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CHAPTER IX
HEALTH
1 .d Amendments to articles 34 and 55 of the Constitution of the World Health Organization
Geneva, 22 May 1973
Entry into force
:
3 February 1977, in accordance with article 73 of the Constitution, for all members of the World Health Organization*.
Registration :
3 February 1977, No. 221
Status :
Parties*
Text :
United Nations,  Treaty Series , vol. 1035, p. 315.
Note :
The amendments to articles 34 and 55 of the Constitution of the World Health Organization  were adopted by the Twenty-sixth World Health Assembly by resolution WHA 26.37 of  22 May 1973.
In accordance with article 73 of the Constitution, amendments come into force for all Members when adopted by a two-thirds vote of the Health Assembly and accepted by two-thirds of the Members in accordance with their respective constitutional processes. Following is the list of States which had accepted the amendments prior to the entry into force of the Amendments.
*See chapter IX.1 for the complete list of Participants, Members of the World Health Organization, for which the above amendments are in force, pursuant to article 73 of the Constitution.
Participant 1
Acceptance(A)
Afghanistan
28 Feb 1975 A
Argentina
 4 Oct 1976 A
Australia
11 Mar 1975 A
Bahamas
14 Dec 1976 A
Bahrain
25 Jun 1975 A
Bangladesh
26 Feb 1976 A
Barbados
 7 Jun 1974 A
Belgium
 6 Aug 1974 A
Benin
24 Nov 1975 A
Bolivia (Plurinational State of)
17 Oct 1975 A
Brazil
 7 Aug 1974 A
Bulgaria
27 Jan 1976 A
Cameroon
30 May 1974 A
Canada
12 Jun 1974 A
Central African Republic
13 Jan 1977 A
Chad
 3 Nov 1976 A
China 2, 3
 5 Mar 1976 A
Comoros
27 Jan 1977 A
Congo
 3 Jan 1977 A
Cyprus
20 Jun 1975 A
Democratic Republic of the Congo
15 Jul 1976 A
Denmark
 7 Oct 1974 A
Dominican Republic
16 Oct 1975 A
Ecuador
12 Mar 1975 A
Egypt
14 Jan 1974 A
El Salvador
17 Oct 1975 A
Ethiopia
 9 Jan 1976 A
Fiji
15 Nov 1973 A
Finland
17 Jun 1974 A
France
28 Jan 1975 A
Gambia
25 Jan 1977 A
Germany 4, 5
 9 Jul 1975 A
Greece
 4 Nov 1975 A
Grenada
16 Jul 1976 A
Guinea
22 Sep 1975 A
Guinea-Bissau
18 Nov 1975 A
Guyana
24 May 1974 A
Honduras
 8 Nov 1974 A
Iceland
 5 Dec 1975 A
Iraq
28 Jan 1977 A
Ireland
 3 Mar 1975 A
Israel
 8 Sep 1976 A
Jordan
30 Nov 1976 A
Kenya
17 Sep 1976 A
Kuwait
17 Jul 1975 A
Lao People's Democratic Republic
28 Sep 1976 A
Madagascar
27 Sep 1976 A
Malawi
21 Oct 1974 A
Malaysia
 3 Jul 1975 A
Maldives
16 Sep 1975 A
Mali
27 Mar 1975 A
Malta
19 Jul 1976 A
Mauritania
21 Sep 1976 A
Mauritius
26 Jan 1976 A
Mexico
25 Jul 1975 A
Monaco
 4 Nov 1975 A
Mongolia
19 Jan 1977 A
Morocco
30 Dec 1975 A
Myanmar
30 Dec 1975 A
Nepal
10 Feb 1976 A
Netherlands 6
27 Jan 1975 A
New Zealand 7
19 Feb 1976 A
Nicaragua
 5 Nov 1976 A
Niger
11 Jul 1974 A
Nigeria
15 Oct 1975 A
Norway
14 Nov 1975 A
Oman
10 Apr 1974 A
Pakistan
29 Apr 1976 A
Panama
18 Feb 1975 A
Paraguay
15 Jan 1976 A
Philippines
17 Sep 1976 A
Portugal
20 Feb 1975 A
Qatar
 8 Dec 1975 A
Republic of Korea
16 Nov 1976 A
Rwanda
19 Nov 1976 A
Samoa
 6 Jan 1976 A
Saudi Arabia
13 Jan 1977 A
Singapore
22 Sep 1975 A
Somalia
 8 Oct 1975 A
Spain
10 Oct 1975 A
Sri Lanka
12 Nov 1974 A
Suriname
27 Jan 1977 A
Swaziland
18 Nov 1975 A
Sweden
13 May 1974 A
Switzerland
21 Aug 1974 A
Syrian Arab Republic
18 Jun 1975 A
Thailand
27 Jan 1975 A
Togo
16 Jan 1975 A
Trinidad and Tobago
30 Jan 1975 A
Tunisia
 6 Jan 1976 A
Uganda
24 Nov 1975 A
United Arab Emirates
 2 Jul 1974 A
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
23 Jul 1974 A
United Republic of Tanzania
 6 Jan 1976 A
United States of America 8
19 May 1975 A
Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
23 Jul 1975 A
Yemen 9
11 Feb 1977 A
End Note
1.The former Yugoslavia had accepted the amendments on 22 April 1975. See also note 1 under “Bosnia and Herzegovina", "Croatia", "former Yugoslavia", "Slovenia", "The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia" and "Yugoslavia"  in the "Historical Information" section in the front matter of this volume.
2.See note 3 under “China” regarding Macao in the “Historical Information” section in the front matter of this volume.
3.See note 2 under “China” regarding Hong Kong in the “Historical Info rmation” section in the front matter of this volume.
4.See note 1 under “Germany” regarding Berlin (West) in the “Historical Information” section in the front matter of this volume.
5.The German Democratic Republic had accepted the amendments on 13 July 1976.  See also note 2 under “Germany” in the “Historical Information” section in the front matter of this volume.
6.On behalf of the Kingdom in Europe, Surinam and the Netherlands Antilles. See also note 1 under “Netherlands” regarding Aruba/Netherlands Antillies in the “Historical Information” section in the front matter of this volume.
7.See note 1 under “New Zealand” regarding Tokelau in the “Historical Information” section in the front matter of this volume.
8.The instrument of acceptance contains the following statement:

"As was the case in the original acceptance by the United States of America of the Constitution of the World Health Organization, the present acceptance is subject to the provisions of the joint resolution of the Congress of the United States of America approved June 14, 1948 (Public Law 643, 80th Congress)."

9.The Yemen Arab Republic had accepted the amendments on 11 February 1977. See also note 1 under “Yemen” in the “Historical Information” section in the front matter of this volume.