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Convention for the Protection of the Ozone Layer, Vienna Convention Layer on the Protection of the Ozone Layer 1985


Article 1 - Definitions

Article 2 - General obligations

Article 3 - Research and Systematic Observations

Article 4 - Co-operation in the Legal, Scientific and Technical Fields

Article 5 - Transmission of Information

Article 6 - Conference of the Parties

Article 7 - Secretariat

Article 8 - Adoption of Protocols

Article 9 - Amendment of the Convention or Protocols

Article 10 - Adoption and Amendment of Annexes

Article 11 - Settlement of Disputes

Article 12 - Signature

Article 13 - Ratification Acceptance or Approval

Article 14 - Accession

Article 15 - Right to vote

Article 16 - Relationship between the Convention and its Protocols

Article 17 - Entry into Force

Article 18 - Reservations

Article 19 - Withdrawal

Article 20 - Depositary

Article 21 - Authentic Texts

Annex I - Research And Systematic Observations

Annex II - Information Exchange


SiSU Metadata, document information


SiSU Manifest, alternative outputs etc.

Convention for the Protection of the Ozone Layer, Vienna Convention Layer on the Protection of the Ozone Layer 1985


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Convention for the Protection of the Ozone Layer, Vienna Convention Layer on the Protection of the Ozone Layer 1985

Article 6 - Conference of the Parties

1. A Conference of the Parties is hereby established. The first meeting of the Conference of the Parties shall be convened by the Secretariat designated on an interim basis under Article 7 not later than one year after entry into force of this Convention. Thereafter, ordinary meetings of the Conference of the Parties shall be held at regular intervals to be determined by the Conference at its first meeting.

2. Extraordinary meetings of the Conference of the Parties shall be held at such other times as may be deemed necessary by the Conference, or at the written request of any Party, provided that, within six months of the request being communicated to them by the Secretariat, it is supported by at least one third of the Parties.

3. The Conference of the Parties shall by consensus agree upon and adopt rules of procedure and financial rules for itself and for any subsidiary bodies it may establish, as well as financial provisions governing the functioning of the Secretariat.

4. The Conference of the Parties shall keep under continuous review the implementation of this Convention, and, in addition, shall:

(a) Establish the form and the intervals for transmitting the information to be submitted in accordance with Article 5 and consider such information as well as reports submitted by any subsidiary body;

(b) Review the scientific information on the ozone layer, on its possible modification and on possible effects of any such modification;

(c) Promote, in accordance with Article 2, the harmonization of appropriate policies, strategies and measures for minimizing the release of substances causing or likely to cause.modification of the ozone layer, and make recommendations on any other measures relating to this Convention;

(d) Adopt, in accordance with Articles 3 and 4, programmes for research, systematic observations, scientific and technological co-operation, the exchange of information and the transfer of technology and knowledge;

(e) Consider and adopt, as required in accordance with Articles 9 and 10, amendments to this Convention and its Annexes;

(f) Consider amendments to any protocol, as well as to any Annexes thereto, and if so decided, recommend their adoption to the parties to the protocol concerned;

(g) Consider and adopt, as required, in accordance with Article 10, additional Annexes to this Convention;

(h) Consider and adopt, as required, protocols in accordance with Article 8;

(i) Establish such subsidiary bodies as are deemed necessary for the implementation of this Convention;

(j) Seek, where appropriate, the services of competent international bodies and scientific committees, in particular the World Meteorological Organization and the World Health Organization, as well as the Co-ordinating Committee on the Ozone Layer, in scientific research, systematic observations and other activities pertinent to the objectives of this Convention, and make use as appropriate of information from these bodies and committees;

(k) Consider and undertake any additional action that may be required for the achievement of the purposes of this Convention.

5. The United Nations, its specialized agencies and the international Atomic Energy Agency, as well as any State not party to this Convention, may be represented at meetings of the Conference of the Parties by observers. Any body or agency, whether national or international, governmental or non-governmental, qualified in fields relating to the protection of the ozone layer which has informed the Secretariat of its wish to be represented at a meeting of the Conference of the Parties as an observer may be admitted unless at least one-third of the Parties present object. The admission and participation of observers shall be subject to the rules of procedure adopted by the Conference of the Parties.

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