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CHAPTER IX
HEALTH
1 .h Amendments to articles 24 and 25 of the Constitution of the World Health Organization
Geneva, 16 May 1998
Entry into force
:
15 September 2005, in accordance with article 73of the Constitution, for all Members of the World Health Organization*.
Registration :
15 September 2005, No. 221
Status :
Parties*
Text :
United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 2335, p. 4; Resolution WHA51.23, doc. WHA51/1998/REC/1, p. 26.
Note :
The amendments to articles 24 and 25 of the Constitution of the World Health Organization were adopted by the Fifty-first World Health Assembly by resolution WHA 51.23 of  16 May 1998.
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 have 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
Acceptance(A)
Afghanistan
10 Aug 2005 A
Algeria
23 Mar 2001 A
Andorra
31 Mar 1999 A
Angola
29 Sep 1998 A
Argentina
20 Jul 2001 A
Australia
18 Jul 2001 A
Austria
15 Sep 2005 A
Bahamas
16 Aug 2005 A
Bahrain
20 Jul 1998 A
Bangladesh
24 Mar 2000 A
Barbados
14 May 2004 A
Belgium
 8 Mar 1999 A
Belize
10 Oct 2003 A
Benin
10 Sep 1998 A
Bhutan
23 Jan 2004 A
Botswana
 4 Oct 2004 A
Brazil
 9 May 2002 A
Brunei Darussalam
10 Jun 1999 A
Bulgaria
11 Aug 2004 A
Burkina Faso
26 Aug 2005 A
Cambodia
30 Nov 2001 A
Canada
23 May 2003 A
Chad
20 Apr 1999 A
China 1, 2
 6 Nov 1998 A
Comoros
15 Sep 1998 A
Cook Islands
14 Feb 2000 A
Côte d'Ivoire
24 Sep 1998 A
Croatia
29 Jun 2000 A
Cuba
21 Nov 2002 A
Cyprus
29 Jul 2002 A
Czech Republic
12 Nov 2002 A
Democratic People's Republic of Korea
 7 Oct 1998 A
Denmark
20 Jan 1999 A
Djibouti
30 Mar 2005 A
Dominica
26 Aug 1998 A
Ecuador
17 Mar 2004 A
Egypt
 1 Sep 1999 A
El Salvador
 2 Feb 2005 A
Estonia
 9 Mar 2005 A
Ethiopia
 5 Jul 2000 A
Fiji
 9 Feb 1999 A
Finland
14 Jul 1998 A
France
 5 Oct 2000 A
Germany
 9 Jan 2003 A
Ghana
 5 Nov 1998 A
Greece
 7 Dec 1998 A
Grenada
17 Feb 2005 A
Guinea
27 May 2005 A
Hungary
13 Dec 2004 A
Iceland
29 May 2002 A
India
 2 Oct 2003 A
Indonesia
23 Feb 2005 A
Ireland
26 Jun 2002 A
Israel
 9 Oct 2003 A
Jamaica
20 Dec 2001 A
Japan
11 Jun 2002 A
Jordan
11 Apr 2000 A
Kiribati
 8 Jun 1999 A
Lao People's Democratic Republic
21 Feb 2002 A
Latvia
23 Dec 2004 A
Lebanon
21 Oct 1998 A
Luxembourg
28 Aug 2000 A
Madagascar
16 Sep 1999 A
Malaysia
26 Oct 2001 A
Maldives
12 Apr 1999 A
Mali
 5 Nov 1998 A
Malta
29 Mar 2000 A
Marshall Islands
 8 May 2002 A
Mauritius
17 Mar 1999 A
Mexico
20 Jun 2001 A
Micronesia (Federated States of)
 9 Sep 1998 A
Monaco
 5 Nov 2003 A
Mongolia
15 Jun 1999 A
Morocco
12 Mar 1999 A
Myanmar
23 Apr 2002 A
Namibia
26 Mar 1999 A
Nauru
10 Mar 1999 A
Nepal
22 Aug 2003 A
Netherlands 3
 8 Jun 1999 A
New Zealand 4
16 Jun 2000 A
Niger
 4 Jun 2002 A
Niue
 8 Jul 2002 A
Norway
25 Oct 1999 A
Oman
 4 Dec 1998 A
Palau
 5 Nov 1998 A
Panama
16 Aug 2004 A
Papua New Guinea
 3 Sep 2002 A
Peru
19 Aug 1998 A
Philippines
 4 Nov 2003 A
Portugal
 7 Jan 2005 A
Qatar
21 Jun 1999 A
Republic of Korea
 4 Jun 1999 A
Romania
22 Jun 1999 A
Russian Federation
25 Mar 2004 A
Samoa
19 Aug 1998 A
San Marino
 5 Nov 1998 A
Saudi Arabia
23 Mar 1999 A
Serbia
28 Dec 2004 A
Seychelles
10 Sep 1998 A
Singapore
 4 Dec 1998 A
Slovakia
11 May 2005 A
Slovenia
21 Oct 1998 A
Solomon Islands
 3 Sep 2002 A
Spain
26 Sep 2001 A
Sri Lanka
29 Nov 2004 A
St. Kitts and Nevis
 7 Jul 2004 A
Sudan
12 May 1999 A
Sweden
16 Sep 1998 A
Switzerland
13 Nov 1998 A
Syrian Arab Republic
24 Jun 1999 A
Tajikistan
21 Jul 1998 A
Thailand
 4 Aug 1998 A
The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
 9 Mar 1999 A
Togo
15 Dec 1998 A
Tonga
 3 Sep 2002 A
Trinidad and Tobago
18 Oct 2004 A
Tunisia
 9 Apr 1999 A
Turkey
22 Aug 2002 A
Tuvalu
 6 Sep 2001 A
Uganda
16 Sep 1998 A
United Arab Emirates
15 Dec 1998 A
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
15 Jun 2001 A
United Republic of Tanzania
23 Sep 1998 A
Uzbekistan
23 Apr 2004 A
Vanuatu
 5 Oct 1998 A
Viet Nam
 4 Jun 1999 A
Yemen
10 Oct 2002 A
Zimbabwe
14 Sep 1998 A
Objections
(Unless otherwise indicated, the objections were made upon acceptance.)
France

13 October 1983

       The Secretariat should take note that France not recognizing the Government of the [Democratic Kampuchea], considers as being without effect the acceptance by that Government of the 1976 amendments to articles 24 and 25 of the Constitution of the World Health Organization, adopted by the Twenty-ninth World Health Assembly on 17 May 1976.

End Note
1.See note 3 under “China” regarding Macao in the “Historical Information” section in the front matter of this volume.
2.See note 2 under “China” regarding Hong Kong in the “Historical Information” section in the front matter of this volume.
3.On behalf of the Kingdom in Europe, the Netherlands Antilles and Aruba.
4.See note 1 under “New Zealand” regarding Tokelau in the “Historical Information” section in the front matter of this volume.