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95/09/01 Treaty Actions
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                                TREATY ACTIONS 
 
Multilateral
 
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. 103-21(1). 
Ratifications: Denmark, July 13, 1995; Peru, July 20, 1995. 
 
Children 
Convention on protection of children and cooperation in respect of 
intercountry adoption.  Done at The Hague May 29, 1993. Entered into 
force May 1, 1995(4). 
Signatures: Luxembourg, June 6, 1995; Poland, June 12, 1995. 
Ratifications: Poland, June 12, 1995. 
 
Convention on the rights of the child. Done at New York Nov. 20,1989. 
Entered into force Sept. 2, 1990(4.) 
Accessions: Botswana, Mar. 14, 1995; Solomon Islands, Apr. 10, 1995; 
Palau, Aug. 4, 1995. 
Ratifications: Qatar, Apr. 3, 1995; Turkey, Apr. 4, 1995; South Africa, 
June 16, 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 Mar. 1, 1989 for the U.S. 
Accessions: Moldova, Aug. 1, 1995(2); Ukraine, July 25, 1995(3). 
 
Genocide 
Convention on the prevention and punishment of the crime of genocide. 
Adopted by the UN General Assembly at Paris Dec. 9, 1948.  Entered into 
force Jan. 12, 1951; for the U.S. Feb. 23, 1989. 
Accession: Singapore, Aug. 18, 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: Lesotho, July 21, 1995. 
 
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: Malawi, July 24, 1995. 
 
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 Apr. 26, 1970; for the U.S. Sept. 5, 1970; except for Articles 1-
12 which entered into force May 19, 1970; for the U.S. Aug. 25, 1973. 
TIAS 6923, 7727; 21 UST 1583, 24 UST 2140. 
Accession: Costa Rica, July 28, 1995. 
 
Nice agreement concerning the international classification of goods and 
services for purposes of the registration of marks of June 15, 1957, as 
revised. Done at Geneva May 13, 1977.  Entered into force Feb. 6, 1979; 
for the U.S. Feb. 29, 1984. 
Accession: Malawi, July 24, 1995. 
 
Terrorism  
Convention on the safety of the United Nations and associated personnel. 
Done at New York Dec. 9, 1994(1). 
Ratification: Norway, July 3, 1995. 
 
Weapons, Conventional 
Convention on prohibitions or restrictions on the use of certain 
conventional weapons which may be deemed to be excessively injurious or 
to have indiscriminate effects, with annexed protocols. Adopted at 
Geneva Oct. 10, 1980. Entered into force Dec. 2, 1983. 
 
Protocol on non-detectable fragments (Protocol I) to the convention on 
prohibitions or restrictions on the use of certain conventional weapons 
which may be deemed to be excessively injurious or to have 
indiscriminate effects. Adopted at Geneva Oct. 10, 1980. Entered into 
force Dec. 2, 1983. 
 
Protocol on prohibitions or restrictions on the use of mines, booby-
traps, and other devices (Protocol II) to the convention on prohibitions 
or restrictions on the use of certain conventional weapons which may be 
deemed to be excessively injurious or to have indiscriminate effects. 
Adopted at Geneva Oct. 10, 1980. Entered into force Dec. 2, 1983. 
Accession: Malta, June 26, 1995. 
Enters into force for the U.S.:  Sept. 24, 1995. 
 
Protocol on prohibitions or restrictions on the use of incendiary 
weapons (Protocol III) to the convention on prohibitions or restrictions 
on the use of certain conventional weapons which may be deemed to be 
excessively injurious or to have indiscriminate effects. Adopted at 
Geneva Oct. 10, 1980. Entered into force Dec. 2, 1983(4). 
Accession: Malta, June 26, 1995. 
 
Women  
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, 1981(4). [Senate] Ex. R, 96th Cong., 2d Sess. 
Accession: Azerbaijan, July 10, 1995. 
 
Bilateral 
 
Argentina 
Agreement amending the air transport services agreement of Oct. 22, 
1985, as amended and extended. Effected by exchange of notes at Buenos 
Aires Apr. 11 and July 3, 1995. Entered into force July 3, 1995. 
 
Agreement for cooperation in the Global Learning and Observations to 
Benefit the Environment (GLOBE) program, with appendices. Signed at 
Buenos Aires June 28, 1995. Entered into force June 28, 1995. 
 
Armenia 
Postal money order agreement.  Signed at Yerevan and Washington June 28 
and Aug. 3, 1995.  Entered into force Sept. 1, 1995. 
 
Austria  
Agreement amending the air services agreement of Mar. 16, 1989. Effected 
by exchange of notes at Vienna June 14, 1995.  Entered into force Aug. 
1, 1995. 
 
Canada  
Memorandum of understanding concerning counterterrorism research and 
development, with annex. Signed at Washington and Ottawa June 12 and 23, 
1995.  Entered into force June 23, 1995. 
 
Dominican Republic 
Postal money order agreement.  Signed at Washington and Santo Domingo 
Aug. 6 and 14, 1995.  Entered into force Sept. 1, 1995. 
 
Egypt  
Grant agreement for private sector import program. Signed at Cairo Aug. 
12, 1995.  Entered into force Aug. 12, 1995. 
 
Hungary 
Agreement extending the annex to the air transport agreement of July 12, 
1989, as extended.  Effected by exchange of notes at Washington July 6 
and 12, 1995.  Entered into force July 12, 1995. 
 
Kazakstan 
Agreement amending the agreement of Dec. 13, 1993, concerning the 
provision to the Republic of Kazakstan of material and services for the 
establishment of a government-to-government communications link. Signed 
at Almaty June 30, 1995. Entered into force June 30, 1995. 
 
Agreement amending the agreement of Dec. 13, 1993, concerning the 
provision of material, services, and related training to the Republic of 
Kazakstan in connection with the destruction of silo launchers of 
intercontinental ballistic missiles and associated equipment and 
components. Signed at Almaty July 1, 1995. Entered into force July 1, 
1995. 
 
Agreement amending the agreement of Dec. 13, 1993, related to the 
establishment of export control systems to prevent the proliferation of 
weapons of mass destruction. Signed at Almaty June 30, 1995. Entered 
into force June 30, 1995. 
 
Agreement amending the agreement of Dec. 13, 1993, concerning control, 
accounting, and physical protection of nuclear material to promote the 
prevention of nuclear weapons proliferation.  Signed at Almaty June 30, 
1995.  Entered into force June 30, 1995. 
 
Peru  
Agreement amending and extending the air transport services agreement of 
Dec. 16, 1986. Effected by exchange of notes at Lima June 7 and July 3, 
1995. Entered into force July 3, 1995. 
 
Russia  
Memorandum of understanding on cooperation relating to the Space 
Biomedical Center for Training and Research in the Russian Federation. 
Signed at Moscow June 30, 1995. Entered into force June 30, 1995. 
 
Agreement to cooperate on national protection, control, and accounting 
of nuclear materials.  Signed at Moscow June 30, 1995.  Entered into 
force June 30, 1995. 
 
Agreement for cooperation in enhancing the safety of Russian nuclear 
fuel cycle facilities and research reactors. Signed at Moscow June 30, 
1995. Entered into force June 30, 1995. 
 
Interim agreement for the conduct of activities leading to Russian 
partnership in the detailed design, development, operation, and 
utilization of the permanently manned civil space station.  Signed at 
Washington June 23, 1994. Entered into force June 30, 1995. 
 
Slovak Republic  
Agreement relating to the employment of dependents of official 
government employees.  Effected by exchange of notes at Bratislava Apr. 
8, 1994, Feb. 17 and July 12, 1995. Entered into force July 12, 1995. 
 
Tunisia 
Agreement for cooperation in the Global Learning and Observations to 
Benefit the Environment (GLOBE) Program, with appendices. Signed at 
Washington July 27, 1995. Entered into force July 27, 1995. 
 
Ukraine 
Agreement concerning cooperation in the elimination of infrastructure 
for weapons of mass destruction through provision to Ukraine of 
material, services, and related training. Signed at Kiev June 27, 1995. 
Entered into force June 27, 1995. 
 
Agreement amending the agreement of Dec. 5, 1993, as amended, concerning 
the provision of material, services, and related training to Ukraine in 
connection with the elimination of strategic nuclear arms. Signed at 
Kiev June 27, 1995. Entered into force June 27, 1995. 
 
Agreement amending the agreement of Dec. 5, 1993, as amended, concerning 
the provision of assistance to Ukraine related to the establishment of 
an export control system to prevent the proliferation of weapons of mass 
destruction from Ukraine.  Signed at Kiev June 27, 1995.  Entered into 
force June 27, 1995. 
 
Agreement amending the Mar. 21, 1994 agreement concerning the conversion 
of enterprises of the military-industrial complex.  Signed at Kiev June 
27, 1995.  Entered into force June 27, 1995. 
 
Agreement amending the agreement of Dec. 18, 1993, as amended, 
concerning development of state systems of control, accounting, and 
physical protection of nuclear materials to promote the prevention of 
nuclear weapons proliferation from Ukraine. Signed at Kiev June 27, 
1995. Entered into force June 27, 1995. 
 
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1 Not in force.  
2 With statement.  
3 With declaration.  
4 Not in force for the U.S. 
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