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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE
July 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:  Georgia, June 2, 1994.
Successions:  Bosnia-Herzegovina, Sept. 1, 1993, 
effective Mar. 6, 19921; Macedonia, Mar. 10, 1994.

Biological Weapons
Convention on the prohibition of the development, 
production, and stockpiling of bacteriological 
(biological) and toxin weapons and on their destruction.  
Done at Washington, London, and Moscow Apr. 10, 1972.  
Entered into force Mar. 26, 1975. TIAS 8062; 26 UST 583.
Accession:  Armenia, June 7, 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:  Tanzania, Feb. 25, 1994.
Ratification:  Albania, May 11, 1994.

Children
Convention on protection of children and cooperation in 
respect of intercountry adoption.  Done at The Hague May 
29, 19932.
Signatures:  Ecuador, May 3, 1994; Sri Lanka, May 24, 
1994.

Copyrights
Universal copyright convention.  Done at Geneva Sept. 6, 
1952.  Entered into force Sept. 16, 1955.  TIAS 3324; 6 
UST 2731.
Succession:  Belarus, Mar. 29, 1994.
Universal copyright convention, as revised.  Done at 
Paris July 24, 1971.  Entered into force July 10, 1974.  
TIAS 7868; 25 UST 1341.
Accession:  Saudi Arabia, Apr. 13, 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:  Azerbaijan, Apr. 11, 1994; Bosnia-
Herzegovina, Mar. 18, 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.
Succession:  Macedonia, Jan. 18, 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.
Succession:  Macedonia, Jan. 18, 1994.

International covenant on economic, social, and cultural 
rights.  Adopted by the UN General Assembly Dec. 16, 
1966.  Entered into force Jan. 3, 19763.
Succession:  Macedonia, Jan. 18, 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.
Signature and acceptance:  Finland, May 25, 19941.

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.
Accessions:  Republic of San Marino, May 26, 1994; Saint 
Kitts and Nevis, Feb. 26, 1994.

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.
Ratification:  Ireland, Apr. 5, 19941.

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:  Saint Kitts and Nevis, May 9, 1994; Sierra 
Leone, June 6, 1994.

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.
Accessions:  Saint Kitts and Nevis, May 9, 1994; Sierra 
Leone, June 6, 1994.

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.
Accessions:  Saint Kitts and Nevis, May 9, 1994; Sierra 
Leone, June 6, 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.
Accessions:  Sierra Leone, June 6, 1994; St. Vincent and 
the Grenadines, May 17, 1994.
Ratification:  Colombia, June 10, 1994.

Patents
Patent cooperation treaty with regulations.  Done at 
Washington June 19, 1970.  Entered into force Jan. 24, 
1978.  TIAS 8733; 28 UST 7645.
Accessions:  Estonia, May 24, 1994; Liberia, May 27, 
1994.
Succession:  Armenia, May 17, 1994.

Prisoner Transfer
Convention on the transfer of sentenced persons.  Done at 
Strasbourg Mar. 21, 1983.  Entered into force July 1, 
1985.  TIAS 10824.
Accession:  Trinidad and Tobago, Mar. 22, 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.
Accessions:  Estonia, May 24, 1994; Liberia, May 27, 
1994.
Succession:  Armenia, May 17, 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, 
19693.
Accession:  Albania, May 11, 1994.
Succession:  Macedonia, Jan. 18, 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.
Succession:  Macedonia, Jan. 18, 1994.

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.
Succession:  Macedonia, Jan. 18, 1994.

Slave Trade
Convention to suppress the slave trade and slavery.  
Concluded at Geneva Sept. 25, 1926.  Entered into force 
Mar. 9, 1927; for the U.S. Mar. 21, 1929.  TS 778; 46 
Stat. 2183.
Successions:  Bosnia-Herzegovina, Sept. 1, 1993, 
effective Mar. 6, 1992; Macedonia, Jan. 18, 1994.

Protocol amending the slavery convention signed at Geneva 
on Sept. 25, 1926, and annex.  Done at New York Dec. 7, 
1953.  Entered into force Dec. 7, 1953 for the protocol; 
July 7, 1955 for annex to protocol; for the U.S. Mar. 7, 
1956.  TIAS 3532; 7 UST 479.
Succession:  Bosnia-Herzegovina, Sept. 1, 1993, effective 
Mar. 6, 1992.

Supplementary convention on the abolition of slavery, the 
slave trade, and institutions and practices similar to 
slavery.  Done at Geneva Sept. 7, 1956.  Entered into 
force Apr. 30, 1957; for the U.S. Dec. 6, 1967.  TIAS 
6418; 18 UST 3201.
Successions:  Bosnia-Herzegovina, Sept. 1, 1993, 
effective Mar. 6, 1992; Macedonia, Jan. 18, 1994.

Terrorism
Convention on the prevention and punishment of crimes 
against internationally protected persons, including 
diplomatic agents.  Adopted by the UN General Assembly 
Dec. 14, 1973.  Entered into force Feb. 20, 1977.  TIAS 
8532; 28 UST 1975.
Accession:  Armenia, May 18, 1994.

International convention against the taking of hostages.  
Adopted by the UN General Assembly Dec. 17, 1979.  
Entered into force June 3, 1983; for the U.S. Jan. 6, 
1985.
Succession:  Bosnia-Herzegovina, Sept. 1, 1993, effective 
Mar. 6, 1992.

Torture
Convention against torture and other cruel, inhuman, or 
degrading treatment or punishment.  Adopted by the UN 
General Assembly Dec. 10, 1984.  Entered into force June 
26, 19873.  [Senate] Treaty Doc. 100-20.
Accessions:  Albania, May 11, 1994; Sri Lanka, Jan. 3, 
1994.

Treaties
Vienna convention on the law of treaties between states 
and international organizations or between international 
organizations, with annex.  Done at Vienna Mar. 21, 
19862. 
Succession:  Bosnia-Herzegovina, Jan. 12, 1994.

UNIDO
Constitution of the United Nations Industrial Development 
Organization.  Done at Vienna Apr. 8, 1979.  Entered into 
force June 21, 1985.
Accession:  Uzbekistan, Apr. 26, 1994.

Wills
Convention providing a uniform law on the form of an 
international will, with annex.  Done at Washington Oct. 
26, 1973.  Entered into force Feb. 9, 19783.
Ratification:  France, June 1, 1994.

Women
Convention on the political rights of women.  Done at New 
York Mar. 31, 1953.  Entered into force July 7, 1954; for 
the U.S. July 7, 1976.  TIAS 8289; 27 UST 1909.
Succession:  Bosnia-Herzegovina, Sept. 1, 1993; effective 
Mar. 6, 1992.

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, 
19813.
Accession:  Albania, May 11, 1994.
Succession:  Macedonia, Jan. 18, 1994.


Bilateral

Guyana
Agreement regarding grants under the Foreign Assistance 
Act of 1961, as amended, and the furnishing of defense 
articles, related training, and other defense services 
from the United States to Guyana.  Effected by exchange 
of notes at Georgetown Mar. 31 and Apr. 28, 1994.  
Entered into force Apr. 28, 1994.

Mexico
Memorandum of understanding concerning scientific and 
technical cooperation in the earth and mapping sciences, 
with annexes.  Signed at Mexico May 9, 1994.  Entered 
into force May 9, 1994.

Peru
Agreement supplementing the investment incentive and 
financial agreement of Dec. 16, 1992, relating to the 
Export-Import Bank.  Signed at Washington May 20, 1994.  
Entered into force May 20, 1994.

Russian Federation
Memorandum of understanding on cooperation in the field 
of basic biomedical research.  Signed at Washington June 
23, 1994.  Entered into force June 23, 1994.

Sweden
Memorandum of understanding concerning scientific and 
technical cooperation in the earth sciences, with 
annexes.  Signed at Reston and Stockholm Apr. 22 and June 
1, 1994.  Entered into force June 1, 1994.

Tunisia
Agreement concerning mutual logistic support, with 
annexes.  Signed at Tunis and Stuttgart-Vaihingen Mar. 29 
and Apr. 29, 1994.  Entered into force Apr. 29, 1994.

Turkey
Agreement relating to scientific and technological 
cooperation, with annexes.  Signed at Ankara June 14, 
1994.  Entered into force June 14, 1994.

United Nations
Agreement concerning the provision of assistance on a 
reimbursable basis in support of the operations of the 
United Nations in the former Yugoslavia.  Signed at New 
York Mar. 14, 1994.  Entered into force Mar. 14, 1994.

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