PROTOCOL RELATING TO AN AMENDMENT TO THE CONVENTION ON INTERNATIONAL CIVIL AVIATION
21 June, 1961.
THE ASSEMBLY OF THE INTERNATIONAL CIVIL AVIATION ORGANIZATION,
Having met in its Thirteenth (Extraordinary) Session, at Montreal, on the nineteenth day of June, 1961,
Having noted that it is the general desire of Contracting States to enlarge the membership of the Council,
Having considered it proper to provide for six additional seats in the Council and, accordingly, to increase the membership from twenty-one to twenty-seven,
And having considered it necessary to amend for the purpose aforesaid the Convention on International Civil Aviation done at Chicago on the seventh day of December, 1944,
Approved, on the twenty-first day of June of the year one thousand nine hundred and sixty-one, in accordance with the provisions of Article 94 (a) of the Convention aforesaid, the following proposed amendment to the said Convention:
In Article 50 (a) of the Convention the expression "twenty-one" shall be deleted and substituted by "twenty-seven",
Specified, pursuant to the provisions of the said Article 94 (a) of the said Convention, fifty-six as the number of Contracting States upon whose ratification the proposed amendment aforesaid shall come into force, and
Resolved that the Secretary General of the International Civil Aviation Organization draw up a protocol, in the English, French and Spanish languages, each of which shall be of equal authenticity, embodying the proposed amendment above mentioned and the matter hereinafter appearing.
Consequently, pursuant to the aforesaid action of the Assembly,
This Protocol has been drawn up by the Secretary General of the Organization
This Protocol shall be open to ratification by any State which has ratified or adhered to the said Convention on International Civil Aviation;
The instruments of ratification shall be deposited with the International Civil Aviation Organization;
This Protocol shall come into force in respect of the States which have ratified it on the date on which the fifty-sixth instrument of ratification is so deposited;
The Secretary General shall immediately notify all Contracting States of the date of deposit of each ratification of this Protocol;
The Secretary General shall immediately notify all States Parties or signatories to the said Convention of the date on which this Protocol come into force;
With respect to any Contracting State ratifying this Protocol after the date aforesaid, the Protocol shall come into force upon deposit of its instrument of ratification with the International Civil Aviation Organization.
In faith whereof, The President and the Secretary General on the thirteenth (extraordinary) Session of the Assembly of the International Civil Aviation Organization, being authorised thereto by the Assembly, sign this Protocol.
Done at Montreal on the twenty-first day of June of the year one thousand nine hundred and sixty-one in a single document in the English, French and Spanish languages, each of which shall be of equal authenticity. This Protocol shall remain deposited in the archives of the International Civil Aviation Organization; and certified copies thereof shall be transmitted by the Secretary General of the Organization to all States parties or signatories to the Convention on International Aviation done at Chicago on the seventh day of December, 1944.