CHAPTER I
CHARTER OF THE UNITED NATIONS AND STATUTE OF THE INTERNATIONAL COURT OF JUSTICE
5cAmendment to Article 61 of the Charter of the United Nations, adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations in resolution 2847 (XXVI) of 20 December 1971New York, 20 December 1971<superscript>1</superscript>24 September 1973, in accordance with article 108for all Members of the United Nations.224 September 1973, No. 8132Parties106United Nations, <i>Treaty Series</i>, vol. 892, p. 119.
Participant<superscript>3,4</superscript>RatificationAfghanistan20 Sep 1973 Albania22 Mar 1974 Algeria21 Jun 1972 Argentina19 Mar 1973 Australia16 Nov 1972 Austria12 Jan 1973 Bahrain22 Aug 1972 Barbados12 Jun 1972 Belarus15 Jun 1973 Belgium26 Mar 1973 Benin 5 Feb 1973 Bhutan13 Sep 1972 Bolivia (Plurinational State of)29 Jun 1973 Botswana12 Feb 1973 Brazil 7 Sep 1972 Bulgaria 5 Jun 1973 Cameroon12 Dec 1972 Canada28 Sep 1972 Chad11 May 1973 Chile23 Jul 1974 China<superscript>5,6</superscript>15 Sep 1972 Colombia20 May 1975 Costa Rica14 Aug 1973 Côte d'Ivoire28 Feb 1973 Cuba17 May 1976 Cyprus26 Jun 1972 Democratic Republic of the Congo16 Aug 1973 Denmark23 Jan 1973 Dominican Republic29 Nov 1972 Ecuador20 Apr 1973 Egypt28 Dec 1972 Ethiopia27 Feb 1974 Fiji12 Jun 1972 Finland30 Mar 1972 France 1 Jun 1973 Ghana 8 Jan 1973 Greece15 Jan 1974 Guatemala 3 Oct 1972 Guinea27 Jun 1973 Guyana22 May 1973 Hungary12 Jul 1973 Iceland 6 Mar 1973 India 5 Jan 1973 Indonesia30 Mar 1973 Iran (Islamic Republic of)15 Mar 1973 Iraq 9 Aug 1972 Ireland 6 Oct 1972 Italy25 Jul 1973 Jamaica 6 Oct 1972 Japan15 Jun 1973 Jordan 2 Jun 1972 Kenya 5 Oct 1972 Kuwait20 Jun 1972 Lebanon 2 Jul 1973 Lesotho30 May 1973 Liberia 4 Dec 1972 Libya12 Apr 1973 Luxembourg 5 Jun 1973 Madagascar19 Jul 1973 Malawi15 Sep 1972 Malaysia16 Jun 1972 Mali30 Aug 1973 Malta22 Feb 1973 Mauritius29 Jun 1973 Mexico11 Apr 1973 Mongolia18 May 1973 Morocco26 Sep 1972 Nepal24 Nov 1972 Netherlands31 Oct 1972 New Zealand19 Jul 1972 Nicaragua17 Jul 1973 Niger22 Aug 1972 Nigeria17 Oct 1973 Norway14 Mar 1973 Oman23 Jun 1972 Pakistan21 Aug 1973 Panama26 Sep 1972 Paraguay28 Dec 1973 Peru26 Jun 1973 Philippines14 Nov 1972 Poland19 Sep 1973 Qatar15 Jun 1972 Romania26 Feb 1973 Russian Federation 1 Jun 1973 Rwanda 6 Nov 1973 Senegal25 Jan 1973 Sierra Leone15 Oct 1973 Singapore18 Apr 1972 Spain26 Jul 1973 Sri Lanka 6 Dec 1972 Sudan 4 Oct 1972 Sweden22 Dec 1972 Syrian Arab Republic21 Aug 1974 Thailand19 Jul 1972 Togo29 Oct 1973 Trinidad and Tobago11 Sep 1972 Tunisia 8 Nov 1972 Uganda12 Jun 1972 Ukraine16 May 1973 United Arab Emirates29 Sep 1972 United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland<superscript>5</superscript>19 Jun 1973 United Republic of Tanzania 4 Apr 1973 United States of America24 Sep 1973 Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)29 Oct 1974 Yemen<superscript>7</superscript>15 Jun 1972 Zambia13 Oct 1972
1<i>Official Records of the General Assembly, Twentieth Session, Supplement No. 29 </i> (A/8429), p. 67.2As 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 4 February 1972. 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.4The former Yugoslavia had ratified the amendment on 23 October 1972. See also note 1 under <a href="/Pages/HistoricalInfo.aspx?clang=_en#Yugoslavia(former)" target="_blank">"former Yugoslavia"</a> and <a href="/Pages/HistoricalInfo.aspx?clang=_en#Yugoslavia" target="_blank">"Yugoslavia"</a> in the "Historical Information" section.5See note 2 under <a href="/Pages/HistoricalInfo.aspx?clang=_en#China" target="_blank">“China”</a> and note 2 under <a href="/Pages/HistoricalInfo.aspx?clang=_en#UnitedKingdomofGreatBritainandNorthernIreland" target="_blank"> “United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland”</a> regarding Hong Kong in the “Historical Information” section.6See note 3 under <a href="/Pages/HistoricalInfo.aspx?clang=_en#China" target="_blank">“China”</a> and note 1 under <a href="/Pages/HistoricalInfo.aspx?clang=_en#Portugal" target="_blank">“Portugal”</a> regarding Macao in the “Historical Information” section.7The Yemen Arab Republic had ratified the amendment to Article 61 of the Charter on 7 July 1972. See also note 1 under <a href="/Pages/HistoricalInfo.aspx?clang=_en#Yemen" target="_blank"> “Yemen”</a> in the “Historical Information” section.