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U.S. Department of State
96/02/11 Treaty Actions
Office of 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: Uzbekistan, Feb. 7, 1996. 
 
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: Cote d'Ivoire, Dec. 18, 1995; Morocco, Dec. 
28, 1995. 
 
Children 
Convention on the rights of the child. Done at New York Nov. 20, 1989. 
Entered into force Sept. 2, 19902. Accessions: Brunei Darussalam, Dec. 
27, 1995; Kiribati, Dec. 11, 1995; Niue, Dec. 20, 1995. Ratification: 
Liechtenstein, Dec. 22, 1995. 
 
Convention on the protection of children and cooperation in respect of 
inter-country adoption. Done at The Hague May 29, 1993. Entered into 
force May 1, 19952. Signature: Italy, Dec. 11, 1995. 
 
Environmental Modification 
Convention on the prohibition of military or any other hostile use of 
environmental modification techniques, with annex. Done at Geneva May 
18, 1977. Entered into force Oct. 5, 1978; for the U.S. Jan. 17, 1980. 
TIAS 9614; 31 UST 333.Accession: Costa Rica, Feb. 7, 1996. 
 
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: Cote 
d'Ivoire, Dec. 18, 1995; Lithuania, Feb. 1, 1996. 
 
Judicial Procedure 
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. Accession: Colombia, Dec. 13, 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: Croatia, Oct. 1, 
1995; effective June 12, 1995. 
 
Marriage 
Convention on consent to marriage, minimum age for marriage, and 
registration of marriages. Adopted at the United Nations Dec. 10, 1962. 
Entered into force Dec. 9, 19642. Accession: Cote d'Ivoire, Dec. 18, 
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: Mali, Oct. 31, 1995. 
 
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. 
Accessions: Mali, Oct. 31, 1995; Swaziland, Oct. 3, 1995. Ratification: 
Jamaica, Dec. 29, 1995. 
 
Refugees 
Convention relating to the status of refugees, with schedule and annex. 
Signed at Geneva July 28, 1951. Entered into force Apr. 22, 19542. 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: South Africa, Jan. 12, 1996. 
 
Terrorism 
Convention on the safety of UN and associated personnel. Done at New 
York Dec. 9, 19941. Signatures: Australia, Dec. 22, 1995; Belarus, Oct. 
23, 1995; Belgium, Dec. 21, 1995; Netherlands, Dec. 22, 1995; Togo, Dec. 
22, 1995. 

 
Bilateral 
 
Bolivia 
Agreement regarding the consolidation and rescheduling of certain debts 
owed to, guaranteed by, or insured by the U.S. Government and its 
agencies, with annexes. Signed  at La Paz Jan. 23, 1996. Enters into 
force upon receipt by Bolivia of written notice from the United States 
that all necessary domestic legal requirements for entry into force have 
been fulfilled. 
 
Bosnia-Herzegovina 
Agreement relating to the provision of defense articles, related 
training, or other defense services from the United States to Bosnia, 
with related exchange of notes. Effected by exchange of notes at 
Sarajevo Jan. 6 and 7, 1996. Entered into force Jan. 7, 1996. 
 
Brazil 
Agreement amending and extending the agreement of Feb. 6, 1984, as 
extended, relating to cooperation in science and technology. Signed at 
Brasilia Mar. 21, 1994. Entered into force Jan. 30, 1996. 
 
Egypt 
Project grant agreement for development training II, with annexes. 
Signed at Cairo Sept. 30, 1995. Entered into force Sept. 30, 1995. 
 
Fiji 
Agreement amending and extending the agreement of Aug. 27, 1993 and Feb. 
18, 1994, as amended and extended, concerning trade in textiles and 
textile products. Effected by exchange of notes at Suva Oct. 26 and Dec. 
29, 1995. Entered into force Dec. 29, 1995; effective Jan. 1, 1996. 
 
Greece 
Agreement for cooperation in the Global Learning and Observations to 
Benefit the Environment (GLOBE) Program, with appendices. Signed at 
Athens Dec. 12, 1995. Entered into force Dec. 12, 1995. 
 
Hungary 
Agreement concerning economic, technical, and related assistance, with 
related letter. Signed at Budapest Dec. 22, 1995. Entered into force 
Dec. 22, 1995. 
 
Japan 
Agreement concerning cooperative research of fighting vehicle propulsion 
technology using ceramic materials. Effected by exchange of notes at 
Tokyo Oct. 31, 1995. Entered into force Oct. 31, 1995. 
 
Agreement concerning cooperative research of advanced steel technology. 
Effected by exchange of notes at Tokyo Oct. 31, 1995. Entered into force 
Oct. 31, 1995. 
 
Laos 
Agreement amending and extending the agreement of Sept. 15, 1994, 
relating to trade in textiles and textile products. Effected by exchange 
of notes at Vientiane Nov. 9 and Dec. 26, 1995. Entered into force Dec. 
26, 1995; effective Jan. 1, 1996. 
 
Latvia 
Agreement concerning economic, technical, and related assistance. Signed 
at Riga Dec. 20, 1995. Entered into force Feb. 7, 1996. 
 
Lithuania 
Security agreement concerning security measures for the protection of 
classified military information. Signed at Vilnius Nov. 21, 1995. 
Entered into force Nov. 21, 1995. 
 
NATO 
Agreement regarding U.S. approval for retransfer of U.S. defense 
articles and services to NATO for purposes of supporting the NATO-led 
Implementation Force. Effected by exchange of letters at Brussels Dec. 
18, 1995. Entered into force Dec. 18, 1995. 
 
Philippines 
Agreement extending the agreement of Sept. 19, 1994, concerning the 
status of U.S. forces engaged in mutual defense treaty-related 
activities in the Philippines. Effected by exchange of letters at Manila 
Nov. 29, Dec. 1 and 8, 1995. Entered into force Dec. 8, 1995. 
 
Singapore 
Agreement concerning exchange of research and development information, 
with appendix. Signed at Washington Dec. 4, 1995. Entered into force 
Dec. 4, 1995. 
 
Sweden 
Agreement for the bilateral cooperative program in electromagnetic 
effects measurement and analysis (RF Effects Program). Signed at 
Washington June 2 and Dec. 20, 1995. Entered into force Dec. 20, 1995. 
 
United Kingdom 
Agreement regarding U.S. approval for retransfer of U.S. defense 
articles and services to NATO for purposes of supporting the NATO-led 
Implementation Force. Effected by exchange of notes at Brussels Dec. 18 
and 19, 1995. Entered into force Dec. 19, 1995. 
 
Agreement for the promotion of aviation safety. Signed at London Dec. 
20, 1995. Entered into force Dec. 20, 1995. 
 
1 Not in force. 
2 Not in force for the U.S. 

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