PROCLAMATION NO. 81/1997 A PROCLAMATION TO RATIFY THE UNITED NATIONS CONVENTION TO COMBAT DESERTIFICATION IN THOSE COUNTRIES EXPERIENCING SERIOUS DROUGHT AND-OR DESERTIFICATION PARTICULARLY IN AFRICA
WHEREAS, Ethiopia had, on 15 of October 1994, signed at paris the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification in those Countries Experiencing Serous Drought and-or Desertification, particularly in Africa.
WHEREAS, it is stipulated in the Convention that the Convention enters into force on the ninetieth day after the date of deposit of the fiftieth instrument of ratification or otherwise;
WHEREAS, the House of Peoples’ Representatives of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia has ratified said Convention at its session held on the 24th day of June, 1997;
NOW, THERFORE, in accordance with Article 55 sub-Articles (1) and (12) 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 “United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification in those Countries Experiencing Serious Drought and-or Desertification, Particularly in Africa Ratification Proclamation No. 81-1997.”
2. Ratification of the Convention
The United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification in those Countries Experiencing Serious Drought and-or Desertification, Particularly in Africa, signed at paris on 15 October 1994, is ratified.
3. Power of the Environmental Protection Authority
The Environmental Protection Authority is hereby empowered to implement the Convention in cooperation with the concerned federal and regional government organs, non-governmental organization as well as with communities.
4. Effective Date
This Proclamation shall enter into force as of the 24th day of June, 1997.
Done at Addis Ababa, this 24th day of June, 1997.
NEGASO GIDADA (DR.)
PRESEIDENT OF THE FEDERAL DEMOCRATIC
REPUBLIC OF ETHIOPIA