CHAPTER IX
HEALTH
1dAmendments to articles 34 and 55 of the Constitution of the World Health OrganizationGeneva, 22 May 19733 February 1977, in accordance with article 73 of the Constitution, for all members of the World Health Organization*.3 February 1977, No. 221Parties*United Nations, <i>Treaty Series </i>, vol. 1035, p. 315.The amendments to articles 34 and 55 of the Constitution of the World Health Organization were adopted by the Twenty-sixth World Health Assembly by resolution WHA 26.37 of 22 May 1973.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<superscript>1</superscript>Acceptance(A)Afghanistan28 Feb 1975 AArgentina 4 Oct 1976 AAustralia11 Mar 1975 ABahamas14 Dec 1976 ABahrain25 Jun 1975 ABangladesh26 Feb 1976 ABarbados 7 Jun 1974 ABelgium 6 Aug 1974 ABenin24 Nov 1975 ABolivia (Plurinational State of)17 Oct 1975 ABrazil 7 Aug 1974 ABulgaria27 Jan 1976 ACameroon30 May 1974 ACanada12 Jun 1974 ACentral African Republic13 Jan 1977 AChad 3 Nov 1976 AChina<superscript>2,3</superscript> 5 Mar 1976 AComoros27 Jan 1977 ACongo 3 Jan 1977 ACyprus20 Jun 1975 ADemocratic Republic of the Congo15 Jul 1976 ADenmark 7 Oct 1974 ADominican Republic16 Oct 1975 AEcuador12 Mar 1975 AEgypt14 Jan 1974 AEl Salvador17 Oct 1975 AEswatini18 Nov 1975 AEthiopia 9 Jan 1976 AFiji15 Nov 1973 AFinland17 Jun 1974 AFrance28 Jan 1975 AGambia25 Jan 1977 AGermany<superscript>4,5</superscript> 9 Jul 1975 AGreece 4 Nov 1975 AGrenada16 Jul 1976 AGuinea22 Sep 1975 AGuinea-Bissau18 Nov 1975 AGuyana24 May 1974 AHonduras 8 Nov 1974 AIceland 5 Dec 1975 AIraq28 Jan 1977 AIreland 3 Mar 1975 AIsrael 8 Sep 1976 AJordan30 Nov 1976 AKenya17 Sep 1976 AKuwait17 Jul 1975 ALao People's Democratic Republic28 Sep 1976 AMadagascar27 Sep 1976 AMalawi21 Oct 1974 AMalaysia 3 Jul 1975 AMaldives16 Sep 1975 AMali27 Mar 1975 AMalta19 Jul 1976 AMauritania21 Sep 1976 AMauritius26 Jan 1976 AMexico25 Jul 1975 AMonaco 4 Nov 1975 AMongolia19 Jan 1977 AMorocco30 Dec 1975 AMyanmar30 Dec 1975 ANepal10 Feb 1976 ANetherlands<superscript>6</superscript>27 Jan 1975 ANew Zealand<superscript>7</superscript>19 Feb 1976 ANicaragua 5 Nov 1976 ANiger11 Jul 1974 ANigeria15 Oct 1975 ANorway14 Nov 1975 AOman10 Apr 1974 APakistan29 Apr 1976 APanama18 Feb 1975 AParaguay15 Jan 1976 APhilippines17 Sep 1976 APortugal20 Feb 1975 AQatar 8 Dec 1975 ARepublic of Korea16 Nov 1976 ARwanda19 Nov 1976 ASamoa 6 Jan 1976 ASaudi Arabia13 Jan 1977 ASingapore22 Sep 1975 ASomalia 8 Oct 1975 ASpain10 Oct 1975 ASri Lanka12 Nov 1974 ASuriname27 Jan 1977 ASweden13 May 1974 ASwitzerland21 Aug 1974 ASyrian Arab Republic18 Jun 1975 AThailand27 Jan 1975 ATogo16 Jan 1975 ATrinidad and Tobago30 Jan 1975 ATunisia 6 Jan 1976 AUganda24 Nov 1975 AUnited Arab Emirates 2 Jul 1974 AUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland23 Jul 1974 AUnited Republic of Tanzania 6 Jan 1976 AUnited States of America<superscript>8</superscript>19 May 1975 AVenezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)23 Jul 1975 AYemen<superscript>9</superscript>11 Feb 1977 A
1The former Yugoslavia had accepted the amendments on 22 April 1975. 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.2See note 3 under “China” regarding Macao in the “Historical Information” section in the front matter of this volume.3See note 2 under “China” regarding Hong Kong in the “Historical Info rmation” section in the front matter of this volume.4See note 1 under “Germany” regarding Berlin (West) in the “Historical Information” section in the front matter of this volume.5The German Democratic Republic had accepted the amendments on 13 July 1976. See also note 2 under “Germany” in the “Historical Information” section in the front matter of this volume.6On behalf of the Kingdom in Europe, Surinam 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.7See note 1 under “New Zealand” regarding Tokelau in the “Historical Information” section in the front matter of this volume.8The instrument of acceptance contains the following statement:"As was the case in the original acceptance by the United States of America of the Constitution of the World Health Organization, the present acceptance is subject to the provisions of the joint resolution of the Congress of the United States of America approved June 14, 1948 (Public Law 643, 80th Congress)."9The Yemen Arab Republic had accepted the amendments on 11 February 1977. See also note 1 under “Yemen” in the “Historical Information” section in the front matter of this volume.