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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE
May 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: Lithuania, Mar. 14, 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. [Senate] Treaty Doc. 103-212.  
Ratification: France, Mar. 2, 1995.  
  
Children   
Convention on the rights of the child. Adopted at New York Nov. 20,  
1989. Entered into force Sept. 2, 19901.  
Ratifications: Turkey, Apr. 4, 1995; Qatar, Apr. 3, 1995.  
Accessions:  Botswana, Mar. 14, 1995; Malaysia, Feb. 17, 1995; Solomon  
Islands, Apr. 10, 1995.  
  
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.  
Ratification: Italy, Feb. 22, 1995.  
  
Convention on protection of children and cooperation in respect of  
inter-country adoption. Done at The Hague May 29, 19932.  
Ratifications: Cyprus, Feb. 20, 1995; Sri Lanka, Jan. 23, 1995.  
  
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: Kuwait, Mar. 7, 1995.  
  
Law, Private International Statute of The Hague conference on private  
international law. Done at The Hague Oct. 9-31, 1951.  Entered into  
force July 15, 1955; for the U.S., Oct. 15, 1964. TIAS 5710; 15 UST  
2228.  
Acceptance: Malta, Jan. 30, 1995.  
  
Narcotic Drugs  
UN 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.  
Ratifications: Trinidad and Tobago, Feb. 17, 1995; Uruguay, Mar. 10,  
1995.  
Accession: Lesotho, Mar. 28, 1995.  
  
Patents   
Budapest treaty on the international recognition of the deposit of  
micro-organisms 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: China, People's Republic of, Apr. 1, 1995.  
  
Refugees   
Convention relating to the status of refugees, with schedule and annex.  
Signed at Geneva July 28, 1951. Entered into force Apr. 22, 19541. TIAS  
6577.  
Accessions: Namibia, Feb. 17, 1995; Solomon Islands, Feb. 28, 1995.  
  
Terrorism  
Convention on the safety of UN and associated personnel. Done at New  
York Dec. 9, 19942. Open for signature at UN Headquarters until Dec. 31,  
1995.  
Signatures: Brazil, Feb. 3, 1995; Germany, Feb. 1, 1995; Malta, Mar. 16,  
1995; Pakistan, Mar. 8, 1995; Philippines, Feb. 27, 1995; Poland, Mar.  
17, 1995; Senegal, Feb. 21, 1995; Sierra Leone, Feb. 13, 1995; Tunisia,  
Feb. 22, 1995.  
  
 
Bilateral 
 
Grenada   
International express mail agreement. Signed at St. George's and  
Washington Jan. 4 and Apr. 4, 1995.  Entered into force May 1, 1995.  
 
Senegal   
Postal money order agreement. Signed at Dakar and Washington Jan. 31 and  
Mar. 20, 1995. Entered into force May 1, 1995.  
  
Suriname  
Memorandum of understanding concerning scientific and technical  
cooperation in the earth sciences, with annexes and related agreement.  
Signed at Paramaribo Mar. 22, 1995. Entered into force Mar. 22, 1995.  
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1 Not in force for the U.S.  
2 Not in force. (###)  
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