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



Treaty Actions

Multilateral

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:  Estonia, July 26, 1994; Guyana, July 25, 1994.

Health
Amendment of Art. 24 and 25 of the Constitution of the World
Health Organization as amended.  Done at Geneva May 12, 1986.
Acceptances:  Comoros, July 29, 1994; Guatemala, July 21, 1994.
Entered into force:  July 11, 1994.

Judicial
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:  Saint Kitts and Nevis, May 31, 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:  Guyana, July 25, 1994.

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.
Accession:  Andorra, July 28, 1994; Guyana, July 25, 1994.

Scientific Cooperation
Agreement to establish a science and technology center in Ukraine. 
Done at Kiev Oct. 25, 1993.  Entered into force:  July 16, 1994.  World
Heritage Convention concerning the protection of the world cultural and
natural heritage.  Done at Paris Nov. 23, 1972.  Entered into force
Dec. 17, 1975.  TIAS 8226; 27 UST 37.
Acceptance:  Kazakhstan, Apr. 29, 1994.

Bilateral

Algeria
International express mail agreement, with detailed regulations. 
Signed at Algiers and Washington June 25 and July 26, 1994.  Entered
into force Sept. 1, 1994.

Angola 
Investment incentive agreement.  Signed at Luanda July 27, 1994. 
Enters into force on date on which Angola notifies the United States
that all legal requirements have been fulfilled.

Costa Rica 
Agreement regarding the consolidation and rescheduling or refinancing
of certain debts owed to, guaranteed by, or insured by the United
States Government and its agencies, with annexes.  Signed at San Jose
Nov. 22, 1993.  Entered into force Aug. 10, 1994.

Estonia 
Agreement on science and technology cooperation, with annex.  Signed at
Riga July 6, 1994.  Entered into force July 6, 1994.

Guyana
International express mail agreement, with detailed regulations. 
Signed at Georgetown and Washington June 22 and July 16, 1994.  Enters
into force Nov. 1, 1994.

Israel 
Agreement concerning counter-terrorism research and development, with
annex.  Signed at Washington June 14, 1994.  Entered into force June
14, 1994. 

Jamaica 
Memorandum of understanding for the establishment within the Jamaican
territorial sea and internal waters of a facility to process nationals
of Haiti seeking refuge within or entry to the United States of
America.  Signed at Kingston June 2, 1994.  Entered into force June 2,
1994. 

Kenya 
Agreement regarding the consolidation and rescheduling of certain debts
owed to, guaranteed by, or insured by the U.S. Government and its
agency, with annexes.  Signed at Nairobi July 1, 1994.  Entered into
force Aug. 26, 1994.

Korea 
Memorandum of understanding on cooperation in the fields of mining,
mineral processing, materials, science, and related environmental
technology.  Signed at Taejon May 3, 1994.  Entered into force May 3,
1994. 

Latvia 
Agreement on science and technology cooperation, with annex.  Signed at
Riga July 6, 1994.  Entered into force July 6, 1994.

Lithuania 
Agreement on science and technology cooperation, with annex.  Signed at
Riga July 6, 1994.  Entered into force July 6, 1994.

Namibia 
Agreement relating to the employment of dependents of official
government employees.  Effected by exchange of notes at Windhoek Jan.
24 and June 8, 1994.  Entered into force June 8, 1994.

Niger 
Agreement regarding the consolidation, reduction, and rescheduling of
certain debts owed to, guaranteed by, or insured by the United States
Government and its agencies, with annexes.  Signed at Niamey July 29,
1994.  Entered into force Aug. 29, 1994.

Poland 
Memorandum of understanding on cooperation in the field of mining and
related environmental technology.  Signed at Katowice June 6, 1994. 
Entered into force June 6, 1994. 

Russia
Memorandum of understanding for the establishment of the
Russian-American oil and gas technology center in Tyumen City, with
annex.  Signed at Washington and Tyumen City June 23 and July 26, 1994.
 Entered into force July 26, 1994.

Memorandum of understanding on cooperation in the field of forestry,
with annex.  Signed at Washington May 13, 1994.  Entered into force May
13, 1994. 

Senegal
Agreement regarding the consolidation, reduction, and rescheduling of
certain debts owed to, guaranteed by, or insured by the United States
Government and its agencies, with annexes.  Signed at Dakar July 28,
1994.  Enters into force following signature and receipt by Senegal of
written notice from the U.S. that all necessary domestic legal
requirements have been fulfilled. 

Slovakia
International express mail agreement, with detailed regulations. 
Signed at Bratislava and Washington June 24 and 27, 1994.  Entered into
force Aug. 1, 1994. 

United Kingdom--Turks and Caicos Islands
Memorandum of understanding to establish in the Turks and Caicos
Islands a processing facility to determine the refugee status of boat
people from Haiti, with related letter.  Signed at Grand Turk June 18,
1994.  Entered into force June 18, 1994.

United Kingdom 
Memorandum of understanding for the development testing, qualification
testing, and unconstrained enclosure development for the intercooled
recuperated (ICR) gas turbine engine, with annex.  Signed at Washington
June 21, 1994.  Entered into force June 21, 1994. 

United Nations
Agreement amending the postal agreement of Mar. 28, 1951, as amended. 
Effected by exchange of letters at New York June 20 and Aug. 8, 1994. 
Entered into force Aug. 8, 1994.  

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