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


Treaty Actions 
 
Multilateral 
 
Finance 
Agreement establishing the International Fund for Agricultural 
Development.  Done at Rome June 13,  
1976.  Entered into force Nov. 30, 1977.  TIAS 8765; 28 UST 8435. 
Accession:  Eritrea, Mar. 31, 1994. 
 
Genocide 
Convention on the prevention and punishment of the crime of genocide.  
Adopted by UN General  
Assembly at Paris Dec. 9, 1948.  Entered into force Jan. 12, 1951; for 
the U.S. Feb. 23, 1989. 
Accession:  Liechtenstein, Mar. 24, 1994. 
Succession:  Slovakia, May 28, 1993. 
 
Human Rights 
International covenant on civil and political rights.  Adopted by the UN 
General Assembly Dec. 16, 1966.   
Entered into force Mar. 23, 1976; for the U.S. Sept. 8, 1992. 
Accession:  Dominica, June 17, 1993. 
Succession:  Slovakia, May 28, 1993. 
 
International covenant on economic, social, and cultural rights.  
Adopted by the UN General Assembly  
Dec. 16, 1966.  Entered into force Jan. 3, 1976 (1).  
Accession:  Dominica, June 17, 1993. 
Succession:  Slovakia, May 28, 1993. 
 
Judicial Procedure 
Convention abolishing the requirement of legalization for foreign public 
documents, with annex.  Done at  
The Hague Oct. 5, 1961.  Entered into force Jan. 24, 1965; for the U.S. 
Oct. 15, 1981.  TIAS 10072; 33  
UST 883. 
Succession:  Macedonia, Sept. 30, 1993. 
 
Convention on the service abroad of judicial and extrajudicial documents 
in civil or commercial matters.   
Done at The Hague Nov. 15, 1965.  Entered into force Feb. 10, 1969.  
TIAS 6638; 20 UST 361.  
Territorial application:  United States extended to the Commonwealth of 
the Northern Mariana Islands,  
Mar. 31, 1994. 
 
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:  Chile, Feb. 23, 1994 (3). 
 
Labor 
Instrument for the amendment of the constitution of the International 
Labor Organization.  Done at  
Montreal Oct. 9, 1946.  Entered into force Apr. 20, 1948; reentered into 
force for the U.S. Feb. 18, 1980.   
TIAS 1868; 62 Stat. 3485. 
Acceptance:  Oman, Jan. 31, 1994. 
 
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. 
Succession:  Slovakia, May 28, 1993. 
 
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. 
Succession:  Slovakia, May 28, 1993. 
 
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:  Sudan, July 26, 1993; Zimbabwe, July 30, 1993. 
Succession:  Slovakia, May 28, 1993; Croatia, July 26, 1993. 
Territorial Application:  Extended to Anguilla, Bermuda, the British 
Antarctic Territory, the Cayman  
Islands, the Falkland Islands, Gibraltar, Montserrat, South Georgia and 
the South Sandwich Islands, and  
the Turks and Caicos Islands, June 3, 1993. 
 
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:  Zimbabwe, July 30, 1993; Latvia, Feb. 24, 1994. 
Acceptance:  Netherlands, Sept. 8, 19932; Finland, Feb. 15, 1994. 
Succession:  Croatia, July 26, 1993. 
Ratification:  Panama, Jan. 13, 1994 (2).  
Territorial application:   Extended to the Isle of Man, subject to 
reservations and notifications, Dec. 2,  
1993.  
 
Patents 
Patent cooperation treaty with regulations.  Done at Washington June 19, 
1970.  Entered into force Jan. 24,  
1978.  TIAS 8733; 28 UST 7645. 
Accession:  Lithuania, Apr. 5, 1994. 
 
Property 
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:  Paraguay, Feb. 25, 1994. 
 
Racial Discrimination 
International convention on the elimination of all forms of racial 
discrimination.  Adopted by the UN  
General Assembly Dec. 21, 1965.  Entered into force Jan. 4, 1969 (1).  
Successions:  Bosnia-Herzegovina, July 16, 1993; Slovakia, May 28, 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, 1987 (1).  [Senate]  
Treaty Doc. 100-20. 
Accession:  Ethiopia, Mar. 14, 1994. 
Succession:  Slovakia, May 28, 1993. 
 
Women 
Convention on the elimination of all forms of discrimination against 
women.  Adopted by the UN General  
Assembly Dec. 18, 1979.  Entered into force Sept. 3, 1981 (1).  
Signature:  South Africa, Jan. 29, 1993. 
Succession:  Slovakia, May 28, 1993. 
 
Bilateral 
 
Belgium 
Basic exchange and cooperative agreement concerning mapping, charting, 
and geodesy cooperation.   
Signed at Fairfax Mar. 1, 1994.  Entered into force Mar. 1, 1994. 
 
Bolivia 
Agreement amending the agreement of Oct. 13, 1992, regarding the 
consolidation and rescheduling or  
refinancing of certain debts owed to, guaranteed by, or insured by the 
U.S. Government and its agencies.   
Effected by exchange of notes at La Paz Mar. 2 and Apr. 13, 1994.  
Entered into force Apr. 13, 1994. 
 
Brazil 
Agreement amending and extending the agreement of Feb. 6, 1984, as 
extended, relating to cooperation in  
science and technology.  Signed at Brasilia Mar. 21, 1994.  Enters into 
force on the date that both  
governments have notified each other that their respective requirements 
have been fulfilled. 
 
Guyana 
Agreement regarding the consolidation and rescheduling or refinancing of 
certain debts owed to,  
guaranteed by, or insured by the U.S. Government and its agencies, with 
annexes.  Signed at Washington  
Apr. 5, 1994.  Enters into force following signature and receipt by 
Guyana of written notice from the  
United States that all necessary domestic legal requirements have been 
fulfilled. 
 
Jamaica 
Agreement concerning the protection and enforcement of intellectual 
property rights.  Signed at Kingston  
Mar. 17, 1994.  Enters into force upon an exchange of notes indicating 
all legislation and regulations  
necessary to give full effect to obligations undertaken therein have 
come into force. 
  
Kyrgyzstan 
Agreement concerning the provision of training related to defense 
articles under the United States  
International Military Education and Training (IMET) Program.  Effected 
by exchange of notes at Bishkek  
Feb. 7 and 25, 1994.  Entered into force Feb. 25, 1994. 
 
Mali 
Postal money order agreement.  Signed at Bamako and Washington Feb. 10 
and Apr. 7, 1994.  Entered into  
force May 1, 1994. 
 
Moldova 
Agreement regarding cooperation to facilitate the provision of 
assistance.  Signed at Chisinau Mar. 21,  
1994.  Entered into force Mar. 21, 1994. 
 
Nauru 
International express mail agreement, with detailed regulations.  Signed 
at Washington and Nauru Oct. 8,  
1993 and Jan. 17, 1994.  Entered into force Apr. 4, 1994. 
 
Russia 
Agreement to establish a joint commission for agribusiness and rural 
development, with annexes.  Signed  
at Moscow Mar. 11, 1994.  Entered into force Mar. 11, 1994. 
 
Uruguay 
Treaty on mutual legal assistance in criminal matters.  Signed at 
Montevideo May 6, 1991.  [Senate] Treaty  
Doc. 102-19.  Entered into force Apr. 15, 1994. 
 
Uzbekistan 
Agreement regarding cooperation to facilitate the provision of 
assistance.  Signed at Tashkent Mar. 1,  
1994.  Entered into force Mar. 1, 1994. 
 
1  Not in force for the U.S. 
2  With reservation(s). 
3  With declaration(s).  (###) 
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