Article XIII Signature, ratification, acceptance, approval and accession
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Article XIII Signature, ratification, acceptance, approval and accession

  (1) The Convention shall remain open for signature at the Headquarters of the Organization from 1 December 1978 until 30 November 1979 and shall thereafter remain open for accession. Any State may become a Party by:

  • (a) signature without reservation as to ratification, acceptance or approval; or

  • (b) signature subject to ratification, acceptance or approval, followed by ratification, acceptance or approval; or

  • (c) accession.

  (2) Ratification, acceptance, approval or accession shall be effected by the deposit of an instrument to that effect with the Secretary-General.

  (3) The Secretary-General shall inform all States that have signed the Convention or acceded to it and the Director-General of the International Labour Office of any signature or of the deposit of any instrument of ratification, acceptance, approval or accession and the date of its deposit.


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