How Amending the Convention Works
If your country is in the list above, you have a unique opportunity to take action today to have your country be one of the three that ensures the Ban Amendment crosses the finish line. Bear in mind that although treaty ratification is a political act, your department or agency has a role to play in initiating the effort by raising the opportunity with your Minister or your permanent representative in Geneva.
According to the Convention's Article 17 and the Country Led Initiative decision adopted at COP10 interpreting it, 3/4 of the Parties that were present and voting at COP3 (1995) when the Ban Amendment was adopted, are needed to put the amendment into force.
90 Parties were present and voting at COP3. 3/4 of 90 is 67.5, or rounded up, is 68. Currently we have 65 Parties from this list of 90. Thus, we need by 3 more! And we need to send a big "thank you" to all of the 65 already so registered.