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1 OPCW Technical Secretariat Office of the Legal Adviser S/721/ December 2008 ENGLISH only NOTE BY THE TECHNICAL SECRETARIAT STATUS OF PARTICIPATION IN THE CHEMICAL WEAPONS CONVENTION 1 AS AT 20 NOVEMBER 2008 SUMMARY Number of States Parties: 184 Number of States that had deposited an instrument of accession or 1 ratification and for which the Chemical Weapons Convention (hereinafter the Convention ) had not yet entered into force: Number of signatory States that had not yet ratified the Convention: 4 Number of States that had neither signed nor acceded to the Convention: 6 Introductory note 1. The Convention was adopted in Geneva on 3 September 1992 by the Conference on Disarmament, 2 which transmitted it to the United Nations (UN) General Assembly at its forty-seventh session. The General Assembly commended the Convention and requested the UN Secretary-General, as Depositary, to open it for signature in Paris on 13 January The Convention remained open for signature in Paris from 13 to 15 January 1993, and thereafter at UN Headquarters, New York, until 29 April 1997, when it entered into force. It had been signed by 165 States. States that did not sign the Convention before entry into force may join it at any time thereafter The Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production, Stockpiling and Use of Chemical Weapons and on Their Destruction. Report of the Conference on Disarmament, Official Records of the General Assembly, Forty-Seventh Session, Supplement no. 27 (A/47/27), paragraphs 73 and 74. A/RES/47/39, dated 16 December CS (E) distributed 05/12/2008 *CS E*

2 page 2 2. For States that ratify or accede to the Convention after 29 April 1997, it enters into force on the 30th day after the date on which they deposit the instrument of ratification or accession with the UN Secretary-General in his capacity as Depositary. For States that succeed to the Convention, it enters into force on the date as and from which they assume responsibility for conducting their own international relations. 3. The following table shows all States Parties as at 20 November 2008, and indicates, for each, as at that date, the dates on which it signed the Convention and/or deposited its instrument of ratification or accession or its instrument of succession with the Depositary, and on which the Convention entered into force for it. The second table lists States that had deposited an instrument of accession or ratification and for which the Convention had not yet entered into force as at 20 November The third and fourth tables list signatory and non-signatory States, respectively, as at 20 November All lists are alphabetical. STATES PARTIES TO THE CHEMICAL WEAPONS CONVENTION AS AT 20 NOVEMBER Afghanistan Albania Algeria Andorra [a] Antigua and Barbuda [a] Argentina Armenia Australia Austria Azerbaijan Bahrain Bangladesh Barbados [a] Belarus Belgium Belize [a] Benin Bhutan Bolivia Bosnia and Herzegovina Botswana [a] For each listed below, the date in the Signature column is that on which it signed the original of the Convention, which was received by the UN Secretary-General as Depositary, while the date in the Deposit column is that on which the Secretary-General received an instrument of accession or ratification by the. Throughout the table, [a] means deposit of instrument of accession, and [d] means deposit of instrument of succession.

3 page Brazil Brunei Darussalam Bulgaria Burkina Faso Burundi Cambodia Cameroon Canada Cape Verde Central African Republic Chad Chile China Colombia Comoros Congo Cook Islands Costa Rica Côte d Ivoire Croatia Cuba Cyprus Czech Republic Democratic Republic of the Congo Denmark Djibouti Dominica Ecuador El Salvador Equatorial Guinea Eritrea [a] Estonia Ethiopia Fiji Finland France Gabon Gambia Georgia Germany Ghana Greece Grenada

4 page Guatemala Guinea Guinea-Bissau Guyana Haiti Holy See Honduras Hungary Iceland India Indonesia Iran (Islamic Republic of) Ireland Italy Jamaica Japan Jordan [a] Kazakhstan Kenya Kiribati [a] Kuwait Kyrgyzstan Lao People s Democratic Republic Latvia Lesotho Liberia Libyan Arab Jamahiriya [a] Liechtenstein Lithuania Luxembourg Madagascar Malawi Malaysia Maldives Mali Malta Marshall Islands Mauritania Mauritius Mexico Micronesia (Federated States of) Monaco

5 page Mongolia Montenegro [d] Morocco Mozambique [a] Namibia Nauru Nepal Netherlands New Zealand Nicaragua Niger Nigeria Niue [a] Norway Oman Pakistan Palau [a] Panama Papua New Guinea Paraguay Peru Philippines Poland Portugal Qatar The UN Web site reports as follows: The National Assembly of the Republic of Montenegro adopted its Declaration of Independence on 3 June 2006, following the referendum in the Republic of Montenegro on 21 May 2006, which took place pursuant to Article 60 of the Constitutional Charter of Serbia and Montenegro. Montenegro was admitted to membership in the United Nations by General Assembly resolution A/RES/60/264 on 28 June In a letter dated 10 October 2006, received by the Secretary-General on 23 October 2006 and accompanied by a list of multilateral treaties deposited with the Secretary-General, the Government of the Republic of Montenegro notified that: [The Government of] * the Republic of Montenegro decided to succeed to the treaties to which the State Union of Serbia and Montenegro was a party or signatory. [The Government of] the Republic of Montenegro succeeds to the treaties listed in the attached Annex and undertakes faithfully to perform and carry out the stipulations therein contained as from June 3rd 2006, which is the date the Republic of Montenegro assumed responsibility for its international relations and the Parliament of Montenegro adopted the Declaration of Independence. [The Government of] the Republic of Montenegro does maintain the reservations, declarations and objections made by Serbia and Montenegro, as indicated in the Annex to this instrument, prior to the date on which the Republic of Montenegro assumed responsibility for its international relations. * The square brackets in this citation appear in the UN text. 6 Depositary Notification C.N TREATIES-4 indicates that, on 28 April 1997, the Netherlands deposited its instrument of ratification for Aruba and the Netherlands Antilles with the UN Secretary-General as Depositary.

6 page Republic of Korea Republic of Moldova Romania Russian Federation Rwanda Saint Kitts and Nevis Saint Lucia Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Samoa San Marino Sao Tome and Principe [a] Saudi Arabia Senegal Serbia [a] Seychelles Sierra Leone Singapore Slovakia Slovenia Solomon Islands [a] South Africa Spain Sri Lanka Sudan [a] Suriname Swaziland Sweden Switzerland Tajikistan Thailand The former Yugoslav Republic of [a] Macedonia 163. Timor-Leste [a] Togo Tonga [a] Trinidad and Tobago [a] Tunisia Turkey Turkmenistan Tuvalu [a] Uganda The UN Secretary-General has indicated that all treaty actions undertaken by Serbia and Montenegro continue in force with respect to Serbia with effect from 3 June 2006.

7 page Ukraine United Arab Emirates United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland United Republic of Tanzania United States of America Uruguay Uzbekistan Vanuatu [a] Venezuela Viet Nam Yemen Zambia Zimbabwe Depositary Notification C.N TREATIES-9 indicates that, on 26 October 2005, the UN Secretary-General received from the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland a notification that that s ratification of the Convention shall extend to the following territories, for whose international relations the is responsible: Bailiwick of Guernsey, Bailiwick of Jersey, Isle of Man; Anguilla, Bermuda, British Antarctic Territory, British Indian Ocean Territory, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Falkland Islands, Gibraltar, Montserrat, Pitcairn, Henderson, Ducie and Oeno Islands, St Helena and Dependencies, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, Sovereign Base Areas of Akrotiri and Dhekelia, and Turks and Caicos Islands.

8 page 8 STATES NOT PARTY STATES THAT HAD DEPOSITED AN INSTRUMENT OF ACCESSION OR RATIFICATION AND FOR WHICH THE CHEMICAL WEAPONS CONVENTION HAD NOT YET ENTERED INTO FORCE AS AT 20 NOVEMBER 2008 State Date of Deposit 1. Lebanon [a]

9 page 9 STATES NOT PARTY SIGNATORY STATES THAT HAD NOT RATIFIED THE CHEMICAL WEAPONS CONVENTION AS AT 20 NOVEMBER 2008 State Date of Signature 1. Bahamas Dominican Republic Israel Myanmar

10 page 10 STATES NOT PARTY STATES THAT HAD NEITHER SIGNED NOR ACCEDED TO THE CHEMICAL WEAPONS CONVENTION AS AT 20 NOVEMBER Angola 2. Democratic People s Republic of Korea 3. Egypt 4. Iraq 5. Somalia 6. Syrian Arab Republic o - - -

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