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95/11/01 Treaty Actions
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                                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: Bolivia,  
Apr. 28, 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. 103-21(1). 
Ratifications: Algeria, Aug. 14, 1995; Austria, Aug. 17, 1995; Ecuador,  
Sept. 6, 1995; Japan, Sept. 15, 1995; Poland, Aug. 23, 1995; South  
Africa, Sept. 13, 1995. 
 
Children 
Convention on the rights of the child. Done at New York Nov. 20, 1989.  
Entered into force Sept. 2, 1990(2). 
Ratification: Swaziland, Sept. 7, 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. 
 
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: Uzbekistan, Aug. 24, 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. 
Accessions: Saint Lucia, Aug. 21, 1995; Uzbekistan, Aug. 24, 1995. 
 
Prisoner Transfers 
Convention on the transfer of sentenced persons. Done at 
Strasbourg Mar. 21, 1983. Entered into force July 1, 1985. TIAS 10824. 
Ratification: Ireland, July 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. Kitts and Nevis, Aug. 16, 1995. 
 
Red Cross 
Protocol additional to the Geneva conventions of Aug. 12, 1949, and  
relating to the protection of victims of international armed conflicts  
(Protocol I), with annexes. Done at Geneva June 8, 1977. Entered into  
force Dec. 7, 19782. 
 
Protocol additional to the Geneva conventions of Aug. 12, 1949, and  
relating to the protection of victims of non-international armed  
conflicts (Protocol II). Done at Geneva June 8, 1977. Entered into force  
Dec. 7, 19782.  
Accession: Cape Verde, Mar. 16, 1995; Zambia, May 4, 1995. 
Ratification: Honduras, Feb. 16, 1995. 
 
Refugees  
Convention relating to the status of refugees, with schedule and annex.  
Signed at Geneva July 28, 1951. Entered into force Apr. 22, 1954 (2).  
TIAS 6577. 
 
Protocol relating to the status of refugees. Done at New York Jan. 31,  
1967. Entered into force Oct. 4, 1967; for the U.S. Nov. 1, 1968. TIAS  
6577; 19 UST 6223. 
Accession: Antigua and Barbuda, Sept. 7, 1995. 
 
Terrorism  
Convention on the safety of United Nations and associated personnel.  
Done at New York Dec. 9, 1994(1). 
Signature: Bolivia, Aug. 17, 1995. 
Ratification: Ukraine, Aug. 17, 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; for the U.S. Sept. 24, 1995. [Senate] Treaty Doc. 103-25. 
 
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; for the U.S. Sept. 24, 1995. [Senate] Treaty  
Doc. 103-25. 
 
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; for the U.S. Sept. 24, 1995. [Senate] Treaty Doc.  
103-25. 
 
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 (2) 
Ratifications: Ireland, Mar. 13, 1995; South Africa, Sept. 13, 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, 19812. [Senate] Ex. R, 96th Cong., Sec. Sess. Accessions:  
Eritrea, Sept. 5, 1995; Fiji, Aug. 28, 1995; Malaysia, July 5, 1995;  
Uzbekistan, July 19, 1995; Vanuatu, Sept. 8, 1995. 
Ratification: Lesotho, Aug. 22, 1995. 
 
Convention on the political rights of women. Done at New York Mar. 31,  
1953. Entered into force July 7, 1954; for the U.S. July 7, 1976. TIAS  
8289; 27 UST 1909. 
Accession: Uganda, June 21, 1995. 

 
Bilateral 
 
Armenia  
Postal money order agreement. Signed at Yerevan and Washington June 28  
and Aug. 3, 1995. Entered into force Sept. 1, 1995. 
 
Cambodia  
Investment incentive agreement. Signed at Phnom Penh Aug. 4,1995. Enters  
into force on date on which Cambodia notifies the U.S. that all legal  
requirements have been fulfilled. 
 
Dominican Republic  
Postal money order agreement. Signed at Washington and Santo Domingo  
Aug. 6 and 14, 1995. Entered into force Sept. 1, 1995. 
 
Ecuador  
Agreement amending the agreement of Oct. 15, 1993, concerning the  
protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights. Signed at  
Quito July 28, 1995. Entered into force July 28, 1995. 
 
Estonia  
Agreement to treat the agreement of June 19, 1995, among the States  
Parties to the North Atlantic Treaty and other States participating in  
the Partnership for Peace regarding the status of their forces as  
binding. Effected by exchange of notes at Tallinn July 14 and 18, 1995.  
Entered into force July 18, 1995. 
 
Agreement extending the agreement of June 1, 1992, concerning fisheries  
off the coasts of the United States. Effected by exchange of notes at  
Tallinn    Mar. 11 and May 12, 1994. Entered into force Sept. 1, 1995. 
 
Finland  
Agreement relating to scientific and technological cooperation, with  
annexes. Signed at Washington May 16, 1995. Entered into force Aug. 27,  
1995. 
 
France 
Technical exchange and cooperation agreement in the field of light water  
reactor safety research, with appendices and annex. Signed at Rockville  
and Fontenay-aux-Roses Apr. 25 and May 22, 1995. Entered into force May  
22, 1995. 
 
Haiti  
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 Port-au-Prince,  
Aug. 7, 1995. Entered into force Sept. 7, 1995. 
 
Hong Kong 
Agreement extending the agreement of Nov. 23, 1990, as extended,  
concerning the confiscation and forfeiture of the proceeds and  
instrumentalities of drug trafficking. Effected by exchange of letters  
at Hong Kong July 3 and 10, 1995. Entered into force July 10, 1995;  
effective Jan. 18, 1996. 
 
Korea 
Arrangement for the exchange of technical information and cooperation in  
regulatory and safety research matters, with addenda. Signed at  
Rockville June 5, 1995. Entered into force June 5, 1995. 
 
Lithuania 
Agreement concerning temporary application of agreement of 
June 19, 1995, among the States Parties to the North Atlantic Treaty and  
the other States participating in the Partnership for Peace regarding  
the status of their forces. Effected by exchange of notes at Vilnius  
July 20 and 25, 1995. Entered into force July 25, 1995. 
 
Mexico 
Temporary exchange stabilization agreement, with annexes. Signed at  
Mexico and Washington Jan. 2 and 4, 1995. Entered into force Jan. 4,  
1995. 
 
Namibia 
Memorandum of understanding concerning scientific and technical 
cooperation in the earth sciences, with annexes. Signed at Reston and  
Windhoek July 27 and Aug. 23, 1995. Entered into force Aug. 23, 1995. 
 
Nicaragua 
Agreement among the United States and the Government of  
Nicaragua/Central American Business Administration Institute regarding  
the assumption, payment, and discharge of certain debts. Effected by  
exchange of notes at Managua Aug. 28, 1995. Entered into force Aug. 28,  
1995. 
 
Agreement regarding the consolidation and rescheduling of certain debts  
owed to, guaranteed by, or insured by the United States Government and  
its agencies, with annexes. Signed at Managua Aug. 28, 1995. Enters into  
force following signature and receipt by Nicaragua of written notice  
from the U.S. that all necessary domestic legal requirements have been  
fulfilled. 
 
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 Aug. 28,  
1995. 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. 
 
Sweden 
Agreement relating to participation in the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory  
Commission program of severe accident research. Signed at Rockville and  
Stockholm Jan. 10 and Apr. 24, 1995. Entered into force Apr. 24, 1995;  
effective Jan. 1, 1994. 
 
United Nations  
Agreement regarding the furnishing of defense articles and defense  
services by the United States to the United Nations for purposes of  
supporting the Rapid Reaction Force established pursuant to United  
Nations Security Council Resolution 998. Effected by exchange of notes  
at New York July 28, 1995. Entered into force July 28, 1995. 
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1 Not in force.  
2 Not in force for the U.S.  
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