Progress towards Intergovernmental status

Following the end of the signature period in January 2022, three more states have joined:  The Netherlands accepted the Convention on 25 April 2022 and the United Kingdom acceded to the Convention on 5 May 2022 and Canada ratified the Convention on 8 June 2022.

What is the process?

States that have signed the Convention are invited to transmit the instruments of ratification, acceptance or approval to France, the depositary State. All Member States of the United Nations that have not signed during the signature period, may accede to the Convention, which will enter into force on the ninetieth day after the date of deposit of the thirtieth instrument of ratification, acceptance, approval or accession.