III. CONVENTIONS AND AGREEMENTS CONCLUDED OUTSIDE THE FRAMEWORK OF FAO IN RESPECT OF WHICH THE DIRECTOR-GENERAL EXERCISES DEPOSITARY FUNCTIONS

1. INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION FOR THE CONSERVATION OF ATLANTIC TUNAS

92.     At its Thirteenth Session (1965), the FAO Conference authorized the Director-General of the Organization to call a Conference of Plenipotentiaries to prepare and adopt a convention for the purpose of establishing a commission for the conservation of tuna and tuna-like fishes in the Atlantic Ocean. The Conference of Plenipotentiaries (Rio de Janeiro, 2-14 May 1966) prepared and opened for signature the International Convention for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT), setting up a Commission which operates independently of FAO.

93.     In accordance with paragraph 3 of Article XIV, the Convention entered into force on 21 March 1969, date of receipt of the seventh instrument of ratification, approval or adherence. The Convention was registered with the Secretariat of the United Nations on 20 May 1969 under No. 9587.

Signatories and Parties to the Convention

94.     The following are the signatories and the participants that deposited their instruments on the corresponding date indicated:

Ratification

Signature Participant
Approval (A)
Adherence
(a)
Angola   29 Jul 1976 (a)
Benin   42   9 Jan 1978 (a)
Brazil 14 May 1966 1 Apr 1969
Canada   20 Aug 1968 (a)
Cape Verde   11 Oct 1979 (a)
China   43   24 Oct 1996 (a)
Côte d'Ivoire   6 Dec 1972 (a)
Croatia   20 Oct 1997 (a)
Cuba   44   15 Jan 1975 (a)
Dominican Republic   13 Feb 1968
Equatorial Guinea   13 May 1987 (a)
European Community  45   14 Nov 1997 (a)
France 46   7 Nov 1968 (a)
Gabon 9 Aug 1967 19 Sep 1977
Ghana   17 Apr 1968 (a)
Guinea   5 Jun 1991 (a)
Italy 47 9 Feb 1994 6 Aug 1997
Japan 28 Oct 1966 24 Aug 1967
Korea, Republic of 31 May 1966 28 Aug 1970
Libyan Arab Jamahiriya   27 Nov 1995 (a)
Morocco   26 Sep 1969 (a)
Namibia   28 Apr 1999
Panama   28 Dec 1998 (a)
Portugal   48   3 Sep 1969 (a)
Russian Federation   7 Jan 1977 (a)
Sao Tome & Principe   15 Sep 1983 (a)
Senegal 49   25 Aug 1971 (a)
South Africa   17 Oct 1967 (a)
Spain 50 14 May 1966 21 Mar 1969
Trinidad & Tobago   30 Mar 1999 (a)
Tunisia   16 Dec 1997 (a)
United Kingdom 51   10 Nov 1995 (a)
United States of America 14 May 1966 18 May 1967
Uruguay   16 Mar 1983 (a)
Venezuela 9 Jul 1970 17 Nov 1983

95.     On 9 and 10 July 1984, a Conference of Plenipotentiaries of States Parties to the International Convention for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas met in Paris, France, and adopted a Protocol amending the Convention.

96.     Pursuant to its Article II, the Paris Protocol was open for signature at the Headquarters of FAO in Rome until 10 September 1984.

97.     In accordance with its Article III, the Protocol entered into force on the thirtieth day following the deposit with the Director-General of FAO of the last instrument of approval, ratification or acceptance by all the Contracting Parties to the Convention, i.e. on 19 January 1997.

Parties to the Protocol

98.     The following are the participants that deposited their instruments on the corresponding date indicated:

Participant

Signature Ratification
Acceptance
(A)
Approval (AA)
Angola   29 Aug 1990 (A)
Brazil 10 Sep 1984 5 Oct 1988
Canada 10 Sep 1984 3 Feb 1992
Cape Verde   13 Mar 1986 (A)
Côte d'Ivoire   27 Jan 1993 (A)
Cuba52   11 Jan 1989 (A)
Equatorial Guinea   7 Nov 1987 (A)
France   23 Oct 1984 (A)
Gabon   20 Dec 1996 (A)
Ghana   12 Dec 1988 (A)
Guinea   6 Sep 1993 (A)
Italy   6 Aug 1997
Japan   13 Jun 1985 (A)
Korea, Republic of   7 Dec 1984 (A)
Morocco   9 Dec 1996 (A)
Portugal   7 Apr 1988 (A)
Russian Federation   9 Jun 1986 (A)
Sao Tome & Principe   1 Nov 1984 (A)
Senegal 53   14 Jun 1985 (A)
South Africa   28 Mar 1985 (A)
Spain   21 Nov 1986 (A)
United Kingdom   10 Nov 1995 (A)
United States of America 10 Sep 1984 10 Nov 1986
Uruguay   10 May 1985 (A)
Venezuela   7 Mar 1989 (A)

99.     On 4 and 5 June 1992, a Conference of Plenipotentiaries of States Parties to the International Convention for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas met in Madrid, Spain and adopted a Protocol to amend paragraph 2 of Article X of the Convention. Pursuant to Article 2 thereof, the Protocol was signed in Madrid on 5 June 1992 and thereafter at the Headquarters of FAO in Rome.

100.     In accordance with Articles 2 and 3, the Contracting Parties to the International Convention for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas may become parties to the Madrid Protocol either by signature followed by an instrument of ratification or approval or by the deposit of an instrument of acceptance.

101.     As provided for in Article 3, the Protocol shall enter into force for all Contracting Parties to the Convention on the 90th day following the deposit with the Director-General of FAO of the last instrument of ratification, approval or acceptance by three-quarters of the Contracting Parties on condition that the three-quarters include all the Parties classified as developed market economy countries by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development as at 5 June 1992. Any Contracting Party to the Convention not included in this category of countries may, within six months following notification of adoption of the Protocol by the Director-General of FAO, request the suspension of the entry into force of the said Protocol.

Signatories and Parties to the Protocol

102.     The following are the signatories and the participants that deposited their instruments on the corresponding date indicated:

Participant

Signature Ratification
Acceptance
(A)
Approval(AA)
Brazil 5 Jun 1992 15 Jan 1997
Canada 22 Sep 1993 22 Sep 1993
Côte d'Ivoire   5 Jun 1992
France 54   5 Jun 1992
Ghana   5 Jun 1992
Guinea   13 Apr 1995(A)
Italy 55   6 Aug 1997
Japan   27 May 1998(A)
Korea, Republic of   11 June 1993(A)
Libya   14 Jan 1998(A)
Morocco 5 Jun 1992 9 Dec 1996
Portugal 56 5 Jun 1992 30 Nov 1995
Russian Federation   14 Sep 1994(A)
South Africa   30 Sep 1993(A)
Spain57 5 Jun 1992 14 Feb 1994
United States of America 22 Oct 1992 24 Aug 1994
Uruguay   24 Jul 1997(A)
Venezuela   5 May 1998(A)

 

2. CONVENTION ON THE CONSERVATION OF THE LIVING RESOURCES OF THE SOUTHEAST ATLANTIC

103.     At its Fourteenth Session (November 1967), the FAO Conference authorized the Director-General to call a Conference of Plenipotentiaries to adopt a convention for the purpose of establishing a commission for the conservation of living resources in the Southeast Atlantic. The Conference of Plenipotentiaries (Rome, 14-23 October 1969) prepared and opened for signature the Convention on the Conservation of the Living Resources of the Southeast Atlantic setting up the International Commission for the Southeast Atlantic Fisheries (ICSEAF) operating independently of FAO.

104.     In accordance with paragraph 1 of Article XVIII, the Convention entered into force on 24 October 1971. The Convention was registered with the Secretariat of the United Nations on 16 November 1971 under No. 11408.

Parties to the Convention

105.     The following are the participants that deposited their instruments on the corresponding date indicated:

Participant

Signature Ratification
Acceptance(A)
Approval(AA)
Adherence(a)
Angola   4 Oct 1976(a)
Belgium 58 23 Jul 1970 31 Oct 1973
Bulgaria   24 Apr 1972(a)
Cuba 23 Oct 1969 15 Jan 1975
France   4 Oct 1972(a)
Germany59 23 Oct 1969 17 Nov 1976
Iraq   4 Jun 1981(a)
Israel   5 Jan 1976(a)
Italy 23 Oct 1969 22 Dec 1975
Japan 60 9 Feb 1970 22 Jun 1970(A)
Korea, Republic of   19 Jan 1981
Poland   2 Mar 1972(a)
Portugal 23 Oct 1969 22 Jan 1971
Romania   18 Aug 1977(a)
Russian Federation 23 Dec 1970 24 Sep 1971(AA)
South Africa 23 Oct 1969 2 Oct 1970
Spain 27 Apr 1970 6 Dec 1971

106.    Declarations and Reservations

Germany, Federal Republic of
(Declaration)

The Federal Republic of Germany declared that the Convention on the Conservation of the Living Resources of the Southeast Atlantic "... will also apply to Berlin (West), with effect from the date of entry into force for the Federal Republic of Germany."

Germany, Democratic Republic of
(Declaration notified to the Organization on 27 July 1977):

"The Democratic Republic of Germany takes note of the statement by the Federal Republic of Germany on application to Berlin (West) of the Convention concerning the Conservation of Living Resources of the Southeast Atlantic of 23 October 1969 and holds that application of the provisions of this Convention to Berlin (West) is possible only insofar as this is done in conformity with the Quadripartite Agreement of 3 September 1971, whereby Berlin (West) is not a part of the Federal Republic of Germany and may not be governed by it."

Italy
(Declaration made upon ratification):

The Government of Italy declared that its ratification of the Convention on the Conservation of the Living Resources of the Southeast Atlantic "...in no way implies recognition on the part of Italy of the legitimacy of the South African administration in Namibia."

Union of Soviet Socialist Republics
(Declaration made upon signature):

"Signing the Convention on the Conservation of the Living Resources in the Southeast Atlantic, the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics considers it necessary to declare that the statements contained in Article XVII of the Convention according to which a number of States are deprived of the possibility of becoming participants in he Convention are of discriminative nature. The USSR believes that in conformity with the principle of sovereign equality of States the Convention has to be open to participation of all the States concerned without any discrimination or limitation."

(Declaration notified to the Organization on 3 June 1977):

"As regards the declaration of the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany of 17 November 1976 regarding the application for West Berlin of the effects of the Convention on the Conservation of the Living Resources of the Southeast Atlantic of 23 October 1969, the Soviet Government declares that it has no objections to this Convention applying to West Berlin insofar as this is compatible with the four-party treaty of 3 September 1971 in conformity with which West Berlin does not form part of the FRG and is not administered by the FRG."

107.     Pursuant to Article XIX of the Convention, the International Commission for the Southeast Atlantic Fisheries approved, on 12 December 1985, at its Eighth Regular Session held in Tarragona, Spain, amendments to Articles VIII, XVII, XIX and XXI of the Convention.

108.     In accordance with paragraph 1 of Article XIX of the Convention, the amendments shall enter into force on the ninetieth day after their acceptance by three-fourths of the Contracting Parties.

109.     The following participants deposited their instruments of acceptance of the aforesaid amendments on the corresponding date indicated:

Participant

Acceptance

France

8 Aug 1986

Germany 61

12 Nov 1987

Italy

25 Nov 1988

Japan 62

25 Jun 1987

Portugal

19 Jul 1989

South Africa

7 Oct 1987

Spain

26 Mar 1987

110.     Pursuant to Article XIX of the Convention, the International Commission for the Southeast Atlantic Fisheries approved, on 12 December 1985, at its Eighth Regular Session held in Tarragona, Spain, an amendment to paragraph 1, Article XIII of the Convention proposed by the Government of the Republic of South Africa. The amendment shall enter into force in accordance with paragraph 1 of Article XIX of the Convention on the conditions referred to in paragraph 104 above.

111.     The following participants deposited their instruments of acceptance of the aforesaid amendment on the corresponding date indicated:

Participant

Acceptance

Germany 63

12 Aug 1988

Japan64

25 Jun 1987

South Africa

7 Oct 1987

Spain

7 Jun 1988

112.     On 19 July 1990, a Conference of Plenipotentiaries met in Madrid and adopted a Protocol of Termination of the Convention on the Conservation of the Living Resources of the Southeast Atlantic.

113.     In accordance with Article I of the Protocol, the Convention shall terminate when all Contracting Parties have deposited an instrument of acceptance of the Protocol of Termination with the Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.

114.     At present, the following Contracting Parties have deposited an instrument of acceptance of the Protocol of Termination:

Participant

Acceptance

Angola

23 Oct 1990

Cuba

31 Dec 1990

3. AGREEMENT FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A CENTRE ON INTEGRATED RURAL DEVELOPMENT FOR ASIA AND THE PACIFIC

115.     A Conference of Plenipotentiaries, which met in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on 29 July 1978, adopted the aforementioned Agreement setting up, outside the framework of FAO, the Centre on Integrated Rural Development for Asia and the Pacific (CIRDAP).

116.     In accordance with paragraph 2, Article XII, the Agreement was open for signature in Kuala Lumpur from 1 to 4 August 1978 and thereafter at FAO Headquarters in Rome.

117.     In accordance with paragraph 4, Article XII, the Agreement entered into force on 23 May 1979. The Agreement was registered with the Secretariat of the United Nations on 14 June 1979 under No. 17852.

118.     At its Sixth Regular Session held in Islamabad in December 1987, the Governing Council of the Centre, acting under the powers conferred on it, adopted amendments to Articles V, VII and X of the Agreement. Pursuant to paragraph 1 of Article XIII of the Agreement, the amendments took effect with respect to all contracting parties on the thirtieth day after their adoption by the Governing Council, i.e. on 9 January 1988.

119.     At its Seventh Regular Session held in Hanoi in December 1989, the Governing Council of the Centre adopted amendments to Articles V, VI, VIII and X and to Section I, Part B of Annex II of the Agreement. The amendments took effect with respect to all contracting parties on 7 January 1990.

Parties to the Agreement

120.     The following are the participants that deposited their instruments on the corresponding date indicated:

Participant

Signature Ratification
Accession
(a)
Afghanistan    20 May 1996(a)
Bangladesh 1 Aug 1978 11 Oct 1978
India 1 Aug 1978 5 Feb 1979
Indonesia 1 Aug 1978 23 May 1979
Laos 1 Aug 1978 26 Feb 1980
Malaysia 1 Aug 1978 14 Nov 1979
Myanmar   9 May 1995(a)
Nepal 1 Aug 1978 25 Jun 1979
Pakistan 1 Aug 1978 9 Apr 1979
Philippines 1 Aug 1978 1 Mar 1979
Sri Lanka   31 Jul 1980(a)
Thailand 11 Feb 1982 24 May 1982
Viet Nam 1 Aug 1978 20 Feb 1979

4. AGREEMENT FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A CENTRE ON INTEGRATED RURAL DEVELOPMENT FOR AFRICA

121.     A Government Consultation, which met in Arusha, United Republic of Tanzania, from 18 to 21 September 1979, adopted the aforementioned Agreement setting up, outside the framework of FAO, the Centre on Integrated Rural Development for Africa (CIRDAfrica).

122.     In accordance with paragraph 2, Article XII, the Agreement was open for signature in Arusha on 21 September 1979 and thereafter at FAO Headquarters in Rome.

123.     In accordance with paragraph 4, Article XXI, the Agreement entered into force on 16 April 1980. The Agreement was registered with the Secretariat of the United Nations on 14 May 1980 under No. 18818.

124.     Amendments to paragraph 1(f) of Article V and paragraphs 5 and 6 of Article VIII of the Agreement, were adopted on 3 May 1985 at the Second Special Session of the Governing Council and entered into force, with respect to all Contracting Parties, on 2 June 1985 in accordance with paragraph 1 of Article XIII of the Agreement.

Signatories and Parties to the Agreement

125.     The following are the signatories and the participants that deposited their instruments on the corresponding date indicated:

Participant

Signature Ratification
Accession
(a)
Benin 26 Nov 1979 25 Jul 1984
Botswana 65 21 Sep 1979 14 Mar 1980
Burkina Faso66 21 Sep 1979 28 Mar 1980
Cape Verde 67   18 Mar 1980(a)
Central African Republic   16 Nov 1979
Congo, Democratic Republic of the 21 Sep 1979 16 Apr 1980
Egypt 68 21 Sep 1979 9 Apr 1981
Guinea   21 Sep 1979
Kenya 16 Nov 1979 13 Feb 1981
Lesotho 7 May 1981 8 Jun 1981
Liberia   21 Sep 1979
Malawi 21 Sep 1979 18 Nov 1981
Mali   21 Sep 1979
Mauritania   21 Sep 1979
Mozambique   14 Apr 1982(a)
Nigeria   14 Jan 1981(a)
Rwanda   16 Nov 1979
Senegal   3 Aug 1983(a)
Sierra Leone 21 Sep 1979 11 Dec 1980
Sudan   26 Sep 1980(a)
Tanzania 21 Sep 1979 20 Nov 1979
Togo 21 Sep 1979 27 Feb 1981
Uganda 16 Nov 1979 16 Sep 1982
Zambia 21 Sep 1979 17 Dec 1979

 

5. AGREEMENT FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A REGIONAL CENTRE ON AGRARIAN REFORM AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT OF LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN

126.     A Conference of Plenipotentiaries, which met in Caracas, Venezuela, from 8 to 11 September 1981, adopted the aforementioned Agreement setting up, outside the framework of FAO, the Regional Centre on Agrarian Reform and Rural Development of Latin America and the Caribbean (CAARDLA).

127.     In accordance with paragraph 2, Article XV, the Agreement was open for signature in Caracas on 11 September 1981 and remains open for signature at FAO Headquarters in Rome.

128.     In accordance with paragraph 4, Article XV, the Agreement will enter into force with respect to all States that have ratified it or acceded to it on the date when instruments of ratification or accession have been deposited by the Government of the host State and by the Governments of at least five other eligible States.

Signatories and Parties to the Agreement

129.     The following are the signatories, and the participant that deposited its instrument on the corresponding date indicated:

Participant

Signature Ratification
Accession
(a)

Bolivia

11 Sep 1981  

Costa Rica

11 Sep 1981  

Cuba

11 Sep 1981  

Dominican Republic

11 Sep 1981  

Ecuador

11 Sep 1981  

El Salvador

11 Sep 1981  

Grenada

11 Sep 1981  

Honduras

11 Sep 1981  

Nicaragua

11 Sep 1981 28 Jul 1982

Panama

11 Sep 1981  

Peru

11 Sep 1981  

Saint Lucia

11 Sep 1981  
Venezuela 11 Sep 1981  

130.     As Ecuador, the host State, had not become a party to the Agreement, and consequently the Agreement could not enter into force, some countries in the Region requested the Director-General of FAO to convene a Conference of Plenipotentiaries with a view to the adoption of a Protocol primarily to amend Article II, which specifies that the seat of the Centre shall be in Ecuador. The Conference met in Panama City, Republic of Panama, on 16 and 17 July 1985, and adopted the Protocol to Amend the Agreement for the Establishment of a Regional Centre on Agrarian Reform and Rural Development of Latin America and the Caribbean.

131.     In accordance with Article II of the Protocol, the seat of the Centre is to be the Dominican Republic, unless that State has not deposited an instrument of ratification or accession in respect of the Protocol on the date of its entry into force. In which case, the Governing Council shall determine the seat of the Centre.

132.     In accordance with paragraph 2 of Article IV, the Protocol was open for signature on 17 and 18 July 1985 in Panama City, and remains open for signature at FAO Headquarters in Rome.

133.     In accordance with paragraph 5 of Article IV, the Protocol will enter into force with respect to all States that have ratified it or acceded to it, on the date when instruments of ratification or accession have been deposited by the governments of at least six of the eligible States.

Signatories and Parties to the Protocol

134.     The following are the signatories, and the participant that deposited its instrument on the corresponding date indicated:

Participant 

Signature Ratification
Accession
(a)
Colombia 17 Jul 1985  
Cuba 17 Jul 1985  
Ecuador 17 Jul 1985  
El Salvador 17 Jul 1985  
Grenada 17 Jul 1985  
Guatemala 17 Jul 1985  
Honduras 17 Jul 1985  
Nicaragua 17 Jul 1985  
Panama 17 Jul 1985 6 Dec 1985
Saint Christopher & Nevis 17 Jul 1985  

6. AGREEMENT FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A REGIONAL CENTRE ON AGRARIAN REFORM AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT FOR THE NEAR EAST

135.     A Conference of Plenipotentiaries, which met in Rome, Italy, from 26 to 28 September 1983, adopted the aforementioned Agreement setting up, outside the framework of FAO, the Regional Centre on Agrarian Reform and Rural Development for the Near East (CARDNE).

136.     In accordance with paragraph 2, Article XII, the Agreement was open for signature at FAO Headquarters in Rome as from 28 September 1983.

137.     In accordance with paragraph 4, Article XII, the Agreement entered into force on 30 December 1987. The Agreement was registered with the Secretariat of the United Nations on 2 February 1988.

138.     On 6 October 1993, the Governing Council of the Centre adopted amendments to Articles V and IX of the Agreement. Pursuant to Article XIII.1 of the Agreement, the amendments took effect with respect to all contracting parties on the sixtieth day after their adoption by the Governing Council, i.e. on 5 December 1993.

Signatories and Parties to the Agreement

139.     The following are the signatories and the participants that deposited their instruments on the corresponding date indicated

Participant

Signature Ratification
Accession
(a)
Cyprus 1 Oct 1985  
Egypt 28 Sep 1983 20 Aug 1985
Iraq 28 Sep 1983 1 Oct 1986
Jordan 28 Sep 1983 23 Feb 1984
Lebanon   6 Nov 1998
Pakistan 69   17 Jul 1987(a)
Sudan   23 Dec 1998(a)
Syria 28 Sep 1983 30 Dec 1987
Tunisia   31 May 1985(a)
Yemen 70 28 Sep 1983 9 Nov 1998

7. AGREEMENT FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE INTERGOVERNMENTAL ORGANISATION FOR MARKETING INFORMATION AND TECHNICAL ADVISORY SERVICES FOR FISHERY PRODUCTS IN THE ASIA AND PACIFIC REGION

140.     A Conference of Plenipotentiaries, which met in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, from 9 to 13 December 1985, adopted an Agreement establishing the Intergovernmental Organization for Marketing Information and Technical Advisory Services for Fishery Products in the Asia and Pacific Region (INFOFISH).

141.     In accordance with paragraph 1, Article 15, the Agreement was open for signature in Kuala Lumpur on 13 December 1985 and thereafter at FAO Headquarters in Rome until 30 June 1986.

142.     In accordance with paragraph 4, Article 15, the Agreement entered into force on 3 March 1987, date of receipt of the fifth instrument of ratification or accession.

143.     At its Tenth Session held in Kuala Lumpur from 12-15 December 1995, the Governing Council of INFOFISH adopted amendments to the Agreement. The amendments entered into force on 14 January 1996.

Signatories and Parties to the Agreement

144.     The following are the signatories and the participants that deposited their instruments on the corresponding date indicated:

Participant Signature Ratification
Accession
(a)
Bangladesh   3 Mar 1987(a)
Democratic People's Republic of Korea   20 Mar 1986(a)
France   27 Jun 1986
India   19 Sep 1986(a)
Indonesia 30 Jun 1986 9 Oct 1987
Malaysia   22 Jan 1987
Maldives   7 Aug 1986(a)
Solomon Islands   1 Jul 1987(a)
Sri Lanka   6 May 1987(a)
Thailand   13 May 1988(a)

8. AGREEMENT ON THE NETWORK OF AQUACULTURE CENTRES IN ASIA AND THE PACIFIC

145.     A Conference of Plenipotentiaries, which met in Bangkok, Thailand, from 5 to 8 January 1988, adopted the Agreement establishing the Network of Aquaculture Centres in Asia and the Pacific (NACA).

146.     In accordance with paragraph 1, Article 16, the Agreement was open for signature in Bangkok on 8 January 1988 and thereafter at FAO Headquarters in Rome until 7 January 1989.

147.     In accordance with paragraph 4, Article 16, the Agreement entered into force on 11 January 1990, date of receipt of the fifth instrument of ratification or accession.

148.     At its Fourth Session, held in Hong Kong from 8 to 11 December 1992, the Governing Council of the Organization for the Network of Aquaculture Centres in Asia and the Pacific adopted an amendment to paragraph 1 of Article 15 of the Agreement. Pursuant to paragraph 1 of Article 17 of the Agreement, the amendment took effect with respect to all Contracting Parties on the thirtieth day after its adoption by the Governing Council, i.e. on 10 January 1993.

Parties to the Agreement

149.     The following are the participants that deposited their instruments on the corresponding date indicated:

Participant Signature Ratification
Accession
(a)
Australia   1 Jul 1998(a)
Bangladesh   15 May 1990(a)
Cambodia   23 Apr 1992(a)
China 8 Jan 1988 11 Jan 1990(a)
Democratic People's Republic of Korea   23 May 1990(a)
Hong Kong, China 71 14 Dec 1988 14 Dec 1988
India   4 Jun 1992(a)
Malaysia   4 Jul 1991(a)
Myanmar   22 May 1990(a)
Nepal 8 Jan 1988 4 Jan 1990
Pakistan   28 Jan 1991(a)
Sri Lanka 5 Sep 1988 5 Jan 1989
Thailand   28 Mar 1994(a)
Viet Nam   2 Feb 1989(a)

9. REGIONAL CONVENTION ON FISHERIES COOPERATION AMONG AFRICAN STATES BORDERING THE ATLANTIC OCEAN

150.     A Conference of Plenipotentiaries, which met in Dakar, Senegal, on 4 and 5 July 1991, adopted the Regional Convention on Fisheries Cooperation among African States bordering the Atlantic Ocean.

151.     In accordance with Article 22, the Convention was open for signature in Dakar and at FAO Headquarters in Rome until 31 December 1992.

152.     Pursuant to Article 24, the Convention entered into force on 11 August 1995 (thirty days after the receipt by the Director-General of FAO of the seventh instrument of ratification, acceptance, approval or accession). The Convention was registered with the Secretariat of the United Nations on 21 February 1996 under Nº 32592.

Signatories and Parties to the Convention

153.     The following are the signatories and the participants that deposited their instruments on the corresponding date indicated:

Participants

Signature Ratification
Acceptance
(A)
Approval(AA)
Accession(a)

Benin

  12 Jul 1999(a)

Cameroon

  11 Dec 1992

Cape Verde

  30 Sep 1992

Congo

  8 Jan 1992

Congo, Democratic Republic of the

  5 July 1991

Côte d'Ivoire

  17 Mar 1995(a)

Equatorial Guinea

  27 Apr 1994(a)

Gabon

  15 Mar 1995(a)

Gambia

  4 Dec 1992

Guinea

4 Dec 1992 5 Aug 1993

Guinea-Bissau

  12 Jul 1995(a)

Mauritania

  9 Oct 1992

Morocco

5 July 1991 14 May 1999

Senegal

5 July 1991 6 Apr 1994

Sierra Leone

  17 Nov 1993(a)

Togo

  5 July 1991

10. AGREEMENT FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE INTERGOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATION FOR MARKETING INFORMATION AND COOPERATION SERVICES FOR FISHERY PRODUCTS IN AFRICA

154.     A Conference of Plenipotentiaries on the Establishment of the Intergovernmental Organization for Marketing Information and Cooperation Services for Fishery Products in Africa, which was held in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire, on 12 and 13 December 1991, adopted the Agreement establishing the Intergovernmental Organization for Marketing Information and Cooperation Services for Fishery Products in Africa (INFOPÊCHE).

155.     Pursuant to paragraph 1 of Article l4, the Agreement was signed in Abidjan on 13 December 1991 on behalf of the five States mentioned below and remained open for signature at the Headquarters of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations in Rome until 31 December 1992. In accordance with paragraph 1 of Article 14 of the Agreement, the African States referred to in Annex I to the Agreement may become parties to the Agreement either by signature, followed by the deposit of an instrument of ratification or by the deposit of an instrument of accession.

156.     Paragraph 4 of Article l4 provides that the Agreement shall enter into force with respect to all States that have ratified it or acceded to it on the date when instruments of ratification or accession have been deposited by the Governments of at least five States listed in Annex I to the Agreement. In accordance with this provision, the Agreement entered into force on 23 December 1993, date of receipt of the fifth instrument of ratification or accession. The Agreement was registered with the Secretariat of the United Nations on 9 June 1994 under Nº 31029.

157.     Subject to paragraph 3 of Article 6 of the Agreement, at any time after the entry into force of the Agreement, any State not referred to in Annex I may apply to the Director-General of FAO to become a member of INFOPÊCHE. The Governing Council of INFOPÊCHE shall then decide on the application.

Signatories and Parties to the Agreement

158.     The following are the signatories and the participants that deposited their instruments on the corresponding date indicated:

Participants Signature Ratification
Accession
(a)
Cameroon   18 Feb 1994(a)
Congo   12 Jun 1995(a)
Côte d'Ivoire 13 Dec 1991 16 Sep 1994
Gambia 13 Dec 1991 14 Jun 1994
Ghana   8 Mar 1995(a)
Guinea   29 Dec 1992(a)
Guinea-Bissau 13 Dec 1991 7 Apr 1993
Liberia 6 Nov 1993 9 Nov 1993
Mauritania   13 Dec 1991 2 Jun 1995
Morocco   28 Dec 1992
Namibia   30 Dec 1996(a)
Nigeria 13 Dec 1991 11 Apr 1995
Senegal   28 May 1993(a)
Sierra Leone   23 Dec 1993(a)

11. AGREEMENT FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE NEAR EAST PLANT PROTECTION ORGANIZATION

159.     A Conference of Plenipotentiaries on the Establishment of the Near East Plant Protection Organization, which was held in Rabat, Morocco, from 16 to 18 February 1993, adopted the Agreement for the Establishment of the Near East Plant Protection Organization (NEPPO).

160.     Pursuant to paragraph 2 of Article XIX, the Agreement was signed in Rabat on 18 February 1993 on behalf of the ten States mentioned below and remains open for signature at the Headquarters of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations in Rome. In accordance with paragraph 1 of Article XIX of the Agreement, the Near East States referred to in Annex I to the Agreement may become parties to the Agreement either by signature, followed by the deposit of an instrument of ratification or by the deposit of an instrument of accession.

161.     As provided for in paragraph 4 of Article XIX, the Agreement shall enter into force with respect to all States that have ratified it or acceded to it, on the date when instruments of ratification or accession have been deposited by the Governments of at least ten of the States specified in Annex I to the Agreement.

162.     Subject to paragraph 5 of Article XIX of the Agreement, at any time after the entry into force of the Agreement, any State not specified in Annex I may notify the Director-General of FAO of its desire to become a Member of the Organization. The Governing Council of the Organization shall then decide on the application.

Signatories and Parties to the Agreement

163.     The following are the signatories and the participants that deposited their instruments on the corresponding date indicated:

Participant

Signature Ratification
Accession
(a)

Algeria

18 Feb 1993  

Egypt

18 Feb 1993 13 Apr 1995
Jordan 18 Feb 1993 3 Oct 1995
Malta 18 Feb 1993 28 Oct 1994
Mauritania 18 Feb 1993  
Morocco 18 Feb 1993 18 Feb 1997
Pakistan   4 Jan 1995(a)
Sudan 18 Feb 1993 16 Mar 1995
Syria 18 Feb 1993  
Tunisia 18 Feb 1993 11 Mar 1994
Yemen 18 Feb 1993  

12. CONSTITUTION OF THE CENTRE FOR MARKETING INFORMATION AND ADVISORY SERVICES FOR FISHERY PRODUCTS IN THE ARAB REGION

164.     The Constituent Assembly of the Centre for Marketing Information and Advisory Services for Fishery Products in the Arab Region, which was held in Manama, Bahrain, on 23 and 24 June 1993, adopted the Constitution of the Centre for Marketing Information and Advisory Services for Fishery Products in the Arab Region (INFOSAMAK).

165.     Pursuant to paragraph 2 of Article 21, the Constitution was signed in Manama on 24 June 1993 on behalf of the States listed below and remains open for signature at the Headquarters of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations in Rome.

166.     Pursuant to paragraph 1 of Article 21, the Arab States may become parties to the Constitution by (a) signing the Constitution or (b) depositing an instrument of acceptance.

167.     Paragraph 4 of Article 21 provides that the Constitution shall enter into force, with respect to all the States that have signed it or accepted it, once it has been signed or accepted by not less than half of the States participating in the Constituent Assembly. The Constitution entered into force on 24 June 1993 since the six States participating in the Constituent Assembly had signed it the same day.

168.     Amendments to the Constitution were adopted by the General Assembly of the Centre at its First Extraordinary Session held in Rome on 16 March 1995. The amendments entered into force immediately for all countries.

Parties to the Constitution

169.     The following are the participants that signed the Constitution or deposited an instrument of acceptance on the corresponding date indicated:

Participant

Signature Acceptance

Algeria

  12 Feb 1994
Bahrain 24 Jun 1993  
Mauritania 24 Jun 1993  
Morocco 24 Jun 1993  
Sudan   17 Mar 1995
Syria 24 Jun 1993  
Tunisia 24 Jun 1993  
Yemen 24 Jun 1993  

13. CONSTITUTION OF THE CENTRE FOR MARKETING INFORMATION AND ADVISORY SERVICES FOR FISHERY PRODUCTS IN LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN

170.     The Constituent Assembly of the Centre for Marketing Information and Advisory Services for Fishery Products in Latin America and the Caribbean, which was held in San José, Costa Rica on 17 and 18 February 1994, adopted the Constitution of the Centre for Marketing Information and Advisory Services for Fishery Products in Latin America and the Caribbean (INFOPESCA).

171.     Pursuant to paragraph 1 of Article 22, the States of Latin America and the Caribbean may become parties to the Constitution by (a) signing the Constitution or (b) depositing an instrument of accession.

172.     Pursuant to paragraph 2 of Article 22, the Constitution was open for signature in San José on 18 February 1994 and five States signed it on the same day.

173.     Paragraph 4 of Article 22 provides that the Constitution shall enter into force with respect to all the States that have signed it or acceded thereto on the date when the Governments of at least five States of Latin America and the Caribbean have signed it or deposited their instruments of accession. As a consequence, the Constitution entered into force on 18 February 1994. The Constitution was registered with the Secretariat of the United Nations on 8 March 1995 under No. 4112.

Signatories and Parties to the Constitution

174.     The following are the signatories and the participants that deposited their instruments of accession on the corresponding date indicated:

Participant Signature Accession
Argentina 6 Dec 1994  
Belize 18 Feb 1994  
Brazil 28 Oct 1994  
Costa Rica 18 Feb 1994  
Dominican Republic   13 Jun 1994
Honduras 18 Feb 1994  
Mexico   26 Mar 1997
Nicaragua 18 Feb 1994  
Uruguay 18 Feb 1994  
Venezuela   16 Dec 1997

14. CONVENTION FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE LAKE VICTORIA FISHERIES ORGANIZATION

175.     A Conference of Plenipotentiaries on the Establishment of the Lake Victoria Fisheries Organization, which was held in Kisumu, Kenya, on 30 June 1994, adopted the Convention for the Establishment of the Lake Victoria Fisheries Organization (LVFO).

176.     Pursuant to paragraph 2 of Article XIX, the Convention was signed in Kisumu on 30 June 1994 on behalf of the States listed below and remained open for signature at the Headquarters of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations in Rome. In accordance with paragraph 1 of Article XIX, the riparian States of Lake Victoria may become parties to the Convention by signing it and then depositing an instrument of ratification or by depositing an instrument of accession.

177.     Paragraph 4 of Article XIX provides that the Convention shall enter into force on the date of the deposit of the third instrument of ratification or accession. In accordance with this provision, the Convention entered into force on 24 May 1996. The Convention was registered with the Secretariat of the United Nations on 30 July 1996.

178.     At its Second Session held in Nairobi, Kenya, on 12 November 1998, the Council of Ministers of the Lake Victoria Fisheries Organization adopted amendments to the Convention. The amendments entered into force thirty days after their adoption, i.e. on 12 December 1998.

Parties to the Convention

179.     The following are the participants that deposited their instruments on the corresponding date indicated:

Participant

Signature Ratification
Accession (a)
Kenya 30 Jun 1994 24 May 1996
Tanzania   23 May 1995(a)

Uganda

30 Jun 1994 5 Jan 1996

IV. CONVENTION ON THE PRIVILEGES AND IMMUNITIES OF THE SPECIALIZED AGENCIES

180.     By a Resolution adopted on 21 November 1947, the General Assembly of the United Nations approved the Convention on the Privileges and Immunities of the Specialized Agencies which was subsequently submitted to the Specialized Agencies for acceptance and to every Member of the United Nations and every other State Member of one or more of the Specialized Agencies for accession. Pursuant to Section 41, Article XI of the Convention, the Secretary-General of the United Nations acts as depositary.

181.     The Fourth Session of the FAO Conference (November 1948) accepted the standard clauses of the Convention, as modified by Annex II, relating to FAO, and authorized the Director-General to communicate the text to those Member Nations of FAO that were not members of the United Nations and to invite them to accede thereto in accordance with Section 42 of the Convention.

182.     Annex II to the Convention was amended at the Tenth Session of the FAO Conference (1959) by Resolution 72/59, and pursuant to Section 38 of the Convention, certified copies of that Resolution and of the revised Annex incorporating the amendments were transmitted by the Director-General to the Secretary-General of the United Nations.

183.     The Conference at its Thirteenth Session (1965) by Resolution 21/65 further amended Annex II to the Convention. The amendments were also transmitted to the Secretary-General of the United Nations.

Parties to the Convention72

184. The Governments of the following States deposited with the United Nations instruments of accession to the Convention whereby they undertook to apply the provisions thereof to FAO on the corresponding date indicated:

Participant Accession Succession(d) Acceptance of first revised text of Annex II 73 Acceptance of second revised text II 74
Algeria 25 Mar 1964    
Antigua & Barbuda 13 Dec 1988(d)   13 Dec 1988
Argentina  10 Oct 1963 10 Oct 1963  
Australia  9 May 1986   9 May 1986
Austria   21 Jul 1950 14 Feb 1962 22 Jul 1966
Bahamas 17 Mar 1977(d)    
Bahrain  17 Sep 1992   17 Sep 1992
Barbados 19 Nov 1971    
Belgium 14 Mar 1962    
Bosnia & Herzegovina 1 Sep 1993(d)    
Botswana 5 Apr 1983    
Brazil  22 Mar 1963   15 Jul 1966
Bulgaria 13 Jun 1968      
Burkina Faso 6 Apr 1962    
Cambodia 26 Sep 1955    
Cameroon  30 Apr 1992   30 Apr 1992
Central African Republic 15 Oct 1962    
Chile 21 Sep 1951    
China  11 Sep 1979   11 Sep 1979
Congo, Democratic Republic of the 8 Dec 1964    
Côte d'Ivoire 28 Dec 1961    
Croatia   12 Oct 1992(d) 12 Oct 1992 12 Oct 1992
Cuba 13 Sep 1972    
Cyprus 6 May 1963(d)    
Czech Republic75 22 Feb 1993(d)   22 Feb 1993
Denmark  25 Jan 1950 26 Dec 1960  
Dominica  24 Jun 1988   24 Jun 1988
Ecuador   7 Jul 1953 2 Aug 1960 26 Jul 1966
Egypt 28 Sep 1954    
Estonia 8 Oct 1997    
Fiji 21 Jun 1971(d)    
Finland  31 Jul 1958 8 Sep 1960  
Gabon  30 Nov 1982   30 Nov 1982
Gambia 1 Aug 1966(d)    
Germany76    10 Oct 1957 23 May 1963 11 Jun 1985
Ghana  9 Sep 1958 16 Sep 1960  
Greece  21 Jun 1977   21 Jun 1977
Guatemala 30 Jun 1951    
Guinea 29 Mar 1968    
Guyana 13 Sep 1973    
Haiti 16 Apr 1952    
Hungary 9 Aug 1973    
India 10 Feb 1949 12 Apr 1963  
Indonesia 8 Mar 1972    
Iran (Islamic Republic of) 16 May 1974   16 May 1974
Iraq 9 Jul 1954    
Ireland 10 May 1967    
Italy  30 Aug 1985   30 Aug 1985
Jamaica 4 Nov 1963    
Japan 18 Apr 1963    
Jordan 12 Dec 1950 11 Aug 1960  
Kenya  1 Jul 1965   3 Mar 1966
Korea, Republic of  13 May 1977   13 May 1977
Kuwait   7 Feb 1963 7 Feb 1963 29 Aug 1966
Laos 9 Aug 1960    
Lesotho  26 Nov 1969   26 Nov 1969
Libyan Arab Jamahiriya 30 Apr 1958    
Lithuania 77 10 Feb 1997   10 Feb 1997
Luxembourg 20 Sep 1950    
Madagascar  3 Jan 1966   22 Nov 1966
Malawi 2 Aug 1965   16 Sep 1966
Malaysia 78 29 Mar 1962(d    
Mali 24 Jun 1968    
Malta79 27 Jun 1968(d)   21 Oct 1968
Mauritius 80 18 Jul 1969(d)   18 Jul 1969
Mongolia  20 Sep 1974   20 Sep 1974
Morocco 10 Jun 1958   30 Nov 1966
Nepal 28 Sep 1965    
Netherlands  21 Jul 1949 28 Jun 1965 9 Dec 1966
New Zealand  25 Nov 1960   23 May 1967
Nicaragua 6 Apr 1959    
Niger 15 May 1968    
Nigeria 26 Jun 1961(d)    
Norway 25 Jan 1950 10 Nov 1960 2 Aug 1966
Pakistan 13 Mar 1962    
Philippines 20 Mar 1950    
Poland  19 Jun 1969   19 Jun 1969
Romania 15 Sep 1970   15 Sep 1970
Rwanda 15 Apr 1964    
Saint Lucia  2 Sep 1986   2 Sep 1986
Senegal 2 Mar 1966    
Seychelles  24 Jul 1985   24 Jul 1985
Sierra Leone 13 Mar 1962(d)    
Singapore 18 Mar 1966(d)    
Slovakia 81 28 May 1993(d)   28 May 1993(d)
Slovenia 6 Jul 1992(d)    
Spain  26 Sep 1974   26 Sep 1974
Sweden 12 Sep 1951 28 Sep 1960  
Tanzania 29 Oct 1962    
Thailand  30 Mar 1956 19 Jun 1961 21 Mar 1966
The Former Yugoslav
Republic of Macedonia 
11 Mar 1996(d) 11 Mar 1996 11 Mar 1996
Tonga 17 Mar 1976(d)    
Trinidad & Tobago  19 Oct 1965   15 Jul 1966
Tunisia 3 Dec 1957    
Uganda 11 Aug 1983    
Ukraine  25 Feb 1993   25 Feb 1993
United Kingdom  16 Aug 1949   6 Aug 1985
Uruguay  29 Dec 1977   29 Dec 1977
Yugoslavia  23 Nov 1951 8 Apr 1964 27 Feb 1969
Zambia 16 Jun 1975(d)    
Zimbabwe  5 Mar 1991   5 Mar 1991

185.     The Director-General of FAO was informed by the Secretary-General of the United Nations that the Governments of the following States had also tendered for deposit with the United Nations instruments of accession to the Convention whereby they undertook to apply its provisions to FAO. These instruments, however, contained certain reservations on account of which the following States are not considered as having acceded to the Convention:

Participants Date of tender
Canada 29 Mar 1966
Colombia 19 May 1977

_________________________________

42. On 22 December 1993, the Director-General received a notification of withdrawal from Benin. In accordance with Article XII.2 of the Convention, the withdrawal became effective on 31 December 1994.

43. See footnote 30.

44. On 31 December 1990, the Director-General received a notification of withdrawal from Cuba. In accordance with Article XII.2 of the Convention, the withdrawal became effective on 31 December 1991.

45. The EC became a party to ICCAT as a result of the entry into force of the Paris Protocol.

46. Pursuant to Article XIV.6 of the Convention, Spain, Portugal, Italy, France and the UK ceased to be parties of ICCAT as a consequence of the EC's adherence to the Convention. However, France and the UK continue their membership in the Commission on behalf of their overseas territories not covered by the Treaty of Rome.

47. See footnote 46.

48. See footnote 4

49.On 12 March 1987, the Director-General received a notification of withdrawal from Senegal. In accordance with Article XII.2 of the Convention, the withdrawal became effective on 31 December 1988.

50. See footnote 4 

51. See footnote 46

52. See footnote 44

53. See footnote 49

54. See footnote 46

55. See footnote 46

56. See footnote 46

57. See footnote 46

58. On 23 December 1981, the Director-General received from the Government of Belgium a notification of withdrawal from the Convention. In accordance with Article XX of the Convention, the withdrawal became effective on 31 December 1982.

59. See footnote 9. The former German Democratic Republic had adhered to the Convention on 19 June 1974.

60. On 21 December 1990, the Director-General received from the Government of Japan a notification of withdrawal from the Convention. In accordance with Article XX of the Convention, the withdrawal became effective on 31 December 1991.

61. See footnote 9.

62. See footnote 60.

63. See footnote 9.

64. See footnote 60.

65. On 11 October 1985, the Government of the Republic of Botswana notified the Director-General of its withdrawal from the Agreement. In accordance with Article XIV, such withdrawal became effective on 11 October 1986.

66. On 6 December 1990, the Government of Burkina Faso notified the Director-General of its withdrawal from the Agreement. In accordance with Article XIV, such withdrawal became effective on 6 December 1991.

67. On 24 October 1985, the Government of the Republic of Cape Verde notified the Director-General of its withdrawal from the Agreement. In accordance with Article XIV, the withdrawal became effective on 2 November 1986

68. On 26 July 1994, the Government of the Arab Republic of Egypt notified the Director-General of its withdrawal from the Agreement. In accordance with Article XIV, such withdrawal became effective on 25 July 1995.

69. On 17 March 1997, the Director-General received a notification of withdrawal from Pakistan. In accordance with paragraph 1, Article XIV of the Agreement, the notification of withdrawal became effective on 16 March 1998.

70. See footnote 14. Democratic Yemen signed on 28 September 1983 and the Yemen Arab Republic on 21 May 1986.

71. The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of China continues Hong Kong membership (letter from Permanent Representative of China to FAO to the Director-General of 17 June 1997).

72. For declarations and reservations, see Document "Multilateral Treaties Deposited with the Secretary-General" issued by the United Nations, New York.

73. Effective date of first revised text of Annex II: 26 May 1960.

74. Effective date of second revised text of Annex II: 28 December 1965.

75. An instrument of succession by the Government of the Czech Republic to the Convention was received by the Secretary-General of the United Nations on 22 February 1993. Czechoslovakia had become a party to the Convention on 6 September 1988.

76. See footnote 9.

77. The Government of the Republic of Lithuania has made the reservation in respect of Article 2.(3)(b), that the specialized agencies shall not be entitled to acquire land in the territory of the Republic of Lithuania, in view of the land regulations laid down by the Article 47 of the Constitution of the Republic of Lithuania

78. Considers itself bound as from the date specified in the notification the UN, i.e., 31 August 1957.

79. Considers itself bound as from the date specified in the notification to the UN, i.e., 21 September 1964.

80. Considers itself bound as from the date specified in the notification to the UN, i.e., 12 March 1968.

81. On 28 May 1993, the Secretary-General received an instrument of succession by the Government of the Slovak Republic. Czechoslovakia had become a party to the Convention on 6 September 1988.

 


Previous page TOC