The Hague, The Netherlands | 20-21 May 2015
WHERE & WHEN
Delegations authorised to approve/sign the International Energy Charter are expected to attend the Ministerial (“The Hague II”) Conference on the International Energy Charter in The Hague, The Netherlands on 20-21 May 2015:
- The Government of The Netherlands will send formal invitations informing of the venue, date and time of the Conference, to those delegations that have informed the Energy Charter Secretariat of the acceptance of the final draft
- Negotiating parties are expected to inform the Energy Charter Secretariat of the composition of their delegation (maximum four members including the head of the delegation) and the head of delegation authorised to confirm acceptance of the final text in accordance with its national procedures and to approve/sign it
- During the Ministerial (“The Hague II”) Conference on the International Energy Charter each head of delegation will be invited to make a statement
- The Netherlands, as host country, will open and Chair the Conference
- Negotiating parties will adopt the final text by consensus at the Conference. After adoption, each negotiating party present will be invited to sign the adopted text during the conference; negotiating parties will be able to sign the adopted text at any time.
Requests from States who did not take part in the negotiations to sign the International Energy Charter at the Ministerial (“The Hague II”) Conference will be circulated to the Signatories of the 1991 Charter for approval. This approval provided, those states will be asked to confirm, in the name of their government and in writing, the acceptance of the text. They will then be invited by the government of the Netherlands to the Ministerial Conference.
Selected international organisations will be invited to be present at the Ministerial Conference. Intergovernmental organisations with specific competence may request with the Energy Charter Secretariat to sign the International Energy Charter at the Ministerial Conference.