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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE
April 1994:   Treaty Actions
Office of the Legal Advisor


 
Treaty Actions 
 
Multilateral 
 
Finance 
Convention establishing the multilateral investment guarantee agency  
(MIGA), with annexes and schedules.  Done at Seoul Oct. 11, 1985.  
Entered  
into force Apr. 12, 1988. 
Ratification:  South Africa, Mar. 2, 1994. 
 
Judicial Procedure 
Convention on the civil aspects of international child abduction.  Done 
at  
The Hague Oct. 25, 1980.  Entered into force Dec. 1, 1983; for the U.S. 
July  
1, 1988.  TIAS 11670. 
Accession:  Panama, Feb. 2, 1994. 
 
Convention abolishing the requirement of legalization for foreign public  
documents, with annex.  Done at The Hague Oct. 25, 1961.  Entered into  
force Jan. 24, 1965; for the U.S. Oct. 15, 1981.  TIAS 10072; 33 UST 
883. 
Accession:  Armenia, Nov. 19, 1993. 
Succession:  Bosnia-Herzegovina, Aug. 23, 1993; effective Dec. 20, 
19911. 
 
Narcotics 
Single convention on narcotic drugs, 1961.  Done at New York Mar. 30,  
1961.  Entered into force Dec. 13, 1964; for the U.S. June 24, 1967.  
TIAS  
6298; 18 UST 1407. 
Accessions:  Lithuania, Feb. 28, 1994; Macedonia, Oct. 13, 1993. 
Succession:  Bosnia-Herzegovina, Sept. 1, 1993, effective Mar. 6, 1992. 
 
Protocol amending the single convention on narcotic drugs, 1961.  Done 
at  
Geneva Mar. 25, 1972.  Entered into force Aug. 8, 1975.  TIAS 8118; 26 
UST  
1439. 
Accession:  Macedonia, Oct. 13, 1993. 
Succession:  Bosnia-Herzegovina, Sept. 1, 1993, effective Mar. 6, 1992. 
 
Convention on psychotropic substances.  Done at Vienna Feb. 21, 1971.   
Entered into force Aug. 16, 1976; for the U.S. July 15, 1980.  TIAS 
9725;  
32 UST 543. 
Accession:  Lithuania, Feb. 28, 1994. 
 
United Nations convention against illicit traffic in narcotic drugs and  
psychotropic substances, with annex and final act.  Done at Vienna Dec. 
20,  
1988.  Entered into force Nov. 11, 1990.  [Senate] Treaty Doc. 101-4. 
Accession:   Macedonia, Oct. 13, 1993. 
Acceptance:  Finland, Feb. 15, 1994. 
Succession:  Bosnia-Herzegovina, Sept. 1, 1993, effective Mar. 6, 1992. 
Ratifications:  Brunei Darussalam, Nov. 12, 19932; Germany, Nov. 30,  
19931; Sudan, Nov. 19, 1993. 
 
Nuclear Weapons--Non-Proliferation 
Treaty on the non-proliferation of nuclear weapons.  Done at Washington,  
London, and Moscow July 1, 1968.  Entered into force Mar. 5, 1970.  TIAS  
6839. 
Accession:  Georgia, Mar. 7, 1994. 
 
Patents 
Patent cooperation treaty with regulations.  Done at Washington June 19,  
1970.  Entered into force Jan. 24, 1978.  TIAS 8733; 28 UST 7645. 
Accession:  Kenya, Mar. 8, 1994. 
Successions:  Kyrgyz Rep., Moldova, Tajikistan, Feb. 14, 1994. 
 
Strasbourg agreement concerning the international patent classification.   
Done at Strasbourg Mar. 24, 1971.  Entered into force Oct. 7, 1975.  
TIAS  
8140; 26 UST 1793. 
Succession:  Tajikistan, Feb. 14, 1994. 
 
Budapest treaty on the international recognition of the deposit of  
microorganisms for the purposes of patent procedure, with regulations.   
Done at Budapest Apr. 28, 1977 and amended on Sept. 26, 1980.  Entered  
into force Aug. 19, 1980.  TIAS 9768; 32 UST 1241. 
Successions:  Moldova, Tajikistan, Feb. 14, 1994. 
 
Phonograms 
Convention for the protection of producers of phonograms against  
unauthorized duplication of their phonograms.  Done at Geneva Oct. 29,  
1971.  Entered into force Apr. 18, 1973; for the U.S. Mar. 10, 1974.  
TIAS  
7808; 25 UST 309. 
Ratification:  Colombia, Feb. 14, 1994. 
 
Property 
Convention establishing the World Intellectual Property Organization.   
Done at Stockholm July 14, 1967.  Entered into force Apr. 26, 1970; for  
the U.S. Aug. 25, 1970.  TIAS 6932; 21 UST 1749. 
Successions:  Kyrgyz Rep., Tajikistan, Feb. 14, 1994. 
 
Nice agreement concerning the international classification of goods and  
services for purposes of the registration of marks of June 15, 1957, as  
revised.  Done at Geneva May 13, 1977.  Entered into force Feb. 6, 1979; 
for  
the U.S. Feb. 29, 1984.  [Senate Exec. E, 96th Cong., 1st Sess.] 
Succession:  Tajikistan, Feb. 14, 1994. 
 
Convention of Paris for the protection of industrial property of Mar. 
20,  
1883, as revised.  Done at Stockholm July 14, 1967.  Entered into force  
May 19, 1970; for the U.S. Aug. 25, 1973.  TIAS 6923, 7727; 24 UST 2140. 
Accession:  Lithuania, Feb. 21, 1994. 
Successions:  Kyrgyz Rep., Tajikistan, Feb. 14, 1994. 
 
Refugees 
Convention relating to the status of refugees, with schedule and annex.   
Signed at Geneva July 28, 1951.  Entered into force Apr. 22, 19543.  
TIAS  
6577. 
Accessions:   Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Nov. 3, 19931; 
Tajikistan,  
Dec. 7, 19931. 
 
Protocol relating to the status of refugees.  Done at New York Jan. 31,  
1967.  Entered into force Oct. 4, 1967; for the U.S. Nov. 1, 1968.  TIAS  
6577; 19 UST 6223. 
Accession:  Tajikistan, Dec. 7, 1993. 
 
Torture 
Convention against torture and other cruel, inhuman, or degrading  
treatment or punishment.  Adopted by the General Assembly of the United  
Nations Dec. 10, 1984.  Entered into force June 26, 19873.  [Senate] 
Treaty  
Doc. 100-20. 
Ratification:  Costa Rica, Nov. 11, 1993. 
 
UNIDO 
Constitution of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization,  
with annexes.  Done at Vienna Apr. 8, 1979.  Entered into force June 21,  
1985.  [Senate Exec. 97-19, 97th Cong., 1st Sess.] 
Accession deposited:  Azerbaijan, Nov. 23, 1993. 
 
Weapons, Conventional 
Convention on prohibitions or restrictions on the use of certain  
conventional weapons which may be deemed to be excessively injurious or  
to have indiscriminate effects, with annexed protocols.  Adopted at  
Geneva Oct. 10, 1980.  Entered into force Dec. 2, 19833. 
Ratification:  Spain, Dec. 29, 1993. 
Succession:  Croatia, Dec. 2, 1993, effective Oct. 8, 1991. 
 
Bilateral 
 
Bahrain 
Cross-serving agreement, with annexes.  Signed at Washington Jan. 20,  
1994.  Entered into force Jan. 20, 1994. 
 
Croatia 
Agreement for scientific and technological cooperation, with annexes.   
Signed at Washington Mar. 18, 1994.  Enters into force upon an exchange 
of  
notes confirming that the parties have completed their respective 
internal  
requirements. 
 
France 
Agreement concerning technology research and development projects, with  
annex.  Signed at Paris and Washington Dec. 9, 1993 and Jan. 10, 1994.   
Entered into force Jan. 10, 1994. 
 
Germany 
Agreement incorporating an intellectual property annex into cooperative  
agreements between U.S.-F.R.G. scientific and technical agencies.  
Effected  
by exchange of notes at Washington Mar. 4 and 7, 1994.  Entered into 
force  
Mar. 7, 1994. 
 
Kazakhstan 
Treaty concerning the reciprocal encouragement and protection of  
investment, with annex.  Signed at Washington May 19, 1992.  [Senate]  
Treaty Doc. 103-12. 
Ratifications exchanged Dec. 13, 1993.  Entered into force Jan. 12, 
1994. 
 
Kyrgyz Republic 
Treaty concerning the encouragement and reciprocal protection of  
investment, with annex.  Signed at Washington Jan. 19, 1993.  [Senate]  
Treaty Doc. 103-13. 
Ratifications exchanged Dec. 13, 1993.  Entered into force Jan. 12, 
1994. 
 
Lithuania 
Basic exchange and cooperative agreement for topographic mapping,  
nautical and aeronautical charting, geodesy and geophysics, digital data  
and related mapping, charting and geodesy materials.  Signed at Vilnius  
Jan. 21, 1994.  Entered into force Feb. 15, 1994. 
 
Netherlands 
Agreement on mutual administrative assistance in the exchange of  
information in futures matters.  Signed at Washington Apr. 29, 1993.   
Entered into force Feb. 1, 1994. 
 
Romania 
Treaty concerning the reciprocal encouragement and protection of  
investment, with annex, protocol, and related exchange of letters.  
Signed  
at Bucharest May 28, 1992.  [Senate] Treaty Doc. 102-36.  Ratifications  
exchanged  Dec. 16, 1993.  Entered into force Jan. 15, 1994. 
 
Ukraine 
Agreement on the protection and preservation of cultural heritage.  
Signed  
at Washington Mar. 4, 1994.  Entered into force Mar. 4, 1994. 
 
Convention for the avoidance of double taxation and the prevention of  
fiscal evasion with respect to taxes on income and capital, with 
protocol.   
Signed at Washington Mar. 4, 1994.  Enters into force on the date of  
exchange of instruments of ratification. 
 
Agreement on science and technology cooperation, with annex.  Signed at  
Washington Mar. 4, 1994.  Entered into force Mar. 4, 1994. 
 
Yemen 
Postal money order agreement.  Signed at Sanaa and Washington Jan. 29  
and Mar. 7, 1994.  Entered into force Apr. 1, 1994. 
 
1  With declaration(s). 
2  With reservation(s). 
3  Not in force for the U.S.  (###) 
 
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