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U.S. Department of State 
95/11/02 Treaty Actions 
Office of the Legal Advisor 
 
 
 
  
                                TREATY ACTIONS  
 
Children 
Convention on the rights of the child. Done at New York Nov. 20, 1989. 
Entered into force Sept. 2, 19901. 
Accession: Singapore, Oct. 5, 1995; Tuvalu, Sept. 22, 1995. 
 
Copyrights 
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. 
Accessions: Haiti, Oct. 11, 1995; Turkey, Oct. 1, 1995. 
 
Defense 
Amendment No. 4 to the memorandum of understanding of Dec. 9, 1980, 
concerning the EURO-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training (ENJJPT) Program. 
Signed at Brussels, Ottawa, Copenhagen, Bonn, Ankara, The Hague, Oslo, 
London, Athens, Rome, Lisbon, Madrid, and Washington Mar. 17, 29, and 
30, Apr. 27, June 16, and 30, July 27, and Sept. 19, 1995. Entered into 
force Sept. 19, 1995. 
Signatures: U.S., Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Germany, Greece, Italy, the 
Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Turkey, and the United Kingdom. 
 
Finance 
Articles of agreement of the International Finance Corporation. Done at 
Washington May 25, 1955. Entered into force July 20, 1956. TIAS 3620; 7 
UST 2197. 
Acceptance: Bahrain, Sept. 22, 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. 
Accession: El Salvador, Sept. 14, 1995. 
 
Narcotics 
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: Swaziland, Oct. 3, 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: Haiti, Sept. 18, 1995; Swaziland, Oct. 3, 1995. 
 
North Atlantic Treaty-Multinational Reaction Forces 
Memorandum of understanding among the United States, Belgium, Canada, 
Denmark, Germany, Greece, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, 
Turkey, the United Kingdom, and the Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers 
Europe (SHAPE)  on the establishment and operation of the International 
Planning and Coordinating Staff for the multi-national Reaction Forces 
(Air) of NATO-Reaction Forces Air Staff. Signed at Casteau July 20, 24, 
25, and 28, and Aug. 1, 10, and 15, 1995. Entered into force Aug. 15, 
1995. 
 
Patents 
International convention for the protection of new varieties of plants 
of Dec. 2, 1961, as revised. Done at Geneva Oct. 23, 1978. Entered into 
force Nov. 8, 1981. TIAS 10199; 33 UST 2703. 
Accessions: Portugal, Sept. 14, 1995; Ukraine, Oct. 3, 19952. 
 
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: Turkey, Oct. 1, 1995. 
 
Patent cooperation treaty, with regulations. Done at Washington June 19, 
1970. Entered into force Jan. 24, 1978. TIAS 8733; 38  UST 7645. 
Accessions: Azerbaijan, Sept. 25, 1995; Turkey, Oct. 1, 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: Azerbaijan, Sept. 25, 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, as amended Sept. 28, 1979. 
Entered into force Feb. 6, 1979; for the U.S. Feb. 29, 1984. 
Accessions: Cuba, Sept. 26, 19952; Turkey, Oct. 1, 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; except for Arts. 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: Azerbaijan, Sept. 25, 1995. 
 
UNIDO  
Constitution of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization, 
with annexes. Done at Vienna Apr. 8. 1979. Entered into force June 21, 
1985. 
Accession: Cambodia, Sept. 18, 1995. 
 
 
 
Bilateral 
 
Canada 
Agreement regarding the application of their competition and deceptive 
marketing practices laws. Signed at Washington and Ottawa Aug. 1, and 3, 
1995. Entered into force Aug. 3, 1995. 
 
Agreement on the establishment of a mediation procedure regarding the 
Pacific Salmon Treaty (TIAS 11091). Signed at Montreal Sept. 11, 1995. 
Entered into force Sept. 11, 1995. 
 
Germany 
Agreement concerning final benefits to certain United States nationals 
who were victims of National Socialist measures of persecution, with 
exchange of notes. Signed at Bonn Sept. 19, 1995. Entered into force 
Sept. 19, 1995. 
 
Haiti 
Agreement regarding the consolidation, reduction, and re-scheduling 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. 
 
Honduras 
Basic exchange and cooperative agreement for topographic mapping, 
nautical and aeronautical charting and information, geodesy and 
geophysics, digital data and related mapping, charting and geodesy 
materials, with glossary. Signed at Comayaguela and Fairfax, Aug. 24, 
and Sept. 5, 1995. Entered into force Sept. 5, 1995. 
 
Iceland 
Air transport agreement, with annexes. Signed at Washington June 14, 
1995. Entered into force Oct. 12, 1995. 
 
Japan 
Agreement concerning cooperation in the Global Learning and Observations 
to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE) Program. Effected by exchange of 
notes at Washington Aug. 29, 1995. Entered into force Aug. 29, 1995. 
 
Jordan 
Agreement regarding the reduction of certain debts owed to, guaranteed 
by, or insured by the Government of the United States and its agencies, 
with annexes. Signed at Amman Sept. 25, 1995. Entered into force Sept. 
30, 1995. 
 
Mexico 
Protocol that modifies the agreement of Nov. 9, 1989, for the exchange 
of information with respect to taxes. Signed at Mexico Sept. 8, 1994. 
 
Additional protocol that modifies the convention of Sept. 18, 1992, for 
the avoidance of double taxation and the prevention of fiscal evasion 
with respect to taxes on income. Signed at Mexico Sept. 8, 1994. Entered 
into force Oct. 26, 1995. 
 
Mozambique 
Agreement amending the agreement of Aug. 13, 1993, regarding the  
consolidation and rescheduling of certain debts owed to, guaranteed by, 
or insured by the United States Government and its agency. Effected by 
exchange of notes at Maputo July 13, and   Aug. 31, 1995. Entered into 
force Aug. 31, 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. 
 
NATO AEW&C Programme Management Organization Agreement concerning the 
cooperative production of radar system improvements for the E-3 
aircraft. Signed at Hanscom AFB and Washington Aug. 3, and 11, 1995. 
Entered into force Aug. 11, 1995. 
 
Netherlands 
Protocol amending Article VIII of the convention of Apr. 29, 1948, with 
respect to taxes on income and certain other taxes as applicable to the 
Netherlands Antilles. Signed at Washington Oct. 10, 1995. Enters into 
force upon the later of June 30, 1996 or the exchange of instruments of 
ratification. If Protocol has not entered into force prior to Jan. 1, 
1997, it shall not enter into force. 
 
Panama 
Memorandum of understanding concerning the provision of helicopters for 
the purpose of more effectively combating the illicit production and 
trafficking of drugs and other international criminal activities, with 
general provisions. Signed at Washington Sept. 6, 1995. Entered into 
force Sept. 6, 1995. 
 
Peru 
Agreement for the transmission and payment of postal money orders. 
Signed at Washington and Lima Aug. 21, and Sept. 8, 1995. Entered into 
force Dec. 1, 1995. 
 
Russia 
Agreement regarding the rescheduling of certain debts owed to or 
guaranteed by the United States Government, with annexes. Signed at 
Washington Oct. 9, 1995. Enters into force following signature and 
receipt by the Russian Federation of written notice from the U.S. that 
all necessary U.S. domestic legal requirements have been fulfilled. 
 
Sweden 
Agreement for cooperation in    the Global Learning and Observations to 
Benefit the Environment (GLOBE) Program, with appendices. Signed at 
Stockholm Aug. 23, 1995. Entered into force Aug. 23, 1995. 
 
Convention for the avoidance of double taxation and the prevention of 
fiscal evasion with respect to taxes on income, with exchange of 
letters. Signed at Stockholm Sept. 1, 1994. Entered into force Oct. 26, 
1995. 
 
Switzerland 
Agreement on the exchange of military personnel between the U.S. Navy 
and the Swiss Air Force and Anti-Aircraft Command. Signed at Bern and 
Washington July 5, and Aug. 17, 1995. Entered into force Aug. 17, 1995. 
 
United Nations  
Cooperative service agreement for the contribution of personnel to the 
International Tribunal for Rwanda, with annexes. Signed at New York 
Sept. 6, 1995. Entered into force Sept. 6, 1995. 
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1 Not in force for the U.S. 
 
2 With declaration.  
 
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