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CHAPTER I
CHARTER OF THE UNITED NATIONS AND STATUTE OF THE INTERNATIONAL COURT OF JUSTICE
5 .a Amendments to Articles 23, 27 and 61 of the Charter of the United Nations, adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations in resolutions 1991 A and B (XVIII) of 17 December 1963
New York, 17 December 1963 1
Entry into force
:
31 August 1965, in accordance with article 108for all Members of the United Nations. 2
Registration :
1 March 1966, No. 8132
Status :
Parties : 107
Text :
United Nations,  Treaty Series, vol. 557, p. 143.
Participant 3, 4
Ratification
Afghanistan
25 Feb 1965
Albania
 7 Dec 1964
Algeria
26 Mar 1964
Argentina
15 Mar 1966
Australia
 9 Jun 1965
Austria
 7 Oct 1964
Belarus
22 Jun 1965
Belgium
29 Apr 1965
Benin
17 Sep 1965
Bolivia (Plurinational State of)
19 Jan 1966
Brazil
23 Dec 1964
Bulgaria
13 Jan 1965
Burkina Faso
11 Aug 1964
Burundi
23 Aug 1965
Cambodia
20 Jan 1966
Cameroon
25 Jun 1964
Canada
 9 Sep 1964
Central African Republic
 6 Aug 1964
Chad
 2 Nov 1964
Chile
31 Aug 1965
Colombia
10 Oct 1966
Congo
 7 Jul 1965
Costa Rica
 7 Oct 1964
Côte d'Ivoire
 2 Oct 1964
Cuba
22 Dec 1964
Cyprus
 1 Sep 1965
Democratic Republic of the Congo
20 May 1966
Denmark
12 Jan 1965
Dominican Republic
 4 Nov 1965
Ecuador
31 Aug 1965
Egypt
16 Dec 1964
El Salvador
 1 Dec 1964
Ethiopia
22 Jul 1964
Finland
18 Jan 1965
France
24 Aug 1965
Gabon
11 Aug 1964
Ghana
 4 May 1964
Greece
 2 Aug 1965
Guatemala
18 Aug 1965
Guinea
19 Aug 1964
Honduras
 9 Oct 1968
Hungary
23 Feb 1965
Iceland
 6 Nov 1964
India
10 Sep 1964
Indonesia
30 Mar 1973
Iran (Islamic Republic of)
12 Jan 1965
Iraq
25 Nov 1964
Ireland
27 Oct 1964
Israel
13 May 1965
Italy
25 Aug 1965
Jamaica
12 Mar 1964
Japan
 4 Jun 1965
Jordan
 7 Aug 1964
Kenya
28 Oct 1964
Kuwait
28 Dec 1964
Lao People's Democratic Republic
20 Apr 1965
Lebanon
27 Sep 1965
Liberia
21 Sep 1964
Libya
27 Aug 1964
Luxembourg
22 Oct 1965
Madagascar
14 Dec 1964
Malawi
 2 Jun 1965
Malaysia
26 May 1965
Mali
23 Sep 1964
Malta
23 Jun 1965
Mauritania
29 Jan 1965
Mexico
 5 May 1965
Mongolia
10 Mar 1965
Morocco
 9 Nov 1964
Myanmar
 3 Jun 1965
Nepal
 3 Dec 1964
Netherlands
14 Dec 1964
New Zealand
26 Aug 1964
Niger
 8 Sep 1964
Nigeria
 5 Dec 1964
Norway
17 Dec 1964
Pakistan
25 Mar 1965
Panama
27 Jul 1965
Paraguay
17 Aug 1965
Peru
 2 Dec 1966
Philippines
 9 Nov 1964
Poland
 8 Jan 1965
Romania
 5 Feb 1965
Russian Federation
10 Feb 1965
Rwanda
17 Nov 1964
Saudi Arabia
17 Jun 1965
Senegal
23 Apr 1965
Sierra Leone
25 Mar 1965
Somalia
 6 Oct 1965
Spain
 5 Aug 1965
Sri Lanka
13 Nov 1964
Sudan
 7 May 1965
Sweden
18 Dec 1964
Syrian Arab Republic
24 Feb 1965
Thailand
23 Mar 1964
Togo
19 Aug 1964
Trinidad and Tobago
18 Aug 1964
Tunisia
29 May 1964
Turkey
 1 Jul 1965
Uganda
10 Feb 1965
Ukraine
17 May 1965
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
 4 Jun 1965
United Republic of Tanzania
 7 Oct 1964
United States of America
31 Aug 1965
Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
 1 Sep 1965
Yemen 5
 7 Jul 1965
Zambia
28 Apr 1965
End Note
1.Official Records of the General Assembly, Eighteenth Session, Supplement No. 15 (A/5515), p. 21.
2.As depositary of the amendments to the Charter, the Secretary-General drew up a protocol of entry into force of these amendments and communicated it to all Member States.
3.Czechoslovakia had ratified the amendments on 19 January 1965. See also note 1 under  “Czech Republic” and note 1 under note 1 under “Slovakia” in the “Historical Information” section in the front matter of this volume.
4.Ratification on behalf of the Republic of China on 2 August 1965.  See note 1 under “China” in the “Historical Information” section in the front matter of this volume.

In communications addressed to the Secretary-General, the Permanent Missions to the United Nations of Czechoslovakia, Hungary and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, pointing out that in the annex to the said protocol, which contains a list of States Members of the United Nations having deposited instruments of ratification of the amendments, there is a reference to an instrument of ratification by China, stated that their Governments did not recognize any authority other than the Government of the People's Republic of China as entitled to represent and act on behalf of China and that, therefore, they considered the said instrument as having no legal force whatsoever. They noted, however, the position in this matter of the Government of the People's Republic of China, which had announced that it would not object to the introduction of the amendments to the relevant Articles of the Charter even before the restoration of the rights of the People's Republic of China in the United Nations.

In a note addressed to the Secretary-General with reference to the communication from the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics mentioned above, the Permanent Representative of the Republic of China to the United Nations stated that the Republic of China, a permanent member of the Security Council, had ratified the amendments and deposited the instrument of ratification with the Secretary-General on 2 August 1965 and that, therefore, there could be no question that the protocol of entry into force of the amendments was valid in its entirety.  He further stated that the allegations made by the Soviet Union were untenable both in law and in fact and could in no way affect the validity of the protocol and the entry into force of the amendments.

5.The formality was effected by the Yemen Arab Republic.  See also note 1 under “Yemen” in the “Historical Information” section in the front matter of this volume.