CHAPTER I
CHARTER OF THE UNITED NATIONS AND STATUTE OF THE INTERNATIONAL COURT OF JUSTICE
5aAmendments to Articles 23, 27 and 61 of the Charter of the United Nations, adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations in resolutions 1991 A and B (XVIII) of 17 December 1963New York, 17 December 1963<superscript>1</superscript>31 August 1965, in accordance with article 108for all Members of the United Nations.21 March 1966, No. 8132Parties107United Nations, <i>Treaty Series</i>, vol. 557, p. 143.
Participant<superscript>3,4</superscript>RatificationAfghanistan25 Feb 1965 Albania 7 Dec 1964 Algeria26 Mar 1964 Argentina 4 Apr 1966 Australia 9 Jun 1965 Austria 7 Oct 1964 Belarus22 Jun 1965 Belgium29 Apr 1965 Benin17 Sep 1965 Bolivia (Plurinational State of)19 Jan 1966 Brazil23 Dec 1964 Bulgaria13 Jan 1965 Burkina Faso11 Aug 1964 Burundi23 Aug 1965 Cambodia20 Jan 1966 Cameroon25 Jun 1964 Canada 9 Sep 1964 Central African Republic 6 Aug 1964 Chad 2 Nov 1964 Chile31 Aug 1965 Colombia10 Oct 1966 Congo 7 Jul 1965 Costa Rica 7 Oct 1964 Côte d'Ivoire 2 Oct 1964 Cuba22 Dec 1964 Cyprus 1 Sep 1965 Democratic Republic of the Congo20 May 1966 Denmark12 Jan 1965 Dominican Republic 4 Nov 1965 Ecuador31 Aug 1965 Egypt16 Dec 1964 El Salvador 1 Dec 1964 Ethiopia22 Jul 1964 Finland18 Jan 1965 France24 Aug 1965 Gabon11 Aug 1964 Ghana 4 May 1964 Greece 2 Aug 1965 Guatemala18 Aug 1965 Guinea19 Aug 1964 Honduras 9 Oct 1968 Hungary23 Feb 1965 Iceland 6 Nov 1964 India10 Sep 1964 Indonesia30 Mar 1973 Iran (Islamic Republic of)12 Jan 1965 Iraq25 Nov 1964 Ireland27 Oct 1964 Israel13 May 1965 Italy25 Aug 1965 Jamaica12 Mar 1964 Japan 4 Jun 1965 Jordan 7 Aug 1964 Kenya28 Oct 1964 Kuwait28 Dec 1964 Lao People's Democratic Republic20 Apr 1965 Lebanon27 Sep 1965 Liberia21 Sep 1964 Libya27 Aug 1964 Luxembourg22 Oct 1965 Madagascar14 Dec 1964 Malawi 2 Jun 1965 Malaysia26 May 1965 Mali23 Sep 1964 Malta23 Jun 1965 Mauritania29 Jan 1965 Mexico 5 May 1965 Mongolia10 Mar 1965 Morocco 9 Nov 1964 Myanmar 3 Jun 1965 Nepal 3 Dec 1964 Netherlands14 Dec 1964 New Zealand26 Aug 1964 Niger 8 Sep 1964 Nigeria 5 Dec 1964 Norway17 Dec 1964 Pakistan25 Mar 1965 Panama27 Jul 1965 Paraguay17 Aug 1965 Peru 2 Dec 1966 Philippines 9 Nov 1964 Poland 8 Jan 1965 Romania 5 Feb 1965 Russian Federation10 Feb 1965 Rwanda17 Nov 1964 Saudi Arabia17 Jun 1965 Senegal23 Apr 1965 Sierra Leone25 Mar 1965 Somalia 6 Oct 1965 Spain 5 Aug 1965 Sri Lanka13 Nov 1964 Sudan 7 May 1965 Sweden18 Dec 1964 Syrian Arab Republic24 Feb 1965 Thailand23 Mar 1964 Togo19 Aug 1964 Trinidad and Tobago18 Aug 1964 Tunisia29 May 1964 Turkey 1 Jul 1965 Uganda10 Feb 1965 Ukraine17 May 1965 United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland 4 Jun 1965 United Republic of Tanzania 7 Oct 1964 United States of America31 Aug 1965 Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of) 1 Sep 1965 Yemen<superscript>5</superscript> 7 Jul 1965 Zambia28 Apr 1965
1<i>Official Records of the General Assembly, Eighteenth Session, Supplement No. 15 </i> (<a href="http://research.un.org/en/docs/ga/quick/regular/18">A/5515</a>), p. 21.2As depositary of the amendments to the Charter, the Secretary-General drew up a protocol of entry into force of these amendments and communicated it to all Member States.3Czechoslovakia had ratified the amendments on 19 January 1965. See also note 1 under <a href="/Pages/HistoricalInfo.aspx?clang=_en#CzechRepublic" target="_blank">“Czech Republic”</a> and note 1 under <a href="/Pages/HistoricalInfo.aspx?clang=_en#Slovakia" target="_blank">“Slovakia”</a> in the “Historical Information” section.4Ratification on behalf of the Republic of China on 2 August 1965. See note 1 under <a href="/Pages/HistoricalInfo.aspx?clang=_en#China" target="_blank">“China”</a> in the “Historical Information” section. In communications addressed to the Secretary-General, the Permanent Missions to the United Nations of Czechoslovakia, Hungary and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, pointing out that in the annex to the said protocol, which contains a list of States Members of the United Nations having deposited instruments of ratification of the amendments, there is a reference to an instrument of ratification by China, stated that their Governments did not recognize any authority other than the Government of the People's Republic of China as entitled to represent and act on behalf of China and that, therefore, they considered the said instrument as having no legal force whatsoever. They noted, however, the position in this matter of the Government of the People's Republic of China, which had announced that it would not object to the introduction of the amendments to the relevant Articles of the Charter even before the restoration of the rights of the People's Republic of China in the United Nations. In a note addressed to the Secretary-General with reference to the communication from the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics mentioned above, the Permanent Representative of the Republic of China to the United Nations stated that the Republic of China, a permanent member of the Security Council, had ratified the amendments and deposited the instrument of ratification with the Secretary-General on 2 August 1965 and that, therefore, there could be no question that the protocol of entry into force of the amendments was valid in its entirety. He further stated that the allegationsmade by the Soviet Union were untenable both in law and in fact and could in no way affect the validity of the protocol and the entry into force of the amendments.5The formality was effected by the Yemen Arab Republic. See also note 1 under <a href="/Pages/HistoricalInfo.aspx?clang=_en#Yemen" target="_blank">“Yemen”</a> in the “Historical Information” section.