In accordance with article 23 (3) of the Terms of Reference, the following Governments notified the Secretary-General that they had decided to withdraw from the International Copper Study Group as from the dates indicated hereinafter:
At the Group’s 3rd Special session held from 16-17 March 2005 in Lisbon, the members of the International Copper Study Group decided by consensus (See Annex B - Decision) to amend paragraph 15 (a) of the above-mentioned Terms of Reference pursuant to article 21 thereof. In accordance with paragraph 2 of the above Decision, the amendment to paragraph 15 (a) entered into force for all parties immediately and apply to member assessments for 2006 and future years.
For the Kingdom in Europe.
See note 1 under “former Yugoslavia”, and note 1 under “Yugoslavia” in the “Historical Information” section in the front matter of this volume.