PART XVI Final Provisions

Article 44

Texts of proposed amendments to the Convention shall be communicated by the Secretary-General to Members at least six months in advance of their consideration by the Governing Body. Amendments shall become effective by a two-thirds majority vote of the Governing Body, provided that those amendments which involve fundamental alterations in the objective and character of the Organization or create new obligations for the Members shall require subsequent acceptance on the part of two-thirds of the Members before that amendment shall enter into force.

Article 45
  • This Convention shall be open for acceptance by the Governments of countries which were invited to the First Asian Round Table Productivity Conference held in Tokyo as given in Schedule II to this Convention not later than June 30, 1961, and shall come into force with effect from the date, five of those Governments shall have accepted this Convention.
  • Notice of acceptance of this Convention shall be furnished to the Secretary-General of the Asian Productivity Organization, and be accompanied by the name and address of the representative of that Member designated to serve as Director on the Governing Body.
Article 46
  • This Convention shall be open for accession by any Asian Government which is a member of the Economic Commission for Asia and the Far East of the United Nations.
  • Accession shall be subject to the approval of two-thirds vote of the Directors of the Governing Body.
Article 47

This Convention shall be kept in original with the Secretary-General, who shall send certified copies thereof to all the Governments entitled to become Parties to this Convention.

Article 48
Interim Provisions

Until such time as Secretary-General of the Organizations shall have been appointed, the Secretary-General of the Asian Productivity Conference shall be and is hereby constituted as the Secretary-General of the Organization, with an office temporarily located at Tokyo, Japan.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF the undersigned, being duly authorized by their respective Governments for that purpose, have signed this Convention.

DONE at Manila, Philippines, the 14th day of April, 1961.

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