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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE
August 1995:   Treaty Actions
Office of the Legal Advisor


                                   Treaty Actions 

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. 
Ratifications: Croatia, May 23, 1995; Monaco, June 1, 1995. 
 
Children  
Convention on the rights of the child. Adopted at New York 
Nov. 20, 1989. Entered into force Sept. 2, 19902. 
Ratification: Haiti, June 8, 1995. 
 
Copyrights  
Berne convention for the protection of literary and artistic works of  
Sept. 9, 1886, as revised. Done at Paris July 24, 1971, amended in 1979.  
Entered into force for the U.S. Mar. 1, 1989. [Senate] Treaty Doc. 99- 
27. 
Accessions: Latvia, May 11, 1995; St. Vincent and the Grenadines, May  
29, 1995. 
 
Judicial Procedure 
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: Latvia, May 11, 1995; Liberia, May 24, 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: The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, May 10, 1995. 
 
Phonograms  
Convention for the protection of producers of phonograms against  
unauthorized duplication of their phonograms. Done at Geneva Oct. 29,  
1971. Entered into force Apr. 18, 1973; for the U.S. Mar. 10, 1974. TIAS  
7808; 25 UST 309. 
Accession: Bulgaria, May 31, 1995. 
 
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: St. Vincent and the Grenadines, May 29, 1995. 
 
Convention of Paris for the protection of industrial property of Mar.  
20, 1883, as revised. Done at Stockholm July 14, 1967. Entered into  
force Apr. 26, 1970; for the U.S. Sept. 5, 1970. TIAS 6923, 7727; 24 UST  
2140. 
Accessions: St. Vincent and the Grenadines, May 29, 1995; Venezuela,  
June 9, 1995. 
 
Narcotics 
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: St. Kitts and Nevis, Apr. 19, 1995. 
 
Terrorism 
Convention on the safety of United Nations and associated 
personnel. Done at New York Dec. 9, 19941. Open for signature at United  
Nations Headquarters until Dec. 31, 1995. 
Signatures: Honduras, May 17, 1995; Japan, June 6, 1995; Luxembourg, May  
31, 1995. 
Acceptance: Japan, June 6, 1995. 
 
Torture 
Convention against torture and other cruel, inhuman, or degrading  
treatment or punishment. Adopted by the General Assembly of the United  
Nations Dec. 10, 1984. Entered into force June 26, 1987; for the U.S.  
Nov. 20, 1994. [Senate] Treaty Doc. 100-20. 
Ratification: Cuba, May 17, 1995. 
 
Treaties  
Vienna convention on the law of treaties, with annex. Done at 
Vienna May 23, 1969. Entered into force Jan. 27, 19802. 
Accession: Georgia, June 8, 1995. 
 
Women 
Convention on the political rights of women. Done at New York 
Mar. 31, 1953. Entered into force July 7, 1954; for the United States  
July 7, 1976. TIAS 8289; 27 UST 1909. 
Accession: Zimbabwe, June 5, 1995. 
 
World Heritage 
Convention concerning the protection of the world cultural and material  
heritage. Done at Paris Nov. 23, 1972. Entered into force Dec. 17, 1975.  
TIAS 8226; 27 UST 37. 
Ratification: Dominica, Apr. 4, 1995. 
 
Croatia 
Agreement relating to the employment of dependents of official  
government employees. Effected by exchange of notes at Washington May 24  
and June 20, 1995. Entered into force June 20, 1995. 
 
Georgia 
Agreement relating to the employment of dependents of official  
government employees. Effected by exchange of notes at Washington Dec.  
5, 1994 and June 20, 1995. Entered into force June 20, 1995. 
 
Mali  
Agreement relating to the employment of dependents of official  
government employees. Effected by exchange of notes at Washington Mar. 6  
and June 20, 1995. Entered into force June 20, 1995. 
 
Mexico 
Guarantee agreement. Signed at Washington Feb. 21, 1995. 
Entered into force Feb. 21, 1995. 
 
Medium-term exchange stabilization agreement. Signed at Washington Feb.  
21, 1995. Entered into force Feb. 21, 1995. 
 
Framework agreement for Mexican economic stabilization, with annexes.  
Signed at Washington Feb. 21, 1995. Entered into force Feb. 21, 1995. 
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1Not in force.  
2Not in force for the U.S. 
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