 (C.N.145.2008.TREATIES-1(Depositary Notification)).

Certified true copies of the Protocol, of which the English and French texts are equally authentic, will be prepared and will be transmitted to all States as soon as possible.

The Secretary-General takes this opportunity to recall that, under established international practice, only Heads of State, Heads of Government or Ministers for Foreign Affairs are empowered, by virtue of their functions, to sign a treaty on behalf of a State without having to produce full powers to that effect. Other representatives wishing to sign a treaty must be in possession of appropriate full powers, which expressly authorize signature of a specified treaty by a named representative issued and signed by one of these authorities.

The Secretary-General would be obliged if States wishing to sign the Protocol could notify and provide copies of the required full powers in advance to the Treaty Section, Office of Legal Affairs, at United Nations Headquarters in New York (tel.: 1 (212) 963-5047; fax: 1 (212) 963-3693; e-mail: depositaryCN@un.org).

For more information on full powers and a model instrument of full powers, please refer to the Treaty Handbook on the United Nations Treaty Collection Web site, which can be accessed at the following address: https://treaties.un.org   Learn More