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CHAPTER XXV
TELECOMMUNICATIONS
4 . Tampere Convention on the Provision of Telecommunication Resources for Disaster Mitigation and Relief Operations
Tampere, 18 June 1998
Entry into force
:
8 January 2005, in accordance with article 12which reads as follows: "1. This Convention shall be open for signature by all States which are members of the United Nations or of the International Telecommunication Union at the Intergovernmental Conference on Emergency Telecommunications in Tampere on 18 June 1998, and thereafter at the headquarters of the United Nations, New York, from 22 June 1998 to 21 June 2003. 2. A State may express its consent to be bound by this Convention: a) by signature (definitive signature); b) by signature subject to ratification, acceptance or approval followed by deposit of an instrument of ratification, acceptance or approval; or c) by deposit of an instrument of accession. 3. The Convention shall enter into force thirty (30) days after the deposit of instruments of ratification, acceptance, approval or accession or definitive signature of thirty (30) States. 4. For each State which signs definitively or deposits an instrument of ratification, acceptance, approval or accession, after the requirement set out in paragraph 3 of this Article has been fulfilled, this Convention shall enter into force thirty (30) days after the date of the definitive signature or consent to be bound.".
Registration :
8 January 2005, No. 40906
Status :
Signatories : 60. Parties : 47
Text :
United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 2296, p. 5; Depositary notifications C.N.608.1998.TREATIES-8 of 4 December 1998; and C.N.782.1999.TREATIES-13 of 28 September 1999 (rectification of the Convention and transmission of relevant procès-verbal).
Note :
The Convention was opened for signature at Tampere by all States Members of the United Nations or of the International Telecommunication Union on 18 June 1998, and thereafter at the United Nations Headquarters in New York from 22 June 1998 where it will remain open until 21 June 2003, in accordance with its article 12.
Participant
Signature
Definitive signature(s), Ratification, Acceptance(A), Approval(AA), Accession(a)
Argentina
11 May 1999
 5 Jul 2007
Armenia
  25 Mar 2008 a
Barbados
  25 Jul 2003 a
Belgium
   2 Jul 2010 a
Benin
18 Jun 1998
 
Brazil
12 Mar 1999
 
Bulgaria
22 Sep 1999
20 Jun 2000
Burundi
18 Jun 1998
23 Jan 2013
Canada
15 Jun 1999
18 May 2001
Chad
20 Oct 1999
 
Chile
18 Jun 1998
 
Colombia
  12 Jun 2008 a
Congo
18 Jun 1998
 
Costa Rica
20 Jun 2003
 
Cyprus
18 Jun 1998
14 Jul 2000
Czech Republic
 4 Sep 2002
17 Jun 2003
Denmark 1
18 Jun 1998
 2 Jun 2003
Dominica
  26 Dec 2000 a
El Salvador
 9 Aug 2000
18 Apr 2002
Estonia
25 May 1999
 
Finland
18 Jun 1998
 1 Apr 1999 A
France
   6 Aug 2009 a
Gabon
27 Apr 2001
 
Germany
18 Jun 1998
 
Ghana
18 Jun 1998
 
Guinea
   8 Oct 2002 a
Haiti
11 Feb 1999
 
Honduras
25 Feb 1999
 
Hungary
20 Jun 2003
 7 Apr 2004
Iceland
20 Jun 2003
13 May 2011
India
29 Nov 1999
29 Nov 1999
Ireland
  16 Aug 2007 a
Italy
18 Jun 1998
 
Kenya
18 Jun 1998
12 Feb 2003
Kuwait
18 Jun 1998
13 Jun 2002
Lebanon
17 Nov 1998
27 Jan 2006
Liberia
  16 Sep 2005 a
Liechtenstein
   8 Jun 2004 a
Lithuania
   9 Dec 2004 a
Luxembourg
   8 Jun 2012 a
Madagascar
12 Sep 2002
 
Mali
18 Jun 1998
 
Malta
18 Jun 1998
 
Marshall Islands
11 Nov 1998
 
Mauritania
18 Jun 1998
 
Mongolia
18 Jun 1998
 
Montenegro
  21 Jul 2010 a
Morocco
 1 Dec 1998
11 Mar 2003
Nepal
23 Apr 1999
 
Netherlands 2
19 Dec 2000
 6 Jul 2001 A
Nicaragua
18 Jun 1998
18 Nov 1999
Niger
18 Jun 1998
 
Oman
19 Aug 1999
16 Apr 2003
Pakistan
  30 Jan 2009 a
Panama
20 Sep 2001
 5 Mar 2003
Peru
14 Jan 1999
27 Oct 2003
Poland
18 Jun 1998
 
Portugal
18 Jun 1998
 
Romania
18 Jun 1998
17 Nov 2005
Russian Federation
14 Mar 2002
 
Senegal
20 Nov 1998
 
Slovakia
16 Feb 2000
 6 Feb 2001
Spain
  27 Feb 2006 a
Sri Lanka
 5 Aug 1999
13 Oct 1999
St. Lucia
31 Jan 2000
 
St. Vincent and the Grenadines
  14 Aug 2003 a
Sudan
 4 Dec 1998
 
Sweden
10 Jun 2003
13 Sep 2004
Switzerland
18 Jun 1998
24 Apr 2002
Tajikistan
18 Jun 1998
 
The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
 3 Dec 1998
 
Tonga
   8 May 2003 a
Uganda
28 Oct 1998
 5 Sep 2002
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
  18 Jun 2003 s
United States of America
17 Nov 1998
 
Uruguay
13 May 2003
19 Apr 2012
Uzbekistan
 6 Oct 1998
 
Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
 3 Apr 2003
13 May 2005
Declarations and Reservations
(Unless otherwise indicated, the declarations and reservations were made upon
definitive signature, ratification, acceptance, approval or accession.)
Colombia

Reservation:
       The Government of the Republic of Colombia formulates a reservation to paragraph 3 of article 11, by means of which Colombia does not consider itself bound by either of both of the dispute settlement procedures provided for in paragraph 3 of article 11.

Denmark

Declaration:
       "In connexion with Denmark's ratification of the Tampere Convention on the Provision of Telecommunications Resources for Disaster Mitigation and Relief Operations ("the Convention") Denmark declares that to the extent to which certain provisions of the Convention fall within the area of responsibility of the European Community, the full implementation of the Convention by Denmark has to be done in accordance with the procedures of this international Organisation."

Ireland

Reservation:
       "Whereas to the extent to which certain provisions of the Tampere Convention on the Provision of Telecommunications Resources for Disaster Mitigation and Relief Operations ("the Convention") fall within the responsibility of the European Community, the full implementation of the Convention by Ireland has to be done in accordance with the procedures of this international organisation."

Luxembourg

Reservation:
       To the extent to which certain provisions of the Tampere Convention on the Provision of Telecommunications Resources for Disaster Mitigation and Relief Operations fall within the area of responsibility of the European Community, the full implementation of the Convention by Luxembourg has to be done in accordance with the procedures of this international organisation.

Montenegro

Reservation:
       “In accordance with Article 14 of the Tampere Convention on the Provisions of Telecommunications Resources for Disaster Mitigation and Relief Operations, adopted at Tampere, 18 June 1998, the Government of Montenegro declares that this Convention shall not apply to:
       To the extent to which certain provisions of the Tampere Convention on the Provisions of Telecommunications Resources for Disaster Mitigation and Relief Operations (“the Convention”) fall within the area of responsibility of the European Community, the full implementation of the Convention by Montenegro has to be done in accordance with the procedures of this international organization.”

Spain

Reservation:
       To the extent to which certain provisions of the Tampere Convention on the Provision of Telecommunication Resources for Disaster Mitigation and Relief Operations fall within the area of responsibility of the European Community, Spain cannot implement those decisions unless the European Community becomes a party to the Convention.

Sweden

Declaration made upon signature and confirmed upon ratification:
       "To the extent to which certain provisions of the Tampere Convention on the Provision of Telecommunications Resources for Disaster Mitigation and Relief Operations fall within the area of responsibility of the European Community, the full implementation of the Convention by Sweden has to be done in accordance with the procedures of this international organisation."

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Reservation:
       "To the extent to which certain provisions of the Tampere Convention on the Provisions of Telecommunications Resources for Disaster Mitigation and Relief Operations ("the Convention") fall within the area of responsibility of the European Community, the full implementation of the Convention by the United Kingdom has to be done in accordance with the procedures of this international organisation."

Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)

Reservation made upon signature:
       Under the provisions of article 11, paragraph 6, of the Tampere Convention on the Provision of Telecommunication Resources for Disaster Mitigation and Relief Operations (ICET-98), the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela makes a specific reservation to paragraph 3 of that article.  It therefore does not consider itself bound by arbitration as a means of dispute settlement, nor does it recognize the binding jurisdiction of the International Court of Justice.

Reservation made upon ratification:
       Under the provisions of article 14, paragraph 1, of the Tampere Convention on the Provision of Telecommunication Resources for Disaster Mitigation and Relief Operations, the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela makes a specific reservation to paragraphs 3 and 4 of article 11. Therefore, it does not consider itself bound by arbitration as a means of dispute settlement, nor does it recognize the binding jurisdiction of the International Court of Justice.

End Note
1.In a communication received on 22 July 2003, the Govenrment of Denmark informed the Secretary-General that "...  Denmark's ratifications normally include the entire Kingdom of Denmark including the Faroe Islands and Greenland. Consequently, no Territorial Application applies in connection with the above-mentioned ratification.”
2.For the Kingdom in Europe and the Netherlands Antilles. On 17 July 2001, in respect of Aruba.