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CHAPTER IX
HEALTH
1 .e Amendments to articles 24 and 25 of the Constitution of the World Health Organization
Geneva, 17 May 1976
Entry into force
:
20 January 1984, in accordance with article 73 of the Constitution, for all Members of the World Health Organization*.
Registration :
20 January 1984, No. 221
Status :
Parties*
Text :
United Nations,  Treaty Series , vol.1347, 289.
Note :
The amendments to articles 24 and 25 of the Constitution of the World Health Organization  were adopted by the Twenty-ninth World Health Assembly by resolution WHA 29.38 of  17 May 1976.
In accordance with article 73 of the Constitution, amendments come into force for all Members when adopted by a two-thirds vote of the Health Assembly and accepted by two-thirds of the Members in accordance with their respective constitutional processes. Following is the list of States which had accepted the amendments prior to the entry into force of the amendments.
*See chapter IX.1 for the complete list of Participants, Members of the World Health Organization, for which the above amendments are in force, pursuant to article 73 of the Constitution.
Participant 1
Acceptance(A)
Afghanistan
20 Sep 1982 A
Algeria
23 Nov 1983 A
Australia
30 Mar 1977 A
Bahamas
29 May 1980 A
Bahrain
25 Apr 1980 A
Bangladesh
 3 Aug 1978 A
Barbados
 3 Aug 1977 A
Belgium
29 Dec 1977 A
Benin
 4 May 1983 A
Bhutan
 8 Sep 1982 A
Bolivia (Plurinational State of)
16 Jun 1982 A
Botswana
24 Feb 1978 A
Brazil
27 Aug 1982 A
Bulgaria
18 Jan 1983 A
Burundi
21 Jul 1981 A
Cabo Verde
13 Jan 1978 A
Cambodia
17 Aug 1983 A
Cameroon
25 Sep 1978 A
Canada
20 Jan 1984 A
Chile
 5 Aug 1982 A
China 2, 3
20 May 1982 A
Comoros
13 Dec 1982 A
Côte d'Ivoire
16 Dec 1977 A
Democratic People's Republic of Korea
 2 Mar 1982 A
Democratic Republic of the Congo
 2 May 1983 A
Denmark
 1 Jul 1981 A
Djibouti
 5 Dec 1983 A
Ecuador
22 Nov 1976 A
Egypt
21 Dec 1976 A
Ethiopia
 6 Jan 1977 A
Fiji
20 May 1981 A
Finland
14 Jun 1977 A
France
22 Jul 1981 A
Gabon
11 May 1982 A
Greece
27 Feb 1978 A
Guatemala
16 Jan 1979 A
Guinea-Bissau
 5 Feb 1980 A
Guyana
30 Sep 1982 A
Hungary
 4 May 1983 A
Iceland
22 Jul 1983 A
India
23 Jan 1978 A
Indonesia
24 May 1978 A
Iran (Islamic Republic of)
22 Feb 1980 A
Iraq 4
25 Sep 1978 A
Ireland
16 Feb 1982 A
Italy
17 May 1983 A
Jamaica
11 Apr 1983 A
Jordan
10 Jun 1983 A
Kenya
 1 Mar 1983 A
Lao People's Democratic Republic
23 Jan 1978 A
Lebanon
21 Jun 1982 A
Liberia
25 May 1982 A
Libya
16 Jun 1982 A
Luxembourg
22 Jun 1982 A
Madagascar
 8 Mar 1983 A
Malawi
 9 Apr 1980 A
Maldives
20 Sep 1977 A
Malta
20 Jul 1977 A
Mauritania
28 Apr 1982 A
Mauritius
 3 Sep 1981 A
Mexico
23 Feb 1979 A
Monaco
13 Jan 1983 A
Mongolia
10 Nov 1981 A
Mozambique
27 Feb 1978 A
Myanmar
15 Jun 1979 A
Nepal
23 Apr 1980 A
Netherlands 5
18 Oct 1977 A
New Zealand 6
26 Mar 1980 A
Nicaragua
16 Feb 1983 A
Niger
28 Dec 1976 A
Norway
29 Dec 1976 A
Oman
 8 Aug 1980 A
Papua New Guinea
 1 Jul 1983 A
Peru
10 Oct 1978 A
Philippines
 7 Oct 1981 A
Portugal
26 Jun 1978 A
Qatar
 7 Dec 1982 A
Romania
18 Jul 1977 A
Russian Federation
 1 Apr 1982 A
Samoa
 9 May 1980 A
San Marino
28 Oct 1980 A
Sao Tome and Principe
12 Apr 1982 A
Saudi Arabia
13 Jan 1977 A
Senegal
12 Jan 1983 A
Seychelles
22 Feb 1980 A
Singapore
 9 Jun 1983 A
Spain
 4 Nov 1976 A
Sri Lanka
 6 Oct 1978 A
Sudan
13 Jul 1982 A
Suriname
 4 Oct 1976 A
Sweden
 4 Feb 1980 A
Switzerland
21 Jul 1978 A
Thailand
 7 Jun 1978 A
Togo
18 Oct 1982 A
Tonga
28 Nov 1977 A
Tunisia
30 Sep 1983 A
Turkey
29 Dec 1982 A
Uganda
10 Jan 1978 A
United Arab Emirates
 7 Oct 1982 A
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
24 Feb 1978 A
United States of America
11 Nov 1982 A
Uruguay
10 Apr 1978 A
Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
17 Aug 1983 A
Viet Nam
30 Dec 1981 A
Yemen 7
 8 Mar 1982 A
Zambia
10 Aug 1984 A
Zimbabwe
13 Oct 1982 A
End Note
1.The former Yugoslavia had accepted the amendments on 2 September 1983. See also note 1 under “Bosnia and Herzegovina”, Croatia, “former Yugoslavia”, ”Slovenia”, “The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia” and “Yugoslavia” in the “Historical Information” section in the front matter of this volume.
2.See note 3 under “China” regarding Macao in the “Historical Information” section in the front matter of this volume.
3.See note 2 under “China” regarding Hong Kong in the “Historical Information” section in the front matter of this volume.
4.The instrument of acceptance contains the following declaration:

The acceptance shall in no way imply recognition of Israel or be a cause for the establishment of any relations of any kind therewith.

In this respect the Secretary-General received on 11 May 1979 from the Government of Israel the following communication:

"The Instrument deposited by the Government of Iraq contains a statement of a political character in respect to Israel.  In the view of the Government of Israel, this is not the proper place for making such political pronouncements, which are, moreover, in flagrant contradiction to the principles, objects and purposes of the Organization.  That pronouncement by the Government of Iraq cannot in any way affect whatever obligations are binding upon it under general international law or under particular treaties.

"The Government of Israel will, insofar as concerns the substance of the matter, adopt towards the Government of Iraq an attitude of complete reciprocity."

5.On behalf of the Kingdom in Europe and the Netherlands Antilles. See also note 1 under “Netherlands” regarding Aruba/Netherlands Antillies in the “Historical Information” section in the front matter of this volume
6.See note 1 under “New Zealand” regarding Tokelau in the “Historical Information” section in the front matter of this volume.
7.Democratic Yemen had accepted the amendments on 3 May 1982. See also note 1 under “Yemen” in the “Historical Information” section in the front matter of this volume.