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Art. 22 provides the amendment procedure of the Convention and its Protocols

Any CP may propose these amendments

These amendments shall be adopted in a Diplomatic Conference convened by the Secretariat at the request of two-thirds of the Meetings of the CPs

These amendments shall be adopted by three-fourths majority vote of the Contracting Parties represented at a Diplomatic Conference

Acceptance of amendments shall be notified to the Depositary in writing by each CP

These amendments shall enter into force when at least three-fourths of the CPs have notified their acceptance to the Depositary

These amendments shall enter into force only between CPs that have accepted them

After the entry into force of these amendments any new CP shall become a CP to the instrument as amended.

Art. 23 provides the amendment procedure to the Annexes,

The adoption of the amendment to the Annexes to the Convention or the Protocols by three-fourths majority vote of the Meeting of the Contracting Parties

Any CP that is unable to approve such amendments, shall so notify in writing the Depositary within a period determined by the CP when adopting the amendments

On expiry of this period, such amendments will become effective for all CP which have not submitted the notification mentioned above.

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