São Tomé and Príncipe accedes to the Basel Convention

São Tomé and Príncipe has acceded to the Basel Convention, depositing its instrument of accession with the depositary of the Convention on 12 November 2013. The Convention will enter into force for São Tomé and Príncipe on 10 February 2014 in accordance with article 25 (2) of the Convention.

São Tomé and Príncipe’s action increases the total number of Parties to the Basel Convention to 181.

More information is available from Status of ratifications