CHAPTER XXV
TELECOMMUNICATIONS
4Tampere Convention on the Provision of Telecommunication Resources for Disaster Mitigation and Relief OperationsTampere, 18 June 19988 January 2005, in accordance with article 12which reads as follows: "1. This Convention shall be open for signature by all States which are members of the United Nations or of the International Telecommunication Union at the Intergovernmental Conference on Emergency Telecommunications in Tampere on 18 June 1998, and thereafter at the headquarters of the United Nations, New York, from 22 June 1998 to 21 June 2003. 2. A State may express its consent to be bound by this Convention: a) by signature (definitive signature); b) by signature subject to ratification, acceptance or approval followed by deposit of an instrument of ratification, acceptance or approval; or c) by deposit of an instrument of accession. 3. The Convention shall enter into force thirty (30) days after the deposit of instruments of ratification, acceptance, approval or accession or definitive signature of thirty (30) States. 4. For each State which signs definitively or deposits an instrument of ratification, acceptance, approval or accession, after the requirement set out in paragraph 3 of this Article has been fulfilled, this Convention shall enter into force thirty (30) days after the date of the definitive signature or consent to be bound.".8 January 2005, No. 40906Signatories60Parties49United Nations, <i>Treaty Series</i>, vol. 2296, p. 5; Depositary notifications C.N.608.1998.TREATIES-8 of 4 December 1998; and C.N.782.1999.TREATIES-13 of 28 September 1999 (rectification of the Convention and transmission of relevant procès-verbal).The Convention was opened for signature at Tampere by all States Members of the United Nations or of the International Telecommunication Union on 18 June 1998, and thereafter at the United Nations Headquarters in New York from 22 June 1998 where it will remain open until 21 June 2003, in accordance with its article 12.
ParticipantSignatureDefinitive signature(s), Ratification, Acceptance(A), Approval(AA), Accession(a)Albania 3 Sep 2014 aArgentina11 May 1999 5 Jul 2007 Armenia25 Mar 2008 aBarbados25 Jul 2003 aBelgium 2 Jul 2010 aBenin18 Jun 1998 Brazil12 Mar 1999 Bulgaria22 Sep 1999 20 Jun 2000 Burundi18 Jun 1998 23 Jan 2013 Cabo Verde22 Mar 2018 aCanada15 Jun 1999 18 May 2001 Chad20 Oct 1999 Chile18 Jun 1998 Colombia12 Jun 2008 aCongo18 Jun 1998 Costa Rica20 Jun 2003 Cyprus18 Jun 1998 14 Jul 2000 Czech Republic 4 Sep 2002 17 Jun 2003 Denmark<superscript>1</superscript>18 Jun 1998 2 Jun 2003 Dominica26 Dec 2000 aEl Salvador 9 Aug 2000 18 Apr 2002 Estonia25 May 1999 Finland18 Jun 1998 1 Apr 1999 AFrance 6 Aug 2009 aGabon27 Apr 2001 Germany18 Jun 1998 Ghana18 Jun 1998 Guinea 8 Oct 2002 aHaiti11 Feb 1999 Honduras25 Feb 1999 Hungary20 Jun 2003 7 Apr 2004 Iceland20 Jun 2003 13 May 2011 India29 Nov 1999 29 Nov 1999 Ireland16 Aug 2007 aItaly18 Jun 1998 Kenya18 Jun 1998 12 Feb 2003 Kuwait18 Jun 1998 13 Jun 2002 Lebanon17 Nov 1998 27 Jan 2006 Liberia16 Sep 2005 aLiechtenstein 8 Jun 2004 aLithuania 9 Dec 2004 aLuxembourg 8 Jun 2012 aMadagascar12 Sep 2002 Mali18 Jun 1998 Malta18 Jun 1998 Marshall Islands11 Nov 1998 Mauritania18 Jun 1998 Mongolia18 Jun 1998 Montenegro21 Jul 2010 aMorocco 1 Dec 1998 11 Mar 2003 Nepal23 Apr 1999 Netherlands<superscript>2</superscript>19 Dec 2000 6 Jul 2001 ANicaragua18 Jun 1998 18 Nov 1999 Niger18 Jun 1998 North Macedonia 3 Dec 1998 Oman19 Aug 1999 16 Apr 2003 Pakistan30 Jan 2009 aPanama20 Sep 2001 5 Mar 2003 Peru14 Jan 1999 27 Oct 2003 Poland18 Jun 1998 Portugal18 Jun 1998 Romania18 Jun 1998 17 Nov 2005 Russian Federation14 Mar 2002 Senegal20 Nov 1998 Slovakia16 Feb 2000 6 Feb 2001 Spain27 Feb 2006 aSri Lanka 5 Aug 1999 13 Oct 1999 St. Lucia31 Jan 2000 St. Vincent and the Grenadines14 Aug 2003 aSudan 4 Dec 1998 Sweden10 Jun 2003 13 Sep 2004 Switzerland18 Jun 1998 24 Apr 2002 Tajikistan18 Jun 1998 Tonga 8 May 2003 aUganda28 Oct 1998 5 Sep 2002 United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland18 Jun 2003 sUnited States of America17 Nov 1998 Uruguay13 May 2003 19 Apr 2012 Uzbekistan 6 Oct 1998 Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of) 3 Apr 2003 13 May 2005
Declarations and Reservations(Unless otherwise indicated, the declarations and reservations were made upondefinitive signature, ratification, acceptance, approval or accession.)ColombiaReservation:The Government of the Republic of Colombia formulates a reservation to paragraph 3 of article 11, by means of which Colombia does not consider itself bound by either of both of the dispute settlement procedures provided for in paragraph 3 of article 11.DenmarkDeclaration:"In connexion with Denmark's ratification of the Tampere Convention on the Provision of Telecommunications Resources for Disaster Mitigation and Relief Operations ("the Convention") Denmark declares that to the extent to which certain provisions of the Convention fall within the area of responsibility of the European Community, the full implementation of the Convention by Denmark has to be done in accordance with the procedures of this international Organisation."IrelandReservation:"Whereas to the extent to which certain provisions of the Tampere Convention on the Provision of Telecommunications Resources for Disaster Mitigation and Relief Operations ("the Convention") fall within the responsibility of the European Community, the full implementation of the Convention by Ireland has to be done in accordance with the procedures of this international organisation."LuxembourgReservation:To the extent to which certain provisions of the Tampere Convention on the Provision of Telecommunications Resources for Disaster Mitigation and Relief Operations fall within the area of responsibility of the European Community, the full implementation of the Convention by Luxembourg has to be done in accordance with the procedures of this international organisation.MontenegroReservation:“In accordance with Article 14 of the Tampere Convention on the Provisions of Telecommunications Resources for Disaster Mitigation and Relief Operations, adopted at Tampere, 18 June 1998, the Government of Montenegro declares that this Convention shall not apply to:To the extent to which certain provisions of the Tampere Convention on the Provisions of Telecommunications Resources for Disaster Mitigation and Relief Operations (“the Convention”) fall within the area of responsibility of the European Community, the full implementation of the Convention by Montenegro has to be done in accordance with the procedures of this international organization.”SpainReservation:To the extent to which certain provisions of the Tampere Convention on the Provision of Telecommunication Resources for Disaster Mitigation and Relief Operations fall within the area of responsibility of the European Community, Spain cannot implement those decisions unless the European Community becomes a party to the Convention.SwedenDeclaration made upon signature and confirmed upon ratification:"To the extent to which certain provisions of the Tampere Convention on the Provision of Telecommunications Resources for Disaster Mitigation and Relief Operations fall within the area of responsibility of the European Community, the full implementation of the Convention by Sweden has to be done in accordance with the procedures of this international organisation."United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern IrelandReservation:"To the extent to which certain provisions of the Tampere Convention on the Provisions of Telecommunications Resources for Disaster Mitigation and Relief Operations ("the Convention") fall within the area of responsibility of the European Community, the full implementation of the Convention by the United Kingdom has to be done in accordance with the procedures of this international organisation."Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)Reservation made upon signature:Under the provisions of article 11, paragraph 6, of the Tampere Convention on the Provision of Telecommunication Resources for Disaster Mitigation and Relief Operations (ICET-98), the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela makes a specific reservation to paragraph 3 of that article. It therefore does not consider itself bound by arbitration as a means of dispute settlement, nor does it recognize the binding jurisdiction of the International Court of Justice.Reservation made upon ratification:Under the provisions of article 14, paragraph 1, of the Tampere Convention on the Provision of Telecommunication Resources for Disaster Mitigation and Relief Operations, the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela makes a specific reservation to paragraphs 3 and 4 of article 11. Therefore, it does not consider itself bound by arbitration as a means of dispute settlement, nor does it recognize the binding jurisdiction of the International Court of Justice.1In a communication received on 22 July 2003, the Govenrment of Denmark informed the Secretary-General that "... Denmark's ratifications normally include the entire Kingdom of Denmark including the Faroe Islands and Greenland. Consequently, no Territorial Application applies in connection with the above-mentioned ratification.”2For the Kingdom in Europe and the Netherlands Antilles. On 17 July 2001, in respect of Aruba.