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


Treaty Actions

Multilateral

Arbitration
Convention on the recognition and enforcement of foreign 
arbitral awards.  Done at New York June 10, 1958.  
Entered into force June 7, 1959; for the U.S. Dec. 29, 
1970.  TIAS 6997; 21 UST 2517.
Accession:  Saudi Arabia, Apr. 19, 1994.

Chemical Weapons
Convention on the prohibition of the development, 
production, stockpiling, and use of chemical weapons and 
on their destruction, with annexes.  Done at Paris Jan. 
13, 19931.  [Senate] Treaty Doc. 103-21.
Signature:  Saint Kitts & Nevis, Mar. 16, 1994.
Ratification:  Norway, Apr. 7, 1994.

Children
Convention on protection and cooperation in respect of 
inter-country adoption.  Done at The Hague May 29, 19931.
Signatures:  Burkina Faso, Apr. 19, 19942; Canada, Apr. 
12, 1994; Finland, Apr. 19, 1994; United Kingdom of Great 
Britain and Northern Ireland, Jan. 12, 1994; United 
States, Mar. 31, 1994.

Copyrights
Berne convention for the protection of literary and 
artistic works of Sept. 9, 1886, revised at Paris July 
24, 1971, and amended in 1979.  Entered into force for 
the U.S. Mar. 1, 1989.  [Senate] Treaty Doc. 99-27.
Accession:  Tanzania, Apr. 25, 19942.

Environmental Modification
Convention on the prohibition of military or any other 
hostile use of environmental modification techniques, 
with annex.  Done at Geneva May 18, 1977.  Entered into 
force Oct. 5, 1978; for the U.S. Jan. 17, 1980.  TIAS 
9614; 31 UST 333.
Accession:  Chile, Apr. 26, 1994.

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.
Accessions:  Tajikistan, Macedonia, Jan. 26, 1994; 
Mongolia, Feb. 9, 1994.

Convention establishing the multilateral investment 
guarantee agency (MIGA), with annexes and schedules.  
Done at Seoul Oct. 11, 1985.  Entered into force Apr. 12, 
1988.
Signatures:  Niger, Apr. 11, 1994; Gabon, Apr. 15, 1994.
Ratification:  Vietnam, Apr. 4, 1994.

Health
Constitution of the World Health Organization.  Done at 
New York July 22, 1946.  Entered into force Apr. 7, 1948; 
for the U.S. June 21, 1948.  TIAS 1808; 62 Stat. 2679.
Amendment of Arts. 24 and 25 of the Constitution of the 
World Health Organization.  Done at Geneva May 23, 1967.  
Entered into force May 21, 1975.  TIAS 8086; 26 UST 990.
Amendments to Arts. 34 and 55 of the Constitution of the 
World Health Organization.  Done at Geneva May 22, 1973.  
Entered into force Feb. 3, 1977.  TIAS 8534; 28 UST 2088. 
Amendments to Arts. 24 and 25 of the Constitution of the 
World Health Organization.  Done at Geneva May 17, 1976.  
Entered into force Jan. 20, 1984.  TIAS 10930.  
Acceptances:  Niue, May 4, 1994; Nauru, May 9, 1994. 

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.
Accessions:  Georgia, May 3, 1994; Malawi, Dec. 22, 1993.

Optional protocol to the international covenant on civil 
and political rights.  Adopted by the UN General Assembly 
Dec. 16, 1966.  Entered into force Mar. 23, 19763.
Accessions:  Belgium, May 17, 1994; Georgia, May 3, 1994.

International covenant on economic, social, and cultural 
rights.  Adopted by the UN General Assembly Dec. 16, 
1966.  Entered into force Jan. 3, 19763.
Accessions:  Georgia, May 3, 1994; Malawi, Dec. 22, 1993.

Industrial Property
Nice agreement, as revised, concerning the international 
classification of goods and services for the purposes of 
the registration of marks.  Done at Geneva May 13, 1977.  
Entered into force Feb. 6, 1979; for the U.S. Feb. 29, 
1984. 
Accession:  People's Republic of China, May 5, 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:  Slovenia, Mar. 22, 1994.

Bilateral

Congo
Agreement regarding the consolidation and rescheduling or 
refinancing of certain debts owed to, guaranteed by, or 
insured by the United States Government and its agency, 
with annexes.  Signed at Brazzaville May 6, 1994.  Enters 
into force following signature and receipt by Congo of 
written notice from U.S. that all necessary domestic 
legal requirements have been fulfilled.

Eritrea
Investment incentive agreement.  Signed at Washington May 
4, 1994.  Enters into force on date which Eritrea 
notifies U.S. that all legal requirements have been 
fulfilled.


Japan
Agreement amending the agreement of Mar. 29, 1988, as 
amended, concerning the acquisition and production of the 
EP-3 aircraft in Japan.  Effected by exchange of notes at 
Tokyo Mar. 29, 1994.  Entered into force Mar. 29, 1994.

Mexico
SWAP agreement between the U.S. Treasury and the Banco de 
Mexico/Government of Mexico.  Signed at Washington and 
Mexico Mar. 24, 1994.  Entered into force Mar. 24, 1994.
 
Exchange stabilization agreement between the United 
States Treasury and the Banco de Mexico/Government of 
Mexico, with North American framework agreement.  Signed 
at Washington and Mexico Apr. 26, 1994.  Entered into 
force Apr. 26, 1994.

Slovenia
Investment incentive agreement.  Signed at Washington 
Apr. 26, 1994.  Enters into force on date on which 
Slovenia notifies the U.S. that all necessary legal 
requirements have been fulfilled.

1  Not in force.
2  With declaration(s).
3  Not in force for the U.S.  (###)


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