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1970 UNESCO Convention
Alphabetical List of State Parties

As of November, 1998, eighty-nine states have deposited an instrument of ratification (R), acceptance (Ac), accession (A), or succession (S).   The date of entry into force is the date on which the provisions of the treaty become effective.
States Date of Deposit (M/D/Y) Type of Deposit Date of Entry into Force (M/D/Y) Notes
Algeria 6/24/74 (R) 9/24/74  
Angola 11/7/91 (R) 2/7/92  
Argentina 1/11/73 (R) 4/11/73  
Armenia, Republic of  9/5/93 (S) 7/28/88 See Note 1 
Australia 10/30/89 (Ac) 1/30/90  
Bahamas 10/9/97 (R) 1/9/98  
Bangladesh 12/9/87 (R) 3/9/88  
Belarus 4/28/88 (R) 7/28/88  
Belize 1/26/90 (R) 4/26/90  
Bolivia 10/4/76 (R) 1/4/77  
Bosnia-Herzegovina  7/12/93 (S) 1/3/73 See Note 2
Brazil 2/16/73 (R) 5/16/73  
Bulgaria 9/15/71 (R) 4/24/72  
Burkina Faso 4/7/87 (R) 7/7/87  
Cambodia 9/26/72 (R) 12/26/72  
Cameroon 5/24/72 (R) 8/24/72  
Canada 3/28/78 (Ac)  6/28/78  
Central African Republic 2/1/72 (R) 5/1/72  
China, People's Republic of 11/28/89 (Ac) 2/28/90  
Colombia 5/24/88 (Ac) 8/24/88  
Congo 9/23/74 (R) 12/23/74  
Costa Rica 3/6/96 (R) 6/6/96  
Cote d'Ivoire 10/30/90 (R) 1/30/91  
Croatia  7/6/92 (S) 1/3/73 See Note 2 
Cuba 1/30/80 (R) 4/30/80  
Cyprus 10/19/79 (R) 1/19/80  
Czech Republic  3/26/93 (S) 5/14/77 See Note 4
Dominican Republic 3/7/73 (R) 6/7/73  
Ecuador 3/24/71 (Ac) 4/24/72  
Egypt 4/5/73 (Ac) 7/5/73  
El Salvador 2/20/78 (R) 5/20/78  
Estonia 10/27/95 (R) 1/27/96  
France 1/7/97 (R) 4/7/97  
Georgia, Republic of  11/4/92 (S) 7/28/88 See Note 1
Greece 6/5/81 (R) 9/5/81  
Grenada 9/10/92 (Ac) 12/10/92  
Guatemala 1/14/85 (R) 4/14/85  
Guinea 3/18/79 (R) 6/18/79  
Honduras 3/19/79 (R) 6/19/79  
Hungary 10/23/78 (R) 1/23/79  
India 1/24/77 (R) 4/24/77  
Iran 1/27/75 (Ac) 4/27/75  
Iraq 2/12/73 (Ac) 5/12/73  
Italy 10/2/78 (R) 1/2/79  
Jordan 3/15/74 (R) 6/15/74  
Korea, Democratic People's Republic of 5/13/83 (R) 8/13/83  
Korea, Republic of 2/14/83 (Ac) 5/14/83  
Kuwait 6/22/72 (Ac) 9/22/72  
Kyrghyz Republic 7/3/95 (A) 10/3/95  
Lebanon 8/25/92 (R) 11/25/92  
Libya 1/9/73 (R) 4/9/73  
Lithuania 7/27/98 (R) 10/27/98  
Macedonia, Former Yugoslav Republic of  4/30/97 (S) 1/3/73 See Note 2
Madagascar 6/21/89 (R) 9/21/89  
Mali 4/6/87 (R) 7/6/87  
Mauritania 4/27/77 (R) 7/27/77  
Mauritius 2/27/78 (Ac) 5/27/78  
Mexico 10/4/72 (Ac) 1/4/73  
Mongolia 6/23/91 (Ac) 8/23/91  
Nepal 6/23/76 (R) 9/23/76  
Nicaragua 4/19/77 (R) 7/19/77  
Niger 10/16/72 (R) 1/16/73  
Nigeria 1/24/72 (R) 4/24/72  
Oman 6/2/78 (Ac) 9/2/78  
Pakistan 4/30/78 (R) 7/30/81  
Panama 8/13/73 (Ac) 11/13/73  
Peru 10/24/79 (Ac) 1/24/80  
Poland 1/31/74 (R) 4/30/74  
Portugal 12/9/85 (R) 3/9/86  
Qatar 4/20/77 (Ac) 7/20/77  
Romania 12/6/93 (R) 3/6/94  
Russian Federation  4/28/88 (R) 7/28/88 See Note 3
Saudi Arabia 9/8/76 (Ac) 12/8/76  
Senegal 12/9/84 (R) 3/9/85  
Slovak Republic  3/31/93 (S) 5/14/77 See Note 4 
Slovenia, Republic of  10/10/92 (S) 1/3/73 See Note 2 
Spain 1/10/86 (R) 4/10/86  
Sri Lanka 4/7/81 (Ac) 7/7/81  
Syria 2/21/75 (Ac) 5/21/75  
Tajikistan, Republic of  8/11/92 (S) 7/28/88 See Note 1 
Tanzania 8/2/77 (R) 11/2/77  
Tunisia 3/10/75 (R) 6/10/75  
Turkey 4/21/81 (R) 7/21/81  
Ukraine 4/28/88 (R) 7/28/88  
United States of America 9/2/83 (Ac) 12/2/83  
Uruguay 8/9/77 (R) 11/9/77  
Uzbekistan 3/15/96 (R) 6/15/96  
Yugoslavia 10/3/72 (R) 1/3/73  
Zambia 6/21/85 (R) 9/21/85  

Notes:
1.  The Republic of Armenia, the Republic of Georgia, and the Republic of Tadjikistan each deposited notification of succession in which each declared itself bound by the Convention as ratified by the USSR on 28 April 1988 and which entered into force on 28 July 1988.
 
2.  Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, the Republic of Slovenia, and The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia each deposited  notification of succession in which each declared itself bound by the Convention as ratified by Yugoslavia on 3 October 1972 and entered into force on 3 January 1973.

3.  The Government of the Russian Federation informed the Director General of UNESCO that the Russian Federation continues without interruption the participation of the former USSR in all UNESCO Conventions.  The instrument of ratification was deposited by the former USSR on 28 April 1988 and entered into force on 28 July 1988.

4.  The Czech Republic and the Slovak Republic each deposited a notification of succession in which each declared itself bound by the Convention as accepted by Czechoslovakia on 14 February 1977 and which entered into force on 14 May 1977.


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