1dAmendments to the title and substantive provisions of the Convention on the International Maritime OrganizationLondon, 14 November 1975 and 9 November 197722 May 1982 for all Members of the Organization, in accordance with article 51 of the Convention except for the amendment to article 51 which entered into force on 28 July 1982 in accordance with article 62 of the Convention as amended (Article 52, which was renumbered as Article 51 by Resolution <a href="/doc/source/docs/A_315_ES.V-E.pdf" target="_blank">315 (ES.V)</a> of 17 October 1974, is renumbered as Article 62 by Resolution <a href="/doc/source/docs/A_358_IX-E.pdf" target="_blank">A.358 (IX)</a> of 14 November 1975)*.22 May 1982, No. 42141Parties*.United Nations, <i>Treaty Series </i>, vol. 1276, p. 468; and vol. 1285, p. 318.See " <i>Note: </i>" at beginning of chapter XII.1. The amendments were adopted by the Assembly of the Organization by resolution <a href="/doc/source/docs/A_358_IX-E.pdf" target="_blank">A.358 (IX)</a> of 14 November 1975 and <a href="/doc/source/docs/A_371_X-E.pdf" target="_blank">A.371 (X)</a> of 9 November 1977 [rectification of resolution A.358 (IX)]. Note: Pursuant to article 53 of the Convention, the acceptance of an amendment shall be made by the communication of an instrument to the Secretary-General of the Organization for deposit with the Secretary-General of the United Nations.Following is the list of States which had accepted the Amendments to the Convention prior to their entry into force. *See chapter XII.1 for the complete list of Participants, Members of the International Maritime Organization, for which the above amendments are in force, pursuant to article 71 of the Convention as amended.
Participant<superscript>2</superscript>Acceptance(A)Algeria 6 Jul 1976 AAngola 6 Jun 1977 AArgentina31 Dec 1979 AAustralia10 Jun 1980 ABahamas 1 Mar 1979 ABahrain25 Apr 1980 ABangladesh 8 Oct 1979 ABarbados30 Aug 1977 ABelgium28 Apr 1978 ABrazil 1 Aug 1977 ABulgaria 4 Mar 1980 ACabo Verde23 Apr 1980 ACanada22 Apr 1977 AChile20 Mar 1978 AChina14 Mar 1979 ACôte d'Ivoire 4 Nov 1981 ACuba27 Dec 1979 ACyprus 6 Dec 1977 ADenmark18 Sep 1976 ADjibouti20 Feb 1979 ADominica18 Dec 1979 AEgypt16 Nov 1976 AEl Salvador12 Feb 1981 AEthiopia 2 Feb 1979 AFinland19 Oct 1976 AFrance 1 Feb 1977 AGambia11 Jan 1979 AGermany<superscript>3,4</superscript>24 Oct 1977 AGhana 5 Feb 1980 AGreece28 Jul 1981 AGuinea 1 Apr 1977 AGuinea-Bissau 6 Dec 1977 AGuyana13 May 1980 AHungary31 Mar 1980 AIceland28 Jul 1980 AIndia 1 May 1978 AIraq 5 Sep 1979 AIreland27 Oct 1981 AIsrael31 Dec 1979 AJamaica 9 Apr 1979 AJordan 5 Apr 1977 AKuwait28 Dec 1978 ALiberia19 Nov 1979 ALibya13 Sep 1976 AMalaysia12 Apr 1982 AMaldives25 Feb 1980 AMalta23 Apr 1979 AMexico19 Dec 1980 AMorocco<superscript>5</superscript>25 Jul 1980 AMyanmar29 Jan 1980 ANepal31 Jan 1979 ANetherlands (Kingdom of the)<superscript>6</superscript>19 Jul 1977 ANew Zealand15 Aug 1978 ANicaragua17 Mar 1982 ANorway 8 Aug 1977 AOman22 May 1981 APakistan23 Jan 1981 APanama22 Jun 1977 APeru21 Jan 1980 APhilippines17 Nov 1981 APoland13 Feb 1979 APortugal 3 Mar 1980 AQatar19 May 1977 ARepublic of Korea19 Sep 1978 ARomania25 Jul 1977 ARussian Federation 2 Jul 1979 ASaudi Arabia 1 Aug 1979 ASeychelles13 Jun 1978 ASingapore15 Jun 1979 ASpain14 Apr 1981 ASri Lanka12 Jul 1977 ASt. Lucia10 Apr 1980 ASt. Vincent and the Grenadines29 Apr 1981 ASuriname11 Apr 1979 ASweden23 Mar 1977 ASwitzerland22 May 1981 AThailand20 Feb 1981 ATunisia 1 Aug 1979 AUnited Arab Emirates<superscript>7</superscript> 4 Mar 1980 AUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland<superscript>8</superscript>22 Feb 1980 AUnited Republic of Tanzania23 Apr 1979 AUnited States of America<superscript>1</superscript>28 Aug 1980 AUruguay17 Dec 1980 A
1Amendments to article 51 were registered on 28 July 1982 under No. 4214.2The former Yugoslavia had accepted the amendments on 4 August 1980. See also note 1 under “Bosnia and Herzegovina", "Croatia", "former Yugoslavia", "Slovenia", "The Former Yugsoslav Republic of Macedonia" and "Yugoslavia" in the "Historical Information" section in the front matter of this volume.3The German Democratic Republic had deposited its instrument of acceptance of the amendments on 29 November 1977. See also note 2 under “Germany” in the “Historical Information” 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.5With the same declaration as the one made in respect of the Convention on the International Maritime Organization.6For the Kingdom in Europe and the Netherlands Antilles. See also note 1 under “Netherlands”regarding Aruba/Netherlands Antilles in the “Historical Information” section in the front matter of this volume.7With regard to the said reservation, the Governrment of Israel, in communication received by the Secretary-General on 25 July 1980, stated the following: "The instrument deposited by the Government of the United Arab Emirates contains a statement of political pronouncements, which are moreover, in flagrant contradiction to the principles, objects and purposes of the Organization. That pronouncement by the Government of the United Arab Emirates cannot in any way affect whatever obligations are binding upon the United Arab Emriates, under general international law or under particular treaties." The Government of Israel will, insofar as concerns the substance of the matter, adopt towards the Government the United Arab Emriates an attitude of complete reciprocity."822 February 1980: acceptance of the amendments except those relating to article 51 of the Convention. In a communication accompanying the instrument of acceptance, the Government of the United Kingdom stated the following: "Although this instrument does not include the amendments to article 51 and should not therefore be counted among the acceptances required for the coming into force of those amendments, [the Secretary of State writes] to inform [the Secretary-General], for the sake of clarification, that the Government of the United Kingdom does not wish to make a "declaration" of non-acceptance under the provisions of the present article 51, and will consider itself bound by the amendments to article 51 when these come into force for all Members of IMCO." 28 September 1981: acceptance of amendments to article 51.