The Secretary General writes: “I have received notifications from eight Provinces…” but this is not the whole story.
The promoters of the document have insisted that it has to be adopted exactly as it stands, and that adopting it only in part, or with amendments to the text, is not an option.
Item: he lists Southern Africa, which has not yet completed its process.
Item: he lists Ireland, which insisted that it had “subscribed” and evidently thought that it was important not to have used the word “adopted”. This may be an Irish subtlety too far for the rest of us to understand.
Item: he lists South East Asia which can only be said to have adopted the existing text by the application of Humpty Dumpty logic. Here is the link to the full text of their Preamble to the Letter of Accession.
So I would say that at the present time the number of adopters is really only six (including Ireland).