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1. This Convention shall be open for signature by any State at the Headquarters of the United Nations, New York, from 1 September 1993 to 31 August 1994 and shall thereafter remain open for accession.
2. States may express their consent to be bound by this Convention by:
3. Ratification, acceptance, approval or accession shall be effected by the deposit of an instrument to that effect with the depositary.
1. This Convention shall enter into force six months following the date on which ten States have expressed their consent to be bound by it.
2. For a State which expresses its consent to be bound by this Convention after conditions for entry into force thereof have been met, such consent shall take effect three months after the date of expression of such consent.
1. This Convention may be denounced by any State Party at any time after the date on which this Convention enters into force for that State.
2. Denunciation shall be effected by the deposit of an instrument of denunciation with the depositary.
1. A conference of States Parties for the purpose of revising or amending this Convention shall be convened by the Secretary-General of the United Nations at the request of one-third of the States Parties.
2. Any consent to be bound by this Convention, expressed after the date of entry into force of an amendment to this Convention, shall be deemed to apply to the Convention as amended.
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