List of Contracting Parties

Order: Chronological order

ISO: Two-letter ISO country code

Abbreviations:

  • (A) Accession
  • (Ac) Acceptance
  • (Ap) Approval
  • (C) Continuation
  • (S) Succession
  • (R) Ratification

Official namesort descending ISO Region Type Date of joining Entry into force
1 Afghanistan AF Asia Accession 30/10/1985 28/01/1986
2 Albania AL Europe Accession 27/06/2003 25/09/2003
3 Algeria DZ Africa Accession 23/11/1983 21/02/1984
4 Angola AO Africa Accession 02/10/2013 31/12/2013
5 Antigua and Barbuda AG Central and South America and the Caribbean Accession 08/07/1997 06/10/1997
6 Argentina AR Central and South America and the Caribbean Ratification 08/01/1981 08/04/1981
7 Armenia AM Europe Accession 23/10/2008 21/01/2009
8 Australia AU Oceania Ratification 29/07/1976 27/10/1976
9 Austria AT Europe Accession 27/01/1982 27/04/1982
10 Azerbaijan AZ Europe Accession 23/11/1998 21/02/1999
11 Bahamas BS Central and South America and the Caribbean Accession 20/06/1979 18/09/1979
12 Bahrain BH Asia Accession 19/08/2012 17/11/2012
13 Bangladesh BD Asia Ratification 20/11/1981 18/02/1982
14 Barbados BB Central and South America and the Caribbean Accession 09/12/1992 09/03/1993
15 Belarus BY Europe Accession 10/08/1995 08/11/1995
16 Belgium BE Europe Ratification 03/10/1983 01/01/1984
17 Belize BZ Central and South America and the Caribbean Succession 19/08/1986 21/09/1981
18 Benin BJ Africa Accession 28/02/1984 28/05/1984
19 Bhutan BT Asia Accession 15/08/2002 13/11/2002
20 Bolivia (Plurinational State of) BO Central and South America and the Caribbean Ratification 06/07/1979 04/10/1979
21 Bosnia and Herzegovina BA Europe Accession 21/01/2009 21/04/2009
22 Botswana BW Africa Accession 14/11/1977 12/02/1978
23 Brazil BR Central and South America and the Caribbean Ratification 06/08/1975 04/11/1975
24 Brunei Darussalam BN Asia Accession 04/05/1990 02/08/1990
25 Bulgaria BG Europe Accession 16/01/1991 16/04/1991
26 Burkina Faso BF Africa Accession 13/10/1989 11/01/1990
27 Burundi BI Africa Accession 08/08/1988 06/11/1988
28 Cabo Verde CV Africa Accession 10/08/2005 08/11/2005
29 Cambodia KH Asia Ratification 04/07/1997 02/10/1997
30 Cameroon CM Africa Accession 05/06/1981 03/09/1981
31 Canada CA North America Ratification 10/04/1975 09/07/1975
32 Central African Republic CF Africa Accession 27/08/1980 25/11/1980
33 Chad TD Africa Accession 02/02/1989 03/05/1989
34 Chile CL Central and South America and the Caribbean Ratification 14/02/1975 01/07/1975
35 China CN Asia Accession 08/01/1981 08/04/1981
36 Colombia CO Central and South America and the Caribbean Ratification 31/08/1981 29/11/1981
37 Comoros KM Africa Accession 23/11/1994 21/02/1995
38 Congo CG Africa Accession 31/01/1983 01/05/1983
39 Costa Rica CR Central and South America and the Caribbean Ratification 30/06/1975 28/09/1975
40 Côte d'Ivoire CI Africa Accession 21/11/1994 19/02/1995
41 Croatia HR Europe Accession 14/03/2000 12/06/2000
42 Cuba CU Central and South America and the Caribbean Accession 20/04/1990 19/07/1990
43 Cyprus CY Europe Ratification 18/10/1974 01/07/1975
44 Czech Republic CZ Europe Succession 14/04/1993 01/01/1993
45 Democratic Republic of the Congo CD Africa Accession 20/07/1976 18/10/1976
46 Denmark DK Europe Ratification 26/07/1977 24/10/1977
47 Djibouti DJ Africa Accession 07/02/1992 07/05/1992
48 Dominica DM Central and South America and the Caribbean Accession 04/08/1995 02/11/1995
49 Dominican Republic DO Central and South America and the Caribbean Accession 17/12/1986 17/03/1987
50 Ecuador EC Central and South America and the Caribbean Ratification 11/02/1975 01/07/1975
51 Egypt EG Africa Accession 04/01/1978 04/04/1978
52 El Salvador SV Central and South America and the Caribbean Accession 30/04/1987 29/07/1987
53 Equatorial Guinea GQ Africa Accession 10/03/1992 08/06/1992
54 Eritrea ER Africa Accession 24/10/1994 22/01/1995
55 Estonia EE Europe Accession 22/07/1992 20/10/1992
56 Ethiopia ET Africa Accession 05/04/1989 04/07/1989
57 European Union EU Europe Accession 09/04/2015 08/07/2015
58 Fiji FJ Oceania Accession 30/09/1997 29/12/1997
59 Finland FI Europe Accession 10/05/1976 08/08/1976
60 France FR Europe Approval 11/05/1978 09/08/1978
61 Gabon GA Africa Accession 13/02/1989 14/05/1989
62 Gambia GM Africa Accession 26/08/1977 24/11/1977
63 Georgia GE Europe Accession 13/09/1996 12/12/1996
64 Germany DE Europe Ratification 22/03/1976 20/06/1976
65 Ghana GH Africa Ratification 14/11/1975 12/02/1976
66 Greece GR Europe Accession 08/10/1992 06/01/1993
67 Grenada GD Central and South America and the Caribbean Accession 30/08/1999 28/11/1999
68 Guatemala GT Central and South America and the Caribbean Ratification 07/11/1979 05/02/1980
69 Guinea GN Africa Accession 21/09/1981 20/12/1981
70 Guinea-Bissau GW Africa Accession 16/05/1990 14/08/1990
71 Guyana GY Central and South America and the Caribbean Accession 27/05/1977 25/08/1977
72 Honduras HN Central and South America and the Caribbean Accession 15/03/1985 13/06/1985
73 Hungary HU Europe Accession 29/05/1985 27/08/1985
74 Iceland IS Europe Accession 03/01/2000 02/04/2000
75 India IN Asia Ratification 20/07/1976 18/10/1976
76 Indonesia ID Asia Accession 28/12/1978 28/03/1979
77 Iran (Islamic Republic of) IR Asia Ratification 03/08/1976 01/11/1976
78 Iraq IQ Asia Accession 05/02/2014 06/05/2014
79 Ireland IE Europe Ratification 08/01/2002 08/04/2002
80 Israel IL Europe Ratification 18/12/1979 17/03/1980
81 Italy IT Europe Ratification 02/10/1979 31/12/1979
82 Jamaica JM Central and South America and the Caribbean Accession 23/04/1997 22/07/1997
83 Japan JP Asia Acceptance 06/08/1980 04/11/1980
84 Jordan JO Asia Accession 14/12/1978 14/03/1979
85 Kazakhstan KZ Asia Accession 20/01/2000 19/04/2000
86 Kenya KE Africa Ratification 13/12/1978 13/03/1979
87 Kuwait KW Asia Ratification 12/08/2002 10/11/2002
88 Kyrgyzstan KG Asia Accession 04/06/2007 02/09/2007
89 Lao People's Democratic Republic LA Asia Accession 01/03/2004 30/05/2004
90 Latvia LV Europe Accession 11/02/1997 12/05/1997
91 Lebanon LB Asia Accession 25/02/2013 26/05/2013
92 Lesotho LS Africa Ratification 01/10/2003 30/12/2003
93 Liberia LR Africa Accession 11/03/1981 09/06/1981
94 Libya LY Africa Accession 28/01/2003 28/04/2003
95 Liechtenstein LI Europe Accession 30/11/1979 28/02/1980
96 Lithuania LT Europe Accession 10/12/2001 09/03/2002
97 Luxembourg LU Europe Ratification 13/12/1983 12/03/1984
98 Madagascar MG Africa Ratification 20/08/1975 18/11/1975
99 Malawi MW Africa Accession 05/02/1982 06/05/1982
100 Malaysia MY Asia Accession 20/10/1977 18/01/1978
101 Maldives MV Asia Accession 12/12/2012 12/03/2013
102 Mali ML Africa Accession 18/07/1994 16/10/1994
103 Malta MT Europe Accession 17/04/1989 16/07/1989
104 Mauritania MR Africa Accession 13/03/1998 11/06/1998
105 Mauritius MU Africa Ratification 28/04/1975 27/07/1975
106 Mexico MX North America Accession 02/07/1991 30/09/1991
107 Monaco MC Europe Accession 19/04/1978 18/07/1978
108 Mongolia MN Asia Accession 05/01/1996 04/04/1996
109 Montenegro ME Europe Succession 26/03/2007 03/06/2006
110 Morocco MA Africa Ratification 16/10/1975 14/01/1976
111 Mozambique MZ Africa Accession 25/03/1981 23/06/1981
112 Myanmar MM Asia Accession 13/06/1997 11/09/1997
113 Namibia NA Africa Accession 18/12/1990 18/03/1991
114 Nepal NP Asia Accession 18/06/1975 16/09/1975
115 Netherlands NL Europe Ratification 19/04/1984 18/07/1984
116 New Zealand NZ Oceania Accession 10/05/1989 08/08/1989
117 Nicaragua NI Central and South America and the Caribbean Accession 06/08/1977 04/11/1977
118 Niger NE Africa Ratification 08/09/1975 07/12/1975
119 Nigeria NG Africa Ratification 09/05/1974 01/07/1975
120 Norway NO Europe Ratification 27/07/1976 25/10/1976
121 Oman OM Asia Accession 19/03/2008 17/06/2008
122 Pakistan PK Asia Accession 20/04/1976 19/07/1976
123 Palau PW Oceania Accession 16/04/2004 15/07/2004
124 Panama PA Central and South America and the Caribbean Ratification 17/08/1978 15/11/1978
125 Papua New Guinea PG Oceania Accession 12/12/1975 11/03/1976
126 Paraguay PY Central and South America and the Caribbean Ratification 15/11/1976 13/02/1977
127 Peru PE Central and South America and the Caribbean Ratification 27/06/1975 25/09/1975
128 Philippines PH Asia Ratification 18/08/1981 16/11/1981
129 Poland PL Europe Ratification 12/12/1989 12/03/1990
130 Portugal PT Europe Ratification 11/12/1980 11/03/1981
131 Qatar QA Asia Accession 08/05/2001 06/08/2001
132 Republic of Korea KR Asia Accession 09/07/1993 07/10/1993
133 Republic of Moldova MD Europe Accession 29/03/2001 27/06/2001
134 Romania RO Europe Accession 18/08/1994 16/11/1994
135 Russian Federation RU Europe Continuation 13/01/1992 01/01/1992
136 Rwanda RW Africa Accession 20/10/1980 18/01/1981
137 Saint Kitts and Nevis KN Central and South America and the Caribbean Accession 14/02/1994 15/05/1994
138 Saint Lucia LC Central and South America and the Caribbean Accession 15/12/1982 15/03/1983
139 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines VC Central and South America and the Caribbean Accession 30/11/1988 28/02/1989
140 Samoa WS Oceania Accession 09/11/2004 07/02/2005
141 San Marino SM Europe Acceptance 22/07/2005 20/10/2005
142 Sao Tome and Principe ST Africa Accession 09/08/2001 07/11/2001
143 Saudi Arabia SA Asia Accession 12/03/1996 10/06/1996
144 Senegal SN Africa Accession 05/08/1977 03/11/1977
145 Serbia RS Europe Continuation 06/06/2006 03/06/2006
146 Seychelles SC Africa Accession 08/02/1977 09/05/1977
147 Sierra Leone SL Africa Accession 28/10/1994 26/01/1995
148 Singapore SG Asia Accession 30/11/1986 28/02/1987
149 Slovakia SK Europe Succession 02/03/1993 01/01/1993
150 Slovenia SI Europe Accession 24/01/2000 23/04/2000
151 Solomon Islands SB Oceania Accession 26/03/2007 24/06/2007
152 Somalia SO Africa Accession 02/12/1985 02/03/1986
153 South Africa ZA Africa Ratification 15/07/1975 13/10/1975
154 Spain ES Europe Accession 30/05/1986 28/08/1986
155 Sri Lanka LK Asia Accession 04/05/1979 02/08/1979
156 Sudan SD Africa Ratification 26/10/1982 24/01/1983
157 Suriname SR Central and South America and the Caribbean Accession 17/11/1980 15/02/1981
158 Swaziland SZ Africa Accession 26/02/1997 27/05/1997
159 Sweden SE Europe Ratification 20/08/1974 01/07/1975
160 Switzerland CH Europe Ratification 09/07/1974 01/07/1975
161 Syrian Arab Republic SY Asia Accession 30/04/2003 29/07/2003
162 Thailand TH Asia Ratification 21/01/1983 21/04/1983
163 The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia MK Europe Accession 04/07/2000 02/10/2000
164 Togo TG Africa Ratification 23/10/1978 21/01/1979
165 Trinidad and Tobago TT Central and South America and the Caribbean Accession 19/01/1984 18/04/1984
166 Tunisia TN Africa Ratification 10/07/1974 01/07/1975
167 Turkey TR Europe Accession 23/09/1996 22/12/1996
168 Uganda UG Africa Accession 18/07/1991 16/10/1991
169 Ukraine UA Europe Accession 30/12/1999 29/03/2000
170 United Arab Emirates AE Asia Accession 08/02/1990 09/05/1990
171 United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland GB Europe Ratification 02/08/1976 31/10/1976
172 United Republic of Tanzania TZ Africa Ratification 29/11/1979 27/02/1980
173 United States of America US North America Ratification 14/01/1974 01/07/1975
174 Uruguay UY Central and South America and the Caribbean Ratification 02/04/1975 01/07/1975
175 Uzbekistan UZ Asia Accession 10/07/1997 08/10/1997
176 Vanuatu VU Oceania Accession 17/07/1989 15/10/1989
177 Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of) VE Central and South America and the Caribbean Ratification 24/10/1977 22/01/1978
178 Viet Nam VN Asia Accession 20/01/1994 20/04/1994
179 Yemen YE Asia Accession 05/05/1997 03/08/1997
180 Zambia ZM Africa Accession 24/11/1980 22/02/1981
181 Zimbabwe ZW Africa Accession 19/05/1981 17/08/1981