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16121United Nations Regulation No. 121. Uniform provisions concerning the approval of vehicles with regard to the location and identification of hand controls, tell-tales and indicatorsGeneva, 18 January 200618 January 2006, in accordance with article 1(4).18 January 2006, No. 4789Parties: See XI-B-16.1United Nations, <i>Treaty Series</i>, vol. 2355, p. 23; Depositary notification C.N.37.2006.TREATIES-1 of 19 January 2006 and doc. TRANS/WP.29/2002/67/Rev.1, Corr.1 and Corr.2; C.N.285.2006.TREATIES-1 of 7 April 2006 and doc. ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2006/28 (modifications); C.N.1155.2006.TREATIES-2 of 13 December 2006 and doc. ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2006/108 (modifications); C.N.580.2007.TREATIES-1 of 10 May 2007 and doc. TRANS/WP.29/2007/14 + Amend.1 (Supplement 1 to the original) and C.N.1093.2007.TREATIES-2 of 12 November 2007 (adoption); C.N.1170.2007.TREATIES-1 of 18 January 2008 and doc. ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2007/85 (modifications); C.N.315.2008.TREATIES-2 of 15 April 2008 and doc. ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2008/45 (supplement 2 to the original) and C.N.822.2008.TREATIES-3 of 30 October 2008 (adoption); C.N.231.2009.TREATIES-1 of 24 Avril 2009 and doc. ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2009/41 (Supplement 3 to the original) and C.N.781.2009.TREATIES-2 of 27 October 2009 (adoption); C.N.112.2010.TREATIES-1 of 3 March 2010 and doc. ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2009/128 (modifications); C.N.113.2010.TREATIES-2 of 3 March 2010 and doc. ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2009/106 (modifications); C.N.832.2010.TREATIES-1 of 23 December 2010 and doc. ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2010/116 (supplement 4) (proposal of amendments) and C.N.336.2011.TREATIES-2 of 23 June 2011 (adoption of amendements); C.N.201.2011.TREATIES-1 of 28 April 2011 (proposal of amendments) and doc. ECE/TRANS/WP.29/2011/38 (Supplement 5) and C.N.733.2011.TREATIES-3 of 3 November 2011 (adoption); C.N.865.2011.TREATIES-4 of 26 January 2012 (proposal of amendments) and C.N.405.2012.TREATIES-XI.B.16.121 of 3 August 2012 (adoption of amendments); C.N.245.2012.TREATIES-XI.B.16.121 of 18 May 2012 (proposal of amendments) and C.N.671.2012.TREATIES-XI.B.16.121 of 26 November 2012 re-issued on 17 December 2012(adoption); C.N.67.2013.TREATIES-XI.B.16.121 of 15 January 2013 (proposal of amendments) and C.N.500.2013.TREATIES-XI.B.16.121 of 24 July 2013 (adoption); C.N.1023.2013.TREATIES-XI.B.16.121 of 18 December 2013 (Corrections); C.N.784.2014.TREATIES-IX.B.16.121 of 15 December 2014 (proposal of amendments) and C.N.365.2015.TREATIES-XI.B.16.121 of 19 June 2015 (adoption); C.N.944.2016.TREATIES-XI.B.16.121 of 22 December 2016 (proposal of amendments) and C.N.380.2017.TREATIES-IX.B.16.121 of 10 July 2017 (adoption); C.N.945.2016.TREATIES-XI.B.16.121 of 22 December 2016 (proposal of amendments and C.N.381.2017.TREATIES-IX.B.16.121 of 10 July 2017 (adoption); C.N.355.2018.TREATIES-XI-B-16-121 of 25 July 2018 (amendments); C.N.532.2018.TREATIES-XI-B-16-121 of 29 October 2018 (Amendments); C.N.533.2018.TREATIES-XI-B-16-121 of 29 October 2018 (Amendments).<superscript>2</superscript> C.N.597.2018.TREATIES-XI.B.16.121 of 21 December 2018 (Corrections to the United Nations Regulation No. 121); C.N.493.2020.TREATIES-XI.B.16.121 of 27 October 2020 (Amendments); C.N.354.2022.TREATIES-XI.B.16.121 of 19 October 2022 (Amendments); C.N.424.2023.TREATIES-XI.B.16.121 of 6 October 2023 (amendments).
ParticipantApplication of regulation, Succession(d)Armenia 1 Mar 2018 Austria18 Jan 2006 Azerbaijan18 Jan 2006 Belarus18 Jan 2006 Belgium18 Jan 2006 Bosnia and Herzegovina18 Jan 2006 Bulgaria18 Jan 2006 Croatia18 Jan 2006 Czech Republic18 Jan 2006 Denmark18 Jan 2006 Egypt 5 Dec 2012 Estonia18 Jan 2006 European Union18 Jan 2006 Finland18 Jan 2006 France18 Jan 2006 Germany18 Jan 2006 Greece18 Jan 2006 Hungary18 Jan 2006 Italy18 Jan 2006 Japan 3 Dec 2012 Latvia18 Jan 2006 Lithuania18 Jan 2006 Luxembourg18 Jan 2006 Malaysia 3 Feb 2006 Montenegro<superscript>3</superscript>23 Oct 2006 dNetherlands (Kingdom of the)18 Jan 2006 New Zealand18 Jan 2006 Nigeria18 Oct 2018 North Macedonia18 Jan 2006 Norway18 Jan 2006 Pakistan24 Feb 2020 Philippines 3 Nov 2022 Poland18 Jan 2006 Portugal18 Jan 2006 Republic of Korea18 Jan 2006 Republic of Moldova21 Sep 2016 Romania18 Jan 2006 Russian Federation18 Jan 2006 San Marino27 Nov 2015 Serbia18 Jan 2006 Slovakia18 Jan 2006 Slovenia18 Jan 2006 South Africa18 Jan 2006 Spain18 Jan 2006 Sweden18 Jan 2006 Switzerland18 Jan 2006 Türkiye18 Jan 2006 Uganda20 Mar 2023 Ukraine18 Jan 2006 United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland18 Jan 2006
1The Regulation enters into force for all Contracting Parties to the Agreement which did not notify their disagreement thereto, in accordance with 1 (4). The date listed under " <b> <i>Application of regulation </i> </b>" reflects the date of the entry into force of the Regulation for those States parties to the Agreement, at the time of the entry into force of the Regulation, which did not notify their disagreement thereto, in accordance with article 1(4) of the Agreement. States parties to the Agreement not applying the Regulation may, at any time, notify the Secretary-General that they intend to apply it, and the Regulation will then enter into force for such States on the sixtieth day after such notification, in accordance with article 1(7) of the Agreement. For these States, the date listed under " <i> <b>Application of regulation </b> </i>" is the date of deposit of the notification. States that become parties to the Agreement subsequent to the entry into force of the Regulation, which do not notify their disagreement thereto, apply the Regulation as from the date of entry into force of the Agreement for such States. In these cases, the date listed under " <i> <b>Application of regulation </b> </i>" reflects the date of deposit of the instrument of accession to the Agreement. Following is the list of Contracting Parties that notified their objection to draft Regulation No. 121, pursuant to article 1 (4); or declared the non-application of Regulation No. 121, pursuant to article 1(5): 2Participant:Date of the notification : Australia13 Dec 2005 Japan13 Dec 2005 Thailand2 Mar 2006
2 For additional references to the texts of the annexed regulations and their amendments, see doc. <a href="" target = "_ blank">TRANS/WP.29/343</a> as updated annually.3See note 1 under "Montenegro" in the "Historical Information" section in the front matter of this volume.