1. The Depositary of this Convention shall be the Secretary-General of the International Maritime Organization.
2. The Depositary shall promptly inform all signatory and acceding States and all Signatories of:
a. Any signature of the Convention.
b. The deposit of any instrument of ratification, acceptance, approval or accession.
c. The entry into force of the Convention.
d. The adoption of any amendment to the Convention and its entry into force.
e. Any notification of withdrawal.
f. Any suspension or termination.
g. Other notifications and communications relating to the Convention.
3. Upon entry into force of the Convention the Depositary shall transmit a certified copy to the Secretariat 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, duly authorized by their respective Governments, have signed this Convention.
DONE at London this third day of September one thousand nine hundred and seventy-six in the English, French, Russian and Spanish languages, all the texts being equally authentic, in a single original which shall be deposited with the Depositary, who shall send a certified copy to the Government of each of the States which were invited to attend the International Conference on the Establishment of an International Maritime Satellite System and to the Government of any other State which signs or accedes to this Convention.