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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE
March 1995:   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: Venezuela, Feb. 8, 1995.

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, 1993 1. [Senate] Treaty Doc. 103-21.
Signature: Lesotho, Dec. 7, 1994.
Ratifications: Armenia, Jan. 27, 1995; Finland, Feb. 7, 1995; Lesotho, 
Dec. 7, 1994; Oman, Feb. 8, 1995;  Romania, Feb. 15, 1995; Turkmenistan, 
Sept. 29, 1994.

Children 
Convention on the rights of the child. Adopted at New York Nov. 20, 
1989. Entered into force Sept. 2, 1990 2.
Signature: United States, Feb. 16, 1995.
Acceptance: Netherlands, Feb. 6, 1995.

Convention on protection of children and cooperation in respect of 
intercountry adoption. Done at The Hague May 29, 1993 1.
Signature: Switzerland, Jan. 16, 1995.
Ratifications: Romania, Dec. 28, 1994; Sri Lanka, Jan. 23, 1995 3.

Copyright 
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: St. Kitts and Nevis, Jan. 3, 1995.

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.
Participation: Moldova, Feb. 15, 1995.

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: Mauritius, Dec. 12, 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.
Accession: Moldova, Feb. 15, 1995.

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: Moldova, Feb. 15, 1995.

Patents 
Patent cooperation treaty with regulations. Done at Washington June 19, 
1970. Entered into force Jan. 24, 1978. TIAS 8733; 28 UST 7645.
Accession: Iceland, Dec. 23, 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.
Accession: Canada, Jan. 11, 1995.

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.
Accession: Iceland, Dec. 23, 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.
Accession: Nigeria, Jan. 9, 1995.

Nice agreement concerning the international classification of goods and 
services for purposes of the registration of marks of   June 15, 1957, 
as revised at Stockholm on July 14, 1967. Entered into force Mar. 18, 
1970; for the U.S. May 25, 1972. TIAS 7419; 23 UST 1353.
Accession: Iceland, Dec. 23, 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.
Accessions: Peru, Jan. 11, 1995; St. Kitts and Nevis, Jan. 3, 1995.


Bilateral

Benin 
Postal money order agreement. Signed at Cotonou and Washington Dec. 15, 
1994 and Jan. 10, 1995. Entered into force Apr. 1, 1995.

Indonesia
Memorandum of understanding on cooperation and exchange in the fields of 
surface mining. Signed at Jakarta Dec. 2, 1994. Entered into force Dec. 
2, 1994.

Memorandum of understanding concerning cooperation on standards, 
metrology, and conformance. Signed at Jakarta Nov. 16, 1994. Entered 
into force Nov. 16, 1994.

International Maritime Organization
Tax reimbursement agreement, with annex. Signed at London Jan. 12, 1995. 
Entered into force Jan. 12, 1995.

Japan 
Protocol extending the memorandum of understanding of Jan. 3 and Feb. 3, 
1992, concerning cooperation in the field of hydrology, water resources, 
and global climate change. Signed at Reston and Tsukuba Jan. 26 and Feb. 
1, 1995; entered into force Feb. 1, 1995; effective Feb. 3, 1995.

Korea 
Memorandum of understanding for technical cooperation in meteorology. 
Signed at Seoul Dec. 21, 27, and 29, 1994. Entered into force Jan. 28, 
1995.

Implementing agreement for cooperation in the area of energy 
conservation and environmental technology. Signed at Seoul Oct. 25, 
1994. Entered into force Oct. 25, 1994.

Implementing arrangement for cooperation in the area of solar energy 
technology research. Signed at Seoul Oct. 25, 1994. Entered into force 
Oct. 25, 1994.

Preparatory Commission for the Organization for the Prohibition of 
Chemical Weapons
Tax reimbursement agreement, with annex. Signed at The Hague Jan. 24, 
1995. Entered into force Jan. 24, 1995.

Vietnam
Agreement concerning the transfer of diplomatic properties,
with appendices and amendment. Signed at Hanoi Jan. 28, 1995. Entered 
into force Jan. 28, 1995.

Agreement concerning the settlement of certain property
claims. Signed at Hanoi Jan. 28, 1995. Entered into force Jan. 28, 1995.

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1  Not in force. 
2  Not in force for the U.S. 
3  With declaration.  

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