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Article 82 provides that the Convention is subject to ratification. The final date for signing the Convention at the United Nations Headquarters in New York was 30 April 1970. Article 82 further states that the instruments of ratification shall be deposited with the Secretary-General of the United Nations, thus providing for the UN Secretary-General as depositary of the Convention in accordance with Article 80, paragraph 1. The role and functions of depositaries are explained in Articles 76-77. The list of States having ratified the Convention is reproduced in Status of the Convention.

Keywords: Article 82; depositary; ratification; United Nations; Vienna Convention



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