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Decision XXIV/1: Status of ratification of the Vienna Convention, the Montreal Protocol and the London, Copenhagen, Montreal and Beijing amendments to the Montreal Protocol

  1. To note with satisfaction the universal ratification of the Vienna Convention for the Protection of the Ozone Layer, the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer, the London Amendment to the Montreal Protocol and the Copenhagen Amendment to the Montreal Protocol, each with 197 parties;
  2. To note also that, as at 16 November 2012, 193 parties had ratified the Montreal Amendment to the Montreal Protocol and 183 parties had ratified the Beijing Amendment to the Montreal Protocol;
  3. To urge Bahrain, Bolivia (Plurinational State of), Botswana, Chad, Djibouti, Ecuador, Haiti, Iran (Islamic Republic of), Kazakhstan, Kenya, Libya, Mauritania, Papua New Guinea and Saudi Arabia to ratify, approve or accede to the Montreal and Beijing Amendments, taking into account that universal participation is necessary to ensure the protection of the ozone layer;