PROCLAMATION NO. 356/2003
A PROCLAMATION TO RATIFY THE BASEL CONVENTION AMENDMENT
WHEREAS, the third meeting of the conference of the parties of the Basel convention held on 22 September, 1995 adopted the amendment made to the Basel Convention;
WHEREAS, the House of Peoples’ Representatives of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia ratified the Basel Convention Amendment at its session held on the 3rd day of July, 2003;
NOW, THEREFORE, in accordance with Article 55 (1) and (12) of the Constitution of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, it is herby proclaimed as follows:
1. Short Title
This Proclamation may be cited as the Basel Convention Amendment Ratification Proclamation No. 356/2003.
2. Ratification of the Basel Convention Amendment
The Basel Convention Amendment adopted on 22 September, 1995 is here by ratified.
3. Responsibility of the Environmental Protection Authority
The Environmental Protection Authority is hereby authorized to take, in cooperation with the appropriate Federal, Regional and City government organs, actions necessary to implement the Basel Convention to implement the Basel Convention Amendment.
4. Effective Date
This Proclamation shall enter into force as of the 3rd day of July, 2003.
Done at Addis Ababa, 3rd day of July, 2003
GIRMA WOLDE GIORGIS
PRESIDENT OF THE FEDERAL
DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF ETHIOPIA