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CHAPTER XXVII
ENVIRONMENT
2 .d Amendment to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer
Montreal, 17 September 1997
Entry into force
:
10 November 1999, in accordance with article 3(1).
Registration :
10 November 1999, No. 26369
Status :
Parties : 196
Text :
UNEP/OzL.Pro.9/12, Annex IV of the Report of the Ninth Meeting of the Parties; C.N.783.1999.TREATIES-21 of 13 October 1999 (proposal for corrections to the original text of the amendment - Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish authentic texts); C.N.1002.2007.TREATIES-10 of 16 October 2007 (proposal for corrections to the original text of the Amendment (Chinese version) and to the Certified True Copies) and C.N.71.2008.TREATIES-2 of 6 February 2008 (Corrections).1
Note :
The amendment to the Montreal Protocol as set out in Annexes I to III to the report of the Ninth Meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer (Decision IX/4), which was held in Montreal from 15 to 17 September 1997, was adopted in accordance with the procedure laid down in article 9 (4) of the 1985 Vienna Convention for the Protection of the Ozone Layer.
Participant
Approval(AA), Acceptance(A), Accession(a), Succession(d), Ratification
Afghanistan
17 Jun 2004 a
Albania
25 May 2006 a
Algeria
 6 Aug 2007
Andorra
26 Jan 2009 a
Angola
21 Jun 2011 a
Antigua and Barbuda
10 Feb 2000
Argentina
15 Feb 2001
Armenia
18 Dec 2008
Australia
 5 Jan 1999 A
Austria
 7 Aug 2000
Azerbaijan
28 Sep 2000 AA
Bahamas
16 Mar 2005 A
Bahrain
13 Mar 2001
Bangladesh
27 Jul 2001 A
Barbados
10 Dec 2002 a
Belarus
13 Mar 2007 A
Belgium
11 Aug 2004
Belize
17 Jan 2008 A
Benin
16 Nov 2007
Bhutan
23 Aug 2004 a
Bolivia (Plurinational State of)
12 Apr 1999 a
Bosnia and Herzegovina
11 Aug 2003 a
Botswana
21 Feb 2013 a
Brazil
30 Jun 2004
Brunei Darussalam
 3 Mar 2009 a
Bulgaria
24 Nov 1999
Burkina Faso
11 Nov 2002
Burundi
18 Oct 2001 A
Cabo Verde
31 Jul 2001 a
Cambodia
31 Jan 2007 a
Cameroon
21 Aug 2009
Canada
27 Mar 1998
Central African Republic
29 May 2008
Chad
30 May 2001
Chile
17 Jun 1998
China
19 May 2010 A
Colombia
16 Jun 2003 a
Comoros
 2 Dec 2002 a
Congo
19 Oct 2001 a
Cook Islands
22 Dec 2003 a
Costa Rica
 1 Dec 2005
Côte d'Ivoire
28 Jun 2012
Croatia
 8 Sep 2000
Cuba
12 Sep 2005 A
Cyprus
 2 Jun 2003 A
Czech Republic
 5 Nov 1999 AA
Democratic People's Republic of Korea
13 Dec 2001 a
Democratic Republic of the Congo
23 Mar 2005 a
Denmark 2
24 Sep 2003 A
Djibouti
30 Jul 1999 a
Dominica
 7 Mar 2006 a
Dominican Republic
 1 Oct 2009 a
Ecuador
16 Feb 2007 a
Egypt
20 Jul 2000
El Salvador
 8 Dec 2000 a
Equatorial Guinea
11 Jul 2007 a
Eritrea
 5 Jul 2005 a
Estonia
11 Apr 2003 a
Ethiopia
25 Nov 2009
European Union
17 Nov 2000 AA
Fiji
19 Feb 2007 a
Finland
18 Jun 2001 A
France
25 Jul 2003 AA
Gabon
 4 Dec 2000 a
Gambia
30 Apr 2008
Georgia
12 Jul 2000 a
Germany
 5 Jan 1999
Ghana
 8 Aug 2005 a
Greece
27 Jan 2006
Grenada
20 May 1999 a
Guatemala
21 Jan 2002 a
Guinea
28 Feb 2012 a
Guinea-Bissau
12 Nov 2002 a
Guyana
23 Jul 1999 A
Haiti
29 Mar 2000 a
Holy See
 5 May 2008 a
Honduras
14 Sep 2007 a
Hungary
26 Jul 1999
Iceland
 8 Feb 2000
India
 3 Mar 2003 a
Indonesia
26 Jan 2006
Iran (Islamic Republic of)
17 Oct 2001 A
Iraq
25 Jun 2008 a
Ireland
 6 Oct 2005 A
Israel
28 May 2003
Italy
 1 May 2001
Jamaica
24 Sep 2003 a
Japan
30 Aug 2002 A
Jordan
 3 Feb 1999
Kazakhstan
28 Jun 2011 a
Kenya
12 Jul 2000
Kiribati
 9 Aug 2004 a
Kuwait
13 Jun 2003 a
Kyrgyzstan
13 May 2003
Lao People's Democratic Republic
28 Jun 2006 a
Latvia
14 Jun 2002 A
Lebanon
31 Jul 2000 a
Lesotho
15 Apr 2010 a
Liberia
30 Nov 2004 a
Liechtenstein
23 Dec 2003 A
Lithuania
17 Mar 2004 A
Luxembourg
 8 Feb 1999
Madagascar
16 Jan 2002 a
Malawi
27 Feb 2009
Malaysia
26 Oct 2001
Maldives
27 Sep 2001
Mali
 7 Mar 2003 A
Malta
22 Dec 2003 A
Marshall Islands
27 Jan 2003 a
Mauritania
22 Jul 2005 A
Mauritius
24 Mar 2003 A
Mexico
28 Jul 2006 A
Micronesia (Federated States of)
27 Nov 2001 a
Monaco
26 Jul 2001 A
Mongolia
28 Mar 2002
Montenegro 3
23 Oct 2006 d
Morocco
19 Sep 2012
Mozambique
11 Nov 2010 a
Myanmar
30 Jan 2012 a
Namibia
 1 Oct 2007 A
Nauru
10 Sep 2004 a
Nepal
18 May 2012 a
Netherlands
21 Feb 2000 A
New Zealand 4
 3 Jun 1999
Nicaragua
 7 Nov 2012
Niger
 8 Oct 1999
Nigeria
27 Sep 2001
Niue
22 Dec 2003 a
Norway
30 Dec 1998
Oman
19 Jan 2005
Pakistan
 2 Sep 2005
Palau
29 May 2001 a
Panama
 5 Mar 1999
Papua New Guinea
12 Nov 2013 a
Paraguay
27 Apr 2001
Peru
20 May 2008 a
Philippines
23 May 2006
Poland
 6 Dec 1999
Portugal
 3 Oct 2003
Qatar
29 Jan 2009
Republic of Korea
19 Aug 1998 A
Republic of Moldova
24 May 2005 a
Romania
21 May 2001 A
Russian Federation
14 Dec 2005 A
Rwanda
 7 Jan 2004 a
Samoa
 4 Oct 2001 A
San Marino
23 Apr 2009 a
Sao Tome and Principe
19 Nov 2001 a
Saudi Arabia
14 Mar 2014
Senegal
12 Aug 1999 a
Serbia
22 Mar 2005 a
Seychelles
26 Aug 2002 a
Sierra Leone
29 Aug 2001 a
Singapore
22 Sep 2000 a
Slovakia
 3 Nov 1999 AA
Slovenia
15 Nov 1999
Solomon Islands
17 Aug 1999 a
Somalia
 1 Aug 2001 a
South Africa
11 Nov 2004 a
South Sudan
16 Oct 2012 a
Spain
11 May 1999 A
Sri Lanka
20 Aug 1999 a
St. Kitts and Nevis
25 Feb 1999
St. Lucia
24 Aug 1999 a
St. Vincent and the Grenadines
11 May 2009 a
Sudan
18 May 2004 a
Suriname
29 Mar 2006 a
Swaziland
16 Dec 2005 a
Sweden
12 Jul 1999
Switzerland
28 Aug 2002
Syrian Arab Republic
30 Nov 1999 a
Tajikistan
 7 May 2009 a
Thailand
23 Jun 2003
The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
31 Aug 1999 a
Timor-Leste
16 Sep 2009 a
Togo
26 Nov 2001 A
Tonga
26 Nov 2003
Trinidad and Tobago
10 Jun 1999
Tunisia
19 Oct 1999
Turkey
24 Oct 2003
Turkmenistan
28 Mar 2008 a
Tuvalu
31 Aug 2000 A
Uganda
23 Nov 1999 a
Ukraine
 4 May 2007
United Arab Emirates
16 Feb 2005 a
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
12 Oct 2001
United Republic of Tanzania
 6 Dec 2002
United States of America
 1 Oct 2003
Uruguay
16 Feb 2000 a
Uzbekistan
31 Oct 2006
Vanuatu
21 Jul 2011 a
Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
13 May 2002
Viet Nam
 3 Dec 2004
Yemen
23 Apr 2001 a
Zambia
11 Oct 2007 a
Zimbabwe
 1 Mar 2012 a
Declarations and Reservations
(Unless otherwise indicated, the declarations and reservations were made
upon ratification, acceptance, approval, accession or succession.)
Holy See

Declaration:
       “In acceding to the Vienna Convention on the Protection of the Ozone Layer and the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer, as well as its four Amendments: London (1990), Copenhagen (1992), Montreal (1997) and Beijing (1999), the Holy See desires to encourage the entire International Community to be resolute in promoting authentic cooperation between politics, science and economics. Such cooperation, as has been shown in the case of the ozone regime, can achieve important outcomes, which make it simultaneously possible to safeguard creation, to promote integral human development and to care for the common good, in a spirit of responsible solidarity and with profound positive repercussions for present and future generations.
       In conformity with its own nature and with the particular character of Vatican City State, the Holy See, by means of the solemn act of accession, intends to give its own moral support to the commitment of States to the correct and effective implementation of the Treaties in question and to the attaining of the mentioned objectives. To this end, it expresses the wish that by recognizing ‘the signs of [an economic growth] that has not always been able to protect the delicate balances of nature’ (Homily of Pope Benedict XVI at Loreto, 2 September 2007), all actors will intensify the aforesaid cooperation and strengthen ‘the alliance between man and the environment, which must mirror the creative love of God, from whom we come and to whom we are bound’(Benedict XVI, After the Angelus, 16 September 2007).”

End Note
1.In this regard, the Secretary-General received the following objection:

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (20 December 1999):

"With regard to the authentic English text, the Government of the United Kingdom considers the original text of both article 3 (1) and article 3 (3) of the Amendment to be correct. The Government therefore objects to the proposal to correct the text of these two paragraphs by the addition of the words 'or accession'.

The Government of the United Kingdom respectfully draws the attention of the Secretary-General to article 9, paragraph 5, of the Vienna Convention for the Protection of the Ozone Layer, and to article 14 of the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer. The effect of these provisions is that amendments to the Protocol are subject to ratification, approval or acceptance. There is no provision for accession to amendments. The Government therefore believes that the addition of the words proposed by the Secretary-General would be inconsistent with the provisions of the Vienna Convention and the Montreal Protocol which apply to the entry into force of amendments to the Protocol.

The Government of the United Kingdom also notes that the existing wording of the authentic English text of article 3 (1) and article 3 (3) of the 1997 Amendment is consistent with the wording used in previous amendments to the Montreal Protocol, namely article 2 of the Amendment to the Montreal Protocol adopted at London in 1990 and article 3 of the Amendment to the Montreal Protocol adopted at Copenhagen in 1992.

The Secretary-General's Depositary Notification refers to errors in the first sentence of article 3 (1) (except French version). The Government of the United Kingdom has not seen the authentic French version ofarticle 3 (1), which was not attached to the Depositary Notification, but would respectfully suggest that the Secretary-General may wish to consider whether there are errors in the French version."

2.In a communication received on 3 December 2009, the Government of Denmark notified the Secretary-General that it had decided to withdraw the declaration, made upon ratification to the Amendment, relating to the territorial exclusion in respect of the Faroe Islands.
3.See note 1 under "Montenegro" in the "Historical Information" section in the front matter of this volume.
4.See also note 1 under "New Zealand" regarding Tokelau in the "Historical Information" section in the front matter of this volume.