Minamata Convention Ratification Proclamation No. 1222-2019

PROCLAMATION NO. 1222/2020

PROCLAMATION TO RATIFY THE MINAMATA CONVENTION

WHEREAS, the Minamata Convention was adopted in Kumamoto, Japan on 10th October 2013;
WHEREAS, the Government of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia signed the Convention on 10th October 2013;
WHERE AS, the House of Peoples’ Representatives of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia has ratified the said Agreement at its session held on the 14th day of July , 2020;

NOW, THEREFORE, in accordance with (1) and
(12) of Article 55 of the Constitution of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, it is hereby proclaimed as follows:

  1. Short Title
    This Proclamation may be cited as the “Minamata Convention Ratification Proclamation No. 1222-2019.”
  2. Ratification of the Agreement

The Minamata Convention signed by the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia on 10th day of October ,2013 is hereby ratified.

  1. Declaration
    The Environment, Forest, and Climate Change Commission of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia shall after consulting the pertinent government organs deposit at the Secretariat of the Convention the exemptions and proposals on the reduction of the use of Mercury pursuant to Articles 4,5 and 6 of the Convention.
  2. Implementing Organ

The Environment, Forest, and Climate Change Commission of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia is given the responsibility to cooperate with other relevant organs to implement and follow-up this Convention.

  1. Effective Date

This Proclamation shall come into force upon publication in the Federal Negarit Gazeta.
Done at Addis Ababa, this 10th day of August ,2020
SAHLEWORK ZEWDE
PRESIDENT OF THE FEDERAL DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF ETHIOPIA

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