1. The Depositary shall inform the Signatories and the Contracting Parties, as well as the Organization, of:
a. The signature of this Convention and of its protocols, and the deposit of instruments of ratification, acceptance, approval or accession;
b. The date on which the Convention or any protocol will come into force for each Contracting Party;
c. Notification of any denunciation and the date on which it will take effect;
d. The amendments adopted with respect to the Convention or to any protocol, their acceptance by the Contracting Parties and the date of their entry into force;
e. All matters relating to new annexes and to the amendment of any annex;
f. Notifications by regional economic integration organizations of the extent of their competence with respect to matters governed by this Convention and the relevant protocols, and of any modifications thereto.
2. The original of this Convention and of any protocol shall be deposited with the Depositary, the Government of the Republic of Colombia, which shall send certified copies thereof to the Signatories, the Contracting Parties, and the Organization.
3. As soon as the Convention and its protocols enter into force, the Depositary shall transmit a certified copy of the instrument concerned to the Secretary-General of the United Nations for registration and publication in accordance with Article 102 of the Charter of the United Nations.
In witness whereof the undersigned, being duly authorized by their respective Governments, have signed this Convention. Done at Cartagena de Indias this twenty-fourth day of March one thousand nine hundred and eighty-three in a single copy in the English, French and Spanish languages, the three texts being equally authentic.