CHAPTER XXVII
ENVIRONMENT
5aProtocol on Water and Health to the 1992 Convention on the Protection and Use of Transboundary Watercourses and International LakesLondon, 17 June 19994 August 2005, in accordance with article 23which reads as follows: "1. This Protocol shall enter into force on the ninetieth day after the date of deposit of the sixteenth instrument of ratification, acceptance, approval or accession. 2. For the purposes of paragraph 1 of this article, any instrument deposited by a regional economic integration organization shall not be counted as additional to those deposited by States members of such an organization. 3. For each State or organization referred to in article 21 which ratifies, accepts or approves this Protocol or accedes thereto after the deposit of the sixteenth instrument of ratification, acceptance, approval or accession, the Protocol shall enter into force on the ninetieth day after the date of deposit by such State or organization of its instrument of ratification, acceptance, approval or accession.".4 August 2005, No. 33207Signatories36Parties271United Nations, <i>Treaty Series</i>, vol. 2331, p. 202; ECOSOC doc. <a href="/doc/source/docs/MP.WAT_AC.1_1999_1-E.pdf" target="_blank">MP.WAT/AC.1/1999/1</a> of 24 March 1999.The Protocol was adopted on 17 June 1999 on the occasion of the Third Ministerial Conference on Environment and Health held at London from 16 to 18 June 1999. The Protocol will be opened for signature in London on 17 June 1999 and thereafter at United Nations Headquarters in New York until 18 June 2000 by States members of the Economic Commission for Europe, by States members of the Regional Committee for Europe of the World Health Organization, by States having consultative status with the Economic Commission for Europe pursuant to paragraph 8 of Economic and Social Council resolution <a href="/doc/source/docs/E_RES_36_IV-E.pdf" target="_blank">36 (IV)</a> of 28 March 1947, and by regional economic integration organizations constituted by sovereign States members of the Economic Commission for Europe or members of the Regional Committee for Europe of the World Health Organization to which their member States have transferred competence over matters governed by this Protocol, including the competence to enter into treaties in respect of these matters in accordance with its article 21.
ParticipantSignatureRatification, Accession(a), Acceptance(A), Approval(AA)Albania17 Jun 1999 8 Mar 2002 Armenia17 Jun 1999 Azerbaijan 9 Jan 2003 aBelarus22 Apr 2009 aBelgium17 Jun 1999 29 Jun 2004 Bosnia and Herzegovina13 Oct 2011 aBulgaria17 Jun 1999 Croatia17 Jun 1999 28 Jul 2006 Cyprus17 Jun 1999 Czech Republic17 Jun 1999 15 Nov 2001 Denmark17 Jun 1999 Estonia17 Jun 1999 9 Sep 2003 Finland17 Jun 1999 3 Mar 2005 AFrance17 Jun 1999 6 May 2005 AAGeorgia17 Jun 1999 Germany17 Jun 1999 15 Jan 2007 Greece17 Jun 1999 Hungary17 Jun 1999 7 Dec 2001 AAIceland17 Jun 1999 Italy17 Jun 1999 Latvia17 Jun 1999 24 Nov 2004 Lithuania17 Jun 1999 17 Mar 2004 Luxembourg17 Jun 1999 4 Oct 2001 Malta17 Jun 1999 Monaco17 Jun 1999 Montenegro22 Nov 2019 aNetherlands17 Jun 1999 25 Jun 2009 ANorway17 Jun 1999 6 Jan 2004 Poland17 Jun 1999 Portugal17 Jun 1999 6 Sep 2006 AARepublic of Moldova10 Mar 2000 16 Sep 2005 Romania17 Jun 1999 5 Jan 2001 Russian Federation17 Jun 1999 31 Dec 1999 ASerbia16 Apr 2013 aSlovakia17 Jun 1999 2 Oct 2001 Slovenia17 Jun 1999 Spain17 Jun 1999 24 Sep 2009 Sweden17 Jun 1999 Switzerland17 Jun 1999 27 Oct 2006 Ukraine17 Jun 1999 26 Sep 2003 United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland17 Jun 1999
Declarations and Reservations(Unless otherwise indicated, the declarations and reservations were made upon ratification,accession, acceptance or approval.)BelgiumUpon signature:Declaration:The French, Flemish and German-speaking Communities and the Regions of Wallonia, Flanders and Brussels-Capital are also bound by this singature.1For the purpose of entry into force of the [Convention/Protocol] , any instrument of ratification, acceptance, approval or accession deposited by a regional economic integration organization shall not be counted as additional to those deposited by member States of that Organization.