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Status of UNCITRAL Conventions and Model Laws

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Status of UNCITRAL Conventions and Model Laws

May 2005

I. Participation in UNCITRAL Conventions

Comment

1. Convention on the Limitation Period in the International Sale of Goods, concluded at New York on 14 June 1974, as amended by the Protocol of 11 April 1980

Parties: 18
Declarations and reservations

2. [Unamended] Convention on the Limitation Period in the International Sale of Goods (New York, 1974)

Parties: 25
Declarations and reservations

3. United Nations Convention on the Carriage of Goods by Sea, 1978 (Hamburg)

Parties: 29
Declarations and reservations

4. United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (Vienna, 1980)

Parties: 65
Declarations and reservations

5. United Nations Convention on International Bills of Exchange and International Promissory Notes (New York, 1988)

Signatures only: 3; ratifications and accessions: 4

6. United Nations Convention on the Liability of Operators of Transport Terminals in International Trade (Vienna, 1991)

Signatures only: 5; ratifications and accessions: 3

7. United Nations Convention on Independent Guarantees and Stand-by Letters of Credit (New York, 1995)

Parties: 6

8. United Nations Convention on the Assignment of Receivables in International Trade (New York 2001)

9. United Nations Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards (New York, 1958)

Parties: 141
Declarations and reservations

II. Enactments of UNCITRAL Model Laws

10. UNCITRAL Model Law on International Commercial Arbitration (1985)

11. UNCITRAL Model Law on International Credit Transfers (1992)

12. UNCITRAL Model Law on Procurement of Goods, Construction and Services (1994)

13. UNCITRAL Model Law on Electronic Commerce (1996)

14. UNCITRAL Model Law on Cross-Border Insolvency (1997) adopted by UNCITRAL at its 30 th session

15. UNCITRAL Model Law on Electronic Signatures (2001)

III. Chronological Table of Actions in Respect of UNCITRAL Conventions

1. Convention on the Limitation Period in the International Sale of Goods, concluded at New York on 14 June 1974, as amended by the Protocol of 11 April 1980

2. [Unamended] Convention on the Limitation Period in the International Sale of Goods (New York, 1974)

3. United Nations Convention on the Carriage of Goods by Sea, 1978 (Hamburg)

4. United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (Vienna, 1980)

5. United Nations Convention on International Bills of Exchange and International Promissory Notes (New York, 1988)

6. United Nations Convention on the Liability of Operators of Transport Terminals in International Trade (Vienna, 1991)

7. United Nations Convention on Independent Guarantees and Stand-by Letters of Credit (New York, 1995)

8. Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards (New York, 1958)

Endnotes

Endnotes


This is document has been updated from the May 2005 version of the UNCITRAL text, found at ‹http://www.uncitral.org/english/status/status-e.htm› Which starts with the following note:

1. The present note sets forth the status of the conventions and model laws emanating from the work of the [UNCITRAL] Commission. It also shows the status of the Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards (New York, 1958), which, although adopted prior to the establishment of the Commission, is closely related to the work of the Commission in the area of international commercial arbitration.

2. For more authoritative status information or other treaty law matters, such as territorial application, please contact the Secretariat unit which discharges the depositary functions of the Secretary-General in respect of multilateral treaties: Treaty Section, Office of Legal Affairs, United Nations Headquarters ( ‹http://untreaty.un.org› ) (tel.: 212-963-5472, fax: 212-963-3693).

3. The following texts are covered in this list (note that the term "action" hereinafter is used generically to denote an instrument of ratification, approval, acceptance or accession, which has been deposited in respect of a treaty, or a participation in a treaty as a result of an action to a related treaty):

1. Convention on the Limitation Period in the International Sale of Goods, concluded at New York on 14 June 1974, as amended by the Protocol of 11 April 1980

2. [Unamended] Convention on the Limitation Period in the International Sale of Goods (New York, 1974) +/

3. United Nations Convention on the Carriage of Goods by Sea, 1978 (Hamburg)

4. United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (Vienna, 1980)

5. United Nations Convention on International Bills of Exchange and International Promissory Notes (New York, 1988)

6. United Nations Convention on the Liability of Operators of Transport Terminals in International Trade (Vienna, 1991)

7. United Nations Convention on Independent Guarantees and Stand-by Letters of Credit (New York, 1995)

8. United Nations Convention on the Assignment of Receivables in International Trade (New York, 2001)

9. Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards (New York, 1958)

10. UNCITRAL Model Law on International Commercial Arbitration (1985)

11. UNCITRAL Model Law on International Credit Transfers (1992)

12. UNCITRAL Model Law on Procurement of Goods, Construction and Services (1994)

13. UNCITRAL Model Law on Electronic Commerce (1996)

14. UNCITRAL Model Law on Cross-Border Insolvency (1997)

15. UNCITRAL Model Law on Electronic Signatures (2001)

State 1/Method Entry into force
Argentina19 July 1983 a1 August 1988
Belarus23 January 19971 August 1997
Cuba2 November 1994 a1 June 1995
Czech Republic 2/30 September 1993 d1 January 1993
Egypt6 December 1982 a1 August 1988
Guinea23 January 1991 a1 August 1991
Hungary16 June 1983 a1 August 1988
Mexico21 January 1988 a1 August 1988
Moldova28 August 19971 March 1998
Paraguay18 August 2003 a1 March 2004
Poland19 May 19951 December 1995
Romania23 April 19921 November 1992
Slovakia 2/28 May 1993 d1 January 1993
Slovenia2 August 19951 March 1996
Uganda12 February 19921 September 1992
United States of America 3/5 May 19941 December 1994
Uruguay1 April 19971 November 1997
Zambia6 June 1986 a1 August 1988

*/ In accordance with its article VIII (1), the Protocol is open for accession by all States.

In accordance with article VIII (2) of the Protocol, accession to the Protocol by any State which is not a Contracting Party to the unamended Convention, shall have the effect of accession to the amended Convention, subject to the provisions of article XI of the Protocol.

In accordance with article X of the Protocol, ratification of or accession to the unamended Convention after the entry into force of the Protocol shall also constitute a ratification of or accession to the amended Convention if the State notifies the depositary accordingly.

**/ For information on which States listed above are Parties to the 1980 amending Protocol contact the Treaty Section, which performs the functions of the depositary in respect of the Protocol (see paragraph 2 above).

1/ The German Democratic Republic was a participant by virtue of its accession on 31 August 1989 to the Protocol of 11 April 1980.

2/ Czechoslovakia was a participant to the Convention and the Protocol by virtue of its accession to the Protocol on 5 March 1990.

N.B. The text of the Convention, as amended, has been established by the Secretary-General, as provided for by article XIV of the Protocol.

2/ 3/ Upon accession, Czechoslovakia and the United States of America declared that, pursuant to article XII, they did not consider themselves bound by article I.

State a/SignatureMethod Entry into force
Argentina-9 October 1981 a/1 August 1988
Belarus14 June 197423 January 19971 August 1997
Bosnia and Herzegovina-12 January 1994 d/6 March 1992
Brazil14 June 1974--
Bulgaria24 February 1975--
Burundi-4 September 1998 a/1 April 1999
Costa Rica30 August 1974--
Cuba-2 November 1994 p/1 June 1995
Czech Republic b/-30 September 1993 d/1 January 1993
Dominican Republic-23 December 1977 a/1 August 1988
Egypt-6 December 1982 p/1 August 1988
Ghana5 December 19747 October 19751 August 1988
Guinea-23 January 1991 a/1 August 1991
Hungary14 June 197416 June 19831 August 1988
Mexico-21 January 1988 a/1 August 1988
Moldova-28 August 19971 March 1998
Mongolia14 June 1974--
Nicaragua13 May 1975--
Norway 1/11 December 197520 March 19801 August 1988
Paraguay-18 August 2003 a1 March 2004
Poland14 June 197419 May 19951 December 1995
Romania-23 April 1992 a/1 November 1992
Russian Federation c/14 June 1974--
Slovakia b/-28 May 1993 d/1 January 1993
Slovenia-2 August 1995 p/1 March 1996
Uganda-12 February 1992 a/1 September 1992
Ukraine14 June 197413 September 19931 April 1994
United States of America-5 May 1994 a/1 December 1994
Uruguay-1 April 19971 November 1997
Yugoslavia-12 March 2001 d/27 April 1992 d/
Zambia-6 June 1986 p/1 August 1988

+/ The Convention was concluded in equally authentic Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish texts. On 11 August 1992, the Secretary-General, in accordance with a request of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law, circulated a proposal for the adoption of an authentic Arabic text of the Convention. No objections having been raised, the Arabic text was deemed adopted on 9 November 1992 with the same status as that of the other authentic texts referred to in the Convention.

**/ In accordance with article XI of the Protocol, the Contracting Parties to the amended Convention are considered to be also Contracting Parties to the unamended Convention in relation to any Contracting Party to the unamended Convention not yet a Contracting Party to the 1980 Protocol, unless the depositary is notified to the contrary.

a/ The Convention had been signed by the former German Democratic Republic on 14 June 1974, ratified by it on 31 August 1989 and entered into force on 1 March 1990.

b/ The Convention was signed by the former Czechoslovakia on 29 August 1975 and an instrument of ratification was deposited on 26 May 1977, with the Convention entering into force for the former Czechoslovakia on 1 August 1988. On 28 May 1993 Slovakia, and on 30 September 1993 the Czech Republic, deposited instruments of succession with effect from 1 January 1993, the date of succession of States.

c/ The Russian Federation continues, as from 24 December 1991, the membership of the former Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) in the United Nations and maintains, as from that date, full responsibility for all the rights and obligations of the USSR under the Charter of the United Nations and multilateral treaties deposited with the Secretary-General.

d/ The former Yugoslavia had acceded to the Convention on 27 November 1978. Reference C.N.253.2001.TREATIES-1 (Depositary Notification) regarding Yugoslavia: Succession, states: "The Secretary-General of the United Nations, acting in his capacity as depositary, communicates the following: The above action was effected on 12 March 2001. The Convention became effective for Yugoslavia on 27 April 1992, the date of State succession."

1/ Upon signature, Norway declared, and confirmed upon ratification, that in accordance with article 34 the Convention would not govern contracts of sale where the seller and the buyer both had their relevant places of business within the territories of the Nordic States (i.e. Norway, Denmark, Finland, Iceland and Sweden).

StateSignatureMethod Entry into force
Austria30 April 197929 July 19931 August 1994
Barbados-2 February 1981 a1 November 1992
Botswana-16 February 1988 a1 November 1992
Brazil31 March 1978--
Burkina Faso-14 August 1989 a1 November 1992
Burundi-4 September 1998 a1 October 1999
Cameroon-21 October 1993 a1 November 1994
Chile31 March 19789 July 19821 November 1992
Czech Republic a/-2 June 1993 d1 January 1993
Democratic Republic of the Congo19 April 1979--
Denmark18 April 1979--
Ecuador31 March 1978--
Egypt31 March 197823 April 19791 November 1992
Finland18 April 1979--
France18 April 1979--
Gambia-7 February 1996 a1 March 1997
Georgia-21 March 1996 a1 April 1997
Germany31 March 1978--
Ghana31 March 1978--
Guinea-23 January 1991 a1 November 1992
Holy See31 March 1978--
Hungary23 April 19795 July 19841 November 1992
Jordan-10 May 2001 a1 June 2002
Kenya-31 July 1989 a1 November 1992
Lebanon-4 April 1983 a1 November 1992
Lesotho-26 October 1989 a1 November 1992
Madagascar31 March 1978--
Malawi-18 March 1991 a1 November 1992
Mexico31 March 1978--
Morocco-12 June 1981 a1 November 1992
Nigeria-7 November 1988 a1 November 1992
Norway18 April 1979--
Pakistan8 March 1979--
Panama31 March 1978--
Philippines14 June 1978--
Portugal31 March 1978--
Romania-7 January 1982 a1 November 1992
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines-12 September 2000 a1 October 2001
Senegal31 March 197817 March 19861 November 1992
Sierra Leone15 August 19787 October 19881 November 1992
Singapore31 March 1978--
Slovakia a/-28 May 1993 d1 January 1993
Sweden18 April 1979--
Syrian Arab Republic-16 October 2002 a17 October 2003
Tunisia-15 September 1980 a1 November 1992
Uganda-6 July 1979 a1 November 1992
United Republic of Tanzania-24 July 1979 a1 November 1992
United States of America30 April 1979--
Venezuela31 March 1978--
Zambia-7 October 1991 a1 November 1992

a/ The Convention was signed by the former Czechoslovakia on 6 March 1979. 1/ On 28 May 1993, Slovakia and on 2 June 1993, the Czech Republic deposited their instruments of succession to the signature and the Czech Republic deposited its instrument of ratification on 23 June 1995. The Czech Republic, upon ratification, withdrew the declaration, referred to in footnote 1/, that had been made by the former Czechoslovakia.

1/ Upon signing the Convention, the former Czechoslovakia declared in accordance with article 26 the formula for converting the amounts of liability referred to in paragraph 2 of that article into the Czechoslovak currency and the amount of the limits of liability to be applied in the territory of Czechoslovakia as expressed in the Czechoslovak currency.

StateSignatureMethod Entry into force
Argentina 1/-19 July 1983 a/1 January 1988
Australia-17 March 1988 a/1 April 1989
Austria11 April 198029 December 19871 January 1989
Belarus 1/-9 October 1989 a/1 November 1990
Belgium-31 October 1996 a/1 November 1997
Bosnia and Herzegovina-12 January 1994 d/6 March 1992
Bulgaria-9 July 1990 a/1 August 1991
Burundi-4 September 1998 a/1 October 1999
Canada 2/-23 April 1991 a/1 May 1992
Chile 1/11 April 19807 February 19901 March 1991
China 3/30 September 198111 December 1986 AA/1 January 1988
Colombia-10 July 2001 a/1 August 2002
Croatia 8/-8 June 1998 d/8 October 1991
Cuba-2 November 1994 a/1 December 1995
Cyprus-7 March 2005 a1 April 2006
Czech Republic a/ 7/-30 September 1993 d/1 January 1993
Denmark 4/26 May 198114 February 19891 March 1990
Ecuador-27 January 1992 a/1 February 1993
Egypt-6 December 1982 a/1 January 1988
Estonia 1/-20 September 1993 a/1 October 1994
Finland 4/26 May 198115 December 19871 January 1989
France27 August 19816 August 1982 AA/1 January 1988
Gabon-15 December 2004 a1 January 2006
Georgia-16 August 1994 a/1 September 1995
Germany b/ 5/26 May 198121 December 19891 January 1991
Ghana11 April 1980--
Greece-12 January 1998 a/1 February 1999
Guinea-23 January 1991 a/1 February 1992
Honduras-10 October 2002 a/1 November 2003
Hungary 1/ 6/22 April 198016 June 19831 January 1988
Iceland-10 May 2001 a/1 June 2002
Iraq-5 March 1990 a/1 April 1991
Israel-22 January 2002 a/1 February 2003
Italy30 September 198111 December 19861 January 1988
Kyrgyzstan-11 May 1999 a/1 June 2000
Latvia 1/-31 July 1997 a/1 August 1998
Lesotho18 June 198118 June 19811 January 1988
Lithuania 1/-18 January 1995 a/1 February 1996
Luxembourg-30 January 1997 a/1 February 1998
Mauritania-20 August 1999 a/1 September 2000
Mexico-29 December 1987 a/1 January 1989
Moldova-13 October 1994 a/1 November 1995
Mongolia-31 December 1997 a/1 January 1999
Netherlands29 May 198113 December 1990 A/1 January 1992
New Zealand-22 September 1994 a/1 October 1995
Norway 4/26 May 198120 July 19881 August 1989
Peru-25 March 1999 a/1 April 2000
Poland28 September 198119 May 19951 June 1996
Republic of Korea-17 February 2004 a1 March 2005
Romania-22 May 1991 a/1 June 1992
Russian Federation c/ 1/-16 August 1990 a/1 September 1991
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 7/-12 September 2001 a/1 October 2001
Singapore 7/11 April 198016 February 19951 March 1996
Slovakia a/ 7/-28 May 1993 d/1 January 1993
Slovenia-7 January 1994 d/25 June 1991
Spain-24 July 1990 a/1 August 1991
Sweden 4/26 May 198115 December 19871 January 1989
Switzerland-21 February 1990 a/1 March 1991
Syrian Arab Republic-19 October 1982 a/1 January 1988
Uganda-12 February 1992 a/1 March 1993
Ukraine 1/-3 January 1990 a/1 February 1991
United States of America 7/31 August 198111 December 19861 January 1988
Uruguay-25 January 1999 a/1 February 2000
Uzbekistan-27 November 1996 a/1 December 1997
Venezuela28 September 1981--
Yugoslavia d/-12 March 2001 d/27 April 1992 d/
Zambia-6 June 1986 a/1 January 1988

a/ The Convention was signed by the former Czechoslovakia on 1 September 1981 and an instrument of ratification was deposited on 5 March 1990, with the Convention entering into force for the former Czechoslovakia on 1 April 1991. 7/ On 28 May 1993 Slovakia, and on 30 September 1993 the Czech Republic, deposited instruments of succession, with effect from 1 January 1993, the date of succession of States.

b/ The Convention was signed by the former German Democratic Republic on 13 August 1981, ratified on 23 February 1989 and entered into force on 1 March 1990.

c/ The Russian Federation continues, as from 24 December 1991, the membership of the former Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) in the United Nations and maintains, as from that date, full responsibility for all the rights and obligations of the USSR under the Charter of the United Nations and multilateral treaties deposited with the Secretary-General.

d/ The former Yugoslavia had signed and ratified the Convention on 11 April 1980 and 27 March 1985, respectively. Reference C.N.254.2001.TREATIES-1 (Depositary Notification) regarding Yugoslavia: Succession, states: "The Secratary-General of the United Nations, acting his capacity as a depositary, communicates the following: The above action was effected on 12 March 2001. The Convention became effective for Yugoslavia on 27 April 1992, the date of State succession."

1/ Upon ratifying, or acceding to, the Convention, Argentina, Belarus, Chile, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Ukraine and USSR declared, in accordance with articles 12 and 96 of the Convention, that any provision of article 11, article 29 or Part II of the Convention that allows a contract of sale or its modification or termination by agreement or any offer, acceptance or other indication of intention to be made in any form other than in writing, would not apply where any party had his place of business in their respective States.

2/ Upon accession, Canada declared that, in accordance with article 93 of the Convention, the Convention will extend to Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island and the Northwest Territories.(Upon accession, Canada declared that, in accordance with article 95 of the Convention, with respect to British Columbia, it will not be bound by article 1(1)(b) of the Convention. In a notification received on 31 July 1992, Canada withdrew that declaration.) In a declaration received on 9 April 1992, Canada extended the application of the Convention to Quebec and Saskatchewan. In a notification received on 29 June 1992, Canada extended the application of the Convention to Yukon Territory. In a notification received on 18 June 2003, Canada extended the application of the Convention to the Territory of Nunavut.

3/ Upon approving the Convention, the People's Republic of China declared that it did not consider itself bound by sub-paragraph (b) of paragraph (1) of article 1 and article 11 as well as the provisions in the Convention relating to the content of article 11.

4/ Upon ratifying the Convention, Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden declared in accordance with article 92(1) that they would not be bound by Part II of the Convention (Formation of the Contract). Upon ratifying the Convention, Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden declared, pursuant to article 94(1) and 94(2), that the Convention would not apply to contracts of sale where the parties have their places of business in Denmark, Finland, Sweden, Iceland or Norway.

5/ Upon ratifying the Convention, Germany declared that it would not apply article 1(1)(b) in respect of any State that had made a declaration that that State would not apply article 1(1)(b).

6/ Upon ratifying the Convention, Hungary declared that it considered the General Conditions of Delivery of Goods between Organizations of the Member Countries of the Council for Mutual Economic Assistance to be subject to the provisions of article 90 of the Convention.

7/ Upon ratifying the Convention, Czechoslovakia, Singapore and the United States of America declared that they would not be bound by paragraph (1)(b) of article 1.

8/ Upon succeeding to the Convention, the Republic of Croatia has decided, on the basis of the Constitutional Decision on Sovereignty and Independence of the Republic of Croatia of 25 June 1991, and the Decision of the Croatian Parliament of 8 October 1991, and by virtue of succession of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia in respect of the territory of the Republic of Croatia, to be considered a party to the Convention with effect as from 8 October 1991, the date on which the Republic of Croatia severed all constitutional and legal connections with the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia and took over its international obligations.

StateSignatureMethod Entry into force
Canada7 December 1989--
Gabon-15 December 2004 a-
Guinea-23 January 1991 a-
Honduras-8 August 2001 a-
Mexico-11 September 1992 a-
Russian Federation a/30 June 1990--
United States of America29 June 1990--

(10 ACTIONS ARE REQUIRED FOR ENTRY INTO FORCE)

a/ The Russian Federation continues, as from 24 December 1991, the membership of the former Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) in the United Nations and maintains, as from that date, full responsibility for all the rights and obligations of the USSR under the Charter of the United Nations and multilateral treaties deposited with the Secretary-General.

StateSignatureMethod Entry into force
Egypt-6 April 1999 a-
France15 October 1991--
Gabon-15 December 2004-
Georgia-21 March 1996 a-
Mexico19 April 1991--
Philippines19 April 1991--
Spain19 April 1991--
United States of America30 April 1992--

(5 ACTIONS ARE REQUIRED FOR ENTRY INTO FORCE)

StateSignatureMethod Entry into force
Belarus3 December 199623 January 20021 July 2002
Ecuador-18 June 1997 a1 January 2000
El Salvador5 September 199731 July 19981 January 2000
Kuwait-28 October 1998 a1 January 2000
Panama9 July 199721 May 19981 January 2000
Tunisia-8 December 1998 a1 January 2000
United States of America11 December 1997--

StateSignatureMethod Entry into Force
Luxembourg12 June 2002--
Madagascar24 September 2003--
United States of America30 December 2003--

(5 ACTIONS ARE REQUIRED FOR ENTRY INTO FORCE)

StateSignatureMethod Entry into Force
Afghanistan (a),(b)-30 November 2004 (c)28 February 2005
Albania-27 June 2001 (c)25 September 2001
Algeria (a),(b)-7 February 1989 (c)8 May 1989
Antigua and Barbuda (a),(b)-2 February 1989 (c)3 May 1989
Argentina (a),(b)(d)26 August 195814 March 198912 June 1989
Armenia (a),(b)-29 December 1997 (c)29 March 1998
Australia-26 March 1975 (c)24 June 1975
Austria-2 May 1961 (c)31 July 1961
Azerbaijan-29 February 2000 (c)29 May 2000
Bahamas-20 December 2006 (c)20 March 2007
Bahrain (a),(b)-6 April 1988 (c)5 July 1988
Bangladesh-6 May 1992 (c)4 August 1992
Barbados (a),(b)-16 March 1993 (c)14 June 1993
Belarus (e)29 December 195815 November 196013 February 1961
Belgium (a)10 June 195818 August 197516 November 1975
Benin-16 May 1974 (c)14 August 1974
Bolivia-28 April 1995 (c)27 July 1995
Bosnia and Herzegovina (a),(b),(f),(g)-1 September 1993 (h)6 March 1992
Botswana (a),(b)-20 December 1971 (c)19 March 1972
Brazil-7 June 2002 (c)5 September 2002
Brunei Darussalam 1/-25 July 1996 (c)23 October 1996
Bulgaria (a),(e)17 December 195810 October 19618 January 1962
Burkina Faso-23 March 1987 (c)21 June 1987
Cambodia-5 January 1960 (c)4 April 1960
Cameroon-19 February 1988 (c)19 May 1988
Canada (i)-12 May 1986 (c)10 August 1986
Central African Republic (a),(b)-15 October 1962 (c)13 January 1963
Chile-4 September 1975 (c)3 December 1975
China (a),(b),(o)-22 January 1987 (c)22 April 1987
Colombia-25 September 1979 (c)24 December 1979
Costa Rica10 June 195826 October 198724 January 1988
Côte d'Ivoire-1 February 1991 (c)2 May 1991
Croatia (a),(b),(f),(g)-26 July 1993 (h)8 October 1991
Cuba (a),(b),(e)-30 December 1974 (c)30 March 1975
Cyprus (a),(b)-29 December 1980 (c)29 March 1981
Czech Republic (f),(j)-30 September 1993 (h)1 January 1993
Denmark (a),(b)-22 December 1972 (c)22 March 1973
Djibouti (f)-14 June 1983 (h)27 June 1977
Dominica-28 October 1988 (c)26 January 1989
Dominican Republic-11 April 2002 (c)10 July 2002
Ecuador (a),(b)17 December 19583 January 19623 April 1962
Egypt-9 March 1959 (c)7 June 1959
El Salvador10 June 195826 February 199827 May 1998
Estonia-30 August 1993 (c)28 November 1993
Finland29 December 195819 January 196219 April 1962
France (a)25 November 195826 June 195924 September 1959
Gabon-15 December 2006 (c)15 March 2007
Georgia-2 June 1994 (c)31 August 1994
Germany (a),(k),(l)10 June 195830 June 196128 September 1961
Ghana-9 April 1968 (c)8 July 1968
Greece (a),(b)-16 July 1962 (c)14 October 1962
Guatemala (a),(b)-21 March 1984 (c)19 June 1984
Guinea-23 January 1991 (c)23 April 1991
Haiti-5 December 1983 (c)4 March 1984
Holy See (a),(b)-14 May 1975 (c)12 August 1975
Honduras-3 October 2000 (c)1 January 2001
Hungary (a),(b)-5 March 1962 (c)3 June 1962
Iceland-24 January 2002 (c)24 April 2002
India (a),(b)10 June 195813 July 196011 October 1960
Indonesia (a),(b)-7 October 1981 (c)5 January 1982
Iran (Islamic Rep. of) (a),(b)-15 October 2001 (c)13 January 2002
Ireland (a)-12 May 1981 (c)10 August 1981
Israel10 June 19585 January 19597 June 1959
Italy-31 January 1969 (c)1 May 1969
Jamaica (a),(b)-10 July 2002 (c)8 October 2002
Japan (a)-20 June 1961 (c)18 September 1961
Jordan10 June 195815 November 197913 February 1980
Kazakstan-20 November 1995 (c)18 February 1996
Kenya (a)-10 February 1989 (c)11 May 1989
Kuwait (a)-28 April 1978 (c)27 July 1978
Kyrgyzstan-18 December 1996 (c)18 March 1997
Lao People's Democratic Republic-17 June 1998 (c)15 September 1998
Latvia-14 April 1992 (c)13 July 1992
Lebanon (a)-11 August 1998 (c)9 November 1998
Lesotho-13 June 1989 (c)11 September 1989
Liberia-16 September 2005 (c)15 December 2005
Lithuania (e)-14 March 1995 (c)12 June 1995
Luxembourg (a)11 November 19589 September 19838 December 1983
Madagascar (a),(b)-16 July 1962 (c)14 October 1962
Malaysia (a),(b)-5 November 1985 (c)3 February 1986
Mali-8 September 1994 (c)7 December 1994
Malta (a),(m)-22 June 2000 (c)20 September 2000
Marshall Islands-21 December 2006 (c)21 March 2007
Mauritania-30 January 1997 (c)30 April 1997
Mauritius (a)-19 June 1996 (c)17 September 1996
Moldova (a),(g)-18 September 199817 December 1998
Mexico-14 April 1971 (c)13 July 1971
Monaco (a),(b)31 December 19582 June 198231 August 1982
Mongolia (a),(b)-24 October 1994 (c)22 January 1995
Montenegro (a), (b), (g)-23 October 2006 (h)3 June 2006
Morocco (a)-12 February 1959 (c)7 June 1959
Mozambique (a)-11 June 1998 (c)9 September 1998
Nepal (a),(b)-4 March 1998 (c)2 June 1998
Netherlands (a)10 June 195824 April 196423 July 1964
New Zealand (a)-6 January 1983 (c)6 April 1983
Nicaragua-24 September 2003 (c)23 December 2003
Niger-14 October 1964 (c)12 January 1965
Nigeria (a),(b)-17 March 1970 (c)15 June 1970
Norway (a),(n)-14 March 1961 (c)12 June 1961
Oman-25 February 1999 (c)26 May 1999
Pakistan (a)30 December 195814 July 200512 October 2005
Panama-10 October 1984 (c)8 January 1985
Paraguay-8 October 1997 (c)6 January 1998
Peru-7 July 1988 (c)5 October 1988
Philippines (a),(b)10 June 19586 July 19674 October 1967
Poland (a),(b)10 June 19583 October 19611 January 1962
Portugal (a),(o)-18 October 1994 (c)16 January 1995
Qatar-30 December 2002 (c)30 March 2003
Republic of Korea (a),(b)-8 February 1973 (c)9 May 1973
Romania (a),(b),(e)-13 September 1961 (c)12 December 1961
Russian Federation (e),(p)29 December 195824 August 196022 November 1960
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines (a),(b)-12 September 2000 (c)11 December 2000
San Marino-17 May 1979 (c)15 August 1979
Saudi Arabia-19 April 1994 (c)18 July 1994
Senegal-17 October 1994 (c)15 January 1995
Singapore (a)-21 August 1986 (c)19 November 1986
Slovakia (f),(j)-28 May 1993 (h)1 January 1993
Slovenia (a),(b),(f),(g)-1 July 1992 (h)25 June 1991
South Africa-3 May 1976 (c)1 August 1976
Spain-12 May 1977 (c)10 August 1977
Sri Lanka30 December 19589 April 19628 July 1962
Sweden23 December 195828 January 197227 April 1972
Switzerland (r)29 December 19581 June 196530 August 1965
Syrian Arab Republic-9 March 1959 (c)7 June 1959
Thailand-21 December 1959 (c)20 March 1960
The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (a),(b),(f),(g)-10 March 1994 (h)17 September 1991
Trinidad and Tobago (a),(b)-14 February 1966 (c)15 May 1966
Tunisia (a),(b)-17 July 1967 (c)15 October 1967
Turkey (a),(b)-2 July 1992 (c)30 September 1992
Uganda (a)-12 February 1992 (c)12 May 1992
Ukraine (e)29 December 195810 October 19608 January 1961
United Arab Emirates-21 August 2006 (c)19 November 2006
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (a)-24 September 1975 (c)23 December 1975
United Republic of Tanzania (a)-13 October 1964 (c)12 January 1965
United States of America (a),(b)-30 September 1970 (c)29 December 1970
Uruguay-30 March 1983 (c)28 June 1983
Uzbekistan-7 February 1996 (c)7 May 1996
Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of) (a),(b)-8 February 1995 (c)9 May 1995
Vietnam (a),(b),(e),(s)-12 September 1995 (c)11 December 1995
% Yugoslavia 13/% -% 12 March 2001 e% 27 April 1992 d/
Zambia-14 March 2002 (c)12 June 2002
Zimbabwe-29 September 1994 (c)28 December 1994

(a) Declarations and reservations (excludes territorial declarations and certain other reservations and declarations of a political nature). This State will apply the Convention only to recognition and enforcement of awards made in the territory of another contracting State.

(b) Declarations and reservations (excludes territorial declarations and certain other reservations and declarations of a political nature). This State will apply the Convention only to differences arising out of legal relationships, whether contractual or not, that are considered commercial under the national law.

(c) Accession.

(d) Declarations and reservations (excludes territorial declarations and certain other reservations and declarations of a political nature). Argentina declared that the Convention should be construed in accordance with the principles and rules of the National Constitution in force or with those resulting from reforms mandated by the Constitution.

(e) Declarations and reservations (excludes territorial declarations and certain other reservations and declarations of a political nature).With regard to awards made in the territory of non-contracting States, this State will apply the Convention only to the extent to which those States grant reciprocal treatment.

(f) The date of effect of the succession is as follows: for Bosnia and Herzegovina, 6 March 1992; for Croatia, 8 October 1991; for the Czech Republic, 1 January 1993; for Djibouti, 27 June 1977; for Slovakia, 1 January 1993; for Slovenia, 25 June 1991; and for the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, 17 September 1991.

(g) Declarations and reservations (excludes territorial declarations and certain other reservations and declarations of a political nature). This State will apply the Convention only to those arbitral awards which were adopted after the entry into effect of the Convention.

(h) Succession.

(i) Declarations and reservations (excludes territorial declarations and certain other reservations and declarations of a political nature). Canada declared that it would apply the Convention only to differences arising out of legal relationships, whether contractual or not, that were considered commercial under the laws of Canada, except in the case of the Province of Quebec where the law did not provide for such limitation.

(j) The former Czechoslovakia signed the Convention on 3 October 1958 and deposited an instrument of ratification on 10 July 1959. On 28 May and 30 September 1993, respectively, Slovakia and the Czech Republic deposited instruments of succession.

(k) The former German Democratic Republic acceded to the Convention on 20 February 1975 with the reservations mentioned in footnotes (a), (b), (e).

(l) On 31 August 1998, Germany withdrew the reservation made upon ratification mentioned in footnote (a).

(m) The Convention only applies with regard to Malta with respect to arbitration agreements concluded after the date of Malta's accession to the Convention.

(n) Declarations and reservations (excludes territorial declarations and certain other reservations and declarations of a political nature). This State will not apply the Convention to differences where the subject matter of the proceedings is immovable property situated in the State, or a right in or to such property.

(o) Upon resumption of sovereignty over Hong Kong on 1 July 1997, the Government of China extended the territorial application of the Convention to Hong Kong, Special Administrative Region of China, subject to the statement originally made by China upon accession to the Convention. On 19 July 2005, China declared that the Convention shall apply to the Macao Special Administrative Region of China, subject to the statement originally made by China upon accession to the Convention.

(p) The Russian Federation continues, as from 24 December 1991, the membership of the former Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) in the United Nations and maintains, as from that date, full responsibility for all the rights and obligations of the USSR under the Charter of the United Nations and the multilateral treaties deposited with the Secretary-General.

(q) The former Yugoslavia acceded to the Convention on 26 February 1982. On 12 March 2001, the Secretary-General received from the Government of Yugoslavia a notification of succession, confirming the declaration dated 28 June 1982 by the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (see footnotes (a), (b) and (g) above).

(r) Declarations and reservations (excludes territorial declarations and certain other reservations and declarations of a political nature). On 23 April 1993, Switzerland notified the Secretary-General of its decision to withdraw the reciprocity declaration it had made upon ratification.

(s) Viet Nam declared that interpretation of the Convention before the Vietnamese Courts or competent authorities should be made in accordance with the Constitution and the law of Viet Nam.

See UNCITRAL source document }http://www.uncitral.org/uncitral/en/uncitral_texts/arbitration/NYConvention_status.html   2 

(Excludes territorial declarations and certain other reservations and declarations of a political nature)

1/ State will apply the Convention only to recognition and enforcement of awards made in the territory of another Contracting State.

2/ State will apply the Convention only to differences arising out of legal relationships whether contractual or not which are considered as commercial under the national law.

3/ With regard to awards made in the territory of non-contracting States, State will apply the Convention only to the extent to which these States grant reciprocal treatment.

4/ Canada declared that it will apply the Convention only to differences arising out of legal relationships, whether contractual or not, which are considered as commercial under the laws of Canada, except in the case of the Province of Quebec where the law does not provide for such limitation.

5/ State will not apply the Convention to differences where the subject matter of the proceedings is immovable property situated in the State, or a right in or to such property.

6/ State will apply the Convention only to those arbitral awards which were adopted after the coming of the Convention into effect.

7/ Argentina declared that the present Convention should be construed in accordance with the principles and rules of the National Constitution in force or with those resulting from reforms mandated by the Constitution.

8/ On 23 April 1993, Switzerland notified the Secretary-General of its decision to withdraw the reciprocity declaration it had made upon ratification.

9/ Viet Nam declared that interpretation of the Convention before the Vietnamese Courts or competent Authorities should be made in accordance with the Constitution and the law of Viet Nam.

10/ The date of effect of the succession is as follows: for Bosnia and Herzegovina, 6 March 1992; for Croatia, 8 October 1991; for Czech Republic, 1 January 1993; for Djibouti, 27 June 1977; for Slovakia, 1 January 1993; for Slovenia, 25 June 1991; and for The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, 17 September 1991.

11/ On 31 August 1998, Germany withdrew the reservation made upon ratification mentioned in footnote 1.

12/ The Convention only applies in regard to Malta with respect to arbitration agreements concluded after the date of Malta's accession to the Convention.

13/ Reference C.N.290.2001.TREATIES-2 (Depositary Notification) regarding Yugoslavia: Succession, states: "The Secretary-General of the United Nations, acting in his capacity as depositary, communicates the following: The above action was effected on 12 March 2001, with confirmation of the reservations made by the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia upon accession to the above Convention, which read as follows: Reservations (Original: English) "1. The Convention is applied in regard to the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia only to those arbitral awards which were adopted after the coming of the Convention into effect. 2. The Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia will apply the Convention on a reciprocal basis only to those arbitral awards which were adopted on the territory of the other State Party to the Convention. 3. The Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia will apply the Convention [only] with respect to disputes arising from the legal relations, contractual and non-contractual, which, according to its national legislation are considered as economic." The Convention became effective for Yugoslavia on 27 April 1992, the date of State succession." (see e/ above)

Legislation based on the UNCITRAL Model Law on International Commercial Arbitration has been enacted in:

Australia
Azerbaijan
Bahrain
Belarus
Bermuda
Bulgaria
Canada
Croatia
Cyprus
Egypt
Germany
Greece
Guatemala
Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
Hungary
India
Iran (Islamic Republic of)
Ireland
Jordan
Kenya
Lithuania
Macau Special Administrative Region of China
Madagascar
Malta
Mexico
New Zealand
Nigeria
Oman
Paraguay
Peru
Republic of Korea
Russian Federation
Singapore
Sri Lanka
Tunisia
Ukraine
within the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Scotland
within the United States of America: California, Connecticut, Illinois, Oregon and Texas
Zambia
Zimbabwe

A directive of the European Parliament and of the Council of the European Union based on the principles of the UNCITRAL Model Law on International Credit Transfers was issued on 27 January 1997.

Legislation based on the UNCITRAL Model Law on Procurement of Goods, Construction and Services have been adopted in:

Albania

Azerbaijan

Croatia

Estonia

Kazakhstan

Kenya

Kyrgyzstan

Malawi

Mauritius

Moldova

Mongolia

Poland

Romania

Slovakia

Tanzania

The Gambia

Uganda

Uzbekistan

Legislation based on the UNCITRAL Model Law on Electronic Commerce has been enacted in:

Australia (1999)
Bermuda (1999)
Colombia (1999)
Equador (2002)
France (2000)
India* (2000)
Ireland (2000)
Jordan (2001)
Mauritius (2000)
Mexico (2000)
New Zealand (2002)
Pakistan (2002)
Philippines (2000)
Republic of Korea (1999)
Singapore (1998)
Slovenia (2000)
South Africa* (2002)
Thailand (2002)
Venezuela (2001)

The Model Law has also been adopted in the Bailiwick of Guernsey (2000), the Bailiwick of Jersey (2000) and the Isle of Man (2000), all Crown Dependencies of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland; in Bermuda (1999), Cayman Islands (2000), and the Turks and Caicos Islands (2000), overseas territories of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland; and in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of China (2000).

Uniform legislation influenced by the Model Law and the principles on which it is based has been prepared in the United States (Uniform Electronic Transactions Act, adopted in 1999 by the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Law) and enacted by the States of Alabama (2001), Arizona (2000), Arkansas (2001), California (1999), Colorado (2002), Connecticut (2002), Delaware (2000), Florida (2000), Hawaii (2000), Idaho (2000), Indiana (2000), Iowa (2000), Kansas (2000), Kentucky (2000), Louisiana (2001), Maine (2000), Maryland (2000), Michigan (2000), Minnesota (2000), Mississippi (2001), Missouri (2003), Montana (2001), Nebraska (2000), Nevada (2001), New Hampshire (2001), New Jersey (2000), New Mexico (2001), North Carolina (2000), North Dakota (2001), Ohio (2000), Oklahoma (2000), Oregon (2001), Pennsylvania (1999), Rhode Island (2000), South Dakota (2000), Tennessee (2001), Texas (2001), Utah (2000), Vermont (2003), Virginia (2000), West Virginia (2001), Wyoming (2001) and the District of Columbia (2001). The State of Illinois had already enacted the Model Law in 1998.

Uniform legislation influenced by the Model Law and the principles on which it is based has also been prepared in Canada (Uniform Electronic Commerce Act, adopted in 1999 by the Uniform Law Conference of Canada) and enacted in a number of Provinces and Territories, including British Columbia (2001), Manitoba (2000), New Brunswick (2001), Newfoundland and Labrador (2001), Nova Scotia (2000), Ontario (2001), Prince Edward Island (2001), Saskatchewan (2000) and Yukon (2000). Legislation influenced by the Model Law and the principles on which it is based has also been adopted in the Province of Quebec (2001).

* Except for the provisions on certification and electronic signatures.

Legislation based on the UNCITRAL Model Law on Cross-Border Insolvency has been enacted in:

Eritrea
Japan (2000)
Mexico (2000)
Romania (2003)
South Africa (2000)
and within Yugoslavia, Motenegro (2002)

Legislation based on the UNCITRAL Model Law on Cross-Border Insolvency has been enacted in:

Thailand

Egypt6 December 1982-
Hungary16 June 1983-
Argentina19 July 1983-
Zambia6 June 1986-
Mexico21 January 1988-
Guinea23 January 1991-
Uganda12 February 1992-
Romania23 April 1992-
Slovakia **/28 May 1993-
Czech Republic **/30 September 1993-
United States of America5 May 1994-
Cuba2 November 1994-
Poland19 May 1995-
Slovenia2 August 1995-
Belarus23 January 1997-
Uruguay1 April 1997-
Republic of Moldova28 August 1997-
Paraguay18 August 2003-

a/ The former German Democratic Republic acceded to this Protocol on 31 August 1989.

**/ Succession: the former Czechoslovakia acceded to this Protocol on 5 March 1990.

Ghana7 October 1975-
Dominican Republic23 December 1977-
Norway20 March 1980-
Argentina9 October 1981-
Egypt6 December 1982-
Hungary16 June 1983-
Zambia6 June 1986-
Mexico21 January 1988-
Guinea23 January 1991-
Uganda12 February 1992-
Romania23 April 1992-
Slovakia */28 May 1993-
Ukraine13 September 1993-
Czech Republic */30 September 1993-
Bosnia and Herzegovina **/12 January 1994-
United States of America5 May 1994-
Cuba2 November 1994-
Poland19 May 1995-
Slovenia2 August 1995-
Belarus23 January 1997-
Uruguay1 April 1997-
Moldova28 August 1997-
Burundi4 September 1998-
Yugoslavia **/12 March 2001-

a/ The former German Democratic Republic ratified this Convention on 31 August 1989.

*/ Succession; the former Czechoslovakia ratified this Convention on 26 May 1977.

**/ Succession; Yugoslavia ratified this Convention on 27 November 1978.

Egypt23 April 1979-
Uganda6 July 1979-
United Republic of Tanzania24 July 1979-
Tunisia15 September 1980-
Barbados2 February 1981-
Morocco12 June 1981-
Romania7 January 1982-
Chile4 July 1982-
Lebanon4 April 1983-
Hungary5 July 1984-
Senegal17 March 1986-
Botswana16 February 1988-
Sierra Leone7 October 1988-
Nigeria7 November 1988-
Kenya31 July 1989-
Burkina Faso14 August 1989-
Lesotho26 October 1989-
Guinea23 January 1991-
Malawi18 March 1991-
Zambia7 October 1991-
Austria29 July 1993-
Cameroon21 October 1993-
Czech Republic23 June 1995-
Gambia7 February 1996-
Georgia21 March 1996-
Burundi4 September 1998-
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines12 September 2001-
Jordan10 May 2001-
Syrian Arab Republic16 October 2002-

Lesotho18 June 1981-
France6 August 1982-
Syrian Arab Republic19 October 1982-
Egypt6 December 1982-
Hungary16 June 1983-
Argentina19 July 1983-
Zambia6 June 1986-
China11 December 1986-
Italy11 December 1986-
United States of America11 December 1986-
Finland15 December 1987-
Sweden15 December 1987-
Austria29 December 1987-
Mexico29 December 1987-
Australia17 March 1988-
Mauritania20 August 1999-
Norway20 July 1988-
Denmark14 February 1989-
Belarus9 October 1989-
Germany */21 December 1989-
Ukraine3 January 1990-
Chile7 February 1990-
Switzerland21 February 1990-
Iraq5 March 1990-
Bulgaria9 July 1990-
Spain24 July 1990-
Russian Federation **/16 August 1990-
Netherlands13 December 1990-
Guinea23 January 1991-
Canada23 April 1991-
Romania22 May 1991-
Ecuador27 January 1992-
Uganda12 February 1992-
Slovakia */28 May 1993-
Estonia20 September 1993-
Czech Republic */30 September 1993-
Slovenia **/7 January 1994-
Bosnia and Herzegovina **/12 January 1994-
Georgia16 August 1994-
New Zealand22 September 1994-
Moldova13 October 1994-
Cuba2 November 1994-
Lithuania18 January 1995-
Singapore16 February 1995-
Poland19 May 1995-
Belgium31 October 1996-
Uzbekistan27 November 1996-
Luxembourg30 January 1997-
Latvia31 July 1997-
Mongolia31 December 1997-
Greece12 January 1998-
Croatia8 June 1998 **/-
Burundi4 September 1998-
Uruguay25 January 1999-
Peru25 March 1999-
Kyrgyzstan11 May 1999-
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines12 September 2000-
Yugoslavia **/12 March 2001-
Iceland10 May 2001-
Colombia10 July 2001-
Israel22 January 2002-
Honduras10 October 2002-
Republic of Korea17 February 2004-
Gabon15 December 2004-
Cyprus7 March 2005-

*/ The former German Democratic Republic ratified this Convention on 23 February 1989.

**/ The Russian Federation continues, as from 24 December 1991, the membership of the former Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) in the United Nations and maintains, as from that date, full responsibility for all the rights and obligations of the USSR under the Charter of the United Nations and multilateral treaties deposited with the Secretary-General.

*/ Succession; the former Czechoslovakia ratified this Convention on 5 March 1990.

**/ Succession; the former Yugoslavia had signed and ratified this Convention on 11 April 1980 and 27 March 1985, respectively.

Guinea23 January 1991-
Mexico15 September 1992-
Honduras8 August 2001-
Gabon15 December 2004-

Georgia21 March 1996-
Egypt6 April 1999-
Gabon15 December 2004-

Ecuador18 June 1997-
Panama21 May 1998-
El Salvador31 July 1998-
Kuwait28 October 1998-
Tunisia8 December 1998-
Belarus23 January 2002-

Israel5 January 1959-
Morocco12 February 1959-
Egypt9 March 1959-
Syrian Arab Republic9 March 1959-
France26 July 1959-
Thailand21 December 1959-
Cambodia5 January 1960-
India13 July 1960-
Russian Federation **/24 August 1960-
Ukraine10 October 1960-
Belarus15 November 1960-
Norway14 March 1961-
Austria2 May 1961-
Japan20 June 1961-
Germany */30 June 1961-
Romania13 September 1961-
Poland3 October 1961-
Bulgaria10 October 1961-
Ecuador3 January 1962-
Finland19 January 1962-
Hungary5 March 1962-
Sri Lanka9 April 1962-
Greece16 July 1962-
Madagascar16 July 1962-
Central African Republic15 October 1962-
Netherlands24 April 1964-
United Republic of Tanzania13 October 1964-
Niger14 October 1964-
Switzerland1 June 1965-
Trinidad and Tobago14 February 1966-
Philippines6 July 1967-
Tunisia17 July 1967-
Ghana9 April 1968-
Italy31 January 1969-
Nigeria17 March 1970-
United States of America30 September 1970-
Mexico14 April 1971-
Botswana20 December 1971-
Sweden28 January 1972-
Denmark22 December 1972-
Republic of Korea8 February 1973-
Benin16 May 1974-
Cuba30 December 1974-
Australia26 March 1975-
Holy See14 May 1975-
Belgium18 August 1975-
Chile4 September 1975-
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland24 September 1975-
South Africa3 May 1976-
Spain12 May 1977-
Kuwait28 April 1978-
San Marino17 May 1979-
Colombia25 September 1979-
Jordan15 November 1979-
Cyprus29 December 1980-
Ireland12 May 1981-
Indonesia7 October 1981-
Monaco2 June 1982-
New Zealand6 January 1983-
Uruguay30 March 1983-
Djibouti14 June 1983-
Luxembourg9 September 1983-
Haiti5 December 1983-
Guatemala21 March 1984-
Panama10 October 1984-
Malaysia5 November 1985-
Canada12 May 1986-
Singapore21 August 1986-
China22 January 1987-
Burkina Faso23 March 1987-
Costa Rica26 October 1987-
Cameroon19 February 1988-
Bahrain6 April 1988-
Peru7 July 1988-
Dominica28 October 1988-
Antigua and Barbuda2 February 1989-
Algeria7 February 1989-
Kenya10 February 1989-
Argentina14 March 1989-
Lesotho13 June 1989-
Guinea23 January 1991-
Côte d'Ivoire1 February 1991-
Uganda12 February 1992-
Latvia14 April 1992-
Bangladesh6 May 1992-
Turkey2 July 1992-
Slovenia6 July 1992-
Barbados16 March 1993-
Slovakia28 May 1993-
Croatia26 July 1993-
Estonia30 August 1993-
Bosnia and Herzegovina1 September 1993-
Czech Republic30 September 1993-
The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia10 March 1994-
Saudi Arabia19 April 1994-
Georgia2 June 1994-
Mali8 September 1994-
Zimbabwe29 September 1994-
Senegal17 October 1994-
Portugal18 October 1994-
Mongolia24 October 1994-
Venezuela8 February 1995-
Lithuania15 March 1995-
Bolivia28 April 1995-
Viet Nam12 September 1995-
Kazakstan20 November 1995-
Uzbekistan7 February 1996-
Mauritius19 June 1996-
Brunei Darussalam25 July 1996-
Kyrgyzstan18 December 1996-
Mauritania30 January 1997-
Paraguay8 October 1997-
Armenia29 December 1997-
El Salvador26 February 1998-
Nepal4 March 1998-
Mozambique11 June 1998-
Lao People's Democratic Republic17 June 1998-
Lebanon11 August 1998-
Moldova18 September 1998-
Oman25 February 1999-
Azerbaijan29 February 2000-
Malta22 June 2000-
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines12 September 2000-
Honduras3 October 2000-
Yugoslavia */12 March 2001-
Albania27 June 2001-
Iran (Islamic Republic of)15 October 2001-
Iceland24 January 2002-
Zambia14 March 2002-
Dominican Republic11 April 2002
Brazil7 June 2002-
Jamaica10 July 2002-
Qatar30 December 2002-
Nicaragua24 September 2003-
Afghanistan30 November 2004-

*/ The former German Democratic Republic acceded to the Convention on 20 February 1975.

**/ The Russian Federation continues, as from 24 December 1991, the membership of the former Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) in the United Nations and maintains, as from that date, full responsibility for all the rights and obligations of the USSR under the Charter of the United Nations and multilateral treaties deposited with the Secretary-General.

*/ Succession, the former Yugoslavia had acceded to the Convention on 26 February 1982.

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